Monster Trucks

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As part of my new year’s resolution not to be a cynical jackass, I took my kids to the new Nickelodeon movie, Monster Trucks, with an open-mind. And I had a much better time as a result. It would be super-easy to be cynical about Monster Trucks, the $125 million blockbuster made by Paramount Pictures […]

Miguel Ferrer: An Appreciation

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As Constantin Stanislavski famously remarked: “There are no small parts, only small actors.” He could have been referring to Miguel Ferrer, one of the finest character actors of his generation. Ferrer died January 19th following a battle with esophageal cancer.   (Left to Right) Miguel Ferrer, Kyle MacLachlan, David Lynch & David Bowie on the set […]

Sinisterly Sad & Mirthfully Morose: A Lemony Snicket Reader

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If I were Lemony Snicket, this article would begin by telling you to stop reading. I would politely suggest that your time might be better spent perusing recipies for marmalade. Or perhaps a picture book of puppies dressed up as movie stars. I would further urge you to avoid any attempt by me, Lemony Snicket, […]

Fast N’ Loud pull a Bait N’ Switch

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Last night was the hotly-anticipated premiere of Fast N’ Loud‘s new season… but it failed to deliver on one key tease. As Echoba.se’s resident petrolhead, I get my Top Gear fix in the off-season with Discovery Channel’s awesome TV show Fast N’ Loud. I’ve written about it extensively before; and since we’ve spent time defending […]

‘Krazy’ – A Timely Appreciation Of A Forgotten Master

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I first discovered ‘Krazy Kat’ – the brilliant, absurdist work of cartoonist George Herriman – when I was around 9 years old. I grew up with a  father who was one of those depression-era babies obsessed by relics of his childhood. They reminded him, he would say, of a simpler time. “Things were better back […]

A Series of Unfortunate Events

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Netflix debuted A Series of Unfortunate Events on Friday – and it’s sublime. I’m not much of one for binge-watching, but with the whole family being sick, we all curled up on the couch this weekend and watched the entirety of Netflix’s new original show A Series of Unfortunate Events. Based on the beloved books […]

Remember, Remember the “Night of the 16th January.”

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Ayn Rand is one of the most misunderstood and polarizing writers of the 20th century, and today is a date that will forever live in Randian infamy; the eve upon which her infamous stage play The Night of the 16th January was set. If Echoba.se had an office, a sure-fire way to get people throwing […]

Geeks Lost in Sports Land

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A Stranger in a Stranger Land The holidays are a wonderful time for some. The weather is crisp. The spirit of joy is in the air. Plums have been sugared and eggs have been thoroughly nogged. It’s a time when we get to revisit our families and get to know them all over again. For […]

Jamie Costa KILLS IT As The Young Han Solo

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Back in March, we told you about the upcoming YouTube fan film, staring impressionst Jamie Costa as a young Han Solo. Now it’s live – and worth watching. Disney/Lucasfilm is releasing a spin-off movie about the young Han Solo, due to hit cinemas in May 2018. But I’ve always been more interested in the homemade, crowd-funded […]