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Lightning Doesn't Quite Strike Twice for "Samurai Champloo" Vol. 3

It’s tough to craft a follow-up to a masterpiece. When an artist has created something successful and beloved, pressures are high to meet or exceed it on the second go-round, and sometimes expectations can be set unreasonably high. Like Orson Welles post-Citizen Kane, or Nirvana after recording Nevermind, all eyes were on the creators of […]

"Sin City": Sexy Movie, Impotent DVD

The Film There are a great many movies which come out of seemingly nowhere to surprise and delight us. On the other hand, there are also a great many movies which carry with them tremendous baggage in getting to the screen. Guess which kind Sin City is? That’s right, being a comic book adaptation, Sin […]

Original "Sin": A "Sin City" Primer

One of the latest in a long line of comic book adaptations, Sin City, hit DVD last month. Directed by Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller, and Quentin Tarantino, and boasting an incredible cast ranging from Mickey Rourke to Jessica Alba to Elijah Wood, it’s one of the year’s most talked-about movies. Right from the start, it […]

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