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Justice Inc #1 Blends Pulp and Sci-Fi with Realistic Interior Art

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Justice Inc. #1

Written by Michael Uslan

Art by Giovanni Timpano

Colored by Marco Lesko

Published by Dynamite

The producer of all the Batman films Michael Uslan and The Shadow artist Giovanni Timpano team up on Justice Inc #1 in which three of the greatest pulp heroes The Avenger, The Shadow, and Doc Savage team up to fight a mysterious villain. Or not. Uslan decides to play with time and space in this comic and explore the conflict between science and capitalism through the invention of time travel. Basically, wealthy industrialist Richard Henry Benson (aka The Avenger) is using his company’s funds to hire a team of “experts”, including Enrico Fermi, Albert Einstein, H.G. Wells, and Doc Savage to split the atom and end humanity’s reliance on oil for energy. When things get dicy, The Shadow shows up. Uslan’s plot can get a little confusing with the switch to »

- Logan Dalton

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Video of the Day: Nick Offerman Reads Some of Reddit’s Best Shower Thoughts

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Nick Offerman channels his Ron Swanson Parks and Rec character in this short but sweet video by Mashable. Watch Offerman read some of Reddit’s best shower thoughts in all his deadpan glory; and if you haven’t yet seen his video in which he reads tweets from young female celebrities, we’ve also embedded that below. Enjoy!

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- Ricky

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‘The Multiversity’ #1 is an insane love letter to the passionate superhero fan

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Story By Grant Morrison

Art & Cover By Ivan Reis, Joe Prado

Colors By Nei Ruffino

Publisher DC Comics

This one is a lot to take in. Literally years in the making, Grant Morrison’s The Multiversity has finally landed and it is as every bit strange, surreal, fun, and ambitious as you’d expect from the writer. The Multiversity is a difficult book to describe; especially after only reading it’s first issue. The issue opens with a comic within a comic and then possibly hops into another comic with Nix Uotan, the Superjudge and the Last of the Monitors, a passionate comic book fan and a protector of the multiverse. He travels to Earth-7 and finds an unstoppable foe laying waste to the universe. In a supposed act of self-sacrifice he saves one of that universe’s heroes and tells him to warn the rest of the parallel worlds. »

- Max Molinaro

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Trailer for ‘Outcast’ – Nicholas Cage is Back and Crazier than Ever

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Outcast is the directorial debut of stunt coordinator Nick Powell (Resident Evil: Retribution) and stars the one and only, Nicolas Cage as the White Ghost. Cage seems crazier than ever in this film about a mysterious warrior who teams up with the daughter and son of a deposed Chinese Emperor to defeat their cruel Uncle, who seeks their deaths. Not much else i known about the film except that it is slated for release on September 26, 2014 in China and February 27, 2015 in United States, and also stars Hayden Christensen. Watch the trailer below. Enjoy!

Synopsis:

A battle is defined in the movie Outcast (2014), between the Uncle of the children of Chinese Emperor and a mysterious warrior. This mysterious warrior stands by the side of the Chinese Emperor to protect and return their rights to them.

Outcast (2014) tells the story of a prince and her sister the princess who are left behind »

- Ricky

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Trailer: ‘The Editor’ a tribute to the Italian giallo genre

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The term “giallo” initially refers to cheap yellow paperbacks, that were distributed in post-fascist Italy. For Italian audiences, the term is used to refer to any kind of thriller, regardless of where it was made. For English-speaking audiences, the term has over time come to refer to a very specific type of Italian-produced thriller that takes advantage of modern cinematic techniques to create a unique genre which unapologetically explores violence, sexual content, and taboo exploration. The giallo film genre proved to be a major influence on American slasher films but giallos remain stylistically different from American crime films.

The Editor is described as a tribute to the Italian giallo genre: A one-time (and now one-handed) master film editor toiling in the cinematic sweatshops of 1970s Italy becomes the prime suspect in a series of brutal murders, in this tribute to the 70′s thrillers of Mario Bava. Lucio Fulci and Dario Argento. »

- Ricky

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‘Genius’ #3 – scales back in quality

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Genius #3

Written by Adam Freeman and Marc Bernardin

Art by Afua Richardson

Published by Image Comics

I like this comic book less and less the more that I read it. With each issue, Genius scales back in quality and realism. Part of that is due to the current political backdrop in the United States,and how the comic tries to comment on a current events, but fails. More importantly, this critic is just having trouble believing in the story since the motivations within feel thin.

Reginald Grey is piecing together who exactly Destiny Ajaye is and why she is declaring war on the city. The governor, unable to tap the National Guard to deal with Destiny, orders the police to hold off and avoid any direct confrontation for the time being. Meanwhile, Destiny’s men hang back, while the journalist we saw before goes to Destiny in search of answers. »

- Zeb Larson

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Kermit the Frog’s Hilarious Als Ice Bucket Challenge

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The Als Ice Bucket Challenge is growing bigger by the minute, becoming one of the biggest viral marketing charity successes in history. We’ve seen all sorts of celebrities from athletes, actors and musicians take part, and more importantly, a lot of money has been raised for a good cause. One of the latest celebrities to get soaked is arguably Jim Henson’s most famous Muppet creation, the star and host of The Muppet Show, and everybody’s favourite puppet, Kermit the Frog. Yes folks, even muppets are helping out. Although he generally functions as the “normal” and calm center of the show, at times, Kermit can be manic, and in this video he’s a tab bit weary of the outcome. Thankfully Kermit survives and challenges his Muppets Most Wanted costars Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, and Tina Fey. Watch the video below. Enjoy!

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- Ricky

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‘Trees #4′ – Picking up the Pace, Albeit Slowly

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Trees #4

Written by Warren Ellis

Art by Jason Howard

Published by Image Comics

Finally, the plot has gotten a bit of a nudge in this issue. It’s still not going anywhere quickly, and there are only hints of action yet to come that are foreshadowed here. Finding reasons to keep reading this series is difficult, meaning that this comic is really leaning heavily on its conclusion to give the whole thing any worth. The publicity for this issue says that “A storm is coming.” If so, it’s certainly taking its sweet time.

In Svalbard, Marsh has figured out what those mysterious black roses are. They’re not plants, as it turns out, but some sort of mechanical construct that obstructs radio waves. The Marsh argues with the station chief, who doesn’t want to keep them and demands that he take his vacation. He refuses stating he’s »

- Zeb Larson

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‘American Horror Story’ gets a teaser for its upcoming season, titled ‘Freakshow’

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While FX has garnered acclaim over the years for shows such as Justified and Louie, it has also gained a number of fans for its show American Horror Story. Co-created by Ryan Murphy, the anthology style show has received both critical and commercial acclaim, with many anticipating its upcoming fourth season. Titled Freakshow, the new season will focus on a carnival in Florida during 1950, and sees series regulars Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, and Kathy Bates make their return to the show, alongside new castmembers Michael Chiklis and Wes Bentley. The season is set to make its debut on October 8th on FX, and the first trailer has now been released. The trailer can be seen below.

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- Deepayan Sengupta

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The Field Guide to Netflix Canada: ‘A New Leaf’

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A New Leaf

Written by Elaine May

Directed by Elaine May

USA, 1971

Fellow Canadian cinephiles know that our local version of Netflix has a terrible wheat-to-chaff ratio. The thin library, coupled with the still-not-great Ui, makes it so that a disproportionately large amount of legwork has to be put into just browsing for movies. Then there’s what available. It’s unlikely that you’ll find a movie olden than you on the front page. This is because the collection sharply skews recent: at time of writing, approximately 0.01% of the films in the library were released before 1960. For comparison, about 58% of the films currently available were released this decade. Despite all this, though, I come here today not to bury Netflix Canada, nor to tear it a new one, but to provide fellow Canucks with a road map to navigating Netflix’s choppy waters. And with that, I welcome you »

- Derek Godin

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‘Translucid’ #5 – Wrapping up a Great Series

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Translucid #5

Written by Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert

Art by Daniel Bayliss

Published by Boom! Studios

I’m gonna miss this comic once it’s gone. It has been one of the best superhero comics I’ve read in a while, simple because it is bringing something new to the genre. Issue #5 of Translucid continues dissecting the abusive, codependent relationship between Horse and the Navigator, laying bare the dysfunction that exists between superheroes and supervillains. I’m sad it has come to an end.

Cornelius wakes up in the hospital and is informed that he is being placed in foster care after the events of last issue. The orphanage he is placed in, is a grim institution, but Cornelius is more determined than ever to avenge the wrongs he sees. He uses his holographic gifts to frighten an abusive priest, earning him the respect of a younger boy who had been beaten by the man. »

- Zeb Larson

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Top 10 “Batman Year One” Moments

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Batman #404-407

Written by Frank Miller

Art by David Mazzucchelli

Colored by Richmond Lewis

Lettered by Todd Klein

Batman Year One was the first Batman (and DC) comic I read back in 2010. The things that stood out to me were the poetic nature of Frank Miller’s writing (mainly the caption boxes), the parts that Batman Begins homaged, and how Jim Gordon seemed to have more page time than Batman. After rereading this story a few times over the year, I realized that Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli could have named this story “Jim Gordon Year One” and his ups and downs as he goes from a do-gooder cop from Chicago to an overworked Gotham policeman who has an affair with one of his co-workers to an ally of Batman. His character arc is just as compelling and more down to earth than Batman’s. Letterer Todd Klein shows this »

- Logan Dalton

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What we know of ‘FIFA 15′

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EA Sports showed the world the hotly anticipated FIFA 15 trailer back at the E3 Convention in June and last week released a video further teasing us fans with some amazing stadium graphics.

With the capabilities of next-generation consoles EA have been able to transform the game. There is now a great ebb and flow to the game, fluidity is spot on, graphics are stupefying, all of which looks better than FIFA 14, which was by no means perfected. Now that EA have had the time to fully come to grips with the constraints of Xbox One and PS4, we can expect FIFA 15 to be incredible.

So what do we know about the game?

Even more extensive graphics

From the latest trailer released we know that every one of the twenty Premier League team’s have their stadium featured, from Premier League favourites, Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge to Turf Moor, the home of Burnley, »

- Guest Guest

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Video of the Day: Pixar’s ‘Up,’ if Directed by Michael Bay

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It’s amazing just how much you can change the feel and look of a film though editing. Unless you are a filmmaker, critic, film teacher, and/or have at least worked as an editor at one point in you life – most moviegoers don’t necessarily notice the editing. Most people don’t focus on the thousands of separate images that make up the story but instead get lost in the story, taking for granted the ever-roaming camera that offers us a plethora of views from various vantage points. Film editing is an under-appreciated art, which is why I sort of love videos like the one below, which shows how an editor can take footage from a film and turn it into an entirely different beast. YouTube user MrStratman7 took a pass at Pete Docter’s Up, changing the score and moving the audio so that it felt more like a traditional Michael Bay movie. »

- Ricky

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Watch Pierce Brosnan play Goldeneye 007 on the N64 system with Jimmy Fallon

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Over the course of its 50 year history, the James bond movie series has become an iconic part of cinema, with anyone who takes on the role of the British secret agent finding themselves forever associated with it. This has been no different for actor Pierce Brosnan, who took on the role four times over the course of seven years. The 1995 film Goldeneye, which marked his first appearance in the series, went on to spawn the Nintendo 64 game Goldeneye 007, which found its own level of success. The game and movie converged on a recent episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, as Brosnan reprised his 007 role in the game, squaring off against host Jimmy Fallon. The video can be seen below.

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- Deepayan Sengupta

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‘Punishment Park’ a stark reminder of how little has changed in world affairs since it emerged in 1971

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Punishment Park

Written and directed by Peter Watkins

1971, USA

Images of the heavy-handed police response to protests of the fatal shooting of unarmed Missouri teenager Michael Brown have re-ignited discussion about the increasing militarization of U.S. police forces.

They are also reminiscent of this indelible image from Punishment Park, a powerful faux documentary that brought police militarization to its extreme but inevitable conclusion over 40 years ago.

While hardware is a large part of the Ferguson story, Punishment Park’s $95,000 budget (per the original press kit, which is included with a 2005 DVD release) perhaps precluded director Peter Watkins from equipping the cast with anything quite as threatening, but the film’s impacted is hardly blunted. The press kit insists “Punishment Park takes place tomorrow, yesterday or five years from now. It is also happening today.” And this can still be said of it.

Punishment Park is not only a prescient »

- Steven Fouchard

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Trailer: ‘Twenty-Four By Thirty-Six’ A Documentary that Traces the History of Movie Poster

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Movie poster artists are without a doubt some of the most vital yet overlooked contributors to the movie industry. It is their job to help make sure that people are still excited to see upcoming new releases. A movie poster can go a long way in helping build excitement and anticipation for a film and they have always been an important marketing tool for movie producers and studios. And so needless to say, I am very excited to see director Kevin Burke’s new documentary, Twenty-Four By Thirty-Six. After a successful Kickstarter campaign late last year, Kevin has been traveling the country interviewing various artists and even a few diehard fans to dive into the history of movie poster art and the way its been thriving through fan subculture. Watch the trailer below. Enjoy!

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- Ricky

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‘The Death of ‘Superman Lives’; What Happened?’ Trailer #2

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Once upon a time, the world was very close to getting a Superman movie directed by Tim Burton and starring Nic Cage, titled Superman Lives. The Superman movie, which was intended for production during the 1990s, would feature Lex Luthor, the alien supercomputer Brainiac, and Doomsday as villains. The project was, however, scrapped. There were many names attached, including Kevin Smith and Robert Rodriguez, and many, many script revisions. We’ve heard legends that the movie was to centre on a version of “The Death of Superman” storyline from the comics, and the plot had Braniac kill Superman by simultaneously blotting out the sun and unleashing Doomsday on metropolis. Throughout the years, storyboard, photos of the proposed Superman suit emerged online, and last year the legendary script draft leaked as well, courtesy of The Superman Homepage. It was a giant mess and there is no denying that with so much studio tampering, »

- Ricky

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Tiff: Bill Murray to be honored before ‘St. Vincent’

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The Toronto Film Festival has the world premiere of Theodore Melfi’s film St. Vincent, a dramedy starring Bill Murray as a surly war veteran playing mentor to a boy next door (watch the trailer here). And as part of the festivities, Tiff is now throwing a full Bill Murray day, complete with three free screenings of Stripes, Groundhog Day and Ghostbusters leading up to the St. Vincent screening with Murray in attendance.

50 festival goers who attend all three free screenings will also get tickets to the world premiere of St. Vincent.

Deadline reported that originally Tiff was having a hard time locating Murray to determine if he would be willing to be honored in this fashion. Thankfully, Murray has been found.

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- Brian Welk

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Video of the Day: ‘The Lego Ghostbusters Movie’ by MonsieurCaron

15 hours ago

There’s been so much talk about making a third Ghostbusters film over the past three years, that I personally lost interest in any of the rumours, ideas and pitches floating around. There’s also been a ton of fan-made Lego inspired short films paying homage and/or parodying classic movies from the past lately, like this one on Guardians of the Galaxy or this one by Greenpeace. That said, I thought I would take a few minutes to promote this short film, simply because it is awesome! Enjoy!

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- Ricky

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