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Published: Oct 22, 2014 5:00:04 PM
Forces of Geek features columns and commentary on all aspects of geek culture including pop culture, technology, art, television, comics, music, fashion, film, literature and video games. The premiere Geek Culture community online, forcesofgeek.com wants you to discover and embrace the unknown, the forgotten, and the beloved.
  • Oct 22, 2014 5:00:04 PM

    For those looking to dress up as your favorite superhero, our friends at SuperHeroStuff want you to know that the last day to order with a guarantee of receiving the purchased stuff by Halloween is October 24th

    They have costume shirts, costume hoodies, costume pj’s and a bunch of other accessories to enhance any costume. 

    Plus, they have two contests running. The first is a costume contest with Men’s, Women’s and Kid’s divisions and $800+ in prizes. The second is a sweepstakes with one winner receiving a $100 shopping spree and a zombified drawing of themselves from a surprise comic artist.

    After the jump find out all of their current promotions and contests!

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  • Oct 22, 2014 3:00:00 PM
    Review by Dean Galanis
    Produced by Steven Hoban
    Written and Directed by David Hayter
    Starring Jason Momoa, Lucas Till, Merritt Patterson, 
    John Pyper-Ferguson, Stephen McHattie, Kaitlyn Leeb, 
    Jennifer Hale, Adam Butcher, Miriam McDonald, 
    Melanie Scrofano, Adam MacDonald, Alain Moussi
    Release Date: October 16th, 2014 VOD / 
    November 14th in Limited Theatrical Release


    Lame but not terrible coming-of-age werewolf tale is not nearly as awful as the early reviews have indicated.  But please don’t mistake that statement as a recommendation.

    Lucas Till plays Cayden, a small-town, high school quarterback who begins to realize he is a werewolf.

    After beating the crap out of a rival defensemen, nearly raping his girlfriend and apparently slaughtering his parents, he evades the police and hits the road in order to find some answers.

    After happening upon a fellow werewolf in a bar, he’s guided to the town of Lupine Ridge, a town full of werewolves that has split into two clans. Cayden is taken in by the kindly John Tollerman (the always-welcome Stephen McHattie) and his wife, and he starts falling in love with sexy werewolf Angelina, while getting some hefty stare-downs from big-ass werewolf Conor Slaughter (well-cast Jason Momoa).

    What follows has for the all the world the feel of a half-baked TV pilot; the opening feels rushed, character development is sketchy, to be kind, the action is perfunctory (the fighting is constantly plagued by the fastfastfast action then slooooooooow mooootion then fastfastfast!!! kind of crap that was passé a decade ago), the plotting connect-the-dots.

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  • Oct 22, 2014 1:00:02 PM
    Several weeks ago it was reported that The X-Files might make a comeback, which prompted a post by me wondering if the show would work in the present time, if it was too much of a relic from the 1990s.

    Since then I’ve been binge watching the show; I’ve now completed the first five seasons and I’m halfway through the six. To my surprise, this was the first time I had watch many of the episodes since they first aired, some over 21 years ago!

    It’s kinda hard to believe that The X-Files was such a popular culture phenomenon, and mainstream enough to have routinely been nominated for the top awards at the Emmy’s (winning some of them), as well as winning the best drama award at Golden Globes several times.


    This comment has nothing to do with the subject matter — which I’ll get to in a minute — but that the tone of the show would violently swing from one episode to the next.

    One week it would be the pulpy monster of the week, the next a show filled melodramatic introspective voice overs, then to Scully’s crisis or religion, and then to a comic episode that’s almost slapstick silly.


    Further, the relationship between Mulder and Scully would dramatically change. One week they had a deep platonic friendship, the next they were at each other throats. Several episodes would be spent laying the groundwork for how Scully resents the way in which Mulder treats her as his secretary, and then there wouldn’t be any mention of this again for a dozen episodes. It was like it never happened.

    It’s almost like show would produce scripts that were written for half a dozen other TV shows. Nobody knew what the show was about, so any script could get shot so long as it had the main characters in it.

    To give a specific example, the Vince Gilligan episodes tend to be psychological thrillers where paranormal elements were minimal to the point that the stories didn’t rely on them. He had is own unique vision of what the show was like, which got mixed in with very different other visions.

    Maybe we didn’t notice this in the 1990s because we weren’t binge-watching episodes, and the occasional reruns helped break up episodes even more. Or, as TV shows have become more episodic we just demand a greater degree of unity across episodes.

    But still, I just didn’t remember how schizophrenic the show was and I’m surprised people weren’t more critical about this.

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  • Oct 22, 2014 11:00:03 AM

    I'm not sure if Ethan Shaftel's fantastic (seriously, this thing is amazing) short film Flesh Computer is an allegory for our growing dependence on technology and humanity's tendency toward violence (both physically and sexually) or simply an incredibly well done sci-fi flick, but either way I demand that someone give him loads of money to flesh (no pun intended) this thing out so that I can sit in a theater and feel weird.

    And yes, the story of an apartment building super/handyman whose cybernetic pet is threatened by some asshole bullies will make you feel really weird inside, but that's a good thing...'cause I'm pretty sure we're meant to.

    So watch it after the break and feel free to discuss your emotions...and maybe, could someone give me a hug because I feel like connecting to another human being right about now.

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  • Oct 22, 2014 9:00:01 AM

    To me nothing is scarier than a kid on a Big Wheel (thank you Stanley Kubrick) and in this clever IKEA ad there's a whole lotta Big Wheeling going on...as well as some creepy Spot-the-Homage bits that go by quickly so be prepared to watch this ad again and again so as not to miss anything (There's also a sweet little contest that revolves around the ad as well so click HERE to take part).

    Congrats IKEA for having balls big enough to scare away some of your customers...and no, I'm not referring to their assembly directions.

    Video after the break.

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  • Oct 22, 2014 7:00:05 AM

    While most of my life is spent online tracking down stories to post to FOG! or catching up with with my X-Files slash fiction group, I do happen to miss a few major things...like a nun winning Italy's version of The Voice. Which made seeing this music video of Sister Cristina covering Madonna's Like A Virgin a bit like watching an homage to Father Guido Sarducci (for those of you who are too young to know what the fuck I'm talking about click HERE).

    To be honest with you, I kept waiting for the punchline throughout the entire video only to realize that no, this is, in fact, an honest to god cover of a nun singing Like A Virgin.

    And that makes it even funnier...so thank-you Jeebus.

    Video after the break.

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  • Oct 21, 2014 7:00:03 PM
    Brad Pitt’s new WWII tank drama Fury has arrived, and reminded us all of other films featuring tanks.  Most enthusiasts agree such films as The Battle of the Bulge, Patton and the original Sahara with Humphrey Bogart are the standard-bearers of the subgenre, the tank movies against which all subsequent works like the WWII drama Kelly’s Heroes, the father/son ’80s comedy Tank and the Matthew McConaughey remake of Sahara are compared.


    While I decide if Fury warrants a big-screen theatrical viewing versus a wait-for-the-Blu-ray approach, here are some other suggestions--some lesser known and others less obvious--that offer some terrific tank moments.


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  • Oct 21, 2014 5:00:00 PM
    Editor's Note: Our Gotham reviewer, Steven Scott, just moved across the country delaying his coverage of episodes 3, 4 and 5.



    The Balloonman (S01E03)


    A new vigilante is taking the law into his own hands strapping corrupt public figures to weather balloons and sending them off into space. Due to his methods, the press has dubbed him The Balloonman, and now Gordon must stop the madman’s rampage, despite the people of Gotham embracing him for taking out the trash.


    THE GOOD


    The Penguin is again this episode’s MVP. Like Joker in The Dark Knight, the show is that much better when he’s onscreen and you can’t wait until he pops up again. From the very first scene of him feeling right at home in his corrupt, crime-ridden city, he is a magnetic personality who you can’t help rooting for despite being a murderous sociopath.

    The rest of the cast is beginning to settle into their roles except for Pinkett Smith. Cat is back in this episode assisting Gordon with his follow up investigation on the Wayne murders and they have good chemistry. If they continue to develop her role right, she will be a fan favorite by mid season.


    THE BAD


    Fish Mooney remains a low point as Pinkett Smith is clearly relishing her villainous role way too much, coming off more silly than menacing. She appears to be taking her cues from Eartha Kitt’s Catwoman and takes the show up a notch on the campiness meter. I hate to say it but the sooner Penguin rises up and devours Fish, the better off the show will be.

    Whereas Gordon and Cat’s scenes together work, Gordon and Bruce’s are majorly lacking. The first scene they shared together in the pilot felt natural because it was real and honest, a detective consoling a newly orphaned boy and making him a promise that he will avenge his parent’s deaths. Every scene they’ve shared since then is cold and wooden, feeling more like an excuse to get these two in a room together than an organic part of the story. Alfred’s presence doesn’t help either. Something needs to change in this dynamic.


    THE BAT

    From the opening scene with the first victim floating towards his death above the Gotham skyline, the first thing that popped into my head was “Batman could’ve saved him.” Unfortunately the GCPD doesn’t have their own Batplane but they do what they can within their abilities to track down and prevent more of these deaths from happening. The Balloonman, a one gimmick villain who would fit alongside such D-listers as the Kite Man if he were introduced in the comics, actually works here as a one off antagonist. He’s not so powerful that Gordon couldn’t take him down without assistance from Batman, but he is a sign of things to come.



    Bruce is given his obligatory scenes in this episode, one of which involves a newscaster posing the question, “who will step up to protect the citizens of Gotham?” Cut to Bruce’s face.  Nods like this kind of make me wish Bruce hadn’t been added as a regular on the series as I can only take so many “Hey, by the way, he’s going to be BATMAN,” moments.

    Plus, how many more Balloonmen will the show throw at us before they start burning through more and more of Batman’s foes. Who will be left to introduce by the time he suits up?


    THE CONCLUSION


    Despite some bumps, this is the best episode of the series so far. Not a difficult feat after the disappointment that was the previous episode. The villain worked in the context of this series as someone that the cops could take down without Batman’s help but is gearing us up for more colorful characters to crop up. Let’s hope the show has worked out its kinks by this point.


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  • Oct 21, 2014 3:00:01 PM
    For those of you that haven’t been keeping up with the X-Men, which is a lot more fun and lot less mind-numbing than keeping up with the Kardashians, a few years back, Marvel’s favorite mutants suffered a nearly crippling blow when Wanda Maximoff, the daughter of Magneto better known as the Scarlet Witch, went off her nut and wished the mutant gene into the cornfield.

    It was so not good that she did that.  Not good at all.

    Clearly, HER mutant power is convincing large swaths of people
    she’s interesting enough to watch for nearly a decade.

    Suffering a breakdown precipitated by the revelation that she’d been made to forget that she had twins—well, that’s because they were actually made up of magical energy that she subconsciously had given form to; shit, this is actually kind of mind-numbing…—the Witch lost control of her reality warping abilities and caused Avengers Mansion to blow up, killed a handful of teammates, and then when her brother Pietro (aka Quicksilver, also somehow still a credible hero) convinced her to envision a reality where mutants were in (mostly) peaceful command called the House of M, she went even further off the rails and wished for “no more mutants.”

    Of course, since Marvel knew that their X-Men books were pretty much half of their publishing line “no more mutants” actually meant “no more mutants that no one really cares about and the temporary removal of the mutant gene to prevent further mutants,” but whatever.

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  • Oct 21, 2014 1:00:01 PM
    It Takes a Graveyard to Raise a Child.

    Nobody Owens, known as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a graveyard, being raised by ghosts, with a guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the dead.

    There are adventures in the graveyard for a boy—an ancient Indigo Man, a gateway to the abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible Sleer. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, he will be in danger from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod's family.

    Inventive, chilling, and filled with wonder, Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book reaches new heights in this stunning adaptation. Artists Kevin Nowlan, P. Craig Russell, Tony Harris, Scott Hampton, Galen Showman, Jill Thompson, and Stephen B. Scott lend their own signature styles to create an imaginatively diverse and yet cohesive interpretation of Neil Gaiman's luminous novel in this gorgeously illustrated two-volume graphic novel adaptation.

    Volume One contains Chapter One through the Interlude, while Volume Two includes Chapter Six to the end.
    After the jump, check out a few pages of the adaptation, illustrated by Kevin Nowlan.

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  • Oct 21, 2014 11:00:02 AM

    If you are thinking of getting into extreme activities I can think of no better training than watching this Virgin America ad of mannequins in a simulated flight from Newark to San Fran...and yes, the entire thing takes about six hours (just like the actual flight).

    Filled with crying babies, annoying neighbors and your general experience in flying coach across country, Virgin has managed to capture the hell of being crammed in a metal tube screaming across the sky. But don't worry, there's surprises to be found within that six hours (weird dream sequences, becoming one with the seat back, a sky junk catalog...).

    I'm guessing that the point of this exercise is for people to realize that flying Virgin America is a more pleasurable experience but really, it's more like an art film that has some pretty funny moments in it. Of course, I watched this whole thing last night during a bout of insomnia so maybe it isn't great...I don't know, just return your tray tables to the upright position and watch what just might be the greatest time suck in existence.

    Video after the break.

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  • Oct 21, 2014 9:00:00 AM

    When I was seven years old, my mother dropped me off at the local tri-cinema to meet up with my babysitter Carrie (who should totally not have been allowed near small children) and her brother to see Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan. While that may sound pretty awesome (which it was), what inevitably scarred me for life is the scene where Chekov becomes Khan's bitch via a giant earwig-like insect THAT VIOLENTLY CRAWLS INSIDE HIS EAR CANAL.

    I have never quite recovered from seeing that and, often, my nightmares return to it.

    So, seeing the following video has been pretty traumatic for me...and, upon watching it, it will be for you as well since what is about to transpire is something so foul, so nightmarish, that not only will you probably start screaming, you might just feel faint.

    Be warned people...video after the break.

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  • Oct 21, 2014 7:00:08 AM

    While you may think you're an expert in all things horror movie-related, this super tight summery of all the Halloween flicks will put your movie knowledge to shame. In only two minutes Cinefix is able to give you the low-down on what happened in each movie so you don't actually have to sit down and watch them...seriously, do you really want to watch past the second movie anyway?

    Think of this as the cliff-note version of the movies...while you may lose some of the depth of the films, at least you'll know what happened...like murder and boobies and stuff.

    Video after the break.

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  • Oct 20, 2014 7:00:02 PM
    Nightcrawler is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling -- where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. 
    And we're giving away passes to Forces of Geek readers to see the film on Tuesday, October 28 at 7pm at the AMC Boston Common.

    Visit HERE and enter the code: FOGC8T2 for your chance to download complimentary passes.

    Just a reminder that tickets are oversold and you should plan on getting there early. Passes and admittance are on a first come first served basis.


    Nightcrawler arrives in theaters Friday, October 31st, 2014
    For more details visit nightcrawlerfilm.com

  • Oct 20, 2014 5:00:01 PM
    Check out what I checked out this week.

    Whether the comics are inspiring or disappointing, I read them all.

    Welcome to The Pull List.

    And, as always...Spoilers ahead!


    WWE Superstars #9
    Writer: Mick Foley, Shane Riches
    Artist: Paris Cullins
    Color Laurie E. Smith
    Publisher: Super Genius
    Price: $3.99


    There is a rumor going around that at next year’s WrestleMania, John Cena, age 37, will square off with a 61 year old Hulk Hogan.

    The predetermined nature of professional wrestling allows for certain dream matches to occur that otherwise wouldn’t happen in Boxing or Mixed Martial Arts.

    However, what if this match and others could happen when both men were in their prime?

    Mick Foley and Shane Riches give us a look, through a bizarre prism of what they would look like.

    Wrestlers from different eras are being pulled into combat across a myriad of battle fields from the Roman Colosseum to pirate ships of the Seven Seas.

    Present-Day Daniel Bryan and Rowdy Roddy Piper from 1986 join forces to discover the evil puppet master behind this constant mayhem.

    We are treated to several other matches and some of them deviate from their assigned “programing” which causes things to be even more hectic.

    This incarnation of Roddy Piper is from the 80’s and doesn’t know who Bryan is but Bryan knows everything about Piper, which adds a level of intrigue to their partnership. Foley, known for his wrestling exploits, really makes this book stand out from just another wasted wrestling title with more substance than style. He knows the wrestlers so he is able to insert all of their signature catch phrases and dialog and at the right time instead of just incorporating it for the sake of a cheap thrill.

    The art in the previous issues left a lot to be desired where some characters were hard to identify Paris Cullins is a much welcomed hand in this series as his illustrations are clean, full of energy and are fun to look at.

    Wrestling comic books tend to suck, but this Legends event is different and should more than hold its own while producing pages of body slamming entertainment. Randy Orton vs. Jake “The Snake Roberts, Ultimate Warrior vs. John Cena, Hulk Hogan vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin, what more could you ask for.

    Score: 4 out of 5


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  • Oct 20, 2014 3:00:00 PM
    Fact: the Forces of Geek editors do not like it when you use their corporate American Express Black card on frivolous purchases.

    They really don’t like it when you use it on a number of questionable Amazon and eBay items. 

    Who knew?

    Anyway, I had to return the “adult recreation swing,” the life-size Tron motorcycle, four refurbished animatronic performers from an old Showbiz Pizza resturant, three cases of Betty White’s special edition Merlot called “Rose,” a trampoline shaped like Gizmo, a collection of porcelain drunk baby clown figures, a lock of Tom Selleck’s hair, and the prop chainsaw from Evil Dead 2.

    Sucker!

    However, after a stern “talking to” from one of the very large, incredibly scary assistant editors at FOG!, the editors felt I could keep one purchase – only because it could be the subject of this week’s Flashback.

    13 Dead End Drive


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  • Oct 20, 2014 1:00:02 PM

    Best Literary TED Talks 
    Here are the ten best literary-related TED talks from known authors.

    Nonfiction for Thriller Lovers 
    For lovers of thrillers and mysteries, here are some great pieces of nonfiction to chill your blood.

    Stephen King Villains & Interview
    For Stephen King fans, here are the ten best villains from his books. Also here's a short five question interview with the King.

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  • Oct 20, 2014 11:00:01 AM

    If you've ever wondered what the Jolly Old Elf does after he drops off gifts to the good little gentile boys and girls (and by the way Santa, I don't appreciate your bigoted views against us Jews) then you'll probably enjoy Santa Claus: Private Eye, a digital comic which delves deep into the noir-ish life that Santa, the Private Dick, keeps up the other 364 days a year.

    From dealing with femme fatales, gangsters and guns to snapping pics of people screwing just so he can make a living, Santa Claus is coming to town...or whatever catch phrase seems more menacing.

    Created by Jeremy Bernstein (writer on Leverage and the video games Dead Space 2 and Pretty in Pink (wtf?)) and drawn by artist Michael Dorman (Logan's Run: Aftermath and Tales from the Dark Universe), this weekly serial is available from Thrillbent for a $3.99 monthly subscription (which also gets you access to the entire Thrillbent library).

    If you want to take a gander at this interesting view of Mr. Kringle being not so chipper, than read this first chapter for free HERE.

    I'm guessing this might crush the childhoods of those of you who Santa did see fit to deliver gifts to, for me, it's nice to see that he has a tough time making ends meet...yeah, I'm bitter, so what?


  • Oct 20, 2014 9:00:07 AM
    Art By Megan Brain

    As a Twin Peaks fan, the announcement that David Lynch and Mark Frost will be bringing the cult show back to television (via Showtime) is akin to finding out that back fat is finally fashionable. And now comes news that co-creator Mark Frost is penning a book, The Secret Lives of Twin Peaks, that will chronicle the last 25 years of the characters' lives in order to bring us up to date for the new show's release in 2016.

    There's only one way to celebrate this news:


    Life definitely just got better (and yes, I did do this dance upon hearing the news about the new Twin Peaks show and no, I am not ashamed about it).

    Source: THR

  • Oct 20, 2014 7:00:03 AM

    In honor of Sub Pop's October 21st release of the Sleater-Kinney box set, Start Together, containing remastered editions of all seven of their albums, I thought it might be nice to celebrate one of my favorite girl punk bands with a beloved, often played song (from their 1996 album Call the Doctor) I Want to Be Your Joey Ramone.

    While the mid-nineties may be some twenty years ago, for me, that murky ether of nostalgia makes it feel as if I were still back in those heady days of the Riot Grrrl movement where you could feel a change a comin' (and then felt it slipping away as the oughts began) and lose yourself to the sounds of a bunch of girls screaming loudly...sadly, I am 40 and the only real yelling that is going on these days is me yelling at the neighbor kids to stay off of my lawn.

    Maybe if I listen to Sleater-Kinney more, I might get back my Riot Grrrl cred:


    Video after the break.

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  • Oct 17, 2014 6:00:02 PM

    Dreams That Money Can Buy is a weirdly fun surrealist flick about a man (Jack Bittner) who signs a lease for an apartment he can't really afford and discovers that, when looking directly into his own eyes in a mirror, he can see what is happening in his head. Naturally, he determines he could probably see into other people's heads as well and sets up shop manipulating sad people's dreams for cash money.

    The movie is comprised of seven different vignettes, written and directed by some of the world's greatest avant-garde/surrealist artists: Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Alexander Calder, Fernand Léger and Hans Richter and seems to be the inspiration for Being John Malkovich.

    Check it out after the break.

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  • Oct 17, 2014 5:00:00 PM
    Deep State #1 Main Cover by Matt Taylor

    Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory. Whether you want to believe it or debunk it, stories of the faked moon landing, government-sanctioned assassinations, and brainwashing have been around for generations. This November, award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios asks: What if those conspiracy theories were planted to cover up an even darker truth?

    Discover the conspiracy behind the conspiracies with Deep State, a new ongoing series that kicks off the first of three original series from one of the emerging voices behind hard-hitting and intelligent stories, Justin Jordan (Spread, The Strange Talent of Luther Strode), and talented artist Ariela Kristantina (Death of Wolverine).

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  • Oct 17, 2014 4:00:03 PM
    A world of four color magic arrives every Wednesday.

    Stories and adventures of heroes and villains, good versus evil.

    Tales that entertain and excite by talented writers and artists.

    Here are my thoughts Among The Panels.


    Lumberjanes #7
    Writer: Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson

    Artist: Brooke Allen
    Publisher: BOOM! Studios
    Price: $3.99


    I jumped into Lumberjanes #7 with the hopes of laughing and smiling at the same old antics of our wonderful cast of characters but what I got was much different.

    The girls in charge of Lumberjanes took a more serious route for this issue.

    In the previous issue we got a glimpse into the fact something bigger going on with Jo and that she had ties to all the monsters and weird things going on around camp. They quickly jumped away from that and got back to the funnies but this time it’s all story. We first see the girls breaking into the camp leader Rosie’s cabin to steal a shiny glowing rock that we saw in an earlier issue.

    They try to enact a clever ruse in the style only Lumberjanes or Scooby-Doo could pull off.

    After achieving their goal they head off into the woods.

    Jo and her “sister” put the shining stone and the golden eye that Jo found in an earlier issue together. In a flash of golden light a deer made of sparkling dust emerges and calls Jo’s sister Artemis and then runs away. The girls ask Jo what’s going on and then through about ten pages of exposition we are informed that all of the crazy things that have been happening is because Jo’s sister is really the daughter of Zeus.

    Yes, that Zeus.

    He is trying to retire and pass on his control over the universe to one of his children; so, he is making them battle through a bunch of crazy tests. The other child of Zeus is Apollo and he is the one sending the three eyed demon animals after the girls and he was also the one who is controlling the boys camp that ran into a couple of issues back. Just as she finished catching us all up they arrive at the same cave we also have already been to. Something crazy happens in the cave that I don’t want to ruin for anyone but I will say it’s kind of heartbreaking.

    This issue is pretty far away from what Lumberjanes is used to providing. The seriousness of this issue is not bad at all but it also left me wanting so much more. The reason I love Lumberjanes is because of the humor and fast paced wit.

    This issue focuses too much on providing us with all of the backstory they have been avoiding for the past 6 issues in exchange for the normal pace and awesomeness. I am not saying this issue is bad because it’s certainly not. It’s just not what’s normal and me, like most humans, hate change. The art is still one of the best around and the page layouts are only getting better with each issue.

    Seeing as how there is only 1 issue left; I know they have a lot to explain but it felt weird to lose the humor. I just noticed a ton of really good opportunities for jokes that were left out to make this issue more serious. I just hope that the next and final issue of the run returns with the comedy bang I was expecting today.

    Score: 3.5 out 5


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  • Oct 17, 2014 3:00:00 PM
    A taut thriller based on the worldwide best-selling novel by S.J. Watson, BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP is the story of a woman (Nicole Kidman) who wakes up every day with no memory as the result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, terrifying new truths begin to emerge that make her question everything she thinks she knows about her life - as well as everyone in it, including her doctor (Mark Strong) and even her husband (Colin Firth).
    For your chance to attend the advanced screening of BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP on Wednesday, October 29th, at 7pm at the AMC Boston Common, click HERE.



     
     
  • Oct 17, 2014 2:00:02 PM
    It’s that month again.

    Everyone’s favorite time for horror.

    Some of us watch it year-round, but most sane people only watch it in October.

    We all know that horror is all about sex.

    The penetration of the weapon into the body. The pot-smokin’, drinkin’, sex-havin’ teenagers in all those slasher flicks.

    But usually it’s all about the punishment for having sex.

    Rarely is it ever about what happens when you repress your sexuality.

    Sometimes, though, that can have its own terrible consequences.


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