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Salute To The 80s Movie Hero

Posted in Random Tidbits with tags , , , on April 14, 2011 by xymarla

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the loss of the great American superhero in film. Batman is Welsh. Superman and Spider-Man are British. Old Professor X is British. Young Professor X is Scottish. Thor and Wolverine are Australian. Green Lantern and Green Hornet are Canadian.  Captain America, at least, is actually American.

Of course, we’ll always have Perennially Off-Duty Cop and Badass Hall of Famer John McClane, but there’s another character archetype that I proudly claim as part of my American pop culture heritage, a character whom I would like to salute today: the scrawny, surprisingly confident, smooth-talking 80s kid. I miss that kid. Where are our Ferris Buellers, our Marty McFlys, our Lloyd Doblers, our Duckies?  Read my post over at Badass Digest!

It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2010 by xymarla

Extra! Extra! It's Back to the Future day!

 They’re re-releasing the first film to theaters—I saw it on the big screen last night, and it was glorious! You can buy the 25th anniversary blu-ray of the trilogy today and you can read some fun anniversary scoop here and here. Eric Stoltz, huh?

the crow

WHYYYYYYY?! Mark Wahlberg is allegedly in talks for a remake of The Crow. This shit is getting ridiculous.

the hobbit

Yes! Ending months of speculation and hoping, Peter Jackson announced that Martin Freeman will play Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit.  More perfect casting can’t be imagined. Continue reading