KRYPTON – SYFY – Trailer review and a few thoughts

 

This was actually a pretty good trailer for what it was. Is that Lance Hendrickson narrating? I think if this is done correctly, and a little more on the mature side it should do very well. My understanding is that it’s going to be about Superman’s grandfather. The show runner is going to be a gent named Damian Kindler who at one point in time was at the helm of “Sleepy Hollow”.

There appears to be a TONNE of English(UK) actors in it .Can you seriously get a TV show even made in the U.S anymore without an English/Australian/Canadian cast? Do the locals not have the chops anymore? General Zods ancestry appears to also place a part in this story. The main thesis of it seems to the House of El trying to save their planet from doom while those around them remain oblivious to science and facts……..timely thing , this will be.

This is just a trailer for the pilot but I suspect this would not have been “Leaked” on- line if they did have some plans for a full 13+ episodes. Out sometime in 2017.Enjoy.

 

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Source Point Press- The Misplaced- Chapter #1 – Review and a few thoughts.

The first thing that really stood out to me in this first chapter was the art. Chris Callahans style reminds me a lot of David McKean(Hellblazer, Batman: Arkham Asylum).It felt Haunting, spiritual, mystical, and celestial ;with just a touch of Victorian mixed in. This is coming from a reviewer who could not draw a bath, so the fact it effected me the way it did should say something to you.

The story itself is a poignant look at death, and how peace in the after life isn’t always possible if you have questions and yearnings unanswered. James can’t be happy.In his mind , there’s no plane of existence where he’ll feel whole unless the one thing he is missing is right there with him. That’s where his journey will begin. This first step was written very well and I thought the dialogue written in the first person to  his wife was enough to make toughest of ladies swoon. Bit of a silver tongue for what folks might call a “dark supernatural” story.

We all hope that at the end of this life we have a just reward. That we will find everlasting peace, and some of us believe that should include being with the things and people we love. James forsakes all of this to go find the one thing in his afterlife he can’t live without no matter how many elaborate dreams his mind can create. There’s an entire undercurrent of dialogue in this book where James almost pits his firm belief that he can never let the memory of his love go against simultaneously living in the afterlife where she is present in a dream form, created by him. Bit of a mind bender indeed

This first chapter contains the spectre of death, the deceit of angels and a questionable alliance with Eden herself. His wife is not on any plane anyone can confirm, and that is upsetting the a status quo and balance that was set before time itself began. This book contains metaphysical questions about life, afterlife and the very nature of the human spirit……. in the first chapter.

This book is a deep ride. The closest I could compare it to would be the late Robin Williams “What Dreams May Come”. An underrated gem from about 20 years ago. You’ll not find any super-heroes in tights here. You’ll simply find a man who would rather wander purgatory looking for the woman he loves then stay in a dream that will never be real. A pure love across space and time.

I can see why this was funded on kick starter in 4 days(It should have been funded in 2 on the merits of the art alone).My understanding is that this is a 4 part book. I encourage you see to where this story can take you. Both on a visual and literary level. Cheers for now.

Scott

Write and Artist :Chris Callahan

 

God Country – Image – Issue #4 – Review and a few thoughts

I have a granddaughter now. Like Emmett, I pretty much would follow her to hell to bring her back too if she was taken from us. That’s what this 4th issue delves into. A trip to hell. Balegrim has taken something very precious to Emmett and he wants her back.

I’ve heard rumors that this is only a 6 issue series. Rumors , I say because like butt holes it seems everyone has one. There might be a hint to that in this issue as (minor spoiler) the trip to hell isn’t near as long as you’d think it would have been. It does the job but I could have stood to see more exploration of this version of hell. There’s a bit of foreshadowing of things to come in the form of a dangerous looking animal surveying the scene so maybe there’s another trip back there in the works.

I’ve liked that Donnie Cates has kept the cast of characters in this book relatively small so that you get a decent fleshing out of their personalities and insight into what makes them tick. There’s a really compelling 3 page run in the book that examines our characters relationship with god and how that can be judged and questioned in the face of strife .Some really good dialogue here. The development of the “non god” relationship between Roy and Janey has been an interesting and necessary subplot to the book.

The main hero of this chapter is Valofax in that he is able to be the strategist and warrior that we forget Emmett is not really ready to be. Interesting nod to “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” here also. We’re also reminded in this chapter that although Emmett has the power of the gods now, he still has ties to his humanity that can be used to hurt him when need be. I think is an important plot point for this hero to have.

A majority of the media spotlight has been shone on Donnie Cates writing for giving this book the popularity it deserves .However, Geoff Shaw’s art has played a huge part , by being able to convey  a combination of the country simplicity and regal war of the gods feeling of Donnie’s words .His wispy attention to detail in facial features covers every nuance of the characters emotions during the story, and his beautiful renderings of contrasting landscapes, whether the barren slate of hell, or the rustic home style of Texas have brought such a warm and  unique feel to this book. The shades of shadowy dark inking used in this book lends a sense of foreboding to the story that has worked since issue #1.

Book 5 is due out May.17th.Highly recommend this.

Story: Donny Cates

Art: Geoff Shaw, Jason Wordie, John J.Hill

Colorist: Jason Wordie

Letterer: John J Hill

 

 

 

 

THE LITTLE HOURS Red Band Trailer

I came across this trailer will looking at other trailers. Well to be honest I feel down that movie trailer rabbit hole. But DAM I am glad I found this one.

Medieval nuns Alessandra, Fernanda, and Ginevra lead a simple life in their convent. Their days are spent chafing at monastic routine, spying on one another, and berating the estate’s day laborer. After a particularly vicious insult session drives the peasant away, Father Tommasso brings on newly hired hand Massetto, a virile young servant forced into hiding by his angry lord. Introduced to the sisters as a deaf-mute to discourage temptation, Massetto struggles to maintain his cover.
Source: IMDb

The movie stars Aubrey Plaza, Dave Franco, Alison Brie, John C. Reily, Kate Micucci, Molly Shannon and Nick Offerman. The movie was Directed by Jeff Baena and produced by Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Destro

Source: YouTube

Coming To Netflix Canada In May

Some of the highlights coming in May is War Machine starring Brad Pitt

Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie

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Other shows coming to Netflix Canada The Last Kingdom, Master Of None, Bloodline, F is for Family, Umbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Original comedies Maria Banford: Old Baby, Simplemente Many NNa. Norm Macdonald: Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery, Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive, Hasan Minhag: Homecoming King and Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust

Among some other highlights, Denial, Deepwater Horizon, Role Models, MMXXL, Moonlight, Silver Linings Playbook, San Andreas, The Eagle Huntress, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Girl With All The Gifts, Marvel’s Doctor Strange and Chappie

Source: Netflix

TPCCafe Ep 100 How She Got Off

So this is Ep 100 and fitting to may style I forgot plug in the mixer to the Laptop but thanks to the Laptop mic there is style a show. The sound in not that great but I hope you enjoy. This show Scott ask me 5 various questions about……

Also we talk about –

Redneck #1

Ebay selling digital comic codes

Captain America/Hydra

Thor Ragnarok

Marvel not getting into R-rated movies

Captain Phasma comic

Joss Whedon/Kevin Feige talk Batgirl

Star Trek Discovery

What You Talking About

and more

Check out this episode!