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Good Games Podcast: Power Rangers Spoilercast

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Khalik and Frank are joined my their buddy Chet to discuss the recent release of the new Power Rangers feature film. Listen in as they talk about their humble beginnings with the Power Rangers franchise, expectations leading up to the movie release, a complete breakdown of the entire movie, and their hopes and expectations for the potential sequel!

If you want to see and hear more analysis from Chet, check out his review series ChetChat on YouTube and you can also find him at the links listed below!

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Intro and Outro Song is from Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers (SNES)

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#GeekApproved Presents: Thor Ragnarok – First Look

This looks like it could be the best one yet! Enjoy!

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#GeekApproved Presents:Spider-Man Homecoming!!!!

What did you guys think of the trailer??? OMG!!! This trailer was amazing and we here at InnerCityGeeks.com cannot stop watching it!!! Nice Disney plug btw…. You’ll see! Enjoy!

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#GeekApproved Presents: Metallica… A Deconstruction of Self – Destruction…

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When I first heard that they were releasing new material I have to admit that I was a skeptic just like the rest of their fans. The reasons being… the last 2 albums (Some Kind of Monster from 2003 & Death Magnetic 2008) were okay yet not what we expected at all. In 2012 they released a 4 track EP called “Beyond Magnetic” which was a step up from the initial “Death Magnetic”(In my personal opinion those 4 tracks fit better on Death Magnetic). Over the last few months Metallica surprised us with the title track single “Hardwired… To Self Destruct”. Continue reading

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Doctor Strange – Movie Review

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Doctor Strange is out this week!!! Probably my most highly anticipated of the recent Marvel films and I got a chance to watch it a couple days before its wide release!

I’m going to be honest, I was never too privy on Doctor Strange. I didn’t really find an interest in the character outside of the fact that we had a similar name and shared the same initials, S.S. As time passed I would see his cameos in certain comics and started to gain respect for the character. When I read that he was a part of the Illuminati that shot Bruce Banner off the planet, I then knew he was a force to be reckoned with. Fast forward to a couple years later and I read that Benedict Cumberbatch was going to play this bad ass character, while skeptical, I knew it was going to be tremendous.

For those who don’t know, Doctor Stephen Strange started out as a super egotistical neurosurgeon that gets into a huge car accident that destroys his hands to the point that he can no longer do his life’s work. He then searches the world for different ways to fix his hands and eventually finds The Ancient One. There he learns martial arts as well as the mystical arts making him the bad ass sorcerer we know of today.

Now to the reason you are reading this article, Doctor Strange stars the aforementioned Benedict Cumberbatch as the good Doctor, Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Mordo (kind of like Strange’s “sidekick”), Madds Mikkelsen as Kaecilius (the somewhat baddie) and Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer (kinda sort of Strange’s love interest). This movie essentially goes by the origins of Strange that I went over earlier and also introduces the fallen sorceror Kaecilius and how he stole pages from one of the sacred spell books that are found in the main sanctum in order to bring darkness into the world. I don’t want to go into the story too much because I don’t want to spoil it too much. 

As far as the acting, in my opinion they were all on point. No one was over the top or chewing the scenery. Cumberbatch owned Strange and I honestly don’t see anyone else that could even compare. People were complaining about Swinton playing The Ancient One but she did an amazing job as well. I personally don’t care what race the actor is as long as they bring their A game and sell the character its all that really matters to me. Ejiofor was great as Mordo in how he was following the path laid out for him by The Ancient One and does whatever it takes to withhold the honor of the sorceror. Mikkelsen was really good as Kaecilius, a villain that is hell bent on the fact that what he is doing is right. McAdams was a good fit as the quasi love interest that could still hold her own. What I loved about her was that she wasn’t your typical damsel in distress. 

This movie has some of the best special effects I’ve seen in a movie in a really long time. I am not a huge fan of 3D (mostly because I’m cheap and don’t want to wear another pair of glasses over my regular glasses) but that is the way that I saw this and was completely blown away. There are tons of moments throughout that just left me speechless. The moment when The Ancient One is introducing Strange to the astroplane absolutely blew my mind. As well as the opening action sequence which set me up for everything to come. There’s a scene where Strange first meets Kaecilius and they have at it while the ground is moving and the walls are shifting and Strange doesn’t know what to do because he is just starting to hone the his magic, on top of it being a bad ass fight it was hilarious on top of it. 

There are so many things I loved about this movie but I only had one gripe. They didn’t really establish how long Strange was training in the sanctum. Was it a couple of days, weeks or months? Forgive me if it is mentioned and I missed it but its something that bothered me towards the end of this flick.

All in all, I loved Doctor Strange! It was fun, full of humor, great action, a strong story and supurb acting. I strongly suggest everyone go out this weekend and check it out. Going 3D is definitely worth the extra couple bucks. Also sit through all the credits… But I’m sure you knew that already with all the Marvel movies.

If you haven’t seen the trailer for Doctor Strange, here you go!

https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=QV6iAQ-t1Gc

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Good Games Podcast: Episode 100 – The Hostful Episode

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We’ve waited a long time for this! Good Games has finally reached it’s 100th episode! We celebrate the occasion by talking about anything but video games…what?? Alex and Frank basically just sit down and have a conversation for a change of pace. They talk about movies, changing car batteries, gaming media outlets trying to take on other elements of pop culture (kinda like what we did in this episode!), and more!! We want to thank the ICG network, the fantastic guests that we’ve had on our show over the years, the wonderful people that we’ve met through doing this, and most of all we want to thank you the listeners for sticking with us so far! We’re not even close to finishing so stick with us some more and we hope you enjoy the episode and visit our links below. Good Games everyone!

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Prometheus: Fire And Stone #1

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Prometheus was a good movie. There, I said it. Prometheus was also an odd movie. It wasn’t really a prequel to the Alien movies. It kind of was a prequel to the Alien movies. The answer depends on who you ask about it or how much attention you paid to the movie. It also depends on whether you liked it or not. I’m a horror geek and a sci-fi nerd, so I actually really liked it. You put spaceships and monsters on the screen in front of me and I’m a happy guy. I didn’t take any of the story that seriously and I enjoyed it for what it was, a horror movie set in space with a connection to the Alien movies. Simple as that.

I figured I’d get that out of the way before we got into this review. I liked Prometheus. If you didn’t, maybe you should stop reading now as nothing in this comic book is going to change your mind about the movie. Continue reading

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The Devil’s Advocates Movie Reviews Episode 196: The Raid 2

Our hiatus is over!!!!

With the DVD and Blu-ray release of the The Raid 2 we are going to generously release the long awaited episode.

Give us a listen, because we’re kickin’ it old school…again!

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Son Of Batman DVD/Blu Ray review

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Son Of Batman is the latest animated movie to come out of the DC Comics Universe. It brings to life a recent fan-favorite story line from the Batman comics which revolves around Bruce Wayne discovering he has a son he never knew and dealing with what that means to his nocturnal activities. This was a movie I was really looking forward to as I was a big fan of the comics this is based on. Writer Grant Morrison reintroduced Batman’s son, Damian to a new audience in the comics (he was a created way back in the 80’s and was never heard from again until Morrison brought him back). Now with this movie, Damian has been introduced to a whole new audience of Batman movie fans.

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We meet this son of Batman as he is being trained by his mother , Talia and his grandfather, Ra’s Al Ghul to fight alongside the infamous League Of Assasins (Al Ghul’s private ninja army). Yes, Batman slept with the enemy. In this case, literally and without any Bat-Protection. Ra’s Al Ghul and Talia are both villains with a long history of antagonizing the Batman in the DC Comics Universe.  Eventually, Damian is supposed to become the leader of the League. He has been groomed and trained to fight by the best assasins and fighters in the world since he was a toddler. Damian’s also a bit of a spoiled ninja brat. Soon, plans go very awry for  Damian and his ninja family and Talia decides to finally introduce Batman to his son. Talia entrusts Damian to Bruce to raise as his own. Of course, Damian isn’t the kind of kid who listens to orders very well and at first, Batman clashes with Damian (Damian also clashes with everyone else including Alfred and Dick Grayson/Nightwing) on how to deal with the criminal element of Gotham City. Damian was raised as a killer and inherited everything he could ever want in his world. Bruce was raised as an orphan and lost everything he could ever want in his world, his parents, and was brought up by his family’s butler and confidante, Alfred with a moral center and outlook on life that Damian never had. Bruce must deal with a kid he never knew he had while trying to keep his city safe. It makes for a good story. A fun story.

Even though Son Of Batman has a few problems, it is still a fun movie. The animation is solid and the voice cast does some great work. I liked the story a lot once I got over the differences from the comic books that the movie was based on. I was too used to what I had read the first time I watched Son Of Batman. Those comics that Grant Morrison wrote redefined who Batman and Robin were for readers and those are some pretty big boots to fill. The makers of Son Of Batman did a very good job of translating that work to the small screen. My main problem with the movie is how anime it looks. I am still hung up on the older style of animation when it comes to the DC Universe animated movies, but I got over it with Son Of Batman once the story got really moving. The action here is nonstop. There’s a fight scene almost every 5 minutes it seems. The cast of characters also help keep the story moving. Son Of Batman is also very well written. Damian’s interactions with the Bat-Family are very funny. He is written like the spoiled brat he was in the comics which is something that fans and readers will definitely appreciate. I smiled a few times as I watched this.  This one is worth the watch. Recommended.

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Devil’s Advocates Movie Reviews: Episode 195- Captain America: The Winter Soldier

This week the Advocates discuss the latest in Phase 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Give us a listen, because we too are now in Phase 2.

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