I was a huge Power Rangers fan back when I was a kid. I knew it was stupid twenty years ago but I didn’t care. I got to see Megazord punch another guy in a rubber suit week after week. And it was all that mattered. Oh, Pink Ranger Kimberly was hot, too, but that’s a totally different – and not to mention awkward – blog post altogether.
I’ve always wanted to keep my Power Rangers silly and campy. Imagine my apprehension when Lionsgate announced a Power Rangers reboot film. With the whole trend of pushing everything into dark territory, I know that the Power Rangers will get the Batman Begins treatment eventually. And it’s scary.
I’m not much of a gamer. But I used to play games a lot when I was a kid, and that was when I realized that, like so many things in life, I suck at them. However, there was one game I went back to all the time, and it is Doom.
Yes, I spent countless hours playing Doom. From completing the missions and having impromptu LAN parties when in computer class when our teacher is out sick, to installing on my first smartphone, I have fond memories of walking around the halls of Mars, blasting away at various demons. It formed much of my childhood. Which explains a lot, actually.
I never thought I would want to play Doom through one of 32 Instagram filters and a selfie stick. Continue reading
You have no idea how happy I am to have two of my favorite things, LEGO and Doctor Who, come together. I’ve always wanted a LEGO TARDIS and now it’s officially happening this year as part of their LEGO Ideas program. LEGO hasn’t announced which Doctors and companions are getting the LEGO treatment, but I’m willing to bet that we get at least Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor alongside Clara Oswald. And maybe a Weeping Angel, Cybermen, and Daleks. And a LEGO TARDIS. And there’s a LEGO Wall-E too, but I’m not too excited about that one.
Dear God. Take my money. All of it.
Marvel may be lording it over DC right now in the theaters, but compared to DC’s small-screen offerings, Marvel isn’t doing too well. Sure, Agents of SHIELD‘s second season is fantastic, and Agent Carter continues to be great, but Arrow and The Flash are currently killing it on TV.
A trailer for a trailer because we’d still eat this up anyway.
What do you think will Marvel tease us with next? Will we find ourselves with balls-to-the-wall action in the next Avengers movie?
In “Last Christmas,” the 2014 Doctor Who Christmas Special, the Doctor and Clara team up with Santa Claus and his elves to save the universe. Pretty much a great idea. Can’t wait for Christmas so I can watch this.
Also, if they won’t use the Wham! song in this episode, I will be severely disappointed, Moffat.
Oh look, it’s December! What do you want for Christmas? I’m pretty sure you have a great wishlist. But since we’re on the topic, how about you check out the things I want for Christmas?
I have a dream bass every year, and it changes a lot. This is this year’s dream bass, Seriously, look at that sexy beast. It’s either the Jaguar or this fantastic Rickenbacker that I still have not given up on owning.
I seriously never thought I’d see another new Star Wars movie in my lifetime. But here it is, The Force Awakens, and it’s coming next year. And it looks like it’s taken the best parts of the original trilogy and set the dial to 11.
So go and click play, and may the force be with you.
But let’s talk about that lightsaber. How awesome is that one? And who else got goosebumps when the Star Wars theme came on?
Are you excited for The Force Awakens? Let me know in the comments!
Three years after DC introduced wide, sweeping changes to their mythos by way of the New 52, I’ve remained pretty indifferent to what DC has to offer. Mainly because I feel that the previous DCU was a rich universe full of legacy and history, and at the same time insanely accessible.
I became a DC fan not because their stories were dumbed down for people who knew only the barest facts about Batman and Superman. I became a DC fan because the universe these characters inhabited was so large, and had a vibrant past that you could spend weeks reading up on the rich history of, say, the Flash and see where Wally West has come with the mantle’s legacy.
Another reason why I didn’t welcome the New 52 with open arms was a bit more personal – these are the version of the characters I grew up with. No matter what you do, no matter what you change, John Byrne’s Superman or Frank Miller’s 80’s Batman will still be my favorite interpretations of these characters. Batman: Year One, to me, is the closest a Batman story can get to perfection. It’s a smart, concise take on Batman’s origins set in the backdrop of the 80’s crime wave. It smartly jettisons the bloat Batman has accumulated over the decades and gave us an origin that made sense in a more mature and realistic world. And it worked. The Nolan Dark Knight Trilogy owed a lot to Frank Miller’s Batman. The Batman stories coming from Year One tried to emulate the grittiness with varying results. Continue reading
The last time I’ve seen a Doctor Who finale this satisfying was with The Big Bang from way back in 2010. Death In Heaven is a fantastic, if subdued, finale that neatly ties almost all of the ideas that were introduced with Peter Capaldi’s first outing as the Doctor. I wasn’t able to review the entirety of Doctor Who series 8 because I was either too busy or was experiencing website issues. So sit back, and I’ll talk about Death In Heaven and the first eleven episodes that led us here.
Warning: spoilers after this point.