Flat Dredd

Dredd 3D, the second live action adaptation (the first being the execrable 1995 Sylvester Stallone starrer) of the popular UK comic book/graphic novel character Judge Dredd — which originated in the anthology publication 2000AD — isn’t bad. Sadly, it’s not great either. Like so many adaptations, the production gets the style right, but also like
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My Life in Bond Age

In celebration of the James Bond film series’ 50th anniversary, a variety of publishers and websites are examining the movies. Entertainment Weekly, Life Books, Cult Britannia … all (so far) rife with butt-kissing, the opposite of critical acumen, and even flat-out inaccuracies. So, in the run-up to Skyfall (which I pray is good), I will
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Good Review/Bad Blathering

While hawking wares at the Great Allentown Comic Con, I was pleasantly accosted by Matt Kaplowitz, who kicks and screams over at thefightnerd.com. He was kind enough to buy a copy of the Films of Fury DVD, kinder to review it, and kindest to give it a thumb’s up. You can read for yourself at:
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Martial Arts in Media 9/12

Rarely has the title of this column been more accurate. When I started this decades ago for Inside Kung Fu magazine, it was called Martial Arts in Movies, with my intention to shorten it to the apt moniker of M.A.I.M. When our illustrious editor Dave Cater nixed that contraction, the column rolled merrily along until
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