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Ladies and gents, it is once again time to roll out the red carpet for The Thread Awards! Awarding the best in cinema, television, video games, and music.
Fat jokes, drinking, video games, and obscure movie references. The Thread is back! Season 6 is go!
Grab a bucket of popcorn and hide a bottle of water in your shorts. It’s time to gear up for our summer movie preview.
People of the World, put on your Sunday’s best! It’s time once again for The Thready Awards. The Thread bestows its greatest honor upon the best and worst of 2013 in video games, television, movies and MORE!
As another year comes to a close, The Thread takes a moment to reflect on celebrity deaths of 2013. Also, the results of our 2012 RIPCast celebrity death predictions.
One half of The Thread would like to wish you a “Happy Holiday”, while the other half wants this holy hell of a season to be over already. This week The Thread tackles all the festive topics: from gifts to drinking, from family get-togethers to drinking again, and from holiday characters to more drinking.
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MARK: I just read an article about “Man of Steel” on Yahoo. Apparently there will be no kryptonite in the movie.
MIKE: ….wha wha?
ERIC: Good. It’s a tired old plot device.
MIKE: My guess/hope is that they’re not ruling it out as a ‘thing’, but just saying it’s not in this movie… made much more tired by the kryptonite island-thing in Superman Returns
MARK: Um….Tired old plot device. It is a major piece comic book/movie knowledge and “truth”. It is a BIG piece of his story line!
MIKE: Yeah. It’ll be back in in the sequel, either way. Probably more of a thing for the eventual Lex Luthor to use, if anything.
MARK: Hey, I agree the kryptonite island was pretty bad. It’s like saying underneath the surface of an island there is this hand wheel and when turned makes the island disappear and/or move somewhere else. However, it is still a major part to the storyline.
MIKE: Hey! That was totally based on….something!
MARK: Well no doubt but seeing we were all influenced by “Superman II” it was a major piece to how the General and his cronies were defeated.
MIKE: My Pollyanna wish is that they never even mentioned any sort of specific details about the movie. I think the trailers are as good of an appetite wetter as one will find. ZERO need to officially mention that kryptonite isn’t in the movie. Also, there may be an ‘official’ announcement coming soon that Nolan and Christian Bale will have nothing to do w/Man of Steel, let alone whatever becomes of Justice League. Way to keep us on the hook, WB.
MARK: Just give me Iron Man 3 and be done with it. It’s been one crap fest after another.
SCOTT: Until he needs to fight a human, no kryptonite needed. I’ll allow it.
MARK: Of course you would. It will end up a perpetual seemingly unending fight between the two until a mirror somehow shows up out of nowhere (aka phantom zone) and Superman somehow gets the General in it.
SCOTT: …. And that’s why Kryptonians are scared of their own reflection.
ERIC: Anybody ever wonder why Superman never wove some sort of lead fabric into his suit to, you know, protect him from the kryptonite?
SCOTT: Duh! It wouldn’t protect his face. Moron.
ERIC: He could make a suit. With a helmet. Sure, lead is heavy, but he’s Superman.
MARK: It would be too cumbersome. It would be like fighting in suits of armor. Range of motion would be limited as well as sight.
SCOTT: Helmet still doesn’t protect his entire face. You of all people should know this considering you should probably be wearing one at all times.
ERIC: Not if he came up with a way to weave or infuse the lead molecules into fabric. He could make a mask. Plus, again, he’s Superman. Weight wouldn’t be a factor.
MARK: I was not talking about the weight because the guy can pick up a frickin’ building without breaking a sweat but his range of motion will still be limited and his sight will still be limited due to the fact the fabric is made out of lead.
SCOTT: So he’d have to invent see-thru lead? Plus, Eric how do you know it already isn’t woven with lead into the suit. Have you read the label?
ERIC: His eyes would probably be vulnerable, yes. But not his whole body. He could still fly away if there was kryptonite. Sure, he’d probably bump into a few things…..
MARK: I agree there will be a window of opportunity for him to fly away before the effects of the kryptonite consume him.
SCOTT: It would just be easier to get kryptonite allergy shots. Eric’s argument is stupid.
MARK: Yeah, kryptonite allergy shots are a winning argument. You have been hanging out with Suff too long.
ERIC: Right, genius. There would have to be kryptonite in the room for his skin to allow the needle to pass through and administer the shot. You dumb, you so dumb.
SCOTT: He’s gotten shots before in that manner. Moron. I was obviously kidding about the allergy shots, but strangely, I forgot he kind of did get a Kryptonite allergy shot in All-Star Superman, so my comment is actually valid.
MIKE: For the record, I adore this conversation.
MARK: I am voting, nay, on validity.
SCOTT: I have the proof. It has been written!… and drawn! But doesn’t it all really come down to the question of how Superman has sex with Lois Lane. His super sperm would blow a hole right through her fallopian tubes.
MIKE: I mean, the co-pay alone! Jeeze Louise!
MARK: What the $20 to see the doctor? I’m sure the Planet has good medical. I challenge this. The use of “kind of” in your statement has me thinking it was something else.
MARK: As if you were reading anything that would lead you down this path where you would come upon this subject.
SCOTT: Superman basically was given hyper-exposure to Kryptonite to point where it killed him. His body was then launched into the sun. When he came back to life (thanks sun!) he was no longer affected by Kryptonite. That is why I say it is a bit like an allergy shot. Enough exposure to it and it no longer worked to weaken him. That or maybe Zombie Superman is immune.
ERIC: Zombie Superman vs. The Governor.
MARK: Well you said shot but then again I guess you played the Obi-Wan “from a different point of view” scenario there. However, I am still arguing the “shot” terminology. Superman II, he was introduced to the rays of the kryptonian sun where he was turned “human”. Good thing green crystal was still around to save his butt.
My name is Mike. I enjoy movies. I enjoy being entertained by movies. I can enjoy movies that are terrible.
What Mike doesn’t enjoy is the fact that there are two, count’em *TWO* terrible action movies coming out within 6 months of each other that both seem to revolve around the same 3 episode arc of the “24” season where terrorists attacked the White House. One stars King Leonidas rescuing President Two Face, the other has a male stripper working with Ray Charles to save the Country.
Bill Buchanan sure wouldn’t want it this way…
The Thread crew previews upcoming spring and summer movies. Film categories discussed include: Comedies Mark Will Hate, Superhero Movies Probably Better Than “The Green Lantern”, and Why the F*ck is The Rock in So Many Movies.
(Originally aired on 2/19/13)
The Thread crew recaps what they did over their winter vacation. Movies, television, sports and video games are discussed.
(Originally aired on 1/22/13)
As is tradition, The Thread crew reflects on some of the famous celebrity deaths of 2012 and makes their death predictions for 2013. Mark correctly predicted 2 out of 3 deaths this year, so pray you aren’t on his list.
(Originally aired on 1/2/13)
Our annual “In Memoriam” podcast covering the biggest celebrity deaths of 2011. We also make our 2012 deathpool predictions.
New movies. They are coming. The Thread sorts through the latest pile of Hollywood vomit to determine which films are worth your hard earned ducets.
The Thread tackles the best/worst in everything geek from 2010.
The Thread discusses the high and lows of movies based on video games.
Something about Halloween. Scott got lazy.
Zombies, werewolves, and vampires. Oh my! This spawned our annual Halloween podcast.
Superhero and comic book films are discussed. This episode gave birth of our running “iconic” joke.