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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.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Comic Critic Reviews "These Final Hours"

These Final Hours is an Australian film addition to the End-of-the-World genre that’s been popular the last few years. There is extreme violence and nudity, a significant amount more of naked, gyrating flesh than was seen in Ozsploitation films like Turkey Shoot. But the impression of exploitation is driven away by the depth of emotions felt by the film’s characters. These Final Hours is not a comedic treatment of the apocalypse like Seeking A Friend for the End of the World. What little humor found here is dark and elbowed out of the way: It is the story of a typical, self-centered guy who mucked about his entire life and now, with only a few hours left, is forced to realize that he has to rapidly struggle with his neglected choices about what is important in life. Viewing These Final Hours is a visceral, gut-wrenching experience filled with meaning. You are left seriously wondering just how you’d fare under the same circumstances.