Tag: Thor

Trailer Trash — 13 Assassins, Thor, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Trailer Trash — 13 Assassins, Thor, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Movies
I don’t have time to go to the movies much any more. So instead I’m going to just review some new and upcoming films based solely on their trailers. Because let’s face it, most movies only have about two or three minutes’ worth of good material anyway. 13 Assassins (Jûsan-nin no shikaku) I don't care if I have to bring my reading glasses, this looks cool. I can't help but think that this is a just a Samurai version of 300 (this...is... Kyoto!!!) but that's cool. Lots of yelling, swordplay, and explosions. What's not to love? Thor OK, is there a movie that Natalie Portman isn't in this year? Thor was probably my favorite comic book character growing up -- I followed him with slavish devotion both in his solo series and as part of the Avengers -- so there's already some bu
My Favorite Things: G.I. Joe characters

My Favorite Things: G.I. Joe characters

Games & Toys
If you had asked the 10-year-old version of me what the most important things in the universe were, my response would have been, "G.I. Joe and Transformers!" Oh sure, I dabbled in other toy lines like M.A.S.K. and Star Wars, and I had an OK comic book collection (particularly Thor and The Avengers), but when it came time to get down to the business of serious playtime, I was all about Real American Heroes and toys that were more than met the eye. But it's G.I. Joe specifically that I want to reflect upon today, so here is a list of some of my favorite Joe characters from the series' golden era (dating from the relaunch of the line in 1982 till some time around 1987 (which is when I started to lose interest). Rock 'n Roll Rock 'n Roll will always hold a special place in my heart,...
Are you addicted to the Internet?

Are you addicted to the Internet?

Funny Stuff, Listcruft
There is no shortage of press and academic research covering the topic of so-called Internet Addiction. Of course, the first reaction of any true addict is "not me!" This denial is usually followed by surprise, realization, and then descent into an all-too familiar shame spiral. In the interest of science and self-improvement I've spent the last few weeks keeping a meticulous log of my daily activities, in order to better understand just how the Internet fits into my life. The results, needless to say, confirm that I totally have this thing under control. Just take a look at last Thursday's log (time spent is total throughout the day, not consecutive): 45 minutes spent updating my Wikipedia watchlist to make sure some snot-nosed high school punk hasn't vandalized one of my favor...