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Love crappy movies but are too ashamed to admit it? Are you a big Rob Schneider fan but you're tired of being burned? Not sure if you want to waste your money on the same old movie? That's why you have Joe.

Joe Loves Crappy Movies is by Joseph Dunn. Joe willingly goes to see the very worst that Hollywood has to offer. Whenever a crappy movie comes out Joe will be there to see it, make fun of it, and actually review it. Nothing is safe, and nothing is sacred. From the big budget action disasters to the low brow fart based comedies, to anything starring Martin Lawrence? Joe will tear it apart.

With each entry you'll get not only a comic poking fun at the movie, but also a detailed review. Joe's not educated in film or cinematography or acting, he's just a guy that draws comics and likes movies. So if you're looking for the everyman perspective and a little joke in comic form... you're in the right place.

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Dug the Dog – That’s what’s up

The official site of Pixar’s Up

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I LOVE the new trailer for Pixar’s Up and it has everything to do with Dug the talking Dog. Dug doesn’t actually talk, but his thoughts are translated for us courtesy of a mind reading collar. As soon as he came on screen and began transmiting lines I was instantly hooked. It was like the first time I saw that hampster from Bolt except without the sting of Mily Cyrus. Long story short, the reveal of Dug brought about in me a whole new respect for this film.

I would say that I was cautiously excited about the release of Up before now. Even in the wake of the near perfect WallE I can't help but remain guarded about "Pixar perfection". There's so much hype circling that production company, enough that they could release a dud and people wouldn't realize it until it was too late. I’ll buy a ticket to anything they put out, but I don’t want to go in expecting The Incredibles and end up getting Cars. (While we’re on it, what is the deal with little kids liking Cars? Every person I know under the age of 4 is all “Ka-chow!” crazy over that thing.)

Up always had an incredible look to it and a great old guy vs. little kid, Odd Couple dynamic going on, but the introduction of Dug has really piqued my interest. He’s an instant winner and has really gotten me energized for Up’s release. Watch he’s gonna suck and ruin the movie now... I’ve totally jinxed it.

My cat Faye has appeared in the comic from time to time, usually just chilling out in the background and squeaking at loud noises. Once I saw the trailer for Up though I knew I wanted to do a strip that would show us what she was thinking and officially introduce her to the JLCM universe.

Make no mistake about it – I ADORE Faye. Love her to pieces and gush over her all the time even though she can definitely be a pain in the ass. There are sometimes when I’ll be working and she’ll insist on sitting right between the computer screen and me. She’s far too cute to push out of the way though so I usually end up working around her. I’m such a push over for the ladies in my life.

Anyway, hopefully Faye will pop up again before the release of Up this summer.

While you’ve got animals on the brain, I want to point you towards Rat Tangent by Mark Anticole, a weekly strip about the lives of lab rats. RT is a survivor from the Killjoy Comics crew, our dear friends that have always welcomed us with open arms during our trips to Pittsburgh comic con. RT is going to hit the magic 100 mark later this week and I wanted to give them some triple digit linking love. That first 100 can often be the toughest. Here’s to many more hundreds to come, Mark. Congrats.

That’s officially it for tonight but don’t forget to check out today’s new Matriculated and a special bonus Tuesday AVW. Thanks for reading!

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Joe – The creator of the strip who has embraced giving crappy movies the chance they deserve. Like the majority of the cast he’s obsessed with boobs.

First Appearance - The Introduction

Yeo – Yeo is Joe’s wife and often the voice of reason in the strip. Having her act rational allows the rest of the cast to embrace being in a comic strip which primarily involves randomly punching people, interacting with fictional characters and talking about boobs. Yeo is smart, beautiful and way too good for Joe. Don’t tip her off.

First Appearance - Fever Pitch

Irv – Joe’s movie-going sidekick who’s always down for watching Jason Statham crescent moon kick some thug through a plate glass window and getting some drinks before after and during a Vin Diesel movie. Like the majority of the cast he’s obsessed with boobs.

First Appearance - Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior

Agent 337 George Jones – A government Agent that took over for Joe after he was bad-mouthing President Bush in the V for Vendetta strip. George ran the show for over a month bring a much needed sense of patriotism and justice to both the strips and reviews. He eventually got too attached to his work, empathizing with Joe’s plight to give crappy movies a fair shake. In a way he came to love crappy movies as well and was pushed out of the position. He spiraled out of control and ended up in prison. His adventures will be told in the limited series JLCM Presents: 337 Locked Up which is set to début Christmas of 09.

First Appearance - V for Vendetta

Other Notable Appearances: Stay Alive, Ice age 2, Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, Slither, Here Comes Guest week, Let’s Go To Prison

Leonidas – The former king of Sparta who has traveled into the future and is having trouble coping with the modern times. Yelling loudly and kicking people into giant holes doesn’t really work the same way it did in the olden days. As time as gone by he’s adjusted but it’s a safe bet that he’s always one bad message away from throwing a spear through someone.

First Appearance - 300

Other Notable Appearances: Four Brothers, Strip# 300, The Golden Compass, Rambo, Untraceable, The Ladies of Max Paybe

Palpatine – Former Senator, Emperor of the Galactic Empire, Sith Lord... He shows up in the Joe Loves Crappy movies galaxy on occasion to let people know that they’re being stupid. No one’s really sure how he shows up in this universe but chances are it breaks all kinds of copywrite laws.

First Appearance - Episode III: The Dark Side

Other Notable Appearances: Four Brothers, Night Watch, Saw 3, Are We Done Yet

Slow Billy – Billy is a sweet kid but he’s not the sharpest tool in the shed. If you’re watching him for the day be prepared to explain to him the plot of the movie or how popcorn works or, not so much where babies come from, but what babies are. He’s a complete moron.

First Appearance - Four Brothers

Other Notable Appearances: The Chronicles of Narnia, The Da Vinci Code, Vantage Point, Journey to the Center of the Earth

Kyle the Movie Snob – Be careful what fun facts about movies you tell your friends at a friendly gathering or in line for the latest blockbuster, because if you’re even slightly wrong, Kyle will be more than happy to let you know. He usually gets what’s coming to him though. Poor guy has cracked three ribs since joining the JLCM cast.

First Appearance - Ultraviolet

Other Notable Appearances: 16 Blocks, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Transformers, Journey to the Center of the Earth

Jean-Luc Picard – Another lawsuit waiting to happen is Jean Luc Picard who, towards the end of the strip’s first year, became the go-to background character. If there was ever a seat to fill or a random person to place wandering around in the background, nine times out of ten it was Picard. While Picard has crossed paths with Irv he and Joe have never met. Perhaps they will some day but for now just can an eye on the background.

First Appearance - The Producers

Other Notable Appearances: I’m not telling you, that’s no fun. It’ like Where’s Waldo – go find him!

Ice Cream Sandwich – Delicious and… deadly? Usually when you see someone eating an Ice Cream sandwich, someone else is experiencing a substantial amount of pain. Still, how nice is an ice cream sandwich on a hot summer day?

First Appearance - Saw IV

Other Notable Appearances: Bee Movie, Run Fatboy Run, Saw V

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