This week, Sean and I did the movie podcast despite the fact that I had only watched one movie. But the next day I realized that wasn't true: I had watched The Last Emperor, which is a really long and expensive looking movie. It's fine, the same kind of bland majesty that all those sorts of award winning films seem to always have. I liked John Lone a little more in Cronenberg's M. Butterfly, and I loved him in that terrible 90's movie where he was a ninja and an old man killed a sword.
There's a delightful shortage of me on this week's episode of Comic Books Are Burning In Hell; unfortunately, there's so unavoidable technical problems as well. Chris assures me that it's all my fault.
Over at The Comics Journal, Abhay Khosla wrote about the actual and comics news, while I dicked around about Batman Incorporated, Justice League and that Jupiter's Legacy comic.
I hung out and spotted a peenie man who was grabbing a full run of Freak Force. I didn't give him any shit, because I can understand the raw hankering for something specific and maybe not-so-good. Vic Bridges!
Matt Maxwell and Abhay Khosla found this little image, it reminds me of the covers to the Hardy Boys Casefiles that I remember thinking of as the ultimate form of literature up until the point when I read The Stand. Brother Against Brother. Running On Empty. Blood Relations! Too Many Traitors.
The Act of Killing seems like its a movie designed to decimate those who watch it, it's already claimed Errol Morris and Werner Herzog as emotional victims. Here's the super brutal hard to watch trailer.
This week's crop of Burning Love episodes were excellent, but special mention has to go to Ken Marino, who is delivering an all-time best shithead-you-can't-help-pulling-for character. I'm already getting selfishly irritated that there aren't new episodes, and there still are new episodes.
Miss Nina released her new CD last week, and she set up a little store through which to sell it. (It's also available on Amazon, iTunes and about a hundred other places.) It's doing well!
A cartoonist that I particularly like, Ben Urkowitz, is doing one of those crowdfunding things along with Mia Schwartz. The more comics Ben makes, the happier I get. Read between the lines!