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Book Review: Joss Whedon: The Biography
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Joss Whedon: The Biography
Hardcover l Kindle Edition
Written by Amy Pascale
Forward by Nathan Fillion
Chicago Review Press
Release Date: August 1, 2014
Cover Price: $29.95

Whedonites out in the Whedonverse! Add to your “All things Joss Whedon” collection and purchase Joss Whedon: The Biography by Amy Pascale today!

Now that that’s out of the way…

The basic timeline has been written and spoken about a multitude of times: Rosanne–>Parenthood–>Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie–>Toy-Story–>Alien: Resurrection–>Buffy/Angel/Firefly–>Serenity–>Dr. Horrible–>Dollhouse–>Cabin in the Woods–>Avengers–>Much Ado About Nothing–>Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Avengers: Age of Ultron coming up (forgive me if I left one or two out), but rare is the chance to find out from the perspective of Joss Whedon himself…the stuff that didn’t make it, changes and compromises he had to make, changes he refused to make, the insecurities, the disappointments, the thrills, and the joy. This biography from fan Amy Pascale goes so in-depth, Joss could have written it himself (it probably would have been a little more self-deprecating though). I’m a fast reader. I change books like I change clothes. But this book? I took my time. I savored every word and every moment, like a last meal. I read it the way I read a favorite book for the fourth time or watch a favorite movie for the seventh, knowing already what has happened, but now enjoying the subtleties, or the ability to be surprised at something familiar.

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‘The Last Of The Mohicans’ Acoustic Cover Might Just Blow Your Mind
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The Last of the Mohicans

Here we have yet another incredible acoustic cover of a hit movie’s recognizable score. This time it’s one of my personal favorites, from the 1992 Michael Mann historical epic, The Last of the Mohicans. Be sure to check out the acoustic cover of the Back to the Future theme and the bass guitar cover of the Braveheart theme if you’ve not yet heard them.

The track is titled “Promentory,” from composer Trevor Jones and based on Dougie Maclean’s “The Gael.” The cover is done on acoustic guitar, with two additional guitars (three guitars in total: a standard, a baritone, and a seven-string) and a violin bow used to enhance the cover. You kind of have to see it to believe it. You can do just that below.

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DVD Review: Raging Boll

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Raging Boll
Directed by Dan Lee West
Starring Uwe Boll
Olive Films
Release Date: October 21, 2014

On September 23, 2006 four online film writers were selected from an extensive pool of challengers to go head-to-head with controversial German director Uwe Boll in one round of boxing at the Plaza of Nations entertainment complex located in Vancouver, British Columbia. The event had all of the marks of being a public relations stunt of the lowest stunt, but it held a morbid curiosity value for longtime detractors of Boll and anyone who ever wanted to see a filmmaker actually take on some of their most vocal critics with punches rather than words.

The four critics selected were Rue Morgue writer and current Fangoria editor Chris Alexander, Ain’t It Cool News writer Jeff Sneider, amateur boxer and Internet critic Nelson Chance Minter, and Something Awful webmaster and CEO Rich Kyanka.

The event was heavily hyped and dubbed Raging Boll by promoters. That’s also the name given to this 2010 documentary directed by Dan Lee West, who worked in various capacities on a few of Boll’s earlier films prior to becoming a filmmaker, which is just now receiving its first American DVD release courtesy of Olive Films.

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The GoD List: Comics For October 22, 2014
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Each and every week, I, “Freddy’s Revenge!” Henchman 21 and “Jason Lives!” Empress Eve read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible… theoretically. Naturally, we look forward to some more than others. I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of our pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of October 22, 2014. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.

Too busy making last minute additions to the haunted house to write a proper intro. Also, it’s kind of a slow week. Here’s what we like this week in the world of comics. Now don’t distract me while I peel some grapes to simulate eye balls and just read The GoD List!

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‘Lord Of The Rings’ Star Billy Boyd To Sing Final ‘Hobbit’ Movie’s End Credits Song
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Billy Boyd Sings "Edge of Night" In Lord of The Rings

There’s a wealth of memorable moments to be found within Peter Jackson’s massive Lord of the Rings trilogy. One of these moments comes in the third and final movie, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, when hobbit Pippin (Billy Boyd) is ordered to sing a song for the Steward of Gondor, Denethor (John Noble), to whom he volunteered his service. As Pippin sings his sad song, titled “The Edge of Night,” Denethor feasts away carelessly while his son Faramir (David Wenham) and his soldiers, who were sent into an impossible battle by the Steward, are met with waves of orcish arrows.

If you too are fond of this scene and Pippin’s song, depressing as it is, there’s some good news to be had today. It’s been announced that Billy Boyd will be semi-returning to Middle-earth by recording the end credits song for the third and final movie in The Hobbit trilogy, titled The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

You can read more and check out Boyd singing “Edge of Night” in Return of the King below if you don’t remember it or just want to see it again.

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