Avengers: Age of Ultron SPOILER Thread

By Luke Y. Thompson in Comics, Movies
Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8:00 am


It's time.

You've seen the TR Review, and possibly gotten righteously indignant about it.

Now's your chance to sound off, in detail.

Do not click below and then complain about spoilers. This is the thread for everyone to discuss everything. GO!

If This Is Zack Snyder's Batwing, It's Kinda Lame

By Luke Y. Thompson in Comics, Movies
Friday, May 1, 2015 at 6:30 am


Latino Review's Umberto Gonzales is starting a new website, and as his first big scoop, he's been showing off images of what the new movie Batwing looks like. Since he's gotten everything right about the Spider-Man movie situation thus far, I do give him the benefit of the doubt.

I also think it looks awful. Tim Burton's redesign of the "Batplane" made sense as he turned it into the Bat-symbol, but this looks like nonsense for no reason. Now, if "nonsense for no reason" is the visual aesthetic of the entire movie, fine. Otherwise, however, I see no point. You?

27 Hours of Marvel: Surviving 11 Comic Book Films in One Sitting

By Jason Helton in Daily Lists, Movies, Nerdery
Friday, May 1, 2015 at 5:00 am

[NOTE: This is NOT a spoiler thread for Age of Ultron. That will come later today.]


People are always trying to push the boundaries of nerddom. Whether you're going for a gaming marathon, binge watching Daredevil on Netflix, or trying to collect every single Pokemon, there's a group of fans can who, no matter what their love is, they want to be the very best. Hollywood certainly hasn't been opposed to relishing in the attention of nerds and geeks the world around. It's not unusual to see film screening turn extreme.

Other nerd culture websites have put on screenings a day in length, but as impressive as these butt-numbing events are, they still pale in comparison to the epic marathon that Disney, Marvel, AMC, and Regal cinemas have put forth for comic book fans, a marathon that I, as of this writing, am about to embark on. That's right true believers, I, Jason Helton, am attending the Ultimate Marvel Movie Marathon. The challenge: 11 films, 27 hours, one sitting. Every single film in the non-Sony Marvel universe, from Iron Man, all the way to Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Comic Deadpool Beats up Wolverine Movie Deadpool, at Long Last

By Luke Y. Thompson in Comics, Movies
Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 2:18 pm


To this fan film's credit, it does not short-change the in-movie powers that Fake Deadpool had. But you didn't really think anybody would let the impostor win, did you?

Only Took Three Decades to Get Decent Garbage Pail Kids Toys

By Luke Y. Thompson in Merchandise, Toys
Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 12:07 pm


As with Kidrobot's Family Guy, I think these are perfectly suited to the blind-box stylized format. You wouldn't want to pay too much for a one-joke toy, but you would want it to be articulated, and the generic, blobby body fits the existing design style.

Naturally these are coming from Funko, which apparently owns every license in the world now, in some for or other. Each figure will be evenly packed - no rares or chases - and a 10" deluxe Adam Bomb will also be made.

Now the uphill struggle is to remind kids what these actually are, and why they're funny.

Fast Food Review: KFC Sweet N' Spicy BBQ Bowl

By Luke Y. Thompson in Food & Drink
Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 11:05 am


Okay. OKAY! The Kobayashi Maru of TR features is back. Yes, for every one of you who hits me up asking for more, I still get regular comments every time there's an unrelated article somebody hates like, "I'm done with this site. All fast-food bullshit and [whatever the above article was about]," never mind that I haven't done one of these in months.

Side note: it's always funny how the people who say they'll never read the site again are people I've never heard of before.

Mainly, though, I've been trying to save money on eating out. And my health by not eating total crap while sitting in front of a computer for hours on end. But I need to make sacrifices for you, my dear audience, and so I have once again.

Tags: Fast Food, KFC

Official BTS Pic of Lana Condor and Sophie Turner as Jubilee and Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse

By Luke Y. Thompson in Comics, Movies
Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 9:39 am

Bryan Singer

I always wondered if Bryan Singer might be a secret Green Lantern, given how averse he previously was to the color yellow. It seems he doesn't totally hate it on X-Men (or at least women) any more. Then again, you can get away with a lot more bright colors by using '80s as an excuse.

Are we feeling the Jubilation yet? (Not literally, ya sickos!)

New Terminator: Genisys Poster Still Full of Bad Choices

By Luke Y. Thompson in Movies
Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 9:03 am

No, it's not this. But maybe it should be. At least WWE used practical effects...


I've put the actual poster below the fold, for the benefit of those who avoided the last trailer when you heard there was a big spoiler in it...if indeed there are any of you left. And honestly, if it's in a trailer, or on the official poster, it's fair game for a site to talk about. I don't know why I'm being extra-nice today.

Point is, the poster also has Asylum-level title graphics and a generic, computer-generated "nuked city." The new Terminator might actually be a good movie - longshot, sure, but it might - but the way it's being marketed, you'd never know.

Netflix Will Make Green Eggs and Ham; Its Owners Just Don't Give a Damn

By Luke Y. Thompson in Books, Cartoons
Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8:00 am

Peter Enzerink

This is news.
News you lose

I chose to snooze
This news, we lose
This announcement gives me the blues!

Netflix to make Green Eggs and Ham?
This seems to me like content spam!
I do not want Green Eggs and Ham!

Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: Where Doves Lie

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 6:30 am


Martha Boyd is not just Luke's mother-in-law - she's also an ex-cop, a landlord, a self-described crazy cat lady, a major Star Trek geek and the widow of a green beret. So go ahead: ask her anything. And we mean anything.

Well here we are at the last Thursday of April. Tomorrow is May Day and in a few more days, Cinco De Mayo. One of my fave holidays as I love Mexican food. Julia's first solid food was beans and rice with salsa. No wonder she is so fiery - you are what you eat.