Friday, April 29, 2011

Video Friday: Short Film Edition

Wysefyre is really sick this week, so I finally get control of Video Friday again!!! Mwuahahahahahahahaha!   
 So in my genius-ness of film, I bring you some short films that I really enjoy.  I mean, Really Enjoy.

First up is a fan film called The Fighting Avenger.  This film takes a look at Captain America as he comes to the rescue of a small unit of American G.I.'s during WWII.  If you likes it, take a look at this interview with the film's director and co-writer Julian Higgins.

Next is a favorite of mine that I have shown on IGH before, Elm City Wuxia from Director Jet Paine.  I still can't get over that he made this with a budget of $0!  Check out his upcoming project, Vampires Don't Sparkle.

Finally, here is Pencil it In, a touching insight into cartoonists and their tools from the Toronto Comic Art Festival.  The festival is May7-8, and if you are in the area you should check it out.

Now don't you fret, Wysefyre will probably wrestle control back from me in time for next week....probably.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Review: Sweet Valley Confidential

I recently got to indulge in a pile of adolescent nostalgia by picking up Sweet Valley Confidential - Ten Years Later by Francine Pascal. It's the continuing story of those plucky Wakefield twins, Elizabeth and Jessica.

The gist of the story is sometime between when we last read about the twins' adventures in Sweet Valley University and now, Jessica did something so horrible to Elizabeth that Elizabeth felt she needed to move to New York and stop speaking to her sister. Elizabeth has been transformed into an angry and vengeful woman who wants to lash out at those who betrayed her. The story follows Elizabeth as she makes plans to go back to Sweet Valley for a family event and ultimately confront Jessica.

I have been waiting for months to read this book. I read all of the Sweet Valley books and I loved them. I still have several of the books that were extra meaningful to me. When the book arrived, needless to say, I read it immediately and didn't stop reading until I was done. So, imagine my surprise that when I finished the book, I was left feeling confused and unfulfilled.

The main problem with the book is not the story per se, it's more with how it is told. Francine Pascal works very hard at mixing the past with the present and it falls flat. She alternates the story between what is happening in New York and California in the present, while also giving us flashbacks to what has happened over the past ten years. It becomes a bit of a mess.

Another problem is that the story is too short for what she is trying to do. She is trying to reintroduce us to all the characters we grew up with and loved, but there isn't enough time for us to fall in love with them again. She alludes to personality changes in some of the characters without being able to delve into what led them change or interesting pairings with only a couple of sentences to describe the journeys taken to get there, and then, as a way to make up for not being able to give us the full scoop in the story, she creates a roll call of characters at the end and gives us a brief description of what their lives have been like. I'm particularly annoyed with what happened to Winston Egbert and Enid Rollins, both characters appear to have underwent very radical evolutions, yet we are denied experiencing it. 

Even the changes within the Wakefield family are only somewhat covered. The story starts off in the present and the twins are so radically different that it is hard to remember why they were loved in the first place. Not to mention the huge, life altering changes undergone by their brother, Steven. His story arc is by far one of the most interesting ones and it isn't given nearly enough time, which is weird because Jessica plays a large role in it, and there she is considered a screw up even though what she did was for the best of everyone and they all know it. But I digress.

Finally, the last big problem is this book is being touted as a contemporary adult book. This is not an adult book, nor is it a young adult book. It seems to fall somewhere in between. There are sex scenes and curses added to give the book a more adult vibe, but again, since we weren't given enough time to get reacquainted with everyone, all the "adult" add-ins feel awkward. It is hard to view them as the adults they are, so reading about present day sexual encounters is a little off-putting. The flashback scenes felt more natural.

What I would have loved, and I think what would have worked better for the scope of the story, would have been if Francine Pascal announced she was making a short series, like a trilogy, of books catching us up with everyone. It's what she does best. Her ability to develop characters over the long term is why these characters are so well loved. Also, it's obvious she has the stories in her to tell. It's all there on the pages with the little nuggets she doled out to the readers. There is so much potential for a renewed interest in her books.

I came across an article on talking to Francine Pascal, and I learned a few new facts such as they tried to reboot the Sweet Valley High books in 2008, but they were "updated" in ways that were not necessarily for the best and there is a movie script in the works. It's being written by Diablo Cody. I think that by itself shows how much life is still in this world.

In the EW article it's revealed that Ms. Pascal never wrote a full Sweet Valley book until this one. She plotted the stories for each, and while I commend her for doing it, I want a sequel to this. I want Ms. Pascal to do what she had always done and plot it with someone else completing it, because this is not the way a beloved universe should end. Francine Pascal's legacy deserves better.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Midtown Comics - Marvel: Meet the Publishers Part 2

The Marvel Men with Thor Parker 

 Welcome back for part two of the Marvel: Meet the Publishers panel. Here you will find the answers to questions like "Will the X-Men ever find happiness?" "What does Tom Brevoort like?" and "What is so important about Get Kraven?" Read and enjoy.

What plans are there for the characters on the West Coast such as the X-Men and the rest of the Marvel Universe? Were they intentionally being kept apart and will they eventually be folded back into the fold?

Lowe said they were trying to do bring the X-Men out of their bubble and have them interacting more with other Marvel Universe characters, little by little, like making Blade a huge part of the first arc of Dracula, while Spider-Man plays a large role in the second arc, and the plans are to keep incorporating them into stories that have them being heroes while they wait for anti-mutant scourges to attack. The Uncanny Annuals are a great place for them to do that.

Brevoort added that it was less about geography and more about the stories that are being told.

Next, Leonard stood up saying he wanted to ask about their “baby killing” methods. Lowe responded, “We can talk about that for hours.” The real question was what was their favorite part of the job?

Lowe said, “For me, it’s still seeing the art. A page of art comes in and just blows you away.” Paniccia added, “It’s like Christmas. You remember reading a script and you try to envision how it will pulled off and the artist turns in a page and it’s mind-numbing.

For Cebulski, it is going to the events and meeting the people, whether they are the creators or fans. He likes how everyone is like-minded but with different opinions, so the discussions are interesting.

Brevoort likes the way Alonso says, “Hit Monkey.”

Alonso reiterated Lowe’s comments about seeing everything come together the way they had imagined.

How did they get their start at Marvel?

Brevoort and Lowe started as interns. Seeing how everything worked is what sold Lowe on the job. Paniccia “wanted to break in as a penciler and it just led to all kinds of different roads and [he] wound up an editor.”

Alonso had worked in magazines and newspapers and he answered an ad for editors at DC comics. He only got the interview because he had written an article that painted an unflattering portrait of a guy who stolen the hiring editor’s girlfriend, and he took the interview so he could see the building. After some hesitation, he took a job with Vertigo and during his time there he rediscovered superheroes so when the opportunity to go to Marvel came up, he went.

Cebulski took a different road. He knew he wanted to work in comics but couldn’t draw so he did several different jobs like working in anime and Manga, ended up at Marvel, did some editing and writing, and now he is in “talent management because he is good with people and can drink more than most.

What is an Omega Class mutant and what do you do when a character gets to a resolve point like Rogue?

Lowe explained an Omega Class mutant is the highest you can go with a mutant’s powers. As for characters that reach conclusions of major character arcs like Rogue getting control over her powers, they play with them and see what they can do. Then he added, “Will Rogue always be in control of her powers? No way. No way.” Don’t worry Rogue fans there are no immediate plans for it. Lowe then went on to talk about how much cooler and more interesting Rogue’s powers were now that she had control.

Are you planning on bringing any characters back from the dead?

No. As Lowe put it, “Dead is dead.” To which everyone started cracking up. Paniccia mentioned in the Ultimate Universe those who die would stay dead.

Someone asked if they could elaborate on the hiring process.

Alonso started to talk about the regular hiring process but the questioner wanted to know about the intern hiring process, which is completely different. There is an internship coordinator who handles everything. It is unpaid and must be done by a full-time student who can receive college credit for it. For more information go here

The next fan asked if the guys could give us a sneak peek at any new big heroes who will be coming out.

Lowe talked about the five new mutants introduced in Generation Hope. Alonso spoke of some “really cool bad guys in Fear Itself.” Paniccia said there were new villains in Hulk. Cebulski said he was a big fan of teen heroes and spoke specifically of Youth in Revolt. He said there is going to be a Fear Itself tie-in with them and all the other teen heroes from around the world.

How do comic news sites affect your daily work in regards to spoilers?

Lowe said it depends on a case-by-case basis. They’re not crazy about it because it can hurt sales but as Alonso pointed out, “the hit to miss ratio is pretty high.” He said sometimes parts of the scoops are kind of true while the rest is not, but sometimes, the real info does come out, but they tend to have good relationships with the news sites so a lot of the information has gone through them before publication. Then Alonso added, “Sometimes it’s so wrong we’re, like, put it up there.” It was also pointed out that sometimes the data is old and whatever had initially been discussed has been completely changed.

Are there future plans for the Young Avengers past the Children’s Crusade?

Brevoort said, “We don’t want to say too much beyond that.” He didn’t want to give too much information away, but the characters will be seen again.

Has there ever been a time when a creator has had to leave a book suddenly? How do you handle it?

Paniccia said it happens. Alonso said, “Every once in a while a writer will just leave you in the lurch. They’ll go and sign with DC or something like that.” Not that he’s still bitter about it… Brevoort spoke of a writer who “fell off the face of the Earth” and how they had to scramble to get everything taken care of. While it doesn’t happen often, when it does, they deal with it as it comes and hope for the best.

What books do you feel aren’t getting enough recognition?

Hit Monkey.”

Brevoort talked about how there is no creator who goes around saying they’ve had enough recognition. Everyone wants more.

Cebulski compared Avengers Academy to the New Mutants and how they had a similar feel. He said he’d like that book to get more attention because “what Christos is doing on that book is amazing.” Brevoort agreed.

Lowe spoke highly of Generation Hope saying it might the best book in the X-office. Alonso wondered why more people were not reading Punisher Max.

A brief pause in the questions as we’re told Steve Wacker sends his regards. Unfortunately he couldn’t make the Q & A. A fan was called on for a question but he was really just waving hi to Steve.

Was there ever a time when bad ideas sounded like good ideas?

“Get Kraven” immediately came out of Alonso’s mouth. Lowe talked about a few X-Men Unlimited issues not coming across the way they were intended. Brevoort didn’t name any books but said as long as everyone did their best, he’ll support it even if it’s a “stinker.” He did point out one major pet peeve is when characters appear on the cover of books and are not a part of the story. But ultimately, he doesn’t believe in airing out dirty laundry and will smile when a fan hands a "stinker" to him to sign, while he is inwardly cringing the whole time.

For me it is two words – Get Kraven,” Alonso reiterated.

Parker asked if the guys ever have to go toe to toe with each other over a creator’s schedule.

Brevoort said he wants all the books to do well and get out on time, but everything ultimately comes down to weighing all the needs of the book and “doing what is best for the most people in the most stuff as often as possible.”

Wilderowens got to ask another question. This time is was about how they as a team are trying to address the female readers who are becoming more important in the geek community.

Right away the jokes started flying. Lowe, in particular, said in the X-Men books they have been “reducing the number of shirts on men.” 
As things calmed down, Alonso said they were aware of the characters that have more appeal to women and they have had different initiatives geared to different demographics.

Cebulski said every office had at least one female editor, unintentionally making it “sound like a quota” as Brevoort put it. Then he went on to talk about how there are more and more female creators like Marjorie M. Liu and Sarah Pichelli.

Brevoort spoke of how it is a deceptive problem because not every female wants the same thing. They are just as diverse as any demographic and he hopes that what they do is appealing to everyone. He also spoke of how it is difficult making sure the books and products are put in places where they can end up in the hands of female readers, new and old. He called it a “tricky puzzle” no one has quite figured out.

Then Paniccia made sure to point out that “Hulk usually doesn’t wear a shirt.”

How far is Marvel planning to go with Marvel Anime?

Iron Man, Wolverine, X-Men and Blade are the ones currently slated. They are performing well in Japan, particularly the X-Men. Depending on how they perform in the US will determine how Marvel proceeds in the future.

Are new artists were still hired through the cold submission process?

Cebulski said most hiring is done through online portfolios or at conventions. The submission process is still “wide open” and they are actively pursuing it, but the number of artists hired through just sending stuff into Marvel has decreased.

Alonso went on to talk about in some ways it is easier for an artist to quickly get noticed because you see the work right there. With a writer, it’s more time consuming and more questions need to be asked like whether they can write more than just a pitch. As he put it, “ I remember reading a pitch that made me laugh, cry and look at the world through new eyes. Then I saw the script and it was, like, oh my god!” Brevoort quickly jumped in with “It’s Get Kraven!” Alonso finished by saying as long as they respond to the art one always has a shot.

At that point, Parker said there was time for only two more questions. He let the guys pick.

Is there or would there ever be an alternate universe where something good happens to the characters, specifically the X-Men?

Brevoort said, “It’s the Dull-iverse. Nothing exciting actually happens there, so there are no comic stories to tell, but they’re getting along great.”

Cebulski threw in, “That’s the DC Universe.” To which the audience responded with groans, lots of laughter and a few applause.

Part two of his question was whether there would be any new cartoons in the near future.

The Ultimate Spider-Man animated show will be coming out and more shows will be produced soon.

Are there any future plans for The Runaways?

Lowe said they were “waiting on the right pitch and angle.” It’s a tough market right now and it would be difficult to relaunch without a strong pitch, but the individual characters will pop up in other books.

And finally, the last question was about X-23 and how they felt about her rise in popularity. Was it anticipated?

Craig Kyle originally created her for “X-Men Evolution” then she came over to the comics in NYX because they saw promise in her. They felt her Wolverine connection might help make her popular, but a lot of credit was given to Craig Kyle and Chris Yost and their ability to flesh out her story.

And with that, the Q & A came to a close and the men hug out for a little bit to meet with the fans. We got to meet all of them and they were just wonderful. I was particularly happy Mr. Brevoort answered my question about how the picture tasted in this. He had to do the take, maybe twenty times, so he was left with an aftertaste. The things people do for art and a good time. 

CB Cebulski with fans
One of the biggest things that stood out to me was how much everyone liked each other. These guys are funny and interesting and they’re the type of people you want to hang out at a bar with. They also made me want to work for Marvel in the worst way, just so I could hear some of the stories and see how it all works.

I can’t wait until the next time I can be around them and learn more. You should come to.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Midtown Comics - Marvel: Meet the Publishers Part 1

April 14th, Wilderowens and I went to the Midtown Comics Downtown’s Marvel: Meet the Publishers event. The publishers of the evening were Editor in Chief Axel Alonso, Senior Vice President of Publishing & Executive Editor Tom Brevoort, Senior Vice President of Creative & Creator Development C.B. Cebulski, X-Men Senior Editor Nick Lowe, and Hulk Senior Editor Mark Paniccia. The event was hosted by moderator extraordinaire Thor Parker.

Patiently waiting for the panel to begin

For me, the evening began with a rush to get into Manhattan in time. A feeling of desperation started to sink in when Wilderowens sent me text messages saying she was waiting on line and to hurry, but alas, the subway would not cooperate. I got there about five minutes before they let everyone in. Wilderowens already had her nametag and was busy making friends on line, including Leonard, who was a most entertaining fellow. Luckily, I had made it in time, but the place was packed. 

The Marvel men took their seats, introductions were made, and Thor kicked things off by asking about Marvel’s current event, Fear Itself, and what goes into planning a big event like it.

Alonso started, saying it grew out of an idea Matt Fraction had a couple of retreats ago.  They took his idea and went into a room and “beat it up.” That is their traditional process, no matter how good the idea seems.

Brevoort added that “talking about things out loud” during the early workshopping of the story is how they come up with ideas they might not have previously considered, but once the framework of the story is shaped, it really comes down to the creators of the individual books that will be involved in it. He also spoke of how important communication is between the creators, so everyone knows what is happening to the characters and what the long term effects might be.

Cebulski said that Brevoort keeps a master “bible” of everything that is going in the story so other creators can get the “feel” of Fear Itself if they want to take part in it with a tie-in or mini-series.

Parker then asked if for events such as Fear Itself, if everything is scrutinized even more as opposed to a regular book, to which Brevoort replied, “It’s bigger so yes. I think it’s proportionate to its size. Something like a Fear Itself affects and impacts a lot of books and a lot of front characters, so there is more discussion about it. It is more important to our line than the average issue of, I don’t know, Daredevil. Not that Daredevil isn’t important, but Fear Itself is going to have an effect on a lot of things, so there are a lot of other voices that have to be heard from and it has to be scrutinized a little more thoroughly than an ordinary run of the mill comic.”

Lowe spoke of how there is coordination when character sharing, such as X-Men characters going over to the Avengers for a bit. He said Brevoort sends him outlines, and they’ll talk about what’s going on, but it’s not at the same level as with the events.

Alonso reiterated the importance of coordination by saying, “Imagine if you were not only coordinating the trajectory of The Shield but also The Wire, The Sopranos, and The Office, and you had to make sure all those worlds merge. That’s kind of what we have to do. We have to make sure if there’s an explosion over here that it’s felt over there.” To which Lowe jumped in with, “Omar –Dwight crossover.” Cebulski said he’d watch that.

Parker opened the floor up to audience questions.

The first question was how often do you plan retreats?

There are usually two big retreats with several smaller in-line retreats during the year. Brevoort said some of them might do as many as four or five a year while Alonso does all of them.

The next question was directed to Alonso, asking if as the new E-I-C, he felt a need to leave his mark and change the direction of the company and if there was a plan to do that?

Axel Alonso (middle), secretly plotting to take over the world.
First stop - Marvel
Brevoort quickly jumped in with, “From this point forward we will be known as Axel Comics.

Alonso then spoke of how he came to Marvel when Joe Quesada came to Marvel and because Joe came to Marvel. His main concerns right now are about “maintaining the stability” as well as having big ideas. “I’m not looking to change Marvel so much as, quite frankly, learn the job, find my feet, and learn over the next year, and then at that point, see what we can do creatively and what chances we can take.

How do you keep personal bias out of the editorial process?

Nick Paniccia, Senior Hulk Editor  
aka "The Baby Killer"
Paniccia responded, “That’s our job. We have to. We got to kill babies.”  Needless to say, laughter erupted and Lowe said, “That’s the quote to take away from this. Marvel kills babies.

Alonso added that it is important that the story not necessarily be one they gravitate to but one that has merit and Brevoort spoke about how he had to edit Venom, though the character and book wasn’t particularly interesting to him, but the process wasn’t about turning Venom into a book he would like but about turning out stories the Venom audience will like.

Cebulski went on to speak about how one of the good things about working at Marvel is “we have a great system of checks and balances.” They all run ideas by each other which help them overcome any biases they might have. Lowe said they wouldn’t be there if they couldn’t do it and Cebulski said he’s still trying to “get Nick to put Dani Moonstar into every X-book.”

The next question was about whether Disney’s presence felt since they bought the company?

Brevoort said, “No and to a certain degree, thankfully no.” He went on to speak about how difficult it is to put out a successful book and how at Marvel, every book has to carry its weight. They have an “absolute need” to make sure the books stay as “good and competitive and strong as [they] need to be.” Then he spoke of how he prefers living in a world where every month he “struggles to keep those goddamn X-Men books down.” Insert laughter here.

Tom Brevoort (left) looks so innocent,
but is really an evil mastermind.

Cebulski added that Disney has no creative or publishing input in what Marvel does, which was part of the deal. Disney has done great things with the marketing of Marvel products, but they stay out of the comics.

Alonso and Cebulski also spoke about the fan reactions to the merge and how Marvel fans were concerned the characters wouldn’t be able to cause the type of destruction and chaos they were used to and Disney fans made demands like “Spider-Man better not appear in the Disney parade “ and “keep the Hulk out of Kingdom Hearts.” So the concerns went both ways.

Then Alonso joked, “Show of hands for Deadpool versus Goofy?” (My hand was one of the first to go up.)

Why did you feel you had to kill off an iconic character like The Human Torch?

Brevoort fielded that one with, “I don’t think we felt we needed to kill off a character like The Human Torch. It’s wasn’t like it was Thursday and the turkey timer went off and it’s time to kill off a character.” It was more about how Jonathan Hickman had an enormous plan for the story and how Johnny’s death moved the story into a new direction. He also spoke of how the long term and short term effects of telling character death stories are extensively discussed.

Alonso then mentioned the death of Nightcrawler in the Second Coming storyline. It was very important for someone to die whose death would reverberate throughout the characters. Wolverine and Cyclops were singled out as examples. Lowe said when Nightcrawler was suggested the room went silent. They knew it was right for the story even though it made them sad. Then he said they knew it was right when they looked in the corner and “Jason Aaron shed a single tear” which prompted more laughs from the audience.

What is the possibility of another Marvel/DC Crossover?

The moral is "drunken story pitches
make you hilarious fodder for
CB Cebulski." (right)

Cebulski told a story of how a drunken fan told him he had spoken to several bigwigs at DC like Geoff Johns and John Rude and he was going to talk to Joe Quesada and they all greenlit the project. Then the fan proceeded to pitch him a Lobo/Deadpool crossover.

After the laughs died down, Brevoort spoke of how times were different than ten years ago. Big business plays a part and also, they don’t want to ruin the specialness of the crossovers by doing too many.

Alonso said, “Very unlikely, but never impossible.

Wilderowens asked about how they thought the Point One Initiative was going.

The sales have been great contrary to what some columnists have said. It was pointed out that the Point One books usually sold as well if not better than the regular book. Brevoort made a passionate plea for fans to believe him when he says he is the one with the correct numbers, not outside sources. The reason he knows what is correct is because he gets the money that goes with the numbers. Due to their success, more Point One books will be released.

Alonso spoke of how the books were creatively strong, and Paniccia spoke of how the books gave the writers great opportunities to reach out to new readers and “tickle” the ones they already have.

How excited are you for the new superhero movies coming out in the summer, has there been a demand in readership and how heavily are you going to promote the comic books to coincide with the movies?
Nick Lowe, Senior X-Men Editor
Great guy but still not entirely forgiven for helping kill Nightcrawler.

Lowe talked about how excited he was for the Thor and Captain America movies. He felt Thor had turned out better than he ever could have thought. Then it was pointed out that the X-Men editor completely skipped the X-Men movie coming out in June. While everyone was laughing, 
Lowe quickly added that the X-Men movie looks a lot better than he expected too.

Alonso said as fans they were really excited for the movies, but their jobs are not dependent on how well the movies do. More product will definitely be added for the old fans and new fans, and he mentioned how the movies helped elevate Iron Man from a B-ish character to an A-Lister.

Cebulski went on to say how great it was to watch the Marvel movies with the Marvel employees because they all “get” it and laugh and cheer at the right moments. Brevoort told a great story about watching Spider-Man 2 sitting behind John Romita Sr. and throughout the movie Romita Sr. kept saying, “I drew that and that.”

How do you decide what characters get used?

Alonso joked, “Disney” then explained how it begins with the writer. Brevoort elaborated by saying it’s about who the writer wants to tell stories about. “I think it will shock nobody in this room that Brian Bendis” Different writers like different characters. He noted that the big events like Fear Itself allows the less seen characters to be played with in new and interesting ways.

With that we conclude part 1 of this event. Come back tomorrow for part 2.

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sunday Links for April 24

Welcome to the Spring Holiday edition of Sunday Links!

This week, humanity dodged a bullet because Skynet was supposed to begin the attack on April 21, 2011. Action Flick Chick was ready with a list of supplies to take on the machines, but we lucked out. Just in case, here is a list of other scifi dates that are supposed to bring the apocalypse.

Dark Horse's Digital release date is getting closer, and I am getting more and more excited. They released a list of the comics that are going to be available for download. Despite the fact that Buffy isn't on the list, I am still satisfied with what is available.

It was a sad week for Doctor Who fans with the passing of Elisabeth Sladen. She was the famed Sarah Jane Smith, partner to the Doctor for a time. Our thoughts are with her family.

Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark shutdown this past week for a three-week overhaul to the script. Surprisingly and happily, Christopher Tierney, the badly injured acrobat/actor, is able to rejoin the show in time for its new reincarnation. Hopefully, things go better this time.

MTV Geek complied a great list of 10 Definitely Not Racist Comic Book Characters That Are Actually Totally Racist. Just really interesting to read and think about.

For everyone that celebrating, have a Happy Passover/Easter!

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What Does The Easter Bunny Do During the Year?

It doesn't matter if you celebrate Easter or not, this is a video everyone can enjoy. I never saw it until today, but now I know why it is considered a classic. Gotta love it!

Wishing you a Happy Easter from the [insertgeekhere] team!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Video Friday! 4/22/11

The weekend is here! Yay! That also means it's time for VIDEOS!!!!

So many board games are being made into movies. It's a little ridiculous. I never wanted to see a movie about Battleship or Candy Land, but I would pay money for this... even though I think it's already been done. That's what Wall Street and Limitless are all about, right? Doesn't matter. I'd see it just for Rich Uncle Pennybags.

Remember Rebecca Black and her song "Friday"? Many people despised it, and because of that, the inevitable parodies have been released. Here is one for us geeks.

Marvel scored a huge WIN with this. Better than Little Vader, Little Thor shows that it is not about the size but the power.

This is nothing but WIN!

Now for something a little "special," here is one of the most absurd videos I have come across in a very long time. It's called Bollywood Breakdance except there is no breakdancing. There are, however, many nods to Michael Jackson, Flashdance, and Mortal Kombat. Also, if you are familiar with a little known movie called "Fast Forward" you will probably recognize some of the moves from there.

And with that I wish you nothing but a wonderful weekend and Happy Easter if you celebrate it.

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