Movies in 2012

The Adventures of Tintin 
Ides of March 
Real Steel 
Hangover II 
Out of Sight 
The A-Team
The Friends of Eddie Coyle
The Long Goodbye



My friend Ryan produced this short:
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Violence - The Shoulder

He tries to raise his right arm. He gets the gun up; points it at the door. Then the arm drops. He tries again. Holding it there. Shaking. Pain. His arm drops again. He looks down at the blood coming from his shoulder.

“Figures I get shot in my shooting arm,” he thinks.

He reaches over with his left hand and picks up the gun. It feels awkward in this hand. He raises it and points at the door again. Propped up in the bed like a sick school boy. Waiting, his left arm shakes not used to the weight. Holding the gun. He knows his aim will be off. But at this distance, all that matters is he hits center mass. As long as he can stay conscious. The blood flowing out of him. He waits for the door to open.

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Mark Wahlberg On Filming in NOLA

From Mike Scott's interview with him:

"You know what you've got here?" he said. "You've got the best people -- great city, great people, hard-working people, great crews. Really talented, smart people. And it's no-nonsense, no B.S. You know, if you're a good person, they love you. If not, they've got no time for you. Don't bring no ego down here.

"But if you're a good guy," he said, "they give you a lot of love. And I appreciate that. I'm a simple guy."

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Spy Comics

The best spy literature I am reading right now is in the comics medium.

  Nathan Edmondson came out of the gate strong with Who Is Jake Ellis?:
Jon Moore is the most sought after spy-for-hire in Europe's criminal world. This is because of Jake Ellis, a psychic man who is invisible to everyone except Moore. When a deal goes bad, the only one who can protect Moore from Europe's most dangerous criminals is Jake Ellis. No one but Moore can see Jake Ellis. But Jake Ellis can see everything.

Now he has an ongoing series called The Activity about a real life special unit of the military:

And soon Edmondson will have another espionage comic called Dancer:

Also, I am currently reading Pigs which is about a sleeper cell of KGB agents kids who have come to America to complete the mission their parents started:
When the second generation of a loyal KGB sleeper cell is given the signal, they must finish the mission that they have been raised their entire lives to complete: overthrow The United States of America, no matter what it takes. Writers Ben McCool (CHOKER, MEMOIR) and Nate Cosby (Jim Henson’s Storyteller) are the creative minds behind this new ongoing series from Image Comics, a character-driven modern espionage thriller entitled PIGS.

You can also never go wrong with heading back to Greg Rucka's Queen & Country which is heavily isnpired by the British TV series The Sandbaggers:

 And finally, I came across Brian Michael Bendis' book Fire:
The story, a spy thriller, is centered on a young Jewish-American man named Benjamin "Ben" Furst, who is initially introduced as a college student studying political science. After passing several tests, including a fake mugging, he is recruited by a beautiful young woman named D. D. into the Central Intelligence Agency and told that he is going to be the first agent of Project Fire (hence the title of the comic), an experiment to test whether training agents out of ordinary citizens can be successful.

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What Google And Facebook Are Hiding


Books in 2012

Time To Murder and Create


Movies in 2012

The Adventures of Tintin (Theater)