Archive for December, 2014

Nerd Lunch Episode 161 – Expendables of Other Genres 3

Posted in movies, podcast, pop culture with tags , , on December 30, 2014 by Paxton

Nerd Lunch Podcast

This is the last episode of Nerd Lunch for 2014. So enjoy this, bitches. We have no guest, it’s a three way dance in which CT, Jeeg and I discuss teacher movies.

Teachers

More specifically, we form a super team of actors who have portrayed teachers in movies. Expect typical mentions of stuff like Stand & Deliver, Dangerous Minds and a few other surprises.

After we milk the teacher movie genre for every last drop of awesome, we then turn our gazes towards forming a team of actors that have portrayed sports players. Of course Kevin Costner gets mentioned but listen in to see who else we pull out of our asses to add to our super team of sports players.

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Cult Film Club does a Young Guns Double Feature!

Posted in Billy the Kid, Genres, movies, podcast, pop culture, Western with tags , , , , , on December 16, 2014 by Paxton

Cult Film Club

This month Cult Film Club does our very first double feature episode!  In this double feature we are discussing BOTH Young Guns movies!

YG_doublefeaturey

And the discussion went on so long we had to split it into two episodes. So, Episode 22a of the Cult Film Club podcast focuses on the first Young Guns movie. We talk about our history with the movie, our favorite scenes, the voluminous cast and the lack of movie score.

Then, Episode 22b is all about the sequel, Young Guns II.  We discuss our history with that movie, our favorite scenes, the voluminous cast and cameos, the awesome Silvestri score as well as a little bit of Billy the Kid’s history.

It’s a super fun discussion and we hope you have as much fun listening to it as we did recording it.  And if you did enjoy our Young Guns double feature go check out Shawn and my list of our ten favorite movie gunfighters.

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Nerd Lunch Episodes featuring Muppets and Comic Book Shops

Posted in comic books, podcast, pop culture with tags , , , on December 16, 2014 by Paxton

Nerd Lunch Podcast

I’ve been lax in my Nerd Lunch promoting duties. Sorry about that. So, here’s a two-fer for you. The last two episodes of the Nerd Lunch Podcast were pretty great.

In Episode 158 we were joined by Geeky Kay and we talked about Muppet Christmas specials.

Muppet Christmas Carol

More specifically we discuss one of Jim Henson’s last specials, Muppet Family Christmas, and the very first post-Henson project, Muppet Christmas Carol. Lots of great Muppet discussion.

This week, on the very brand new, Mylar bagged and boarded episode 159 of the Nerd Lunch Podcast we are joined by Shawn Robare and Evan Hanson to talk about our comic book shop memories.

Spider-Man 1 Platinum Edition

All of us grew up frequenting the dirty, grungy comic book shops of the 80s and 90s. We discuss our own local comic shops and our memories of the clientele, the bargain bins and the over priced retailer exclusive comics stored in the glass cases (looking at you Spider-Man #1 Platinum Edition).  So download both of these fun episodes of the podcast and then sell them back to a dealer for half what you paid.  Then you’ll know what it was like to have shopped for comics in the 80s.

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Listen to episode 158 online right here.

Listen to episode 159 online right here.

Cavalcade Comics 05 – The A-Team Meet Chuck Norris

Posted in comic books with tags , , , on December 10, 2014 by Paxton

Cavalcade Comics: VCT

Greetings, everyone. I’ve been a bit absent the last month as I’m in heavy training for my marathon and amidst preparations for the holidays…or should I say, Holley-days?

Today’s post was originally planned for Ninja Day this year but I really dropped the ball on that one. But, I wanted to get it out there, so here is issue #5 in my ongoing Cavalcade Comics Vintage Comic Throwdowns series.

The A-Team Meet Chuck Norris.

Cavalcade Comics 05

I think CT should get a kick out of this one.  How cool would it have been if Chuck had actually joined The A-Team?  Amazing to think about.

This cover was contructed mostly from two Marvel Comics issues.  Yes, Marvel had both an A-Team comic and a Chuck Norris comic.  Similar to the previous Godzilla vs The Shogun Warriors, why this particular crossover never happened before now is beyond me.

A-Team (1984) 01 - 00 - FC Chuck Norris 02 - 00 - FC

The A-Team come from the first issue of their comic (left) and Chuck comes from the second issue of his comic (right).  I also used logos and a few extra ninjas from other issues of each of these series.

For some reason Chuck Norris and the Karate Commandos was under the Star imprint, which was Marvel’s line of kids comics featuring things like Alf, Thunder Cats and Star Wars: Droids.  This was most likely because the Chuck comic was based on the cartoon of the same name.

Hope you guys are having a great holiday.  I do have some stuff planned for before the end of December, so stay tuned!