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GW1 Issue 94 – No Going Back

GW1 Issue 94 – No Going Back

Unless you were living under a very big rock, you know that Logan came out last week, so guess what we’re talking about! That’s right, a spoiler-filled review and discussion about the final Wolverine film. But before we get to that, there are a few updates and some news stories from the past week that we found interesting.   More

Keepers Of The Fringe, Episode 4-He’s Old!  He’s Logan!  He’s Old Man Logan!

Keepers Of The Fringe, Episode 4-He’s Old! He’s Logan! He’s Old Man Logan!

SPOILER WARNING!  

This episode contains a spoil filled review of the movie Logan.  The review can be found near the end of the episode.  If you have not seen Logan yet, consider yourself warned.

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Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #251: Logan Movie Review!

Super Podcasto Magnifico! Ep. #251: Logan Movie Review!

On this podcast we review Logan. Have you heard of it? Our shirts are off for this one. We need it for our tears. Spoilers ahead. Listen in!

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Logan Film Review (Non-Spoiler)!

Logan Film Review (Non-Spoiler)!

Written by Jason Brigger

Directors: James Mangold

Writers: James Mangold, Scott Frank and Michael Green

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant and Dafne Keen

Logan slashes its way into theaters this weekend and Fox and Marvel finally gives the fans of the X-Men the tale they have wanted to see for years.  Logan, as it should be evident by the R rating, is not for children and is a beautifully violent, head-rolling (literally!) and well-written story that gives Hugh Jackman a film worthy of letting Wolverine ride off into the sunset.  

Logan is set in the year 2029 when mutants are either dead or in hiding and no longer a part of everyday society.  Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) watches after Professor X (Patrick Stewart) in an abandoned silo in Mexico with the assistance of Caliban, played by a returning Stephen Merchant after a brief role in the previous X-Men film, Apocalypse.  Logan resorts to being a limo driver that  knows his time is coming to an end as his body is not healing as quick as it used due to the adamantium that replaced his bones is now poisoning him.  Logan and Professor X leave their reclusive life to help a mysterious new mutant Laura/X-23 (Dafne Keen) to a possible safe haven for mutants called Eden.  Along the way, the trio is hunted by a bounty hunter named Pierce (Boyd Holbrook) and the psychotic Dr. Rice (Richard E. Grant) who enjoys experimenting on children in an attempt to make them the soldiers of the future.

The Good:

Laura/X-23Keen does an amazing acting job bringing the new mutant to the screen.  Child characters/actors usually range from “bad” to “tolerable” but Keen knocks it out of the ballpark.  She brings a quiet disposition that she unleashes into a berserker rage when she is cornered or threatened, from bounty hunters to the local convenient store clerk accusing Laura of stealing from the store.  The character hinges on Keen’s performance and she not only delivers in her performance, she makes the audience wanting to see more of Laura/X-23 in her own solo film.

-The story.  James Mangold, writer of the older Sylvester Stallone film Copland, is finally able to bring a gritty and realistic (as much as it can be) Wolverine film to the masses.  Logan is filled with well acted and choreographed action scenes that allow the brutality of the Wolverine character from the comics to show through on screen.  Mangold shows he “gets” the character of Wolverine and allows the animalistic nature of Logan to shine in the film.

-The “R” rating.  I am not someone that feels an “R” rating is needed to make a film better because if the story is good, that should be all it needs to succeed but in Logan, the “R” rating was needed.  Fans of Wolverine have been clamoring for a gritty and bloody film to actually depict the character and the “R” rating secures that for this film.  The battles are brutal but well done and while the fights are bloody, I never felt any gore or violence was gratuitous for the sake of being gratuitous.  The brutality serves to show the inner struggles X-23 and Wolverine have when taking a life and Mangold balances it perfectly.

The Bad:

Nothing.

The Middling:

-The length of the film.  While the film delivers on the story, there are times when not only the action slows down but the flow story stalls in the film.  This doesn’t mean the film is worse for these slow periods but by taking off about 15 minutes of the film, Mangold may have been able to deliver a tighter movie overall.

-Caliban. Caliban is an albino mutant and a poor man’s Alfred for Logan and Professor X but once he is kidnapped and threatened with sunlight, which he must avoid at all costs, he has no choice to but to help the villains in using his powers to track our heroes.  Caliban provides the few moments of levity and humor and fans will appreciate Mangold bringing the mutant back after his brief role in the last X-Men film.

-Pierce. Pierce is the main villain who is hired to capture Laura and while the actor Holbrook does a fine job in bringing personality to him, a lack of backstory hurts Pierce’s character in the film.  There are moments where Pierce delivers and while the character is an improvement above many one dimensional villains in the prior X-Men films, I kept wanting a little more regarding Pierce’s reasoning for doing what he does to mutants in this universe.

Final Grade: B (Good with moments of greatness)

Logan is one of the better X-Men films in a franchise that sorely needs a hit.  Logan is everything that fans of the comic want and Mangold should be given keys to the X-Men film universe for making a film that will resonate with non-fans of the comic.  The film has moments, even periods, of greatness and while the film is very well made, there are moments that stop it from being a true classic.

You can catch Jason Brigger on the geek-centric podcast, The History of Bad Ideas, as new episodes are released at http://webegeekspc.com/category/podcast/networkpodcasts/the-history-of-bad-ideas/ every Wednesday or subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps.

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Keepers Of The Fringe, Episode 3-In Honor Of Bill Paxton

Keepers Of The Fringe, Episode 3-In Honor Of Bill Paxton

After dealing with a few issues with the recording for this episode, the Keepers Of The Fringe have finally returned with a brand new episode.

Episode  3 meeting agenda:

  1. Condolences on the passing of Bill Paxton
  2. Patrick Stewart retiring from the X-Men franchise
  3. What would make Hugh Jackman want to play Wolverine again?
  4. The Gambit movie is still in the works
  5. Rumors on the next X-Men movie
  6. Our thoughts on the Lego Batman Movie
  7. Matt Reeves back on to direct the live action Batman movie
  8. Batman vs. Superman winning four Razzie awards
  9. Our thoughts on the latest news about the game Injustice 2
  10. Mass Effect: Andromeda releasing a downloadable game patch on the same day the game is released
  11. Release date announced the reboot of Mystery Science Theater 3000
  12. Announced reboot of Tales From The Crypt
  13. The most anticipated movies coming out in 2017
  14. Movie review of the week-In honor of Bill Paxton, Brain Dead
  15. Keepers recommendations

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Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 142: Donglover, It Works Every Time

Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 142: Donglover, It Works Every Time

This week the nerds discuss video game movies, upcoming movies, upcoming video games and more! This weeks Nerd news and their current NerdOns.
Check it out! Yeah!
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Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 140: Mike Gets Finger Gunned

Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 140: Mike Gets Finger Gunned

This week the nerd crew are down by one, but they still come at ya with this week’s Nerd News, their NerdOns and the weekly Mailbag!

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149 Jack Sparrow and the Scariest Clown of Them All!

149 Jack Sparrow and the Scariest Clown of Them All!

Welcome foolish mortal, to the EVIL-Land podcast!
Your pathetic host, Jeremy, is my prisoner. Neverland is MINE, and I’m unleashing a season of evil that even Darth Vader would be jealous of!
Lost Boy Eric has arrived in Evil-land investigating the disappearance of Spider-Pan Jeremy, and the mysterious Pixie Dust shortage!
He’ll not be so tenacious when he finds me, your Ghost Host running things.
It seems that Jeremy has found a way to send messages from where I’m holding him, and he’s got some news and movie trailers to share involving Wolverine, Tangled, Jack Sparrow, and Power Rangers. I’ll make hum suffer for this outrage.
Next it is our mutual delight to share with you some frightful fun from a 1995 McDonald’s Happy Meal Halloween cassette! I know you are afraid of clowns, so here’s Ronald McDonald to scare the pixie dust out of you! HA HA HA HA HA HA!
You’ll never escape my wrath in Evil-Land!

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Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 137: Ack! Cathy Has A Monday

Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 137: Ack! Cathy Has A Monday

This week The Nerds crew celebrates their 3 year anniversary with Cathy and David! They discuss this week’s NerdOns, Nerd News and their ideas on collecting!

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Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 122: Darlene O’Queef – Queen of The Trailer Park

Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 122: Darlene O’Queef – Queen of The Trailer Park

This week the nerds get together with Nathan’s wife Kristi, they discuss the recent nerd news, take a trip to the trailer park, tell everyone about their ragging NerdOns, and answer a few questions from the NWGLS Mail Bag. Come along with us on a magic carpet ride!

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Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 120: The Long and The Windy: A Tank Top Story

Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 120: The Long and The Windy: A Tank Top Story

This week the Nerds talk about their current NerdOns, the news, Mailbag, and much, much, much, much, much more. They literally won’t shut up. They just keep talking… forever.

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Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 90: Nathan’s Glow Stick

Nerds Who Get Laid, Sometimes – Ep. 90: Nathan’s Glow Stick

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This week a smaller nerd cast discusses the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, our favorite nerd snacks, horrible penis accidents and why Charles plays with so much meat.

 

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[Back Issue] Episode 9: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

artworks-000111696251-yoy9b2-originalSince we existed before we were here, we thought we might post the occasional “classic ep”.
This one is one of our favorites and it even includes the original blurb! We do reissues right!

“It’s been a long, dark Seagal month, but we’re back with an mf’ing superhero movie! X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The film that both started, and killed the X-Men Origins series.
This has got to be Brett Ratner’s favorite movie. It made everyone forget about how terrible X-3 was.”

MMG Issue 42: September 6, 2014

mmg 2014 2The guys from Mighty Marvel Geeks return. In this issue, Ken and Mike talk the Disney/Marvel/Pixar expectations, new casting news for Agent Carter and the synopsis for the second season of MAoS. The guys also discuss the new Classic X-men POP Vinyls from Funko and more. This weeks Mighty Marvel Geeks NCBD picks for September 10, 2014 are:  George Romero’s Empire of the Dead: Act Two #1, Edge of Spider-Verse #1, Death of Wolverine #2, Amazing Spider-Man #6, Avengers #34.1, & Hawkeye #20. And from Marvel Unlimited: Spider-​Man Loves Mary Jane (2005 – 2007) #1.

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MMG Issue 41: August 30, 2014

mmg 2014 2The Mighty Marvel Geeks are back with another jam packed issue. In movie news, the guys discuss new heroes at the end of Avengers 2, Captain America 3 to feature more heroes? And Kraven and Mysterio maybe in Sinister Six. Is everything with Josh Trank and Fantastic Four a hacked job or a publicity job and Joaquin Phoenix as Doctor Strange? All this and more. Mighty Marvel Geeks NCBD picks for September 3, 2014 are: Superior Foes of Spider-Man #15, Rocket Racoon #3, Death of Wolverine #1, Hawkeye vs Deadpool #0, Figment #4 and Captain America #24, and Amazing Spider-Man #304 in Marvel Unlimited.

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Now Geek This: A Review of X-Men: Days of Future Past

nowgeekthisX-Men: Days of Future past is a continuation of the X-Men franchise, and marks the return of director Bryan Singer, director of the first two X-Men movies,  to the franchise.  The movie features a large ensemble cast including Sir Patrick Stewart as professor Charles Xavier, James McAvoy as the younger Xavier, and fan favorite Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.  The plot of the film begins in an apocalyptic future where robots known as Sentinels have hunted mutant-kind to near extinction.  Xavier and his remaining X-Men send Wolverine back in time to 1973 in order to prevent mutant shape-shifter Mystique, played by the sensational Jennifer Lawrence, from killing the inventor of the Sentinels, Bolivar Trask, played by the amazing Peter Dinklage. More

Why You Should Be Reading – The Punisher: War Zone

79f2I guess I should’ve titled this “Why You Should Have Read” since this is a story from last year, but I just read it again and I still love it.  Following the events of Greg Ruckas 16 issue run simply titled ‘The Punisher”, Rucka’s War Zone is a 5 issue mini series which is best sold by its tag line:  The Punisher vs. The Avengers.

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WHY YOU SHOULD BE READING “ALL NEW X-MEN”

What if?  How many times have you asked yourself that question in your daily life? I recently lost my mom and I ask myself all the time: “If I had a chance, what would I say?  If I had one more day, what would we do?”  In comics, especially Marvel, that question seemingly is asked and answered every month and while they’re usually cool books, they’re also typically self-contained stories that don’t affect the comic universe.  Rarely, however, does the “What if…” become “What now?”

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