Archive for the ‘Pop Culture’ Category

Grim_Noir Freeboots with Conan & Red Sonja #1

January 18th, 2015 | Posted by Grim_Noir | No Comments
Title: Conan/Red Sonja #1 (The Age Of Innocence) Writers: Gail Simone & Jim Zub Art: Dan Panosian Colors: Dave Stewart Letterer: Richard Starkings & Comicraft Published by Dark Horse Comics and Dynamite Entertainment Reviewed by Grim_Noir When ...

Grim_Noir’s One Hour Animation Film Festival For People Who Hate Film Festivals

December 25th, 2014 | Posted by Grim_Noir | 1 Comment
Assembled by Grim_Noir With the bustle and hustle of the Holidays, our lives can get caught up in a blur of shopping, decorating and dealing with relatives; as we run mell-pell ...

Grim_Noir Takes One Last, Long, Strange Trip With Satoshi Kon’s OPUS Manga

December 15th, 2014 | Posted by Grim_Noir | No Comments
Title: Opus Story and Art: Satoshi Kon Editor: Carl Gustav Horn Lettering and Retouch: IHL Translation: Zack Davisson Publisher: Tokuma Shoten Publishing Company, Ltd Licensed by: Dark Horse Comics Reviewed by Grim_Noir “OPUS (noun): 1. a piece of ...

Grim_Noir Gets INFECTED With a Bad Case of the “Sigler-verse”

October 24th, 2014 | Posted by Grim_Noir | No Comments
Title: Infected Writer/Producer/Narrator/Aural Artist: Scott Sigler Reviewed by Grim_Noir So, are you looking for something scary this Halloween? ‘Cause if you are, then I should warn you, you’re gonna see all sorts of ...

Grim_Noir’s POP/Ed: Getting schooled by The Expendables

October 3rd, 2014 | Posted by Grim_Noir | 3 Comments
It is almost cliche for a critic to use the word “brainless” in his or her review of an action movie. Most action films are an easy target for this. ...

Grim_Noir Reviews Sam Jackson’s new flick, KITE

August 26th, 2014 | Posted by Grim_Noir | No Comments
(or, “When Bad Movies Happen To Badasses”) Title: KITE (“adapted” from the original 1998 anime) Writer (original anime): Yasuomi Umetsu Screenplay: Brian Cox Directed by Ralph Ziman Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Callan McAuliffe, India Eisley, ...

Grim_Noir Says, “All You Need Is [To] Kill [The] Edge Of Tomorrow

June 12th, 2014 | Posted by Grim_Noir | 3 Comments
Title: Edge of Tomorrow (“adapted” from the novel All You Need Is Kill) Writer (original novel): Hiroshi Sakurazaka Screenplay(s): Dante Harper, Joby Harold, Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth, Simon Kinberg, Christopher McQuarrie Directed ...