Saturday, September 17, 2016


Clint Eastwood directs and Tom Hanks stars in Sully, a biographical film about the veteran pilot who landed a plane full of passengers into the Hudson River after hitting a flock of birds that disable the engines. This being the first time Eastwood and Hanks have worked together, it's a surprise they haven't collaborated before this as they both do an exceptional job. Though it has a slow pace in the beginning, the movie delivers in all the right ways with perfectly done drama and genuine laughs at certain points. Other than Hanks, the rest of the cast is just as amazing with Aaron Eckhart as the copilot and Laura Linney as Sully's wife. The effects for the scenes depicting the plane being hit and then being forced to land in the water are awe-inspiring. Over all: 100%
Top list so far:
1. Zootopia
2. Sully
3. Deadpool
4. Captain America: Civil War
5. Finding Dory
6. Sausage Party
7. Star Trek Beyond
8. Indepence Day: Resurgence
9. The Shallows
10. The Nice Guys
11. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
12. Suicide Squad
13. Jason Bourne
14. Kung Fu Panda 3
15. The BFG
16. Ghostbusters 2016
17. Hail, Caesar!
18. X-Men: Apocalypse
19. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Pop Culture Guy episode 11: The Categories The Oscars Need to Give Out

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6

The last issue in the six part crossover between DC's Batman and IDW's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is as memorable as the previous issue and has a very strong finale. Batman, Robin, the Turtles, and Splinter make one last effort at defeating the combined forces of Shredder's Foot Clan, Ra's al Ghul's League of Assassins, and the mutated rogues held in Arkham. Even when they have a chance to get back home, the Turtles stand true to Batman and refuse despite the fact that they could die. The ending especially is very powerful and thoughtful as after the defeat of Shredder and Ra's and the Turtles go back to their universe, Batman lets Damien stay as it is the anniversary of the death of his parents and wants to spend the day with his son for the first time. This crossover is the best I've read, utilizing everything that makes both franchises so loved and hinting that maybe one day we would see another crossover, and hopefully have Batman visit the turtles. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a great example of how two different companies can work together and both create something so amazing and unforgettable. Over all: 100%
Top list so far:
1. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6
2. Civil War: Choosing Sides Vol. 1 #1
3. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4
4. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3
5. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2
6. An Innocent Guy
7. Batman: The Killing Joke
8. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1
9. Batman: The Long Halloween
10. Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe
11. Crisis on Infinite Earths
12. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5
13. Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive
14. Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2
15. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1
16. The Dark Knight Returns
17. Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War
18. Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 1
19. Civil War
20. The New Mutants #98

Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5

Taking place a short while after the fourth issue, Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5 has the turtles being affected by their mutagen wearing off due to being in a different universe, the Turtles meeting, and briefly fighting, Damien Wayne, and the surprising ending where all of Batman's enemies have been turned into half animal mutants and attack him. I find this the weakest of all the issues, though still a very well written and beautifully drawn as the rest. Though the issue is really great and filled with a lot of great drama and action, one drawback is the introduction of Damien, this being the first time I read something with him, attacking the Turtles when he enters the cave due to it being weird that Batman didn't inform of what's going on before arriving. The cliffhanger however is definitely one of the best I've ever read with how surprising it was to see all of the well known inmates of Arkham attacking Batman and Robin as mutated half animals. Over all: 99%
Top list so far:
1. Civil War: Choosing Sides Vol. 1 #1
2. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4
3. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3
4. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2
5. An Innocent Guy
6. Batman: The Killing Joke
7. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1
8. Batman: The Long Halloween
9. Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe
10. Crisis on Infinite Earths
11. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5
12. Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive
13. Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2
14. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1
15. The Dark Knight Returns
16. Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War
17. Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 1
18. Civil War
19. The New Mutants #98