Sunday, August 2, 2015

DVD REVIEW - JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS & MONSTERS


From the creative mind of Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) comes the latest DC Animated film, Justice League: Gods & Monsters. This latest film is a departure from the recent wave of New 52 animated films DC/Warner has put out. This is an alternate universe-centric story. Warning spoilers ahead…

Saturday, August 1, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW - MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION


It’s not very common when a film series gets better with age. Mission: Impossible is such a film series. This fifth installment titled Rogue Nation was written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. The plot centers around a shadow group of highly skilled special agents from various countries called the Syndicate, whose sole purpose is to create world chaos by disrupting global politics through a series of terror attacks. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) believes they’re real but the CIA (led by Alec Baldwin) does not. With the IMF now disbanded, Ethan, who is on the run from the CIA goes rogue in order to find out who’s behind this and put a stop to them before a potential war breaks out. Warning spoilers ahead…

Sunday, July 19, 2015

DVD REVIEW: X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST THE ROGUE CUT


When X-Men: DOFP came out last year, many wondered what happened to Rogue? For months leading up to the films release, both trailers and set photos showed Anna Paquin and her silver streak hair fairly prominent. However, when the film did get released, her role was all but absent. So, is it better, the same or worse? Warning spoilers ahead…

Friday, July 17, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: MARVEL'S ANT-MAN


I remember when I first heard that Marvel was going to do Guardians of the Galaxy my reaction was, huh? That reaction had more to do with what I and so many other comic fans felt were B or C list superheroes. I was very wrong then and I’m happy to say that I’m wrong again now with Ant-Man, the latest film to join the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe. Warning spoilers ahead…

Thursday, July 16, 2015

MUSIC REVIEW: DARLING CZAR'S FORECLOSURE


Most of my postings since I started this blog have been centered on comic book and sci-fi related stuff. But when you come across something wonderful, there is a sense of responsibility to share it with the world. This is such a time. Back in August of 2013, I had the pleasure of enjoying the music of an up and coming indie rock band based out of the Hudson Valley area of New York State called Darling Czar. After many sleepless nights of writing and rehearsing as well as countless gigs that took them all around the greater New York area, the eagerly awaited debut album titled Foreclosure has finally arrived and all I can say is, thank you.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: MINIONS



One of the biggest surprises from 2010’s Despicable Me was those yellow banana shaped minions. Five years and one sequel later, comes the prequel aptly named, Minions. Warning spoilers ahead…

Thursday, July 2, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: TERMINATOR GENISYS


Time travelling or in the case of Terminator Genisys, time warping, is a very tricky business to explain let alone comprehend. But if you don’t over think it, you’ll be better off for it. Such is the case for this fifth chapter of the Terminator franchise that so proudly began in 1984 with James Cameron’s sci-fi hit The Terminator. It’s the film that made Arnold Schwarzenegger a bona-fide action star and for my money, remains the very best of the series. Genisys serves as a potential trilogy reboot of sorts. Warning spoilers ahead…

Monday, June 22, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: INSIDE OUT


Every now and then a film arrives that catches your imagination and makes you see the world through simpler eyes. The latest film from Disney Pixar, Inside Out (co-directed by Pete Doctor & Ronnie del Carman) is such a film.  Sometimes the deepest films with the greatest sense of who we are as humans come from animation. We saw this several years ago with Up and now we see it again with Inside Out.  Warning spoilers ahead…

Friday, June 12, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: JURASSIC WORLD



There is an overuse of CGI in today’s films that has the tendency to take away from the movie experience. These heavy induced CGI flicks have become more of a distraction for its unrealistic feel instead of something to enjoy. Back in 1993 director Steven Spielberg did more with less and made us believe that dinosaurs were alive and well with the groundbreaking film, Jurassic Park. Twenty-two years and two mediocre sequels later, we have Jurassic World directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Warning spoilers ahead…

Monday, June 8, 2015

SPECIAL EDITION: NYC 2015 RECAP


The 2nd Annual Special Edition: NYC Comic Convention took place over the weekend at Pier 94 and for the most part, year two was a success. The premise behind this 2-Day event is to bring it back to its original roots of strictly celebrating our love of comics. No celebrity actors or long lines for photo ops etc. No, this is all about the comics. It’s all about the real reasons why such events like San Diego International and New York Comic Con even exist. Occurring in June is a nice way to kick off summer and serve as a buffer for the big event that takes place in October.