Where Santa Dwells

I just heard. My bestest boodry in all the world, Chris Browne, is going to be on Where Monsters Dwell — the radio show and podcast — live on Wednesday, September 19th, to talk about his remarkable career and a new book he has delightfully illustrated. Chris is the artist of the internationally famous syndicated
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Expendables 2 Drink Minimum

Anyone who would actually go to Expendables 2, the new by-the-numbers 1980’s action star party mash-up, will do fine by it. Is it great? No. Is it awful? No. Is it fun? Just enough, especially in comparison to the first film, which didn’t really take off until the last third. Here, the opening action sequence
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Better ComiConn Than (n)Ever!

Connecticut had a pretty unusual year, weather-wise. There were snow storms, an earthquake, and even a hurricane on August 24, 2011. How do I remember the date so readily? Because that was the date I was supposed to appear at ComiConn, the state’s premiere celebration of all things cool. Happily, thankfully, and kindly, co-organizer Mitchell
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The Bour(ne)ing Legacy

I’ll make this short and sour. The Bourne Legacy is a surprisingly poor movie: poorly conceived, poorly structured, poorly played out and poorly paid off. Here, the studio wanted to make a Jason Bourne film without Jason Bourne, so it’s already something of a hollow center. It would be like a Superman movie with Jimmy
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Martial Arts in Media 8/12

As the Chinese bureau-crazy continues to micro-manage their cinema into stalemated mediocrity (one of their many rules is that a ghost cannot be presented in any media), fans of kung fu cinema continue to try taking things into their own hands. Nowhere was that more evident than at my San Diego Comic Con Superhero Kung
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