What an incredible week! Man, if you’re a long time Robot’s Pajamas fan, thanks for making it through this week with us. Your reward is a face full of Friday Round Up!
Dr. Who: Last week I didn’t post about Doctor Who because frankly I don’t really know what’s going on besides there’s a 50th anniversary thing happening. I’d like to catch up, but it’s a seriously daunting task. Anyway, there’s rumor of an amazing cameo in the 50th Anniversary special. Sounds cool, though again I feel like I’d be completely lost if I just jumped in at this point.
More Robocop: Well here’s the new Robocop trailer. Looks pretty good. It’s still too bad that it’s not R rated. Hat tip to Double Dumb Ass.
More Mad Max: Mad Max is a film property that spawned a million imitators and then the whole genre died. Aside from the Fallout games, we haven’t had much in the way of sweet post apocalyptic action. I’ve been waiting for a long time for the proposed Mad Max: Fury Road from the original creator of Mad Max and it finally has a release date! May 15th, 2015. Man, 2015 is going to be a big year for geek movies.
More Muppets! I enjoyed the hell out of the last Muppets movie, so I’m on board for this next one, Muppets: Most Wanted
Toxic Avenger: After reading some comments on a Poe Ghostal post regarding Robocop and Toxic Avenger being violent, I decided to revisit Toxic Avenger. Man, I forgot just how violent that movie is. Some of the humor doesn’t exactly hold up, but overall I was extremely entertained throughout.
I started watching Toxic Avenger 2 again and while it is still decent, it’s not as good as the first. Claire is way hotter, though I liked the original actress more. Also Toxie’s voice changes and I prefered the more over the top version in the original. They really load the top half of the movie with brutal murders. It’s amazing. The first 20 minutes of the film is Toxie murdering dudes in some pretty horrific ways.
Simpsons Meet Upworthy: Upworthy has joined the list of sites that make me angry by their practices (along with Buzzfeed). I won’t get into it too much, but if you check out these Simpson’s plots boiled down to an Upworthy post slug, you’ll get a good reason why I can’t stand the site and everyone else who imitates them now.
Video Game Figures: Someone went ahead and made vintage Atari game inspired action figures using old G.I. Joes. The combination of packaging and custom figure really works. I’m pretty sure I’d have wanted these types of figures back then, especially Dig Dug. No Night Driver, unfortunately.