June 12th, 2016
Now anyone who reads me often knows where I’m going, but from the title, you’d never guess. But as I type, I’m listening to a podcast where they’re talking about TV shows getting cancelled and they keep bringing up shows with female leads and complaining that if we cancel shows that have female leads, somehow it’s being sexist.
No, giving shit one about the gender of the lead character is being sexist. There are a hell of a lot of sexists out there too.
June 11th, 2016
Way back when Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out, lots of people got really excited about C-3PO and his red arm and wanted to know where it came from. Me? As anyone who read my belated review of The Force Awakens, my reaction was “who the hell cares?” But Marvel came out with the story that explains it all and with all of the hoo-hah about the stupid red arm, I decided to take a look and see if the story actually makes a bit of difference. So here goes nothing.
June 9th, 2016
To date, I’ve really enjoyed all of the DC TV shows. I started off loving Arrow, Flash is always amazing and I was really looking forward to Supergirl, but unfortunately, unlike the other two, Supergirl floundered around looking for its vibe throughout most of the first season and really, I still don’t think they’ve found it. That being said though, let’s take a look at the first season of Supergirl and see where they missed the mark and where they hit it out of the park.
June 7th, 2016
Oh look, another weird-ass detective story, what a surprise! This time I take a look at the 2016 supernatural murder mystery Stranger that aired on TV Asahi on March 27. Even though I’m not a fan of the supernatural, it looked interesting enough to t ake a gander so let’s see how it turned out.
June 5th, 2016
Yamato Takeru, also known as Orochi, the Eight-Headed Dragon in the U.S. is a 1994 movie telling the story, very loosely, of the birth of Japan.
But it is also a giant monster movie of sorts. And an adventure film. And a tale of Japanese mythology. And a story of betrayal and renewal and coming of age. It’s a lot of things. All at once. In no particular order.
So let’s take a look at this flick and see how it stands up after all these years.
June 4th, 2016
Oh look, Disney is back using Marvel Comics to try to sell something! That never happens! This time, they released a series of 4 9-page comics leading up to the Avengers Alliance 2 video game.
But since this isn’t a video game review, but a comic review, I’m going to expect the story to stand on its own. Yeah, that’s probably a tall order, considering what it is, but nobody says you can’t shoot high, right?
So let’s take a look at this Avengers Alliance comic mini-series and see if they can accomplish art in the middle of advertising.
June 2nd, 2016
I really liked the first season of iZombie, the mystery-solving undead coroner who got accidentally infected with the zombie virus at a party and is now at the center of the Seattle zombie scene while she solves murders by eating the brains of the dead.
It’s a comic book series to be sure, based on the Vertigo comic by Michael Allred and Chris Roberson. But far too many series flare brightly in their first season and then falter, so how did iZombie do in their second season? Let’s see.