Meat and Potatoes

birdboxI usually like to give no spoiler reviews to help people with their decision on whether to see a movie in the theaters or wait for it at home. But I watched this movie “Birdbox” on Netflix last weekend and I just had to write a review.

*The MEAT* this is a very unique and original story. “Birdbox” is a *Thriller* in the genre of apocalyptic end of the world stories goes, that keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time. And makes you think about how You would survive.

*The POTATOES* I’ve always said, you need a great Actor/Actress to carry a movie. And Sandra Bullock is just that! She is *Fantastic*, and once again, shows why she is an A-list Actress for sure. Speaking of great, John Malkovich is in this movie and plays a supporting role that you will love.

*The VERDICT* I *Highly Recommend* “Birdbox” to see wherever you can. It’s a Netflix original and I just loved it because it’s fun, exciting and suspenseful. Every now and then, Hollywood just gets it right.

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Smurfs High Five

#NewComicsDay is here and there are a lot of choices to be made. Smurfs High Five is here to help when you get to the local shop.

captain marvel 1Captain Marvel #1> ALL THE STARS ALIGN AS KELLY THOMPSON AND CARMEN CARNERO TAKE ON MARVEL’S PREMIER FEMALE SUPER HERO!
As Captain Marvel, Carol Danvers has spent months in space protecting Earth from alien threats big and small, but now it’s time for Earth’s mightiest hero to come home. New York City has never looked so good. But every re-entry comes with the unexpected, and Carol is about to hit a whole lot of unexpected. It’s a fresh start and an oversized, star-studded welcome home for a hero who’s been punching the glass ceiling since the 1970s – and just in time for the first female-led film from Marvel Studios! The next 50 years of Captain Marvel starts here! (S) Kelly Thompson (A) Carmen Nunez Carnero (CA) Amanda Conner, Paul Mounts

Smurfs Take> It looks like it will be Marvels year. The first Captain Marvel I enjoyed and it pained me when he died. Then came along Mrs. Marvel and now her taking on the title I absolutely love. I hated they always just kept changing her but for the last few years there has been some solid developments of the character. I think Marvel might just surprise us all.  

justice league 15Justice League #15> Hawk fight! Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl clash with Shayera Hol (also a Hawkgirl) when the League trio tries to break into a secret vault deep within Thanagar Prime-and the feathers are gonna fly! Speaking of secrets, M.M. learns one about himself and Lex Luthor, as related to him by the Martian Keep, guardian of all Martian wisdom and history. Meanwhile, back at the Hall of Justice, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman must stop Starman from going nova. (S) James TynionIV, Scott Snyder (A) Mark Morales, Stephen Segovia (A/CA) Jim Cheung

Smurfs Take> Last issue did not disappoint and more to the point neither has this series. I can’t say it enough. If you are not reading this series you are missing out.

 

avengers 12Avengers #12> THE ALL-NEW SECRET AVENGERS!
It’s hard to run the Avengers without a support staff. And for a team as wild, weird and insanely powerful as this new Avengers squad, just one Jarvis would never do. Luckily, Black Panther has assembled the wildest and weirdest support staff you’ve ever seen. Meet Gorilla Man, Ka-Zar and the rest of the Agents of Wakanda. (S) Jason Aaron (A) Ed McGuinness, Cory Smith (CA) Alan Davis

Smurfs Take> Now it gets interesting.

 

 

 

 

punisher 6Punisher #6> BAGALIA BOUND!
The Punisher is extradited to the worst place imaginable…Bagalia! Hydra Nation itself! Frank’s been in prison before, but he’s about to enter a prison on an island full of bad guys…As Frank enters the lion’s den, Zemo makes his move. (S) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Szymon Kudranski (CA) Greg Smallwood

Smurfs Take> This has been a great bit of storytelling. Every issue has been one wild ride after the other leading to some very interesting places. I have to say this might be one of the most underrated book of the year.

 

 

 

domino 10.jpgDomino #10> GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!
You saw her on the silver screen, now Domino’s live and direct from the Mojoverse! Can you guess which special guest is along for the ride?
The answer’s a real long shot… (S) Gail Simone (A) David Baldeon, Alberto Alburquerque, Anthony Piper, Michael Shelfer (CA) Lim, Gang Hyuk

Smurfs Take> What can I say, I’m a sucker for these types of team-ups. This has been the story I have been looking forward to. Marvels first luckiest man alive meeting the girl that has everything go her way and throw the Mojoverse in as a bonus.  

Weekend Geek Update

#Podcast #WGU from the Alamo Drafthouse Littleton Cinema your Turn Boardgame Night the crew return from the holiday break. Time to get caught up on all the latest #GeekNews like a couple of winners from the Golden Globes. What the latest season of #LemonySnickets did to them and the greatest TV show of the year, Masked Singer. It has all the right things and no one had any idea it would be this good.

Two new stars for #Zombieland2, Stranger Things season 3 has a date, and a long awaited Batman story is getting an animated movie. The Spawn film wants to change how you view comic book movies. Axl Rose does Loony Toons? Play in our Bracket Game, Aliens, and Super Smash Bros news and a ton more in the first podcast of the 2019 season. #VideoGames #Movies #Netflix #MaskedSinger  

Resolutions

Geek Resolutions for 2019 & Beyond

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It’s that time again.

A new year, and with it, reflection on a year passed as well as a vision for what each of us want to continue, discontinue, or commence in our lives.

Here at 5280 GEEK we know we are pretty amazing. Yet still we have to look deep inside, all the way down to our alter egos, and have that same internal dialogue as everyone else does that doesn’t have superpowers.

So here’s our 5280 GEEK Geek Resolutions for 2019. Feel free to adopt and steal any that you can use in your own life. We think they are pretty superb and will make the world a better place. Enjoy. Continue reading “Resolutions”

Meat and Potatoes

The verdict is in. #Bumblebee. The #Transformer movie we didn’t know we wanted according to the podcast. Here is the Spoiler free Meat and Potatoes review.bumblebee-poster-35462

   Whether we wanted it or needed it, they made another Transformers movie. After the last one, I was done with the franchise, it was THAT bad. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the first and third one, Thought Michael Bey did a good job bringing a toy line to the big screen, but the franchise got stale quick. So, it was with big hesitation I went to see the new Transformers movie, “Bumblebee” and find out if they can rescue this franchise with a solo story of one of its most beloved characters.

*The MEAT* The story is a prequel to the original “Transformers” movie with Bumblebee being the main character. The story is *basic* at best, but just enough to keep you in your seat.

*The POTATOES* Hailee Steinfeld is very good, she is a good actress that will be a great one very soon and this movie shows how close she is to that. John Cena plays the antagonist and well, he comes off as very cheesy, or maybe just bad. That’s the thing, I can’t tell if he was playing that role a certain way for seriousness, or was he goofing it up for kids to laugh at him. Either way, *I did not like him. *

*The VERDICT* So I’m kind of torn with my verdict. On one hand I appreciate the simple story of “Bumblebee”, and thought it was ok, but on the other hand they really made this movie more for kids and the younger generation. Which is ok, but all the other Transformers movies had much more for adults and this movie wasn’t marketed as a kid’s movie either, so that confused me. The “Spider-verse” cartoon was more for adults than “Bumblebee”. So, I will recommend “Bumblebee” for kids, but not something adults would find too entertaining. Save your money and *wait for the video* to see it.

#MovieReview #SpoilerFree #MeatnTaders #5280Geek

Classic Rock Wednesday

“All is quiet on New Years Day”

#CLRW Listener here, and this might be phoning it in but…. Before the world had “heard” of them U2 was one of the most prolific bands of the day. I saw this concert in fact and to date one of the most amazing experiences of my life time. Any band will tell you to play Red Rocks is an achievement and experience like no other. Maybe it was the venue, inspiration bringing the band to an all new level. The air was electric and the crowed matched the level of intensity U2 played with. Then the sun set.

It’s with hope and love we all enter the new year. Clean slate. Chance for something better and new. Dreams to be realized and come to life. I wish you luck and a bit of advice. Never forget your past for it may help create your future. #U2 #NewYearsDay #ClassicRock #TheListener #5280Geek   

 

Smurfs High Five

#NewComicsDay It’s the new year and everyone is back to work…sort of. A lighter week of titles for all to help with recovery from the crazy season. I for one am posting this and heading to my shop for a healthy helping of some Conan. Here are Smurfs High Fives for January 2

conan #1Conan The Barbarian #1> BY CROM, THE GREATEST SWORD-AND-SORCERY HERO RETURNS TO MARVEL!
From an age undreamed…hither came Conan the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet…
Robert E. Howard’s creation returns to comics, in an epic tale as only MARVEL could bring you!  Conan’s travels have brought him to the far reaches of the unkown, from his birthplace in Cimmeria to the kingdom of Aquilonia and all in between. As his fighting prowess allows him to carve his way through life, so too does it attract the forces of death!
The all-new ages-spanning saga begins here, by writer Jason Aaron (THE MIGHTY THOR, STAR WARS) and artist Mahmud Asrar (UNCANNY X-MEN, ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS), as Conan’s destiny is forever changed! (S) Jason Aaron (A) Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) Esad Ribic

Smurfs Take> Conan comes back home to Marvel and is in the hands of one of their best writers. This should be good and wonder what is in store for us.

 

heroes in crisis 4Heroes in Crisis #4> Wonder Woman versus…Booster Gold?! Diana finds out the hard way that Booster can be a formidable opponent when his back’s against the wall. Of course, being the prime suspect in a superhero massacre and exposing a secret trauma hospital for metahumans will do just that. Meanwhile, Batman and the Flash combine their detective skills to investigate what went awry at Sanctuary and uncover a serious glitch in the system-not to mention an explosive, spoiler-ific secret! (S) Tom King (A/CA) Clay Mann

Smurfs Take> Ok, this has turned out a lot better than I had imagined. So intense!

 

infinity 1Infinity Wars Infinity #1> What comes AFTER infinity? (S) Gerry Duggan (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Mike Deodato

Smurfs Take> The war is over and what do you do with the stones? I know I have some space in my Aquarium for some extra decorations. I know Marvel always has to have it’s fallout what happens next but sometimes its just a long drawn out road to nowhere. I hope this isn’t the case.  

 

 

 

 

obi wan 1Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi #1> THE EARLY DAYS OF OBI-WAN KENOBI, JEDI KNIGHT! Following the wishes of his master, OBI-WAN has taken on ANAKIN SKYWALKER as an apprentice. Will his mission alongside his young Padawan bring them closer together, or sow the seeds that will drive them apart? And who else is after the ancient holocron that they seek? (S) Jody Houser (A) Cory Smith (CA) Paolo Rivera

Smurfs Take> With his movie getting canceled this might be as close as we will ever get to having some of his story filled in. I just hope it’s about him and leave out Anakin as much as possible.  

 

man with out fear 1Man Without Fear #1> Daredevil is gone, but Hell’s Kitchen is still a place of heroes and villains.  Foggy Nelson (issue #1), the Defenders (issue #2), the many loves of Matt Murdock (issue #3), the Kingpin (issue #4) and a mysterious Guardian Devil (issue #5) will all learn what it means to live in a world without a Daredevil.  And without a Daredevil to protect it, has hell come for his city? Who is The Man Without Fear?! (S) Jed MacKay (A) Danilo Beyrouth (CA) Kyle Hotz

Smurfs Take> It’s your life Daredevil style. One of the things I have always liked about his stories is the human side of it. The emotion and how some of the characters around Daredevil might be tougher than him.