In the history of superhero comics, there have been a multitude of superhero fights. You could argue that these have become overdone, written into comics mostly to boost sales. Let’s ignore that for the moment, and instead, let’s check out the five best superhero fights…… Read More


Kicking off four weeks of intentionally and unintentionally terrifying movies this weekend are two big releases: Let Me In, which examines the horrors of adolescence through the lens of a vampire tale; and The Social Network, which confronts the horrific truth that socially inept geeks were the masterminds behind the digital powerhouse that is Facebook. Let’s dive in, shall we?… Read More


I love starting with a generalization, because they’re mostly always true. It seems today that almost everyone reading comics has a “getting back into comics” story. It’s no secret that the Nineties weren’t the Shakespearian era of comics, and so everyone except those who collected gatefold covers got out and didn’t look back for about ten years or so. I have one such story…… Read More


It’s not easy for me to talk about, but I’m going to take you back to a traumatic time in my life. Perhaps you’ve shared this experience. I was innocently going to the movies. It was 1998, and I had no idea what awaited me. I stood in line, carefully concealing my box of Mike… Read More


Released on April 3rd, the iPad was supposed to revolutionize comic books. While it wasn’t created for such an endeavor, it was — wait, what was the iPad created for? Regardless, PSPs, iPhones, and whatever else had tried, but to no avail. No one wants to squint while reading their comics. They want size. The iPad was to give us that.Now, ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know about you, but I have an iPad. I’ve downloaded these apps, and I’ve found something…strange. The DC app. The Marvel app. The Image app. The Boom! app. They’re…the same.… Read More


The kookoobanana documentary about this past year in actor-turned-drugged-out-hermit-that-occasionally-mumbles-in-rhythm Joaquin Phoenix’s life, “I’m Still Here” premiered at the Venice Film Festival this week and left everyone that saw it going, “… Huh.”

“I’m Still Here” begins a limited release in theaters on September 10th, 2010 and the early reactions to the film are, frankly, positive but confused – as though the writers are waiting for the other shoe to drop or someone involved with the project to say “Psych!” in public. … Read More


The last installment of the Hunger Games trilogy, “Mockingjay”, came out on August 24th to rave reviews and massive sales. With an initial print of 1.2 million copies, the book has found its way into eager hands all over the country. Lionsgate has optioned the film for production and now the world wants to know who will play the young heroine. … Read More


The illustrious month of September is upon us and with it comes a whole slew of new movies to mock and/or get excited for. But why should I ramble on about Hollywood’s latest batch of releases when they can speak for themselves with more eloquence than a member of the British Monarchy (well, perhaps just the Queen, but still…)?

Here are some of the big releases that will make their way into theaters over the next four weeks:
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The end of the 2010 Summer Blockbuster Season is fast approaching and the time has come tolook back and meditate on Hollywood’s most recent offering of entertainment meant to amuse the masses during the hottest portion of the year (in the Western Hemisphere, that is).What better way to commemorate this event than with a “Best of” list celebrating the highs and lows in cinema released over the past few months? … Read More