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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

X-men Origins

X-Men Origins vol 1 The origins of the various X-men have been retold as comic story telling had evolved an gotten more sophisticated over the years. X-men origins is a definite 21st century take on the characters. Showing them in moral conundrums that exist in a shade of gray rather than black or white. Moral absolutes are harder and harder to find and evil gets more slippery as time goes on. This is a series that captures the complexity of life beautifully.

Monday, June 25, 2012

MC lars is more punk than you

MC Lars - this dvd is not punk rock I know I may give MC lars more credit than he is do, but i do find his rhymes clever and just nerdy enough to appeal to a guy like me. Is it schtick? maybe, but at least it is clever schtick. his attitude helps a bit as well. instead of the geek who gets beat up on by the jocks, MC lars is the class clown that always out smarts his teachers and has good taste in music and movies. I guess what it comes down to is that we laugh with Lars and not at him. This DVD has all his music videos up until the This gigantic robot kills album and a lot of backstage and other home video antics. it is lars in his natural element with pretty much backs up what i said about him. he takes on downloading, hot topic and emo with biting satire. You may not have to tale him seriously, but that doesn't mean you can't learn something..

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Red Wing

Kirkman's The Red Wing, if nothing else, is a pretty brilliant concept. a war fought through time. In My mind it is a concept that has almost infinite story telling possibilities, and is perfect for the comics medium. Lush art helps Kirkman's creation. What starts out as a study of father and son becomes even more against the back drop of technology, war over resources and environmental concerns. Really excited to see where this story goes.. - Brad Filicky

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Classic albums - Nevermind

I am happy to see that the entire catalog of classic albums is now on Netflix streaming. I recently watched the episode on Nirvana's Nevermind. As much as I enjoyed it, i don't really l think i learned that much. Although i thought the interviews with butch dog were very vital. As great an album as Nevermind is, the band will never get out from under the long shadow of cobain's suicide. There is an obvious sense of sadness throughout the show, as seen in hearing Curt's hushed vocal takes on "Something's In The Way". As good as the dave grohl and the foo fighters are, we will always wonder what Nirvana could have been, where they would be... what we have is an incredible, culture changing legacy that will remain hopefully forever.

Monday, May 7, 2012

And the horse he rode in on

I know this book may be outdated now that we are way past the monica lewinski days. Thankfully kenneth starr is a footnote in history rather than somebody who actually change things or impeached a president. Hilary clinton talked about the vast right wing conspiracy and was laughed out. in carville's book he demonstrates that it did exist in the form of ken starr and his cronies. worth a read for sure.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Lana Del Rey- JJW

How many chances do we as the general public give this strange girl?
Her "video games" song is clearly set in the wrong key for her voice.
The melody is awkward at best.
She stands there frozen in time swaying her hair slightly as the band keeps fingers crossed at every performance that it will not be a repeat of the infamous SNL disaster.
Alas, she is consistently disappointing...

Friday, March 23, 2012

L'Arc- en- Ciel tickets to giveaway!

Do you live in NYC area and are you a fan of J pop? well Everybody's a critic has tickets to giveaway for their show on Sun Mar 25. To be considered leave a comment on this post why you are a fan!