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Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook ~ You might have noticed its been quite a while since I posted about any movies currently in theaters. Well, it’s been a while since I’ve been out to a movie. Tonight, after dinner with good friends we haven’t seen in a while, we decided to hit a flick last minute. I wanted Die Hard or The Hobbit, but the ladies settled on multiple Oscar nom rom com drama Silver Linings Playbook.

What a pleasant surprise. I didn’t know all that much about it beyond the noms for best picture, best actor Bradley Cooper, best actress Jennifer Lawrence, best supportings Robert DeNiro and Jacki Weaver, and best director David O. Russell. Surprisingly all of the noms are well deserved, some might not win, but all well deserved.

Based on the book “The Silver Linings Playbook” by local teacher turned novelist Matthew Quick. That alone lends credibility to the locale of the flick – Philadelphia, as well as the passion for Eagles football so important to the story. That story has bi-polar Patrick (Cooper) trying to repair his life and get his wife back, even though she’s moved on while he was in a mental hospital. Enter Tiffany (Lawrence) widowed and equally flawed, trying to get him back on his feet.

Cooper and Lawrence are no strangers to Oscar, and recently she has gained serious genre cred as Catniss and young Mystique. I think Jennifer Lawrence’s best years are ahead of her, and right now she’s better than most other actresses her age. I loved her here. DeNiro and Weaver are just as good as Cooper’s parents. The whole film is full of terrific performances, including Julia Stiles, Shea Whigham of “Boardwalk Empire,” Anupam Kher, and believe it or not, a completely non-annoying Chris Tucker.

This was a great flick, I definitely see a couple (at least) Oscars coming its way this weekend, but let’s face it. It’s no Die Hard. 😉

This Week’s All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast features co-hosts Allison (Deadpool) Eckel, and Glenn (Red Lantern) Walker, as they discuss the new comics out this week! You can see the show here, come see it happen live at All Things Fun! in West Berlin NJ on Wednesday afternoons, or check it out below.

Discussion featured in this week’s Special No Trades Episode includes: Young Avengers #1, Uncanny X-Force #1, Wolverine and the X-Men #24, Avengers #3, FF #3, A+X #4, Deadpool #4, Masks #3, Star Trek Countdown Into Darkness #1, Batman: Death of the Family, Justice League #16, Superman: H’El on Earth, Green Lantern: Rise of the Third Army, Volthoom!, Allison’s Amethyst update, ski-jacket Orion, Doctor Who toys and goodies, and what happened to the trades this week?

Be sure to check out the All Things Fun! website, and the newly revamped All Things Fun! Blogs, written by Allison and Glenn, featuring The Vidcast Drinking Game so you can play along at home, and watch ATF! on YouTube (don’t forget to subscribe to the channel while you’re there, and leave a comment or two on the Vidcast as well!).

And be back here every Wednesday to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live every week at All Things Fun! – the South Jersey/Philadelphia area’s best comics, toys and gaming store – every Wednesday afternoon, located on Route 73 in West Berlin, NJ. Come on down and see the show live!

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This Week’s All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast features co-hosts Ame-Comi Allison Eckel, and Savage Glenn Walker, as they discuss the new comics out this week! You can see the show here, or check it out below.

Discussion featured in this week’s Comics Shop Live Episode includes: The New Format, Threshold #1, letting Allison read, Batman: Death of the Family, finales for Frankenstein and Legion Lost, Superboy #16, Demon Knights #16, Ame-Comi Girls #4 (of 5), Saga #9, Bionics away, stiff Magic, Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Series one-shot, New Avengers #2, Kelly Sue comics, hark it’s Tony Stark in the park, Indestructible Hulk #3, Avenging Spider-Man #16, Frank Cho’s Savage Wolverine #1, All-New X-Men #6 (yes, it’s true, Glenn likes a Bendis comic, and it’s X-Men), trades and toys, and Yoda in 3D.

Be sure to check out the All Things Fun! website, and the newly revamped All Things Fun! Blogs, written by Allison and Glenn, featuring The Vidcast Drinking Game so you can play along at home, and watch ATF! on YouTube (don’t forget to subscribe to the channel while you’re there, and leave a comment or two on the Vidcast as well!).

And be back here every Wednesday to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live every week at All Things Fun! – the South Jersey/Philadelphia area’s best comics, toys and gaming store – every Wednesday afternoon, located on Route 73 in West Berlin, NJ. Come on down and see the show live!

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The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for the Week of 1-9-13

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast features co-hosts Allison (Three Marvel Girl) Eckel, and Glenn (Reading As Fast As He Can) Walker, as they discuss the new comics out this week! You can see the show here, or check it out below.

Discussion featured in this week’s Special Family Boobies Episode includes: The Walking Dead #106, Godzilla #8, Bizarro Buffy, Detective Comics #16, Earth 2, Phantom Stranger #4, Stormwatch #16, ever changing Green Lantern hair, Grant Morrison’s Action Comics #16, Superior Spider-Man #1, Avengers Arena #3, Punisher Vs. Thor, clown warning, Allison and Glenn try to figure out the X-Men books of the week, Augmented Reality, Allison’s kids comics, superhero chapter books, and the trades and toys of the week.

Be sure to check out the All Things Fun! website, and the newly revamped All Things Fun! Blogs, written by Allison and Glenn, featuring The Vidcast Drinking Game so you can play along at home, and watch ATF! on YouTube (don’t forget to subscribe to the channel while you’re there, and leave a comment or two on the Vidcast as well!).

And be back here every Wednesday (or Tuesdays at midnight) to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live every week at All Things Fun! – the South Jersey/Philadelphia area’s best comics, toys and gaming store, located in West Berlin, NJ. Don’t forget to visit us at Facebook!

2013’s First All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast features co-hosts Ed (The Discard Pile) Evans, Allison (Fully Caffeinated) Eckel, and Glenn (From Suck to Cool) Walker, as they discuss the new comics out this week! You can see the show here, or check it out below.

Discussion featured in this week’s Special Inedible Cheese Stolen Books Pick On Glenn Episode includes: Stolen books, Teen Titans #15, Red Lanterns #15, Superman #15, broken rules and Bat-books, Bat-sperm repellent, All-Star Western #15, The Flash #15, from suck to cool, Batman Beyond Unlimited #11, Arrow #2, New Avengers #1, All-New X-Men #5, Morbius #1, Iron Man #5, Venom and Liberty Belle, Invincible #99, the discard pile, Ed’s indies, hot girls with guns, Mars Attacks Popeye, Allison’s kids comics, and Ed’s indies.

Be sure to check out the All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, written by Allison and Glenn, featuring The Vidcast Drinking Game so you can play along at home, and watch ATF! on YouTube (don’t forget to subscribe to the channel while you’re there, and leave a comment or two on the Vidcast as well!).

And be back here every Wednesday (or Tuesdays at midnight) to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live every week at All Things Fun! – the South Jersey/Philadelphia area’s best comics, toys and gaming store, located in West Berlin, NJ. Don’t forget to visit us at Facebook!

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for the Week of 12-19-12

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast features co-hosts Ed (Hank Hall Smash) Evans, Allison (Dr. Mrs. The Monarch) Eckel, and Glenn (What Is Wrong with My Hair??) Walker, as they discuss the new comics out this week! You can see the show here, or check it out below.

Discussion featured in this week’s Special Ninja Please Transition Hell episode includes: The Last Minute Midnight Madness Sale and Holiday Celebration, the Wheel of Fish, Hank Hall smash, Masks #2, pulp comics, Mars Attacks #6, Bionic Woman #6, Star Treks, MacGyver #3, Bad Transition Theater, Freelancers #2, Fables #124, The Bat Cave, Sword of Sorcery #3, Wonder Woman #15, Green Lantern #15, Blue Beetle #15, Avengery goodness, X-Men action, Hawkeye #6, Spider-Man Spoiler Warning, Indestructible Hulk #2, Captain Marvel #8, Allison’s kids comics, secret gift for The Bride, and Ed’s trades and toys.

Be sure to check out the rockin’ All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, written by Allison and Glenn, featuring The Vidcast Drinking Game so you can play along at home, and watch ATF! on YouTube (don’t forget to subscribe to the channel while you’re there, and leave a comment or two on the Vidcast as well!).

And be back here every Wednesday (or Tuesdays at midnight) to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live every week at All Things Fun! – the South Jersey/Philadelphia area’s best comics, toys and gaming store, located in West Berlin, NJ. Don’t forget to visit us at Facebook!

The Wolverine

The new animated movie poster for The Wolverine starring Hugh Jackman, to be released June 2013. Awesome.

This Week’s All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast features co-hosts Ed Evans, Allison Eckel, and Glenn Walker, as they discuss the new comics out this week! You can see the show here, or check it out below.

Discussion featured in this week’s special DMX Christmas Viet Nam Goodness episode includes: Rudolph Gangnam Style, Legends of the Dark Knight #3, Action Comics #15, Earth 2 #7, Rotworld, DC in seven minutes, All-New X-Men #3, Amazing Spider-Man #699, more Marvel NOW!, Thunderbolts #1, Ultimates #18.1, Invincible #98, indy wardrobe concerns, the lewdest Zenescope cover of the week, Cobra’s ranch, the battle over New Crusaders, Allison’s kids holiday comics, and Ed’s trades and manga.

Be sure to check out the All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, written by Allison and Glenn, featuring The Vidcast Drinking Game so you can play along at home, and watch ATF! on YouTube (don’t forget to subscribe to the channel while you’re there, and leave a comment or two on the Vidcast as well!).

And be back here every Wednesday (or Tuesdays at midnight) to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live every week at All Things Fun! – the South Jersey/Philadelphia area’s best comics, toys and gaming store, located in West Berlin, NJ. Don’t forget to visit us at Facebook!

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for the Week of 11-14-2012

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live every week at All Things Fun! – the South Jersey/Philadelphia area’s best comics and gaming store, located in West Berlin, NJ.

Co-hosts Ed (retailer) Evans, Allison (fangirl) Eckel, and Glenn (curmudgeon) Walker discuss the new comics out this week in wicked high definition video, and also available on the YouTube. See it here!

Discussion featured in this week’s special boob smash episode includes: the Black Friday sale, The Batcave featuring “Death of the Family,” Ame-Comi Girls #2, Young Justice, Phantom Stranger #2, Green Lantern Corps #14, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #4, Fantastic Four #1, All-New X-Men #1, Thor God of Thunder #1, Gambit #5, New Avengers #33 by Bendis and Oeming, Avengers Assemble #9 by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Ed’s Marvels and Ed’s indies, The Boys #72, Michael Avon Oeming’s The Victories #5 (of 6), Valiant Comics, Glenn takes Ed’s indies, Allison’s Zenescope comics and Allison’s kids comics, Fables: Werewolves of the Heartland, and trades and toys.


Be sure to check out the new All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, by Allison and Glenn, now featuring The Vidcast Drinking Game so you can play along at home, and ATF! on YouTube (don’t forget to subscribe to the channel while you’re there, and leave a comment or two on the Vidcast as well!).

And be back here every Wednesday (or Tuesdays at midnight) to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

Don’t forget to visit us at Facebook!

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for the Week of 10-10-2012

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live every week at All Things Fun! – the South Jersey/Philadelphia area’s best comics and gaming store, located in West Berlin, NJ.

Co-hosts Ed (keeper of the Thunderbolts roster) Evans, Allison (lumpy space princess) Eckel, and Glenn (spoiler boy) Walker discuss the new comics out this week in wicked high definition video, and also available on the YouTube. See it here!

Discussion featured in this week’s special buckets and buttshots episode includes: Marvel NOW!, Uncanny Avengers #1, the secret phrase, AvsX fallout, more Avengers comics, Deadpool #62, Avenging Spider-Man #13, more minimum carnage, Ultimates and Xes, Fantastic Four #611, Batman: Death of the Family, Amanda Waller double-shot, Free Arrow, Allison’s thing for smart guys with scars, Demon Knights #13, Frankenstein Agent of SHADE #13, Green Lantern Corps #13, MacGyver #1, the year without a Voltron, Ed’s indies, Lady Death #22, Archer and Armstrong and junk, Allison’s kids comics, and Ed’s trades.


Be sure to check out the All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, by Allison and Glenn, now featuring The Vidcast Drinking Game so you can play along at home, and ATF! on YouTube (don’t forget to subscribe to the channel while you’re there, and leave a comment or two on the Vidcast as well!).

And be back here every Wednesday (or Tuesdays at midnight) to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

Don’t forget to get your secret phrase in to feedback@allthingsfun.net by Friday!