“It’s better to know nothing than half,” Miloš Jovanović remarks, channeling Nietzsche as he describes the mind of the Romanian comic artist. More collective than imprint, since 2002 Jovanović’s Hardcomics has offered “underground Romanian artists a platform for expression and denial” and aided in the maturation of a fledgling scene into a unique, articulate vision. And that vision is carving a modest but wholly expressive niche in the world of comic art. (more…)
It’s been a long process of letting go, but for the original cast of Dark Shadows, the time has finally come. Principal shooting for Tim Burton’s reimagining of the classic series has wrapped and Kathryn Leigh Scott was on hand at this weekend’s NYCC 2011 to discuss her cameo role in the film and the emotions that naturally follow passing a torch she has carried for nearly fifty years. (more…)
Heraclitus, the fragmented pre-Socratic, wrote, “Just as the river where I step is not the same, and is, so I am as I am not.” From this the notion of flux was introduced into the philosophical dialogue. Heraclitus observed a world in which everything flowed. As in nature, Man too exists in a state of perpetual change. (more…)
Like the NFL and NBA before it, The Simpsons is facing the very real threat of a lockout.
20th Century Fox has issued an ultimatum to the voice cast of The Simpsons to the tune of a 45% salary cut, Deadline.com reported yesterday. While still looked upon as profitable, studio executives are refusing to accept the actors’ proposal to accept a 30% cut in pay, which would see actors receiving about $4 million per season, and agree to make up some of the difference through back-end incentives. This request was summarily declined.
And now negotiations have hit a brick wall, putting a 23rd season in jeopardy.
In a released statement, 20th Century Fox admitted its inability “to produce future seasons under this financial model.”
Inability or unwillingness? Seeing as, while far off, a Simpsons cable channel is still discussed as a possibility, 20th can’t be that strapped.
While this author is calling ‘shenanigans,’ he is begrudgingly prepared for a future without The Simpsons.
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Patton Oswalt is officially boycotting DC Comics.
Now, on to real news. (more…)
If there’s one thing we love here at Camp Unwinnable, it’s a good Creature Feature. A few years back, the folks at Cinemassacre put together this list of the Top 10 Giant Movie Monsters. Give it a watch and let us know your picks for the best city-stomping mega(mecha?)beasts!
Is Gorgo on your list? (more…)
This month, zombies from New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia invaded Dorney Park to break the Guinness World Record for costumed riders on a theme park ride. Approximately 330 corpses slumped onto the iconic Steel Force roller coaster. No limbs were reported missing after the record was set. (more…)