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Warren Ellis' Crooked Little Vein Review

With the recent release of the Crooked Little Vein paperback, we expose it and all of its Internet-worthy glory. In short: Ellis wins the Internet.

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Avatar: A Retrospect on the Last Airbender

As the Avatar series nears its end, we offer you a retrospective look at where the series has taken us and examines a number of the key characters.

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Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Movie Trailer

Posted By: Robert Coker | November 18th, 2009

Jake Gyllenhaal assumes the role of Prince Dastan in Disney’s upcoming big-budget movie adaptation of Ubisoft’s video game of the same name. While we can sort-of, maybe forgive the fact that Gyllenhaal doesn’t look anything like a Persian prince, we can’t help but wonder why everyone has a British accent. Is British the new default for “foreign?”

Anyways, a new trailer is out that gives us hope that this movie won’t bomb like the rest of the video game-inspired filmshit out there.

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Sam Raimi Working on New Evil Dead Movie

Posted By: Robert Coker | July 26th, 2008

Director Sam Raimi said that a fourth Evil Dead is in the works during his Drag Me To Hell panel at this year’s Comic-Con.

“I’d love to make another Evil Dead picture. And actually that’s in the wheelhouse. I’d like to work on it with my brother Ivan [Raimi] when he comes up next week.“

A few years ago Variety reported on a rumor that Sam Raimi would be resurrecting the Evil Dead series with a remake of the first film, but Raimi’s mention at Comic-Con seems to hint at something more than a remake. He also hinted at wanting to work with Bruce Campbell again, which means everyone’s favorite B-movie actor may reprise his role as the boomstick wielding, deadite killing Ash.

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Avatar: A Retrospect on the Last Airbender

Posted By: Anthony Esquivel | July 23rd, 2008

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER is an epic fantasy, “long ago,” about a young boy in a mythological world where tribes of people are represented by the elements water, earth, air and fire. Though the set-up appears to be that of a videogame, the cartoon actually holds closer to that of a Japanese-style anime.

The world fell into chaos after the Fire Nation declared war on all other tribes, and the one remaining hope is a being that encompasses the mastery and balance of all of the elements. This unifying presence has been lost to the world for over a century until two siblings of the Northern Water Tribe discover a young boy named Aang, the new Avatar. Read the rest of this entry »

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Review: Crooked Little Vein (Paperback)

Posted By: Phillip Esquivel | July 23rd, 2008

The challenge of the American road trip novel is in how to approach the various cross-sections of pure, domestic lifestyles and pull the veil to reveal something strange yet familiar about the places around us. Even harder is meeting that challenge and finding an honesty so outrageous and funny you wonder whether you should fear stepping off your lawn. Warren Ellis takes the convention of a traditional travel story and finds that you can indeed take the seedy underbelly of middle America and blow it to epic, cartoonish levels in Crooked Little Vein.

Ellis’ debut novel, just released in paperback, is a simple idea of a little story framed around a central mystery. The journey of main man Mike McGill, a detective with a knack for putting up with the bizarre and absurd, is commissioned by a heroin-addicted Chief of Staff to track a long-lost mythical document designed to return the nation to a moral standard: an alternate Constitution of the United States. Armed with government funding and a tempermental sidekick he finds on the street, Mike begins a descent into the surreal perversions and new sexualities that redefine what it means to live in a free America. Read the rest of this entry »

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ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction Reanimated on Silver Screen

Posted By: Robert Coker | July 22nd, 2008

Zombies have been all-the-rage these past couple of years. We’ve seen remakes of classic zombie films, tips for surviving a zombie apocalypse, and even anti-zombie equipment available for purchase. With that said, yet another zombie movie is in the works—this time being reanimated from a comic book corpse into a silver screen banshee. ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction (why do zombie movies always have to have some underlying political commentary?), a comic book written by Underworld screenwriter Kevin Frevioux, has been picked up by Benderspink for big screen treatment. On paper it sounds like a neat idea for yet another zombie movie:

“ZMD is the story of a new government weapons program that drops zombies, designed to be photosensitive and dissolve by a set time, into war zones at night to destroy the enemy population. But after one fails to self-destruct in the Middle East, a team of elite soldiers must enter hostile territory to stop a growing zombie army.”

It might be too cliché and not transparent enough with its political commentary, but zombie-flick fans will probably eat this one up. As long as the zombies don’t eat them first. (Har har, see what I did there?)

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Ender’s Game Comic Book Cover Art Surfaces

Posted By: Robert Coker | July 18th, 2008

Orson Scott Card’s legendary novel “Ender’s Game” is being resurrected (was it ever dead?) in comic book form. This was announced a while ago, but the comic will be making its premiere at this week’s Comic-Con in San Diego. Entertainment Weekly was given a glimpse of the cover art, which we have borrowed for your approval. While a comic is a good idea, we can’t help but wonder when they’ll get around to making the Ender’s Game movie that was talked about a few years ago and was supposed to be finished in 2008. Oh, movie industry, how you tease us so.

Ender\'s Game Goes Comic Book

As for the comic book cover, I hope the cover art is no indication of what the rest of the comic looks like. I don’t think Ender’s Game fans would be too pleased to have their beloved Ender turn out to be a stiff and two-dimensional comic book hero.

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Seth MacFarlane Talks About New Family Guy Movie

Posted By: Robert Coker | July 16th, 2008

Freakin’ sweet! Mastermind Seth MacFarlane has let it slip that the time has come for a Family Guy movie. He plans to start working on it within the next twelve months:

“It’s time. In the past six months we started talking seriously about it. I have an idea what it’s gonna be. It’s definitely something you could not do on the show.”

I would hope whatever they come up with for the Family Guy movie would not be appropriate for the show. That would almost defeat the purpose–I demand an abundance of uncomfortable pop-culture references that make the squishies out there squirm! We’ll have to wait and see what he has in store for us.

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Marvel Negotiating With New Writer for Iron Man 2

Posted By: Robert Coker | July 16th, 2008

Say it ain’t so, Marvel! Word on the street is that Marvel is ditching the team of writers (Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Art Marcum and Matt Holloway) responsible for Iron Man in favor of rookie writer/director Justin Theroux for its sequel. This comes as a surprise for most of us, with Iron Man being as popular as it is. Marvel found the formula for success and now they’re changing the variables around; for better or for worse is yet to be seen.

Nevertheless, Marvel is in final negotiations with Theroux who has writing credit on the upcoming Tropic Thunder. He made his directoral debut with last year’s Dedication, which nobody saw and nobody really liked. But he has a ton of acting credits (most supporting roles), so maybe hidden in all of that, uh, acting “talent”, he has some writing talent as well.

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New Zombie Movie on the Block: Chopper Zombie

Posted By: Robert Coker | July 16th, 2008

Thom Beers, best known for his pointless-but-awesome (manly, even!) Discovery Channel series’ Ice Road Truckers and Deadliest Catch is moving on to larger pastures with his first feature film, Chopper Zombie. It will debut as a graphic novel at this year’s Comic-Con and we’ll be sure to grab some more information. The graphic novel was made with the intention of going straight-to-film. His reason for making the film:

“We’ve been doing series’ like ‘Biker Build-Off’ and ‘Monster Garage’ because I love choppers. My son Max, who’s ten, loves zombies. He told me that choppers and zombies go together – so, we gotta do it! Choppers and zombies. Creating a graphic novel and taking it right into a feature is a truly awesome experience, and wait until you see this chopper at Comic-Con.”

Beers’ son does have a point: choppers and zombies do seem to go together, in some weird, subculturally charged way. We were hoping for something more along the lines of zombies and helicopters, but you can’t always get what you want. Maybe next year.

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Max Payne Trailer is Out

Posted By: Robert Coker | July 11th, 2008

Everyone’s forgotten gun-totin’, painkiller poppin’, bullet-time avenger is back in action in the first official trailer for Max Payne, the silver screen translation of the identically titled video game.

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