Batman: The Cult – New Printing

DC

Written by Jim Starlin; Art and Cover by Bernie Wrightson

Jan 21, 2010 Comic Books Web Exclusive

One of the most underappreciated Batman stories is also one of the foremost examples of the superhero genre. That distinction belongs to Batman: The Cult: a miniseries created by writer Jim Starlin (Adam Warlock and the Infinity Watch, Captain Marvel), horror illustrator Bernie Wrightson (House of MysterySwamp Thing), avant-garde colorist Bill Wray (Punisher, Wasteland), award-winning letterer John Costanza (Swamp Thing), and the iconic editor Dennis O'Neil (Batman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow). More

Gamer Blu-ray/DVD

Studio: Lionsgate

Jan 21, 2010 DVDs Web Exclusive

Neveldine/Taylor, aka Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, have already established themselves as energetic B-movie handymen after co-directing only three films. Their most popular films, Crank and Crank: High Voltage, deserve their own private champagne room in the Hollywood Hall of Fame, and now comes The Running Man for a new generation, Gamer.

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Jan 19, 2010 Video Games Web Exclusive

Bayonetta is the most talked about game of the season. It's not hard to see why, after being slapped back and forth by the titular sexy female demon (with dark hair that covers her body and sexy librarian glasses), who sucks on lollipops and spreads her legs every which way while kicking angelic ass.

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Jan 19, 2010 TV Web Exclusive

Kathy Griffin has become a grand commenter on mass media who seems to somehow invade every aspect of our lives. She's also elevated herself from D-list status to something so much more, moving past just being a stand-up comedian and showing up on nearly every talk show.

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Whip It Blu-ray/DVD

Studio: Fox

Jan 19, 2010 DVDs

Drew Barrymore's sweet directorial debut, Whip It, was almost completely ignored on its initial release, despite it being the best roller derby movie of 2009. Writer Shauna Cross adapted her novel Derby Girl in the story of Bliss Cavendar (Ellen Page besting her quippy Juno performance) and her coming-of-age journey into the world of Roller Derby in the small town of Bodeen, Texas.

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Human Target

FOX, Premiere: Sunday 8/7c; Wednesdays 9/8c

Jan 17, 2010 TV Web Exclusive

The eyebrows of comic book geeks everywhere no doubt raised with the prospect of Fox adapting DC's Human Target series into a high-octane, 24-esque thriller. I was certainly one of the fans of the fun comic book series and graphic novel that centered on Christopher Chance impersonating his clients, while investigating who wants to bump them off. Fox's version is a wholly different proposition. More

Life Unexpected

CW, Mondays 9/8 Central

Jan 17, 2010 TV Web Exclusive

Slogging through the CW's pilots this past summer, the range went from blatantly derivative to gratuitously salacious. And then there was Parental Discretion Advised, now retitled as Life Unexpected. Do not expect another sudsy and scandalous CW staple like Gossip Girl or 90210. But do expect a higher quality program along the lines of Gilmore Girls and Everwood. More

Jan 15, 2010 Live

Dinosaurs are totally rock and roll. Think about it: A group of outsiders appeared—seemingly out of nowhere—made a huge impact on history in a very short period, got wildly mixed reviews (Rock critics: direct descendents of cavemen?), and then vanished. In this context, it makes sense that the Los Angeles Natural History Museum would play host to musical acts during the first Friday of the Month program, kicking off the year with Under the Radar cover artist, Bradford Cox (aka Atlas Sound). More

Jan 14, 2010 Live Web Exclusive

The Wrens are one of those bands that defines cult status. Let's frame it in the context of one of the biggest "cult" acts to ever grace the indie stage, Neutral Milk Hotel. After recording two albums, one a certified classic, the band and its enigmatic frontman Jeff Mangum simply went away, and people have been pining for them ever since. New Jersey's The Wrens have followed a similar musical trajectory in their 20-year history, recording very littlethree albums and a smattering of EPs and 7-inch recordsyet they are critically acclaimed for their work and have developed a quite devoted following, renewed in recent years by the strength of their "comeback" album, 2003's The Meadowlands. More