In this special holiday blog, Fanboy Comics Contributor Ellen Tremiti shares her Top 10 Perfect (Offbeat) Holiday Movies.

 

10.) Reindeer Games: A guilty-pleasure holiday movie. Need I say more? There’s a bit of a convoluted plot mixed into this sensual thriller, but, honestly, who cares? Bundle up under the covers and check out the acting talents of Ben Affleck and Charlize Theron this holiday season.

9.) Die Hard 2: Christmas Eve + an airport + a blizzard + terrorists who have taken control of said airport’s communication system X Bruce Willis = an action-packed holiday film with lots of thrills and holiday spirit! Don’t forget the fight scenes on a moving airplane wing and, of course, an explosive, fiery finish to cap off this second enjoyable installment in the Die Hard series.

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

"With great power comes great responsibility." "I'm the best there is at what I do, and what I do isn't very nice." Those are the tag lines of the two most popular characters in Marvel Comics. So popular, in fact, that Marvel has completely cashed in and put the characters in as many books as possible. Wolverine is mostly associated with the X-men and Spidey was mostly a loner in the past. In a "Why not?" move, both characters are currently members of the popular team of heroes, The Avengers. Burning up the silver screen as Wolverine, Hugh Jackman reinvented Wolverine as a heart throb so smolderingly sexy, it may have the straightest of fanboys questioning which team THEY are on. Tobey Maguire did a dandy job in the first two Spidey flicks, so we won't hold him responsible for the debacle of Spider-Man 3. (Don't get me started!)

Cowboys & Aliens tells you everything you need to know right there in the title. If the idea of cowboys fighting aliens sounds cool to you, there’s a really good chance that you will enjoy this movie; if not, I don’t understand how you can get out of bed each morning. Like the similarly-titled Snakes on a Plane, this is a movie that delivers exactly what it promises. Before you get panicky, it is much less cheesy than SoaP; in fact, Cowboys & Aliens treats its western roots with tremendous care and obvious affection.

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

All right, stop! Collaborate and listen. Ice is back with a brand new invention. Something grabs a hold of me tightly.

Will it ever stop? Yo, I don't know. Turn off the lights and I'll glow. To the extreme, I rock a mic like a vandal. Light up a stage and wax a chump like a candle.


- Vanilla Ice

Now, that song is gonna go through your head all day. Here's another one:

Oh, the weather outside is frightful! (Or as frightful as it gets in West Hollywood. I have better chances of getting struck by an ice queen than an ice storm!)

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

I love a good Madonna/whore-thing-a-ma-bopper just as much as the next queen, but, for the life of me, I can't figure out why everyone is so up in arms over Pam Anderson playing Jesus' mama. It's not the first time someone sexy played a role more, um, virtuous?

Fanboy Comics is proud to announce the upcoming release of Something Animal, its first graphic novel!  Something Animal is a dark, psychological thriller that pulls the vampire myth back into the shadows where it belongs.

 

In the following interviews, Something Animal writers Bryant Dillon and Sam Rhodes, artist Robert Burrows, and editor Barbra Dillon discuss their thoughts on what you can expect from this thrilling, new graphic novel.


Something Animal is NOW AVAILABLE for purchase on the Fanboy Comics website!

 

 

 

Stay tuned for more updates on Facebook, Twitter, and the Fanboy Comics website!  Click here for a preview of the graphic novel.

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

Hush, my darling, don't fear, my darling. The Lion sleeps tonight.

Lioness: Hidden Treasures is the last musical offering from Amy Winehouse, featuring a collection of recordings from her tragically short singing career.

Amy was one of those singers that evoked sirens, if they existed. You can always hear every ounce of emotion in her soulful voice. An odd, if not imagined, observation is the void, the emptiness, and the pain in her voice, seemingly channeled by a force bigger than her.

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

There are comic book characters that are created with a lot of potential and languish on the proverbial vine until a creative person is smart enough to pluck said character and either elevate them or maximize their full potential. The X-men's Emma Frost is a perfect example of one of those characters.

The White Queen was created by legendary X-creators Chris Claremont and John Byrne as Sebastian Shaw's right-hand man of the nefarious Hellfire Club, debuting in Uncanny X-Men #129. Originally British, Claremont named her after Emma Peel from the UK television series, The Avengers. (Or, maybe it was Byrne; those two notorious cat fighters would certainly correct me, I'm sure.) She has since been remanded to being the daughter of a dysfunctional family from New England. Perhaps, she affects a fake British accent like my other favorite bleached blonde? (One can only hope!)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Nine #4 wraps up the first arc of Buffy’s latest season, and, while it has many satisfying and thrilling moments, there is a lack of a climax to the issue. But, don’t despair, Scoobies! Writer Andrew Chambliss leaves plenty of threads to pick up in the next arc!

SPOILERS BELOW

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

Why are there so many songs about rainbows? How the hell should I know? But, I surely am glad that there are. I'm not just saying that because rainbows are the symbol of gay pride. (How original, girlfriends!) As a card-carrying member, I would have opted for a glass slipper. Make that a glass stiletto to satiate my hooker heritage.

Some kids have Disney, some kids have Teletubbies, and most kids have behavioral problems. I had The Muppets. Not Sesame Street. Not Fraggle Rock. Just The Muppets. When I was little, I worshiped The Muppets. I had all the toys, had a Muppets bday cake, and even had my babysitter, Patsy, make me a bitchin' Muppets poster that I wish I still had to this day. But, I grew up and The Muppets went away. "The Rainbow Connection" disrupted - never severed.

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