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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.

Rashida Jones is Taking Over the World with Adorableness

Rashida Jones at IMDB

Discuss I Love You Man on the boards

I can’t say for sure the first time I saw Rashida Jones. Probably Boston Public or Freaks and Geeks or this movie called No You Know, but after years of watching her be good on doomed-to-fail TV shows, it was awesome to see her find a comfortable and memorable role on The Office in Season 3 and 4. Even if she was eventually exiled to a camera less division of Dunder Mifflin in upstate New York.

Now, because of her success and recognition there, we get to have her up on the big screen in movies like I Love You Man where she’s free to be adorable and funny on a whole new scale. Jones has leading lady abilities and this is a great step in the right direction.

This, by the way, is not the official I LYM review, just a comic leading into it. I wanted Ms. Jones to have at least one adorable day in the spotlight here at JLCM. She deserves it.

Now on to comic news…

For those of you that haven’t visited the site since last Friday, the big news is the release of the Joe Loves Crappy Movies book and Kill Zombie Wash shirt. I’m offering them separately or as a shirt/book combo and even with the option of sketches and signatures. Not on the shirts though… I mean unless you really want to. Some guy had me sign one of the I Love Crappy Movies shirt one year so… if that’s what you’re in to.

I love doing the sketches. Some are really simple. Some are really involved (I have a portrait of Dr Horrible riding a dinosaur in my future) but they’ve all been so different and a lot of fun. Bellow are a few examples but check out some of the ones I’ve been posting on the boards.

There had been a problem over the weekend with the International shipping calculator but it has been corrected and you should be able to make the correct selections and process the orders as normal. I very much appreciate your patience with this. If you do have any questions or concerns though, please don’t hesitate to send me an e-mail.

What’s been extra special is seeing the people that have gone as far as to pick up not just the JLCM book but the Matriculated one as well. I’ve had requests for copies of Matriculated with sketches of Dan and Sally and even Steve and Moria. It’s so nice to see these stories and these characters reaching people.

In other news… It was a heck of a weekend at the movies. I put up a glowing review of Monsters vs. Aliens on Friday and even made some time for the WWE Production 12 Rounds starring John Cena. The real surprise though had to be Haunting in Connecticut which came out of nowhere and took the 2nd place spot with more than 23 million. Even as I was standing in line for my ticket I noticed how so may people were buying tickets for it and I was surprised. Mainly because I just didn’t see the appeal but obviously there are a lot of people out there that do.

Hopefully we’ll be talking a little bit about this tonight on the Triple Feature as well as MvsA. And if the guys are up for it Fast and Furious! Is anyone else getting excited about that besides me? Come on… New model. Original parts… 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