2013 – A Retrospective Look Back At The Best Of 406

The Top 10 Of 2013

I started doing these “Best Of” recaps back in 2010.  I don’t blog nearly as often as I’d like to but I really do enjoy looking back at these year-in-review posts.  It’s always interesting to see what posts make the list and to see if there are posts that prevail through the years. For 3 years running, my list of Top 80?s Action Movies has held the top spot on this list.  Will it hold onto … Continue reading

Meeting Barry Bostwick – The Good Guys Always Win

Chewie & Barry Bostwick

If you’ve read my stuff here you know that I’m a bit of a geek.  I tend to get a bit lost in my childhood and have a tendency to like some stuff that’s a tad bit out of the norm.  One example of this is my love for the 80’s action flick MegaForce.  It’s a supremely terrible film that I happen to absolutely love.  In fact, I listed is as #1 on my list … Continue reading

A Look Back At 2012 – The Best Of 406 Northlane

The Top 10 From 2012

For the last couple of years, I’ve done a yearly recap post taking a look back at my blogging for the year and looking at the “best” posts based on how many views they received.  On the 2010 list, the Top 80’s Action Movies post took top honors.  That same post was at the top of the 2011 list.  What will be in the top spot this year?  Without further fan fair .. let’s get into it. … Continue reading

Action Lab Entertainment Presents: Double Jumpers

Double Jumpers #1 By Action Lab Entertainment

I’m a geek.  A comic book nerd.  I’m an 80’s movie quoting, hair metal loving dork.  I have been for as long as I can remember.  Unfortunately, as life has gotten in the way of my wasted youth, one of the things that has fallen by the wayside for a variety of reasons has been reading comic books.  Luckily, these days, there are a variety of ways for me to “keep up” with my old … Continue reading

The Best Of The 411 From 2010

Top 10 2010

These types of lists typically come out at the beginning of the year.  I’m all for giving convention the middle finger so I’m doing it in the day after St. Patrick’s Day.  Got a problem with that?  🙂  Part of why I keep this blog is as some sort of  “outlet” for my creative juices.  Another is that in this day and age this is about the only “cool” way for a guy to keep … Continue reading

You Really Can’t Go Wrong With Some Kenny Loggins

Kenny Loggins Album

I’ve said it time and time again… I’m a geek. 80’s movies are my wheelhouse ranging anywhere from science fiction to action movies to horror. Many times these movies come complete with some cheesy soundtrack and when we’re talking soundtracks no one does it better than the man… Kenny Loggins. I’m Alright – Caddyshack (1980) I can’t embed it here, but if you want THE edition of this song you’ve got to check it out … Continue reading

Top Holiday Movies

Scrooged (1988)

Just as the fall is synonymous with horror movies, the winter is for holiday movies (it’d be kind of silly to have a bunch of Christmas movies in mid August wouldn’t it?)  So the first question we need to ask is how we’re defining a Christmas movie.  For the purposes of this list I’ll define them as movies that are either set at Christmas time or are “about” the concept of Christmas. HONORABLE MENTIONS Lethal … Continue reading

Let The Lyrics Speak To You

The Verve Pipe - Underneath

I’m a huge fan of lyrical music.  Sure a good beat and melody can get you moving on the dance floor, but for a song to truly “touch” me it’s got to have great lyrics.  I’m also something of a romantic and a family man as you’ll see from my choices.  There are quite certainly other songs that I love from a lyrical standpoint but these stood out as my favorites. Colorful – The Verve … Continue reading

On A Break With A Ninja = Vendetta

V For Vendetta (2005)

V For Vendetta (2005) Another story from comic legend Alan Moore.  Watching this movie I couldn’t help see the similarities with Watchmen (a post “bad shit” look at a city) and recognize just how fucked up Moore really must be.  Natalie Portman plays a great role here as does Hugo Weaving (though he’s clad the entire movie in a mask so all you’re hearing is his iconic voice).  At times this was a very slow … Continue reading

Top 80’s Action Movies

First Blood (1982)

It’s been quite some time since I came up with any kind of a Top 10 list.  I was flipping through the channels the other night in a hotel room and ran across First Blood on AMC.  Naturally, I sat there and watched it till the end and it got me to thinking what a great era the 80’s was for action flicks. HONORABLE MENTIONS Revenge Of The Ninja (1983) – When I think of … Continue reading