Month: February 2012

Comics Read 1/5 – 2/21

Been a while since I’ve done a Comics update – but I have been reading. Cold War: The Michael Swan Dossier – The Damocles Contract Part IV, A- The Defenders #2, B- Red Lanters #5, C+ Action Comics #5, A- Animal Man #5, A Mudman #2, A- Penguin: Pain and Prejudice #4, B Detective Comics #5, B OMAC #5, A- The Amazing Spider-Man #677, B+ Swamp Thing #5, B Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #5, A- Captain America #7, B- Star Trek #6, Operation: Annihilate – Part 1, A- Blue Beetle #5, A- The Amazing Spider-Man #678, A Dark Matter #1, A- Batman #5, B Avenging Spider-Man #3, A- Wonder Woman #5, C Nightwing #5, C+ Birds of Prey #5, C+ Voodoo #5, C- The Amazing Spider-Man #679, A Green Lantern Corps #5, B Green Lantern #5, B Captain Atom #5, B The Strain #2, A- Mister Terrific #5, B+ Venom #12, A- Aquaman #5, B+ Green Lantern: New Guardians, B- Northlanders #47, B Justice League #5, B- Detective Comics #6, B Animal Man #6, A Red Lanterns #6, C+ OMAC #6, A- Swamp Thing #6, B+ All-Star Western #5, B+ Star Trek/Legion of Superheroes #4, B+ Venom #13, B The Strain #3, A- The Defenders #3, C- Action Comics #6, B+ Venom #13.1, C+ Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #6, A- Captain America #8, B- Green Lantern #6, B Mister...

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Films Watched 2/11 – 2/18

The Matrix Revolutions (2003), The Wachowski Brothers, D+ The Time Machine (1960), George Pal, B+ Incendies (2010), Denis Villeneuve, A- Chico and Rita (2012), Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal, B Goon (2012), Michael Dowse, A- Once Upon A Time in Anatolia (2012), Nuri Bilge Ceylan, B Faust (1994), Jan Svankmajer,...

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Films Watched 1/18 – 2/5 (including Sundance 2012)

Wish You Were Here (2012), Kieran Darcy-Smith, B- Elena (2012), Andrei Zvyagintsev, B+ Hello, I Must Be Going (2012), Todd Louiso, D Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie (2012), Tim Heidecker & Eric Wareheim, B Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012), Lee Toland Krieger, B+ The Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), Benh Zeitlin, A- Wrong (2012), Quentin Dupieux, B Robot and Frank (2012), Jake Schreier, A Red Lights (2012), Rodrigo Cortes, D V/H/S (2012), Multiple, Directors, B+ The Comedy (2012), Rick Alverson, B Red Hook Summer (2012), Spike Lee, B L (2012), Babis Makridis, C- Can (2012), Rasit Celikezer, B- John Dies At The End (2012), Don Coscarelli, B+ Safety Not Guaranteed (2012), Colin Trevorrow, C The Surrogate (2012), Ben Lewin, A- Grabbers (2012), Jon Wright, B Room 237 (2012), Rodney Ascher, B+ Compliance (2012), Craig Zobel, A- The Words (2012), Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal, C Smashed (2012), James Ponsoldt, B+ Save the Date (2012), Michael Mohan, C+ Predisposed (2012), Phil Dorling and Ron Nyswaner, D Excision (2012), Richard Bates Jr., A- For Ellen (2012), So Yong Kim, C Goats (2012), Christopher Neil, B- The Law in These Parts (2012), Ra’anan Alexandrowicz, C- Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012), Alison Klayman, B- 2 Days in New York (2012), Julie Delpy, B+ Chronicle (2012), Josh Trank B+ Miss Bala (2011), Gerardo Naranjo, B- In Darkness (2011), Agnieszka Holland, B+ Galaxy Quest...

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