DVD review: Turtles Forever

Turtles Forever

This weekend, I watched the direct-to-DVD movie, “Turtles Forever,” an animated film starring 80s independent comics-turned-TV-sensations, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (or in the UK, the Teenage Mutant *Hero* Turtles, renamed out of concerns over violence). As anyone who grew up in the 80s and 90s recalls, the animated series about, well, four teenaged mutant … Read more

Cable TV alternatives

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Lately I’ve been looking over what I’ve been spending on my cable bill. After being notified that I’ll be seeing my cable bill raised next month by $16 (from $80 currently, for digital cable service with no specialty channels and a DVR, to $96), I’ve been pondering what it is I watch on TV, and … Read more

Comics review: Veronica’s Passport, Archie’s Haunted House

Comic books

This weekend, I’ve read two Archie trade paperbacks in their “Archie & Friends All Stars” series, “Veronica’s Passport” (volume 1 of the series) and “Archie’s Haunted House” (volume 5 of the series). The former is a compilation of stories from a storyline where in each issue, Veronica visits different countries, explores their customs, and has … Read more

Comic review: Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #7

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Marvel Adventures Spider-Man #7 Written by: Paul Tobin Art by: Jacopo Camagni and Ronan Cliquet This issue sees that Peter’s injuries from the past several issues have apparently healed, as is demonstrated when he tests out his abilities in a game of super-powered “tag” with Kitty Pryde and…Wolverine? We then move onto the other plot … Read more

Black Friday 2010: the year we make contact (with the annual holiday shopping onslaught)

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Aside from the use of yet another “2010: The Year We Make Contact” pun (only a bit under two months of that left, folks), I’d also like to note that the holiday shopping season kicks off in three weeks with what the media and retailers have dubbed “Black Friday.” Black Friday refers to the day … Read more

Anthony’s top WebOS apps: TuneIn (aka RadioTime)

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Continuing the reviews of my favorite WebOS apps, here’s another app that I make frequent use of, TuneIn. TuneIn (formerly known as “RadioTime,” the name of its parent site) is a streaming audio app that specializes in streaming your favorite radio stations, or at least those that offer streaming audio. In my area, most of … Read more

Comics review: Batman:TBATB #22, Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam! #21

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Batman: The Brave and the Bold #22 Written by: J. Torres Art by: Andy Suriano In the final issue before this title gets a pointless reboot next month (with a new #1 issue and the unwieldy new title “The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold”), the “cold opening” sees early Silver Age DC spelunker … Read more

DVD review: Garfield: Holiday Celebrations

Garfield's Thanksgiving

“Garfield: Holiday Celebrations” is a single-disc DVD collecting three Garfield holiday specials: “Garfield’s Halloween Adventure,” “Garfield’s Thanksgiving,” and “A Garfield Christmas.” (In non-North American versions of this DVD, the Thanksgiving special is replaced by “Garfield in the Rough,” a mid-80s special about Garfield and Jon on a camping misadventure.) I’ll summarize each of the specials … Read more