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“The ‘DEFENDERS TEAM TOURNAMENT’: Twitter Tournament Results!”

HEYYYYyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! There ladies and gentelnerds and welcome back! Hows it going? How’ve you been? It’s been a long time….

Yea?

Thats great!

Good to hear.

Hey, thats just how things happen. Hope things work out.

Congratulations!

Well.. Now that all the pleasantries are out of the way. Lets get back in to the swing of things.

Awhile back, we had yet another Twitter Tournament. “The Defenders Team Tournament” in which i asked all you beautiful folks to put together your own version of ‘The Defenders’, using comic book characters from different brands.

And boy did we have some unique gatherings of Teams.. Lets take a look 👀

First there was my team..

@MarvelZombiek

@Wonder_Vixen

@EddieSteak

@Roguishly_Epic

@NyeMickyMic1001

@AnarchyAnthon

@BrothersInLight

@Bigjerm95

And.. For the first time ever! We had a completely original brand new character make thier debut in a tournament..

Brought in by his creator.. @Chirpyjen

All great teams! Losts of great old friends.. And plenty of New Friends, like @Wonder_Vixen and @ChirpyJen and @NyeMikeymic1001. I want to thank each and every one of you who joined and played along. Those of you who voted.. Thank you all, so very very much! You people are the best. I am always greatful that you folks put up with these things and join in them. I am always so happy to have you guys and gals. I hope to keep them coming. Each one new and fresh, and better then the last. So again..

THANK YOU! And remember.. Be sure to head on over to twitter and follow all of these awesome people. And check out agrimtrilogy.com to learn more about Grim and @ChirpyJen ‘s Grim-Universe.

So, without further ado.. After some hard fought battles, with some fantastic teams.. In the end. The winner and New Champion of the “Defenders Team Tournament”..

@NYEMikeyMic1001 and his team of Nightwing, Winter Soldier, Captain America, and Batgirl

Congratulations Broski! You join a pantheon of Legendary winners of Tournaments past. Soak it up and enjoy!

Thx for reading folks.. Until next time.. Peace Out!

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NETFLIX AND CHILL: BINGE WATCHING- “MARVEL’S: THE DEFENDERS”

“Come, as you are. As You were, As i want you to be!”

It has finally arrived, Ladies and Gentelnerds! ‘THE DEFENDERS’ is now streaming on Netflix. All 8 fantastic episodes!..

Wait.. 8?!

Lmfao! 

Honestly. Didnt really bother me.. But i digress. It took me about 2 and a half days to binge it. And its taken me about, twice as long to get started on this Review.. Btw.. Some Spoilers are bound to happen. So if your one of those weird, one epsiode a day type of streamer? You’ve been warned.. Weirdos!

THE STORY:  When The ancient order of THE HAND set the final part of their plan to end New York into motion, DAREDEVIL, LUKE CAGE, JESSICA JONES and IRON FIST must band together to save the city! 

It is not.. The.. ‘Strongest’ part of the Defenders. Its a good story non the less.. Its actually the characters themselves that helps and carries the whole thing! Honestly, its the characters and the actors that draw you in and kept you there. The story could probably have been more effective if it had the chance to breath. Rushing it with the 8 episode limit, kinda fucked the story by the end of it. 

THE CAST: Every single of the actors, totally fucking rocked it! Thats what helped the Defenders be the epic thing it turned out to be. The characters! Charlie Cox, Mike Coultur, Kristen Ritter and Finn Jones were fabulous. They were fantastic. Every moment they had on screen. Every moment they are together. Is what made the whole thing work.

(Spoiler Territory approaching)

Sigourney Weaver’s ‘Alexandria’ 

Was.. Disappointing.. She had Kingpin potential. But they kinda dropped the ball on her and i blame that on the 8 episode limit. Given time, she could have been a great Villain. (More in the negatives section)
Elektra’s return was cool 

And well played. A lot of obvious things came out of her story.. Saw it coming right away. But it was Fun for the most part.

THE POSITIVES: 

The Crew! I want a season 2 with these people so bad.. Even if they just sit in a room talking or not talking. But in costume. I dont care. I could watch these people do anything. They were the greatest thing ever! Individually, together. The chemistry was awesome. The bright side of the 8 ep. Limit helped speed along the banding together aspect of the show. That was one thing that did not need to be dragged out. 

They also mixed the different show styles together seemlesly. The transition scenes from character to character worked wonderfully.

Madame Gao.. Was badass!

The supporting cast was great too. I will say this.. Again (SPOILERS!) The numerous endings that basicly promotes the individual series’s future to come, was great.. It made me excited for Iron Fist Season 2. Guarantee you we get a costume! Luke Cage S2 is gonna be exciting. Jessica Jones S2 is gonna be badass.. BUT!

THE NEGATIVES: The numerous endings was.. EH!? Ok.. It was cool.. Could have been better. But it was ok. 

Alexandria as a villain was so damn bland. They dropped the ball on that one. They painted her as the next Wislon Fisk, and they took it nowhere. She was supposed to be this badass ancient leader of the Hand, and she fell so flat. There were hints of badassery.. (Is that even a word?) and menace.. But there was no payoff. 

Needed more ninjas! In hindsight, for a Ninja Clan of assassins.. There were a lot of basic henchmen in this series.. Like.. Wtf? Where are the Ninjas!? 

Killing off Stick… Uhhm.. Not ok. They could have had his character last beyond this series for a while longer.. But, this is the MCU.. Nobody really stays dead for long. We’ll just have to wait and see. 

The 8 eps. Limit.. Cool for the lack of dragging a storyline unnecessarily. But fucked the plot to a degree as in, i couldnt care less. Just give me the Defenders kicking ass! And it fucked the story and hindered the growth of certain characters. I guess it’s like “Damned if you do. Damned if you dont” for Netflix. It worked but didnt work at the same time.

Not much else negativly about the show comes to mind at the moment.. So

OVERALL: 

THE DEFENDERS is one hell of a fun ride! Short. But Fun. Come for the Characters, Stay for the Characters. It was a great blend of the different genres they represented. It is just plain.. FUN! A true Joy to watch. Can’t wait for a season 2, and the continued adventures of the individual characters.

I give MARVEL’S “THE DEFENDERS” a score of.. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟💫 6 1/2 out of 10! Pure, badass fun! A must Binge for Marvel/Netflix Fans! 

Thanks for reading folks. Please leave a comment. A like. A follow.. Just an overall fact that you were here at all would be nice. 

Until next time folks.. Peace out!

NETFLIX and CHILL: ‘GoodBye DISNEY, Hello MILLARWORLD!(?)’

Sooo.. As we all have heard and well know by now. Disney has decided to pull its massive disney D!€Ω, out of Netflix and go solo with its own streaming app, at the very end of 2018. 

That means. All Disney products, Pixar, Disney Animation, ABC productions, ESPN Programing (ie: 30 for 30), Movies (live action and animated) Disney Channel Shows, everything and anything associated with that freaking Mouse is leaving Netflix and being streamed exclusively on their new (as of yet un-named) App. 

Now, what does this mean for the “Netflix Exclusive” Marvel Shows? 

Well… Although Marvel is under the Disney Banner, The contract Netflix has with Marvel and those exclusive shows lasts just a bit longer then the end of 2018.. Probably another year or so more. However, at this moment (to public knowledge) Netlfix is currently speaking with Disney on extending the contract for Marvel Brand titles, and Star Wars Titles. 

(Which makes sense, seeing that those could be the most viewed programming at the moment.) 

So for the time being, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, The Defenders, The Punisher are still going to be available on Netflix for the forseeable future. IF! No extension is granted to Netflix by disney for these properties.. Be prepared to see them slowly bleed away to the Disney App.

IN OTHER NEWZ! 

Prior to Disney’s announcement to part ways with Netflix. Netflix itself, reported thier very first outside acquisition. MILLARWORLD Publication. 

Mark Millar’s Comic Publication 

which includes the titles WANTED,

 KINGSMEN, 

KICK-ASS,

 SUPERIOR, 

EMPRESS,

 NEMESIS 

and many more.

That means, We can expect brand new original content coming To Netflix in the coming months and years. Based off of these many titles. On the flipside of that coin though..

WANTED, KINGSMEN and (probably) KICKASS are still licensed by other studios and companies.. So until those licenses run out or Netflix makes a deal for them.. We wont be seeing those exact titles anytine soon. BUT! Nemesis is one title i have been most interested in seeing come to life. Its like, What If Batman, took all those skills, all that money, and all that intelligence and became the foremost badass super criminal/terrorist the world has ever known. So, i am looking forward to that. 

That being said, it’s not all bad that Disney is leaving in another year and a half from now. Im sure both companies can still find away to do successful business together. Millarworld is a very nice and exciting consultation prize. Millar has crafted a series of wonderfully written masterworks. Very suitable for live action translations. I am very certain, that everything will turn out for the Best for everyone involved.

But! What do YOU folks think?! leave a comment. A LIKE. Subscribe/Follow! And thx so much for reading!

Until next time folks… Peace Out!

“WHY NOW, COULD BE THE TIME FOR A ‘CONEHEADS 2’!”

To this day ‘CONEHEADS’ is one of my most favorite SNL sketches turned Movie out of the several that we have had. (‘Night at The Ruxberry’ being another absolute fav)

I cant recall if any actual talks of a sequel have ever happened. But Now would be a great opprotunity for Dan Aykroyd and Co. To take advantage. 

“How would a ConeHeads 2 go?” You ask.. HERE’S HOW!

Beldar (Aykroyd) and Family are flourishing. Things have been going great. But, In this new day and age Beldar finds himself still struggling to fit in with Earth and its modern times. Add his new found role as a Grandfather to his millennial Grandkids, things get tougher. 
Start the film in 2016, right at the offset of the presidential election.. Beldar votes for Trump (que puns and jokes there) and boom..

Trump is elected and immigration is of course his first agenda. 

I would have Alec Baldwin play Trump in this, because, lets face it.. He’s awesome!

And it would be hilarious. Someone Trump hires finds out that Beldar and his family are not legal immagrints and that their records were falsified back in ’93. Also include that the Emporor of the coneheads discovers that Beldar deceived them and a full scale invasion ensues. 

The rest writes itself. With the current political and social climate of today. A Coneheads 2 could take on those issues in a clever and hilarious way. It doesnt have to be preachy or anything.. But it could lighten things up a bit! Poke a little fun at america at its current state.

With Chris Farley long gone. (Sadley) 

I would cast Josh Gad 

As the husband to Connie Conehead. 

Bring back a lot of the original cast. Including Sinbad and David Spade, and keep the budget to a 10 to 15 million.. Heck! It can go straight to Netflix if they want to. That would be just as cool. And they could have a massive comedy hit!

Anywho.. Thats just my thoughts on the matter.. 

HEY! Mr. Aykroyd.. Get started on this PLEASE!! 

Until Next time folks.. Peace Out!

NETFLIX AND CHILL: Binge Watching ‘Marvel’s: IRON FIST’ (Season 1 Review) 

Greetings Ladies and Gentelnerds! Welcome to a new instalment of “Netflix and Chill” After a very long wait, we finally got our Last Defender. 

Marvel/Netflix launched “IRON FIST” This week and I’ve just completed my 3 day bingefest. (I do have a job so.. Thats how i binge. 3 episode’s a night got it done.) 

THE STORY: After being thought long dead, Danny Rand returns to his Home in New York and his Buisness, ‘Rand Enterprise’. Now a skilled master of Kung Fu and the Newly minted Iron Fist, Danny must battle the evil Hand that infiltrated his families company from the inside. 

The Story is not, oddly enough, the strongest thing about this show. Yet, somehow, everyone made it work. The characters and the actors that portrayed them, made it all work. Most of the Subplots helped make things a little more interesting. For example, While Danny was trying to sue for the rights to his company, Colleen’s cage fighting story was more intresting and intriguing. The storytelling had its ups and downs. Not completely solid. But there are several moments that keep you glued in for the next episode. 

THE CAST: A great cast! Seriously. The cast was great. Everyone played thier parts peefectly. Characters such as Ward and Joy Mechum could have easily been a pair of Karen Page’s. Characters that could have easily been annoying and uninteresting, But the actors made them work and i actually gave a crap about them. Jennifer Hendwick’s Colleen Wing was a saving grace for most of the episodes. Rosario Dawson’s Claire aka Night Nurse.. Pointless. But, whatever! She was necessary in the fact that they needed to tie everything together. But overall, a great and solod cast.

THE POSITIVES: 

Unlike the other Netflix shows, Iron Fist’s story is very linear and straight forward. It doesnt take a break for any actual unnecessary plot detours. The subplots tie in with the main story nicely. Again, The Colleen Wing character was a huge bright spot for the show. The action was great and well choreographed. Finn Jones was a great Danny Rand. 

THE NEGATIVES: 

The actual ‘Iron Fist’ is way too under utilised. When you calim to be as skilled as Danny Does, You should be smart enough to use the fist any and at all times. (Mental Note: This version of Danny Rand is still a noob at the whole, Being an ‘Iron Fist’ thing, that one can let the show slide for the way the character behaves and fights.) Speaking of the Iron Fist, he should have been able to use more then the one hand. Granted, he himself claims he had not completed his training with the Iron Fist. So he is still unaware of all that he can do with it. But its something that they should have included in the story. The Fights, as well choreographed as they were, The editing did not help. At this point.. Daredevil seems like a more capable fighter then Danny Rand. The directing and editing of the fights took too much away from what was going on. I feel, personally, The people behind Iron Fist should have contacted or used the same fight choreographers of Daredevil season 2 in combination with their own team, to put together much better Fights. They put too much time and focus on the “I am Danny Rand” part of the story. That ‘Mystery’ could have been solved in a lot less episodes. They put too much time into that. Not giving us a better look in to Danny’s life in Kunn’ Lun with Proper flashbacks was a missed opprotunity. Claire Temple.. Two too many episodes. No offence, i understand her importance to the Defenders, but she was there for too long in my opinion.

(THEORY: Claire will be to THE DEFENDERS, what Agent Coulson was to THE AVENGERS. Thats right! Im calling it from now. That one thread that tied all the Netflix shows and the Defenders together. Will die and that will be the catalyst that really unites the Defenders together.. There.. I said it!) 

Final Negative. Iron Fist suffers as the others did.. A somewhat weak end. Non of the shows have had a strong close to the end of thier season like Daredevil season 1 did. DD season 2, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist all suffer from weak to unimpressive finishes. Despite having such a great run.

OVERALL: Marvel/Netflix do it again. Solid performances and a solid, straight forward storyline and great action helps Iron Fist push it to being one of the best shows in the lot. Nothing will ever top DD seasons 1&2. But Iron Fist comes pretty close. I give MARVEL’S IRON FIST season 1 a score of 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟💫 71/2 out of 10. A Must Binge!  

Have you folks completed your viewing of Iron Fist? What are your thoughts?

Until Next time folks.. Peace out!

“REALLY LATE GEEK NEWS”: ‘Marvel’s INHUMANS Becoming TV Series!’ 

As the title states.. This is really late geek news! 

Not long ago, Marvel had announced that the planned Imhumans film would instead be a TV series. With a limited imax film release that would then be followed by an 8 episode miniseries run on ABC. 

Also announced, although more recently, The Inhumans showrunner will be current Marvel/Netflix’s IRON FIST showrunner Scott Buck.

My feelings?: Dissapointed that we wont get The Inhumans as an actual straight forward Movie. But.. If you think about it. Its probably for the best. Agents of Shield gave us a lot of information on the Inhumans over the past couple of years. But its all been just the tip of the Iceberg. The Inhuman Royal Family storyline runs a whole lot deeper then a single movie could tell. I think an extended run on the small screen would be better suited for them. And as long as we fans tune in.. Maybe We will get more then 8 episodes. I for one, am very hopeful for The Inhuman’s future. 

What do you folks think? Are you excited for this new turn for The Inhumans? Hit me up and let me know. Thx so much for reading.

Until next time folks.. Peace out.

“NETFLIX AND CHILL: BINGE WATCHING MARVEL’S “LUKE CAGE” SEASON 1 REVIEW!”

MY GOD! Marvel/Netflix does it again!

Luke Cage was amazing. From start to finish. The acting was top notch. Harlem felt like a character and was well represented. They did a lot of things right, and some things wrong.. But we’ll get to that later. 

(SPOILERS AHEAD.. youve been warned.)

THE STORY: “Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.”

  When a group of Young thugs look to get rich quick and rob Harlem Ganster Cottonmouth of his Hammertech weapons. Luke Cage is dragged in to center stage to stand up to the crime that is choking Harlem from the inside out. Forcing him to come to terms with Who He is. Who He was and Who He will be. 

The story is not the Strongest story ever. But for what it was representing, It served its purpose. The plot itself isnt what makes you want to come back for each and every episode.. Its the characters.

THE CAST: The cast of actors and the characters they portrayed was the absolute best thing about Luke Cage. 

Mike Colter first and foremost. Taking what he did in Jessica Jones and expanding on it ten-fold, Mike was phenomenal. He carried the character with such sincerity and pride. During filming of the show, The African American community was dealing with a lot of social issues. Which translated very well with the show, all thanks to Mike’s Luke Cage. It was perfect. 

Mahershala Ali’s Cottonmouth was brilliant to say the least. Many would shrug The character off because of the lack of physical threat he poses to Luke. But! I found the character to be very intriguing. He had depth, he had flaws. He had character. I put him at the same level as Wilson Fisk.. Or at least one step below. But he comes very close. 

Rosario Dawson returns as Claire (aka: Night Nurse) not only as a Thread for the Netflix Universe, But as a good supporting character. It was great seeing a familiar face. She served her purpose very well. I was however a tad bit disappointed with how she was utilized within the show. I’ll get to that later.

Theo Rossi as Shades. A great actor who portrayed the character very well. I enjoyed his presence on screen. I look forward to his future in season 2. 

Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dallard. Alfre is pure acting talent. She is a force of nature. She plays Mariah with full conviction. However.. The writing for the character wasnt the best.. But Alfre did the best with what she was given and took it to the end zone. (more on her later.) 

Simone Cook as Misty Knight was brilliant. I liked every minute of her on screen. Again, the script didnt help much. But Simone got the job done. And i got really hyped when they showed her at the end with Her full on Fro like in the comics. I hope she keeps it for season 2!

The Biggest surprise out of Luke Cage was this man right here.. Erik LaRay Harvey as Willis Stryker aka: Diamondback. Coming in toward the end of the series. He completely stole the show.. He took the role and devoured it with such vigor. They left a huge cliff hanger at the end of the season with Diamondback, so I hope they bring him back and use him even more and a little more better. He was great. 

THE POSITIVES: Again. The acting was the best thing about the show. Strong cast on all fronts. The great easter eggs and nods to the entire MCU was so much fun. The action was well done. 

THE NEGATIVES: The script. Its not very strong. The events within were the stories saving grace. (Entering Major Spoilers Territory) The Death of Cottonmouth was by far the worst thing they could do. He had become a great villain and a compelling character, and they had his cousin Mariah (Alfre Woodard) kill him during a huge mental breakdown. Therefore replacing him as the ‘villain’ of the show behind Diamondback. I felt they didnt properly give her enough character to be of importance. She felt very one dimensional. Her corrupt polotician was very one note throughout her story arc. So her transition to main villain was a little disappointing for me. Diamondback was a very good villain towards the end. But the show runners plan to hide him until the end was an ok idea.. But hidding him for so long kinda backfired, at least for me. They could have at least teased a little more of him besides his name every so often. A voice over a phone or a shadowed apperance here or there. Something to fully implant his presence more. But maybe thats just me. Lastly, why are they using Claire as a love interest in this show? She would have been just as fine as the friend. Luke and Misty Knight would have been a fine romance. Why force the Claire angle? Whatever.. Just didnt like that too much. 

OVERALL: With elements of Daredevil season 1 and Jessica Jones season 1 add some very soulful R&B tracks and a Badass hero with compelling characters and you got yourself a recipe of awesomeness! I loved Luke Cage, flaws and all. I give Marvel’s LUKE CAGE season 1 a score of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 7/10 a Must Binge! 

So, what did you folks think of Luke Cage? Let me know your thoughts.

Until next time folks.. Peace Out!