Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Weekly Pull List: 1/24/2018

All the comics available this week can be found on ComicList, and any comic book news is on CBR.

BOOM! Studios
Go Go Power Rangers #6

Marvel
Amazing Spider-Man #794
Star Wars Poe Dameron #23
Thanos #15

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Top 10 Movies of 2018

One of my most popular blog features is back for another year!  This list is the top 10 movies I'm most excited for in the upcoming year.  I had a hard time shortening my list of movies down to 10 this year because there a ton of movies coming out that I'm interested in.  But it had to be done, so here are my top 10 movies of 2018!

10. Solo: A Star Wars Story (5/25)
To be honest, the only reason this movie is this far down on my list is because it sounds like the people that made it don't even like it.  Disney has already written it off as a loss, and that can't be good coming from a proven money-maker like Star Wars.  We'll see if it is really that bad in May, but I'm hoping to be entertained.

9. Venom (10/5)
Bane gets a symbiote!  Tom Hardy will play Eddie Brock in this movie, and he will don the evil space goop.  It's going to be weird having a Venom movie without Spider-Man, but we'll see what happens when this movie releases later this year.

8. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (12/14)
An animated Spider-Man movie covering one of the best Spider-Man comic arcs in recent years?  Yes please.

7. Ant-Man and the Wast (7/6)
Ant-Man is back!  I loved the first Ant-Man movie, and this movie should be no different.  Evangeline Lilly will don the Wasp suit for the first time, and the micro-shenanigans her and Paul Rudd get into should be fun.

6. Black Panther (2/16)
The first MCU movie of the year kicks off with a trip to Wakanda.  I am so excited for this movie, and many people believe T'Challa's story is long overdue.  This should be an exciting outing that sets the stage for the biggest Marvel movie in history.

5. Insidious: The Last Key (1/5)
This movie is already out, and critics have said it's the best Insidious movie since the original.  A couple horror podcasts have panned it, but I'm excited to get an Elise-driven story.  I can't wait to take another trip into the Further.

4. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (6/22)
Another Jurassic Park movie, just in time for my birthday!  The trailer for this movie looked epic, and I'm excited to see if Blue remembers Chris Pratt, or if he's going to lose an arm.

3. Deadpool 2 (5/18)
Of course the Merc with a Mouth is on my list!  Deadpool was one of my favorite movies in 2016, and I've been looking forward to the sequel.  I hope this one is just as fun as the original, and I'm sure they will up the ante when this movie hits theaters.

2. Avengers: Infinity War (5/4)
This is the movie that we've all been waiting for.  Since 2008's Iron Man, the MCU has been leading towards an all-out war with Thanos.  This year we'll finally see the Mad Titan don the Infinity Gauntlet and lay waste to the entire universe.  This is just the first part of the story, so it'll be interesting to see where the MCU goes from here.

1. Halloween (10/19)
The only thing that could beat out the biggest Marvel movie on my list is the return of my favorite horror franchise.  I am so excited for this movie.  I love every single Halloween movie, no matter how bad they are (and I will not stop defending Rob Zombie's 2007 remake).  In a surprising twist, Jamie Lee Curtis will be returning in this film as Laurie Strode, because she apparently didn't actually die in Halloween: Resurrection.  And she has a daughter!  Which also means that Halloween: H20 didn't happen.  Don't think too hard about the chronology of these movies.

Thanks for reading!  What movie are you most looking forward to in 2018?  Let me know in the comments below!

Weekly Pull List: 1/17/2018

All the comics available this week can be found on ComicList, and any comic book news is on CBR.

BOOM! Studios
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #23

Marvel
Amazing Spider-Man Venom: Venom Inc. Omega #1
Deadpool Vs. Old Man Logan #4
Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man #299
Star Wars #42

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Weekly Pull List: 1/10/2018

All the comics available this week can be found on ComicList, and any comic book news is on CBR.

Marvel
Despicable Deadpool #292
Gwenpool the Unbelievable #24
Punisher #220
Spider-Man Deadpool #26
Star Wars Darth Vader #10
Venom #160

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Weekly Pull List: 1/3/2018

It's the first pull list of 2018! As always, all the comics available this week can be found on ComicList, and any comic book news is on CBR.

Marvel
Astonishing X-Men #7
Guardians of the Galaxy #150
Rogue and Gambit #1
Spider-Man #236
Star Wars #41

Sunday, December 31, 2017

A Look Back at My Top 10 Movies of 2017

At the beginning of the year, I wrote a post about the 10 movies I was most looking forward to during 2017.  And now at the end of the year, I'll look back at those movies and see if I really liked them as much as I thought I would.  I always rate movies I watch on IMDb, so my rating will be in parenthesis next to the movie title.

And it should go without saying, but beware of spoilers!

10. Logan (8/10)
This movie was the perfect way to end Logan's story.  I really enjoyed the take on an aging Wolverine, and Hugh Jackman once again delivered a wonderful performance for what may be the final time.  I ended up waiting until December to see this movie, but I am glad I finally watched it.

9. Annabelle Creation (9/10)
I really enjoyed this movie.  I thought the filmmakers did a good job at taking care of some of the crappy stuff from Annabelle, and I liked the vibe from the isolated house.  I felt like this was a pretty good entry into the Conjuring universe.

8. Thor Ragnarok (10/10)
I'll be honest: I think Thor Ragnarok may be my favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe film to date.  I loved everything about it.  The comedy was great, the characters were great; everything about it was great.  I'm excited to see where Thor goes in Avengers: Infinity War.

7. Insidious Chapter 4
This movie didn't actually come out this year, but it'll be out in January.  Check back later, because this movie will definitely be on my list of movies for 2018.

6. The Dark Tower (9/10)
Was this movie true to the books? No.  But it was fun, and that's all I really look for in a movie.  And technically it was a sequel to the books by Stephen King, so that's how they got around making something that wasn't really a Dark Tower movie.

5. Power Rangers (10/10)
I loved this movie.  I enjoyed the new take on the Rangers, but it still had nods to the original series.  The original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers theme song was a nice touch, and it was cool to see original Rangers Kimberly and Jason with cameos in the film.  I'll also look past the whole "Megazord is built by love and friendship while burning up in a fire thing" too.

4. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (9/10)
I loved The Last Jedi.  I don't know what all the hate is about online, but I really enjoyed another trip to a galaxy far, far away.  The ending of the movie was perfect, and I believe it will set up for a very interesting finale to this new trilogy.

3. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (9/10)
I had such a great time watching this movie.  Baby Groot's antics throughout the whole movie put a huge smile on my face that stayed there the whole time.  I thought it would be hard to follow up the original, but Chris Pratt and company proved they could pull it off.

2. IT (10/10)
This was my favorite movie of the year, hands-down.  I loved it.  I've been a fan of the book and the TV miniseries from the 90s ever since I was a kid, and this movie was true to the source material.  The Loser's Club was perfect, as was Bill Skarsgard's portrayal of Pennywise.  He was equal parts creepy and funny and weird.  I loved every minute, and I can't wait to see the sequel.

1. Spider-Man Homecoming (10/10)
I loved this movie, but I didn't love it as much as I thought I would.  I just felt like something was missing, and I still can't quite put my finger on what was missing from Spider-Man's first solo entry into the MCU.  It was still a better movie than any of the Tobey Maguire films (I still love Andrew Garfield's Amazing Spider-Man films).  I'm interested to see where they take the character in Infinity War and beyond.

That's my list! What movie was your favorite of 2017?  Let me know in the comments below!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Weekly Pull List: 12/27/2017

All the comics available this week can be found on ComicList, and any comic book news is on CBR.

BOOM! Studios
Go Go Power Rangers #5

IDW
Back to the Future Tales from the Time Train #1

Marvel
Amazing Spider-Man #793
Ben Reilly the Scarlet Spider #12
Despicable Deadpool #291
Spider-Man Deadpool #25
Spider-Men II #5
Star Wars Jedi of the Republic Mace Windu #5
Star Wars The Last Jedi Storms of Crait #1
Thanos #14