Three days and nine movies in, and the free stuff well ran dry today.
When you wait for a screening to start, you generally have to wait outside (except at the Scotiabank Centre), and if you want to get a good seat you have to wait outside for awhile. Companies looking to push samples of their product on people thus have a captive audience, which has led to us receiving a lot of free shit, some good, some bad. So far, we’ve gotten two free cans of Red Bull, a couple Dole Fruit Sparklers, a mini-bag of Starbucks coffee beans, a couple other coffee-related samples (I didn’t pay attention since I don’t drink coffee), two t-shirts, a bag of rice chips (sucked), some stupid hand puzzle, and a pair of mini binoculars (which we haven’t needn’t since we wait in lines to get good seats and all, but could come in handy for the upcoming Neil Young concert I suppose). But nothing today. Hopefully this doesn’t mean the end and is merely a result that we tended to stay indoors today because of the rain (both subway stops had indoor entrances to where we were leaving and arriving). I’m still hoping that the Sun Chips people are trying to expand their influence… I love those things.
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TV Talk: The New Fall TV Season – New Show Overview (2007)
Instead of doing reviews for every new pilot I watched over the past couple of weeks (which I really didn’t have time for), I figured I’d just combine them all into mini-reviews in one post, judging each on whether or not I would continue watching the series. Each series will be listed in the order in which its pilot debuted, along with the network and time slot it occupies. Continue reading →
Spider-Man and the Black Cat – “The Evil That Men Do” (2002-06)
Collects Spider-Man and the Black Cat – “The Evil That Men Do” issues 1-6. Writer: Kevin Smith, Penciller: Terry Dodson, Inker: Rachel Dodson, Colourists: Lee Loughridge and Rachel Dodson, Letterist: Richard Starkings and Comicraft. Published by Marvel Comics from 2002-2005. Continue reading →