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Chef1Food and Social Media: A Review of Chef

Food and Twitter are inextricably intertwined these days – some food shows themselves air tweets live and tweets often make reviews the next day as an example of what the audience is thinking. Jon Favreau… [more]

Invincible111_CoverAGame Changer: A Review of Invincible #111

For months now, Robert Kirkman had been warning fans that issue #111 of his long-running creator owned title Invincible would usher in a new, darker direction for the book. He has said that Mark Grayson… [more]

Cover Art First EditionTales of the Hidden World: A Book Review

In this wide-ranging collection, the New York Times-bestselling urban fantasist opens doors into hidden places: strange realms bordering our own mundane existence and prowled by creatures of fancy and nightmare. Here are the strange, frequently… [more]

The-Fifth-BeatleThe Fifth Beatle: The Untold Story of Brian Epstein

The Fifth Beatle is a monumental comic that combines bold styles, uses every comics storytelling trick in the proverbial book and a fast-paced style to recount ten years of history, from about 1957-1967. Those were… [more]

chopper00432Andrew Dominik’s Filmography Part One: Chopper

I start my journey through the filmography of Andrew Dominik with the intense and fascinating Chopper. [more]

escape00044Escape from the Planet of the Apes: Good Despite the Odds?

The third Planet of the Apes movie goes from funny talking apes to baby-murder in an insanely short period of time. So if that’s your thing this movie has that… [more]

Amazing X-Men #7 coverSaturday Morning Rewind: A Review of Amazing X-Men #7

If you are like me and are of a certain age, then you have very fond memories of the Saturday morning cartoon Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. Running from 1981 to 1983, it featured Spider-Man… [more]

X-Men: Days of Future Past posterX-Men: Days of Future Past is a Lot of Fun

X-Men: Days of Future Past, released today, is one of the funner super-hero movies ever made. Caution: minor spoilers ahead. The movie’s been compared by some to The Avengers. Obviously, the two films are very different:… [more]

arrowReview of Arrow Season 2, Episode 23

For a good long while Arrow’s second season finale looked like it was going to be just about perfect. After last week’s installment that both set that pace and upped the stakes for this final… [more]

Cannon Fantagraphics CoverReview of Wallace Wood’s Cannon

It’s tough to unravel the two big mysteries at the heart of the creation of Cannon, but the strongest clue to solve one of them arrives shortly into the run. Is this wild, macho story… [more]

thumbGoing Old School: A Review of Nightcrawler #1-2

According to Urban Dictionary.com, “old school” is defined as: “Anything that is from an earlier era and looked upon with high regard or respect. Can be used to refer to music, clothing, language, or anything… [more]

beneath00024Beneath the Planet of the Apes is Completely Nuts

Beneath the Beneath the Planet of the Apes is essentially an insane metal album turned into a movie, and that’s awesome. [more]

godzilla-2014-movie-still-04-27Kaiju-Sized Review of Godzilla

I was very excited for Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla. This had less to do with the fact that it was a Godzilla film (though I won’t lie and tell you that wasn’t a factor) and more… [more]

Arrested Development season 4The Genius of Arrested Development, Season 4

Arrested Development is an acquired taste. Over three seasons, the show, featuring an ensemble cast focusing on an extremely dysfunctional family, struggled through incarceration, treason charges, brother-sister love, magic tricks gone awry, and plenty of… [more]

Son_of_BatmanS.O.B. Indeed: A Review of the Animated Son of Batman Movie

SPOILERS BELOW: Last week, I had some Papa Gino’s pizza. It was a large, with extra cheese. (This is going to become relevant in a second, I promise.) I wasn’t too excited about it, honestly.… [more]

kabelRaised by Raptors #1: Dynamite but Dino-Lite

“Raised by Raptors” #1, written by Oliver Sykes, the lead singer of metal band Bring Me the Horizon, is a strange pairing between dinosaurs and the Aztecs. Somewhat verbose and light on the action (and dinosaurs), I felt this dinodystopia left a lot to be desired. [more]

imagePlanet of the Apes Review

And lo the great Planet of the Apes viewing doth commence! I’m sure most of you know there’s a new Planet of the Apes movie coming out next month – Dawn of the Planet of… [more]

ARROWReview of Arrow Season 2, Episode 22

“Streets of Fire” is the kind of breathless climax that TV is uniquely capable of. It’s nearly forty-five minutes of pure, unbridled forward momentum. Recklessly charging forward while paying off nearly an entire season’s worth… [more]

bitwc-kissBlue is the Warmest Color: A Great Graphic Novel Love Story

Love, to this amateur, seems to have this peculiar quality of specificity and generality, at least in our memory. We remember sentiment, feeling and then some very particular moments or images. It’s like remembering a… [more]

grand-budapest-hotelThe Grand Budapest Hotel after Two Viewings

“You can tell they had a low budget; all the backgrounds were painted.” That quote comes courtesy of one of the shining beacons of taste I went with to see The Grand Budapest Hotel. It… [more]

RatQueens_06-1Rat Queens #6: Hangovers and Dark Magic

We last left the Rat Queens at a wild party, having defeated an evil army, brought one of their members back from the brink of death and they celebrated appropriately. (Or, as we soon find… [more]

filth00476Delightfully Dirty: A Review of Filth

“Same rules apply.” James McAvoy gets to say this a few times as Bruce Robertson in the movie Filth. The adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s book of the same name is directed by the relatively unknown… [more]

Arrow-season-2-episode-21-Sebastian-in-the-Skull-Mask-e1398522227150Review of Arrow Season 2, Episode 21

“City of Blood” has a mostly unenviable task, effectively setting the stage for the finale of a twenty-three episode season of television. It’s mostly devoid of action, and generally a talky episode of Arrow, which… [more]

23611Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #4: Where River Gets Scared

The return of The Operative in the previous issue of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind excited fans all over the world, but it sure didn’t excite the Serenity crew. Though we all love Chiwetel Ejofor’s… [more]

Arrow-Season-2Review of Arrow Season 2, Episode 20

For a good portion of “Seeing Red” I was convinced that the variety and complexities of this season’s plotlines might have finally gotten the better of the writers. Roy’s trail of carnage simply wasn’t illuminating… [more]