Monday, October 19, 2009

Sporadic Movement

Well my blog has been sparse lately and will probably remain that way for a while. Putting the nose to the grindstone with my writing. Take care till the next episode!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dyno-mite DVD

Last night I watched a great movie. "Straight Time" starring Dustin Hoffman. I learned of this movie from an episode of the Word Balloon podcast featuring an interview with writer Ed Brubaker.

Hoffman plays Max Dembo, a just released ex-burglar trying to get back on his feet. Everything looks to be going great until his dimwitted friend played by Gary Busey gets him into trouble. Max loses hope and turns to his former profession.

I don't want to give too much away, so give this movie a spot on your netflix queue.

Read of the Week

Criminal:Sinners #1 by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips

After a pretty good wait Criminal is back with Tracy Lawless back at the forefront.

I love Criminal. From the great story to the fantastic art and colors, right down to the back content that has lead me to great crime movies.

This series focuses on a mystery surrounding major mob players getting executed one by one. Tracy's boss sticks him with the job of investigating the hits. It's looking to be an interesting series.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I just applied for the Italian Police

Two officers of Italian police, left and right, and their Swiss colleague pose near a Lamborghini Gallardo of Italian traffic police 'Polizia stradale', which is told to be the world's fastest police car, at a highway rest area in Bellinzona, southern Switzerland, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009. The Lamborghini will be presented at an international police meeting in the Netherlands.

(AP Photo/Keystone/Karl Mathis)

Friday, October 9, 2009


Be back Monday, going to enjoy the weekend to the fullest. Hope you all do too!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Reads of the Week

Little late with this edition but just got to finish up my books tonight.

Green Lantern 46- Sinestro proves he's the ultimate bad ass. Johns continues his epic Blackest Night tale and it keeps getting better

G.I. Joe:Cobra Special

The G.I. Joe:Cobra Mini was my favorite of the three Joe titles. This special features tomax and xamot, the mirror twins in Cobra. The story is split in two feature the point if view of each twin. I would be fine if the Cobra book was the only Joe title.

Batman:Widening Gyre 2

I'm really liking Kevin Smith's Batman. Cacophony was a fun 3 issue series but this one is already becoming better.

Batman is getting help by a goat masked vigilante that seems to be able to give bats the slip. After thinking about all the kids he has trained he is intrigued in taking on an adult partner instead of jeopardizing another young life.

I really like the flash backs of him and the original Robin. Pick this up of you want some Bruce Wayne Batman.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Susan G. Komen for the Cure:

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Weekend Cinema: Zombieland

Checked out Zombieland last night and boy what an expierence! It all started out with a row of snarky college kids sitting directly behind us. After filling them with some Holy Ghost, the movie starts with slow motion zombie chasing human scenes with Metallica's "For Whom the Bell tolls" blaring in the background.

The cast is pretty much perfect. Jesse Eisenberg plays the awkward 20 something with ease and is very funny. Woody Harrelson plays the dimwit badass with a passion for twinkies. Emma Stone plays the streetsmart sexy con artist along with Abigail Breslin as her sister partner in crime. Also noteworthy is Bill Murray's cameo as himself.

About midway through the movie we got a shock. An audience member began to violently shake and make what ironically sounded like zombie moans. After he continued to shake people realized he was having a siezure. The movie was stopped , the lights brought up and the paramedics tended to him and carried him out on a stretcher. Hope everything is ok with you pal.

The movie is fired back up and it didn't take long for the laughs to start back. This movie is enjoyable from start to finish. Would definetely see again. Go have fun and see it!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Have the Nineties returned?

Almost fifteen years following their last self titled album, Alice and Chains have returned sans the late Layne Staley on vocals with "Black Gives Way to Blue". William DuVall from Comes with the Fall has filled the role singing mostly Harmonies with band backbone Jerry Cantrell.

The sound of this album has elements of classis spooky ol' Alice but some of the songs venture into new territory. On my initial listen, the title track that comes in at the rear is dedicated to Layne and has piano by Elton John. Coming in at about 3 minutes, it's gone before you know it. Just like Layne Staley.

My next listen is going to be Pearl Jam's new album, which I have heard is their best in years. Are the Nineties taking over the Eighties as the cool retro decade? We shall see.