Thursday, June 23, 2016

GREAT NEW BOOK AND A CONTEST TO BOOT!!




Christopher Hart has been teaching people to draw for years. Now with the popularity of super heroes in modern culture he introduces his newest book;
DRAWING SUPERHEROES STEP BY STEP
It gives professional guidance and instructions so you can make the super hero book you always wanted to read.
And now you can get one for free!
That's right, just leave a comment with your favorite superhero and there will be a drawing in 30 days to find out who will get a free copy of this fantastic book.
I will also link this to Facebook and comments there will count as an entry as well.
Good Luck and keep drawing!
And visit Christopher Hart at his website as well.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Here's What I Think of The New Captain America

I have been a fan for many decades of Captain America. He is my favorite super hero. A few years ago they launched a new Captain America book written by Rick Remender. I stuck it out for 10 issues and it was terrible. It read more like torture porn than a comic book and it was just exhausting.
So, I quit buying it.
He did the same thing with Uncanny Avengers. Luckily, the new incarnation of Uncanny Avengers is much better.
When I heard that they were doing the Hail Hydra thing with the new book. I didn’t like the new book to begin with. The uniform looks terrible and I hate the shield. I liked what I read on Free Comic Book Day, but then it turned into this.
I have no intentions of buying this book.
I have decades of Captain America books I can just go back and enjoy.
I’m not sure what Marvel is doing lately. They have cancelled a handful of interesting books and are just piling on multiple books of the same characters.
At this point if they cancel Squirrel Girl and Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur I would have no reason to stay with Marvel.
I actually like that DC is currently making me happy. A little leery about the twice monthly thing, but we will have to wait and see. Their Hanna Barbera comics are amazing.
I find myself buying more independent comics; Godzilla Oblivion, Klaus, Another Castle, The Mighty Zodiac and enjoying them quite a bit.
Marvel’s big twists and showboating is doing nothing more than driving away a loyal fan base.
And that’s fine.
I’m getting too damned old to care anymore.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

TURBO KID (2015)

One last review before the month of exile begins. I had heard about this movie before and the trailer looked insane. Then I saw the Facebook post from my son, Dennis;

TURBO KID IS ON NETFLIX!!

Martha and I watched it immediately.

Set in the far flung future of 1997, Turbo Kid fondly brings back the post apocalyptic films that were triggered by the release of The Road Warrior. In this future the sky is filled with acid rain and the harsh landscape brings little in the way of nourishment. Our lead actor, Munro Chambers as the titular kid wanders the wasteland, scavenging what he can for water and comic books of his favorite super hero, Turbo Man.
Soon, he becomes acquainted with a hyperactive girl named Apple (Laurence Lebouef).
She is then captured by the hordes of Zeus (Michael Ironside) to be converted into water.
When the kid stumbles on the final resting place of Turbo Man, he know what he needs to do;
Save the girl.
Be a superhero.
This is such a wonderful movie. The second that Apple arrives on screen she steals the movie, in a good way. I felt like I had dusted off  one of my old, big box VHS tapes and watching a classic. Turbo Kid celebrates a time gone past when everyone was making post apocalyptic movies and they were fun and cheesy and a great watch.
It's on Netflix.
Go watch it.
You can thank me when I get back in March.

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Plan

I am about to embark on an experiment. For the entire month of February I will be offline. NO Internet of any kind. I use a 7 dollar TracFone that does not have Internet so no big deal there. I will be keeping notes and writing about each day in the month. Then it will become a book tentatively entitled InterWHAT? There will be illustrations by artist extraordinaire Stew Miller and I will publish it on CreateSpace.
I imagine I will get more reading done and writing as well. It sounds like it will be fun.
Worst case...it won't be.
Best case...I could discover that doing stuff non internet related is way more fun than skimming through my Facebook feed.
See you all in March.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Fuck You Very Much Laurent “Riss” Sourisseau

Apparently this dipshit cartoonist depicted the little boy who drowned that upset me last month as a sex fiend if he had been allowed to grow up.



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Nice, picking on a dead little boy. Real class act there fella.

Go fuck yourself.

In response, Queen Rania and Osama Hajjaj have done a different cartoon. I like this one much better. It is unnecessary for either of these people to go fuck themselves. They are class acts, unlike the first idiot.

The cartoon by Queen Rania and Osama Hajjaj

He absolutely can go fuck himself.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

PLANET VOID (2015)



There has to be life on other planets, right? It just seems that the odds are too great in favor of this happening. In PLANET VOID, director Michael Legge gives us the idea of a planet similar to ours that had a meteor strike the planet, releasing a mold that kills anyone who is male. That's right, it's a planet of nothing but women.
Into this an alien approaches one of the women and impregnates her in the chance to bring women back to his ravaged world. In exchange he can offer her the return of men to hers.
Is that what Planet Void wants? They are able to procreate now without sex and able to keep the planet on an even keel. Do they need men messing that all up again?
The newest satirical comedy from director Michael Legge gives us a world of women knowing they don't need men to be successful. By throwing a classic science fiction plot of repopulating a dying planet he gives the women a chance to re examine their lives and decide what they want.
Anyone who know me or reads this blog knows that I am a huge Michael Legge fan. Everyone in The Waltz Compound is a huge fan. Legge gives the kind of comedy that works on more than one level. Sure, it could be seen as a straight forward sci fi flick with a bizarre plot twist. Or it can be seen as commentary on our world today. Sure, women are treated better than decades past, but there are still some pretty awful places to live if you're a woman. Eliminating the male of the species would probably alleviate, oh all of those problems. Do thy want to bring men back? Maybe they could teach the men not to be jackasses, but it sounds sketchy and they might not want to find out if it is worth the risk.
The cast is a cornucopia of previous Legge films. Lorna Nogueira shines as the lead being used by an alien to help bring women back to his world. Her life partner Cherry Lynn Zinger is always a delight to see onscreen. It's been a while since Mary Ellen Maloney has been in a Sideshow Cinema Production. It was nice to see her again. Linda Baxter Lasco is another favorite I was glad to see again and we can't forget the one and only Diane Mela who brought a snide sense of humor to her part.
The DVD is jam packed with extra goodies. The radio show Fussy Eagleton, Secret Busboy, a photo gallery, some trailers for other Sideshow Cinema epics and an interesting addition.
A Mondo Commentary. Legge took a truncated form of the film, did some commentary on it and showed some bloopers that occurred during certain shots. This was a really good idea. One I hope to see in future films.
PLANET VOID is a funny, satiric look at a planet of women who realize how good they've got it.
My only question is;
Why don't I have a Sideshow Cinema coffee mug?
  

Saturday, January 16, 2016

NICK CARTER: CARNIVAL FOR KILLING

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So, Nick Carter gets a visit from the son of one of his oldest friends. Seems that dad is down in Rio building a power plant and bad things are happening. Nick heads down there on vacation to find his friend dead and an assassination plot devised by none other than Fidel Castro to take control of Rio!
This one plays pretty fast and loose with Nick roaming the countryside of Rio. Running from one clue to the next and trying to stop an international coup in the process.
There was a scene where the rebel leader smears a woman's breasts and crotch with honey and lets the rats at her that is diabolical. I really liked when he kept changing costumes in the crowds of Carnival to take out the group of assassins. To throw them off he even dressed in drag to throw them off the scent.
When Nick goes to question the wife of his friend and she starts to feed him some line about knowing nothing he just knocks her down and starts to beat the crap out of her. This might be the first time I remember Nick loosing his cool like that and beating a woman that wasn't some sort of Nazi ice goddess. The attack comes out of left field and throws you for a second, but it's Nick Carter. He know what he's doing.
  

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