Witch Doctor: Malpractice #2 – Review

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WITCH DOCTOR: MAL PRACTICE #2

By: Brandon Siefert (writer/letters), Lukas Ketner (art), Andy Troy (colors)

The Story: Dr. Morrow has been infected by a deadly parasite that necessitates some calls for magical help.

Quick review: Usually when I review Witch Doctor, I wax poetic – or try to – about the stunning artwork of Lukas Ketner.  We’ll get into some of the artwork below, but it would be unfair to not give a mention to the clever and fun story that is being written by Brandon Siefert.  There are a lot of parallels to other popular franchises like House, Harry Potter, Ghostbusters and Hellraiser.  I’m sure there are some cynical people out there who disparage anything as being a “knock-off” of some other franchise, but that really isn’t fair as there really aren’t any novel ideas and it all comes down to how well the creators execute of their story of…

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China’s Record-Breaking ‘Lost in Thailand’ Prepares to Sink ‘Titanic’

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Soon to be crowned the highest-grossing domestic release in China, Xu Zheng’s romp could unseat James Cameron as the country’s box-office champion in 2012.

HONG KONG – For the past few months, many a captain of the Chinese film industry has been praying for a local production to gallop in and save what they see as a business in distress, as Hollywood blockbusters – led by the chart-topping trio of , and – came and conquered, taking home more than 55 percent of the total box office takings this year.

While the success of provided some respite – the 3D film became the highest-grossing domestic production in Chinese history with earnings of 702 million yuan (US$112.5 million) during its month-long run in July – the year seemed headed for a depressing finale as even the most commercially bankable filmmaker in China today, Feng Xiaogang, found his historical epic unable…

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Christmas Box Office: ‘Les Miserables,’ ‘Django Unchained’ Break Holiday Records

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Les Miserables Crowe Jackman  - H 2012

Also opening Tuesday was family comedy "Parental Guidance"; "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" closes in on the $500 million mark globally.

Moviegoers turned out in force on Christmas Day as Tom Hooper’s and Quentin Tarantino’s opened to a sizable $18.2 million and $15 million, respectively.

Both movies broke records: Universal’s scored the highest opening day for a musical and nabbed the top weekday Christmas opening of all time (, opening on a Friday to $24.6 million, remains the record-holder for the biggest Christmas Day opening).

PHOTOS: ‘Les Miserables’: Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman Pose for THR

— touting a cast led by Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried — received a coveted A CinemaScore. Females, who made up 56 percent of Tuesday’s audience, gave the film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical an A+.

From The Weinstein Co., was equally as impressive. The movie nabbed the…

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By Nicholas Maithya Posted in Reviews

Christmas Box Office: ‘Les Miserables,’ ‘Django Unchained’ Break Holiday Records

iNews Hollywood


Les Miserables Crowe Jackman  - H 2012

Also opening Tuesday was family comedy "Parental Guidance"; "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" closes in on the $500 million mark globally.

Moviegoers turned out in force on Christmas Day as Tom Hooper’s and Quentin Tarantino’s opened to a sizable $18.2 million and $15 million, respectively.

Both movies broke records: Universal’s scored the highest opening day for a musical and nabbed the top weekday Christmas opening of all time (, opening on a Friday to $24.6 million, remains the record-holder for the biggest Christmas Day opening).

PHOTOS: ‘Les Miserables’: Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman Pose for THR

— touting a cast led by Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried — received a coveted A CinemaScore. Females, who made up 56 percent of Tuesday’s audience, gave the film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical an A+.

From The Weinstein Co., was equally as impressive. The movie nabbed the…

View original post 206 more words

By Nicholas Maithya Posted in Reviews