The night everyone watched GHOSTBUSTERS

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Tweet If our Twitter feed is to be believed, we follow a very high percentage of people who are interested in a) watching GHOSTBUSTERS or b) purchasing the new GHOSTBUSTERS on Blu-ray or c) purchasing the new GHOSTBUSTERS video game. Perhaps this brain trust could help us answer why GHOSTBUSTERS was so great and GHOSTBUSTERS […]

Separated at birth?

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The game changer

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Tweet Was talking to a good friend the other day, one I had worked with back in my magazine publishing days. (I worked at various publications, trade and consumer, for several years, including a long stint at Disney Adventures.) He reported that he and just about everyone I had worked with on staff have been […]

Green Lantern’s greatest feat?

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Tweet We weren’t entirely hep to what Rich Johnston was talking about the other day, but the Coventry Telegraph has made an image that even a dullard could interpret and it seems that Green Lantern is making crop circles! Out of oilseed rape! (please, no Women in Refrigerators comments.) Over at Comic Book Resources, Rich […]

Status report

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Tweet We managed to move our office, but were so appalled by the amount of stuff that we had accumulated that we just moved it all so we can sit and stare at it in horror. We did, however uncover some surplus comics, so look for some cool giveaways here at Stately Beat Manor over […]

Infinite Monkey Comics randomizes chaos

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Tweet Flickr and Twitter are pretty much the Infinite Monkey Theory in actual practice–ultimate ephemeral randomness, projected from the brains of a representative sampling that approaches the average. And now you can prove it by turning these two movable zeitgeists into comics via a randomizer! Infinite Monkey Comics takes a similar approach, however with less […]

Oh, Sam Raimi, we never stopped believing in you

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Tweet Despite increasingly cranky Bruce Campbell’s insistence that he doesn’t want to make EVIL DEAD 4, director Sam Raimi was all over SXSW saying that he’s up for it: However, speaking to Sam Raimi at SXSW on the eve of the premiere of his new film, “Drag Me To Hell,” the director didn’t seem worried […]

Is the Beat comment section headed for the glue factory?

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Tweet Religiously patrolling our comment section as we do, in between all the spammers who think this is an excellent site and would love to talk to my webmaster — it was just what they were looking for — we’ve noticed that our peanut gallery is turning into more of an Ensure gallery, as crotchety […]

Corky is an imposter!

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Tweet We can’t be the only people who detest the first week of Daylight Savings Time? Not for political reasons, but just because? Admittedly, the extra daylight is a boon, marking the end of the Seasonal Affective Disorder Season and the coming of Spring Coat Season and eventually Rooftop Sangria Season. And what about that […]

Idle thoughts

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Tweet Have you heard about this WATCHMEN movie that’s coming out? We’re not sure what it’s about, but it looks kind of loud. This interview with the director, Zack Snyder, is interesting. Did you know he has six kids? How did that happen? Anyway, apparently this WATCHMEN movie is the LAST WORD in the superhero […]

Something cute to look at #2

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Tweet Via Jonathan Ross’s Twitter Even Bono thinks Clive Owen is hot, evidently.

How sweet the silent backwards tracings

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Tweet Sorry we disappeared yesterday. We had chores to do. BTW, isn’t a shame that comics don’t have word balloons on the covers any more?

Captain Kirk planning to take over Canadian civilization

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Tweet William Shatner, beloved blowhard, pitchman, voice-over actor, and the man who made the phrase “Get a life!” famous as a nerd icon, would like to run for Prime Minister of his native planet, Canada: The 77-year-old star said: “My intention is to be Prime Minister of Canada, not Governor General, which is mainly a […]

Random blogging advice

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Tweet I remember summer! Via Sleestak. Now that we’ve all woken up, let’s talk meta. Let’s talk THE BLOGGING LIFE AND THE TOOLS THEREOF. The other day Marc-Oliver gave a nice shout out to dedicated daily bloggers, and highlighted Dirk’s truly ghastly schedule, which sometimes requires him to wake up at 10 pm. Ours isn’t […]

Lost: “Nice to meet you.”

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Tweet Looks like we have a new mystery on our hands. That and so much more after the jump….

Our new favorite show

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Tweet Better than Gordon Ramsay? Better than Snapped? Maybe. Destroyed in Seconds is one of those “YouTube on the small screen shows” that strings together clips of disasters and so on. But the disasters are all shot with great clarity, and the commentary is brief and informative. We watched a mini-marathon last night and it […]