Thursday, August 20, 2015

DVD REVIEW - BATMAN UNLIMITED: MONSTER MAYHEM


Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem is the second straight to video film based on the popular toy line following Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts. This time around, it’s Halloween in Gotham and a crime spree is sweeping across the city. Behind these crimes is a rogue gallery of villains consisting of Scarecrow, Clayface, Silver Banshee and Solomon Grundy. Things get complicated for Batman and company when he finds out that the one behind the rogues is The Joker himself. It’s up to the Caped Crusader with the help of Green Arrow, Nightwing, Red Robin and Cyborg to try and restore order in Gotham.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW - THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.


Director Guy Ritchie has always had a stylish charm to his filmmaking. With The Man from U.N.C.L.E., his latest project, that stylish charm is present and accounted for. Based on the popular 1960’s television series, U.N.C.L.E. centers around Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) an American CIA agent and Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer), a Russian KGB agent forced to work together by their respective governments to stop an international terror organization from gaining nuclear capabilities. Warning spoilers ahead…

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW - LOBO VOL. 1: TARGETS



Check out my posting on Comics Bulletin reviewing the first volume of DC Comics resident anti-hero, Lobo in Lobo Vol. 1: Targets

May the Dork be with you,
JPB
The Dork Knight

Saturday, August 8, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW - FANTASTIC FOUR


You know things are bad for a film when the director apologizes and throws all the suits involved under the bus. Such is the case for the re-imagining of the Fantastic Four by director Josh Trank. Ever since the first casting news circulated around the Internet and was met with general concern and disappointment, any hope for this project was all but gone. I think Fantastic Four was DOA (dead on arrival). Which is sad, because as passionate as we are about our comic book films and adaptations of the characters, I strongly believe we are also open-minded enough to give it a chance. Warning spoilers ahead…

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW - JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 6: INJUSTICE LEAGUE



Check out my posting on Comics Bulletin reviewing the latest Justice League graphic novel, Justice League Vol. 6: Injustice League

May the Dork be with you,
JPB

The Dork Knight

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.