Movie Review: "End Of Watch"

A must watch film, “End Of Watch, starring Jake Gyllenhall and Michael Pena is this week’s feature for our Movie Review of the week. (sort of, movie review for “Judge Dredd” coming this week)
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Comic Review: "The Killing Joke"

For this week’s comic review, We review one of the greatest DC stories ever: “Batman: The Killing Joke” which is possibly the most famous Joker story of all time; how one ordinary man had one very bad day. And decided to share it. 

LOWDOWN:
For the first time the Joker’s origin is revealed in this tale of insanity and human perseverance. Looking to prove that any man can be pushed past his breaking point and go mad, the Joker attempts to drive Commissioner Gordon insane. After shooting and permanently paralyzing his daughter Barbara (a.k.a. Batgirl), the Joker kidnaps the commissioner and attacks his mind in hopes of breaking the man. But refusing to give up, Gordon maintains his sanity with the help of Batman in an effort to best the madman.

#03 on Wizard Magazine’s “100 Best Single Issue Comics Since You Were Born” list.

REVIEW:

As a young lad, I grew up watching cartoons and reading comics and would spend my allowance on toys on primarily two characters: Spiderman and Batman. X-men anything was also part of my nerd addiction. The appeal to me for Spiderman was that although he somewhat super-powered (“somewhat” when compared to heroes like Superman), once the costume came off, Spiderman suffered the daily problems we all face. I liked Batman because he was both an ordinary human doing extraordinary things, and because of his somewhat tortured, living on the edge of right and wrong, persona.

“Batman: The Killing Joke (the deluxe edition and the one I read)”, written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Brian Bolland, is probably the ultimate story about Batman and his arch-nemesis the Joker. Although nothing will ever make the Joker sympathetic (he’s too vicious of a psychopath in his current iteration), this possible explanation of his origins (there are several of course) gives you some insight into how he came to be the way he is. In many ways, the line that separates Batman from the Joker is a razor-thin one, and this book show hints at just how precarious Batman’s grip on his own reality is.

I don’t give spoilers, so I won’t discuss the plot (but it’s excellent), or the ending (which is probably my favorite in all of the Batman comics I’ve read). The comic book is not long, and it includes an additional Batman story both written and illustrated by Brian Bolland, and some additional sketches by Bolland. But it is a seminal work if you’re a Batman fan, and well worth a read.


OVERALL:
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5 templar crosses out of 5 

“MUST READ”

I love this comic book, but however there are some people who dislike the Killing Joke for being too unrealistic. Even the legendary writer Alan Moore, who wrote the Killing Joke, said that the story sucks as well. How ironic. Neverthless, don’t let these bad remarks foil you into not buying this comic book. The Killing Joke is a must have and this is by far the best tale about the most psychoticcaly hilarious and mysterious criminal- The Joker. The Clown Prince of Crime.


Heres a taste of what “The Killing Joke” brings:

 
-Brian Lansangan
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RoboCop VS Madonna: THIS is how you vogue!

In this Demotivational Poster we correct the misconception that “Madonna” was the one to bring us Vogue

It’s true. RoboCop was “voguing” since 1987. Madonna adopted it in 1990.

Eat your heart out Madonna!

(CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE)

-Eric Chacón
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-Alexander Gothelf
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*NEW "Tai Chi Zero" US Trailer

An Exclusive Trailer has just be unveiled for the epic martial arts film: “TAI CHI ZERO”

“TAI CHI ZERO” tells the story of Yang Luchan, a young genius who, tired of being picked on, travels to Chen Village to learn the art of Tai Chi. Luchan finds out the hard way that it is forbidden for a villager to teach an outsider when the villagers, from strong men to old women to little children, repeatedly challenge him to a series of fights, all of which he loses quite badly. But when a frightening army of steampunk soldiers bearing strange machines shows up, the villagers realize that in order to save their home, they must trust this strange outsider with the knowledge of Tai Chi.

Director: Stephen Fung
Release: 10/19/2012
Studio: Variance Films

-Brian Lansangan
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*NEW "The Collection" Trailer

LD Entertainment has released the trailer for The sequel to The Collector titled “The Collection” which sees the gimp-masked baddie upping the stakes in the search for the next human piece of his collection.


Arkin escapes with his life from the vicious grips of “The Collector” during an entrapment party where he adds beautiful Elena to his “Collection.” Instead of recovering from the trauma, Arkin is suddenly abducted from the hospital by mercenaries hired by Elena’s wealthy father. Arkin is blackmailed to team up with the mercenaries and track down The Collector’s booby trapped warehouse and save Elena.

Director: Marcus Dunstan
Starring: Josh Stewart, Randall Archer, Erin Way, Christopher McDonald
Release Date: November 30, 2012
 
-Brian Lansangan
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Marvel Confirms Plans for Thanos in "Phase 2"

Marvel has now confirmed that “The Avatar of Death”, THANOS will be a major role in the upcoming Marvel’s Cinematic Universe’s “PHASE 2”.

Earlier this month, Jim Starlin, the comic book writer who created the villainous Thanos, revealed that Marvel is planning to make the character the centerpiece of the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy” and then use him in “The Avengers” sequel.

MTV reported that they caught up with Marvel head Kevin Feige for a confirmation. “Clearly, there’s a purpose to us putting him in the end of (‘The Avengers’),” he hinted. “We do have plans for him. I wouldn’t say we ever feel the need to rush anything one way or the other.”

Feige was then asked if Damion Poitier, who played Thanos in the post-credits scene in “The Avengers,” will be recast. “I think we feel pretty free to recast,” he explained. “That was cast for literally that one shot. Depending on what the role requires from future movies, we’ll go from there.”

TEMPLAR NOTE: Thanos is a fictional character appearing in comic books and other media published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Iron Man #55 (Feb. 1973) and was created by writer-artist Jim Starlin. Debuting in the Bronze Age of comic books, the character has been featured in over three decades of Marvel continuity and a self-titled series. The character’s name is a derivation of Thanatos, the personification of death and mortality in Greek mythology. Thanos has appeared in other Marvel-endorsed products, including animated television series, arcade and video games, film, toys, and trading cards. Thanos was ranked number 47 on IGN’s top 100 comic book villains of all time.

SOURCE: MTV
-Brian Lansangan
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Tickle Your Pickle: Star Wars Anime Fan Film

A two-minute clip of a Star Wars Anime has surfaced into the internet and OMG, ITS AMAZING!!!

Star Wars has seen many makeovers over the years. There has been everything from animated series like The Clone Wars and the new series Detours, to the prequel saga, to the Star Wars video games including 1313 and The Old Republic. Now an unofficial Star Wars Anime has popped up on the Internet, which is leaving Star Wars fans wanting more.

Check out the Star Wars anime below:

The two-minute anime serves as a proof-of-concept from animator Paul Michael Johnson (AKAOtaKing77077). The animated galactic sequence is incomplete but it still captures all the excitement and thrills from a live-action space battle scene. Johnson is a 34-year-old Japanese anime animator from the United Kingdom. He has worked on anime versions of RoboCop, Street Fighter, and Doctor Who. The British animator had not intended to release the “work-in progress” Star Wars anime, but it managed to find its way onto the Internet. Since it’s leaked, Johnson plans to release the full version soon. He provided his reaction to the leak on his YouTube page:

That is really rather excellent. I did grin quite creepily when I heard the first TIE sound effect…recognised the AT-AT walking sound too! I won’t ask you to take it down, though I really am trying to keep it low profile since it’s rough and unfinished (about 30 people have been helpingcritique it on the 4chan /m/ mecha board, so it was supposed to be only them seeing it until it was complete, but then it got posted on 109, Twitter etc and flew out of control). Maybe if you could slap a disclaimer in the title or info, saying how it is completely work in progress?

Hopefully, the full version of the Star Wars anime will be feature length. In the mean time, Star Wars fans will have to make due with this still-impressive sequence.

-Brian Lansangan
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