Army of Darkness

 

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Army of Darkness is a cult classic, and is the third movie in the Evil Dead trilogy. Released in 1992, the film was directed by Sam Raimi, and stars Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams. The story picks up where Evil Dead 2 left off, with Ash being trapped in middle ages, having to battle his way through medieval zombies to get back home.

Zombies, chainsaws, castles, and magic….what more do you really need in a movie?

 

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300

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300 was released in 2006 and revolutionized the way that comic books would be adapted to the big screen. It was based on the awesome 1998 comic book by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley. It was filmed using the super-imposition chroma key technique which made the pictures from the comic really come alive. The story retells the Battle of Thermopylae between Persia and Greece during the Persian Wars, and was directed by Zack Snyder. King Leonidas leads 300 Spartan beefcakes against the invading army of god-king Xerxes and his 300,000 strong army. Of course we all know who won that battle.

The film ended up achieving massive success, grossing over $450 million at the box office. It’s sequel, 300: Rise of An Empire, was based on Frank Miller’s unpublished graphic novel Xerxes, and was released on March 7, 2014.

Tonight, we dine in Hell!

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Gremlins

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Anyone who was lucky enough to be around in the early 80’s undoubtedly remembers Gremlins, the 1984 Steven Spielberg horror/ comedy. It’s the story about Gizmo, a cute little Mogwai voiced by Howie Mandel, and his not-so-cute friends who appear if they’re accidentally fed after midnight. Gremlins was followed up by a not quite as good sequel in 1990, and has gone on to become part of our pop-culture.

 

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DC Universe

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DC Comics is one of the most successful comic book companies of all time, it’s universe flush with household superheroes such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Hawkman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, Shazam, Hawkman, and the Green Arrow. The rogues gallery of the DC world is many even more notorious with the likes of Lex Luthor, The Joker, Darkseid, The Penguin, The Joker, Catwoman, Sinestro, and Braniac.

The DC name originally came from Detective Comics, one of the first titles in their library. Detective Comics of course also introduced the world to Batman in issue #27 back in 1939. After the debut of Superman in Action Comics #1 (June, 1938), the world of comic books would never be the same again.

Along with their arch-rival Marvel, the two companies share about 80% of the American comic book market.

 

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A Nightmare on Elm Street

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A Nightmare on Elm Street is the second largest horror film franchise of all time after Friday the 13th, consisting of 9 ultra gory slasher films, a TV series, novels, comic books, halloween costumes, etc. Wes Craven created the first movie in 1984, and hasn’t looked back since. Freddy Krueger is the star of the show, and attacks his victims while they sleep. The films have grossed over $455 million at the box office, and have scared the crap out of teenagers since day one.

One, two, Freddy’s coming for you, three, four, better lock your door, five, six, grab a crucifix, seven, eight, gonna’ stay up late, nine, ten, never sleep again…

 

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Friday The 13th

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Friday the 13th is the most successful horror film franchise of all time. 12 awesome slasher movies were made in total, along with a TV show, comic books, and tons of merch. Overall, the films did over $465 m at the box office. The plot was pretty simple; Jason Voorhees drowns at Crystal Lake as a young boy, and then comes back and makes everyone pay for it. Jason and his iconic hockey mask and machete are now part of pop-culture, instantly identifiable even if you’ve never wasted 2 hours watching one of the movies.

 

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Superman

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Superman, an American Cultural icon, first introduced us to what a superhero was when he made his debut in Action Comics # 1 in 1938. He was the very first to don a cape, to wear boots, to have a shield pronounced prominently on his chest, and to wear his underwear on the OUTSIDE of his pants. Prior to Supes, everyone wore their underwear on the inside…crazy!!!!

The Superman (as he was originally known) was created by Jerry Siegel, and Joel Shuster, buddies going to high school and living in Cleveland, Ohio.

Superman invented the modern day superhero, and popularized comic books in the early 1940’s. The story of the planet Krypton, Clark Kent, Lois Lane the Daily Planet in Metropolis, and his arch nemesis Lex Luthor is more like our history than mythology now.

IGN labeled Superman the #1 comic book hero of all time, and we can’t really argue with them.

 

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Kung Fu Panda

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Kung Fu Panda debuted to the world in 2008, and is a CGI martial arts film from Dreamworks Animation Studios. The story takes place in ancient China, and follows Po through a land of talking animals, as he strives to become a Kung Fu master. The movie features an all-star cast of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Dustin Hoffman.

Kung Fu 2 was released in 2011, and part 3 is set to be released in January 2016.

What could be better than a talking, fighting Panda?

 

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Batman

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The Caped Crusader. The Dark Knight. No matter how you refer to Batman, after 75 years of existence, he has become an important part of our cultural fabric. The “Bat-Man” fist appeared in Detective Comics #27 back in May, 1939. He was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and is now very much an icon in our society.

Bruce Wayne’s Gotham City foes have also gained some major street cred over the years; The Joker, Penguin, Riddler, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Bane, and the list goes on and on.

IGN named Batman #2 in the top 100 comic book heroes of all time, right behind none other than his DC Comics counterpart, good ‘ol Superman.

Whether you’re a fan of the 1960’s campy Adam West Batman, or the slightly darker Tim Burton 1989 Batman, each version has something for everybody. Except maybe the George Clooney Batman from 1997’s disastrous Batman and Robin movie. That was just plain awful.

 

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She- Ra Princess of Power

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She-Ra is the heroine, and the original Princess of Power from the Filmation cartoon series which debuted in 1985. Not to be outdone by her twin brother He-Man, She-Ra received her own toy line and her own Sword of Protection to battle of the Evil Hordak and his Etheria minions. Princess Adora kicked some serious ass during her day, and could give Xena a run for her money any day of the week.

 

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