The Top 10 Movies of 2012 [Movies]

By Bill Jones Around this time of the year, it seems like everyone has a list of the top films of 2012, but why not? It’s a fun conversation piece, ideally eliciting both some agreement and argument. Plus, as an entertainment journalist, it’s nice to — after often criticising plenty of less-than-wonderful films — bestow some praise upon the year’s best. The Top 10 Movies of 2012 list that follows is one picked not by a particular points system or by a panel of editors, but rather solely by me. I’d like to think that with my experience with reviews Continue reading

Parasite causes Super-host to run out of steam [Comic Guest Review]

Title: Superman: Earth One Volume Two Publisher: DC Comics // Written by: J. Michael Straczynski // Illustrated by: Shane Davis, Sandra Hope Rating: Review by: Matt Peters Superman: Earth One Volume Two picks up a short while after the events of the first volume. Clark is now a member of the Daily Planet team, and things seem to be settling into the Superman status quo. Lois is wondering how the hayseed from Smallville got an exclusive interview with Superman, while Perry yells and Jimmy snaps photos. Fortunately, this is where writer J. Michael Straczynski is at his best. When everything Continue reading

Argo fuck yeah! [Home Video Review]

Title: Argo Edition: Blu-ray + DVD + Ultraviolet // MPAA Rating: R // Directed by: Ben Affleck // Written by: Chris Terrio // Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman // Studio: Warner Bros. Film Rating: Blu-ray Rating: Review by: Bill Jones The Film Argo’s greatest strength may be the complete and utter unbelievability of its wild “based on true events” story and the convincing level of detail with which it makes us believers. It’s also simply a wonderful dramatization of an incredible tale about which we’re amazed to be learning — many of us for the first Continue reading

Peter Pan gets Diamond Edition Blu-ray release [Home Video Review]

Title: Peter Pan Edition: Diamond Edition Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + Storybook App // MPAA Rating: G // Starring: Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conreid, Bill Thompson // Studio: Disney Blu-ray Rating: Review by: Bill Jones In the realm of fairy tales, almost anything Walt Disney got his hands on became not only an animation classic but also the epitome of the tale. Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Sleeping Beauty all exist in numerous forms, but few would argue that Disney’s versions of all have become the archetypes of those stories. But Peter Pan has Continue reading