Spider-Man

GW1 Issue 112 – Web-Slingers & Hot Aunts

GW1 Issue 112 – Web-Slingers & Hot Aunts

Another summer blockbuster opened last weekend, so we’ve got your spoiler-filled review. Yes, another Spider-Man movie is out… is it worth seeing? Is it an improvement on the past ones? Is Holland a better web-slinger than Maguire or Garfield? We talk about all of that and more! Plus there were a few new Comic-Con panel and appearance announcements, Disney’s big con is coming up this weekend and, unfortunately, there were a couple of losses over the past week that we want to mention. More

Keepers Of The Fringe, Episode 22-There Goes The Spider-Man…..Man!

Keepers Of The Fringe, Episode 22-There Goes The Spider-Man…..Man!

SPOILER WARNING!!

The Keepers, Chris and Derrick, are both huge Spidey fans, so they spend the entire episode discussing Spider-Man: Homecoming.  

You read that correctly, this entire episode is a full-on, spoiler filled review of the Sony/Marvel Studios film Spider-Man.

There are no other topics or movie reviews this week, just non-stop Spider-Man.

If you have not seen the movie yet, you may wish to hold off on this episode until you do.  You have been warned!

If you have seen the movie, however, then give it a listen, and see if you agree or disagree with the Keepers.

Feel free to contact us with your thoughts on the movie as well.

 

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Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 176: Spider-Bland: Bone Coming

Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 176: Spider-Bland: Bone Coming

This week on NWGLS the nerds discuss their take on Spider-Man: Homecoming, TJ has a gift for Nathan, Chuck is pissed, and they talk about Nick Fury coming back to the MCU, all that and much much more!

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Non-Spoiler Review!

Spider-Man: Homecoming Non-Spoiler Review!

Written by Jason Brigger

Director: Jon Watts

Writers: Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley

Starring: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., and Marisa Tomei

After a Spider-Man trilogy that hasn’t aged well in light of the newer superhero films, and after a failed reboot by Sony that included two lackluster films (to put it gently), Sony has teamed up with Marvel to make the Spider-Man film that fans have been wanting for decades.

This time, Tom Holland takes up the web as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, a teenager trying to juggle his life as a teenager and as the newest New York superhero.  Parker wants nothing more than to be the next member of the Avengers and under the watchful eye of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), he’s well on his way to the being the best friendly neighborhood Spider-Man until Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton) sets New York in his sight.

After losing his salvage company’s contract cleaning up disaster areas to Stark’s new company, Damage Control, Toomes decides to use alien technology as weapons to sell to the criminal element of New York City.  Spider-Man, after waiting patiently to be Stark’s new protégé, decides to take matters into his own hands and stop Toomes/Vulture on his own, much to Stark’s protest.

The Good:

No Uncle Ben backstory.  After five previous films, the general audience understands why Parker does what he does and finally the writers realize not to waste time rehashing a story that has been told too many times. Thank you, Mr. Goldstein and Mr. Daley.

-Super-villain cameos.  I won’t spoil the surprises but Spider-Man actually fights numerous villains from the comic books and not just nameless thugs.  Fans of the comics will enjoy seeing some lesser known villains get the film treatment and while they may not be more than just filler for Spider-Man to wrestle with, the audience gets to see some fresh faces.

-New York City.  Jon Watts directs a film that, much like the comic books, makes New York City a living, breathing character as much as Spider-Man.  Watts makes New York City feel alive with real people and not just stock caricatures that the previous films accomplished.  When Spider-Man swings past buildings, it feels like he knows every nook in the city and actually loves and wants to protect New York.

-Tom Holland. Tobey Maguire helped make the cinematic Spider-Man famous but lacked in authenticity when it came to Parker.  Andrew Garfield nailed the persona of Parker but couldn’t figure out the authenticity of Spider-Man. Holland brings the complete package to the role and future actors in this role will be compared to Holland.

Holland pins down the insecure teenage angst of Parker but brings the still-learning but humorous Spider-Man persona to the superhero.  Holland has great repertoire as the nephew of Aunt May (Marissa Tomei) and he is confident in his scenes with the veteran Downey. Holland may not have been a household name before this film but after Homecoming, everyone will realize he is Spider-Man.

The Bad:

Nothing.

The Middling:

-Aunt May.  It’s not that Tomei does not fit the typical Aunt May-type.  It’s that the film doesn’t give anything for Aunt May to do and despite Tomei doing an admirable job, there just isn’t a chance to spread her wings with this character.  The one redeeming part for Tomei is that she gets the funniest line in the whole film.

-The Vulture.  Keaton does a fun and at times, great job as Toomes/Vulture but this is more about the writers “telling and not showing” why he does what he does.  Toomes states a few times that he sells weapons to criminals to support his and his co-workers’ family, and while admirable in a deranged way, that is about as far as his motivation gets in the film.  This motivation is not helped by a small, surprising twist later in the film that feels more forced and included just for shock value rather than for an actual poignant plot twist. We don’t meet Toomes’ family till the final act and by that point, too much time has passed for the audience to care about his motivations.

Final Grade: B (Good but the future of this franchise looks great)

Spider-Man: Homecoming is the Spider-Man film that Sony should have made years ago.  Despite taking too long to reach an agreement with Marvel, Sony eventually did the right thing and Spider-Man is where he belongs, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  This film is fun from the start and despite a few small hiccups, everyone from kids to adults will enjoy the reboot that actually gets it right.

You can catch Jason Brigger on the geek-centric podcast, The History of Bad Ideas, as new episodes are released every Wednesday at www.webegeekspc.com or subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps.  You can listen to their latest episode right here:

http://webegeekspc.com/history-bad-ideas-podcast-ep-183-breath-silence/

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 183–Breath of Silence!

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 183–Breath of Silence!

It may be a long episode but it’s a good one!  The HOBI Gang has two guests this week as Number 1 Fan Doug is in the studio to talk Disney and Jeff’s brother Jim returns to talk wrestling!  The guys are indifferent on Marvel’s Inhumans, Jason learns about Plushophillia, and Jim does the best impressions on the show.  The gang debate Spider-Man Homecoming impacting Wonder Woman at the box office, the greatness of Will Ferrell calling out Mariah Carey, and even discuss why a film should have more Kristen Stewart.  The guys take a walk down memory lane as they list their Top Five Favorite Wrestlers and they all agree on the ultimate Bad Idea of the Week!  This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Keepers Of The Fringe, Episode 21-Banned From The Written Word By Our Space Age Overlords

Keepers Of The Fringe, Episode 21-Banned From The Written Word By Our Space Age Overlords

Topics discussed on this episode:

  1. Fox announces upcoming dates for upcoming unknown Marvel movies
  2. Looks like Spider-Man might have actually been in Ironman 2 after all
  3. James Gunn wanted to make movies based on two other Marvel characters
  4. Could Captain Britain be coming to the MCU?
  5. A trailer has been released for the upcoming Inhumans TV series
  6. Matt Reeves talks about his plans for The Batman 
  7. The upcoming R-rated Hellboy movie gets a title
  8. Iron Maiden mascot Eddie is getting a comic series
  9. Cult of Chucky and Leatherface are both releasing in October
  10. A reboot of the reboot of Nightmare On Elm Street is moving forward
  11. The Cohen brothers are making a western series
  12. A live action Jetsons movie is in development
  13. James Bond characters might branch out into their own films
  14. A trailer for the Jumanji reboot has been released
  15. Terminator 2 is being coming back to theaters in 3-D
  16. Transformers: The Last Knight continues to do poorly
  17. Nintendo is releasing  “classic” version of the SuperNintendo
  18. Keeper recommendation
  19. Keepers movie review of the week-Lair Of The White Worm

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Keepers Of The Fringe, Episode 20-Me Tarzan, You Slain-It’s Catnip For Your Brain

Keepers Of The Fringe, Episode 20-Me Tarzan, You Slain-It’s Catnip For Your Brain

Topics discussed on this episode:

  1. The future of the Transformers movie franchise
  2. The future of the MCU, the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and Spidey related franchises
  3. The head spinning changes with the Han Solo movie
  4. More Transformers talk
  5. The title announcement for Jurassic World 2
  6. Possible new directors for the Flash movie
  7. Carnage announced as the villain for the Venom movie
  8. The next Godzilla film will feature Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidora
  9. The Writer of Fringe and Falling Skies tapped to write the new Twilight Zone film
  10. The Keepers recommend some TV shows to watch
  11. A trailer has been released for a new Mazinger Z anime
  12. Keepers movie review of the week-Robot Holocaust

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GW1 Issue 110 – Summertime, Movie Time

GW1 Issue 110 – Summertime, Movie Time

It’s time for the Meeplecast again, recorded live at The Malted Meeple in Hudson, Ohio. This time we’re talking coming attractions for the next few months, from the obvious summer blockbusters to the questionable releases. Plus we have updates on a few fandom projects in the works, chat about the change in directors for Han Solo and wrap things up with some recommended tv viewing.  More

186 Bambi in Circle Vision!

186 Bambi in Circle Vision!

Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!

It’s time to traumatize your children and re-expose yourself to your biggest heartbreak!

The Walt Disney Classic Bambi is out on digital and blu-ray, so now you can relive his mother’s death in picture perfect clarity! In all honesty, your Spider-Pan and WendyNerd will talk about some of the new features on this Signature release with a film that you are sure to enjoy!

It’s time to go back to the Neverland Imaginary Disney Park with a look back at Circle Vision! Lost Boy Eric (Retlaw) joins Jeremy to discuss this attractions history before we take a virtual visit to this attraction.

And of course we’ll have some interesting news from around the world of Disney to talk about, so let’s get going!

Grab your pixie and let’s fly to Neverland!

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Keepers Of The Fringe, Episode 19-Magic Rainbow Bridge Land And The Detachable Side Mullet

Keepers Of The Fringe, Episode 19-Magic Rainbow Bridge Land And The Detachable Side Mullet

Topics discussed in this episode:

  1. Michael Bay says that Transformers: The Last Knight is definitely his last Transformers film
  2. Danny Elfman will compose the score for the Justice League movie
  3. Kevin Smith is working on a horror anthology film
  4. Tank Girl director Rachel Talalay wants to direct a She-Hulk movie
  5. Upcoming Big Trouble In Little China comic series will be a sequel co-written by John Carpenter
  6. Tom Holland confirms a planned trilogy for the Spider-Man films

A discussion on the biggest videogame reveals from E3 this year

  1. Keepers movie review of the week-Vampirella

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PodCapers Ep. 18: Road to Spider-Man Homecoming with The Jock and Nerd Podcast

PodCapers Ep. 18: Road to Spider-Man Homecoming with The Jock and Nerd Podcast

This week, Scott is joined by two long time friends of AP2HYC, Anthony and Imran a.k.a. The Jock and Nerd! And they’re talking about a big topic, the film rights of Spider-Man! Listen as they discuss the dreaded Cannon films, the absurd James Cameron “scriptment”, the good then great then crap Raimi films, and the less said about Amazing Spider-Man the better.

Check out the Jock and Nerd here! Also read James Cameron’s scriptment. It’s…it’s something alright.

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Timecode:

Intro to the Jock and Nerd – 01:10

Cannon Films – 10:30

Carolco – 13:40

James Cameron – 20:05

Columbia vs MGM – 27:08

Rami’s Spider-Man – 33:40

Scott vs the BBFC – 51:34

Spider-Man 2 – 1:00:05

Spider-Man 3 – 1:08:40

Spider-Man 4 & 5 – 1:12:54

Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man – 1:16:35

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – 1:26:56

The MCU – 1:35:40

Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 173: Hooked on Space Pirates

Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 173: Hooked on Space Pirates

This week on NWGLS, Nathan and Michael are dead (to us), the nerds discuss the cool things to come out of E3, discuss how the success of Wonder Woman will affect the DCU, answer your Mailbag questions, Ray wears a cool ass tank top, and much much more!

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185 Star Wars Cars….Arrr?

185 Star Wars Cars….Arrr?

Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!

This has been a fun week to follow up on some video game news!

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) was this week, and we learned a little more about Star Wars Battlefront 2 and the upcoming Spider-Man game.

Cars 3 hit theaters this weekend, so of course Spider-Pan Jeremy and Pixie Heather hit the cinemas to check it out. They’ll tell you if this third installment to the Cars franchise is worth your time!

An old children’s book that was once adapted by Disney as a short in 1938 is being made into a feature film! John Cena stars as Ferdinand the Bull, and we’ll talk about the trailer in this weeks Neverland Trailer Park!

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The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 180–My Daddy Killed Jedi Babies!

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 180–My Daddy Killed Jedi Babies!

The HOBI Gang have a lot to catch up on from the past week including Adam West and Glenne Headley passing away, the Mummy unraveling at the box office and the listeners really want to talk about the Top 5 from last week!  Blake still hasn’t bought a tiny house yet, Jason can’t believe the power of the Beverly Hillbillies and Jeff is corrected on the beers to drink.  The guys, thanks to Dev, draft Cop Land, but then are angered by the lack of effort Warner Brothers put into Wonder Woman!  The guys debate the power of Tom Cruise and thanks to listener Henno, discuss the Top 5 Things They Do When No One is Around!  This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

183 Wonder Woman is a Wonder!

183 Wonder Woman is a Wonder!

Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!

You’re possibly looking at our cover art this week and thinking to yourself, “Isn’t this supposed to be a Disney podcast? Wonder Woman isn’t a Disney princess, is she?

Well…no, she’s not. But here in Neverland we like to enjoy anything that helps us feel young and never grow up, and a Wonder Woman movie is just the ticket for the young at heart!

But don’t you worry, my Disney loving friends, Jeremy’s got you covered with some fun from the upcoming Cars 3 movie! In Kansas City and around the United States, your favorite race car is touring around in promotion of the upcoming Pixar film! Jeremy was there to see what all the fun was about, and he’s got some exclusive audio to share with you!

We’ve also got some news from the world of Marvel and Disney televsion animation!

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Keepers Of The Fringe, Episode 11-Never Apologize For Funny

Keepers Of The Fringe, Episode 11-Never Apologize For Funny

Topics discussed in this episode:

  1. The trailers for upcoming TV shows Cloak and Dagger, and Krypton
  2. a new King Kong TV series is in the works
  3. Hot Rod appearing in the new Transformers movie
  4. Rosario Dawson petitioning to play a live=action version of Star Wars character Ahsoka Tano
  5. The Friday The 13th game releasing on May 26th
  6. John Witherspoon says a new Friday movie is on the way
  7. Kurt Russel once pitched an idea for an 80’s action movie shared universe
  8. Fox announces release dates next year for three X-Men related movies
  9. Reminiscing with the Headbanger’s Ball marathon
  10. Keepers recommendations
  11.  Fringe movie review of the week=Space Raiders

You can email the Keepers at keepersofthefringe@gmail.com

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177 Billy Dee, Billy Dee, Billy Dee! (clap clap)

177 Billy Dee, Billy Dee, Billy Dee! (clap clap)

Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!

I’m back! My voice is a bit nasaly, but I’m well enough that your Spider-Pan Jeremy is ready to lead the way to Neverland once again!

There are lots of exciting things happening at the Disney parks this summer! From Marvel heroes to new patents, there is a lot to talk about!

We’ve also got some fun trailers for Pirates of the Caribbean and Cloak and Dagger to discuss in the Neverland Trailer Park!

Oh, and did I mention Billy Dee Williams? He’s on the show this week by way of a Q and A panel from last years Kansas City Comic Con! I’m sharing the audio with you, finally!

Grab your pixie and let’s fly to Neverland!

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Keepers Of The Fringe, Episode 10-Ewoks Playing Porno Music…Whachu Talkin’ ‘Bout Padme?

Keepers Of The Fringe, Episode 10-Ewoks Playing Porno Music…Whachu Talkin’ ‘Bout Padme?

Topics discussed on this episode:

  1. Carrie Fisher not to appear in Star Wars, Episode 9
  2. Thoughts on the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  3. A Star Wars Celebration discussion
  4. Avatar 2 to begin filming in the fall
  5. The possibility of an R-rated Watchmen animated film
  6. A possible spin-off or sequel to Labyrinth
  7. The voice of Miles Morales cast for the upcoming Spider-Man animated film
  8. Josh Brolin cast as Cable in Deadpool 2
  9. Thoughts on the Thor trailer
  10. Keepers recommendations
  11. Keepers movie review of the week-Doctor Who And The Daleks

You can email the Keepers at keepersofthefringe@gmail.com

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