8 items from 2014
In the latest edition of Comics to Read Before You Die, Jessie Robertson looks at Fables Vol. 1…
Fables #1-5 (May – Sept 2002)
Writer: Bill Willingham
Penciller: Lan Medina
Inkers: Steve Leialoha & Craig Hamilton
Colorist: Sherilyn Van Valkenburgh
Letterer: Todd Klein
Original Series Covers: James Jean & Alex Maleev
Fables is a comic book about characters from fairy tales. Now, don’t let that tagline fool you. There is nothing kid-friendly about this book. But, adults will eat it up. Fables re-introduces you to characters in a whole new light, stuck in New York City, trying to hide themselves and their identities from everyone else, which for some, isn’t easy.
In Issue #4, King Cole (mayor of Fabletown) delivers a speech that gives you all the details of the backstory you need. A powerful entity named the Adversary invaded a hundred different worlds where different fairy tale characters lived and eslaved them. A »
- Jessie Robertson
Disney princesses (who we ranked earlier this week) would be nothing without the villains who torture them, tease them and occasionally attempt to kill them. Without a Maleficent, Princess Aurora would just be a boring rich lady with good hair. So it's only fair that we rank all the major Disney villains (the villains merchandized as "official" villains, no supporting villains, and no sequels because no one cares). Now, from worst to best: 33. Big Bad Wolf, Three Little Pigs Honestly, he's so stupid, why would anyone ever be scared of him? 32. Amos Slade, The Fox and the Hound Old men can be scary in their own way, but Amos had a weak spot for his dogs so we all know »
17. Home Invasion
The true sense of urgency in “Claimed” is reserved for the scenes with Rick and the gang of would-be-rapists and murderers invading the house. Seith Mann does a stellar job sustaining the tension in these scenes, as Rick tiptoes from room to room in search of either a weapon or an escape route.
16. Living Dead Doll House
“Claimed” features some memorable moments shared between Carl and Michonne who confesses bits and pieces of her former life to Carl, such as the former existence of her then-three-year-old son, Andre Anthony. There’s plenty of tension to be found in the house-clearing scenes as well, most notably the images of a family, laid out post-execution style in a pristine child’s bedroom. It’s also worth noting that the painting Michonne finds in the house, is a portrait of Mary, who we later meet at Terminus.
15. Who Am I Pond »
The BBC has outlined plans for its upcoming arts coverage.
Director General Tony Hall stated that the corporation aims to increase its art output with its "strongest commitment to the arts in a generation".
"The arts are for everyone, and from now on BBC Arts will be at the very heart of what we do," he added.
The BBC Arts... strand will be used on TV, radio and online via the BBC's iPlayer service.
In the fairytale classic the Three Little Pigs, -- you guessed it -- three little pigs set out in the world to find their fortune. Things come to an abrupt halt, however, when an asshole big bad wolf comes into the picture to destroy everything they've literally built for their lives. This is also the setting for A Wolf At The Door, an intense drama about haste decisions and the inevitable consequences that follow. Set in Rio de Janeiro, Wolf opens with a mother walking into her daughter's daycare to pick her up. Only problem is the daughter left with someone else without her consent. The cops are called and the daycare owner, mother, Bernando the father (Milhem Cortaz), and suspect / Bernando's mistress...
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The concept of the work of art that is unappreciated by the masses immediately, but gains a passionate and overwhelming following decades later is almost as old as time itself. A book, or piece of music, or painting, or sculpture, or film is unveiled to an indifferent public, save a few devout fans, and is only revived once newer generations approach it with fresh eyes. So many films we now consider to be the greatest of all time were not as warmly received (if they were received warmly at all) upon their initial release. Some classics, such as Citizen Kane and Vertigo, benefit now primarily from home media releases, repeated airings on Turner Classic Movies, and the impassioned voices of critics and historians to emphasize to general audiences how important and daring and dramatically satisfying these films truly are. Then there are the films that received a second wind of »
- Josh Spiegel
Last week, ComingSoon.net visited Sony Pictures Animation to hear from some of the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 team, whose pun-heavy, family-friendly animated sequel has a January 28th DVD and Blu-ray release. Cody Cameron, one of the film.s directors, and the voice of Pinocchio and Three Little Pigs from much of the "Shrek" franchise, introduced four deleted scenes that will be included as bonus features on the Blu-ray. Kristen Schaal's spirited orangutan with a human brain character, Barb, is prominently featured in two of the deleted scenes. Will Forte's pretentious, bearded character, Chester V, introduces himself with "Namaste" in the scene that Cameron was vocally most excited about, as it features a favorite joke of his from Andy Samberg's dopey, »
You would be forgiven if you have unfortunately forgotten, but The Walking Dead isn’t the only episodic series that Telltale Games has in development. It’s just taking the studio their sweet, sweet time to release Episode 2 of The Wolf Among Us. Looking back, this 4 month gap between episodes is the longest we’ve ever had for any Telltale game but thankfully the waiting is nearly over, for earlier this week an announcement was made confirming a release window of February’s first week.
Naturally, my initial was reaction was along the lines of it’s about freaking time. Seriously Telltale, it’s cruel to leave gamers hanging like this when you’re crafting riveting murder mysteries that end on shocking cliffhangers. The first week of February is still a good two weeks away though and even so, before jumping straight into Episode 2 like a headless chicken »
- Robert Kojder
8 items from 2014
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