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Nostalgia Theater Podcast: IDW Publishing's Chris Ryall on Transformers, G.I. Joe, Star Trek and More!

Zaki Hasan | Posted 05.03.2016 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Chris discusses the process by which IDW has been able to amass such an amazing roster of top drawer titles from topflight talent, and he also talks up one of IDW's latest projects: the impending relaunch of '70s-'80s fave Rom: Spaceknight.

WATCH: This North Korea Propaganda Video Looks A Lot Like G.I. Joe

HuffPost Originals | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.29.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Last week, North Korea released a four-minute propaganda video depicting a nuclear strike on Washington, D.C. While the video appears to be a response...

Nostalgia Theater Podcast: Talking G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero With Buzz Dixon

Zaki Hasan | Posted 01.12.2017 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Welcome to the first episode of the all-new Nostalgia Theater Podcast! As longtime readers of my site know, I've run a feature by that same name at my blog for many years now, so I decided it was time to branch out and "expand the franchise," so to speak.

Week to Week News Quiz for 9/4/15

John Zipperer | Posted 09.04.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Here's a Labor Day Week to Week news quiz for you to see how much you know about what's happening near and afar. Here are some random but real hints:...

Channing Tatum 'F--king' Hated 'G.I. Joe'

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment

In terms of words that can come out of an actor's mouth, there's nothing more beautiful than when someone decides to crap all over one of their own mo...

10 Reasons Why Being A Boy In The '80s Was The Best

Beau Coffron | Posted 09.24.2014 | Parents
Beau Coffron

The '80s epitomized great (and a few not so great) clothing styles. The shorts left little to the imagination, but kids today don't appreciate the natural air conditioning these provided.

The Perils of Naming Your Kid

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 08.19.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

You're in charge of what this person will be called for the rest of his/her life. And you have literally thousands of choices in hundreds of baby-naming books. It's a lot of pressure.

'G.I Joe' Stars Help Narrate A Father's Tribute Video To His Brave Kids

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 05.29.2014 | Parents

Armand and Autumn Rose Pogue aren't your average siblings. They have been on special covert missions, overcame health issues, and now, they star in a ...

'80s Toys That Are Worth More Than You Thought -- And Those That Aren't Worth Much

Chris Barnes | Posted 03.24.2014 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

It's no secret that the greatest decade for toys was the 1980s. If you look down a modern toy aisle, you still see the Transformers and My Little Pony...

Teenagers in Space

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Not only would George Lucas put "war" back into a movie title, he would almost single-handedly reconstitute war play as a feel-good activity for children.

The Secret History of G.I. Joe

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Joe, like much else in his era, was hardly what he seemed. Launched the year Lyndon Johnson ran for president as a peace candidate against Barry Goldwater while his administration was secretly planning the large-scale bombing of North Vietnam, Joe, too, was involved in a cover-up.

Movie Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.15.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The conventional wisdom about the Star Trek movies starring the cast of the original TV show was that the even-numbered films were the good ones and the odd-numbered ones kind of sucked.

Is 'Thinspo' for Guys Any Less Harmful Than 'Thinspo' For Girls?

Cristen Conger | Posted 06.12.2013 | Women
Cristen Conger

Even though the media have reported on "thinspiration" -- a.k.a. thinspo -- websites for more than a decade, one of the first direct acknowledgement...

INTERVIEW: G.I. Joe Creator Larry Hama Reflects on 30 Years of the Real American Hero

Zaki Hasan | Posted 06.01.2013 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Larry Hama began his long tour chronicling G.I. Joe in 1982 while working as an editor at Marvel Comics, when he took on the little "toy book" that no...

A Huge Opening For 'G.I. Joe'

Posted 03.31.2013 | Entertainment

"G.I. Joe: Retaliation" won the box office this weekend, opening to $41.2 million. The long-awaited "G.I. Joe" sequel opened at 3,719 theaters. Starri...

ReThink Review: G.I. Joe: Retaliation - Sanitized Violence

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.28.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

When is violence okay for kids? In the mind of the Motion Picture Association of America, violence without blood is a lesser form of violence that kids won't find disturbing. Films like G.I. Joe: Retaliation illustrate how bizarre that distinction is.

Zaki's Review: G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Zaki Hasan | Posted 05.28.2013 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Read my 2009 review of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra here Now that's more like it. G.I. Joe: Retaliation is the Joe movie I've been hoping to see sinc...

Mike Ryan

Meet Storm Shadow | Mike Ryan | Posted 03.28.2013 | Entertainment

No character quite piques the interest of G.I. Joe fans like the ninja Storm Shadow does, especially when it concerns fellow ninja Snake Eyes. The...

Director Jon Chu Talks G.I. Joe: Retaliation, 3D Conversion and Bruce Willis' Improv Skills (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.28.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu stops by to chat about converting the upcoming film to 3D, working with Channing Tatum and The Rock, and how this film will blow the first out of the water!

The MovieFilm Podcast: Olympus Has Fallen, G.I. Joe, and More!

Zaki Hasan | Posted 05.24.2013 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

The latest MovieFilm installment starts off with my interview with legendary G.I. Joe writer Larry Hama as he discusses the origins of the Marvel Comi...

How 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Saves A Franchise

Mike Ryan | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

Next week, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the sequel to a not very good movie called G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, will finally hit theaters after an eight-mon...

Meet 'G.I. José'

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.26.2013 | Latino Voices

He’s a real American Mexican hero. A photo of a bearded man driving a green van with a logo reading “GI José: A Real Mexican Hero” made the...

Bargain Town, Making Lists and Behavior Modification

Tom Cramer | Posted 02.03.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Growing up in the '70s, as soon as the last plate was cleaned and put away from Thanksgiving dinner, it was Christmas time. It's true that I loved all the activities and traditions, but I can't deny that my main focus was on toys.

My Brother Invented "G.I. Joe." Really!

Jay Weston | Posted 12.12.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

My brother invented G.I. Joe. He is four years younger than me and has always been reluctant to blow his own horn, so the whole true story of this fantastic accomplishment has never been told... until now!

A Moral Test At The Five And Dime

Tom Cramer | Posted 11.13.2012 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

It was like a personal test from God. I failed. I had never even heard the word rationalize, but I think it just may be a basic human instinct. I didn't open the bag, I thought. I only want the rifle, not all the accessories.