Friday, July 25, 2008

It's Almost...


Or maybe Campbell-ian.

Bitch Slap. So offensively awesome I must see it. On DVD, since there is no way I am paying to see that in a theater.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

A Confession

As a guy, who is also quite geeky, I have a horrible confession to make.

I am painfully addicted to So You Think You Can Dance. I mean, really addicted. To the point where I had an opportunity to see Dark Knight at the Imax last night, and almost didn't go because it meant missing the last 30 minutes of the show. I did end up going, and it was worth it. But, it was a tough choice.

So, why do I like this show so much?

I have no idea. I'm not a dancer, in the slightest. So much a non-dancer that I have turned down girls who wanted to dance with me. Which, really, no so much something I should be doing. I don't even really do the dancing around in your apartment listening to music. I just don't dance.

Likewise, I am not much for the music. I listen to music sometimes. Just not a really big thing for me. I mean, hell, I have an ipod that is only maybe 1/3 full, and I keep forgetting to take it with me when I go anywhere. I don't think I have actively listened to music in months, possibly since last year. I like music videos, and will Youtube those like crazy. But, it's not usually for the music as much as the video.

So, why this obsession with a show about dancing? Who knows.

Gotta go, results for this week's elimination are about to come on.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Dark Knight

So, as any self respecting comic geek has done by now, I have seen The Dark Knight. I have loved the Dark Knight. I want one more (and probably only one more) movie to go with this. I say round out the trilogy with a Riddler/Catwoman movie. Maybe another Scarecrow appearance. While I think this movie ends in a way where they could possibly leave it as is, I think they almost need another movie the redeem Batman.

As everyone else has been saying, Heath Ledger is amazing. Enough so that I actually forgot he was in the movie. His Joker was so real, and so engaging, that I forgot who was playing him.

Two Face was also a great addition to this. The movie really was Harvey Dent/Two Face's story. Batman and Joker were there, making big appearances and whatnot, but the movie wasn't about them. They were there to help Harvey's story to happen. This is how it should have been.

I don't even know what I can say that hasn't already been said. Except, Watchmen.

That Watchmen trailer has me sold. Still do not like the costumes too much, but I can accept them. The big things for me are they got Dr. Manhattan right. They got Rorschach's mask right. The scenes look awesome. I must reread the trade now, and drool over the eventual awesome this movie will be.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I Return...But For How Long?

Nearly a month since the last post. No excuses. I have been lazy. But, here's a new post. Hopefully I will have more soon.

Joker's Asylum: Penguin- Ok, so I read the first issue of this series and liked it. Actually, with the Joker issue, I first disliked it, then by the end I loved it. This one started out much better, had a great middle, and a somewhat sad end. I actually felt bad for the Penguin in this one. I do love how he got mad at the chef in the restaurant, and instead of killing the man he just made the guy so miserable that the guy offed himself. That's a true villain there.

Trinity #6- I am liking this series so far. Not a lot of anything happening, yet I think it will lead somewhere good. I love Busiek as a writer and love Bagley as an artist. I'm going to keep reading for a bit longer. Backup stories are a little meh.

Booster Gold 1,000,000- What a great issue, and a great run for this team. This was such a fun concept for the entire series, with a Zero Hour tie in earlier and this issue here. Booster gets the boost he needs to his self image when Batman confronts him with photos from his run-in with the Joker (Killing Joke era). I love the idea of Booster having a guy in the future who looks at him as a sort of icon to emulate. Peter Platinum. Great stuff. Also, the big reveal at the end was so fantastic, i can't even describe how happy it made me.

Batman Detective Comics #846- Meh. Hush was a fun story, and a villain I don't hate. This, though, is nothing fantastic yet. I dunno how this will play out. I have hope since it is a Paul Dini story, and I like him.

Marvel Adventures: Hulk #13- This series is so fun. Peter David knows how to tell a good story, and is a master of Hulk stories. This is just goofy fun. Living Pharaoh/Monolith. Who ever expected to see that character ever again?

Captain America: White #0- Nice preview of what should be a good series. I wasn't going to but this, but my comic shop had it in my box. Good thing about the place I shop, they do that. You have one series on your pull list, they will place other related stuff in there assuming you may like it. So, even though I wasn't planning on getting it, I bought it...and loved it. Will likely get the rest.

Eternals #2- As much as I hate to admit it, I didn't like the mini that lead into this. However, I do like this so far. I love Acuna's art. I find that it is really suiting this comic a lot. This is looking to be a decent series.

Nova #15- Oh man, this is not good for poor Nova. His actions on the planet, trying to stop Harrow and save that last people on the planet means he may have lost the Worldmind. This is very possibly a bad bad thing. Next issue, Secret Invasion. Looking forward to seeing how this works.

Guardians of the Galaxy #3- Wow, more ties to the original Guardians team with an appearance by Starhawk, who kicks Vance Astro's ass. This, of course, causes problems for the new team who are already suffering from issues of their own. There are currently at least 3 ongoing plotlines I have been able to see so far. We have the mystery with the Church. We have the Mystery of the future Guardians. We have the threat of the Fissures. Got to say, I am loving this so far.

Captain Britain and MI13 #3- The only Secret Invasion tie-in that I really care about buying. Not counting my regular monthlies that happen to be part of the event. This one, while it isn't great, has me interested enough to keep reading. I love Pete Wisdom, for no reason I can explain. I love the concept of Captain Britain. I am really loving Faziza, and want to see more of her. So, I dunno why, but I keep wanting to read.

Secret Invasion #4- Half way through, and I am still quite liking this. Nick Fury coming back, and kicking ass as only Nick Fury can is awesome. His new Howling Commandos are pretty cool, and I want to see more of them (even a separate mini or ongoing). This issue was the weakest of he bunch so far, with a decent end but nothing as drastic as before. I still do not think Stark is a Skrull. Just doesn't work for me. I do wonder what will happen next and how it will all end.

Ultimate Origin #2- Ok, wow. This is a fun series. The last issue was better, but this one wasn't bad at all. Introduction of Wendell Vaughn to the Ultimate universe. Wonder if he will become Quasar at some point, or just using the name. Introduction of Project: Pegasus. Introduction of Dum-Dum Dugan. Origin of Steve Rogers/Captain America. The origin takes the whole issue, which was a slight disappointment, as we have already seen it. know...more coolness next time. Still good, though.

Also, this week I finally dropped Teen Titans and Titans. Never cared about Titans anyhow, that was added since i had Teen Titans. I am keeping the Teen Titans: Year One and Tiny Titans comics on my list, though.