For many kids of the ‘90s, the best toons were Nicktoons. Rugrats, Doug (before Disney took it down way too many pegs), Aaahh!! Real Monsters, CatDog. While all of these were great and complemented Nickelodeon’s even superior live action series at the time, there was no greater animated series that touched closer to home for some than Hey Arnold! Continue reading Best Geeky Finds – Hey Short Man!
His story may have been a bit like Batman, but the story was all Marvel. After Hiro Hamada’s brother Tadashi dies in an explosion caused by an evil scientific mastermind, he uses his brother’s large inflatable health aid and his friends to fight crime and find the kabuki mask-wearing villain. That’s what happened in 2014 in Disney’s blockbuster Big Hero 6. Now, in the semi-minimalist animation style of their recent movie and series comebacks, Disney XD brings back these familiar characters. Continue reading Best Geeky Finds – Baymax Returns with Power
The older I get, the more I become disappointed by animated series. It’s not because these series aren’t necessarily good – usually they are beyond spectacular for the 4-10 year-old audiences they were written to be watched by. This might actually be a sign I’m maturing (I refuse to believe this though, given my weekend binges of Ninja Turtles). But every now and then, a series comes along that’s just too good not to watch though (see previous posts about Ducktales, Gravity Falls). Star Vs. The Forces of Evil is another such series. Continue reading Best Geeky Finds – Catch a Star By the Horns
I’ve been a fan of Kamail Nanjiani since before Silicon Valley. Back when he was just a stand-up comedian, he hosted two awesome podcasts – The X-Files Files and The Indoor Kids with his wife Emily Gordon. Since that time Emily published a book, Kamail landed an ensemble show and a spot on the rebirth of his favorite series. Oh, and their life because the plot of an award-winning movie. Continue reading Best Geeky Finds – The Truth Is Out There… The Big Sick is Perfect
Dracula… the Wolfman… the Mummy… the creature from the Black Lagoon… Frankenstein’s monster. As a fan of B-movies, a good chunk of movies I love include these creatures (both good and bad). So when I ran across a movie on Hulu I had not seen, The Monster Squad, featuring all of these characters, I knew it was something to be loved. Continue reading Best Geeky Finds – Man, You Sure Know a Lot About Monsters