Thanks to improved camera software, my review of Cecil B. DeMille’s The Greatest Show on Earth returns to the internet! Charlton Heston dressed as Indiana Jones! Jimmy Stewart as a clown with a dark secret! And a train crash that inspired Super 8! What do I think of the Best Picture of 1952? Click and see!
This was a pretty good week, folks.
Buzzkill #3 brings the miniseries to a climax as “Ruben” (the man who gains superpowers by drinking) tries to make peace with his version of the Justice League (satellite and all) as well as his estranged girlfriend. Even as our hero faces his most personal conflicts, the series seems to gain a new edge of humor, mostly thanks to Doctor Blaqk, our hero’s spaced-out mystic sponsor. (Extra points for Doctor Who joke!) Love the artwork, and the cliffhanger promises a grand finale.
My biggest surprise this week was Bravest Warriors #14: I’ve been on the edge of dropping this book as the last few issues felt like a big drop in quality, but I’m definitely glad I picked up this one. I’m sure part of it is that, instead of an original story written by Joey Comeau, this issue is a “cancelled” episode written by webseries writer Breehn Burns and his Dr. Tran teammate Jason Johnson! This definitely feels more like the Bravest Warriors I know and love, and it features some great moments including the dating pool, Danny’s beard time machine, and Chris’s Emotion Lord powers. Time will tell if this is a sign of good things to come or just a fluke in a dwindling series, but any fan of the BW should definitely pick this one up!
Also enjoyed: Daredevil #33; Secret Avengers #11; I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Agents #2
NEW BLOG ENTRY: Who’s my favorite character in RoboCop? And what does it have to do with its Academy Award for Best Sound Effects Editing? Find out in today’s Night at the Oscars!
Let’s watch a classic magic trick! (…? —! ?#(*%($()#*$!!!!)
New Blog Entry: Perhaps the original Everything-You-Know-Is-Wrong twist ending, but what else makes The Usual Suspects the Best Screenplay of 1995? I ramble way too long on it in today’s ‘Night at the Oscars’.