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Punk Rock Jesus!

Punk Rock Jesus.  The title alone caught my eyes.Then I saw the plethora of positive reviews.And then I read the synopsis.I knew quickly that I needed to read this book.
Written and drawn by Sean Murphy, Punk Rock Jesus tells a fascinating story about a corporation who is able to clone Jesus and shepherd him (or Him?) to become the world’s biggest reality TV star.  Like all good corporate sequels, the whole event and his show is dubbed as “J2”.  He is birthed by a young virgin teenager named Gwen Fairling, who was chosen from a worldwide full of hopefuls.  She names him “Chris” as it’s pretty close to “Christ”, she explains.  We follow Chris as he grows up before the eyes of the world and see all the trials and tribulations that he goes through, as a corporate “Christ”.  As he becomes a teenager, he begins to reject all things religious, becomes an atheist, and joins a punk rock band to fight the religious, societal and corporate powers alike.
I think this is the first comic book where …

Evil Dead the Remake!!!!!!!

Evil Dead.  The beloved franchise.  Was a remake necessary?

Evil Dead (remake) follows a bunch of 20-somethings as they gather at a cabin in the woods for a getaway weekend.  The getaway is not without purpose, for you see, Mia, one of the girls in the group is battling drug addiction, and it’s with hope that she would overcome her demons (!) surrounded by friends and ridding herself of the poison.  But they are not alone in the woods.  And when the group finds the dreaded Book of the Dead, conveniently located in the cabin, and reads aloud its sacred incantations, the woods become alive.  And then our friends become dead!  But then they become alive again!  EVIL DEAD!!!

I didn’t like this movie.

The movie incorporates elements from the original Evil Dead, but the spirit of Evil Dead wasn’t there.  Everything was slick.  In any other horror movie this would be fine, but I think as an “Evil Dead” movie, there’s a pedigree that it needs to live up to.  The movie is more about gross outs …