Showing posts with label superheroes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label superheroes. Show all posts

Friday, May 16, 2014

Hey, Arrow, Is It Too Late To Start Watching You Again?

Sometimes shows that you think are going to be great start off strong, but then lose their way. No matter how excited you are for the characters and stories, no matter how much you want to love it, and no matter how much you may love the first few episodes, something goes wrong. You keep watching for awhile, but then you fall behind and never catch up. But what to do when you suddenly start hearing, months later, that it's good again and you must watch it? For me, the show in question would be Arrow.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

"Thor: The Dark World" Had Me At Loki

This weekend's movie adventure was Thor: The Dark World. I enjoyed the first film, but didn't absolutely love it so my expectations were not very high. It turned out that my worries were completely unnecessary.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Joss Whedon, My Mom, And "Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D."

My Mom is not a comic book person. To the best of my knowledge she's never owned one, except maybe when she was a kid and I'm betting it was likely her brother's not her own. She doesn't dislike comics, it's just that she's not a fan. That's why, when she told me she loved SHIELD, I nearly fainted on the spot.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Batman, Ben Affleck, And Skydiving

Yes, yes, the furor has died down every so slightly but their is still a battle raging in the hearts of nerds everywhere over the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman. Might have something to do with that whole Daredevil thing, but that was ten years ago. Ten years.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I Loved "Man of Steel" And I Hated "Man of Steel"

I've been nervously looking forward to Man of Steel for months and on Friday night I finally got to see  Superman's return to the big screen. I spared no expense and saw it in 3D in our fancy movie theater, the one with the push-button reclining seats. I also got popcorn and a soda so I can now afford only bread and water for the next week. The question is, was it worth it? [Spoiler Free]

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

You Never Forget Your First Superman

My introduction to Superman came through episodes of Adventures of Superman that I watched on Saturday mornings. It was on early, before all the popular shows started, and it was my favorite show of them all. I crept downstairs, turned on the television as quietly as possible, and watched Superman save the day every Saturday morning.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Audi Makes A "Choose Your Own Adventure" With Iron Man

Marvel and Audio have teamed up to promote the release of Iron Man 3 with a series of digital comics that are just like a Choose Your Own Adventure story, but with cars and superheroes. Man, I loved those things when I was a kid and am a sucker for a story that let's me choose the ending.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Which Fictional Weapon Is The Best?

An essential part of any hero's arsenal is his weapon. A Jedi is no good without his lightsaber. Thor just isn't Thor without his hammer. Harry Potter is nothing but a muggle without his wand. They've all got cool weapons, but which one would you choose if you could only have one at your side?

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

I'm Not So Sure About "Superman: Man of Steel"

My first exposure to Superman came in the form of black and white reruns of the 1950's television series. Even though I was just a kid, I still knew they were cheesy and dated, but fell in love with Superman anyway. He was the consumate good guy who saved the day from the bad guys. That will always be Superman for me, which is why I'm a little nervous about Man of Steel.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Playing All The Games At GenCon 21012

This year marked the 45th anniversary of The Best Four Days In Gaming, better known as GenCon, in Indianapolis, Indiana. I spent nearly every minute of those four days playing games, or at least drooling over the ones I wanted to cram into my suitcase. Here are some of the highlights of the convention.