There Are No Strings On The Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer

Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer

Announced to be revealed after next week’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer leaked and took over the Internet like any evil sentient artificial intelligence would. The leak only lasted a couple of hours until Marvel said, “Dammit, Hydra.” and released the official high definition version. The Internet – 1, Marvel – 0.

Great job handling the leak, Marvel. I could just imagine all the cursing in Marvel and Disney offices that went down and I’m sure it was all rage monster-y, but hey, all that matters is people love the Age of Ultron trailer and are now pumped to see your movie, right?

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Batgirl #35 Review – Damn, Bae!

Batgirl #35

I have hated — HATED — the New 52 almost as soon as it started and for the past 3 years, I’ve only followed one DC title and it is out of continuity. Things may finally be turning around for my relationship with DC with Batgirl #35 — but not completely.

Batgirl #35

I’ve only read the first two issues of this New 52 Batgirl series and not even Gail Simone can save it from the totally depressing tone of the relaunched DC line. So with the announcement of a new creative team taking over, promising a brighter and a more optimistic tone, I decided to give it a shot.

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Wytches #1 Review – Who Would You Pledge?

Wytches #1

When was the last time a comic book freaked you out? Me, just a couple of days ago when I read Scott Snyder’s Wytches #1. Not sure why it’s spelled like that but if it’s to tell readers this isn’t the witches we all know from pop culture, then good call. These witches are sinister gods hiding in the woods and they will MESS. YOU. UP.

Wytches #1

From the opening scene up to the last page, Snyder and artist Jock pulls us in to a world where we experience fear, dread, and the sinking feeling that something horrible is lurking in the shadows and it is coming for us.

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The Best and Worst of “Of Manila” Twitter Accounts

Of Manil Twitter Accounts of Manila

It all started with a few chuckles and some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments as @TitasOfManila began running roughshod over Twitter. Then it spawned a bunch of copycat accounts which, like most things on the Internet, quickly turned into a nitro-powered bandwagon of legitimately hilarious and undeniably unfunny — not to mention offensive — Of Manila Twitter accounts. And like most bandwagons, it is destined to be a hot mess of a train wreck. Jansen Musico of The Philippine Star calls it an “epidemic“. I call it “beautiful”.

Of Manil Twitter Accounts of Manila

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Getting Loot Crate Via Johnny Air Plus

Loot Crate - Villains Crate

I don’t always splurge, but when I do, it’s on useless but awesome things. That’s what I did when I ordered 4 different packages of geek stuff from 3 different sources in Australia and the US. The first 2 packages arrived last week and they were both from Loot Crate.

Loot Crate - Villains Crate and Galactic Crate

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My Collecticon 2014 Haul, Let Me Show You It

Collecticon - BootLEGO Army

Collecticon 2014

The last time I went to a convention was back in Komikon 2012, so going to Collecticon, my first toys and collectibles convention, was a little jarring. I’m not particularly fond of large groups of people in a confined space, you see, so that’s why this is only my second convention ever. I always come up with excuses not to go and exchange sweat with hundreds of people in a small area littered with bargain bins of comics and loose action figures. But this time, the allure of a convention exclusive Funko Pop! Doctor Doom vinyl figure was just too strong.

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Guardians of the Galaxy – Better Than The Avengers

Guardians of the Galaxy

Two years ago, I called Marvel’s The Avengers “the greatest comic book movie so far”. While I stood by that statement even after I saw the excellent Captain America: The Winter Soldier, I am now stripping The Avengers of that title. After seeing Guardians of the Galaxy twice (and I’m planning on seeing it at least 2 more times), I think head-to-head, Guardians is the best damn comic book movie so far. More on this blasphemous statement later in this post, but first, let’s talk about Guardians of the Galaxy. Mild spoilers ahead, a-holes.

Guardians of the Galaxy

I’m pretty sure most of us had no idea what to expect when Marvel Studios announced they were going to make a Guardians movie. Actually, I’m pretty sure most people didn’t care at all. Some people may have been interested because they are fans of the existing Marvel movies, while some, like myself, were quite intrigued because we read Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s reintroduction of the Guardians concept in the modern comics era. And then the first trailer hit and it changed EVERYTHING.

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People Hate ‘Godzilla’ For The Same Reasons I Love It

Godzilla

There will be Godzilla SPOILERS here, so if you don’t want to see those, don’t go past the following awesome image. Otherwise, read on, children.

Godzilla

The 2 complaints I usually hear from people who don’t like the new Godzilla movie are as follows:

  • We don’t get to see the big guy until we’re an hour or so into the movie.
  • The film completely abandons the engaging family drama in the first act.

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5 Things About ‘The Flash’ Trailer

The Flash

If you haven’t seen the full trailer of The CW’s The Flash, watch it now. WATCH IT!

Isn’t it beautiful? I’ve been skeptical about this Arrow spin-off since I’m not sure honest-to-goodness costumed super-powered superheroes would work on TV. In movies, they’re spectacular. On TV, NOPE. But this trailer makes the show look amazing and I’m hoping it really is. I’m not setting my expectations too high because that would only lead to major disappointment — I’m looking at you, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pre-Captain America: The Winter Soldier — but there’s enough here to lure me in, throbbing with anticipation.

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Review: Captain America – The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

There will be spoilers but they will be at the end of the post. Don’t worry, I’ll let you know when to look away if you’re anal about spoilers. Now let’s talk about Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Super Political Action Thriller

While the movie has a lot of moving parts in terms of characters and twists, the plot is fairly simple. We’ve seen this story dozens of times already in action thriller, political thriller, and espionage movies: somebody finds out something that’s supposed to be a big secret so everybody else tries to kill them. Also, it involves car chases and insane parkour Jason Bourne type of shit action sequences.

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