Aug 232014
 

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The fact that a sequel to Sin City came out this year is actually really weird to me. The first one came out in 2005, and for those of you who can’t count, that’s 9 years ago. In entertainment years, that is an eternity and a half. When the first movie came out the most recent Batman movie was Batman and Robin and the most recent Marvel movie was Ang Lee’s Hulk. Two of the main-ish actors have died, and a third retired from acting. The film landscape has changed so much that it’s basically unrecognizable. Even in the lead up I got the distinct feeling that the moment for this movie might have passed. Still I did vow to keep that from influencing my opinion about this movie.

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Aug 222014
 

As critics, we often forget the time, effort, and sheer force of will needed to actually turn a film from a concept into a reality. The fact is, even with behind the scenes documentaries, most people miss all the hard work and headaches that go into the production. While film producers and directors make it a point to note how tricky it is to make a complete, let alone good, film, but it often falls on deaf ears. It doesn’t matter the process of making it if the end result isn’t good, right? Right?

Let’s take a look at Let Me Out.

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A review copy was provided by FUNimation Entertainment.

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Aug 212014
 

Hey y’all! Secret recently released a new single, I’m In Love. Since this is their first release in over six months, and their first mini album in over a year, this comeback has been long awaited and, in my opinion, worth the wait. They’re back with their signature funky sound and a sexy concept, so let’s take a look at I’m In Love!

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Aug 212014
 

After initially waiting three months or so between each release, it’s interesting to take another look at these in close succession.

Like the previous volume, this eschews the broader overview favored by most retelling mangas in favor of a detailed reading of roughly five episodes worth of material. Compared to last time, I think I actually like the expansion Yasuhiko has to offer in this volume even more than the first.

I know how wrong this might look, but I assure you, under that title his hand is wrapped around his wooden to-- ...dammit. Let's try that again...

I know how wrong this might look, but I assure you, under that title his hand is wrapped around his wooden to–
…dammit.
Let’s try that again…

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Aug 212014
 

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Ah, ConnectiCon. Of all of the cons I’ve attended, it’s probably my favorite (Editor’s Note: he’s only attended like, 4 cons). It’s a bit on the smaller side, true, but that affords it a more personal touch and gives you a chance to actually interact with the guests, as opposed to most of the other Cons I’ve attended where you wait in line for 4 hours to get to shake hands and run off…not that I’m bitter or anything. Also it’s the only convention that’s allowed me to host a panel thus far…which come to think of it doesn’t speak too well of their sanity, but never mind.

But despite that, I found myself unable to enjoy the Con as much as I usually do this year. I has spent the entire week before the convention battling an illness and was, as a result, rather out of it during the actual Con. But I have a duty to report to you my ConnectiCon experiences, regardless of how limited they were.

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Aug 212014
 

Delinquents #1

I remember first learning about Hobo Signs from a Childcraft book when I was around the age of four. Though I hadn’t encountered these signs in daily life, the concept of leaving coded messages to let others know about the local character intrigued me. Little did I know that these sigils would eventually feature prominently in one of the most hilarious comics I’d ever read.

Archer & Armstrong and Quantum & Woody are not only two of my favorite comic series, but also are the funniest comics on the stands. So what happens when you cross these two titles together? You get The Delinquents, a four-issue mini-series from Valiant Entertainment that brings together these two wacky duos on a mission to recover the Lost Treasure of the Hobos. It’s time to ride the rails on the wacky cross-country adventure that is The Delinquents #1!

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