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COMIC TITLE: Marvel Comics #1000 (2019)
Various– Artist
Various –Writer
August 28, 2019
Marvel Comics

IMG_5119In all of 2019, Marvel Comics has been celebrating 80 years as a company with reprinted stories and all brand new cutting edge stories that have obviously kept us glue to what the company has done. It’s amazing to believe where this company has been considering all the good times and bad times it endured over 80 years and it all started with Marvel Comics #1. Now it has all come down to this moment as I present to you Marvel Comics #1000 which features a boatload of variant covers, artists , writers for this one from the past, present, and as Marvel puts it the future. The comic celebrates all of Marvel’s big moments from the creation of certain characters like Captain America or Red Wolf to origins of certain characters being revealed like Galactus, but there is just one common thread throughout this 80 page celebration. Just who is the bearer of the Eternity Mask and what is the Eternity Mask? He is a figure whose legend says that he is older than most in the Marvel Universe put together, but we want to know it’s secrets. When all is eventually revealed, who will step from the shadows of the mask and into the light. I guess we just have to wait to find out. For more information on the comic, just visit the Marvel fansite here.

IMG_5126There is a lot to digest in this comic because it’s 80 pages worth of history, but it’s fun to see all the different artists that came together for this like Carl Burgos, Steve Epting, Patch Zircher, Leonardo Romero, Joshua Cassara, Irene Koh, John Cassaday, Stuart Immonen, Ron Garney, Leonard Kirk, Phil Noto, Cameron Stewart, Gabriel Hardman, Michael Allred, Doug Braithwaite, Tim Sale, Cory Smith, Chris Weston, Eduardo Risso, CAFU, and so many more. It was definitely fun to see all the historical moments through out every single year since the company had started. I thought that was a very good touch and a little different than what DC did with their 1000 milestone. One of my favorite moments was seeing the old school Howard The Duck page that we got as it celebrated the milestone of Howard The Duck being a feature film in 1986. Then there’s the big moment where Batman makes a cameo in the comic as he meets the Merc With A Mouth. Well, he sort of does! The artwork in my opinion is where it’s at with this comic as you get everyone from, Blade to Hercules all the way to the mystery of the Eternity Mask which promises to be solved in 2020. I am definitely looking forward to that, but for now check it out and check out my grades below:

Grades:

Story/Plot: A

Artwork: A+

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+

unnamedIf you are a movie lover and you thought that the last What If… was fun then wait until you check out today’s idea. There have been so many great films that have come out in the last 20 years or so with so many of today’s stars, but thanks to Nerdist.com something has been brought to my attention. Nerdist presented an idea that was brought to the limelight thanks to New York illustrator Peter Stults who also dabbles in the idea of what ifs on his own site. He presented the idea of what if some of today’s films that are so popular starred classic actors and actresses of the past. I am talking about films like Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Iron Man, The Shape Of Water, Hellboy, Dune, Trainspotting, and so many more amazing ideas. I mean could you have imagined if Trainspotting starred actors like Anthony Hopkins, Terence Stamp, Michael Caine, Julie Christie, and Ian Holm as Begbie? It might have been an excellent film, but that is up to us to imagine hence why this is called What If. Could you have imagined Paul Newman as Tony Stark in Iron Man? He might not have done it with the same charisma as Robert Downey Jr, but it might have been cool to see. I want to thank Peter with presenting some amazing ideas and while you check out some of them below, don’t forget to visit his site for even more amazing stuff.

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babysitter'I usually try to say that I rarely get excited with a lot of films, but then I would be a liar especially when it comes to Netflix. I have been a big proponent of everything Netflix produces from the original shows like Stranger Things, comedy specials, and even original films. When I first saw the trailer for today’s film, I was instantly excited because it looked like it could be pretty epic. The film I chose for today is called The Babysitter and it stars Judah Lewis (Demolition) as Cole, a lonely 12 year old kid who is constantly getting pushed around by everyone at school, but he has one thing that they all do not have. That thing is this hot and super cool babysitter by the name of Bee (Samara Weaving) who treats Cole like he’s normal. After his neighbor dares him to stay up when he is supposed to be sleeping, he finds out that there’s more to her then he knows. The film also stars Bella Thorne (The DUFF) as Allison, Hana Mae Lee (Pitch Perfect) as Sonya, Robbie Amell (The DUFF) as Max, Andrew Bachelor (We Are Your Friends) as John, Doug Haley (Code Black) as Samuel, Ken Marino (Role Models) as Dad, Leslie Bibb (Iron Man) as Mom, Emily Alyn Lind (Enter The Void) as Melanie, and the film was directed by McG (Charlie’s Angels). 

Samara WeavingThe one thing that you have to remember going into this film is that this is going to have that big Hollywood feel to it as far as the look and feel is concerned. I actually loved the film from beginning to end with Samara being the star of this film for sure. The movie at first has that comedy element to it because you’re learning just how much of a p*ssy he really is, but when he finds out her dirty little secret well that is when the real fun begins. I have to give Robbie Amell some credit because he plays that Jock everyone knows that is always hopped up on adrenaline and her does it well. The film then begins to take a Home Alone kind of approach, but the only problem is that things get executed by accident and not on how he attended them to go. The cinematography is excellent in this film, the story is pretty tight, and the cast is amazing. There is some pretty cool kills in the film even if some of them he did not intend to make. McG has a certain style to him as far as how his films look and it shines through in this one so if you’re a fan then cool, but if not then you may want to avoid it. I think you should at least give it a watch because I am giving the film an A- for a final grade cause I thought it was bad ass. Check it out on Netflix now!

b-mco-chris-vs-chris_nvy1Listen, I know I am not crazy and I also know that the next Superbowl (which is Superbowl LI) isn’t going to happen for another 274 days (from todays date May 7TH), but there were just too many factors that played a part in me thinking about it. First of all, this weekend saw the official release of Captain America: Civil War (read review here) into theaters and it also happens to be Free Comic Book Day which saw the release of Civil War II as well as a Captain America comic. So with all of this in my face constantly, it made me remember a bet that was waged during SuperBowl 49 between Chris Evans (Captain America) and Chris Pratt (Star Lord) an they called it Superhero Bowl 49 as Pratt was a Seattle Seahawks fan and Evans a New England Patriots fan. I don’t know why one wasn’t down for last years SuperBowl, but I would love to see it return once again. They made an incredible T-Shirt with proceeds going to charity and they dressed in character for each other’s charities. It was all fun and it was for great causes.

marvel_cinematic_universe_timeline_by_darkmudkip6-d9jhxzl copySo, I thought of a list of teams that I would love to see make the next SuperBowl in hopes that there is an actor from that city that plays a Marvel character. Anthony Mackie, the man who plays Falcon represents The New Orleans Saints. Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Scarlet Johansson (Black Widow), and Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) all can represent whatever team from the New York/New Jersey area (Jets or Giants). Don Cheadle who plays War Machine represents the Kansas City Chiefs while Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) could represent either the Oakland Raiders or the San Francisco 49ERS (depending on his preference). Chadwick Boseman is from South Carolina so it would be interesting to see what team he picks whether it be Carolina or any of the teams near by. If we go beyond the film, there’s Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) who can represent the Green Bay Packers and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and Dave Bautista (Drax) could represent the Washington Redskins. Vin Diesel who plays Groot could also represent either Oakland or San Fran while Bradley Cooper (Rocket Raccoon) could represent the Philadelphia Eagles. If we go into the television universe of Marvel, Jon Bernthal (The Punisher) could represent the Washington Redskins while Kristen Ritter (Jessica Jones) could represent either the Eagles or the Pittsburgh Steelers (depending on her preference). Meanwhile Mike Colter (Luke Cage) is just like Chadwick Boseman where it depends on his preference as he is also from South Carolina. So, keep all of these options in mind once the football season starts and hopefully they bring back Superhero Bowl once again.

 

1930228_10207278460853390_9099499689539595186_nThis is not a joke, I repeat this is not a joke. You do not have to pinch yourself or tell yourself that it’s all a dream because the one and only Spider-Man is here. If you have not see the new trailer for Captain America: Civil War then you did not see the appearance of Spider-Man and what team he is on. We knew that Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, Falcon, The Winter Soldier, and Ant-Man were team Captain America while Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Black Panther were team Iron Man, but what team was Spider-Man going to be on? Well by the looks of the picture above, I think it’s safe to say that he is Team Iron Man as well. Check out the trailer below:

Speaking of other trailers that were recently released, The Lonely Island, everyone’s favorite SNL group has a new film coming out called Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. The film apparently follows Connor4Real (Andy Samberg) and his apparent career tailspin right on screen. The film looks hilarious and it has so many cool stars and it looks like it has a lot of awesome cameos as well. Check out the trailer below:

'Celebrity Big Brother' TV show, Elstree Studios, Hertfordshire, Britain - 12 Sep 2014

In some Cheeseball Cinema related news, SYFY has announced that they will be coming out with Sharknado 4. The network also announced some of the new cast members which will include Gary Busey (he’ll play Tara Reid’s dad), Tommy Davidson (In Living Color), Cody Linley (Hannah Montana), Imani Hakim (Everybody Hates Chris) and Masiela Lusha (George Lopez). David Hasselhoff will apparently return as Finn’s dad and Cheryl Tiegs will join the cast and play Finn’s mom. The film doesn’t officially have a title yet, but it will premiere in July on SYFY. Stay tuned for more info as it becomes available to us.

Black-Sabbath-LP-Paranoid-cover_6814For this week’s album of the week, we are turning to the Godfathers of heavy metal to help us with the pick. The album we chose is Black Sabbath’s second studio album Paranoid which was released on September 18, 1970 and in two days time that will mark the 45TH anniversary of the album’s release. The band once again was made up of Ozzy Osbourne (Vocals), Tony Iommi (Guitars), Geezer Butler (Bass), and Bill ward (Drums). For 43 years, this was the band’s only album to ever top the charts in the UK until the release of 2013’s 13. When it came time for this album, the band wanted to capitalize on the success of the self titled debut, so in June they hit the studios and in four months they released the album which features many of the band’s concert staples like War Pigs, Fairies Wear Boots, and the title track. The band originally wanted to title the album Walpurgis, but then it was shortened War Pigs. Not long afterwards,  the album title was changed to Paranoid because the record company felt that was a potential single. Butler explains it to Classic Rock Magazine, “I wanted to write a song called ‘Walpurgis’ – you know, the Satanic version of Christmas – write it about that Satan isn’t a spiritual thing, it’s warmongers. That’s who the real Satanists are, all these people who are running the banks and the world and trying to get the working class to fight the wars for them. We sent it off to the record company and they said, ‘No, we’re not going to call it that. Too Satanic!’ So I changed it to ‘War Pigs’.” As far as where it placed on the charts here in America, it peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Top 200 charts and it went four times platinum.

blacksab-paranoid11. War Pigs– This is perhaps one of my all time favorite Black Sabbaths songs both on record and live. The album starts with this amazing guitar riff that just sounds like doom with the help of an amazing bass riff added with air sirens to give it that doomy effect. Then it slows done with no instruments other than Bill Ward hitting the high hat with Tony Iommi coming in with some simple riffs. 5/5

2. Paranoid– this may be the most famous Sabbath song that was just a three minute filler according to the band who needed an extra track for the album. Boy were they wrong because the track took off and is there only top 20 hit in the UK. 5/5

3. Planet Caravan– This track was very different for the Sabath boys because it was psychadelic and a true gem. Pantera does an amazing cover of this song. 5/5

4. Iron Man– Another Sabbath classic about a man who travels to the future and he sees the apocalypse. While he tres to return back to the present to warn everyone, he is turned into a steel magnetic field and is made mute which makes him helpless in warning the people. 5/5

back sabbath paranoid record5. Electric Funeral– The song right from the beginning just sounds evil rigght from the start and it should consdiering it’s about how the world ends due to atomic bomb warfare. 5/5

6. Hand Of Doom– The track is widely regarded as the most popular song on the album by fans. It starts off slow with a bass line before it explodes right in with the music. The song is about soldiers who came to England from Vietnam that were extremely addicted to drugs. 5/5

7. Rat Salad– This is an instrumental song that really is the gateway tot he last track. 4.5/5

8. Fairies Wear Boots– Tony Iommi has stated the song is about a time when Geezer and Ozzy were smoking weed and they saw some fairies wearing boots and running around the park. It’s another favorite of mine from Black Sabbath and I love the intro to the song which is often referred to as Jack The Stripper. 5/5

My Final Thoughts-What more can I say about this record other than the fact that it’s probably the greatest Sabbath record of all time. Look at how many songs on this record are concert staples whether it’s played by Sabbath or Ozzy (solo). That is why I am giving the album five stars out of five for a final grade.

IMG_3463We decided to be generous today and we are giving you a double shot of Ass Whoopin Wednesdays. For today’s Ass Whoopin Wednesday film, I wanted to explore one bad ass film from a member of The Expendables 3 crew that I hadn’t reviewed a film for yet. Wesley Snipes (Passenger 57) has made a lot of bad ass films in his day, but for today’s film we are watching his vampire classic loosely based on the Marvel Comic Blade. In Blade, Wesley Snipes plays the legendary day walker known as Blade who has made it his life goal to track down and kill Vampires with the help of his handler The Whistler (Kris Kristofferson). One night while on a routine mission, a vampire known as Quinn (Donal Logue) bites a doctor (N’Bushe Wright) who looks a lot like Blade’s mother, so Bade decides to help her out. The only thing is that she leads him to a greater cause and that is to kill a vampire named Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff), who is hell bent on shaking up the order of the Vampires for his own personal greed. The film also stars Udo Kier (Flesh For Frankenstein) as Dragonetti, Arly Jover (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) as Mercury, Traci Lords (Not Of This Earth) as Racquel, Sanaa Lathan (Out Of Time) as Vanessa, Eric Edwards (Candyman) as Pearl, Tim Guinee (Iron Man) as Curtis Webb, Kevin Patrick Walls (Scream) as Krieger, Shannon Lee (High Voltage) as a resident, and the film was directed by Stephen Norrington (The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen). Before we get into the review of the film, let’s check out some stats.

Blade Stats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_3464This is definitely one of my favorite films of the 90’s because it was a unique film and a very different take on the Vampire genre then what we were used to at the time. Plus Wesley Snipes plays one heck of a vampire wrecking machine bad ass. As far as the stats are concerned for the film, Wesley wracks up a whopping 94 knockout/kills in this film even though the number could be a little bit higher (Those were all I could confirm). As far as an origin story is concerned, it is shown to you in the beginning, but it’s not explained until later on when Whistler explains it to the doctor and gives her the complete story. As far as I can tell in this film, he doesn’t have a love interest even though she helps him out later on. As far as a friend, love interest, or a family member being hurt, his mother is bitten by a vampire when she is pregnant with him and Whistler is attacked in the film and that really pisses him off. The big boss is definitely defeated in this film and you’ll just have to see how it’s down for yourself. Coming soon, we are going to be doing something special every now and again when we take some of our subjects from Ass Whoopin Wednesdays that we have covered and we are pinning them up against each other. For example, when Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee fought in a film or Wesley Snipes going up against Sylvester Stallone. So, you’ll want to stay tuned for that when we bring it to you which is also why we decided to cover Wesley Snipes here.