Tag Archives: action and adventure

James McTeigue’s V for Vendetta

It’s been said that Guy Fawkes was the only person who ever entered the Houses of Parliament with honest intentions. He honestly meant to blow the place to smithereens, and though he was foiled in his attempt, at least his … Continue reading

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Peter Berg’s Battleship

The main reason I picked up Battleship was Taylor Kitsch, whom I had seen as Gambit in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and then as John Carter. When I ran across a copy of Battleship on sale, I grabbed it. Alex Hopper … Continue reading

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Christophe Gans’ Brotherhood of the Wolf (Le Pacte des Loups)

I hardly know where to start with Christophe Gans’ Brotherhood of the Wolf (Le Pacte des Loups) – it’s sort of outside my normal range of subject matter, but the DVD case looked interesting enough, and the price was right, … Continue reading

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Steven Brust’s Vallista

Vallista is the fifteenth novel in the Taltos Cycle, recounting the adventures of Vlad Taltos, human (that is, “Easterner” to the Dragaerans), witch, and assassin. To set the stage, so to speak, the events in Vallista take place just before … Continue reading

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John Ostrander’s Suicide Squad: Trial by Fire

I first ran across the work of John Ostrander in his collaboration with Gail Simone in Secret Six: Danse Macabre. I had my reservations, but now that I’ve read what may be considered the forerunner to that series, Suicide Squad: … Continue reading

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Toshifumi Takizawa: Akira Kurosawa’s Samurai 7, The Complete Series

In spite of the title, this is not exactly Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai. It is, rather, an anime adaptation of the classic film, set in a dystopian future that contrasts the rural simplicity of the peasantry with a steampunk version of … Continue reading

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Mike Costa, et al.: Blackhawks, Vol. 1: The Great Leap Forward

Mike Costa’s Blackhawks represents not so much a reboot of the Blackhawk Squadron, the international team of fighter pilots that debuted in 1941, as a complete remake — really, from the ground up. The new Blackhawks are a top-secret black … Continue reading

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Zack Snyder: Man of Steel

It seems to be the Time of the Reboot. Or the retelling. In the case of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, it’s once again the Superman story, from Day One. The story in Man of Steel relates how the infant … Continue reading

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