Archive for the ‘Pop Culture’ Category

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 ...

Grim_Noir’s Audience With The Godfather (of British Comics), Pat Mills

February 21st, 2014 | Posted by Grim_Noir | No Comments
Upon Titan Comics’ release of their collected The Complete Accident Man hardback, Pat Mills sat down and answered a few questions for us. The “Godfather of British Comics” talks about ...

Pop/Ed: Grim_Noir’s Top 13 Pop Culture Moments From 2013

January 3rd, 2014 | Posted by Grim_Noir | No Comments
Wow. This year whipped by like freefall with an unpacked parachute, didn’t it? As 2013 draws to a close, it is traditional to sit back and take stock of the events ...

Grim_Noir’s Off-Kilter Filter Movie Club: Summer Wars (2010)

December 13th, 2013 | Posted by Grim_Noir | No Comments
Title: Summer Wars Director: Mamoru Hosoda Screenplay by: Satoko Okudera Story by: Mamoru Hosoda Animation by: MADHOUSE Distributed by: FUNimation Reviewed by Grim_Noir At midnight every Saturday night/Sunday morning in December 2013, Cartoon Network will be showing ...