Monthly Archives: June 2010

Months Later, This Review of Phantom Menace Still Kills

This is an oldie but still link worthy. RedLetterMedia (site / channel) — aka some guy in his kitchen in Minnesota — did a seven part critique of why the Phantom Menace sucks and why George Lucas should be run … Continue reading

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The Sincerest Form of Flattery

  Superman is a notoriously difficult character to make interesting. With his Christ-like moral virtue firmly entrenched in the public consciousness, and the weight of multi-platform corporate synergy resting on his broad, Kryptonian shoulders, he defies almost all valid attempts … Continue reading

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China Mieville’s The City & The City — Enthusiasticast Episode 16

Mark endorses China Mieville’s The City & The City. We also mention… Summer movies: Land of The Lost, The Taking of Pelham 123 Remake, Prince of Persia, The Killers, Robin Hood, Iron Man  2, Sex and The City 2, Star … Continue reading

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Koushun Takakmi’s Battle Royale — Enthusiasticast Episode 15

Jon endorses Koushun Takakmi’s Battle Royale. We also mention… 2010 New Yorker’s 20 under 40 Abstract for New Yorker’s 1999 Summer Fiction Issue We call out Nicole Krauss, Jonathan Safran Foer, Gary Shteyngart, Rivka Galchen, and David Bezmozgis We lament … Continue reading

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Lee Child’s Jack Reacher Novels — Enthusiasticast Episode 14

Mark endorses Lee Child’s Reacher novels. We also mention… The Lego Printer A Message Guillermo about leaving the Hobbit movie Bond is stalled. Daniel Craig moves on to Larrson. Carey Mulligan reportedly in the running for role in Larrson movie. … Continue reading

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