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Which side will Spider-Man end up on in Civil War?

Happy Tax Day in the US! I figure that makes it a good day to talk about somebody with money problems, right?

From https://www.facebook.com/thegeekstrikesback/ Also, the "We have money" page is from Hickman's Avengers!

From https://www.facebook.com/thegeekstrikesback/
Also, the “We have money” page is from Hickman’s Avengers!

Spider-Man! On one hand, it’s exciting that Marvel worked out a deal with Sony to be able to include him in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. On the other hand, there are so many characters already in Captain America: Civil War that I don’t know that too many people’s opinions went from “not-seeing” to “seeing” this movie just because of Spider-Man…

However, in terms of the comic storyline of Civil War, having Spider-Man appear gives them a lot of storytelling ground to walk. In the comics, Spider-Man switched sides and it made some sense… will they pull off the same thing in the movie? Let’s talk that through, and then end in a prediction poll!

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Batman v. Superman v. Staying Home

Holly and I have had some difficulties getting to movies. It’s the Geek Baby, lining up a babysitter, the limited movie showtimes in town (only ever one screen showing a movie), and then life. I’ve been working Saturdays. And this weekend is Easter, so it’s busy above the usual.

All of which is to say that, while they were trying to find a time with no competition to release Batman v. Superman, they have also found a time that is really hard for us to make it. If we do see it, it will either be separately from each other (but hopefully with friends), or else in several weeks’ time. That’s just where we’re at.

And then we’re seeing some of the initial reviews are questionable. But it’s a comic book movie, which can get odd reviews from “official” critics. It’s Zack Snyder, whose style turns some people off. It’s a sequel to a hotly contested movie. It’s the start of a larger multi-movie multi-title franchise. It’s DC’s Iron Man 2. All of which is to say… should we even bother?

So I have a few request of you, dear readers.

  • If you write a review or read a good one, feel free to drop a link in the comments below. We might not read it for a while, but it can help make up for us not writing one for a while, right?
  • If you’re looking for a review, check out any that folks drop in the comments below!
  • If you see the movie, give us your feedback: worth running to the theater to see? Finding the time (for a 2 and a half hour movie) and a babysitter worth it? We’d like that word of mouth!
  • Vote in our poll!

Team Cap or Team Stark? #CivilWar!

It’s here! The Civil War trailer to end all Civil War trailers. Well, maybe the earlier ones were better, but the Internet exploded about the end of this one… we’ve shared some of our favorites over on our Facebook page.

Also there’s this:

Why are some of those characters on the sides they’re on? I guess we’re going to have to wait and find out! Which means they’re going to have to explain it in the movie… but Hawkeye vs. Black Widow! Scarlet Witch vs. Vision! How? Why?

I think it’s time. We see the teams… what team are you?

Poll: Favorite R-Rated Comic Book Movie

So, social media has been exploding all week after all the claims about Deadpool… about how it’s time that the comic-book-adaptation industry finally (finally!) made an R-rated movie.

Generally they were reaction posts, something about how great Deadpool was followed by the face of a character from one of the (many) other R-rated comic movies. And then, well, then I saw this.

And it’s the reminder that, oh yeah, there’s been a bunch of them. Some big-name. Some recently. Many cult classics. Not a lot you can call bad.

So I decided, it’s poll time! What’s your favorite R-rated comic movie? I’ll just stick with ones from this picture, though there’s more (like sequels)… okay, and adding a couple I’ve seen in individual memes like Blade which means that Marvel has even backed an R-rated movie before, and Dredd.

Sleep – Science Fiction Today

There’s a topic that’s on our minds a lot right now – sleep. With Holly sick last week, the Geek Baby and I spent the week sleeping in a different room. And, while the Geek Baby is a pretty good sleeper, the schedule change seems to have messed with her. So we’re taking advantage of it a bit – it’s time to start transitioning into the crib. There are a lot of suggestions on ideas and tips… but anyway, suffice to say: thinking a lot about sleep.

I have a troubled relationship with sleep. On the one hand, a good sleep – a fascinating dream, sleeping in, snuggled warm when it’s cold… these are good things. But I also feel like there’s so much more I could do, and would want to do, if I could just sleep less. I did sleep a lot less during college, which did leave me feeling like I got a lot done – and like I would fall asleep in early-morning classes.

There are interesting visions of sleep in Science Fiction – like the powerful dreams in The Lathe of Heaven, or the cryo-sleep in countless deep-space travel stories. However, what I’m thinking of I’m not sure I’ve read, but I’m sure it’s out there – what about not needing to sleep at all? Or about some sort of super-caffeine, where we can simulate having slept for a while at least.

Because even in, say, Star Trek where they seem to have solved so many things – like the effects of alcohol with Synthehol, or say scarcity… they still definitely sleep. Beds prominent in all of their cabins.

So I feel like because I don’t have specific examples, I would open it up to you – any good examples or thoughts on the future of sleep? Or, how about a poll?