Cephus' Corner

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

Movie Review: The Wings of the Kirin (2012)

May 31st, 2016

Sometimes something about a movie just appeals to you for some reason and other times, you know exactly why you’re watching.  In this case, it is the latter and we wanted to see this movie specifically because it starred Hiroshi Abe, probably my favorite male Japanese actor.  I’d watch this guy gargle.  So we have a detective film, based on a book by Keigo Higashino, whose books also gave rise to things like Galileo and Shinzanmono, which this movie is related to, how could we possibly go wrong?  Therefore, let’s take a look at The Wings of the Kirin.

Comic Review: All-New Wolverine #1-6

May 28th, 2016

I can’t say I’ve ever really been a fan of X-23.  She was just created to cash in on Wolverine’s popularity (and she’s not alone, there are plenty of Wolverine-esqe characters in the Marvel Universe).  And I’m not wild about just having someone step into the suit, that’s what DC does and I’ve written many times that I hate it.  There doesn’t need to be an “all-new” Wolverine.  If he’s dead, or old, then let the character die and just create new ones. From a story-telling perspective, that has been and always will be my position.

But Laura Kinney is now “Wolverine” so let’s see how this goes.

TV Thursday: Daredevil Season 2 (2016)

May 26th, 2016

I noticed something about this series.  Last year, my wife and I burned through Daredevil in a couple of nights, we couldn’t wait to get to the next episode, but this year, not so much.  We watched the first couple, then… we didn’t.  We’d go days between watching one.  Sometimes a week.  Sometimes more.  It wasn’t that the show was bad, there just wasn’t the drive to get through it this year. I don’t know what that means, or if it means anything, maybe we’ve just been there, done that, but it is an observation I made.

But that said, let’s get into season two of Daredevil!

Movie Review: The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji (2013)

May 24th, 2016

I come across some really weird movies sometimes, but when it’s directed by Takahshi Miike, at least you know what you’re getting int0.  He’s done movies like Ichi the Killer, Yatterman and one of my all-time favorites, Zebraman. And now he’s doing an undercover cop flick.

Well not any undercover cop, but the worst cop ever. So let’s take a look at The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji and see how far down the rabbit hole it all goes.

App Gaming: Running on a Treadmill

May 22nd, 2016

Having been playing these silly tablet app games for a long time now, there’s one thing that I’ve grown to really hate, to the point of considering dropping a couple of games that require it.  That happens to be the ridiculous treadmill that some games require that you keep running on to get ahead, a treadmill you just can’t get off of and can’t opt out of.  It’s a part of app gaming that I find eminently frustrating.

Comic Review: Cyborg #1-6

May 21st, 2016

I’ve been a fan of Cyborg since his first appearance in DC Comics Presents #26 in 1980, a preview for the upcoming New Teen Titans.  As one of the core members of the Titans, at least that incarnation, he’s been among my favorites, largely because he’s a regular guy who responded to adversity, not by feeling sorry for himself, but by adapting to his new reality and using it to better himself.  He’s gone through a lot of different changes over the years, from being a lower tier character to becoming one of the founding members of the Justice League during DC’s 2011 continuity reboot.  Not bad Vic, not bad.

Woodworking: Doing Stupid Things

May 17th, 2016

This is something I don’t get, to be honest.  In a number of discussions over on a woodworking forum, people were variously looking for opinions on how different people handled different problems and invariably, there is always someone who brings up the most ludicrous possibility, as though we ought to seriously consider it when making decisions.

Here’s a thought… don’t do stupid things!

Belated Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

May 15th, 2016

This may be heresy to some, but I really never got at all excited about this movie.  I’m not excited about any of the Star Wars movies that Disney is doing. I just don’t care.  As I’ve said before, to me, Star Wars ended in 1983 and anything since is something else.  But I pick up a lot of movies and when it came close to the time that The Force Awakens was supposed to be released on Blu ray came along, it was cheap on Amazon so I ordered it.  And while I was at it, I ordered a couple of “add on” items, things that Amazon says are so inexpensive that it makes no sense to ship them separately, so you can only get them if you order with a minimum order, I think it’s $25, and I made over that.  Then, Amazon ships all three things I ordered separately, including the things that were too cheap to ship on their own.  Good job Amazon.  But I don’t care, that’s their problem.

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