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VAMPIRELLA #1-DYNAMITE COMICS

Writer – Christopher Priest
Artist &Colorist – Ergun Gunduz
Letterer- Willie Schubert

I should probably state that I actually don’t ever remember reading a VAMPIRELLA comic before. I have however been a fan of Alex Ross’s art for a very long time, so the cover(B) initially sold me on taking a read of the book. It’s probably my favourite of all 5.I’m glad I took a chance on it as, overall, it was much better then I thought it would be. I’ve read far too many “vampish” books that tend to be heavy on the sexuality, but light on the story, so this in that regard was a pleasant surprise.

I’ve been a fan of Christopher Priest’s work since the 3rd volume of Black Panther. Overall I enjoyed his writing on this issue. One thing that did stick out to me which would be more dialect then actual storyline ,was Priest’s literal sounding out of words of one of his characters “Dr. Chary” which I found a bit distracting figuring out what the character was saying. Sometimes it broke up the flow of the story for me. I really enjoyed the dialogue between Dr. Chary and VAMPIRELLA though. Great back and forth that was one of my favourite parts of the story.

Mentioning earlier I had never read VAMPIRELLA,  I found you really didn’t need to have a strong history of the character to enjoy the book and be interested where they were going from here. There were some references to what I assume is past volumes(if so a note in the panel would have been great) of the series, but this played into the current storyline nicely . The story grew on me as it went along and I enjoyed the situations and vulnerabilities, both physical and situational that PRIEST exposed the character to. In this aspect it felt very original to me.

Another small gripe I had was the misleading size of the story.it ran about 20 pages, but the book itself is a pretty thick (34 pages in total).Minor spoiler, it’s a variety of variant covers. Would have much preferred a further more fleshed out storyline for what is one of the more cerebral vampire book beginnings I have seen in a while. I chuckled a bit upon finding out that VAMPIRELLA was indeed Canadian .Had no idea .In that aspect I suppose she is lucky being the undead, because no way does her attire get her through a Canadian winter.

The art and colouring by ERGUN GUNDUZ was hit and miss for me. There was a few splash pages that I would say were really well done. One air shot in particular could be framed and would fit nicely on any geek wall. A few of the panels with VAMPIRELLAS face looked a bit off, almost ghoulish ,for what is a beautiful character for being dead and all. I found the splash pages beautifully colored also.The art serviced the story but never really stood out for me.

This story was not what I expected, so it’s originality will probably appeal to newer fans and keep the character completionists happy also.Worth a read if your looking to try something new. Not putting the book in my file, but will probably grab the second issue off the shelf if I see it.

Til next time

Scott

 

Coming to Netflix Canada July 14 – July 20, 2019

This week starts out with a bang and American History X.  Following that you can go for some David Harbour in a mockumentary of Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein. If you are a Captain Underpants or your kids are they will be happy for his return.

Avail. 7/15/19

Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for brutally killing two black men who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother’s, Danny Vineyard, narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader of a violent white supremacist gang that committed acts of racial crime throughout L.A. and his actions greatly influenced Danny. Reformed and fresh out of prison, Derek severs contact with the gang and becomes determined to keep Danny from going down the same violent path as he did.

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American History X
Hall Pass
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 1

 

Avail. 7/16/19

Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, FrankensteinNETFLIX ORIGINAL
In this new mockumentary, join “Stranger Things” actor David Harbour as he uncovers lost footage from his father’s televised stage play, Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein. Expect the unexpected in this over-the-top and often dramatic(ish) reimagined tale of mystery and suspense . With appearances by Alfred Molina, Kate Berlant, and more special guests, Harbour explores the depths of his family’s acting lineage to gain insight into his father’s legacy – all in 28-minutes. Directed by Daniel Gray Longino (“Kroll Show” and “PEN15”) and written by John Levenstein (“Arrested Development” and “Kroll Show”), Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein launches globally on Netflix on July 16, 2019.

Avail. 7/17/19

Pinky Malinky: Part 3 NETFLIX FAMILY
Pinky Malinky isn’t the type of hot dog boy who sits around on his buns, and with his BFFs Babs and JJ, he’s learning how to relish the little things.

Avail. 7/18/19

Secret Obsession — NETFLIX FILM
Recuperating from trauma, Jennifer (Brenda Song) remains in danger as she returns to a life she doesn’t remember.

Suits: Season 8

Avail. 7/19/19

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Season 11: Freshly Brewed

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: New 2019: Freshly BrewedNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Jerry Seinfeld’s roving talk show combines coffee, laughs and vintage cars into quirky, caffeine-fueled adventures with the sharpest minds in comedy.

The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants: Season 3 NETFLIX FAMILY
Fourth-grade friends George and Harold have a shared love of pranks and comic books — and turning their principal into an undies-wearing superhero.

La casa de papel: Part 3NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Eight thieves take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain as a criminal mastermind manipulates the police to carry out his plan.

Last Chance U: INDY: Part 2NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Netflix’s critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated series Last Chance U returns to give viewers an intense, unfiltered look at the junior college football program at Independence Community College (ICC). Entering his third season with ICC and second season on Last Chance U, Coach Brown has assembled a team that looks sure to compete for a national championship, but a disastrous season on the field puts a spotlight on all of the ugliness of college football that winning tends to polish over. With some new and returning faces, this season captures the Pirates fall from grace that leaves the coaches and the town looking for change.

Queer Eye: Season 4NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Fab Five are back in Kansas City, Missouri! Join Antoni, Bobby, Jonathan, Karamo and Tan for a new group of inspirational heroes, jaw-dropping makeovers and tons of happy tears!

SAINT SEIYA: Knights of the ZodiacNETFLIX ANIME
Sworn to protect the reincarnation of the goddess Athena, Seiya and the Knights of the Zodiac aid her in battle against those who seek to end mankind.

TypewriterNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Typewriter is about a haunted house and a haunted book that stir the imagination of a group of young, wannabe ghost hunters, and a dog, determined to capture the ghost that plagues the notorious home in their neighbourhood in Goa. When a new family and their captivating daughter move into the haunted home, the crew finds it difficult to balance the demands of school and chores with the renewed urgency to capture the neighbourhood ghost before it is too late. (MC)

Coming to Netflix Canada July 7 – July 13, 2019

This week a majority of the release are intentional series and movies. Also the release of another family sitcom Family Reunion. This week part of the MCU family get together for the movie Point Blank. Anthony Mackie(Falcon) and Frank Grillo(Brock Rumlow, Crossbones)

Avail. 7/8/19

The Emoji Movie

Avail. 7/9/19

Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns

Avail. 7/10/19

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Family Reunion NETFLIX FAMILY
When the McKellan family moves from Seattle to Georgia, life down South — and traditional grandparents — challenge their new-age ways.

Parchís: El documentalNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Get an in-depth look at Parchís, the 1980s kids’ band from Spain, through interviews with ex-members and other insiders, concert footage and more.

Avail. 7/11/19

Cities of Last ThingsNETFLIX FILM
In a dystopian tale unfolding in reverse chronology, a man with a complicated past takes revenge on the individuals who wronged him decades ago.

Avail. 7/12/19

3Below: Tales of Arcadia: Part 2 NETFLIX FAMILY
Still stranded in Arcadia, royal alien siblings Aja and Krel continue their quest to return home as General Morando plots a course to invade Earth.

4 latasNETFLIX FILM
In hopes of visiting a dying friend, longtime pals reunite for a desert road trip from Spain to Mali, while bringing along his estranged daughter.

Blown Away

Bonus Family: Season 3 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
As Martin adjusts to life with a new partner and a baby, Lisa and Patrik grapple with difficult news, and Katja reconnects with an old flame.

Extreme EngagementNETFLIX ORIGINAL
An engaged twosome take their love on the road and test their commitment as they explore eight cultures’ marriage traditions in the span of one year.

Kidnapping StellaNETFLIX FILM
Snatched off the street and held for ransom, a bound and gagged woman uses her limited powers to derail her two masked abductors’ carefully laid plans.

Luis Miguel – The Series: Season 1

Anthony Mackie as Paul and Frank Grillo as Abe in POINT BLANK

Point BlankNETFLIX FILM
An ER nurse and a career criminal are forced into an unlikely partnership in taking down a ring of corrupt cops threatening the lives of both of their families.

Taco ChroniclesNETFLIX ORIGINAL
A tribute to the mighty taco: its history, significance in Mexico, global appeal and varieties: pastor, carnitas, canasta, asada, barbacoa and guisados.

Coming To Netflix Canada July 1 – July 6, 2019

First of all I hope you are still there. If so thanks for stitching around.

Now lets see what is coming to Netflix Canada for the first week of July.  Netflix is moving further towards their own programing. The one thing that I like is that original program comes from all over the world. You just have to give some of them a try.

 

Avail. 7/1/19

Designated Survivor: 60 daysNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Designated Survivor: 60 Days follows the main storyline of the original format, but has been adapted to feature more of the Korean reality. It is a story of a politician, who suddenly ascends from the position of Minister of Environment to President, as an explosion at the National Assembly kills everyone in the Cabinet who is ahead of him in terms of the presidential succession. Park Mu-jin is a scientist-turned-politician who struggles to fit in politics. Park is the acting president for 60 days, and during this period, albeit inexperienced and unwilling, he tries to uncover the truth behind the attack.

Katherine Ryan Comedy Special 2018

Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room NETFLIX ORIGINALEveryone’s favorite single mom is back with her second Netflix original stand-up special Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room, launching globally on July 1. A follow-up to her 2017 special In Trouble, Katherine toured Glitter Room across the UK with an unprecedented four-week run at London’s Garrick Theatre in the West End. After dividing The Belasco Theater audience on their love or dislike of the Kardashians, Katherine showcases her skillful and hilarious storytelling style with tales about following a man to Japan and meeting her daughter’s first celebrity crush, Anna Kendrick.

Cafarnaúm

From Dusk Till Dawn

Ghostbusters

Girlfight

Jackie Brown

Jumanji

Kill Bill: Vol. 2

Life as We Know It

Midnight Express

Mike Tyson Mysteries: Season 4

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Swiped

The Fate of the Furious

The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes: S2

War Against Women

War for the Planet of the Apes

Avail. 7/2/19

Bangkok Love Stories: Objects of AffectionNETFLIX ORIGINAL
A kind computer repairman falls for a street-smart graffiti artist who’s multiple personality disorder worsens after she witnesses a double murder.

Bangkok Love Stories: PleadNETFLIX ORIGINAL
In Bangkok’s Chinatown, a spirited digital marketing expert falls for a blind fortune-teller, but their love is predestined to end in disaster.

Avail. 7/3/19

The Blues Brothers
Dazed and Confused
The Kingdom

The Last CzarsNETFLIX ORIGINAL
When social upheaval sweeps Russia in the early 20th century, Czar Nicholas II resists change, sparking a revolution and ending a dynasty.

The Mummy
The Mummy Returns
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
The Scorpion King
Sea of Love
Vox Lux

Yummy Mummies: Season 2NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Yum Mums welcome a new member as they settle into motherhood, spice up their sex lives and ponder whether they want to get pregnant again.

Avail. 7/4/19

Kakegurui: Season 2

Stranger Things 3NETFLIX ORIGINAL
It’s 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and summer’s heating up. School’s out, there’s a brand new mall in town, and the Hawkins crew are on the cusp of adulthood. Romance blossoms and complicates the group’s dynamic, and they’ll have to figure out how to grow up without growing apart. Meanwhile, danger looms. When the town’s threatened by enemies old and new, Eleven and her friends are reminded that evil never ends; it evolves. Now they’ll have to band together to survive, and remember that friendship is always stronger than fear.

Avail. 7/6/19

Free Rein: Season 3NETFLIX FAMILY
Competition heats up at Bright Fields over the summer as tryouts for the “UK Under 18s” team pit friend against friend for just one available spot.

Sicilian Ghost Story

Coming to Netflix Canada April 21 – April 30, 2019

The finale week of April is here if you are a fan of Captain America: The Winter Soldier then you better give it a watch. It is one of the films that will be leaving at the end of month. New and original programing rounds the month. Enjoy.

Avail. 4/22/19

Pinky Malinky: Part 2NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Pinky Malinky is on a roll! Catch up on this joyful hot dog boy’s continuing adventures as he spreads fun and positivity with best friends Babs and JJ.

Selection Day – New Episodes– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Manjunath Kumar, fourteen, knows he is good at cricket – if not as good as his elder brother Radha. He knows that he fears and resents his domineering and cricket-obsessed father, admires his brilliantly talented sibling and is fascinated by the world of CSI and by curious and interesting scientific facts. But there are many things about himself and about the world that he doesn’t know. When Manju begins to get to know Radha’s great rival, a boy as privileged and confident as Manju is not, everything in Manju’s world begins to change and he is faced with decisions that will change both his sense of self and of the world around him.

Avail. 4/23/19

I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In this new sketch show, Tim Robinson and guests spend each segment driving someone to the point of needing — or desperately wanting — to leave.

Avail. 4/24/19

Bonding — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A New York City grad student moonlighting as a dominatrix enlists her gay BFF from high school to be her assistant.

Avail. 4/26/19

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The Protector: Season 2NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Facing formidable odds against the resurgent Immortals, Hakan and the Loyal Ones must forestall sinister plans to destroy the city — and all humans.

ReMastered: Devil at the CrossroadsNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Robert Johnson was one of the most influential blues guitarists ever. Even before his early death, fans wondered if he’d made a pact with the Devil.

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 2 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Adora and the Princess Alliance train to get stronger, but Catra and the Horde are on the move. As Hordak pushes for victory, She-Ra faces a new test.

Street Food — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
From the creators of Chef’s Table, Street Food takes viewers to some of the world’s most vibrant cities to explore the rich culture of street food all over the globe. The first season explores nine countries in Asia, from the hawker stalls of Singapore to the food carts of India, the stories of perseverance and culture bring life to the cuisine of each city.

YankeeNETFLIX ORIGINAL
A young man from Texas crosses the border into Mexico and becomes an infamous drug lord.

Avail. 4/28/19

Little Women (1994)

Avail. 4/29/19

Burning

Wonder Woman

Avail. 4/30/19

Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Everyone knows there is no topic Anthony Jeselnik can’t conquer, and he doesn’t disappoint in his second Netflix original comedy special Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward. Following his 2015 special Thoughts and Prayers, the comedian’s critical and biting style weaves through societal taboos without hesitation.

Baki: Part 2NETFLIX ANIME
A convict himself, bounty hunter Biscuit Oliva is dispatched to Tokyo to apprehend the escaped inmates and thwart them from unleashing further chaos.

Ingress: The AnimationNETFLIX ANIME
After scientists discover a mysterious substance that can influence human minds, two factions wage an all-out battle to control its awesome power.

 

LAST CALL

Leaving 4/29/18

Ocean’s Eleven

Leaving 4/21/18

Captain Phillips

Leaving 4/24/19

Big Eyes
Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Coming to Netflix Canada April 15 – April 20, 2019

Ready for another week of Netflix originals. If not well you shit out of luck. This week is heavy on their own material. So have fun and enjoy yourself.

Avail. 4/15/19

Happy Feet Two
Luis Miguel – The Series: Season 1

No Good NickNETFLIX ORIGINAL
A family finds their lives turned upside down when a young, street-smart grifter appears on their doorstep, claiming she’s a distant relative.

Avail. 4/16/19

Super Monsters Furever Friends — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
On the first night of spring, the Super Monsters and their families gather for food, fun and games in the park — and meet their adorable monster pets!

Avail. 4/18/19

My First First LoveNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Due to various personal reasons, a group of Yun Tae-o’s friends move into his house, where they experience love, friendship, and everything in between.

Avail. 4/19/19

A Fortunate Man — NETFLIX FILM
A gifted engineer flees his austere roots to pursue wealth and success among Copenhagen’s elite, but the pride propelling him threatens to be his ruin.

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Brené Brown: The Call to CourageNETFLIX ORIGINAL
Best-selling author Brené Brown discusses what it takes to choose courage over comfort in a culture defined by scarcity, fear and uncertainty.

Cuckoo: Season 5NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Ken thinks he’s hit the big time when he discovers a wealthy half sister he never knew he had, but her fortunes and his hopes are soon reversed.

Music TeacherNETFLIX FILM
Burned by his past, an emotionally troubled, small-town music teacher risks everything he has to reconnect with a now-famous former student.

Rilakkuma and KaoruNETFLIX ANIME
Karoru leads a mundane life, but she gets to go home and find comfort in Rilakkuma, her endearingly lazy roommate who happens to be a fuzzy toy bear.

SAMANTHA

Samantha!: Season 2NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The series follows the story of a former child star from the 80s, Samantha! (Emanuelle Araújo) who desperately clings to the fringes of celebrity. Together with her husband Wound (Douglas Silva) and their children Cindy (Sabrina Nonato), and Brandon (Cauã Gonçalves), she delights with hare-brained schemes to launch herself back into the spotlight.

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Someone GreatNETFLIX FILM
Aspiring music journalist Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) has just landed her dream job at an iconic magazine and is about to move to San Francisco. Rather than do long distance, her boyfriend of nine years (Lakeith Stanfield) decides to call it quits. To nurse her broken heart, Jenny gathers up her two best friends Erin (DeWanda Wise) and Blair (Brittany Snow) for one outrageous last adventure in New York City. From writer/director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (creator of MTV’s Sweet/Vicious) Someone Great is a hilarious and heartfelt story of friendship, love, and what it means to let go of your twenties and enter adulthood.

Avail. 4/20/19

Grass is Greener — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
It lit up jazz and hip-hop — and ignited a war on drugs steeped in racial injustice. Experts explore America’s complicated relationship with weed.

Weed the People

 

 

 

 

“Hum” A Short Sci Fi Film

A small manual labor dish washing robot live his life in the basement of a restaurant. That all changes when a humming bird helps him escape and see the world outside his prison.

“Hum” by Tom Teller

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