A “Brave” New Princess

  Cinderella is virtuous and gentle. Snow White is as pure as the driven snow. Belle has brains and beauty. With each movie, the Disney princesses are getting sassier and ballsier and Irish princess, Merida, of Disney’s Brave is that new sort of princess. Similar to Mulan with her warrior spirit, Merida is quite handy with a sword and deadly accurate with a bow and arrow. Unlike Mulan, who honored and upheld family...

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Comic Book Review: The Devil’s Concubine
Feb11

Comic Book Review: The Devil’s Concubine

WRITTEN BY: PALLE SCHMIDT ART BY: PALLE SCHMIDT COVER ART: PETER SNEJBJERG PUBLISHER: IDW PUBLISHING Creating crime fiction can be a messy affair and I’m not even talking about the high bloodshed pre-requisite. Just like any good story the characters have to be intriguing, but the heart of a great crime tale is a complex and ultimately believable plot that manages to suspend any disbelief in the reader. Now if you can throw in a few...

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: Blu-Ray Review
Oct25

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: Blu-Ray Review

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is the first Pirates movie sans Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly. You are probably not surprised to learn, the franchise doesn’t need them. Instead Jack Sparrow plays alongside Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane; A father daughter team on a quest for the fountain of youth. As with any Pirates movie, all three parties con one another regularly and alliances steadily shift. It easily fits in with...

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ADVANCE Comic Book Review: XENOHOLICS #1
Sep26

ADVANCE Comic Book Review: XENOHOLICS #1

WRITTEN BY: JOSHUA WILLIAMSON ART BY: SETH DAMOOSE COVER ART: DAN DUNCAN PUBLISHER: IMAGE SHADOWLINE Do You Believe? These were the three words that ran through my head when I first heard about Image Shadowline’s next ongoing series involving alien abductees. As a huge fan of the X-Files, I was initially concerned that this series was going to involve cliffhanger after cliffhanger void of any substantial scenes involving aliens....

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Herpes Boy: Review: The Greatest Indie Comedy You Haven’t seen
Aug23

Herpes Boy: Review: The Greatest Indie Comedy You Haven’t seen

Dozens of indie comedies come out every year but only few have as many film festival credentials and crests and Herpes Boy – including the winner of the Comic-Con Film Festival 2010. Like many other indie comedies including Derrick Comedy’s “Mystery Team”, Herpes Boy started as a web series but was quickly adapted to a feature film. Now available on iTunes, On Demand, Amazon.com and others, Herpes Boy follows the life a...

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