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Silicon Valley S4E5: Blood Boy

In Featured, REVIEW, TV by BeardMaster0 Comments

“You dick, you dick, you dick,” exclaimed Jared(or Donald) at what can only be described as an Adonis pretty boy offered yet another humanizing moment for the lovable assistant. But, I’m not here today to discuss the developments on this week’s episode of Silicon Valley, aptly entitled “Blood Boy.” Rather, I want to take this opportunity to dive deeper into …

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Injustice 2: The Revenge of Martha

In Featured, Gaming, REVIEW, Video Games by BeardMaster0 Comments

NOT A SINGLE MARTHA REFERNCE?! I’d be remised if I said I wasn’t disappoint at the complete divorce from any easy jabs at Batman v Superman. Other than that small complaint, Injustice 2 is AWESOME. I have not had too much time on the core product (i.e. it’s a fighting game) but successfully completed story mode in about 4 hours …

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Silicon Valley S4E3: Intellectual Property

In Pretty Cool, REVIEW, TV by BeardMaster0 Comments

What happens when you deliver an intellectually driven comedy that doesn’t hinge on damnation of nerd/geek culture (ala Big Bang Theory?) Who would think a dramatization of a tech startup in the valley could be some of the best television programming available. Now, if I told you Mike Judge is at the helm, could you fathom the existence of such …

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Comic Book Review: Rock Candy Mountain #1

In Comic Books, Image, REVIEW by Regan Lorie0 Comments

References to and versions of the old classic folk tune “Big Rock Candy Mountain” have surfaced in many forms over the decades. Many of us grew up on sanitized versions of the song, the “cigarette trees” and “alcohol springs” of the hobo heaven depicted in its lyrics revised into kid-friendly “peppermint trees” and “lemonade streams.” Anne Hathaway made me love …

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COMIC REVIEW: Grass Kings #1

In Boom, Comic Books, REVIEW by Garret Tumey0 Comments

Out tomorrow is Grass Kings from Boom! Studios, written by Matt Kindt (Ether) and illustrated by Tyler Jenkins (Snow Blind). The pair also created the series that is lettered by Jim Campbell (Giant Days). The team builds a picture of a town closed off to the rest of the world, where the land was fought for. The people protect it, …

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Book Review: The Wayward Astronomer

In Comic Books, Pretty Cool, REVIEW by Iron Squid0 Comments

Hello everyone, I’d like to take a moment to inform everyone that this is a book review…yes…I can read other things besides just comics and graphic novels. I DO read regular books, and this time I’m taking a look at Wayward Astronomer. Written by Geoffrey Thomas, a man who literally wings the entire book, dives into a colorful and vibrant …

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COMIC REVIEW: Savage Things #1

In Comic Books, DC Comics, REVIEW by Garret Tumey0 Comments

Out today from Vertigo and DC Comics is Savage Things #1. Writer Justin Jordan (The Legacy of Luther Strode) tells the brutal tale. While artist Ibrahim Moustafa (High Crimes) illustrates the new eight-issue miniseries. Colored by Jordan Boyd (Deadly Class) and lettered by Josh Reed. This is both gruesome and intriguing with twist and turns that will hook you into wanting …

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COMIC REVIEW: The Dregs #2

In Comic Books, REVIEW, Uncategorized by Garret Tumey0 Comments

Out on Wednesday March 1st. Nadler and Thompson kick paranoia into high gear with, The Dregs #2, from Black Mask Studios. With the dastardly duo of Lonnie Nadler and Zac Thompson writing the ongoing nightmare that is Arnold’s life. Eric Zawadzki (Headspace) and Dee Cunniffe (Revival) continue to supply the art for the series. With Arnold having just OD’d and been …

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COMICS REVIEW: Quantum Teens Are Go #1

In Comic Books, REVIEW, Uncategorized by Garret Tumey0 Comments

In case you missed it, out this week from Black Mask Studios is Quantum Teens Are Go! From the writer Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim) and illustrated by Eryk Donovan (Constantine, Memetic).  Colorist Claudia Aguirre joins Visaggio again (Kim & Kim) in their second Black Mask series. This one stars two teens who love science, danger, and stealing experimental quantum …

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Comic Book Review: Curse Words #1

In Comic Books, Image, REVIEW by Regan Lorie0 Comments

You have to be at least a little weird to be a fan of Ryan Browne’s work, I’m convinced. I speak from experience. So naturally I was geeked to hear of a new post-God Hates Astronauts Browne-Charles Soule collab. Fresh from his stint as narrator of Browne’s absurdist, surreal-as-fuck superhero epic, writer Soule rejoins forces with the artist for a …

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Comic Book Review: God Country #1

In Comic Books, Image, REVIEW, Reviews by Regan Lorie0 Comments

As we all know, swords and devastating, life-changing storms aren’t exactly anomalies in the world of comics. But what happens when, by way of said storm, the sword falls into the hands of a dementia-stricken elderly man who fully regains his mental and physical faculties any time he wields it? Normally fantasy/superhero stories tend to approach themes of mental and …

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Comic Book Review: Cannibal #4

In Comic Books, Image, REVIEW by Regan Lorie1 Comment

If you’re a zombie fan and aren’t reading Image Comics’ new series Cannibal, you are doing yourself a serious disservice. That said, Cannibal transcends the basic zombie story we all know and love, delving into the more complex, emotional and moral side of cannibalism–the human side, if you will–through an ensemble cast of characters residing in the sleepy, Southern Gothic …

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Silent Night, Deadly Night Series Review: Part 4 – Initiation

In Movies, Random Rants, Rated, REVIEW, Reviews, Ridiculous by Peggy0 Comments

*weeps into my Cheerios* Why? Whhhyyyyyyyyyy? Day four brings us Initiation: Silent Night Deadly Night 4, a film which has ABSOLUTELY NO FUCKING CONNECTION TO THE FIRST THREE SAVE FOR A QUICK CLIP FROM #3 WHILE A CHARACTER WATCHES TV. Fucking weak. Basically the fourth movie in the series is all about girl power, witchcraft, and how useless men are …

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Silent Night, Deadly Night Series Review – Part 2

In Movies, Random Rants, REVIEW, Reviews, Ridiculous by Peggy0 Comments

Remember how I said Part One of this series had lazy writing? Well forget that. I’m pretty sure the creative geniuses for this movie took longer to finish up their post coffee morning dump than to write this screenplay. Silent Night, Deadly Night: Part 2 begins with Ricky, the younger brother of the serial killer Santa from the first film. He’s in …

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MOVIE REVIEW: WE ARE TWISTED F***ING SISTER!!

In DVD/BluRay, Movies, REVIEW by Corey0 Comments

On May 10, 1984, an album was released which would change the face of rock and roll. The album was titled STAY HUNGRY and it shot Twisted Sister into superstardom. Since its release, the album has gone on to sell more than five million copies. Videos for songs “I Wanna Rock” and “We’re Not Gonna Take It” became staples of …

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MOVIE REVIEW: CALL OF HEROES (2016)

In DVD/BluRay, Movies, REVIEW by Corey0 Comments

Yeung Hak-nan (Lau Ching Wan) is the sheriff of a small village known as Pucheng. It’s a small, quiet place to live where people just want to work and enjoy the simple things in life. Everything is great until the arrival of Cao Shaolun (Louis Koo), the son of the Warlord Cao Ying. Shaolun isn’t just the son of a …

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MOVIE REVIEW: Paying Mr. McGetty (2016)

In REVIEW by Corey1 Comment

Tyrell (R. Marcus Taylor) is a guy who knows how to go out and have a good time. This particular night he goes way too far with the gambling and drinking, so much so that when he wakes up in the morning he has no clue where he is or what happened the night before. Lying next to him is …

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Why We Need Comique Con Now More Than Ever

In Random Rants, REVIEW by Regan Lorie0 Comments

On October 22, downtown Dearborn hosted the second annual Comique Con, held once again in its gorgeous Arab-American National Museum on Michigan Avenue. The convention, founded in 2015 by Chelsea Liddy, is a pro-female-themed outing that not only celebrates the growing number of female creators and artists in today’s comics industry, but also recognizes diversity and the representation of women …

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The Saviors TP Edition Has Landed!

In Comic Books, Image, REVIEW by Regan Lorie0 Comments

In the modern age, marijuana is finally being publicly recognized for a wealth of medicinal uses, viewed as more than a mere vice for escapists. But who knew it could also endow humanity with special powers needed to ward off an alien invasion? Okay, so there’s no proof of that–probably due to lack of clinical trials, and alien invasions–but that’s …

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Spaghetti Man (2016) Movie Review

In Movies, Random Rants, REVIEW, Reviews by Peggy2 Comments

I have to admit I did not have high hopes for this. That’s what happens when one watches a metric SHIT TON of terrible movies to review. But now I’m happy to say that this one surprised me with its humor, silliness, and super hot bad guy. Spaghetti Man is about Clark, an absolute lazy, cynical, loser asshole who can’t …

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Comic Book Review: Surgeon X

In Comic Books, Image, REVIEW by Regan Lorie0 Comments

The everyday insanity of our society–both as it stands and in its foreseeable trajectory–is a veritable goldmine of subject matter for modern-day science fiction; hell, reality is practically its own fiction in and of itself. It’s gotten to the point where I pick up a frighteningly dystopian sci-fi comic and am automatically convinced by the end of it that whatever …

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Evil Gene (2015) Movie Review

In Coming Soon, Movies, REVIEW, Reviews by Peggy0 Comments

Can people be bad because it’s in their genes? What if there was a way for us to determine who had the inherent proclivities for violence, murder, and psychotic episodes and in so doing, we could separate them from the rest of us ‘normal’ people? That’s the idea behind the Kathryn Taylor film, Evil Gene. FBI agent Griff Krenshaw has …

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Drunken Monkey Movie Review – Scream, Pretty Peggy (1973)

In Movies, Neato, Random Rants, Rated, REVIEW, Reviews, Uncategorized by Peggy0 Comments

While scrolling through the YouTubes to find some cult horror films, I came across this little gem. Apparently it was a made for TV movie so don’t expect a lot of gore or foul language or, as it turns out, originality. But the title alone… How could I NOT review this? Huh? Amitrite? Hello, McFly? (cool logo over there on …

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Con Review: Motor City Comic Con by Piper

In Comic Books, REVIEW by Iron Squid1 Comment

Here you go, Pipers review of Motor City Comic Con: I spent two days at Motor City this year and had a blast. One of my favorite parts was going to the podcast Panel hosted by Derek Becker and had Jason Clark of the Elegant Weapon Podcast, Jimmy McKnight of the Ninja Starship Podcast, Devin Foether of Source Point Press …

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Con Review: I Terrorized C2E2 2016!

In Comic Books, REVIEW, Uncategorized by Iron Squid0 Comments

Look, if you hadn’t noticed we’ve been talking about attending some convention called C2E2, I wasn’t really sure what that con was. Now that my sarcasm is out of the way, c2E2 was AWESOME! GingerBats!, myself and Piper went and…well…     C2E2 started off with everybody arriving in Chicago around 10pm, we arrived at the hotel and we all …

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Board Game Review EP. 1: Little Drop of Poison

In Blog, Gaming, Neato, Pretty Cool, Random Rants, REVIEW, Ridiculous, Supreme by Iron Squid0 Comments

Hello everyone! Welcome to our first annual Board Game Review show, this will hopefully be a small monthly series that will include myself and other people around the SlackJawPunks site all sitting around Playing and Reviewing Board Games! First up we have a game called Little Drop of Poison from Baksha Games! It just met it’s goal for Kickstarter! Go …

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Comic Book Review: Black Canary #7

In Comic Books, DC Comics, REVIEW by Just Bob0 Comments

Well, the screaming cats are out of the bag in the latest issue of Black Canary. If you are a BC fan, DC Comics has put together an amazing team for this issue. Dedicated to the late, Great David Bowie and what a tribute. I was immediately entranced by the story, written by Brenden Fletcher and art by the amazing …

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Comic Book Review: Jim Henson’s The Storyteller – Dragons #1 Son of the Serpent

In Comic Books, REVIEW, Uncategorized by GingerBats!0 Comments

ARCHAIA and BOOM! STUDIOS Daniel Bayliss Fabian Rangel Jr. Length: 22p Son of the Serpent is inspired by stories about the Horned Snake and the Thunderbird, two legendary creatures in Native American tradition. While out on a fishing trip, a father and son are attacked by a Horned Snake. Thunderbirds chase the monster away, but the son is thrown into …

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Comic Book Review: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1

In Comic Books, REVIEW by GingerBats!0 Comments

Moon Girl is one special gal. Born with super smarts, a restless curiosity and less-than-desirable social skills, Lunella Lafayette must navigate the angst of tween life while searching for a way to prevent the inhuman genes she was born with from changing her into something, well, inhuman. Along the way a mishap and a handful of bad luck teleports a …

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Comic Book Review: Cage Hero #2

In Comic Books, Dynamite, REVIEW by Just Bob0 Comments

Origins, private jets and adverse effects.  This is what the latest and greatest Cage Hero has to offer. With Kevin Eastman and Ian Parker working together, nothing is impossible; even the impossible.  We begin to uncover the origin of the medallions and Dr. Meriweather. We also get to see multiple disciplines in the MMA world and who wields them the …

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Comic Book Review: The Humans #10

In Comic Books, Image, REVIEW by Just Bob0 Comments

Holy shit!   I don’t even know what to say to this. Risen from the dead and dead again? Keenan Marshall Keller and Tom Neely really know how to fuck with our minds.  I’m not going to say much about this amazing issue except, if you are a die hard Humans Fan like myself, you will not waste any time …

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FILM REVIEW: Kilo Two Bravo

In REVIEW by Corey0 Comments

There’s no job more dangerous than being a soldier. These men and women are willing to risk their lives, day in and day out, to ensure our safety and freedom. It’s not just American military, it can be the military from (almost) anywhere. The military in question for this particular film, KILO TWO BRAVO, we will be discussing the British …

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Comic Book Review: Assassins Creed #2

In Comic Books, REVIEW, Titan by Iron Squid0 Comments

Alright yeah, I’m doing the second Assassins Creed Issue, why? Because I’ve been playing Syndicate for the past 2 weeks and by god is it awesome, so I wanted to get my Creed on…oh and something about the Kill Shakespeare Entertainment Inc. asking me to continue reviewing the series, but that’s cool too. We open up our story with Charlottes …

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Comic Book Review: Citizen Jack #1

In Image, REVIEW by Iron Squid0 Comments

If Violator decided to run for President, I’m pretty sure this is how he’d do it….Citizen Jack #1 We start off with meeting our hero, a loose term if you will: Jack Northworthy who is yelling at a snow plow guy to keep the snow where it is…ookay, turns out Jack is a man down on his luck who was …