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: The Strain Season 4 (2017)

October 19th, 2017

I tried to like The Strain, I really did. I loved the books by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan and I had high hopes that when the series premiered on FX, that it would be a reasonably faithful adaptation of the stories in the books.

Now why in the world would I ever think that?  So now that we come to the end of the road, and thankfully so, here are my thoughts that are the slow-motion disaster that was The Strain.

Tired of the Grind

October 17th, 2017

I know I’ve talked about this before in relation to MMOs, but I think I’ve about hit my limit with regard to another form of gaming, the Android app.  Most games out there are just grind-heavy, not to keep you playing the game longer, but to get you to buy premium products and services to get around the time-wasting efforts that you have to go through to actually get anywhere.

Belated Movie Review: Wonder Woman (2017)

October 15th, 2017

I’ve actually fallen way, way behind in doing movie reviews of late. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to, but there have been so many movies coming out, both the good and the bad variety, that I’ve completely lost track of what I have to do. So now that it’s hit Bluray, here’s my look at the 2017 Wonder Woman.

Now a lot of people seem to think that this has broken the DC curse, an actually good movie that goes far above garbage like Man of Steel, Batman vs. Superman and Suicide Squad. But is it really?  Because I’m sure I’ll have an unpopular opinion.  So let’s take a look.

Bad Movie Review: The Recall (2017)

October 14th, 2017

It’s bad movie time again.  This time, we sat down to watch The Recall, a 2017 low budget horror/sci-fi movie by director Mauro Borelli.  And yes, it looks low-budget, although not in a Birdemic way, but it just comes across as cheap and rather uninspired, typical Syfy fare.

How they got Wesley Snipes to act in this, I have no idea.  That must have been the majority of their budget.  I guess when you have to pay off the IRS, you’ll do just about anything.

So let’s look at The Recall and try to recall if it has a memorable plot at all.

TV Thursday: Killjoys Season 3 (2017)

October 12th, 2017

I’ll be honest, there’s always been something about this show that struck me wrong and I have no idea what it is.  Given a choice between first season Killjoys and first season Dark Matter, another show that started at the same time on Syfy, I’d pick Dark Matter every time.  But you can look at my review of that show where I explain where I think it fell apart.

But this one isn’t much better, even though it’s gotten a 2-season pickup, after which it dies because nothing on Syfy ever lasts longer than 5 seasons (Syfy has to start paying people more if they do).

So here’s my take on the third season of Killjoys and why… it just isn’t that good anymore.

The Safety Police

October 8th, 2017

I know, this is getting old, but this has been an ongoing discussion over on the woodworking forum and I find it bizarre to watch how many people will actually argue against personal responsibility for their own safety and for the nanny-state.  I find it all absurd.

To recap, there have been a number of posts made for people who supposedly severely injured themselves with a table saw, all while doing something utterly idiotic, and instead of blaming themselves, they blame the saw. These people are morons.

TV Thursday: Dark Matter Season 3 (2017)

October 5th, 2017

You know, I really used to like this show, far more than it’s “sister” show Killjoys which started around the same time. But Dark Matter soon lost the charm of the crew of strangers with amnesia trying to recover their pasts.  And seriously, I am not remotely sorry that this got cancelled.  It deserved it. That’s something sad to say about a show that once had so much promise.

So let’s look at the final season of Dark Matter and see what went wrong.

TV Thursday: Blood Drive Season 1 (2017)

September 28th, 2017

You know, I thought this might be interesting, but in retrospect, knowing Syfy, it was destined to suck. Blood Drive is a Syfy original filmed in South Africa, starring Alan Richson and Christina Ochoa, ostensibly about a road race in a dystopian future where a natural disaster has struck America, resulting in millions of deaths and complete societal collapse.

The one thing it’s not is good.  So let’s look at the 13 episode first season of what could have been worthwhile, but thanks to low-budget Syfy, it’s just utter crap.

My Problem with Monsterhearts 2

September 24th, 2017

I was listening to a podcast and they were talking about Monsterhearts 2, specifically from a gay point of view. Now I have no problem with Monsterhearts 2 being very gay-heavy, they can make whatever game they want to make and I get to choose what games I buy or play and what games I simply pass on, and Monsterhearts simply is not a game I have any interest in, either the first one or the second one.  I have zero interest in playing through teenage sexual angst period.  But I really have to question the business rationality behind it because it seems to me that they’re really shooting for a very tiny audience.

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