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Funko Figures From TV Series
I am not a hoarder though I would like to be, one day. Not like forever just for a few months until my family calls the TV show and does an intervention. When they dig me out from beneath a mound of stuff, I envision a mountain of Funko Pop! figures. I can't get enough of them. It's like crack for action figure collectors, and for the rest of you it's like a whip-its. For those of you who don't know what whip-its are they make you feel good for a minute. You say a few dumb things in a dumb voice and then you want to do it again. Same exact thing with buying Funko figures. I don't think anyone owns just one Funko. Literally, I have never met anyone who owns just two. Once you start on Funko, you don't stop. I go through phases of collecting. My most recent additions were specific to TV series. They sit on shelves, still in original boxes where they will stay till the collection gets passed down to my grandchildren, (in my mind that actually happens). But I will really enjoy looking at them until then, "then" being death. Though I have taken Raymond Reddington, of Blacklist fame, out of the box a few times for advice.
6 of the Most Valuable Video Games Ever Made
People generally don't think of video games as high value collectables. Nothing ages worse than video games, games that were revolutionary years ago look like garbage compared to what we have now. While you can buy plenty of used games for under $3, there are still a few video games out there that would cost you a small fortune if you want them.
How to Increase Your Wealth by $140 million Hiring Denzel Washington
This is the third article in a series about the most overpaid actors and actresses in Hollywood. You should read the articles How to Increase Your Wealth by $300 Million Hiring Adam Sandler and How to Increase Your Wealth by $75 Million Hiring Liam Neesonfirst if you haven't read them yet before you go any further.
Ultimate Guide to STARZ 'Spartacus'
I will not forget the first season of Spartacus. Blood and Sand starred Andy Whitfield as the legendary Spartacus and Manu Bennett. The show was something original, best compared to the epic 300 series from Zack Snyder. My son and I watched the entire series together. He was 14 when the series premiered. I remember taking him to see Manu Bennet at a NY comic con who I had been introduced to through friends in the industry. Manu signed the original helmet he wore during many of the fight scenes. I had bought it from STARZ' auction after the series ended as a gift for my son.
Who Were the Real Gangs of New York?
"Ever since I was a child growing up in Lower Manhattan, I was drawn to the stories of old New York. Each day, as I explored the neighborhood streets, I slowly uncovered clues to an extraordinary but relatively unknown period in the City's and our country's history. The early 1860s seemed to overflow with unbelievable stories of the working classes, of the waves of immigrants of all nationalities who crowded the streets and alleyways; stories of the corrupt politicians; and of the legends of the underworld who fought to control it all. Over the years, these stories stayed with me and I dreamt about bringing them to the screen. They were the stories of the testing of America and what the young country stood for. They were the stories of our roots.”
Best Movie Musical Adaptations
I've argued many times that movie musicals stand the test of time, and also are the greatest form of escapism. Where else would upwards of 100 people know every choreographed move to a dance sequence (outside of the theater, of course)? And it's hard not to sing along to the happy tunes that uplift characters, and gape at the talents of Gene Kelly, Barbra Streisand, and Robert Preston.
Superhero and Action Movies That Actually Feature Powerful Women
There’s massive room for improvement when it comes to seeing women in superhero films that aren’t relegated to being the love interest. Who can forget SNL’s painfully accurate spoof of what just might happen if Marvel ever DID come out with a Black Widow movie (I love you, Scarlett Johansson, I love you so, so much)? But there have been moments - beautiful, brief, glimpses - into what the world could look like if superhero movies would live up to the promise of the likes of Mystique, Scarlet Witch, and Black Widow. Here, you’ll find Film Fish’s list of the ten best superhero and action movies featuring powerful women. When you’re done glorying in the rad femme-ness of it all, head on over to Film Fish’s site for binge-worthy movie lists curated by film buffs instead of some random algorithm. In other words, NO, Netflix, I do NOT want to watch Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws just because my kid sneaked onto my account ONCE and screwed up what you erroneously think my tastes are.
Larry Blamire's Steam Wars: Head of Steam
Bringing Larry Blamire's tale to life through the amazing medium of comic books was an important experience for me. I had a chance to work with Larry directly and get to know a universe only creatives like Larry can imagine in their minds. Involving Tyler Kirkham in the mix gave me an opportunity to work with someone whose skills have been honed at one of the great iconic comic book empires, DC Comics.
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Is 'Saturday Night Fever' Still Running High?
As long as Norman Wexler (who also wrote Serpico)'s screenplay stays on or near the dance floor, Saturday Night Fever can do no wrong. The rituals, atmosphere and unapologetic promiscuity that define the disco culture of the 70s are captured with the same authenticity and immediacy common to all movies that stand the test of time. John Travolta– having already reached teenage heartthrob status playing Vinnie Barbarino in “Welcome Back Kotter”– was the right pick for Tony Manero. The actor has the smile and presence of a natural movie star and Travolta fuses the audience's attention long before his dazzling dance sequences, which he handles supremely.
7 Films or Television Shows You Should Watch if You Want to Catch a Serial Killer
This is the second article in a series about films or television shows you should watch if you want to work for the Chief of Police.
Soundwave or Die Tryin'
Like many celebrities, Soundwave's origins are humble. Japanese toy company Takara had a line of robots called Diaclone, picked up and reimagined by Hasbro in the mid-80's. Capitalists to the bone, Hasbro teamed with Marvel Comics to launch a comic book series around the toy line, to help muster sales.