This podcast is a passionate one. We share our love of comics, Jason Statham killsprees, and our hatred for texting and talking in movie theaters.
Free Comic Book Day is happening May 5th, 2012, and we strongly urge you to go out and support your local comic shop, if you have one near you. If you don’t, consider taking the family for a drive to one out of town. Just find one. And if that shop is run by some good people (although there’s a good chance they’ll be very busy that day), they’ll help you find a book just for you and your particular tastes, even if you’ve never read a comic book before. To find a shop near you, go to freecomicbookday.com and enter your zip code in the search field. Most shops around the USA and beyond provide not only stacks of free comics, but comic artist appearances, prizes, big discounts, and costumed characters for the kids (okay, the adults). If you’ve never been to an event like this, do yourself a favor before you get all blotto on tequila later that day and grab yourself some free comics!
Jason Statham usually makes some pretty straightforward movies. He’s tough, says a few good quippy lines, and kicks some serious ass. But does he continue that trend or buck it in his new movie, Safe? Scott checked it out and we talk about what he discovered.
At the most recent CinemaCon event in Las Vegas, someone mentioned that they were considering allowing people to text during some movies. This, to me, is akin to letting child molesters get free reign at the daycare for just a few hours a day, just because they can’t help themselves. Scott and I have some strong opinions on this, possibly the worst idea since someone gave Uwe Boll a camera.