TOY STORY 3 trailer released

The new trailer for TOY STORY 3. Look for a special cameo in the trailer. Some people are already wondering if this can do AVATAR numbers. Well, if they charge $3-5 “3D fees,” I guess it’s possible.

Lost: Sayid shot first

One benefit of this column’s delay is, for once, a chance to read the legions of blogs and chats about the show before writing. So, in lieu of a running diary after the jump, some quick thoughts.

We’re not here to cause no trouble …

The Beat tweets: My billion dollar idea for the day: Peanuts special that airs every year on SB Sunday Eve called “The Day Charlie Brown Kicked the Football” Enjoy the game (or the commercials) if you watch.

T-Minus One Week …

You have seven days to go back and re-watch old episodes to get caught up in time for the season premiere next Tuesday night (fittingly on Groundhog Day). The Helper Monkey has been watching selected shows from all five seasons as a refresher course and has a few observations. — The show is so much […]

RIP: Eric Rohmer

Film director Eric Rohmer, part of the French New Wave in the 1960s, passed away Monday in Paris at the age of 89. He might be best known in the US for MA NUIT CHEZ MAUD (MY NIGHT WITH MAUD) which was nominated for a Best Screenplay Academy Award in 1971 or his more recent […]

In the tradition of STAR TREK Eggos….

[Warning: no comic book content in this post.]TWILIGHT Candy Hearts for Valentine’s Day? posted by mark coale

Super Nerd Mash-Up

Yes, Mythbusters will try and build Captain James T. Kirk’s cannon, with which he took on the deadly Gorn. Can the world handle this clash of geekery? [posted by mark coale]

Today’s best news

MST3K ON HULU Joel AND Mike episodes. Only 5 so far, but hey, one of them is the great GIANT GILA MONSTER. Posted by Mark Coale

Can Stately BEAT Manor survive June 12?

In case you missed the just-concluded World Cup Draw, the US and England ended up in the same group and will play each other on June 12th in South Africa. Will there be a second Civil War in the Beat household? By the way, whatever happened to that David Beckham and Posh comic book Stan […]

I came in here for the special offer

It’s Black Friday, people. Remember to be kind to the harried and overstressed retail employees.

Happy Birthday to THE BEAT

(pretend for the time being there are shirtless pictures of Gerard Butler and Clive [used to be cool before finding out he was a Liverpool fan] Owen here) We’re sure that FMB will give the Beat a wonderful birthday, let’s hope that AMC also delivers a present of a good adaptation of The Prisoner tonight.

In Flanders Field …

Don’t forget to set your DVR this weekend

I’m sure The Beat will have more on this later in the week but don’t forget that the new version of The Prisoner starts on Sunday. And, as a tie-in, the Thomas Disch novel is back in print too.

Happy Birthday, Steve Ditko

Where the Box Office Is

By Mark Coale There was plenty of talk last week about what kind of success WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE would have this weekend at the box office. Well, it caused quite the rumpus, taking in almost $33 million and easily winning the week. From the point-of-view of someone without children who didn’t go through […]

RIP: Captain Lou Albano

Longtime wrestling manager Captain Lou Albano passed away today at the age of 76. In the 1970s, Albano was one of the big three managers in the WWWF, along with the already-deceased Classie Freddie Blassie and The Grand Wizard. In the 1980s, Albano became a crossover celebrity after appearing in Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want […]