Thursday, September 11, 2014


h/t Badass Digest

You've probably heard of, but if not it's exactly what it sounds like: A niche dating site for Christian folks. Other than deriving a laugh here and there from their Hallmark-earnest TV commercials, I got no problem with that sort of thing existing... but I'm not sure it's something that requires a movie to advertise itself.

But, here we are.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Friday, September 05, 2014

A Long Post About #GamerGate

Okay. So, right upfront, I feel like I need to say that I’m posting this to my own blogs on my own time under my own name and my own name only because its coming 100% from me. It’s got nothing to do with any person I work for or any of the websites/outlets/etc my work appears on. Nobody asked me to write this, nobody asked me not to write it, and you shouldn’t take anything I have to say as either endorsement or rejection of anything any other person or entity has said or not said on the matter – personally or as a matter of policy. Being a grownup, I’m perfectly capable and willing to work for and alongside people who disagree with me, so long as it’s amicable and mutually respectful. I have done so in the past, and I expect to do so in the future.


Thursday, September 04, 2014

Not Dead

So. Only just occured to me that I haven't updated this is in a bit. Oops.

Obviously, I imagine most of my readership is aware that anyone who works in or adjacent to gaming has been wrapped up in a stupid controversy that, while it hasn't impacted ANY work or work-situations for me thus far has been pretty draining, psychically - at the end of the day, I've just wanted to sleep when not working or doing things to get away from the web.

Also, while the details are frankly my business and my business alone and I ask that this be respected, the fact is that along with my professional obligations my life for the fall and Winter is going to be well and fully occupied by matters personal - most very, very happy; others much less so, both likely to consume a great deal of my time and energy. I will continue to update this blog (and the OverThinker blog once the next episode is completed), but if you see me "vanish" for a day or three here or there, don't worry (or celebrate, depending on your reasons for coming here in the first place.)

Anyway, here's the most-recent BIG PICTURE. My apologies for the delays, again:

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Catching Up

WWWWwwwooooooowwwww I did not mean to not update this for a week.

Basically, I had a busy weekend that involved traveling to Los Angeles, which meant last week was a "do all the work PLUS stuff you'd usually be doing on the weekend" crunch-time, and "re-post to personal blog stuff you've already disseminated through social-media" was the first thing to get set aside. SO! Then, here's where we've been:

I wrote about BLACK JESUS in light of the ongoing disaster in Ferguson, Missouri.


EXPENDABLES 3 was actually kinda okay... but nobody cared.

Yes, we're all going to miss ROBIN WILLIAMS.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Yes, a video essay about the original TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES being better than the new, terrible one. Because I'm sure nobody else on The Internet will think to do that...

Monday, August 11, 2014

Robin Williams Dead at 63

Yeah. I'm going to get offline for awhile now.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Australian TMNT Poster Features Exploding Skyscraper, Falling Bodies... and a 9/11 Release Date


Tweeted by the official Paramount Australia Twitter account (UPDATE: Tweet deleted, here's a screengrab)

Too bad, too - artwork wise it's among the better advertising this has had.

Oh, and regarding the (otherwise reasonable) point that this is an Australian poster not meant for U.S. audiences more likely to be sensitive about this particular juxtaposition: Ten Australian citizens died in the 9/11 attacks.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Exclusive Extra-Extended GOTHAM Trailer!

I think they be stretching this premise a bit...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

MovieBob/OverThinker ConBravo Panel

Here it is. Many thanks to @ZenithWillRule for volunteering to shoot and upload the footage!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Day's News 7/21/14

A new NINJA RAP for a new era

GUARDIANS post-credits scene won't be shown until opening night


THE STRAIN kind of sucks

ALSO: I predicted a bunch of stuff that might come true soon, some of it this weekend at SDCC. Might as well read it now, so you'll know what I'm never gonna shut up about if I'm right.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014



Hey there!

I'll be making my first ever appearance on the Canadian convention circuit at ConBravo this weekend! If you're going, here's the places and times you can find me in terms of panels and events.

I'll also be out and about and will likely find at least a few hours to set up for autographs and selling copies of SMB3: Brick By Brick; but even if you just see me walking the floor by all means feel free to say hi (I might have books with me then, too.)

Here's how things look...