Cephus' Corner

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

Comic Review: Spider-Verse Team-Up #1-3 (2015)

June 13th, 2015

Spider-Verse_Team-Up_Vol_1_1Did you ever wonder what would happen if you could get various and sundry versions of Spider-Man together in one story?  No, neither did I.

Thinking back to the original Marvel Team-Up series, they at least put different characters together into small stories that were often interesting. From the very first one that had Spider-Man and the Human Torch fighting Sandman to the very last in the first series that had Spider-Man and the X-Men teaming up against Black Jack Cassidy and Juggernaut, at least they brought something worthwhile to the table that I just don’t think any of these six stories managed to do.

So here’s my take on Marvel’s 3-issue Spider-Verse Team-Up.

TV Review: Gotham Season One

June 11th, 2015

gotham posterI’m honest, I really don’t care for Batman these days, although I was a big fan in my youth.  I also haven’t cared for a Batman movie since Tim Burton’s 1989 film.  I do not like dark movies and Batman, in virtually every incarnation in the past 20 years, has been extremely dark.

So when they announced Gotham, telling the story of how Bruce Wayne got to be Batman, how Jim Gordon got to be commissioner and most of Batman’s rogues gallery came to be, I was at least somewhat intrigued.  However, now that the first season is over, I’m finding that I’m just not that intrigued anymore. I’m just bored.  So let’s take a look at the first season, shall we?

TV Review: Castle Season Seven

June 9th, 2015

Castle-season-six-vscI wouldn’t bother reviewing a show that has as much airtime as Castle most of the time, but I felt it necessary because of how the last season ended and this season started.  At the end of season six, Castle was driving to the church on his wedding day when a car came out of nowhere, ran him off the road and he vanished.  At the beginning of season 7, Castle returns, having been missing for two months with no memory of where he’s been or what happened.  It sets up a giant mystery that fans were hungry to see solved, but was the resolution meaningful?  Let’s take a look at season seven of Castle and find out.

J-Drama Review: Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de Special (2012)

June 7th, 2015

Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de SpecialJust finished reviewing the series for this and jumped straight into the first special.  There is a second one that came out at the beginning of 2013, I’ll have to get that one reviewed as well.  Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de is, for those not in the know, a story about a super-rich heiress who is also a detective. She’s just not very good at her job but luckily, her butler is an amazing detective in his own right and solves all of her cases by the end of dinner.

So without further ado, here’s my take on the Nazotoki wa Dinner no Ato de Special.

Comic Review: Spider-Verse Saga (2015)

June 6th, 2015

Spider-VerseThe Spider-Verse saga spans 20 individual comics, across all of the currently running Spidey titles and three mini-series, all of which I either have reviewed or will soon do do.  It features the story of Morlun and his vampiric kin deciding to rid the multiverse of the various and sundry Spider Totems.  According to legend, if they consume three specific Spider-Entities, they will remain in power forever. However, the prophecy also says that the death of all Spidey-Guys and sacrificing the three specific Spider Totems will prevent future Spider-Things from appearing, thus negating the prophecy all together. Yes, it’s confusing,but that’s what you get from Marvel these days.  Therefore, I’m going to do a general overview of the saga and give my impressions thereof.

Warning, there are spoilers for the whole of the Spider-Verse saga contained within.

TV Review: Backstrom Season One

June 4th, 2015

backstromThis one completely flew under my radar, I had no clue that it was coming and as such, I entirely missed the majority of the first season and had to go back and find the first 10 episodes.  I’m glad I did though because Backstrom is a fantastic show that hits all of the right buttons for me.

The first season ran 13 episodes and unfortunately, didn’t dothat well in the ratings, therefore it’s unclear if it will see a second season.  That’s too bad because I’d watch this thing all day long.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed for more of Backstrom and the team as I jump into a review of the first season.

Why I Don’t Respond to the New Star Wars Movie

June 2nd, 2015

star-wars-7As the release of the new Star Wars movie gets closer, I keep hearing people getting more and more excited but I’m not one of them.  I really don’t care.  I don’t need more movies.  I don’t care about the animated shows.  I have no interest in what J.J. Abrams is doing, I have no confidence in Disney and honestly, I don’t particularly want to be disappointed as I am almost certain I will.

So while I am a lifelong Star Wars fan, here’s why I really don’t care about the prospect of more Star Wars movies.

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