Thursday, March 30, 2023

A review of The Child Life Size Figure By Sideshow Collectibles.


Click on the photo below to view on YouTube.

(C) Copyright 2023 By Mark A. Rivera

All Rights Reserved.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Star Wars: First Order Stormtrooper 1/2 Scale Bust Review.


Here is my off the cuff review of Diamond Select Toys’ Legends in 3D: Star Wars: First Order Stormtrooper 1/2 Scale Bust. Just click on the photo below to view on YouTube. Thank you.

(C) Copyright 2023 By Mark A. Rivera

All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

The Venture Bros.: The Complete Series All 82 Episodes From The Epic Series Will Be Available To Purchase Digitally and on DVD June 20, 2023.




When Trouble Erupts, Whom Are You Going To Call? 

Anyone But The Venture Bros.!

The Venture Bros.: The Complete Series

All 82 Episodes From The Epic Series Will Be Available 

To Purchase Digitally and on DVD June 20, 2023


BURBANK, CA (March 28, 2023) – For the first time ever, all episodes from Adult Swim's award-winning original adult animated series are brought together in one set with The Venture Bros.: The Complete Series. Get ready to experience thrilling action-packed adventure along with acute family disfunction and binge all 82 episodes from the seven season run along with all the previously released special features. The Venture Bros.: The Complete Series will be available to purchase Digitally and on DVD from Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment on June 20, 2023.


The series features the voice talents of James Urbaniak as Dr. Thaddeus “Rusty” Venture, Christopher McCulloch as Hank, Michael Sinterniklaas as Dean Venture, Patrick Warburton as Brock Samson, and Paul Boocock as Dr. Venture’s deceased father, Dr. Jonas. The series was created by Chris McCulloch and Doc Hammer for Adult Swim’s late night programming block. The Venture Bros. originally premiered on August 7, 2004, and ran for 7 seasons winning numerous awards including Best Animated TV Series Award at Cineme 2003, the Chicago International Animated Film Festival.


For the first time in the history of the world, every single episode of The Venture Bros. ever created! Stuffed full of your favorite evil nemeses, and larger-than-life heroes, plus a few smaller-than-life ones. It’s never not a great time to watch your favorite episode from any season, followed by any other episode from any other season. From “Dia de los Dangerous” to “The Saphrax Protocol” it’s all in one place!


It’s the Complete Series Venture Bros. Box Set, twenty years in the making. Including all the bonus materials that have been lovingly created over the years, and carefully curated for you now.

Pricing and series information:


The Venture Bros.: The Complete Series

Includes 82 episodes from all seven seasons


PRODUCT                            SRP

Digital Purchase                    $79.99 US and Canada

DVD                                       $134.99 SRP ($129.99 in Canada)


Audio: English

Subtitles: English; French; Spanish

Running Time: 1,968 minutes

Rated: TV-MA

About Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment

Warner Bro. Discovery Home Entertainment (WBDHE) brings together the company’s physical and digital distribution businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBDHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels. WBDHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.


About Adult Swim 

Adult Swim is the leader in adult animation and #1 destination for young adults for over fifteen years, offering critically acclaimed, award-winning original and acquired series such as “Rick and Morty,” “Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal,” “The Eric Andre Show,” and “Smiling Friends.” Fan favorite anime block, Toonami, airs on Saturday nights and has expanded beyond acquisitions, producing original series including “Housing Complex C,” “Uzumaki,” and new seasons of “FLCL.” The annual Adult Swim Festival reaches a global audience, and features performances by top musicians and comedians. Adult Swim airs nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel and reaches fans via HBO Max. Connect with Adult Swim on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tik Tok. Subscribe to Adult Swim on YouTube

Jazzware’s Star Wars: Micro Galaxy Squadron Millennium Falcon Review.

Here is an off the cuff review of Jazzware’s Star Wars: Micro Galaxy Squadron Millennium Falcon. Click on the photo below to view on YouTube.

(C) Copyright 2023 By Mark A. Rivera

All Rights Reserved.

Monday, March 27, 2023

Hulu Original Series "The Kardashians" Season Three Sneak Peek.


Hulu Original Series "The Kardashians" Season Three

Check out a sneak peek at the new season of Hulu’s “The Kardashians.” The season’s first teaser will air tonight during the finale of “The Bachelor” on ABC.

The third season of “The Kardashians” premieres May 25 on Hulu, with new episodes every Thursday!

Teaser: HERE

SEASON 3 SYNOPSIS: The cameras return as Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie invite viewers back into their lives as they navigate motherhood, coparenting, and building their own empires. Their bond will be tested and tensions arise, but as a family they will stand together through the storm.

CAST: Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian Barker, Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner.

CREDITS: Fulwell 73 partner Ben Winston executive produces alongside Emma Conway and Elizabeth Jones with Danielle King serving as showrunner and executive producer.

SOCIAL: @KardashiansHulu | #TheKardashians

Sunday, March 26, 2023


It’s Enemy Mine recut and stylized in the same rotoscope style I have used in the past. Enjoy.

1) Graphic Crash:

2) Why?:

3) Truth is truth:

4) Dreams:

5) Fingers:

6) Uncle:

7) Reconciliation:

You can also view these shorts on a playlist chronologically at the companion GenreOnlinenet YouTube channel by clicking on the photo below. Thank you.

Friday, March 24, 2023

American Dad Season 18 TBS Original Animated Series Review.


The 18th season of American Dad will premiere on TV on Monday, March 27, 2023 at 10pm (ET/PT). The new season features guest voices of Pete Davidson, Anjelica Houston, Jason Alexander, Jaleel White, Chris Sullivan, Ann Dowd, Amy Sedaris, Alan Tudyk, Alyson Hannigan and Simon Helberg. The first five episodes have their moments though at times it seemed more like the kind of animated comedy where you laugh on the inside as opposed outward and maybe it is because I am older now, but I remember laughing out loud when it aired on Fox in the 2000s and the humor seemed more risqué back then despite the fact that you can get away with a little more on basic cable television as opposed to free over the air broadcast television.

The premiere episode entitled “Fellow Traveler” in many ways is the most ambitious as it details how Roger came to Earth decades before he would ever encounter Stan and his family. Patrick Stewart has a large role in this episode.

The next episode entitled “The Professor and the Coach” has Haley taking a creative writing class taught Roger at the local community college while Stan gets carried away with trying to find a prospective recruit for the college football team.

Arguably among the cutest of the five episodes I screened in advance of the premiere is entitled “Vice Principal” with Steve becoming embroiled in conundrum with Principal Lewis while the rest of the family have the times of their lives showing an escaped baby giraffe a night on the town.

In “The Pleasenting at Smith House” Klaus and Jeff must contend with a wrathful wraith  while the fifth episode “Stretched Thin” has the entire family gets into the stretchy leggings business much to Jeff’s chagrin because the family doesn’t trust his decision making skills even though the leggings idea was his.

All five episodes have their moments and I am sure fans of the long running comedy series will appreciate all of them. American Dad premieres Monday, March 27th, 2023 at 10pm (ET/PT) on TBS.

(C) Copyright 2023 By Mark A. Rivera

All Rights Reserved.

How much the highest-paid 2023 Oscar nominees earned per minute of screen time.

TradingPedia has an exclusive report on how much the highest-paid 2023 Oscar nominees earned per minute of screen time, and we think you will find it fascinating. We have done the math on reported salaries and screen time data to reveal just how much some of Hollywood's biggest stars are making for their time on screen.

Here are a few highlights from our report:

* Brendan Fraser, this year's Best Actor winner, earned $12,195 per minute of screen time

* Michelle Yeoh, the Best Actress winner, earned $10,526 per minute of screen time

* Tom Cruise, who was not even nominated but starred in a film with multiple nominations, is the highest-paid actor per minute of screen time with reported earnings of $894,900 for every minute he appeared in Top Gun: Maverick

Our report also includes a full ranking of the top earners, as well as insights into the implications of these earnings for the entertainment industry.

If you are interested in learning more, we have the full report available here with detailed information on the actors and their earnings, as well as methodology and sources used. All materials can be used by providing proper link attribution to our original report.

From The Archives interview with Mike Nelson.

The GENRE ONLINE.NET Interview – MST3K’s Mike Nelson

By Mark A. Rivera 

Mike Nelson is best known for his role on the Peabody Award winning series “Mystery Science Theater 3000” where he also served as Head Writer. Mr. Nelson is also a published Author and Standup Comedian. Mr. Nelson has a very relaxed, but professional attitude and he was blessed with a face that makes one want to laugh at his witty and at times sarcastic sense of humor. While “Mystery Science Theater 3000” is more or less history with the exception of Rhino Home Video’s DVD releases of select episodes, Mike Nelson continues to work and comment on movies in both books and on select DVD titles released by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment that include “Reefer Madness” and “Night Of The Living Dead” as well as other projects. Rhino Home Video’s seventh “Mystery Science Theater 3000” DVD box set will debut at retailers on and offline on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 and Mr. Nelson granted me the opportunity to speak with him about the show and more this past week.

GENRE ONLINE) Before your role as one of the creative staff at Best Brains, what did you do? Were you a standup comedian or comedy writer? How did you get involved? 

Mike Nelson) I was a stand-up comedian and I had worked with all of the guys at MST in one-way or another. Josh Weinstein was a friend with whom I worked quite a bit and he recommended me for a job helping them type up their scripts. I should add that I “supplemented” my lavish stand-up income with a job at a TGI Fridays restaurant.

GENRE ONLINE) Was there any nervousness about how the fans might react when you took over the show from series creator Joel Hodgson? 

Mike Nelson) Some, but as I was still consumed with the writing of it and had been there for every shoot since the beginning, I had a pretty good sense of how it would go. I was excited and a little nervous of course.

GENRE ONLINE) Between broadcast television, Comedy Central, and SCI FI, was there ever any differences between how Best Brains wanted to produce the show and how the network wanted the show produced? Was there a difference between how you were treated between the respective broadcasters?

Mike Nelson) There were always battles, some small, some large, but that’s to be expected when someone else is footing the bill. Luckily for us, we produced the show in Minneapolis and being flyover territory, most of the executives visited once and never again, so we were pretty much left alone. There wasn’t a ton of difference between the networks. It first aired on KTMA, a UHF station in Minneapolis where Jim Mallon and Kevin Murphy worked.

GENRE ONLINE) Some of my favorite episodes were when films like “Gamera” or a “Godzilla” flick was the focus of the jokes. Unfortunately these have not been released on DVD in the States. Is it a home video rights issue? Who decides what episodes will be released on home video?

Mike Nelson) It’s all up to Rhino and the folks who hold the rights on those movies. I’m afraid I’m out of the loop on rights issues and whatnot.

GENRE ONLINE) I also loved “Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie.” To this day I cannot watch “This Island Earth” without remembering some of the jokes and laughing. Have you ever gotten feedback from fans or colleagues that felt you were too harsh?

Mike Nelson) We mostly got that feedback from journalists at the time the film came out – but those who actually watched the movie again had to admit that it wasn’t nearly as good as they remembered it from when they were ten. 

GENRE ONLINE) I personally enjoyed your commentary on the Fox DVD release of George A. Romero’s “Night Of The Living Dead,” but I have to admit I felt that while your observations were valid, I wondered if you had ever listened to the commentary by George A. Romero on the Elite Entertainment laserdisc or DVD?

Mike Nelson) No, I haven’t.

GENRE ONLINE) Romero and those involved are good sports about pointing out the film’s shortcomings. Any news if the MST3K movie will be re-released on DVD by Universal?

Mike Nelson) I doubt it. They’ve never fallen over themselves to promote the movie.

GENRE ONLINE) Is there any chance of a special “MST3K” reunion episode with you, Joel, Trace, and Frank? Perhaps straight to DVD?

Mike Nelson) Well, in the past I’ve thought it was possible, recent events make that highly, highly unlikely.  

Genre Online) What recent events make an MST3K reunion highly unlikely? Can you elaborate?
Mike Nelson) I can't be too specific. We looked into it, is all, and it's just too impractical.

GENRE ONLINE) If you could choose a recent film for MST3K, what would it be? Many fans ask why were not some more recent films criticized on the show since there is no shortage of bad movies being produced by mainstream Hollywood. 

Mike Nelson) A statistically large majority of Hollywood films could benefit from the MST treatment. It would probably be easier to tell you which films wouldn’t work. And the reason we didn’t do recent films was entirely a rights issue.

GENRE ONLINE) If it is easier to tell me which films would not work, then can you give a few examples and why?
Mike Nelson) The Lord of the Rings series. It's pretty good and if we did do it, we'd be beaten to death by guys with leather mugs.
Mystic River would be a tough to. Not a lot to laugh at there.
And Sweet Home Alabama. Because no matter how good it may be to poke fun at, there's no way I'm going to sit through a showing of Sweet Home Alabama. It's grounds for having one's manhood revoked.

GENRE ONLINE) What are your latest and/or upcoming projects that you can tell us about? 

Mike Nelson) I have a book coming out with Abrams called “Happy Kitty Bunny Pony” which is the first of a series. I’ll also be doing some promotion with The Film Crew for the Starz and Encore networks. I’m working on an animated film and hope to have some news on it soon.

GENRE ONLINE) As an author, do you approach writing a book with an eye that it will not be something already written by other people in the field or do you just follow your gut and go with it? 

Mike Nelson) Of course you have to pay attention to close parallels, but I’ve never worried about particular themes or treatments of a subject as pretty much everything has been done in some way or another. You just have faith that yours will be appealing to people as well.

GENRE ONLINE) Do the cast and producers of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” receive residuals for the repeats that air on television or only for the DVD/VHS sets? Has MST3K helped make you financially independent?

Mike Nelson) The show isn’t on in reruns anymore, and yes, the producer, I believe does receive residuals for the DVDs.

As regards my being financially independent from the MST, as soon as I think I’ve stopped laughing at that question, I’ll start laughing again and can’t seem to stop. (In other words, no. Not in the least.)

GENRE ONLINE) Is there anyone else in the field that examines cult films either from a humorous, serious, or a bit of both perspective like Cult Film Guru Joe Bob Briggs or Creature Features Author John Stanley whose work you like?

Mike Nelson) I’ve tended to focus on the less than off the beaten path films and guys like Joe Bob Briggs are into the deep cult films more than I am. So I’m afraid I’m unfamiliar with their work.

GENRE ONLINE) What advice would you give to aspiring writers, filmmakers, and even comedians since your profession has in many ways enabled you to do all of these things and more?

Mike Nelson) Get a job in the restaurant industry. It will allow you the flexibility you need and you can always scam some soup by putting it in a coffee cup. Oh, and try to work with puppets as soon as you are able.

GENRE ONLINE) Is there a really good genre film you can recommend seeing that is new or a new genre film you’ve seen you can recommend avoiding?

Mike Nelson) Even though I haven’t yet seen it, I feel confident that one should take care to avoid seeing “The Amityville Horror.”

GENRE ONLINE) Best Brains has resisted the lure to move to Hollywood or New York and while I imagine Minneapolis is important to you because it is your home, where your family and friends are, and whatnot, for you personally what makes being based in the Midwest ideal over the East or West Coast?

Mike Nelson) There is definitely an advantage. The Midwest makes people funnier, as you have to develop a sense of humor to overcome the bleak, endless winters. And self-deprecation comes easy because for many months out of the year we wear goofy hats to keep our ears from freezing. 

It is to our tremendous advantage too, that people from either coast think we all live in small shacks out on the prairie with no electricity and only goats for companionship. The complete ignorance of people from Manhattan and L.A. about the other 99% of the country allows us to sneak up on them when they’re not looking, as they don’t view us as any kind of a threat. We can make fun of them while they condescend to us and they never seem to notice.  

Thank you again to Mike Nelson for granting the interview and big thanks to Debra Stolberg at Rhino Home Video for making it possible.

© Copyright 2005 By Mark A. Rivera
All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

The Evil of Dr. Forrester.

From sending Joel into space to Joel’s eventual escape and Mike’s capture to the death of TV’s Frank and Torgo The White and beyond. This is a chronicle of Dr. Clayton Forrester’s mad scheme to rule the world by finding the worst movie he could find and it features the original ending to the movie that features his demise. Click on the image below to view the video on YouTube.


Get ready to roll out with the AUTOBOTS and their human allies as they defend the world from the evil DECEPTICONS with a Limited-Edition SteelBook™ set featuring six blockbuster TRANSFORMERS movies on 4K Ultra HD™!  Debuting May 30, 2023, this out-of-this-world collection arrives just in time for fans to catch up on all of the thrilling adventures before the newest chapter, TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS, arrives in theatres on June 9th.


The TRANSFORMERS 6-Movie SteelBook Collection includes TRANSFORMERSTRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON, TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT andBUMBLEBEE all in eye-popping 4K Ultra HD.  Each film is presented in a separate SteelBook with the feature on 4K Ultra HD Disc plus a Blu-ray Disc™ with legacy bonus content.  All six SteelBooks are housed in a striking magnetic slipcase that also includes a collectible decal and access to Digital copies of each film. 


The TRANSFORMERS film franchise ranks among the biggest of all time, having earned over $4.8 billion at the global box office. 


Bonus content included in the TRANSFORMERS 6-Movie SteelBook Collection is as follows:



Disc 1 - 4K Ultra HD

·       Feature Film

·       Commentary by director Michael Bay

Disc 2 – Blu-ray

  • Our World
  • Their War
  • More Than Meets The Eye



Disc 1 - 4K Ultra HD

  • Feature Film
  • Commentary by Michael Bay, Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman

Disc 2 – Blu-ray

  • The Human Factor: Exacting Revenge of the Fallen
  • A Day with Bay: Tokyo
  • 25 Years of TRANSFORMERS
  • Deconstructing Visual Bayhem
  • Deleted/Alternate Scenes
  • The AllSpark Experiment
  • Giant Effing Movie
  • Linkin Park – New Divide
  • The Matrix of Marketing



Disc 1 - 4K Ultra HD

  • Feature Film

Disc 2 – Blu-ray

  • Above and Beyond: Exploring Dark of the Moon
  • Uncharted Territory: NASA’s Future Then and Now
  • Deconstructing Chicago: Multi-Angle Sequences
  • The Art of Cybertron
  • The Dark of the Moon Archive
  • The Matrix of Marketing



Disc 1 - 4K Ultra HD

  • Feature Film

Disc 2 – Blu-ray

  • Bay on Action
  • Evolution Within Extinction—The Making of TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION
  • Just Another Giant Effin’ Movie
  • A Spark of Design
  • T.J. Miller: Farm Hippie
  • Trailers



Disc 1 - 4K Ultra HD

  • Feature Film

Disc 2 – Blu-ray

  • Merging Mythologies
  • Climbing the Ranks
  • The Royal Treatment: TRANSFORMERS in the UK
  • Motors and Magic
  • Alien Landscape: Cybertron
  • One More Giant Effin’ Movie



Disc 1 - 4K Ultra HD

  • Feature Film

Disc 2 – Blu-ray

  • Feature Film
  • Sector 7 Archive
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Bee Vision: The TRANSFORMERS Robots of Cybertron
  • Bringing BUMBLEBEE to the Big Screen