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At long last, Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice review has arrived. Many apologies as work and illness had prevented me from completely this episode. There will be spoilers in this show but there has been enough time for many fans to have watched this movie. Still, ye have been warned.


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For this week, the Big 3 topics are:

  • MST3K is making a comeback and you can help
  • New Star Wars Experience coming to the Disney parks but at a cost
  • Xbox One updates on November 12 and what to expect

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Before I can agree with the title of the article, I wanted to put it out there that I was one of the early deserter of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. I’m not sure that I mentioned this but when a show that I had high hopes for lets me down rarely do I continue. For example, Heroes season one was one of amazing shows that won over me right from episode one. With season two, the series was dealt with a harsh blow with the writers’ strike which curtailed the season and rushed many of the plot points too quickly. Back to a full season, season three wandered and meandered until Hiro’s mind was turned into that of a 10 year old. I was deeply offended at this level of incompetence from a storyteller’s point of view. I had stopped watching Heroes and moved on.

Season One of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. suffered right out of the gate. Until the events of Captain America The Winter Soldier, S.H.I.E.L.D. had not direction or focus. I came back to the series after colleagues told me how great the show became and as well as listening to Clark Gregg on the Nerdist Podcast. Could this momentum carry over into season two? And the short term answer is yes.

This series has finally found its voice and with it came one of my favorite villains – The Absorbing Man. By this gesture, this comic book fanboy was pleased with nerdgasms galore. To boot, we also get Agent Carter and the Howling Commandos. There was finally some payoff to syncing these series to being part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and not just treated as an after thought like cleaning up Thor’s mess after his second movie. And now, if that was not enough, this series is laying down the groundwork for the Inhumans to appear later. Now this is a series that I could watch and go along for the ride between the MCU movies. It has come along way to win my respect.

So the big question is, will Coulson appear in Avengers Age of Ultron?

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a complex one. It’s one that’s scheduled out its roadmap of movies for the next five years, and is unprecedented in its thoroughness. No other film franchise has ever even attempted to be as expansive and inclusive as this one, making it a model for any studio looking for its next big cash cow series. Perhaps the most ambitious cog in the MCU machine has been ABC’s Agents of SHIELD, charting the escapades of Marvel’s shady government organization tasked with saving the world.

The way events have transpired in Agents has been nothing short of impressive. The events of the show have run parallel to major events in sequels to both Thor and Captain America, with the plot finding itself directly effected by events of the films in major ways. The Winter Soldier especially changed things up, wrapping up with the complete dissolution of the entire SHIELD organization. The show has existed in a post-Winter Soldier universe since then, where we’ve seen the fallout of that movie change and grow every character.

via How Marvel’s ‘Agents of SHIELD’ Improved With Age.


We are back; sort of. After much delay and computer problems, our latest podcast is now up and running. This is going to be a big show so I don’t expect you to listen to it in one sitting. However, you are stuck in traffic and marred by protests then by all means listen to this and forget the world… for about 1 hour and 40 minutes.

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12/11/14 – Forgot to post this information about the Dr. Who article I read online on Click here to read it or click Emily’s name for further articles.

“My heart is maintained by the Doctor.” Thoughts On Doctor Who’s Female Master EMILY ASHER-PERRIN

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One of the things I try to do is before I get all nerded out on casting news is to verify if it has been confirmed. While I love using IMDB, I was still dumbfounded but as to why, I felt, there was no official word from Marvel about Benedict playing Dr.Strange. Sure, we have the official release of the MCU lineup for the next several years but not everything has been confirmed.

The worry that I have with MCU is the already committed movies when there is neither an actor/actress, cast, director, or even a screenwriter attached to the project. Yet, we have an assembly line of sorts for the MCU and I feel they will bang this movies out without much concern to get it right.  Yes, MCU has a great record of treating their Marvel properties with great care… so far. Like with any company, there are bound to be clunkers along the way. A perfect example is Pixar and their strong commitment on telling on a good story. Toys Story, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and others were perfectly done which made Pixar a household name. However, I think the chink in the armor came with Cars. I felt no connection to anyone or anything which was odd for me loving Pixar. The movie felt a bit flat with me as I did not have the same love of cars or road trips across America as John Lasseter discuss in making Cars. No big deal as not everything is going to connect with every movie goer. Ratatouille was the next film and was better than Cars but the really winners for Pixar were Wall-E, Up, and Toy Story 3. These movies were Pixar at its best but then Cars 2, Brave, and Monster’s University have made Pixar dip even lower than my feelings for Cars. This goes to prove the point, no one and no company is without failure. MCU is going like gangbusters especially after Guardians of the Galaxy was released over the summer but can they avoid the same pitfalls as Pixar? I’ve already seen the chink in the armor for the MCU. Thor 2 was not for me and a complete wasted effort on the acting talent since the first movie was absolute well executed. On that note, my podcast partner felt lukewarm about Captain America 2. We also split on Iron Man 3 where I liked it and he did not. Still we both enjoy watch MCU regardless.

As for Benedict not knowing anything about this Dr.Strange project is a bit worrisome. We’ve seen issues like with Edgar Wright ultimately leaving the Ant Man movie nearly derail the project. Sure, the movie is on track but this may be a sign of further things to come. What I’m trying to say is that sure Benedict may be the ideal person for the role and for argument sake what if he declines it? Who else are you going to get? Yes, there are plenty of actors that are unknown that would love this chance but I  don’t want to see those behind the MCU group have Johnny Bravo mentality. Now, the Johnny Bravo I’m referring to is not the animated series on Cartoon Network but from the Brady Bunch. Greg wanted to be a singing artist and discovered by a music producer. In the end it wasn’t about the talent or the passion for music that Greg had but rather he simply fit the suit. Check out the clip below to see my point.

The MCU Phase 3 is going to be ambitious schedule to keep up. They do need ensure quality in their films remains paramount. I’m expecting MCU to have a home run hit every single the movies need to be enjoyable and entertainment for us fans.

According to Comic Book Movie on Saturday, actor Benedict Cumberbatch was in a short interview during the Hollywood Film Awards on the red carpet. There was a brief stint of a code breaking in lieu of Cumberbatch’s new “Imitation Game” movie and also question asked about him playing Doctor Strange. Cumberbatch said he knew nothing of the sort and even asked the reporter if even he knew. Of course, as a nod to “The Imitation Game’s” World War 2 genre, there could have also been a reference to “Hogan Heroes'” Sergeant Shultz’s “I know nothing!” to being a super hero.

via Benedict Cumberbatch claims he knows nothing of being ‘Doctor Strange’ – Orlando Geek Culture |