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It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

   As an aficionado of animation, or cartoon nerd if you must, this classic is is one of my all time favorites. I cannot believe that it is 52 years old this year. Yep, in 1966 the world was treated to this tale of Horror. OK, it's not horrific, but it does tell an incredible… Continue reading It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

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What was Your Favorite Version of Dracula?

       What was your favorite version of the Count? Pedestrian as they may be, my choices are Lugosi, Lee, and Oldman. Each one of these men brought something special to the role of the undead master of the night. If there were no rights issues with the estate of Stoker, the Count from… Continue reading What was Your Favorite Version of Dracula?

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Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest

   I thought this was just going to be a simple re-dressing of the current Avengers series, and in essence it is, but it seems like they retooled the entire format of the show to spotlight the Black Panther. Black Panther was one of the highest grossing films of the year, so it stands to… Continue reading Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest

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Power Rangers Day

   I would be remiss if I allowed the passing of this day without mention of the 25th anniversary of the Power Rangers.    The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers came out when I was 23, honestly I didn't even notice them. Then one day I clicked in right when there was some pretty impressive fight… Continue reading Power Rangers Day

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From Animation to Film: The Last Airbender

   So last night we went down the rabbit-hole and fired up the Multiverse Cinema Box to watch M. Night Shyamalan's "Last Airbender". Apart from the casting issues, particularly with the Water Tribe, the beginning of the film started off pretty strong and faithful to the original series. Things began to veer off course quickly,… Continue reading From Animation to Film: The Last Airbender

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WB’s Birds of Prey Revisited

   I remembered seeing some previews for this back in 2002. At that point I couldn’t get a WB channel so I never was able to watch the show. Being familiar with Chuck Dixon and Gail Simone’s comic series I know what I would like to expect but I see what I am not going… Continue reading WB’s Birds of Prey Revisited