Thursday, January 4, 2018

Between Anger And Rage: On THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI



"We're all dying", says Frances McDormand as grieving mother Mildred Hayes, at the start of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.  She's told by nearly everyone she knows that besmirching the good name of a man with terminal cancer is shameful and petty.  After putting her teenage daughter in the ground, burned to death and sexually assaulted, in that order, she has little regard for the sob stories of authority figures.  Her town's dying police chief, the priest who begs her to find forgiveness in her heart, even the local news team, they're all complicit in the same system . The system that failed to find her daughter's killers.  That created men who could commit such heinous acts on a fellow human being.  That led to her daughter walking alone on that particular road, on that particular night, under just the right circumstances where one could get away with murder.  To hell with any God who would set up so perfect a tragedy.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Mini-BOP: Justice League

Sick of all the Star Wars talk out there? Boy do we have some counter programming for you! Join MB and Cody as they look back at JUSTICE LEAGUE and wonder... what in name of Henry Cavill's mustache happened here?

Save the world alone and download the episode here!



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Friday, December 22, 2017

BOP REVIEWS: Star Wars - The Last Jedi



STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS was a film that ultimately re-ignited my long dormant love of a galaxy far, far away, and it didn't really disappoint whenever I walked out of the theater two years ago. Despite the plot feeling very familiar, I'd always been keen on the idea of the Star Wars saga as the ultimate nostalgia trip - keep in mind, I was never a big fan of anything related to the Expanded Universe, got no real enjoyment from the prequels to the point that I consider them outside of the canon of the original trilogy, and basically considered the original films where my interest lived and died. The most I could say that I got into the series beyond those original three - A NEW HOPE, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, and RETURN OF THE JEDI - was that I had played a couple of the games, and not even the ones everyone else holds dearly. I stuck to admittedly poor side games like Bounty Hunter and The Force Unleashed, because honestly, Star Wars was more of a thing I had liked as a kid, when Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker had been engaged in a battle of familial wits and The Force was something still elemental and vaguely magical in nature. That ended, so I moved on.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Void (With CJ Draden)



Put your white robes on, every-- wait, no, that's a terrible thing to say out of context. THE VOID! We're talking about THE VOID! Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski's tonal callback to the likes of John Carpenter, Clive Barker, and HP Lovecraft, all wrapped up in that beautiful indie-horror blanket that's kicking all kinds of ass currently! But that's not all this episode has! Because to talk all things monsters, skinless men, and cosmic horror, we've enlisted badass artist (and possible demon hunter) CJ Draden! Who discusses his philosophy on art, his career, his past graphic novels, and his upcoming graphic novel, THE ZERO MIRROR, which acts as his love letter to Greek Myth and magnum opus. Things get deep and personal in this one, ladies and germs!

There is a hell. Not downloading this episode by clicking here is much worse.



LINKS:
The Art Of CJ Draden
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CJ's Patreon
Watch CJ create arts on Twitch

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