Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Blade Runner 2049

Just to get it out there, I haven't seen the original Blade Runner from 1982 or any of the different cuts of it, though I do know the basic story of what happened in it and I do want to see it. What drew me into watching Blade Runner 2049 was its director Denis Villeneuve whose previous two films, Sicario and Arrival, were movies that I really loved. The film takes place thirty years after the original and deals with a replicant model, played by Ryan Gosling, working as a blade runner investigating how an older model replicant could have conceived a child which leads him to various clues after another until he uncovers a conspiracy. 2049 has a very typical detective mystery style to it while still taking place in such an advanced future. You don't really have to see the first film since the events of that don't really play that much into what happens in here since most of it has to do with what happened in between the films. The acting is perfect, especially from Gosling as he goes from emotionless drone to more emotion when he learns that his fake memories are real. Harrison Ford returns but doesn't actually appear until near the end of the film, which is a good choice as it doesn't rely on his appearance alone. Like Sicario and Arrival, the film is slow but done in a way that makes it work, though there are moments that sometimes feel like filler and at times forced. Jared Leto as the creator of the new replicants was very interesting, though it felt like many of his scenes just ended without really giving something else. The story is well told, though prodding at times, the cinematography by Roger Deakins is on point as always, and the action sequences and effects are on point. Over all: 100%
2017 top lists so far:
1. Baby Driver
2. It
3. Wonder Woman
4. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
5. Logan
6. Spider-Man: Homecoming
7. Blade Runner 2049
8. Dunkirk
9. War for the Planet of the Apes
10. Alien: Covenant
11. John Wick: Chapter 2
12. The Lego Batman Movie
13. Saban's Power Rangers
14. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
15. Kong: Skull Island
16. Split
17. Kingsman: The Golden Circle
18. The Fate of the Furious
19. Beauty and the Beast 2017
20. Transformers: The Last Knight

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Tate's Not At Comic Con Local Indy Anthology #8

Every year, Tate's Comics, one of a few comic book stores I regularly go to, hosts a Comic Con-esque event at the same time as the San Diego Comic Con for those who can't make it to the real one. There they hand out a mini comic that has a map of what there is during the event as well as stories people in the area wrote and drew and sent in. Tate's Not At Comic Con Local Indy Anthology #8 was the first time I attended and received a copy of the mini comic. In it you see various one or more paged stories by comic book fans near Tate's. Many are written and drawn really well, while some others are very basic, though a big problem is that they sometimes end without anything else happening. Some of the stories actually tell you that you can see more of certain stories by going online to a link they posted. Many of the stories are actually interesting enough to continue reading online, though there are more that don't feel as exiting. Over all: 79%
Top list so far for 2nd set of comics:
1. Tate's Not At Comic Con Local Indy Anthology #8

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Top 10 Moments From My First Ten Sets of Comics

1. Supergirl's death in Crisis on Infinite Earths
2. The Ghost Patrol always humiliating the Nazis in The Comic Cavalcade: Archives Volume 1
3. The Fourth Doctor's appearance in Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2
4. Batman and Superman's fight in The Dark Knight Returns
5. The Hulk's death in Old Man Logan
6. The villains killing off Falcone in Batman: The Long Halloween
7. Jason's weekly life in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2016 Annual #1
7. The unnamed narrator plotting to kill Batman in An Innocent Guy
8. Finding Captain America in Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 1
9. Batman's enemies revealed to be mutated in Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5
10. Alpha growing big in Justice League/Power Rangers #5

Honorable Mentions:
The Defenders breaking into a club in Free Comic Book Day: All New Guardians of the Galaxy 2017
The battle between heroes and villains led by Hydra Captain America in Free Comic Book Day: Secret Empire
Taylor going crazy on the Enterprise in Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive
Rod and Todd getting lost throughout Springfield in Free Comic Book Day: Bong Comics Free For All 2017
Agent Coulson's rescue in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1
Punisher refusing to fight back against Captain America in Civil War
The cliffhanger at the end of Doctor Who: Beneath the Waves Part 1
Deadpool's inventive murder of various literary figures in Deadpool Killustrated
The Cartoon Network heroes escaping and fighting back against the villains in Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War
Goldar's backstory in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2016 Annual #1
Joker talking about his backstory in Batman: The Killing Joke
Deadpool's intro in The New Mutants #98
Batman showing Raphael what led him to become Batman in Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4
Iron Fist pretending to be Daredevil in Civil War: Choosing Sides Vol. 1 #1
Howard the Duck's story in Civil War: Choosing Sides Vol. 1 #1
The Rangers confront Batman for the first time in Justice League/Power Rangers #1
Deadpool ending up in the real world in Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe
The Flash's sacrifice in Crisis on Infinite Earths
Wolverine popping his claws for the first time in Old Man Logan
The final fight between Iron Man and Captain America in Civil War

Revised Overall Ratings of Comic Book Events As A Whole

1. Free Comic Book Day: Bongo Comics Free For All 2017-100%
2. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-99%
3. Free Comic Book Day: All New Guardians of the Galaxy 2017-98%
4. Justice League/Power Rangers-98%
5. An Innocent Guy-98%
6. Batman: The Killing Joke-95%
7. Batman: The Long Halloween-95%
8. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2016 Annual #1-91%
9. Deadpool Kills series-89%
10. Crisis on Infinite Earths-88%
11. Free Comic Book Day: Secret Empire-82%
12. Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive-80%
13. Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2-80%
14. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1-78%
15. The Dark Knight Returns-76%
16. Doctor Who: Beneath the Waves Part 1-76%
17. Marvel's Civil War series-75%
18. Old Man Logan-72%
19. Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War-71%
20. Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 1-69%
21. The Comic Cavalcade: Archives Volume 1-68%
22. The New Mutants #98-52%

Revised Overall Ratings of My First Ten Sets Of Comics

1. Justice League/Power Rangers #6-100%
2. Free Comic Book Day: Bongo Comics Free For All 2017-100%
3. Justice League/Power Rangers #5-100%
4. Free Comic Book Day: All New Guardians of the Galaxy 2017-98%
5. Deadpool Killustrated-98%
6. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6-98%
7. Civil War: Choosing Sides Vol. 1 #1-98%
8. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4-98%
9. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3-98%
10. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2-98%
11. An Innocent Guy-98%
12. Batman: The Killing Joke-95%
13. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1-95%
14. Batman: The Long Halloween-95%
15. Justice League/Power Rangers #4-95%
16. Justice League/Power Rangers #3-91%
17. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2016 Annual #1-91%
18. Justice League/Power Rangers #1-89%
19. Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe-88%
20. Crisis on Infinite Earths-88%
21. Justice League/Power Rangers #2-86%
22. Free Comic Book Day: Secret Empire-82%
23. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5-80%
24. Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive-80%
25. Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2-80%
26. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1-78%
27. The Dark Knight Returns-76%
28. Doctor Who: Beneath the Waves Part 1-76%
29. Old Man Logan-72%
30. Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War-71%
31. Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 1-69%
32. The Comic Cavalcade: Archives Volume 1-68%
33. Civil War-62%
34. The New Mutants #98-52%

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Justice League/Power Rangers #6

The last issue of Justice League/Power Rangers begins with the Rangers and Justice League fighting Zedd and Braniac's forces as they defend NATO. With Zedd holding Zordon, Billy and Cyborg come up with a plan to defeat the two villains by implementing a computer virus which leads to Braniac's forces shutting down and the Zords given back to the Rangers to form the Megazord. Zedd grows big to fight all the heroes but finds it hard due to never being that size and is thus defeated, goes back to the moon, and leaves Zordon and Angel Grove for it to be grown back. The battle sequences are awesome and have really great artwork, the story ends in a great surprising cliffhanger twist with Alpha being controlled by Braniac, and the interaction between both superhero teams is done really well whether when they're fighting or after the battle just hanging out. Hopefully the ending means there will be more stories involving crossovers like this between Power Rangers and DC or other franchises. Over all: 100%
Top list so far:
1. Justice League/Power Rangers #6
2. Free Comic Book Day: Bongo Comics Free For All 2017
3. Justice League/Power Rangers #5
4. Free Comic Book Day: All New Guardians of the Galaxy 2017
5. Deadpool Killustrated
6. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6
7. Civil War: Choosing Sides Vol. 1 #1
8. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4
9. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3
10. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2
11. An Innocent Guy
12. Batman: The Killing Joke
13. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1
14. Batman: The Long Halloween
15. Justice League/Power Rangers #4
16. Justice League/Power Rangers #3
17. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2016 Annual #1
18. Justice League/Power Rangers #1
19. Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe
20. Crisis on Infinite Earths
21. Justice League/Power Rangers #2
22. Free Comic Book Day: Secret Empire
23. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5
24. Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive
25. Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2
26. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1
27. The Dark Knight Returns
28. Doctor Who: Beneath the Waves Part 1
29. Old Man Logan
30. Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War
31. Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 1
32. The Comic Cavalcade: Archives Volume 1
33. Civil War
34. The New Mutants #98

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Justice League/Power Rangers #5

Picking up right where the fourth issue ended, the Justice League assures the United Nations of the Power Rangers' universe not to panic after Angel Grove disappeared all the while it's revealed that Braniac and Zedd have the real Alpha and are trying to control him. Halfway through the comic, Alpha explains to Braniac why he will never betray his friends even through reprogramming as they battle his forces and rescue him. It all ends with Alpha joining in the battle by using one of Zedd's bombs to make himself grow and fight the monsters. One of the most interesting uses of narration I've seen in any comic, Justice League/Power Rangers #5 is able to capturing everything great for both Power Rangers and DC heroes. The artwork is spectacular, especially during the big battles both outside and inside of Braniac's ship. Wonder Woman's entrance in to the UN is great at paying attention to what characters are best known for and the ending is freaking awesome. Over all: 100%
Top list so far:
1. Free Comic Book Day: Bongo Comics Free For All 2017
2. Justice League/Power Rangers #5
3. Free Comic Book Day: All New Guardians of the Galaxy 2017
4. Deadpool Killustrated
5. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6
6. Civil War: Choosing Sides Vol. 1 #1
7. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4
8. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3
9. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2
10. An Innocent Guy
11. Batman: The Killing Joke
12. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1
13. Batman: The Long Halloween
14. Justice League/Power Rangers #4
15. Justice League/Power Rangers #3
16. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2016 Annual #1
17. Justice League/Power Rangers #1
18. Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe
19. Crisis on Infinite Earths
20. Justice League/Power Rangers #2
21. Free Comic Book Day: Secret Empire
22. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5
23. Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive
24. Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2
25. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1
26. The Dark Knight Returns
27. Doctor Who: Beneath the Waves Part 1
28. Old Man Logan
29. Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War
30. Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 1
31. The Comic Cavalcade: Archives Volume 1
32. Civil War
33. The New Mutants #98

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Set a year after the first Kingsman film, The Golden Circle ups the ante with a lot more over the top action sequences and futuristic looking gadgets. After the Kingsman is all but destroyed, with only Eggsy and Merlin surviving an attack by a drug cartel boss with an affinity for 1950s nostalgia who wants to gain immunity for her crimes by making special drugs that causes painful death and only she has the cure for. With no one left from Kingsman, the two survivors learn that the agency has a secret American version known as the Statesman wherein they get help from them in stopping the main villain while also learning that Eggsy's mentor survived from the first film but with amnesia. While the action sequences are just as crazy and fun as the first film and the acting is really great, the second Kingsman film isn't as great as the first one. There isn't a lot of interaction between Julianne Moore's bubbly villain and the spy heroes just like with Samuel L. Jackson in the first. Though most of the action scenes are well done, many of them feel way too frenetic and occur too often at times. While seeing the Statesman agents was great to expand on this universe, the fact that Channing Tatum only appears for about ten minutes and doesn't do much is very disappointing. The most memorable part of the film is the final battle at the end between Eggsy and his allies against Moore's villain and her goons, though how it ends just feels confusing and doesn't make any sense. Over all: 80%
2017 top lists so far:
1. Baby Driver
2. It
3. Wonder Woman
4. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
5. Logan
6. Spider-Man: Homecoming
7. Dunkirk
8. War for the Planet of the Apes
9. Alien: Covenant
10. John Wick: Chapter 2
11. The Lego Batman Movie
12. Saban's Power Rangers
13. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
14. Kong: Skull Island
15. Split
16. Kingsman: The Golden Circle
17. The Fate of the Furious
18. Beauty and the Beast 2017
19. Transformers: The Last Knight

Thursday, September 14, 2017

It

Based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King and previously adapted as a miniseries in 1990 starring Tim Curry, It is the first King adaptation I've seen in theaters. It is a beautifully crafter horror film centering on a group of kids in the late 1980s who must band together to confront a supernatural entity that haunts their town and feeds on its people by showing their fears and mainly appearing as a clown. The main cast, all children, all do an incredible job at portraying their characters and play off each other so fluidly that its hard to believe that any of them never knew each other before they were all cast. Bill Skarsgard takes over from Tim Curry as the titular monster, also calling itself Pennywise the Dancing Clown. The tone, atmosphere, cinematography, music, and performances all add to how well this film works as a horror film. It isn't afraid to show the worst things that could possibly happen to children in this kind of story. Pennywise is frightening due to being able to alter anything and everything anyway he wants, but only through people's fears. The best part is definitely the confrontation the group, known as the Losers, has with Pennywise at the end that is both awesome, funny, and cathartic. Though even though you know there will be a sequel due to how large the novel is, the ending to it doesn't feel forced to show that there is another film and earns its ending and eventual conclusion. Over all: 100%
2017 top lists so far:
1. Baby Driver
2. It
3. Wonder Woman
4. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
5. Logan
6. Spider-Man: Homecoming
7. Dunkirk
8. War for the Planet of the Apes
9. Alien: Covenant
10. John Wick: Chapter 2
11. The Lego Batman Movie
12. Saban's Power Rangers
13. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
14. Kong: Skull Island
15. Split
16. The Fate of the Furious
17. Beauty and the Beast 2017
18. Transformers: The Last Knight

Friday, August 4, 2017

Free Comic Book Day: All New Guardians of the Galaxy 2017

Like with the Secret Empire comic I got for Free Comic Book Day, this one also has two small stories dealing with different aspects of the Marvel Universe. Free Comic Book Day: All New Guardians of the Galaxy 2017 tells the story of the Guardians of the Galaxy, inspired by the MCU films, as they try to survive and get a new ship that takes place in the middle of the current storyline, while the second story deals with the beginning of a new Defenders storyline inspired by the Netflix shows wherein Jessica Jones confronts an old enemy of Luke Cage. Though the Guardians story was in the middle of an ongoing storyline I still enjoyed what went on as it still has the humor and style of the movies and introduces something from the movies into the Marvel Universe. The Defenders story, like the Jessica Jones show, has that neo-noir style that makes it unique from the first story. Both the beginning and ending make it clear you don't have to read that much what happened before and that you have to read the next issues due to how intense it will be. Over all: 100%
Top list so far:
1. Free Comic Book Day: Bongo Comics Free For All 2017
2. Free Comic Book Day: All New Guardians of the Galaxy 2017
3. Deadpool Killustrated
4. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6
5. Civil War: Choosing Sides Vol. 1 #1
6. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4
7. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3
8. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2
9. An Innocent Guy
10. Batman: The Killing Joke
11. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1
12. Batman: The Long Halloween
13. Justice League/Power Rangers #4
14. Justice League/Power Rangers #3
15. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2016 Annual #1
16. Justice League/Power Rangers #1
17. Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe
18. Crisis on Infinite Earths
19. Justice League/Power Rangers #2
20. Free Comic Book Day: Secret Empire
21. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5
22. Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive
23. Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2
24. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1
25. The Dark Knight Returns
26. Doctor Who: Beneath the Waves Part 1
27. Old Man Logan
28. Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War
29. Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 1
30. The Comic Cavalcade: Archives Volume 1
31. Civil War
32. The New Mutants #98

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Dunkirk

Dunkirk is Christopher Nolan's first film not dealing with either science fiction or superheroes since 2002s Insomnia, as it deals with the real life Dunkirk evacuation during World War 2. Telling three different perspectives of the event from land, sea, and air in different time periods that intersect at different points with one another, what makes Dunkirk such an interesting film is that although it is an all star cast with Tom Hardy, Harry Styles, Kenneth Branagh, James D'Arcy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, and a whole lot more, it has no main lead you follow as every character in this film is someone who takes part in trying to survive. I like this as it shows that, unlike most movies where you have to follow one specific character even in a huge cast, the fact that you see everyone due to being in a war everyone is equal and shows how well Nolan is able to make us relate to all of them not through background or their past but by what anyone as a human being could one day go through, and that's how you relate to them by being human in a traumatic experience. This film proves you don't need an R rating for a war film to be so emotional and heart pounding as you see so much in so little. One interesting aspect about Dunkirk is the fact that you never once see anyone from the opposing side, except for the enemy planes and some soldiers at the end but you see them from afar and when their close you never see their faces. A thrilling and captivating look at a part of World War Two that's hardly ever been talked about compared to most other well known events during the war. Even though the film is less than two hours, unusual for an epic war movie by someone like Nolan, the experience alone makes it feel like it never ends. Over all: 100%
2017 top lists so far:
1. Baby Driver
2. Wonder Woman
3. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
4. Logan
5. Spider-Man: Homecoming
6. Dunkirk
7. War for the Planet of the Apes
8. Alien: Covenant
9. John Wick: Chapter 2
10. The Lego Batman Movie
11. Saban's Power Rangers
12. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
13. Kong: Skull Island
14. Split
15. The Fate of the Furious
16. Beauty and the Beast 2017
17. Transformers: The Last Knight

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes

The third installment of the Planet of the Apes prequel series started back in 2011, War for the Planet of the Apes sees Caesar lead his tribe of genetically enhanced apes to safety as he fights against a mad Colonel who wants to destroy all apes to keep humans as the dominant species. Caesar, played by Andy Serkis through motion capture, goes through a lot and you feel for him thanks to Serkis's amazing performance making it so heart wrenching and believable. The effects to make the motion captured apes has definitely improved since Rise six years prior and is a perfect example of why just because its motion capture that the performances shouldn't be ignored as it's merely a form of makeup much like the prosthetics from the original 1968 film. Woody Harrelson makes a terrifying villain who helps explain that the virus that killed most of humanity and made apes smarter is slowly regressing the survivors to a more primitive state thus making him kill even his own men when they get affected. You feel so much for many of the characters that get hurt and/or killed, whether they were ape or human. Over all: 100%
2017 top lists so far:
1. Baby Driver
2. Wonder Woman
3. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
4. Logan
5. Spider-Man: Homecoming
6. War for the Planet of the Apes
7. Alien: Covenant
8. John Wick: Chapter 2
9. The Lego Batman Movie
10. Saban's Power Rangers
11. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
12. Kong: Skull Island
13. Split
14. The Fate of the Furious
15. Beauty and the Beast 2017
16. Transformers: The Last Knight

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Although this is the sixth film that Spider-Man has had on his own, the second reboot since only 2002 and this version was introduced last year in Captain America: Civil War, what makes Spider-Man: Homecoming so special and refreshing is that it was made by Marvel after all previous versions being done by Sony, who agreed to coproduce so as to get a Spider-Man movie that was more of what is in the comics and what fans always wanted to see that the previous versions lacked. Tom Holland plays the web slinger as he deals with both attending high school, living with his aunt, and wanting to prove to Tony Stark that he's a good enough hero to be able to join the Avengers by fighting the Vulture. A cross between superhero and teen coming of age John Hughes films, this entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has a perfect blend of action, comedy, and drama as it shows how Peter Parker has to struggle in both being a normal student and a superhero. Michael Keaton makes for a fantastic, scary, and very relatable villain as a man needing to do anything to provide for his family. The supporting cast is just as great and memorable with Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Zendaya as a darkly comic snarker, and Jacob Batalon having really great chemistry with Holland as his best friend. One aspect that makes this better than the previous Spider films is that Parker is still learning how to be a hero and use his new suit including climber to much higher elevations, how to use his different webs, and patience. The post credit sequences the film has are great as one hints at what future installments will tell and the other makes fun at the concepts of these types of scenes. It does however have some flaws here and there, though they are a bit minor, such as too much comedy happening too many times in certain scenes, Vulture never fighting Iron Man as his motivation connects to Stark, the timeline, and the reveal with Zendaya's character. Over all: 100%
2017 top list so far:
1. Baby Driver
2. Wonder Woman
3. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
4. Logan
5. Spider-Man: Homecoming
6. Alien: Covenant
7. John Wick: Chapter 2
8. The Lego Batman Movie
9. Saban's Power Rangers
10. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
11. Kong: Skull Island
12. Split
13. The Fate of the Furious
14. Beauty and the Beast 2017
15. Transformers: The Last Knight

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Baby Driver

Stylish, fun, exiting, and full of great thrills is the best way to describe Baby Driver, Edgar Wright's action comedy about a getaway driver who constantly listens to music even when driving to drown out the tinnitus he's had since a childhood incident that killed his parents. Ansel Elgort effortlessly plays the young Baby alongside Lily James as his love interest and Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Jammie Foxx, and Eiza Gonzalez as the criminals he helps drive. Every second of this film is done so stylishly and the music perfectly fits whenever it plays that it almost feels like one really long music video. What makes Driver so different and unconventional to so many other films is how every frame is filled with stylish music that hardly ever stops. The comedy is on point, the criminals are fun to watch, the driving sequences are choreographed beautifully, and the ending is very deserved. One flaw in the film is that we never get to hear or see Baby suffering from his tinnitus except when at one point he temporary loses his hearing. Over all: 100%
2017 top list so far:
1. Baby Driver
2. Wonder Woman
3. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
4. Logan
5. Alien: Covenant
6. John Wick: Chapter 2
7. The Lego Batman Movie
8. Saban's Power Rangers
9. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
10. Kong: Skull Island
11. Split
12. The Fate of the Furious
13. Beauty and the Beast 2017
14. Transformers: The Last Knight

Free Comic Book Day: Bongo Comics Free For All 2017

Another of the comic books I got for my first Free Comic Book Day, Bongo Free For All 2017 is the first Bongo comic and first Simpsons comic I got since I first started reading comic books monthly, though I have occasionally read both before then. The comic just tells various different short Simpsons stories such as Bart having to use a backpack with wheels after he hurts his back and Rod and Todd getting lost throughout Springfield. Like the show, the stories are funny and well written and can make for some great episodes of the show. It perfectly captures everything from the animated series and tells its stories how you would expect them to be. Over all: 100%
Top list so far:
1. Free Comic Book Day: Bongo Comics Free For All 2017
2. Deadpool Killustrated
3. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6
4. Civil War: Choosing Sides Vol. 1 #1
5. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #4
6. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3
7. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2
8. An Innocent Guy
9. Batman: The Killing Joke
10. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1
11. Batman: The Long Halloween
12. Justice League/Power Rangers #4
13. Justice League/Power Rangers #3
14. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2016 Annual #1
15. Justice League/Power Rangers #1
16. Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe
17. Crisis on Infinite Earths
18. Justice League/Power Rangers #2
19. Free Comic Book Day: Secret Empire
20. Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #5
21. Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive
22. Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2
23. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1
24. The Dark Knight Returns
25. Doctor Who: Beneath the Waves Part 1
26. Old Man Logan
27. Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War
28. Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 1
29. The Comic Cavalcade: Archives Volume 1
30. Civil War
31. The New Mutants #98