Even after all these years, my personal favorite in this category is still, probably, So-crates, the ancient Greek philosopher, sports fanatic, and ancient source of television soap opera introductory voice-overs, as portrayed in the historically accurate docudrama Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. » 12/12/14 11:43am 12/12/14 11:43am

The best James Bond movie of all time is From Russia With Love. It's not even close. However, I will concede that Goldfinger is the first Bond movie to have all the elements that one would think of as comprising the Bond formula (and that would eventually become Bond tropes and cliches), so it's much more archetypal… » 12/10/14 2:09pm 12/10/14 2:09pm

You beat me to it. Samurai* + Western + '40s SF serial (not just Flash Gordon, but a little Buck Rogers) with healthy dashes of WWII War Movies, plus a light sprinkle of Hot Rods and Vietnam plus just a bit of written SF/Fantasy running from Arthurian Legend through Doc Smith's Lensmen series and even a stray… » 12/09/14 2:07pm 12/09/14 2:07pm

On the other hand, if you were to tell me that the guy who wrote The Limey and Kafka was working on a Superman prequel series, I'd be a helluva lot more interested. I don't quite hate Goyer as viscerally as some people do, but I'm hard-pressed to come up with a decent movie he's worked on other than Batman Begins and … » 12/09/14 7:10am 12/09/14 7:10am