Grant Lyle: So There

Eric Garneau on March 07, 2013

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Toronto singer-guitarist Grant Lyle is probably tired of people comparing him to Eric Clapton, but truly that’s the easiest way to give listeners an idea of what to expect on So There, Lyle’s latest full release. Of course, that comparison only does Lyle partial justice. Disregarding Slowhand for a second, Lyle’s a highly skilled singer and guitar player who covers a wide span of territory here. Really, So There is kind of like a classic rock cocktail with blues and jazz accents. It’s a joy to listen to and a fantastic release. read more

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    Grisly Gunnar on February 07, 2012

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    Over the past few years, there have been three subgenres and film styles that have been becoming increasingly popular: the fake-doc found footage film, the origin story and the super-hero existing in the real world film. Josh Trank’s Chronicle attempts to meld all three of these film subgenres together, and, for the most part, the individual pieces of this equation are as satisfactory as we’ve seen. — more

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    New Comics This Week: February 8th

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    Nerdy Nothings on February 06, 2012

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    New Comics for February 8th, 2012

    A weekly list of new comic books, graphic novels, trade paperbacks and toys hitting your favorite comic stores this week. Need to find a comic store near you? Use the Comic Shop Locator. See the full list, with my picks in red and other books of note in bold, after the jump! — more

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    Announcing the Nerdy Nothings Hall of Fame!

    Hall of Fame

    Nerdy Nothings on February 03, 2012

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    Here at Nerdy Nothings, we try to keep on top of the world of nerd culture, identifying the comics, movies, music, etc. that drives the industry today. But we also realize that it’s important to honor those who have come before, who’ve reached the pinnacle of nerdom. So, Nerdy Nothings is ready to embark on an extensive project to find the elite in nerd culture: the Nerdy Nothings’ Hall of Fame. — more

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    The Marx Brothers Encyclopedia

    The Marx Bros

    Grisly Gunnar on February 03, 2012

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    If you want to know absolutely everything there is to know about the renowned comedy team the Marx Brothers, don’t waste your time anywhere other than Glenn Mitchell’s revised and expanded new edition of “The Marx Brothers Encyclopedia.” — more

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    Justice League #5

    Justice League #5

    Tom Tomorrow on February 03, 2012

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    I’m not sure what the problem is anymore. I’ve read a lot of Geoff Johns comics that I like a lot. I don’t have any strong feelings about Jim Lee’s art. I love the Justice League, I love the Fourth World, I love the idea of Cyborg being on the League.

    But I do not love this comic. In fact, this comic is pretty awful. — more

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    Serial, Super Serial: License to Kill

    Grisly Gunnar on February 03, 2012

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    Super Serial aims to dissect series of pop art — be it a filmography, discography or run of comics — by looking at its individual components.

    Bond’s filmmakers must have decided they liked the direction of The Living Daylights, because they ran with it for License to Kill. Cut out most of the humor and a lot of normal James Bond formula and this is what you’re left with. — more

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    New Comics This Week: February 1st

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    Nerdy Nothings on January 30, 2012

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    New Comics for February 1st, 2012

    A weekly list of new comic books, graphic novels, trade paperbacks and toys hitting your favorite comic stores this week. Need to find a comic store near you? Use the Comic Shop Locator. See the full list, with my picks in red and other books of note in bold, after the jump! — more

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    New Comics This Week: January 25th

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    Nerdy Nothings on January 23, 2012

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    New Comics for January 25th, 2012

    A weekly list of new comic books, graphic novels, trade paperbacks and toys hitting your favorite comic stores this week. Need to find a comic store near you? Use the Comic Shop Locator. See the full list, with my picks in red and other books of note in bold, after the jump! — more

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    The Thorn and the Blossom: A Two-Sided Love Story

    Thorn and the Blossom

    Eric Garneau on January 23, 2012

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    This much is certain: Theodora Goss’ The Thorn and the Blossom: A Two-Sided Love Story is an interesting book. I’ve never really read one like it. It’s a text where its central idea is also its star, where a formal experiment powers the incidental characters and situations around it. I don’t think it’s especially successful, but it certainly gives readers something to think about. — more

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    Serial, Super Serial: The Living Daylights

    Grisly Gunnar on January 23, 2012

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    Super Serial aims to dissect series of pop art — be it a filmography, discography or run of comics — by looking at its individual components.

    Although we’ve seen four James Bond films made in the 1980s (three official), The Living Daylights is the first that feels like an “80s movie.” Although all of the Bond films have been financially and culturally successful, with new action hits like The Terminator, First Blood, Predator and Die Hard made in during the decade, we can see a major trend of machismo and explosions (which has never really gone away). It was only a matter of time before the Bond franchise would follow, and John Glen’s 1987 The Living Daylights delivers as a more serious action film in that style. Changing the star of the film certainly helps this shift in tone, and first-time Bond Timothy Dalton more exemplifies the action star than any of the previous actors. — more

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