PENvinciPALs: The nerdiest thing I’m proud of

This week my nerdiest claim to fame comes to an end. For more than a decade, one of my creations has appeared in Robert Kirkman’s best comic. No, not that one. I’m referring, of course, to “Invincible.” Back in 2003, I named the comic’s letter column: “PENvinciPALS.” This week “Invincible” comes to an end with… Read More PENvinciPALs: The nerdiest thing I’m proud of

MSTing Links: Cinematic Titanic episode 7, ‘Blood of the Vampires’

“Blood of the Vampires” was a meaningful release for Cinematic Titanic for the troupe, as well as for me. It was the final studio release for the Titans (more on that in the next entry of this intermittent series), and it was the film I saw Cinematic Titanic riff live back in 2008. I feel like… Read More MSTing Links: Cinematic Titanic episode 7, ‘Blood of the Vampires’

MSTing Links: Cinematic Titanic episode 6, ‘Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks’

For its sixth release, Cinematic Titanic returned to the exploitation genre after its brief foray into more child-friendly fare. The Italian film “Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks” was also known as “Terror! Il castello delle donne maldedette,” “Terror Castle,” “The House of Freaks,” “The Monsters of Dr. Frankenstein, “Dr. Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks” and “Frankenstein’s Castle.”… Read More MSTing Links: Cinematic Titanic episode 6, ‘Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks’

100 films I haven’t seen: ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’

Every month when Netflix, Hulu and Amazon release the titles of films coming to and leaving the services, I swear that a dozen or so James Bond titles are always on the “addition” section.” So are “Apocalypse Now” and “Apocalypse Now: Redux.” I don’t think they’re ever leaving streaming services, perhaps there’s just some deal… Read More 100 films I haven’t seen: ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’

100 Films I Haven’t Seen: ‘My Neighbor Totoro’

Recently I took Ava to get her first library card. So far she’s mostly interested in using the computer at the library and checking out lame films for free from their children’s section. For instance, our most recent visit included “Casper’s Scare School,” “Lego DC Superhero Girls: Brain Drain,” and one that I picked out:… Read More 100 Films I Haven’t Seen: ‘My Neighbor Totoro’

MSTing Links: Cinematic Titanic Episode 5, ‘Santa Claus Conquers The Martians’

For its fifth episode, the Cinematic Titanic Crew boldly went where they had gone before: re-riffing the Mystery Science Theater 3000 classic “Santa Claus Conquers The Martians.” In recent years Rifftrax has redone MST3K-riffed films like “Santa Claus,” “Time Chasers,” “Final Justice” and even their own take on “SCCTM,” but back in 2008 this was… Read More MSTing Links: Cinematic Titanic Episode 5, ‘Santa Claus Conquers The Martians’