Author: J.R. LeMar

Mostly Harmless.

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…

Poor Meghan Markle?

‘I Thought It Would Be Fair’: Meghan Says She Was Warned the British Tabloids Would Destroy Her Life, but ‘Didn’t Get It’ I actually like Meghan Markle, and have been rooting for her Prince Harry’s marriage since the engagement was announced. From everything I’ve seen, she’s carried herself with style and grace since becoming a…

Heatwave!

This past week in Southern California we got ourselves a sudden return to Summer weather. The month had started off cool, in early 70’s, but then out of nowhere over the last weekend, it jumped up to the 90’s. It got as high as 99 where I am on Thursday. It cooled down to 86…

#SquareOneMJ New Evidence in Michael Jackson Case | Full Documentary

Danny Wu has put together this documentary that “investigates the first ever 1993 allegations against Michael Jackson. It strategically uncovers new evidence and information through interviews with people closest to the case. These interviews showcase never-before-heard public statements from witnesses, Michael Jackson’s nephew, and legal assistant to the prosecutor in ‘93.” You can view it…

My Week In Review

It’s Sunday morning. Well, mid-morning, a little after 11am as I begin typing this. After doing a whole bunch of nothing yesterday, mostly sleeping and watching TV, I figured it’s time to put this day to use, and get back to writing. Let me tell you about my week, because I’m sure you’re all intensly…

Nerd News

Yeah, yeah, I know, I’ve said that I hate the word Nerd, but it seemed like a good title for this post, so whatever. ‘The Matrix 4’ Is Happening, Complete With Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Lana Wachowski Yeah, okay, I did not ever expect this to happen. I guess I really shouldn’t be, considering…

THE WORLD VS. TODD MCFARLANE by Daniel Best

Who doesn’t love books about lawsuits?!? Or maybe it’s just me? Well, if you’re an American comic-book fan, specifically a fan of superhero comic books, then you know who Todd McFarlane is. The man rocketed to fame in the late 80’s when he was hired by Marvel Comics to draw The Hulk and then Spider-Man.…

If I Could Reboot DALLAS

DALLAS, the ground-breaking nighttime soap opera originally ran for 14 seasons on CBS, from 1978 to 1991. In 1986 CBS aired a prequel TV film called DALLAS: THE EARLY YEARS. And after the original series concluded CBS aired two reunion movies, DALLAS: J.R. RETURNS in 1996 and DALLAS: WAR OF THE EWINGS in 1998. The…

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…