Category Archive: Animation

Nov 15 2017

Dragon Con Tales (part 2)

Part 2 of my trip to Dragon Con photo diary focuses on the parade. The Dragon Con parade is something that you just have to experience. As I said in part one, I was suffering from sensory overload during my Dragon Con weekend. There was so much to see. So downtown Atlanta shuts down several …

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Sep 21 2017

Like a DC Superhero Girl

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A year ago I wrote an article called Like a Super Girl. It focused on the plight of being a nerd dad who wants to share his nerd for superheroes with his three daughters and the lack of Marvel female superheroes in merchandising. Fast forward to today and how my daughters and I just watched …

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Jun 27 2017

Nerd Dad and Captain Underpants

Guest Review by Blerd Words TRA-LA-LAAAA Frankly, I’d seen the Captain Underpants book on the shelf for years walking through the aisles at Target or Barnes and Nobles; but I ignored it. I love superheroes, but I couldn’t take it seriously enough to give it a second glance. Well I didn’t have much choice once the …

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Sep 15 2013

Montreal Comic-Con 2013, Day 3

Day 3 of Montreal Comic Con did not disappoint, especially when it came to Battlestar Galactica and fans of George Takei. Here are some highlights: Had a great interview with Chris Claremont, writer for much of the X-Men’s storyline’s throughout the 80’s and until 1991. He is a great, down to Earth individual that I …

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Jun 09 2013

2012-2013 TV Recap: We are entering a new age of geekdom, Jim

Well, barring a couple of stragglers, the 2012-2013 television season has come to an end. It has been a roller coaster of a ride of new and returning shows that saw not only a real return of quality of scripted television, but a quantity that appealed to the geek community. As you probably can tell …

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Mar 22 2013

Afro Commentary: Geeks Don’t Let Friends Name Their Kids Ridiculous Things

We’re friends, right? The Private has never steered you wrong on things before, right? Of course I haven’t. Good! Now that we have that settled, I have something important we need to discuss; especially if you plan to have children with your geek soul mate. I recently read an article on Kotaku regarding a Japanese …

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Mar 19 2013

Trailer Jive: DESPICABLE ME 2

If this trailer doesn’t make you crack a smile, you need to ask somebody for your heart back.  Our favorite villainous family man is back, but he has a job to do… for the good guys. Steve Carell is joined again by Kristen Wiig, and also Al Pacino is new on the scene.  Directed by …

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Feb 12 2013

Trailer Jive: MONSTER UNIVERSITY

  As I said on my Podcast, “Who didn’t like Monster’s Inc.? Because I want to talk to that person!”  Obviously there have been enough people who DID like the Pixar Film, and that’s why there had to be a sequel.  I mean prequel.  A pre-sequel.  Just check out the trailer for MONSTER’S UNIVERSITY: Billy …

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Jan 29 2013

DVDs this Week: BATMAN – DARK KNIGHT RETURNS PART 2

This was a better stash than last week.  BATMAN: DARK KNIGHT RETURNS PART 2 alone makes it a descent collection to check out (I included Part 1 also). There are Two classics – FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR and WHITE ZOMBIE, an indie – ALL SUPERHEROES MUST DIE, and Adam Sandler’s CG Animation HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA.  Remember, …

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Jan 22 2013

DVDs this Week: END OF WATCH, CUJO, HARA-KIRI

It’s really tough pickings for DVDs out this week.  Not too much on the Science Fiction and Fantasy front.  But there is END OF WATCH, the classic Stephen King Movie CUJO on Blu-ray, and  (though I didn’t get a chance to see it) – Hara Kiri – Death of a Samurai, which looked pretty interesting from …

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