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Comic Book Reviews: DC Round Up Week 09-14-2016
DC is settling into its new focused style of content storytelling, and producing some fantastic stories thanks to the new approach. While mostly everything has been a hit, there have been a few snags as well. One issue I keep having is trying to figure out how it all “fits” together in a bigger picture. Some books seem closer connected others; some appear not connected all to the larger DC Universe. This might not be a problem for most, it can be a little jarring for me, when I’m reading Batgirl is running around Japan in her book, but is also hanging out with Huntress and Black Canary in the Birds of Prey series, while appearing in Nightwing and referencing her time currently in Japan, but Black Canary appears in Green Arrow without any indication she’s even been to Gotham or around Batgirl. »
- Jeremy Scully
Tony Black reviews Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #3…
“Sinestro’s Law” part three! Pushed to his limits, Hal Jordan must fight his way through a squad of Sinestro Corps members—but he risks losing himself to the power he now wields as his battle with Sinestro nears.
The great battle against the imperious forces of the Sinestro Corps continue in the third issue of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, as ‘Sinestro’s Law pt 3: Innocents Lost’ continues developing the battle a revived Hal must face against the universal, fascistic forces Sinestro has sent across the stars to instil fear into the heart and minds of men, women and aliens. Robert Venditti still isn’t managing in his writing to reach any kind of interesting emotional core in what is quite an arch, space opera style comic, but his pacing here and level of incident is stronger. »
- Tony Black
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Video Essay of the Day: With Hands of Stone in theaters today, Nelson Carvajal explores what makes a great boxing movie (via Fandor Keyframe): Movie Science of the Day: Pop scientist Kyle Hill explains why the lightsabers in the Star Wars movies don't burn their users' hands: Mashup of the Day: Watch a conversation between the A.I. characters Hal from 2001: A Space Odyssey and Samantha from Her (via BossLogic): Vintage Film of the Day: In honor of National Dog Day, watch the first canine movie star, Blair, in his first film, 1905's Rescued By...
- Christopher Campbell
Comic Book Reviews: DC Comics Round Up Week 08-10-2016
Scott Snyder is back on Batman in an "all –star" way! (see what I did there?) as he teams up with two fantastic artist in Veteran John Romita Jr. and upcoming superstar Declan Shalvey. How does it hold up to his previous Batman New 52 run? Well read on to see! Also we get the return of the deadliest man in the world -- Deathstroke -- which was penned by the super talented Christopher Priest.
Action Comics #961
Story: Dan Jurgens Art: Stephen Segovia, Art Thibert
Review: Typically I don’t like it when a series keeps changing artist issue to issue, but honestly each illustrator that’s jumped on to Action Comics with Dan Jurgens has been top notch! I’m a huge fan of Tyler Kirkham and Patrick Bircher, and equally a huge fan of Stephen Segovia! And, to be fair, »
- Jeremy Scully
"Hello, Hal. Do you read me?" This is awesome! Editor/filmmaker Luc Bergeron, also known as Zapatou, has released a mashup video featuring scenes from 25 space movies all edited together to tell one 5-minute story. It's actually quite amusing, especially once things get going. The video is titled Space Story: A Bad Day and includes footage from pretty much every great sci-fi/space movie ever made - from Star Wars to The Fifth Element to 2001: A Space Odyssey to Apollo 13 to Moon to Armageddon to Avatar to Guardians of the Galaxy and everything else. This reminds me of the Hell's Club mashup but with space movies. Enjoy! Thanks to Kottke for the tip. Edited by Luc Bergeron, also known as Zapatou. He writes: "Here is my new Mashup. 25 movies in 4 minutes. The action starts at 1.40, but you have to watch the start for understanding story." For more from Zapatou, follow him on Twitter or check out his »
- Alex Billington
Rob Leane Sep 30, 2016
Arrow season 5 100th episode teases
Arrow - the show that launched The CW's now-sprawling DC Comics shared universe - is fast approaching its 100th episode. The cast and crew of the show have begun teasing some special cameos and guest spots for the landmark episode, some of which are very exciting for long-term fans of the show. Only scroll past our spoiler squirrel, Daphne, if you want to know what The CW is cooking up for Arrow's 100th instalment...
The latest confirmation as reported by EW is that Susanna Thompson's Moira Queen will be returning for number 100. This will mark Thompson's first return to the »
With the first week of March upon us it also means the beginning of major comic storylines. We are only a few weeks away from Civil War 2, DC's Rebirth, The Walking Dead climax to the Whispers story line, and Titan-Comics release of old anime favorites. This week I have pick out some popular comics that probably wont be a surprise. My favorite series right now is Old Man Logan with issue number 3 coming out today. Also following the popular adult meditation through coloring DC is releasing a new version of Batman: Hush where you can color in the pages of the story. Here is a few comics I will be picking up today.
Coloring DC: Batman – Hush Vol. 1
U.S. Price: $15.99
- Michael Connally
It started off as a joke, a silly fantasy twist on a generic sitcom premise, but Being Human somehow, against more odds than we remember years later, ended up becoming one of the defining British genre shows of the decade. It was both of its time back in the vampire-saturated late noughties and classic in the way few shows manage to be. It was lightning in a bottle, and much of its power came from just how unexpected it was.
Back in 2009, BBC Three wasn't known for quality genre drama. The BBC arm aimed at tempting the eyeballs of the notoriously difficult to engage 16-34 age bracket, the channel had been going through an identity crisis since its inception and needed something to define it as an entity in and of itself. »
I was terrified at the Academy Awards," screenwriter Ted Tally says. "I can't describe how nerve-racking it is. You go in the bathrooms, and people are boozing it up, smoking, doing lines of coke. You never saw so many famous people so nervous."
Twenty-five years ago on this coming Valentine's Day, The Silence of the Lambs opened in movie theaters. An intense, gritty crime odyssey, in which an FBI cadet (Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling) hunts down a serial killer (Ted Levine as Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb) with the help of another, »
From his hilarious performance as Hal in Malcom in the Middle to his career-making portrayal of Walter White in Breaking Bad, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone not familiar with the amazing work of Bryan Cranston. However, there are some interesting facts about him that even the most enthusiastic fan might not know. Here are 12 things you might know about Bryan Cranston. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images 1. He almost didn’t get the part of Walter White—Both John Cusack and Matthew Broderick were first offered the part of Walter White, but both actors turned it down. AMC was initially
Bryan Cranston Used to Work as a Carny »
- Chris King
10 items from 2016
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