CYaN Podcast Episode 148: We’re Back
Like the title says, we’re back! After a brief hiatus, the podcast is back to talk about new costumes and new movie trailers.
Do Toys and Batman Ruin Female Super Hero Movies?
A little while back, I had a conversation with some friends about comic book movies. It stemmed from Iron Man airing on TV; which led to someone mentioning how much they disliked Pepper’s portrayal in Iron Man 3 as the “damsel in distress” until the climax of the film. They argued that the movie fails to optimize her character in lieu of a trope, but let’s put aside the fact that Pepper has almost always been an ancillary character.
The conversation then moved on to “Why are there no comic book movies featuring a female heroes?”
Where am I going with this? Well, with recent news that Katee Sackhoff may play a major role in an upcoming Marvel Studios film (which is hopefully as Captain Marvel); I thought I would give my thoughts as why there have been no successful comic book movies featuring a female hero and how the sales of toys and success of Batman hinders a movie coming out.
Fly past the jump to read what I have to say. [Warning: I’m going to be wordy.]
Cheap Date: Mar 20th
Welcome to a brand new edition of Cheap Date, where I will recommend $30 worth of nerdy entertainment for the week.
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Cheap Date: Feb 20th
Happy Hump Day everyone on this short work week and welcome to a new edition of Cheap Date. For the article, I recommend $30 worth of nerdy entertainment to fill up your week.
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Cheap Date: Dec 19th
Less than a week before Christmas, hopefully you have all your shopping done already. But what about yourself? Are you treating yourself to some fun entertainment? How about you have a Cheap Date? We’ll spend $30 on nerdy entertainment to fill your week. Enjoy!
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CYaN Podcast Episode 32: Bone Shanks
Here comes a brand new episode of the Call Yourself A Nerd Podcast for you to listen to. Danny and Ricky talk about new movie rumors, a couple of trailers, and of course we go in-depth with the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead.
Cheap Date: Nov 21st
Happy Thanksgiving this week people! I hope everyone have some fun and filling plans this week, but if you need some inspiration on what to entertain yourself with then you came to the right place. This is Cheap Date, where I will recommend no more than $30 worth of nerdy entertainment to fill your weekly quota.
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Cheap Date: Oct 17th
Brand new week for a brand new edition of Cheap Date. Here on Cheap Date, I help you decide what you should spend your money on when deciding on which nerdy entertainment you should pick out this week. My recommendations do not go above $30 so that those on a budget can still enjoy something.
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Cheap Date: August 15th
For some of you it is pay day and that money is burning a hole in your pocket, but you do not know what you want to spend your money on. You have come to right place. Here on Cheap Date, I will give a couple of recommendations on how to spend $30 on nerdy entertainment for the week.
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DC Universe Fighting Game
So we got a peek at what could happen when DC characters like Superman, Batman, and the Joker would appear in a fighting game in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. Now the makers of Mortal Kombat, NetherRealm, have made Injustice: Gods Among Us. Check out the announcement trailer:
The game appears to feature a cast of characters including Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, Flash, Solomon Grundy, Harley Quinn, and Lex Luthor. There’s also the possibility of Captain Cold, Mister Freeze, or another ice-based villain. NetherRealm also promises a roster with “at least as many” characters as Mortal Kombat
It looks fun and interesting, but not being a fan of fighting games, I’ll probably pass. I wish Warner Bros. could focus on creating content that was more original and less reactionary to the successes of others. A DC Universe fighting game ends up drawing comparison to Marvel’s many Capcom games which are strong examples of excellent fighting games. A unifying Justice League movie would be compared to the Avengers. So Warner Bros. I hope you read this (Yeah, right): Make content worthy of your characters like Arkham City that respects the source material.