First off, Star Trek Into Darkness is not as good as it's preceding film, but it's still an entertaining summer action flick. Good, now that we have that out of the way let's get to the point shall… Continue
Added by Santos on May 18, 2013 at 5:30am —
I know it may seem rather strange to see a review for a 19 year old novel here on Spill, but I only recently read the book (took me long enough), loved it and thought that it would be a great subject to bring up during the Holidays. Clive Barker's first attempt at children's fiction is, in my opinion, a masterwork. The plot is simple and familiar, but is so expertly…
Added by Santos on November 1, 2011 at 1:00am —
As can be gathered from LEOG, anime is not everybody's cup of saki. However, there are those anime movies that transcend the genre and become movies that everyone can enjoy. Mamoru Hosoda's "Summer Wars" is one such film. It's not just a great anime movie; it's a great movie period.
I first saw "Summer Wars" recently in the… Continue
Added by Santos on March 19, 2011 at 4:30am —
Remakes are pretty much common practice for Hollywood these days. If it's not classic horror films they're adapting then it's foreign movies. Asian films get remade the most (The Ring and The Departed are just two examples) so it was only a matter of time before the tables were turned. It's finally happened with Connected, an adaptation of the Chris Evans/Jason Statham…
Added by Santos on September 28, 2010 at 9:30pm —
If my avatar is any indication, I'm of one of many comic book readers who have helped make "Chew" the surprise hit of the year, at least in terms of comics. Writer John Layman and artist Rob Guillory's tale of a Cibopathic (having the ability to get psychic readings from anything that one eats) cop who's recruited into the FDA (the most powerful law enforcement agency in this comic's reality) is one of the most original and funny comic books I've… Continue
Added by Santos on November 26, 2009 at 3:00am —
I'm going to try to keep this review short and to the point.
The Spectacular Spider-Man is arguably the best Spider-Man cartoon ever made. Sure, it has it's imperfections and the animation style may be off-putting to some (I like it myself), but it's just so much damn fun and captures the essence of Spider-Man better than anything that's come before it (and that includes all three movies).
Now, if you haven't watched the… Continue
Added by Santos on August 2, 2009 at 3:30am —
UPDATE: Due to the fact that I attended the Spill Comic-Con party, I will not be going to the Austin party. That being said, the Comic-Con party was a fucking blast! Korey, Cyrus and Leon are three of the coolest and nicest guys I have ever met and it was a real pleasure getting to know them and everybody else who came. Thanks for the good time, guys. Btw, hands off my mom, Korey! LOL
I'm looking forward to the party as much as the next person, but my inner… Continue
Added by Santos on July 23, 2009 at 1:00pm —
I just found this out. David Prowse, the actor who wore the Darth Vader costume throughout the original "Star Wars" trilogy has prostate cancer. (Ouch!) He's undergoing treatment and he says he's doing fine. Here's hoping him the best. James Earl Jones may have provided us with Vader's kick-ass voice, but if it wasn't for David putting on the outfit, the character wouldn't be complete. (Sorry, Hayden.)
Here's the link to an article about it:… Continue
Added by Santos on March 17, 2009 at 12:37pm —
Everybody loves Carlyle, but what does it take to be like him? What can one do to reach the awesomeness that he has achieved? Can it even be done? Yes, it can.
In a moment, you will be treated to twelve sure fire ways to help you achieve Carlyle's win. Just follow the steps below and, soon, you too will be just like Carlyle.
1. Be male. Only men can be like Carlyle. (A sex change is recommended for women.)
2. Smoke. A lot. Unless you naturally achieved a raspy voice… Continue
Added by Santos on March 13, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Back when I wrote my review for "Spider-Man Magazine #3"
, I stated that while they were flawed, I still liked Marvel's youth oriented comics mainly for what they were trying to do. I now feel the need to take that statement back because some of the Marvel kiddy comics that I've read since that review give off the impression that they aren't trying hard enough. Take… Continue
Added by Santos on March 5, 2009 at 4:53am —
The Plot: Roary (John Savage) is feeling kind of down, so he decides to jump off the tenth floor of a building. He survives his suicide attempt and ends up partially crippled. When he gets out of the hospital, he feels like doing nothing more than putting some alcohol into his system and is directed toward Max's Bar, a local watering hole frequented by various people with physical disabilities. Before long, Roary befriends the bar's patrons and… Continue
Added by Santos on February 14, 2009 at 5:00am —
Within the past few weeks, I have seen a total of 3 movies at the theaters. I had considered reviewing each one separately, but, given that two are films that I caught late, have instead decided to quickly review them all in one blog post. Here they are in the order that I watched them....
Believe it or not, I actually liked this one. Yes, it's cheesy and has it's fair share of problems, but overall I had a good time watching it. It's… Continue
Added by Santos on January 23, 2009 at 3:00pm —
You know, I was supposed to write this weeks ago. I even told Korey how this was going to be the start of a new series in which I review "bad" movies from a fresh perspective. However, I never got around to it, but all that's over now. It's time to stay true to my word. And. Here. We. Go.....
Like everybody else, I've spent most of my years hating this movie and yet, I've always been curious to see it again. I got my chance a few… Continue
Added by Santos on December 6, 2008 at 4:00am —
This review contains spoilers, so if you haven't read "Secret Invasion" yet and don't like stories getting ruined for you, do yourself a favor and don't read this.
I'm not sure how clear I made this in my "Powers" review
, but I recently got into reading single issue comics instead of just graphic novels/trades (if you want to know why, ask in the comments… Continue
Added by Santos on December 5, 2008 at 9:30am —
(Singing) Spider-Man, Spider-Man. Spectacular, Spectacular...
Ah yes, Spider-Man. Marvel's first fucked up superhero. Poor Peter Parker's sure been through a lot over the years. He was bitten by a radioactive spider and gained superpowers; he became cocky and got his uncle killed; he turned himself into a superhero that nobody liked (due mainly to the media's vilification of him); he's battled every psychopath that exists in the… Continue
Added by Santos on October 22, 2008 at 12:30am —
Henry Spivey (Christian Slater
) is a normal guy with a beautiful wife, two kids and an office job, but he's also Edward Albright, a government agent who, thanks to an experiment, has developed a split personality that allows him to lead a double life without the created persona (Henry) being the wiser. However, things begin to malfunction and the personalities are switching… Continue
Added by Santos on October 14, 2008 at 11:00pm —
"THE REDEMPTION OF DEENA PILGRIM"
She's murdered in cold blood. She's broken every law she's sworn to protect. She's contracted a virus to which there is no cure. Can the life of Deena Pilgrim be redeemed? And at what cost?
Along with some other titles, Brian Michael Bendis' "Powers" is a comic book I only recently became aware of (starting at issue #27 of the second volume) and I wish I… Continue
Added by Santos on September 25, 2008 at 11:30pm —
Anybody who listened to LEOG recently heard the group recommend various independent comic book series. One of these was “Invincible”, a title I had already become aware of when searching for any Robert Kirkman books (particularly “The Walking Dead”) on the Phoenix Public Library website because, hey, if I don’t have to pay for it outside of my taxes, why should I? I wasn’t really interested in this title, but when I heard it mentioned by Cyrus,… Continue
Added by Santos on August 26, 2008 at 12:00am —
With all the praise being heaped upon the overrated "Wall-E" another Pixar film is going to get lost in the shuffle. An inventive and hilarious short that I honestly believe is better than the film it precedes. "Presto" is one of Pixar's best films and deserves an Oscar nod for Best Animated Short next year.
Telling the tale of a magician's rabbit that makes his owner's act a living hell when he's not given his carrot, "Presto" is a great… Continue
Added by Santos on July 2, 2008 at 3:00pm —