Enjoyable, but a little bit of a let-down. Everything the previews and advance press promised, but little else. Plenty of colorful eyecandy moments and sweet action sequences, I just felt it lacked something. Don’t know what exactly, though. Something more than the inevitable conclusion it built to, I guess. I enjoyed it for all its quirks more so than the straightforward “boy-goes-after-girl” plot — the gaming noises, the sitcom noises, Kieran Culkin, Johnny Simmons and all the interesting scene changes and whatnot.
Randomly left Jamestown for Buffalo last night to see Tears For Fears. Here's today's writeup in The Buffalo News . Plus they've got a pictures gallery. We walked in as they opened with "Everybody Wants To Rule The World." Closed the set with "Head Over Heels" and then came back out to do "Shout" for their encore.
The thirteenth installment of "Nerding Out With Nick Dean" ran in the Sunday, Aug. 8 edition of The Post-Journal :
Today's edition of The Post-Journal has a feature I wrote about the band Escape Tower. It's been a long while since my name has appeared in the paper's "Focus On Entertainment" section, which I kind of created a few years back. Or, more precisely, which I kind of badgered my editors into creating for the paper. Either way, I was responsible for the weekly page of content for a while. Now another writer named Dave Emke is doing it. It felt good to write the piece about Escape Tower. Ever since [...]
Everything about Best Coast's full-length debut was instantly familiar. Maybe I was just in the right frame of mind for it, binging recently on a diet of doo wop and women like Linda Scott and Connie Stevens. Even now, a week since its release, I'm still listening to it obsessively. Still choosing it over the scruffy, distorted EPs I've come to love in the recent months leading up to this full-length release.. Sure, it can be somewhat annoying trying to fall asleep with Bethany Cosentino's voice singing "I wish he was my boyfriend" over [...]
Just read through the new issue of Rolling Stone with Leonardo DiCaprio on the cover. Andy Greene has a short piece about The Smashing Pumpkins having kicked off their new world tour at the House of Blues in Cleveland. The piece ends with this choice quote: As they get ready to leave, (new bassist Nicole Fiorentino) reminds Corgan of a girl propositioning him all night. "I've never fucked a girl in a bandanna," he said onstage. Corgan chuckles at the memory: "Hot girl in Cleveland is definitely not a hot girl in [...]
Loaded up Sunday and drove to Pittsburgh to see Rasputina play Mr. Smalls. People need to stop shouting for "Wicked Dickie." Seriously, it's a waste of all our time and Melora's talent. She's got much better songs in her repertoire. The show was decent. The trip as a whole was a great time, with some minor annoyances thrown in.
The first issue of a gift subscription to SPIN which my lady and I received came Tuesday night. I haven't cracked it open yet, but Hayley Williams of the band Paramore is quoted on the cover saying: "Sexy doesn't have to be a tan blonde girl showing off her goodies." Of course it doesn't, Hayley. It can also be you leaking a topless picture of yourself to the Internet. That was awesome.
The eleventh installment of "Nerding Out With Nick Dean" ran in the Sunday, June 6th edition of The Post-Journal:
From Saturday's edition of The Post-Journal : Not exactly "Nerding Out With Nick Dean," but it's still a full weekend page focused on comic books. The 10th installment of my monthly book/comic book/entertainment column comes out this Sunday.
My horoscope for tomorrow reads as follows: SCORPIO: "Where others hear noise, you hear music. Where they see ugliness, you see potential."
The ninth installment of "Nerding Out With Nick Dean" ran in Sunday's edition of The Post-Journal:
What follows is the bulk of the text from my March "Nerding Out" column, which ran in The Post-Journal earlier this month: February was full of "big deal" comic book news. Copies of Action Comics and Detective Comics set sales records, DC made some high-profile management changes and Comic-Con announced it might leave San Diego for Anaheim. But rather than add my words to the many which have already been written about those topics, I'd rather rant about a one-page scene from the Feb. [...]
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