Cephus' Corner

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

Anime Review: Atom – The Beginning (2017)

September 5th, 2017

I really don’t watch too much anime these days, mostly because there isn’t a lot out there that interests me.  I get all of the new Gundam series, of course, but there isn’t a lot of sci-fi available otherwise.  Then I stumbled across the 12-episode series Atom: The Beginning, which is a loose adaptation prequel of Osamu Tezuka’s Mighty Atom for a modern audience.  Hey, I’m a big Tezuka fan, so why the heck not?  So here’s my look at Atom: The Beginning, as I see if classic anime can have a new life.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

TV Thursday: 12 Monkeys Season 3 (2017)

June 29th, 2017

I have no idea why, but Syfy decided to just dump the entire season of 12 Monkeys over a 3 day period, sort of like Netflix does, only a little longer.  Supposedly this summer, Syfy is rebranding itself back into an actual science fiction network, so it could be that they were trying to clear summer shows.  After all, they’ve already greenlit a final season for 12 Monkeys next year so it isn’t like they’re trying to burn off the episodes like I initially thought.  That said, this really isn’t a very good show anymore and maybe it would have been better to just let it die.  But let’s look at the season anyhow, shall we?

Cephus' Corner

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