Mark Rahner

Portanova pictured at Scarecrow Video.

Talking about supposedly true Bigfoot stories with John Portanova, I stop him

Talking about supposedly true Bigfoot stories with John Portanova, I stop him for a clarification: Does he mean true or “true”? “Oh no, I believe… Continue reading

 

Portanova pictured at Scarecrow Video.

Talking about supposedly true Bigfoot stories with John Portanova, I stop him

Talking about supposedly true Bigfoot stories with John Portanova, I stop him for a clarification: Does he mean true or “true”? “Oh no, I believe… Continue reading

 

Kurtzman during his post-Mad career in the ’60s.

If you could shine a blacklight on American pop culture, you’d see

If you could shine a blacklight on American pop culture, you’d see Harvey Kurtzman’s DNA splattered all over it. And not just a little bit.… Continue reading

 

Farrell goes to jail.Warner Bros.

Imagine the pitch meeting for Get Hard: “What’s not funny about

Imagine the pitch meeting for Get Hard: “What’s not funny about prison rape? Am I right?” “Or using ‘keister’ as a verb! Hey-oooo!”A raunchy ebony-and-ivory… Continue reading

Farrell goes to jail.Warner Bros.
At odds in the Oval Office: Wright and Spacey.David Giesbrecht/Netflix

That sound you’re hearing is no one talking about House of Cards

That sound you’re hearing is no one talking about House of Cards Season 3. Or maybe it’s crickets with a bad Southern drawl. After two… Continue reading

At odds in the Oval Office: Wright and Spacey.David Giesbrecht/Netflix
The Walking Dead’s handsome cast.

The answer to the whole zombie conundrum came to me on the

The answer to the whole zombie conundrum came to me on the night of the midterms two weeks ago, like an arrow through the brain.… Continue reading

The Walking Dead’s handsome cast.
They’ll meet again? Lee with MacLachlan.

If you have an urge for pie and coffee, you may be

If you have an urge for pie and coffee, you may be thinking a) I always have an urge for pie and/or coffee (they’re delicious),… Continue reading

They’ll meet again? Lee with MacLachlan.
It seemed like a good idea last month, at least to me:

It seemed like a good idea last month, at least to me:

It seemed like a good idea last month, at least to me: Amazon buying comiXology. Launched in 2009, the privately backed, New York–based service was… Continue reading

It seemed like a good idea last month, at least to me:
Cosplayer AZ Power Girl at a recent convention.

This weekend’s Emerald City Comicon is sold out, so I’ll limit my

This weekend’s Emerald City Comicon is sold out, so I’ll limit my remarks to the following readers: a) geeks who are already going; b) civilians… Continue reading

Cosplayer AZ Power Girl at a recent convention.
Is this Trejo’s last pass as Machete?

Things I’d rather watch than Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts play a

Things I’d rather watch than Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts play a bickering mother and daughter in August: Osage County: Darrell Issa presiding over a… Continue reading

Is this Trejo’s last pass as Machete?
It’s all smiles in Asgard: Portman and Hemsworth.

Thor: The Dark World Opens Fri., Nov. 8 at Ark Lodge and

Thor: The Dark World Opens Fri., Nov. 8 at Ark Lodge and 
other theaters. Rated PG-13. 112 minutes. Even with its flaws, Thor: The Dark… Continue reading

It’s all smiles in Asgard: Portman and Hemsworth.
As the Soviet Union’s greatest composer, Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975) was also necessarily

I don’t worry about Google searches, but if the NSA profiles people

I don’t worry about Google searches, but if the NSA profiles people by what they rent at Scarecrow Video, I’m on a few watch lists.On… Continue reading

As the Soviet Union’s greatest composer, Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975) was also necessarily
The mechas march out to save mankind.

In a summer of tentpole fantasy flicks that range from disappointing to

In a summer of tentpole fantasy flicks that range from disappointing to polarizing, the no-pedigree Pacific Rim is the film generating the hardest nerd-mahogany. (It… Continue reading

The mechas march out to save mankind.

Pussy tykes

"Kid-friendly" Seattle needs to toughen up its offspring."I like children," the great W.C. Fields once said. "If they're properly cooked."And he wasn't even talking about… Continue reading