Oct 062014
 

Hey y’all! This week I’ll be looking at a solo artist that I’ve had an eye on since her debut. Ailee is a belter, having covered American artists like Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey before her debut. It’s always enjoyable to review an artist with such a strong voice, so let’s take a look at Ailee’s new single, Don’t Touch Me.

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Oct 052014
 

For several months we have been receiving word from Marvel about several DRASTIC changes taking place throughout the Marvel Universe. Everything from the aging of Captain America, to Iron-Man’s supposed turn to the dark side. However, none has been more so controversial than that of the announcement of Thor’s gender swap.

Yes, the Asgardian god of thunder is falling to the power of transformation, and has been announced to become a Woman in October of this year. Marvel made this announcement several months ago, but left VERY little information for us to chew on as to WHY he was suddenly getting a much larger breast plate. The only information we WERE given was that this was THOR, not LADY THOR, or Madame Thor, but she will be referred to as THOR. She is not a replacement, or a substitute, or side character, but THOR. So everyone continued to wonder, WHO IS THIS PERSON? HOW ARE THEY BECOMING THOR? WHY?

Well, we received our first clue during the last issue of the Original Sin event title. In Original Sin, Nick Fury whispered a secret given to him when he stole the Watcher’s eye into Thor’s ear. Ever since then Thor has NOT been able to lift the hammer. And this is EXACTLY where THOR #1 starts us off from, albeit several WEEKS of attempting to lift the Hammer had passed before we received this issue…

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Oct 052014
 

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Every Vocaloid producer out there seems to be banking on the “high school story” series appeal in their songs, which given their success and manga-adaption ability, is unsurprising. I’m not really familiar with Last Note’s “Mikagura School Suite”, but Seeing a Sixteen-Day-Old Moon grabbed my attention with its name alone. The starry-themed PV is packed with sweet animations about a lonely boy who gets pulled into a happier social circle at school. And because it’s Last Note, the song mixes an electronic beat with a rock sound and a happy ending.

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Oct 042014
 

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Hello and welcome to Remaketober. Now, I know what you’re thinking. “What the hell is Remaketober?” “Oh god, this guy again.” “Doesn’t he ever shut up?” Well, to answer your question (your non-hurtful question that is) Remaketober is a proud Elessar tradition dating all the way back to last year when I first thought of it. Basically what I do is, every week of October I watch a horror film that has a remake followed closely by it’s remake(s). I then write an article where I compare and contrast them. And we’re kicking off Remaketober 2014 with a big one: The Haunting.

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Oct 032014
 

Welcome to the very first installment of Stephen King month. Why? Because I run this column and I’ll spend the rest of my time on here speaking about all the hidden Hitchcock cameos if the mood strikes me. Also it’s October, what else were we going to talk about?

Stephen King’s works are often best known for their film and mini-series adaptations than for the novels themselves, which have blown minds with their quality, in both senses. While we will always remember Kubrick’s The Shining and the original Carrie but there are definitely a few of these adaptations that deserve a second chance to fill audiences with awe and terror. Usually I’m not a big fan of remakes but sometimes they are for the better, and these six instances would be some of those times.

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