Your letters, our responses, and some other stuff.
Like this picture of a
guy in a Darth Vader costume getting a ticket.
In his wallet, were there pictures of Luke and Leia?
His Death Star ID badge so they wouldn't have to buzz him in?
His Sith membership card?
Subject: Also looking forward to Serenity
Thanks very much for the mention and great screenshots from
the Serenity trailer. I am SO looking forward to this one,
along with many other Firefly fans. Let's hope it gets the
marketing support it deserves to get newbies into the theater
so it can become the hit it has the potential to be (especially
so we can get the followup movie or two Joss has in mind).
I'm there with you on that.
And since we're all off our nuts about the Serenity
trailer, leave us not forget the trailer for Batman Begins,
trailer that has made me feel good about everything. Go
there and look. Look!
Jayme Blaschke says: "I think the Scarecrow did
it for me. I've never been a big Scarecrow fan in the comics,
but this could change my mind. That mask is downright disturbing
— I can see how fear is his weapon. That and the fire-breathing
horse. Worked for me in The Fisher King, works for
me here. And Ken Watanabe. And the fact that there are nipples
on Katie Holmes and not on the bat-suit."
What he said. Mainly, of course, the part about Ken
The sound you hear just before "I Feel Fine" by
the Beatles. (decimal.dust)
I was almost mildly irritated by the silly humor attempt
via the reviled method of Taking Something Literally. But then
the obscure Beatles reference causes me to applaud your cleverness.
Very good upon you, sir.
Subject: Missed the point by a long shot
Spider-Man collection is a piece of nostalgia; a sentimental
journey back to a simpler time. Yes, the animation is lacking,
but that's part of its charm. You've missed the point completely.
This is a time capsule full of vivid 60s sounds and imagery.
A throwback to the heyday of Saturday morning cartoons. I'd
trade this for Finding Nemo any day. Criticizing the animation
is absurd. Period. Embrace this for what it is, nothing more.
How fun would it be if it was identical to the crap we watch
today? Think about it. (bobloblaws)
Jayme Blaschke says: "Egads, man. Bad animation
is bad animation, nostalgia be damned. Yeah, I can watch it
with enjoyment, the same way I can enjoy old Speed Racer episodes,
but that in no way makes it *good*."
this, if you wish to say words like "absurd" and
"period" about my views on sentimental journeys and
vivid nostalgia and simpler times and Spider-Man.
My low review of Blade: Trinity is vindicated! Snipes dislikes
the movie so much that he's suing New Line over the flick!
Mind you, he does wait until just before it hits DVD to do
so. Even so, I was right, despite Ryan Reynolds being so yummy
in the flick. (sneezythesquid)
Ryan Reynolds is indeed yummy, and I don't mind saying
it. That Wesley Snipes is just stuck-up and all jealous.
Subject: Kevin in Sin
in the few scenes where we actually see Kevin's face, am
I the only person that picked up the uncanny resemblance to
John Boy from "The Waltons", especially with the
farm location ? (email@example.com)
Well, that's good and creepy. Anybody else? Do I hear
other innocent TV character memories warped by Sin City?
Richie Cunningham? Radar? Rerun?
Subject: Star Wars vs. Star Trek
Remember the very, very long standing argument about who
the biggest nerds were — Star Wars Geeks or Trekkers?
At this point the
question is answered once and for all . . . forever .
. . amen. Best. Stupid Stunt. Ever. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Stand outside the theater all they want, they STILL
don't have a nickname. Trekkies/Trekkers have TWO. The 2nd trilogy
is almost over, people. Get on the stick! Or the saber.
of Sith Poll
WTF? I mean WTF'inF? Where's the option for: There is no
friggin way I'm going to wait in line to see this movie. After
Episodes I and II, I'm going to wait for the network premiere
on Fox. (bblatt)
I applaud your attempt at strength. This shall be
a mighty test of your thews, pugnacious one. Let us know how
long you hold out.
of the Superheroes
This is one of the corniest television programs I've ever
seen, and that's what made it so great! Seeing Adam West in
the Batman suit again brought back some old memories. Truly
a classic! (jt_carter)
OH YEAH. The jet-ski fight between Batman & Robin
and Mordru was classic.
Subject: Consider Yourself Lucky...
I went for 2 months of "Wiggles"
and hated every minute. Lucky me gets to watch "Dora
the Explorer" AND "Strawberry Shortcake" for
a good chunk of the day.Woot! woot! I take care of a two year
old and by the time I get home at night all I have in my head
is "Come on! vamonos! you can lead the waaaaay!!!...".I
can do the "we did it" dance from Dora. My brain
is at the point of turning into pure goo and the only thing
keeping me "sane" is this site. (small_time_thief)
Man, that is a heavy rap to lay on us.
Now we're going to write everything while having on
our mind "Is this going to drive small_time_thief insane?
What about this? Or that? Toot toot! Chugga chugga! Big red
car! Ooh . . . sorry. Those Wiggles lyrics slip out
of my head a lot.
Subject: House of the Dead
Hey! Where is your house of the dead review?! The only reason
I wanted to watch that movie was because I read your hilarious
review about it and wanted to experience the hilarity myself!
Anyway, you guys rock. I like reading about movies before
I waste my money on them, and you've saved me from some awful
movies. I love you guys! (soulcalibur_girl)
If even one less person has to see Elektra,
then I've done my job.
Subject: Geek discrimination
They (Sci-fi geeks) look down on fantasy geeks. You ask
a jock if he has geek discrimination and he'll look at you
all confused. Explain it with smaller words and he'll hit
you in the arm and accuse you of being gay. What a jerk! With
all this going on, can geeks really afford to argue amongst
themselves? NO! Unite, my soft-skinned brothers! Unity or
wedgies and ritual humiliation! Excelsior!!!!!111!!ONE!!!
Dude, if we unionize that just gives them a bigger
target. Best to stay in the shadows. We already have the black
T-shirts. As for the ritual humiliation, that's just prep school
for the workplace.
Wars: The TV Show
"Ah, but we can dream, can't we? Sweet, sweet dreams,
finally, of 'Wedge: The Series.'"
Oh no, what they really need to do is explore the exciting
but unrevealed past of the unsung hero Porkins! Without his
brave sacrifice, the Rebellion would have been crushed! (No
e-mail, but obviously email@example.com)
PORKINS FOR LIFE! But a TV series that ends with a
chubby man getting blown up? Didn't that happen on "Designing
And our last letter I believe speaks for itself.
Friendlike Zone, Revisited
I just wanted to show the love for your feature on LOST's
But I also wanted to put it in perspective from a lady's
point of view.
You guys may identify with Boone, but do you have any idea
how hard it is to be the Shannon of the island? You can't
sunbathe without your creepy stalker stepbrother checking
you out. You can't do your nails without your creepy stalker
stepbrother checking you out. You can't jog in slow motion
in your bikini top without your creepy stalker stepbrother
checking you out.
You finally break down and have the "just friends"
talk, and it finally seems that life is getting back on the
right track. But just as you're enjoying an exclusive picnic
with the island's most eligible (and edible) bachelor, what
does mean old stalker stepbrother do? He goes and gets himself
crushed by a drug smuggler's plane, then writhes around in
mortal agony for hours and dies with your name, and a lot
of blood, on his lips -- just so he can ruin your lovely next
morning afterglow and make you feel all guilty about having
a life and getting some action. Oh yeah? It's not always about
you, Boone. Let a girl live a little, can't ya? How selfish
can one guy be?
(Psssst, Sayid! You deserve better. Here's my number. String
two coconuts together and call me, okay?) (ahsturgis)