I should be upfront about this. I am a casual fan of Star Wars. In the collective panic attack that was the lead up to Stat Wars: The Force Awakens, I found myself mildly excited. J. J. Abrams had done a good job
Two things are immediately striking within the first few pages of Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven. The first has to do with the art, gorgeously drawn by Denis Medri (link). This Lion Forge Comics graphic novel is a deeply nostalgic affair. The
I'm guilty of describing music in terms of hipster mathematics. Death Cab For Cutie + Neutral Milk Hotel = The Decemberists. That sort of thing. Fifteen seconds into "Cast Away", the opening track of Highway Superstar's Endgame, the musical arithmetic was firing away.
This Month In Retro is a monthly article where we look back on the current month as it happened during the 1980's. Learn, reminisce, and stay retro. In film: The Elephant Man premiered to tremendous success, both critically and commercially. As far as David Lynch films go,
This Month In Retro is a monthly article where we look back on the current month as it happened during the 1980's. Learn, reminisce, and stay retro. In film: The mostly forgettable, though enjoyable, Phobia premiered in theaters. It stars the guy that played Starsky in Starsky
After multiple listens of DYNATRON's latest album, Aeternus, the first word that pops in my mind to describe the album is not one which describes atmosphere or tone. Instead, it is the word meticulous. More than anything, Aeternus is a meticulous album. The attention to detail
A few weeks ago, after a wild summer of thinning out my Netflix queue, I noticed something strange. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure was in the "cult" section of Netflix. Despite the fact that one could wager good money that everybody in the
This Month In Retro is a monthly article where we look back on the current month as it happened during the 1980's. Learn, reminisce, and stay retro. In film: Xanadu was released. Interestingly enough, the soundtrack of the film performed much better commercially
I previously reviewed Miami Vice Remix #1. Spoiler alert: I loved it. A long and unruly wait courtesy of Amazon.com prevented me from reviewing the remainder of the series until now. Learn from my mistakes. Support local comic book shops.
Why has it been the best summer for synthwave album releases? Seriously. Butterflies & Barbiturates by SWAGBOT makes my job as a reviewer so easy. The album is, first and foremost, strange. The songs are all varied wonderfully while still maintaining a consistent sound, but that sound
There are few releases I can remember looking forward to as much as Timecop1983's latest offering Reflections. In fact, the last time I remember even counting down to an album's release date was October of 2007, when Say Anything released a fantastic punk album and Coheed &