A Primitive Evolution: The Prize

Eric Garneau on February 28, 2013

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At first, a strong late-’90s alternative vibe emanates from The Prize, the second full-length effort from Toronto trio A Primitive Evolution. Indeed, singer Brett Carruthers could easily join a Soundgarden cover band to pay some bills if the need ever arises. read more

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  • Star Wars Uncut

    Noah Nickels on January 20, 2012

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    There is a reason the internet was invented… and here it is. I remember watching a handful of these scenes years ago when the project first started. I think I saw Kevin Smith in one of the first few scenes. starwarsuncut.com

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    New Comics This Week: January 18th

    Comic Store

    Nerdy Nothings on January 17, 2012

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    New Comics for January 18th, 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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    Tank Girl: Bad Wind Rising

    Bad Wind Rising

    Eric Garneau on January 15, 2012

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    Thanks to Rachel Talalay’s 1995 film I’m familiar enough with the character of Tank Girl, but until Bad Wind Rising, the latest collected miniseries from Titan Books, I’d never really experienced her comics. Going into this series relatively blind is a pretty interesting experience. You’ll need to check your expectations of traditional narrative structure at the cover, and your sense of decency too. Fortunately, those are two things that don’t really hinder me, so I was more or less prepared for the weird world constructed by Alan Martin and Rufus Dayglo. — more

    Tagged: alan martin, bad wind rising, rufus dayglo, tank girl
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    Charley’s War: Hitler’s Youth

    Hitler's Youth

    Eric Garneau on January 14, 2012

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    There will always people for whom World War II and especially Adolf Hitler provide a source of endless fascination. Perhaps it’s because Hitler seems like literally the most evil person to ever exist — people feel the need to analyze and unpack this larger-than-life figure who caused the world unimaginable misery. Those people will likely be captivated by the contents of this eighth volume of the 1980s serial Charley’s War reprints, subtitled Hitler’s Youth. — more

    Tagged: charley's war, hitler's youth, joe colquhoun, pat mills
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    Quick Hits: Reviews of Batwoman #5, Frankenstein #5 and Secret Avengers #21

    Batwoman #5

    Eric Garneau on January 12, 2012

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    Batwoman #5: JH Williams III and W Haden Blackman’s first story arc ends as Batwoman figures out how to defeat the supernatural “Weeping Woman” who’s been abducting Gotham City children. Williams’ lush, creative art is obviously this book’s biggest selling point; simply put, no one crafts comic pages like him. But a conversation I had on Facebook last month made me realize another one of this book’s biggest strengths: story-wise it just has so much going on. — more

    Tagged: batwoman, Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E., secret avengers
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    New 52 Shake-Up: Six Down, Six Up

    Eric Garneau on January 12, 2012

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    It was only a matter of time before DC Comics began playing with the titles that comprise their New 52, and according to Newsarama – with backup from DC’s official blog The Source — that’s exactly what they’re doing. As of today, six titles have been added to DC’s roster, some of them obvious and others less so, while six have been axed. — more

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    Grisly’s Top 10 Films of 2011

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    Grisly Gunnar on January 12, 2012

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    As you’ve probably noticed, 2011 was a pretty good year for film. While I was one of the few saying the hate for 2010 was a little exaggerated, there is no doubt that this year’s crop of films really delivered. — more

    Tagged: 13 assassins, attack the block, incendies, martha marcy may marlene, meek's cutoff, melancholia, pariah, take shelter, the interrupter, warrior
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    Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #1

    More Than Meets the Eye #1

    Eric Garneau on January 11, 2012

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    After 30-some issues plus assorted one-shots and minis, IDW’s line of Transformers comics has reset to #1 — two #1s, in fact. This week’s More Than Meets the Eye is the first volley in a soft reboot of the Transformers comic franchise. And while reboots seem to be all the rage in comics right now, ultimately they’ve got to be judged by what they bring to the particular story they’re telling. If MTMTE #1 is any indication, IDW’s made a strong decision here. — more

    Tagged: james roberts, more than meets the eye, nick roche, transformers
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    Green Lantern #5

    Green Lantern #5

    Eric Garneau on January 11, 2012

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    SPOILERS AHOY.

    Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke’s Green Lantern deserves a lot of complimentary adjectives, but I think “surprising” is probably right there at the top. — more

    Tagged: doug mahnke, geoff johns, green lantern
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    Serial, Super Serial: A View to a Kill

    Grisly Gunnar on January 09, 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.

    After our short but unofficial break with last week’s Never Say Never Again, Roger Moore returns as James Bond in John Glen’s 1985 A View to a Kill, the fourteenth of the series and last for its star. Taking place near the beginning of the rise of the personal computer, the film uses this real-world fascination at the center of its plot. Bond films have often taken the fears of the Cold War or have aped the styles of popular genres, so the film’s interest in the microchip is an interesting look at technology of the 1980s. — more

    Tagged: a view to a kill, james bond, john glen, super serial
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