Welcome back for another action-packed, spoiler-riddled review from your favorite Evil Queen. Yes I am still sadly recovering from a bloody knee injury, but I am on the mend and getting lots of time to indulge in more fun science fiction flicks. This weekend the Veganaut and I tackled Pandorum, a 2009 film whose back cover sounded strangely similar to Event Horizon. I now bring you my review of this Denis Quaid featuring film.
Winter is Coming so the Geeks hunker down in the Evil Lair North! On location Big Evil and C-Mart get Greekimus Prime on the horn and just geek out for an hour on the latest movies, TV shows, comics, conventions, games and more! We talk Game of Thrones, Spider-Man, Marvel movies and shows, Batman vs. Superman and more!
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It’s Doctor time, Evil Geeks! Last week we saw the new Doctor learn how to be a hero again from none other than Robin Hood, but before one can go about being a hero, there’s an emotion that one must master first: Fear. If you can’t overcome various fears (i.e. being alone, the dark, clowns) then you simply aren’t hero material. The Doctor has traversed all of time and space, so clearly he’s completely mastered fear and there’s nothing he’s scared of, right? Right???
Sorry folks, I don’t have a creature comforts post for you today, but I do have a review of one of the latest retired seasons of Vampire Diaries, which is certainly a show full of creatures. Yes I am a little embarrassed to admit that I fell for Vampire Diaries. But as my previous posts on the show have discussed, it really has a fun backstory with long-lived vampires, witches, and werewolves. It even has vampire-werewolf hybrids! So I could easily drown out the obnoxious love triangle between Stefan, Elena, and Damon. That is until this season. Continue forward for a spoiler-laden update on the most recently retired Vampire Diaries season.
I’ve been shying away from reviewing a lot of the classics of the film noir genre. Part of the problem is when I sit down to watch a movie; I almost always pick one I haven’t watched before rather than an old favorite. There’s just too many movies out there I still haven’t seen. The Warner Brothers Archive released Out Of The Past on Blu-Ray for the first time a few weeks ago and I figured now was as good a time as any.
Out Of The Past is considered a classic of the genre. 1941’s The Maltese Falcon may set the guidelines but it’s Out Of The Past that defines them. It has almost every hallmark that goes into a noir. The private detective main character, the beautiful and deadly femme fatale, narration, extensive flashbacks, heavy use of shadows, hard boiled dialogue, a bleak tone and dark undercurrent pulling at the main characters. Most noir leads are doomed almost from the outset. In this case the movie begins with another hallmark of noir someone who’s reformed being visited by a figure from their shady past only to suck them back in.
With the recent reboot of Daredevil and his subsequent move to San Francisco I thought it would be a good time to look back at Volume 3 and highlight some of the covers from this run. After the doom and gloom of Bendis, Brubaker, and Diggle’s lengthy tenure’s it was time to take DD back to his swashbuckling roots. Mark Waid was just the man for the job along with artist Paolo Rivera to launch and then eventually Chris Samnee they succeeded in turning the character around and giving the book a artistic facelift on all fronts. Proving that a Daredevil book could look and feel bright but still have a dark under current. In the process they created an array of covers in this volume’s short 36 issues that stand out and confidently rank with any of the classics that came before it.