Cephus' Corner

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

Woodworking: Refusing to Fix Problems

July 30th, 2017

Today, a post showed up on a woodworking forum from a guy living in Florida who desperately wanted to know how to stop his tools from rusting.  I can understand that, living in a very humid environment, rust would be a significant problem.  So people suggested a wide variety of solutions and things he could do to mitigate the problem.

And he turned them all down.

TV Thursday: The Flash Season 3 (2016-2017)

July 27th, 2017

It’s such a shame that I have to write this review because I used to love The Flash.  In fact, I still love the concept, I love the character, I just don’t live what they’ve done with it.  And this is pretty common with Greg Berlanti shows recently, which again, really sucks because I love his shows… at least at the beginning, before they all fall apart.

So exactly what went wrong with The Flash this year?  Let’s get into it below the fold.

Bad Movie Review: Airplane vs. Volcano (2014)

July 25th, 2017

Sometimes, Asylum movies are passable.  Sometimes, maybe even so bad that they’re good.  And then there are movies like this one, Airplane vs. Volcano, which is just abysmal from end to end.

My oldest daughter told me about this, she had to do a review of it for a college class and she says it’s one of the worst things she’s ever seen.  Well, never let it be said that I’m not up for a challenge, so I got it and sat down to watch it.

There is literally nothing positive I can say about this piece of crap.  Nothing at all.  It really is that bad.

Bad Movie Review: Independence Wars: Insurgence (2016)

July 23rd, 2017

Every once in a while, I go looking through the movies on Amazon Prime. Most of them are terrible, it’s a good thing I don’t pay extra for this because there is rarely anything on it that I would watch.

At first, I figured someone made a mistake, there’s no way that the new Independence Day movie showed up on Amazon Prime, which of course, it didn’t.  This is another one of those mockbusters, trying to cash in on actual movies with low budget crap.  But hey, I had time to kill and it might be fun, so let’s take a look at Independence Wars: Insurgence and see just how terrible it is.

TV Thursday: Arrow Season 5 (2016-2017)

July 20th, 2017

Arrow was one of my favorite shows, once upon a time, but as, unfortunately, with most Greg Berlanti shows, they just don’t last long at their prime and Arrow is no exception.  Of course, I’ve complained about all of his shows, from Supergirl to Blindspot, but it really hurts to see Arrow fall so far.

Season 4 was one of the worst and we were all hoping that the showrunners could pull it out for season 5.  So I guess all that’s left to do is see if they succeeded.  So away we go.

Why Don’t People Get Opinions Part Deux

July 16th, 2017

I know I just complained about this, but here we go again.  This time, there was a thread regarding Neil Blomkamp’s new online “film” Rakka, where he posted a teaser, of sorts, in the form of 20 minutes of footage.  Reactions on the thread were mixed, but I said that, having seen the 20 minutes of footage, that I thought the whole thing was stupid.  And how dare I say anything disparaging about anything I see online, right?  Almost immediately, I had one person jumping down my throat for saying anything against Blomkamp.  But sorry, I didn’t like it.  I thought the story, as presented in those 20 minutes, was stupid.  I guess I’m not entitled to have an opinion that might offend someone.

TV Thursday: Doctor Who Season 10 (2017)

July 13th, 2017

I know, I know, I said I was off the Doctor Who train until Steven Moffat was gone, but when my wife wanted to watch some episodes on Mother’s Day, what can you do?  So I relented and sat down with her to see the first five and, to be honest, it wasn’t as awful as the last couple of seasons had been, so it returned to our regular rotation.  Now that it’s done, it’s time to weigh in on what I thought of the end of the Moffat era and the last of Peter Capaldi’s Doctor.  Strap in, this is going to be bumpy.

TV Thursday: Lucifer Season 2 (2016-2017)

July 6th, 2017

I liked Lucifer a lot last season and was happy that it got a second season.  Of course, there were problems, some that made the series slow and others that seriously diverged from its comic book origins, but by and large, it did what it set out to do admirably.

But was the first season a fluke or is there more behind the show than some people might think? I take a look at Lucifer season 2, which was expanded from 12 to 18 episodes, and see how well it stands up when it’s not brand new.

Why Fallout 4 Doesn’t Bother Me

July 4th, 2017

Following the Bethesda announcements at E3, my daughter and I were talking about Fallout 4 and why some people didn’t like the game.  All of the things that people complain about really don’t bother me in the least.

So I figured I’d take a look at some of the most common complaints and explain why I not only don’t have a problem with them, but why I think some of them are actual positives.  Keep in mind, these are my opinions, yours may vary.  Let’s get started.

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