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: Orphan Black Season Four (2016)

August 25th, 2016

To be honest, while I loved the first season of Orphan Black, the last couple, and particularly the third season, I wasn’t really a fan of.  Where it started off being about a small group of clones trying to figure out what had happened to them, it had turned into a giant world-wide conspiracy, complete with a set of male clones, and frankly, I just didn’t care that much anymore.

I guess they got that a lot because from the very first episode of season four, they turned it all around and returned to their roots and that, in and of itself, is a dramatic improvement. Let’s see how far down the rabbit hole this show went this year.

Bad Movie Review: Atlantic Rim (2013)

August 23rd, 2016

Everyone knows The Asylum, famous for making Sharknado movies, but they make tons of “mockbusters”, low budget movies made to capitalize off of big budget films with similar names.  And because the budget of these films is so low, frankly, the quality is all over the place. Some are good, some are not so good.

This movie falls squarely into the latter category.

So let’s take a gander at Atlantic Rim and see how bad it really is.

Belated Review: Terminator Genisys (2015)

August 21st, 2016

I had always heard some really bad things about Terminator Genisys, which is why it has languished on my Amazon want list since it came out last year.  I was really disappointed by Terminator Salvation and the less said about Terminator 3, the better, so I figured I’d had enough disappointment with this franchise to last me a lifetime.

But I was poking around on Amazon Prime and there it was, so I decide it doesn’t cost me anything but a couple hours of my time so what the heck?  And you know something?  It wasn’t half bad!

Comic Review: Astonishing Ant-Man #1-5

August 20th, 2016

As a character, I never really cared about Ant-Man very much. The original, Hank Pym, never really did much for me and after the whole kerfluffle with hitting his wife, I had very little reason to pay any attention.  When the second Ant-Man, Scott Lang, came along, he was a little more interesting, at least he was a “bad guy” who was trying to make up for his crimes, it was a somewhat more interesting story, but he was never one of my favorites.  That doesn’t mean there haven’t been some really good takes on the character though, which is what I was hoping would be the case here.  So was I right?  Let’s find out.

TV Thursday: Arrow Season Four (2016)

August 18th, 2016

I started out loving Arrow, like pretty much everyone did. The first season and to a certain degree the second season, were just amazing.  Then it all started to go wrong and the third season, well… sucked.  We all hoped that the fourth season would return to form and get back to the basics that had made the show so great.

Did it?  Well, that’s what you’re here to find out, right?  So let’s take a look at season four of Arrow, now that Oliver Queen has become the Green Arrow, and see if they managed to pull out of their tailspin.

Comics on the Decline

August 16th, 2016

Comics are dying and one of the reasons is that comic writers and publishers have bought into this whole social justice mentality, where they’ve given up on just writing good stories about interesting characters and situations and taken to catering to artificial diversity and regressive philosophies.

And because of this, comic books are hitting an all-time low in readership and sales.  Comic readers aren’t stupid, but apparently Marvel is.  Here’s why they are failing miserably.

TV Thursday: Stranger Things Season One (2016)

August 15th, 2016

If you want to know what Stranger Things feels like, imagine the love child of Steven Spielberg’s Super 8 done right combined with the 1985 movie Explorers, with a little Goonies thrown in for good measure.  If that sounds good to you, then get thee to Netflix and grab this 8-episode summer series that really does just about everything right.

So let’s take a look at this summer series and see where we end up.

Comic Review: Uncanny Inhumans #1-4

August 13th, 2016

It’s always been painfully obvious what Marvel was doing with the Inhumans.  Like Fantastic Four, some other company owns the movie rights to the X-Men and mutants, hence they have been trying to recast the Inhumans, which they own, into something that would compete with the X-titles so they can simply cancel them all and hurt Fox as much as they can.

But the problem is, comic fans aren’t buying it.  They don’t like the Inhumans as a brand and certainly don’t want to give up the X-Men as a franchise.  So Marvel decided to “combine” the two, giving us this Uncanny Inhumans title.

TV Thursday: The Flash Season Two (2016)

August 11th, 2016

I think last season, Flash got the highest rating of any show I’ve ever reviewed and with good reason. It was everything that I wanted in a superhero show.  Great cast, fantastic writing by people who not only know, but love the comics, everything came together perfectly.

But can that perfection last? It usually doesn’t, great shows that I really love tend to start to fall apart pretty quickly as the showrunners had a fantastic idea for the first season, but not so much thereafter. So did Flash, season two, stand up to the excellent first season, or did it completely fall apart?  Let’s see.

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