Comics: Incoming Issues


(So, BlogThis! allows me to post things for the moment, so I can appease my addiction to posting my opinions.) Comics being held for me at my favourite London comic shop, Gosh!, this week: Usagi Yojimbo #81 JLA Classified #3Legion Of Super Heroes #2Planetary #22Sleeper Season Two #8 Fantastic Four #522 (With thanks to Chuck who emails the New Comics…

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Is Blogger working today?


This must be the price to pay for using a popular, and free, blogging service. There are problems loading blogspot sites, and I can’t get to the new post page to fill this blog with lots of patented Clandestine Critic nonsense. But, I can use BlogThis! to do this post (well, I assume; I’ll be able to see when I…

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Oscar Orgy Begins


The nominations for the 77th Oscars have been announced. I haven’t had the chance to fully digest them, but there are some surprise inclusions (Alan Alda?), some bizarre ones (Shark Tale) and some good ones (Mike Leigh for Best Director). I just felt I would be remiss if I didn’t post the link as soon as possible. Hopefully, I’ll be…

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Are free film magazines worth the money?


Here in the UK, the two major cinema chains are Odeon and Vue (formerly Warner Village). I’ve recently been to both (as you can see by the reviews I’ve been doing) and pick up their free magazines to read. Not for their content, but to look for errors, ever since I read one issue where there was so many typos,…

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Film Review – National Treasure


Before you say anything, it was free, okay? I wouldn’t normally see something like this in the cinema but it’s nice to see a film for free, and my girlfriend wanted to see it because she likes Nic Cage. (See what I did there? Casually dropped into the conversation that I have a girlfriend, in case anyone was wondering about…

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Comics: Art of Usagi Yojimbo


Art of Usagi Yojimbo, Stan Sakai, Dark Horse Comics The Art of Usagi Yojimbo hardcover celebrates 20 years of Stan Sakai writing and drawing the adventures of the rabbit ronin, Miyamoto Usagi. In comics today, that’s quite an achievement, especially for the anthropomorphic (aka furry comics) stylings of a samurai bunny set in the times of feudal Japan, in black…

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Kevin Smith coming to London


If you, like me, are a fan of Kevin Smith, you’ll be happy to know that he’s coming to London again. After his trip last year to the Prince Charles cinema for one his legendary Q&As, he’s going to be over here again, in the slightly larger Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly, and this time he’ll be filming it for his next…

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Don’t Panic! BAAAAAAAAAA!


In news that makes me happy, Stephen Fry is to be voice of The Book in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy film (the link takes you to the page on the Douglas Adams site. I would link to the official site, but I always get a register page, which is very stupid for something that is essentially an advert).…

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