So I’m actually trying to be ON TIME for my October list. It helps that I’ve got the house to myself at the moment, but given that I’d like to watch a movie AND go write, I should get this thing wrapped up pretty quick. Thankfully (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it), there’s not a WHOLE lot to share outside of comics.
Without further adieu, let’s look at October’s entertainment tallies!
And as always, I’m happy to jabber about anything that’s on the following lists. If you want my opinion about something, just comment and ask.
CULTURE CONSUMPTION: October 2013
If I thought I sucked last month, that’s NOTHING compared to October. Sheesh! I’m turning into a super-slow reader! That or I simply have NO TIME.
Star Wars: Kenobi by John Jackson Miller
The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M. Valente
None this month. I took too much time reading comics!
FINALLY!!! I’m finished with the Hellblazer run! Not an easy feat, given the multitude of writers and artists working on the title, each bringing their own ideas and sensibilities to John Constantine’s world and character, but while there were definitely moments I was bored and wanted to throw in the towel, the end of the series, penned by Peter Milligan and often drawn by Simon Bisley was quite engaging and a helluva lot of fun.
If you ever want to dip your toe into the John Constantine stories, I’d highly recommend taking a slight detour and reading the super-excellent graphic novel Dark Entries by Ian Rankin. This is a standalone story, and definitely a NOVEL in terms of comics, but it’s a great tale, and tells you a lot about the character.
Graphic novels first:
Dark Entries by Ian Rankin
Hellblazer: Pandemonium by Jamie Delano
Batman Black and White #2
Batman Superman #4
Coffin Hill #1
East of West #6
Hellblazer Annual 2011
Hellblazer: City of Demons #1 – #5
Hellblazer #276 – #300
Saga Chapter 14
Sex Criminals #1
Star Wars #10
The Manhattan Projects #15
The Unwritten #53
The Wake #4
The Walking Dead #115
The Witching Hour #1
Thief of Thieves #17
Wonder Woman #24
All I’m going to say here is how much I was looking forward to Room 237, and I was really disappointed. It wasn’t the documentary I thought it would be, with hearing critical theories about the film The Shining and then getting real, insider info to support those theories. Rather, it was a bunch of critics sharing their theories about the film, some of which were interesting and intriguing, and others were just laughable, imagined by critics who’re are too in love with their own ideas. People loved this documentary, but I was really, really disappointed.
Gravity (This. Was. AWESOME.)
The Avengers (re-watch)
Star Trek Into Darkness (re-watch)
Television’s gonna get a bit slower, now that the fall television season is finally underway and I’m having fun with new shows. But here’s what we wrapped up on Netflix:
Archer: Season 3
Breaking Bad: Season 3
Top of the Lake (mini-series)
And that’s it! What did you watch and/or read? What did you love, what did you hate? As always, please refrain from spoilers, as I’m obviously catching up on some shows rather late and don’t want to be spoiled.