July 2015 | Fanboys Anonymous

The Dace Man Show Ep 110 - Frank Take Over VI: A New Hope

Posted by The Dace Man - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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Hey, hey, hey, Dacetacular nation! Check out Episode 110 of The Dace Man Show with host Frank Ward! It's another Frank Take Over, and this time it's a complete Iowan Invasion! Join Frank Ward, Travis Sullivan, Jefferson Brown, and Gibby as they take over The Dace Man Show in The Dace Man's hiatus!

What did the Iowan crew discuss this week on The Dace Man Show? Word from down on the corner is that they introduced some new segments. Also, the Iowan Crew discussed how great the state of Iowa really is as a jab at the usually dominant New Jersey crew.

With The Dace Man, Nicholas Andrew, and Tricia all M.I.A. this week, anything goes. In one of the final shows of Frank broadcasting with his home state Iowa, the new team gives you a show to pay homage to the state of Iowa!

All that and more on this week The Dace Man Show!


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Game Over for Pixels: Are Box Office Numbers Due to Release Date?

Posted by Anthony Mango - Monday, July 27, 2015

If you're following the 2015 summer movie season, you know by now how records have been broken, but other things have been struggling a bit. There's no greater example of this weird atmosphere going on right now in movie land than when it comes to Pixels.

Coming partially from Happy Madison Productions—the camp responsible for Adam Sandler's films since his glory days of Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison (hence the namesake)—the film features Sandler and a handful of other names battling it out with old video games sent to destroy the human race from aliens.

Yeah, it sounds either absolutely dumb or absolutely awesome. Unfortunately, it seems to be the former, and those glory days where Sandler used to be a cash cow are not carrying over.

This film has been panned by critics and even if that were to have happened, but it would have been met with roaring success at the ticket booths, it would have been somewhat justified to make. However, that is not the case, as the film cost $88 million to produce and after another $20 million spent on distribution, marketing and so forth, the opening worldwide total of $49.4 million could prove problematic. It wasn't even able to take the top spot in its first week, so how can it be expected to make up ground now?

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Pictured: the 4 people who went to go see Pixels this weekend

Much of the reasoning as to why this is happening no doubt stems from the perception that this looks like a terrible film to a lot of people. I continually keep hearing from people that the premise sounds interesting, but knowing Adam Sandler and Kevin James are involved is an immediate turn off and the previews did nothing but convince them to not spend their $15 for a ticket.

Outside of a bad overall image, another one of the biggest reasons for why Pixels is struggling to find an audience is because its audience is already busy watching other movies. This film was booked in perhaps the worst possible time that it could ever open up.

Right now, at the end of July, people are panicking that the summer is almost over and want to get in as many outdoor activities as possible. Some are also getting ready for school, while others have burned through their cash after partying and going on vacation in June and July. Even if they wanted to go to the movies, though, there are alternatives out there that are coming off as much more appealing.

The overall theme for this movie season seems to be comedy—not necessarily 100% in the laugh department, but also in terms of having fun and feeling happy when leaving the theater.

As far as pure comedy goes, if you're into dopey humor, you might have spent your money on Spy (oddly enough, that movie is not an action thriller, while Dope is not out there for laughs...go figure). You damn sure most likely didn't see Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 back in April, but that could have soured you on wanting to see another Kevin James movie, as you could associate his one bad film for being an overall portrait of "he is not funny" and extend it to this.

Maybe you want to laugh, but you also want to go on a date. Right now, you're probably going to be watching Trainwreck if you're not one of the stragglers who will go see Pitch Perfect 2 or Ted 2 or if you're a teenager, Paper Towns.

If this was supposed to market toward kids, too late, as they've seen Inside Out and Minions and some other movies, such as Jurassic World and Ant-Man. Those latter two also have the added element of nostalgia, which Terminator Genisys does as well, so there goes any hope of tapping into the people that have felt a longing for their childhood being brought to life on screen.

Things aren't going to get any better for Pixels anytime soon, either. Coming up next week is Vacation, which will cut into both the nostalgic and comedic audience. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is an action film with a much more serious tone, so if you were interested in seeing this movie for the action, you'll be more attracted to that. Despite how it is probably going to run into the same problems that Pixels is facing right now, Fantastic 4 comes out at the beginning of August, so that will help push Pixels down even further because it will at least have the comic book audience.

Then, it will be hit with The Man from U.N.C.L.E.—which I'm also assuming won't do too well, but it looks fun and it will click with the action audience. American Ultra is sure to get in the way, similarly, and then bam, Hitman: Agent 47 brings all that action and the video game element as well.

With an overload of pretty much every type of movie element out there that Pixels would like to be, it seems like the only thing is truly is happens to be underwhelming.

Having not seen the film, I can't say whether or not this is all justified, but that in itself speaks volumes, as I won't be paying money to see it in theaters, either. I've spent enough money at the movies so far this year and I already know that I'll be seeing SPECTRE, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens and several other movies, so I don't have it in me to gamble $15 on something that looks bad, sounds bad according to critics, and has no positive word of mouth...and I know full well that I'll eventually watch this movie down the line, too.

Had this film come out earlier in the year in the months of February or March before Avengers: Age of Ultron swept April, it would have had the jump on all of these movies and been there first with little to no competition. Now, it's a small fish in the big pond of summer blockbuster time and unlike the video games in the film, there aren't any cheat codes or extra lives to make up for failing level 1—the opening week box office.

Are you interested in seeing Pixels? If yes, what other movies have you seen so far this year? If no, what is it that's preventing you from wanting to go see it?

Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

The Tits & Zoidberg Show Ep 2 - Allie Take Over

Posted by The Dace Man - Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Hey, hey, hey, Dacetacular nation! The Dace Man is MIA again due to business trips that make him land late Wednesday nights. Check out episode 109 of The Dace Man Show with hosts Allie "Zoidberg" Koesek,   Patty McTitties, and Gibby!


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  • Curling!
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  • NFL News
  • Plus more
::WEIRD NEWS WITH GIBBY::
  • Surprisingly the saving grace of this episode...
::CELEB NEWS::
  • Tits and Zoidberg run down the latest in Pop Culture News.
All that and more, only on The Dace Man Show Presents: The Tits & Zoidberg Show.


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A new trailer for the 24th entry in the James Bond film franchise, SPECTRE, has been released, giving us a better idea of the storyline and a closer look at some of the action set pieces. Watch the trailer below:


My Thoughts:

  • This is the fourth Daniel Craig film and every single one of them has been at least somewhat about Bond working outside of MI6 and not really being himself. Casino Royale was him not even really being a 00 agent. Quantum of Solace he was somewhat excommunicated. Skyfall he was supposed to be dead and too old so he should hang up the boots. Now, this one is about him being chastised and them saying he should retire, again?? Come on, guys....can't Craig just be James Bond already? You already refuse to do the goddamn gun barrel sequence.
  • I'm not a car guy, but that car seems pretty sweet.
  • I'm also digging how Q Branch seems to be more legit.
  • Monica Bellucci is so perfect for a Bond girl and it's kind of ridiculous that it's taken so long for her to be cast in one of these movies.
  • Is that a rendition of the theme from On Her Majesty's Secret Service???? GEEK OUT MOMENT...even though I hate that movie in particular.
  • Glad to see skiing is back in a Bond film.
  • Christoph Waltz better be Blofeld.
  • I'll be not only surprised, but also disappointed if it doesn't turn out that Quantum was just a subdivision of S.P.E.C.T.R.E. all along.

What do you think of the new trailer? Are you excited for the film? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

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SPECTRE will be released in theaters November 6, 2015.

Directed by: Sam Mendes
Written by: John Logan (screenplay), Neal Purvis (rewrite), Robert Wade (rewrite), and Ian Fleming (characters)
Starring: Daniel Craig (James Bond), Monica Bellucci (Lucia Sciarra), Ralph Fiennes (M / Gareth Mallory), Léa Seydoux (Madeleine Swann), Dave Bautista (Mr. Hinx), Ben Whishaw (Q), Naomie Harris (Eve Moneypenny), Andrew Scott (Denbigh), Rory Kinnear (Bill Tanner) and Christoph Waltz (Hannes Oberhauser)
A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

On episode 16 of the 4 Reel Movie Club podcast, Fanboys Anonymous members give their thoughts on the four films of the Mission: Impossible franchise leading up to the release of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation.

Host: Chris Dace

Panelists: Tony Mango and Shaun Walker.

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THIS MONTH'S SET OF MOVIES:

Mission: Impossible
Mission: Impossible II
Mission: Impossible III
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

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Review: Marvel's Ant-Man Annual by Spencer, Rosanas, Schoonover, and Boyd

Posted by Sean Hamilton - Monday, July 20, 2015

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Ant-Man is everywhere at the moment with the spotlight firmly shining on the pint sized hero as the latest Marvel movie lets this character take center stage.

As if that wasn't enough, the comic side of Marvel's megalithic machine is back from a break, in the middle of the unfolding saga of Secret Wars. The artistic team that brought Scott Lang back for a fantastic solo series delivers once more on the Ant-Man Annual issue.

With Nick Spencer, Ramon Rosanas, and Jordan Boyd, joined by Brent Schoonover for the series Annual, we get a great story that is still so full of heart and feels very much a part of the first 5 issues from earlier this year. The magic that delighted audiences remains in force in this issue, with the same comedic flavor that Spencer established from the start.

The story picks up from the last regular issue of the Ant-Man series, with the defeat of Scott Lang's nemesis Darren Cross. The team from Ant-Man Security Solutions are taking a deserved breather in a local bar, when the events that transpired in the Marvel OGN Rage of Ultron play on a news broadcast in the background. Thus, ensue the flashback adventure or Scott Lang's narrative.

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Grizzly gets impatient for his home team. Machinesmith's sarcasm is on point.

The tone and feel of the story—and other qualities that endeared Spencer's take on Ant-Man—remain consistent, providing a seamless voice to the characters and story as a whole. This was important to need of the get right, due to the lapse in time from the regular series with Secret Wars dominating the Marvel publishing line up currently.

The voice that Spencer invokes for Scott Lang is sarcastic, humorous, yet human. We have a real sense of compassion from the character. The characterization behind this is a high standard and a driving force for the development of the series. It is this distinguishing trait that lets audiences into the world of the characters—to participate as a witness to their deeds and adventures. This means we can become absorbed into the comic and experience a break from our own real world momentarily, escaping to where Marvel would have their creative teams take us—for a nominal charge, mind you.

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Time to take this party elsewhere... Scott remembers what Hank Pym did for him all those years ago...

The art from Rosanas, Boyd and Schoonover melds well, between the past and present sense of the characters. While this is good from one angle, the differentiation of the various periods of time could be more demarcated also. Colorist Jordan Boyd provides a delightful visual landscape, bringing to life the line work of Ramon Rosanas and Brent Schoonover. There is an accessibility to the story through the artwork that is extremely welcoming on this title. The panel layouts flow well and the story itself is made for a modern easy reading audience. I get the sense that the creative team have been quite conscious of the effort readers may need to put in for a newer series and have played this down dramatically in kind.

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One more bad guy put down! How many Ant-Men does it take to...

With the next stop for Ant-Man scheduled for August with the Last Days of Ant-Man one-shot, and with Secret Wars still raging on around the new Marvel universe, we will have to wait until at least October to see how Ant-Man reacts to the "All-New, All-Different" Marvel landscape. However, with the teaser ending Spencer and co have left in this issue, the next one-shot could have some fun in it. With the information provided in Marvel's July Previews magazine, it is a great relief to see the same, main creative team that we have on this issues still on board for the future. There is a great chemistry here, which is a winning combination for Marvel, and still looks like it has a lot of potential for further stories.
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All-New, All-Different Ant-Man
So what did you think of the start of this issue? Did you like the way it rounded off the previous pre-Secret Wars Scott Lang and co? What do you think the Ant-Man series will hold after Secret Wars? Make sure you tell us what you thought of the book by leaving a comment below or on our Facebook or Twitter and make sure you come back next time for the next installment in the Last Days of Ant-Man one-shot.

Punk and Rock back in color!
The Adventures of Punk and Rock #3
The Adventures of Punk and Rock take a seminal step up in this latest issue of the fledgling independent comic from Hamblin Comics.

Back for another round of crazy, spaced out fun, we see the creators show more artistic flair this time. Issue 3 gives readers three different stories, with a mix of the stalwart creative team on each tale.

A notable standout is the first story of this issue, "The Trip" by Scott Twells. This is a silent story with no dialogue and only the visual imagery to tell readers what is happening. It is great to see Twells take this road and stretch his artistic muscles in such a fashion. We also get a more details in the art and nearly full color on the pages to bring out the stories psychedelic side. The narrative itself is straight forward, which is a positive, considering the decision to not use dialogue. The main Punk must navigate a drug induced fantasy, while Rock keeps him out of trouble.

The second story, "The Perfect Bride", sees Austin Hamblin back in on story details and a return to dialogue. The artist changes to Dario Reyes and with this, a very different artistic feel is appropriated on the pages. The layout is smooth and the penciling and inking much more distinct, bold and assertive. However, the character of Rock certainly feels like a more uncouth, foul-mouthed version of Marvel's The Thing here. The full color images are crisply produced—a differential in terms of quality from the previous issues.

The final story, "Punk Rock Zombie", has Hamblin and Twells on board and feels much more aligned to the previous issues from The Adventures of Punk and Rock. This is also in full color, by Aaron Moore and the panel layout is more conductive to better storytelling techniques.
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Punk and Rock come back for another round.
Overall, this comic takes another good artistic step forward; although the story, dialogue and content seems to be in a stuck in a quagmire of juvenile topics. It would be good to see this become more accessible to a wider audience to make good use of the overall comic medium, which is going through radical distribution, content and audience changes lately. For any creators trying to get work out there, the need to tell stories that are balanced can help them progress. However, based on the current content of The Adventures of Punk and Rock, such work will struggle to find an wide audience.

Well, there we are Fan-people, make sure you continue to keep an eye out for further work from Hamblin Comics on their website. Check them out and let me know what you think by leaving a comment below or head on over to the Fanboys Anonymous Facebook or Twitter to make your mark, and keep on coming back to Fanboys for more comic reviews and news.

Reviewpoint Ep 16 - Ant-Man Movie Review

Posted by Anthony Mango - Friday, July 17, 2015

Episode 16 of the Fanboys Anonymous Reviewpoint podcast reviews the final film in Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Ant-Man.

Hosted by Tony Mango joined by Chris Dace

You can check out the podcast below on YouTube, iTunes, and Stitcher. Make sure to subscribe!


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Welcome to the latest edition of Making the Grade—a review format segment here on Fanboys Anonymous where we break down the five major components of something and give it a score based on the standard report card lineup: A, B, C, D, and F for a total failure.

The next report card is for the final entry in Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, entitled Ant-Man.

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Ant-Man—directed by Peyton Reed; written by Edgar Wright (screenplay & story), Joe Cornish (screenplay & story), Adam McKay (screenplay), Paul Rudd (screenplay), Stan Lee (comic book), Larry Lieber (comic book), Jack Kirby (comic book); starring Paul Rudd (Scott Lang / Ant-Man), Michael Douglas (Dr. Hank Pym), Evangeline Lilly (Hope van Dyne), Corey Stoll (Darren Cross), Judy Greer (Maggie Lang), Bobby Cannavale (Paxton), Michael Peña (Luis), and Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter).

WARNING - SPOILERS BELOW

CHARACTERS: C

One of the problems I had with this film was the pacing. Its shorter running time made things felt a bit rushed to me and as a result, I didn't quite get the feel of some characters as much as I was hoping. For the most part, everyone is presented very quickly as "this is the character and here we go" and not much more else. For instance, just as we're starting to see the real struggle between Hope and Hank (as opposed to merely being told that they have issues), it ends with Hank's spontaneous reveal about what happened to Janet. Scott Lang is presented as a kind of jokey guy who is the good guy and we're off to the races. His friends are funny and help him with heists and that's it. Darren Cross is a pretty one-dimensional villain who I have a feeling will go down as one of the least memorable ones of the whole franchise to the point where people might even forget not just his name, but everything other than how he was Yellowjacket. I did like the inclusion of some other characters like Falcon, Peggy Carter, Howard Stark and HYDRA, but I definitely think the characters were weak overall.

ACTING: B

I've got no real complaints for the acting, but also nothing really positive to point out, either. The flaws from characterization made it harder for me to distinguish whether or not certain scenes would have been better off with a different actor or if it was the directing or just the pacing itself, but outside of the holdovers from previous films and to an extent, Paul Rudd and Michael Peña, I didn't get the feeling that this was a film of Marvel's caliber. No stars are going to be made with this one. People know who Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston are from Thor, but is anyone going to start pointing out Corey Stoll or that guy who was also in The Dark Knight....whatever his name is? I doubt it.

VISUALS (FX, MAKEUP, COSTUMES, SETS): B–

Some shots looked a little sketchy when it came to the CGI—almost as if they had been made a couple years ago rather than in 2014/2015—but overall, I was a fan of the visuals. It was interesting to see something different with the shrinking when there was something to give perspective to it, as opposed to the water scenes which lost the size aspect in translation. The best costume is easily Yellowjacket, which was pretty badass looking for something that looks so ridiculous in the comics. The Wasp outfit at the end also looked quite cool, so kudos for designing those.

MUSIC & SOUND: C

I don't want to give this a D, because it wasn't bad, but I honestly thought the music was one of the weakest points of the film. Other Marvel movies have had killer scores with catchy main themes and this one just doesn't. I've had the Iron Man 3 theme stuck in my head all day and I can't tell you a single note from Ant-Man, nor can I name any songs that showed up in the film other than "It's a Small World". As far as sound goes, I also didn't quite get a feel of just how other people could hear the smaller characters. Was there a built-in transmitter of sorts and I missed that explanation? If so, how does it know to project the volume of their voice only when they're small, so when they're normal sized, they aren't shouting at ridiculously high decibels? I know that's more of a script issue than a sound design one, but seeing as how we could hear what they were saying and other characters could as well, I would have liked some kind of explanation.

TONE (ACTION, ROMANCE, COMEDY): B+

ACTION: I didn't expect this to be action-heavy, so the amount that we got was perfectly fine for me.

COMEDY: Perhaps a bit too jokey, but Michael Peña's comic relief was definitely one of the most enjoyable parts of the film. A little less jokes and some more serious building of the plot would have gone a long way to me.

ROMANCE: There really wasn't any romantic stuff in this movie. Hank and Janet really is non-existent and Scott/Hope is literally a case of lampshade hanging where it happens out of nowhere and Hank points it out.

FINAL GRADE: C+

I went into this movie thinking that it was going to be a tough sell that could possibly suck, and I'll admit that I liked it more than I thought I would, but I also can't deny that I'm also disappointed. I had fun and enjoyed the film, sure. I also can't place it anywhere above the bottom run of the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far. This isn't going to be one that I can just put on at random and watch like I can with The Avengers and it's so far from being in the same ballpark as the two best ones in my opinion: Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Iron Man. I think it's one of the weakest outings in the franchise that really doesn't bring much to the table to be celebrated about. If there's a sequel, I'll naturally be seeing it opening night, but if this wasn't a Marvel film in that continuity and it was just a random movie out of nowhere called The Shrinking Man, I'd end up being harder on it.

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The Dace Man Show Ep 108 - MidSummer Classic

Posted by The Dace Man - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Hey, hey, hey, Dacetacular nation! Check out episode 108 of The Dace Man Show with hosts The Dace Man Gibby, Franklin Ward, and of course the testosterone—Kimmy McTitties.

The MLB Allstar Game


::SPORTS NEWS::
  • The NHL, MLB, NFL, and our favorite: curling!
::WEIRD NEWS WITH GIBBY::
  •  Gibby brings the class to the show with weird things going on in the world!
::FRANK'S CORNER::
  • Frank-tastic facts for your everyday life
::CELEB NEWS::
  • Dace is back, and he's packing a punch since he's on some diet pills and Red Bull. Get ready Hollywood!
Plus the occasional game of Who Said It, the crowning of The Doucebag of The Week, and much, much more, only on The Dace Man Show.


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Review of Star Wars: Tarkin by James Luceno

Posted by Story Worth Telling - Sunday, July 12, 2015

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After years of Star Wars storytelling avoiding the time period between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, the Lucasfilm Story Group is now filling the gap with its new material. James Luceno's (Darth Plagueis, Labyrinth of Evil) first fully canon Star Wars novel tells the tale of how Governor Wilhuff Tarkin became Grand Moff of the Empire, as well as filling out his backstory and giving life to the character.

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All spoilers will be relegated to the end section and relatively brief, but first I would like to give a spoiler-free review and a grading for this novel. My perspective is that of someone who has read almost everything with a Star Wars label on it and enjoys the stories and the world that this explores. I read almost all of the Expanded Universe before it was relegated to a non-canon Legends label, but I approach the new stories with excitement.

My first impression of Tarkin was that it is really short, with the page count of the actual novel at just over 260 pages. A book does not need to be long to be good, however, so while the page count was disappointing, it did not factor into the way I read the story.

The tale is essentially two different stories about the titular character that weave together to tell a broader story about who Wilhuff Tarkin is beneath his frown. The main story takes place around 5 years after Revenge of the Sith. It is a team-up story of Tarkin and the other character featured on the cover, Darth Vader. The two of them are brought together to find a small cell of rebellious revolutionaries (well before the formation of the Rebel Alliance that we all know and love from A New Hope and, more recently, Star Wars Rebels). Tarkin has had some experience with their methods from his days fighting in the Clone Wars. This is the first mission that he is working together with Vader on, so the reader can watch their camaraderie develop as the mission plays out.

The second story is a flashback to Tarkin's youth. He and his uncle, Jova, come from a wealthy and prominent family on a world far from the Galactic center. They are put together by Tarkin's parents because Jova lives in the wild and will train Tarkin to survive. This story is meant to show how Tarkin thinks and the reasons that his personality is as calculating and ruthless as it is in all the other media where he has appeared.

Quite honestly, I found the secondary story, that of Tarkin's upbringing, far more interesting than the primary tale. While it might be entertaining to many to see Tarkin and Vader getting in sync with one another and pursuing rebels without regard for anything in between them and their goal, for me it was a greater story to see where Tarkin came from and the planet which spit him into the undisputed third place in the Imperial hierarchy.

The Imperial characters in this book—mainly Tarkin and Vader but also the Emperor and some officials—feel in character and are fleshed out in interesting and mostly fulfilling ways. Tarkin comes across as a bit of a snob and comes to some correct conclusions too easily, but in some places his confidence in his intelligence and underestimation of his opponents hurts him as it does in A New Hope. The rebel characters in this book, however, are generally uninteresting and one-dimensional.

Overall, I would give this book a C+. I know of some online reviewers who really enjoyed and raved about Tarkin, but I cannot bring myself to fall into this category. The primary story was too dry, and, despite the shortness of the novel, dragged on too long for me. I understand that some important things happened throughout the course of the book, but I did not feel that the plot itself was important enough to the character or the galaxy to write or read about. The storytelling, as is Luceno's way, is great and probably of a higher class than most licensed novelists bring to the table. However, the first chapter of this wonderfully written prose is spent talking entirely about the design of a uniform. One of the things Luceno has excelled at in the past is pulling from all the other Star Wars material that exists, so I think he suffered here primarily from two things: a lack of ideas about what to do with the plot and where to bring the characters, and a lack of other resources to pull from since this is only the second canon novel in the Star Wars galaxy.

Now, a couple of notes for those who have read the book or do not care about spoilers.

WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW!

1) So there's a lot of talk going around about how Palpatine's first name is Sheev, which is first introduced to us in this book. Do you like it or not like it? For me, I think this is mostly a moot point because it's not likely to start popping up everywhere. It's not the best name he could have been (I was kind of pulling for Frank, myself).

2) I can understand Tarkin's reasoning to come to the conclusion that Darth Vader was Anakin Skywalker, because he's working closely with him and has previously worked with Anakin. However, I believe it's a much bigger leap to see Tarkin determine that Palpatine is also a Sith Lord. And Tarkin doesn't care because he sees Jedi and Sith as basically the same, but Palpatine has unified a galaxy. Of course, Tarkin also knows that Palpatine started the war. I don't think that Tarkin just shrugging off this information is entirely rational, and I probably would not have had him reach the conclusion that Palpatine is a Sith Lord. Let him think Vader is the only Sith in the galaxy.

3) So Palpatine uses the Jedi Temple as the Imperial Palace. That's fine, I can understand that. But he does it because the Jedi Temple was built on a Sith lair? That's a little stranger and needs development in a future story. Does this mean that the Jedi have not been pure lightside since they built their Temple on Coruscant? Does this have no effect whatsoever, but maybe Palpatine wanted to recover Sith knowledge? Is this meant to be a social commentary exclusively, about how the Jedi and Sith go after the same things (like power and knowledge and exact locations for building)?

4) Just how important is Tarkin's ship? I don't think that Vader and Tarkin are going after these rebels because they stole the ship, because that is pure overkill for a ship that is basically falling apart by the end of the book. I think they are going after the rebels because these are the first rebels who are actually able to pull off something like this, and they must be shut down before they can organize into a larger force.

Of course, my opinion does not matter nearly as much as everyone else's. If you've read the book, want to comment on the points I've raised or should have raised, or if you'd like to discuss anything else about it, please leave a comment below.

SDCC2015: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailer #2 Thoughts

Posted by Anthony Mango - Saturday, July 11, 2015

DC and Warner Bros. hit Hall H with a couple of hard punches, such as confirmation that the Green Lantern film will be titled Green Lantern Corps, but nothing will get fans more pumped up than the latest trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Check it out:


My thoughts?
  • I love the idea of the world examining Superman as a false god who needs to step up and actually become a source of hope for the world, since that's what his character revolves around the most. I love the idea that Bruce Wayne is pissed about the destruction because of the people who have died.
  • Lex's hair is ridiculous. Why is it so hard to do this character justice on screen? He's either campy as hell or he's Kurt Cobain? He's bald, too. Let him be bald! There's absolutely nothing that says you need to put a wig on him at any point in any movie!
  • I love the idea of a dead Robin, but I'll tell you right now that if they kill off Dick Grayson instead of Jason Todd, I'm going to passionately hate this movie, especially if they've just merged the Robins together to skip forward to Carrie Kelley. That will show that they love The Dark Knight Returns too much and that they don't care about building an actual universe, because it kills off being able to use Nightwing, Red Hood (yes, I know, they could do Grayson as Red Hood, but that's stupid), and so forth.
  • Zod's corpse? I guess those rumors about Doomsday are true. Not sure how I feel about that.
  • Mercy Graves is awesome.
  • Kryptonite = awesome. That should have been in Man of Steel instead of the weird atmosphere stuff.
  • Gal Gadot is winning me over. I didn't quite love the casting before, but after seeing this, I'm starting to buy into her.
  • Batman looks fucking SIIIIIIIIIIIIICK in action!
  • That Bat Cave…seriously…OMG. I love it.
During the panel, Zack Snyder also revealed a few other things:
  • Metropolis and Gotham City are sister cities on opposite ends of the same bay. This is something that they can play around with, as there's never truly a definitive explanation of where these two cities are located in relation to one another.
  • He wrote a part specifically for Holly Hunter to be in the film because he wanted to work with Holly Hunter. This bothers me, because this kind of stuff shouldn't happen. I still maintain that a role like Hunter's should not be a brand new character, but something from the comics, and it certainly shouldn't have been created just to get an actor in the movie. General Swanwick should have been General Sam Lane and Colonel Hardy was unnecessary and took time away from establishing some others. We had no Jimmy Olsen, but we had Jenny Jurwich? This movie has Scoot McNairy in an original role and Holly Hunter, but no Lucius Fox?
I'm more excited about the movie than I was before, but I still have my reservations. Who they haven't screwed up from Batman's characters (hopefully, Dick Grayson is off being Nightwing in Bludhaven, Jena Malone is Oracle, Jim Gordon and Lucius Fox are still alive, Jason Todd's the dead Robin and Tim Drake hasn't been recruited yet, etc); how Lex Luthor is represented on screen, and how much time is wasted on Scott McNairy and Holly Hunter; and whether or not Doomsday is a bastardization of himself will play big into whether or not I like it, similar to how those kind of elements ruined Man of Steel for me even if the overall story of the film was good, just the same as this overall story seems great.

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Above all else, don't screw this up and have this be Dick Grayson!!!

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be released in theaters March 25, 2016.

Directed by: Zack Snyder
Written by: Chris Terrio (written by), David S. Goyer (written by), Jerry Siegel (Superman created by), Joe Shuster (Superman created by), Bob Kane (Batman created by)
Starring: Ben Affleck (Bruce Wayne / Batman), Henry Cavill (Clark Kent / Superman), Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Gal Gadot (Diana Prince / Wonder Woman), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Holly Hunter (US Senator), and Jason Momoa (Arthur Curry / Aquaman)
Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis's most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before.

It's happening, everyone. One of the most influential Batman stories of all time is going to be translated into animated form!

Following in the footsteps of films such as Batman: Under the Red Hood, Batman: Year One, and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Part 1 and 2, the trend will continue with Batman: The Killing Joke!

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While those films may not be perfect and the same kind of review could go to the other adaptations for Superman arcs and Justice League stories, one thing's for sure: they capture the spirit of the original work and present it in a way that is easier to digest for people who may not be too keen to pick up the actual books.

Even if you're unfamiliar with The Killing Joke, if you've played the Arkham games or you've watched Tim Burton's Batman film or paid attention to pretty much anything Batman-related since the story originally came out in 1988, you definitely know bits and pieces of it.

The Killing Joke was written by Alan Moore and is about the backstory of The Joker (or at least, one of them, as it has never been confirmed). The man who may or may not be named Jack Napier attempts to prove that all it takes to make a monster like himself is "one bad day" of tragedy to happen to someone and they'll snap. He tries to illustrate this to Batman and Commissioner Gordon while doing some of the most horrible things imaginable, including paralyzing Barbara Gordon (aka Batgirl).

This comic is the reason the Oracle character exists. It's the reason why the Red Hood is such an integral part of Jason Todd's story. It's quite possibly even the comic where Batman KILLS The Joker. Whaaaaat? Yeah, you heard me.

Mark Hamill, whom many (myself included) consider to be the voice of The Joker, has said numerous times in the past that he wanted to do an adaptation of The Killing Joke and it would definitely seem as though he would be involved in this, although that hasn't been confirmed. Imagine if both he and Kevin Conroy are able to do this together, especially with someone like Bryan Cranston returning to voice Jim Gordon and maybe even Melissa Gilbert or Tara Strong to return as Batgirl!

Also announced for 2016 were the titles Batman: Bad Blood and Justice League vs. Titans, which could all be cool in their own right, but come on, that's small news compared to The Killing Joke!

Are you as pumped about this as I am? Who would be your perfect cast for the different roles in this film? Tell us what's on your mind by leaving a comment below!

Easily the most anticipated film of 2015 is Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, and while yours truly is trying to stay away from learning damn near anything about it beforehand, I'm failing miserably at that. Naturally, when I heard that Hall H at this year's San Diego Comic Con would be revealing some information, I tried to shut my eyes but checked it out anyway.

Among various different things that were spoken about, one thing stood out to me in particular: the confirmation of Domhnall Gleeson's character as General Hux, a villain who is described by Gleeson as flat-out evil.

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Photo courtesy of @PopCultBinge on Twitter

General Hux will be in command of the First Order and operate out of their headquarters, dubbed Starkiller Base—something many fans of the Star Wars franchise should recognize, as Luke Skywalker was originally named Luke Starkiller and the name would resurface later on as a pseudonym of Galen Marek, the protagonist of the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed video game series.

While this all sounds cool, I have to admit that it upsets me. I was really holding out hope that Gleeson would be revealed as Ben Skywalker, Luke's son. He bears a strong enough resemblance to Mark Hamill that it wasn't out of the realm of possibility, and I don't like the idea of our two protagonists being Rey and Finn, particularly if Poe Dameron is the tertiary hero. Those three don't stand out to me, but even something as simple as Luke naming his son after Obi-Wan Kenobi was an idea I've absolutely loved, so not having that be canon is disappointing.

Nevertheless, despite how many reservations I have about what I've seen so far and how afraid I am that I won't like this movie, I'm still absolutely pumped and I can't wait to see it.

What are your thoughts on General Hux? Are you sad that Gleeson isn't Ben Skywalker like I am, or are you happy we won't be seeing that character come to life on the big screen? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens will be released in theaters December 18, 2015.

Directed by: J.J. Abrams
Written by: J.J. Abrams (screenplay), Lawrence Kasdan (screenplay), George Lucas (characters)
Starring: Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke), Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong'o (Maz Kanata), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Kenny Baker (R2-D2), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), and Harrison Ford (Han Solo)

Ever since Jay Garrick's helmet popped up in season one of CW's The Flash television series, fans have been speculating whether it was just a mere Easter egg or if it was a sign of something bigger.

Now, there's confirmation that the original speedster will be making an actual physical appearance in season two!

DC's Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns—a man responsible for notable works within The Flash comics itself, amongst other things—spoke of the situation by stating "That's not an Easter egg, that's a story point. We're going to see Jay."

UPDATE: Masters of Sex star Teddy Sears has been cast as Jay Garrick!

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Jay Garrick's helmet from season one of The Flash

For those who are unfamiliar with how important this is, let me give you a quick backstory. The Flash has not always been Barry Allen, as the mantle's been passed along to Wally West and Bart Allen over the years. Even before Barry, though, it was held by Jay Garrick, who had much less impressive powers and looked kind of ridiculous, but is nonetheless responsible for starting it all, similar to how Alan Scott was the first Green Lantern before Hal Jordan usurped the position (thankfully).

The ability to transition from Jay to Barry and Alan to Hal dates back to the storyline Flash of Two Worlds where it was established that Jay Garrick was indeed The Flash, but in the parallel dimension of Earth-Two. This would allow both Jay and Barry to coexist outside of the other's story before things were merged together, ripped apart again, and so on and so forth to make what was already confusing even more impossible to follow. Since the first season revolved around the Flashpoint story arc, could Jay Garrick's role somehow tie into an interpretation of Crisis on Infinite Earths?

Does that mean we might see Wally West or Bart Allen this year, too? Are you excited about this reveal? Tell us what you're thinking in the comments below!

The Flash season 2 is set to premiere Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

The San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing right now, and as such, news and rumors are flying about thicker than a swarm of Fanboys. Every year the event seems to get bigger, and even though some heavyweights like Marvel Studios are missing from this year's lineup, there is plenty left to be excited about. Warner Bros. and DC Comics, in particular, have shown up with their A-game, and now just a day or two before their main event, some news has leaked about what will surely be one of this franchise's most lucrative pieces.

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Ben Affleck, DC's current Batman, will not only direct a solo film about the character (reportedly titled The Batman) to be released in 2018, but also is co-writing the screenplay with none other than DC Comics' chief creative officer, Geoff Johns. 

For those of you unfamiliar with Johns, and now recovering from the alternate squeals of delight or rage-screams of frustration from comic fans everywhere, he is DC's most prolific comic creator in the modern era. He has written for just about every major character in the DC Universe since his hiring in the early 2000s and has injected new life into dozens of older or less-popular characters. 

His chief creative officer title, though, also means he has a hand in every incarnation of DC characters in other media. He has worked on Smallville, Arrow, and The Flash and written several episodes of DC's well-received animated shows. He has consulted on the popular Arkham franchise of video games and is basically responsible for representing DC characters anywhere they appear.

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Even terrible live shows that exist for... I don't know why.
Seriously, was there a lot of demand for a staged Batman show?
Reportedly, he and Affleck get on well and have already written some of the screenplay they hope to deliver before the end of summer. Affleck would direct and star in the production after his recently-greenlit Live By Night, a Prohibition-era gangster tale adapted from the novel by Dennis Lehane, the author of what became Affleck's directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone. The movie would also see production and release after WB's first Justice League movie, part one of two, slated to be released in November 2017. 

What is the story? Who will be in it? It's almost impossible to say at this point. The DC Cinematic Universe hasn't even begun yet, not really. We've had Man of Steel, but the true test of what this new mega-franchise will be comes with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in March 2016. Once we've seen who this new Batman is and what his world is like, we might start to make some educated guesses about what his story will be. 

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Besides gloomy and dead parents-y.
For now, we can assume that in addition to Ben Affleck, Jeremy Irons will return as Alfred. It's probable, too, that Jared Leto's Joker will feature in at least one film, and with him Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn. Will Smith's Deadshot is an erstwhile Batman villain, too, so there is a chance we'll see him as well as some other cast members of the upcoming Suicide Squad like Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's Killer Croc or Ike Barinholtz's Hugo Strange (whom I didn't even realize was a character in Suicide Squad until literally this moment). 

We reported awhile ago that Affleck was under consideration, and perhaps even likely, to direct his own Batman film. The announcement of Geoff Johns' involvement, however, is big. Johns recently released a second volume of his updated comic take on the Dark Knight, Batman: Earth One, Volume Two. DC's Earth One series is meant to be a more modern, standalone take on DC's most popular characters, and a look at those could give us a glimpse as to what kind of Batman we'll get in 3 years. Still, Johns' name was also attached to the disastrous Green Lantern, though in an advisory capacity, not as a screenwriter. He's someone who loves comics deeply, and hopefully this gives him a better chance to express his passion. 

Do you think this dynamic duo has what it takes to craft a good Batman movie? Will it be as good or maybe better than Christopher Nolan's take on the character, or is it inevitably going to be terrible? Leave your bat-comments below!

What is up Dacetacular Nation? It's that time of year that makes all the Fanboys and Fangirls giddy with joy. The Christmas for nerds taking place out on the West coast. Take a moment and breathe it in: It's San Diego Comic Con.

This bit news from the utopia for nerds comes from AMC. The Walking Dead last left us with Rick assuming charge over Alexandria in a very forceful way. Little did he know that as he was doing it, an old friend from episode one had returned: Morgan.

The Walking Dead Season Six News and Rumors

Now we have to wait until October 11 before the fun starts again, but to hold us over until then, Comic Con has brought us a little snippet of what's to come. Check out The Walking Dead season six trailer below.


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Hey there Fanboys and Fangirls. The Dace Man is back with some more San Diego Comic Con news. It's the time of the year where we, the nerds, get to rejoice in the coming year of all things geeky.

In this bit of news, CW has officially announced the next big baddie in the Arrow franchise. Oliver Queen will have his hands full when he goes toe-to-toe with Damien Darhk. This was hinted at last season; while Oliver squared up with Ra's al Ghul, Damien Darhk  briefly visited Starling City.

Arrow Season 4 news and rumors

Darhk will be played by Justified's Neal McDonough, or better known to the comic book fan nation as Dum Dum Duggan in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

UPDATE: Anarky will also be a villain for the next season, but the Arrow team will be getting a new ally with Mr. Terrific!

Season 4 of Arrow is set to premiere on Wednesday, October 7, 2015.

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Once upon a time, the only money that you would spend on a video game would be when you bought the game itself. Busting a block with Mario's head to collect coins or earning fake monetary credits to spend within a game to purchase new weapons and armor are a far cry from what's actually in your wallet in real life.

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Money doesn't grow on trees, it comes out of boxes on Mario's head. Duh.
But this has changed and now, video games have adapted to include true cash in a multitude of different ways.

For instance, Facebook's gaming app database slowly but surely implemented coins which could be used essentially as cheat codes. If you were too impatient to level up the hard way or wait for more free games to be playable, you could break out your credit card and buy the ability to skip past these restrictions. Those imaginary credits that would earn you the extra clothes to customize your character were now things you would have to pay for.

Mobile apps adopted that same philosophy as well. You can pay to play the game and the developers will also earn ad revenue, but there's almost always going to be an option to buy something to go along with the game on top of that.

Candy Crush, a game that can be played on both platforms, follows the same mentality of allowing its players the opportunity to buy upgrades to help with those frustrating levels that seem impossible. It has been dubbed the most addictive online game ever, with some reports saying that people overall spend almost $650 thousand a day on the game. Thankfully, that's not each particular person, but if you break that down amongst its 700 million-something users, everyone is playing their part.

What do you think the next step for how real money is tied into gaming? What does the future have in store for things like PayPal and Bitcoin in regards to online gaming? Tell us your theories and thoughts in the comments below!

The Dace Man Show Ep 107 - We Have a Show!

Posted by The Dace Man - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Hey, hey, hey, Dacetacular nation! Check out episode 107 of The Dace Man Show with hosts The Dace Man, Gibby, Franklin Ward, and of course the testosterone—Kimmy (Formerly Patty) McTitties.


::SPORTS NEWS::
  • The NHL, MLB, NFL, and our favorite: curling!
::WEIRD NEWS WITH GIBBY::
  •  Gibby brings the class to the show with weird things going on in the world!
::FRANK'S CORNER::
  • Frank-tastic facts for your everyday life
::CELEB NEWS::
  • Dace is back, and he's packing a punch since he's on some diet pills and Red Bull. Get ready Hollywood!
Plus the occasional game of Who Said It, the crowning of The Doucebag of The Week, and much, much more, only on The Dace Man Show.


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On episode 21 of the Fanboys Anonymous Group Meeting podcast, the panel has a roundtable discussion about the LGBT community's representation in geek culture.

LGBT characters in comics

Hosted by Tony Mango, the panel includes Chris Dace, Caroline Oliveira and Eddie Siqueira

Some topics we address:
  • Accusations that Batman and Robin are a gay couple
  • Does Peter Parker have to be heterosexual?
  • Homosexuality in the X-Men franchise
  • and more!
You can watch the podcast below. Make sure to subscribe!






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Yup, I'm back again. The Dace Man here bringing you the latest news from the Marvel camp! The head honchos over at The Marvel Television Division have found Matt Murdock his Elektra Natchios.

After the announcement of Jon Berenthal taking over as The Punisher in the upcoming season of Daredevil and the production stills hitting the web, we have more exciting news from one of Netflix's number one shows.

Marvel has just announced that fan favorite character Elektra Natchios will be portrayed by Elodie Yung, who appeared in G.I. Joe: Retaliation as Jinx.

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Elektra was briefly mentioned in a flashback sequence with Foggy Nelson and Matt Murdock and was long rumored to be making an appearance in the next season, but now we know this to be for sure and who will bring the character to life on the small screen.

Elektra was previously portrayed by Jennifer Garner in the 2003 Daredevil film which later spawned its own critically-panned spinoff Elektra.

Season 2 of Daredevil hits Netflix in mid 2016. You can check out the poster released to tease Elektra below.

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Daredevil Season 2 Production Stills and Set Photos

Posted by The Dace Man - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

What is up Fanboys and Fangirls? Chris "The Dace Man" Dace is back and ready to drop on you some content from the set of Marvel's Daredevil!

Netflix Daredevil season 2 production stills

The Netflix hit took the Internet by storm when it released a few months back, climbing to number one spot. News has been flooding from the Marvel camp about casting and story arcs that may or may not happen in season two.

One thing that is certain is these shots from the set of Hell's Kitchen! Take a look at the cast in action from these shots by Shelly Kay.

Sure, there are no shots of Jon Berenthal as The Punisher or any signs of Kingpin or Elektra, but hey, it's good to see Matt Murdock out and about on the streets of New York City!

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