Author: J.R. LeMar

Mostly Harmless.

Robert Pattinson IS The Batman

Okay, I’m a bit late in writing about this, but folks are still complaining about it, so it’s still relevant. A few months ago the news broke out that Robert Pattinson will be starring in the upcoming film The Batman. Fan reaction to this announcment has been typical. Basically, every time a new actor has…

Kelly McGillis, Tom Cruise, and TOP GUN

In case you were wondering if Top Gun: Maverick features any kind of cameo from Kelly McGillis’s Charlie Blackwood (she was an astrophysicist and Topgun instructor, so it stands to reason she’d still run in the same circles), we’ve got some bad news. In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, McGillis says she was not…

Capital One data breach affects 100 Million credit card applicants

Capital One announced it experienced a data breach affecting more than 100 million credit card applicants. Photo courtesy Tdorante10/Wikimedia Commons By Daniel Uria July 29 (UPI) — Capital One announced Monday that a data breach exposed more than 100 million credit card applications as well as thousands of Social Security and bank account numbers. The…

Harriet Tubman, Demon Slayer #2

Written by David Crownson Drawn by Joey Vazquez PREVIOUSLY: Harriet Tubman, Demon Slayer #1 At the end of the previous issue, after Tubman easily dispatched of the three vampire slave patrollers, she and the slave family find themselves confronted by a pack of what appears to be about two dozen more vampires. Tubman has them…

Harriet Tubman, Demon Slayer #1

Written by David Crownson Drawn by Courtland Ellis I always meant to check this book out, and some recent news about a controversy regarding the casting in an upcoming Harriet Tubman biopic sparked my interest in finally doing so. The premise is intriguing, and if Abraham Lincoln could be portayed as a Vampire Hunter in…

Remembering The Classic Film: GREASE 2

No, that’s not a typo in the title, I’m not about to talk about the movie GREASE, but rather its sequel GREASE 2. Yes, I consider that film to be a classic! Well, it’s a classic to me. I’ve alaways thought it was underrated, as I enjoy much more than the first one. I was…

Do Aliens Exist?

I had this discussion with some friends on Facebook recently, and it was pretty interesting. I’m a lifelong science fiction fan. As such, I’ll admit that I kind of want there to be aliens. Parts of me likes believing the various conspiracies about ancient alien visitors building the pyramids or the various stories about what…

I Am A Victim of Credit Card Fraud, part 3

Previously: I Am A Victim Of Credit Card Fraud I Am A Victim of Credit Card Fraud…AGAIN?!? Now like a bad film franchise, we’ve got another unwanted installment in my credit card fraud saga. This morning I got a phone call from an unidentified number that I didn’t recognize, so I just ignored it. Then…

Tempting Fate (Lifetime Original Movie)

Written by Jennifer Maisel (story by Jane Green) Directed by Manu Boyer and Kim Raver This new film premiered on the Lifetime channel tonight. It’s based on a best-selling novel of the same name by Jane Green (which I personally have not read) and stars Alyssa Milano (whom I love, and is the reason why…

The Redemption of M.C. HAMMER

Recently I’ve been thinking about how much rap music has changed over the years, or I should say over the decades. I mean, if we count the classic single “Rappers Delight” by the Sugarhill Gang as the first official rap record and the beginning of the rap music industry, then 2019 marks the 40th year…

My Top Ten Posts of All Time!

I started this blog in October of 2008. Back in September of 2014, I did a post celebrating the fact that I’d reached 100,000 views. At that point, I included a list of my 10 most viewed posts. Well, here we are four and half years later, and as I type this I’m sitting at…

Spider-Man: Life Story #2

Written by Chip Zdarsky Art by Mark Bagley Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: Spider-Man: Life Story #1 This issue takes place in 1977. As it opens, Peter Parker (now 30 years old) is married to Gwen Stacy and is working as a scientist for Reed Richards’ (Mr. Fantastic of the Fantastic Four) company, the Future…

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #4

Written by Kieron Gillen Drawn by Caspar Wijngaard Published by Dynamite Entertainment PREVIOUSLY: Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #3 Things were looking pretty dire at the end of the previous issue, as Peter Cannon and the other superheroes crossed over to the parallel universe of the evil Peter Cannon, who then proceeded to ruthlessly murder all the…

PRODIGY. #5

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Rafael Albuquerque Published by Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: PRODIGY. #4 As I’ve noted in my last two reviews, the biggest flaw I find in this series that Edison is written as so much smarter than everyone else that it removes all of the suspense from the stories. Mark Millar corrects…

Good For Governor Gavin!

Gavin Newsom is a politician that I’ve had my eye on for a long time. Ever since he made national headlines in 2004 when, as the young and newly elected Mayor of San Francisco, he defied Federal and State laws by issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. This was very brave at the time, as…

I Almost Married A Serial Killer

Written and directed by Nadeem Soumah I just finished this Lifetime Original Movie, which stars Krista Allen, whom y’all know I’m a big fan of (and have met several times). And I thought I’d do a quick review to share my thoughts about it. Krista stars as Camille Fiore, a single mother raising her teenage…

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #3

Written by Kieron Gillen Drawn by Caspar Wijngaard Published by Dynamite Entertainment PREVIOUSLY: Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #2 So Peter Cannon and the other superheroes have crossed the dimensional dived and arrived in the parallel reality of the evil Peter Cannon. We see that in this world, Tabu is more like Peter’s slave, than his servant…

Ironheart #4

Written by Eve L. Ewing Drawn by Luciano Vecchio Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: Ironheart #3 After their encounter last issue, the supervillain Midnight’s Fire returns to confront RiRi in her own mother’s house. As I said in response to the first issue I thought it would be better if Ironheart had a secret identity,…

Spider-Man: Life Story #1

Written by Chip Zdarsky Art by Mark Bagley Published by Marvel Comics I was immediately intrigued when I first heard about this 6-issue miniseries a couple of months ago. It’s similar to what John Byrne did in his Superman and Batman: Generations miniseries (and its sequels), showing the life of a superhero as if it…

PRODIGY. #4

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Rafael Albuquerque Published by Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: PRODIGY. #3 This issue is even more action-heavy than the last. We see Edison fighting groups of armed men, jumping out of windows, jumping out of a plan, dismantling a missile in mid-air and just generally being a badass. We also get…

Why I Still Love Oprah Winfrey

Well, it’s certainly been a tough week for us Michael Jackson fans, hasn’t it been? This past weekend saw the release of Leaving Neverland, a four-hour documentary in which two men accuse the Late King of Pop of molesting them when they were young boys. Coming on the heels of the Surviving R. Kelly documentary…