September 27th, 2016
Seriously, I have no idea why anyone likes these movies. Okay, the first one, maybe the second, was funny on a “so bad it’s good” scale, but the last two have just been terrible by every conceivable metric. I’m not even going to pretend I liked this thing one bit, but I suppose I have to explain that, so let’s get to the review of Sharknado: the 4th Awakens.
September 25th, 2016
My daughters got me playing Pokemon Go. I really don’t care much about it, I catch what I catch and level as fast as I level. I don’t much care about fighting at gyms, I don’t care if I catch them all because it’s virtually impossible to do so, but when we’re all out doing something and their noses are in their phones, at least we have something to talk about. But I’ve noticed something interesting, or maybe sad, about Pokemon Go players.
September 24th, 2016
Having been around for 25 issues now, Brian K. Vaughn takes us back to the beginning and shows us more detail on the event that started it all, the war between Landfall and Wreath. But is this a good way to tell the story? Especially after yet another long wait between arcs? Let’s find out.
September 22nd, 2016
I love the original Wayward Pines books and when Syfy decided to adapt them into a mini-series last year, I was completely on board. But as with pretty much everything, if Syfy thinks it will make money, it doesn’t remain a mini-series, they milk it for all it’s worth, which is exactly what they’re doing here. Yet even though they had the original writer on the project, this year… wow. Just wow. How bad was this disaster? Read on.
September 20th, 2016
When celebrities die, it isn’t automatically a tragedy, as some people seem to think. And no, 2016 is not some unusual year for celebrity deaths, it’s just that a lot of people who are whining about it are in their 40s and the people they grew up watching are now in their 70s and above, of course they’re going to die! But no, it’s got to be some grand conspiracy! It just makes me face-palm.
September 18th, 2016
I don’t care about the extended universes for either Star Wars or Star Trek. It was recently brought to mind as I was listening to a “let’s play” podcast set in the Star Wars universe and they spend a considerable amount of time debating how things work in the extended universe and frankly, I couldn’t care less.
September 17th, 2016
Ultimates has had good and bad runs. It started out as the Ultimate Universe verson of the Avengers and the first run or two was amazing, but it wasn’t too long before it all went south. Once the Ultimate Universe vanished and most of the characters moved over to the mainstream Marvel Universe, it’s no surprise that the Ultimates came over as well. So what happens when this other-universe book becomes part of the mainstream? Let’s find out.
September 13th, 2016
Batman vs. Superman is another one of those movies that I heard nothing but horrible things about so I put off sitting down to watch it, knowing I’d be disappointed. I didn’t like Zach Snyder’s Man of Steel, which pretty much guaranteed I wouldn’t like this one, but I’m a completist for superhero movies and I knew that sooner or later, I’d have to sit through it.
I even got the Ultimate Edition, super-cheap on Amazon, hoping that extra footage would make it vaguely watchable.
So did it help? Read on and find out.
September 11th, 2016
I wrote about a bad Asylum movie not too long ago, here’s another one. My wife likes these crazy disaster movies and if Asylum makes them, they’re mostly disasters.
So let’s take a look at their mockbuster, designed to bring in the San Andreas crowd, called San Andreas Quake.
September 10th, 2016
This is both a strength and a weakness, Saga runs in 6-issue arcs, then takes an extended break while Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples recharge and get ahead again. I’m glad that these arcs come out regularly, but in the intervening time, you kind of forget that Saga even exists.
That’s what I’ve done more often than not, I simply lose interest and lose track of what’s come before and when a new issue comes out, although I want to get to it, it simply falls to the bottom of my pile. I usually just wait until the entire arc is finished, read it straight through, do my review, and forget all about it again. I’m sure this harms the readership of the book, at least to a certain degree.
Regardless, it’s that time again, for me to take a look at an arc of Saga. Let’s dive into issues #19-24.