Archive for the ‘Pop Culture’ Category

Grim_Noir Gets Caught up in Scandal (& Their Latest Album)

March 1st, 2015 | Posted by Grim_Noir | 2 Comments
Album: HELLO WORLD Group: Scandal Members: Haruna Ono(Vocals & Guitar); Mami Sasazaki(Guitar & Vocals); Tomomi Ogawa(Bass & Vocals); Rina Suzuki(Drums & Vocals) Produced and Published by Sony Music Japan Reviewed by Grim_Noir There comes a ...

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, ...