Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ten Reasons To Kick Summer to the Curb


The other night the sun set around 7:30 PM.  This would make no difference in the usual course of Apollo pulling his fiery chariot across the sky, but the fact that the sun set earlier than its customary 8:30 PM descent reveals one thing: Summer is ending.

And good riddens.

Yes, I sound like a grumpy clod.  When living in South Florida, the weather doesn’t change much.  Strike that—it doesn’t change AT ALL.  Therefore, we experience a mutated version of summer eleven and one-half months of the year.  So, yes, the promise of what lies ahead makes me genuinely excited.  If I can sweat through the two hottest months in the state, August and September, I will be rewarded with some much sought-after fall.

Ten reasons exist why I’m willing to endure a return to work after a summer of sun and perspiration.  Here they are:

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ray Harryhausen Double Feature



On Blu-ray this week is a double feature containing 20 Million Miles To Earth and It Came From Beneath The Sea, two Ray Harryhausen classics.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wanted: Jaws Quadrilogy Box Set



In honor of Shark week, I'm reiterating my annual demand. I want Universal to release a collector-oriented box set of all the Jaws films, given the same kind of care that the Alien Quadrilogy got years ago, with two versions of each movie included.

Why? Because for as famous as these movies are, they are frustratingly difficult to come by.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Eighty-Five Days and Counting


I’m forty now, and I don’t like to rush things.  When I was a kid (I don’t want to admit that I grew up), days would be spent hoping for Christmas or summer or vacation.  Realizing that time goes by waaayy too fast, I want to slow things down. 

But I must admit that I look forward to Halloween.  And that started this week.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Masterpiece Optimus Prime Reissue


TransformersAsia has announced on their Facebook page that they'll be reissuing Masterpiece Optimus Prime. This is good, as Hasbro made maybe twenty of them the first time around and most of us weren't able to get one, myself included.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Godzilla 2


Probably the biggest bombshell dropped at Comic Con last weekend was the announcement of a Godzilla sequel, hinted to include Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah.

I am hyped and scared at the same time. I don't know if these guys know what they're getting into.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Info Zombie Podcast 78: In the Wrong Place At the Wrong Time


Villain, Jerry, and I put forth one of the best episodes yet.  We discuss the most embarrassing way to die, what pisses us off, the kinds of bars we'd open, and the hype over Star Wars.  Grab your headphones, turn up the volume, and get your hunger for brainy stuff fed right here.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

At Tate's This Weekend


For those in South Florida, this is a reminder that Tate's Comics will he having their annual Not at Comic Con event this Saturday. It's great fun, so check it out. It's the next best thing to being at Comic Con, and it's a lot cheaper.

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Bonnet House Ft. Lauderdale


Travel south on A1A just past Sunrise Boulevard and you’ll notice the walled-off area guarding lush flora instead of high-rise hotels or tacky shops/bars.  I have lived in South Florida now for thirty-four years and just realized that that little strip of land houses one of the best attractions to visit, The Bonnet House.