Open for (more) business with new site e-mail!!!

How’s it going America? A couple of you diehard fans who’ve been following the site since the beginning know my personal e-mail address and I get your review suggestions there. Most of you, however, started following the site after I decided to stop posting my personal e-mail so you don’t  really have any way of reaching me besides leaving comments on my page. Fear not though, I’ve created a new e-mail for site suggestions, review suggestions, your rants and raves, etc. Just e-mail cracktransformers@gmail.com all your love (and hate) mail and I’ll be sure to read as many e-mails as I can and work on your suggestions or review choices. Also, we have a forum now! I hope most of you who are fans of this page will check it out and sign up for an account as we only have two people registered right now (and one of them is me). So yeah, be sure to send whatever you want to the new e-mail address and be sure to sign up for my forum as well.

Thanks again for the support everyone!!!

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V-Log 6/26/2012: RIP Nora Ephron, New Segment for Sean at the Movies

Rest in Peace Nora Ephron

It is with much sadness that I have to report on the death of Nora Ephron. Ephron is responsible for writing some of the classic comedies from the late 80s and early 90s including When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail (as well as the more serious film, Heartburn). As weird as it may sound to some of you out there, I actually grew up watching these movies because my parents were both movie movie buffs who didn’t believe in censoring what we could or couldn’t watch as long as they got to see the movies with us and they weren’t rated X. So while other kids in the second or third grade were watching My Little Pony, my sister and I were diving into the classics such as Heartburn, When Harry Met Sally, Hannah and Her Sisters and other movie classics that would be considered “too adult” for other kids.

While my mother and sister loved Heartburn and Sleepless in Seattle, my favorite Nora Ephron film would have to be When Harry Met Sally. Sally was a great film that focused on characters who were believable and likeable and featured some cynical and dark humor from Harry (Billy Crystal) counterbalanced by some sweet love stories from real-life couples in their 70s and 80s as told to an offscreen filmmaker (or therapist, depending on your interpretation). With all the stupid and cliched films in the Romantic Comedy genre, When Harry Met Sally still stands out to me as a great believable film about finding love after you reach a certain age in your life.

Underrated Classics

Underrated Classics is a new segment I’m going to be working on for Sean at the Movies where I talk about what I feel are the Underrated Classics of television (though I’ll be talking about underrated movies as well). Some of these reviews will be text-based but some of them will be video reviews with clips from the respective underrated movies and TV shows. I’ll discuss the new segment as well as Nora Ephron’s passing in a little more depth in the V-Log Below:

And finally, as promised, here is my favorite scene from When Harry Met Sally, that still makes me laugh (and agree with) to this day:

Introduction to my Comic Collection Part 7: Uncanny X-Men

So here I wrap up my look at the highlights of my Marvel Comic Collection by showing off my “Holy Grail” issues of Uncanny X-Men such as issue 137 (The Conclusion of the Dark Phoenix Saga as well as the 1st death of Jean Grey) and issue 266 (1st full appearance of Gambit) as well as some issues Jim Lee worked on as well.

V-Log 06/23/2012: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Review

Just got back from seeing Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and I have to say I was surprised by how simple my feelings were towards it. It wasn’t anything like my Prometheus Experience where I really came away feeling conflicted over my thoughts on it.

So did Vampire Hunter (pardon the pun) suck or was it great? Find out in my review below!

New Trailer for “Dredd” Debuts…

Thoughts on this? I personally think it simultaneously looks like it will be a great action movie but will also be corny and cliched, much like the Stallone version (only darker and more accurate to the source material in certain respects and lacking the “comedy” of Rob Schneider)

Sound off in the comments below.

G1 Metroplex Review

So here it is, my review of G1 Metroplex, one of the most requested figures to be reviewed. I apologize it took so long to get this review done, hopefully y’all will enjoy it. It’s a fairly long review as I didn’t feel like splitting his alt modes into separate videos so with that being said, sit back, relax grab a snack and enjoy the review!

V-Log 06-18-2012: Quick News Update

I know I’ve been gone the last week or so and have been out of the “reviewing loop” for a while so I thought I would give you a quick update on what I’m working on:

Transformers & other Plastic Crack:

I’m going to be doing the long-awaited Metroplex Review I’ve been talking about the past couple of weeks, as well as a review of two new-ish Thor figures.

X-Men & other Paper Crack:

I’m working on two videos right now. The first one is going to focus on the highlights of my Uncanny X-men comic collection, the second will be a V-Log where I express my thoughts on the revelation that Alan Scott (the original Green Lantern) is gay. I’ve always felt that gay characters in comics have been misrepresented or been portrayed in an exploitative kind of way and I have a cynical sort of feeling that’s where DC is going with this storyline. I’m not gay myself (not that there’s anything wrong with that, as Seinfeld would say) but I have friends and family members who are gay so this is an issue I have a lot to say about.

Sean at the Movies:

This Friday I’m going to be giving you a review of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter as well as Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. After a week of crappy movie releases it looks like we’re finally (knockin’ on wood) getting a couple of decent movies coming out. I’m also working on a review of Kull: The Conqueror (done in the Nostalgia Critic/Spoony style) as well as a review of the latest Underworld movie to hit blu-ray.

So yeah, busy next couple of weeks for the Sean-Man, be sure to keep watching the videos and letting me know what you think, thanks as always for your viewership!

* And yes, I realize Alan Scott is by no means a new Green Lantern character. I meant to say the “new Green Lantern storyline” but I f**ked up.

Being in the Right Place at the Right Time (or) Movie Masters Dark Knight figures have been spotted (and bought by Sean-Man)

So I had to take care of some PITA business at Bank of America last Saturday since they’re open until 1 on Saturday afternoons, and I realized that I wasn’t going to be able to catch the bus I wanted to get back home so I figured I would dick around the nearby Toys ‘R Us to kill some time before the next bus got to the mall and I was there right when they were putting these figures on the shelves:

That’s right folks, I was able to snag TWO Catwoman figures:

As well as Alfred Pennyworth:

I also shot a quick “Hauls Video” where I show these guys off. I haven’t opened any of these figures yet though so this isn’t exactly an “unboxing” video: