Tomorrowland didn’t do as well as expected this weekend in theaters. Some people celebrated this fact, apparently believing that the movie was the brainchild of George Clooney and that it was a propaganda film about climate change. They must have seen a different movie than I did. I’ll admit that, like the Big Hollywood website, I went […]
Okay you’ve got them, now what are you going to do with them? By “them” I mean super villains. So it shouldn’t be much of a leap to conclude that “you” means super heroes. Certainly a lot less than a tall building. Doesn’t matter where...Show More Summary
Lucky for me, it was the “friends and family” screening of Avengers: Age of Ulton. First of all, I was lucky because I got to go. I was lucky to hear Joe Quesada introduce the film, not only because he was amusing but he was gracious enough to thank the event planners before he thanked … Continue reading Martha Thomases Reviews Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron ?
There used to be a wonderful street fair on New York’s Fifth Avenue in the fall, usually on a Sunday, called “New York is Book Country.” Publishers would show their wares. A few bookstores would set up shop on the sidewalk in front of their shops (there were still bookstores on Fifth Avenue then), and … Continue reading Martha Thomases: New York is Comics Country ?
Marvel’s Daredevil premiered on Netflix on Friday, April 10. All 13 episodes went up at once, which is great both for binge-watchers (a.k.a. people who just really like long-form storytelling, okay??) like me; and also for Marvel’s presumed...Show More Summary
This evening, whilst pondering and pontificating over what point I should pencil in the ole’ puter, I stumbled across this clip and its pretty sister clip. Suffice to say, color me curious, kiddos. Contrary to the predilections of our esteemed Emily W. Show More Summary
Support this site's full-text RSS feed by buying Kathryn Lance's Pandora's Promise (The Pandora's Trilogy Book 3) Kathryn Lance, aka longtime Comics Curmudgeon reader The Divine O'F, has completed her sci-fi trilogy with Pandora's Promise. Show More Summary
Did you see it? Did ya did ya did ya? The latest trailer to the future billion-dollar-blockbuster-to-be Avengers 2: Age of Ultron didn’t dance around the revisionist history of the cinematic 616. Ultron, once the product of Dr. HankShow More Summary
This will be hard to believe, but the truth is I seek neither understanding nor accolades regarding my work here and at Bleeding Cool. The bravado and swagger I write with is, more often than not, part of the attitude I’m trying to convey in the article. Frequently, that does not come through – what … Continue reading Michael Davis: From The Edge – The Hidden Beach ?
Can’t Breathe in the Wind from Tom Racine on Vimeo. WHEN NEWS BROKE this week of the decision not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the July death of Eric Garner, visual commentators working on deadline reached for familiar symbols. Show More Summary
LAST WEEK, on the heels of Bob Dylan’s D.C. show, Comic Riffs toyed with turning the news into poor man’s Dylan verse. (Yes, emphasis on “poor.”) This week, as a way to reflect on the news from 2014, we’re spinning the lyrical nuggets...Show More Summary
Support this week's full-text RSS feed by buying Julia Wertz's Museum of Mistakes: The Fart Party Collection Julia Wertz's Fart Party has been a beloved webcomic for a decade. Check out the complete collection, including never-before-published...Show More Summary
The thing I love about voice actors is that even if you don’t know their names or faces, you will “know that voice.” And considering voice actor Eric Bauza was responsible for one of my favorite scenes in the voice actor documentary I Know That Voice, I’m super glad that I not only know that […]
Boo! It’s Halloween today, when we laugh at death and taunt ghosts, witches and demons. Traditionally, we dress up in costume as something that scares us, exorcising our fears through make-up and disguise. If this was still a barometer of what we are afraid of, most women (and girls) are terrified of sex. And of […]
A great actor once said “never work with children or animals.” This episode features both, and once again, the axiom proves true. The students of Coal Hill School have a sleepover in the museum of natural history, and wake up… IN THE FOREST OF THE NIGHT By Frank Cottrell-Boyce Directed by Sheree Folkson London, and […]
Bill Farmer, possibly best known to most of us as the voice of Disney’s Goofy for the past twenty-seven years, is an amazing talent, a hilarious person and an all-around nice guy. Bill, who was named a Disney Legend in 2009, and in 2011 was the first voice actor to receive the prestigious Friz Freleng […]
It’s the premise of a classic short novel by a Shakespearian scholar and at least a half dozen EC Comics. What happens when beings based in a differing number of dimensions interact? Usually it’s the higher dimensions assaulting us, but if the invasion comes from the ground up, one would hope your defensive wall could […]
It’s a strange power. Almost a mutant ability. Being right for the wrong reason. Ask anyone who’s played a round of trivia with me, they’ll tell you. I frequently figure out the correct answer by making logical deductions from a known fact. Then, when I give my reasons for my answer, I’m told my “known” fact […]
There’s one of two things you can be almost guaranteed of when you see a story that takes place on a train – romance, or a murder. MUMMY ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS By Jamie Mathieson Directed by Paul Wilmshurst As a farewell fling, The Doctor takes Clara on a trip aboard the Orient Express in […]
It’s the classic time travel question – would you kill a dangerous killer in their crib, before they’ve actually done anything? Well, what is you weren’t sure the baby was going to do anything? What if you were asked to… KILL THE MOON By Peter Harness Directed by Paul Whilmshurst Clara speaks to the entire Earth […]