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Happy Thanksgiving, American friends! If you need a moment to rest your turkey-filled self before returning to the festivities, might I suggest checking out our massive holiday sale? EVERYTHING in our web store is 40% off until next Monday, December 2nd. We're beating the Black Friday sales by starting ours early- and you don't even have to get out of your pajamas.

My suggestion of the day is Rookie Yearbook Two, edited by the inimitable, brilliant, seventeen-year-old Tavi Gevinson, aka Tiny Genius. If you're unfamiliar, head on over to rookiemag.com and immerse yourself in the aesthetically pleasing, highly intelligent, entirely relatable world her and her team of mostly teen writers, illustrators, and photographers have created. Sometimes I feel strange bringing Tavi's age up when I gush about Rookie to someone, because her accomplishments are admirable for someone any amount of years old. But then I think it's important to acknowledge that young people are capable of fantastic things. I've heard an uncountable number of women ages 25+ lament over not having had Rookie as a teen, and then admit they read the site and books anyway because they're still relevant to them.

Rookie Yearbook Two is full of rad extras and interviews (Chris Ware!) and it's beautiful to hold. I think of it as a meticulously designed collaboration that the reader is part of: cover it in stickers; tuck letters and flowers between the pages; make it emblematic of your own year, too. Really, it belongs in every teen's lair.

Now, on to the praise of others:

The Walrus: "Rookie doesn’t bend to accommodate outside audiences, nor does it bend to accommodate outside ideals. [...] Rookie overturns the myth of the two-dimensional superwoman."

Boing Boing: "Gevinson has tapped into a network of young, exuberant writers whose insight, attitude and compassion are matched by their distinctive voices and points-of-view."

This one from Irish Times sums it up: "Rookie is funny and feminist, irreverent and inclusive, and it treats its young readers with respect and understanding."

Rookie is very important to me. I could talk to you about it all day long. Or you can head over to our web store and find out all about it for yourself. At these prices, you can pick up both Yearbooks for just a little more than the price of one!

BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS advances in the office

We've moved this book to a February 25th 2014 release date so this is waaaay ahead of time but we just got these beauties in the office. Almost three years ago Peggy and I went to Angouleme and one of the Reprodukt guys (Sebastian, Christian—I forget who!) recommended that I check out this book Jolies Tenebres. Then I bumped into Paul Gravett and said "have you heard of?" and he said " I love that book!" and I still weirdly wasn't sure but I brought it home and Chris read it and said "oh, this is very good" so we had Helge Dascher translate it and I read it and said "agreed!" and then we asked the artists Kerascoët to do a new cover and then asked Ray Fenwick to knock out a new title treatment and this many years later here it is. And it is very good and very creepy and you will read it and not sleep very well for a bit but it'll be worth it.

I'm trying not to give anything away. Hopefully you can see the blending of the cartoony characters with the more lush foliage watercoloring. Maybe see what this Publisher's Weekly Starred Review has to say, hmmm?

Oh, check these awesome blurbs as well.

“A brilliant premise executed with panache. Vehlmann and Kerascoët’s fairy world has the offhand cruelty of the Alice books and the offhand sweetness of Moominland—Donahey’s Teeny Weenies and The Borrowers can be felt here too—and yet it really seems without precedent, every page a surprise in style and form and content.”—John Crowley, author of Little, Big and Aegypt

“A fairytale where the darkness is only natural: the real world of Beautiful Darkness not only includes but embraces decay, calm indifference, and animals who act like animals, just like life—and death. And neither its prince or princess are quite what we expect. Read it outdoors for maximum effect.” —Kathe Koja, author of The Cipher and Under the Poppy

Toronto: let Chester Brown lecture you at the AGO tonight!

Art Spiegelman's Co-Mix opens at The Jewish Museum tomorow!

Hello, New York and those looking for an excuse to visit!

In this last year, Art Spiegelman- Pulitzer Prize-winning legendary cartoonist, in case you're unfamiliar- has had retrospective shows all over Europe and North America, and in September, the beautiful, career-spanning book Co-Mix was released. Now Co-Mix, the exhibition, has come to The Jewish Museum, and it opens tomorrow, November 8th!

Here's some of the wonders you can expect to see, from this great recent New York Times piece on Art Spiegelman: "There is an extensive selection, some of it R-rated, from Mr. Spiegelman’s period of drawing Mad-magazine inspired underground comics [...], along with some gag cartoons he did for Playboy, [...] his time at Raw, [...] his illustrations for “The Wild Party,” Joseph Moncure March’s narrative poem from 1928; the covers he drew for The New Yorker starting in 1992 (the Hasidic man kissing a black woman is here, for example, along with the one showing reporters interviewing Bill Clinton’s crotch); and later work, some of it politically motivated, like “In the Shadow of No Towers,” a series of angry broadsides he drew criticizing the Bush administration after Sept. 11." All of this and lots more including- yes, people- the original manuscript for Maus.

It's incredibly difficult to do Spiegelman justice. His work changed the reputation of comics forever, and he has influenced virtually every modern-day cartoonist. But I think J. Hoberman's essay in Co-Mix is a good one, and you can preview it here on Boing Boing before buying your very own copy of the book at the museum's gift shop. Who can resist any museum's gift shop?

The Jewish Museum is at 1109 5th Avenue (at 92nd Street). Co-Mix runs until March 23, 2014. Learn more about the exhibition on The Jewish Museum's website.

Happy Thorsday! (and AOS Full Episode)

Happy Thorsday fellow mortals! Tonight Thor: The Dark World will be releasing in North America and to celebrate Thorsday I have some hilarious Thor and Loki related videos and pictures. Below is Tom Hiddleston asking children, "Who's Better: Thor or Loki?" and we get to see some hilarious results. Also I have new main theme of The Dark World along with some festive Thorsday funny pictures.

This video ads reason to Tom Hiddleston's long list of why he is awesome! He is so hilarious in this video, I wish I knew where I could watch the entire Comedy Central segment.

While I will have to watch the movie before making a final judgement of the soundtrack, I like what I hear, but it is not as good as the first Thor's score. Unfortunately, Patrick Doyle did not return to score the film, however Brian Taylor did do a fantastic job with Iron Man 3's score, making it one of my personal favorites, so I expect something great from the soundtrack as a whole.

It's Thorsday! Let's get hammered by some hilarious pictures!

Because what is more random than Thor riding Nyan Cat

No, Loki riding an evil Nyan Cat is definitely more random

Sorry if you were expecting the post I intended to post today, however this whole dashboard debacle has really screwed my schedule up, plus how could I pass up celebrating Thorsday? 

And if you have yet to watch it, here is the full recent episode of Agents of SHIELD

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Dashboard Problems with Blogger!

Recently I have been experiencing problems with my posts not appearing on the dashboard at the right time, and I have no idea why it is happening. For example, I posted my 42 Review on Monday but it did not appear on the dashboard until Tuesday, which would explain the abundance of comments yesterday instead of on Monday. Also yesterday's Top 10 Movie Battles: Part 2: 10-6 did not appear on the dashboard as it was supposed to, however it probably worked for some of you that commented, but not on my dashboard. So, my question is have you seen my last two posts on the dashboard? Please let me know so that I can find a way to fix the problem. Until then, please check back on my blog by 7:30am Eastern time since I post literally everyday and have done so for basically the entire year. On other news, there is a chance I might be able to have a preview screening of Thor: The Dark World at my local theater on Thursday like the Man of Steel if I decide to see it in 2D.
Edit: It appears that Blogger is starting to work again since this post showed up on the dashboard correctly. However, the Top 10 Battles post is there but it says I posted it several hours ago when it should be saying a day ago, that's odd.

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Top 10 Movie Battles: Part 2: 10-6

Here is the second part of my Top 10 Movie Battles. 

At Number 10: Seven Samurai Final Battle
The final battle at the end of the Akira Kurosawa's samurai epic, Seven Samurai, is the oldest battle on the list and it remains one of the best. Even though the battle might not have the amount of visceral thrills as many modern battles, Seven Samurai should be recognized for its quality considering the time in which it was filmed as well as being filmed in the rain, which created a fantastic atmosphere. The three hours leading up to this battle were definitely worth it. 

At Number 9: Battle of Gotham
Before any Nolanite starts loosing their stuff over the low placing of the battle on my list, here is my main reason: the battle is more of a duel between Batman and Bane than an actual battle between multiple armies or people. While there certainly is some large scale fighting (hence it being on the list), the battle is more about Batman vs. Bane with the battle in the background.

At Number 8: Battle of Thermopylae
Inspired by true events of the 300 Spartans that fought the 30000 Persians and based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, Zack Sndyer's 300 had some awesome and gory battles. While the later battles in 300 are a little too over-the-top for my tastes, the first battle was freaking epic! 300 Spartans that can completely defy physics vs. a crap load of Persians, in slow-motion! The great fight choreography combined with the gravity defying special effects makes for a fun and epic battle.

At Number 7: Thor and Company vs. Frost Giants
The first battle that we get to see Thor throw is also one of the best. Despite the complains about the Dutch angles, the battle shows off Thor's epic battle skills along with his companions. The choreography of the fighting is excellent and the fact that the Frost Giants are actually guys in suits rather than CGI creatures is a big plus and prevents the scene from becoming a wacky and cartoony battle. 
Note: Video above is darker than the actual scene on Blu-Ray.

At Number 6: Battle of Hogwarts
Basically, the battle of Hogwarts includes the last hour of the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which is one big epic battle of wizardry. Although the battle does not really include the duel Harry and Vordemort, the rest of the battle was huge, taking place across the entire campus of Hogwarts. Also note that this is the only picture I could find for the list, even if it is the duel between Harry Vordemort.

To see how a battle qualifies for the list, Click Here to check out the first post in this series where I explain the method behind the madness. What do you think of my picks thus far? Please comment below.

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42 (Jackie Robinson) Review

Thoughts: 42 is the story of Jackie Robinson, the man who broke the color barrier in baseball, and his actions would eventually lead to it being broken in all major sports. Unlike most biopics, 42 fortunately does not start from the beginning of Jackie's life. It instead starts right before he is signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers, and thus focuses on the best part of his career: when he breaks the color barrier. As I have stated several times, I love baseball and the history of baseball, however baseball movies have generally disappointed me because the baseball aspect is often poorly portrayed. However, 42 is the first baseball to actually get it right, which is one of the many reasons why 42 is such a great film.

Directed by: Brian Helgeland
Genre: Baseball, Drama, Biopic,
Release Date: April 12, 2013
Running Time: 128 minutes
MMPA rating: PG-13

The Good: Harrison Ford's Oscar worthy performance, Perfectly portrays the baseball aspect, Looks 100% authentic, Boseman is perfectly case, Superb cinematography, Mostly historically accurate, All-around brilliant performances, Surprisingly humorous, Never a dull moment, Doesn't force the social issues, Likeable characters,

The Bad: Clichéd kid watching the game,

Plot: The following plot summary is copied from Wikipedia.com.
The film tells the story of Jackie Robinson and, under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey, Robinson's signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers to become the first African-American player to break the baseball color barrier. The story focuses mostly on the 1947 Brooklyn Dodgers season and somewhat on Robinson's 1946 season with the Montreal Royals.
Watch the movie to see what happens next.

Plot: 8.9/10- Director and writer Brian Helgeland did an excellent job with the film in nearly every aspect. Jackie Robinson's story is told very well with surprising amount of historical accuracy, although there are a few scenes in particular that are fiction. Robinson's story is one that needed to be told and it probably could not have been told any better. Although the film does have very occasional corny moments, the story is told realistically and never "sugar coats" any of the facts. Also the pacing of 42 is spot on, it never feels overly long during any parts of the film.
Some movies that are about racism really tried to force the issue of racism over the actual story of the film and often lose the impact of the point trying to be made, however 42 used the real historical facts and story to make its point, which is why 42 was effective. While some may say the story is predictable, it is based on history so that should not really be considered an issue.
There is the one obligatory annoying kid that has a one or two painfully corny moments, fortunately however, it is limited and the only real negative of the film.
The end was corny because it kind of copied "The Natural" with its slow motion trot around the bases and that the ending was not based on historical fact, or that is why I have read.

Action: N/A- Although not "action," it important to mention the baseball scenes that were filmed. This is the first time that I can truly say that a movie got the baseball part right. The direction of those scenes where spot on. Each scene was framed well, thus making the game of baseball as exciting as the real thing. All too often in baseball movies, the baseball aspect is lacking.

Acting: 9.4/10- Harrison Ford killed it as Branch Rickey; someone get this man an Oscar (or at least a nomination)! Ford owned the role, he not only looked the part, but played it perfectly; his best performance in years. Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson also owned his role, and he too looked like his real life counterpart. Boseman portrayed Robinson's struggle to "have the guts to not fight back" excellently. All of the other actors in the film gave top notch performances, there was not a weak performance in the film, other than that one annoying kid.
How could Alan Tudyk go from one of the most likeable characters ever as Wash from Firefly, to one of the most despicable dirt bags in recent memory!? Tudyk played the Philadelphia Phillies manager Ben Chapman, who tried to provoke Jackie, and he plays entirely against type in his role, albeit a relatively minor one.

Special effects: N/A-

Soundtrack: 6.2/10- Although the score was the typical American sports movie fare, it fit the tone of the film well.

Comedy: 7.8/10- 42 had a surprising amount humor, all of which was used well.

Overall: 8.3/10: 42 is the baseball movie that baseball fans have been waiting for and it is one the best dramas in recent memory, an absolute must watch for baseball fans; it gets almost everything right.

Closing comments: It is difficult to determine what non-fans of baseball will think of the film because I love baseball and therefore I am bias, however fans of period drama films would most likely enjoy it as well as fans of great movies in general.

Recommended for: Baseball fans, Drama fans, Biopic fans,

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Thor: The Dark World is Coming and Posting Schedule.

My most anticipated film of the month, Thor: The Dark World, is about to be released on Friday! While those lucky Aussies, Brits, and others in Europe and other parts of the world have already seen it, North Americans have to wait a week as usual with any Marvel movie. However, the reviews thus far are tracking well with the Rotten Tomato rating at 84%, higher than the first Thor film. That brings me to another point of this post, on Friday I will have my typical Review Roundup featuring the ratings of several of my favorite film critics as well as the Rotten Tomatoes rating. For the follow post however, I have something different planned. Since several of the readers of this blog are film critics that review recently released films as well, I will have a post on Sunday dedicated to the opinions of anyone who has reviewed the film by that point. All you have to do is comment with a link to your review with a short summary of your review to entice potential readers. Since I am not sure if my local theater will be carrying the new film, I am not sure when I will be able to see it, but I should see at least by the end of next week. Also, is anyone else excited for the new movie? I sure am!
Additionally, I have found this awesome Loki poster for The Dark World, however I am not sure if it is legitimate or a fan creation, but I do believe it is official. If you know, please comment below.

As before, here is my tentative posting schedule, however it is subject to change depending on if some major news comes up. 

Monday: 42 (Jackie Robinson) Review
Tuesday: Top 10 Movie Battles: Part 2 (Agents of SHIELD Episode)
Wednesday: Code Geass R1 Review
Thursday: Star Wars: the Empire Strikes Back Analysis
Friday: Thor: The Dark World Review Roundup
Saturday: ?
Sunday: Reader's Review Roundup

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New Lego Movie Trailer!

This new trailer for The Lego Movie is hilarious! I love it! Batman and all of the references are absolutely perfect. Seriously, watch the trailer.
Batman is hilarious, the Wonder Woman Invisible Jet part nearly killed me, and Abraham Lincoln's part was also great. Another great part was the Terminator reference when the girl says: "Come with me if you want to not die." Hopefully the trailer does not show all of the jokes and if not, this movie is going to be great. What do you think of the trailer? Please check back tomorrow for the posting schedule and more.

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Coming Soon: November

Jordan is back with another preview of the month's upcoming movies.

My, my this year is flying by isn't it? Jordan from RATH'S REVIEWS here to give you another look at what is coming up and what just happened in theaters.

October was a strong month with an average Rath's Review score of 7.3, a 2.3% increase from last year's 7.2. However the month was much stronger than the numbers indicate because in 2012 I only reviewed three October movies and this October I saw six. If you want to check out the data and see which month has been the strongest so far this year, CLICK HERE. So what six movies did I see last month? Check em out:

Gravity: Wow. I mean what else can I say? If you saw this in IMAX 3D you know exactly what I'm talking about and if you didn't then I suggest you stop reading and go now. One of the more unforgettable movie-going experiences you will have in your lifetime. (Rath's Review Score: 10/10 -- Instant Classic)
Runner Runner: I called it as a dud and a dud it was. I didn't see it due to being so blown away by Gravity but I certainly didn't miss much. Unless you count a movie with an interesting premise that can't execute its ideas as something...
Captain Phillips: As I said last month, this one was pretty much a sure fire hit. Tom Hanks was amazing per usual as was director Paul Greengrass. Despite some of the controversy surrounding the real-life events the movie was a thrill from start to finish and October continued strongly onward. (RRS: 9/10)
Machete Kills: Man, what a trip this movie was! Certainly not for the easily offended or faint of heart but it was just loads of ridiculous, over-the-top, obnoxious, gory fun. I enjoyed it more than the score I gave it indicates but the score reflects its unnecessary length, overall quality, and some unnecessary plot points. (RRS: 7/10)
Carrie: A remake of the adaptation of the Stephen King novel that played it way too safe. I enjoyed it enough as someone who never saw the original, but this one does nothing new. I was disappointed that it didn't take more liberties to address the issues of cyber-bullying that our current culture has problems with today. (RRS: 5.5/10)
Escape Plan: Neither a dud nor a hit. I also didn't see this one but it seems like if you went in with the 80's action mentality then you were bound to have a fun time. Sometimes there's nothing wrong with a little mindless action with two elderly gentleman!
12 Years a Slave: Well I wish I could say I saw this one! I live in Denver and it's not playing in a single theater here. I HATE limited releases to no end. As for the movie, it's the clear front runner for the Oscar's right now so I'm sure it will be nothing short of fantastic. But at the same time I feel like it may be overhyped just a bit, similar to the way Lincoln was last year. Great movie, but not the best movie of the year. If it ever gets a wide release I'll update you guys.
Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa: An unexpected treat. Who knew that attaching a story and toning down the gross factor to some Jackass pranks could be so satisfying and heart warming. It had its issues, yes, but Bad Grandpa was a hilarious trip to the theaters that I didn't regret one bit. (RRS: 8/10)
The Counselor: The disappointment of this one still stings. It should have worked on almost every level but it was a mess, and a fairly bad one at that. It's slightly saved by a strong cast and some highlight scenes, but the screenplay by Cormac McCarthy was overly excessive and even pretentious. One of the bigger disappointments of the year for me. (RRS: 4.5/10)

Most Disappointing: The Counselor
Most Surprising: Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa
Worst Movie: The Counselor
Best Movie: Gravity (by a mile)

Now onward to a somewhat odd November. I'm not sure I ever remember there being so many blockbusters in a late month. It's like a second summer!

*Click the movie titles for their trailers!*

Why It's Worth Seeing: It's based off one of the better and more thought-provoking sci-fi books ever written. There is an immense amount of potential for a great movie here and with the strong cast and visuals it looks like they could pull it off.
What Could Go Wrong: Personally, as excited as I am for it, I'm still not entirely convinced that they will pull it off. The themes in the book were very mature and I'm not sure if Hollywood is going for that or if they are going for a sci-fi action piece. I think it's bound to disappoint on some level, I just hope it's not with regards to the themes and maturity.

Why It's Worth Seeing: Do you see that cast? Kevin Kline, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, and Michael Douglas all playing geriatric males enjoying a buddy's bachelor party in Vegas. What could go wrong? Hopefully a whole lot so that the whole movie can stay as funny as the trailer is. The Hangover Part III came out earlier this year, but this might be the trip that you want to take to Vegas instead.
What Could Go Wrong: The usual with comedies...all the funny parts could be in the trailers, it could have an idiotic story, poor script, etc. My main concern is that the focus on old-person jokes will be worn far too thin by the time the credits roll.

Why It's Worth Seeing: Because it's more Marvel, duh. The previous Thor was a somewhat weak entry in Phase 1 that was made much stronger after the release of The Avengers and we saw just how critical Thor's world was to the story. The Dark World looks to be epic on almost every level and as someone who was slightly disappointed by the first, I couldn't be more excited for this one. Also, I chose a poster here rather than a still because whoever is doing the Thor posters deserves an immediate and hefty raise. They are gorgeous.
What Could Go Wrong: The problem with the Marvel movies now is creating a character centric story while also moving the background Avenger's plotlines forward. It's an extremely tricky combination, one that we saw Iron Man 3 do very gracefully earlier this year. The quality of the movie will depend on how well it stands alone AND how well it ties into everything else.

Why It's Worth Seeing: We skip over a week mainly because I'm not all that interested in The Best Man Holiday or The Book Thief and arrive at the Vince Vaughn comedy, Delivery Man. Apparently he is the father to an absurd amount of children due to some medical mix-up. With Vince Vaughn, there is always the potential for a movie to be funny.
What Could Go Wrong: For starters, Vince Vaughn hasn't been funny in a while. The Internship which reteamed him with Owen Wilson was about as average as average gets and I may have laughed one or two times throughout. Also, the tone of the trailer seems to indicate it will have a serious feel to it, but then there are also the Vince Vaughn funnies...to me that sounds like a pretty lackluster combo.

Why It's Worth Seeing: I couldn't find anything but production stills for this one, so I chose to show a poster as well because the marketing for Catching Fire has been phenomenal. I just finished re-reading the second book and I couldn't be more excited for this one...I'm part of the crowd that thinks that all of the books are phenomenal, not just the first one. From the trailer, it seems like they have nailed the overall theme of the book and the addition of Phillip Seymour Hoffman is a great one. The first movie was a very well done adaptation and I think this one has the potential to be even better.
What Could Go Wrong: If they focus too much on the love story/triangle then it will dive into Twilight territory. The Hunger Games series overall is about so much more than that love triangle and the first movie did a good job at finding an appropriate balance. If this one can't balance that properly then it could spell trouble.

Why It's Worth Seeing: It's from the team that made Wreck-It Ralph last year which went on to become one of my favorite animated movies ever. Despite Pixar being somewhat weak lately, it's clear that there is still some magic at Disney's animation studios and Frozen has the potential to be another hit.
What Could Go Wrong: Other than Wreck-It Ralph, Disney has been in a bit of an animation slump lately. Does Frozen have an interesting enough premise to become a hit? For me, the trailers indicate no.

Why It's Worth Seeing: The original Korean Oldboy has become a cult classic. I haven't seen it but I had the plot described to me and my jaw dropped. It's messed up...big time. But if you can get past that it's an interesting journey. This remake features a strong cast and looks to be super R-rated.
What Could Go Wrong: With the strong director and cast, I'm not sure that a whole lot could go wrong, it just may not be everyone's cup of tea. Also with a plot this complex, they need to make sure that the audience knows what's going on and isn't in the dark.

Must See (in order): Thor: The Dark World, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
On My Radar: Ender's Game, Last Vegas, Frozen, Oldboy
Predicted Duds: Delivery Man

Thanks, James for the opportunity to do another guest post and thank you for reading everybody! See you next month! Be sure to follow me through Blogger at RATH'S REVIEWS. I follow back 100%! Also Like the Facebook page HERE! Enjoy the November blockbuster season!

Thanks Jordan for another great post. Please be sure to follow his blog, I can't recommend it more for movie fans.

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