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It was only a matter of time before this series took a dark turn and here, we are. With two episodes left and the feeling that there should be much more and my theories are only partially correct. What did I get right and what did I get wrong? This is the episode many of us comic book readers were waiting on and it did not disappoint in my eyes.
Trailer reactions are a big thing on social media. I really don’t get how people do them without getting copyright strikes. This past week we have gotten a few trailers dropped in our laps and I am going to say a few words about each of them. The question is does this make you want to see a movie more or are you disappointed when the final product arrives?
Black Widow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fp9pNPdNwjI
Space Jam: A New Legacy - https://youtu.be/olXYZOsXw_o
Spiral: From the Book of Saw - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzy6ORqE9IY
LOKI - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW948Va-l10
Jupiter’s Legacy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeULGagSa-A
We finally get it the fourth film in Legendary's MonsterVerse, the last Kaiju standing, the remake of all remakes. Battle Royale, In, this corner we get straight out of Japan the reigning champion of all monsters Godzilla! In the other corner Straight out of Skull Island the BMIC (Big Monkey in Charge) King Kong! Two Giants, an epic trailer, but how was this movie? Is it a pass or a fail?
Welcome back to Theories Change which is the quick recap of the Marvel Disney Plus Series as they get released. We are not at the Halfway point of the 6-episode series of Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Let’s explore this jump into fan service at its semi finest and see where it takes us and what can we gather from the intel shown to us in order to predict where the MCU is going.
Netflix is doubling down on their anime offerings and I was able to check out Pacific Rim: The Black. Pacific Rim was a movie I enjoyed way back in 2013 it had giant monsters (kaiju), giant robots and special effects that looked good on a big movie screen and on my home theater system. They followed up with Pacific Rim: Uprising, this sequel was dare I say it If you are looking for an Oscar winning performance by the actors in this story don’t this is the type of non-stop action and mindless fun you need to pass time on a weekend. It was a 3.5 but what is season one of this animated series going to get on the GoingFullNerd scale?
I have been known to say: Too Hood for Mainstream & too Mainstream for the Hood but what does that actually mean? This could be the reason I haven’t blown up significantly over the past few years because I am caught between multiple demographics and appeal to a very small group of individuals. I don’t mean to sound bad but I don’t look or act like your typical nerd YouTuber who reviews anything online.
I am three episodes in on Invincible the newest superhero animated feature which premiered on Amazon Video this past week. With series like The Boys you would think that Amazon Video has no place to go but up in its depiction of superheroes. Now we get Invincible, I mean you would think that this would be for kids since its superheroes and a damn cartoon. Nope, and here we go….
*** Now if you haven’t watched the 1st three episodes Spoilers will follow so leave now or if you are watching the replay hit pause watch them and come back for my synopsis***
Welcome Back to another look into Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and my Theories Change series. We are now two episodes into The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and what I can tell you is that we are getting a lot more than we bargained for or what some casual MCU fans were possibly looking for, but one thing we still have are the predictions now let’s see what has come true or hasn’t come true just yet.
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Although I still can’t figure out some of this stuff maybe you guys can let me in on the secret while we talk random stuff.
For the past couple of years, we have been subject to so much internet rants and comments regarding the Snyder Cut. I admit at first, I denied its existence and, in some regards, I was correct, there was unused footage and unfinished storyboards and CGI but there was no full film until now. Let’s deconstruct this movie and try to look at it on its own without comparison to the theatrical release.
Welcome back to my “Theories Change” streams regarding the Marvel Disney Plus Series. I decided after going every two weeks with WandaVision ever changing theories and ideas lets keep it going.
Next up on deck is Falcon and The Winter Soldier, this series is 6 episodes clocking in at just under an hour. If you are looking for more WandaVision style ambiguity and slow burn reveals that remains to be seen but let’s talk about what we have seen so far.
This YouTube stuff is pretty difficult don’t let anyone tell you it is easy. I have been going at it since 2014 officially and 2008 unofficially. What started off as just making clips to make fun of friends became a great outlet to just vent about stuff and after following trends and making plenty of mistakes, I think I am finally getting it right but why is that well let me tell you.
I think everyone gets on Social Media and thinks they can become the next big thing.
After 30 years we get a sequel of what one could call one of the greater black comedic films. I mean It sits among classics starring Eddie Murphy like Trading Places, Boomerang, and Harlem Nights. With great anticipation many of us waited patiently much like how we are waiting on a Friday sequel with Chris Tucker and unlike a Friday sequel with Chris Tucker (we shouldn’t have gotten this one man – in my Chris Tucker voice)
There are things that are right and things that are wrong and maybe it’s just me not wanting to let go of things from my childhood that to me were pretty innocent. Nowadays everyone has to find a cause to rally behind even if it is right or wrong but did my man Pepe really deserve this kind of treatment?
My Grandson and I watch Boomerang and Cartoon Network heavily but he prefers Boomerang and when we watch the classic Tom & Jerry Cartoons. There is nothing better than the senseless feud that seems to have gone as long as many of us can remember. Now we get a new movie now with Michael Pena (Ant-Man) and Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick Ass) and here are my thoughts…
Kid movies with subtle lessons and easter eggs for the adults are common place now. We get this all the time from the major animation players and the use of classic cartoon characters to cash in on the nostalgia element of many of us adults. Tom & Jerry is no difference. We know the basic premise Cat vs Mouse and watching this movie plays that to the max but it is missing something I just can’t place my finger on.
*** We are going to spoil all this so if you haven’t watched episode 9 of WandaVision stop listening and come back later***
We made it to the end everyone and I don’t know if I should be excited, sad, or disappointed but Phase 4 of the MCU is now officially alive and kicking and should prove to be interesting. So, let us see where my theories sit after the final episode of WandaVision and hopefully predict where we go from here.
Let us get to the nitty gritty people I am going to say I enjoyed the series as a whole but like many people I wanted so much more and my desire to have answers and characters that either haven’t been seen or want more of. I think I had more guesses correct than wrong but you know my memory gets a little cloudy at times. I guess I will just bang them out.
We are almost at the end of our Wanda Vision Journey people and I hope you stuck around from the beginning to see how this developed because if you didn’t you wouldn’t know about all of my great Theories along the way but who cares Theories Change and here is how we are doing as we approach the final episode.
What has proven to be wrong from my previous predictions?
Warner Bros cannot leave the character alone for a minute. There have been so many takes on Superman some more enjoyable than others and this one spins out of the “Arrowverse”. This though is something different because it shows a fully matured and developed Superman with a family.
Honestly, this is refreshing because it adds something that really is missing from live action Superman ethos and that is how he is more human than the people he protects in many instances. He is performing next to impossible feats just a few minutes into the pilot episode yet from the soundtrack to his narration it is grounded emotionally.
Let’s take a moment to pause for the cause and discuss some random topics because the levels of for lack of a better term stupidity in some of the websites and Facebook groups that cover our favorite nerdy topics show people have no deductive reasoning skills or have the desire to do any constructive research. Let’s not talk about patiently waiting for stories to unfold…. Matter of fact we will.
It’s that time again for my double episode review and theory update regarding Marvels WandaVision. Episode 5 & 6 have had their shares of shocks and surprises but I think the real banger is coming real soon. I have spoken with some people off line and I also have read so many theories online but I think I am getting to the 90% Solution so hear me out:
After watching the last two episodes and knowing so many background details about upcoming Marvel productions I think I have a vague idea on where so much of this is going and I think many of you will possibly agree with me.
I am beginning to realize that the odd numbered episodes leave you scratching your head more than the even number ones because they introduce concepts that possibly throw you off track.
Let’s jump into this because now my mind is blown and everyone will be disagreeing with me after this.
We made it to February 2021 people and since we are five episodes deep into Marvel Phase 4 with WandaVision, we have seen Anthony Mackie line himself up to be the next level Action Hero on Netflix and soon Disney+ now, where do we go from here? This week as a Superbowl Pre-Game let’s have a quick discussion on our upcoming entertainment menu before kickoff.
If you haven’t figured it out, I am reviewing every two episodes of WandaVision so pretty much every two weeks I will update my theories and see how this could possibly shape the MCU moving forward. It is not beyond me to admit when I am wrong and my previous theory while wrong did have some elements correct let’s look at the most recent two episodes and also talk about viewer reactions.
The complaints keep rolling in after my review of episodes 1 and 2 I keep getting messages saying how wrong I was to give it a 5 so far, the show isn’t funny, why do they have a laugh track? Listen if you don’t sit your short attention span too used to binge watching I want everything spelled out for me now ass down…. Let me calm down some.
Anthony Mackie must have some super-secret sci-fi deal with Netflix to be the next action hero. I mean he was the man in Altered Carbon Season 2 and we won’t bring up his Disney ties as the Falcon in the Avengers films. Outside the Wire is his latest venture and here are my thoughts about it.
In 2036AD, a civil war between pro-Russian insurgents and local resistances in Ukraine leads the US to deploy peacekeeping forces. During an operation, a team of United States Marines and "Gumps" (robotic soldiers) are ambushed. Disobeying an order, drone pilot 1st Lt. Harp deploys a Hellfire missile in a drone strike against a suspected enemy launcher, killing 2 Marines but saving 38. As punishment, Harp is sent to Camp Nathaniel, the US base of operations in Ukraine where he is assigned to Captain Leo, a highly advanced and experimental android super-soldier masquerading as a human officer.
Outside the Wire was released by Netflix digitally on January 15, 2021. The film was the most-watched on the platform over its debut weekend.
With WandaVision dropping on Disney + MCU fans like myself are finally getting ready to enter the next phase of the movies we have grown to enjoy. This was not your typical MCU formula production resembling anything we have seen before and it possibly could be a turn off for many who expected something extremely different especially after seeing streaming shows like the NETFLIX Marvel Shows and the Movies themselves.
**IF YOU HAVENT WATCHED THEM YET AFTER THIS THERE MAY BE SPOILERS**
Renowned animation producer Bruce Timm takes the Dark Knight back to the 1970s for a supernatural-laden martial arts extravaganza in Batman: Soul of The Dragon, the next entry in the popular series of the DC Universe Movies. The film is rated R for some violence.
Set in the midst of the swinging 1970s, this Elseworlds adventure finds Bruce Wayne training under a master sensei. It is here that Bruce, along with other elite students, is forged in the fire of the martial arts discipline. The lifelong bonds they form will be put to the test when a deadly menace arises from their past. It will take the combined efforts of Batman, world-renowned martial artists Richard Dragon, Ben Turner and Lady Shiva, and their mentor O-Sensei to battle the monsters of this world and beyond!
90s X-Men on Fox was the gold standard that had drawn many people to the X-Men as a whole. It was the literal launching point for the Fox X-Men movies whether you loved them or hated them they were some of the hottest properties out there cashing in on the popularity of Wolverine, Storm, and Professor X and Magneto.
Now we have a gap in seeing these characters on both the small and big screen unless you want to watch the older 90s cartoon and all the Fox Marvel films on streaming services or Blu Ray and DVD if that’s your thing. Netflix dug up a Japanese animated series made in 2011 Marvel Anime: X-Men and Marvel Anime: Wolverine I started watching the X-Men Season which is 12 Episodes and has your basic Japanese animation style so I was curious and decided to take a look.
**Minor Spoilers Included**
It’s that time for the New Years resolutions and seeing how long we can keep up the extravagant promises we make to ourselves each year that usually get swept under the rug by mid-February, early March. We hear it all the time, New Year New Me, this is my year, I’m going to do this better, blah blah blah. So, at a minimum: We are all hoping that the S@#% show that 2020 has turned out to be doesn’t bleed over into 2021. With that being said there will be changes to the Podcast and to the YouTube Channel and I hope that they will all be for the better. Hopefully more movies, more television, more superheroes and even more fun stuff.
Now that we are in 2021 does anyone feel any different? I mean just like every other year we are going to have problems writing the date properly but now we have so many other things to worry about. I mean between people waiting on stimulus assistance, unemployment, new COVID strains, and people still not able to get a PS5 or an XBOX Series X I am surprised we didn’t get alien invaders on the 2020 Jumanji game we have been playing for the past year.
I know people wanted me to talk about the Mandalorian during my live stream but I had to re-watch these last 4 episodes of the second season to keep that energy high.
I have been poking the bear for the last two months by saying Star Wars is better than Star Trek and I really have to add context to my statement because I have been getting a few choice words from people over the internet, not like I let stuff like that get to me because I’m an asshole but some of my more dedicated listeners deserve my respect.
The hype was real. The Wonder Woman sequel finally hits theaters (sort of) and this movie originally was supposed to be released back in 2019 but due to the pandemic and many theaters being closed like many “Blockbusters” it found itself being pushed back and according to some it should have been pushed off a cliff…
**Warning there may be spoilers ahead**
Everyone expects me to pretty much bash Warner Bros superhero films because of my disagreement in how Zach Snyder made the core Justice League (Superman & Batman) so dark and the lighter toned movies I really enjoyed (Shazam, Aquaman, & Wonder Woman). I plan on taking a different approach to WW84 because just like in the reviews you see online my house was split in how we felt about the movie although I don’t think there was an extreme “hate” for the film. So, let’s look at the Good, the Bad, and the WTF regarding this movie.
Christmas is next weekend; we are in the Holiday season full swing and I am not 100% a Grinch but don’t ask me anything about the Mandalorian season finale because I need to watch it twice so I can give my proper 2 cents. With that being said I plan on talking about everything else so some of this you may know, some of it maybe not but sit back and enjoy the ride.
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Hot off of Warner Bros announcements last week regarding releasing all their 2021 Movies in theaters and streaming Disney held their Investors Day. This was the Ultimate Hold my Beer Moment but it still left so many unanswered questions about movie releases in theaters but streaming is about to be off the rails.
Now I am a Disney Shareholder so I may be a little biased in all of my talks about Disney as a whole but who wouldn’t be for something that makes the money. I started doing micro share transactions through Stash Invest about two years ago $5 here $10 there and there were some ups and downs but for some reason I stayed with Disney as a stock I invested in. Earlier this year I doubled down putting extra cash into it when COVID hit and shares dropped to $79. I mean theme parks are the big money maker for the company but Movies and Streaming have had to pick up the slack. So, on the announcements made on investment day which for most parts was a rehash of the D23 expo where they announced many of the Marvel properties let me highlight a few of these that they now have trailers for and I would say 2021 and beyond is looking a little brighter.
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We recently got the news that Wonder Woman 84 was going to release on Christmas Day and now Warner Bros drops the nuke on the movie theater industry. Also, it has other production studios contemplating what they are going to do moving forward.
Every year we get all hyped up for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. This year it was more evident that all of this is a scam and we aren’t saving anything or getting a real deal. I have been trying to get a Next Gen Gaming System since they were announced and when I couldn’t get one at launch, I figured Black Friday was my chance well here is how that went…
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This is a departure from my normal Sci-Fi reviewing comic book knowledge spewing information sessions but I had a chance to watch “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion Special”. As an iconic television show of the 90s many say this is a show that launched Wil Smith into the megastar, he is today but outside of the teary eyes and pieces of behind the scenes footage there was an additional story not really revealed till now….
Mandalorian Season 2 comes back with a vengeance with easter eggs and revealing more history of the Star Wars universe little by little. Now this particular episode did not have much in the way of displaying the Child but he is still the main focus of the show which plays out like an old school spaghetti western with each episode having The Mandalorian going place to place solving problems on his quest.
#Election2020 #VideoGames #Movies Right now, everyone has a right to be in their feelings whether its sadness or joy. The Presidential Election is essentially over and we can laugh, cry or joke about everything from the past or moving forward. We are still in the midst of a global pandemic, we aren’t sure if the sitting President will concede the election and most of all our 2020 Bingo Card still has Alien Invasion, and Zombie outbreak still as open slots, although I think we do have the Zombie outbreak cut the B.S and I am not talking about Corona. Let’s bring things back to reality and talk about something that should make people happy: Comic Books, Video Games, Superheroes, Sci-Fi, and Movies.
Stories of the Greek Gods are in all sorts of media from movies to comic books and even many of our superheroes are based upon the various pantheons of these stories. Thanks to a recommendation from my friend Demond I was able to see Blood of Zeus.
The Official synopsis says: A commoner living in ancient Greece, Heron discovers his true heritage as a son of Zeus, and his purpose: to save the world from a demonic army.
That’s the official line, making me almost let this one slip through the cracks but this story teaches a valuable lesson for guys and it may or may not be what you think.
I grew up in New York during the Late 80s and we had our share of stuff to worry about. The last thing was a Damn Vampire! So, on Netflix we have the Horror comedy in time for Halloween. Vampires vs the Bronx is the Horror Comedy we really didn’t expect. Here is my take on it and other nerdy news…
People have always talked about the Marvel properties as being watered down and not taking the more edgy route when it comes to making their television and movie properties. This week I had the chance to watch a couple of episodes of their newest television property Hellstrom on Hulu and as everyone knows I don’t do horror but this one has me thinking twice, maybe.
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We have completed the Second Season of the Boys on Amazon if you haven’t watched this then what are you waiting on? Superhero parodies are great, and when you subtly add in a little reflection of current events you get something that is a little more than mindless entertainment. Let me talk a little about the conclusion of the second season plus other Nerdy News.
I am not what you call a Trekkie but I love some science fiction and I have followed Star trek for a long time. I am a not a traditional viewer, I like the Original Series and all its flaws plus I like Deep Space 9 (Captain Sisko). Lower Decks is unlike any Star Trek series or movie. This is a show connected to and bending the limits of the Star Trek Universe. Let’s chat about it and other Nerdy News for the past week.
So many things go down in entertainment and this week was no different. No reviews this week but we are going to open it up to your comments so join live and let’s talk about all the different things going down. From XBOX pre-order screw ups to Marvel Studios punting 2020 release schedule into 2021.
This week marked another turning point in the Console Wars with PlayStation finally revealing the prices of their new consoles and accessories. This led to some pretty interesting behavior by those trying to but the new console and serious screw ups by major retailers. Let’s talk about this and some other interesting Nerdy News.
Can an entertainment podcast get a break? Before this year I was going to the movies each and every week and new streaming shows were popping off all the time. This was supposed to be a big year for superhero/sci-fi, and action fans like myself now here we are in September and we are climbing the walls let’s talk about why.
Let’s pop off some entertainment news and then finish up with a GoingFullNerd review of the Live Action Mulan on Disney Plus.
Superheroes are supposed to be beacons of hope. Superheroes are supposed to be the best the world has to offer. I don’t care what you say about the Seven in the second season of “The Boys” on Amazon but these are not superheroes. Let’s talk about the 1st three episodes of the long awaited second season and other Nerd News for the week.
I was able to see The New Mutants a film that was supposed to be released a couple of years ago during the X-Men Fox Universe series of movies. It has been met with push backs, reshoots, and generally negative publicity ahead of its release. Fast forward to now it finally hits theaters during the COVID-19 pandemic and BOOM, I want to know who at Disney/Marvel wanted this to fail so badly.
Let’s look at the good and the bad of the film and really figure out what went wrong so horribly wrong.
Being Iconic is not something you set out to do. You as an individual set out just to make a difference one small step at a time or you try to just give your best effort which is all anyone can ask for. People get up in arms about the wrong things and they escalate and then BOOM something happens to give us a harsh reality check.
A new take on the Superman mythos produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment. It is the thirty-ninth film in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies. The film is the first of a new group of direct-to-video animated films, following the conclusion of the previous one in Justice League Dark: Apokolips War. Pretty much the film chronicles the early life of Clark Kent, before he became known as Superman.
No Batman, No Teen Titans, all Deathstroke. In this new Warner Bros Animation (DC Animated Film) we get an updated origin story for Deathstroke the Terminator the heavily armed assassin that gained popularity from his position as a nemesis to the Teen Titans and Batman also since he was the template in which everyone’s favorite merc with a mouth was based on as a parody or at least that’s the way I look at it but since that Leifeld guy blocked me on Twitter (never knew I was on his radar) I guess I will never get the full story first hand.
I like to think that things were a lot simpler in the past and I stand behind innovation and improvements so I know everyone wants to know different opinions and impressions on the announcements made during DC Fandome and the concept of the whole idea. So, I would ask that you take my comments with a grain of salt because I know there are those who feel I am hating on DC Comics and that is so far from the truth I just hold them to a very high standard because when you are considered the elder statesmen of comics you should conduct yourself as so.
After 7 seasons the Marvel centric television show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finished its final season and for some it was good riddance for some it was a sad day. The one thing I can say about the show is that it was a wild ride through crazy corners of the Marvel Universe and it started with the statement #ItsAllConnected.
Netflix Originals are hit or miss. Can they be enjoyable? Sure. Can they have big budgets? Sure. Can they have top rated stars? They sure do.
So, this week we are going to talk about Project Power a 2020 American superhero film directed by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost, produced by Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless, and written by Mattson Tomlin. It stars Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Dominique Fishback, alongside Colson Baker, Rodrigo Santoro, Amy Landecker and Allen Maldonado, and follows a drug dealer, police officer, and former soldier who team up to stop the distribution of a pill that gives the user superpowers for five minutes. The concept of this film is quite similar to a 2016 Indian Tamil-language science fiction action film Iru Mugan written and directed by Anand Shankar.
No doubts about it I am an 80s kid. I had the shell toe adidas as a kid, I grew up listening to what people call classic hip hop and most of all I had Saturday morning cartoons and cartoons in the afternoon after school. I can remember rushing home as fast as I could to turn on the tv and get that Transformers and GI Joe fixation because these were the best of the best back in the day.
The entertainment world has been put on pause for over five months now.
Due to pandemic precautions, hundreds of films have been forced to delay their release dates, with some moving just weeks before originally scheduled to debut. Flicks like A Quiet Place Part II, Fast and Furious 9, and No Time to Die all dipped from their spring releases, while others like Scoob! and Bloodshot electing to debut on VOD services.
Black Widow has been left in an awkward position.
Some fans are clamoring to see Natasha Romanoff's first solo-outing stream on Disney+, while others want the flick to premiere exclusively in cinemas. Whether you're on Team Streaming or Team Theaters, recent revelations seem to suggest Black Widow's Disney+ release chances are higher than ever before.
The Umbrella Academy returns for an action packed second season. If you think the 1stseason was off the chain the beginning of the second will blow your mind as one of the strangest shows you will ever watch. The big two comic companies are striving to reach what NETFLIX has done with this Dark Horse comic book property but is the second season any good?
So much stuff has been going on this week and the reviews are a little behind so let’s chat about everything. Although, there has been so much to talk about. Things like the Microsoft NextGen Reveal, Ray Fisher picking Fights with Joss Whedon, and the big Comic-Con oops with YouTube. What would you like to discuss join in the live chat and call in or leave a message (202) 643-4208.
There are so many comic books and graphic novels I have not had the opportunity to read before they were made into movies or television series. We are all stuck on our traditional superhero and comic book stories but The Old Guard is something different but the question is: IS IT WORTH WATCHING?
The Old Guard is a 2020 American superhero film directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love and Basketball) and written by Greg Rucka, based on his comic book of the same name. The film stars Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, and follows a team of immortal mercenaries that go on a revenge mission.
I’m back recording live this week and it is a known fact many people watched Hamilton on Disney+ last week. I’m not reviewing it because if you weren’t curious and didn’t watch it I am not here to convince you to do so. So, let me shoot my shot at letting you know some of the things that were going through my mind as I watched it.
I’m going to shoot my shot
I touched on this during my live podcast recording session and I will say it again. Superhero television/streaming outside of Black Lightning has another king of shows and that is Doom Patrol. I just can’t help but like the depth of the story and the characters. Let me tell you why…
Streaming services are the way of the future and I will tell you there are so many to choose from. I have to give you an update because I have been watching HBO Max and I have to let you know that DC Universe was definitely a waste of money.
Regal Theaters, Cinemark, and AMC all announced this week that they are all reopening. Yet we still have the infamous COVID-19 lurking. With the announcements made are you excited to get back to the movie theater experience or is it going to be a hard pass? Call in and let me know your thoughts: (202) 643-4208
Sony showed part of their hand in the console wars if we still can call it that but what does it really mean? I haven’t owned a PlayStation since the PlayStation 3 why should I buy this new one? I have been Team XBOX for a minute now but with this announcement should I change my allegiance?
The world is upside down right now and now more than ever people need to be aware of how they are perceived in the public eye. From law enforcement, to the military, public officials, and entertainment personalities. I want to focus on one specific symbolism and that is the Punisher from Marvel Comics. This is something that people need to really look deep into the symbolism and be mindful of what they want to portray.
So, HBO Max made a debut to the fanfare of #ReleaseTheSnyderCut and now we have another streaming service ready to duke it out with Netflix and Disney+. I thought about a previous statement I made about not getting it but I think I will change my mind but not for the DC Comics properties that they have or will be getting in the form of original content. let’s take a good look at why you should get HBO Max that don’t revolve around the Snyder Cut or DC Comic book properties.
I have already said my piece about the real reasons behind the release of the Snyder Cut. Now it has spawned all sorts of save this and save that regarding cancelled shows and unfinished projects. When will this end or is this only the beginning? So, lets play Captain Save a Show and figure out which ones we want and which ones we don’t?
Warner Bros., You had to go and do it. You actually plan on releasing a Directors Cut of the Justice League movie two (2), almost three (3) years after the fact. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE! This is going to sound really bad of me and I am cool with it but I plan on hitting you with FACTS.
These movies skipping theaters may become the new norm and if they keep doing it with these kid friendly feel good movies it may be a trend that’s here to stay. Trolls World Tour made massive cash when it was released to Video on Demand (VOD), will Scoob! do the same?
I have watched and raved over so many Warner Bros. Animation Features because of their quality and storytelling. The DC Animated Movie Universe is everything that a DC Comic book fan would want and it does give some insight on what the live action versions could have been. This is the final film in the series and it did not disappoint.
Before I start the review let’s track back to the beginning: I had no clue that this was going to be interconnected with all of the titles they produced. Some stories being extremely relevant but others being filler to introduce characters who would later become important in the end. Much like the marvel Cinematic Universe Warner Bros Animation took their time to excite viewers and tell a compelling story without revealing final intentions.
Netflix is making it hard for movie theaters and the movie industry in general. Extraction is looking to become Netflix’s biggest-ever film premiere. That is saying a lot for what we used to call a direct to video release.
All I can say is this is some childish stuff. This is the personification of U Mad Bro? I would like to know the business reasoning behind reducing the product you distribute becase the supplier chooses to distribute to more sources.
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Sometimes you just need to have a good no nonsense laugh. Real life is a couple episodes short of 100% being a circus clown show. In addition, stereotypes while they can be offensive have some humor hidden within them if done correctly. This is why movies like Scary Movie, Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, and Soul Plane exist and Netflix is joining in.
Mortal Kombat has always been 100% about finishing him and the fatalities and now we are graced with the newest chapter in the MK Mythos from Warner Bros Animation. It takes us back to the reasons why Scorpion hates the Lin Kuei after his village and family is slaughtered by the familiar blue clad ninjas.
Admittedly, while we have been upset about many movies, we were anticipating being pushed back to later this year and even next year the real industry taking massive losses is the actual theaters themselves. AMC Theaters, not to mention Regal, Cinemark and many other theater chains were all experiencing issues even before the #COVID-19 #StayAtHome restrictions.
One season, Ten Episodes, and not renewed for a second season. This was IDW Entertainment’s entry into the live action comic book translation onto small screen. This Supernatural, Drama, Horror (yes, I am watching something classified as Horror) series didn’t survive but why?
OK, human nature is dark. I don’t care what you may say or think about that statement but it is 100% true. Why else do we have horror movies, documentaries on serial killers and every movie highlighting fear or tragedy? So, while we are practicing social distancing let’s take a look at some of the movies and shows where we lose our minds as a collective.
Set in the Altered Carbon universe especially with the characters Takashi and Reileen the brother and sister team are protecting a girl connected to organized crime. The animation style reminds me of the Borderlands video games which in my humble opinion is a great style for video games but doesn’t appeal to me for a somewhat feature length show.
Just a random chat to wake up and talk about entertainment news and stuff on my mind in the morning.
· Wonder Woman 84 Pushed Back till August
· Comic Book Industry in Crisis – Digital vs Physical Release
· THE WALKING DEAD Season to End Without Planned Finale due to CORONAVIRUS
Movie Theaters, Restaurants, Bars, Strip Clubs, and all the places you may like to congregate but that’s not happening now. So, what do you do? Let’s talk about it what video games are you playing, what shows are you streaming? Call in to GoingFullNerd and let’s talk about it.
COVID-19 or the Rona has people avoiding large gatherings and movies getting pushed back but I am here to watch the movies that are being released and stuff that can keep you entertained. Let me start off by saying I have never read a Bloodshot comic book ever in my life. The one thing I can say from the first few moments of this movie it had major Robocop vibes and Vin Diesels stoic demeanor fits perfectly but let’s discuss it further….
This week we are going to talk about Altered Carbon Season 2 and will there be a season 3? Also, as an extra bonus you get to call in to ask questions at the end of the show. So, is Altered carbon better with Anthony Mackie? I can tell you this, immortality sucks…
GoingFullNerd Synopsis Altered Carbon had that Blade Runner feel in the previews so I was expecting to blow through that show pretty quick because I thought I had seen it all. I was wrong horribly wrong. Here are some non-spoiler basics about the show: The only way you truly die is if a small chip called a “stack” is destroyed. Your body can take insurmountable damage as long as the stack which contains your consciousness is unharmed. You can then be "re-sleeved" into a new body. This brings us to a specially trained soldier/mercenary is brought back to life to solve the murder of an aristocrat by the aristocrat himself. The twists and turns along with integration of what we can call a futuristic society gone wild it is definitely not for children. The nudity and sexual situations and extreme violence will have you on the edge of your seat. This is not something to watch if you can’t get invested in the multiple plotlines which all kept me on the edge of my seat. Netflix is investing some serious money in these originals and I like it. This is visually magnificent and the story and plot lines are well thought out. This is a great look and an intriguing watch. I give it a 4 out of 5 because of some of the un needed in my opinion graphic sex and nudity that really doesn’t further the story. Altered Carbon has gained a fan because I love a good murder mystery and you have to beat the player not the game.
I have to say Netflix comes through with some interesting material. I mean since DC Comics and Marvel Comics each have ties with their own respective streaming services Netflix has to get creative with other comic book properties and it’s not necessarily superhero genre material. This brings us to Locke & Key which on the surface is pretty cool idea but then it goes sideways and that can be good and bad for some.
Superman: Red Son is based on DC’s famed Elseworlds tale from 2003, Superman: Red Son takes place in an alternate reality where the spaceship bearing the last survivor of Krypton crash lands – not in rural Kansas, but in Stalin controlled Russia. Can this Cold War-era Earth survive the coming of a Soviet Superman?
I will have to tell you that I never really have anything bad about Warner Bros animation when it comes to DC Comics properties. Now for the most part they are usually Batman centric especially with the titles that we have previously seen and there have only been a couple with Superman. I am not going to dig into this movie too much but it really shows a difference in the direction in the DC Animated films.
High School and Teen Superheroes have been done so many times before. We have had animated and live action versions as well as comic book interpretations of this idea. Live action movies like Zoom with Tim Allen, Sky High with Kurt Russell, Animated features like DC Superhero Girls, and Comic Books like Teen Titans and Avengers Academy.
So far though I am loving the background and premise of a Japanese anime series My Hero Academia, I’m not going to get into it like the hardcore anime and manga fans do but as a casual consumer let me tell you why I dig this series.
It’s up to me to be the voice of reason, between people saying this looks great and those who hate it we got a 1st look at he costume to be worn by Robert Pattinson for the in-development film The Batman. I think we go through this song and dance every time a comic book movie hits the scene but what makes this any different than when the X-Men wore black leather, Superman put his drawers on the inside and Harley Quinn wore regular clothes?
Usually I try to come up with some witty sounding title for my reviews but I couldn’t do this for this one. The internet is going in two directions with this one and the DCEU or the DC movie Universe or whatever the hell they are calling it nowadays. Outside of the ridiculously long title let’s talk about what is making the “fanboys” cry about this film and the good and bad points and should you spend the money to see these little “birdies”
Okay people we have finally jumped the shark! Have they actually jumped over a shark in the Fast and Furious films because that will be the ultimate acknowledgement that this has evolved from being the chronicles of the street racing, custom car scene, and evolved into a universe where stealth planes snatch mustangs out of the air and a Dodge Charger can swing like Tarzan from a vine or Wonder Woman on a lightning bolt (see the WW84 trailer for that one).
I had this whole pre-Superbowl livestream planned out and to talk about watching commercials, but my streaming software had other plans. So, if you are wondering why this looks different it is because it is having to build everything from scratch. Let’s go off script for a while and talk about everything we saw during the Superbowl and more.
I hope you broke jokers made the bets I told you on last weeks podcast because out of the 8 categories I predicted I was correct on 4 (50%) not bad.
Commercial were actually pretty bland this year in my opinion void of the humor I have come to love.
· Lil Nas X vs Sam Elliot was pretty funny with the mustache wave
· I expected more with the Rick and Morty ad
· Little Caesars disappointed me because I expected more since they sent my boy @DaymDrops a cardboard chair.
· Hyundai – Smat Pahk uh no
· Disney + dropped the bomb so I can expect a jump in my stocks again soon
· Mr. Peanut needs their asses whooped. That’s a grown ass peanut talking
· Cheetos - Hammer knows he is wrong he shouldn’t have touched it.
· Bud Light – This mix of Inside Out with Post Malone
· Jeep won the night with the groundhog just based on star power
What was your favorite?
Today we are going to do something a little different than normal. I usually talk about a specific movie or show I watched but this time we are going off the rails. From my picks for next weeks Superbowl, wondering why there aren’t quality giant robot cartoons and movies, and much more…
We get so many sequels, prequels, reboots, and continuations of movies and multiple seasons of shows that should have been cancelled long ago. All we wanted was more of the Watchmen on HBO but that's not happening.....
We have waited a long time for this movie much like we are still waiting on a new Friday movie. Is this truly the last Bad Boys movie and without Michael Bay will this Jerry Bruckheimer production meet the expectations of the previous two? There may be minor spoilers but I will do my best to keep it light…. Marcus wasn’t the bad Boy we really wanted to be, we all wanted to be Mike Lowrey though at one point, Right?
This series follows Dracula from his origins in Eastern Europe to his battles with Van Helsing's descendants and beyond. Netflix's description reads: "The Count Dracula legend transforms with new tales that flesh out the vampire's gory crimes—and bring his vulnerability into the light."
There are three episodes in this particular series and was a group effort between BBC One and Netflix which aired over 3 days and I will say it was one of the most interesting takes on the Dracula mythology. I watched these three episodes not realizing that it was a mini-series and not an ongoing which they really could have done. It starts off pretty similar to all Dracula tales I have ever watched as he is pretty much the undead predator, we all remember but then this story takes a wild ass turn.
We had the drama of Sony and Disney arguing over the rights of Spider-man last year but after seeing this trailer it makes me think that it was all a ruse to get fans in an uproar and let me tell you why as well as give my impression of Morbius.
Jared Leto had his try at the Joker in the Suicide Squad yet I can say this teaser trailer looks better for him on this side of a Bat. The origin seems somewhat comic book accurate. The faint hint at the connection to the MCU is not Michael Keaton at the end of the trailer but the picture of Spider-man with Murderer spray painted over it as a direct nod to Marvel Studios Spider-man Far From home ending.
Still my judgement is out on this film but the teaser trailer definitely has piqued my interest and even though this is the Living Vampire I hope it doesn’t suck…..
This trailer dropped this week and I want to explore and get your opinion on why Harley Quinn is so popular? From humble beginnings in Batman the Animated Series to comics to movies everyone loves Harley. I am talking about the trailer and a little bit more, hope this doesn’t come up short.
This movie as well as the comic books is taking a look at Harley’s growth as a character over the years, I talked about how great the animated series from DC Universe is. I remember when the character was introduced on Batman the Animated series and her popularity blossomed but not like how it is today. Fast Forward a little bit and people were saying how they wanted relationships like Joker and Harley this was only because as her character grew in popularity, she had more appearances every time Batman’s iconic nemesis made an appearance, she was the perfect sidekick, but when does a sidekick grow into their own? Harley’s popularity as a standalone character started to grow and that demanded change in character portrayal.
Have you ever just wanted to watch some trippy stuff? I mean I am one of those people that grew up on the old animated Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Heavy Metal animated movie and shows on MTV like Aeon Flux. This brings me to an animated feature I found on Netflix while scanning called MFKZ.
Make no mistake this is 100% adult animation and warning if you let kids even sniff a piece of this you may need to check yourself.
So, we are going to do this again? I mean the teaser said the trailer was going to drop at 6 AM but it didn’t pop till 4 hours later OK they are going to keep with the push it back theme.
This trailer is actually better than the 1st one delivered back in 2017 which proves that someone watched the original cut of this movie and was like hell no we have to do something.
I posted two videos about this over the past two years now we will finally get the movie. I have noticed a couple of things I liked in this new trailer vs the 1st. As well as a couple of things that felt like nails on a chalk board.
Netflix is doubling down on original content and when you pay big money to Ryan Reynolds and Michael Bay you are guaranteed several things and it isn’t necessarily a great Oscar worthy story.
It’s not about how many things were wrong about this movie; it’s about managing expectations. I am not sure who greenlit this endeavor but I will have to say they wanted all the action none of the emotional connection to characters, and none of the plot building you would want in a movie.
This movie did not disappoint but it also didn’t blow me away. Where do we stand now that the Skywalker saga is done and the big reveals were made? We will discuss this completely and there will be spoilers. I gave you a week to watch this anyway you could now hold on to your seats and we will take this fight to the Dark Side one more time.
**Spoilers** - The final episode of the season is upon us as the year ends and i will tell you it did not dissapoint. I have to say I just had fun watching this and that's what entertainment is all about.
I purposely waited to review this series because of all the buzz people were blowing my timeline up with on how great it was, how ground breaking and I will have to admit I wasn’t disappointed. All BS aside though, this series fleshes out the original comic book in ways I don’t think Alan Moore would be pleased with but in my humble opinion is better than anything he would have come up with.
Date night is always fun, I visit the Local Alamo Draft house Theater for a couple of reasons: #1 it is usually free of ghetto activities, #2 it was $8 movie night, who could pass up $8 movie night. Jumanji didn’t disappoint but neither did the audience and let me tell you why….
When you are a bounty hunter there is a big problem with connecting with people from your past, you don’t have many trustworthy contacts. The Mandalorian is doing everything he can in order to stay two steps ahead of the Guild hunting him and little YoSephus who Disney calls “The child”.
A rag tag bunch of criminal misfits, a now noble bounty hunter, and a cute adorable 50-year-old baby, what could go wrong?
I peeped out the 1st three episodes of the Harley Quinn animated series and ladies and gentlemen. I will have to say that I have always felt Harley Quinn has be over used and shoved down our collective throats much like Deadpool and Wolverine over the years. Now we finally get this and now I am feeling some kind of way.
I walked into this with no expectations other than knowing that it is another take on Harley Quinn. The language is definitely not for kids and I think that is the appeal for me.
This dude has become the most sought-after thing in the Star Wars universe. He is like a fidget spinner from a couple of years ago. They are really using so much of the Star Wars lore it really makes me long to watch the OG trilogy. Little YoSephus really is going to work my nerves by getting into so much stuff knowing he needs to keep his ass put. The Mandolorian is smoother than Denzel in this one but less corrupt.
I love seeing my favorite SHIELD agent but I really think it’s because I have a thing for Ming Na Wen. She has a habit of playing a bad ass but this kid who wants to be a bounty hunter working with the Mandalorian has to have been the biggest dummy ever.
This reverse Training Day episode is pretty good and I enjoy that this series is getting into the action like even though they still have the kind and caring side of this “hardened bounty hunter”.
This week had some serious stuff drop regarding upcoming comic book related movies and television. I would love to take this time to chat with everyone live at 6pm Sunday. We have some serious Box Office and Television bangers going to hit the screens. At a minimum we will discuss:
Harley Quinn & The Birds of Prey – Posters dropped
Black Widow – Teaser Trailer Dropped
Crisis on Infinite Earths – Crossover Starts Tonight
Wonder Woman 84 – Trailer
Live Action Mulan trailer
OO7 No Time to Die
Episode 4 (Sanctuary) of The Mandalorian is a special kind of animal. This basically lets us know there is no way in hell our hero is going to get romantically involved with anyone. The last episode was pretty much bringing him back to the action I was looking for because Little YoSephus (The Baby Yoda Thingy) has taken the internet by storm. Watching the Mandalorian go toe to toe with MMA Star Gina Carano. Which by the way, she put that thang on him.
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, But That Rent Better Get Paid!
Don’t get caught up with that foolishness because those sales look really good. It’s December 1stand those checks hit the bank but so did that mortgage, electric bill, cable bill, and credit card bills you have been paying on all year.
Don’t get me wrong I am all for a sale but unless it is off the chain I refuse to get caught up in the hype.
Cheap TV’s, Electronics, but none of the stuff you really want is deeply discounted. Maybe the best options are to stay at home and enjoy a few of these streaming video options.
On Netflix – Seis Manos
The plot is set in the fictional town of San Simon in 1970s Mexico and revolves around three orphans trained in Chinese martial arts. When their mentor is killed, they join forces with an American DEA agent and a Mexican policewoman to avenge his murder. I mean what else you need other than that? Oh yeah, the supernatural and Zombie creatures.
Disney+ - Mandalorian
You can check out my reviews on the podcast or YouTube as these episodes which have for me have been up and down as far as quality but I don’t hate Jon Favreau getting $15 Million per episode though.
Amazon Prime – The Boys
I recommend this to watch again I will always enjoy any darker version of the Justice League or superheroes in general and there are so many out there but by far Season one of The Boys has a space at the top of those lists.
So finish up the last of that Turkey and get the trash ready for pick up Monday morning and enjoy before all of you have to get back to work.
I just finally finished watching Raising Dion this was the Netflix series about a woman who raises her son Dion after the death of her husband Mark. Sounds like a John Singleton flick at first if it was set in L.A. but when Dion starts to manifest several magical, superhero-like abilities we add a level of complexity that either makes or breaks this series.
Netflix is creating very interesting concepts for their original shows but this one ran through the BLERD community and everyone raced to watch it and review it. I on the other hand had to wait for my wife because she couldn’t binge watch it and didn’t want me spoiling it for her so we watch one episode every so often until we finished and well, I will say I haven’t felt one way or another about this show.
That doesn’t bode well in my GoingFullNerd book because if a show has extreme ups and downs as well as trying to address social commentary all in one it becomes a muddled mess. So let me hit the good, the bad, and the WTF of Raising Dion.
If you remember my last review, I was feeling really skeptical about the direction of The Mandalorian. This current episode actually redeemed itself and that is part of the risk of watching episodic shows. Slowly turning him into the john Wick of the Star Wars Universe this is the type of action I was looking for. Yeah, yeah I know that we have the cuteness of the “kid” (that’s what they are calling the baby Yodaesque creature I dubbed YoMTv) but this episode further reinforces my disappointment in Jango and Boba Fett and their onscreen portrayal in the Star Wars films because this Mandalorian is giving me the badassery I expected from them.
So after a minor dip this series has taken a good uptick in my book and chalk up another instance of Carl Weathers getting his ass handed to him. Maybe the Gator form Happy Gilmore, The Predator and Drago sent the Mandalorian some notes on what to do).
Dude opens up the second episode fighting two rejects from Star Trek and just watching how he fights I know Boba Fett was weak as hell the way he went out in Return of the Jedi. There have been so many complaints about episode length but we are going to discuss where this is going so far and is the Mandalorian worth it after two episodes….
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Just like everyone else I rushed to get my Disney+ Subscription on Launch Day so I could peep the Mandalorian. I will have to say I was not disappointed but I will have to say all future Star Wars related material better be top notch and keep the audience involved because this had a couple of moments, I was like wait a minute and had a couple of side jokes in my head. The bottom line it is a story from a corner of the Star Wars universe that is not connected to those damn Skywalker’s. The empire is shattered and there is no mention of the 1st Order so it probably takes place after Jedi but before the Force Awakens.
Seeing this I can say it lives up to the promise of having a Western Bounty Hunter Style show and the twist at the end really had me like oh snap I have to watch this series because it can only escalate from here so I hope they keep this story line interesting.
I don’t want to give it an individual rating because right now the jury is still out on the series as a whole.
Netflix Original content is doing it’s best to connect to as many different audiences as they can. They are spending money and getting top dollar talent. I mean outside of Harlem Knights where can you find so many top names in Black Entertainment?
Sometimes it feels like I can’t keep up with everything that comes out related to all the nerdy goodness out there. With the stuff from the comic books, movies, and television all competing with each other how do I make sense of it?
There are some interesting things dropping let’s talk about a few:
· Bloodshot – The Movie
· Into the Spider-verse sequel (2022)
· Green Lantern TV Series?
· Ant-Man 3 is coming
Warner Bros animation is on a par all its own when it comes to superhero cartoon adaptations. While they are mostly Batman centric and this one is set within that same Batman centric universe. Warner Bros took a leap of faith on the popularity of Gal Gadot’s live action success and bang here we have one of the most interesting adaptations of Wonder Woman’s origin story I have ever watched.
In Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, Amazon princess Diana of Themyscira chooses to save fighter pilot Steve Trevor and return him to his home in America – setting in motion one of Wonder Woman’s most captivating chapters. Fulfilling the role of both ambassador as well as protector, Diana soon earns the name Wonder Woman from the gracious people of Earth. Equally strong in body, heart and will, she makes it her mission to help a troubled young girl enlisted by a deadly organization known as Villainy, Inc., whose criminal members have their sights set on invading Themyscira, Diana’s paradise home. Prepare for a thrilling quest packed with brutal battles, mysterious mythology and endless wonder!
Warner Bros always seems to double down on certain superhero properties. We always seem to get Superman, Batman and all the possible derivatives you can deal with over time. This movie is another derivative of the Batman mythos as told from the side of one of his most iconic villains.
Ang Lee caught hell when he made that Hulk movie in 2003, but he bounced back with Life of Pi, and Brokeback Mountain. Pairing him up with Jerry Bruckheimer (as Producer) who has always had success with Will Smith in action films gives us the film Gemini Man.
Originally conceived in 1997, the film went through development hell for nearly 20 years. Different directors and the top action stars to include Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Sean Connery were all set to play the title role.
We are about to get flooded with movies for the winter season so I have to get my pennies together to go see some of these movies and I guess that I will be recording more reviews in addition to the live stream podcast recording. I took a well needed break to read a few comic books and I really jumped into Johnathan Hickman’s run on the X-Men now it really brings so much of my knowledge of X-Men history into question.
I think the X-men have been so messed up since the heyday in the 90s there may be no going back to the drama and status quo which gave us powerful story lines like the Proteus saga, Dark Phoenix Saga, and the Brood Saga. Although, this current story line seems to be tearing things apart to begin over all I can think about is how much of it will stay and how much of will go.
Marvel and Sony making up like estranged lovers and movie theaters are putting out restrictions and warnings about the upcoming Joker film. The big movie studios are trying to do everything they can to make as much money as possible at the expense of our emotions as fans.
Television has changed so much since I was a child, that was a relatively long time ago to many people. There were only a few channels and I didn’t know about cable until I grew much older. Now there will be more choices than ever.
Billionaire, Playboy, Philanthropist – No that’s Tony Stark.
But, Batman (Bruce Wayne) is one of the most loved or overrated depending on your viewpoint. Also over the years we have had so many different versions of the character along with so many classic storylines that keeps this guy going and going. Let’s discuss what I think are some interesting “Batmen” and one of the best storylines ever involving Batman and his 80-year-old self.
Bad Boys is one of those movies like Friday’s, Menace 2 Society, Juice, and New Jack City that gets many of the brothers super excited. When the first one came out Martin Lawrence and Will Smith were two of the hottest actors on the big screen when it come to movies with black star power. It wasn’t overly “hood” and had the action and explosions which was a signature of Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckhkeimer films. We were lucky enough to get a sequel 8 years later in the form of Bad Boys 2 and hell yeah, the further adventures of the smooth Mike Lowrey and Family man Marcus Burnett didn’t disappoint because of the chemistry and hijinks that Martin and Will had on screen.
Now we all know all movies like this should at least come in threes and now we waited 17 years and finally got the third movie in the trilogy.
Superhero Fatigue is not a thing, superhero withdrawal on the other hand is a thing. These people are losing their mind on the Internet. Since the end of the MCU Infinity Saga us superhero aficionados are back to the never-ending debates of who would win in a fight, is DC better than Marvel and every little What If scenario people can think of.
And through all this we got a few new trailers that dropped to spark u so many debates between the informed and uninformed.
Terminator: Dark Fate – Sara Conner, and the whole Terminator saga has been changed because, well time has happened. We are going to have crazy action and Arnold making an appearance as the original human template? I said this before on a video, all these time jumps, reboots need to stop sometime a story is really finished being told. (My Original thoughts - https://youtu.be/rHGkKOahjCE)
Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-dj_cwdVYg) – OK Disney we know this will make serious bank because it is the final end of this part of the Star Wars saga. I know there will be more films set in this Universe just not connected to the original cast. During D23 people went crazy after seeing this and the thing that drove them really off the chain was not the montage at the beginning of the trailer but the image at the very end of Rey looking real sith-ish or is it dark-sidery? Personally I want to see the Mandalorian (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOC8E8z_ifw) on Disney+ more I mean hey that one has Carl (Apollo Creed) Weathers in it.
Joker (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEul0-LuiD4) - While we complain about Disney not having the movie rights to Spider-man Warner Bros over here not giving a flying “F”. I don’t know what to say about this movie because Warner Bros. is always doing some weird stuff with their characters. For every good DC animation film, we get a live action film that leave us long time comic book fans scratching our heads. We have had so any depictions of the Joker, Batman, Lex Luthor, and Superman and people wonder why Aquaman, Wonder Woman, and the CW Shows are so popular because they are refreshing to watch because they are different in a good way. I really don’t want to feel sorry or empathetic for the Joker as a character which this film looks to do by all the signs so far. (My Original Thoughts - https://youtu.be/afKgKCnWdlM)
This has to be one of the most confusing custody battles that many of us are trying to figure out. Just like a real life one who does this hurt the most…. the kids (fans). Everyone wants to blame either Disney or Sony but this is not a moment to take sides because each group is equally to blame or commend for the most recent success/failure of the franchise.
The question is not why should spider-man remain part of the MCU it is can spider-man work without the MCU?
I grew up in the 70s/80s which I would call the golden age of kids’ television you know Saturday morning cartoons and fun music. This is what happens when all of the people who want to make things dark. The minute I heard about this movie I laughed and didn’t think I would like this obvious adaptation of a beloved part of my childhood remade into Five Nights at Freddy’s.
The original Banana Splits was a packaged television variety program featuring the Banana Splits, a fictional rock band composed of four funny animal characters. The costumed hosts of the show were Fleegle (guitar, vocals), Bingo (drums, vocals), Drooper (bass, vocals) and Snorky (keyboards, effects).
I have to look at this remake or shall I say re-imagining as completely crazy and off the chain because the acting was over the top and cheesy as hell.
So, thank you for mixing Chucky and Five Nights at Freddy’s and warping my childhood. From the beginning you can tell who is going to get the “treatment” and in those cases it was well deserved based on their behavior.
You can see why it went straight to digital and will soon get a release on Sy-Fy Network. It has its moments in the scenes where the Banana Splits have their way with their victims.
This movie gets a 2 out of 5 because it is barely watchable and I can’t stand making my childhood so dark and gritty.
This Is as Far from The Original Fast and The Furious as you can get let me think about this, back in 2001 we had a movie about street racers, custom cars, and wild driving stunts your basic action movie elements. Like most franchise movies it had a trilogy that fell under this formula and then BANG they added story elements which included heists and spying now we have an official spin off and WOW did they ever go way off the chart with this one…
The biggest loser in all of this Fast & Furious franchise isn’t the fans yeah, it’s pretty much Tyrese (What more do you want from me?). This movie was action from the start it contained all the elements that you want in a mindless summer flick. There was one major thing that I felt it really didn’t need, and that was a connection to the Fast and the Furious franchise. I mean, I get it, you saved some time on having people knowing the back story of the characters but you needed no knowledge of the 2 main characters at all to actually watch and enjoy this movie. Yes, I said I enjoyed this movie but for different reasons than someone who may have actually been a fan of the Fast and the Furious franchise. I mean I liked the Original 3 films because I got to see over the top custom, pimp my ride styled cars which in the early 2000s was pretty fun to watch. As the movies evolved into the action/heist/save the world drama II was cool with it but not overly joyed but it was an acquired taste (I mean we jumping cars between two buildings and using nitrous like it was water.
In Hobbs and Shaw we have found a way to have Jason Statham and The Rock save the world in their own unique way and not be grounded semi in reality by Vin Diesel and the crew. The movie was a spy thriller more in the set of an 80s or 90s action flick (you know deadly virus on the loose and two unlikely heroes have to save the day).
Aside from that I really enjoyed watching it with the cameos from Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Hart Hobbs & Shaw provided that mindless getaway from reality people expect from a summer action movie.
Don’t break your necks for premium formats though and see it as a reduced-price matinee if you just want to get out and see a movie until the next big blockbuster hits the theaters.
Hobbs & Shaw get a hearty 3.6 on the GoingFullNerd 5-point scale.
I will admit that there are many comic books that I have not read over the years because I have been your traditional superhero fan DC, Marvel, some independent stuff but really the most basic of superhero stories. Good guy fights bad guy, good guy wins no collateral damage everyone cheers. The Boys is not that type of superhero show.
***There will be spoilers*** GET OVER IT
First thing let’s set the record straight this series is not for kids, graphic violence, nudity, sexual situations are plastered throughout the show from the beginning and it shocked the mess out of me from the very first moments of the show. I will admit that watching the trailers and previews which were obviously toned down for broadcast really didn’t give me a clue to the level of debauchery (I just wanted to use that word) this show was going to have. Especially since I didn’t know the source material until after I watched the show. The intertwining plot points and a faux Justice League known as the Seven who were more of a mix between the Justice League we know and some of the alternate version who were a lot less noble like the Crime Syndicate or Squadron Supreme. I did the research and read the original source material which was even more disturbing than the show.
But I will focus on the store more than the comic. The Seven had no regard for human life it was all about marketing and making money and personal pleasure. Everything from addiction to a screw it attitudes when it came to saving lives mothing mattered than the all mighty dollar or their own personal agendas.
The Boys were equally off the chain and I really feel they were justified in their actions but when I say they were over the top they were over the top. I mean how would you feel if a super speedster disintegrated your girl all that was left was her hands and forearms as you walked down the street and all that was left was her forearms?
There are many differences from the original DC/Wildstorm/Dynamite entertainment comic book but overall, they stayed true to the intent of the original source material and I will say that is rare for many superhero/comic book translations even on the big screen.
I really wasn’t trying to do a review on this movie because no matter which way I go people would be upset. I know Disney invested a few dollars in this film and in it’s opening weekend it made $185M domestically. My wife wanted to see this one because she is a die-hard fan, knows every scene, every song now I am not that deep. I was planning on sleeping through the movie because I have the Blu-Ray of the cartoon and wasn’t overly excited to go.
Hakuna Matata - No worries though
Still, I sit on the outside, way outside but sitting here like I am connected to the Matrix pulling in so much information and news from the truly exciting, to the what in the hell were they thinking about? There was so much put out that was interesting by many of the pop culture and comic book publishers from movies, to games, to toys and I plan on talking about a few of these things that piqued my curiosity.
Comic Book Conventions no matter what the size always has so much to take in. Even when you go you have to pick and choose what you want see because you will never ever catch everything. So, even though I really want to go someday to SDCC this really may be the best way to enjoy the experience to absorb and understand the news being put out.
Netflix has its own troubles with the number of movies it will have available for its library since Disney and Warner Bros are creating their own streaming services. Netflix has one thing going for them they have great original content and they also have not so great original content. Stranger Things as a whole fall into the great original content pile but how does Season 3 stand up to the ongoing story of Hawkins, IN?
Season 1 – Creeped us the hell out
Season 2 – Had a couple of WTF moments as we learned more of 11’s origins
Season 3 – makes us realize a couple of things: it does not pay to fall for Joyce Byers – (Wynona Rider’s character)
Hopper is the stereotypical overactive father figure AKA Fat Rambo
Wow, as kids we could do so much more stuff in the 80s
A world without Iron Man and Captain America. Five years have passed and while others moved on time has stood still for you and you have to figure out where you fit in all of this. This is the basic premise of Spider-Man: Far from Home as Peter Parker the Spectacular/Amazing/Insert Adjective here Spider-Man has to deal with.
The internet is a cruel space and everyone has their opinion on who was the best actor playing a particular character. This movie puts Tom Holland up there with Tobey Maguire and this holds its own as one of the better Spider-man movies. This movie is a fitting end as well as beginning to the next phase of the MCU. Disney/Marvel can go in many different directions with the ideas they left on the table after this film and as they have in the past used misdirection and teasers to keep the audience on their toes.
There are three episodes to this season and I don’t know what to say about this season overall. Black mirror has been hit or miss overall with the stories. People can say this is a darker version of Twilight Zone or the Outer Limits.
What should you do when you hit a milestone birthday? Treat yourself to something nice. I have done a few reviews in the past but never have I done an unboxing? Is there a special way to do this?
Well, there is nothing better than a beer, a steak, and a few things I like to start pregaming for my 50th birthday!
Happy Father’s Day – I used to think as I got older things would get easier but I say things get more complex. I want the remind everyone to wish their father’s and father figures a Happy Father’s Day. Remember we are all someone’s superhero.
I wanted a feel-good movie something I could watch and relax while watching. Batman vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles gave me that relaxing vibe because it is a kid’s movie not a hardcore Batman animated film like Warner Bros has been putting out.
Have you ever made a decision you knew you were going to regret? I had a choice and I know now I chose wrong. I usually don’t do live movie reviews and I try my best not to spoil these movies when I do. I will be breaking all of those rules for this movie, so spoilers ahead, if you had plans on seeing this and choose not to take my advice to avoid this film and the reasons, I am about to give stop watching/listening right now.
I have not seen a movie this bad since the last Fantastic Four movie (which was another Fox production). This movie does not bode well for the New Mutants film that is sitting in post-production hell. You can obviously see that this movie was made oblivious to the fact that Disney was preparing to purchase Fox and this was a final flip off to Marvel from Fox.
I know I usually talk movies each week and I have been ignoring my video game roots. Outside of really not having time to relax and game properly with all the adult stuff I have going on in life. I think that just like the movie industry the video game industry has gotten greedy and pretty much priced me out of the game.
The door to the summer movie season has opened and coming off the heels of Avengers: Endgame and John Wick 3: Parabellum the flood gates have opened up. I have a ton of movies I have to see, review and talk trash about.
On top of all this Netflix, DC Universe, and other streaming services are dropping hot fire and your boy only has four eyes!
So, what is on my movie/TV Show review list so far that I have to talk about?
· Batman Vs the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Watched
· Doom Patrol (all 15 Episode review) - Watched
· Aladdin (with Will Smith) – Watched
· John Wick 3: Parabellum
· Godzilla: King of The Monsters
· X-Men: Dark Phoenix
· M.I.B. International
· Spider-Man: Far from Home
· Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
What I would like to try is to incorporate you into my reviews. There are three ways you can do this:
· Send me a direct message on Twitter
· You can record your own message to me on the Anchor.FM app.
· Leave a comment on the YouTube video replay
If you noticed I left Facebook out that’s because they don’t really drive traffic to your boy like I think it should.
The wait is over, we know who our front runner to play the Batman in Matt Reeves “The Batman” is……Robert Pattinson!!!
You know who this guy is, the man who played the sparkling emo Vampire that caught the hearts and minds of teen girls everywhere. Where does that leave the Batman fans though?
I have seen all sorts of memes since this announcement and the best one was:
Batman Fans: Well at least they can’t make Batman any worse.
Warner Bros: Really? Hold on to my crackpipe.
Happy Mother’s Day everyone and happy Mutha’s Day to some of you mutha’s.
IT Chapter 2 – We got a teaser for the sequel/part 2 to the “horror” movie IT now as always, I don’t do horror. But I have one simple issue with the teaser if you look at about the two-minute mark did the old lady walk past the door bucket nekkid?? That just confirmed all the hell no’s I plan on giving this movie.
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqUopiAYdRg
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – Keanu Reeves let’s get that ass kicking action we are used to from the who has created a body count super high because someone messed with his puppy? Just joking this is going to be a must see for action movie lovers. You guys ready to go with me?
Watch this trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGwc80UXYmQ
HBO: Watchmen Series - Game of Thrones is getting ready to end. So, HBO is going to try and make that comic book money. We got the official tease for the new Watchmen series based on the comic book published by DC comics. I really don’t know where this fits with the original comic because the later attempts at DC and current comic book stories involving the main characters but I will attempt to see how this series fits in between the books and the previous movie or is it on a different tangent all together.
Watch this trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zymgtV99Rko
OK I know I was going to make another video then discuss with others but life gets in the way so let’s combine the two where we talk about the future MCU, what we wish we could have, and what we will probably get.
This is my full spoiler filled review of Avengers: Endgame and thoughts on the future.
The elephant in the room is the main Avengers will never be the same because all of their stories have come to an end like their contracts. In my spoiler free review, I said this movie wasn’t perfect. It does confirm in my humble opinion that we will not get a large scale connected story in the future Marvel films. Let’s talk each character and the future impact their actions will have on the MCU going forward.
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I will be doing three separate recordings regarding Avengers: Endgame. This video, my spoiler filled video and next Sunday’s live stream where I will discuss as many details with a couple of friends and I will give you my theories and discuss yours.
Know this: Avengers Endgame is a fitting end to 11 years of movies. This was more than just a trilogy arc like most films it was a very detailed undertaking by Disney and Marvel Studios.
The three-hour film did not feel like three hours. There were emotional ups and downs well worth the trip.
It is a damn shame that the Russo Brothers the directors of Avenger’s: Endgame have to put out a letter to tell fans not to ruin the experience. This is one of those movies where the internet will be hard to be on after Wednesday night.
There are different types of individuals that will spoil the movie and I plan on letting you know the types of individuals who WILL spoil it for you and what you have to do to avoid them.
Here we go people comic book movies have always been subject to reimagining. I mean look at so many versions of Batman, Superman, heck we even had the X-men series reboot and don’t talk about a couple of Hulk movies or the Fantastic Four debacles.
Hellboy is the latest comic book film to catch the reboot treatment.
The box office was pretty light this past weekend and sometimes you have to keep the wife happy and do a date night movie. Now Little is a cute story not really the type of movie your boy will be breaking his neck to go see but this is a hint for you single guys or newlyweds if your significant other wants to go see a movie about a woman turned into a little kid you take her to that movie, especially if you plan on not having problems.
I have never watched one season or even one episode of Game of Thrones. Before anyone can start flaming me online, I can really explain why. I get it this show has a following that rivals the fan bases of fantasy universes like Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Harry Potter, and Star Trek. Since we now know that Season 8 is the final season there will be people like me who can find the complete set once it is all done and watch from the beginning without those annoying season breaks.
Now I want everyone to know I am not and do not claim to be an anime expert. I am what you may call someone who dabbles with anime so I will watch almost anything. Basic stuff like Dragon Ball, Bleach, Cowboy Bebop, Naruto, and some classics like Robotech, Golgo 13, Akira, and Ninja Scroll have been part of my viewing pleasure.
Now I don’t know much about the original Ultraman other than the original series had 39 episodes and ran from 1966 to 1967 this was really old school like Godzilla in rubber suits fighting on miniature cities old school.
Earlier this week I made a reaction video about how I was confused about the Joker Teaser trailer that was released by Warner Bros and from the reactions and responses I wasn’t alone. Also, there were responses that people said it gave them deeper insight into the character and his motivations. We can look at tragic backstories of heroes and villains and it will always be a polarized conversation.
I watched the Joker Movie Teaser trailer and I can say I have seen many adaptations of the Joker during my life time:
I grew up watching Cesar Romero and his makeup covered mustache.
I have gone through in no particular order: Lennie Weinrib, Jeff Bennett, Christopher Corey Smith, Jeff Bergman, Larry Storch, Troy Baker, Michael Emerson, Richard Epcar, Anthony Ingruber, Kevin Michael Richardson, Zach Galifianakis, John DiMaggio, and last but most certainly not least Mark Hamil play the Joker in animated series and video games.
Movie wise I have had Heath Leger, Jared Leto, Jack Nicholson, and Cameron Monaghan on TV
So now I have this teaser trailer hitting the scene with yet another attempt by Joaquin Phoenix.
Marvel now has the Eternals up on deck this is the other hidden race of the Marvel universe and often mistaken for the Greek Gods. They are one of the many creations of the other parent of the Marvel Universe Jack the King Kirby and despite not being super popular like other Marvel comics properties they played important roles in many Thor comic books and some members served as Avengers.
Warner Bros Animation is and always will be the best when it comes to bringing DC Comic Book Characters to life. Where it seems that I am pretty critical about the live action superhero films made by Warner Bros and their choice of directors. Justice League vs the Fatal Five does it for me again. Done in the style of the Justice League Unlimited animated series that is near and dear to many of us long time fans.
This was a slow week for me when it comes to box office releases that I actually want to see and review. I also had a chance to see a few movie trailers that make me wonder how did this even get greenlit by their respective studios. So here I go with what’s coming up in the box office that you may or may not want to see.
This week it was announced that Mark Hamil was going to voice Chucky in the Childs Play Reboot. I’m cool with a great voice actor doing his thing but remakes and horror movies are always on my why do they exist list.
Annabelle Comes Home (Warner Bros) – I think that everyone knows I can’t stand Horror films. I really don’t like being scared. Although, I think this is basically dragging this one out to the point of what was scary in the 1st film is becoming more and more ridiculous. Why would you want a creepy doll around? Didn’t we learn from Chucky?
Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCxm7cTpBAs
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (CBS Films) – The teaser trailer for this dropped this week and I guess the anthology horror genre season is upon up again. Everyone that likes old school Tales From the Crypt style but a little more graphic this will be for you. The teaser didn’t tease me enough to break my Horror Movie ban.
Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3J2k3Nhicw
Pet Semetary (Paramount Pictures) – Did they really need to remake this? The first time they made this I was terrified. Back in my single days I was trying to be the big bad dude like “Hey Baby let’s watch this scary movie” and she would be like oh you are so brave…But when I was covering my eyes like a little kid that whole idea didn’t go as planned. Paramount is making that money grab and rehashing this one. Even though, I prefer the creepy Fred Gwynn (Herman Munster) from the original.
Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK0LNzU2TQI
Let’s lighten the mood – Horror movies aren’t the only movies dragging our collective IQs lower than where it should be.
Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Paramount Pictures) – Is this the remix of Lora Croft for kids? I felt a little insulted by this one because they slide a few stereotypes in this trailer. Pointing out the Hispanic kid has a knife is a little slick on the stereotype tip. Plus, the CGI Monkey is a little creepy looking. But Michael Pena may save this one for me and because my grandkids may want to see this.
Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUTtJjV852c&t=3s
I don’t plan on sitting here and pointing out instances where Batman has killed. I am sure there are many instances throughout his 80-year history people can find where it has happened. Where the problem arises is people are not understanding one simple thing…. intent.
With less than a month before Avengers: Endgame we get the release of character posters and these posters were extremely interesting. The ones in color are the characters left to find a way to defeat Thanos and figure out a way to reverse the snap. Curiously they also had a set of posters in black and white with a purple hue to it these are those who were victims of the snap.
The word has gone out that this is Tyler Perry’s last performance as Madea. I will have to say there have been so many changes in his films over the years and these are a far cry from the plays he started so many years ago. I have been critical of his films in the past especially how shallow they can be sometimes because we get the Dark-skinned bad guy and the light Skinned savior of the woman that is abused or treated poorly.
Over the past couple of weeks, the internet trolls have gone back and forth about going to see the real Captain Marvel. True comic book fans understand the history and reason for the name change and legal history of this character. Let’s talk SHAZAM though, this has been marketed as the superhero version of BIG so the dark and gritty superhero fans on the internet started freaking out.
Us hit the movie theaters and outside of hearing a creepy version of I got 5 on it I am now not interested in seeing it.
I don’t do horror movies but most importantly it was spoiled for me and the level of spoiler really minimized my interest in it. Now I am a person who you can tell a whole plotline word for word but I still want to see and feel the emotional connection to the excitement. US didn’t do it for me.
Since last year we have been hearing about the New Mutants which has been described as a superhero horror genre film based on the Marvel Comics X-Men properties which up until just recently was a FOX Entertainment property.
I had one of those days where I was actively looking for something interesting in the movies to review. We just came off a big weekend with Captain Marvel we still have a week before US and SHAZAM so what can be seen that is even remotely interesting?
The new trailer dropped and I Immediately lost my mind and then you saw my excitement in a live stream earlier in the day.
Now that I have watched the trailer about 100 times, I can give somethings I may have figured out. A few of these points I may make that could potentially be spoilers so please if I get any of this correct please let Marvel know I should have a job with them in the MCU creative team or one of these comic book movie production studios.
Let’s talk about this trailer that just dropped yesterday. Batman Vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Now I am not going to complain that my Warner Bros Animation connect didn’t send me the official press release I am just going to keep going and call it a day. Now Nickelodeon and Warner Bros are cashing in on what was published as a comic book by DC comics and IDW Publishing back in 2015 – 2016.
I am four episodes into Doom Patrol and I will tell you this has to be one of the strangest (actually a mind trip) yet satisfying series I have ever watched. I don’t know why I like these characters here in live action where I have never had a connection to the original comics or even the animated versions.
OK, I have figured out the key to success on social media. It isn’t about being an objective reasonable person it is all about drama either real or made up. This week there has been so many crazy events that have captivated the public. From R. Kelly to Captain Marvel everyone has had something that set them off to a point where tons of YouTube creators, Podcasts, and Blogs jumped on one side or the other to get views, traffic, or stir the pot.
Where do we begin? This is the last MCU movie before we get the final fate of the Avengers in Avengers: Endgame. Before I even start there have been so many mixed reviews about this movie, some say it is bad, some say it is just average let’s go over a number of points before I get to reviewing the movie.
This is an origin story – so if you are expecting a whole lot of mindless superhero moments DON’T
I have watched other more successful YouTube personalities review this movie and they did not give it good or even OK reviews. Some of these people with a million plus subscribers now make me question their knowledge or even credibility to knowing comic book history, classic story lines, or desire to give a review honestly.
That brings me to my SPOILER Free review of Captain Marvel
I really don’t do horror movies but this will definitely be on my list. I know it will be full of “Don’t go in there moments and What the heck happened moments”. A Superman origin story with no moral restraints is what you have with Brightburn.
This is what happens when you get released from Marvel, Don’t start you new job with Warner Bros yet and say to heck with it let me do a flick for Sony.
Brightburn International Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL7NPK0xjoQ
People we have to be better than this. I grew up over the 70s and 80s and admittedly we had our fears of strangers and things that we had to be cautious of but with the internet it now isn’t only a physical threat it is a mental one we have to warn our kids about.
This week this scare about MOMO was all over the news and the internet. I am always the first to dismiss things as hoaxes which this was most definitely one. Though I really feel that we shouldn’t rely on the news to tell us what is happening we should be watching and looking at what kids do online.
I make it my point to see movies that interest me and review some. Rotten Tomatoes be darned I am not worried about a critic score I like what I like I AM A FAN. So, part of my ritual when I go see movies is to evaluate trailers in my mind to see what I may or may not want to see and I have found a few that I will go see because I liked them, a few because I am obligated and a few have left me scratching my head.
Frozen 2 – Disney animation is always a good idea to watch first on the big screen. But Frozen 2 is making me slightly nervous because their track record with sequels is pretty sketchy. I mean usually we get these types of sequels straight to video with the Toy Story saga being one of the exceptions to the rule. I hope the story and music is as good as the first otherwise many little kids may want to Let it go….
Trailer - https://youtu.be/eSLe4HuKuK0
Child’s Play – REBOOT A cult classic reboot? I am not sure how I feel a bout this. The teaser trailer dropped online and where in my humble nerdy opinion is WHY are we doing this? Making it sound like a company promo video and then with the closure of major toy store Toys R Us I don’t think “Buddy” “Chucky” whatever you want to call him would get through Amazon Delivery or he would be stolen off someone’s doorstep. Since I don’t do Horror this movie will be a hard pass for me and wait until Netflix.
Viral Marketing - https://youtu.be/BYIrqq8ec78
Teaser - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFy8ZgLd574
MA – What the hell did I just watch? Nothing personal but the super stalker, motherly acting black woman? She can hack phones and she is terrorizing high school kids? OK I want to say that what makes a horror movie scary is not the level of blood and guts is the idea that it could possibly happen. This is going to be more of a joke than anything I would want to see. Status: Hard pass. Not because it’s horror but because it looks stupid period.
Trailer - https://youtu.be/eIvbEC8N3cA
SHAFT - I grew up watching old school Richard Roundtree Shaft movies then I was treated to a Samuel L. Jackson reimagining. Now, this should really be on my wait until it shows on BET or TV One list but we all want to watch the train wreck when it happens. Three generations of SHAFT and the last generation got Shafted because I don’t know how I feel about the comedy elements I saw in the trailer. Definitely Matinee or if Warner Bros/New Line Cinema wants to give me some free passes….
Trailer - https://youtu.be/lD41XdWcmbY
What movie trailers have you seen that left you scratching your head?
Netflix released 10 episodes of its new series The Umbrella Academy in its post Marvel/Netflix Collaboration era. Based on a Dark Horse series of comic books The Umbrella Academy follows the exploits of 7 unique super powered children and their training/childhood by their “father” Reginald Haargreves.
I wasn’t expecting anything from this movie. I have never seen the source material and really didn’t have any expectations going in. So what can you expect from a movie that my original thought when I saw the trailer were: “Why did they use the iPhone big eye big head filter”.
When Avengers: Endgame hits theaters in April we can pretty much say goodbye to the connected Marvel Movies and get ready for the cash grab. I am a big Marvel fan do not get me wrong and with Disney’s acquisition of the Fox Properties the Marvel Universe is almost complete but connecting all the loose ends is actually too monumental of a task.
I do reviews of all sorts of things and people get so bent out of shape.
I am a fan of many things but I am a fanatic of none. I can take criticism of something I like and just accept that not everyone likes what I like. I made a couple of recordings where I think I really set off a couple of fanatical fan-bases…oops. I was flooded with private messages telling me I was crazy, I didn’t know what I was talking about, and a few other colorful pieces of language.
So, are you a Fan or a Fanatic?
I want people to know I love the Dragon Ball series. There have been high points and low points but as a whole I love the series all the way back to the beginning. Dragon Ball Super: Broly answered a few questions about old stuff but it didn’t deviate from the typical Dragon Ball series mantra. Saiyans are strong as hell but dumb as hell too except for Vegita his only problem is pride.
Bottom line is the fight scenes give watchers what they expect from a Dragon Ball movie. Now this is where I am torn because while everyone has said on their different reviews how great the story was, I really wasn’t impressed. It was average as best.
The series of events that brought Broly into the series were all rather shallow after we got past the recap of historical events. Bottom line is while this was truly enjoyable to watch and I recommend it for all to enjoy it wasn’t good enough in my humble nerdy opinion to watch in a movie theater. I don’t care how big the IMAX screen is or how good it sounds it really should have been a straight to video production. I give it 4 out of 5 and a must see for a Dragon Ball fan but don’t be a fanatic and watch it on the big screen…. you will thank me later.
This week we will make the official predictions for Superbowl LIII. I am not condoning or advocating betting but i will be giving you predictions for everything from the coin toss to the final winner of the game.
Well, M. Night Shyamalan you have done it again or didn’t do it depending on your opinion of his films. He is either a genius or just clueless. Unbreakable came out 19 years ago and it was a wild ride. Split came out two years ago and it was a surprise that showed us they exist in the same continuity. Now we arrive at Glass. M. Night has been quoted as downplaying superhero films, he was rumored to have turned down directing opportunities for Marvel and DC films. His own superhero universe was created with Unbreakable and it really skirted the fine line between are there really superheroes and villains in the world?
I am not going to recap Unbreakable or Split but what I will say it isn’t a must to see both of these but it helps in order to get a full feel for the majority of the story. The story is solid all the way through and has the feel of a comic book in its composition and in traditional M. Night style the twists are all over the place. The main character Mr. Glass doesn’t fully come into his own until half way through the movie but once he does it is so subtle and calculated but you wouldn’t know that until the movie is ending.
I can understand why the movie topped the box office on it’s opening weekend part of it was the hype, another part was the actors, I mean Samuel L. Jackson, James McEvoy, and Bruce Willis can you get any better than that?
The first part of the movie was well calculated and interesting to watch as we get toward the end plot points become something that moves real fast blink and you will miss many key points. I give Glass a 3 out of 5 you can take it or leave it in my humble opinion. As much as I like seeing Sam Jackson in his busted-up Buckwheat mask and Prince suit this movie left me with just as many questions as answers.
No after credit scene and a good not, great bookend on a trilogy that could have been so much more.
As many people know parts of the U.S. Government is shut down and it has affected many families including my own. I am still going to work but my households’ funds have taken a big hit. It may change the dynamic of what I review and when but it won’t stop what I do. Although, it feels like we are in a comic book and it makes me wonder sometimes.
This is the longest government shutdown in history and it makes me think if this happened during some of the more famous comic book arcs some of the stories, I have read over the years would have had such different endings.
Continuing with my coverage of the DC Universe I took a good look at Reign of the Supermen and I am one of the more critical individuals when it comes to superhero animation but I am very bias in favor of Warner Bros animation outside of the very kiddie stuff on Cartoon Network.
This is a direct sequel to the straight to DVD release of the Death of Superman and as someone who was around when the original comic books hit the comic shops back in the 90s. This storyline in the animated feature is pretty damn close to the original but definitely with updates to make it fit in the New 52 narrative that the majority of these characters are based on.
As always, I am happy with the animation style of Warner Bros when it comes to the straight to video depiction of Justice league properties. I cannot spoil stuff it is not in my nature but to see the four faux Supermen interact takes me back to the debut of each of these now iconic characters (Superboy, The Eradicator, Cyborg Superman, and Steel).
It resembles the 1990s storyline and uses a some of the dialog from the original but it is its own story and is in no way a direct translation.
There are elements that didn’t translate well in my opinion I won’t say which ones because it would spoil it for those who haven’t seen it yet. There are elements that would have been awesome to see but I am sure time and story evolution which connects it to the larger WB DC Heroes animated universe.
What do I give Reign of the Supermen? I give it a strong 4.5 out of 5 but there are moments that felt forced in and rushed to move the story along. The language is definitely adult with mild cursing so use your discretion if letting young kids watch it is rated PG-13 people.
Watch through the end credits for a lead in to the next WB Animated feature.
Let’s talk about the 1st few episodes of Young Justice: Outsiders the series fans have gone through so many lengths to get back has arrived and I am currently 6 episodes deep and wanted to share my excitement.
So many things to watch so little time to watch them. That can sum up what I am up against in doing these reviews and commentary. I was able to finally finish season one of DC Universe’s original series the Titans. Loosely based on the Teen Titans comic books Titans is basically the origin story of the group.
I know I may be a little late but I had to absorb this trailer a little bit. This movie like its predecessor Get Out comes from the mind of Director Jordan Peele and I really feel he is turning into today’s king of horror a big step from the sketch comedy of MadTv and Key & Peele.
The bar is set very high since Get Out became the smash hit and the stereotypes from comedy sketches saying African American horror movies would be really short because we would have no parts of the exploratory foolishness that many of these movies have.
I really don’t do horror movies but plan on watching this one just because the initial trailer lured me in with a creepy version of one of my favorite jams from back in the day “I Got 5 On It” by the Luniz.
US hits theaters on March 15th and a week after Captain Marvel so I would love to see how it goes up against that powerhouse.
Many people have asked what I look at when you are reviewing movies. I have said in previous videos I look in two separate ways: #1 as a fan and #2 for personal entertainment value.
Now everyone looks at my numerical ratings and they flip out because they think it is an indicator of the movie being bad (well it is a little) but the numbers actually mean something:
1 – Avoid this movie at all costs. This is a movie that will be given away as a gift from small children who can only purchase videos from the bargain bin or buried on a streaming service/becomes an HBO/SHO/MAX/STARZ main feature as soon as it leaves the theater.
2 – This Movie is a rental/Streaming choice only. If you planned on seeing this in the theater don’t. I can think of so many ways to spend even matinee prices. You may be entertained but will regret it like leaving the club at 2 in the morning with what you thought was a 10 and you know the rest of the story…
3 – This movie is middle of the road. Not bad, not good, it’s like eating a meal and being hungry an hour later it was good but not good enough to completely satisfy you.
4 – We are getting pretty good. This movie is perfect for a date night on the town you may even splurge for the more expensive theater because you want to impress and get good value for your money.
5 – MUST SEE. If your significant other doesn’t want to go treat him/her like Rose did Jack on the Titanic knowing damn well there was room on the floating wood but she pushed him down anyway (she pushed his head...look at it again)
Netflix’s Bandersnatch a movie where you make the decisions premiered and though it wasn’t as hyped up as Birdbox got its fair share of publicity so I decided to check it out. Set in 1984 it is about a video game designer who is having his decisions made by an unknown entity (you) from the 21st century. The idea as novel as it may be disappointed me on many levels because there were moments based on the decisions, I was making the story didn’t remain cohesive. When you branched off to a dead end the movie started over and fast forwarded to your last successful decision point. I really like Black Mirror because it takes me back to the old Twilight Zone and Outer Limits style of shows but some episodes are great some are not as I said in my older Black Mirror Review on YouTube. Bandersnatch the standalone Black Mirror film needs to do just that: STAND ALONE as innovative as the concept is the delivery failed.
Rotten Tomatoes smashed it. One of my favorite movie critics smashed it. But as a long-time comic book fan what did I think of DCEU’s latest release that seemed to be doing well in China?
OK I hope that what I am about to say doesn’t spoil the movie for everyone but I will not share major details.
The Good – I can say the action scenes are awesome, fight scenes were well choreographed and the edits were very fun to look at.
Glad they reference justice League but the connection was very loose. After this any other connection to previous DCEU films is long gone.
All characters looked like their comic book counterparts the costume designers out did themselves and I give them a standing ovation.
The Bad – there were many moments you can tell actors were on a green screen not to the level of the infamous Justice League mustache debacle but very noticeable.
The villain Black Manta was so shallow and one dimensional in my humble opinion. Too focused and smart for no damn reason.
What in the Heck – I am all for little bits of humor and jokes in a film but these moments felt forced. So many times, we needed exposition and it didn’t happen but unless you were digging for it you wouldn’t have noticed.
Overall though I loved Aquaman it was an enjoyable trip to the movies I mean it gave me everything I look for in the movies Action, a few good chuckles, and a complete story from beginning to end. The hiccups aren’t enough to derail me from having fun which is what this movie was.
So, what do I give Aquaman? 3.9 out of 5. It is definitely a fun movie put not perfect in any way. Do you need any upgraded features like IMAX? No. For other things I will let you flip a coin if you want to see it outside of a matinee.
It has been a while since I have touched on the importance of kids being able to see characters that relate to them in media. The stereotypical portrayals of African American or any ethnic group but to see the main character going through many of the issues many young kids go through but aren’t highly publicized. I don’t want to spoil the film but to see the influences different adults can have on a young person’s development. This becomes more than a basic superhero origin story but a combination of that and a coming of age and into his own story. This is a different and refreshing take on Spider-man and incorporates many of the elements from different incantations of the Spider-man history and lore from over the years.
Jason Momoa is a habitual line stepper.
During the promotional tour for justice league Jason Momoa was the guy saying F—Marvel and how much better the Justice League film was.
In the weeks leading up to the Aquaman premiere the Aquabro himself has been stirring the pot when it comes to the DC vs Marvel rivalry. The Amazon Prime Member preview has already happened and the initial reviews are that the movie is good, OK when it works you can brag just a little. Although my dude is getting many fans excited for something that Warner bros may not able to or want to come through on.
This past week we have seen the Avengers: Endgame trailer and it set the internet on fire with 289 Million Views in 24 hours. WOW just WOW. It has taken the number one spot for that statistic and as an added note 4 out of the top 10 most-viewed online trailers in the first 24 hours belong to Marvel Studios films.
Video games saw a new trailer for Mortal Kombat 11 now don’t get me wrong I am all for MK over the years but maybe it’s time to hang it up? I bought the last one and I even had the Superhero version Injustice but there are only so many was to break a Ninja’s bones….IJS
Aquaman is getting ready to hit theaters and I am actually excited. I think it will have tough competition over the holidays no doubt but I am hearing initial reviews and I expect to be pleasantly surprised. Now I am planning on going on the 21st even though I could see it early because of the Amazon Prime promotion, and I have a message for movie goers and superhero film fans: Please be mindful that women are flocking to see this film because of Jason Momoa. I am not a hater I repeat I am not a hater but I will let you know I will give some dirty looks and possibly elbows if I hear catcalling from the women in the audience.
Now, I should save this for a separate podcast or video but Disney made a huge mistake. I know James Gunn said some disturbing things in the past but I am actually excited to see a movie this guy has done since his “scandal”. Now I know trailers can be better tan the movie sometimes but this dude basically made a Superman movie with a twist. If you haven’t seen the trailer for Brightburn go on over to YouTube or you video provider of choice and look it up. When my boy Bouf asked me about it I had no clue I watched it and had to pick my jaw up off the floor. I mean the premise is no different than a couple of things that comic book fans haven’t already thought of like: Invincible, Ultraman, Hyperion from Squadron Sinister, an evil Superman. I don’t think anyone ever looked at it from the point of view of when his powers first developed.
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The endgame has begun. Marvel has dropped the Avengers 4 Trailer dropped out of the blue and with this being the 1st trailer it is 100% pure tease.
I can’t wait until April but this really shows us how far our heroes have fallen and that they are at their all time low. The dark tone just overwhelms you and I cannot wait until hope shine through.
Something seems a little off in my opinion about Brie Larson as Captain Marvel and it didn't happen until I saw this trailer and heard her monologue at the end. Although, I am still super hyped to see how this will connect to infinity War and if she is really the key to beating Thanos as some have speculated or is this a "Red Herring"
With the purging of Marvel Shows from Netflix and all the announcements regarding cancellations first Iron Fist, then Luke Cage, now Daredevil. I originally thought this was to bolster up the line up for the new Disney + streaming service but I read a couple of articles that made so much sense. Marvel will stop licensing content Movies & TV Shows to NETFLIX by late 2019. Now for the movies what I have been saying makes complete sense they will eventually transfer over to Disney’s new streaming service but the original programing like Daredevil and the crew won’t necessarily be a direct transfer.
NETFLIX actually produced these shows and the question is why would you pay to make a show that in essence advertises and competitors service. Remember Disney has a controlling share of HULU and owns ABC Networks so shows like Cloak and Dagger and Runaways are safe. The NETFLIX produced shows are a little bit trickier.
Disney could take over production but they are already shelling out a great deal of money producing original content with the big guns from the movies. Could they eventually bring these shows back, sure they can but I have the feeling they will bring NETFLIX MCU characters back after they see some success with Disney +.
The Avengers 4 Trailer has been a hot issue over the past few weeks and everyone is drooling for it. But let’s take this into account Aquaman which is getting awesome reviews is getting ready to drop, so what’s the best way to take a crap on the competition? Release the trailer everyone is waiting for right before it drops in the theater. I am sorry that’s basic marketing and a way to give the competition problems.
Thanksgiving is over the holidays are upon us but is anyone like me over the whole Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping thing since many iconic stores are gone or going away? I have not seen any real savings or deals but I do see a whole lot of videos with foolishness that are probably from a few years ago but people retread BS on the internet all the time with new captions.
I have gotten more fun for less from the NECK King and all the memes showing up online.
• Have you seen the Loch NECK monster
• Do you suffer from E-NECKtile Dysfunction
• Maybe a new song from NECKleback
• Have you played the new game CoNECK Four
• Maybe check stats on your fantasy football team with Odell NECKam Jr or seeing if someone signs Colin KaperNECK
ABC Renews Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. For a 7th Season, But A Key Character Could Be Leaving the Show - Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been renewed for a seventh season ahead of its sixth season premiere next summer. While 2018 has seen the demise of popular Marvel shows like Iron Fist and Luke Cage, the ABC show has retained a devoted fan following over the years. Both season 6 and 7 will have 13-episode orders, and will presumably be filmed back-to-back.
Clark Gregg (agent Coulson) is conspicuously absent from the cast list, with many people speculating that season six will be Agent Coulson’s last. The end of season five saw the beloved agent finding out he was dying, and resolving to step down from the agency and retire in Tahiti. Fans of the show know that “Tahiti” is also code for the secret laboratory that brought Coulson back from the dead, so his future remains to be seen.
Coulson is already set to return to the MCU in Captain Marvel, which takes place in the 90’s. Gregg will be digitally de-aged alongside Samuel L. Jackson in the film.
Kingsman 3 Won’t Have Its Most Recognizable Face - Taron Egerton starred in the first two Kingsman movies, but he won't be in the third one. But that's not to say he won't be in Kingsman 3, which is what the planned sequel is still being called. Instead, the third movie in production is actually a prequel, and Egerton confirmed that's why he won't be involved. Kingsman: The Great Game, reportedly follows the spy organization in the early 1900s -- or about 100 years ago.
Bill Maher Trashes Fans Mourning Stan Lee And Adults Who Read Comics - “The guy who created Spider-Man and the Hulk has died, and America is in mourning,” Maher’s blog post began. “Deep, deep mourning for a man who inspired millions to, I don’t know, watch a movie, I guess.” - There is a fine line when doing comedy and sometimes comedians don’t know where to ride that line because some jokes need to be kept to yourself.
Growing up we all have been touched in some way by songs, stories, and characters created by others. My childhood was filled with stories that can be called modern mythology stories of super powered teenagers from Queens. A family of superheroes saving the world, or the earths mightiest heroes. The internet will probably be on fire right now but the characters will live on even though the person who helped bring them to life is gone.
Really, I haven’t been watching many shows doing any reaction or reviews this week. I have been playing the hell out of Red Dead Redemption II. The best way for me to describe it is GTA for cowboys. Riding through the countryside on my horse, and hunting bears.
AVENGERS 4 Has a 3-Hour Runtime - But That Could Change - The initial edit of Avengers 4 is three hours long. I am not a fan of long films but I am so excited and waiting for this I don’t know how I will last.
Disney announces Streaming Service to begin late 2019 – With the announcement of new ongoing series that will debut on the new streaming network with the big guns from the MCU movies Disney doubled down also stating that there will be a Loki series, Winter Soldier & Falcon, and Scarlett Witch series and the Lucasfilm properties (Star Wars) and their upcoming additions from the Fox Entertainment purchase.
Aquaman is completely finished and it’s first showing will be in Brazil. - the first public screening for the film has been scheduled to take place December 7 at the Warner Bros. Pictures panel during Brazil’s Comic Con Experience.
Basically, Cable is going away and eventually we are going to have to figure out the best way to manage and see the content we really want to see. I have almost the major content streamers, HULU, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Univision for my wife so if I add Disney and DC Universe I will probably have as much as my cable bill. Cutting the cord is looking real good right now I just wish I could get a faster internet speed for my home.
So while everyone plays Red Dead Redemption II I think I will save my pennies for Fallout 76 and figure out what I will keep and what goes when it come to streaming entertainment before I go completely broke. Also I am not going to entertain all the bootleg video choices my associates may suggest because I know none of you watching would do that right?
I say this because last week YouTube tried to play me like a fiddle. Last weeks live stream was flagged as violating YouTube’s content Guidelines and they were going to ban me from doing live streams for 90 days. Lucky for me I was able to appeal and get a manual review and they were able to reinstate my video and my live streaming privileges.
$1.6 billion dollars is up for grabs in this weeks Mega Millions jackpot. Just like everyone else I am playing my hard-earned money for a chance at a dream. If I win I plan on still going to work, driving the same car, living in the same house….. until someone finds out.
The Iron Fist was not as Immortal as he though. Even though I didn’t think it was that bad and Season 2 was a dramatic improvement over Season 1 Netflix has announced it will not be renewing Iron Fist for a 3rd season.
Why Should I subscribe to DC Universe Streaming? – Currently I have Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, On Demand through my Cable TV provider, and various other streaming or pay per view. Marvel/Disney is getting ready to create one and Warner Bros has DC Universe. At NYCC They announced the lineup of original content and that’s what I am really looking for. Digital Comics and old school stuff don’t interest me because I have DVD’s, and Blu-Ray hell I still have a working VHS Player to see old school stuff I have collected over time.
OK Sony I see what you have done and I am not mad at you. A few months ago, I saw the Venom trailer and like the rest of the internet I was outraged. No venom in the initial trailer, then the CGI looked rubbery, and it gave an R-rated vibe and ended up PG-13.
What we get is an alternate origin story with subtle nods to the Marvel comics that inspired this movie.
International Podcast Day – Today September 30th is international podcast day so I know its late but if you could follow the intent which is Subscribe to a new show (preferably this one)
Disaster averted – GoingFullNerd.com was down for 3 days and no one could figure out what the problem was
X-Men Dark Phoenix Trailer - It dropped earlier this week and I was like WTF? The X-Men offerings from Fox have been hit or miss.
Night School (Movie Review) – Sometimes you need a break from the normal routine. We went out and checked out Kevin Hart & Tiffany Haddish in their new movie.
I know I haven’t really talked sports at all this football season like I used to with the weekly picks and such. With the NFLs issues and just all the changes it doesn’t feel the same but I still feel love for my New York Giants as a longtime fan.
Captain Marvel Trailer – I have to say I was impressed but many people weren’t. If you know comic books you should have been excited to get to this next cosmic phase of the Marvel Movies. I can say it was a little unnerving to see a digitally de-aged Sam Jackson and for some of you seeing her punch the Old Lady (real fans know it was a Skrull) was upsetting. People complained that Brie Larson doesn’t smile enough but I can say all the internet Photoshop deals putting smiles on her picture was super Creepy.
Iron Fist Season 2 – I promised you a review and here it goes…..
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This week I was planning on going to see the Predator in theaters but if you have been listening/watching to my podcast you know I had the whole issue with the washing machine, ceiling falling, spending an insane amount of money..etc..etc.
So I had ordered the new washing machine from Home Depot made it in time to get the Labor Day Sale price and set up a delivery day. I planned the whole event and incorporated the movie into my plans but Home Depot had their own plans.
Did you guys miss me last week? Well even superheroes have to take a vacation and I will tell you that it was well needed but I just can’t with the public and some of the strange things I witnessed and found funny and not so funny during the trip.
Don’t forget November 3rd is my video game live stream in support of Children’s Miracle Network and there is plenty of time to make a donation to the charity. It is their 10th anniversary so let’s make this a good one! https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=315515
Mass shooting at video game tournament in Jacksonville leaves multiple dead – I used to participate in the Madden Challenge back in the day when it was sponsored by Best Buy. To see the breaking news that someone started shooting at their tournament this year is ridiculous. How much of a coward do you have to be to go to an event that is supposed to be fun competition and do such a thing? It is times like this I am reminded that the world is so different from when I was growing up and sometimes I just can’t understand the contrast between people wanting others to be sensitive to their feeling versus having no regard for human life.
This week we said goodbye to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin without messing us the spelling as we all have done over the years RIP and put some R.E.S.P.E.C.T on it.
Each year I do a charity fundraiser for extra-life.org and set a small yet attainable goal for myself when it comes to getting donations and I have to give the thank you shout out to Mr. Spencer, Ms. Campbell, and Mr. Yee for basically telling me I have to set my goals much higher in future years. We still have a long way to go before I do my live stream on November 3rd so if you haven’t had a chance to give you can visit goingfullnerd.com and click the extra-life link to donate. To all those who have donated this year thank you and to those who haven’t what are you waiting for?
Madden 19 is back again this year just as pre-season football is back. Now I will admit I am not the best Madden Player but there is some stuff that i have to say about the game that has had me getting my football fix ever since they pulled an okie doke on 2KSports
Death of Superman (Animated 2018) – So I finally got to watch this and comparing it to the first Warner Bros animation attempt (Superman: Doomsday) this was definitely the superior product. Other than the appealing animation style (reminds me of Young Justice) takes the New 52 versions of the Justice League and puts them the unstoppable killing force of Doomsday. This was a close as you can get to adapting the original source material and mixing it with recent continuity.
EXTRA-LIFE It’s that time of the year again where you can help me raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Join GoingFullNerd at the link in the description to make medical care happen for those children most in need.
Disney-Fox merger gets shareholder approval. Here's what consumers can expect - Walt Disney's $71 billion purchase of much of Twenty-First Century Fox's assets gives the combined entity control of a greater share of popular movies and programming.
Marvel Studios skipped SDCC when it comes to major ground breaking movie announcements but that doesn’t mean Marvel Comics or the other related properties went unspoken with announcements of their own.
Marvel Studios skipping the famous Hall H of SDCC isn’t really as big a deal as some people would make it out to be.
I have yet to make it to the San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) everyone says how great it is how awesome. But from covering large conventions in the past like NY Comic Con (NYCC) it is very hard to catch all the good stuff while you are physically there but you try your best.
So what is the solution? Stay home and watch all of this unfold on the internet.
Warner Bros got me hyped! Please don’t let me down!
Harlem has a new king in Luke Cage I have to say I liked the series as a whole but I have to say it felt slow at times and there were some plot points that felt bogged down. 13 Episodes gave us a new villain and a change of the status quo of our hero. How that will play with the other Marvel Netflix heroes and anti-heroes remains to be seen.