The Midnight Drive-In: Last Action Hero & The Final Girls

This week we’re watching movies where people watch movies and then get pulled into them.  First up we get to see Arnold make fun of the action film in Last Action Hero.  After that we head to Camp Bloodbath with The Final Girls.  With Noah out on the high seas we decided to bring in filmmaker Tony Wash to give his thoughts as well as plug his wares as he has 3 feature films out or about to come out in 2018 alone.  If you want to check out more of his stuff head on over to Scotchworthy Productions and pick up some movies.

Graveyard Duck Episode 39 – The NES in 1989

This week we continue our chronological odyssey through the life of the NES with a look at some overlooked games from 1989.

Don’t forget to keep up with the show and relive all the nostalgia by following us on Twitter, Instagram,  and Facebook. Send us your memories or show suggestions at graveyardduckpodcast@gmail.com. And be sure to check out all of the great content from this show and other nerdy favorites at geeknerdery.com.

The Midnight Drive-In: The Fly (1958) & The Fly (1986)

This week we’re going Double Fly.  First we check out the 1958 Vincent Price version of The Fly.  After that we take a comparison look at the 1986 David Cronenberg version of The Fly.  Noah also tells us a horrible true store, we talk about Hell Fest, and get confused with the new Jeremy Sauliner film Hold The Dark.

Final Reckoning: Lavender is the New Black

It was supposed to be a quick episode, but it didn’t work out that way I guess. Alliances are picking sides as the teams dwindle in size. Cara and Marie have to fight their way out of a time deficit in the challenge, then fight for their place in the various alliances. We keep forgetting about the late comers Cory and Devin. Where are we placing our bets for the ultimate final winner of this show? With only a few weeks to go and a Redemption House still to settle, there may be too many question marks for us to figure this out.

First Look At Freddy In Goldbergs

We’re getting our first look at Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger in the upcoming Halloween episode of the popular sit-com The Goldbergs.

It has been just over 15 years since we saw Englund wear the glove in any official capacity on screen. Englund had said 2003’s Freddy Vs. Jason would be his last dance with the role he made legend, it now looks like we have one more chance to meet the man of our dreams.

The Halloween episode of The Goldbergs is set to air October 24th. 1….2…. Freddy’s Coming For You……

McFarlane To Bring Back Movie Maniacs

Back in the late 90’s and early 00’s, any kid that wandered into their local Spencer’s Gifts or Hot Topics would eventually come face to face with some of the most amazing genre based collectible figurines.

Legendary comic creator Todd McFarlane launched a line of collectibles called Movie Maniacs. Amazingly intricate and detailed figurines of the icons of horror. Freddy, Jason, Leatherface and so many more were able to be brought home to adorn our shelves. But like so many things, they went the way of the dodo.

Now, in the age of ultimate nostalgia, McFarlane is bringing back his line of creepy collectibles

During an interview at New York Comic Con over the weekend, Todd McFarlane told IGN that a handful of the lines that put the company on the map will be coming back.

“We live in a brave new world now where you can go literally from production to the consumer, right? You can cut out all the middle men and we’re seeing that with Kickstarters and people doing direct, you know, dot com,” McFarlane told the site. “So what we’re gonna do is, when we started McFarlane Toys twenty-plus years ago, we were built on the detailed stuff, doing all these cool monsters and all this sort of wicked stuff. Unfortunately, the stores we were selling to at that point, like Tower Records and Suncoast and Babbage’s and KB Toys, and all these other ones, they’ve all fallen to the wayside.”

But it won’t just be the Movie Maniac line, McFarlane dropped another big bombshell when he said “So we’re gonna go back to our origins and we’re gonna go, hey, for all you people who like Tortured Souls? There’s gonna be more. For all you people who like some of the Movie Maniacs? There’s gonna be more. But even the new — the stuff we just created, like Dragons? More. Spawn? More. Twisted Tales? More.”

It’s everything my teenage self with no disposable income could have desired. If you have forgotten what they looked like, check out below for a look at some of the original line of the Maniacs and then start putting your pennies away. Watch out Funko, McFarlane Toys is coming for you…

 

 

Final Reckoning: The People vs. Johnny Bananas

In a house divided, which alliances will survive? Zach and Amanda especially are torn between different alliances and it really makes their game pretty difficult. Another team is being pulled in two directions to sway the game. We get mercenaries, broken noses, and a game-changing tie breaker. Lots of game drama and very little relationship drama. The podcast is torn on if that makes this episode better or worse. We also review some voicemails left to us from the cast.

New Hellboy Poster Is Legendary AF!

My first introduction to Hellboy was from the first movie.  I hadn’t become the Del Toro fanboy that I am now.  I knew Ron Pearlman as The Beast from the TV version of Beauty And The Beast.  I thought the movie looked cool so I decided to check it out.

I feel in love right away.  After that I devoured the comics as quickly as I could.  When part 2 came out I was completely in.  I loved every second.  Now just to wait till part 3.  But sadly we never got it.

When it was announced that they were not going forward with a part 3 but instead doing a full reboot I was bummed.  But then that first image came out with David Harbour in the lead role and I was instantly in love again.  He looks amazing in the role.  Mignola as said that this series will be a darker tone than the original series.  I’m in.

Yesterday they dropped the new poster for Hellboy and it proclaimed it “Legendary AF”.  With this poster it’s hard to argue.

The Midnight Drive-In: The Wraith & I Bought A Vampire Motorcycle

This week we’re looking at killer vehicles.  First up we keep going with more Charlie Sheen love from last week with The Wraith.  Then we head over to England for I Bought A Vampire Motorcycle.  We also talk about the movie Mandy, Bryan and Noah’s trip to the Drive-In, and Doug does a deep dive into the old Universal Creature movies.

*Just a show note.  The intro recorded by the ever awesome Julie from 19 Nocturne Boulevard seems very topical but was recorded months ago.  That’s how awesome she is.

Graveyard Duck Episode 38 – The NES in 1988

This week we continue our chronological odyssey through the life of the NES with a look at some overlooked games from 1988.

Don’t forget to keep up with the show and relive all the nostalgia by following us on Twitter, Instagram,  and Facebook. Send us your memories or show suggestions at graveyardduckpodcast@gmail.com. And be sure to check out all of the great content from this show and other nerdy favorites at geeknerdery.com.

Living the #FigLife Marvel Legends: The Thing

Some are calling The Thing figure of the year and I have no argument about that… Late yesterday I noticed everyone on The Syndicate posting that Walgreens have released their exclusive Marvel Legends The Thing and Magik. And since then everyone have been toy hunting, even myself. I checked two Walgreens and the second time around I found what I was looking for.

The Thing is a heavy figure, not as heavy as a Hulkbuster but you can probably break a car window with Ben Grimm. The Thing comes with alternate hands and head. So you get two open hands and two fist. The heads one is showing teeth and other doesn’t. The articulation is good and it’s easy to swop parts.

I know I just a top five review but if I The Thing at the time I wrote that it would’ve made the list. So go out and get your today!

Final Reckoning: Unhappy Days

We finally get a full rotation of drama, eliminations, nominations, and a challenge. It’s a little out of order but that’s ok. We try to solve the world’s problems and equality between Hunter and Ashley, and hey, it’s never ok to try to take out people’s families if you’re feeling wronged. The Challengers prove themselves to be idiots in this week’s challenge, but we already knew all that. Next week, Mercenaries are back and maybe Wolfie will drink a little less. #wolfieperm.

Grunt Guy Drama

Challenge Throwdown Events ended with a whimper. In this “very special” episode of Challenged we talk about Grunt Guy, the organizer of the Challenge Throwdown events and cover recent drama related to the events, tossing out personal stories about the events from our perspective. Don’t lose any sleep over the terrible events, they’re over now.

CW Announces This Year’s Arrowverse Crossover

One of the highlights of the Arrowverse on CW is the annual crossover.  Ever since Flash started they have made sure to do a crossover with Arrow.  When Supergirl finally made her way from CBS to CW (where the show should have been since the beginning) it made it easier to have her be part of the crossover as well even with it taking place on a different version of Earth.  This year while they are trimming down the crossover by leaving out The Legends Of Tomorrow and Black Lightening (which also takes place on it’s own separate Earth) they are using it to introduce some new characters and bring back a big guest star.

Elseworlds!  Comic fans know that label applies to stories told in sort of a What If style in the Multiverse of DC.  How this is going to apply to the story is yet to be seen.  What we do know according to The Wrap is that it will be setting up the foundation for and introducing Batwoman, played by Ruby Rose, who will be getting her own show.

Along with that we will see the return of Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman and he’ll be bringing along everyone’s favorite reporter Lois Lane played by Elizabeth Tulloch of Grimm fame.

Some interesting casting comes as LaMonica Garrett has been cast as Mar Novu, The Monitor.  We all know The Monitor plays a big part in Crisis On Infinite Earths.  I’m curious if this is setting up a story for next season that will finally see all the various Earths collapsed into one reality.  It should be interesting.

Amazon Drops Familiar Poster For The Boys

If you’re a fan of the Garth Ennis comic The Boys then you’ll be happy with the first promo poster they have released for the upcoming live actions series on Amazon.

As you can see they have recreated the first cover of the comic.  In a world where superheros are celebrities The Boys are put together to make sure that those with powers keep themselves in check.  It stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Jennifer Esposito, and Elizabeth Shue.  It’s being brought to TV by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogan who also brought to life Ennis’ Preacher series on AMC.  Look for it in early 2019.

Freddy Kruger To Appear On The Goldbergs

I personally haven’t watched The Goldbergs but thought the scenario of looking at 80’s pop culture through a modern lens would be a lot of fun.  In the past the show has had guest stars like Rick Springfield and Rick Moranis on to add to their own love of the 80s.

In some episodes they deal with pop culture milestones like the release of Return Of The Jedi and even tonight are paying homage to John Hughes Films.

Well this Halloween one horror icon is getting his due.  Freddy Kruger will be on their Halloween episode.  And not only will the character make an appearance but Robert Englund himself will be donning the striped sweater and iconic bladed glove once again.  This marks the first time he has portrayed the character in movies or television since 2003’s Freddy vs. Jason.  Check out the promo below.

The Midnight Drive-In: Young Guns & Young Guns II

Not only is it the end of Slater September but it’s also Episode 50!  We sit down to go over the classic Young Guns and then follow that up with our Christian Slater film Young Guns II. On top of that Noah tries to declare who is the greatest Estevez of them all and after Doug brags about his free healthcare we make him read a long email.  All this and more!!!

Red Dead Redemption 2: How Weather Affects Your Horse

If you’re an avid gamer like me then you’re excited about the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2.  It boasts an enourmous map that covers 5 states.  Lots to do with building your gang and pulling off all sorts of shenanigans in the game.  One thing you didn’t know was going to be a part of the game?  How the weather affects your horse’s nether regions.

That’s right.  If it’s cold then your horse’s scrotum will shrink.  If it’s hot then is expands.  Do we think maybe there is a such thing as too much detail?  Either way I’m excited to check it out when it hits on October 26th.

Living the #FigLife Top Five Marvel Legends… Again

Since writing the first Top Five so many great figures have been released and toy hunting has been so much fun. My greatest finds came from Geek’d Con this year with the Toys R Us exclusive Scarlet Witch & Vision two-pack, and purple haired Psylocke because at the time that wave of figures hadn’t made it to my area… Now to my top five!

Sabertooth

This figure brings me back to the 90’s and the X-Men cartoon from FOX Kids. The face sculpt is spot on and if you put him next to Old Man Logan in a fighting stance he just towers over Logan.

Thor (Ragnarok)

I been wanting to get a Thor figure for some time now but none of them did it for me until I saw the Ragnarok version. The detail on the armer is very good. He is kinda back heavy because of the half cape but once you get him standing he’s not going anywhere.

Proxima Midnight

When this figure was first released I passed on it but after watching Infinity War a few times over she grew on me. And the hunt was on and thankfully Target had her. She’s taller than a majority of the other figures in my collection. She has some of the best articulation.

Carnage

Just one of the best looking figures. Comes with a lot of accessories even a Cletus Kasady head that is spot on comic accurate.

Typhoid Mary

When it was announced Typhoid Mary was being released this year I was hoping for that 80’s big hair look but we got the modern day leather jacket style. And I’m okay with that, I been wanting more DareDevil villains. And what the dirt sheets are reporting, we may see a live action Typhoid Mary in Iron Fist season two.

If you collect Marvel Legends what are some of your favorite figures or complete waves? Sound off below in the comments.

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