Guardians of the Galaxy Screenwriter Nicole Perlman Speaks [Video]

By Luke Y. Thompson in Comics, Movies
Friday, July 25, 2014 at 9:00 am


Though the finished product bears the hallmarks of James Gunn, there's a great woman behind the man. Nicole Perlman talks about how to pronounce Rocket's name correctly, Bradley Cooper, women in Marvel movies, the politicization of science, Thanos, Dr. Strange and more.

Comic-Con: Sin City 2 Party

By Luke Y. Thompson in Comics, Movies
Friday, July 25, 2014 at 8:00 am


Turns out Michael Rooker loves it if you remember Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.

Danielle Harris and Kaj-Erik Eriksen Talk See No Evil 2 [Video]

By Luke Y. Thompson in Movies
Friday, July 25, 2014 at 7:00 am


One's been a scream queen since childhood; the other has been everything from an Olsen Twins costar to Hitler. Together, they costar in WWE Studios' See No Evil 2 - and we managed to get in a Last Boy Scout question too.

The 11 Coolest Things at the 2014 J-POP SUMMIT Festival in San Francisco

Friday, July 25, 2014 at 6:00 am


The sixth annual J-POP SUMMIT Festival was held in San Francisco's Japantown over the weekend of July 19-20, 2014. It was fun and exhilarating and loud and crowded (a serious crowd of humanity in the space of a few blocks) and full of unexpected and wonderful things. Here are some of those things - and it's not even all Hatsune Miku, but there's a lot of her, too.

Afternoon Open Thread - Comic-Con Day 1

By Luke Y. Thompson in Miscellaneous
Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 3:46 pm

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In all of San Diego, finding a spot where I can upload video or audio appears to be impossible. So for now, talk amongst yourselves. I'll be back in the wee hours with some good stuff.

(And will pray that this actually posts. It already failed twice.)

Kristen Bell as Minimum-Wage Mary Poppins

By Luke Y. Thompson in Movies, Music
Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 1:30 pm
I just had occasion to revisit the original on the flight back from England, and this really is pretty spot-on. Although there was no such thing as a minimum wage in the UK well into my lifetime, let alone P.L. Travers'...

EXCLUSIVE: Entertainment Earth Reveals Upcoming Toys From Twilight Zone, Big Bang Theory, More

By Luke Y. Thompson in TV, Toys
Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 11:30 am


Check out the video below. We even got an answer about the Ambiguously Duo's Penismobile.

TR Review: Insanely Stupid Lucy Is Still a Good Time

By Luke Y. Thompson in Movies
Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 10:00 am


If you're bothered by the bad science inherent to the premise of Lucy - that old saw about how we only use 10% of our brain - strap in, because that's just the first step into insanity. The second is when the movie begins with a ludicrous-looking CGI ape-woman in primeval times (she will become the early human fossil also called Lucy, which is a thematic point). Rest assured, by the time Scarlett Johansson is explaining the meaning of life, the universe and everything [SPOILER: it's not 42], science and reason have long since ceased to be, and have become ex-science and ex-reason. To be blunt, this movie is incredibly dumb and also guilty fun - it's like inviting Nicolas Cage over to your house, getting him really wasted and then asking him to try and explain the origin of mankind. Not that I've ever done that. But I hope to...someday.

Comic-Con 2014: Mattel WWE and Masters of the Universe.

By Luke Y. Thompson in TV, Toys
Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 9:00 am


More will be revealed as the show goes on, but here are some initial offerings (the Skeletors above are just art projects for fun).

Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: Sharknado, Volleyball and Zombies

By Luke Y. Thompson in Comics, TV, zombies
Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 8:00 am


A veteran of the LAPD, widow of a Green Beret and self-described crazy cat lady, Luke's Mother-in-Law fears no questions. Ask her anything in the comments section - no issue is too big, too trivial or too weird for her to tackle, but if you get out of line, she will let you know!

All questions and answers are real.

Hello all. We are in another excessive heat warning period. Weather is, they say, 116 degrees for today thru the end of the week - joy of joys. Still have not heard anything from Contact in the Desert as to if I am going to volunteer. I almost assume by now that I am not. I really hate, however, that people have gotten really rude and or stupid. If you ask for volunteers would not it be nice to let people know that they are not needed? Another pet peeve: I waited to pick up a key to do an appraisal for a sale this week. Had asked the agent if she could put a lock box on the property and she said no. So I pick up the key, it is already 100 outside, get to the house and guess what there is a lock box on the back door. How rude. Anyway, it has been one of those weeks in the appraisal business.