Tuesday Night Comics Podcast #3...

Dave and Billy are back, and they’ve brought their top picks for comics being released on 1/22/14 with them! Find out why they’re excited for James Robinson and Steve Pugh’s All-New Invaders #1 from Marvel Comics. The guys also discuss the best comics of the previous week, Billy’s recent obsession with All-New X-Men and the recently announced return of Wally West to the DC Universe! http://ia600708.us.archive.org/32/items/TuesdayNightComicsPodcastNewComicsReleasedOn012214/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Podcast%20-%20New%20Comics%20Released%20on%2001-22-14.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Agents of SHIELD – S1E12 – “Seeds” – Recap...

Last week was Coulson’s turn to find out the truth. This week was Skye’s. While Ward, Skye and FitzSimmons take a trip to SHIELD’s Science Academy, Coulson and May hopped in Lola to track down a major lead regarding Skye’s past. After a fun chase sequence through some South American streets and alleyways that culminates with Coulson levitating in Lola to come face to face with the former agent, who is trying to escape up a fire escape. Like a good Joss Whedon reveal, the answers this former agent provided about Skye’s origin bring up more questions. This agent’s team was sent to a small Chinese village about 20 years ago to investigate an 0-8-4, which you may  remember from episode 2 as being an object of mysterious origin. The 0-8-4 in this mission turns out to be baby Skye. Everyone in the village died to protect her. She’s the lone survivor when SHIELD arrives. Things get weirder as every member of that SHIELD team is slowly picked off one at a time over the years. SHIELD shuffles Skye from foster family to foster family in order to protect her.  Once May and Coulson hear this story, May advises Coulson that they keep this information from Skye. Coulson initially agrees with May, but ends up telling Skye the truth when they reconvene with her and the rest of Coulson’s team. Telling Skye the truth is no doubt a direct result of Coulson finding out very recently that he’s been lied to by his superiors, people whom he trusted.  I think that if Coulson heard this story before “The Magical Place,” he would not have told Skye. Pre-“Magical Place” Coulson was much more by the book than post-“Magical Place” Coulson. Keeping with the theme of...

American Hustle – Review Jan14

American Hustle – Review...

How do you look at American Hustle? Is it Mystique, Hawkeye, Batman and Lois Lane teaming up? The cast of The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook getting together for the movie equivalent of a super group ala The Travelling Wilburies? Watching American Hustle, I couldn’t help but wonder if David O. Russell asked himself if he could do a Martin Scorsese movie, specifically Goodfellas. American Hustle opens with Irving (Christian Bale) and Sydney (Amy Adams) talking in voiceover about how they met. Their speeches had definite shades of Goodfellas’ opening line, “As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.” The characters costumes seemed right out of Goodfellas as well. During American Hustle, I couldn’t help but think that toupee wearing dry-cleaner turned con man Irving’s story was actually what was going on with Morrie in Goodfellas when he wasn’t being choked by Jimmy Conway. Then Robert De Niro showed up and I had no idea if I was watching Goodfellas or American Hustle. My confusion mounted when they cut to a flashback scene of Robert De Niro’s character as a young mobster that I think might have been a deleted scene from Goodfellas. American Hustle’s title should have been Goodfellas 2: Camden Nights. I enjoyed the twist at the end of American Hustle. It was very Ocean’s 11-esque. However, the 20 minutes before the twist seemed to slog. I felt myself fidgeting in my seat, wondering where this movie was going. Should you see American Hustle? Take this quiz to find out. 1. Are you a fan of Amy Adams side boob?   2. Same question, but this time Jennifer Lawrence. 3. Are you a dude who curls your own hair?   4. Is Fat Batman you thing?  ...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast – Episode 2...

In episode 2 of the Tuesday Night Comics Podcast, Billy and Dave preview comics coming out Wednesday, January 15, 2014. They also talk about the best comics they’ve read this week, the Shia Labeouf vs. Daniel Clowes fight, and the possible casting of Jesse Plemons (from Friday Night Lights & Breaking Bad) as one of the two leads in the new Star Wars movie. Landry Forever.   Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Agents of SHIELD S1E11 – The Magical Place – Recap...

The wait is over. Agents of SHIELD is back! SPOILERS ahead, so if you haven’t watched The Magical Place yet, you may want to do that before you continue. It’s cool, we’ll hold a chair for you. This episode could have been called Answers, because that’s what we get. Coulson DID die in The Avengers.  From what we learn in this new episode, this Phil Coulson is not a LMD, but rather is the same Coulson brought back from the dead. How did they bring him back? It involved at least seven surgeries, and a crazy brain scanning/operating machine that looked like it was borrowed from The Matrix. I winced when that machine has its pincers in Coulson’s exposed brain. Exposed brain makes me wince too, by the way. And there is no Tahiti, at least not for Coulson. Tahiti was a mirage/hologram/implanted memory. I was glad to see Firefly alum Ron Glass, aka Shepherd Book, aka Dr. Streiten, return. We haven’t seen Dr. Streiten since the pilot episode. When Streiten is confronted by Coulson, he fesses up immediately, and it very sorry that they brought Coulson back. On the operating table, Coulson kept saying “Let me die” and that he was in a lot of pain. Not wanting a whiny post-death Coulson on their hands, SHIELD messed with his brain to keep his pre-death personality intact. Looking at the preview for next week’s episode, it’s safe to say Coulson is not okay with having his brain mucked with. Expect to see the very “company man” Coulson travelling down the path mostly traveled by Skye.  If they messed with his brain to make him more like his old self, what else did they do while they were in there? Skye shines this episode from the...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 1...

Check out Tuesday Night Movies’ new podcast, Tuesday Night Comics! This podcast is your cheat sheet for Wednesday, aka New Comic Book Day. Each week Billy and Dave will highlight the new comics we’re looking forward to most, and tell you about our favorite recent releases that you may have missed the last time you were at your local comic book store. In this first episode, we talk about new comic coming out on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 and our favorite comics of 2013.   http://ia700506.us.archive.org/27/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode1NewComics1814/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%201%20-%20New%20Comics%201-8-14.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

The Best Comics of 2013!...

2013 has come to an end, and it was a great year for comics! Here are our picks at Tuesday Night Movies for the best comics of 2013! Billy says: 1. Copra: I hopped on the Copra train late. I picked up the first Copra Compendium when issue #7 was on the stands. I devoured the first three issues and quickly ordered the rest of the series, rereading that first compendium over and over again until the issues arrived. It is a gorgeous comic, with sublime art and a great story. If you’re a fan of the Suicide Squad, forget the series that DC has on the stands right now and read Michel Fiffe’s Copra instead! 2. Hawkeye: If it wasn’t for Copra, my #1 comic of 2012 would have repeated in 2013. Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Hawkeye remains the best comic being published at Marvel. Heck, it’s the best comic produced anywhere but inside Michel Fiffe’s apartment. I wouldn’t be surprised to find this comic at the top of my Best Comics of 2014 list. 3. Battling Boy: I had never heard of Battling Boy before Nick told me about it just before NYCC. I’m glad he recommended it to me, because it is awesomesauce. This and Copra are superhero comics for those who want more from what they’re finding on the stands. Pope’s art is insanely kinetic. I’m really looking forward to the next chapter in the Battling Boy saga. 4. Young Avengers: I’m typing up this list the day before Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s excellent Young Avengers series comes to an end. It’s been a glorious 14 issues thus far. This comic has such a unique voice, and I’m very sorry to see it come to an end.  McKelvie’s line work is so beautiful and Gillen captures...