Monthly Archives: March 2010

Sword Noir Games

Over at Sword’s Edge Publishing, I’ve been discussing the use of sword noir for role-playing games. I broke down the definition of sword noir I originally presented here, and I’ve discussed each and every aspect of it (last post coming … Continue reading

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Angela At the Wall

First off, let me say, I like Angela Bassett. I’m not going to say I’m a fan, because it’s not like I follow her work or anything, but she has consistently delivered in everything in which I’ve seen her. Also? … Continue reading

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Review: the Good, the Bad, the Weird

I should probably do more reviews. Honestly? I’m lazy. But here’s a quick one that got wrung out of me due to a discussion on the Circus Maximus forums. The Good, The Bad, The Weird My cousins just returned from … Continue reading

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Captain America is On Fire!

Well, after he gets frozen in ice, he can always thaw himself out. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Captain America will be Chris Evans. Man, comics love this guy . . . or at least those who adapt comics for … Continue reading

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Do We Have Our Steve Rogers?

I ask you, can we trust the Hollywood Reporter? If the answer is yes, then we can go to bed tonight knowing that Chris Evans has been offered the role of Captain America. And that suits me fine. Of all … Continue reading

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Who Will Guard the Galaxy?

What the comics world has basically told me is that my love is the kiss of death. First, the Immortal Iron Fist, the comic that basically got me back into comics, died quietly. Then J. Michael Straczynski leaves Thor, which doesn’t necessarily doom … Continue reading

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Hellboy Begat Conan

The casting rumours/news keeps coming and I keep gobbling it up like the incredulous naïf I truly am. Apparently Mickey Rourke is out of the upcoming Conan movie. Replacing him as Conan’s father is Ron Perlman. That’s fine. I have … Continue reading

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A Fraction of Thor

So it seems that J Michael Straczynski’s work in bringing back Thor to the Marvel universe will be followed up by Matt Fraction. As much as I am sad to see JMS go—given that he has probably influenced the modern … Continue reading

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They Call Him Avatar Singh

He got the job, though how Stephen Lang–as fine an actor as he is–will inhabit the role of a character described as “Asian or Middle Eastern, Central Asian, Mongol, Turkish, or Persian” is a little bit beyond me. Actually, I … Continue reading

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Arthur’s Frequency Not So Global

It seems my pants are safe and no tarp is necessary. The news now is that Guy Ritchie is doing a King Arthur movie (yay!) but not the one penned by Warren “motherfuckin’ Nextwave bitches!” Ellis (boo!). This is certainly not to say … Continue reading

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