Comics: Martian Confederacy Jan22

Comics: Martian Conf...

The two volumes of Paige Braddock’s and Jason McNamara’s The Martian Confederacy present a sci-fi comedy set on a trailer park Mars, 1500 years in the future.  A hot, tough robot, a human lunkhead and an anthropomorphic bear are the confederates, of sorts–three solo...

Comics: Rust Jan09

Comics: Rust

Previously, in Badmouth: Comics We suspended our random survey of indie comics for the holiday movie season. Now that it’s January and you’re much better off reading a book, any book, you could do a lot worse than this: Carnival: Rough but promising first issue of a...

Zero Dark Thirty

Director: Kathryn Bigelow Starring:  Jessica Chastain Review:  4 stars (of five) Zero Dark Thirty is a very well-made, compelling film that will deserve the Oscar nominations surely coming its way.  It feels like a documentary recreation of the pursuit of Osama Bin Laden, and its lengthy...