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Only John Waters could take the 1990 versions of Johnny Depp, Iggy Pop, Ricki Lake, Willem Dafoe, and Traci Lords, throw them into a musical that pokes fun at the innocent ignorance of 1950s film, and make it work. No, that’s not quite right. Only John Waters could do those things and make it kick all kinds of cinematic ass.
Was it not the great Tom Petty who once said that “the waiting is the hardest part?”
Of course it was. I think most, if not all of us are familiar with that sage piece of wisdom from one of Gainsville, Florida’s favourite sons. So imagine then, if you will, waiting for a brand new Mad Max film.
Imagine waiting thirty damn years.
It’s no secret that I love ‘bad’ movies. So many of my favourite films have at some point or another been referred to as “the worst movie ever,” and Man with the Screaming Brain is no exception. This happens so often to me that I can’t tell anymore if there is something (an appreciation deficiency?) wrong with the majority of people on this planet or if I just have poor taste after all. Maybe it’s both. Either way, Man with the Screaming Brain is everything this b(for bad)-movie junkie craves.
The trailer for FOX’s Lucifer, based on the Vertigo series is here and it is excellent. Take a look and let us know if you agree.
I’ve had the same friends for a long time. Most of my closest friends I’ve known since the eighth grade, so our friendships developed through those awkward teen years of being idiots and finding ourselves. This includes finding our senses of humour I think, but I have two theories about that: One, the people with whom you learn to laugh will laugh with you (and you with them) no matter what you think is funny or not, forever, because it’s now just part of the dynamic of that friendship. Two, you and this person discovered your senses of humour together at the same time and therefore developed similar ones and will always find the same things funny. Two nights ago, one of my oldest pals came over to watch What We Do in the Shadows, and I can’t tell you if we laughed ourselves to tears because the film was in fact that hilarious, or if we are just that used to laughing together. I think it’s a bit of both.
2006 was a big year for me – I turned 20, got married, got pregnant, and had my daughter. It’s a year that stands out on my life’s timeline. It just so happens it was that same year that I read Preacher for the first time and got into the then-strange and nerdy world of comics that I’ve since come to know and love. That spring, only a few weeks after finding out I was going to be a Mama, I went down to Calgary for some kind of comic convention I’d heard about. Little did I know that every spring (and one summer) after that, I would take that same drive down for that show, with so many different people and with so many other adventures along the way. This year was my tenth year at the Calgary Expo, and not only has the show grown to something incredible, but it seems I’ve grown right along with it.
Sometimes bigger is better. And sometimes it’s really, really better. That’s the idea behind the massive, oversized collection Marvel has been releasing the last few years. Roughly the height of of IDW’s Artist Edition collections and the width of a slightly smaller Marvel Omnibus, we’ve seen Wolverine: The Adamantium Collection, X-Men: The Adamantium Collection and Marvels: The Platinum Edition Collection. I’m the proud owner of that last one, it being the fourth time I purchased the seminal Kurt Busiek/Alex Ross story (after a softcover version, a signed hardcover, and then the 10th anniversary reissue). This is literally a tome, expensive yet well worth the money.
The latest large-sizedc collection to hit well-inforced store shelves is Avengers: The Vibranium Collection, itself perfectly timed to coincide with the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Read the rest of this entry
Mia Donovan’s cerebral Deprogrammed, is a film about empathy. She shows the viewer what can happen when interpersonal understanding fails. This Hot Docs 2015 documentary shows the audience that what you don’t know is sometimes more important than what you do. Most importantly, we are asked where to “draw the line between personal expression and undue influence.”