Monthly Archives: August 2013

Superhero Catch Phrases!

Updated in August 2013 due to awesome suggestions in the comments!
I’d love to add to them but I’m soooo busy…perhaps your favourite is missing? Let me know!!

Continuing on my deeply intellectual blogging theme, please find below some of my favourite catch phrases from comic book Superheroes (and Supervillains – everyone knows they always gets the best lines!)

Now, logic dictates that I can’t include them all, but please let me know the obvious ones I’ve missed!!

 

  • IT’S CLOBBERING TIME – The Thing
  • IT’S CURTAINS FOR YOU DOCTOR HORRIBLE, LACY GENTLY WAFTING CURTAINS – Captain Hammer
  • HOLY (i.e. rusty metal) BATMAN – Robin
  • MERCIFUL MINERVA – Wonder Woman

also used by Wonder Woman
1. “Great Hera”
2. “Suffering Sappho”
3. “Thunderbolts of Jove”

 
  • FLAME ON – The Human Torch
  • I AM THE LAW – Judge Dredd
  • AVENGERS ASSEMBLE – Captain America
  • HULK SMASH – The Incredible Hulk (d’oh)
  • UP, UP AND AWAY – Superman

also by Superman
1. “Great Scott”
2. “Great Krypton”
3. “Great Rao”

  • OH MY STARS AND GARTERS- Beast
  • COWABUNGA – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (heroes in a halfshell)
  • SPOOOOOOOOOOOON – The Tick
  • WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY – Spider Man
  • YOU WOULDN’T LIKE ME WHEN I’M ANGRY – The Incredible Hulk
  • BY THE HOARY HOSTS OF HOGGOTH – Doctor Strange
  • I’M THE BEST THERE IS AT WHAT I DO AND WHAT I DO AIN’T PRETTY – Wolverine
  • TO THE BAT POLE ROBIN – Batman
  • BY CROM – Conan
  • MEIN GOTT – Nightcrawler
  • ODIN’S BEARD – Thor
  • BY THE GODDESS – Storm
  • I AN VENGEANCE, I AM THE NIGHT, I AM BATMAN
  • I’M THE JUGGERNAUT, BITCH.
  • I HAVE A PHD IN HORRIBLENESS – Doctor Horrible
  • READY TO DIE – Deadpool
  • I’LL EAT YOUR BRAINS – Venom
  • IT’S NOT THAT I DON’T CARE. I CARE MORE FOR HAVING FUN – Harley Quinn
  • KNEEL BEFORE ZOD
  • RIIIIIIIICCCCHHHHAARRDDS – Doom
  • I’M UNSTOPPABLE – Juggernaut (demonstrably not true)
  • Y’SEE LADIES, ANY FOOL CAN KILL, I WANTED TO DO IT WITH STYLE – Arcade
  • WHY SO SERIOUS? – The Joker
  • RIDDLE ME THIS – The Riddler

And my personal favourite

  • HERE I COME TO SAVE THE DAY – Mighty Mouse
 
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Next up! Comic based Movies!!

* * * * * Updated!* * * * *
Ahem, other companies release adaptations too

There are so many adaptations of comics and graphic novels hitting the big screen nowadays that it’s hard to remember that there was once a time when comics were sneered upon in the entertainment world, seen as lesser forms of both art and literature and definitely viewed as being more suited to children and teenagers than adults.

(Don’t believe me? Check out comic book guy from the Simpson’s – a biting inditement on anyone over the age of 18, who would choose to read comics)

Then there was Superman – and we started to believe that a man could fly.

Less than five years later, Batman proved that comic adaptations could be gritty, realistic (ish) and dark.

And since then – a plethora of characters have made the leap from the printed page to silver screen.


Some were wonderful (the first Spiderman film, Blade, MIB). Others…were not (the third Spiderman film, Electra, Ghost Rider). And let’s be fair, there are always going to be a few that you love/loathe regardless of whether the films deserved it (Casper the friendly ghost – what can I say? I loved it).

Much as we might wish too, we can’t cover em all, so if you have a “must mention” be it bad or good – make sure you let us know in the comments below!!

Here are some of mine! 

The Good

Superman *excluding the forth one
Batman *excluding Batman and Robin
X-Men 1 and 2
X Men – First Class
Thor *haven’t seen the sequel yet
Iron-Man *the second one hanging on by a thread
Captain America *haven’t seen the sequel yet
The Avengers
Men In Black *particularly the third
Kickass *haven’t seen the sequel yet
The Crow *only the first one
Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Blade
Tank Girl
Ghost World
300 *goriest chick flick ever…

The Bad
(not bad bad, just not as good as it should have been)

Wolverine
Daredevil
The Fantastic Four
Watchmen *too faithful an adaptation?
30 Days of Night
Hellboy
The Incredible Hulk
Supergirl
Mystery Men
The Mask

The Ugly
(diabolical, and the director/writer should be shot with a shovel full of … sugar)

X-Men 3 – GRRRRRRRRRR
Ghost Rider
Catwoman
Electra
Constantine
Catwoman
From Hell *Heather Graham – the typical cockney working girl. I think NOT
Catwoman
Howard the Duck
Wanted
Hulk
Catwoman
Green Lantern
Josie and the Pussycats
The League of Extra-Ordinary Gentlemen
Barb Wire

 

Interview with Claudia Christian

There just isn’t enough SQUEE in the world really.

CULTURALLY FIXATED is delighted to welcome the sublime 

Claudia Christian

who joined us this week. 

To hoards of SF fans, Claudia will always be General Susan Ivanova from Babylon 5 – one of the greatest SF characters in one of the greatest SF TV series EVER. However – as you’ll hear during our chat – she’s a true renaissance woman, with a diverse range of activities and creative outlets. 

She writes. She sings. She enjoys food, travel and books. She’s even written a few herself! All that on top of portraying countless memorable characters across tv and film. AND single handedly destroyed a small fleet.

Intimidating?

Just a touch. 


During out chat we start off by discussing Claudia’s latest project – it’s more of a mission really – narrating One Little Pill. This is a documentary to raise awareness of The Sinclair Method – a revolutionary and scientific treatment for alcohol addiction that, Claudia frankly admits, saved her life. Claudia has been so determined to heighten the profile of this method, that she has founded a charity – the C Three Foundation.   


From there, we discuss her no holds barred autobiography – Babylon Confidential – a memoir of love, sex and addiction. Every life story that comes out of Hollywood claims to be honest and open – this one actually delivers! Every soaring height and each crushing fall is explored with an often heartbreaking forthrightness. It turns out that Claudia is every bit as passionate, funny and honest in person!


Finally, we moved onto Babylon 5. It’s been 15 years since the show ended and the friendships created (and indeed the fandom) have sustained and become legend. It’s always such a pleasure to discuss something that you love with someone involved in the process – to have it held in their hearts too is just a cherry on top. Or a raspberry…I don’t like cherries. 

[audio http://culturallyfixated.podbean.com/mf/web/d8crej/InterviewwithClaudiaChristian.mp3]
Spoilers for all of Babylon 5. 
And life the universe and everything. 

Language warnings apply as usual.

Listen HERE!

On the go – the mobile LINK!

If you’re interested in learning more, you can contact Claudia (and her magic internet elves) here:
One Little Pill
The C Three Foundation

On the web  – Claudia Christian
On twitter  – @ClaudiaLives
On YouTube  – HERE
On FaceBook – HERE

Babylon Confidential – a memoir of love, sex and addiction

Fancy more of our inane chatter? You’ll find us on twitter as @SteveCult and @Drneevil

 

CSTS Leeds



Book your ticket HERE

Interview with Enver Gjokaj!

Enver Gjokaj – actor, writer and inventor – joins Cult Neeve for a chat about all sorts of everything – from TV appearances to creating original content, being part of Lust for Love – a kickstarter project from before it became all trendy – and an exclusive look at what’s coming next!

And not one mention of Joss Whedon, The Avengers or Dollhouse. And if you don’t know by now that’s a huge lie – I just despair!

We are also the first to find out more about the new web series that Enver has just finished co-writing. It’s called Hollywood Hitmen and Dichen Lachman will be involved on the screen and off! Listen in to get all the available details! 

VicTopher

Usual ***LANGUAGE*** warnings apply. 

Ditto ***SPOILERS*** though I can’t think of anything that we really ruined. Better safe than sorry eh!

Listen Here!
[audio http://culturallyfixated.podbean.com/mf/web/ssgcx4/EnverGjokaj.mp3]

Listen HERE!

On the go – the mobile LINK!

As Kiki – Dollhouse
Fancy more of our inane chatter? You’ll find us on twitter as @SteveCult and @Drneevil
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