Archive for the ‘Movies Whatnot’ Category

Great Scott! Sassy ‘Back to the Future’ Costumes

October 2, 2011

It’s no secret that I loves me some Halloween. In fact, there’s a specific rule in the Holmes household that Halloween decor can’t go up until September 15th. Why does this rule exist? Because without it I’d be putting up creepy candles and foam headstones in June.

My new favorite Halloween tradition? Sassy (read: sexy) Halloween costumes. Each year they keep getting a little more ridiculous. I fully support this initiative. In fact, last year, I created a series of three sassy costumes based on my favorite movie, “Ghostbusters.” (more…)


Left/Right Review for ‘Cowboys and Aliens’

July 28, 2011

The popular theory is that the right side of the brain controls emotions, while the left side controls more analytical thinking. So the left side of my brain enjoys an intelligent story with creative execution, and the right side of my brain likes lightsabers, People’s Elbows, and explosions. An example of this is the right side of my brain loves “Armageddon” and the left side of my brain hates it. Understand? No? Picture the right side of my brain with a beer and the left with a martini, oh, or how about my right side is a ten year old, and the left is Roger Ebert.

Plot: A man (Daniel Craig) wakes up in the middle of the Old West. He doesn’t know who he is or how he got there. He also doesn’t know why he’s wearing a strange, mechanical bracelet. Then…you know…aliens attack.


Five Smurfs Who Ended Up on the Cutting-Room Floor

July 8, 2011

The eagerly-anticipated* Smurfs movie is hitting theaters in the next couple of weeks.

*Someone’s gotta be eagerly anticipating it…right?

Sadly, it simply isn’t possible for all of the Smurfs, Smurflings, and side characters such as Puppy, Johan, and Big Mouth to receive adequate screen time in a 90-minute film. Fortunately, we here at have scored an exclusive look at some of the Smurfs who didn’t make the final cut.


Four Reasons Not to Be Mad at Tom Hanks for ‘Larry Crowne’

July 6, 2011

Tom Hanks’s latest directorial effort “Larry Crowne” was stomped into the ground this past weekend by a pack of poorly written transforming robots…

And it only received a 35% rating on…

And the trailer featured around forty of Julia Roberts’s trademark awkward laughs…

But there are still some reasons to love the guy, right?


Spoilers and Those Who Spoil

March 2, 2011

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read this blog if you don’t want to know about the ending of “Short Circuit.”

I will never…ever forgive Ryan Davis.

The date: August 14, 1986

The place: The dollar theater in Manchester, Missouri.

The movie: “Short Circuit”

I’m notorious for having a terrible memory, but I will never forget my tenth birthday. I was seated in a movie theater, surrounded by several of my friends enjoying the hilarious robotic antics of Johnny 5. Toward the end of the movie we were led to believe that our new robot friend had been blown to bits (or “disassembled” as he would charmingly yelp). I was mortified.


The Single Greatest Thing at NY Toy Fair 2011

February 13, 2011

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So, after walking up and down the halls of New York’s Javits Center for twelve straight hours, I’m comfortable in saying that the greatest new find wasn’t on a shelf or in a cabinet…it’s was buried in a Kotobukiya brochure.

Now, I’m not sure how a Ghostbusters jumpsuit would get so horribly mangled, but I’m sure they have some clever backstory.

And yes, I may have only been half kidding about that Sassy “Ghostbusters” Costume article a while ago…

An Open Letter to Will Smith

January 28, 2011

Dear Mr. Smith,

When I was a kid, you’d often hear this exchange in the Holmes household.

Little Gordon: Mom, I’m done watching “Ghostbusters.”
Gordon’s Mom: Did you like it?
Little Gordon: It was awesome!
Gordon’s Mom: Good, now go outside and pretend you’re a Ghostbuster while mommy finishes up this box of wine.

Then I’d rush outside and take down imaginary full-torso free-roaming vapors with a stick I was pretending was a neutrona wand. Good times for sure.


A Christmas Stoolie

December 25, 2010

If I had to estimate, I’d say that I’ve seen “A Christmas Story” about a jillion times. I love it. Can’t get enough of it. When TBS breaks out the 24-hour marathon, I’ll sit through about half of it.

Good times.

When I rewatch a movie, I think it’s really cool when I pick up on things I hadn’t noticed before. As an example, for the first time tonight, I noticed that every light in the house was on when Ralphie’s mom turned off the leg lamp to save electricity. Hilarious.

However, sometimes you notice something that can sour you on a character.


‘Elf’ Sits on a Throne of Lies

December 17, 2010

Dude, I loves me some Christmas movies. Whether it’s Randy freaking out over his new zepplin or Clark W. Griswold talking about his Yule log, I’m into it.

And I’d love to induct Will Ferrell’s ‘Elf’ into my playlist of must-watch flicks, but it’s just too unbelievable for me to truly support.

Yeah yeah, it’s a movie about a human child that’s raised by elves in the North Pole…how realistic can it be? Well, my problem isn’t with the main plot.


Reasons It’s Good That Harry Potter Magic Doesn’t Exist

November 19, 2010

Scientists in the UK have been working with a material known as Metaflex that has unique light manipulating properties. It is hoped that this will eventually lead to the creation of a functional invisibility cloak like the one in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter universe.

I know what you’re thinking, J.K. Rowling’s universe is so magical. What wouldn’t I give to plop down in Hogsmeade with a tankard of butterbeer!

I disagree. The day I have to worry about invisible punks running around my business is the day I start randomly kicking and punching the air whenever I walk into a room.

So, I want these UK scientists to know that I’m keeping an eye on them. And while I’m at it, here are five other Harry Potter-inspired things they need to stay away from.


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