Boy Meets World

Podcast #5: So Much For 2nd Chances


After loosing take 1, Nick and Andrew embark on an 2nd journey down Episode 5. Andrew steers the ship, getting lost in the stormy seas of FX, FXX, and FXM. Nick snipes invaders from the sky and questions the mechanics of Girl Meets World.


Captain America Strikes!

CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER – First Thoughts


Captain America is my favorite Avenger. He has the most interesting origin story… a man out of time constantly fighting Hydra, I enjoy watching him in combat with his shield on the ground as opposed to watching Iron Man or Thor fly about, and he’s just damn likeable as played by former Human Torch, Chris Evans.

In THE AVENGERS INITIATIVE: PHASE TWO (starting with IRON MAN 3 and ending after GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY with AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON in summer 2015), Marvel Studios has really found the heart and soul of each of their A-List Avengers in their individual pictures.

Iron Man 3 CreditsIRON MAN 3 wrapped up that franchise with an explosive (pun very much intended) finale fit for the boisterous Tony Stark. Even the credits exploded with a 3D 1970s style befit the franchise with a great, punchy score by Brian Tyler.

THOR: THE DARK WORLD sent us on LORD OF THE RINGS style epic fights amongst sword carrying soldiers in outer space, with lots of myth and everyone’s favorite Marvel villain, Loki. Brian Tyler again did the score, this time befitting the magnitude and epicness of the God of Thunder alongside great comic-esque paintings of the characters.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER also brings Captain America further into his own subuniverse within the official Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Now that the origin films are gone and there is little to set up for the AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, each hero is free to play in his own universe, with less (even after credits) sequences that set up AVENGERS 2. Rather, these days the post-credit sequences set up the next film within the THOR or CAPTAIN AMERICA franchises… not that WINTER SOLDIER doesn’t tease AGE OF ULTRON characters…

The Falcon Winter SoldierAs each sub-franchise takes on more of a unique feel, all under the Marvel Studios banner of combining light heartiness and jokes to the films to avoid Marvel becoming DC’s DARK KNIGHT or MAN OF STEEL franchises, the good Captain moves out of WWII and into a modern day espionage thriller… with just a few super soldiers, crazy living computers, and a winged soldier.

If Iron Man is the most classic superhero formula, and Thor is more a space saga (as I assume GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY will be… only more lighthearted and joke filled than any other MCU film yet), then Captain America is the aforementioned thriller. Continue reading

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014

Michael Bay Forgives Megan Fox By Letting Her Play With Teenagers (The Mutant Turtle Kind)


There is now a trailer for Michael Bay produced (not directed, thank god… may God have mercy on Marky Mark’s soul…) latest live action version of the infamous Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Gone are the foam masks and stuffy costumes… here be creepy looking CGI turtles.

And I kinda enjoy it.

Leonardo Turtle 2014Somehow the Turtles’ origin (still driven by mutigen) is also linked to April O’Neil’s (Megan Fox) father. Reminds me of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN.

Yet there does seem to be hope! Shredder, the greatest preschool-era villain, is Nolan-esque looking more like a terrorist with an army than a ninja with other ninjas. But Shredder is played by William Fichtner who knocked it out of the park as the villain Butch Cavendish in the underrated LONE RANGER.

Will Arnett aka Lego Batman aka G.O.B. Bluth… my favorite actor, plays Vernon Fenwick, who appears to be a reporter of some kind.

Overall it looks like a Michael Bay movie… with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles… and Megan Fox’s cleavage as April O’Neil. Continue reading

Ultron from AGE OF ULTRON

Podcast #4: Nick Makes A Grave Mistake


Nick and Andrew discuss AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON’s first look at Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, and Ultron. Nick gets a little politically incorrect, while the pair learns they don’t know the difference between Tom Selleck and Burt Reynolds.

 


Comic Versions Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver

AVENGERS 2′s New Avengers Revealed: Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver


We now have set pics of Marvel Studios’ latest addition to their AVENGERS super franchise.

Meet Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch!

The children of Magneto…. who is owned by Fox… so we’ll get a changed origin? The are mutants after all, something we have yet to see in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Check out Quicksilver here.Avengers 2's QuicksilverLet’s just say… I’m not impressed. In fact, the combo of his face and the trademark silver hair look silly.

But if you are to hit the jump, I have pictures of Scarlett Witch for you!

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Days of Future Past Cover

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Trailer 2!


X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE past is looking to be one of the better films in the X-MEN franchise. It takes the characters from my favorite X-MEN film, FIRST CLASS, and mashes them together with an apocalyptic future and… The Wolverine! Since FIRST CLASS and THE WOLVERINE are my favorite X-flicks (the rest really don’t do anything for me), it will be fun to have Logan interacting with the likes of young Erik aka Magneto (the incomparable Michael Fassbender).

X-Men Days of Future Past PosterIt is also nice to see Fox has decided to take specific storylines from the comics, like Wolverine’s trip to Japan previously, a trend that is begining to become the norm (CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER anyone?).

It’s still a shame these films are in Fox’s X-Men universe and not part of the official Marvel Studios’  “Marvel Cinematic Universe” (MCU). How will we ever see an epic (and improved) version of AVENGERS VS. X-MEN. The MCU has always felt strange without the mutants the superheroes share the world with in the comics.

But enough about rambling, check out the 2nd, even better than the 1st, trailer for Bryan Singers’ X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST.

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Kevin James sucking it up

Podcast #3 – Kevin James: Great Actor or Greatest Actor?


Nick and Andrew compare the careers of Kevin James, Ryan Gosling, and Benedict Cumberbatch. Nick can’t help but reference KEY AND PEELE, Pete Holmes, SHERLOCK, and ATTACK ON TITAN… again. Geekiness ensues. 


2013 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Godzilla!

Walter White (Bryan Cranston) Knows GODZILLA


Like the 1st GODZILLA Trailer?

Well, the second trailer confirms Bryan Cranston (Emmy winner from BREAKING BAD) is the star of the show…

Besides Godzilla!

This ain’t your 90′s GODZILLA. This shit is awesome.

Check out the Cranston-full trailer after the jump! Continue reading

Tom Selleck Moustache and All

Podcast #2 – IN THE WAKE


Nick and Andrew discuss Tom Selleck’s moustache, the new Batman/Superman movie with Batfleck, SHERLOCK Series 3, and the incredible graphic novel THE WAKE. Among other geeky references and knowledge.


Alan Alda

8 Impressions I Wish I Could Do (A List!)


Impressions are fun. But the only one I can do is Christian Bales’ Batman.

It requires yelling, but I nailed “WHERE IS HARVEY DENT?!?” and other great quotes like “Swear to Me!,”  “I’m not wearing hockey pads!,”RACHEL!” and “I’m not the hero this city deserves, but I’m the hero Gotham needs.”Pete Holmes as Batman

I learned the voice and the face (gotta have big lips protruding) from Pete Holmes’ Badman skits where he nails the Batman impression.

I realize the last one is a Commissioner Gordon played by the incredible actor, Gary Oldman. But it works with the rough Batman voice.

And then, everyone can do Borat and Daniel Plainview.Borat

I’m also not terrible at Tom Hardy’s Bane impression. “I wondered what would break first… your soul… or your body!”

Anyway… I’m not writing to tell you what impression I can do, rather the 5 impressions I wish I could do.

A word of warning, it would be great to do a Christopher Walken impression, but that impression is so overused by comedians, so I have left it off the list.

It’s also a countdown. From my 8th favorite impression to my most favorite.

9. Arnold Schwarenegger

8. Heath Ledger’s JokerPete Holmes does Batman AND the Joker! He’s a great impressionist! Though he never uses it in his stand up.

Pete Holmes does the joker (at the end) AND the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman for Jay Mohr. Mohr has a few great impressions himself (including someone who will show up later on the list).  Continue reading

Guardians teaser

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Poster: ‘You’re Welcome’


Yesterday I shared  the fantastic/incredible/amazing/invincible (will any comics geeks notice that Marvel reference?)Marvel Studios’  first GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY trailer.

Today, we have a poster.

And it is equally amazing/fantastic/invincible/incredible.

Check out the full poster after the jump! Continue reading

Pete Holme's Ryu

Pete Holmes Gets Geeks: STREET FIGHTER Edition


Pete Holmes is there for all of us. All of us geeks.

He has his Badman sketches, his Ex-Men skits, and now a STREET FIGHTER 2 parody.  After all, has anyone in my age group not played STREET FIGHTER 2: TURBO?

Of course not.

Pete Holmes does have “All the Games.”

Check out Pete Holmes’ conversation with Ryu after the jump!

True geekiness ahead!

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Guardians of the Galaxy Line Up

Chris Pratt Leads the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY in this Fantastic Trailer!


I’ve been excited for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.

Marvel’s riskiest movie since THOR… looks absolurlty perfect with the levity the source material needs.

Never heard of Star Lord (Chris Pratt)? Or Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper)? Or Groot, the tree (Vin Diesel).

Meet them all now, courtesty of John C. Reilly’s Nova Corps commander (google Nova Corps; it’s like the Green Lanterns of the Marvel Universe).

Check out the awesome trailer after the jump!

Chris Pratt as Star Lord.

Chris Pratt as Star Lord.

Marvel has done it again! Continue reading

Breaking Geek

Podcast #1 – Pilot


The first Breaking Geek Podcast is…. Now… 3…2…1…


Benedict Cumberbatch Sesame St

Benedict Cumberbatch: Best Sesame St. Cameo Since Will Arnett


Sesame St. has really nailed it these past few years with great cameos and parodies meant for adults.

My favorite comedic actor, Will Arnett, once appeared as a magician, in reference to the underrated Emmy winning comedy, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT.

It was hilarious. More hilarious to me than it was educational to that wide-eyed muppet and your child.

Since then, the show has had Mad Men parodies and Stephen Colbert appearances… all the while I became a Cumberbitch*.

And then this happened. Continue reading

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CAPT.(AIN AMERICA) is back! Trailer #2 for WINTER SOLDIER.


Captain America: Winter Soldier Final PosterCAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER keeps looking better and better.

We’ve watched 2 hulks smash on each other, men in iron suits fighting other robot men… or Extremis fire men. 2 super strong forces set on destroying and saving; whether it’s sticking to walls, fight with the power of sand, or shooting lasers out your eyes… we’ve seen all sorts of superhero rumbles.

But this is different. Like the first film in the franchise, CAPTAIN AMERICA is different. The first was a war movie, the 2nd is being described as a ‘thriller.’

It all looks good to me!

Watch the full 2 and a half minute trailer after the jump. Continue reading

Captain America: Winter Soldier

2014 Movies to Geek Over


Now that 2013 is behind us, with Khan, Iron Man, and the Long Ranger down for the count, it is time to look forward to the movies to come in 2014!

First, an incredibly spooky trailer for the licensed version of PACIFIC RIM… GODZILLA! (From the very same Legendary Pictures as PACIFIC RIM… and HANGOVER… and DARK KNIGHT).

Is this the Godzilla I deserved but did not get in 1998? It sure looks creepy and realistic as hell. How do we defeat a Kaiju without Jagers? Continue reading