Review – Daredevil Season 3

No preamble, I’ve done this enough times to give you guys the short version. Some spoilers, some of them are bigger than others. TL;DR? I liked it. Let’s get into the meat of the review, shall we? Continue reading “Review – Daredevil Season 3”

Review – Defenders

Netflix have released the next instalment of their flawed but still superb Marvel series, and it’s the one we’ve been building to since the release of Daredevil back in April 2015. It’s been a long time and a lot of building to get to this point, and it hasn’t all been plain sailing. This eight episode series brings together our fours main players to fight against the greater forces of the Hand, the looming dread that has haunted the series from the very beginning.

Let’s not dance around here. A Spoiler Warning is in full effect. Here are my thoughts on Marvel’s Defenders. Continue reading “Review – Defenders”

Review – Luke Cage

Netflix drops another Marvel title, another one from the “lesser known” stack but one we’ve been waiting for now for a long time, ever since word first began about their Defenders series. Luke Cage makes his second appearance in the series following a rather heavy-handed cameo in Jessica Jones, and it looks like Mike Colter is settling in for a long run as the man with impervious skin. It’s every bit as noir and pulp-fiction-y as the Defenders have been so far, much dirtier and hardcore than the films, proving once again that the superhero genre isn’t just for kids.

I’ll not stand on ceremony here, let’s just launch straight into this. Continue reading “Review – Luke Cage”

Review – Daredevil Season 2

I made a remark last week about this being The Defenders season 3 and I feel like I was right.

Our story picks up in the aftermath of Kingpin’s arrest, and the gangs of New York are scrambling for power despite the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen taking down their thugs every night in his shiny new suit. It’s causing some very serious issues at work now that Foggy knows he’s the vigilante putting fear of the devil into the low-lives flooding the streets, and his busy evening are making the practice of law increasingly hard work. Fortunately for Matt Murdock, there’s a new player on the scene, you may have heard… Continue reading “Review – Daredevil Season 2”

April TV Hype

I can talk forever about the approaching war, and the theories of DC’s potential demise. And Spider-Man, and Apocalypse, and a thousand other things coming to the cinema over the next little while but there are other, equally exciting things afoot on the small screen.

Daredevil Season 2

Or maybe The Defenders Season 3 if you prefer. The staggering successes of the first season led to an almost immediate renewal, but it’s being shoehorned into a pre-planned structure to include the recent series Jessica Jones. It’s not certain yet as to whether or not Jones has been renewed but with Luke Cage on the way later this year that should account for that, and the presence of Electra and the Hand suggest tie-ins to our final team-member Iron Fist. Continue reading “April TV Hype”

Top 10 Best of 2015

This year has been a whirlwind of activity and the above are our personal Top 10 from 2015. It’s been a mammoth of a year and to see it go by is sad now, it’s like losing an old friend, as we’ve had a lot of really good things happen. We’ve met some incredible new people, we’ve managed to interact with so many of you. We go to conventions and you’re there and you know of us and you too believe in GeekOut and the idea of being a proud geek. Here’s our favourite things of 2015.

This week, we had to flip a coin as we were at a tie between the Top 10 Spherical Objects and this list. Either that, or we would have went for what I would have suggested: The Top 10 Best Spherical Objects of 2015… But that was a bit of a mouthful to say. This list won the toss and boom, we’re doing a list on our personal Best of 2015. Now, before we get into this one, let’s just explain what we mean by Best of 2015.

To be the best, it’s got to be appreciated above all the rest. These are things that Joel and I have both experienced in some way, shape or form and we’ve put their categories down so you can see for yourself what’s what. We do a lot of different things here on GeekOut, so this was quite a tough one for us both. Still, we think we’ve made a strong, comprehensive list and I hope you can agree with some of them for yourself. There’s some things which are very GeekOut orientated, but most of the things on here are general and can be appreciated by everyone. Let’s go for it, for the last Top 10 of 2015. Continue reading “Top 10 Best of 2015”

Review – Jessica Jones

The Defenders continue to build their roster, as Netflix releases its second Marvel series, Jessica Jones, and wow! When Marvel say they’re taking a darker turn for their band of street-level heroes they were not kidding. Jessica Jones has never really been a family-friendly comic character, even in her guise as Jewel. What Netflix have aired is some glorious hybrid of televisual thrill and tension by applying a layer of superhero paint to Breaking Bad. Continue reading “Review – Jessica Jones”

The Golden Age of Super-Movies

While I have some serious qualms about DCs efforts of late, there’s no two ways about it, this is an amazing time for super-hero movies. Marvel have really led the charge with their Cinematic Universe, and it’s been a revolutionary project in both film and television, and the latest trilogy of Batman films has been nothing short of spectacular. It looks like good Superman films may well have ended with the first two Christopher Reeve instalments 1978 and 1980.

I’m also a huge proponent of original properties and alternative takes on the concept of super-heroes. These days they’re a rich subject, rapidly increasing in volume but with a fascinating history stretching back almost as far as super-heroes themselves. But like any history, it’s got its’ shameful moments. Continue reading “The Golden Age of Super-Movies”

Review – Daredevil

So begins the Marvel Street-Level hero series on Netflix. Already I have to say that Daredevil is radically different to the grander scale we’ve become accustomed to in the films, it’s lower, dirtier, more personal, no toppling skyscrapers, no threat to country or planet, just two men fighting for a small corner of the city they love, and disagreeing wildly on how to do so. No one is here to save the world, but they’ll fight just as hard to save Seniora Cardenas and her tenement building. Continue reading “Review – Daredevil”

The Week in Geek – 27/10/2014

This was a rather eventful week for the cinema geek!

But not only that, we’ve got lots of small updates – Firestorm’s campaign is over (But their work isn’t finished), Five Nights At Freddy’s 2 has a great trailer and we talk about the intrinsic impossibility that is pure NOPE.

The Week In Geek

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