March 28, 2019

Celebrating Detective Comics #1000-Batman Through the Years


Last year when Action Comics #1000 came out, I had a huge tribute article that day. I loved Superman and wanted that article to be as big as it could be, and I listed my favorite Superman stories. Then like a dope I did Batman’s a few months later. So today, March 27,2019 when the landmark 1000th issue of Detective Comics comes out for Batman’s 80th…I got nothing. This wont even get posted on the right date

March 23, 2019

Top 10 Favorite “The Simpsons” Celebrity Cameo’s



March 19, 2019

Random Thoughts-The New Lex Luthor (no spoilers)



So I talked about the new Superman when he showed up on Supergirl, it was only fair to discuss this week’s newest casting. Yes my friends we have  a new Lex Luthor. Let's go over his appearance this past Sunday Supergirl, without any spoilers and real quick.





 
Not gonna lie, I was not excited about it. I have never been much of a Jon Cryer fan. The only thing’s I’ve really seen him in were Superman IV and Two and a Half Men. Course he was ridiculous in Superman IV and while he was ok in “Men” he was kind of a tool. Add to that the ghost of the last new Luthor, Eisenberg who trashed the character, I had my concerns.

What did I think?

I was very, and happily, surprised! So again with no spoilers, Cryer really did a fantastic job. He’s a much better actor than you would realize after that lame sitcom he got stuck on. This was a Lex that had everything. He had  a sense of humor and some humanity in him. But he was still smart as a whip and cunning. Luthor is always 2 steps ahead of everyone, except Superman, and that showed. He’s still got another two episodes so it’s hard to say for sure where he will rank on my list of actors who played Lex. He doesn’t beat Rosenbaum or Shea, or Hackman, but he is sure hell better than Eisenberg. Cryer seemed to really get Lex, and while I don’t think he physically fit the role 100% I think he nailed the rest of it. His scenes with Lena were superb. I was very impressed by the end of the episode, and that final scene was perfect it may be one of my favorite Arrowverse moments from any of the shows. Can’t spoil it so go watch it!!! It’s a shame these DC TV writers don”t write the movies, why couldn’t we have had this Lex in Batman V Superman rather than the Joker wannabe we ended up with?


I also loved the nod to the old comics, especially the plot point of Luthor having cancer by kryptonite exposure which was a real thing once. By the way I haven’t been thrilled with this season on Supergirl, but this episode as a whole was pretty damn good. Wonder what next week will bring?


So that’s it. my initial reaction to seeing the new Luthor. What did you guys think? Comment and let me know.

March 17, 2019

Five Amazing Yet Cliched Movie Scenes

Movie cliche’s are a dime a dozen. The bad thing is when a movie either uses them incorrectly, or just too often. But here’s the thing, you could argue that cliche’s aren’t always a bad thing. Just because a scene is kind of cliched doesn’t mean it’s bad. If done well, a scene full of cliche’s can still be a powerful and effective moment. This is what good directors and actors can do.




Here are five examples what I mean



Jurassic Park
Well of course young Lex is smart enough to hack into the computer so that she can get the doors locked. What child can’t do that? I mean they established it in a whole line of dialogue! As silly as that is, it was a great scene when I first saw it because of the suspense, one of my favorites in the movie. I never even noticed the idiocy of Tim just standing there banging on the chair rather than easily getting the gun for Satler




March 16, 2019

Underrated Trek:Civil Defense (DS9)

Welcome back to Underrated Trek,where I take a special look at Star Trek episodes that I love…which may not be the most popular or even liked by most. Last time I looked at an episode about a natural disaster striking the Enterprise. But just because TNG did that doesn’t mean the other series can’t do something similar. What about a lock down on Deep Space Nine? This is….




 




This episode has some similarities to “Disaster”, but does that mean it’s as good an episode? Well….


 


March 11, 2019

Top 5 Favorite Superhero Secret Origins



March 10, 2019

Top 5 Lamest Superhero Secret Origins



So I did iconic origins it was only fair to discuss the lamer one’s. These are origins so stupid you have to wonder what the writer who came up with it was thinking. The difference with this list is that the origins were so silly that they didn’t last without adjustments to them, if they weren’t tossed entirely.








#5.Catwoman

Is Catwoman a hero? Eh, who cares. A lot of people took offense in the 80’s when Frank Miller retconned Catwoman’s backstory. In the new version she was a prostitute who learned self defense to protect herself. Harsh, but better than her original origin. She was a flight attendant who hit her head and had amnesia. The cat connection was so weak it was laughable. Yeah, she pretty much had the same backstory as King Tut from the old 60’s Batman show. Ouch.

March 7, 2019

Top 5 Best Superhero Secret Origins



March 3, 2019

Underrated Trek:Disaster (TNG)


Yeah, been quite awhile since I did one of these. I guess I just needed a break, and try discussing other things. But it’s been far to long since I did one so here we go:

March 2, 2019

Top 10 Favorite Sitcom Horn Dogs


There’s a strange cliche in sitcoms which really makes no sense. You have family friendly shows aimed for audiences including children. And yet will get characters who are always, well, horny! I don’t mean that they are interested dating or companionship, I mean that they simply want sex. And they want it all the time! These characters are often crass and rude…and we love them! Seriously every character on this list is a fan favorite from the various show’s. Why is that? Probably because these characters have a real zest for life and an energy that is infectious. And since it’s TV we don’t really believe they’ve have had as many dates as they claim they do. Either way, these are often the characters that are the most popular and loved.