SCOOB! Blu-ray Combo Pack Giveaway

Zoinks! Yes, like many impressionable young children, I grew up watching Scooby-Doo on TV. And besides learning the advantages of working as a team and the benefits of persistence in solving mysteries, I learned the true value of friendship. Shaggy and Scooby-Doo were inseparable pals. They may have been a bunch of bumbling scaredy cats, but they also supported each other no matter what. And they also ate. A lot. I always wonder what a Scooby Snack tasted like. I remember so many great episodes, particularly the ones with "guest stars" like Batman and Robin! Yep, Scooby Doo and the gang were my weekend buddies growing up. So I'm happy to see that the ...

Celebrate Father’s Day with the Father of Marvel Comics: Stan Lee

I bought myself an early Father's Day present. Yep, when I saw the new Marvel Legends Stan Lee action figure, I knew it had to be mine. My home office is cluttered (I mean that in the most complimentary way!) with all sorts of action figures, Legos, statues and more based on comic books, Star Wars, cartoons and pop culture. From Captain America to Danger Mouse to Mr. T to even Kool-Aid Man, I like to surround myself with lots of friends. I haven't bought as many action figures as I used to, mainly because they're fairly expensive and I guess I'd rather send my kids to college than complete the latest collection of ...

Bryce Dallas Howard Gives Us All a Father’s Day Gift

Bryce Dallas Howard schooled us all. The impossible-not-to-like actress got her dad the ultimate Father's Day Gift: Dads, her own film hitting Apple TV+ on June 19. Making her directorial debut, Bryce put together the heartwarming and hilarious documentary to truly celebrate all that is fatherhood. The core of the film centers around six very different fathers from around the world sharing their stories about being a dad. From dirty diapers to heart-wrenching moments of parenthood, Dads covers it all and mixes in celebrity pops for good measure. Some of Hollywood's finest and funniest dads chime in including Judd Apatow, Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris, Ken Jeong, Jimmy Kimmel, Hasan Minaj, Conan ...

Behold the Swamp Thing Cake

This past weekend, Jason turned 17. Not only is that tough to swallow but for the first time ever, I laid my eyes on a Swamp Thing cake. Yes, my wife Allison once again outdid herself by surprising Jason with a special birthday cake featuring the muck-encrusted mockery of a man. I've been a monstrous (pun intended, sorry) fan of Swampy since Alan Moore was writing the comics back in the 1980's. It wasn't until the recent Swamp Thing TV series on DC Universe that Jason got his first glimpse into the character. And just like me, he instantly fell in love. Unfortunately, the TV show (while critically acclaimed) only lasted one short ...

I Finally Watched Akira and Now My Head Hurts

The first thing I learned while watching Akira this weekend was that I've been pronouncing it wrong for decades. The 1988 animated film, based on Katsuhiro Otomo's manga of the same name, is not pronounced "Uh-keer-ah." According to the movie, it's more like "Ah-key-ruh." Unfortunately, that's about the only thing I really learned from watching this 124 minute movie with my two boys. Now before I dive into my thoughts on Akira, let me set the record straight. I'm a huge comic book fan. My office is loaded up with everything from a Cap Wolf action figure to a Lego Death Star to a Kool-Aid Man POP Vinyl figure. I used to think ...