Meat and Potatoes

vice

One thing I love as much as movies is History. So, when a movie is made *based* on true stories of events in history, especially within my lifetime, I must see them. “Vice” is one of those movies, it is about the life and political career of Dick Cheney, the man behind the George W Bush presidency, and over 30 years of Republican politics.

*The MEAT* The story is flat out *Incredible* it is brought to you by the same team that made “The big short” and it’s made the same way too, it has thought-provoking scenes that explain complicated political scenarios in a lighthearted fashion, so someone like me can understand it. “Vice” is super interesting to say the least.

*The POTATOES* Christian Bale is *Outstanding* as Dick Cheney and Amy Adams is great too. Both, thanks to the make up department, are unrecognizable in their roles. Steve Carrel is good, and Sam Rockwell plays a perfect George W.

*The Verdict* Since it is Oscar season, “Vice” will be up for plenty of awards. Christian Bale and the Make-up department are almost guaranteed a trophy. I do *Highly* recommend this movie, it is very well done. But I must say, it doesn’t necessarily have to be seen on the big screen because while it is a great movie in my book, you can definitely take in its full effect in your own home when it becomes available.

p.s. There is a pretty good mid-credits scene at the end of the movie, so don’t leave too soon.

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Classic Rock Wednesday

“I Wish there were more than 24 hours in a Day”
#CLRW Listener here and January is #Elvis month. The King was born on the 8th and the rock and roll world was never the same. The same can be said for this little bad out of Houston Texas. Of all the remakes in the decades that have followed the hits from the King this by far is one of my favorite. Can’t go to Sin City without playing first….bad luck if I don’t.
Here are #ZZTop with all the flair and showmanship to do Elvis proud. Delivering you the sights, sounds, and mojo of the man and city that seems to never sleep. #VivaLasVegas #ClassicRock #TheListener #5280Geek   

Smurfs High 5

#NewComicsDay is here and #SmurfsHigh5 is proudly sponsored by All C’s Collectables. Mention you saw this at time of checkout and receive a 10% discount. It’s a wide spread of a week and so many choices to make but these for sure need to be in your stack. Also don’t forget Superman, the new Invaders, and Conan.

blackwidow 1Black Widow #1> …AND HELL FOLLOWED WITH HER.
Natasha Romanoff was trained to kill. For years now she’s tried to overcome that programming, to side with the angels…to be a hero. And where’d that get her? Killed. By one of the few true friends she allowed herself to have. Now she’s back from the dead, angry as hell and finding those better angels harder and harder to hear. Jen and Sylvia Soska – the Twisted Twins of horror – join rising artist Flaviano to weave a web of vice, violence and vengeance that will net Natasha the biggest bad men she’s ever faced…or put her back in the ground for good. (S) Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska (A) Flaviano (CA) Clayton Crain

Smurfs Take> It’s about time! We get a She Hulk book with no Hulk in it before we get a Black Widow? A character that Marvel has abused lets face it not sure to build her up or tuck her away in a dark corner. The potential for so many good stories if someone would just take the time and I think someone finally has.

middlewest-3Middlewest #3>  Abel and Fox learn that there may be someone who can help the boy’s worsening condition. But the road to reach her is long and unpredictable—and not everyone they run into along the way is anxious to let them pass. (S) Skottie Young (A) Jorge Corona

Smurfs Take> What a wonderfully odd little book. When you want something different and a departure from the “Super Hero” book this is exactly what I had in mind. It’s perfect.

 

 

 

batman laugh 2Batman Who Laughs #2> After the shocking ending of issue #1, a ticking clock sets Batman on a trail throughout the different realities of the Multiverse. He starts to see all the iterations of his life, and what could have been…but more importantly, Bruce Wayne begins to deduce that his current life is somehow wrong, and that all the mistakes he’s made are somehow connected. Meanwhile, the Batman Who Laughs raises the curtain on his second act, pulling out the big guns to break into Arkham Asylum… enter one of the most punishing Batmen of the Dark Multiverse: the Grim Knight! (S) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jock

Smurfs Take> Oh good lord. I don’t know what I was expecting in the first issue but I can tell you I wasn’t expecting that. I had my doubts when it came to this whole other Batmen idea but I have to say they really have something with this one. I should have known better with Snyder writing.

marvel comics 1Marvel Comics Presents #1> THE CLASSIC MARVEL SERIES RETURNS FOR MARVEL’S 80th ANNIVERSARY! Three titanic tales celebrating the first decade of Marvel stories! First – an all-new tale of the man they call the Wolverine begins in the 1940s! Then comes Captain America, the first Avenger of World War II still fighting for freedom today! And finally, the untold tale of Namor and the atom bomb! (S) Charles Soule, Ann Nocenti, Greg Pak (A) Paulo Siqueira, Tomm Coker, More (CA) Arthur Adams, Federico Blee

Smurfs Take> Back in the day I use to love this book, then towards the end it just became another Wolverine title. This is the chance to tell a decent story to help expand the characters without it affecting the main story going on. If Marvel keeps it simple and follows the formula they have set with this first issue this will be an amazing title.

the-warning-3The Warning #3> “RAZORBACK” The alien counteroffensive Operation: All-Weather begins. (S) Edward Laroche (A) Edward Laroche

Weekend Geek Update

#Podcast #WGU Sponsored by Alamo Drafthouse Littleton Cinema Your turn board game night. The crew dive in with the second episode of the #MaskedSinger and just how crazy good it is and their guess of who is under the masks. Then its about the #DCStreaming service and how much of a hit its become and now Luke Wilson has been added. #StarTrek 4 we may never see but there is a lot more coming.
Sequels announced for Spider-Verse, Coming to America, and a reboot for your favorite stoners. The top publisher for 2018 didn’t have the top three comics of the year. A chance to get the ultimate decoration for your countertop returns. Dirk the Daring coming to you next week, release dates leaked and so much more from your Weekend Geek Update.

Your Quarters Worth

THE CUT

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Written by John Andreula



There’s something new from 5280 GEEK for YOUR QUARTERS WORTH this week. It’s called THE CUT

All geeks have massive collections of various media, toys, and collectibles. Many of those items are get forgotten or buried. Today we are all inundated with more than we can ever hope to watch, read, listen to, or play with. Much of our collections are just collecting dust.

I am coming to terms with this fact by combing through my bookshelves, media towers, and toy bins and selecting items to evaluate. I determine which items I feel the need to keep and which I am comfortable parting with.

This process is thoughtful and time-consuming. It’s also fun and nostalgic. Feel free to play along at home.

Ladies, gentlemen, binary, and agender, without further adieu, THE CUT. Continue reading “Your Quarters Worth”