Saturday, July 7, 2012

Batman: Cacophony Thoughts

It's no secret that I'm a fan of Kevin Smith's work and as well as a fan of Batman. The fact that it took me three years to get around to reading Batman: Cacophony is nothing short of an amazing case of procrastination, but I've finally picked up the TPB and laid my grubby fingers on every page. At the end of the three issue arch, I have to say Cacophony is satisfying, if not good, but not amazing.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Good News, Amazon Prime Members

If you're an Amazon Prime member, Kindle owner, and Harry Potter fan, then Amazon has some good news for you. Today Amazon announced they have managed to exclusively nab the entire Harry Potter series for availability in their Kindle Owner's Lending Library starting June 19th. That means if you're a Prime member at the web's largest retailer you get access to the book for free.

Of course, as the program's name implies, you don't get to keep them. Think of it like a library card for your Kindle, however there are no late fees and due dates in the equation. If you want more information head on over to Amazon's front page.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Avengers Review

A couple weeks back I wrote about The Avengers and its potential to successfully serialize comic book movies. Now The Avengers is out and I, as well a hordes of others, have seen it. I am pleased to say that the film is not only the perfect conclusion to one of the wildest multi-film gambles in recent history, but an excellent stepping stone for a continued future.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Smodimations Is On Netflix, So Go Watch Now!

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Kevin Smith. His films inspired the celebratory waste of my youth — spending my days making off-color references to Star Wars, comic books, and the number 37. You'll likely see me bring him up more than once on this blog and I don't plan to be apologetic. What's the occasion today? I am raising awareness about Smodimations, the series of animations based on Smodcasts (Smith's podcast, duh!) by Steve Stark.

Monday, April 23, 2012

A Slightly Belated Introduction And Some Clarification

Hello, my name is Ben and welcome to my blog. The first thing I have to point out is that I am not, in fact, a nudist. There will be no stories about being a nudist here. If you are Swedish, a nudist, and have just clicked a link that told you otherwise, I'm afraid you've been misinformed or possibly misdirected.

What you will find here is news I dig up, reviews, and opinions on my favorite ways to waste time while lazing about (sporting underpants) in the great indoors. What are those? I'm a big fan of comics, flicks, TV, video games, and various kinds of geekery so you can bet you'll find that here.

You may already know about my other blog, Controller Jockey, where I focus solely on video games. I suggest you check it out if you're like me and you're obsessed with all things 8-bit and beyond. You can find it here.

Thanks for visiting, even if you are naked. Seriously, I applaud your spirit.

Marvel's Gamble

Individually, there is nothing particularly bad about Marvel's super hero films. The comic book publisher turned studio has spun out flicks with general success. Last year Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor, and X-Men: First Class were all met with approval from both audiences and critics. However, Marvel hasn't delivered audiences with a KO punch since the early 2000's when they rocked socks with the first two Sam Raimi Spider-Man films and X2: X-Men United.