Daily Archives: August 1, 2012
The Paranormal Activity franchise rolls on this October with the release of Paranormal Activity 4, which looks as though it’s aiming to try to tie everything together. This new trailer definitely has some creepiness to it, but I have to say I’m nowhere near sold on this new girl who seems to be the focus of the film. That being said, I’ll still be there opening night to hopefully have the crap scared out of me. Check out the trailer below and let us know if you’ll be seeing Paranormal Activity 4!
If you can’t get enough Batman, here is an exclusive trailer for the upcoming DC animated features The Dark Knight Returns – Part 1, based on the genre-defining Frank Miller graphic novel. If you’re not a Bat-expert, this series had an influence on both Tim Burton’s 1989 film, along with the Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. Check out the trailer and let us know what you think – personally, I wish the animation was a little more stylish, but I’ll refrain any more judgement until I see the film when it’s released this September.
When it comes to comic books and comic book stores, I have three distinct memories of the latter half of the 1980’s:
First, I remember buying multiple copies of the premiere issue of Justice League. The local comic book shop I frequented had a two-copy limit on purchases of it so I used my younger brother (who didn’t read comics) as an excuse to exceed that threshold. I cashed out with a part-timer, but the owner actually chased me into the parking lot to verify my story! Easily done when you have a bemused – and in on the game – Dad waiting for you in the car.
Secondly, I remember forlornly waiting for the last, delayed issue of Watchmen, every extra week, an eternity. “I did it thirty-five minutes ago” has an entirely different meaning in my world.
Lastly, I remember standing inside my local comic book shop in the summer of 1988 and looking up at the top shelf of the bookrack behind the cash register – the rack where many European comics were kept on display – wondering, “What’s in that sealed plastic bag?”
That, my comic book loving friends, was what the late 1980’s, had become. That was Howard Chaykin’s Black Kiss #1.
One of Canada’s highly regarded progressive rock bands has always been Saga. Songs like Wind Him Up, The Flyer and On The Loose are ingrained in our rock and roll psyche and are probably being played on a classic rock radio station at this very moment. While the band has always possessed a unique sound, their brand new studio album 20/20 is a timeless addition to Saga’s catalogue. It marks the return of lead singer Michael Sadler to the fold after a multi-year absence, one that, as he explains below in our exclusive email interview, wasn’t due to any sort of band turmoil. Get the scoop of Sadler’s return to the fold, 20/20 and Saga playing live after the jump.
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