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The Point Radio: Troma Studios And The Trials Of Being Indy
15 hours ago
After nearly forty years of reel independence, Troma Video’s Lloyd Kaufman is still going strong, back on the big screen with Return To Nuke ’Em High Volume 1 (set to be released in NY and La on January 10th) and a tribute at New York’s Museum Of Modern Art on the 9th. Lloyd takes us back to how Troma began. the hassles of being and independent studio and how he has embraced the new forms of video in a big way. Plus Zack Snyder finds his Wonder Woman, and The X-Men plan an Apocalypse.
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- Mike Raub
Martha Thomases: The Pesky Dreams Stuff
20 hours ago
The dame walked into my office just before closing. An older woman, dressed like every other woman in this city in a black leather jacket and black pants. You wouldn’t look twice at her unless you were allergic to cats, because she was covered with cat hair.
“I require your services, Mr. Spade,” she said, a trace of the midwest in her voice. “I’ve lost something very precious. Perhaps it was stolen. In any case, I must have it returned to me. I’ll pay you anything if you can find it.”
I looked here up and down, paying attention this time. Did she have money to spend? “Tell me about the case,” I said, motioning to the chair across from my desk. “Let’s start out with your name.”
“Thank you. I just don’t know what to do.” With this, she wiped a tear away from her eye, »
- Martha Thomases
ComicMix’s Sister Act Review Disney’s New Sister Act- Frozen
5 December 2013 10:00 AM, PST
December must be The Tweeks’ favorite month: Day of the Doctor, Hunger Games: Catching Fire and a new Disney animated movie- Frozen. A Disney animated movie featuring two main characters who happen to be sisters! Which gives us a chance to open up to our reader a debate we have hotly debated in the ComicMix offices: which one is the evil twin, Maddy or Anya?
Originally published on ComicMix as ComicMix’s Sister Act Review Disney’s New Sister Act- Frozen »
- Maddy and Anya Ernst
Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer is Here!
5 December 2013 7:46 AM, PST
Other than the ooo’s and ahhh’s the visual effects are supposed to induce, here’s what I took away from this:
The actual villain of the film is not Electro, not the Rhino but OsCorp and Sony really wants you to know they’ve still got the film-making rights to the Spider-Man franchise.
Originally published on ComicMix as Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer is Here! »
- Adriane Nash
Dennis O’Neil’s Tales From Texas
5 December 2013 5:00 AM, PST
One of those, you know, jangly weeks: we arrived in Austin wearing the winter garb appropriate for Newark, where we began the journey, and stepped from the airline terminal into 70 degrees and regretted our bag full of long sleeves. Looked like it was going to be a sweaty few days, maybe, but not to worry: the temperature dropped thirty degrees overnight and by daylight, my cold weather jacket was appropriate and when we again moved into the outdoors we got our first bite of winter. No big problem: our destination, the Austin convention center, was just across a narrow street.
The convention was what conventions are, these days, with maybe more television actors than comics folk. We did manage to raise a few bucks for The Hero Initiative, always a good reason to go someplace, but the chill kept us close to the hotel and so we didn’t see much of Austin which, »
- Dennis O'Neil
Mike Gold: Superman’s Real Family
4 December 2013 5:00 AM, PST
There was a time when the world could not get enough of The Man of Steel. In the 1950s National Periodical Publications, the name DC Comics went under back then, published seven different Superman titles, five of them every six weeks and two every month. In those days, that was a lot.
Today, of course, Wolverine wouldn’t lift his head out of his own puke for such paltry exposure. But back then, that workload was astonishing – and it wasn’t uncommon to see sales figures on certain of these titles reaching seven figures. Action Comics was shipped at the end of the month and that very issue was re-shipped two weeks later.
Superman had more than just that going for him. In the 40s he had one of the most popular and long-lasting radio shows around. In the early 50s, a time when most cities were lucky to have »
- Mike Gold
Win a Blu-ray Copy of The Wolverine
3 December 2013 1:07 PM, PST
What does it take to get a woman’s attention? The answer, gentlemen: Iron Claws. Logan, played by Hugh Jackman in The Wolverine, knows exactly what we mean. Jackman returns as The Wolverine and faces his ultimate nemesis in an action-packed, life-or-death battle that takes him to modern-day Japan. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his limits, Wolverine confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality; an epic fight that will leave him forever changed. Through all of this, Logan has no problem attracting women, some trying to save him and others trying to kill him. To prepare you for the film’s release on to DVD and Blu-ray today, we’ve compiled a list of The Wolverine’s leading ladies who can’t seem to take their paws off of his claws!
1. Yukio: The Body Guard
Yukio always remained in the “Friend Zone” with Logan, »
- Robert Greenberger
The Point Radio: Person Of Interest Shakes Things Up
3 December 2013 1:01 PM, PST
It’s been a pretty eventful few weeks on the CBS series, Person Of Interest. We talk to cast members abut their reactions to those events and where the show may be headed for the rest of the season. Plus Walking Dead finishes up big and Robert Downey Jr. hit Crackle.
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Originally published on ComicMix as The Point Radio: Person Of Interest Shakes Things Up »
- Mike Raub
Michael Davis: An Open Letter To Debbie Allen
3 December 2013 10:00 AM, PST
Next week, Milestones: African Americans in Comics, Pop Culture and Beyond opens at the Geppi Entertainment Museum. The show features unbelievable art from amazing artists and have been in the works for almost two years.
I was fortunate enough to be asked to curate a show on African American pop art by Missy Geppi, the president of the museum. I was and still am humbled to be chosen for such an honor. I immediately reached out to Tatiana El-Khouri and John Jennings. Tatiana as co-curator John as adviser. I’ve known both Tatiana and John since the start of their careers. I was a mentor to Tatiana and I’ve advised John over the years and now he’s advising me.
Every now and then Tatiana or John will, out of nowhere, thank me for something or other I’ve frankly forgotten about. It’s always nice to hear and »
- Michael Davis
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Tweeks Special
3 December 2013 5:00 AM, PST
Because last weekend was jammed packed with awesomeness for The Tweeks, we’ve got an extra installment this week! On Friday November 22nd, Maddy and Anya caught an Imax screening of the blockbuster The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on opening day. They even wore costumes to the theater! Here’s their review, brimming with the fever pitch excitement and enthusiasm for the event tweens the world over have been waiting for!
Watch now! Then go see the movie for yourself (if you haven’t yet!)
Originally published on ComicMix as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Tweeks Special »
- Maddy and Anya Ernst
Mindy Newell: Stuffing Ourselves
2 December 2013 5:00 AM, PST
I may have been a nice Jewish girl, but my family loved Christmas time. It started at Thanksgiving, when we watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and watched Santa on his sleigh welcome the holiday season to New York. We lived on a block trisected by three streets, and in the middle of this triangle was an island. On this island was a tall, beautiful spruce fir. Every year after Thanksgiving all us neighbors went out and had a block party and the fathers hung lights on the tree, making it into our own private tannenbaum.
Every year my mom took my brother, two of our friends and me into the city on Christmas Eve. We skated at the ice rink at Rockefeller Center and then went across the street to watch the movie (I particularly remember Father Goose, with Cary Grant and Leslie Caron) and the Christmas Show at Radio City Music Hall, »
- Mindy Newell