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Welcome to PooBahSpiel, the online voice and home of the creative mind of Mark Monlux, Illustrator Extraordinaire. Prepare yourself for an endless regaling of art directly from the hand of this stellar artist. And brace yourself against his mighty wind of pontification. Updates are kinda weekly and show daily sketches, current projects, and other really nifty stuff.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Comic Critic Reviews Little Otik

This movie was recommended to me as a zombie movie, so it was a bit of a surprise to discover instead this kooky and weird modern telling of an old Czech folk tale. I’ve seen and easily accepted modern spins on well-known tales like Sleeping Beauty and Little Red Riding Hood, but I was unfamiliar with this story. I found that to be both beneficial and awkward at the same time. I tried to figure out why I wasn’t completely drawn to it. My thoughts keep circling back to it not being in my memory bank. Or it could be my lingering disappointment that it wasn’t a zombie film. Still, if you are into kooky, odd, offbeat films – with subtitles - this just might hit the spot.