Posts Tagged ‘comic book’

The Dead Will Walk once again Oct. 14th on AMC

 The third season of The Walking Dead is gearing up to be a great one. When we left the group at the end of season two they were picking up the pieces from the undead assault on the farm. With their home destroyed they made their way out and decided to regroup. The ending scene showed the infamous prison. If you have read the comics then you know what could possibly be in store for the group. I say “possibly” because it seems like they are trying to keep some aspects of the comics but also make things completely different. Which is great! It gives us all an element of surprise. With Rick declaring that they are no longer a democracy it looks like the gloves are off and he’s becoming someone different.

The regular cast seems to consist of more or less the same people but there are a few newbies in there as well. Danai Gurira joins the cast as Michonne and David Morrissey as The Governer. These two are major characters in the comics and will no doubt make the third season rather interesting.

Season 3 of The Walking Dead premieres Sunday October 14th at 9/8c on AMC



Movie Maniacs: Series 2

Today we’re looking at series 2 of the Movie Maniacs action figure line by McFarlane Toys. This set consisted of mainly cult favorite characters. The sculpts on these figures seemed to improve a bit more and looked a bit more detailed as well. The set included


  • Chucky (Child’s Play 2)
  • Eric Draven (The Crow)
  • Ghostface (Scream)
  • Michael Myers (Halloween)
  • Norman Bates (Psycho)
  • Pumpkinhead (Pumpkinhead)


The Amazing Spider-Man: Review










In this reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise directed by Marc Webb (I think they picked him purposely…lol) Andrew Garfield stars as the web-slinger Peter Parker and Emma Stone as his love interest Gwen Stacey. This film retells the origin of Spider-Man starting from Peter Parker being your run of the mill brainy, nerdy high school kid to him getting bit by a spider and gaining superpowers after taking a trip to a research facility. He quickly realizes that having that kind of power does require a certain sense of responsibility.

I have been exposed to Spider-Man’s origin story many times over the years (comics, tv and in film) so I wasnt looking forward to seeing it again but as the movie began and it started to build up into it I was fairly surpirised to see that it wasnt the same thing that I’ve seen constantly. The outline to his origin is still there and intact but they tweaked it in certain spots and made it feel fresh and new. I was happy that they included his parents into the story because there is a great little backstory that happens with them in the comics that looks like it may happen in this series of films. The other thing that I was fairly critical about with the previous Spider-Man films was Peter’s lack of actual mechanical web shooters. This film brings that to the table and I couldn’t be happier to have a big, important part of the comic worked into this version. Rhys Ifans plays Dr. Curt Conners perfectly in this movie. You end up sharing a bit of sympathy with the character and all he has been through. The only thing that bothered me a bit was the way Andrew Garfield played Spider-Man. He played Peter Parker exactly the way he should be played but Spider-Man was a different story. In my opinion he was a bit too lanky and very casual with the way he was Spider-Man. I kept looking for that “superhero moment but it fell a bit short. I thought they did a great job at this reboot and it has tons of potential to tell a really great story. I’ve heard that they plan on making this a trilogy, I just hope that if they decide to make more movies after that they at least keep the same continuity with or with or without the same actors. There are plenty of stories out there that can be told without seeing another origin story again. Go check this out in theaters now!


Man Of Steel: Trailer


Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance: Review

This sequel to the 2007 comic book feature stars Nicholas Cage and directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. Johnny Blaze makes a deal with the devil in return for his soul. Now he rides around on his flaming motorcycle as the Ghost Rider, punishing the wicked for their evil ways. Now feeling as though he can’t be trusted around the ones he loves, he travels over the Eastern Europe to get away. Soon after he gets thrown into a situation where he has to stop the devil himself from taking over the body of a young boy.

I take back a previous statement I made in a recent review about Marvel excelling in the Live Action feature department. This one really hurt their cred. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a sucker for a comic book movie but his was a big miss for me and I’ll tell you why. Nicholas Cage. The first go around wasn’t spectacular either but it was way more tolerable than this movie. There’s only so many bad “flaming head” quips and puns one can take. This was my limit. Sure there were some improvements. The visual effects of Ghost Rider himself looked to be alot better and the bike he rides is charred and more realistic than the wildly exaggerated chrome skull version.The improvements pretty much stop there. The directors of the film (same duo that directed Crank) try to use their fast paced style of filmmaking here and it just didn’t transfer well at all. Ghost Rider is so visually appealing and I think would do really well if given the right story, director and (dare I say it?) NO NICHOLAS CAGE. If you’re a comic book movie fan and HAVE to see this movie just because then go ahead but you have been warned. Other than that, I would say Redbox it or skip it all together.


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