Saturday, August 24, 2013

Everyone is a critic these days!

Friday, August 23, 2013

PLAID STALLIONS talks about the time GI Joe got a Brazilian!

From PLAID STALLIONS

I've been particularly enthralled with the Brazilian version of GI Joe for a few years now, thanks to the interwebs. Falcon, as it's known was for much of it's tenure,  pretty much a standard Military Adventure line like we had here and in other parts of the world...

 

 

 

Wait... wait... the Joker's Daughter is back?

That is the thing about being a 45 year old comics fan. Everything old is new again...

But I wonder how the charger went from this

 

to this?

 

Here is what NEWSARAMA had to say...

"Something evil lurks under Gotham City and it wears the Joker's face," is the only text accompanying the headline and image. Pre-52, "Joker's Daughter" was Duela Dent, daughter of Two-Face, Harvey Dent. She worked frequently as a hero alongside the Teen Titans, and self-identified as the daughter of several other Bat-villains, including Catwoman, Riddler, Penguin, and Scarecrow. Her identity actually got more confusing with a retcon that made her from an alternate earth: the daughter of a heroic version of the Joker and "Three-Face" aka Evelyn Dent, but raised by her stepfather Riddler...

Justice League Canada eh?

From CALVIN'S CANADIAN CAVE OF COOL

“As a result of that, without spoiling any of that story, there will be major changes in the Justice Leagues, and in the spring, the current Justice League of America team goes through a dramatic change and some of the pieces that are left behind will evolve into this new Justice League Canada team...

 

I bet they are gonna fight Tom Servo.

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PROJECT ROOFTOP has Allen Holt's redesign of Wonder Woman's costume!

More artwork from the very talented Hanie!

From Hanie's website

 

 

 

 

 

Nicholas Cage continues to infect all media with his Nicholas Cage-eness

From LAUGHING SQUID

 

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LiarTownUSA knows the dark side of K-Tel!

I don't know about you LiarTownUSA but I would watch the HELL out of this show!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Rest In Peace Ted Post director of one of my favorite weird films - THE BABY

The sad news as repoted on TWITCH

 

Ted Post, who directed Clint Eastwood Westerns, the weird cult classic The Baby, and the sequels Magnum Force and Beneath the Planet of the Apes, has died. He was 95...

 

Here are my thoughts about THE BABY;

Ho-lee shit. What a movie. You keep thinking it can’t get more insane but it does. The best part is that the cast all play it utterly straight as though this is the world’s most demented LIFETIME movie. No matter how crazy the story and situations get they keep it all strangely believable. Nothing is explained, everything just is, it is though this film occupies its own universe a kind of Suburban Gothic. I must admit I also find extremely hot in this movie, your milage varies of course. Can this really be considered a horror movie? I can’t say for sure, but what I can say is do not reveal the twist ending!

And here is my riffing on the film;

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Brandon's Cult Movie Reviews takes on RED SCORPION

From BRANDON'S CULT MOVIE REVIEWS

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My video blog review for Satan's Slave.

Form my YOUTUBE page

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If you've ever wanted to see Disney Princesses in their underwear then have I got a post for you!

PLAID STALLIONS makes me wonder what is more badass, this guy's sweater or his mustache?

From PLAID STALLIONS

Cult Movie Reviews takes a look at CURSE OF THE CRIMSON ALTAR

from CULT MOVIE REVIEWS

Superficially the plot is clearly going to put most viewers in mind of The Wicker Man, The Night of the Eagle and Eye of the Devil, all movies dealing with the survival of witchcraft in the modern world. The movie also has a certain amount in common with Hammer’s Dracula AD 1972, with the collision between evil supernatural forces and 1960s/early 1970s youth culture. It also resembles Dracula AD 1972 in obviously having been made by people of the previous generation who view the whole youth culture thing as presaging the end of civilisation as we know it, which it sort of was...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

disco worms? Disco Worms? DISCO WORMS???

From TOPLESS ROBOT'S "Seven Hilariously Bad Animated Movies You Didn't Know You Should Watch"

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The following trailer is posted in honor of Calvin's Canadian Cave of Cool...

The animated short adaption of SHADE THE CHANGING MAN is terrific!

In honor of HP Lovecraft's birthday- my STORIES IN THE KEY OF LOVECRAFT

In honor of HP Lovecraft's birthday- Cthulhu films animated adaption of AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS.

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In honor of HP Lovecraft's birthday- H.P. Lovecraft by Abigail Larson

In honor of HP Lovecraft's birthday- Richard Svensson's, Daniel Lennéer's and Christopher Johansson's adaption of THE SHADOW OUT OF TIME.

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In honor of HP Lovecraft's birthday- some art by Junji Ito.

In honor of HP Lovecraft's birthday- Michael Granberry's claymation adaption of FROM BEYOND.

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Happy 123rd Birthday HP Lovecraft!

From Wikipedia

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) — known as H. P. Lovecraft — was an American author of horror, fantasy, poetry and science fiction, especially the subgenre known as weird fiction.[1] Lovecraft's guiding aesthetic and philosophical principle was what he termed "cosmicism" or "cosmic horror", the idea that life is incomprehensible to human minds and that the universe is fundamentally inimical to the interests of humankind. As such, his stories express a profound indifference to human beliefs and affairs. Lovecraft is the originator of the Cthulhu Mythos story cycle and the Necronomicon, a fictional magical textbook of rites and forbidden lore.[2] Although Lovecraft's readership was limited during his lifetime, his reputation has grown over the decades, and he is now regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century. According to Joyce Carol Oates, an award-winning author, Lovecraft—as with Edgar Allan Poe in the 19th century—has exerted "an incalculable influence on succeeding generations of writers of horror fiction".[3] Science fiction and fantasy author Stephen King called Lovecraft "the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale."[4][5] King has made it clear in his semi-autobiographical non-fiction book Danse Macabre that Lovecraft was responsible for King's own fascination with horror and the macabre, and was the single largest figure to influence his fiction writing.[6] Lovecraft's stories have been adapted into plays, films and games, such as Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth and id Software's Quake...

 

 

Listen to the HP Lovecraft Literary Podcast reading of CALL OF CTHULHU

The Cold Inside (a serial novel) Chapter Thirty part one

The Cold Inside
Chapter Thirty
part one
By AL BRUNO III

Thursday January 12, 1995

It was another gloomy day, full of heavy clouds and cold rain. On days like this the library was always a little cooler than the rest of the building, it made the staff tetchy and the students eager to get out of there and be on their way to other things. No one paid much attention to Tristam as he sat at one of the tables near the science fiction books and pretended to read. He let his eyes close and surrendered to exhaustion.

He'd been catching little catnaps all day but he was still groggy. That's what he got for tangling with Phil and torturing Kenny all in the same night.

But it was worth it.

Besides now that he and Phil had redefined their relationship things were only going to get easier. Yes, he was still going to help Phil, but only after he coughed up a few of his more spectacular tricks in payment. Half awake and half asleep he felt a little thrill of anticipation at the thought of giving Bobby a never ending stream of nightmares or rooting through Brie's memories and subtly altering them one by one until she was changed forever. The possibilities were endless.

Assuming Phil can be trusted.

That thought was sobering enough to wake Tristam. He could only hope he'd either won the old man's respect, or his fear.

“I heard about Kenny Wurman.”

Tristam looked up to see Greg standing before him, “Aren't you supposed to be in art class?”

Greg glanced from the busy librarians to the students, “I'm supposed to be in the nurse’s office.”

“Naughty naughty.” Tristam watched him sit down at the table, “Now what is this about Kenny?”

“Kenny's parents have him locked up. He is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation,” Greg said. “He flipped out.”

Tristam chuckled, “And you know this how?”

“The whole school knows about it.”

“I'm not a big fan of the school rumor mill. You can't believe everything you hear.”

Greg leaned forward, “This has to stop.”

“I thought you didn’t believe I was doing anything.” Tristam said.

“Fred Trager is in the hospital, Linda Kaspary was humiliated and now Kenny is in a nuthatch.” Greg fought hard to control his voice, “How far are you going to take this?”

“How far did they take it Greg? Did they stop when they broke the spine of your study bible? Did they stop when they made Drew into a whore? Did they stop when they put one of our friends in the hospital?”

“Tristam this isn't-”

“I can do things to them they couldn't even imagine and I am not going to stop.”

Greg's voice turned cool, “Then I'll stop you.”

“First. I'm not the bad guy here. Second. You can’t stop me because no one would believe you. If you go talking about one of your friends having magic powers you'll end up in the nuthouse with Kenny.” Tristam stood, now he was tired and angry, “I can't believe you'd take their side over mine. They made fun of the fact you almost died - you think they should be forgiven for that 'Graveyard Greg'?”

He crossed his arms, his expression was more disappointed than anything else, “Why not? I forgave you didn't I?”


Monday, August 19, 2013

Let's all learn about Ttongsul "...rice wine made from the feces of children..."

From LAUGHING SQUID

 

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A little teaser for a little project from little old J.J. Abrams with a little title called STRANGER.

From ARROW IN THE HEAD

The FAMILY GUY chicken fight remade by stunt women...

From LAUGHING SQUID

And here are the chicken fights for comparison...

Awesome news! Juan Santapau has posted a new installment of THE SECRET KNOTS!

ARMAGIDEON TIME reflects on one of my favorite issues of one of my favorite comics...

From ARMAGIDEON TIME

While the analogues and semi-analogues of modern heroes were mildly interesting, it was the weird (and often-one note) ancillary Golden Age characters which truly facinated me — from JAS clutch hitters like Hourman and Dr. Fate down to (then) obscurities like T.N.T. or the original Vigilante. It’s an interest which I apparently shared with Roy Thomas, who assembled a group of Golden Age also-rans to serve as the core of All-Star Squadron‘s period ensemble cast...

 

Two clips from the Agent Carter short film...


Hey ladies, are you looking for 5 inches?