Happy Tuesday movie and comic book nerds. Looking to drop some money on some sweet ass movies and comics? Me too!!!
Check out this week’s latest releases.
From the moment Jamie Foxx throws off a filthy, tattered blanket to reveal a richly muscled back crisscrossed with long scars, it’s obvious that Django Unchained will be both true to its exploitation roots but also clear-eyed about the misery that’s being exploited. Django (Foxx), a slave set free in the years before the Civil War, joins with a German dentist-turned-bounty hunter (the marvelous Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds), who has promised to help Django rescue his wife (Kerry Washington), who’s still enslaved to a gleeful and grandiose plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio, plainly relishing the opportunity to play an out-and-out villain). What follows is a wild and woolly ride, crammed with all the pleasures one expects from a revenge fantasy written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. Plot-wise, some things happen a little too easily (for example, Django instantly becomes a master gunslinger), but the moral perspective is not glib. For all its lurid violence and jazzy dialogue, this is a still-rare movie that paints slavery for what it was: a brutal, dehumanizing practice that allowed a privileged few to profit from the suffering of many, a practice guaranteed by the gun and the whip. Think of it as the antidote to Gone with the Wind. Tarantino is more heartfelt in Django Unchained than in any of his previous movies–without sacrificing any of the pell-mell action, tension, and delicious language that made Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, and Pulp Fiction so very enjoyable.
• Reimagining the Spaghetti Western: The Horses & Stunts of Django Unchained
• Remembering J. Michael Riva: The Production Design of Django Unchained
• The Costume Designs of Sharen Davis
• 20 Years In The Making: The Tarantino XX Blu-ray™ Collection
• Django Unchained Soundtrack Spot
Repo Man (Crirerion Collection)
A quintessential cult film of the 1980s, Alex Cox’s singular sci-fi comedy stars the always captivating Harry Dean Stanton (Paris, Texas) as a weathered repo man in desolate downtown Los Angeles, and Emilio Estevez (The Breakfast Club) as the nihilistic middle-class punk he takes under his wing. The job becomes more than either of them bargained for when they get involved in reclaiming a mysterious—and otherworldly—Chevy Malibu with a hefty reward attached to it. Featuring the ultimate early-eighties L.A. punk soundtrack, this grungily hilarious odyssey is a politically trenchant take on President Reagan’s domestic and foreign policy.
New high-definition digital restoration, approved by director Alex Cox
Audio commentary featuring Cox and other cast
Interviews with Cox, Richardson, and Zamora and more cast
The complete “cleaned-up” television version of the film, prepared by Cox
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Sam McPheeters and more
Swamp Thing Vol. 2: Family Tree
Alec Holland is back as the Swamp Thing, fully formed as the protector of The Green. Immediately upon his return, he must battle his way through the Bone Kingdom and The Rot to free his ally – and ex-girlfriend – Abigail Arcane. But will the cost of freeing her be…fighting her? Nothing, not even this titanic battle, will prepare Swampy for what he has to face next–a resurrected
and even more dangerous Anton Arcane!
Wine Makes Mommy Clever
From the author of the wildly popular Bunny Suicides series comes this hilarious collection detailing all the quirks and endearing oddities of motherhood. Mommy loves chocolate cake (no matter how bad it is for her), has magical spit (removes any stain!), and loves spa treatments (especially when she’s not the one paying). Whether she’s admiring her shoe collection or hiding Daddy’s favorite grungy T-shirt, Mommy’s always there doing her best to be the greatest. Including 60 all-new cartoons from Andy Riley, Wine Makes Mommy Clever is an affectionate, witty tribute to moms everywhere.
Beer Makes Daddy Strong
Fatherhood is full of ups and downs, quirks and crises. But there is always humor to be found! Featuring 60 all-new cartoons from Andy Riley, Beer Makes Daddy Strong shows the world just how great dads can be: Daddy knows all the best car games (“Who can stay quiet the longest?”), likes to show off his scars (that he may or may not have obtained while running with the bulls in Spain), and is a great cook (when Spaghetti Bolognese is on the menu). Witty and wise, this affectionate tribute is a celebration of fatherhood and all of its joys, confusion, humor, and, of course, beer.
Dual Nature: Darwin’s Diaries Vol 3
Man or monster? The bloody conclusion to an unknown chapter in Charles Darwin’s life.
The beast was believed to be dead, and yet… The body has been stolen, its escort massacred. A woman has been killed inside the town. And the neo-Druids have been slaughtered by what they believed to be their god. Even more disturbing, Charles Darwin is revealed to be one of the creatures! The naturalist can no longer deny his dual nature as he struggles with the terrifying question: Could he be the murderous beast that committed the latest murders?
Brody’s Ghost Volume 4
Brody’s racing against time to uncover the identity of the serial killer known as the Penny Murderer before he claims his next victim: Brody’s ex-girlfriend, Nicole. But he’s also found out that Talia, the ghost who set him on this road to justice, has been lying to him from the start – and if that’s not enough, Nicole has a new guy who seems just a little too good to be true…
Godzilla: Vol 2
Boxer and his team decide it’s time to turn their sights to the big game—Godzilla! But, a perfect plan goes awry when a billionaire adventurer gets his hands on Mechagodzilla and the world’s governments have branded them outlaws. Nothing will stop Boxer from avenging his daughter and getting revenge on Godzilla though! Collects Godzilla #5-8.
Life With Mr. Dangerous
Somewhere in the Midwest, Amy Breis is going nowhere. Amy has a job she hates, a creep boyfriend she’s just dumped, and a best friend she can’t reach on the phone. But at least her (often painfully passive-aggressive) mother bought her a pink unicorn sweatshirt for her birthday. Pink. Unicorn. For her twenty-seventh birthday. Gliding through the daydreams and realities of a young woman searching for definition, Life with Mr. Dangerous showcases acclaimed cartoonist Paul Hornschemeier’s gift for deadpan humor and dead-on insight with a droll aftertaste-an unlikely but welcome marriage of the bleak and the hopeful.