You’ve heard me talk about Riverdale on the podcast. It never fails to astound me that comics which amused me only slightly as a child,…
Category: TV and Film
Tonight we watch…Friday the 13th. That’s right, the grandaddy of slasher flicks! Camp Crystal Lake is open for business again, and you’re all invited. The question is…will you survive the experience?
WARNING: the following contains spoilers!
Dramatis Personae: Chia, Chris, George…and special guest-star Morris the Cat!
george_galuschak [8:00 PM] Friday the 13th!
chialynn [8:00 PM] Friday the 13th!
chris [8:00 PM] Friday the 13th!
Welcome to the third and final episode of this year’s Halloween edition of “The Unreliable Narrators Watch…,” starring The Unreliable Narrators. This week we’re watching John Carpenter’s “Halloween,” the quintessential movie of this wonderful holiday!
WARNING: the following contains spoilers!!!
Dramatis Personae: Chris, Chia, George…and special guest-star Taz the Dog!
chialynn [9:44 PM] Three… two… one…
george_galuschak [9:44 PM] Halloween!
chialynn [9:44 PM] Halloween!
chris [9:45 PM] Halloween!
chris [9:45] piano!
chialynn [9:45 PM] For our readers at home, I’m the only one here who hasn’t seen this before.
Welcome to the second episode of the Halloween edition of “The Unreliable Narrators Watch…” with your hosts, the Unreliable Narrators. This week, we’re watching PULGASARI, a giant monster movie made in North Korea. A rice/gluten golem animated by a blacksmith, Pulgasari eats iron and grows to about 800 feet and – well, this is a movie you have to see to believe.
Warning: the following contains SPOILERS!
Chia, Chris, George
chialynn [8:07 PM] PULGASARI!
chris [8:07 PM] PULGASARI!
george_galuschak [8:07 PM] PULGASARI!
chris [8:08 PM] SPROCKET
chialynn [8:08 PM] Flicks!
george_galuschak [8:09 PM] horse
chialynn [8:09 PM] That’s promising.
Welcome to a very special Halloween edition of “The Unreliable Narrators Watch…” with your hosts, the Unreliable Narrators. This week, we’re settling in with a Lucio Fulci splatterfest. City of the Living Dead is the first movie in the acclaimed (?!?) director’s Gates of Hell trilogy.
After watching this movie we were all pretty shell-shocked and didn’t have much in the way of final thoughts. A word of caution: do not watch this while you are eating.
Warning: the following contains SPOILERS. And howler monkeys!
george_galuschak [6:31 PM] City of the Living Dead!
chialynn [6:31 PM] City of the Living Dead!
chris [6:31 PM] City of the Living Dead!
chris [6:31 PM] Now that’s how you start a horror movie!
george_galuschak [6:32 PM] lots of fog
chris [6:32 PM] screaming
What does a writer who is working on two manuscripts do with a little spare time on Saturday? Well, she writes (first and foremost) and…
The Narrators might be planning to do a review of Wonder Woman, so I’m not going to do that. This post, instead, is about seeing one of my favorite fictional characters realized on the big screen. I’m going to have to tell you, then, about my 44-year relationship with Diana, princess of the Amazons.
My first Wonder Woman comic was a gift from my parents. It was a giant-sized treasury edition of the early World War 2 comics. I look at those comics with adult eyes, and I cringe at the portrayal of Germans and Japanese. My child eyes focused instead on a woman hero. I had been watching a steady diet of Yvonne Craig being Batgirl on the 1960s Batman, as well as watching Emma Peel in syndication on the British Avengers television show, so I was primed to think of myself as a woman of action in my pretend time. But Princess Diana of the Amazons? Well, she was different. And it wasn’t just that Diana was more brightly colored. Honestly, it was because I had finished reading the Children’s Encyclopedia of Folklore and Mythology and I was hooked on the Greek Gods.
Suddenly in my hands were two of my favorite things: Greek mythology and an action heroine paired together. After that first giant comic, Wonder Woman returned to a monthly comic. I didn’t know it at the time, but she had just shed Emma Peel like martial arts action running a groovy clothing boutique and returned to her comic book persona, rejoining the Justice League through a series of self-imposed labors, like Hercules, while her male colleagues judged the success of her completion of them. Um…missed the problems with that as a kid too. Instead, I loved the way she lassoed her costume on and off, and thought that it would be cool to be both a super hero and an employee at the United Nations…at the same time!
All things Wonder Woman were to come into my hands. Reprints of old stories, the new comics, whatever I could find. Happiness and ecstatic glee were mine when I found out that there would be a pilot for a Wonder Woman series. Unhappiness and frustration replaced my feelings when Wonder Woman was blond and the story wasn’t anything like the comic books. But in a few more years, well, cue Linda Carter.