Taken 3 [Review]

film, Opinion, Reviews

January 21, 2015

tak3n-posterWhen the original Taken released back in 2008 it was, for the most part, a sleeper hit that became an instant cult-classic. Fans of Luc Besson (Fifth Element, Lock Out) probably knew it was going to be something special though, considering the Writer/Director’s previous works. It was a film that offered Liam Neeson renewed stardom and spawned a resurgence of the classic action revenge-fuelled film genre (The Equalizer and John Wick most recently).

Personally I feel like cult-hit action films should probably be stand-alone features… but the “brilliant” money-centric minds in Hollywood would beg to differ, and so regardless of good taste one of the best pieces of action film in the last decade received two more (completely unnecessary) follow-ups. Based on the success of the third instalment, it’s likely to be the last of the franchise as well. (more…)

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Whiplash [Review]

film, Reviews

January 20, 2015

WHIPLASH+onesheetWhiplash might be the hardest movie that I’ve ever had to sell anyone on the premise of. However, one of the benefits of having – in my own humble opinion – a pretty good track record with recommending film for friends, I don’t have to do much. If you’re familiar with my prior reviews and feel like you’re inclined to give me the benefit, then let me say, straight up: Watch Whiplash.

For those of you whose trust I haven’t yet earned, let’s continue. (more…)

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Books & Writing, Reviews

January 20, 2015

Someone once described me as a “myth-head.” I’m not sure how I feel about that, but I am a massive fan of mythology in general. I’ve got a pretty good grasp of some obscure mythologies and a lot of the more popular ones, and I like hunting down new translations and new legends and stories. There are some fascinating things to be learned about the people that built those myths and about how they still resonate with us today. (more…)

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Evolving Television – Yes Plot, No Plot, Where Plot?, There Plot!

Fail, Reviews, Uncategorized, Why Aren't You Watching This?

January 20, 2015

"Not this."

“I am gazing into your soul.”

Elementary is one of those shows that polarizes people. It had the unfortunate timing to come out after BBC’s Sherlock, which got this whole Benedict Cumberbatch thing started by being, well, incredible. Sherlock translated Sherlock Holmes into the modern world in a believable way, with interesting characters and cases, and had one of the strongest first seasons of any television program in history.

CBS’ Elementary seems an echo of Sherlock, what with also placing Sherlock Holmes in a modern setting, but everywhere Sherlock zigs, Elementary zags. There’s similarities between the two that harken back to the source material, but Elementary went out of its way to establish that their Sherlock was a very different sort of character, and the show works because of it. (more…)

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God of Comics 2015-01-14

God Of Comics, Reviews

January 15, 2015

This Week: All-New Ghost Rider #10, Amazing X-Men #15, Batgirl #38, Batman Eternal #41, Bullet Gal #7, Captain Marvel #11, Death-Defying Doctor Mirage #5, Hexed #6, Lazarus #14, Rat Queens Special – Braga #1, SHIELD #2, Spider-Verse #2, Star Wars #1, Supreme – Blue Rose #6, Wynter #4, X-Men #23 (more…)

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Why Aren’t you Watching This? Constantine

Culture, Reviews, Showcase, Why Aren't You Watching This?

January 12, 2015

Constantine - Season 1“Hey, wanna watch Constantine?” I asked my friend.

“The movie with Keanu Reeves?” He scratched the back of his neck, looking mystified.

“No, no, there’s a TV series.”

“Is it based on the Keanu Reeves movie?”

“No, it’s based on Hellblazer, the comics that the Keanu Reeves movie was based on.”

“Oh. Uh, sure.” He sounded doubtful, but by the time we were done watching the first episode he was hooked. (more…)

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God of Comics 2015-01-07

Culture, God Of Comics, Reviews

January 8, 2015

This Week: IXth Generation #1, Amazing Spider-Man #12, Ant-Man #1, Angela – Asgard’s Assassin #2, Batman Eternal #40, Bullet Gal #7, Deadly Class #10, Eternal Warrior – Days of Steel #3, Hawkeye vs. Deadpool #4, Justice League 3000 #13, Lady Killer #1, Mortal Kombat X #1, Punisher #14, Red Sonja – Vulture’s Circle #1, Sixth Gun – Day of the Dead #4, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 (more…)

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God of Comics 2014-12-31

Culture, God Of Comics, Reviews, Uncategorized

January 1, 2015

This Week: Batman Eternal #39, Hawkeye vs Deadpool #3, Nextwave – Agents of HATE , SHIELD #1, X-O Manowar #31 (more…)

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God of Comics – Awesome Comics of 2015

Culture, God Of Comics, Reviews, Uncategorized

December 31, 2014

Bye, 2014! You were pretty decent, as years go – but 2015 is here, and bringing with it a whole slew of new comics and ideas to go along with them. Comics here might have gotten their start or been introduced in 2014, but have only just gotten started. Alternatively, these are comics we’ve only seen previews of and are looking forward to reading in the new year. Share our excitement, and book ’em now through your local comics shop or Amazon. (more…)

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God of Comics – Awesome Comics of 2014

God Of Comics, Reviews, Showcase, Uncategorized

December 31, 2014

Well, the year’s at an end. We’ve reviewed as many comics as we could get our hands on this year, but we want to call out some titles that we think showcased the best that the medium has to offer. If you missed any of these, well, you might want to run down to a comic store (we recommend Big Pete’s, for all you locals) or Amazon and snatch ’em up. Comics listed here ran for the entirety of 2014, though in some cases they were free online before being collected into a hard copy, or a single issue has been highlighted because it was everything the book represented. (more…)

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