Category GEEK REVIEWS

Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: New Character Images

Just in time for the Halloween season, Netflix has began teasing us with The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, a series based on the comic series with the same title. We all remember the charming television show, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, during the 90s, but this version of our favorite witch from the Archie comics universe will be much darker. This time she is played by actress, Kiernan Shipka (known for her role in Mad Men).

Already, the show takes a lot of the same palette from CW’s Riverdale, since they are in the same “universe” so to speak. Imagine all the crossover possibilities.

Check out more new teaser character images below, including Sabrina’s aunts and good ol’ Harvey (played by Ross Lynch).

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Why Ned Leeds from Spider-man: Homecoming Has Blessed Us

There is a lot to celebrate when it comes to the latest Spider-Man “reboot”—besides the movie actually being really, really, really amazing. The best Spider-Man movie yet in my humble opinion. I am totally biased though, Spider-Man is my favorite Marvel hero. Although, I admit, Spider-Man 2 with Tobey McGuire still holds a special place in my heart. Alfred Molina as Doc Ock. Can’t deny, fam.

Still, Spider-Man: Homecoming did an amazing job casting a diverse group of actors and since I am Filipino, I had to talk about the outstanding performance by Jacob Batalon as Need Leeds.

Seriously… Batalon is a gift.

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Comic Book: Stained

STAINED introduces us to a bounty hunter named Emma. She is tough, snarky and isn’t afraid of making bad life decisions in general. Her body is also mostly made of metal.

Is she part robot? The first issue doesn’t explain how she got her body or why. We do see her kick a lot of ass!

We are mostly introduced to how she navigates her world and we see her go up against criminals who are bigger and badder than she is. The story is gritty with only a dash of Emma’s dry sense of humor in the dialogue. I love that Emma is a little scary, perhaps not quite lovable but someone you want to respect… from afar. You just hope you don’t get on her bad side.

The artwork of the book is fantastic and the action sequences are strong. The character designs are a lot of fun— Emma is pretty bad ass. And interesting. And cool. I want to know how she got her metal body, dangit! TELL ME HER STORY!

Comic book readers who are looking for a new, different book to read about a woman who has a shady moral code and shiny weapons… STAINED is for you.

STAINED is written by David Baron and illustrated by Yusuf Idris. It will be available on May 3, 2017 from 451 Entertainment. Make sure to let your local comic book stores to order copies!

Independence Day: Resurgence

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On July 3, 1996, the most glorious alien-invasion movie hit the theaters and we forever knew: Independence Day. Will Smith was at the top of his game. Vivica A. Fox managed to keep her son AND her giant golden labrador alive. Bill Pullman was the best President of the United States (ever) with the best motivational-lets-go-die-in-war speech (ever). Jeff Goldblum, once again, just charmed the pants off everyone.

Twenty years later, we got a sequel with Independence Day: Resurgence. Pullman and Goldblum returned, joined by new cast members, including Liam Hemsworth, Jessie T. Usher (who played a grown-up Dylan) and Maika Monroe (who played a grown-up Patricia, President Whitmore’s daughter from the first film). Although, the actor who stole the show was Brent Spiner, who returned to reprise his role as Dr. Brakish Okun.

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Bedtime For Batman

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Hey, geek parents, here is a book for you! Bedtime For Batman is a sweet, illustrated story written by award-winning author, Michael Dahl and illustrated by Ethen Beavers.

The story features a boy who has his own mini-adventure as he gets ready for bedtime. He puts on his cape, brushes his teeth and snuggles under the blanket. On the next page, we see Bruce Wayne also preparing for his night… a night of crime fighting, of course.

I love that this book uses the Batman: The Animated Series art style as well. It is a delightful story to read your the little Batmans in your life!

Now when will we get Bedtime for Batgirl?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZODd1sS0LM

The book is available on Amazon.com for $15.95.

The 100, Why It’s Kind of the Best… and the Worst

All right, I confess. I got sucked into The 100 and I am not ashamed of it. I’ve told so many people how well-done and well-written this show is.

Then I immediately sigh and say, “But…. so problematic, ahhhh!” Look. It is completely possible to love a television show so deeply that my fandom heart makes a little room for it and I’m making imaginary wedding plans with Bellamy… but also acknowledge that this show might be the worst. Let’s discuss why. Spoiler warnings.

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Horrible Horror Movie Wednesday: Leprechaun in Space!

Hello everyone and welcome to the very first post of our brand new segment “Horrible Horror Movie Wednesday!”

I love scary movies and I love every sub-genre of horror. Everything from supernatural to thriller to slasher is my cup of tea. There is a specific sub-genre that has a special place in my heart though and that is, well, the not so great horror movies. We’ve all seen them. You know, the acting may not be the best, or you can see the tag hanging out of the mask for the “scary monster” as he’s attacking some half naked woman. Or maybe it takes place in space. You have to love a horror movie sequel that takes place in space.

Leprechaun 4: In Space!
Leprechaun 4: In Space!

Anyway, my point is that I love these movies because so much sincerity and effort goes into them and there is a lot more honesty with them than a lot of high production highfalutin POS’s out there. They’re fun, pure and simple, and I respect and appreciate that.

For the record this segment is called “Horrible Horror Movies” NOT because the movies are necessarily horrible, it’s just that the title has damn good alliteration. Let’s face it, that rolls off the tongue a lot more than “Horror films that aren’t quite good, but they’re made with honesty and are a lot of fun and I am writing this respectfully.” Am I right or am I right?

So, without any more interruption, I present to you our very first Horrible Horror movie: Leprechaun 4: In Space. 

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