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"Amazing Spider-Man" #600 Review

In Comic Reviews on July 23, 2009 at 11:21 pm
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Amazing Spider-Man #600

Last Legs

Writer: Dan Slott

Pencils: John Romita Jr.

Inks: Klaus Janson

Colors: Dean White

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, another Spider-wedding is upon us.  As May Parker and J. Jonah Jameson Sr. walk down the aisle, an old foe returns and chaos ensues for the web-head.  Spoilers within!  Read the rest of this entry »

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The Pull List! July 22, 2009

In The Pull List! on July 21, 2009 at 4:32 am

Well, we’re experimenting with the format of The Pull List again this week.  Why back to a written article?  Well, first off, I had to reformat my computer and haven’t reinstalled my video editing software.  Secondly, the only comment I got regarding the format last week said WRITTEN! so, we’re written.  *shrug* Leave a comment if you disagree or agree, and don’t forget that just because it isn’t on the list doesn’t mean it isn’t good.

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Ms. Marvel #41 Review

In Comic Reviews on July 11, 2009 at 10:36 am

ms__marvel_41_super Poor Moonstone. She’s only been Ms. Marvel a short period of time and she is already forced to deal with a world of inconvenience. In Ms. Marvel #41, her problems seem to grow as she is struggling to deal with the New Avengers and our favorite mercenary, Deadpool. How will she handle this? What would Carol Danvers do!?

*Possible Spoilers Throughout*
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Derk's Pull List for the Week of 6/3/2009

In The Pull List! on June 1, 2009 at 10:49 pm

the_punisher_max_naked_kill_1pYou know how this works. In these articles, I tell you what comics I am picking up this week (because you were itching to know). So lets get to that, shall we?

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Review:: Drag Me to Hell

In On Film on June 1, 2009 at 2:14 pm

drag-me-to-hell_l1 Sam Raimi takes a break from the comic world and delves right back into the horror genre. In his latest fright, Raimi tells the story of Christine Brown. Christine, who moves from a farm to the bustling streets of L.A., is a loan officer trying to work her way into an assistant manager position that has recently opened at the bank. But how far will she go to get that job? And what cost will she pay?

Drag Me to Hell is definitely old school Raimi. If you’re a fan of the Evil Dead trilogy, you’ll feel right at home here. Also, if you’re a fan of the old Hammer films, I think you’ll enjoy this. Maybe it was just me, but this certainly felt like I was watching a Hammer movie. But, of course, if you’re unfamiliar with Raimi’s old work you will probably find yourself taking this movie a bit too seriously.

I thought the plot in this movie moved along very well. I can’t say that I thought for once throughout the movie, “Man, I really wish this would move along”. There are so many jump scares and cool visuals that it’s impossible to become “bored”. Again, the directing is classic Raimi. He has such a cool and innovative style that you instantly know it’s him behind the camera. Another thing I liked, and I may be in the minority here, is the sound in the movie. I loved how the audio would get extremely loud when a tense situation arose. I thought this was very effective in heightening the sense of paranoia and fear that resulted from the scene.

The acting was pretty good, I had no real problems with anyone’s performance in the film. Alison Lohman did a good job playing the role of the obviously insecure Christie Brown. Justin Long also did good in his role of the supportive boyfriend. I find it a little hard to judge most of these roles because this isn’t the type of movie where there is deep insight into character (well, at least not outside of Christie Brown).

All in all, what you have here is a very fun horror movie that any true horror fan should love. As I previously stated, if you “don’t get” Raimi’s brand of horror, you’ll find yourself taking this too seriously and hating it. However, if you love horror and appreciate the fact that this isn’t a remake, you’re in for a treat with this film.

Final Grade: A-