Monday, April 14, 2008

A Tale of Two Layouts (and One Aging, Narcissistic Intercessor)

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Some people call it a space cowboy, but I call it April.

We shouldn’t complain about three new theatrical genre releases in as many Fridays, but the last few weeks haven’t exactly delivered the most potent 1-2-3 punch. The Ruins got fooled on April 4; more kids turned out last week for the Prom, but hardly had a night to remember; a killer paints with body parts in this week’s Anamorph, but only on select screens.

Half-hearted horror is typical for this time of year, with studios emptying out their junk drawers to make room for more prints of Iron Man and Indiana Jones -- which makes it as good a time as any to stay in and freshen things up around here. All four frequent readers will notice a new layout, still evolving as I try to decide between functionality and form (and figure out a good place to hide some surprise Jon Mikl-Thor pictures -- found one!).

Much cooler stuff is coming soon, including an interview with the trinity of soul-stealing awesomeness that is Calabrese, and a tribute to sex in conversion vans. If the RSS feed’s a-rockin…