The Devils Lettuce is a short independent film that parodies classic 1950’s propaganda films. Directed by Adam York and written by Dave Harlequin, the film focuses on a dangerous drug called JX-375 or more commonly known on the streets as “The Devil’s Lettuce.” It appears to be a highly addictive hallucinogen that makes you see all kinds of wacky stuff. In the film we follow the Jeffery, a straight edge fellow who is corrupted by the terrible drug and must find more and more. Continue reading
Hi hello. I’m baaaaaack. Thanks, work, grad school, and life. Anyway.
Deathless by Catherine M. Valente is the fairy tale you always wanted to read. Continue reading
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“It’s over. It’s done.” That sums up my feelings about the final part of the Tolkien saga that Peter Jackson set out to create. It’s been a long and winding journey, but it’s been a great one.
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Kevin Smith knows how to connect. That’s been proven time and time again. Even if the story doesn’t connect with you, he, as a person, will. He’s quite possibly the most social media adept film maker at the moment. That’s actually why we even have Tusk. Continue reading
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Weird Al is BACK! Well, he never actually left. Weird Al Yankovich has been making fun of pop music for the past three decades and was at his peak in the late 80’s and early 90’s. He had a brief comeback with his 2006 album Straight out of Lynnwood which features my favorite song of his, “White and Nerdy” (for obvious reasons). However Alpocolypse was a little underwhelming and pretty much flew under my radar until about a year after its release. However, a few weeks ago Al pulled a Beyonce or as he would say it, “Beyonce pulled a me”, by dropping a new album and 8 new music videos just out of nowhere. Mandatory Fun has to be the greatest album he has put out since Poodle Hat. Not only that, but the single “Tacky”, a parody of Pharell’s “Happy”, has topped the charts on both iTunes and the Billboard 100. This in the first time in nearly 50 years that a comedy album has been number one.
In the past, the show Arrow had been shaky at best. It had its high points and its low points. It got to the point where some people just gave up on it altogether. However, for those who stuck around through the good, the bad and the ugly of it all we were treated with quite a surprise when season 2 rolled its way on to our television screens. So far season 2 has be fantastic. It has more layers and deeper story and character arcs for everyone. We are treated to multiple characters from the DC universe, and sometimes the show is a giant easter egg hunt to find out who’s who.
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In May, Mat Smith announced he was retiring from being the Doctor. And, to be honest, most of the fandom felt sad about it. He was our hip, young, cool Doctor. Then Peter Capaldi was announced as the next regeneration. Again, most of the fandom reacted positively (especially after seeing gifs of him in In the Thick of It). So of course, we all expected a great, wonderful, amazing send off for Matt, as great and heartbreaking as we got for David Tennant.
Moffat, you let me down again. Continue reading
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Let’s go ahead and get all the screaming out now, shall we? I’ll give you a minute.
Alright, let’s talk about some Doctor Who.
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When I first heard about Gravity I wasn’t too interested. It seemed like it would be a big explosion-fest and another in George Clooney’s long line of action vehicles. I am also not the biggest fan of Sandra Bullock (editor’s note: YOU ARE FIRED, SIR). I have mostly seen her star in romantic/romantic comedy films and well, that’s the whole cast. However, the first trailer I saw for it got me hooked. That and it was going to be directed by the amazing Alfonso Cuaron. He is known by some as the guy who ruined the third Harry Potter film. However, i remember him as the director of the fantastic film “Children of Men.” He really knows how to bring characters to life and his style of directing action puts you in the place of the person engaging in said action and makes you fear for your life not knowing what will happen to these character main or not. That is what I was expecting and that is exactly what I got.
After a month of awesome, and not so great villain tie-in books, Forever Evil is back with a vengeance. This issue really develops the Crime Syndicate more than the first issue and shows us the inner workings and politics of a group of characters as smart and as powerful as the Justice League but not as nice. I really enjoyed everything about this issue. It really brings up questions on how governments are run and how should they be run and if you truly can rule the world. Not through force but through making people believe they are the ones who chose this government for themselves. And in the end isn’t government the something that will be Forever Evil? Continue reading