Amazing Spider-Man Re-Review, some Site News and a Quick Farewell to Andy Griffith

So I didn’t really care too much for the way my Amazing Spider-Man review turned out and it looks like it was one of my least popular Blip videos in terms of views (according to my site stats anyway) so I thought I’d shoot a quicker/more concise version and post it here:

Also, I thought I’d say my farewell respects to Andy Griffith, one of my favorite veteran television actors:

And now for some site news. We have a Facebook page now!!! Check it out, be sure to “like” it, share it with your friends, whatever. I’m going to be shooting a quick commercial for the page a little later today and will post that once it’s done. Still working on my Thor figure review, once that’s done I’ll be shooting another one of the most requested figures to be reviewed…the Ultrazord!

The Ultrazord knows what fans want to see…

I’m also working on some other Transformers-related reviews such as a review of Classics Sunstreaker as well as Alternators (“Jean Chaps”) Prowl. So keep checking out the site for updates and be sure to let me know what you think or what you want to see reviewed. We have a new e-mail address now, cracktransformers@gmail.com so you can send all your review suggestions there as well as your praise and/or criticism. (Hopefully you’ll just tell me how handsome and awesome I am and that my reviews are perfect the way they are. I can dream, right?)

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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:

Men in Black III tops Avengers, Les Miserables Trailer Debuts, Kathie Lee Gifford’s gaffe with Martin Short & More!

So here’s my TV/Movie News video for the week of 05/28/2012 in which I discuss Men in Black III beating The Avengers, more info on reshoots for GI: Joe Retaliation, Martin Short’s appearance on the Today Show, Iron Patriot showing up in Iron Man III and more!

Movie News Video (clocks in at just 5 minutes!):

My Thoughts on these News Pieces:

Les Miserables Trailer:

Martin Short/Kathy-Lee Gifford Interview:

Iron Patriot Picture:

GI: Joe Retaliation delayed, a Big Bang Star comes out of the closet and a Transformers Extra receives a settlement

So I’m trying out a new segment at my new site where I give my viewers the latest movie/television news once a week each week. In my first vid I talk about GI:Joe Retaliation being delayed until 2013, Jim Parsons coming out and a Transformers: Dark of The Moon extra receiving a big settlement for the horrific accident that took place during the Chicago shoot.