Free Comic Book Day? Not in my town.
I love Free Comic Book Day and I miss it, damn how I miss it. I live in Split, Croatia. It’s public image is that of a Mediterranean tourist hot spot, but in actuality, it’s a very savage and toxic environment, and definitely the worst place I have ever lived - but that’s another story.
No comic book stores, no Free Comic Book Day. Back when I lived in Zagreb, the centralized nation’s capital, I used to mark Free Comic Book Day on my calendar and visit several comic book stores, scoring some really neat stuff, from mainstream names to indie titles. These are not huge stores, some are even second-hand comic book shops, but they serve their purpose. Now? Nothing. And I miss that, because I love being part of the normal world. How’s life in your neck of the woods?
Vuk Oreb / Rad Recorder
Quick Review: Movie 43
Huge cast. To most of them, this will be their weirdest movie.
Vulgar from the get-go, deliberately as offensive and inappropriate as possible, some might even say extreme - Movie 43 is an unusual omnibus, but in its essence, it’s a dumb gross-out comedy. There are two versions of the basic premise: The Pitch, where Dennis Quaid plays a mad screenwriter trying to sell ideas for a movie, and The Thread, where three teenagers, while trying to pull a prank, come up with the idea of the most banned movie ever, which ends up being real, and they watch a bunch of clips from various banned movies. I saw the latter, and if you grew up watching Farrelly brothers’ movies, if you enjoy Adult Swim shows and Seth MacFarlane’s sense of humor, then Movie 43 is not a waste of time and is actually fun. Each story moves at a fast pace, and only two of them are a bit slower and not so, well, awkward. It’s not like you’re going to re-watch it, but it definitely delivers in its two key segments: shock value and humor.
Rating: ★★★ (out of five)
Vuk Oreb / Rad Recorder (via Rotten Tomatoes)