Cephus' Corner

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

J-Drama Review: Teddy Go! #1-4

February 7th, 2016

Most J-drama series aren’t that long to begin with, you usually get 6-8 episodes and it’s gone, but some are much, much shorter.  Teddy Go! is one such series that I came across that sounded cute and was only four half-hour episodes.  Of course, the question is, can a short series actually be good?  Only one way to tell and that’s to jump into Teddy Go! and see!

Comic Review: Deathlok v5 #1-10 (2015)

February 6th, 2016

Deathlok has always been one of those characters that has been on the sidelines, that I liked, but which has never been a major  character for Marvel. While I remember running into the character early on, the one thing I remember was the original name:  Deathlok the Demolisher.

Well, Deathlok is back in a 10 issue series that recasts him with a new body and a new history and a new adventure. Let’s see how it went.

TV Thursday: Ash vs. Evil Dead Season One (2015)

February 4th, 2016

What can you say about a show about Ash fighting Deadites? Um… sign me up?  I’m up for anything with Bruce Campbell, but the role that made him famous? Absolutely!  But can Ash Williams, decades older but not a lot brighter, survive when the Deadites return?  Let’s find out as we look at Ash vs. Evil Dead.

Isn’t That What Fiction Is About?

February 2nd, 2016

I had an interesting conversation with a friend who is a professional, published author and while we were talking about stories we wish we could write, she said she had one story that she always wanted to do, but she never would because it was a completely sexist story and she didn’t want to write a misogynist book.

But honestly, isn’t writing about going outside of your comfort zone and doing things that you may not want to do?

Comic Review: Secret Wars 0-9 (2015)

January 30th, 2016

Finally I get to this review, after delays and the addition of a ninth issue push the series’ end off until January.  But end it did and now that I’ve read it, here’s my impressions.

Even though I said I wasn’t going to get into Secret Wars, I was really faced with dropping virtually all comics for the summer or biting the bullet and seeing what Marvel might have in store for the fall. And, of course, when I buy in, I buy in heavy, getting most of the Secret Wars tie-ins, cross-overs, etc.  One thing I realized however is that with so many of them ending at about the same time, just doing one comic post per week would have me doing Secret Wars and nothing but Secret Wars for several months, so I’m taking a page out of my Horror Show segment over on the other blog and doing an entire week of nothing but Secret Wars reviews.  So let’s get started with the central comic, the 9 issue (plus an intro) Marvel’s Secret Wars.

TV Thursday: The Librarians Season Two (2015)

January 28th, 2016

The Librarians is based on a series of TV movies starring Noah Wylie as Flynn Carsen, the Librarian of a magical library that seeks to keep dangerous magical artifacts out of the hands of mortal man.  The series has run on TNT since 2006 and last year, they made a surprisingly good TV series out of it.  But one good season can be a fluke, did they keep it going for a second season?

Why Independence Day: Resurgence Will Suck

January 26th, 2016

For the same reasons I don’t think that the new Star Wars movie will be Star Wars, this new version of ID4 isn’t going to be ID4 and it’s blatantly obvious from the trailer.  ID4 was a popcorn movie.  It was, as  Harlan Ellison said, a bonehead movie.  It was something to turn off your brain and just enjoy the action.  That just isn’t what the new movie looks like, judging solely from the newly released trailer.  Here’s why Independence Day: Resurgence, at least from the current trailer, isn’t going to work.

The George Lucas Legacy

January 24th, 2016

Now keep in mind that this is being written before Episode 7 comes out, but in recent days, George Lucas has been talking a lot about why he walked away from Star Wars, because his ideas for the future of Star Wars and Disney’s ideas for the future of Star Wars, just didn’t coincide.  Well, after what you did to the prequels, I certainly hope not!

So let’s take a look at the legacy of George Lucas and why I think he’s largely peed in his own pool.

Comic Review: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary (2015)

January 23rd, 2016

This week is a little different, I’m going to talk about a Marvel comics “event” of sorts, where they celebrated the 50th anniversary of S.H.I.E.L.D. in comics by releasing a couple of one-shots.

But are these a worthy recap of 50 years of Marvel history or has Marvel just screwed the pooch?  Let’s find out.

TV Thursday: Jessica Jones Season One (2015)

January 21st, 2016

After the phenomenal job that Netflix did on Daredevil earlier in the year, I think everyone was expecting great things from Jessica Jones.  Well… I don’t know that they necessarily delivered. Oh sure, it looked great, production values were high, the cast did a good job, but it makes me wonder how this fits into the larger MCU and if it doesn’t, as it really doesn’t seem to, why bother with it at all?

So let’s take a look at the first 13-episode season of Jessica Jones and see where it all went wrong.