Cephus' Corner

A Place to Share my Geeky Side With the World. Comics, movies, TV, collecting, you name it, I indulge in it.

TV Thursday: Daredevil Season 2 (2016)

May 26th, 2016

I noticed something about this series.  Last year, my wife and I burned through Daredevil in a couple of nights, we couldn’t wait to get to the next episode, but this year, not so much.  We watched the first couple, then… we didn’t.  We’d go days between watching one.  Sometimes a week.  Sometimes more.  It wasn’t that the show was bad, there just wasn’t the drive to get through it this year. I don’t know what that means, or if it means anything, maybe we’ve just been there, done that, but it is an observation I made.

But that said, let’s get into season two of Daredevil!

Movie Review: The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji (2013)

May 24th, 2016

I come across some really weird movies sometimes, but when it’s directed by Takahshi Miike, at least you know what you’re getting int0.  He’s done movies like Ichi the Killer, Yatterman and one of my all-time favorites, Zebraman. And now he’s doing an undercover cop flick.

Well not any undercover cop, but the worst cop ever. So let’s take a look at The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji and see how far down the rabbit hole it all goes.

App Gaming: Running on a Treadmill

May 22nd, 2016

Having been playing these silly tablet app games for a long time now, there’s one thing that I’ve grown to really hate, to the point of considering dropping a couple of games that require it.  That happens to be the ridiculous treadmill that some games require that you keep running on to get ahead, a treadmill you just can’t get off of and can’t opt out of.  It’s a part of app gaming that I find eminently frustrating.

Comic Review: Cyborg #1-6

May 21st, 2016

I’ve been a fan of Cyborg since his first appearance in DC Comics Presents #26 in 1980, a preview for the upcoming New Teen Titans.  As one of the core members of the Titans, at least that incarnation, he’s been among my favorites, largely because he’s a regular guy who responded to adversity, not by feeling sorry for himself, but by adapting to his new reality and using it to better himself.  He’s gone through a lot of different changes over the years, from being a lower tier character to becoming one of the founding members of the Justice League during DC’s 2011 continuity reboot.  Not bad Vic, not bad.

J-Drama Review: The Perfect Insider #1-10 (2015)

May 19th, 2016

The Japanese really have a thing for locked room mysteries that I just don’t understand.  Sure, they’re a staple of murder mysteries, but this borders on obsession.  So here we have another mystery series that is entirely made up of locked room mysteries.

Or is it?  Let’s see what we can make of The Perfect Insider.

Woodworking: Doing Stupid Things

May 17th, 2016

This is something I don’t get, to be honest.  In a number of discussions over on a woodworking forum, people were variously looking for opinions on how different people handled different problems and invariably, there is always someone who brings up the most ludicrous possibility, as though we ought to seriously consider it when making decisions.

Here’s a thought… don’t do stupid things!

Belated Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

May 15th, 2016

This may be heresy to some, but I really never got at all excited about this movie.  I’m not excited about any of the Star Wars movies that Disney is doing. I just don’t care.  As I’ve said before, to me, Star Wars ended in 1983 and anything since is something else.  But I pick up a lot of movies and when it came close to the time that The Force Awakens was supposed to be released on Blu ray came along, it was cheap on Amazon so I ordered it.  And while I was at it, I ordered a couple of “add on” items, things that Amazon says are so inexpensive that it makes no sense to ship them separately, so you can only get them if you order with a minimum order, I think it’s $25, and I made over that.  Then, Amazon ships all three things I ordered separately, including the things that were too cheap to ship on their own.  Good job Amazon.  But I don’t care, that’s their problem.

Comic Review: Doctor Strange #1-5

May 14th, 2016

I’ve never been a huge fan of Doctor Strange, mostly because I’m not a fan of magic and the mystical arts. Sure, when he was a member of the Defenders, way back when, I liked him, but not usually on his own. However, since he’s getting his own big-budget movie this year, Marvel has rebooted his solo book and, as could have been expected, essentially made it just like the movie to attract new readers and viewers to the property.  But is it good? That’s the real question, isn’t it?

TV Thursday: Sleepy Hollow Season 3 (2016)

May 12th, 2016

Sleepy Hollow started off as a great series in the first season. It wasn’t bad in the second.  However, by the time it got to the third, it had gone so far off the reservation, I don’t know that you can see it from here.

So now that season three has come to a close and it doesn’t look good for renewal for season four, let’s see where things went sideways.

Anime Review: Aldnoah.Zero Season 2 (2015)

May 10th, 2016

As I mentioned at the end of my review of the first season of Aldnoah.Zero, the main character was shot in the head and knowing the Japanese, he just might be dead.  While they didn’t actually do that, I wouldn’t have been surprised, but the war continues between the embattled people of Earth and the technologically superior Vers Empire from Mars.  Political aspirations rise and fall as humans fight for their very existence.

Who will survive?  Let’s take a look.