It’s almost March. For most, that means March Madness, the NC-two-A basketball tourney and lots of hoops, gambling action, bracket predictions and TUMS/Maalox/Immodium/Rolaids/insert your stomach medicine here. But for US here at the Cold Slither Podcast, March means…
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Yes, folks, the 2013 edition is upon us and we are getting things in full gear for our brackets, predictions contest, prizes and shows.
This year’s theme will be Battle of the Bands!!
You got that right, we’re going to pit all the fictional bands of movies, television, cartoons and etc. in a knock-down drag-out Katie-bar-the-door Pier Six Slobberknocker tournament to find out which band is the rockinest band of all motherfuddruckin’ time!!
The name is synonymous with acting. At age 79, with nearly six decades of acting experience and over one hundred films to his credit, Caine is world-renowned as one of the greats in the game. Over the summer, you’ve seen him reprise his role as Alfred Pennyworth, butler and confidante to Bruce Wayne in the final part of the Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy “The Dark Knight Rises” (shout-out to “Michael Caine tears“). However, what you may not know is that my introduction to Sir Michael Caine was at the impressionable age of ten years old, and it gave me nightmares!!!
The Dark Knight trilogy would not have happened without the distinguished presence of Sir Michael Caine as Alfred.
In 1981, Caine starred in a suspenseful horror movie titled “The Hand“. Based on a novel called “The Lizard’s Tail”, this film directed by Oliver Stone expanded on a phenomenon witnessed right when the picture starts– why does a detached lizard’s tail continue to twitch? Now we ALL know the scientific reason for that (pipe down, armchair herpetologists!), but for young Classick, watching this movie on VHS (up until then, the only tapes I’ve seen on the then new VCR were “The Making of Michael Jackson’s Thriller” and the first “Police Academy” movie) found me immediately stunned!
Well, here we are, Labor Day 2012 is upon us. The “unofficial” end of summer…the kids are either already or headed back to school, all the summer vacations have been had and whatever summer flings you had will likely be regaled to your friends via song. There are some things that we looked forward to this summer, most of all the summer movie season, which also officially ends today.
With blockbuster hits like The Expendables 2, Amazing Spider-Man, The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises, we certainly got more than our fill of butter popcorn-induced fangasm. Here’s a quick look back at the anticipation and returns of the superhero summer movies, by way of videos from the one and only ItsJustSomeRandomGuy on YouTube. He’s become highly famous for his series of “I’m a Marvel/I’m a DC” videos, which have transcended the original “Mac vs. PC” parodies and turned into an ongoing series of hilariously funny send-ups of both comic book universes and their corresponding film releases. If you haven’t seen these before, you’re in for a treat! Hope you enjoy!!
Ways to Screw Up The Avengers Movie
Justice League Trailer (Avengers Style) Parody
Hi, I’m a Marvel…and I’m a DC: The Avengers and Batman
Hi, I’m a Marvel…and I’m a DC: Spider-Man and…? Part 1
Hi, I’m a Marvel…and I’m a DC: Spider-Man and…? Part 2
For more from Random Guy and the Marvel…DC series, check out his YouTube channel. And tell him the Cold Slither Podcast sent ya!
P.S.: Season 3 of the Cold Slither Podcast will return later this month! Stay tuned for an official announcement later in the week! Thanks for your support!
Here on the CSP , we try to feature articles and post from around the internets that we find fascinating. Check out this great write-up by Beauty Jackson from her blog Red Bean Dreams!
The year is 1981. My four year-old self had just watched Superman kick Zod’s entire ass and it was glorious. In 1981, Superman was THE superhero movie to see. It had action, conflict and even romance. The Christopher Reeve helmed Superman franchise went strong for nine years. Of course, by the end, it had lost a bit of it’s luster. (I still haven’t seen all of A Quest for Peace. I actually act like that movie and Christopher Reeve’s death never happened, as nature intended.) As the fervor for Superman waned, we were reintroduced to Batman. And not our parents’ Batman either. There was a darkness that was missing from the campy Adam West era.
Then DC Comics just stopped giving a damn.
Of course your first argument is Batman as we know him today. What Christopher Nolan has done for the Batman franchise is unparallelled. I’ll be the first to say that The Dark Knight trilogy thus far has been more than I could ever imagined for any movie, comic book adaptation notwithstanding. I fully expect him to outdo himself in Dark Knight Rises. Fully. I would be shocked if I left that movie disappointed, and I am a person who typically expects the third movie to be a complete turd sandwich. But this is a rare hit in a series of misses. DC just can NOT hit the mark when it comes to comic book movies…
This episode we welcome bona fide movie reviewers Tank & Fogs from The (title pending) Movie Poodcast to help us review each of the Marvel films leading up to The Avengers movie, which opens in U.S. theaters this coming Friday, May 4th!
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The first of May is traditionally known as “May Day“. Pagan celebrations, dancing around poles and shot down fighter planes aside, “May Day” is also a good time to appreciate one of the greatest maternal figures in comic book history, Spider-man’s very own Aunt May!
Born May Reilly in Brooklyn, New York on May 5th, Aunt May has been around comics since 1962′s Amazing Fantasy #15, which was the debut of Peter Parker and Spider-man. Let’s revisit some of Aunt May’s best, & worst, moments over the years.