Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Pros and Cons of Man of Steel

DIEGO'S NOTE: Following up my pieces on Man of Steel (the final chapter is coming soon) I thought I'd take it to my podcast panel on what works/doesn't work in the most dour Superman movie ever.

Monday, March 23, 2015

What are the Best Guilty Pleasure Movies?

We break down the BEST Guilty Pleasure movies here on The Waffle Press Podcast. You already know what #1 is, unless you don't.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Flash and Arrow Paleyfest Trailers Are Fucking Awesome

This last weekend both Flash and Arrow went out to PaleyFest 2015. I watched both the live streams through Yahoo and was reminded of how much fun this little DC TV Universe has become. These characters are touching the hearts and minds of fans across the country without being too hokey and avoiding the grimdark approach the DC Cinematic Universe appears to be taking. A highlight for me was a child reciting the "My name is Barry Allen..." opening monologue. It was disgustingly cute. Was there anything better than a child getting to speak to someone he will likely idolize for the rest of his life? No, but there were some insanely good trailers. As the internet loves to proclaim. Hashtag hype.

Join Our Live-Tweet of the Best Fast & Furious Sequels #FastFest!

Ride or die. Or tweet. Or don't. I don't care. I'm not in charge of your life.
Do you love the Fast and Furious movies? Of course you do. If you don't, you at least love Tokyo Drift, Fast 5, and Fast 6. Otherwise, you're just lying to yourself. Here's how you can join us for ‪#‎FastFest‬

In honor of Furious 7 being released in a few weeks, what better way to celebrate the franchise than by watching the best entries in the series? Join @deggowaffles and @keltar93 for a live-tweet session this Saturday, March 21st, as we plunge into the world of sexy cars and slick action as Vin Diesel mumbles about family. Here are the times for the unofficial trilogy of #FastFest movies:
  1. Tokyo Drift – 12:00 PM PST
  2. Fast 5 – 3:00 PM PST
  3. Fast 6 – 6:00 PM PST
This is all in good fun so help spread the word as we celebrate this increasingly ridiculously charming blockbuster franchise. Order pizza, grab some beers, sit on top of your cars, mumble about family, and most importantly, don't forget to use the hashtag #FastFest! 

Any further inquiries? Feel free to ask @TheWafflePress or @deggowaffles

Cowboy Bepop: Sympathy for the Devil Review

"Do you understand?" - Wen
If I had to describe this episode in one word, it would be "enigmatic." The air of mystery about itself is far off more artistic than any episode prior, with little interest in reality. Admittedly, it plays within the confines of its own reality, as with all the best science fiction, Cowboy Bepop uses its artistry and bold ideas to tell a sad story. We can boil this episode down in logistical terms the episode presents for us (Spike stops an ageless mobster in a young boy's body) or further engulf ourself in the essence of mystery clearly intended.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

MARCH MADNESS ROUND 2: What is the Best Animated Disney Movie?

DIEGO'S NOTE: We've done it! As part of our MARCH MADNESS celebration, we've gathered a series of scientific, and factual, opinions to determine what is the best animated Disney movie classic? Our answers surprised us too.

I also talk about CHAPPiE and how shitty it was. Wow. What a literal pile of crap.

And that Tomorrowland trailer inspires us to shrug "Okay, I guess"

Powers Pilot Review: Yes, No, and Maybe

DIEGO'S NOTE: This will be a quick one since it's a bit hectic this week.

Powers is a mixed bag. I wouldn't say anything is outright awful but it seems at war with itself. Is it a noir? The constant bright lighting would suggest otherwise, though plenty of noir tropes can be found here. Or maybe it's not trying to be dark? Then why would it focus on a character who is as tormented as Sharlto Copley's Christian Walker? All these questions still don't deter me from being interested in this world.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Watch the First Episode of POWERS!

The Playstation original series made its debut earlier today and the first episode is available to watch right now on YouTube! We'll have a review up later tonight so stay tuned!
Watch the first Episode of Powers: A PlayStation Original Series for FREE. 
When a famous superhero turns up dead, it’s up to Detective Christian Walker, a former Power himself, and his new partner, Detective Deena Pilgrim, to track down the one witness to what happened that night - a young girl by the name of Calista. 
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Monday, March 9, 2015

Spectacular Spider-Man Series Review

DIEGO'S NOTE: The 7 year anniversary of The Spectacular Spider-Man was yesterday so I thought I should give my thoughts on this matter.

This is a SPOILER FREE  review/analysis of Spectacular Spider-Man. You can read this and then go buy the series later. Just trust me on this.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Man of Steel vs Destruction of Metropolis

DIEGO'S NOTE: Stuff like this is why I hate deadlines (especially ones I give myself). Sometimes we just get bombarded with so many different ways to discuss a topic, we end up with a small idea giving birth to a dozen other ideas! Maybe that's what happened with this movie.
After my last bit on Man of Steel (if you can call a thousand words "a bit") I felt satisfied with what I had to say about my repeat viewing of the movie. I do still have more to say left over from previous viewing experiences but my previous article is kinda required reading so I don't repeat myself too much here. We know where this is headed: the destruction of Metropolis in Man of Steel.

Friday, March 6, 2015

House of Cards Season 3 Review: Who Cares?

DIEGO'S NOTE: The intro to this House of Cards review discusses slightly spoilerish things relating to Homeland so if you're not caught up on that, here is your SPOILER warning for that show. Spoilers for House of Cards because it's way too difficult to discuss everything that works/doesn't work without mentioning as much as possible.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

How Agents of SHIELD Became Appointment TV + Age of Ultron Final Trailer Thoughts

Emily and Diego touch on the Avengers: Age of Ultron Final Trailer before discussing the aftermath of the epic Agents of SHIELD midseason premiere.

What's the Best Marvel Movie?

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What is the Best Marvel Movie? March Marvel Moovie Madness!

We've done it. In preparation for Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Waffle Press Podcast crew has finally determined which Marvel movie is the best Marvel movie, EVER. Vote for your picks here!

It's all come down to this: One podcast room, 4 nerds (+ Renee), 16 Marvel Movies, infinite amount of complaining on which movies didn't get the top spot. It ends here.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Cowboy Bepop: Gateway Shuffle Review

Sorry for the delay in AniMondays! Last week got a little busy with, ya know, LIFE. But have no fear! I've brought you no one, but TWO reviews of Cowboy Bepop this week. Click here to read about 'The Ballad of Fallen Angels' because we're talking about some serious monkey business that goes down in 'Gateway Shuffle'

Spoilers for this episode and whatnots below the cut:

Cowboy Bepop: Ballad of Fallen Angels Review

Love and loss seem to be the biggest motivators for Spike. I can't pin down what happened with him, but it's pretty clear he lost someone important in his life. 'Ballad of Fallen Angels' confirmed my suspicions even if I don't know the endgame yet. It also confirmed my suspicions that this Cowboy Bepop is very much a masterpiece. I haven't gone past the midway point of the series before starting this feature, but of the episodes I saw, I was most amazed by 'Ballad of Fallen Angels'

RUMOR: Drew Goddard to Write/Direct Spectacular Spider-Man Series

After the massive explosion that occurred a few weeks ago with Sony and Marvel announcing their collaborative efforts at revitalizing our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, now comes news from LATINO REVIEW that Amazing is officially dead. Spectacular is in. This has nothing to do with the straight up excellent animated series that aired a few years ago, but here are the highlights of what's happening:

Waffle Press Hangouts: Goodbye Parks and Recreation!

Last week on The Waffle Press Hangouts, Diego and Emily discuss whether or not Parks and Rec finale live up to the hype? (Yes, it did). Listen to us talk about it because we're just a big ol' Parks and Wreck.

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Waffle Press Hangouts: Agent Carter Season 1 Review

SPOILER ALERT: Diego and Emily breakdown what made Agent Carter such a force to be reckoned with.

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March Marvel Movie Madness: What is the Best Marvel Movie?

In preparation for Avengers: Age of Ultron, we thought we’d take the month of March to determine what is is the best Marvel movie. It doesn’t need to be strictly Marvel Studios production as long as the movie originates from a Marvel comics superhero property.

Here's how you can help us pick the best Marvel Movie:
  • There weren't enough movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe yet, so we had to pick the best of other Marvel franchises, and used the Tomatometer at to determine their placement.
  • Each vote is to support your favorite or what you consider to be the best Marvel movie.
  • We will be discussing the choices, while voting on our own brackets, each week on The Waffle Press Podcast until the end of the month.
  • This poll will continue until April 1st but if you want to partake in more voting, subscribe to our YouTubeTwitter, and Tumblr pages for more opportunities to support your picks later this week!
We'll be following this every week on the podcast and discussing our picks in the bracket, so make sure you subscribe to our SoundCloud too!