THE BLIND BUY: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE ZATOICHI SERIES
by Kenneth Kimbrough
PART I – The Tale of Zatoichi
It’s time for me to talk about something very near and dear to my heart—movies. More specifically, Japanese movies. And even more specifically, Japanese swordfighting movies.
Since the front page has been loaded with comics reviews lately (Which is excellent! Keep up the hard work, everyone.), I thought it might be time for me to launch a new series following the exploits of the one, the only, Zatoichi—a blind swordsman just as much expert fighter as he is cunning trickster. Continue reading →
Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: Review and Opinions
Warning: Major Spoilers Below
Wow. Never in my wildest dreams could I have predicted an episode quite like The Day of the Doctor. The episode not only completely changed the general direction of the Doctor Who franchise, but it also Continue reading →
Thor: The Dark World is an immensely impressive, awe-inspiring tale filled with spectacular graphics and an out of this world story that is sure to rival any other superhero movie to date. I speak these words with a great deal of bias towards Marvel Studios and why would I not? Continue reading →
Ladies and Gentleman! With great news comes great responsibility. That is exactly what is on the plate now for the likes of Marvel Television and Netflix. The two corporate giants have decided to team up for what will be four new television shows leading up to a mini-series of The Defenders. The four shows will be Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage. Continue reading →
On Friday night, I went to see Ender’s Game and I feel as though I left the movie with less than I went into it with. For those that are unaware, Ender’s Game is the film adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s 1985 sci-fi novel. Why exactly was I lost? Continue reading →
Review of “The Girl In The Fireplace” Episode 4 - Series 2
Review by Franco Romualdez
- “My Dear Doctor, The path has never seemed more slow and yet I fear I am nearing its end. Reason tells me that you and I are unlikely to meet again, but I think I shall not listen to reason. I have seen the world inside your head and know that all things are possible. Hurry then my love; my days grow shorter now and I am so very weak. Godspeed my lonely angel.” -
If someone was asked to describe a random episode from any Sci-Fi television show in one word, I can almost guarantee you Continue reading →
I believe it goes without saying that if you haven’t seen the Captain America: The Winter Soldier trailer yet then you need to stop reading! Watch the trailer and come back! Spoiler Alerts***Major! Continue reading →
— But there are laws. There are laws of time. Once upon a time there were people in charge of those laws, but they died. They all died. Do you know who that leaves? Me! It’s taken me all these years to realize the laws of time are mine!
And they will obey me!. –
With David Tennant at the helm, Doctor Who began its transformation from a classic British television show to a worldwide phenomenon with the arrival of the 10th Doctor. Continue reading →
Review: Doctor Who Series 2 episode: “The Christmas Invasion”
by Franco Romualdez
Did someone call a Doctor?
The parting of 9th Doctor actually came at the worst possible time for the citizens of earth. The Doctor and Rose return to the present just in time for Christmas; for those who aren’t familiar with the show, Christmas seems to be marked on every hostile alien’s calendar as the best day to invade Earth. Continue reading →
Review: Doctor Who Series 1 episodes: “Bad Wolf” and “The Parting of the Ways”
by Franco Romualdez
Having watched the Matt Smith incarnation of The Doctor first, I ready didn’t know what to expect when I decided to give the first four series of Doctor Who’s modern era a shot. Needless to say I was thoroughly surprised by how well they matched up. Continue reading →
The aftermath of The War of New York is upon us and the world is no longer the same. Humans are not alone. Aliens, superheroes, and even gods live amongst the once quiet planet of Earth. This is where Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D places us going into last night’s series premiere. Continue reading →
Hello Ladies and Gentlemen! We are in for a wonderful week with the big kick off of three of two of our major shows that we will be following here at the Couch Nerd. For a quick reminder, I try my best to warn about spoilers, but I can’t always promise that I will not remember to do so. (I had someone ruin Harry Potter for me, so since then my spoiler soul has been dead.) Continue reading →
Elysium Film Review
Directed & Written by: Neill Blomkamp (The District 9 guy).
Review by Franco Romualdez
It’s time for a Revolution!
Elysium has given Sci-Fi its balls back. In my opinion, director Neill Blomkamp has equaled, if not nearly reached, what he achieved with District 9. Elysium is a good film on the surface, but it becomes a great film when you really dig into the message Blomkamp intended to communicate. Continue reading →
The Couch Nerd: Bag and Bored’s Weekly Television Report By Galen Garner
Welcome to The Couch Nerd. This is Bag and Bored’s newest addition to our already wonderful site full of reviews on comics and entertainment. I am Galen and I will be your guide this fall as we explore the upcoming television shows that will definitely tickle your inner nerd. Continue reading →
— You think it’ll last forever; people and cars and concrete. But it won’t. One day it’s all gone, even the sky. My planet’s gone. It’s dead. It burned like the Earth. It’s just rocks and dust, before its time.
As the series nears its 50th anniversary, this weekly column will review and analyze the greatest moments of the last seven seasons, as well as include special reviews of the upcoming 50th anniversary and Christmas specials. Continue reading →