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Your First Look At MAGNETO: NOT A HERO #1!

Your First Look At MAGNETO: NOT A HERO #1!

By SuperginraiX in Previews on October 12, 2011

Take a look at these few pages from the upcoming Magneto mini-series.

The Shade #1 Discussion

The Shade #1 Discussion

By Mr. Black in Features on October 12, 2011

See what Outhousers are saying about DC's The Shade #1!

Review: Orchid #1

Review: Orchid #1

By Royal Nonesuch in Reviews on October 12, 2011

Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave guitarist enters the world of comic book writing with Dark Horse's Orchid!

Book Review: Low Town by Daniel Polansky

Book Review: Low Town by Daniel Polansky

By Jeremy Shane in Reviews on October 12, 2011

Reading Realms reviews Low Town by Daniel Polansky

Review Group Week 295 - Animal Man #2

Review Group Week 295 - Animal Man #2

By Niam Suggitt in Reviews on October 12, 2011

Everybody's favourite gang of oddballs reviews Animal Man #2 this week, everyone's snap judgement after #1 was that this book was awesome, but can it keep it up?

Sons of Anarchy Season 4:

Sons of Anarchy Season 4: "With an X"

By Royal Nonesuch in Reviews on October 12, 2011

It's a domestic drama, Sons of Anarchy style.

Treat and Trickery Tuesdays

Treat and Trickery Tuesdays

By J.M. Hunter in Webcomics on October 12, 2011

{hide_in_full_view}Angry Jack is Back! What will quell the temperment of our pissy pumpkin, hmmmm?{/hide_in_full_view}

Tales of Mr. Rhee: Chapter 6 - Part 7

Tales of Mr. Rhee: Chapter 6 - Part 7

By BKThomson aka Brad Thomson in Webcomics on October 11, 2011

THE WIZARD

The latest volume of my “What Outhousers are saying”...

The latest volume of my “What Outhousers are saying”...

By xaraan in Blog on October 11, 2011

The latest volume of my “What Outhousers are saying” article.  If you want a little entertainment by seeing the variety of comments from everyday readers about the latest comics, check it out.Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/11307067772

Interview with Ben McKenzie of Batman: Year One

Interview with Ben McKenzie of Batman: Year One

By [Please Delete This Account] in Features on October 10, 2011

Southland star Ben McKenzie takes justice into his own hands in Batman: Year One

DC Preview- TINY TITANS #45

DC Preview- TINY TITANS #45

By SuperginraiX in Previews on October 10, 2011

DC shows off some pages from this week's Tiny Titans!

What Outhousers are Saying about Comics 2

What Outhousers are Saying about Comics 2

By Jeremy Shane in Features on October 10, 2011

Quotes of what everyday readers have to say about the latest comics hitting the stands. 10/5/11 Edition.

Op/Ed: One reader's view of the DC relaunch

Op/Ed: One reader's view of the DC relaunch

By Jeremy Shane in Features on October 10, 2011

One reader's look at DC's 52 relaunch and what it could mean for DC and the Industry, attracting new readers and building long term success.

Starlord: Top to Bottom 10/5/11

Starlord: Top to Bottom 10/5/11

By Brian Burchette in Reviews on October 10, 2011

What a great week it was for comics. Thanks to Oogy I had an excellent selection with nary a week one in the bunch.

Let Me In

Let Me In

By David Bird in Blog on October 10, 2011

Let Me In (2010)Directed by Matt Reeves, Starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Kodi Smit-McPheeHaving watched Let The Right One In last week, and having heard a lot of positive things about the American remake, I figured I’d rent it for this week’s movie.Drawing from the same source material, the two movies do, of course, tell the same story: a lonely, bullied boy befriends a new neighbor--a girl his age who is also a vampire. The American one starts much differently. Police and ambulance are racing through a snowy night, sirens blaring. The cynic is going to think, of course, that that’s Hollywood for you, but the movie does steer clear of action sequences far more than you’d think a Hollywood production would. The movie starts with the capture of Hakan and then moves back two weeks in time in order to bring things back to this point.He’s not called Hakan in this movie--he’s simply referred to as “the father,” and that’s only one of many changes. The boy is renamed Owen and the girl Abbey. I don’t know why. Oskar and Eli (or Oscar and Ellie) aren’t that unusual. Owen is introduced wearing a Halloween mask and spying on his neighbors. Creepier than Oskar. He is also much more socially isolated. The movie seems to go out of its way to make him appear as weak and as vulnerable as possible. Though Abbey does state that she isn’t a girl, there is no indication that ‘she’ was ever a ‘he.’ Watching this movie, you’re watching the story of a little girl and a little boy, vampirism notwithstanding. It's also clear that Owen is forming a romantic attachment towards her, even taking a growing interest in his class’ assigned reading of Romeo and Juliet as their relationship grows. Abbey, on the other hand, is a little more complex. It may look like she’s reciprocating his feelings, and maybe she is, but her relationship with Hakan raises other possibilities.Now I am calling him Hakan, again. He is referred to as her “father,” though it's made clear he isn’t. In the novel Hakan is a pedophile that Eli brings into her service. She is a child, or at least in the form of a child, and she needs an adult figure to enable her to move more freely in the world. A child alone raises too many questions. In the Swedish film version he is just seen as her servant and little more. Its not much of a character at all. In the US one not only does Richard Jenkins do a fantastic job of bringing the character alive, making us feel for the guy even as he’s hunting victims, but the adaptation itself recasts the nature of their relationship altogether and raises questions about Abbey’s intentions. At one point we see a photo in her apartment of her and a little boy that looks somewhat like Owen, and somewhat like a younger version of Jenkins’ character. The implications are that he has been with her since he was Owen’s age, and that Owen himself is being groomed as a replacement. Another hint in this direction is that Owen has a sweet-tooth and is constantly humming bits of a candy jingle to himself, ‘eat one now, save one for later.’ Indeed.Another change from the original film is the introduction of the cop played by Elias Koteas. The character isn’t given a name, but he makes himself felt throughout the film while trying to figure out the nature of the killings. I haven’t read the novel, but this is something I didn’t like about the Swedish film. Surely the killings and attacks would have provoked some response from the police. If Koteas’ character is unsure of what’s going on, and really given little to work with, the actor still manages to make it work. He comes across as a character out of Homicide. One of the film’s most effecting scenes involves him, Owen, and Owen finally choosing a side. It's one of the strongest scenes in either film. Whichever of the two films you enjoy most, there no question but that the actors in this version are all very talented and are all bringing their A games, including Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloe Grace Moretz as the leads.As for problems I had with the film, there’s the wide use of CDI, including in unnecessary places like her attacks and two sequences where she climbs. Watching her jerkily climb a tree, I couldn’t help but think that a normal person climbing without effects could have made it look easier and more convincing. And the neighbors all but disappear. In part this is to boost Koteas’ role, but I think it would have helped to see the impact of these events on others in the story. I thought it was interesting to place the story during a winter in Los Alamos, New Mexico. I associate the area with desert and was surprised to see it snowing, but there are problems when it comes to reproducing an important scene. In the the other version Hakan pushes the body of someone Eli has killed under a frozen river, where it is later found by children. In the US version Jenkin’s character does the same thing, but the river really isn’t frozen. In fact, its running pretty freely. Coming from Canada north I couldn’t help but think, ‘You don’t let kids on the ice when it's that warm. It's not safe.’ Reproducing scenes is another problem with the movie. So many were shot the same way they were in the Swedish version. Yes, they’re drawing from a common source, but Reeves seems content, when he isn’t making specific changes to the story, to just re-do Alfredson’s work.All in all, though, it is a good film. I don’t really see a need to pick one version over the other, though on the whole I’d probably go with the Swedish one--ideally with Jenkins and Koteas spliced in!Originally Pubished at: David Bird

Breaking Bad Season 4:

Breaking Bad Season 4: "Face Off"

By Royal Nonesuch in Reviews on October 10, 2011

In an epic season finale, Walt White finds his freedom from Gus, only to take his place.

Catwoman (2011)

Catwoman (2011)

By Zechs in Reviews on October 10, 2011

The fifteen minute short film starring Eliza Dushku as Selina Kyle!

Nightfly's TV Week in Review 10/2/11 - Warehouse 13, Modern Family, and more!

Nightfly's TV Week in Review 10/2/11 - Warehouse 13, Modern Family, and more!

By Nightfly in Features on October 10, 2011

Nightfly lists his preferred picks from the previous week of primetime programming.

The Angry Citizens: Enter The Ideal!

The Angry Citizens: Enter The Ideal!

By J.M. Hunter in Webcomics on October 9, 2011

{hide_in_full_view}Angry Citizens is back! 2 Trains, 1 Track continues with a double page spread of Wielder vs. The Ideal. Will someone finally be able to shut The Wielder up? Stay tuned! Brought to you by Hunter and Hall.{/hide_in_full_view}

Ring of Honor on SBG - 10/9/11

Ring of Honor on SBG - 10/9/11

By syxxpakk in Reviews on October 9, 2011

It's former ROH World Champion Roderick Strong taking on current champion Davey Richards for the title.  Who will walk away with the belt?

52apolooza: Batman and Robin

52apolooza: Batman and Robin

By Guitarsmashley and David Dean in Reviews on October 9, 2011

The father/ son Dynamic Duo debut in this title.  Will it light the world on fire?

52apolooza: Red Hood and the Outlaws

52apolooza: Red Hood and the Outlaws

By Christian Hoffer, Kerny and Brian Burchette in Reviews on October 9, 2011

Red Hood and the Outlaws is the fratboy of DC's New 52?  Does 52apolooza want to punch it in the face?  Click and find out!

52apolooza: Birds of Prey

52apolooza: Birds of Prey

By Jerry Steinhelper, E_Galston, Adrian and Tricia Long in Reviews on October 9, 2011

A Bird of Prey is defined as a bird who likes to capture and eat rodents.  Will this apply in the DCnU?  Find out!

52apolooza: Fury of Firestorm

52apolooza: Fury of Firestorm

By David Dean, Katie Hutchison, Erik Galston and Chesscub in Reviews on October 9, 2011

Will the Fury of Firestorm withstand the fury of reviews from 52apolooza?  Click and find out!

52apolooza: Superboy

52apolooza: Superboy

By Niam Suggitt, Kelly Symmonds, Brad Thomson and Sakie in Reviews on October 9, 2011

I think he's a clone, now. Granted, he was a clone, then.  Either way, is it worth it?

52apolooza: Teen Titans

52apolooza: Teen Titans

By Christian Hoffer in Reviews on October 9, 2011

DC's favorite team of teenagers is back with their own series!  How does it do?  Click and find out!

Ducktales #5 Preview

Ducktales #5 Preview

By GLX in Previews on October 8, 2011

Check out this preview for Ducktales #5, which comes out on Wednesday.

News Roundup for Oct week 1

News Roundup for Oct week 1

By xaraan in Blog on October 8, 2011

 • DC Comics 52 relaunch pushes them into the number one spot in September. • How did DC Comics relaunch land with fans?  Check out our official  52apalooza results and get rankings for all 52 releases. • New York Comic Con starts October 13th and news is already rolling in about announcements, panels and more.  Stay up to date on the latest. • Avenging Spider-man #1 launch to offer free digital copy with purchase of hardcopy. • Barnes & Noble announces they are pulling the 100 DC Graphic Novels being offered on Kindle Fire, but not on Nook from their stores. • The Outhouse has launched an October art feature: 31 Days of Halloween. With new art updates daily. • Check out the latest Comic Reviews and also feature review columns offering rundowns and editorials on the latest books to hit the shelves:     The Idiots Guide to Comics talks Catwoman and Red Hood and the Outlaws controversy.   This Week in Punchy reviews 18 comics from wednesday’s latest releases.   SuperReads covers the latest Fear Itself from Marvel and more in it’s huge synopsis rundown.   And if you want reviews on a book from a variety of posters check out the latest Review Group as they discuss Aquaman #1 or for fun check out What Outhousers are Saying about Comics for a rundown of quotes about the latest books. • Read the Latest interviews with Phil Hester, Dan Jurgens and Joshua Hale Fialkov. • Outside of the comic world: Xbox has make a deal to bring nearly 40 TV and entertainment providers to their LIVE service.• Will next season’s Simpsons be the last?• And Lev Grossman’s fantasy novel The Magician optioned by Fox for Television.Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/11194960030

American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest #5 Preview

American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest #5 Preview

By GLX in Previews on October 8, 2011

Check out this preview for American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest #5, which hits stores this Wednesday.

Moment of the Week winner for comics on 9/28/11 was ‘Shade...

Moment of the Week winner for comics on 9/28/11 was ‘Shade...

By xaraan in Blog on October 8, 2011

Moment of the Week winner for comics on 9/28/11 was ‘Shade creates his own girlfriends’ Click here to visit The Outhouse and vote on next weeks winner.Authors: xaraanRead more http://theouthouseblog.tumblr.com/post/11187863091

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