The Crap You Should Buy This Week: 2/8/09-2/14/09

Trying to figure out how to spend your hard-earned cash this week?  You know you wait with baited breath for…

Trying to figure out how to spend your hard-earned cash this week?  You know you wait with baited breath for your Tuesday Best Buy visit and your Wednesday comic shop visit!  Well, here’s a list of the good stuff coming out this week – don’t waste your money on anything else!

Heroes Aren't Hard To Find in Charlotte, NC

Madness at the Movies: The Uninvited

Sorry boils and ghouls … I know this review is a little late.  I’m catching up!  Hopefully you’ve had enough…

The Uninvited
Sorry boils and ghouls … I know this review is a little late.  I’m catching up!  Hopefully you’ve had enough Paul’s Horror Flix to keep you so busy you haven’t seen this flick yet.

Let me start off by saying that I’ve never seen Elizabeth Banks look as good as she does in this film.  Good stuff.

Madness at the Movies: Push

So…I had a tagline for this article before even going to the theaters to see Push.  It was going to…

Push

So…I had a tagline for this article before even going to the theaters to see Push.  It was going to read “The best comic book movie not actually based on a comic!”  I mean, it had to be…Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning, Djimon Hounsou, and the dude who played the villain in the Blade TV Show.  Plus, it’s directed by Paul McGuigan, who may not have had many good features (Wicker Park, Lucky Number Slevin), but directed the pilot to that TV Show on FX called Thief (with Andre Bragher) that I really enjoyed.  I mean, it seems like sometimes the best comic book movies are directed by the guy’s who you normally wouldn’t expect to jump in our genre (you know, like Chris Nolan).  Everyone wanted Sam Raimi to do a comic book movie…now we have three crappy Spider-Man films, and a fourth on the way.  Ugh.

Anywho…off topic.

Push kinda stinks.

Contest: Why the disrespect for Didio?

Hey kiddies!  This one will be at the top for a while to give everyone a chance to enter the…

Hey kiddies!  This one will be at the top for a while to give everyone a chance to enter the contest!  Scroll down for the latest news!

Dan Didio!I just watched the last part of Newsarama’s 20 Questions with Dan Didio video series, and read the questions asked of him at NYCC, and I have to say…wow. Some of those questions I felt were really kind of disrespectful!

Mike Bullock Interview – The Phantom: The Ghost Who Walks

There have been many Phantoms before the current one – a lineage of fathers passing the torch to their sons,…

The Phantom: The Ghost Who Walks #0 Cover

There have been many Phantoms before the current one – a lineage of fathers passing the torch to their sons, an oath to defend the jungles of Bangalla from piracy, cruelty, and injustice.  The story of the modern Phantom, the 21st, continues in The Phantom: The Ghost Who Walks, published by Moonstone Books, starting with a #0 issue this week.

We spoke with the writer of the series, Mike Bullock, on Moonstone’s plans for the character and the new series.

Paul’s Horror Flix: Alien Raiders

Tony Almeda is in this film, sans his soul patch! Isn’t that enough to warrant renting this film to begin…

Alien Raiders

Tony Almeda is in this film, sans his soul patch! Isn’t that enough to warrant renting this film to begin with?

A group of “criminals” take a grocery store hostage, looking for “something” that they’ve traced to that location. Of course, as with every siege in cinematic history, stuff goes wrong, the cops show up, there is a hostage negotiator who develops a rapport with the lead crook, etc. etc. Still, sporting a pretty decent cast, including Tony Almeda (do you even care what his real name is?), Mathew St. Patrick (from War and Six Feet Under), and Rockmond Dunbar (C-Note from Prison Break), the acting is better than the acting in any film named Alien Raiders should be. Seriously, they couldn’t come up with a better name than that? I guess all the good titles with the words “alien” or “space” in them were already taken.

Paul’s Horror Flix: Red Mist (aka FreakDog)

I’m going to start about by saying I like just about every actor in this film.  I’ve liked Arielle Kebbel…

Red Mist (aka Freakdog)

I’m going to start about by saying I like just about every actor in this film.  I’ve liked Arielle Kebbel since seeing her in Reeker and American Pie: Band Camp. Sarah Carter was just about the only thing I liked in DOA: Dead or Alive.  MyAnna Buring from The Descent, Martin Compston (Doomsday), and Andrew Lee Potts (Primeval and Return to House on Haunted Hill) round out a cast of pretty talented folks.  In addition, Shrooms, the previous film from director Paddy Breathnach, was in my top 10 list of 2008 films.  So I was really looking forward to this film.