The Avengers, the Mad Max movies, Rick and Morty, The Legend of Zelda, Daft Punk, David Bowie, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more. Artists Matt and Miles Ritchie both love that shit. However, the father and son each bring a very different perspective to their favorite pop culture and those divergent points of view have inspired an insanely cool new art show. It’s called “Pop Perspectives” and it opens January 6 at Spoke Art in San Francisco, CA. The show is a combination of sculpture, painting, and more, with subjects plucked from movies, music, video games, and television. Advertisement Matt Ritchie, the father, approaches subjects like Star Wars, Spider-Man, Disney, and Friday the 13th with a more seasoned eye. He’s lived with them forever and decided to capture the iconic characters slumped over, as a way to represent how tired many of these subjects have become. Miles Ritchie, the son, took the opposite approach. His pieces are simple but … [Read more...] about A Father and Son’s Different Pop Culture Perspectives Make for a Killer Art Show
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Well, this is a surprise. Ghost Rider is coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but not for a movie—and perhaps not the incarnation of the Ghost Rider you were expecting. Actually, it’s not that much of a surprise. Rumors about Ghost Rider heading to SHIELD kicked off about a month ago, when wild speculation—which, full disclosure, at the time I completely dismissed as a load of nonsense, so turns out I’m pretty dumb—about Ghost Rider’s arrival on SHIELD was linked to a fiery chain displayed on the side of SHIELD-themed San Diego trams for Comic-Con. A couple of weeks later, they were solidified with a casting call sourced by TV Line that was looking for actors to play Latino brothers, one of whom was paralyzed. Advertisement That description pretty much summed up Robbie Reyes, the version of Ghost Rider introduced in All-New Ghost Rider in 2014—not the traditional version of the character, Johnny Blaze, aka the version that Nicolas Cage … [Read more...] about Ghost Rider Is Coming to
Comic-Con might be more about the glitzy glamor of film and TV, but it’s still home to the most prestigious awards ceremony in the comic book industry—the Eisner Awards. Tonight, gathered luminaries and creatives of the comics industry big and small celebrated that in style, with the 2019 Eisner awards being handed to some very worthy winners. The judge’s choices for this year’s Will Eisner Hall of Fame Inductees are: Jim Aparo, Dave Stevens, June Tarpé Mills, and Morrie Turner. Winners of voter’s choice are: Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Jenette Kahn, Paul Levitz, Wendy and Richard Pini, and Bill Sienkiewicz. Advertisement We’ll keep updating this post as the night goes on. Winners are noted and in bold: Best Short Story “Get Naked in Barcelona,” by Steven T. Seagle and Emei Olivia Burrell, in Get Naked (Image) “The Ghastlygun Tinies,” by Matt Cohen and Marc Palm, in MADmagazine #4 (DC) “Here I Am,” by … [Read more...] about Here Are Your 2019 Eisner Awards Winners
A giant bus emblazoned with the absurd slogan “NO MALARKEY” made a stop in New Hampton, Iowa today, laden with Joe Biden, his wife’s fingers, and his many predilections for licking them. While there, Biden hosted a town hall that was unceremoniously interrupted by a heckler, who challenged the presidential candidate on his son’s dealings in Ukraine. Politico reports that an unidentified, “non-Republican” farmer accused Joe Biden of various things, including “selling access” like Donald Trump through his son and being too old to run for president. In response, Biden called the man “a damn liar,” and even challenged him to tests of endurance, strength, and IQ. Yep, Joe Biden took time away from munching on his wife’s ten fingers to challenge an anonymous heckler to a push-up contest! Advertisement The real question, though, is how many push-ups do we think Joe Biden can do? My guess is probably 25, if only because his … [Read more...] about How Many Push-Ups Do We Think Joe Biden Can Do?
When people talk about what a terrible year 2016 has been, they could be referring to any number of things, from virus scares to the death of beloved celebrities to whatever the fuck happened on November 8. What they can’t mean is the movies, though. Only those who spent all their money on the biggest Hollywood product could really complain about the cinema of 2016 (and even then, they’d have some pretty good Marvel movies and a solid Star Wars spin-off to fall back on). As usual, there was no grand unifying element linking all of the year’s finest films, but there were some shared themes and motifs: grief, and coping with it; strained family bonds; the responsibility (and burden) of religious faith; and, of course, cars. More than a few of the year’s best films also took time to highlight the details of normal life, tethering their drama, comedy, or delirious fantasy to something mundanely relatable. Mathematically ranked by our six regular reviewers, who each … [Read more...] about The 20 best films of 2016