The age-old question: which sexy 1960s lady would you rather see dressed in Christmas finery? Oh, and is Die Hard a Christmas movie or not?!?!?
You can have your IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE and A CHRISTMAS STORY. John’s favorite Christmas movie is the James Bond film ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE.
Comic-Con HQ held their Winter Series Showcase last week, which included previews of three shows and the requisite Q&A with the stars, with a reception following. They have two scripted series set in and around comic conventions, ‘Kings of Con’ and ‘Con Man’, along with ‘Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest’, which we previously reviewed. The evening at the Paley Media Center in Beverly Hills included the obligatory “red carpet” stream of interviews, screenings and discussion, and a reception afterward.
Will Eisner’s THE SPIRIT is one of the most cinematic comics of all time. So why do they have so much trouble making it into a movie?
Once upon a time, Will Eisner did a comic book called THE SPIRIT. It was great. Years later, Frank Miller made a movie of it. It was… Not.
Moana is the first “Disney Princess” for whom romance is never mentioned or even hinted at. This is an action-adventure story about a smart, fearless, resourceful and (to use the buzzword) strong girl setting out to single-handedly save the world (spoiler alert: she does), without a single mention of marriage, boyfriends, romance or love of any kind except her love for her island, family and the sea.
Thanksgiving is coming up this Thursday, and like most of you, I’m thinking about what I’m thankful for this year. And, in a world that’s getting scarier and more infuriating by the day, one of the things I’m most thankful for is all the fun stuff that offers a bit of escape. Which is why this week I’m talking about the Monkees, That Thing You Do!, Adam Schlesinger, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.