Nitpicking: Logan and The Lego Batman Movie

Confession time: I’ve never felt terribly comfortable doing reviews here on GeekDayton. Frankly, I’m very easily entertained, which is not what you want in a critical viewpoint. For reference, here’s some films I admit to enjoying: Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows (which even got a review on this very site) Short Circuit 2 The Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2 And there’s not much distinction between enjoying “bad” movies and just enjoying bad movies. I enjoy Drive Angry, a Nicolas Cage film in which he plays a grandfather who drives … Read more

Whimsi-cool. A more wholesome style of media

I love whimsy. Whimsical stuff. But not like cutesy whimsy. More like fantasy whimsy, but like teen fantasy. No…. not like that though. Think like…. Treasure Planet meets Monster House meets National Treasure meets Haunted Mansion meets Harry Potter meets The Woods. Mash that all together. I love that. That sort of cartoony, kid-esque, fantasy realm? yeah? No?   That. Love that nonsense. Don’t get me wrong, I love all of the current comics and video games, what with their action and excitement and the such. But there’s a part of me that just enjoys the simpler stories. Simple in the … Read more

GD PodShort- Comic Delays

DC 52 Rebirth

We’re trying something new with the GD Podshort. Recorded a few months ago. Comic delays hurt people on all levels, it’s a serious issue. Let us know what you think about PodShorts! The pants or the audio clips. Follow us on SoundCloud, and wherever you get your podcasts.  

Review: The Killing Joke

Walking out of the Monday night screening of Batman: The Killing Joke, my friend described to me that he felt “like a shaken soda can left to decarbonate overnight instead of just exploding.” He’s not wrong. I saw the movie with a good test audience. Two people, one of which was me, had read the titular comic before. Two other people hadn’t, but had a semi-general idea of what the storyline would be. And for once, DC Comics has pulled off the impossible: equalizing people who had or hadn’t read the source material. We all walked out of that movie expecting more, even those … Read more

Batman vs. Superman vs. D.C. vs. Marvel vs. Captain America vs. Iron Man, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Movies

So, I’m thinking about changing my name to Sam Malone here at the shop. I feel like the Cheers character lately, standing at my counter while my movie-watching customer base tells me all about their likes, dislikes, loves, hates, thrills, and disappointments on the latest DC and MARVEL blockbusters. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining about this! Just feel the need to throw my own two cents in the ring and tell what I think. First off, Batman Vs. Superman was NOT that bad! Personally, I did not care for Lex and his Joker/Riddlerness, but that’s just me. … Read more