Oct 28, 2009 DVDs Web Exclusive

Following last year's tremendous DVD box set tribute to Western director Budd Boetticher, Sony has moved the spotlight to low-budget filmmaker and controversy magnet Samuel Fuller. More

Oct 28, 2009 Comic Books Web Exclusive

House of Mystery is an ongoing series by DC/Vertigo that's half an anthology as it is. As Kyle Lemmon recapped in his review of the second trade collection, HoM is about "a group of five strangers trapped within a supernatural tavern where strange patrons pass the time regaling each other in outlandish yarns." More

Friday Night Lights

DirectTV, The 101 Network, Wednesdays 9pm ET/PT

Oct 28, 2009 TV Web Exclusive

Warning: This review is geared toward those who are keeping up with the criminally under-watched Friday Night Lights and contains spoilers for new, but very welcome, converts. More

Colin MacIntyre


Future Gods

Oct 28, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Since the solo work of Colin MacIntyre is by and large an extension of his defunct one-man-band Mull Historical Society, one would think the difference between the two would be minimal. More

Oct 28, 2009 Live

Sometimes, it can be easy to take a concert at face value. A guy comes in with an instrument, plays a few songs, tells a few stories, and then everyone goes out for drinks and small talk. This process of thoughtless artistic consumption becomes significantly more difficult when that artist is Daniel Johnston. More


Studio: IFC Films
Directed by Lars von Trier; Starring: Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg

Oct 28, 2009 Cinema Issue #28 Fall 2009 - Monsters of Folk

With Antichrist, director Lars von Trier becomes a late entry in the contest against M. Night Shyamalan to see who can fall the farthest the fastest. More

Batman: Monsters


Written by James Robinson, Warren Ellis, and Alan Grant; Art by John Watkiss, John McCrea, and Quique Alcatena

Oct 27, 2009 Comic Books Web Exclusive

The quick and dirty critique for DC's very seasonal paperback, Batman: Monsters, is that it's an underwhelming string of fright fiction. The trade collects Legends of the Dark Knight #71-73, 83, 84, 89, and 90 and finds Batman investigating murders that seem to have been perpetrated by a werewolf, fighting bio-engineered soldiers (with a gun!?) and being caught up in a tragic retelling of archfiend Clayface's origin. More

Oct 27, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Bevan Smith's refreshing fourth full-length as Signer features some of his most refined and accessible recordings to date.These synth-soaked songs are like a few cool drinks on a warm summer afternoon. More

Oct 26, 2009 Live Web Exclusive

My first Friday show, self-titled magazine and Pop Mart Media's showcase at (Le) Poisson Rouge, was one with very high expectations, as all four artists on the bill had been overly hyped in the weeks leading up to CMJ. More