Friday, November 24, 2017
The Comic Book Show Season 1
The Comic Book Show Season 1 presented by Brothascomics walks you through Marvel Legacy and takes a trip to Genosha and the Inferno for our throwback Thursday X-Men podcast.
Join The Sandman, The Producer, and Brother Beavis as we discuss comics and have a little fun while doing it!
The Comic Book Show
Podcast also on Apple Podcast and Stitcher. Just search @brothascomics
This Week in the Association
Brothascomics has our NBA recap show. The show is hosted by the Producer from brothascomics and Will Stacks
We record weekly and you can catch up here.
Podcast is also available on ApplePodcast and Stitcher... just search @brothascomics
Trailers Before Justice League
My review for Justice League is coming soon, but before that, lets look at the trailers for the movies that ran before Justice League began!
My local theater is a Regal Cinema and for some reason, we constantly get scary or action movie trailers- even before kid-fare such as Justice League! So without further ado
The Greatest Showman
Hugh Jackman looks to his post Wolverine career in this musical/ bio picture about PT Barnum and his circus. The movie also stars Zendaya and that dude from high school musical. Jackman's non Wolverine roles over the past few years have been way more misses than hits and musicals are a hard sale no matter what! I am sure I will see this because my wife loves Jackman, but she gonna need to pay for this one herself. Hard pass from me( with my money at least)
Disney/Pixar jumps back into the game with Coco... a movie about Hispanic culture written, directed, and voiced by people of Hispanic origins( amazing). The movie looks beautiful and its message of finding yourself and being yourself should be able to reach and teach across all cultural barriers. I am really looking forward to seeing this movie and probably will have seen it by time this article posts.
As someone who actually played the video game in an actual arcade( google it), when I heard they were making the game into a movie, I laughed my ass off because I thought people were joking. Well, never joke when the Rock is involved! I love the Rock the wrestler and I can deal with the Rock the actor... but this is too much and Rock is getting very close to jumping the shark on his career. Between this and Baywatch, and a Jumanji sequel that no one asked for, The Rock needs to be careful he doesn't lose trust in the people who support his stuff( see Adam Sandler). Hard pass from me!
A Quiet Place
This was one of the creepiest movie trailers I have ever seen. For some reason a family that looks happy and white out in the country cannot make a sound because if they do, something/someone is gonna come and kill them. It stars that dude from the Office and some annoying ass kids who steady be getting adults killed with they noise making asses! Hard Pass from me! Ya'll know I don't efff with horror movies!
Its Taken on a train, ya'll. When will people just leave Liam Neeson and his family the hell alone? Don't ya'll no already he don't play that shit and will exact old man vengeance on your ass? Movie looks interesting but the concept is played out! Hard Pass from me!
So much will be said about this movie on this blog over the nest few months... to say I am excited is an understatement! To see this trailer on the big screen was such a thrilling moment... far surpassing seeing it on my phone or my tablet. The movie looks stunning! And all these Black people! I am praying the movie is not just good, but great and sets up future sequels. Gonna see it opening night and take the day off from work to talk about it all day on-line!
Superman wants a Superman Movie
As the deconstruction of Justice League continues, one of the consistent positive themes coming out of the movie is about the reintroduction of Superman. Forget the idea of how it happened and the CGI missing beard, most fans were happy to see a return of Superman that was all about hope and inspiration as opposed to the moody, emo killer that Zack Snyder gave us in Man of Steel and Batman V Superman.
Well guess what, we were not the only ones who long for a return of a Superman we can believe in. In an interview with The LA Times, Cavill indicated that he thinks its time to return to a Superman in all his color with a sense of hope and happiness.
I agree with him about this, but I am not sure if they can head back in that direction at this point. The images and the damage that was done to the Superman character through Man of Steel and Batman V Superman was severe and I am not sure if they can get back to hope with Kal-El. And even tho, Justice League did a good job of resetting the narrative, the movie has left a bad taste in fans mouths and a Man of Steel sequel at this time, to me, seems unheard of.
This is more proof positive to me that Zack Snyder should've never been placed in charge of Superman. He did not understand the character and what makes him popular with so many fans over all these years.
Word has it that Matthew Vaughn would be the director of a Man of Steel sequel. Whereas that does not do much to ease my feelings of uneasiness, its at least a step in a more hopeful direction for Superman. Let's see if WB executives have any Hope left in Superman!
Comic Book Post Credit Scenes
Full Article can be found at GeeksofColor
Wolverine is back... not Old Man Logan.... real Wolverine is back. This was teased in the Marvel Legacy One shot and now Marvel is going to let us know where Wolverine has been all this time since his death.
But in a bit of a curveball, instead of creating a mini-series about his return, Marvel will be telling this of Wolverine's return in the back pages of current comic books. Not unlike older comics used to have untold, in continuity stories in the back of their comic books.
Wolverine's return will be told in the pages of Captain America #697, Thor #703, and Spider-Man #794. These are being billed as " Post Credit Scenes" as a nod to Marvel Cinematic who has owned the game on teasing upcoming movies post credits.
I am not sure how I feel about this yet. I like Wolverine returning, but I would much rather read and pay for a Wolverine one shot instead of having to pay for 3 books to read this one story. Cool idea and concept but not sure if I'm down with it
Franklin's Shouldn't Have Been There
We have all seen the above image over the last few years, right? Franklin at Charlie Browns house for Thanksgiving... and him having to eat all by himself on one side of the table. Hell, even Snoppy got to eat at the table with the white folks; although that shouldn't be that big of a surprise since white people tend to like their dogs more than Black people. But I digress...
And as jacked up as that image is, can we also talk about all the unbelievable shit that happened up to this point. Take out Pepper Mint Patty inviting herself over the day of Thanksgiving and then having the nerve to criticize the food. Take out that Snoopy- the damn dog- made all the damn food to begin with and Linus' sanitized prayer of colonization without genocide. Lets look past all of that and focus on Franklin.
First off, ain't no Black parent allowing they child to spend Thanksgiving outside they house and definitely not with some white family. This is literally unheard of! The idea of, " Can I go to my friends house" on a major ass Black holiday is unheard of with Black folks. The answer is no and gonna stay No for years to come so don't even ask.
Second, even if somehow Black Jesus granted you the Hall Pass to leave your family on Thanksgiving to go be with another (white) family, they for damn sure ain't gonna let you go to they house without a side dish or something. Franklin walked up in that house and dapped up Charlie Brown with nothing in his hands. Franklin's mom woulda sent him over there with a pie or cake she bought from the store or some potato chips, a pack of soda..... something. My mom's line woulda been something like, " You ain't going to them white people's house empty handed."
Lastly, if somehow Franklin got there, there is no way in hell he would be allowed to get a second trip in by going to Charlie Browns grandmothers house without calling first. They just pile up in the back of Charlie Brown's parents car without a call to make sure it was ok for Franklin to change locations. Black moms are always like, " You better call me if and when you leave to let me know where you going".
So yes, Franklin was ostracized at the dinner table, but truth be told, he shoulda never been there to begin with. He shoulda kept his Black ass home with his Black ass family!
Zack Snyder's Son comes to Dad's Defense
There has been alot said about the Justice League movie and my review will be up at some point... I guess. There has been all kinds of hand wringing as to why the movie didn't perform at the box office... too much Snyder? Too less Snyder? Wheedon messing things up? CGI missing beards?
Well, we aren't the only ones who had something to say about Justice League. Zack Snyder's own son weighed in as well. See below the now deleted message
Full article can be read here from Superbromovies.com
Daddy tries to rescue son
First off, let me say that Warner Brothers has a very recent history of meddling into their super hero pictures. We have all heard the tales of Suicide Squad and their tinkering with the movie to the point where it was almost unrecognizable. And after the under performance of Batman V Superman, you can imagine WB executives were on edge to make sure they got a movie they hoped to exploit for at least a billion dollars. So I am sure, those executives had tons to say about the direction and tone of the movie.
All that said, Zack Snyder is a grown ass man and doesn't need his son out here fighting his battles for him. Zack Snyder has enough clout in Hollywood to be able to tell WB where to stick this movie and their franchise if they were messing too much with his vision. Granted, because of the tragic suicide of his child, he may not have been in that spot while the film was being made/finished, but he still needed to have some version of control of the editing process of a film he spent close to two years making. And if that version of the film was not up to his standard, he should've respectfully bowed out.
His son coming out and saying this is just a deflection from the movies performance at the box office. The same with the fans who started the on-line petition to see the Zack Snyder cut of the movie( just stop). If the movie had done well, none of these excuses would be popping up. And all of this really just leads to a fact that I been saying since we started brothascomics 2 years ago.... DC makes polarizing movies and sadly, they picked a director to lead their universe who also makes polarizing movies. It has not worked and will not work until Zack Snyder is removed from any and all film making decisions. He does not understand the characters he has been put in charge of- which leads to these weird version of characters who look like what we want but act and behave nothing like what we want.
I hope DC doesn't crater from this; although I have my doubts. Going full steam ahead with an Aquaman movie, along with Cyborg and Flash make me nervous as hell. Regardless, if those movies fail, I certainly hope we are not reading on-line posts from their kids how the movies didn't do well because "meddling"
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