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TV Review: Cult and The Following

Posted in Review on 03/13/2013 by rogerfroilan

The last couple of TV seasons were really hard because I got burnt too many times by getting hooked on a cool new show which would then get canceled only a few episodes in. So this season, I sat back and laughed as more network shows with unique premises were canceled like a swarm of dying insects. The only new show I picked up so far that is also a hit was Arrow. However, two mid-season replacements had trailers a few months back that did happen to catch my eye. Cult on the CW and Fox’s The Following. I must say, I am both hooked and creeped out by these shows, which have similar, yet very different premises. Let’s see if their eerie stories can help them maintain an audience for at least a couple of seasons (if not the rest of this one).

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Review: OZ the Great and Powerful

Posted in Review with tags , , , , , , , on 03/11/2013 by rogerfroilan

Going into this movie, I have to admit I had some doubts.  The trailers looked good, but I was worried for all of us: that the filmmakers would somehow besmirch the classic 1939 Wizard of Oz film that we all know and love.  To do anything other than revere the original film would be sacrilege.  Let us not forget that L. Frank Baum wrote 18 Oz novels, not just “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”.   Thankfully, as a prequel, this move exceeds all expectations, taking elements from Baum’s books and creating a wonderful story of how the Wizard actually got to the Land of Oz.

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Three You Should See – By Roger Froilan

Posted in Review, Uncategorized on 02/15/2012 by rogerfroilan

 This past TV season has been surprisingly good considering the shows that got tanked or simply ended last spring. With the fate of the fun Terra Nova still hanging in the balance, and no Doctor Who for quite some time, we are itching for something new and unique to catch our fancy. Well, look no further! Three shows have popped up as mid-season replacements that are both unique and engaging:

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Harvey Horrors Collected Works: Chamber of Chills – Volume 1

Posted in Comic, Review on 09/30/2011 by sharonwong

Written by Mike Howlett and Edited by Sharon Wong

Bookshop Edition $47.99/£29.99 – (300) Slipcased Edition $135/£84.99 – (26 – Sold Out) Deluxe Edition $399/£249.99

When most readers think of Pre-Code Horror comics from the early 1950s, Entertaining Comics’ (better known as EC) trio of terror titles, Tales from the Crypt, The Vault of Horror and The Haunt of Fear, naturally spring to mind first.  That’s only fair as EC’s titles were arguably the best horror comics of the time…perhaps of all time.  There were, however, many other companies putting out excellent product.  One such publishing house was Harvey Comics. Continue reading

Person of Interest – Review by Roger Froilan

Posted in Review, TV on 09/26/2011 by rogerfroilan

With all the new shows out this season, there aren’t many that I’m looking forward to.  Person of Interest’s initial description didn’t really catch me in the past few months, but the cast of Michael Emerson and Jim Caviezel, along with J.J. Abrams behind the curtain, intrigued me.  When I finally read in the TV Guide that it was a vigilante show, I knew I just HAD to watch it.  And boy, am I glad I did!!!

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