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The Fantasticast #219 – Marvel Two-in-One #13 – I Created Braggadoom, The Mountain That Walked Like A Man

Stephen Lacey and Andrew Leyland are your guide to Marvel’s First Family, The Fantastic Four. Starting at the very beginning of the Marvel Age of Comics, they cover every issue of The Fantastic Four, every spinoff title (Strange Tales, Marvel Two-In-One, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, in order of publication…

Pulsing & Throbbing With A Life Of Its Own

Hello, and welcome to episode 219 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

This week we’re returning to the world of Marvel Two-in-One as Luke Cage, Power Man tangles with both The Thing and a pair of giant green shins. It’s the semi-tragic tale of Braggadoom, The Mountain That Walked Like A Man, that only gains its tragic nature if you ignore the multiple deaths and the sheer scale of city-wide destruction.
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Disney 53: Pocahontas

Directors: Mike Gabriel and Eric Goldberg

1995/ 81 Minutes

Est. budget: $55 million

Box Office: $346.1 million

Whilst half the staff of Disney was working on a little-known Hamlet adaptation, The Lion King, the other were working on effectively a version of Romeo and Juliet called Pocahontas.

It was regarded as being one the hardest films produced by the studio, due to its rich colour schemes, angular shapes and facial expressions, and was in production for a full five years. It paid off, however, and is regarded as one of the studio’s finest works.

It was the first Disney animated feature to be based on a real historical character, as well as established known history and folklore of the Native Americans of the era, and focuses on her relationship with the (real) English explorer/soldier/author, John Smith. It’s difficult to discern exactly how faithful an adaptation the film is (putting aside
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Movie Review: Waxwork (1988)

By Chris Wright, More Horror

Waxwork” (1988)

Written By: Anthony Hickox

Directed By: Anthony Hickox

Starring: Zach Galligan (Mark), Jennifer Bassey (Mrs Loftmore), Joe Baker (Jenkins), Deborah Foreman (Sarah), Michelle Johnson (China), David Warner (Mr. Lincoln), Eric Brown (James), Clare Carey (Gemma), Dana Ashbrook (Tony), Micah Grant (Johnathan)

I use to love watching this movie as a kid and as an adult, I still enjoy it just as much. I had to originally do a search as I had no idea what the title of this movie was but was overjoyed to be able to watch it again when I found out the title. “Waxwork” is a classic B style horror movie that isn’t cringe-worthy but very enjoyable to watch. It was one of the few motion pictures that Vestron at the time actually produced. It was made available in an R-rated and an unrated edition from them. It is available on DVD by Lionsgate.
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"Something Big" Lives Up To Its Self-Consciously Phallic Title

After four years in Obama's America, with its knee-jerk political correctness and diversity initiatives, it's downright refreshing to see a film with a jovial, good-natured attitude towards sexual slavery, being raped at gunpoint, and what can only be construed as Stockholm Syndrome. All of those things are present in Something Big, a genial western comedy starring Dean Martin and Brian Keith, and all are treated with the same gravity as Martin's easy-going antics. It's an otherwise insignificant film made horrifying by its comedic detours.

All his life, Joe Baker (Martin) has wanted to do 'something big' (a phrase repeated no less than 12,000 times over the course of this movie). He's decided that this big thing involves a gatling gun (still a rare commodity in the west), but the only way to get one is to buy it from Jonny Cobb (Albert Salmi), and the only payment he'll accept is a
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Peter and Bobby Farrelly Move Forward on Dumb and Dumber 2

Peter and Bobby Farrelly Move Forward on Dumb and Dumber 2
Now that brotherly duo Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly have gotten their dream project The Three Stooges out of the way, they are setting their sights on another long gestating project, the sequel to Dumb and Dumber.

The brothers plan to reunite original stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, and have already hired Sex Drive scribes Sean Anders an John Morris to pen the screenplay. Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly hope to direct the film themselves.

The original, which was released by New Line Cinema in 1994, could have been given a sequel earlier, but the studio decided on a cheap knock-off with look-alike actors instead, releasing the prequel Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd in 2003.

There is no set start date for Dumb and Dumber 2, but it could likely be Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly's next directorial effort.

Dumb and Dumber was released December 16th, 1994 and stars Jim Carrey,
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Dumb and Dumber Sequel on the Horizon

Dumb and Dumber Sequel on the Horizon
Directors Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly's Hall Pass hit theaters last weekend. While doing press, Bobby Farrelly revealed that they have plans to resurrect one of their earlier comedy hits, Dumb and Dumber. Here's what Bobby Farrelly had to say about a potential sequel to the 1994 comedy.

"[Dumb and Dumber] has run a bunch of times on TV in the states, and kids will come up and they'll be able to quote lines from that - lines that I've long forgotten. If we could get those two guys back together, Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels that might be a worthwhile sequel - and that ball is in motion. We're starting to think about what those two dimwits would be doing twenty-years later in life, and hopefully we'll be able to come up with something worthy of a sequel."

The directors also spoke more about their new comedy project, The Three Stooges. While
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Two Train Top Heists

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Joe Baker and his arch-nemesis race across the virgin American wilderness and try to kill each other in a search for gold. One of about 61 films its director made that year (1912), 13 minutes long, silent, forgotten, and French, Jean Durand’s Le railway de la mort should be a great American classic. But maybe it could only be French: the two men, nearly indistinguishable from each other, occupy far backgrounds beyond swaying wheat stalks and shimmering swamps, as indifferent figures to the landscape as they are to Durand. The human tale is purely existential, in the pettiest ways—the men are nothing more than bodies trying to kill each other and get gold—as the nature ode is totally romantic in the sublimest.
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[TV] Plastic Man: The Complete Collection

Apparently the Super Friends set Warner Brothers released a little while back was encouraging enough to warrant further plunging into the depths of their animation vault. Now, you can complement the other set with The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show, a now-marginalized character in the DC canon. The more avid comic book fans amongst us will recognize the red, yellow and black spandex clad hero, but for the newcomers amongst us he’s essentially the original Mr. Fantastic, he stretches into any number of shapes to fit the needs of the moment. Debuting almost exactly twenty years before the Fantastic Four, Plastic Man (Michael Bell) has a more comical twist with villains like the plant-loving Weed or a militant clam and friends helping him along the way like Hula Hula (Joe Baker) and the “plastic elastic loverboy’s” oft neglected girlfriend, Penny (Melendy Britt).

Visually, many people will find Plastic
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