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Be Cool
War of the Worlds


Miami Vice Season One
Raging Bull Special Edition
Sky Captain & World Tomorrow
Leon: The Professional [Deluxe]
Twilight Zone Season One
Resident Evil Apocalypse
Open Water
Anchorman [Unrated]
Shaun of the Dead
King Arthur
Brute Force
Chronicles of Riddick: Theatrical
Chronciles of Riddick: Unrated
Pitch Black
Assault on Precinct 13
Aliens Vs Predator
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
I, Robot
Troy: Two Disc Set
Rocky Anthology

"Must-See" TV

The Shield
West Wing
Jonny Zero


The Art of Sin City by Frank Miller
Rebel Without a Crew by Robert Rodriguez
Sin City: The Making of the Movie by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez
The Art of Paul Gulacy
Sly Moves : My Proven Program to Lose Weight, Build Strength, Gain Will Power, and Live your Dream by Sylvester Stallone
Deshi: A Martial Arts Thriller by John Donohue
The Forgotten Man by Robert Crais
Sahara by Clive Cussler
Hostage by Robert Crais
Road to Pergatory by Max Allan Collins
Street Justice by Chuck Zito
Hostage by Robert Crais
Double Play by Robert B. Parker
Bad Business by Robert B. Parker
Melancholy Baby by Robert B. Parker
Nightscape by David Morrell
A Gentleman's Game by Greg Rucka
To Be the Man by Rick Flair
Guns, Drugs and Monsters by Steve Niles
Savage Membrane by Steve Niles
Sensei by John Donohue
Rain Storm by Barry Eisler
Hard Rain by Barry Eisler
Rain Fall by Barry Eisler
Little Scarlet by Walter Mosley
The Art of Tommy Lee Edwards
by Tommy Lee Edwards
The Stand by Stephen King
Salem's Lot by Step
hen King


Robert Crais
Barry Eisler
Christopher Mills
Steve Niles
Andrew Vachss
Dan Simmons
Stephen Hunter
Greg Rucka


Eddie Newell
Paul Gulacy
Robert Smith, Jr.
Bill "The Raytrix" Marimon
Mike Grell
Neil Vokes
Liam Sharp
Mike Wieringo
Bob Peak
Tommy Lee Edwards
Michael Avon Oeming
Jeff Parker
Eric Powell
Mike Mignola

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The Wicked West
100 Bullets: Samauri
100 Bullets: 6 Feet Under the Gun
100 Bullets: Counterfeit Detective
100 Bullets: Foregone Tomorrow
100 Bullets: Hang Up...
100 Bullets: Split Second Chance
100 Bullets: First Shot, Last Call
Batman: Broken City
The Black Forest
30 Days of Night
Powers: Anarchy
Hammer of the Gods
Bastard Samurai
The Interman
Sin City: The Big Fat Kill
Sin City: That Yellow Bastard
Sin City

Posters and Pictures

Clive Owen - I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
Russell Crowe - Gladiator
Bruce Willis - Pulp Fiction
Jessic Alba - Sin City!
The Transporter
The Matrix
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow - [Jude]
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow - [Gwyneth]
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow - [Angelina]
Night of the Living Dead
Night of the Living Dead Collage
Dawn of the Dead
On the Waterfront
The Godfather
Apocalypse Now
A Streetcar Named Desire
Dawn of Dead
28 days later

More Sin City Coolness
Sunday, February 6, 2005 12:51 PM

Isn't that just the coolest image?

Amazon has now posted it when you click on THIS LINK to pre-order the Sin City: The Making of the Movie hardcover by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. I'm looking forward to this movie more than any other coming out in 2005. [And you just know that the book is going to be as cool!]

In addition to the Sin City movie, making of book, and comic reprints, there is also going to be a series of action figures. Here's Marv, the Yellow Bastard, Gail, and Manute. Pictures of the Hartigan, Dwight, and Kevin figures should be coming out soon... oh, and let's not forget that there will probably be a Nancy figure as well.

As we get closer to the movie's release date [April 1st], more Sin City goodies will be announced and previewed right here at the ZONE!

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What's New with Newell?
Saturday, February 5, 2005 11:15 AM

I dropped in on Eddie Newell's web site to see what was new and discovered that he's added a ton of images to his gallery.

If you swing by there you can see that Eddie has done work for Marvel, DC, and of course other smaller companies.

My favorite sections though, are the areas dedicated to the sketches and pin-ups that Eddie has created for his fans.

If you've got some time to spare you might want to drop by Eddie's site and check out all the new art!

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Love It or Hate It -- I Think It's Cool
Friday, February 4, 2005 5:29 PM

Ok, ya just gotta check this out.

Wasn't that the coolest? If you don't think so, then you probably didn't like it at all.

You see, it seems that people are in basically two groups in regard to this ad [and those like it that use deceased celebrities to promote products].

Those that like it, say that it helps to keep the memory of the celebrity alive and introduces him/her to a new generation.

Those that dislike ads like this claim that it cheapens the memory of the star, and that the celebrity may end up endorsing a product that they never used or even liked while they were alive.

I tend to like these ads [and think the Gene Kelly one is especially cool]. I look at it like this:

In order for the celeb's likeness to be used, the advertiser had to get the permission of whoever the deceased celeb left in charge. These caretakers of the celeb's likeness should have a better idea of what the celeb would approve of than those complaining.

Most viewers are intelligent enough to know that it's not really Gene Kelly pop lock dancing, or John Wayne drinking a cold one after coaching a football game or Fred Astaire dancing with a vacuum cleaner.

And most of the time the ads are just plain cool.

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Christopher Mill's Atomic Pulp
Wednesday, February 2, 2005 6:11 PM

Christopher Mills is a writer, editor and graphic artist. Last year he teamed with Rick Burchett and produced one of my favorite comics of 2004, Gravedigger: The Scavengers. You've heard me talk about how great it is here and here and even here.

Chris regularly posts an on-line journal about comics, movies, crime stories, tv, and even his life as a [currently] struggling writer... you know the fun stuff. [Well, maybe not the struggling part!]

Chris' journal is well worth reading. And I'm not just saying this because he lists the ZONE as one of the blogs he regularly reads. [Thanks, Chris!]

Another reason to check out Chris' site is that he's opened up a message board and it's starting to rock. I know how many of you ZONErs love to discuss things, so here's a chance to get in on the ground floor.

Why not head over and check out things at Christopher Mill's Atomic Pulp site. Tell Chris I sent ya...

Just remember to come back!

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Groban and Botti: LIVE
Sunday, January 30, 2005 6:42 PM

Yesterday my wife and I saw Josh Groban live in concert in Fort Lauderdale.

If you don't recognize his name, I'll bet you know his voice. This year Josh Groban was nominated for
an Oscar and a Grammy!

The Oscar nomination was for his performance of "Believe" from "The Polar Express" soundtrack, [Josh also sang on the "Troy" soundtrack] while the Grammy was for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "You Raise Me Up". Groban has sold well over 5 million albums and his 2003 PBS Great Performances Special became a number one selling DVD and the best selling long form music video the year it was released. Josh also sang at the closing ceremonies of the Salt Lake City Olympics which seen by over one billion people!

Still, I find that a lot of people don't know who Josh Groban is. Ah, but I digress.

At any rate, my wife is a huge fan and for her birthday I decided to surprise her by taking her to see Josh Groban live. I figured she love the concert and I'd enjoy it.

The first indication that this was going to be a really cool night was that Chris Botti was opening for Josh.

What? You don't know who Chris Botti is?

Chris is a jazz musician.

A very, very talented jazz musician. Botti's current cd "When I Fall In Love," is the #1 selling jazz album in the US and for a good reason. The kid plays the trumpet like Tyson used to punch. I heard Botti play before, but had no idea that I'd be seeing him live. Botti came on stage at just after 8PM. Botti seemed very much at ease in front of the sold out crowd [although he did say that he was honored to be playing in such a huge venue and thanked the crowd for coming out to hear music that wouldn't be found on MTV or performed by someone with a belly ring]. Botti and his band played for just over 30 minutes and definitely left me wanting more.

Then it was time for Josh Groban.

Truth be told, I'd listened to Josh's music and while I thought that he had a great voice for the type of music that he sang, I was worried that I'd grow tired of hearing him sing in Spanish and Italian and... well, you get the picture. Boy, was I wrong!

Josh sang for almost two hours [including his two encores]. I was never bored. And neither were the over 12,000 fans in convention center. I think that if Josh had sang all night, the crowd would have been there listening as it came time for breakfast to be served.

Lucia Micarelli is one of the featured soloists who performs with Josh. She plays violin and when she takes center stage she owns it.

As you can probably tell, it was just an awesome experience. Had it not been for my wife's birthday I'd have missed out. I wonder what she'll want next year?

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More Sin City

What's New
With Newell?

Love It or Hate It
I Think It's Cool

Christopher Mill's
Atomic Pulp

Groban and Botti:

Sin City: The Making
of the Movie!

Who Is On First?

The [Not So]
Fantastic Four

Dishonest but
Not Stupid

Do You Like
Monsters, Kid?

3 * 2 * View

Spies, Vixens and
Masters of Kung Fu!

Jack is Back!

Sin City Character Posters

2004: A Last Look

Anyone Going to

Sin City Trailer
[in Quicktime]

Cinderella Man -
Bad Title, Good Movie

Hostage -
Two Great Rides?

The Trombone Dancer

RIP Reggie White


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Flight of the Phoenix
War of the Worlds
Here Come the
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Mr. and Mrs. Smith:
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"Batman Begins"
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Brute Force
Grave Digger
Deserves a Long Life

The Wicked West is
Like a Reese's Cup

Everyone Loves
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Only One Man
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New "Sin City"

Dawn of
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Trick or Treat?
Dr. Jeykll Has
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Chicklis Gets Close
The Beatles,
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