Friday, July 29, 2011

Review: Grant Morrison Talking With Gods

Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods
Directed by: Patrick Meaney
Starring: Grant Morrison, Jason Aaron, Dan Didio, Warren Ellis, Matt Fraction, Frazer Irving, Phil Jimenez, Geoff Johns, J.G. Jones, Frank Quitety, Jill Thompson, Mark Waid

If you know me in any way, you would know that Grant Morrison is one of my favorite writers in comics. Everything he writes has a strange tone to it, but he puts a lot of ideas on the table and makes each title he works on a fascinating read. His epic run on Batman, Doom Patrol, All Star Superman, and a lot more in the past twenty years have been some of the best comics I've read. So when it was announced that a documentary was to be made on the man himself, of course I was excited about it. Seeing the huge list of other creators on the list, I expected a big opus on the life of this Scottish born creator. What it ended up as though is a confusing, downright bizarre look at a man that is very hard to believe.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Comic Reviews for July 27th 2011

Captain America Corps #2
Written by: Roger Stern
Art by: Philippe Briones

Last month I had a pretty slow week in comics when 'Captain America Corps #1' came out. So I might have had a bias in regards to actually enjoying a comic when nothing came out for me. Roger Stern has been given reigns of putting together a team of Captain America's to fight some big evil that.....well that hasn't really appeared yet.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Review: Captain America

Directed by: Joe Johnston
Written by: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely
Starring: Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America), Tommy Lee Jones (Col. Chester Philips), Hugo Weaving (Johann Schmidt/Red Skull), Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter), Dominic Cooper (Howard Stark), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes), Toby Jones (Armin Zola), and Stanley Tucci (Abraham Erskine)

After two unsuccessful attempts at making a live action Captain America, it seemed uncertain whether our own patriotic superhero could be a believable movie star. Thankfully Marvel Studios have branched out into the film industry and have made a killing at making entertaining, but also plausible heroes. First came Iron Man, then Hulk, and then we recently got a Thor movie; so it seemed obvious that the leader of the Avengers had to be brought out sooner or later. At long last we finally have a Captain America movie with Chris Evans, a journeyman of comic book films of late, taking the title role. As a country, can we finally root for our own superhero on the big screen? Or is this yet another lame duck origin retelling?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Post #1: A New Hope

Welcome to anyone who has stumbled on this blog and the people I will be inviting too for hopefully a long time. I got interested in making a blog after realizing that 140 characters is too much of a limitation on voicing my opinion on things. So now we have this little blog created by me to voice how I feel on certain subjects. For the most part I am going to try and keep the topic solely on Television and Film. In fact a very big experiment is coming up for me in the coming months and it involves The Academy Awards. I'll post more about that later as time goes on.

But for now this is my first attempt at doing such a thing and hopefully all of you guys and gals will bare with me as I go through the ropes on making an entertaining blog. That's all for now and stay tuned tomorrow where, if all things go well, I should have my very first attempt at a film review posting on 'Captain America'.

Cya around!