Betrayed by the Summer Movie Hype… A Star Trek Beyond and Suicide Squad Review

Does anyone else feel betrayed by the summer movie premieres? All year I’ve been looking forward to Star Trek Beyond and Suicide Squad, and now that both of these movies have dropped, I’m just so…(sigh)…disappointed.  At first it was upsetting because watching the trailers filled me with soo much JOY. Jared Leto’s Joker laugh was unique and brilliant, and Star Trek‘s plot line looked promising. I mean, it didn’t have my man, BC, but the thought of Captain Kirk and Spock returning to the big screen led to a very special nerd-gasm.

It must be me. Do I just get overjoyed way too quickly with the thought that all my nerdy dreams are finally coming true? How could I be so naive to think that the people behind the curtain would care about accuracy or a thorough and engaging plot line? And that they would find time to represent the characters to how, us fans, know and love them instead of how they think the characters should be interpreted. Silly rabbit.

But I mean, is it a lot to ask? Is it that difficult to represent a character in their true form, or just have plain ole’ good writing? From what I saw over the last two weekends, apparently so. Continue reading “Betrayed by the Summer Movie Hype… A Star Trek Beyond and Suicide Squad Review”

Hold the Door! The Flash Did What? And X-men Be Vexing Men?! It’s Your RiceBall Recap

Does anyone else feel like summer just came out of nowhere? I mean, a week ago I was freezing my butt off, bundled up in blankets, sweaters, scarves, jackets and whatever else….and today it’s 80 (mofo’in) degrees! I have crazy, humidity hair! Ugh.

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I see spring done gave up, and decided she ain’t gonna be around for all this global warming ish. We were straight cut off this year.

boring tvAnd speaking of cut off, how goes your summer TV watching? Mid-season shows have ended and I’m stuck in limbo surfing channel to channel for a nightly prime time selection. I know it’s summer when my TV yells at me to get the hell off my couch and do something productive.

TV: “Go to the gym!”

Me: Ha! TV, you’re hilarious.

But technically, it’s not summer until all the Game of Thrones eps are over, and we have 4 more of those bad boys! I refuse to delve into my summer TV rut until after GOT is over. Somehow, deep down, I know Netflix will save me, though. Especially with OITNB on the horizon. Yay!

If you missed it, a lot has transpired over the past week or so, specifically with TV and movies. Hot topics, for me, consist of The Flash, Game of Thrones, and (although I hate to admit it) X-men: Apocalypse. Yea, I took time to see it over the weekend, and man, am I disappointed.

But before I get into that, I just wanted to let you know…this is your RiceBall Recap.

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Who is Professor Zoom?

 

The CW’s Flash was a dream come true for me. I have fond memories of being a child, sneaking into the living room after my mom passed out on the couch with the TV on, in  hopes of catching the 90’s Flash show staring John Wesley Shipp. The Flash is also the one Comic book that I have faithfully bought each and every month, for as long as I can remember. I am proud to say that I am obsessed with all things Scarlett speedster! A big part of that is his rogues gallery. The Flash has one of the brightest and diverse group of villains out there, in my opinion, second only to Batman. But the most menacing of the bunch is Professor Zoom, not to be confused with the Reverse Flash. The TV show has further muddied these waters by switching names around, but that will be a write up for another day. I want to focus on the comic version of Zoom and all his terrifying glory!

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The brightest day and blackest night…for comic book writers

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Since the dawn of comics, men, women and children of all colors and creeds have been drawn to the capes and tights depicted in those wonderful four color funny books. Comics throughout their inception in the 30’s, throughout the 50’s, 60’s….. basically to right now, 2016, have been created by white men. Those men would sit in their “bull pen” with their cigars and whiskey and write the adventures of all our beloved heroes and heroines.

Gotham: The Last Laugh

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Told you guys I would be back for part 2 and HERE WE GO! So I ended off talking about last week’s episode of Gotham and how it was the rise of what we think The Joker. Last Night’s episode started off with Jim Gordon still emotional hurt by the death of the newly appointed police chief who was gunned down in front of the whole city of Gotham by Jerome valeska on camera. Jim and his partner Harvey Bullock who has finally returned are searching for Jerome all over the city shaking anyone and everyone who will give information on his whereabouts. From the looks of Jim is the one in charge of everything at the GCPD and is trying to make sure everyone is on top of their game, but it also makes you feel like why isn’t everyone else as hurt as Jim is.  Harvey is easily the muscle in this situation having Jim’s back and making sure no one tries to double cross him, but Lee (Jim’s girlfriend) tries to calm Jim down by saying there will be a magician later on in the night which they could go see. Well they would be in for a big surprise. Continue reading “Gotham: The Last Laugh”

Gotham: Rise of the Villains

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Whats up all my Riceballers, it’s Stewyp here and I bring to you Gotham Season 2 Rise of the Villains. Now I want to talk to you guys about last weeks episode which was amazing and honestly one of the best well put together episodes from Gotham in my opinion. For all of those who don’t know Gotham is a spin off show of when Bruce Wayne was a young kid before he became batman, now Last season had it’s quirks and many people did not like the first season because they felt it introduced too many villains even though batman(bruce wayne) is only about 13 in this show. The reason why I still am viewing this show was the season finale of last season. The season finale showed the rise and fall of the mob with Falcone and Maroni, and anyone who knows Batman knows the mob is very prevalent in this saga and comic book series, but the season finale also showed Penguins transition and how he became a villain and a top crime boss, and might I add he is one of my favorite characters and one of the best.

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“The Flash” Races Back to Tuesday Night *Spoiler Alert*

Tuesday, Oct. 6th can’t come fast enough! Next week the new season of The Flash airs on The CW, and I’m excited to see what this season has in store!

This past weekend I took some time to catch up on Season 1 and all I can say is, “Wow”. It brought back the same feelings I had after watching Arrow’s first season. DC Entertainment is really doing their thing in the TV space, especially since Marvel’s Superhero takeover in Hollywood overshadows their attempts at live-action films. Here’s hoping Suicide Squad and Batman vs. Superman make the cut.  (They’ll most likely have to meet the same caliber as the Nolan-Batman series, to be honest— and that’s gonna be tough.)

Similarly to Arrow, the best part about The Flash is the characters.  DC Entertainment knows how to put together a compelling cast, all with personality and individual character development. (sidebar: Is it just me, or do they all look fresh out of high school? The bar scenes just seem wrong!) They also have great chemistry on-screen, which makes them a fun-loving team. I couldn’t help but analyze some of them, making comparisons to their comic-book versions. Continue reading ““The Flash” Races Back to Tuesday Night *Spoiler Alert*”