Posts Tagged ‘Lord of the Rings


2 in 1 Showcase At the Movies Episode 33: The Hobbit-An Unexpected Journey

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2 in 1 Showcase At the Movies Episode 33: The Hobbit-An Unexpected Journey
by Blake M. Petit, Kenny Fanguy & Jason Champagne
Peter Jackson is returning to Middle-Earth, and the Showcase boys are going with him! Blake, Kenny and Jason took in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. How does it compare to the Lord of the Rings trilogy? How does it measure up to the book? Does it really need to be split into three movies? The guys give their thoughts inside. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

2 in 1 Showcase at the Movies Episode 33: The Hobbit-An Unexpected Journey


2 in 1 Showcase Episode 277: The 2012 Holiday Movie Preview


Delayed a few days by technical difficulties, the Showcase is back! This week, Blake and Erin talk about the big Disney/Lucasfilm news before diving into the big movie releases of November and December. James Bond returns! Peter Jackson takes us back to Middle-Earth! Lincoln rises from the grave or something! And lest we forget: Cirque de Soleil! All this and more in the annual Holiday Movie Preview special! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Episode 277: The 2012 Holiday Movie Preview


2 in 1 Showcase Episode 275: The Ultimate Top Ten Movie Monsters


With Halloween so close, Blake and Erin discuss the greatest movie monsters of all time. Our picks, your choices, and the number one monster in cinema history wait for you in this week’s episode! In the picks, Erin loves The Walking Dead Compendium Vol. 2 and Blake goes with Locke and Key: Grindhouse and Marvel Zombies Halloween. Don’t forget to vote for this year’s Halloween movie marathon at the Fighting Fitness Fraternity Facebook Page! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at!

Music provided by Music Alley from Mevio.

Episode 275: Ultimate Top Ten Movie Monsters


The Blu-Ray Question: To Double Dip, or Not To Double Dip?

Last weekend I did something I’ve been resisting for quite some time: I purchased a Blu-Ray set that I already owned on DVD. Although I have begun buying Blu-Ray for movies heavy on the visuals I have not re-purchased anything before. I like a movie to look and sound great, don’t misunderstand, but the difference isn’t worth it to me to drop twenty, thirty, fifty bucks on something I already own. I didn’t have this problem when I went from VHS to DVD, because I never really collected VHS tapes. Oh, I had a few, mostly Christmas and birthday presents. I never really bought a lot of VHS myself. When DVD hit, though, I felt the urge to compile my own video store.

I finally broke and repurchased for three very important reasons:

  1. The Blu-Ray in question was the complete set of Joss Whedon’s Firefly, one of the greatest and most criminally underrated science fiction television series of the past decade.
  2. Amazon had the set on sale for $24, less than I paid for the DVD set back in the day and really cheap for a full season of a TV show (even a season that only lasted 13 episodes).
  3. My girlfriend Erin (hi sweetie) virtually commanded me to do so.

That said, I don’t plan on making a habit out of this. There aren’t a lot of properties that can make me turn out money twice. There are, however, a couple of releases coming out later this year that are making me think about it…

Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology will be released in just a few weeks, and you are all under orders to report to me the cheapest price you can find. This set will include all four Christopher Reeve Superman movies, the Richard Donner cut of Superman II, the film Superman Returns and the documentary Look, Up in the Sky. That’s one of my all-time favorite movies, several other movies that I enjoy to one degree or another… and Superman IV. If I could find this for a decent price, I would consider it.

Coming out at the end of June is the Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Blu-Ray. I loved these films, but I easily resisted the Blu-Ray edition of the theatrical cuts. The extended cuts, though… first of all, I don’t have all of those on DVD, so this wouldn’t be a complete double-dip. Also, this edition comes with a digital copy of the trilogy, and I like having the digital copies available to take anywhere. Like the Superman set, if I can find this at a good price, I’d consider it.

But one set I will not get on Blu-Ray, much to the consternation of one of my Showcase co-hosts? The Star Wars: The Complete Saga box set. To be fair, I don’t hate the prequel trilogy the way that a lot of people do. (It’s clearly inferior to the original, but I think the films have some merit, and except for Hayden Christensen’s performance, Episode III is actually quite good). But there is no way in hell I’m going to spend any money on this set, and mainly because I feel like is another blatant cash grab by Lucasfilm. First they put out the DVD of the original trilogy, but only the “special edition” versions. Then a few years ago, they finally released the original versions on DVD, but not in anamorphic widescreen. (WIDESCREEN IS THE WAY TO GO, PEOPLE.) They also released the prequels as they came out, which is to be expected. This boxed set? No original version of the original trilogy — again, only the “special editions” — which to me speaks of a plan to release those again at a later date, sucking cash away from the fans again. The set also lacks any real additional special features, meaning you’re just paying for something you already have all over again. And that says nothing of Lucas’s plan to re-release all six films in 3-D in a couple of years, which you know will be followed by yet another Blu-Ray release. Forget it, Lucas. As long as I own a device that can play the discs I already have, I’m not dropping another dime on those six movies.


Time Travel Tuesdays: Walking Fish and Ronald McDonald

Halloween is over, friends, and that means Time Travel Tuesdays is reverting back to its usual status quo of posting any sort of random thing I’ve got cluttering my hard drive. Such as this column, originally published waaaaaaay back on August 3, 2002, where I tried to clear away several short-form column topics at once…

Walking Fish and Ronald McDonald

You know, my friends, it is not often that I devote more than a week of this column at a time to a single topic, but when I do, I go all-out. That’s why I spent pretty much the entire month of July talking about my vacation.

But July is over and it’s time to get back in the saddle. However, whenever I ramble on for a great period of time, lots of interesting little tidbits seem to crop up that deserve our attention. Not to be remiss in our duties, we here at Think About it Central have complied a few of them for you this week, taking advantage of this forum to further educate the good people of the world while simultaneously getting funny looks from the morons.

And speaking of morons, one of the most interesting stories in the news over the last few weeks has been that of Caeser Barber, a 56-year-old maintenance worker who has filed a lawsuit against four fast food companies, claiming they made him fat. Barber claims that advertising campaigns that said “100 percent beef” made him think the food was healthy.

First of all, this guy is an idiot. Second of all, this doesn’t explain why KFC is included in the lawsuit. Third, this guy is an idiot. What he has essentially done is stepped up in front of the world microphone and shouted, “I’m a weak-willed, pathetic creature unable to resist the horrible lure of advertising! Pity me!”

(Oddly enough, it seems Jarrod wasn’t enough to tempt this guy into a Subway once in a while.)

Is fast food unhealthy? Of course it is. Does advertising attempt to minimize that aspect? Again, of course. Did this guy have any choice about choking his arteries to death with grease?

Ah. Another “Yes.” Unless he can prove that Ronald McDonald, Col. Sanders and Wendy were sitting in the back seat of his car with a shotgun to his brain, he has no case. This is just another example of people refusing to take any responsibility for themselves. Let’s strap this guy to whatever lawyer was unscrupulous enough to file such a frivolous suit and lock ‘em in a Burger King freezer overnight.

And speaking of repulsive creatures, our next tidbit comes from the great state of Maryland, where wildlife officials are worried about a breed of Chinese fish, the snakehead, which has been introduced into their ecosystem. Evidently the creature, known as “Frankenfish,” was transported to America by a Hong Kong national who wanted to make soup for his ill sister, but released the fish into a pond when she got well. Evidently these suckers can grow up to a yard long, have no natural predators in this hemisphere and breed like George Foreman.

Here’s where it gets really creepy: this fish has “extended fins” which allow it to walk on dry land, sometimes for days at a time, attempting to find new hunting ground.

Say it with me. “Ew.”

It’s bad enough, here in Louisiana, to see an armadillo or alligator crossing the street, but can you imagine this giant, ugly fish slithering across Highway 90 into the Wal-Mart parking lot? Can you imagine if it went up to those automatic doors and walked into the store? Can you comprehend how terrified people would get? Wouldn’t that be hysterical?

Scientists are asking anglers to help round up these monsters. Proven techniques are using frog meat or minnows as bait or simply waiting for it to walk up to you and hitting it over the head with a socket wrench.

I don’t know if charges are being filed against the guy who brought them over to America in the first place, but I hope people are at least allowed to line up and roll their eyes at him. I love my sister too, but I’d think twice about disrupting an entire ecosystem just because she was sick, especially since everyone knows chicken soup works better.

And speaking of my sister, she and I, along with dozens of other hard-working and extremely talented folks, have been preposterously tired over the past several weeks as we are in final preparations for the Thibodaux Playhouse production of “Hello, Dolly!” I also have spent a significant amount of time helping construct the set, so if you have no other excuse to see the show, come by and start a pool as to when you expect the staircases to collapse and how many of the bolts you think I tightened. [2010 Note: This play was produced eight years ago. For God’s sake, stop trying to order tickets.]

And speaking of entertainment, Lord of the Rings comes out on DVD Tuesday, and for the love of all that is good and holy, buy the widescreen version. Let us all join as brothers in the effort to grind pan and scan into dust beneath our mighty feet. Toodles.

Blake M. Petit is attempting to find the world record for shameless plugs. He wants to see if he’s beaten it yet. Contact him with comments, suggestions or pictures of that Frankenfish on dry land at


Time Travel Tuesdays: Rage on the Red Carpet

Ah, 2002. Friends was still iffy for its next season. Lord of the Rings was conquering the box office. And awards shows sucked just as hard as they do today. Let’s travel back in time to see my thoughts on such a show a looooong time ago…

January 26, 2002

Rage on the Red Carpet

I have often found myself flabbergasted by the phenomenon of celebrity rage. When you’re getting $20 million to make out with Denise Richards, seriously, what on Earth are you complaining about?

But with award season now upon us (the Oscars are turning brown, the Grammys are falling from the trees), I think I’m seeing evidence of what could drive a person with more money than any rational human could possibly need to want to pull out a microphone stand and beat someone into submission.

In one word: idiot reporters.

As part of a massive conspiracy between E!, Disney, the Fox Network and that guy in the black van who parks outside the office three days a week, I was forced to watch the Golden Globes “pre-show” Sunday night, where the stars arrive, are herded through a security checkpoint that would confiscate a safety pin from Mother Theresa and then are forced to confront a throng of reporters with inane questions that quite reasonably would make any sane person want to choke them with their necktie and stuff them in Sir Anthony Hopkins’s freezer.

To illustrate my point, I have taken the liberty of transcribing some of the conversations heard on the Red Carpet at this year’s Golden Globe Awards.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

“Entertainment Tonight”: Hi, I’m here with Matthew Perry of the hit show “Friends,” which is nominated tonight for favorite comedy series. Matthew, what are the chances for a ninth season of your show?

Matthew Perry: No comment.

“Extra”: Ladies and gentlemen we’re here tonight with the lovely Jennifer Connelly, nominated for best supporting actress for “A Beautiful Mind.” Jennifer, you’ve gotten a lot of attention since this movie came out — does this whole Hollywood scene still overwhelm you sometimes?

Jennifer Connelly: What kind of idiot question is that? What, do you think I’m some greenhorn out of the sticks who got plucked from a stage production of “Our Town”? I’ve been making movies since I was 15 years old! How about “Labyrinth,” huh? How about “The Rocketeer”? How about “Requiem For a Dream”? How about “Dark City”? I ought to take that microphone and–

“Extra”: Oh, we’ll have to get back to you Jennifer, because here’s Lisa Kudrow of the hit TV show “Friends.” Lisa, there’s been a lot of talk about whether your show will continue after this season–

Lisa Kudrow: No comment.

Wacky Reporter From “The Tonight Show”: Dude, look, it’s Ron Howard. He directed that movie with the Crowe guy… um… “A Mind is a Beautiful Thing to Waste,” or something like that. Hey, Opie! Nice job!

Ron Howard: Oh for cryin’ out loud… would you quit with the “Opie” cracks already? That was 40 years ago! I’m a grown man now! I’m an award-winner! I’m bald! I directed “Willow,” do you hear me? I directed “Willooooooow…”

“Today Show”: Would somebody keep Ron Howard quiet? I can’t hear Jennifer Aniston from “Friends” answer my question. Jennifer–

Jennifer Aniston: No comment.

“E! News Daily”: I’m here with Sir Ian McKellan, the star of the hit movie “The Lord of the Rings.”

Elijah Wood: Hey, what about me?

“E!”: Shut up. Ian, your movie is nominated for best picture. Do you think there’s going to be some “magic” for you guys tonight? Ha, ha!

Ian McKellan: Why do you people always think that joke is funny? It’s not. It wasn’t the first time, it wasn’t the 5,000th time. Do you all share a brain or do you just rip off each other’s material because your unicellular brains can’t come up with anything original?

“E!”: Well Sir Ian, it was just a joke…

Elijah Wood: I thought it was funny!

Ian McKellan: I’ll see you in Hell.

“CBS This Morning”: We’re here with Matt LeBlanc, one of the stars of the popular series “Friends.” Matt, about that ninth season…

Matt LeBlanc: Well, we’ve discussed it at great length with each other, with the crew, with the producers, and we think it’s important — (Silenced by a flying tackle from David Schwimmer.)

Joan Rivers: This is Joan Rivers reporting to you live from–

Everybody: (Pounds Joan Rivers to oblivion).

American Viewing Public: Thank you!

Blake M. Petit is still miffed that the brilliance of “Glitter” was overlooked. Okay, he’s lying. Contact him with comments, suggestions or a little statuette at


Classic EBI #61: A Bone-a-Fide Masterpiece

In this weeks’ new EBI Column, DC Comics just announced they’re bumping up the number of DC Universe titles starring Batman to six (or maybe up to nine, depending on how you count). And while Batman is probably the worst offender at the moment, he’s not the only one. This week I ask the question…

Everything But Imaginary #363: How Much is Too Much?

But in the classic EBI this week, we’re taking a trip all the way back to April of 2004, when Jeff Smith was wrapping up his epic Bone series, and I was saying farewell to one of the best comics of the past decade.

A Bone-a-fide Masterpiece

The year, my friends, is 1991. I am a freshman in high school. Superman isn’t dead yet — in fact, he’s not even sick. The Justice Society of America is finally brought out of limbo in their own regular series, which flops within 10 issues. X-Men, if you can believe it, is the top selling comic book in America. And in a far corner of the comic book store comes a new title, self-published, that appears to be just another latecomer to the 80s black-and-white craze that is already dead. Until you pick it up and crack it open. Then, once you read it, you realize you’ve got something special. The year is 1991, the year that the three Bone cousins were run out of Boneville and separated and lost in a vast, uncharted desert. One by one, they found their way into a deep, forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures…

And now it is 2004. It’s 54 issues, two mini-series, a handful of specials and 13 years later. And now Jeff Smith’s Bone is just one issue away from its epic climax.

Like most people, I didn’t jump on the Bone bandwagon the minute it appeared on shelves. I heard chatter about it on the internet (in those days, a lonely message board on Prodigy, of all places), and saw an article or two in Wizard, but I had just reached the stage where I’d decided I was too mature for silly things like Uncle Scrooge comics, so why would I waste time on this one? It looked like more of the same.

Then I got an issue of Hero Illustrated that had a Bone Holiday Special included. And it was funny. Really funny. So when I went to the comic shop the next week, I saw the latest printing of Bone #1 on the stands (the eighth printing, if my memory serves) and picked it up. And loved it. And then I grabbed the first two trade paperbacks and jumped on the series with the next issue #13, and I’ve been a fan ever since. The story was simple — three Bone cousins, Fone Bone, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone (odd white creatures with big noses – if I had to describe them for a non-comic fan I’d call ‘em three-foot tall albino mutant Smurfs) are driven into a valley full of humans, animals and stupid, stupid rat creatures, and begin to have wacky adventures that had something to do with dreams, dragons and a mysterious “Lord of the Locusts.” Plus it had great artwork — lush, detailed scenes with characters that could have fallen from the pen of Carl Barks or Walt Kelly. Smith even made a star out of Ted, the bug that looks like a leaf. It was a lot of fun.

Here’s the really interesting thing. Sometime in the middle of the run — I’m not sure where but it was after the Great Cow Race and before the introduction of Rockjaw, Master of the Eastern Border — Bone stopped being a comedy and became a high fantasy. Jeff Smith had tricked us. In the same way that the early chapters of Lord of the Rings began with lighthearted fare like Bilbo’s going-away party, occasionally punctuated by cameos of the Ringwraiths, so did Smith begin his story with goofy protagonists and moronic, ineffectual villains. Both Smith and J.R.R. Tolkien put our minds at ease before delving into the darkness, serving up an epic tale of good and evil and, in both cases, a small little hero who never wanted an adventure, but who carries the weight of the world on his shoulders.

As the tone of the stories has changed, so have the characters as well. Grand’ma Ben, Lucius Down and the great Red Dragon all started out as amusing characters, but each harbored secrets that drove the tale towards becoming an epic. Thorn started out the tale as a simple girl, your standard fairy tale maiden, but as the truth about her past became known, she has evolved into a true warrior princess whose own burden is becoming too much to bear, and who would never make it without Fone Bone (Smith’s answer to Samwise Gamgee, in a sense).

The Bone cousins themselves have changed. Phoney Bone, whose greed and selfishness was what got the Bones driven from their home in the first place, has shown a surprising amount of loyalty to his cousins and a rare amount of courage, although he has never lost sight of number one. Smiley Bone, at first sight, seems to be this story’s answer to Walt Disney’s Goofy — a loveable lug with a big heart and a small brain. That’s not quite true, though. Rather than Goofy’s golden soul, he’s got a healthy dose of Walt Kelly’s Albert the Alligator from the old Pogo comic strip. He’s not a bad guy, but he’s surprisingly amoral, going along with Phoney’s schemes no matter how ludicrous or mean-spirited they are. Although he could never do anything so terrible as to make me lose my love for a character who, in the ugliest cow suit ever made, could actually shout out the phrase “I’m not Smiley! I’m a real cow! Think I’ll chew me some cud!” and believe he was fooling anybody.

Then there’s our hero, Fone Bone himself. Out of the main characters, he has changed the least. He began as a good, moral everyman character, and he remains a good, moral everyman character. As the valley is swarmed by rat creatures and his beloved Thorn is fighting not to lose herself in the Dreaming, he displays unbelievable courage, but he never surprises you, because you knew that courage was there from the very beginning. Helping his idiot cousins escape from an angry mob, making his way through a harsh winter lost and alone, or even lying on his stomach in a meadow trying to compose a love poem to Thorn (actual excerpt: “Upon your feet you have ten toes, they look just like po-ta-toes”). You can look at the character doing those things and believe he is someone who will stand by someone he loves even up to the gates of Hell if he were called upon to do so.

He doesn’t have tights or superpowers. No secret origin or fancy-schmancy car. He’s short, bald and he has a big nose. But Fone Bone is one of the greatest comic book heroes of all time.

Publication of Bone has been sporadic over the years, explaining how it took 13 years to turn out 54 issues, the most recent of which came out last week. At best, the title was bi-monthly, at worst, there was a gap of over a year as Smith worked on two prequel miniseries (Rose, the story of Grand’ma Ben, and Stupid, Stupid Rat Tails: The Adventures of Big Johnson Bone, Frontier Hero). But fans were willing to wait. I don’t know why, exactly. If The Ultimates takes seven weeks between issues we’re rolling our eyes and saying, “Geez, not again.” But for Bone, we’re willing to wait as long as it takes, because we know Jeff Smith will give us a fantastic story. There’s only one issue left before the tale ends (this isn’t a Captain Marvel situation where a publisher is yanking the rug out, leaving the fans wringing their hands). But I’d be willing to wait another 13 years for that last issue if that’s what it took.

I know it’ll be that good.

So what’s next, after the story ends? Well, there was talk for a while of an animated film based on the comic, but reports are that Smith nixed that when Nickelodeon, producing the film, wanted to give Fone Bone “magic gloves” and cram a Britney Spears soundtrack down our throats. (If the story is true, Jeff, good for you.) He has already signed on to do a four-issue Shazam! miniseries for DC comics, somehow bringing back the golden age villains, The Monster Society of Evil. I’ve already reserved my copy. And after that, Smith promises to return to his own company, Cartoon Books, to put out a new tale. Will it be a new Bone comic or something totally different? I don’t know.

Whatever happens, I hope this isn’t the end for the Bone cousins. Fone Bone… Smiley Bone… Phoney Bone… Thorn… even Ted the Bug. For over a decade now, these guys have been my friends, waiting for me at the comic book shop every so often. So as happy I am that we’re finally going to see how their story ends… as happy as I am that Smith was allowed to tell his story the way he wanted to, from beginning to end…


…I’m gonna miss these guys.

FAVORITE OF THE WEEK: April 28, 2004

Chase you can stop harping on me. We finally agree on this one. Month in and month out, Geoff Johns writes three of the best superhero comics on the market, and his Flash #209 scores my “favorite of the week” this time out. Wally West has been brought before the Justice League to explain why they don’t remember his real name anymore, but he flees, more intent on finding his wife. The result is the best version of the classic Flash versus Superman race I’ve ever seen, because it’s the first time that race has ever felt like it honestly had something at stake. Every issue of Flash is incredible these days. This week, it was the best.

Blake M. Petit is the author of the superhero comedy novel, Other People’s Heroes, the suspense novel The Beginner and the Christmas-themed eBook A Long November. He’s also the co-host, with whoever the hell is available that week, of the 2 in 1 Showcase Podcast and the weekly audio fiction podcast Blake M. Petit’s Evercast. E-mail him at and visit him on the web at Evertime Realms. Read past columns at the Everything But Imaginary Archive Page.


What I’m Watching: 2010 Edition

Like I did last year, this year I’m going to keep a running tally of the movies I see. If you’re interested in that sort of thing, I’m going to place the permanent link to this post in the “Blakestuff” category running down the right side of the page. I’ll update this every so often, and whenever I happen to review one of the movies (either here, at, or even on the Showcase podcast), I’ll make the title a link. I am, in fact, a man of the people.

  1. Star Trek (2009), A
  2. The Gamers: Dorkness Rising (2008), B+
  3. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009), B+
  4. The Man With the Screaming Brain (2005), C
  5. Re-Animator (1985), B-
  6. Soylent Green (1973), A-
  7. Igor (2008), B-
  8. Dug’s Special Mission (2009), A*
  9. Partly Cloudy (2009), A*
  10. 1408 (2007), B
  11. Pigeon: Impossible (2009), B+*
  12. Vegas Vacation (1997), C
  13. Cat People (1982), C
  14. Psycho Beach Party (2000), B
  15. Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988), D
  16. Planet Hulk (2010), B+
  17. A Charlie Brown Valentine (2002), B*
  18. The Wolfman (2010), B+
  19. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010), B
  20. Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010), A-
  21. The Hangover (2009), B+
  22. Surrogates (2009), B
  23. Silver Bullet (1985), D
  24. Paranormal Activity (2007)
  25. Ringers: Lord of the Fans (2005)
  26. Ink (2009), B+
  27. Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1959), B
  28. The Hobbit (1977), B
  29. The Lord of the Rings (1978), C+
  30. The Return of the King (1980), B-
  31. Clash of the Titans (1981), B
  32. Clash of the Titans (2010), D
  33. Iron Man (2008), A
  34. Office Space (1998), B+
  35. Meet the Robinsons (2007), B+
  36. I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell (2009), B+
  37. Hancock (2008), B+
  38. Fritz the Cat (1972), C-
  39. The Losers (2010), B-
  40. Kick-Ass (2010), B+
  41. A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1968), C+
  42. Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971), A
  43. Midnight Meat Train (2008), B+
  44. Plan 9 From Outer Space (1958), F
  45. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), B+
  46. The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz (2005), B-
  47. Iron Man 2 (2010), A-
  48. The Grapes of Wrath (1940), A
  49. Cloak and Dagger (1984), C+
  50. The Odyssey (1997), B+
  51. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), A-
  52. The Pixar Story (2007), A
  53. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), C+
  54. Richard III (1995), B-
  55. Miss March (2009), D
  56. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), B+
  57. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010), D
  58. Toy Story (1995), A
  59. Toy Story 2 (1999), A
  60. Red Dawn (1984), B+
  61. Day and Night (2010), B*
  62. Toy Story 3 (2010), A+
  63. Muppets From Space (1999), B-
  64. Jonah Hex (2010), D
  65. Monsters, Inc. (2001), A
  66. Zardoz (1974), C
  67. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008), B-
  68. Predators (2010), B
  69. Laserblast (1978), F (MST3K riff), B
  70. Better Than Chocolate (1999), C
  71. Alice in Wonderland (2010), C+
  72. Inception (2010), A
  73. DC Showcase: Jonah Hex (2010), B*
  74. Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010), B
  75. The Beginning of the End (1957), F (MST3K Riff-B+)
  76. Sold Out: A Threevening With Kevin Smith (2008), B
  77. Let the Right One In (2008), B+
  78. Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966), F (MST3K Riff-A)
  79. I Accuse My Parents (1944), F (MST3K Riff-B)
  80. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010), C
  81. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), B
  82. A Wink and a Smile (2008), B
  83. Fame (2009), B-
  84. Water Lillies (2007), B
  85. Jennifer’s Body (2009), B
  86. Sex Drive (2008), B+
  87. Dead and Gone (2007), D
  88. Dead Snow (2009), A-
  89. Vampire Killers (2009), B+
  90. Netherbeast, Incorporated (2007), B
  91. The Zombie Diaries (2006), C
  92. Survival of the Dead (2010), B
  93. I Sell the Dead (2008), B+
  94. Saw VI (2009), B-
  95. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), A
  96. The Wolfman (1941), B+
  97. Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (1943), B
  98. Werewolf of London (1935), D
  99. She-Wolf of London (1946), D
  100. Due Date (2010), B
  101. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010), B+
  102. Tangled (2010), B
  103. Tron (1982), B
  104. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965), A+*
  105. Prep and Landing: Operation Secret Santa (2010), B+*
  106. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964), F; MST3K Riff, B+
  107. The Adventures of Huck Finn (1992), B
  108. Tom and Huck (1993), B
  109. Miracle on 34th Street (1947), A+
  110. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (1970), B-*
  111. The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974), B+*
  112. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964), A*
  113. Frosty the Snowman (1969), A-*
  114. Tron: Legacy (2010), B+
  115. Gremlins (1984), A
  116. Santa Claus (1959), F; MST3K Riff, B
  117. A Muppet Family Christmas (1987), B*
  118. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992), A
  119. It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002), B-
  120. A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (2008), B*
  121. Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny (1972), F because I can’t give Qs; RiffTrax Riff, B
  122. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), A
  123. The Polar Express (2004), B-
  124. Love, Actually (2003), A
  125. A Christmas Story (1982), A
  126. Funny Games (2008), B
  127. Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1978), B+*
  128. Destino (2003), A-*
  129. Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics (2010), B
  130. Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010), B-
  131. Waking Sleeping Beauty (2010), B
  132. Despicable Me (2010), B+
  133. The Crazies (2010), B-

*-Denotes Short Film

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