Cephus' Corner

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

Movie Review: iBoy (2017)

February 21st, 2017

Sometimes you just see something go by and say “what the heck?”  Such is the case with iBoy, a Netflix movie about a boy with a smartphone in his brain that develops super powers.  It sounded interesting enough so we sat down to check it out without really knowing any more about it.

So, was it an interesting take on the superhero genre, or was it badly misidentified?  Find out below the fold.

Woodworking Shop Update: Outfeed Table

February 19th, 2017

So once I got my table saw completely rebuilt and the brand new blade installed, it cut like a dream, like a hot knife through butter, but there was a problem.  See, in my old shop, I had a big outfeed table that was 8 feet long and 4 feet wide behind it, but my new shop setup doesn’t allow for that so the old table went elsewhere and now, I had nothing to feed wood onto.

But never fear, a new table is on the way!

Movie Review: Gatchaman (2013)

February 14th, 2017

Space Ninja Team Gatchaman might have been the first actual Japanese anime series I ever saw.  I had been watching Sandy Frank’s Battle of the Planets with the sound down because the Americanization was so awful but the animation was great.  I had a friend from Japan who took pity on me and brought over a bunch of the original Gatchaman, in Japanese, and translated it for me on the fly.  He’s also the one who introduced me to the C/FO back in the late 70s.  So I have a special place in my heart for Gatchaman and when I saw that they were making a live action version, I couldn’t wait.  Except I forgot about it until recently.  So let’s see if it was worth the wait.

TV Thursday: Frequency Season 1 (2016)

February 2nd, 2017

Based loosely on the 2000 film of the same name, Frequency, the televised reimagining changes characters but doesn’t significantly change the story.  Instead of Frank Sullivan being a firefighter, he’s a cop.  Instead of his son John, we get his daughter Raimy.  Otherwise, if you’ve seen the movie, you won’t be very surprised at how the series plays out.  Still, it’s an interesting enough concept, so let’s see how season 1 of Frequency played out.

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.

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