Thursday, February 28, 2008

Ben Week 35

Ben and Ozzy have a precarious relationship. They both mean well. They simply have different views on affection.

Here's Ozzy before Ben shows up:

And this is what happens:

Fozzie on the other hand just stays the hell away.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

My name is Bruce

This has no release date. Hell, it probably doesn't have distribution. But it has Bruce Campbell so however I get to this, I will see it.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

New Play Cole Podcast!

Jessica Alba is a fascinating woman. Not in what she knows, but how she expresses what she doesn't know. Join her and Jon Clarke, Mike Drucker and Billy the Kid as they trudge through the actors' audio commentary of the most mundane of Marvel movies, Fantastic Four.


Monday, February 25, 2008

Spider-Man 3 Minimates Review at!

I try not to review Art Asylum stuff for I know the guys too well and I doubt I'd be objective. But the newest set of Spider-Man 3 Minimates is so good, I had to tell you about them in detail.

Read the review!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The LAST Writer's Room @ Rififi's?

Rififi's keeps talking about closing. The exact date of when this will happen is unknown but they will be open for our next show. It's a great one, the winter's over and I want to see you there. If you've never been to Rififi's, this may be your last chance.


Bryan Tucker (SNL, Chris Rock Show, Chappelle's Show)
Joe Mande (Totally J/K)
Sven Weschler (Law and Order)
Dan St. Germain (King Awesome)
Ed Murray (Yankee Pot Roast)
Jon Clarke (McSweeneys)
Mike Drucker (23/

hosted by Mark Normand

Sunday, March 2, 8:00 p.m.
Rififi / Cinema Classics

332 E 11th St
(Between 1st and 2nd Ave)
$5, No Drink Minimum

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Toy Fair Is Over!

And I'm tired. I've never seen so many new toys and not bought any.

Thanks again to the guys at who not only let me write what I want but let me enjoy the perks of the industry again.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sideshow Indy

The greatest thing at this year's Toy Fair isn't in New York. Sideshow decided to sit out the show and launch all their new products online. And I've been waiting 25 years for this one. The Indiana Jones from the Tomart's cover is now up for pre order and looks even better in their press shots.

It's a little pricy but if you're as big an Indy fan as I am (and judging from your comments, no one is)you can't live without this piece.

Order one now!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Toy Fair 2008

Thanks to, I've been spending the entire weekend at Toy Fair. Everything I've seen is better expressed by going to their site but here's a few things I've learned.

1. Indiana Jones is back. And everywhere. And it will bankrupt me.

2. Everyone is going 3 3/4" scale this year. With the rising oil cost, dwindling fan base and preeminence of Star Wars it just makes sense.

3. When you're at Toy Fair, people treat you well. They assume you're somebody. They have no idea.

See what I saw!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull TRAILER

It's about time.

Tears in my eyes. You?

UPDATE: This morning Sideshow released this image:

Quite a day.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Ben Week 33

Happy Valentine's Day! Why look at an ugly SOB like me today when you can see a cute baby? He's tailor made for this holiday.

Ben went to my cousin Jen's baby shower this week. I'm told he had a delightful time.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Prison Orgies

Florida's prison secretary says when he took the job two years ago, he had to put a stop to wardens having drunken orgies on prison grounds. Proving, once again, that prison life is better than mine.


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

I've been meaning to post this for a few weeks now. The first one was a cross between Raiders of the Lost Ark and X-Men. It made me a life long fan of the character. This one looks bigger and freakier. Now that Del Toro has made Pan's Labyrinth it looks like he's putting his style in front of Mignola's.

Monday, February 11, 2008 FF review!

This one slipped by me. I got these figures in October, reviewed them by November, they went up in December and I found out about it last week. But since the Fantastic Four is my favorite comic, they were worth the wait.

Read the FF!

Friday, February 08, 2008

Ben Week 32

The second installment of my photo essay, "Ben Eats Guitars". This week, the Fender Strat Renee gave me for Christmas:

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Arrested Development movie?

God, I hope so. Both Jason Bateman and Jeffrey Tambor say they're in negotiations about it.

A movie is the perfect way to get more Bluthy goodness. The show may have had a small following but the cast has only gotten bigger since the show ended two years ago. You can't even get Michael Cera to do tv anymore! I don't need a plot synopisis, I don't need a trailer. Just give me a release date and I will be there.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

More Indy

I'll take any Indy I can get (three months away and still no trailer?)but here's a great new shot.

Monday, February 04, 2008

The Bribe

The show last night went well. Not a lot of real audience but a kick-ass lineup and a great energy. We took the opportunity to premiere the latest Play Cole sketch. It's been eight months since our last live action digital video so I think we're all overdue.

Drucker and I wrote this and we were smart enough to cast John Knefel. Billy the Kid worked the lights and tried not to laugh through John's takes.


Friday, February 01, 2008

Dont Forget the Anti-Bowl!

Because the game doesn't care if you're watching or not.

John F. O'Donnell (Live at Gotham)
Ed Murray (NY Laff Off)
Jon Clarke (McSweeney's)
Mike Drucker (
Zach Sims

hosted by Jason Quarles

Sunday, February 3, 8:00 p.m.
Rififi / Cinema Classics

332 E 11th St
(Between 1st and 2nd Ave)
$5, No Drink Minimum