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Luigi represents the scrappy runt all of us are or have known. Luigi Mario is born in the 80s, a time to have a nostalgia filter for outlandish stuff. He acts as the green-clad lesser of the Mario Brothers. He has a cute, yet annoying, girlfriend (“HI~!”).
This list is a look through 30 years of Nintendo’s manic plumber and his travels. On 28 November 2013, Danny Wells, many kids’ first exposure to a live action Luigi, passed away. This list has nothing from the Super Mario Bros. Super Show, but he’s in my thoughts as I write this.
Congratulations, Gal Gadot! The Israeli actress from the Fast and the Furious movies won the part of superhero royalty: Wonder Woman. She’ll join Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck in the Superman vs. Batman movie. Her exact role, costume, and invisible jet accommodations are yet to be determined.
In the mainstream DC comics, Wonder Woman is Superman’s lover. How much the upcoming movies will reflect the comics, where WW seems to be a Xena-like figure, is unknown. (Note: I only go by the covers of the Wonder Woman comics.) I hope with the casting of Gal, the filmmakers will go in a different, more inspired direction.
With little information about the Superman vs. Batman movie surfacing to date, this casting news furthers Warners’ attempt to out-spectacle the Avengers and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Bring on the Trinity, I say. … Continued »
Black Science #1 mixes adventure serial with a surreal scenic tour with a cautionary tale of science gone awry. The Rick Remender-scripted surreal scenic tour is realized with the lush art from Matteo Scalera and Dean White. After seeing the painted results, I imagine how many artists from the early and mid-20th century wanted their sci-fi magazine covers to come alive. Scalera and White’s is a cool follow-up to those artistic ancestors.
The adventure serial stuff provides solid tension with Anarchic Scientist Guy having some close calls. The dangerous journey the protagonist takes to save his crew becomes opportunities for Remender, Scalera, and White to open their imaginations. … Continued »
“Darkest Hours,” the new Superior Spider-Man story arc, has arrived. The first part of “Hours” is closer to overcast minutes. All in all, we get arrogant Otto, fanboy Flash, and a bunch of threats on Otto’s life that looming far away. … Continued »
When I saw the TV listings, I came across a weird title. Japan-what-zi? For a moment, I thought there’s a show called Japanazi, which would be very bizarre.
Oh, yes, Japanizi, a new show for kids? Hmm, seems interesting. Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong is a spoof of Japan’s goofy game shows brought to us by Canada. Airing in late November on Disney XD, this show goes all out to give viewers that distinct game show experience: big graphics, expressive personnel, wacky stunts, and so on.
I’m torn on whether the show is genuinely offensive. … Continued »
Disappointed by the myriad of comics costing 399 cents, I looked for decent titles that were far less pricey. On New Comics Day, I picked two new comics that are full length and 99 cents: D4VE & Prime-8s.
I don’t regret spending two bucks on these two digital comics. There’s no pestering my local comics shop owner to get obscure titles and I get immediate access to some possibly cool adventures. … Continued »
While not the city-spanning epic I expected, “City Fall” is an entertaining arc with the many aspects of familial loyalty on display. Shredder is making a power grab and has enlisted the brainwashed Leonardo as his chunin, the ultimate example of a ninja warrior. The Turtles, with the help of April O’Neil and the shady feline Old Hob, navigate solemn New York City to find their brother.
“City Fall” features factions, but never gets too entangled in gang wars: Shredder and Karai’s Foot, the Savate, the Purple Dragons, our reptilian heroes, and even a brief alliance between Splinter and Old Hob. Ah, New York, that solemn battlefield bringing a cat and mouse together. … Continued »
I’m reminded of Roger Ebert’s putting down Freddie Got Fingered:
This movie doesn’t scrape the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn’t the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn’t below the bottom of the barrel. This movie doesn’t deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence with barrels…
These movies represent the weakest, lamest, poorest-received films reviewed on RedHeadedMule.com. They aren’t recommended for anyone at any age: … Continued »
110 characters allows me to share key thoughts of works I’m reviewing and analyzing. This time, I cover the movie for and about 80s video game lovers, The Space Invaders. … Continued »
Congratulations, BBC, for fifty years of wandering through time and space. The big anniversary episode should be better than Dimensions of Time and maybe The Five Doctors. I’m gathering several points of Doctor Who-related nostalgia, but there will none of that Tom Baker wax dummy nonsense. Nope.
I don’t have the best vantage point for these items, not being born until long after Doctor Who premiered and not being British. That doesn’t deter me from crafting this list of the peaks of valleys of Doctor Who history. … Continued »