“The last metroid is in captivity. The galaxy is at peace.”
This simple phrase is the first step of a wildly satisfying, epic journey in quite possibly the most perfect action and exploration video game ever made, Super Metroid. Of all the games I’ve owned, rented, or played over the course of my 28 year existence, it ranks right up there with Chrono Trigger as a textbook example of gaming bliss. In many people’s opinions, it could even be considered the definitively best video game experience ever created. You’re all well aware that my loyalty still lies with the aforementioned time-traveling RPG, but it’s only by a very narrow margin.
After 8 iterations of the Jason Voorhees legacy spanning everything from his mother’s lakeside rampage in the original to his battle with a telekinetic chick and his eventual invasion of New York City, it’s obvious that something about a kid who drowned in a lake because of the neglect of his teenage summer camp caretakers resonated with people. I guess maybe the director of this film felt that it was time to put the legend to rest.
After his relaxing vacation in New York, the nearly invincible Jason Voorhees returns to the screen in a whole new, horribly unoriginal sequel called Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday. The movie is so bad that its own title has to reassure you twice that it’s going to be the last in the series.
In 1993, Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, the best Batman/Joker duo ever to grace the screen, took part in an animated movie based on the series that would capture my heart and refuse to let go. Even 23 years later, I can still remember my dad’s pirated VHS tape of “Batman: Mask of the Phantasm” and how many times I watched the damn thing. While it was supposed to be a theatrical release, Warner Brothers decided to keep it extremely limited and it only really gained a cult status when it was released on VHS.
While the last iteration had several repeats and a general lack of cohesion and coolness to justify the $50 price tag, this season’s has exceeded my expectations. They’re at the point where digging into full-on obscurity is the only way to go. That’s what I’ve always wanted from these boxes.
The Nick Box: Summer Camp edition for 2018 is finally here and I’m taking the opportunity to dig in and explore all the nostalgic goodness, toys, apparel, and items that make life worth living.
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The Sandlot: a film that many consider the pinnacle of children’s baseball stories
A summer action movie that stands as satisfying today as it was 22 years ago
I’ve been on a search to find the best way to store knives
In the mid-90s, the internet was experiencing its absolute peak in popular culture
The Adventures of Pete & Pete is a surrealist, humorous take on everyday suburban life as seen through the eyes of two brothers both named Pete Wrigley.
I’ll always make an exception for anything plastered with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles logo
Review of the Nick Box #6: Snowed In (SPOILERS)
Halloween is almost here and so is the Nick Box #5
The Halloween movie franchise has always been my favorite iconic horror series, and not just because it’s named after my favorite holiday of the year.
It’s time to take a look at some sensational Saved By The Bell Trading cards
Dedicated to the graceful, skilled, chick magnet of an extreme sport known as rollerblading
It’s time to dive into the Nick Box 4: Summer Block Party Mix Tape!
I remember the Christmas that I got my farting Stimpy doll
Under Siege is an exciting action romp about a former Navy SEAL turned cook who stops a gang of terrorists who seize control of a US Navy battleship
Reality Bites is a film that takes a wholeheartedly unpretentious look at the 20-something lifestyle
Heavyweights is a movie about fat kids sent to a fat summer camp by their overbearing parents.
Taking a look at the Jaybird X2 wireless Bluetooth headphones and all that they offer, are they really worth the price tag?
In all my years of being entranced by bright pixels and engrossing game worlds, I have never been captivated by a game so completely as by Chrono Trigger on the SNES.
Dazed and Confused is as accurate a portrayal of high school life now as it was 24 years ago.
If you love 80s and 90s sitcoms and teen romps full of lots of familiar faces, then Camp Cucamonga is the place that’s hip.
A video review of the second, live-action focused Nick Box
Disney’s First Kid is a 1996 film about the hardships that come with being the son of the president of the United States.
While there are many 90s sports movies that left a huge impact on my childhood, there are no other series I remember quite as fondly as The Mighty Ducks.
In this raw, honest, sympathetic self-analysis and memoir, Jodie Sweetin shows the world that she’s not the same innocent child that they fell in love with,
The Nick Box is another awesome subscription-based package delivery service that provides a cornucopia of random items related to 90s Nickelodeon.
Boasting some of the largest, most comfortable seats in the business, a full service chef-inspired food menu, more leg room than you can shake a stick at, and any kind of booze-y beverage you can think of, the Movie Tavern is a great place to spend your evenings.