M. Bird

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X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back TPB by Kathryn Immonen
X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back TPB by Kathryn Immonen
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Kathryn Immonen has quickly become one of my favourite writers from the Marvel stable. Her Patsy Walker: Hellcat mini blew me away with its humour and oddity. She unfortunately has yet to be given a high priority ongoing, but her run on Runaways, and her unfortunately punning-titled Heralds cemented my respect for her work. She's also dipped a toe in the Marvel Mutant playpen, most recently with her Wolverine and Jubilee limited series, but earlier with this mini, centred around recent X-Men addition Pixie. And it's very good, though Immonen's writing style is clearly a love-it-or-hate-it proposition - for some, it seems to read as too self-consciously zany, and hard-to-follow (although I'm… Read more
Sun Kissed [2006] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ John Ort
Sun Kissed [2006] [DVD] DVD ~ John Ort
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Having just finished watching this movie, and after almost having been put off purchasing it by previous negative reviews, I felt a little balance should be brought to 'Sunkissed'.

In many ways, this is an intruiging little film. It both looks and sounds gorgeous. Attractively shot, it is given a somewhat old-fashioned sense in part through the use of grainy film-stock - which may be off-putting to viewers used to crystal-clear digital. One might assume that the defects present on the film itself (an occasional hairline mark on the print) are due to budgetary constraints, but I found they if anything add to the ambience of the visuals, which drench both the beautiful landscape of… Read more
Tales of a Librarian: A Tori Amos Collection ~ Tori Amos
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Redhead dancing girl, 15 April 2004
It would be churlish, perhaps, to criticise a woman, who in twelve years has produced at least three of the best albums of that period ('Little Earthquakes', 'Under the Pink', 'Boys for Pele'). True, commercial success is more elusive these days (this album charted at a lowly #74 in the UK), and many fans have jumped ship after three releases that divide opinion ('To Venus and Back', 'Strange Little Girls', 'Scarlet's Walk'). But to her legions of fans, Amos's abstract musings will always be songs of the goddess.

Should this best of be regarded as a contractual obligation? Well, certainly it is unlikely to win Amos any new fans. Most likely, the people who will buy it will be… Read more