All That Jazma Online

Just what you needed … another interview with me. But at least you may be happy to know that this one concentrates more on my comic book work (such as it is) and my earlier pop culture contributions to the Destroyer, Dirty Harry, and Ninja Master series. Then again, you may not. Only one way
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Meet Me in Atlantic City!?

I’ve been meaning to get to the annual Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors event in Atlantic City New Jersey for some years now (especially the year [2003] they gave me their Spirit Award), but previous engagements and complications always arose. Well, weather, traffic, and the unforeseen willing, not this year. This year I
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Belated Review: Tintinny

Save us from things Peter Jackson loves. First he brought King Kong to its knees after his direction of the Lord of the Rings films allowed him to do whatever he wanted, and now Tintin. The Adventures of Tintin, the new motion-capture film produced by Jackson, written by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who), Edgar Wright (Shaun
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Martial Arts in Media 1/12

Ok, this is beginning to depress me. First, there was the realization that there was not a single great kung fu movie last year. Now this. It’s not so much that the films below were disappointing, but that they were so slapdash – especially from a storytelling standpoint. Once upon a time, Hong Kong-slash-Chinese cinema
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2011’s Best & Worst TV Shows

Naturally, this list says more about me than the quality of television. Also keep in mind that I limited it to shows I’ve actually seen — hence the lack of reality shows. Although I do take in talent competitions of many varieties, all are entertaining and interesting, not superior. A heartening footnote is that I
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2011’s Best & Worst Films

Naturally, this list says more about me than the quality of movies. Also keep in mind that I limited it to films I’ve actually seen. Furthermore I limited my worst choices to the biggest disappointments. It would, of course, be easier to take potshots at D.O.A. projects, but my worst consist of the biggest fumbles
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