What better way to celebrate Leonardo DiCaprio’s birthday month than by seeing his very first film, “Critters 3”? Personally, I can think of several, but that’s not what our beloved patrons thought! Here’s the tie-in drinks that helped create a debacle of a podcast….
Shot: Critter Blood, after the green goo the goblins gush.
Squeeze the juice of a lime wedge (more or less) into a shot glass. Fill with melon liqueur.
Cocktail: LEO, the breakout star of the film. I guess. Look, he wasn’t anything special in it but became the biggest star by far.
3oz vodka; 1/2oz each limoncello and elderflower liqueur; dash orange bitters. Shake over ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.
Happy birthday Leo! This kid is going places I tells ya. For our thoughts on the drinks, movie, and 2.5 hours of drunken ramblings, check out https://www.patreon.com/posts/movie-ep-3-3-31836345
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Allegedly. Here’s the 12(?) movies we’ll be discussing for our Patreon Christmas Movie episode, plus one picked by the patrons, at https://www.patreon.com/besottedgeek.
- Let It Snow
- The Princess Switch
- The Knight Before Christmas
- Holiday Road Trip
- Holiday in the Wild
- Christmas Survival
- Santa Girl
- The Holiday Calendar
- Jingle All the Way
- Die Hard
- Holly Star
- A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby
JEFF LEMIRE – writer
ANDREA SORRENTINO – artist
DAVE STEWART – colors
STEVE WANDS – lettering & design
RAUL ALLEN – variant cover
Synopsis in a Sentence: The Bishop sends Fred and Angie on a mission from God while Norton/Danny and his father escape the hospital to go on a mission of their own.
The issue kicks off in the bloody hospital room with Clara questioning her dad about the dead guy he presumably killed. She gets called away to view some camera footage that shows the true culprit was a nurse. Meanwhile dad and Danny bond over the knowledge that the Smiling Man is real, and they’ve both seen him. While Clara goes to search for the nurse, these two sneak out to seek out the Ploughmen, a name we haven’t heard in quite awhile.
Meanwhile, the Bishop is giving Father Fred, Dr Xu, and the readers some much needed exposition about just what the hell is going on. Apparently the OG Norton Sinclair from 1900 built a machine in the black barn that not only caused a dimensional rift, creating multiple Gideon Falls (Falls’? Fallses? Whatever.) over different times, it also unleashed a hungering evil.
Nice job Norton.
This was another solid issue of a consistently great horror comic. Jeff Lemire knows when to throw the readers an informational bone, and Andrea Sorrentino’s moody art is as complimentary as ever. There are some gruesome horror moments to be had, but the full page spreads (4 in this issue), while cool, really eat up the page count. There’s a Wizard of Oz moment from the Bishop that made me roll my eyes, but overall I enjoyed Gideon Falls #18.