Heroes: Reborn – Oh We Can Be Heroes… Just For One Day

If ever there was a moment whether the compulsion to laugh or cry is confused, this is certainly it. With this whole fad of reboots and revivals of films and TV shows in recent years (i.e.: RoboCop, Man of Steel, Hawaii Five-0, 24, etc.), Heroes, the amazing show with a different perspective on superheroes, or rather super-powered people, which subsequently deteriorated quicker than M. Night Shyamalan’s career, is back once again on NBC for a thirteen episode miniseries set to run in 2015 as Heroes: Reborn.

OK I’m sorry I’m a bit late with this news as I’ve been busy and I was really tempted not to say anything on this since I’m supposed to be on hiatus, but it’s Heroes so the inner recesses of my blackened and bile filled remnants of my critic heart where a smidgen of love for the series resides is making me do this. But if you haven’t heard of this revival of the famous, or infamous, super-powered TV show, here’s a trailer.

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Serena – Something for Valentine’s Day

ImageSo February has arrived upon us once more and the waft of surface deep romance begins to blow in our direction. The TV tells us it is time to buy chocolates and flowers for our loved ones; the radio plays “Love is in the Air”, “I Will Always Love You”, and other brain deadening ditties that will leave you foolishly believing in love’s brilliance and splendour to such an extent that you may even find things so wholly contemptible in other circumstances enjoyable, like walking through a sewer, having your thumb sawn off or listening for any amount of time to Ricky Gervais.

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Stop and Smell the Flowers…

A really, really good review on a manga that I’m more than likely going to end up buying, that or watch the anime. Probably both! Anyway, I hope you enjoy this article!

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Aoi Hana, or Sweet Blue Flowers, is an example of a well-defined manga. It’s not open ended since the manga finished in July of 2013, but as there are certainly enough other ongoing manga series for fans to keep up with, it’s quite refreshing to take a break and read a completed manga. There are eight volumes, but as I read, they seemed to fly by.  There is also an anime available with the same name, for all you who would perhaps prefer to watch rather than read Aoi Hana. 

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Aoi Hana follows our hero Manjoume Fumi through high school. Fumi is an interesting protagonist, as are most of the characters in Aoi Hana. Fumi is tall, with glasses and long dark hair. If you’re a yuri fan, you might think to yourself, “Ah, so she’s that type.” But Fumi isn’t stereotypically tsundere or tough, or spectacularly smart or bookish, and…

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Philip Seymour Hoffman – We Will Miss You

You may or may not have heard but the actor and director Philip Seymour Hoffman died today at the age of forty-six. According to sources he was found dead in his apartment with a hypodermic needle in his arm, suggesting some form of drug overdose

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I’m trying not to be sappy with this, but it’s hard not to be when such a talented actor dies before his time. Indeed, being in such in large category of films including Boogie NightsThe Talented Mr. Ripley, Punch Drunk Love, Red Dragon, Capote (for which he won an Oscar), Charlie Wilson’s War, The Master and The Hunger Games franchise, to name but a few, it’s such a terrible loss to the acting world to lose such a great talent.

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