In this second season episode of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, the heroes are charged with escorting the Rigellian Princess Tana home, but the rebellious little devil doesn’t want to go, hilarity ensues, we talk 1980s music, and I go to an underage bar. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.”
Born: July 13, 1942 in Chicago, IL
“Han Solo is not a cardboard character to me at all. He’s as real as anything else. I never thought of the character as having only two dimensions until the critics said so. And they’re wrong. The third dimension is me.”
Did You Know?
Indiana Jones was voted the second greatest screen hero of all time by the American Film Institute.
One of the many cool things Toronto After Dark does is they’ve pitched a wide tent for themselves. The gory heart of the festival is and will probably always be grand guignol horror, with its gouts of blood and maniacal glee. But they like to stretch out in other directions, too. Friday was sci-fi night, and I caught an offbeat futuristic thriller of sorts, a weird little gem called Synchronicity (2015). Not really a horror film per se, director Jacob Gentry’s edgy sci-fi noir is a time-traveling paean to Ridley Scott’s 80s masterpiece Blade Runner (1982). But can a low-budget indie live up to one of the most influential movies of the past forty years? Is that the future we’re living in?
A disclaimer: I’m a proud Cumbercollective member. Let that color the review as you will.
The Imitation Game is the new biopic picture about Alan Turing: legendary mathematician, oddball and the codebreaker of WWII. If you’re wondering about whether you’ve heard about his ideas before – you have. The sequence in Blade Runner, where Deckard is trying to determine if Rachel is a replicant, is based on Turing’s writing about Artificial Intelligence. If you still don’t know what I’m talking about, I don’t want to know you. More about The Imitation Game after the jump.
Comic book fans have been seeing more and more genre-styled fiction on the shelves over the last few years. Image Comics, the publisher of so much great creator-owned material, has been on the forefront of that movement.
This fall saw the release of another title in the genre pantheon with Roche Limit, a sci-fi noir tale that take place in the far future, on a far-off world, but whose motivations are distinctly human and timeless.
Follow me after the jump and discover where and how the grim future of Roche Limit exists.
“A long way from home, a crew of regular working Joes has to fight off a deadly stowaway who seems intent on killing them all, one by one.”
The pitch sounds like a run of the mill action/thriller/horror movie; maybe entertaining enough in its way, but certainly not anything to go out of your way to see. Only in this case, it’s the bare bones outline of Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979) which is well worth seeing – or seeing again. It doesn’t really matter which version you choose – the director’s cut is actually a minute shorter than the theatrical version – and both are stellar.
On May 28th Biff Bam Pop’s own Leiki Veskimets sat down with noted comic book artist, writer, and feature film director Kaare Andrews, in Toronto to discuss his latest feature, Cabin Fever: Patient Zero and quickly discovered why it’s still not safe to get back in the water. More after the jump.