Cephus' Corner

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

TV Thursday: Marvel’s The Defenders Season 1 (2017)

August 31st, 2017

I’ve been both looking forward to and dreading this series.  Netflix’ Marvel series have been a mixed bag so far.  The first season of Daredevil was amazing, the second a little less so.  Jessica Jones and Luke Cage were problematic at best.  Iron Fist, while most disagree, I thought it was passable.  So getting these four characters together could have been really great or really awful and I had no idea what we’d get.  So keep going and I’ll reveal what I thought of this 8-episode “mini-series” event.

Bad Movie Reviews: Planet of the Sharks (2016)

August 27th, 2017

Yes, I’ve been watching a lot of bad movies lately, mostly because there aren’t a lot of good movies I haven’t seen on Amazon Prime.  This one, Planet of the Sharks, produced by the ever-awful Asylum, looked painfully bad so we sat down to see how terrible it could be.

And wow, terrible is an understatement.  But I guess you’ll have to look below the fold to see how utterly craptastic this thing actually is, and why I really don’t understand why these mockbusters are never very good.

J-Drama Review: I Am A Hero (2016)

August 24th, 2017

Every once in a while, I stumble across a Japanese movie that I say “what the heck”.  Such is the case with “I Am A Hero”, a 2016 zombie movie from director Shinsuke Sato, based on a horror manga series by Kengo Hanazawa.

Now I’m not the biggest zombie fan in the world, but something about how it was described sounded different enough to me, particularly one element, that I decided to give it a go. This is a good thing and a bad thing because that element never actually happened in the movie.  But I’ll talk more about that below the fold.

I’m Done with Funko Blind Boxes

August 22nd, 2017

Not too long ago, I saw a post on a Funko site, wishing for more Hot Topic blind boxes from Funko.  No thanks.  I’m not interested. As I said on the post, I’m not after an adventure, I’m after a collection, and to me, that means getting one, and only one, or everything.

But the blind box thing is nothing new, it’s been a marketing tactic for many, many years and it works out a whole lot better for the manufacturer than it does for the consumer.  Here’s why.

TV Thursday: iZombie Season 3 (2017)

August 17th, 2017

There are a lot of shows that I think just go on too long, or at the very least, don’t have any idea where they’re heading, so every season feels like it’s a stand-alone, not part of an overarching plotline.  And unfortunately, iZombie feels very much like this, a series that started out amazing, but feels like it’s flopping around looking for somewhere to go.

So let’s take a look at what the third season of iZombie did right and what it did wrong.

J-Drama Review: Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation (2017)

August 10th, 2017

Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatte Iru, or Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation, or if you want to get technical about it, “A Corpse is Buried Under Sakurako’s Feet”, is a 10-episode 2017 J-drama based on a series of light novels by Shiori Ota and illustrated by Tetsuo.

So can this show stand up to scrutiny?  Is it really, really similar to another show from America?  Read on and find out!

Cephus' Corner

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