Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Giant Robo official trailer

Watching these episodes again I'm struck by just how fun this show is- it's action packed, full of monsters, violent in the best cartoon way. I sure wish this had aired in my area growing up. I would have loved it!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Superbowl 50

I don't know that I've ever written about football here before, but I'm going up now, for a couple reasons.  

Mostly because the Broncos won!  They have been to the Superbowl eight times, but have only one three.  Still, eight out of fifty is almost a quarter of all the games and there are a lot of teams who have only been once (ahem, Chargers) or never at all.  Sure, I wish they had won all eight of them, but I'm quite happy they have gotten there and have won three.  Especially this 50th one.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The League of Regretable Superheroes

As I mentioned last post, I like reading physical copies of books.  Wonderful people have uploaded tons of old comics online, and I keep forgetting they are there.  It would be helpful to remember because this book is full of older superheroes that I've never read before.  And I know I would love to, since it's totally my bag baby.  I will go hunting for that Comic Book Archive link since I don't seem to have it bookmarked here on this new laptop of mine.

I bought this book on a whim when I saw it on Amazon, since it looked like fun.  It sure fit the bill of interesting things to read.  When I got it Thursday and perused it a bit I was a little surprised at some of the heroes chosen, especially the ones I was familiar with in the Bronze Age. I thought writer John Morris was just going to roast these heroes that I had fond memories of and and destroy the older ones.

Friday, February 5, 2016

It's All About the Style

I have had the electronic version of this book for a few years, but since I'm old fashioned I actually like to have a hard copy to read.  So I finally ordered it and am really enjoying (again).  I think I could really just copy and paste the most excellent foreward, since it tells you all about the book.  That guy that wrote it did a good job, almost as great as the book itself!  This book is quite an accomplishment and belongs in every martial arts movie fans library.  He's watched movies I couldn't get through, just to make sure they could be in here.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Final Wars

Watching the blu ray version of this, haven't watched it for a while.  Usually when I watch this it's a friend's cut of it, where he took out most of the mutant fight scenes (shortens the movie by about 20 minutes, really helps the pace) and has a cool re-edit of the opening montage.  But I figured I would watch the entire thing again and see how I liked it.  Especially since I haven't opened the blu ray til now, didn't even know the movies were on separate discs.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Underdog - Go Snow

It's a snow day today, and I think Simon Bar Sinister is behind it. It's been snowing for over 36 hours now, though it's not nearly as bad as that sounds, overall. The roads are pretty easy to travel and no one seems to have gotten stuck.

Monday, February 1, 2016

This Island Earth (1955)

That is one exciting poster, huh?  Here's a movie I read so much about as a kid but never got to see.  The images of the Metaluna Mutant were everywhere, which isn't surprising since it's such a striking creation.  It was a movie I always wanted to see but it never aired in my area.  I'm thinking I'd like it a lot more than I do now had I seen it back then, but only if I saw it before the superior Forbidden Planet, since it still falls short of that wonderful movie (which I did see several times growing up).  While watching this on Svengoolie I was thinking of why I didn't quite care so much for it like I should.