Author: J.R. LeMar

"Mostly Harmless"

ASHLEY JUDD in “DOUBLE JEOPARDY”

I was originally going to review this film under my BEST MOVIES YOU’VE NEVER SEEN category, which is for films I enjoy that didn’t become hits when they were first released, but while doing a little research for this post, I discovered that this film made $171 million dollars, off of a $70 budget, so…

GLENN BECK MIGHT GO BLIND

I don’t like Glenn Beck @ all. Really, I think he’s the epitome of what is wrong with political discourse in the U.S. today. However, after hearing the recent news that he might be going blind, I can’t help but feel sorry for him. Going blind is one of my biggest fears, I can’t even…

DAN GILBERT: BILLION-DOLLAR CRYBABY

So, Dan Gilbert (net worth: $1.1 billion), the majority owner of the NBA team, Cleavland Cavaliers, is so upset that Lebron James has chosen to sign with the Miami Heat, that he wrote this letter. Dear Cleveland, All Of Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Cavaliers Supporters Wherever You May Be Tonight; As you now know, our…

THE NEW (& IMPROVED?) WONDER WOMAN

As I’ve mentioned before, Wonder Woman is one of MY 10 FAVORITE SUPERHEROES. Recently, writer J. Michael Straczynski, has been hired by DC comics to take over the monthly comic-book series, and he has announced a new origin story, as well as a new costume. First, let me start with the costume. It’s not bad.…

I DELETED MY MYSPACE ACCOUNT

Yep, it’s all over. I signed up in August 2005. There was a time when I was a full-on Myspace addict. I was on all the time. First thing in the morning, after waking up, would be to check my Myspace page. I actually like getting to know new people, finding out about them and…

DARK CONSEQUENCES by Ed Ferrara

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be completely paralyzed, unable to move, or even speak, and then be slowly eaten alive by a dozen large rats? Or have you ever dreamed of being strapped to a table, completely naked, while a crazy old woman started hacking off pieces of your body…

THE ULTIMATE QUESTION: KIRK OR PICARD?

I have been a Star Trek fan for as long as I recall, but I wouldn’t call myself a hardcore trekkie/trekker. By that I mean that I can’t name specific episodes, or tell you the names of the various classes of starships, and never felt the need to attend a Star Trek convention, etc. I…

THE HONOR BRIGADE

“Tom [Stillwell] wants to make comics fun again.” That is one of the lines written by fan favorite comic-book writer Gail Simone in the Forward to this book, and I can’t think of a more appropriate way to describe this volume of The Honor Brigade: FUN. Originally released as a 6-issue black & white miniseries,…

PLATYPUS VS. MONKEY #1

I have written before about my love for comic-book anthologies and this is the newest one that I have discovered. This book has short stories by different creative teams in it. The book opens with the cover-story, PLATYPUS VS. MONKEY by Mark Stancil, Wilfredo Torress & Brian Hardison. It’s 18 pages long, and tells the…

HALLOWEENMAN: SUPERDEFORMED

I “met” Drew Edwards a few years ago via some comic-book message boards, & thus became aware of his fascinating webcomic Halloween Man. The strip revolves around Solomon Hitch, a most unusual superhero, to say the least. Rather than being a strange visitor from another planet with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal…

STACY CLARK, MY FAVORITE SINGER

Self taught and driven, Stacy independently released her full length CD, “Apples & Oranges” in November 2007. Her sound encompasses a variety of musical styles and can be classified as Folka: Electronic Folk Rock. Stacy’s list of accomplishments include: Song placement on ABC Family “Samurai Girl”, the CW “Girlfriends” and MTV “The Hills”, “Engaged and…