Movie Review: ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’
Director: Scott Frank
Starring: Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, David Harbour, Astro
Plot: A former cop and former alcoholic turned unlicensed private eye reluctantly takes on a case for a drug dealer whose wife was kidnapped and murdered even after he paid the ransom. He learns that those behind the crime are much more sinister and terrifying than he expected.
Review:Stepping easily into the role…
30 Graphic Novels to Read This Halloween Season
For the last two years I’ve written articles recommending authors to read during the Halloween season (check out the first one here and the second here). This year, instead of novels, I’m suggesting 30 graphic novels and trade paperbacks that are perfect to get you into the Halloween spirit.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (by Michael Burgen and José Alfonso Ocampo Ruiz): A re-telling of the…
The Pull List: 10/1/2014
Must read comics of the week.
Thank god for the end of “Future’s End” month. I can actually recommend DC again.
Alex + Ada #9
This is such a cool book. It is using sci-fi tropes to tell a dramatic and existential tale about where the broad definition of “life” begins and ends. Ada, the artificial lifeform living with Alex, picked up on his shame toward owning her and decided to split, but the…
Movie Review: ‘The Skeleton Twins’
Starring: Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, and Luke Wilson
Plot: Estranged twins reconnect after a suicide attempt.
The Skeleton Twinsis not the most original or inspired indie dramedy. In fact, it sort of reads like a checklist of that genre’s tropes. Maggie (played by Kristen Wiig) is self-sabotaging her own marriage cheating on her husband and secretly taking birth…
Top 10 Books Within Books We Want to Read
Sometimes we read books. And sometimes, within those books, the characters read, write and discuss books. Books that don’t exist in our world. But maybe we would like to read them. These are ten that we want to read. And my gawd, there were lots to choose from.
10. There and Back Again
As seen in Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)
When the hobbit Bilbo Baggins was a young man he was whisked away…
TV Review: ‘Gotham’
We’ve seen the first episodes of Flash and Constantine and they’re good. Not great, but plenty of potential. We could be on the cusp of a new era in totally watchable TV comic adaptations. This week we got the first episode of the biggest name brand being adapted: Gotham. The Batman series without Batman. Focusing not on the adventures of the caped crusader but a young Jim Gordon, new to Gotham…
Movie Review: ‘Tusk’
Starring: Justin Long, Genesis Rodriguez, and Michael Parks
Plot: An interviewer of weird and strange people is tortured by an old man
Disclaimer: I consider myself a Kevin Smith fan and have only truly disliked one of his movies, Cop Out.
You cannot talk about this movie without talking about how Kevin Smith came to be making it. It started with a classified ad…
The Pull List: 9/24/2014
Must read comics of the week
A spy drama/thriller that explores WHY spies do what they do.
This is the final issue to a comic that was much better than I ever thought possible. Maybe it was lacking the magic of Harold Ramis and Bill Murray, but it had so much spirit to even attempt it. It has been a fun book, one that treated the Ghosbusters more like adventurers…
Cheap Game Tuesday: ‘Far Cry 3’
With the sequel rolling onto shelves in the coming months, nows a good a time as ever to go back and revisit (or check out) this must-play title from the previous console generation. It can be nabbed cheaply from Steam or the PSN, and there’s more than a couple of copies floating around the pre-owned piles, and it easily sits alongside GTA V and Red Dead Redemptionas one of the absolutely…
Movie Review: ‘The Equalizer’
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Cast: Denzel Washington, Chloë Grace Moretz, Marton Csokas
Plot:A blue collar worker reveals a mysterious past when he is driven to stand up to those who have done wrong to his friends, dolling out swift and violent revenge for people who can’t stand up for themselves. This quickly puts him on the wrong footing with the Russian mob, leading to an escalation of danger and…