One of the earliest memories I have as an independent kid was going to an arcade game at the mall in 1981 and playing two of the newest games that came out in the last year, Defender and Donkey Kong. I had two Star Wars figurines in my pocket, about $5 in quarters with a couple of $1 bills, chewing some Big League Chew. The … Continue reading 2nd Run Theater: Pixels (2015) – The Arcade Lights Are Flickering
The new fall TV season has started and quite frankly, there are just too many shows on now. I can only watch so many in any one week and I’m almost certain half of these shows will be kicked to the curb within the first 6-8 weeks, but for now here are my thoughts on a few of the new additions to the fall TV line-up.
Probably the series I enjoyed more than anything else I’ve watched thus far, this is the continuation of the 2011 movie starring Bradley Cooper, who also makes a cameo appearance. Not to get too long in the tooth in this mini-review, but I felt that it had established a pretty good place to jump off from. You have the reason, the how and soon the what of the story. Meaning, we’ve established that Brian Finch had a valid reason for taking the NZT drug that gave him his super intelligence. We know that due to his super intelligence he’ll be working with the FBI to solve a string of high-profile cases over the season. However, we don’t know who is supplying the NZT nor what the overall arc of the show will be outside of the mystery supplier. So, now Senator Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) is enlisting Brian to do be his eyes, ears and hands to do – something – for him. So, the mystery is afoot. It’s an arms race in the “intelligence” market and I’ll be sticking around to find out what happens.
I finally got around to seeing the new Fantastic Four (20th Century Fox) flick and it was a mixed bag. It had weaknesses, but it also had some surprising strengths. I detest being on anyone’s bandwagon in favor or against a movie or franchise, but I was admittedly put off on seeing this movie initially. What worked for me The Cast: Quite frankly, I liked … Continue reading Fant4stic (2015): Well, it really could have been worse!
Unless, you’re one of those people, you know to stay after the credits of a Marvel movie. Oh yeah, and #SPOILERS. Wasp Reveal Right after the title credits, we see Hank and Hope Pym go back down into his basement where he opens yet another door that leads to an experimental Wasp suit he and Janet never finished. In the movie, Hank expressed great amounts … Continue reading Ant-Man (2015): The Two Extra-Scene Review/Analysis #SPOILERS
When Marvel Studios was in production to bring Thor (2011) to the big screen, I thought that was by far the riskiest venture they could make because I just wasn’t sure how they were going to translate that character to film. While clunky at times, it was a successful foray into Marvel Comics’ more ethereal characters and properties. When I heard they were actually considering bringing Ant-Man … Continue reading Review: Ant-Man (2015) – The Smallest Big Risk Marvel’s Ever Taken
What if…? What if … Superman wasn’t the herald of truth, justice and the American way? What if … Batman wasn’t The Caped Crusader but the Darkest of Dark Knights? What if… Wonder Woman was as terrifyingly savage as she was beautiful? What if the Justice League wasn’t something to be revered, but to be feared? We all know the story of Kal-El’s arrival on … Continue reading Review – Justice League: Gods and Monsters (2015) – Not Your Friendly Neighborhood DC Animated Movie
Over the last decade, the networks have realized that summertime doesn’t mean it has to be the wasteland of reruns and fall season longings. The first show I remember being a hallmark of the summer TV season was The Howard Stern Show (WWOR) back in the summer of 1990. That landmark of sophistication aside, networks started finding value and viewers during the longer summer months. … Continue reading 9 TV Shows That SHOULD Be On Your DVR List