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Albany Comic Con : The Haul – Part II

Posted in Comic Books, Toys, Trading cards, Video Games with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2012 by Jason

In addition to comic books, I also purchased some trading cards and toys(surprise, surprise  😉  ), at the most recent Albany Comic Con.  The best of the bunch is excluded, as they will be in a subsequent post.

I’m always game for non-sprts trading cards, especially when they’re from the years when I was heavily collecting.  The Ghost Rider and Wolverine cards are ones that I clearly remember.  The Trouble Trolls are a different story though.  I remember Trash Can Trolls, and they were great.  Rip-offs of Garbage Pail Kids, but great none the less.  So these the Troll cards were purchased more out of curiosity.  More than likely, you’ll see these packs opened over on my other blog.

These came out of a 5 for $1.00 box.  An here’s the rundown, clockwise.

The Luigi toy is from the 1989 Super Mario Bros. 3 McDonald’s Happy Meal.  I only have one other toy from this series, so there wasn’t a question at 20 cents.

Then we have Petunia Pig as Wonder Woman from the 1991 Looney Tunes/DC Comics(?), Happy Meal.  The only one I’m missing is the Daffy Duck/Batman figure from this set.  I had it at some point in the last few years(as well as when it was originally released), and I cannot seem to find it.  Petunia here, is a double.  So, it’s up for grabs, if anyone is interested.

Megavolt looks like a cereal premium, but I can’t be sure.  It’s stamped 1992, and it looks right for the time, but I just don’t know.  You can’t go wrong with Darkwing Duck anyway.

I’ve mentioned the animated 1989 Beetlejuice Burger Kings toys in the past.  And it’s no secret that I’m a fan of the animated series(as well as the movie), but these just don’t turn up at all in my travels.  So I will pick ’em up anytime I see them.  2 down, 4 to go!

The last one seems like something insignificant, but it might be my favorite(and these are all great).  It’s a 1991 Back to the Future animated series Happy Meal toy!  I couldn’t tell you anything about the other toys in the series, but I sure as hell remember this one!  It doesn’t do anything but roll on it’s wheels, but I love it!

The next post is a sponsored post, but the one following will conclude(and include), the best of my purchases from the ACC.

League Assignment – Top 10 Movies

Posted in Memories, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2012 by Jason

Brian from Cool & Collected came up with yet another great topic for this week’s League assignment.  Top 10 movies.

He asked, What are your Top Ten Movies?”.  But it doesn’t have to be a typical top 10 movies of all-time list, which is nice.

For more clarity…

“Note, this list can be your top ten all time favorites, or your top ten in a given genre–go ahead and make up your own qualifiers! Google loves top ten lists, so make sure to use those words in your title and watch your traffic soar.”

I went with what my 10 favorite movies are these days.  But I did exclude holiday titles like, “A Christmas Story” and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, “Planes, Trains & Automoibiles”, “Halloween” etc., because, while these movies are great, and a good watch every time, they just hold more meaning to me during their respective holidays.

It was very hard to narrow the list down.  I came up with a list off the top of my head that was 14 titles long.  This was already more than enough, so I stopped there and had to cut 4 titles from the list.  Those being, “Gremlins”, “Back to the Future”, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Grandma’s Boy”.

This list could be different next week, but most of these have long been favorites of mine.  So let’s get to it!

10.) The Karate Kid

I used to watch the hell out of this movie when I was kid(among others, some of which are on this list)!  This is the classic underdog tale.  There is so much to like about this movie.  And even though it’s a bit embarrising to say, I really like the soundtrack.  I’ve never seen the remake(and don’t plan to), as I don’t want to tarnish what a great movie the orignal is.

9.) Pulp Fiction

I was introduced to this movie by my older brother back in 1997.  I was blown away!  The intertwining stories were great.  The acting was phenomenal, as was the casting choices.  Pulp Fiction is extremely quotable(as is the rest of the list), and after watching it, Quentin Tarantino became one of my favorite directors.

8.) The Crow

For many years, this was my absolute favorite movie.  In my opinion, this is the finest movie ever made that was adapted from a comic book.  Brandon Lee was great in this, and actually died during the filming(it’s a sad story, and a real shame because his star was on the rise).  It has a feel similar to Batman, in that it’s dark and gritty.  There were a few other movies made based on The Crow, but none of them come close to the original.  If you haven’t seen it, I can’t urge you enough to give it a watch.

7.) GoodFellas

The greatest gangster movie of all-time!  I’d also say that this is Joe Pesci’s career performance.  While most of Martin Scorsese’s films are really good, this was is his best.  The acting of everyone involved is top-notch, complimenting Scorsese’s direction.  The fact that it was based on true story, makes it just that much more compelling.

6.) Dumb and Dumber

This is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen.  I know a lot of the humor in this movie is kind of childish, but I think that’s what makes it so funny(to me anyway).  The title is most fitting, as it will have you thinking frequently, “are they really that dumb?”.   Jim Carrey had a lot of great movies in the nineties, and this is no exception.  This is another highly quotable movie, and I have many favorites.  I couldn’t choose just one, so here’s the full list from IMDB.

5.) Spaceballs

Before we had all of the parody movies like Scary Movies, and the “Not Another(insert movie genre here)”, we had Mel Brooks.  I’m no expert on Mel Brooks’  movies, but Spaceballs is an exception.  I loved this movie since I first saw it back in 1987-88.  My step brother was into sci-fi and horror movies big-time, which in turn got me into those genres as well.  This movies spoofs every sci-fi movie from Aliens – Star Wars, and does it well!  The subject matter and John Candy make for a winning combination. If you’ve never seen it(which I would find hard to believe), get on it!

4.) Clerks

Kevin Smith’s first and finest work.  This movie details a day in the life of 2 store clerks, Dante and Randal.  If you have ever worked in the retail sector, most of this movie will hit close to home.  I for one, have worked in a convenience store as well as a video store, so I can relate to some of it.  There’s a slim possibility for some of the stuff that happens in the movie would ever happen in real life, but it also seems like some of it legitimately could happen.  The film is in black and white, and I feel that that’s a good thing.  There is nothing to distract you from what is going on.  Kevin Smith worked at the store he filmed at, and most of it was filmed at night when he wasn’t working.  In the movie, Dante arrives at work to find that someone jammed gum in the shutters’ locks(“Bunch of savages in this town.”).  I can go on and on, so I’ll just leave it at see this now!  If you haven’t already.

3.) Beetlejuice

This was released in 1988, and I remember when my dad rented it as a new release(’88-’89?).  Directed by Tim Burton and scored by Danny Elfman(who have done numerous projects together), and featuring an all-star cast(not all of them were legit stars at this time), this movie just screams win!  It has the feel of classic Tim Burton, which it is(I’m not saying that the movies he’s made in the past 15 years is bad, but, in my opinion, his stuff in the 80’s through the early nineties is flawless).  I can’t say that I’ve seen anything like it, and that’s the main reason why it’s #3 on my list.  The movie spawned an animated series, as well as a line of action figures(I’m a huge fan of both btw).  I think I’m going to watch this again at some point this weekend.  🙂

2.) The Goonies

If you have a pulse, I’m sure all of you have seen this movie, and love it as well.  If yuo first saw this movie as a child, you’d be lying if you said you never wanted to be a Goonie(Goony?).  Some of the cast has gone on to bigger and better things, while some of them just kind of fell off the map(no pun intended).  It’s got humor, action and suspense, so there’s something for everyone.  This was one of the first movies I could recite word for word, and it didn’t take long because this was one of the movies me and my brother would regularly choose to watch whenever we were home and wanted to watch a movie.

1.) Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure

This is the movie I think that I’ve seen more than any other movie.  Just like The Goonies, this is another of the first movies I learned to recite word for word.  This is Tim Buton’s feature-length directorial debut, as well as the beginning of collaborations of Burton and Danny Elfman.  If you’ve been reading my blog long enough, you know that I am a huge Pee-Wee Herman fan.  Co-written by the late, great Phil Hartman(along with Paul Reubens and Michael Varhol), this is a tale about a man(boy) and his quest to get back his most prized posession…his bike(and what an awesome bike it is!).  This was the beginning of my fandom for Tim Burton and Pee-Wee Herman.  There isn’t a single thing I would change about the movie(although I would have liked to have seen more of the inside of his house in the movie), and I don’t think it ever has, or ever will be out of my top 3.  But I’d say it’s been my #1 for 10 years or more.

For now, these are my top 10 movies.  And while the order may change slightly from time to time, I don’t think any of these would ever fall out of my top 20.  But that’s a subject for a later time(this was tough enough as it was).


Check out Shawn’s Top 10 Favorite 80’s Villains over at Branded in the 80’s

Brian “goes ape” at Cool and Collected

Colbey mixes it up with an eclectic list over at Random Toy Reviews



Another Great Package From Jboypacman

Posted in Toys, Transformers with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2012 by Jason

Howdy everyone!

I have been itching to get another post done, but I ended up catching the flu last Saturday.  I was laid up in bed sick from then until this past Wednesday.  This was the first time I have been really sick in a very long time(6 years or more).  During this time my last item from Ebay arrived(those hockey cards I briefly mentioned last post), as well as a surprise package from Jboypacman.

This was a complete surprise!  Jboy has sent a couple of packages to me in the past, but he usually lets me know before hand.  This time it was out of the blue, and was perfect, because I was sick at home.  So, getting an awesome package of toys while I was sick, made me feel somewhat better(if that makes sense).

So let’s see what was inside.

First there was a huge Hell Boy figure(he’s not my thing, but I’ll find him a good home).  One of Hell Boy’s feet was broken at the ankle(I’m guessing this happened during transit, as it was directly below where it was attached).  You’ll also see Frankenstein from The Real Ghostbusters line.  I already have this figure, but this is an upgrade compared to mine, so I swapped them out.  There is also a Snake Eyes figure(25th anniversary?), that came with tons of guns, swords, knives and even an extra head.  The extra head has Snake Eyes in his classic “knight” helmet(the one he’s currently sporting is the goggles version).  Rounding out the group is a character from Chicken Run(I believe), which is going to my friend Mike(he loves chickens).

The Ecto-1 is a welcome addition to my collection, because up until this point, there wasn’t one in the collection.  The Transformers are (I believe), Spy Changers.  I already have the Optimus Prime(my buddy Mike already took him), and I believe the translucent one is Ironhide.  I only say that because, I have a Ironhide that is the same scale, same mold and has the same transformation process, but has a drastically different color scheme.  Take a gander.

It looks like we have fraternal twins, huh?!  You might also be able to say the same for the next two.

You all have heard how much I like the new Thundercats series, and here are two figures I did not yet have.  Jboy sent both the frail mummy version of Mumm-Ra and Mumm-Ra “The Ever-Living”.  Both came with their version of Lion-O’s claw shield(one part of the show I’m not sure I like).  The mummy version came with the dagger version  of the Sword of Omens, and bad-ass Mumm-Ra came with, what looks like a variation of the full-size Sword of Omens.  I now only need Tygra and Wilykit to finish off my “Cats’ team(maybe finish the first wave, unless there’s a Grune in this scale).

Sadly, we’re almost done.  We have one more item, but it’s a doozy.  It’s my favorite item of everything that Jboy sent me.

It’s Beetlejuice!!  I can’t find any stampings(I did a quick once over so I may have missed it), but I’m sure this is the NECA release.  The detail and likeness is great, and definitely looks more high-end compared to every other figure in my collection.  Beetlejuice is in my top ten movies, so I’m really digging this figure.  I also love the miniature Handbook for the Recently Deceased(again, amazing detail).

Jboy you did it again!!  🙂

My Favorite Comic Book Covers #2 (The #1s)

Posted in Comic Books, Memories with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2011 by Jason

Okay.  I had fun doing the last comic book cover entry, so I will continue to write posts about them.  The title of this post refers to the first issue of a comic.  This installment will feature six comics!  It was hard to narrow it down, but I could always write a part 2.  Let’s get to it!

X-Men Vol.2 #1

This was a huge deal when it hit shops in 1991.  Jim Lee was just starting to get huge, and with 3 or 4 variant covers, this was a hot item.  Of all of the covers for this issue, this is the only one I own.  This one folds out to reveal a larger picture(maybe I’ll dig it out at a later date and show you).  This cover stands out, because it takes up the whole canvas.  There’s no borders, or pricing, or artists and writers names on the cover, just a small Marvel Comics logo.  I love the logo and Jim Lee was definitely at the top of his game when he drew this!  I got this(along with a handful of other comics with covers done by Jim Lee), signed at one of he few Big Apple Comic-Con’s I attended around 2001-2002.  There was no limit set,and I waited behind people with stacks of books.  I also ended up getting him to sketch Logan for me(eventually you’ll get to see that too).  A really awesome cover from a really awesome guy!

The Maxx #1

That first shot is the glow-in-the-dark cover of the first issue for The Maxx.  The one below it is the more common one(I also have the 3-D version but the cover isn’t all that different and it’s not in 3-D).  Sam Kieth is my all-time favorite artist.  He has done some pretty weird stuff, and this is no exception.  I own all 35 1/2 issues, and the story combined with Kieth’s artwork is mind blowing.  And while the show on Mtv was pretty good, just as with books, the comics are better.  I was pretty bummed out that he had to cancel his appearance at a convention that I went to, but Sergio Aragones was there, so it wasn’t a total loss(more on that at another time).  In the future we’ll see his renditions of Batman, Wolverine, Ghost Rider, The Hulk and many more, all in his trademark style.

The Punisher #1 (mini-series)

When I started collecting comics, The Punisher quickly became my favorite.  This is the first issue of the 4 part(really 5 part) mini-series.  While Mike Zeck was the penciler for the interior art (issues 1-4), he and Phil Zimelman painted the covers.  These books have a certain style that’s just incredible.  I remember looking at the price guides and seeing these issues going for like 40-50 dollars.  This was years before graded comics were even heard of, so prices for ungraded copies are now considerably lower.  I had always wanted this mini-series, and I effectively hunted every issue down during my early twenties.  To this day, they remain some of the most unique renditions of The Punisher that I have ever seen.

The Savage Dragon #1

When Image Comics formed in 1992, they had a lot of hype going for them.  Here was a company that was formed by some of the top artists in comics.  The Savage Dragon here, is the creation of Erik Larsen.  You could guarantee that everyone in my age group at the time was buying up every issue of every new comic they released.  Back in those days, I was a sucker for the first issue of any comic.  I guess I was thinking if it was a number 1, it would be worth big bucks in the future.  While these books aren’t rare or expensive, I have great memories of the times they were first released, and that means more to me than the value of a comic.  The guy is a human dragon hybrid with a fin on his head…what’s not to like?

Beetlejuice #1

Now while this isn’t the copy I had then, I can still remember where I picked up this issue first.  I believe we were visiting my step mom’s mother in the hospital, and my brother and I were allowed to get an item from the gift shop(probably just to shut us up and keep us occupied).  Obviously, the comic above was my choice.  This is based on the Beetlejuice animated series, and like others before it, the quirky style called to me.  I can remember pouring over this series trying to draw what I was seeing.  Please give it a read before you turn your nose up at me.  🙂

Stupid #1

This was supposed to be a series that actually made fun of Image properties.  Sadly, there were no further issues after this initial release.  Hilary Barta was the artist for this series, and I love his style.  Barta worked as an inker( a tracer[that was a joke, sorry Hilary]), and penciler for quite a few titles in the 80s.  Here we see how he exaggerated Spawn’s cape.  A few pages in, his cape is actually stapled to the page, it’s quite funny.  Barta’s style compliments the comedy contained within.  Here is the “Where’s Aldo” work he did at the end of this comic.

I absolutely love it!  There is so much going on, and again his style is intriguing.  I wish they went along with further issues, because look at what would have been next.

Movie Battle vol.1

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 12, 2010 by Jason

OK.  So, I was trying to think of a subject I could talk about here.  I figured I would entertain you with an alphabetical movie face-off of my collection.  If I haven’t seen the movie, it will not be eligible for the battle.  I have a few movies I have bought and just haven’t got around to watching them.  Some of the movies are my fiancee’s, and I haven’t watched(I have watched some of her movies).  I’m so bad at getting around to watching movies.  I have like 4 movies I borrowed from one of my friends, and I still haven’t watched them over a year later.  Some of the titles you will love, others you might hate.  There might be some that you think “why does he own that?”  And others you will refer to as classics.

This will be the first of a hopefully ongoing series.  In each volume of this series we will pit 2 movies(which I’ve seen and own) head to head.  I will discuss memorable scenes and/or quotes, and give a letter grade, to determine a victor.  Understand this is my opinion, and I fully expect some of you to disagree with me in my choices.  I am hoping I will spotlight some of your favorite flicks as well.  There will be six matches this evening, for a total of one dozen movies.  “Let’s begin, shall we?, Shall we?!”  100 points if you know what movie that line is from.

Let’s meet the combatants for the first match.  In the red corner we have 8 Heads in a Duffle Bag.  And in the blue corner we have 3000 Miles to Graceland.

Now, before we get to the mini review for each film, let me inform you that the review will represent what I remember.

8 heads in a Duffle Bag-  Joe Pesci is a mobster, who has a duffle bag  with 8 decapitated human heads in it.  The reason he has these heads is for evidence that he killed these guys.  Then, we have a couple going down to Baja, and the man of the couple mistakes Joe Pesci’s bag as his own…you know, the classic “mistaken luggage movie plot”.  The man discovers that he has the wrong bag when the dog pulls a head out of the bag.  He does a good job from hiding it from everybody, but every time he tries to dispose of the bag, something foils his attempt.  Joe Pesci needs those heads or he’s a dead man.  Hilarity ensues.  Grade-  C+

Memorable line-  I can’t remember any dialogue from that movie.

3000 Miles to Graceland-  Kevin Costner and Kurt Russell are part of a small band of thieves who rob a casino dressed as Elvis impersonators during a huge Elvis convention at said casino.  One gets shot during the getaway, and Kevin Costner basically puts him out of his misery.  Mr. Costner then procedes to try and eliminate the rest of the crew so he doesn’t have to share the score with anyone.  He succeeds in killing 2 of the remaining 3.  Kurt Russell doesn’t go down like a bitch.  A lot of bad-ass shit goes down between the two.  In the end Kurt Russell and a smokin’ Courtney Cox live happily ever after.  Grade-  A

Memorable line-  “What’s the smartest thing to ever come out a bitch’s mouth?”  “Einstein’s cock!”-  David Arquette

Winner-  3000 Miles to Graceland

Our next match-up is a doozy!  Coming to the ring first we have…American History X.  And following that entrance, we have Anchorman-The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

American History X-Derek Vinyard’s(Edward Norton), father is a firefighter who is killed in the line of duty.  Derek believes that his father died because of minorities.  Derek becomes a skinhead and rises through he ranks quickly.   His younger brother Danny(Edward Furlong) emulates his brother and wants to be like him.  Derek ends up in prison and while in there, he realizes how wrong he is about everything.  Meanwhile Danny is becoming more heavily involved in the skinhead lifestyle.  When Derek is released from prison, he makes it his duty to try and reverse his brother’s thinking.  It ends up being to late, as Danny is shot and killed in a school bathroom.     Grade-  A-

Memorable line-  This movie rings so true.  I don’t think that there is a true memorable line, but rather, a memorable message…Life is too short to hate.

Anchorman-The Legend of Ron Burgundy-  Will Ferrell is Ron Burgundy, the hottest anchorman in town.  A woman(Christina Applegate) is hired to the station and Ron tries to bed her.  She wants to be a co-anchor but Ron doesn’t believe that is a position for a woman.  Eventually Ron gets fired and is all depressed.  In the end he saves the day and gets his job back and gets the lady.  Grade-  A+

Memorable line(s)-  “LOUD NOISES!”  “I DON’T KNOW WHAT WE’RE YELLING ABOUT!”-  Steve Carell

Winner-  Anchorman-The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Our next contestants are…Austin Powers:The Spy Who Shagged Me and Back to School.

Austin Powers:The Spy Who Shagged Me-  It’s been a long time since I saw this one.  But we were at Big Lots and it was only 3 bucks.  How could I say no?  We all know this is a spoof on the James Bond series.  Mike Myers plays our hero, Austin Powers and his nemesis, Doctor Evil.  As I said, I haven’t watched this in forever, and the only thing I can tell you is…that mini-me makes his debut as well as Fat Bastard.  Right?  Austin stops Doctor Evil from destroying the world and saves the day.  Grade-  C-

Memorable line-  “Yeah baby!”-  Mike Myers

Back to School-  Thornton Melon(Rodney Dangerfield), is a self made millionaire, with his “Tall and Fat” stores.  His son, Jason is in college and is stressed out, and wants to drop out.  Thornton doesn’t like the idea of that , and being that he never went to college, he decides to enroll himself, and encourage Jason.  Being that Thonrton is a millionaire, he is the life of the campus.  The dorm he, along with Jason and his room mate share is top notch.  The place is the size of 3 dorm rooms and has a hot tub.  Thornton parties hard and pays to have experts do his assignments.  Jason begins to resent his father because he is not working for this achievement, he is paying for someone else to do it.  Thornton gets the message loud and clear.  He studies and memorizes hard-core to pass  a final exam and not get expelled.  He succeeds and Jason is once again a proud son and now a graduate.  Grade-  A+

Memorable line-  “Say When.”-  Girl in hot tub, pouring champagne, “Right after this drink.”-  Rodney Dangerfield

Winner-  Back to School

This next match is scheduled for one fall.  Starring John Travolta, we have Be Cool.  And starring Michael Keaton, we welcome Beetlejuice.

Be Cool-  John Travolta is a music producer and…okay I’ve seen this twice and while it’s a good movie I can’t remember much more than an all-star cast.  Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a.-The Rock does an awesome job as a gay siger/diva.  In my opinion he makes this movie.  Rounding out this A-List cast is, Uma Thurman, Andre 3000, Cedric the Entertainer, Vince Vaughn and a cameo from Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler.  Grade- B

Memorable line-  John Travolta(Chili), looking at man’s chest hair,  “Is that chest hair real?”, “Yes.” says the hairy man.  John Travolta then grabs him by that hair and throws him across the pawn shop.

Beetlejuice-  The yuppie Maitlands die on their way home from their hardware store, and end up in limbo.  A new family has purchased the house and are gutting it and making it their own.  The Maitlands try their best to scare the new family away, but humorously fail.  They end up seeing a commercial for “Beetlguise” and enlist his services.  Beetlejuice(Michael Keaton), wreaks havoc and turns everything upside down.  In the end, they get rid of Beetlejuice and the 2 families, alive and dead, learn to live together.  Grade-  A+

Memorable line-  “Ya bucha losers!”, “You’re dealin’ with a professional here!”-  Michael Keaton

Winner-  Beetlejuice

Only two matches to go!

Facing off in the squared circle, we have…Big Bully vs. Big Money Hustlas

Big Bully-  When David Leary(Rick Moranis) is in grade school, a moon rock is brought in to the school for a display.  Rosco Bigger(Tom Arnold) stole it and David ratted him out.  He was arrested and he moved.  I’d say it’s about twenty years later, and David starts a teaching job in his old Minnesota school.  Little does he know, his childhood bully is a teacher at the school as well.  The battle pretty much starts out where the childhood rivalry left off, this time a little more adult like yet just as immature.  Everything gets settled, and we have a happy ending.  Grade-  C+

Memorable line-  Another I haven’t seen in a while.  But, c’mon!  It’s got Rick Moranis in it, you can’t go wrong.

Big Money Hustlas-This is basically a spoof on 70s blaxploitation movies and police dramas.  If you aren’t a fan of the ICP(I’m down, but we won’t get into that.), you probably won’t like this movie.  Sugar Bear(Shaggy 2-Dope) is the top cop on the streets.  He’s a hero in San Francisco, and now he’s come to New York to help rid the city of Big Baby Sweets(Violent J).  As expected in this comedy, the good guy wins and saves the city.  There were a few other celebrity cameos as well.  We had Fred “Rerun” Berry, Rudy Ray Moore(Dolomite), Twiztid, Myzery, Harland Williams(his role was big, he was a main character), and Mick Foley.  All in all, a fun movie.  Grade-  C+

Memorable line-  “I’m inna ape suit!”  “Means I don’t give a fuck!”-  Violent J(Ape Boy)

Winner-  Draw

Our last match on the card tonight is………..Big Top Pee Wee vs. The Boondock Saints.

Big Top Pee Wee-  Pee Wee now lives on a farm in the country.  He has a talking pig named Vance, he’s a brilliant botonist and he’s dating the town’s school teacher.  A circus is traveling through town and runs into problems, so Pee Wee agree to house them until they are back on track.  The grumpy townsfolk are in an uproar to get the freaks out of town.  Pee Wee makes a strange potion that turns the people into little kids that end up loving the circus.  He gets the foreign girl from the circus and they live happily ever after.  Grade-  C

Memorable line-  “Mmm.”  “Egg salady.”-  Pee Wee Herman

The Boondock Saints-  Two holy brothers rid their Irish neighborhood of gangsters and criminals.  I don’t want to give anything away here folks.  Watch the movie, you won’t regret it.  Willem Dafoe does an excellent job here.  Grade-  A+

Memorble line-  “I can’t go and buy a pack of smokes, without running into a guy you fucked!”-  Funny Man

And there you have it.  The first of many alphabetical movie battles.  There are a few that were skipped over because, I’ve either not watched them or have seen them once, and don’t remember much about them.  These are the ones that didn’t make it this round.  300, ALF Tales(animated fairy tales), Alfie, Almost famous, Backyard Wrestling:There Goes the Neighborhood Collector’s edition DVD, Big Momma’s House and Black Snake Moan.

Like I said, this is the first of many.  I hope you have enjoyed it so far.