Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Captain America Civil War Review - Spoilers

Captain America: Civil War Review 
This is a review of Captain America Civil War and it does contain spoilers, so anything past this point - if you don't want spoilers - is on you.

Chris Evans reprises his role as the Star-Spangled Avenger and bings the rest of the Avengers with him.

That being said: This is the second movie I've watched this year where super-heroes go to war against each other because of their mothers. What's up with that?

THAT being said: I'm a bit of a quandary on how to proceed. There is no way that I cannot compare this to Batman versus Superman because - despite the terrible writing from DCComics - the two have themes that intermingle.

Bottom-line though, under the helm of the Russo Brothers- Anthony and Joe (You, Me and Dupree, Arrested Development) - Captain America Civil War did it waaaaaaay  waaaaaay waaaaay better than Zack Synder did with Batman versus Superman.

This was one of the best and most engrossing two and a half hours we've ever spent in a movie.


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Star Wars Legacy Collection Imperial Space Trooper

Star Wars Legacy Collection
Star Wars Legacy Collection Imperial Space Trooper
Presenting an Imperial Space trooper from the Star Wars Legacy Collection.

Hopefully Imperial space-troopers will be kept as canon in the new Star Wars universe. It does make sense after all to have troopers that can operate in a vacuum if your army operates in one. When we reviewed the Star Wars Black Series Stormtrooper


we revealed that Stormtrooper armor can survive for a limited time in vacuums - probably just enough time to get to safety - the Imperial Space Trooper was meant to live that childhood dream we probably all had as children of flying through space on a jetpack while launching laser bolts from our wrists.


Thursday, April 28, 2016

MOTU Stratos

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
MOTU Stratos
Presenting Stratos from our He-Man Masters of the Universe - MOTU - collection.

To the uninitiated, Stratos is one of the key allies of He-Man. We say "key" because he's the only one of the "Masters of the Universe" who can fly on his own power.

Stratos is the leader of the people of Avion - a race of humanoid creatures with bird-like features and abilities - such as the power of flight, aerial acrobatics and enhanced vision.

Stratos enhances his power of flight with a jetpack and adds to his ability to kill anything from the sky with a pair of brass knuckles that fire lasers.

Stratos plays the role of a spy for He-Man's team aside from being an aerial combatant.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Containment TV Series Review

Containment TV series
Presenting a short review on Containment, a brand new TV series from the CW.

Everybody's talking about the return of Game of Thrones (A real cock-blocking issue. Really hurt us.), and the rest of our staple TV fare have reached the end of their respective seasons so we decided to go search for something new and Containment caught our eye.

Containment aired April 19 and is an American adaptation of a Belgian TV series called Cordon. In a nutshell, the series follows individuals caught in an outbreak of a weaponized version of avian flu which forces authorities to cordon off a large portion of Atlanta in an attempt to prevent the virus from spreading.

Google it, and you get this as a description: "When a mysterious epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, an urban quarantine is enforced, leaving those inside to fight for their lives as local and federal officials search for a cure. Police officer Lex Carnahan works to keep the peace, but the situation becomes personal when he learns his girlfriend Jana and his best friend Jake are both stuck in the cordoned area. Also trapped with the infected are 17-year-old Teresa, who is very pregnant and separated from her boyfriend, elementary teacher Katie Frank, who is on lockdown with her entire class, and CDC researcher Dr. Victor Cannerts. Public trust deteriorates as a journalist, Leo, begins chasing down a conspiracy that unravels the official story."

Saturday, April 23, 2016

HALO 5 Guardians Spartan Buck

HALO 5 Guardians
HALO 5 Guardians Spartan Buck
Presenting Spartan IV Edward "Eddie" Buck former ODST and member of Team Osiris from the HALO 5 Guardians video-game and McFarlane Toys.

Click here to read about the other HALO 5 Guardians action figures in our collection

This is the character based upon the looks and personality of Nathan Fillon, the lead of the much loved and missed Firefly TV series and current lead of the detective rom/com Castle - though I hear his partner, Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) has left the series.

Nathan also provides the voice for Spartan Buck and has been providing his voice since Buck appeared as an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper (ODST) in Halo 3 ODST.

The writers behind HALO 5 Guardians also have Spartan Buck screaming "Gorram!" and "Bam, said the lady!" which are quotes from Firefly and Castle respectively.

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