Behind the 8-Ball – Time To Catch Up

Behind the 8-Ball

I’ve been a really bad blogger lately. There’s a variety of reasons for this, but suffice to say I’ve not been making writing here a priority the way I’d like to. It’s time to get caught up. Here’s a look at what I’ll be working on over the (hopefully) near future. Movie Reviews I like to review every non-horror movie I see in the theaters here on the site (horror reviews go over on ScareTissue.com). … Continue reading

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Transformer - Age Of Extinction

Yes… I’m posting a review of a movie that was released nearly a year ago. When I first started reviewing flicks here on the blog I had more time, less kids and generally less going on in my life. These days, the only stuff I review is stuff I see in the theater that’s NOT a horror flick. Horror reviews are reserved for ScareTissue.com (head on over if you’re a horror buff). I don’t see … Continue reading

The End Of The Line – G.I. Joe Pursuit Of Cobra

G.I. Joe Action Figures

I’ve been a huge fan of G.I. Joe for about as long as I can remember.  I collected the toys when I was growing up, watched the cartoon religiously and read the comic books.  When it came time to see G.I. Joe in the theater I was one of the few who actually enjoyed it on the big screen. These days with the boys I don’t do a whole lot of toy collecting.  The vast … Continue reading

A Rewatch In 3D

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)

I recently reviewed the Michael Bay flick Transformers: Dark of the Moon after seeing it on opening night.  In that review I stated that I’d seen the flick in 2D and didn’t really see the value in 3D (or words to that effect).  A good friend of mine Stan commented on the blog and said that I should definitely see the flick in 3D… so that’s what I did. I loved the flick the first … Continue reading

Dark Of The Moon – The Final Transformers?

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (2011)

The newest (and perhaps last) entry into the Michael Bay version of the Transformers franchise came out last night – Transformers: Dark Of The Moon.  This review WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS.  If you don’t want to know the story come back after you’ve watched the flick. Before we get started I want to remind readers that I’m a big Transformers geek so this may be a bit biased.  If you want to get a historical perspective … Continue reading

A Bit Of My Geek Collection

80's Toys

In a previous post I talked about how I’d recently gone through some boxes in the basement and pulled out some old toys, specifically my Devastator from back in the day.  That lead to a discussion on one of my favorite podcast’s Facebook page about our collections, etc.  I took this quick video to show a couple of my items and thought I’d share it here as well. It focuses on figures from the first … Continue reading

100 Facts About Me – Or At Least 50

Twitter Logo

There’s recently been a hash tag topic on Twitter called #100FactsAboutMe.  The idea is to tweet 100 facts about yourself (I suppose).  One afternoon I decided that this would be a great idea cause let’s face it… people want to know all about Chewie.  So… without further build up here’s my list: I’m part of the @clevelanddotcom Twitter Twenty! #CLE20 I live in Cleveland but I’m a Steeler fan. In my defense, I grew up … Continue reading

Bringing Back An Old Friend: Devastator

G1 Devastator

As you know if you read more than a post or two here, I’m a geek.  I’m a child stuck in a (fat) man’s body that simply refuses to grow up.  As I’m the father of two and (more importantly in this case) husband to one I have but one room left in the house that I can call mine…the basement.  As the kids get bigger (and require more room to run and store THEIR … Continue reading

Another Childhood Favorite – ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra’

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

Before I start this review I wanted to give you my Joe credentials.  While I’m not old enough to have had the 12 inch figures I was fanatical when it came to the Hasbro figures and the original Marvel comic books.  I watched the cartoons religiously and remember like it was yesterday when I saw the animated movie for the first time – Cobra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la!!!  With that out of the way, on to the review. This … Continue reading

Is My Childhood Being Raped?

Child Of The 80's

I was born in the mid 70’s. It was before we had hundreds of channels on TV and it was before there was a blockbuster a week in the theaters.  There are comic, cartoon and movie properties that are so ingrained into my being that they are a part of me… and they’re all being redone for the sake of the almighty dollar. Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Transformers, Halloween, Friday The 13th, Tron… I could … Continue reading