Dion is back with the lads this week as they gab about the legacy of the drive-in movie theater, proposed Japanese robots, Disney in space, Facebook privacy, and nuclear slapshots, with a tad of Arsenio Hall peppered in for good measure. The only question is: which beloved Podwit will hide in the trunk under the [...]
Archive for June, 2012
Tags: Arsenio Hall, Disney, Ernest Borgnine, Facebook, Gundam, Japan, Mercury, Messenger Probe, Mickey Mouse, NASA, Nuclear Slapshots
Tags: Alice Eve, Emma Thompson, Josh Brolin, Men In Black 3, Rick Baker, Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith
This week I had some time to kill, so I did what anyone with nothing better to do WOULD do. I went and saw Men in Black 3. The film reunites Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as Agents J and K (respectively) who are in the 14th year of their partnership. This movie’s twist… [...]
Tags: iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Star Trek
As a Star Trek fan growing up in the ’80s, I didn’t get a lot of love in my youth as far as video games were concerned. When I was very young, I got to play the Star Trek Bridge Simulator for the Atari 2600. By the mid-’80s, I got my first computer, an Apple IIc. When I [...]
Tags: Famke Janssen, Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Taken
On Friday, the good folks at 20th Century Fox dropped the trailer for Taken 2 on YouTube. If, like me, you were a fan of the first film, then this trailer should trigger all the right areas of your pleasure zone!
Tags: Armie Hammer, Avengers, DC Comics, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Green Lantern, Justice League, New 52, San Diego Comic Con, Superman Returns
With Dion under deep cover, J and Brian are back on the mic, digging into the realities (such as they are) of Warner Bros. rumored Justice League movie, the possibilities of convention-going, and the thank-Goddities of the long-lost non-existent sequel to E.T. We’re getting our verbal hijinks on!
Tags: Alexander Courage, Fred Steiner, Jerry Goldsmith, Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Last week La La Land Records released its 3-disc CD soundtrack to Star Trek: The Motion Picture. All I can say is, “it’s about time!”
Tags: Acanthodii, Burt Lancaster, Ernest Borgnine, Facebook, Jack Elam, Prometheus, Snow White and the Huntsman
J, Dion, and Bigboy Fantasypants reminisce about all the books they did (and didn’t!) read back when they were in school, debate the merits of letting those darn kids use Facebook, and Bigboy accidentally insults all evolutionary biologists everywhere. This week’s Podwits Podcast—it’s bigger on the inside!
Tags: Action Comics, Cartoons, DC Universe, Superman, Superman vs The Elite, Warner Bros. Animation
**DANGER — SPOILERS AHEAD** This week marks the release of Superman vs The Elite, the latest direct-to-video film from Warner Bros. Home Video. The film, released on Blu-Ray and DVD on June 12, retells the classic story from Action Comics 775 from March 2001 called “What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice and the American Way?”
Tags: 1960's, 1970's, Circle of Six, Harlem, JFK Assassination, Lenny Bruce, NYPD, Randy Jurgensen
Recently, retired NYPD legend turned actor, producer, and author Randy Jurgensen was asked to give a colloquium on his book, “Circle of Six: The True Story of New York’s Most Notorious Cop-Killer and The Cop Who Risked Everything to Catch Him“, at a ceremony in Westchester New York, followed by a Q & A moderated by the [...]
Tags: Fahrenheit 451, Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury
On Tuesday, the world lost pioneering science fiction author Ray Bradbury at age 91, and since then everybody and their mother has (quite correctly, in my view) been making all sorts of bereaved noises about his passing being a tremendous loss not just to our ghettoized little genre of science fiction but to literature and the [...]