Thursday, 31 January 2008
Saw Sweeny Todd last night, it was alright, but it just made me want to see the stage version.
The visuals were too inconsistent (no, not just the bits where it was meant to be like that) it looked ike several films edited together. While it was mostly just a stylised costume drama Depp and HBC were wandering around like kids going to a My Chemical Romance gig in Harajuku. It was all over the place.
Burton made what is possibly my favourite film of all time (Ed Wood natch') and this isn't quite the return to form I'd hoped for.
Tuesday, 29 January 2008
Friday, 25 January 2008
Thursday, 24 January 2008
So the Hulk is computer-generated, as in the Ang Lee version?
Oh, yes. The Hulk is a creature - but I think it's morelike the graphic novels than the comic book.
Tuesday, 15 January 2008
Moominworld - Naantali, Finland Well, if it works for Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, why not the Moomins? The exceptionally sinister cartoon trolls, which had a period of brief popularity amongst warped children in the 1980s, have their own theme park in Naantali, Finland. Aimed largely at kids, Moominworld gives visitors the chance to rampage around Moominpapa's boat and through a labyrinth accessed via a witch's hut. There are also invention workshops, theatres and out-of-work actors dressed as the fat, ghostly characters all over the place. In other words, it's absolutely terrifying.
I demand that one you out there reading this take me there right now!
Wednesday, 9 January 2008
Monday, 7 January 2008
Sunday, 6 January 2008
I'm not going to comment on the whole One More Day thing, mainly because I haven't read it. Also if I had to comment on every piece of nonsense that comes out of Quesada's mouth/keyboard I'd be blogging full time (I mean the guy's been responsible for a lot of comics I've really enjoyed as EiC, but sometimes, jeez...).
Instead here's Chris the G's thoughts on the matter -
Do you think it's too late for Britney to file for magic anulment?
Wednesday, 2 January 2008
RASL by Jeff Smith
A multi-dimensional noir piece is a bit of an off the wall choice for Jeff Smith, but who can say no to Jeff Smith (except, uh, Dave Sim)
Battling Boy by Paul Pope
Modern day hipster Kirby Paul Pope draws a book about a kid who beats up monsters.
Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam by Mike Kunkel
The crazy loony toons style Silvana alone is worth the price of entry.
Zorro by Matt Wagner and Francesco Francavilla
I freaking love Zorro, and killer creative teams.
Final Crisis By Grant Morrison and J G Jones
I usually avoid crossover events like they’re spiders with bird flu, but I like Morrison, I’ve dug the stuff I’ve seen J G Jones do, and I think it’s meant to be self contained.
Kick ass by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr
Now I’m not a great Millar fan but: a) The Romita/Janson tag team of art bliss, b) I’m really in the mood for a comic where a guy puts on a mask and hits people he doesn’t like in the face with a stick, and c) the book’s called Kick ass.
Teen Titans: Year one by Amy Wolfram and Karl Kerschl
I have an inexplicable fondness for the first Teen Titans group and Kerschl’s art is dripping with awesome.
Northlanders by Brian Wood and Davide Gianfelice
Admittedly issue one of this already came out, but this sounds like it’ll work really well in trade.
Luke Cage by Genndy Tartakovsky
Sweet Christmas this is right on so many levels.
Freak Angels by Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield
Sound's like a really classy concept from Ellis, and Duffield is good people.
Skin Horse By Shaenon K. Garrity and Jeffrey Channing Wells
Narbonic remains one of my favourite things ever, and this has all the hall marks of that, but with angora!
Tiny Titans by Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani
Look at them! How can you say no to that!
New Frontier Special by Darwyn CookeI did so love New Frontier, if only DC would let him do more…
New York Four by Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly
When I bought an old copy of one of the same creative team's Local comic the guy behind the counter pointed out that it was the greatest single issue of any comic book ever. I might not go that far but still pretty damn good.
Water Baby by Ross Campbell
Campbell's much delayed Minx book. On a side note I wonder just how many teenage girl's read the Minx books?
East Coast Rising vol. 2 by Becky Cloonan
Waterworld would have been a far better movie if a giant squid with a skull for a head had attacked a load of hipster pirates half way through, but then so would every movie, imagine how much better Pretty Woman would have been?
Flight Explorer by various
It's Flight but for kids, even though the normal Flight is pretty much for kids. It doesn't really matter when a new Copper strip is going to feature.
*This is a lie it was a chunk of Dairy Milk.