Cephus' Corner

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

Why I Don’t Use Sketchup

January 31st, 2017

Some woodworkers treat Google Sketchup like the second coming but I think it’s a waste of time, at least for me.  I can grab a piece of paper and draw out my plans much faster than I can program it all into a computer.  And since I never publish my plans, since I almost always simply make a single object and then the sketch goes into the trash, I don’t see the point of wasting the time when I could be building instead.

J-Drama Review: Higanbana (2016)

January 29th, 2017

It was time to dive into my very deep pile of J-dramas that I’ve had sitting around forever, with no time to actually watch them.  Higanbana, or Whispers From a Crime Scene, is a 2016 series which ran 10 episodes on NTV. It’s another one of those quirky cop dramas that seem to show up on Japanese television all the time, so what the heck, let’s give this one a shot?

So did Higanbana turn out to be any good? You’re not going to find out unless you click below!

Cleaning Up in the Shop

January 28th, 2017

Sometimes you just go a little crazy.  I’ve been trying to set up my new shop for quite some time now and honestly, while I know in the broad strokes what I want to do, it’s all the little details that have been getting me down.  So I’ve been trying to focus on the large stuff that I know needs to get done and hope that, as that gets sorted out, the small stuff will start to fall into place.

But sometimes you go overboard.

TV Thursday: Luke Cage Season 1 (2016)

January 26th, 2017

I’ve been a fan of Luke Cage since his original Power Man days back in the 70s. One of the first comics I clearly remember reading as a kid was Power Man & Iron Fist #50.  This is is a character I’ve loved and followed for nearly 40 years off and on.

So when I heard it was coming to TV as a series, I was really excited, far more than I was for Jessica Jones and nearly as much as I was for Daredevil.  That Iron Fist was following it up made it all extra special.

But there are ways to do this series right and ways to do it really, really wrong. Let’s see which way they went as I look at the first season of Luke Cage.

Belated Review: Spectre (2015)

January 24th, 2017

I’ve been a passing fan of the James Bond franchise forever. A couple of years ago, my wife and I sat down and watched the entire run of movies in a row, in chronological order, I think as a prelude to Skyfall coming out. It reminded me of all the things I love about Bond… and some of the things that I really don’t.  So let’s take a look at Daniel Craig’s latest outing, Spectre, and see which camp it  falls into.

TV Thursday: Z-Nation Season 3 (2016)

January 19th, 2017

Let’s be honest, Z-Nation has never been a really good show.  It falls into the so dumb it’s tolerable category, just like most Asylum productions.  What’s made it somewhat fun have been the genre episodes, where they grab a TV or movie genre at random and go crazy.  If they ever tried to make this show serious, they’d lose whatever charm it has.

Which is unfortunately what they tried to do this season.

J-Drama Review: Omukae Death (2016)

January 15th, 2017

My first reaction to this series was “Dead Like Me with giant pink rabbits” and that pretty much describes what it is.  It falls outside of our normal fare but it looked interesting and hey, it was summer, there wasn’t much on TV, so what the heck?

That said though, I could tell right off the bat that I’d enjoy it and, spoiler alert, I did.  So what is it that made this 9-episode 2016 supernatural comedy fun?  Read on to find out.

TV Thursday: Aftermath Season 1 (2016)

January 12th, 2017

To be honest, watching this series was a mistake.  I saw it go by and remembered having heard something about a series on National Geographic by the same name.  And really, the NatGeo show still sounds a lot better than what we got.  Space usually does some pretty decent shows so we decided to give Aftermath a go, but was that a mistake?  Only clicking below will tell.

TV Thursday: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Season 1 (2016)

January 5th, 2017

I am a big fan of Douglas Adams in print.  Not so much most of the televised or film adaptations of his work because a lot of what Douglas Adams has done just doesn’t translate well to the big or small screen.  Probably my favorite take on Hitchhiker’s Guide was the original BBC version from 1981.  So when I heard that they were doing Dirk Gently, hey, why the heck not, right?  Therefore, here’s my review of the first season of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.

Cephus' Corner

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