Sunday, June 26, 2016

MOVIE REVIEW: INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE


Very few sequels can top the original. Movies like The Godfather, Part 2 and The Empire Strikes Back were the exceptions. Twenty years ago Independence Day hit theaters and was a special effects marvel. Now, we have the not so much eagerly awaited sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence who's CGI makes it less so. Warning, spoilers ahead...

Saturday, June 11, 2016

MOVIE REVIEW - WARCRAFT




The majority of video game inspired films have left a lot to be desired over the years. The best ones were probably the first Mortal Kombat, the Resident Evil franchise and Lara Croft. While not a great film by any stretch, Warcraft is certainly closer to the positive side of the spectrum than the negative. Warning, spoilers ahead…

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

ONCE UPON A TIME CONVENTION RECAP





This past weekend saw the first East Coast appearance of the Once Upon A Time convention that took place in Whippany, New Jersey at the Hanover Marriott. Creation Entertainment are the fine folks responsible for putting this wonderful event together.  It has been a long time since I’ve gone to a single themed convention. Personally I grew up on Star Trek conventions but have shifted in the last decade or so to Cons of a mixed variety. As much as I love and enjoy such gatherings, I must admit that there is something very special in attending an event where every patron is there for a singular reason and that is the love and respect of a particular show.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

MOVIE REVIEW - TMNT: OUT OF THE SHADOWS


The turtles are back! I must admit I rather enjoyed the first film that of the franchise reboot in 2014. I take them for what they're worth. Despite their Renaissance namesakes, our heroes in a half shell are anything but a Renaissance when it comes to storytelling but it doesn't have to be and that's okay. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows serves up a slight improvement over its predecessor with a CGI bonanza that has become commonplace in today's movies and especially anything from producer Michael Bay. Warning, spoilers ahead...

Sunday, May 29, 2016

ARROW: SEASON FINALE RECAP


I had to hit the pause button on my review of the Season 4 finale of Arrow. I was in the middle of my review when the internet seemed to blow up within minutes after the finale faded to black. Did Season 4 take a step back? For some, the answer is clearly a yes. I would not say that it did but I would say that it didn’t advance the show for a next season. I feel like S4 had some excellent highs led by Neal McDonough as the seasons lead villain, Damien Darhk. In a lot of ways he was even better than previous villain Ra’s al Ghul (Nate Nable) but not quite as good as Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett). There were also some emotional lows with the death of Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) at the very top of that list. As a whole, Season 4 was not Arrow’s best. It was good but not necessarily memorable other than losing one of their own. Warning, spoilers ahead…

Saturday, May 28, 2016

MOVIE REVIEW - X-MEN: APOCALYPSE


There was a quote in this latest X-Men film that stated that the third film in the series is also the worst. This was subtle shot at the original X-Men trilogy where X-Men: Last Stand was considered by many to be the worst of the franchise. The irony of that comment is that X-Men: Apocalypse is the third film with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence in the lead roles. And the verdict is not quite Last Stand but definitely not First Class either. Warning, spoilers ahead…

Thursday, May 26, 2016

THE FLASH: SEASON FINALE RECAP


Oh what an ending for the second season of The Flash. Not only do we get to see Barry and Zoom duke it out for one last race, we also get to know who the man behind the iron mask was. Warning, spoilers ahead…

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

GOTHAM: SEASON FINALE RECAP




I’ve been a defender of Gotham and all its quirkiness when you compare it to the other DC related shows that are on the air. I have to say that the Monday’s season two finale, ”Transference” was okay at best. Warning, spoilers ahead…

Saturday, May 21, 2016

DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: SEASON FINALE RECAP




There were times during this first season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow where I wasn’t always a fan. Dealing with time travel is tricky business at best and admittedly, I was growing tired of its central villain, Vandal Savage (Casper Crump). Thursday night’s finale “Legendary” wrapped up many storylines and launched a new and potentially grander one in the final moments. Warning, spoilers ahead…

Thursday, May 19, 2016

MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD: SEASON FINALE RECAP



When you hype that death is coming, more times than not, the result doesn’t live up to the hype. That thankfully wasn’t the case with the Season 3 finale of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. Warning, spoilers ahead…