Category Archives: Movies

Wind in the Willows, live-action style

In 1994, British cartoonist Brendan McCarthy was asked to create concept art for what should have become a fantastic movie version of The Wind In The Willows, with people instead of anthropomorphic animals. I love the phrenology of the different … Continue reading

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No, Not That Lone Ranger

I was browsing a fairly local record store when I came across this ditty from the early eighties, that is currently being re-released on vinyl. I guess it’s totally unrelated to a certain movie that does not seem to be … Continue reading

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First Class Stamps (3) – It’s A Bird!

You’d think that super-heroes make a good theme for post stamps. After all, even the blandest version of the man-in-tights is iconic enough to appeal to a great audience. Not so, though. Naturally, there are stamps galore from the “exotic” … Continue reading

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Mass Murderer of Steel

Judging from his Mass Murderer of Steel review-in-game-format, I guess Kyle Baker didn’t care much for the last part of Man of Steel…

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The horror! The horror!

Time Travel and Rocket-powered Apes digged up these Kirby-in-the-movies mashups by Nick Perks. They’re pretty neat, even for non-believers.

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Alan Moore makes his own movies

That Alan Moore is not really a fan of the movies that have been made based on his comics, is a well-known fact.  I don’t know whether that is the reason, but the Great Mage has started creating his own … Continue reading

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Asterix at the beach

On our way back from holidays we passed through France and I couldn’t help but notice that Total was doing an Astérix-themed campaign in which you can save up for a set of rather garish beach towels.  Nevertheless, I had … Continue reading

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Y: The Last Man

Christian Cardona just beat Hollywood’s development hell and made a film version of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s heavy-duty comic book Y: The Last Man.  It’s very (and I mean, very) impressive, and manages to translate the quite far-fetched premise … Continue reading

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Vader is a good dad!

The lovely Jeffrey Brown has a new book out from Chronicle, a picture book about Darth Vader’s attempts at being a good dad.  It’s a sweet book, thoroughly clashing with the Star Wars canon, but all the more recognizable for … Continue reading

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Alien is not a saga

The excellent science fiction and pop culture site Tor presents The Real Struggle for the Heart of Alien by Faith Erin Hicks (Demonology 101 and Zombies Calling), a thoughtful and creative one-page analysis of what Ridley Scott’s seminal film is about.  And she’s … Continue reading

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