Summer is usually a time for Netflix to do a bit of an overhaul to their lineup, or release their new content, which makes sense. School is out, people take vacations, the majority of network shows are on their summer break…it’s a great time to fill some gaps. There’s actually quite a bit coming to Netflix this month, here’s just a few to cover:
The First 3 Jurassic Park Movies
If you’ve never seen at least the first one, watch it when it comes to Netflix June 1st. It’s a classic. The sequels don’t pack quite the same punch as the first, but they are still worth watching at least one. Pop some popcorn and enjoy the incredible T-Rex roars.
We did this last year, and it was a lot of fun. What were the best and worst movie adaptations from existing source material? What we have to work from are our LitFlix, the movies we see after reading the source material. I’ll be writing about the comics adaptations of the year today, and Holly will cover the books tomorrow.
We’ve fallen behind some this fall, so the list of what we have to go from is smaller than the overall list of movie adaptations. I think the biggest deal is that we didn’t see Gone Girl, which people seems to have loved. Oh, and we haven’t seen Battle of the Five Armies yet, but expect that in the coming weeks…
Comics-wise, we are pretty good. And what a year for comics! Four big-name Marvel movies, some great independent comic adaptations, and a number of ones that may not be quite as good… which we may not have seen! So let me lay out my favorites both as a movie, and as an adaptation!
Posted in Comics, Comparative Opinions, LitFlix, Movies
Tagged Amazing Spider-Man 2, Best and worst, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Edge of Tomorrow, Frank Miller, Guardians of the Galaxy, Hercules, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Snowpiercer, X-Men: Days of Future Past
Sin City: Volume 1, The Hard Goodbye
This is a LitFlix that has been a long time coming. For one thing, this movie was originally slated to come out last year, so I’ve had the comics for this for over a year! For another thing, the movies came out two weeks ago, we saw it in its second weekend, and here I am finally writing about it.
I think some of the delay is because, honestly, I don’t know that I have much to say. We did come home from seeing Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and immediately rewatched the first film, Sin City. So there’s that to say for it. The movie has also made barely any money, so I will lead with this: if you liked Sin City, you’ll probably like A Dame to Kill For. But you might not have much longer to see it in theaters – I know it’s already gone from our local theaters!
Spoilers to follow for both Sin City movies, but not all too many!
Well hello, constant readers! We’ve had a lot of content lately about comics – just can’t be helped! And there’s more to come! Hopefully you’re enjoying it and it’s been good stuff. Indeed, there’s been so much comics stuff we’ve had to put some off – like I mentioned recently with changing around some of our LitFlix plans.
The main announcement I want to lead with is that we will be having a guest series of posts at the end of this week, focused on The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller. The posts will be by Gene’O, editor-in-chief over at Sourcerer – the blog where I also write some posts about Music and Comics.
Expect to see his series go up this Friday and Saturday, and please welcome him as a guest poster to the blog! Read on for some more of the comics happenings here on Comparative Geeks!
Posted in Comics, Introductory
Tagged Batman, Batman 75, Batman: Year One, Frank Miller, Guardians of the Galaxy, Priest, Quaint Jeremy's Thoughts, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Snowpiercer, Sourcerer, The Dark Knight Returns, The Dark Knight Strikes Back
In 2013 we had fun doing LitFlix, reading the books or comics that had to go with the movies. I’m going to continue that on into this year, with whole new offerings to go from!
Marvel has 4 movies alone; another way to look at it is there are two from Frank Miller, and two from Chris Claremont. They’re dipping back to the classic writers.
The ones that are part of a larger comic universe are harder to plan for: they have to work off of the content from the movies, as well as any comic inspiration. So, I’ll be putting together what I can for those, reading inspirations, and seeing what I can do!
I’ve got trailers to follow for the ones that have trailers, and, like last year, I’m listing what I have found for reading these materials – so you can read along too for the movies!
Posted in Comics, LitFlix, Movies, Trailer Watch
Tagged 300, 300: Rise of an Empire, Amazing Spider-Man, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Big Hero 6, Captain America, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Chris Claremont, Days of Future Past, Dwayne Johnson, Electro, Frank Miller, Guardians of the Galaxy, Hercules, Infinity Gauntlet, Kitty Pryde, Sin City, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Spider-Man, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Scibbler, Trailers, Winter Soldier, X-Men