THE 2014 SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON PHOTO ESSAY

THE 2014 SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON PHOTO ESSAY

While the geek world waited with expectancy on Twitter all weekend, over 100,000 of my closest friends (well, close is a relative term – I literally mean they were very, very CLOSE to me because there were so many people […]

PANNING THE STREAM: SOMEONE MARRY  BARRY

PANNING THE STREAM: SOMEONE MARRY BARRY

I don’t know how many of you out there are Tyler Labine  fans. The man deserves them; I’ve been one ever since his role as Sock in 2007′s Reaper. From there he’s cracked me up as Dale in Tucker And Dale vs. […]

VINTAGE VAULT:  POPEYE

VINTAGE VAULT: POPEYE

Popeye is one of the great American cartoon characters. He began as a side character in E.C. Segar’s comic strip Thimble Theater. He quickly became so popular that he became the lead character. A short time later, he began starring […]

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: FEELING DANGEROUSLY

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: FEELING DANGEROUSLY

Film characters often offer viewers a glimpse of the unknown: supplying the audience with two hours of a life they’ve never led, a profession they’ve never had, or a place they’ve never been. Other times, the glimpse of the unknown […]

TGITDNMAR: (7/25/14)

TGITDNMAR: (7/25/14)

As predicted by yours truly last week (my soothsaying abilities are top notch), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes finished atop the box office for the second consecutive week. That’s with good reason too, as having finally seen it, […]

BUSINESS AS USUAL

BUSINESS AS USUAL

Confession time: I will do almost anything that graphic novelist and professional grump Alan Moore says. The man is a brilliant, grouchy mountain man and even though I don’t claim to be a big fan of graphic novels in general, […]

VAULT REVIEW: CONGO

VAULT REVIEW: CONGO

If you’re looking for a film about a group of people trudging into the untamed wild in search of a power source only to encounter a shrewdness of apes set on killing them and there only hope rests in the […]

INTO THE FRAY: OBSERVE AND REPORT

INTO THE FRAY: OBSERVE AND REPORT

It’s a comedic Taxi Driver. Those five words sum up Jody Hill’s 2009 maligned and misunderstood dark comedy Observe and Report quite well. So well, in fact, that you may find the remainder of this entry Into the Fray somewhat […]