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Unique Handmade Gifts for Miyazaki Fans
If you or someone you love is obsessed with Miyazaki and the amazing films of Studio Ghibli, you don’t need a support group. You need handmade brooches, spoons, earrings, and art prints from Etsy! Ok, so maybe some of you DO need a support group, but that’s ok. You can attend with your amazing gear and remind yourself that anything’s ok, at least in moderation. From getting someone a big gift to stuffing a stocking, you can enjoy shopping for special gifts from the most inspiring animated films of all time.
Why Is it Okay to Kill in Marvel Movies?
Killing in comics has always been a controversial subject. Killing is what can separate a hero from a vigilante. If there is a hero who kills his enemies the question almost always arises, what makes this hero better than the villains he killed? So let’s figure out which superheroes kill and why we consider it okay. Since there are so many comic books and overlapping universes, I’ll focus only on the Marvel movies.Jason Schwartz
Humble Beginnings at The Improv with Larry David
Larry David looks out at a packed house through thick aviator glasses. Catching the audience off guard, he speaks slowly, in a voice vaguely reminiscent of Jackie Mason. "Well, I've done it again I've driven another woman to lesbianism...." The line registers, and laughter fills the room. He's already got the crowd hooked, one of the first things a stand-up comic must learn.George Gott
The Best Ways to Introduce Kids to Superheroes
One of my absolute favorite things about being a parent is sharing the things I love the most with my kids. A perfect example was getting to hear my kids gasp in shock when Darth Vader reveals that big family secret to Luke in The Empire Strikes Back. Nothing like the magic of re-experiencing the best science fiction, fantasy, and comics with someone who’s seeing or reading it for the first time. Case in point: superheroes. I love hearing my six-year-old geek out about what Spider-Man would do in a given situation, so I’m definitely planning on fanning the flame of fandom with some comic books to keep the superhero love going. Rekindle your fascination with the great men and women of the superhero universes with these toys, costumes, books, and more this Christmas or any time of the year.
Geek Culture Revolution
The term 'geek' is quite an ugly one on face value alone, spoiled by a harsh guttural sound that makes it seem more of a gag reflex noise than a community to be worshipped. But, the geek community has taken leaps and bounds to be a recognised force to be reckoned with in today's brutally harsh and judgemental world. Where social splits are normalised, and cliques are beyond expected in high schools, geeks have today established themselves as a lifestyle of pride, not "just a phase", mom.Benjamin Wareing
The Best Handmade Gifts For Princess Leia Fanatics
If somebody will get this walking carpet out of my way, I’ll be able to tell you all about these amazing handmade gifts for the Princess Leia fans in your life (or for yourself, let’s be honest). From mugs to notebooks to incredible art that will wow your guests, here are some gorgeous works of art from dedicated Etsy sellers who’ve made Princess Leia their business. You may not be able to find these items locally, but you can feel good about purchasing something amazing from an artisan online.
Is Superman Pop Culture's Jesus?
When Jewish immigrants Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster originally created Superman, his origin story was their own modern reinvention of the classic Moses story. Moses was sent away by his parents in an arc where he was eventually picked up and raised by an adopted family. The only difference was that Siegel and Schuster updated the iconography with sci-fi spin. Now, instead of fleeing from the wrath of tyrannical pharaoh demanding all male Hebrew children be drowned, Superman is the child of a scientist couple sent off in a spaceship ark as the last son of the dying world of krypton. He, too, becomes the adopted loving son, only Superman learns his innate values of truth and justice from them instead of growing up and using his super powers to wreak havoc on Smallville like Moses did to the Egyptian royal family who made the mistake of taking him in.Joshua Samuel Zook
The Latest On That All-Female 'Ocean's Eleven' Spinoff
Nobody can deny that the Ocean’s Eleven franchise has been pretty successful over the years. From its first Sinatra-led incarnation to the three movies helmed by George Clooney and Brad Pitt, the delightfully convoluted heist series has consistently captured the attention of its audiences. Now the latest Ocean’s film is scheduled for release ---- but this one has a twist. Instead of its more standard ensemble cast of witty gentlemen, this movie’s going to be an entirely female-led enterprise.Anne St. Marie
Just Some Really Good Biopics
Some of the best movies, in my opinion, are bio-pics. These movies take the life (or events of a life) of someone extraordinary. They’ve won many Academy Awards, and procured countless nominations. Citizen Kane, the “greatest movie of all time” was loosely based on newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, after all. These films give us a glimpse at major historical events, sensational figures, and a better sense of what it was really like as them.Marina Caitlin Watts
Best 'Goosebumps' Books
Goosebumps has the benefit of appealing to both young kids and adults who grew up in the nineties and still have plenty of nostalgia for the nights they stayed awake reading the classics. Even those nineties kids who weren’t into reading probably caught at least a few episodes of the TV adaptation. The Goosebumps book series is one of the most popular children’s series of all time. Since the first publication in 1992, the series has sold over 350 million books worldwide in 32 different languages.Patricia Sarkar
Funniest 'Lord of the Rings' T-Shirts
Proclaim your love for The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and great humor with these funny t-shirts. If you love all the humorous moments from the movies (“What about SECOND breakfast?” “Fool of a Took!” “Toss me!” “What’s taters, precious?”), then you’ll enjoy making your friends laugh with these spoofs on the greatest epic films of all time (thank you, Peter Jackson).
90’s Hero Movies Well Worth Another Watch
For every action there’s an equal but opposite reaction, or something like that. And so, to pay for the sins of the 80’s, the 90’s were born…and with them lurched a slew of “dark” hero films crafted as if to atone for the campiness of Superman et al.Matt Cates