Tag: Marvel

Star Wars at D23: Playing it Safe: Part 1 of 3: The (Inevitable) Rise of Skywalker

I didn’t attend D23; the ultimate Disney-Marvel-Star Wars reveal party. That’s fine. Dragoncon is this week. And the internet is instantaneous. From Friday through tonight, multiple times over, everything revealed on stage was force fed to me through social media. And like Takeru Kobayashi, I gobbled it all down and wanted more.

My main interest was the Marvel stuff, because that’s pure addiction for me, and after the bad trip that’s been the Spider-Man news, I needed a promise of my next high. Disney, ever the good pusher content provider, was there, promising me so much for such a small, small, price… and never mind that Sony stuff, just look over here. Did we mention Black Panther 2 in 2022?

But it isn’t the Marvel stuff that has me writing tonight, mainly because Marvel is, if nothing else, consistent in being better than average. Yeah, they’re taking some risks with Disney+, and yeah, we’re all bummed that Uncle Ben is going to have to die again, but with over 10 years and 3 phases, the MCU has earned some trust.

What about Star Wars, then? There was plenty of Star Wars news, but I want to focus on the three announcements/reveals that most caught my attention for reasons ranging from the good to the bad. First Up: The Poster Child of Playing it Safe

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The 42cast Episode 50: Smells Like Teen Spirit

Sometimes just reading Geek Stranger isn’t enough. Sometimes you just have to listen… and where can you listen to me geek out with fellow nerds about the complete and over use of a bad hair band cover slooooow origins of New Orlean’s own angst ridden young heroes into the MCU? Stay to see just how long three guys can talk about one so-so show with so so much potential, then check the Show Notes for what-could-have-been! You guys, it’s been 50 episodes! I’m getting a cake…:

Come celebrate 50 episodes of The 42cast. Unlike other podcasts we’re not doing anything special. We’re just bringing you the same great reviews that you’ve come to expect from The 42cast. This time we discuss season one of Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger. The series is a bit of a looser adaptation than many other Marvel properties and skews far younger in the demographics. This week we discuss the series, how it works as an adaptation, and how well it works in its own right. We’ll also discuss stylistic choices, how it stacks against the CW and Marvel’s Runaways, and make much ado about their musical choices. This week’s Five Minute Controversy asks if we should listen to aggregate review sites such as Rotten Tomatoes.

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RevNews: Daredevil on Netflix, Season 1 – Happy to See You!

Sometimes just reading Geek Stranger isn’t enough. Sometimes you just have to listen… and where can you listen to me marvel about the first season of Daredevil on Netflix? :

Greetings, RevFans. We present to you another one of our RevNews podcasts that was thought to be lost in the midst of Gary’s cross-country move! We found it in the box with the good silverware. Season two may be streaming (and awesome), but please join us for a look back!

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X-Men: Apocalypse

On the way home from seeing the oft neglected middle child of summer comic films that isn’t Captain America: Civil War or Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I began explaining how the continuity from X-Men: Apocalypse played out in the comics to my erstwhile and long suffering movie going companion; the origins of Apocalypse, where he (may have) got his tech, the relevance of the after credits scene, how it all tied together, and so on and so forth. When I got to the time travel aspects regarding Cable, after explaining his birth from a clone of Jean Grey who wasn’t really the Phoenix after all, she told me to, and I’m quoting exactly; “Shut the f$&k up. You’re ruining the movie for me.”

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RevNews: Captain America: Civil War – #TeamFeels

Sometimes just reading Geek Stranger isn’t enough. Sometimes you just have to listen… and where can you listen to me scream like a little boy about how awesome Captain America Civil War was, and what I got right and wrong? Why here with the fine fine folk at RevNews:

Listen in as they talk about why previous delays weren’t Tegan’s fault; their general reactions to the movie; the capable hands of the Russo Brothers; what predictions they got right (and wrong); their trouble believing that was Howard Stark’s car; Tony’s deep need for therapy; their quibbles and the feels; Zemo’s plan and if Mike was happy that Zemo wasn’t Cobra Commandered; the deaths, more feels and the many needs for hugs; how they felt about all the characters; Bucky’s Legolas moment; Tony’s need for therapy; the incredible cuteness of Vision & Wanda; the redemption of Clint Barton; their need for a Black Panther movie right now; what Spidey brought to Team Tony; Zemo’s vicory and need for another hug; Tegan’s use of “Hobbiting” as a verb; the big airport fight; how the Russo brothers used our expectations against us in a fantastic way; the intensity & deep feels of the final fight; Bucky putting on a smile for Steve’s sake; #TeamBladder; and where they ranks it amongst the MCU movies so far.

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RevNews: Captain America: Civil War – A Backpack Full of Feels!

Sometimes just reading Geek Stranger isn’t enough. Sometimes you just have to listen… and where can you listen to me elaborate about what I’m looking forward to in Captain America: Civil War before seeing it? Why here with the fine fine folk at RevNews:

Tune in as our comic book heroes discuss if Tony is a supervillain now; Steve’s character arc vs Tony’s in the MCU; they try not to get Tegan started on the “Martha” thing again; what Spidey’s role in all this is going to be; everyone’s love of the Russo brothers; how we need Captain America branded tissues for the screening; the Team Cap and Team Tony lineups, with how Steve should have played some MMOs before this to better understand making a balanced team; a breakdown on known Infinity Gems so far; Mike’s need for Zemo to be Cobra Commandered; Tegan’s terrible Force Awakens joke and the greenhouse mystery.

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