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Still scary after all these years – Stephen King’s It

Still scary after all these years – Stephen King’s It

Books
In celebration of It's 25th anniversary on September 15th, 2011 I'm reposting this review I wrote in April 2007. - Chris I am not what you could call a voracious reader. I can barely make it through an issue of Highlights for Children without getting distracted by something or other. So when I can make it through a 1,000+ page book, it's quite a feat. When I consciously choose to re-read the same 1,000+ page book, it's nothing short of a miracle. I recently finished reading Stephen King's It for the second time, and I think I enjoyed it even more than the first (which was probably about 15 years ago). I know a lot of literary snobs look down their large and bespectacled noses at King, but let's face it, the man delivers. I'd read about the Losers and Pennywise the Clown any day o...
Venture Bros. Wrapup: “Self-Medication” (S04E06)

Venture Bros. Wrapup: “Self-Medication” (S04E06)

TV & Radio
I'm a week behind on recapping the latest VB installment, but since last night's episode was a repeat of the season premiere it's all good.  So without any further preamble, let's get into it. The formula for "Self-Medication" is vintage Venture - some intense action (particularly during the cold open), and some further exploration of the larger theme of failure that permeates the entire VB universe.  And by the time we're done, some major characters find themselves at a crossroads. First up is good ol' Doc, who nearly meets a gruesome end at the hands of a newly emboldened and energized Monarch (how can you not love a device called a 'scarionette'??).  Rusty is literally saved by the bell, when a fortunately timed therapy appointment triggers a new Guild clause (the Mental Healt
George Lucas and Seth Green kick it up a notch

George Lucas and Seth Green kick it up a notch

TV & Radio
Fans of Robot Chicken no doubt remember one of the greatest moments in television history - the sketch with Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars taking a call from Darth Vader right after the first Death Star exploded. All the elements of geeky fandom came together, and thanks to the vocal talents of Seth MacFarlane we got an all-time classic bit. Apparently His Galactic Highness, George Lucas himself, was equally impressed. He agreed to lend his voice for an upcoming half-hour special entitled Robot Chicken: Star Wars. It'll air June 17 on Adult Swim, and promises to be all kinds of awesome. My only concern is that typically, the jokes on RC work best when they are quick. The longer sketches tend to get a little monotonous after awhile. I remain optimistic, however, that there...