Best Movies You’ve Never Seen: BARBARIANS AT THE GATE

Best Movies You’ve Never Seen: BARBARIANS AT THE GATE


Directed by Glenn Jordan
Written by Larry Gelbart (based on a book by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar)
Released March 1993
HBO Studios

Here’s a timely film review for two reasons. 1, James Garner died last night at age 86 and 2, Friday a jury awarded $23 billion punitive damages against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company

This film details the story of the $25 billion Leveraged Buyout of RJR Nabisco in…

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Best Movies You’ve Never Seen: MY FELLOW AMERICANS


Directed by Peter Segal
Written by E. Jack Kaplan, Richard Chapman, and Peter Tolan
Released December 1996
Warner Bros. Studios

James Garner died last night, at 86 years old. You can’t say he didn’t live a long and full (and hopefully mostly happy) life. I thought I’d revisit this film of his, which I always enjoyed but seems to overlooked by many.

Garner stars as former U.S. President Matt…

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Loki: Ragnarok and Roll #4


Written Eric M. Esquivel
Drawn by Jerry Gaylord
Inked by Jerry and Penelope Gaylord
Colored by Gabriel Cassata
Published by Boom! Studios

PREVIOUSLY: Loki: Ragnarok and Roll #3

Well, this is it, the exciting conclusion to this miniseries. Loki is now the most powerful God in all of existence. And he has revealed himself to be the malevolent trickster that mythology always said he was. When even…

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Loki: Ragnarok and Roll #3


Written Eric M. Esquivel
Drawn by Jerry Gaylord
Inked by Jerry and Penelope Gaylord
Colored by Gabriel Cassata
Published by Boom! Studios

PREVIOUSLY: Loki: Ragnarok and Roll #2

Okay, I’ve been trying my best to review this series, and make clear how awesome it is, without spoiling it. Well, things are reaching their climax here, so I kind of have to spoil stuff. If you’re on the fence about this…

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Loki: Ragnarok and Roll #2


Written Eric M. Esquivel
Drawn by Jerry Gaylord
Colored by Gabriel Cassata
Published by Boom! Studios

PREVIOUSLY: Loki: Ragnarok and Roll #1

It’s 6 months since Loki has been banished to Earth. During that time he’s became a famous rock star. He’s got a guy named David as his drummer, a and two women, Masumi his bassist, and Kay his guitarist, and together they’re a band called Loki And The…

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Loki: Ragnarok and Roll #1


Written Eric M. Esquivel
Drawn by Jerry Gaylord
Colored by Gabriel Cassata
Published by Boom! Studios

While I was underwhelmed by Eric M. Esquivel’s BLACKEST TERROR, I was more more impressed with his THOR: UNKILLABLE THUNDER CHRIST, and had hoped for further adventures of his version of Thor. This isn’t that sequel, but once again Esquivel is tackling the Norse Gods, this time focusing on Loki.

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SUPERCROOKS by Mark Millar and Leinil Yu


Written by Mark Millar (co-plotted by Nacho Vigalondo)
Drawn by Leinil Yu
Inked by Gerry Alanguilan
Colored by Sunny Gho
Published by Marvel Comics/Icon Imprint

While I may not have been impressed with NEMESIS, I still decided to check out Mark Millar’s other fairly recent creator-owned series that I originally missed, Supercrooks. And I am glad that I did. Once again though the series isn’t…

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MILLAR & MCNIVEN’S NEMESIS


Written by Mark Millar
Art by Steve McNiven
Published by Marvel Comics/Icon

After having given up on Mark Millar after his miniseries SUPERIOR, which I found underwhelming, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by his latest creator-owned titles, Starlight, Jupiter’s Legacy, and MPH. I also read his Marvel 1985miniseries earlier this year, and liked that too. So I thought I’d give some of Millar’s other…

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Mistresses S2E07: “Why Do Fools Fall in Love?”

Mistresses S2E07: “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?”


Rochelle Aytes (April), Alyssa Milano (Savi), Yunjin Kim (Karen), Jes Macallan (Joss)

PREVIOUSLY: “What Do You Really Want?”

They’re still playing up this whole Harry’s moving to Australiathing. C’mon, we know they’re not getting rid of Brett Tucker (I’m guessing half their female viewers would revolt if they did), so I’m not even sure why they’re dragging this out. Either he’s going to change…

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Pretty Please, Drive Safely

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Cartoon by Mike Luckovich

I’ve said it before, and I’ve said it again, and I’ll keep saying it. Unless you’ve got one of those bluetooth earpieces or some other kind of hands-free device, do not talk on the phone while driving. And even worse than that, no texting while driving. Whatever it is, it can wait. Or pull over and talk. Even if you don’t care about yourself, have some consideration for…

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Star Trek: The Ashes of Eden by William Shatner (& Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens)

Star Trek: The Ashes of Eden by William Shatner

I’ve written before about William Shatner’s series of original Star Trek novels, co-written by the husband and wife writing team of Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, nicknamed “The Shatnerverse Books.” I had said at the time that the only book in the series that I hadn’t read was the very first one, The Ashes of Eden. Well, it took awhile, but I eventually got it, and finally read it.

It’s…

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Punisher/Batman: Deadly Knights


Written by Chuck Dixon
Drawn by John Romita Jr.
Inked by Klaus Janson
Colored by Christie Scheele
Published by Marvel Comics

A few months after DC Comics released Batman/Punisher: Lake Of Fireit was Marvel Comics’ turn to release their crossover. They enlisted quite a creative team for this issue, Chuck Dixon was the natural choice for writer since at the time he was working for both publishers…

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Batman/Punisher: Lake Of Fire


Written by Dennis O’Neil
Drawn by Barry Kitson
Inked by James Pascoe
Colored by Matt Hollingsworth
Published by DC Comics

The year was 1994, the height of the speculator boom. With Image and other creator-owned publishers nipping at their heels, DC and Marvel were more receptive to publishing crossovers than they are now. At the time Batman and The Punisher were two of their biggest properties,…

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X-MEN/BLACK PANTHER: WILD KINGDOM

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Written by Reginald Hudlin and Peter Milligan
Drawn by Salvador Larroca and David Yardin
Inked by Danny Miki, Allen Martinez, and Jay Leisten
Published by Marvel Comics

PREVIOUSLY: BLACK PANTHER #7 by Reginald Hudlin & Trevor Hairsine

“Wild Kingdom” is a 4-part crossover between X-Men and Black Panther. I’ll try to keep spoilers to a minimum here, although some are inevitable. Beginning in X-Men…

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BLACK PANTHER #7 by Reginald Hudlin & Trevor Hairsine

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BLACK PANTHER #7 by Reginald Hudlin &


Written by Reginald Hudlin
Drawn by Trevor Hairsine
Inked by John Dell
Published by Marvel Comics

Previously: Black Panther Vol. 1: Who Is The Black Panther?

“SOUL POWER IN HOUSE OF M”

After the opening 6-issue arc of this series came this issue, which tied in with Marvel’s big HOUSE OF M crossover event. In House of M, Magneto’s daughter The Scarlet Witch used her powers to temporarily warp…

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