REVIEW: ’68: Jungle Jim

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68 jjWhen I first tried ’68 I didn’t really care for it, then I checked out a one shot called Jungle Jim, this issue I liked a lot and from there started reading ’68. What started with a one shot Image expanded to a four issue series, and I was glad that it happened. If you’re not familiar with ’68 it’s basically a comic set during the Vietnam War in 1968, however there also happens to be zombies roaming around. Jungle Jim is sort of like the Punisher of this Vietnam zombie war. He wears what some would consider a costume, he appears out of nowhere and cleans house on whatever kind of enemy is there. Jungle Jim is not actually a man named Jim, it’s a helmet he wears a tribute to the real Jungle Jim a man who he believes is now a zombie roaming around the jungle. While fighting zombies and (in this case) saving a group of orphans from the Viet Cong he also searches out the zombified remains of his friend. While my reading of the overall ’68 series is still limited at this point I really liked Jungle Jim a lot. It covers a good spread here, anyone that likes zombies, war comics or vigilantes and heroes would fall under the umbrella of people that should be reading this. It’s pretty great so get into it.

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Top 20 Movies of 2009, and the bad

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This year was really difficult, a lot of really good movies came out. Normally you get a ‘Top 10′ but I’m twice as good as them so here’s the Top 20 movies of 2009!  (there’s a couple out right now I need to see, if the list needs amending because of that it will be done.)

1. The Hangover
2. Star Trek
3. Public Enemies
4. Zombieland
5. Inglourious Basterds
6. Observe and Report
7. Black Dynamite
8. Dead Snow
9. Funny People
10. The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
11. The Men Who Stare at Goats
12. The Final Destination
13. I Love You, Man
14. Shrink
15. Drag Me to Hell
16. Extract
17. Adventureland
18. District 9
19. (500) Days of Summer
20. Friday the 13th

Aaaand it wasn’t all good, so here’s the bottom rung, the bad.

6. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
5. 12 Rounds
4. Year One
3. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
2. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

And the worst movie of 2009:
1. Dragonball Evolution

REVIEW: Inglourious Basterds

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basterdsQuentin Tarantino, just about everyone should know the name by now he’s brought us such movies as Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill, and Death Proof. Inglorious Basterds is the war movie that Quentin was rumored to have been writing for years now and it’s finally here. It has a few things every Tarantino movie has, a cast that’s scattered with both big name actors (Brad Pitt) and unknowns, both of which do great jobs. We’ve also got a ton of dialog, then again it is a Tarantino movie so you should be expecting that, if you’re not then, well what the fuck are you thinking? One thing that seems to be missing here is it doesn’t appear we have the actor that use to be great that we haven’t seen for a while, normally a staple in Tarantino’s movies, but that’s ok, instead we get Eli Roth as “The Bear Jew”, fair trade. Basically what we’ve got is a team of Jewish solders terrorizing Nazi’s. They catch em, they kill em, and they scalp em. Or if they’re lucky they carve a swastika into their forehead and let em go. That’s only part of the story because we’ve also go the story of a Jewish girl that escaped and has setup shop as owner of a local theater, when a screening of a new German movie is set to happen at her place a plan for revenge is put into action here. What you don’t get in traditional war movies such as big battle scenes in this movie it’s made up for in other awesomeness (for once I won’t give it away here). All in all we’ve got another great movie from one of the biggest cult directors around, we’ll see if this one flips in the box office like the rest of them or if this will be a breakout hit. Oh and the soundtrack rules (cept one song) too.

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