Archive for the ‘Pop Culture’ Category

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 ...

Grim_Noir Gets Back To The Past With Samurai Jack

May 30th, 2014 | Posted by Grim_Noir | No Comments
Title: Samurai Jack: Volume 1 Writers: Jim Zub Cover: Andy Suriano Art: Andy Suriano Colors: Jim Burcham and Andy Suriano Letterer: Shawn Lee Published by IDW Publishing Reviewed by Grim_Noir It’s not easy to write an all-ages comic ...

Grim_Noir Gladly Does A Bid With Doctor Who: Prisoners Of Time

April 12th, 2014 | Posted by Grim_Noir | No Comments
Title: Doctor Who: Prisoners Of Time Writers: Scott and David Tipton Cover(s): Francesco Francavilla (floppies and trade paperbacks) and Dave Sim (Hardcover) Variant Covers (individual floppies): Simon Fraser, Lee Sullivan, Mike Collins, Gary ...