Headsup: Incredibuilds from Insight Editions

Incredibuilds Box ArtOut now from Insight Editions is IncrediBuilds, a 3D do-it-yourself modeling line of popular characters, monuments, and animals. Certain kits (such as some of the sets featuring Marvel, Star Wars, and Disney characters) also include a book with fun facts, photos from films, and more.  IncrediBuilds sets are eco-friendly and made entirely of wood certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), an international organization that sets standards for responsible forest management to protect natural resources for future generations.

No glue or tools are required for assembly, and the laser-cut edges provide nice crisp lines on the finished product (do take care to not be in a big hurry or try to put too much force on the pieces when assembling the sets or there is a good chance they may break). Instructions in the sets have decorating tips as well–no paint or decoration is included, but this can actually be an asset to creativity because you can make your model have whatever colors, finish, etc. that you wish (if you’ve always wanted a psychedelic Captain America shield, this is your chance!) For an example of how a model comes together, check out this video of the Harry Potter: Golden Snitch construction.

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By | 2017-11-11T22:57:43+00:00 September 24th, 2016|Headsup|0 Comments

The Avengers: Age of Ultron – Movie Review

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Written by: Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel comic created by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie and about 1500 other people

Age of Ultron is just another day at the office

How does one follow up a movie that is arguably the most entertaining display of blockbuster prowess in recent memory? How does the ever growing Marvel Cinematic Universe hold up these days? The answer is a straight forward and simple as it is beautiful: everybody is doing their job.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:25:31+00:00 April 25th, 2015|Reviews|1 Comment

Coffee, Your Best Friend When it Comes to Project Crunch Time

Charybdis Crab

Greetings, programs. I’ve been meaning to get an update posted but something has been kicking my arse. More on that in a moment.

First up, unfortunately I believe the Captain America: Winter Soldier Wayhomer that I did shoot is unusable. As testament to why I need a different car mount (see my Thor: Dark World review for that fun), the damn thing fell and, while I tried to carry on as best I could, between that and the parking garage I was trying to find my way out of, I was thrown–and the result is neither entertaining nor informative. I may eventually do something with the footage or may be able to work it into a cohesive review, but that will take time. We’ll see. Sorry about that. But I hope to have some news on the Wayhomer front in general shortly.

Secondly, updates have been few and far between because I’ve been head down working on a secret project that, unfortunately, I can’t really say much about at the moment. However, I do like Uncle Warren’s penchant for at least giving such things a code name (“You hear that? We usin’ code names”) so they can be discussed without referring to them as “That Thing” or “You Know, That Thing” or some such. So I’ve decided to call this Project Charybdis, simply because that word is a lot of fun to say. I will divulge all at my first opportunity. But right now, I’m on deadline, so forgive me if it’s somewhat quiet here for a little bit.

Thirdly, that crab is of the charybdis genus and I needed an image for this post. And you’d think for a monster/whirlpool from mythology, there’d be a lot more post-friendly images out there of the proper noun Charybdis. And that, my friends, is a textbook example of a Geek World Problem.

By | 2017-09-24T22:26:30+00:00 April 22nd, 2014|Stimuli|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #214: Apocalyptic Sexy Time!

Apocalyptic Sexy Time! with Carol and Daryl

(Widge here. Sorry for the delay…been head down working on a project (let’s take a page from the Uncle Warren playbook and give it a codename–Project Charybdis)…and it’s something that pays the bills, which sadly, Wayhomers and podcasts do not. So.)

(Also: seriously huge spoilers if you have not watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and to a lesser extent, the end of Season 4 of Walking Dead.)

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck and also, collectively, we are the true identity of The Clairvoyant.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:26:30+00:00 April 13th, 2014|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|1 Comment

Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Review

Captain America: Winter Soldier

Written by: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, based on the character by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby and a story by Ed Brubaker
Directed by: Anthony Russo & Joe Russo
Starring: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo

Welcome to the 21st century, Cap.

Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to hit the ground running, much like (excuse the segue) Captain Steve Rogers does in The Winter Soldier. While the action scenes are much more influenced by Parkour as well as harder than they were before, the events here put the psyche of Captain America to an even harder test: How much can he take? And whom can he trust?

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By | 2017-09-24T22:26:31+00:00 April 1st, 2014|Reviews|4 Comments