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[Movie Review] X-Men: Apocalypse

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“Sweet Dreams are made of this.”

X-Men Apocalypse reviews dropped a month ago when Captain America: Civil War was the darling on Rotten Tomatoes and everyone made it out to be a garbage fire.

I have no idea what movie they actually saw.

My X-Men First Class review is here and my X-Men Days of Future Past review is here.

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[Movie Review] Captain America: Civil War

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Welcome to Marvel Phase Three.

Another Free Comic Book Day, another Marvel Movie.

I have to ask: Just what the whiskey tango foxtrot happened to Age of Ultron while Civil War is amaze balls.

Don’t get me wrong, Age of Ultron had it’s moments, like the farmhouse which I personally loved because sometimes you need the heroes to rally and lick their wounds. Less, cave of exposition and more farmhouse.

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[Movie Review] Batman VS. Superman

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Batman VS. Superman (2016)

It’s that time of year folks, the comic book movies have arrived with Batman VS. Superman. A movie some people will tell you had been mentioned in I am Legend back in 2007.

Bennett North and myself went to go see it. Her review can be found here.

Either love’em or hate’em you’ll probably be watching two actors in their underwear beating the crap out of each other or a CGI enemy with a bombastic soundtrack in a darkened theater and wonder: Why is this happening, again?

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How to survive Rhode Island Comic Con

How to Survive Rhode Island Comic Con

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With Rhode Island Comic Con now just hours away, here are some helpful hints on surviving a convention:

1. Park at the Providence Place Mall and walk over. Sure there’s parking at Providence Convention Center but why pay $15 when you can pay less for the same amount of time. The Mall is where the food’s at and it’s linked to the Convention Center by a skybridge.

2. Check ‘n’ charge your electronics now and bring back up batteries/cards/charging wires. There isn’t a Best Buy for miles but there are several wireless carrier stores, an Apple Store and a CVS in the mall. If you’re bringing a DSLR with you bring extra cards and batteries because there probably won’t be charging stations.

3. ATMS: Get the money before you leave the house. There tend to be two long lines at conventions: Starbucks and ATMs. Guess which ATM is gonna run out of money first? Right, the one at the con not at your local Walgreens.

4. Comfortable shoes and clothes. Check the weather forecast before you leave, walking around in bundled up clothes in a tightly packed space with a lot of people things tend to get hot and you really don’t want to be dragging a heavy coat around five minutes after you just walked through the door.

5. Generally this where I’d say to have a back up panel but RICC is only 4 years old and the panels are light.

6. Yes, the food is expensive inside the Convention Center, walk back over to the Mall and buy it there. For the ragging Providence Place Mall gets, the restaurants like Dave & Busters are great places to eat at.

6a. Stay hydrated. Get a 24 oz water bottle at the corner store and just refill it for the entire weekend.

7. Download the Rhode Island Comic Con app. Make sure to spell out the full name. It includes maps and a locations of such important things like the bathrooms.

8. Remember to check out Artist Alley for up and coming artists. You never know what you may find.

9. Twitter hashtags of #ricc #ricc2015 #ricomiccon and #rhodeislandcomiccon are probably best to watch just in case. It’s the only way the dealers found out the fire marshals had closed the doors last year since no announcements were made to the con floor.

10. Remember to ask the cosplayers for their pictures and say thank you. I’d point you to the anti-harmashment policy for RICC but I don’t know if they have one.

11. Otherwise, enjoy yourselves and hopefully Altered Reality Entertainment has learned from last year’s mistakes.

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Top Ten Faux Age of Ultron Spoilers

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Top Ten Faux Age of Ultron Spoilers:

  1. Who knew Thor’s Hammer had it’s own Lill’ Hammer Family waiting for it at home.
  2. Ultron Kickstarting his new body was a great idea.
  3. All three Hulks showing up was a bit overkill.
  4. Pepper and Natasha pulling a Thelma and Louise off that cliff brought down the house!
  5. Hawkeye’s This Old House better be on the DVDs.
  6. The Wedding between Captain America and Natasha put Spider-Man’s to shame.
  7. Hydra should really have rented on Air B’n’B.
  8. Jane Foster stuffing Ultron into that unending Portal Hole was cute.
  9. Agent Carter kicking Ultron in the nards was perfect.
  10. Agents of Shield babysitting Hawkeye’s kids scene didn’t feel right.
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