We live in a world where vampires are essentially taking over. In almost every medium, from movies to comic books to television shows. The most notable of all of these and arguably the one that probably turned most people off to vampires forever was “The Twilight Saga.” This has to be one of the most polarizing franchises in existence. You either are head over heels in love with it, or despise it with every fiber of your being. I am personally not a fan of the “saga” as they call it. I find the characters to be shallow, two dimensional and the books to be filled with Mary Sues and Gary Stu’s. Continue reading
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Villains. Everyone loves them. They are what make the hero so heroic, they cause mass mayhem and test our heroes in different ways every movie or issue. We love reading about them because they are so evil. They act out things that sometimes we wish we could do. We revel in the evil they bring us. If they have a tragic back story? Even better. We can feel less like a monster when we start loving all the messed up stuff they do. However, we all know how the standard comic book story goes: the villain messes up stuff, the hero comes in, stops them, the end. But what if, the hero, nay, all the heroes lost. Were killed, even. Well then, you get Forever Evil. Continue reading
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You guys know what this is, right? Then you know how annoyed with me you will be when I finish this review. In any case, if you were not aware (and if you aren’t, you haven’t been paying attention), The Flash is my favorite DC superhero. I love everything about him, and I am still working on my collection of all of his comic books from his inception to today. That is why when I heard they were making a Flashpoint movie, I hardcore geeked out (It was not attractive). (Editor’s note: it wasn’t.) And now here it is finally! Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. Continue reading
Welcome again to the long awaited (or not) third part of my glorious retrospective on DC’s the Direct to DVD animated films. When we last left our hero he had been gushing over Batman: Under the Red Hood and praising All-Star Superman. What movie will he do next? Continue reading
Man of Steel seems to be the most polarizing film of 2013. You either absolutely love the film, or you absolutely hate it. There doesn’t seem to be an in-between. With that in mind, we would like to take a look at DC’s latest film and third incarnation of Superman on the big screen. This review will be different from most. It will be from the opinions of both a fan of Superman, and someone who isn’t too fond of the big blue boyscout.
This is Graphically Awesome, where I take a look at standalone graphic novels and trade paperbacks and tell you if they are awesome or not.
As a lot of you are aware I am not a huge Marvel fan. I used to be, but as the years went on and I looked into other things I found that Marvel just wasn’t as good as it used to be. However, a lot of older Marvel titles are fantastic. There is also going to be another personal contradiction in this review.
I am not a fan of the X-Men.
Alright, we are pretty much up to the years where I started legitimately watching and buying these films regularly. Boy, were these fun films, I loved most of them and even the ones I didn’t totally love, I still really liked. It was also around this time that DC started attaching animated short films to their DVD and Blu Ray releases. These were called DC Showcase, they ranged from really small relatively unknown characters like The Spectre to very well known characters like Catwoman. These shorts normally last for ten minutes and it is a really cool way to see an animated version of characters who otherwise would not have a shot at their own animated feature. DC Showcase also came out with a short film called Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam. This was significantly longer than the previous showcase shorts, with a running time of 25 minutes. The other things that appeared on this Blu Ray were the previous short films from the other movies, making at least the length of a normal release. The Superman/Shazam short is one of the best, it is essentially the origin story for the character Shazam and I think they pulled it off wonderfully. I did not know much about the character until I had seen this, and it made me a fan of the character. On some DVDs and Blu Rays they also put out two to four episodes of Batman the Animated Series, Superman the Animated Series or Justice League. The episode will normally parallel what is in the movie, or at least have a similar character in there. Continue reading
Ok, so lets just address the elephant in the room right off shall we? You see, this week’s episode was supposed to air, but unfortunately, due to sensitive subject matter in the episode, it was pulled. The episode was about a character played by Molly Shannon who was brain washing children into killing other children. Due to the recent school shootings here in America, it would probably be in bad taste to air the episode. Whether I believe this was a good move or not is irrelevant; the most important thing to remember is that this happened and we may need a little time to get past it. Continue reading
I think we are looking at a really great series here. This week’s episode of Hannibal was amazing. It opens with a flashback of the Minnesota Shrike and his daughter, Abigail Hobbs, hunting in the woods. He tells her they must use every part of the deer they kill in order to honor it. Then we get flashes of a dead human girl and she finally wakes up from her coma. And with that, everyone wants to talk to her. This includes the ever nosy Freddie Lounds. Continue reading