Aug 19, 2009 DVDs Web Exclusive

Warner Premiere follows up the very good Wonder Woman with one of their most disappointing efforts yet. Green Lantern: First Flight is an all too brief and overstuffed attempt to do animated justice to the comic book fan favorite character Green Lantern. More

Aug 19, 2009 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Having Buffy the Vampire Slayer come back from television death in comic book form has been largely successful for Joss Whedon and Dark Horse Comics. Before the series reached this fourth volume of stories, Mr. Whedon had begun to pass writing duties off to others instead of penning the run exclusively. Unfortunately, Whedon couldn’t pass up the opportunity to have his Buffyverse crossover into the universe he created with his future vampire slayer series Fray. More

Aug 19, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Electroclash god Felix Da Housecat has been chasing his “Silver Screen Shower Scene” hit song’s tail since the beginning of this decade, with mixed results. His latest artist album, He Was King, is yet another mixed bag of beats and pop. More

Citizen Rex (Issue 1)

Dark Horse

Written by Mario Hernandez and Gilbert Hernandez; Drawn by Gilbert Hernandez

Aug 19, 2009 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Issue 1 of Citizen Rex opens the door to a futuristic society in which our lead character, Sergio Bauntin, exists. With autonomous robots operating among the citizens of some undisclosed and corrupt city, this first installment only leaves questions. More

The Lovely Feathers

Fantasy of the Lot

Sparks Music/Tommy Boy

Aug 19, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

When Montréal's The Lovely Feathers released their debut LP Hind Hind Legs in 2006, they were praised for their peppy choruses, high-energy hooks, and quirky lyrics. After a three-year hiatus, the electro rock outfit returns with Fantasy of the Lot (Sparks Music/Tommy Boy). Made in the same vein as Legs in terms of spaz factor, fuzzed-out guitars, and lyrical content, Fantasy unfortunately comes out below par nearly everywhere else. More

Revolutionary Road DVD

Studio: Paramount

Aug 18, 2009 DVDs Web Exclusive

Making movies is a business. Summer movies appeal to the thrill-seekers in us and make a ton of money during the hot months as moviegoers flock to air conditioned theatres to escape from reality. The fall and winter months bring us big stars and big drama, and even though some of these films are amazing, others are laborious and pointless, and it seems like their primary reason to be made is to garner sympathetic critic approval, award attention, and dollars—in a word, Oscar bait. Revolutionary Road is this kind of movie. More

Aug 18, 2009 TV Web Exclusive

Kenny Powers. Man, myth, unbelievably broken asshole. From the team who brought you The Foot Fist Way comes this far superior creation starring Danny McBride as washed up MLB pitcher Kenny Powers, who ends up back home (Shelby, North Carolina) after boozing and drugging his way out of the major leagues. While there, he turns the town upside down with his outrageous behavior. More

North 40 (Issues 1 - 2)

WildStorm/DC

Story by Aaron Williams; Art by Fiona Staples

Aug 18, 2009 Comic Books Web Exclusive

North 40's Conover County seems like any of the multitude of podunk American towns. There's nothing much to do except drink, fight and gossip in any order possible. That static cycle forever shifts into the horrific realm after two stupid high school kids open what looks like a Necronomicon, or book of the dead, at the town library. After reciting an ancient incantation, night falls, people black out for several hours and all hell literally breaks loose. More

Aug 18, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Cale Parks, the well-coiffed percussionist (and keyboardist) from the post-rock outfit Aloha and electro-pop group White Williams doesn't seem to rest. Did I mention he also has his hand in the recordings and/or tours of Cex, Chin Up Chin Up, Joan of Arc, Love of Everything, Owen, Pit Er Pat, and Passion Pit? The man's talented at time management, if nothing else. To Swift Mars EP, is Park's third, and best release, after last year's middling drum circle experiment/sophomore effort, Sparklace. More