Comic Book Review: The Uncanny X-Men – “The Dark Phoenix Saga” (1979-80)

Hear me X-Men! No longer am I the woman you knew! I am fire! And LIFE INCARNATE! Now and forever -- I AM PHOENIX!

The Uncanny X-Men – “The Dark Phoenix Saga” (1979-80)

Collects The Uncanny X-Men issues 129-137. Writers: Chris Claremont and John Byrne, Penciller: John Byrne, Inker: Terry Austin, Colourists: Bob Sharen and Glynis Wein, Letterist: Tom Orzechowski. Published by Marvel Comics in 1979-80.
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Top 5 Death Cab for Cutie songs

Giving nerds the world over delusions of coolness.

Way back in April when I did my Top 5 songs by The Smiths list I had intended to do more band top fives. Then… I didn’t. So I’ll try to get back on track here with one of my favourite bands, Death Cab for Cutie. The band started out in 1997 as a solo project for lead singer Ben Gibbard, releasing the self-produced cassette You Can Play These Songs with Chords. When that was met with some buzz, he formed a band with guitarist/producer Chris Walla, bassist Nick Harmer, and drummer Nathan Good (they’ve since replaced the drummer a couple times, Jason McGerr is the current drummer). They’re now 6 albums in (not including Chords, which they mostly re-recorded as a band with Something About Airplanes), with scores of EPs thrown in to fill out their catalogue. Which gives me plenty to choose from for a relatively new band.
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Movie Review: Mission: Impossible III (2006)

Oooohhh... another movie poster with Tom Cruise's big head. How original.

Mission: Impossible III (2006)

Starring: Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ving Rhames, Billy Crudup, Michelle Monaghan, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Keri Russell, Maggie Q, Simon Pegg, Laurence Fishburne

Directed by: J.J. Abrams
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Movie Review: Superman II (1980)

Yes Mikey, this is the one where the main villain gets thrown into that huge electric Coca-Cola sign.

Superman II (1980)

Starring: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Terence Stamp, Ned Beatty, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper, Sarah Douglas, Jack O’Hallaran, Valerie Perrine, Marc McClure

Directed by: Richard Lester with Richard Donner (uncredited)
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