Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The Best Parks and Recreation Episodes
This list was initially going to entail a list of only 7 episodes but this is Parks and Recreation. In preparation for a life without Parks and Rec, I decided to share all my favorite episodes. We could argue which episode is "best" but that idea then didn't sit well with me since every episode has a special place in my heart. These are just more special to me personally. Here are 7 Honorable Mentions: Greg Pikitis, Ron and Tammy, Media Blitz, Ron and Tammy: Part Two, Ron and Tammys, Ron and Diane, The Cones of Dunshire, Flu Season 2
Parks and Recreation Finale: Thank You
"Crying is acceptable at funerals and the Grand Canyon" - Ron Ulysses SwansonAfter tonight, I'm going to add an asterisk in the quote so I may include the Parks and Recreation finale for acceptable crying occasions.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
The Amazing Spider-Man Series Obituary: What It Got Right
IT'S OFFICIAL: SPIDER-MAN IS HEADING TO THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE
You've definitely heard about this already. So in honor of this joint announcement from Sony and Marvel, we can all finally look back at those "Amazing" Spider-Man movies that maybe just weren't too good. Like, at all. Okay that's not true. It would be ignorant of me to say there were no good aspects to these products. But man, there were just so many negatives.
The movie's feel like a shorthand; Using audience knowledge of Raimi films or comic book lore to explain why character A uses a certain variable to get to the next notecard plot before conflicting with character B. They try to cover it up with some sloppy dialogue but at least nobody really bought it this time. Before overhead, ASM2 made around $65 million. They predicted a billion dollar franchise would spawn from these movies. Kinda screwed the pooch (possibly several) on that one.
Andrew Garfield won't be suiting up as webhead outside of roleplaying in the bedroom with Emma Stone, so don't feel bad for him. He's still dating Emma Stone. He'll be alright. Drew Goddard isn't confirmed to be out but he's sort of in the wind (remember that time Sinister Six was supposed to start filming around January?). It's still sort of a mess but I just wanted to take this time to look back at the potentially great, but not really, Amazing Spider-Man franchise to appreciate what it got right:
Man of Steel v. Character Empathy
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The Flash: Fallout Review
WOAHOHOHOHO. So THAT happened. We'll get to the big moments in a minute. Who am I kidding? This whole episode was a big moment. So if you weren't caught up on the greatness of The Flash, get caught up, and come back here.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Cowboy Bepop Episode 3: Honky Tonk Women Review
The heart of Session #3 in Cowboy Bepop is the extreme coincidence's perpetuated by misunderstandings and the Bepop crew just having the shittiest luck in the galaxy.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Throwback Thursday: Ranking the Marvel Cinematic Universe (From Worst to Best)
(I'll give you a hint: it's not Iron Man 2)
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Why John Diggle Shouldn't Be Green Lantern
The Flash: The Nuclear Man Review
WOAH. If this was old-school TV, there would have been a "To be continued..." tag at the end of this bad boy. The Flash is still going strong and moving at a speed comfortable for audiences while still allowing characters to grow and stories to develop. AND HOLY SHIT THAT CLIFFHANGER. There some (possibly unintentionally) awesome homages tonight. Let's play catchup with The Flash.
Monday, February 9, 2015
Cowboy Bepop Episode 2: Stray Dog Strut Review
This was a fun one. The follow up to the first episode of Bepop doesn't pose any philosophical questions or examines the loneliness of Spike and Jet's lives aboard the Bepop. Like, at all. It's just a good time. It does showcase the more fun side of the series with the traditional "snatch and grab" setup so many episodes choose to focus on.
Psycho-Pass Series Review
I’m not as adverse to anime as my friend Diego is. As a matter of fact, I love anime. For every series that is overloaded with mindless fanservice and repetitive monologues of friendship, there is a series that is extremely well written and makes full use of the various elements that anime as a medium has to offer. Fortunately, Psycho-Pass is the latter type of series. It’s not quite the perfect anime like Cowboy Bebop, but this is definitely one of the better animes to come out in recent years. I will break down the many pros that make this series great and the few cons that keep it from reaching those god tier anime series.
Friday, February 6, 2015
The Waffle Press Hangout 1) Hannibal with EmmightySofia
Last month, I announced Hannibal as my favorite show of 2014. I fully stand by that claim. I stand by that claim so much that I brought on the first guest for The Waffle Press Hangout EmmightySofia to discuss everything good about the show. We've come to the conclusion that Bryan Fuller is a genius. Check out the video below and don't forget to like, share, and subscribe!
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Arrow: The Canary Trilogy Review
Diego and Nick recap/review The Canary Trilogy of Arrow Season 3. For every five things the show gets right, it gets one or two things so, so wrong. It’s starting to become an issue so we talk about it.
7 Potential Sequels to John Wick
John Wick is a great action movie. It's ALMOST the best action film of 2014. The Raid 2, Edge of Tomorrow and Captain America: The Winter Soldier happened but it's almost there!
Well the creators of John Wick are working on plans for a sequel (please dear God make this happen). Here's what they had to say:
One Week Later: Arrow 3x11 'Midnight City' Review
Guess who needs to start posting these episode reviews earlier? This writer does. I haven't quite failed the city but I have failed these blog posts. Arrow continues a hot streak of episodes as Oliver Queen remains in hiding and Brick begins his takeover of The Glades.
Diego Watches: Daredevil Trailer is Dark & Gritty With Proper Context
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The Flash 1x12 Crazy for You Review
The Flash continues to be the most enjoyable outlet of superhero entertainment this side of the MCU. Barry and Team Flash go after a modern Bonnie and Clyde – if Bonnie was the equivalent of Nightcrawler from the X-Men. There's not much to say. It just fires on all cylinders. It's fun and exciting and pretty emotional. But I'll try to be moderately professional here and get into this super stuffed episode of The Flash.
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Cowboy Bepop Episode 1: Asteroid Blues Review
I'm not the biggest anime fan. There are far too many series with an inherent fetishization of weird kinks that stops me from fully getting behind shows with some admittedly cool ideas. So when I tell you that Cowboy Bepop is on par with Firefly, The Godfather, Unforgiven, and Breaking Bad, I need you to know how crazy it is for me to say this. Granted, I haven't gone that far in the series yet. I only made it to My Funny Valentine before starting this breakdown/recap of each the series.
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