GI Joe

GI Joe versus THE THING

Article: GI Joe versus THE THING

I have already written about my obsession with GI Joe action figures here on SUNfiltered. From my childhood I also have fond memories of watching, scared out of my mind, JOHN CARPENTER’S THE THING. That film is just creepy. Directors Simon Gesrel and Xavier Ehretsmann have created the above video for the Electro band Zombie…

Art exhibit: COBRA-lalilulelo

Article: Art exhibit: COBRA-lalilulelo

Our Bradford Shellhammer’s GI Joe entry reminds me of “COBRA-lalilulelo,” an art exhibit bowing to evildoers and “visually explor[ing] the trend of villain popularity in our culture and how it relates to play.” Hurry! This exhibit at The Show Room ends on August 14th. Also, check out artist Caleb Beyers’s series “Half the Battle” which…

G.I. Joe characters brought out of the closet

Article: G.I. Joe characters brought out of the closet

Many thirtysomething men are anxiously awaiting today’s release of GI JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA. We grew up in the 80s, obsessed with the action figures, and the film offers another chance to feel young again. While GI JOE is a macho Hollywood film, the toys themselves were always a bit homo. Think about it. Action figures?…