Month: August 2008

  • Batman: Death and the City TPB Review

    Batman: Death and the City TPB Review

    2007, DC Writers: Paul Dini, Stuart Moore, Royal McGraw Pencils: Don Kramer, Andy Clarke Inks: Wayne Faucher Colours: John Kalisz, Nathan Eyring Perhaps more than any mainstream comic property, Batman is perfectly suited for short stories, due in parts to the character being firmly rooted in the noir/crime genre. The Bruce Timm and Paul Dini…

  • Hellboy II Movie Review

    Hellboy II Movie Review

    2008 Director: Guillermo del Toro Script: Guillermo del Toro, Mike Mignola Cast: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Jeffrey Tambor, Luke Goss, Anna Walton, John Hurt As much as it may agitate the bitter pro-auterist cinephile, there’s a lot to be said for imposed creative restriction. If the excessive Brontosaurus chase in the recent remake…

  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is, er… Forcefully Unleashed?

    The demo for the much anticipated Star Wars unleashed has just hit Xboxlive, and it’s pretty darn good to say the least. In fact I was so impressed by it that I decided to write a certain someone a little letter: Dear Mr Lucas, Unlike most of my ilk, I would not accuse you of…

  • Feminist Media Studies And Soap Opera

    Why, despite evidence that soap audiences are both male and female, soap opera is still generally regarded as a women’s genre.

  • Wall E Movie Review

    Wall E Movie Review

    2008 Director: Andrew Stanton Script: Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter Cast: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Sigourney Weaver, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy After the delightfully oddball concoction Ratatouille, Pixar has moved further still from family movie conventions with Wall E, the tale of a diminutive recycling robot (a Waste…

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars Movie Review

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars Movie Review

    2008 Director: Dave Filoni Written by: Henry Gilroy, Steven Melching, Scott Murphy Voice Cast: James Arnold Taylor, Matt Lanter, Ashley Drane, Tom Kane, Christopher Lee, Samuel L. Jackson There’s a noticeable lack of grandeur in the very first minutes of Clone Wars. Gone is the scrolling text, replaced by a recap montage and a Starship…