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“Today Is The First Day Of A Life Of Sacrifice.” MOVIES! Sometimes It Takes Me a Bit To Warm Up.

John Kane

It’s 2016! I don’t know about you but I know that the one thing I really need right now is another year to get through! Nothing quite gets me smilin’ like the feeling I’m starting from scratch all over again. Sisyphus ain’t no mythyphus, Camus! Ugh. What is it with time? It just never stops. Ugh. Time. Double ugh. So, before I pull the covers back over my head, here’s some stuff on movies which you’ve all already seen and made your minds up about. I tried to make it even more useless than that even, but it just wasn’t possible. HAPPY NEW YEAR! The movie WHIPLASH (2014) in one panel. Anyway, this…

“Somebody Who Should Be Dead Is Alive, Or Somebody Who Should Be Alive Is Already Dead!” MOVIES! Sometimes I Am Reminded That No Matter Whatever Our Country Of Origin May Be We Are All Human And So United By A Fear of Being Stabbed In The Face By A Gloved Nutter.

John Kane

Yes! It’s that thing where I watch some movies you aren’t interested in and then tell you what I think about them, while prefacing my words with a comment My Lady of Infinite Patience made about them. Look, I just haven’t had chance to read anything lately. Sorry but, uh, them’s the breaks. Anita Strindberg in Your Vice Is A Locked Room And Only I Have The Key (1972) Anyway, this…

“If We Pull This Off, I’m Gonna Sh*t!” MOVIES! Sometimes I Catch A Flick Or Two!

John Kane

Sorry! I hate the silent times too, but needs must sometimes. Alas, due to circumstances and stuff I haven’t read any comics for weeks. This is no reflection on comics, but it does leave me with little to lighten your lives with. It may well be that absence makes the heart grow fonder but it doesn’t make writing any easier. (Secrets Made Flesh Dept: Not writing is an astonishingly easy habit to get into. Scarily so.) So bear with me as we all endure a warm up about some movies I watched while gormlessley slumped in a chair at various points during the last howdiddly ever long it’s been. I have prefaced each with the best thing my long suffering…  Read More…

“ARRRRRRRRUUUUGGGH!” COMICS! Sometimes I Should Have Probably Just Watched Valley of the Gwangi Instead!

John Kane

There’s a new JURASSIC PARK movie out! I’m not particularly bothered! I won’t be going to see it! But I did read a comic adaptation of the first movie! So why waste happenstance! And that’s about as zeity as my geisty gets. JURASSIC PARK by Kane & Perez, Simonson, Workman & Smith Anyway, this…

“F*** it. I’ll Do It Meself.” MOVIES! Sometimes No Matter How Warm The Fire Is You Shouldn’t Sit With Your Back To The World!

John Kane

In which an old man suckers you in by talking about a movie you might have seen recently and then bores your balls bald by chuntering on about a triple bill of flamboyantly and unrepentantly 1970s Vincent Price horror movies. Cardomon – it’s the spice of life! No, wait, it’s variety! Anyway, this…

“And If There’s No News…I’ll Go Out And Bite A Dog!” MOVIES! Sometimes You Can All Komodo My Place And We’ll Watch Some Stuff!

John Kane

Okay, there’s nothing happening in my head comics wise at the moment. But I wanted to chuck some content up so here’s some stuff about movies. The earliest one here was made in 1947 and the latest one was broadcast a week ago so something for everyone? Highly unlikely. Anyway, this…

“If This Was Dinner…I Can’t Wait For The Cabaret!” MOVIES! Sometimes…The Year Must Die!

John Kane

So, I didn’t get near any comics this Holiday but I am always writing nevertheless. In my head mostly. So, although I haven’t got anything about comics I have got a head full of dumb words about some Peter Cushing films I watched this year. Usually I just dump this head written stuff into the ether but I felt like posting something and this was all I had. So I dumped it on you. Attractive, non? Anway; an old man, some old movies and a spatter of tired old jokes. What better way to see the New Year in. Have a drink, it’ll read better that way. Everything’s better when you’re insensate with drink. That’s what it’s for. Oh yeah,…  Read More…

“Running With The Bulls At Pamplona?” MOVIES! Sometimes I Treat This Place Like I Own It!

John Kane

So, yeah, to help us through the content drought I one finger typed a few words about a couple of movies I watched. I hear people like the movies, popular amongst the younger crowd so I hear. So maybe you’ll like this? I don’t know but I know this – it’s FREE! People sure like FREE! stuff. Anyway, this…

All over the map: Hibbs’ 11/7

Brian Hibbs

Comics, TV, and a movie, after the jump.

“Choke! Gasp!” Not A Podcast! Not Comics! No, Films! Hey, It’s Free!

John Kane

Hey, I remembered there’s no podcast this week! Just so you don’t miss out on your free content I banged some words down about three films. It has nothing to do with comics at all. Nor sense. But I did it for you because I care. Anyway, I hope Messrs Lester and McMillan are having a right old knees up or whatever they are doing. And I hope you all find some tiny distraction in the words which follow. Bit of a rush job here again so, y’know, not even a picture before the “more“. Slacking, innit. Sort it out!

Jeff “Reviews” The Amazing Spider-Man film

Jeff Lester

I mean, I kinda hate saying “reviews,” when the proper term for it is really, uh, “bitches about,” but feel free to join me behind the jump for scattered thoughts (seriously, really scattered thoughts) about the Amazing Spider-Man movie. Think of me like your virtual movie buddy! You know, the one you didn’t come with, but who is sitting directly behind you in the otherwise empty matinee performance muttering comments under his breath because he is lonely, oh god so terribly, terribly lonely.

Late, but still here, Hibbs sorta is in 5/9

Brian Hibbs

Staggeringly, I’ve still barely read any comics this week, due to a confluence of many things, but maybe fewer means more in depth? Let’s see below the jump!

JOHN CARTER? It’s terrific!

Brian Hibbs

I thought the trailers were all incredibly blah, but I thought “Well, it’s the director of FINDING NEMO and WALL-E, so it’s probably got to have something going for it.”, so when the envelope arrived with the free movie tickets, I thought, “OK, for once, I’ll go stand in line for one of these” (Though, god, am I schmuck or what? I shoulda just put the call in, and I totally could have reserved seats to a press screener…) Also? Took Ben with me — and he loved it too. Here’s the first thing I’ll say? The “Host” of the screener was KOFY TV. They’re an independent local station. And when I say “independent”, I don’t mean “The WB” or…  Read More…

Wait, What? Ep. 55.2: Press 1 for Yes, 2 for No

Jeff Lester

And we’re back with big finale of the podcast we recorded twice and edited twice (and, in a fine bit of “oh, ha-ha-ha, where’s my magical suicide gun?”, I had to write this entry twice because the first one got wiped out, ha-ha-ha, no really, where is it?). Included in this installment’s topics are The Trial of the Flash Showcase, Flashpoint #5, Thor: The Motion Picture, Flashpoint #5, the first volume of Bakuman, Fighting American and the Newsboy Legion, Flashpoint #5, Kid Eternity, the marketing of Schism, and the comic event that is not Fear Itself #5. This embarrassment of riches (or, alternately, embarrassment, depending on how you feel about these things) is available to you on iTunes and also…  Read More…

“Hey, Title that Post, Hibbs!” — stuff from 7/20

Brian Hibbs

Two Comics, and a Film!

Wait, What? Ep. 47.2: My Third Ebook

Jeff Lester

And here we go with our conclusion to Episode 47 of Wait, What?  In it, Graeme and I talk X-Men: First Class (the movie) and Green Lantern (the movie), Gingerbread Girl (the graphic novel), Graeme’s picks for DC’s September relaunch, and more. Oh, and we also briefly discuss that awesome Mindless Ones podcast interview which you can hear here and read here. This installment can be found on iTunes, and you can also listen to it here: Wait, What? Ep. 47.2: My Third Ebook We hope you enjoy it and we appreciate your patronage!    

More Cowbell: Jeff on Things and Stuff.

Jeff Lester

At first, I was just going to write about Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover’s Gingerbread Girl, but I’m still trying to figure out what I’m going to say about it.  (Uh, things?  And, uh, stuff?) So, after the jump, Gingerbread Girl, X-Men: First Class (the movie), Star Wars Omnibus (Vol. 3), and more…things and stuff. (oh, and don’t forget to scroll down for the shipping list…and John’s reviews…and Graeme’s reviews?!  Holy shit. We need to learn how to pace ourselves.)

Green Lantern: The Movie

Brian Hibbs

I had to wait a little while to see Green Lantern because of scheduling issues with Ben — he’s in a crazy amount of camps, with enrichment afterwards (soccer, swimming, etc), and then weekends with his grandparents that Wednesday was the first chance we had to go together. And what’s the point of seeing a superhero movie if you’re not taking your seven year old?  

Geeks on Film

Brian Hibbs

I’ll get back to print in the next day or so, but I wanted to dive into a few things-on-film for a moment.   (I quite imagine there will be SPOILERS here, so be careful, kiddo!)   THOR: Saw an advance screening on Saturday morning (10 am, what an odd time for a preview screening!), and yeah, pretty decent film. My reaction could possibly be the result of low expectations — I mean, seriously, did anyone ever think there could possibly be a Thor movie based on the comic, prior to 3-5 years ago? Let alone a good one?   It largely kept my attention, and it has some astonishing design on display — I particularly liked their interpretation of…  Read More…

Dipping a toe back in

Brian Hibbs

[I’m kinda cheating a little bit here, because this isn’t about comics, per se (Thursday for that, I suspect, once I’ve read some of this week’s books)] One of the things that happens when you own a comic book store is that people expect you to magically know everything even tangentially related to comics, but especially movies. I’ve had people asking me for weeks what I think of Joss Whedon’s AVENGERS film, or about THOR.. and there’s not so much I can say, is there? I have no magical insight, and, in fact, I try to avoid reading “movie news”, so I’m actually surprised when the movies comes out. In fact, I’m probably the WORST person to ask about comic…  Read More…

Away from the Shop #3: Jeff Talks Inception, Golgo 13, and (Mostly) Non-Comics

Jeff Lester

Here’s another post from me about stuff I have not picked up at the comic book shop recently: a movie, an album, a dvd, and a TV series.  (Man, there’s got to be a way I can wrangle a video game review in here, too.)  Since I recently spent over two thousand words writing about two comic books, I tried to make this quick, but…well, blabbity-blab happens, you know? (Blabbity-blab behind the cut.)

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