Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Movie Review: The Great Silence

The Great Blizzard of 1899 proves especially cold for the townspeople of Snow Hill, Utah.  The tiny hamlet is surrounded by murderous outlaws who’ve taken refuge in the mountains, or so the local authorities would have the citizenry believe.  These so-called outlaws are merely poor people who’ve been forced to fend for themselves.  To make matters worse, a price has been placed on each of their heads.  The bounty hunters looking to collect are a rather dishonorable bunch, led by a bloodthirsty rogue known only as Loco (Klaus Kinski).  In this snowy wasteland, a gunslinger known as Silence (Jean-Louis Trintignant) proves to be the only salvation for those seeking true justice.  

Spider-Man No More: Lamenting the Death of Peter Benjamin Parker

After 50 years and 700 issues, the man behind Spider-Man‘s mask is now no more.  Last week, on the day after Christmas, Marvel Comics brought Peter Parker’s story to a tragic end.  The 700th issue of The Amazing Spider-Man, which carries a price tag of $7.99, concludes the “Dying Wish” story arc.  It also acts as a series finale.