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New Review of Kingsman: The Secret Service!

The opinions expressed in the following review of Kingsman: The Secret Service, do not necessarily reflect those of AtomicMoo.com, its staff, or its sponsors, even though they should. Also, Atomic Moo doesn’t have any sponsors, or opinions, or opinions about sponsors.

You’re in your seat, the house lights go down, logos come up, and sometimes, you get that feeling. You get that impression, deep down and early on, that the movie you’re about to see will unforgivingly suck. Other times, the movie starts with Middle Eastern insurgents listening to a Dire Straits tape on a boombox when British operatives air raid their fortified castle with helicopters and explosives, all while Money for Nothing continues to play over the opening titles. MV5BMTkxMjgwMDM4Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTk3NTIwNDE@._V1_SY1200_CR90,0,630,1200_AL_In those rare moments, you know you are in for a treat. Director Matthew Vaughn’s latest, Kingsman: The Secret Service, is one of those treats. An espionage action comedy described as “Tarantino meets Bond,” the movie is based on a comic by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons which I’d never heard of but sounds like something I should check out. That being said, Vaughn previously adapted Millar’s comic miniseries Kick-Ass to the big screen, defecating all over the original work and missing its point entirely, turning a self-aware tale of inept socially-maladjusted fools with delusions of grandeur into some kind of teen comedy that made me cringe so hard I nearly required medical attention.

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I’m not familiar with the comic, other than what little I’ve read about it for the purpose of this review, but it seems like Kingsman is loosely inspired by the comic, rather than straight-up retlling it. Characters’ names, relationships, sexes, and titles have been changed, and if Kick-Ass is any indication, the movie might be more tolerable if you haven’t read and enjoyed the book. But having gone in without any expectations, I was in for a ride.

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Atomic Moo Book Review:

The Great Showdowns by Scott Campbell

Probably the most honest title to any book I’ve come across recently; The Great Show Downs by artist Scott Campbell is a fun book of movie confrontations from all genres of film. Published by Titan Books, and in an artistic style I don’t even have a name for, Every “showdown” comes with a smile and has a lot of fun interpreting classic movie moments like when the Titanic met the iceberg. The art is simple but something about the way it’s presented makes each face off (I wonder if there’s a Nick Cage/ Travolta showdown that didn’t make it into the book…?) a little more epic and engaging. However, sometimes it can be frustrating to view. The ED 209 does not smile! I don’t give a damn what artist license an artist feels he/she has: ED 209 doesn’t smile! Okay, that aside, go get a copy of The Great Showdowns at the Titan Books link above or you can find it on Amazon.com! Also, Go check out some of Scott Campbell’s other works. Mr. Campbell has done plenty of work with illustration, paintings, video games, and children’s books and you can find links to his stuff at his site.

Check out a few examples from the book below, but keep in mind this is just “the tip of the iceberg.” Okay, I only put that cliche in there because of the Titanic showdown. d’oh.

The Goon Movie… let’s KICKSTART this sucker!!!

GOON MOVIE! Slow down, I can be calm about this. Oh, wait no I can’t – because they’re gonna make a f@*k’n Goon movie! Well, maybe. Check it out folks; right now there’s a Kickstarter campaign to fund a full length, animated, GOON MOVIE!

That’s right, this is your chance to help bring everyone’s favorite zombie smasher to the big screen! For over 12 years, Eric Powell’s comic book “The Goon” has thrilled readers around the globe with its fantastic world of mobsters, zombies, killer robots, giant fish-men, and every outrageous thing in between. The time has come to bring this great comic to theaters!

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Skyfall Trailers!

Recently out on the Web are two trailers for the upcoming James Bond sequal, Skyfall! Check them out!

New International Trailer

Film Critic or Troll

Marshall Fine, a Film Critic, posted a negative review of “Dark knight Rises.” Now he is receiving death threats. Being a film critic, Fine was able to see the film before it comes out this weekend. He posted a negative review on Rotten Tomatoes, and as a result we now have negatives on the tomato meeter. As of writing this post the meeter is at 85%. I think part of the hate comes from the fact that fine is tearing apart this film before the every man even gets a chance to watch it. Fines web site crashed several time do to the incoming hate mail. Rotten Tomatoes had to make a post reminding people that if the violate the terms of agreement they will be removed from the site(meaning it’s a film there’s no need to send death threats).

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Late Night Moo… With Avengers!

Wow, I’ve been busy. So busy that I haven’t had enough time to post anything on the Atomic Moo blog. However, I am currently working on a new Moocast and that should be online shortly. The bad part about not having enough time to post is that all the good internet stuff gets snatched up and spread around before I even have a chance to log on to my computer. Thankfully though, there’s just enough cool stuff left stuck to the bottom of the vast barrel we call the internet to make a cool post. Like… This wonderful illustration I found on Neatorama.com! Illustrated by artist Andy Hunter we get to see a “Wallis and Gromit” version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Go suck a cock Michael Bay.

New Avengers International Trailers

Via Geek Tyrant; Check out two cool new ads for the upcoming Avengers film, but do you’re best to ignore the bizarre subtitles that appear at the bottom of the screen. It’s just some dead language a joker pasted over the trailers.

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Evening Moo: Color Reel, Iron Man Cosplay, and Some Nifty Games

Color Reel

Well, I’ve spent the last couple days going through all my receipts and statements from this last year (I guess my method of dumping all that crap into a drawer throughout the year isn’t that effective…), so I’ve almost got my taxes squared away. I’ve still got a couple more days, right? No worries then.

Anyhow, I came across some really neat stuff tonight. This “Color Reel” video is by the same guy that did the “123 Film” Video, Evan Seitz. I thought this one was a little harder. I still can’t figure out the one with the wolf (Silver Bullet?). Check it out below and see how you do.

More stuff below…

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Afternoon Moo…

Good damn afternoon El Moochadores! A rare thing has happened, that being… I have some time off! Cool, huh? That’s right, this entire morning and going on into the afternoon I’ve had no place of employment I needed to be at and no real responsibilities. Hell, I just put pants on for the first time today a few minutes ago. Since waking it’s been nothing but lounging on the couch and watching cartoons via Adult Swim while using my body as a big “scratch and sniff” game. This has been the best morning in a long damn time and it’s put me in a good mood. So good in fact that I want to spread some good cheer here on Atomic Moo by posting some internet left overs I found online. Like…

Batman: False Start

Via Geeks are Sexy, I guess it took Batman a little while to get his groove down. Check out this very funny video about the Dark Knights first attempt at being scary.

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It’s hard out there for a geek


This happens to me whenever they play Depeche Mode

Has this happened to you?  A comic book series that had delivered a story you already found satisfactory suddenly spawned “prequels“?  Or somebody rejiggered your childhood wonderment with some fast-and-loose film editing?  Did your favorite costumed hero acquire an underwhelming side-kick and a breastplate with nipples?  Do you live in constant fear that some day even your most obscure of favorites will be given the Lost in Space treatment?

Look! We found the last Facebook holdout!

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The Morning Moo…

Good damn morning El Moochadores! It’s been a couple of weeks since the last time I was able to sit down and do a post. Two jobs and the Moocast have been keeping me kinda a busy, but good news. I finished a Moocast last night and Chudd is just now at this moment putting it online. Sorry that it is a little late. We recorded the episode about three weeks ago, but better late than never, right? Anywhat, There’s a lot of really cool stuff brimming over the edge of the internet this morning and I scooped up a small bit to show all of you. For example, look up and check out that way niffty (yes I said “niffty” damn you all!) CGI image of Iron Man I found on i09. According to the article it was created by digital artist Victor Hugo (really?) and you can go to his web site and see more of Hugo’s great art.

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