Saturday, September 29, 2018
A TL;DR SPECIAL - Mind-Blown Watch: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)
Format: Amazon Streaming
People, for oh so many reasons, I am absolutely baffled and stunned by this movie.
Where to start...
Begin at the beginning, I suppose
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Noir Watch: Angel Face (1953)
Format: Noir Alley on TCM/ DVR
Angel Face (1953) is a heck of a film - a dark, twisted noir about honey traps, stepping out on perfectly lovely receptionist girlfriends, cool cars, retaining your Robert Mitchum cool in crazy situations, and maybe not going along to get along.
Artist Norm Breyfogle Merges With the Infinite
Comics artist Norm Breyfogle has passed. Reported here by The Washington Post.
When I got into comics, like any 10 or eleven year-old, I didn't really know how they worked. I had no guidance, and no one was around to explain them to me. We had spinner racks at the grocery, shelves at drugs stores and 7-11, and however B. Dalton and Waldenbooks wrangled their comics that week.
Pretty quickly I went from just grabbing random comics to gravitating to Uncanny X-Men and Batman comics, especially once I figured out that I could get two Batman comics every month with Batman and the oddly named Detective Comics.
It was a hell of a time to get into comics. What was okay to do in art was changing fast.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
PODCAST: "Captain America: The First Avenger" (2011) - Part 5 of Avengers Chronological Countdown
Ryan and Jamie talk about "Captain America: The First Avenger" - and it goes on way, way too long. We talk about why the movie felt like a risk, how it fits in with the Avengers overall mega-narrative, and how it compares to the comics. This may or may not be one of our favorite movies, so we may have shown up with multiple type-written pages of notes, ready to go.
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Super Reading: Supergirl #22 (2018)
|variant cover by Amanda Conner, w/ colors by Paul Mounts|
The Killers of Krypton - Part Two
Script: Marc Andreyko
Pencils: Kevin Maguire
Inks: Sean Parsons
Colors: FCO Plascencia
Letters: Tom Napolitano
Cover: (main) Terry and Rachel Dodson/ (variant) Amanda Conner w/ Paul Mounts (colors)
Editor: Jessica Chen
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham
Monday, September 24, 2018
PODCAST! WEREWOLF WATCH! a Signal Wach Halloween! "Late Phases" (2014) and "Dog Soldiers" (2002)
Viewing: First (both)
Decade: 2000's and 2010's
SimonUK and Ryan go to the dogs with two monstrously good films set to make anyone howl. We talk the werewolf genre and the troubles which ail it, but also what goes right in two movies sure to transform you into the Halloween mood. It's two modern-era movies doing something a bit different with an age-old idea, and maybe coming out the top of the pack?
And, of course, there's a detour into discussing Sean Connery for absolutely no reason.
Bride of Frankenstein Theme by Franz Waxman
Hungry Like the Wolf, Duran Duran
Wolves (radio edit), Wu-Tang Clan
Swan Lake - Act 2: No. 10 Scene - Tchaikovsky
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