Apr 252014
 

With the end of Dark Cybertron, a New Age dawns upon the Transformers. Gone is the tyranny of Megatron, and Shockwave; the Autobots have finally reclaimed control of their world…but at a cost. Trust is in very short supply these days. Starscream has been elected the leader of Iacon, and Megatron is put in charge of an expedition of Autobots sent into deep space. Needless to say, some people are not too pleased with these choices of command. Many Autobots are quite vocal about their displeasure with who has been put in charge, but one group that has not been heard by the Autobots yet is the humans of Planet Earth. Well, they shall soon hear their opinions, as Optimus prime and his team of Autobots race to Earth in search of any remaining Transformers, in hopes of bringing them back home in today’s issue.

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Apr 242014
 

All-Star Western #30

Jonah Hex, after a brief stint in the present day, is back in his own time. There’s a lot for the gunslinger to deal with now that his recently-repaired face makes him unrecognizable to former friends! How can our formerly-scarred ex-CSA soldier solve his problems? With gun play of course! Meanwhile, this issue sees the return of back-up stories as we get a taste of Madame .44! Let’s saddle up for All-Star Western #30! 

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Apr 232014
 

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In lieu of Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn’s admission that they are “struggling with” their decision to debut Captain America 3 the same day as rival studio’s Batman vs. Superman on May 6, 2016, I decided to compile a few reasons why I believe the onus is on Warner Bros. to change their release date, not Disney/Marvel.

Full disclaimer: I want both films to succeed, and even if both were released on the same day, I’d probably see them both that day. These are just my realisitc views on the matter from the perspective of an average moviegoer. Not a comic book nerd.

1. Captain America is now a “mainstream” hero.

After the critical and commercial success of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (see Silverwolf and Elessar’s reviews), Cap has now solidified himself as a mainstream hero. Up until this point, Cap was looked upon as a secondary hero to his Marvel counterpart Iron Man. Robert Downey Jr. has no doubt made Iron Man a household name, and I believe Chris Evans has done the same with Captain America. In other words, in the eyes of the mainstream audience, he’s not inferior to Batman anymore in terms of popularity.  Continue reading »

Apr 232014
 

Hello folks~ And welcome to a short bite of some food for thought! I hope you all got your ugly mage hats ready, because Bioware just released a brand new trailer for the upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition, which will be released on October 7th, 2014!

 

 Because we all did not expect a Navarran inquisition, surely. But with this trailer opens up more questions—and still, fewer answers, especially to those important concerns, like if Varric is romance-able this time around…

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Apr 222014
 

Hey, Kaushik here again to review another anime that finished just last season. This time it’s Log Horizon, a fantasy action show set inside an MMORPG. Like many anime series these days, Log Horizon is based off a light novel of the same name. The anime series, which went on for 25 episodes, ran from October of 2013 to March of 2014. A second season is already in the works, slated to be released in October of 2014. Since Log Horizon has been fairly popular, it’s often compared to another show with a somewhat similar premise, Sword Art Online. Rest assured the two are very different, for better or for worse. I’ll elaborate on just how it is different as we go through the show. Without further ado, let’s get to it~

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Apr 202014
 

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In case that subtle author picture, or my Twitter profile photo didn’t alert you to this, I have an affection for Nicolas Cage. Roger Ebert once said that he is a ‘…good actor in good movies and an almost indispensable actor in bad ones,’ and I think that about sums him up. But despite my love of seeing him in bad or silly movies (Face/Off is a dumb movie, but it is also an entirely successful and extremely competent action movie, not so much Ghost Rider) I have to continually inform people that in the right part or with the right director, he is a damned fine actor. And so, with a lull in movie releases while I try to find The Raid 2 and avoid Heaven Is For Real and A Haunted House 2 like the plague, I thought I’d draw attention to some of his under appreciated good performances.

Note: Leaving Las Vegas and Raising Arizona have been excluded from this list, as everyone knows they’re good.
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