Author: J.R. LeMar

Mostly Harmless.

Time Bandits

Written by Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin Directed by Terry Gilliam As I wrote back in April, for most of my life I’ve been intrigued by stories involving Time Travel. And I believe that I can trace this interest to two events from my childhood, one was the TV series VOYAGERS! and the other was…

My Top 5 Favorite RAPPERS of All Time!

Alright, following up on my Top 5 Favorite Rap Groups list, I think I’ll go ahead and list my top 5 favorite solo rappers. To be clear, unlike most people or websites that try to rank rappers on a list like this, this isn’t meant to be any type of “official” unbiased list, declaring who…

Henry Cavill’s Superman…Returns?

Back in September 2018 it was announced that Henry Cavill’s contract with Warner Bros. to play Superman had ran out, as the studio began shaking up its plan for future superhero movies, de-emphasizing the shared-universe approach that has been mega-successful with Disney’s Marvel superheroes, in favor of more stand-alone films and franchises. As such, there…

My TOP 5 Favorite RAP GROUPS of All Time!

A subject often discussed in rap circles it the question of who are the G.O.A.T.s? The Greatests Of Al Time? Go on youtube, look on the internet, you’ll find a bajillion articles and interviews with everyone from fans to industry insiders to rappers themselves discussing or debating favorites, usually in the context of being asked…

Remembering MODERN FAMILY

This past Wednesday, the TV series MODERN FAMILY came to an end, after 11 seasons and 250 episodes, with the 2 final episodes aired back to back. The series debuted in September 2009, and a month later I wrote a post about it: MODERN FAMILY on ABC. It’s interesting to look back at that post…

Leave ELLEN Alone!

One of Ellen DeGeneres’ jokes backfired this week after some people called her out for comparing self-quarantining during the coronavirus pandemic to “being in jail.” The popular host, who like many TV hosts has made her show virtual amid stay-at-home orders, said the comment while broadcasting to viewers from her home on Monday. “One thing…

Lex Luthor: The Unauthorized Biography

Written by James D. Hudnall Drawn by Eduardo Barreto Inked by Adam Kubert Published by DC Comics Superman is one of the most well-known fictional characters in the world. People who’ve never read a single comic-book in their life, nor watched any Superman cartoons, TV shows or movies, nevertheless can recognize Superman and knows significant…

UPDATES FROM THE APOCALYPSE

To Whom It May Concern, G’day mates! No, it’s not an April Fool’s joke, it really is a new post by me, on my increasingly misnamed blog (I should probably change it to iblogonceinabluemoon.com). To whatever subscribed readers and/or lurkers that I have left, I hope you’re all staying safe as much as possible. To…

Project Superpowers: Hero Killers #5

Written by Ryan Browne Drawn by Pete Woods Published by Dynamite Entertainment So where were we? Captain Battle arrived to confront Tim, but Tim tries to blast him with Baron Von Physics gun, but his Captain Battle Jr. instead. Thinking his son was dead, Captain Battle was ready to kill Tim, but Sparky, who has…

Project Superpowers: Hero Killers #4

Written by Ryan Browne Drawn by Pete Woods Published by Dynamite Entertainment As we left off the previous issue, troubles have escalated greatly for our “heroes.” Tim snapped while confronting Rainbow Boy (whom we learn was in a secret homosexual relationship with the mayor) and apparently killed him, but was physically disfigured on his face…

Project Superpowers: Hero Killers #3

Written by Ryan Browne Drawn by Pete Woods Published by Dynamite Entertainment It’s hard to say much about this issue without spoilers because a lot of s**t goes down. Blue Beetle, or as he’s referred to in this series, Big Blue, confront Sparky about what happened to Black Terror and Baron Von Physics. Big Blue…

Project Superpowers: Hero Killers #2

Written by Ryan Browne Drawn by Pete Woods Published by Dynamite Entertainment First, let’s be clear, this will contain some spoilers for the previous issue. Actually, that will probably be the case going forward as I continue to review the remaining issues in this miniseries. I’ll try not to reveal the biggest events of the…

Project Superpowers: Hero Killers #1

Written by Ryan Browne Drawn by Pete Woods Published by Dynamite Entertainment I have written before about comic-books featuring public domain superheroes, such as in Erik Larsen’s Next Issue Project. These are characters created decades ago who’s original owners let the copyright’s lapse, which means that now any publisher is able to use those characters.…

American Jesus: The New Messiah #2

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Peter Gross Published by Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: American Jesus: The New Messiah #1 So here’s the second issue to Mark Millar and Peter Gross’ long-awaited sequel to their first miniseries Chosen. As I said before, when a sequel was first announced, I’d wondered how Millar would tell this story…

Remembering HEAVY D

Dwight Arrington Myers was born May 2,4 1967 and tragically died too young on November 8, 2011. But during that time he had a rather impressive career in both music and acting. I was thinking about him recently. As a fan of rap music, the subject of “Greatest Rappers” comes up a lot, and it’s…

American Jesus: The New Messiah #1

This comic has been a long time coming. And I mean a looong time. In 2004, Dark Horse Comics published a 3-part creator-owned miniseries by writer Mark Millar and artist Peter Gross. It was called CHOSEN. At this point in his career, Millar was riding high as the writer of Marvel’s Ultimate X-Men and The…

BRIGHTBURN

Written by Brian and Mark Gunn Directed by David Yarovesky Released May 2019 I recall that when I first saw a trailer for this film earlier this year I was instantly intrigued. I love superheroes and horror movies and this was a horror movie clearly based on the origin of the one and only original…

Berry Gordy’s THE LAST DRAGON

Written by Louis Venosta Directed by Michael Schultz Released March 22, 1985 Going a bit retro with this mini-review. A cult-classic film in African-American cinema, as well as in the American Martial Arts film genre, this film starred TAIMAK, as Leroy Green Jr., a young martial artist living in Harlem. Although he’s Black, Leroy acts,…

QUEEN and SLIM

Written by Lena Waithe and James Frey Directed by Melina Matsoukas Universal Pictures Released November 14, 2019 I saw this movie on Friday and it’s taken me a couple of days to let it sink in. It is an emotional movie. I don’t really know how else to describe it. But first: Seriously, read no…