Category Archives: Comics

Jessica Jones Season Two Trailer #1 (2018) *Alias Investigations Re-Opens*

Jessica Jones Season 2 was filmed back-to-back with The Defenders, so it’s no surprise that it looks like it’ll be the next foray into the MCU/Netflix-verse.  Season one of the show stands right next to Daredevil’s first season as the best of the Netflix series, but it also used Jones’ most powerful storyline and only real villain in David Tenant’s Killgrave.  It looks like season two will find Jones questioning how she got her abilities and, if I were to venture a guess, drinking a lot and throwing people through walls.  How many doors will Alias Investigations go through in season two when Jessica Jones Season Two premieres on Netflix on March 8, 2018?
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My Favorite Scene: The Mask (1994) “Cuban Pete”

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been looking at Jim Carrey.  We looked at his story and his motivation for the career that made him, at one time, the biggest star in the world.  We also looked at Jim Carrey as he is today and how he feels like he had to shed the “Jim Carrey” mask we all thought was the real him to find some peace in his life.  Ironically, I think a movie about a magic mask is Carrey’s best comedic work.

The Mask is based on a much darker comic book from Dark Horse that served as a perfect vehicle to highlight Carrey’s astounding elasticity as a physical comedian; literally giving him the opportunity to become a human cartoon in the perfect setting.  No one else could have made The Mask work.  It’s a zany, over-the-top screwball comedy/super hero film.  There isn’t anyone else who could have made its absurdity work while keeping the film believable within the insane confines of its own boundaries.  The perfect example is “Cuban Pete”.  The Mask is cornered by a horde of police and the film breaks out into full-on musical number.  Who else could have made that work and not have had the film go completely off-the-rails?

I’m sad that Carrey seems like he’s pretty much done, though he hasn’t made anything really great since 2004.  Of his comedies, The Mask and Liar Liar are my favorite, but The Mask is an overall better film, and one of the most underrated comic book adaptations.  It’s sad that we won’t get more of the Jim Carrey that we all thought we knew, but after hearing him talk, I’d rather he leave us the work he did and find his own peace rather than follow the tragic path so many other comedic stars have burned out along.
Jim Carrey in The Mask

Deadpool 2 Teaser #2 (2018) *Ryan Reynolds is Insane*

There are no words.  Ryan Reynolds is nuts in the best possible way.  Then read the Deadpool 2 official synopsis and mark June 1, 2018, on your calendar.

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 2

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Complete Achievement List (XBOX, PS4, PC – 2017)

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes was a gigantic game with so much to do that I never approached finishing anything other than the campaign.  So the sequel, naturally, is even bigger with several huge hub worlds, a campaign through time and space, and over 200 Marvel characters to find and add to your army of plastic heroes and villains.  Kang is the big bad in this game, and I am going to spare you the bare minimum five paragraph explanation on who he is….but he’s a big bad.  The emphasis is on Guardians and alternate versions of our heroes, but the traditional Avengers are still there.  Get to building.  This one is already out.  Achievements below courtesy of xboxachievements.com. Continue reading LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Complete Achievement List (XBOX, PS4, PC – 2017)

My Favorite Scene: Wonder Woman (2017) *Steve Trevor’s Sacrifice*

In a year that’s seen perhaps the most quality of quantity in the comic book genre with Logan, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Thor: Ragnarok all scoring, Wonder Woman still stands as the best comic book movie of 2017.  The DCEU in Wonder Woman captured what makes the DCU work in comics.  The DCU has an earnestness and acceptance of its own fantastic nature whereas Marvel tends to try to ground things in a more logical reality.  The DCU is a magical, cosmos-spanning, wonderland (punny).  It has street-level heroes like Batman and Green Arrow, but more common are larger-than-life godlike beings like Superman, Flash, and Wonder Woman.  Patty Jenkins’ take on the Amazons and Diana was the best Wonder Woman anything that’s ever been done on any screen or any page.  It captured the essence of her character and allowed us for the first time to get that feeling of what a special place the DCU is. Continue reading My Favorite Scene: Wonder Woman (2017) *Steve Trevor’s Sacrifice*