Monday, April 7, 2014

Geek News: Next Captain America challenges Man of Steel 2

Marvel just announced that Captain America 3 will be releasing the same weekend as DC's new Man of Steel 2 that will feature Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.  We don't know much about Captain America 3 other than the release date.  About a month ago DC pushed the movie back not being able to meet the original deadline.  But it looks like Marvel is up for the challenge.  Either way it's going to be an incredible day on May 6, 2016 with both movies debuting.  Either way I am pumped for both movies, and as a fan of both DC and Marvel I can't wait for an action packed day of superhero movies.  And also with Free Comic Book day following the next day this is going to be an amazing comic weekend with great movies and comics.  Hopefully FCBD will feature comics with both movies and it will be an even bigger bonus.  Either way this weekend is going to be an amazing geek weekend.  What do you think?  Will both keep it at the same date or will DC move the movie date again?  Will you see both movies?  Let us know what you think and stay tuned for more updates on both movies. 

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Movie Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Marvel fans across the globe have been pumped for Marvel's newest movie, Captain America The Winter Soldier.  Last night I watched the movie in 3d at the IMAX.  Naturally I was pumped for this movie because not only was I excited for another Captain America movie, but I loved The Winter Soldier in the comics an a couldn't wait to see his debut in the movie.  This was one of the most anticipated movies this year, and I can say that all the anticipation and excitement was well worth the wait.

Steve Rodgers has been trying to figure out who he is and how he fits
in with the World.  He is having a hard time making an adjustment how the world is today and he spends much of the movie trying to figure out where he fits in during a period of time that he is not used to.   But of course all while he is kicking some ass along the way. Right off the bat the Captain meets Falcon and becomes friends with him, and this ends up being one of the only people he trusts.    The first mission ends in a confrontation when Nick Fury gives Natasha (Black Widow) orders that don't follow the mission.   Of course, Black Widow and the Captain complete the mission but Black Widows orders puts them in some danger and the hostages that were being rescued.  Shortly after Nick Fury was crashed into by several police cars and chased and shot at for several miles.  He made an escape in the end, but not without injury.  He ended up at Captain's apartment and was severely wounded.  He handed the Captain the flash drive with the info that Black Widow got, and told him not to trust anyone.  Fury was taken to the Hospital and pronounced dead on the operating table.  Captain and Black Widow were of course furious and all they could think to do was to take down the people who killed Fury.  Then Captain finds out that Fury might have been working with the enemy.  The Captain followed Fury's orders and told no one and even tried to lie to Black Widow but she didn't buy it much.  Most of the movie continues on with trying to uncover who can be trusted and who can't.  Was it Fury who was working with the enemy or was he being set up by the new S.H.I.E.L.D. directors?  

Overall it was a great movie.   I would give this movie a 9 out of 10.  My only complaint would be that The Winter Soldier didn't follow the story in the comics and that was my most anticipated part of the whole movie.  My only other complaint would be that Furys death was a little too similar to Coulsons and easy to predict.  I knew from the moment he got hurt he was not only going to die but they would fake his death.   But don't let that throw you off I still loved this flick and would see it again several times.  One thing that was great to see in this movie was the close bond that Black Widow, Nick Fury, and Captain America grew.   Maybe it was the close call with furys death.  But I loved the relationship they grew.  It was great to also see Falcon and see him in action, and the close and trusting relationship that he and Captain grew.  Both men kicked some major butt the whole movie and I was pleased with the way they made Falcon's character. The thing I loved the most about this movie was not only getting to see The Winter Soldier in action, but also the non-stop action.  I was very pleased with the non-stop action scenes and the fact that this movie was almost three hours long and felt like it was only an hour.  This movie had no slow points, and I would say it was one of Marvel's best movies yet.  If this is the future of Marvel movies then I will say we are in for years of great movies.  One thing I always find interesting about the movie vs the comics is how much their real names are used.  Natasha was never referred once as Black Widow, and Captain was mostly called Steve most of the movie. Falcon was also never really addressed as his superhero name. And remember the #1 rule with Marvel movies is stay until the credits are over.  The theatre I was in about 70% of the people left before the credits were over, and they missed a great sneak peak and cast revelations for the next movie.  Make sure you stay until the credits are over if you haven't seen the movie yet.  After this I am even more pumped for more Marvel movies, and of course the next Captain America. 

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Walking Dead: Recap and Review of Season Finale

Last Sunday we all engaged in watching the Season Finale of one of our favorite shows to this date, The Walking Dead.  This season, this show has gotten more intense and compelling than ever before and this episode was the perfect way to end the season.  Here is a recap of the show this week, and my thoughts on the episode.  And as always, I have included some of my favorite zombie books to give everyone their zombie fill until next October. 

The episode starts with Rick having several flashbacks, most of them of the prison and the some what
happy times.  After the first flashback it shows Rick beaten up by a truck, and then later approaching the truck after escaping a run in with the zombies.  They made a camp there, and the first thing I can think is "this can't be good since it shows Rick beaten up in front of this truck before the episode."  Rick and Michonne have a lot of conversations then all of a sudden the men with Daryl show up and each one of them has a man with a gun pointed towards their head.   They have a bone to pick with Rick for killing their friend.  They wanted to kill him and Michonne since Rick killed their friend.  Then one of the men appeared to have been turning Karl over to rape him.  Rick then lost it and beat the head guy who had him in a hold then bit a chunk out of his neck like he was a zombie.  Michonne then busts out her normal bad ass moves and kills off half of them and Daryl killed the rest.  At the end Rick absolutely hacked the guy to pieces that was getting ready to rape Karl.  After that Rick had some more flashbacks and mostly of Hershel giving him Karl and how to raise him in the apocalypse.  Then Rick and Daryl had some great conversations, both bloody and sitting by the truck.  There were some pretty compelling moments with Rick and Daryl.  One moment where even Daryl (who is usually very reserved) even opened up to Rick.  Daryl first explained to Rick what he was doing with those men, and then also explained his fear of them and not knowing what he was capable of.  Daryl knew they were looking for the man who killed their friend, but didn't know it was Rick until last minute.  Daryl felt guilty for agreeing to tag along with these men, and felt he took part in having Rick and the rest of them in danger.  One of the greatest parts in this moment was when Rick called Daryl his brother.  They both were helping each other get through everything that had happened and it was a great family moment.  After this we see another great family moment when we see Carl dealing with some emotional issues with everything that had just happened.  Michonne as usual, gets Carl out of his funk and makes him believe that he can trust her and his dad at the very least.  She continues to tell him about her past and the apocalypse starting (as she started doing the past few episodes), which is something she didn't even talk to Andrea about.  Michonne and Carl have developed a great family love, they trust each other with their deepest and darkest secrets.  And we see another great brotherly/sisterly moment with Carl and Michonne.  Rick and the rest then approach one moment we have been waiting for several episodes, and that's entering Terminus.  Seemed all fine and dandy until they walked in and saw the rest of their friends belongings on people at the camp.  Right away, Rick and the rest of the group knew something was not right.  Things seemed great when they walked in but then as soon as they saw their other loved ones things they knew Terminus was not what they had hoped it to be.  Then the people at Terminus shoot bullets to chase Carl, Daryl, Michonne, and Rick into a trailer.  The shooters could have easily hit them but it was clear that they were trying to chase them into a trailer.  And who is waiting for them locked away in that trailer?  Maggie, Glenn, and of course their new friends that helped Glenn and Maggie find each other.  The group is back together and they are ready to fight like hell to get themselves out of Terminus alive.    It looks like Rick is ready to lead this group again and fight like crazy to get out of the crazy camp that they just entered.  I know that now most of them are back together, the people at Terminus better be ready to put up one hell of a fight. 

Overall, it was a great finale, and just like most episodes I rate this episode a 10 out of 10. Even though it took up some extra time I was happy to see the flashbacks with Hershel, and to see his wise words again that affected the group so much and helped them grow as a family.  Although anyone coming close to getting raped was not a great moment, I was glad the show touched base on it.  One of the most compelling parts of the whole episode is when Rick has the flashbacks with Hershel.  It shows that not only the great moments we had with Hershel, but also showing that no matter what is going on in your life you have to fight back and move on for the things you care about.  The advice he gives to Rick about Carl was one of m favorite Rick and Hershel episodes and I think it was a very important aspect of Rick accepting the things that happened and moving on for Carl's sake.   The moment that Rick lost it (and finally snapped out of it), could not have been more perfect.  Not only did we get to see Rick go walker style on someone, but finally Rick and snapped out of it and started fighting back like he should.  It may have been a combination of the men trying to hurt his family and friends and also the flashbacks of all of Hershel's wise words of advice.  As always, it was great to see the classic Michonne bust out and go crazy on everyone.  It was also great to see one of our favorite men of the show kick some ass, Daryl Dixon.  The finale was packed with tons of action, and so compelling as The Walking Dead always is.  One thing I love about this show is showing people that no matter what is going on in your life, you just have to pick up the pieces and move on.  There are so many lessons to learn from this show and that's what makes it more amazing and compelling than other shows out there.  I can't wait to see what the writers of the show have in store for us in the fall, and to see what turmoil the group will face next. 

Usually we would include a preview for next week, but for now we are at a halt until next fall.  We will still be doing tons of Walking Dead comic book reviews to fill all of our Walking Dead cravings in the meantime.  We will include news updates with any trailers are released next fall, and also an all season review, just as we did last year.  For now we are left craving one of our favorite shows until fall. 

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Geek Movie News: Preview for Lucy

Scarlett Johansson has been all across the movie scene lately and has been our favorite characters in many movies.  From Black Widow to doing voices in Robot Chicken she has always been one of my personal favorites.  Her newest film that is due to be out in August, Lucy looks like it will be just as great as any of her other movies.  This new Sci-Fi flick is one that I don't think you will be disappointed with.  It looks like as always, she is back to kick some major butt and this film not only looks like a great Sci Fi Flick, but it also looks like a great movie packed with action.  Her character is faced with some very dark complications, but it looks like she is not ready to go down without a fight.  Check out the trailer and let us know what you think. 

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