Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Grade: A

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Grade: A Spoilerpalooza.... 1. Okay..Disney, enough with the crossovers already...now we are mixing Marvel with the cast of the Haunted Mansion ride.... 2. If Daisy gets any more EMO she is going to have to be played by 1990's Winona Ryder... 3. This episode's title: Simmons visits the Upside Down... 4. May May just went all Kray Kray... 5. Gratuitous Peggy Carter references in 3...2...1.... 6. Best way to tie up an Inhuman with earthquake powers....bungee cords...who knew... 7. Ghost Rider...Human Torch...is the only real difference a better wardrobe? 8. The new director is a super strong Inhuman with the personality of an Amway salesman...thanks Coulson... 9. Anyone else missing Ward like I am.... 10. Can we make it any more obvious we are moving to a Dr. Strange Promo...no...really...okay..next week Coulson gets a really cool necklace and cape...and, there you go... #MarvelRocks

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

#JustaQuickiePlease: The Magnificent Seven (2016) Review

Training Day director Antoine Fuque successfully reunites Washington and Hawke and joins them with a stellar cast to present a masterful retelling of one of the most iconic cinematic westerns of all time.   Most reboots fall flat; this incredibly crafted update wins on every level with authentic performances, well timed and ingenious humor, rich characterizations, riveting action sequences, and stunning cinematography.   Pratt excels, as does D'Onofrio and the remaining ensemble, with Sarsgaard nicely rounding off the group as the utterly believable and wonderfully despicable villain.   My only complaint, we weren't able to explore these incredible incarnations in more depth, but runtime and storytelling simply couldn't afford it.  Today, Westerns are a hard sell, its unfortunate but true.  This film charges through that stigma like a stampeded of wild stallions.  5 out of 5 Kernels: This is how the west is won!

#JustaQuickiePlease: The Finest Hours Review

An amazingly accurate film representation of the most dangerous and heroic Coast Guard mission of all time.  Pine plays yet another captain, but truly embraces this role and sells it with passion and authenticity.   The remaining cast is solid, with only a few stale performances.  The most disappointing is Pine's love interest Holliday Grainger who is as cold as a winter tempest without any of its excitement. The special effects are incredible, so realistic I felt the chill of both the storm and sea.  Historic cinematic recountings are either incredibly stiff or indisputably compelling, with little middle ground.  Thankfully, this is the latter by all counts.  4 out of 5 Kernels: A well-told tale, filled with heart, hope, and hazard; keeping you at the edge of your seat until the very last minutes.

Gotham Grade: B+

Apparently, the Joker sabotaged the sound files...

Spoilers abound....

1. Ivy really sprouted, didn't she...

2. Barnes is as effective as a City of Charlotte Curfew...

3.  Quicksilver looks like hell....

4. Hillary Clinton runs the Court of Owls...who knew...

5. Was that Killer Croc this time...or another Jurassic Park wannabe...

6.  Penguin + Fish = the "feels"

7. This episode was one big, "Tim Burton We Love You," thing...wasn't it... 

8. It went from 0 to Purge real damn quick,,,didn't it...

9. Jim Gordon nails the reporter right as Leslie arrives back in Gotham...wow...that wasn't predictable at all...

10. Next week...two words...Mad Hatter....

Seriously guys fix the sound next week...

#DCTVrocks

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Grade: A-

Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Grade: A-

Spoilers...with a side of vengeance...

1. Gratuitous Daisy derrière...

2. There is always that one person who has to walk right into the middle of shite...

3. Coulson+Mack=Backgammon

4. If you have a problem...

...if no one else can help...

...and if you can find  them...

...maybe you can hire...

...The May Team...

*cue music*

5. The new director is apparently Rainbow Brite...

6. COOLEST GHOSTRIDER EVER!!!!

7. And, suddenly Ebay exploded with custom leather jacket orders...

8. Fitz gives Coulson a hand...also, technically, Coulson gave Fitz a hand job...

9. It only took one look and we all knew...Fitz is going to have robot sex...

10. Jemma in Charge of S.H.I.E.L.Ds days and their nights...

...Jemma in Charge of May's wrongs and her rights...

...so, Fitz says...I want Jemma in Charge of me...

...you know you sang it in your head...

11. Gotta give'em fifteen...first episode...

12. New season title....Marvel Agents of Shield: The Conjuring....

13.  On that note....

Who you gonna call....

May Busters...

14.  Quake gives a whole new meaning to carpal tunnel syndrome...

15. Time it took to mention an Avengers or Captain America Reference...

5 minutes...

New record...

#Marvelison!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Gotham Grade: B+

It's a new season...and the spoilers shall abound...

1. Two words...MAN...BAT!!!

2. Jim Gordon...ancestor to Boba Fett...who knew...

3. Wait, was that Killer Croc...LOOK out for that truck...Oh...nevermind...

4.  Hugo Strange is played by the actor who portrays the scientist, in Jurassic Park, who makes dinosaurs...ladies and gentleman, I give you Stegasaurus Guy... was literally waiting for Chris Pratt to ride in on a dirtbike to provide Gordon with the assist...

5. You know what this show needs...a stereotypical female reporter...cue Ms. Valerie Vale please...

6.  Did Enigma just open Lemarchand's box...whoa...well that was a crossover I wasn't expecting...

7. Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney...she's like the Purple Man in drag...

8. Court is in session...if you get that reference...you just leveled up...

9. Why don't we just call this show Penguin is Awesome and be done with it...

10. Barbara Keen...freak on the streets...you won't live long enough to find out about the whole sheets thing, though....

11. The first episode of the season...so it earns 15 instead of 10...

12. How can the same actor be epic as one character and act like a first-year drama student as the other...

13. Ivy is going to sprout...ain't she...

14. Butch is off the REO Speedwagon...he just can't fight that feeling anymore...

15. How many more days until Jerome comes back again...

#DCTVRocks

#TheCrux #Sciencefiction you deserve...newest review!

Thank you, Nina Budd for the honest critique, glad you enjoyed the novel!

www.thecruxseries.com

4.0 out of 5 stars
Nice storyline, Strong Characters, Very Imaginative
By Amazon Customer on September 14, 2016
Format: Paperback
This is a very large book. As an avid reader, the size of a book doesn't normally phase me. It took me about 3 months to finish this one. I truly enjoyed the storyline. The biggest issue I had with following this was that the beginning was so heavy with character details; they were introduced and would then disappear for a while. When the character reemerged, I had to go back for a refresher. I loved the detail in describing the characters. The author made his vision very clear throughout the book. I appreciated the obvious respect for the female characters, showing them as strong and not helpless. The beginning part of the book felt like it was dragging because of the heavy detail, but once past all that I was on the edge of my seat to find out what was coming next. Overall this is worth reading whether you're a science fiction fan or not. I am looking forward to the second book!



Monday, September 19, 2016

Word of the Nerd Cosplay Spotlight featuring #TheLakeWylieBatman & #beyourownheroCosplay

Thanks to Bryan Keith Brown and Word of the Nerd Online!!!

Although I wish I would have written the piece better, I think it gives a solid insight into my cosplay madness.

#MedievalBatman
#BuccaneerBatman
#WildWestBatman
#StreetJusticeBatman
#DarkKnight
www.facebook.com/beyourownherocosplay

Click the link below for the article...

Word of The Nerd Cosplay Spotlight #beyourownhero Cosplay


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Wolverine: Weapon X promo film to support the Go Fund Me campaign!

Wolverine: Weapon X promo film to support the Go Fund Me campaign!
We need $5000 to make this a reality.
Special thanks to our narrator, James Hurley
#WolverineWeaponXfanfilm
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Monday, September 12, 2016

#JustaQuickiePlease: The Jill Tales Teaser Comic Review

There aren't a plethora of new titles filling the shelves of your local comic shop; as most are inundated with a glut of reboots and reimaginings as opposed to original, edgy, and quality storytelling.  Gregbo Watson's The Jill Tales, however, is a refreshing new concept that infuses local lore with stunning illustrations and quirky humor to a market saturated with the status quo masquerading as innovation and diversity.  The pace, tone, and artistry invokes the nostalgia of such classics as Johnny Quest while definitively invoking an Indian Jones/Tomb Raider palpation.  Now, keep in mind, this is a teaser, so its plot is base, but still extraordinarily entertaining with an intriguing sneak peak at the origins of the central character.   The coolest element of this virgin series, however, is its authentic attempt to create a strong feminine character who connects with audiences by successfully presenting a sincerely intelligent, powerful, and beautiful woman instead of an hyper-sexualized stereotype who feels more like she is written by an oversexed male rather than an artist who is truly trying to capture the complexity of the female spirit.  This is a comic I would be proud to let my daughter read, and if you know me, that says a lot.  My only complaint is that I would have loved to see this presented in full color, but being an introduction to the franchise, I fully understand the logic behind that decision.  I can't wait to see what Gregbo Watson does in the official first and then following editions.  4 out of 5 Kernels: look out world, Jill is kicking down the doors of the clichéd and boring and taking names.


To find out more about The Jill Tales and Gregbo Watson's other works visit www.gregbo.com.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

#JustaQuickiePlease: Jungle Book (2016) Review

I hate remakes.  I detest reboots even more.  So, I went into this with little expectation that it would arrive anywhere in the neighborhood of being watchable.   I am very proud to report, my cynicism was quickly and easily discredited.    Although, not a fan of the books, this cinematic incarnation that mixes a definitive respect for the source material and homage to Disney's animated classic, delivers a heartfelt, visually stunning, and utterly endearing theatrical journey.   With a remarkable cast, providing truly inspired performances, surprising yet appropriate musical interludes, and breathtaking effects, this live-action retelling kept me riveted to my seat from start to finish.  4 out of 5 Kernels; this film is a "bear" necessity for any fan of good cinema, both the young, and young at heart.

#JustaQuickiePlease: The Secret Life of Pets Review

The director of Despicable Me and its sequel, bring us a subtle and sweet story of friendship and loyalty.  This is one of the few animated films where I actually laughed out loud.  With a stellar cast, amazing GCI, genuine humor, and a well-crafted script, that delivers its moral in a sincere and soft way, this is a win for both parents and their tykes alike.  One of the best kids flicks of the last decade.  4 out of 5 Kernels: this film is man's, I mean the audience's best friend.  

Thursday, September 1, 2016

#JustaQuickiePlease: The Huntsman: Winter's War Review

Lord of the Rings light meets angry Elsa, should have been the title of this prequel; that really isn't a prequel to the 2012 film of virtually the same name, we just subtracted Snow White.  Kristen Stewart made the wisest move of her career by avoiding this cinematic disaster, plagued with hackneyed storytelling and special effects that seemingly missed the last minute polishing of post-production.  Chris Hemsworth does his best to escape his Thor typecasting by returning as the ax-wielding Huntsman with a serious Sean Connery crush.   Also returning, is Charlize Theron, as the Wicked Queen, who takes her gold fetish to a whole other level.  Her smooth and sophisticated evilness is the only highlight of this epic fail while Emily Blunt's accidental Frozen parody only validates how silly this film so quickly becomes.   Rounding out the main players is Jessica Chastain who is the literal cure for insomnia thanks to her insufferably stale performance.  The whole movie feels like an afterthought, shoddily pieced together to create a dull fantasy that no one asked for or wanted.  The prequelness only lasts about thirty minutes and then we begin a confusing journey, dragging us, kicking and screaming, to an anti-climatic, overtly predictable ending that hints at (the heart be still) a possible trilogy.  The moral of the story is that love conquers all.  The reality is that neither love or anything else could have stopped this train wreck from happening.  0 out 5 Kernels: we couldn't even get seven dwarfs, just four, and I have no idea who the hell they were...but the plot and acting sure was Dopey.