At the end of last week’s episode of “True Blood” you may have noticed an unusual character who enters the shop where Jessica was trying on dresses only to bolt when she approached him. Enamored, she gives chase only to find his Volkswagon Bug abandoned in the middle of a field. That characters’s name was “Claude” and he’s played by Giles Matthey. You can keep an eye out for him tonight in Episode 5.04, “We’ll Meet Again”, and he’s sticking around for the rest of the season.
In the episode, “Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) and Bill (Stephen Moyer) have doubts they will survive the search for Russell (Denis O’Hare). Sookie (Anna Paquin) opens up to Alcide (Joe Manganiello). An irate Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) unwittingly puts Sookie’s life in danger. At Authority headquarters, Roman (Christopher Meloni) and Salome (Valentina Cervi) continue interrogating Nora (Lucy Griffiths) about the Sanguinistas – and a possible traitor within the Council. Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) forces Tara (Rutina Wesley) to toe the line; Andy (Chris Bauer) and Jason (Ryan Kwanten) go to a burlesque party; Sam’s (Sam Trammell) shifter friends invite him for a run; Terry (Todd Lowe) flashes back to a deadly night in Iraq; Hoyt (Jim Parrack) tests the fangbanger waters; Sookie drowns her sorrows.”
I recently hopped on the phone with Giles to talk about his role and the arc of Season 5 in general. We also touch on the departure of longtime show runner Alan Ball. Head inside to check it out. READ MORE
The first crime movie I fell completely head-over-heals in love with was the Tom Hanks classic, Road To Perdition. When I saw this movie I was very young, not terribly into comics, and had never seen a proper crime film. Once I started reading comics seriously, I discovered that a graphic novel written by Max Allan Collins, a deity in the crime fiction world, inspired the Academy Award-winning film. This blew my mind. I
got my mom to drive me drove as fast as she I could to the comic shop to pick up the novel. I read through this thing quicker than Kim Kardashian’s marriage, and then re-read it. To this day, it’s not only one of my favorite crime stories, but one of my top graphic novels. Okay, enough about my personal life…the just of my story is that the original Road to Perdition is an intelligent, gripping, and dark, depression-era noir story that is a feat in graphic storytelling. The long awaited new chapter in the Perdition series, Return to Perdition, finally hits stores this week (along with a re-releases of the original). Read on for the skinny…
Fewer and fewer leaves find themselves on the trees, the temperature is taking a nose dive every week (at least in Canada), and with the holiday season fast approaching most of us will try to enjoy our added time spent indoors. It’s only natural that with an increase in time spent in our cozy rooms comes an increase in time spent reading comics. The winter is a hot season…for graphic novels, and publishers will be releasing quite a few big titles in the week leading up to the holidays, so get out your pen and paper and start your wish list early! This week brings on the third issues of the acclaimed BATWOMAN and DEMON KNIGHTS as well as the long awaited RETURN TO PERDITION graphic novel.
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the
crossovers, and the new series, we’ve got to limit our list of comics for the week somehow. Rather than cramming so many previews down your throat that you barely breathe, I’m going to give you my ten most anticipated books of the week. So feast your eyes on these! Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, I’m here to help you decide which books to read. Read on for the skinny…