April 2010


by lintly on April 30, 2010

in Games,Robots!

Hey check out this awesome game with ninjas, robots and pirates. It is totally fun! Ninjapiro!

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A hero falls. This issue will make you sad, it will make you angry, and you need to read it. Second Coming continues as the X-Men successfully get Hope to the Island, but not without tragedy. Must-read.

[Marvel $2.99]

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How’s this for some Internet feel-good: The producers of “Nothing Can Hurt Me: The Big Star Story” posted a goal of $6,000 to help them finish their film on one of pop music’s finest offerings, and they blew through the goal in less than 24 hours. Check out a 9 minute clip of the upcoming film, and then drool over some of the sweet schwag the producers are giving away for pledges, including an autographed copy of ‘”Keep An Eye on the Sky”*.

*Of course, as soon as I start talking about how cool some of those gifts are, my office-mate Eric Melin stands up to say “Jody Stephens gave me an autographed 45 of ‘Don’t Lie to Me’ when we (being Truck Stop Love) recorded “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” at Argent”. *shakes fist at Eric*

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A Nightmare on Your Street

by Eric Melin on April 30, 2010

in Film

nightmare on elm st 2010 haley“1, 2, Freddy’s coming for you…3, 4, better lock your door…”

Actually, the good news is that Freddy’s NOT coming for you. In order for you to be disappointed by this pointless Michael Bay-produced remake, you actually have to go to a theater and pay money.

Jackie Earle Haley is the new Freddy Krueger and at least this time we don’t have to wait for the sequels before the franchise starts to suck.

The first one of this scheduled reboot is here, and it already sucks!

Read Eric’s review of the 2010 “A Nightmare on Elm Street” right here.

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Comic nerds rejoice! Tomorrow, being the first Saturday in May, is that extra-special day when you can walk into a comic book shop and demand they give you free comics and they have to say yes (instead of chasing you out of the store with a toy lightsaber).

Take a look at the list of the free comics available this year.

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Des Bromilow had a dream. A beautiful, insane, and wonderful dream of a life-sized Bender. His dream is now a reality. You can read more about the process of bringing Bender to life on his official blog. Very cool.

[via Make]

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Batman returns to Detective Comics for the first time in a year. Yes, Dick Grayson’s Batman has made cameo appearnces, but by-in-large Batman has been absent from the comic book which spawned him ever since the death of Bruce Wayne. Although I like the character of Batwoman, I was never as pleased as others with her headlining this title nor the stories Greg Rucka decided to tell in those pages. Batman belongs in Detective Comics. Most of “Beneath the Mask” is presented from the now incarcerated Jeremiah Arkham‘s point of view, which allows for a different perspective as well as some nice moments (including his take on Nightwing). It may not be a great Batman’s story, but David Hine‘s first issue as the series’ new writer is definitely worth a look.

[DC $3.99]

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Chalk it up to bad timing. Had this “Two Americas” storyline taken place before Steve Rogers returned, or after Siege had finished and Rogers had moved on to his new role this tale of Bucky Cap vs. Crazy 50’s Cap might not seem so out-of-place. Taken on it’s own, outside the current events in the Marvel Universe, the storyline would be okay (though hardly as good as many of Ed Brubaker‘s other Cap tales), but it’s far from a must-read.

[Marvel $3.99]

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Who knew Sweetums had such a way with the ladies?

On a totally unrelated note, none of these young women were ever seen alive again.

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We think this is a trailer for the upcoming Jonah Hex (based on the DC Comics character), though we are confused as to why the old western bounty hunter now seems to be blessed with supernatural powers and the ability to bring people back from the dead.* The film stars Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, and Megan Fox as “a gun-wielding prostitute.” Yeah… Anyway, the film is set to hit theaters on June 18.

*alphamonkey wasn’t able to watch the entire thing without throwing feces at the screen (but, then again, the screen had it coming)

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