INTERVIEWER: In that vein, while there’s a lot of diversity shown in the animal kingdom, there’s no racial diversity in the cast. Can you speak to that?

ARI HANDEL: From the beginning, we were concerned about casting, the issue of race. What we realized is that this story is functioning at the level of myth, and as a mythical story, the race of the individuals doesn’t matter. They’re supposed to be stand-ins for all people. Either you end up with a Bennetton ad or the crew of the Starship Enterprise. You either try to put everything in there, which just calls attention to it, or you just say, “Let’s make that not a factor, because we’re trying to deal with everyman.” Looking at this story through that kind of lens is the same as saying, “Would the ark float and is it big enough to get all the species in there?” That’s irrelevant to the questions because the questions are operating on a different plane than that; they’re operating on the mythical plane.

Stewardship of Creation: An Interview with “Noah” Screenwriter, Ari Handel | The High Calling

Ari Handel gives us a short masterclass in how to be a racist. Bravo, sir.  OF COURSE white people are perfect stand-ins for ALL PEOPLE. Of course. 

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Lucy (2014) - trailer

I…I really don’t know which way to go on this.  Love the cast (hey there, star of Old Boy!).  For a brief few years in the 90s, I loved the director. 

The idea is straight out of comics books, and I dig comic books. 

But I’m watching it and the effects are a bit chintzy and I want it to be like Leon, but I’m afraid it’ll be like The Fifth Element.  But that movie’s comedy is what tanked it for me, and this appears to have almost no comedy, sooooooooooooooooo, yeah, dunno.  Fingers crossed it’s good?

Trailer seems to give away the whole thing, I’m wondering what’s left to even see in the actual film? Scarlett flying away, going all Neo, “ A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries; a world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you.”


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There was a brief moment in time when Aeon Flux (while on Liquid Television) was the best anything anywhere. 
I was a child, and things were incredibly strange, but I did not know this.  I grew up strange thinking this was the way it was all supposed to be. 


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There was a brief moment in time when Aeon Flux (while on Liquid Television) was the best anything anywhere. 

I was a child, and things were incredibly strange, but I did not know this.  I grew up strange thinking this was the way it was all supposed to be. 

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New set featuring Sheila Vand up on Exposure, CLICK THE PICTURE

We drove hella far up into the mountains, found us some snow and started taking us some pictures.  We also chatted a bunch about True Detective and Hannibal, but this is pictures, not an interview, SO YOU’LL NEVER KNOW WHAT WAS SAID. 

Cheap Thrills (2014)

To do this without giving too much away: I dug it more than I was expecting.  I’m glad it didn’t baby any aspect, or spook themselves out of a decent ending.  

The tension, and the direction of the plot, weren’t necessarily surprising, but they were handled so deftly I couldn’t help but keep my eyes on the screen.  Didn’t find myself bored or distracted, was intrigued by little character moments that alluded to much larger things never seen.  

It’s not a different movie than I was expecting, but it was indeed a bit richer. 

Also, SO MUCH PAIN IS INFLICTED.   I was cackling as if I MYSELF had been wounded, it was that visceral. 


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Raid 2: Berandal (2014)

First off, I’m ever so disappointed in the quality of posters for this film.  It’s either weirdly fake ones like this, or bland ones that don’t pack any punch. 

And that is the last negative thing I have to say regarding this movie.  

I saw an advanced screening of Raid 2 a few weeks ago (thanks, Abhay!) and goddamn.  

I’m afraid of talking it up too much, but goddamn.  

The audience applauded a good 7, 8 times. As a group we were pretty much in ecstatic shock the entire film.  

It’s a long one, but it kind of has to be, lest too many audience members die from lack of oxygen (as we were all holding our breaths during the FUCKING AMAZING ACTION SCENES) or heart attack (as all our hearts were pounding like jackhammers during the FUCKING AMAZING ACTION SCENES).  

And that’s pretty much all I’ll say.  Maybe more after it’s been out a few weeks, but seriously, SEE THIS MOVIE AS IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT.  I’m fairly certain it’ll be my favorite movie of the year.

GRADE: A+++++++++ 


This aired on ABC.

My mother was a cool mother because it was her idea to watch this show with her 12 year old son, after introducing him to Dune, Stranger in a Strange Land, Star Trek, The Vampire Chronicles, Stephen King, Clive Barker, Star Wars.  

It was not long after this I discovered Doom Patrol, Sandman, Hellblazer, watched Cracker and Red Dwarf, listened to Nevermind and the Black Album…man, say what you will, the 90s (and my mom) were fantastic.  

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To me, the core of that attraction is that she is a better reporter than he is. Think about being Superman for a second. The Olympic record for weightlifting is 1,038 lbs., but you could lift more than that as a child. The record for the 100 meter dash is 9.58 seconds, but you can travel over 51 miles in that time. Going to Vegas? You don’t need your X-Ray vision to win at Blackjack, because you can just count the cards while holding down a conversation about nuclear physics. Without really trying, you are better at just about everything than anyone else in the world.

However, (as Mark Waid once pointed out in a podcast with Marv Wolfman) none of that really translates to your chosen profession. Typing really fast does not help your prose. Being able to lift a tank does not help you convince a source to go on record. It is as near to competing straight up with normal people as Superman would ever be capable of. Even then, it comes easily enough to him that you get a pretty lofty perch at a great paper very early in your career. It is just in this one context, there is someone better than you are: Lois Lane.

As mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent, you reach up for the first time in your life and she rejects you.

To me, it is an inversion of the Luthor story. Luthor sees someone above him and feels hate. Superman sees someone above him and feels love.

Dean Hacker, comment on “Giving Lois Lane A Second Look, For The First Time” by Kelly Thompson (CBR: She Has No Head!)


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All-New Ultimates #1 preview drawn by Amilcar Pinna, colored by Nolan Woodard, and written by yours truly.







• SPIDER- MAN, BLACK WIDOW, KITTY PRYDE, BOMBSHELL, CLOAK & DAGGER officially unite to tackle the vicious, rampant crime wave overtaking Hell’s Kitchen!

• DIAMONDBACK leads the teen gang, the SERPENT SKULLS, as they run West Midtown’s drug and weapons trade & deal in murderous citywide terror!

• Detective Brigid O’Reilly and her anti- gang unit are on the hunt for a serial mask killer called SCOURGE; they get close but not without some casualties!

• Written by Michel Fiffe, the creator of the acclaimed indie series COPRA

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Creator I dig (Fiffe’s Copra ((which he writes AND illustrates)) is the only comic book I currently buy, one of the maybe 3 or 4 I actually look forward to), characters I dig who more accurately reflect the world I live in (black people! ladies! interracial romances!), yeah, I’ll definitely give this book a shot. 


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