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

Beau Coffron | Posted 07.25.2014 | 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.

'Father Of G.I. Joe' Dies

AP | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Donald Levine, the Hasbro executive credited as the father of G.I. Joe for developing the world's first action figure, has d...

'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 ...

Happy Birthday, G.I. Joe

AP | CHRIS CAROLA | Posted 02.06.2014 | Fifty

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — G.I. Joe is turning 50. The birthday of what's called the world's first action figure is being celebrated this month ...

'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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

'We Call Him Franchise Viagra'

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 03.28.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- When your film franchise has gotten tired – the Fast aren't quite as Furious, the Mummy needs a reason to Return – Dwayne J...

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!

A 'Big, Dumb Action Movie'

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment

If a big, dumb action movie knows it's a big, dumb action movie and revels in that fact, is that preferable to a big, dumb action movie making the mis...

Don't Expect To See Extra Channing Tatum In 'G.I. Joe'

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 03.27.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- G. I. Joe's second big-screen mission was just about to begin last year when Paramount suddenly called the troops back to base, delayin...

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 Co...

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-...

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...

What It's Like To Come Back From The Dead

AP | Posted 03.25.2013 | Entertainment

HONG KONG — Lee Byung-hun says he had to train hard to do justice to his character in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation." The upcoming sequel to "G.I. Joe...

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!