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Christmas Movies [OT]

Cidu Bill on Dec 23rd 2016

My cousin posted this last year, and I re-posted it here. We both decided to share it again this year.

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Christmas, Nancy Churnin, movies | 43 responses so far

Prequels [OT]

Cidu Bill on Oct 22nd 2015

I read today that they’re making a television series called Krypton, set 200 years before Superman’s birth. Sort of like Caprica, except… well, exactly the same thing, just with a different franchise.

I don’t understand producers’ obsession with prequels, since they’re always terrible. Over the last hundred years, the only worthwhile prequel that comes to mind is Godfather II, and that was only half a prequel. Earlier than that, I think we have to go back to the Iliad (I was going to say Oedipus, but technically that wasn’t a prequel even though it was written after Antigone).

Can anybody offer any counter-examples?

Filed in Antigone, Bill Bickel, Godfather, Iliad, Oedipus, movies, prequels | 74 responses so far

Kill Peter

Cidu Bill on Apr 18th 2015

This question is directed at parents…

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Would any of you get this bent out of shape over your 17-year-old seeing an R-rated movie? Of course, comic strip parents do seem to over-react to everything.

Filed in Bill Amend, Bill Bickel, Fox Trot, comic strips, comics, humor, movies | 26 responses so far

Just wondering…

Cidu Bill on Aug 7th 2012

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Is Adam in repeats, or has Brian Bassett not been to the movies for a really long time?

Filed in Adam, Bill Bickel, Brian Basset, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor, movies | 21 responses so far

Passé

Cidu Bill on Dec 12th 2011

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The internal logic here eludes me: Netflix is passé? Does he mean it’s longer viable (certainly not true) or, more linguistically correct (if somewhat incongruous) that it’s no longer in vogue? And I think it’s safe to say that at this point, each year is going to offer us additional ways to view movies (who, not that many years ago, could have predicted how quickly Redbox and streaming would become major sources?)

Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, CIDU, Jimmy Johnson, Netflix, comic strips, comics, humor, movies | 20 responses so far

Movies

Cidu Bill on Jul 6th 2011

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With movie tickets as high as $12 each ($17 for 3D/IMAX) — and that popcorn they’re holding would be six bucks easy — is the price of a gallon of gas really a factor in keeping anybody from going to the theatres?

Filed in Bill Bickel, Zits, comic strips, humor, movies | 31 responses so far

Oh come on, like you’ve never done the same thing…

Cidu Bill on Apr 17th 2011

I was quite intrigued the first time I heard a radio commercial for The Conspirator, the new movie about Mary Surratt’s involvement in Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. It wasn’t until the following day that I realized I’d misheard it and it was about Mary Surratt, not Mary Cassatt.

And no, I’m not joking.

Filed in Abraham Lincoln, Mary Cassatt, movies | 18 responses so far

Comic That Made Me Laugh Out Loud on Academy Awards Day

Cidu Bill on Feb 27th 2011

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Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Scott Hilburn, comic strips, comics, humor, lol, movies | 9 responses so far

The Curse of the Three-Week Lead-Time

Cidu Bill on Dec 4th 2010

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In the period between the time Mr. Tatulli wrote this and the syndicate distributed it, the Green Lantern trailer was indeed released. “Sucks” is too kind a word for it. So stick to your principles, Dean!

Filed in Bill Bickel, Green Lantern, Heart of the City, Mark Tatulli, comic strips, comics, humor, movies | 36 responses so far

One-Liners

Cidu Bill on Nov 23rd 2010

Bonus LOL, Arlo’d for language: Continue Reading »

Filed in Arlo Page, Arlol, Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, comic strips, comics, humor, lol, movies, xkcd | 13 responses so far

Toy Story Inception

Cidu Bill on Jul 30th 2010

Thanks to Elyrest and Comic Riffs. Spoiler alert, obviously. Continue Reading »

Filed in Inception, Toy Story, YouTube, humor, movies | 3 responses so far

Inception

Cidu Bill on Jul 28th 2010

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Christopher Nolan, Inception, movies | 40 responses so far

If Tim Burton’s 3-D Alice in Wonderland is Too High-Tech For You…

Cidu Bill on Mar 10th 2010

Here’s the very first Alice in Wonderland film, from 1903:

Filed in Alice in Wonderland, Bill Bickel, YouTube, movies | 8 responses so far

Anybody Here Seen Alice in Wonderland?

Cidu Bill on Mar 9th 2010

I really wanted it to be good, but so far I haven’t read or heard any indication that it is.

Filed in Alice in Wonderland, Bill Bickel, movies | 27 responses so far

The Switch

Cidu Bill on Feb 25th 2010

In 1972, New York Yankees ace pitcher Fritz Peterson and Yankees not-quite-ace Mike Kekich traded wives (and families and homes and dogs). Peterson and Kekich’s wife are still together to this day, while things didn’t work out so well for the other couple.

This was still back in the day when stories like this could be kept relatively quiet.

Ben Affleck now owns the rights to the story, and he might star in the film along with Matt Damon. Now, as much as I’m a non-fan of both Affleck and Damon, and I hate the two of them together, I am absolutely first in line to see this.

Filed in Ben Affleck, Bill Bickel, Fritz Peterson, baseball, movies | 8 responses so far

LOL-October 19

Cidu Bill on Oct 19th 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Darby Conley, Dave Blazek, Dave Coverly, Far Left Side, Get Fuzzy, Harry Potter, Leigh Rubin, Loose Parts, Mickey Mouse, New Yorker, Rubes, Speed Bump, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, lol, movies | 18 responses so far

2012

Cidu Bill on Oct 8th 2009

On one hand, 2012 probably won’t be a very good movie. On the other hand, if ever a movie warrants an iMax version, this one’s probably it.

Filed in 2012, Bill Bickel, IMAX, movies | 29 responses so far

A Question for Women Only (DISTRICT 9 SPOILER)

Cidu Bill on Sep 19th 2009

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Filed in Bill Bickel, District 9, movies | 17 responses so far

LOL-June 28

Cidu Bill on Jun 28th 2009

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Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, Bizarro, Cornered, Curtis, Dan Piraro, Facebook, Far Left Side, Francesco Marciuliano, Mark Parisi, Mike Baldwin, Off the Mark, Sally Forth, Scott Hilburn, Transformers, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, lol, movies, xkcd | 16 responses so far

Doctor Manhattan’s Penis

Cidu Bill on Mar 10th 2009

I haven’t seen Watchmen yet, but I have noticed that there doesn’t seem to be a single review of the film that fails to mention Dr. Manhattan’s penis. This seems to be a major obsession. I’ve heard rumors that the studio is negotiating to give Dr. Manhattan’s penis its own spin-off.

The son of one of my wife’s friends asked “If this is supposed to be the most powerful man in the universe, why can’t he find himself a pair of pants?” The kid’s missing the point: If the most powerful man in the universe wants to run around with everything hanging out, who’s going to tell him he can’t? “Hey, buddy, you got a problem with it? Talk to the penis.”

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From David Willis’s list of
The Worst Jobs in Hollywood

Filed in Bill Bickel, David Willis, Shortpacked, Watchmen, comic books, movies | 41 responses so far

Hell, Yeah…

Cidu Bill on Sep 14th 2008

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If they can work all that into a single movie, I’m there too.

Filed in Bill Bickel, Jim Meddick, Monty, clowns, comic strips, comics, humor, movies | 10 responses so far

Godzilla

Cidu Bill on Jun 26th 2008

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Brevity, CIDU, Godzilla, Guy & Rodd, comic strips, comics, humor, movies | 9 responses so far

Feelin’ Good

Cidu Bill on May 29th 2008

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Close to Home, John McPherson, comic strips, comics, humor, movies | 16 responses so far

Wet

Cidu Bill on Feb 25th 2008

One that made Janice Rey say Ewww: “Don’t want to go to a movie in that theatre any time soon. (Mind you, I can think of lots worse things to be on a theatre seat, but lets not go there…)”

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Ewww, One Big Happy, comic strips, comics, humor, movies | 3 responses so far

If the comic doesn’t necessarily belong on the Arlo Page, Kris Gallimore’s explanation certainly does.

Cidu Bill on Jan 9th 2008

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Filed in Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, Blondie, Dagwood, Mickey Rourke, adult movies, comic strips, comics, humor, movies, popcorn | 9 responses so far