Using a music analogy, the beginning of 27 Second Set is much like Eric Clapton's Unplugged version of "Layla" with a more subdued and lamenting tone. The question is whether readers will be as divided as the fans of the rock legend who reimagined an already classic song.
I have never been so baffled, blown away, disappointed or confused by a film like The Tree of Life. That's not to say Terrence Malick's beautifully shot film is bad, it may actually be the greatest film ever made. The only problem with that statement is that Tree of Life isn't even a movie by today's standards. It's something else entirely.
Is director Kevin Smith capable of branching out from his comedic roots? Is Kevin Smith able to film suspense, action and horror? These are questions that his controversial religious extremist film are still raising but perhaps the true question is if fans even want to see Kevin Smith make a movie that doesn't feature Jay and Silent Bob selling weed.
What happens when you merge a sweet love story with fantasy apocalyptic nihilism? Bellflower aims to do this with some very surprising results. Writer, director and star Evan Glodell has given us a unique film that defies being put into any simple type of genre but unabashedly trail blazes its own path.
In the spy thriller The Debt, viewers are treated to a story spanning over 30 years that covers love, heartbreak, morality and revenge. In an impressive bit of storytelling, the narrative goes back and forth from 1966 to 1997 sometimes jumping ahead of itself only to return to the same scene and show just a little bit more and change the thematic elements working within it.
Skullkickers has always been a fun read, but what happens when the creative team adds a bit more depth to its story and side characters? Good stuff of course. Image's premier fantasy/action/comedy continually gets better with cute, but coarse, faeries and a leaky artery.
What do Geoff Johns and Jim Lee offer in the premier issue of DC's bold, new initiative of reestablishing their classic characters? It ends up being a lot of comic book tropes in a shiny package. Not bad, but certainly not innovative. Also, the comic predominantly features only two characters from the cover. More a duo than a league.