Super Hero Speak – #140: 2015 Movie Speakies!

In part 2 of Super Hero Speak’s first annual award episode the guys give you the 2015 Movie Speakies! So sit back and enjoy as the guys talk about the best and worst movies of 2015.

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“Coulson!” prize (best character death):
Han Solo (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Ant-tony (Ant-man)
Quicksilver (Avengers: Age of Ultron)

Shyamalan prize (best surprise twist):
Hawkeye has a secret country house and a whole secret family (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
At President Snow’s execution, Katniss kills Coin instead (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 2)
Blofeld is Bond’s adopted brother. (Spectre)
Nostalgia Critic (Shyamalan Month: January)

“Deus Ex Machina” prize (worst use of convenient plot device or bad science):
The I. Rex can speak raptor because … genetics (Jurassic World)
Poe’s alive but seemed to conveniently abandon his quest for BB-8 (Star Wars)
Thor tries to destroy Vision with lightning, but this somehow gives him life. (Age of Ultron)
The mind stone is conveniently in Loki’s staff and there is information stored on it like a hard drive that can be read as an AI Program. (Age of Ultron)
consciousness can be transferred via helmet and wires (Chappie)
Blofeld drilling into James Bond’s head. Not only does it not affect him in the way Blofeld says, it doesn’t affect him at all. (Spectre)
Tank on a keychain (Ant Man)
Thomas the Tank balloon (Ant Man)

“I Know Kung Fu” prize (best movie fight):
Kilo Ren vs. Rey (mind vs. mind) (Star Wars)
Finn vs Riot Trooper (Star Wars)
Ant-man vs. Falcon (Ant-man)
T. rex vs. I. rex vs. Raptors (Jurassic World)
Hulkbuster Iron Man vs Hulk (Age of Ultron)
Mad Max: Fury Road (The entire movie)

“Maybe you should put some shorts on or something if you want to keep fighting evil today” prize (worst hero):
The Thing (Fant4stic)
Adam Sandler (Pixels)
The Hulk (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
Finn (Star Wars)

“Inconceivable” prize (worst villain):
Darren Cross (Ant-man)
Doctor Doom (Fant4stic)
John Connor (Terminator: Genisys)
Vincent Moore (Chappie)
Baron Von Strucker (Age of Ultron)
Josh Trank (Director: Fantastic 4)

“It’s not who you are underneath, it’s what you do that defines you” prize (best hero):
Rey (Star Wars)
Finn (Star Wars)
Ant-man (Ant-man)
Hawkeye (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
Imperator Furiosa (Mad Max)

“Wait’ll they get a load of me” prize (best villain):
Kilo Ren (Star Wars)
Ava (Ex Machina)
Richmond Valentine (Kingsman: The Secret Service)
Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Spectre)
Immortan Joe (Mad Max: Fury Road)

“Michael Bay” prize (worst picture / waste of effects budget for all the story problems):
Fant4stic
Pixels
Terminator: Genisys
Chappie

Honorable Mentions:
Maze Runner: Scorch Trials
Tomorrowland
Jupiter Ascending

“Mulligan” prize (movie that wasn’t perfect, but we’re willing to give it a pass):
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Jurassic World
Spectre
The Force Awakens

“Honest Trailer-proof” prize (best picture / least plot holes):
Ant-man
Ex Machina
The Force Awakens

“HA HA” Funniest movie
The Martian

Comic News Insider Episode 666 – Best of 2015!

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Comic News Insider: Episode 666 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

It’s our Best of 2015! Jimmy sits down with The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald and good pal Jon Hoche to go over their 2015 favorites in comic books, TV and film. They didn’t read or watch everything released that year, so it’s just the Best of what they did read/watch. Fun discussions on great comics, their creators, TV shows, films, actors and more. What were your favorites last year? Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love! Also, get a hold of us!

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Comic Timing Episode 167 – Powers: Episodes 1-4

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A new challenger has entered the original streaming content arena! The first four episodes of Sony’s Powers, based on the Brian Michael Bendis comic of the same name, have been released, and we’re here to talk about them! The first episode is available for free on YouTube for those of you who are interested, but either don’t own a Playstation or don’t have Playstation Plus, by the way.

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Ian is joined this episode by returning guests, Austin Cantrell and Kris, to discuss the show in depth. Does it hit the mark, or leave us wanting more? Does the show need a new lighting guy? And how does it compare to the comic, anyway? We also meander into conversation on Kingsman: The Secret Service, Constantine, and superhero shows in general. Are we approaching a glut of content, or can television and streaming handle all of these capes? Listen in to find out!

As always – we are sponsored by the newly redesigned DCBS! That’s right! Discount Comic Book Service! All comics from major publishers like Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse are 40% off or more. And hardcovers and trade paperbacks from Marvel and DC are at least 50% off! Plus, be sure to check out their Comixology digital storefront for even further savings!

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Comic News Insider Episode 594 – Never Live Tweeted

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Comic News Insider: Episode 594 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Darth Vader #1, Divinity #1, Empty #1, Help Us Great Warrior #1, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero

The podcast mistress Emily Edwards returns and once again trudges through the icy snow to co-host. They chat about their weeks and the best line from the SNL 40th anniversary special. (Hint: no live tweeting). News includes: brothers Gabriel Ba & Fabio Moon team up again for Two Brothers from Dark Horse, Game of Thrones Season 5 will kill off characters not dead in books, Star Wars at sea, Kirkman’s Outcast coming to Cinemax, Gina Carano joins the Deadpool film (along with “Colossus”) and Daniel Kinnaman is in talks to play “Rick Flagg” in the Suicide Squad film. 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 582 – The CNI Games: Mocking J & J

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Comic News Insider: Episode 582 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Intersect #1, Sinergy #1, Spider-Woman Vol 5 #1, The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1, Kingsman: The Secret Service

Jon Hoche returns once again to join Jimmy in studio to chat about the Jurassic World trailer, upcoming Star Wars trailer and the live action Attack on Titan film. News includes: new Howard the Duck comic series coming from Marvel, 10 new Convergence mini-series coming from DC, Michelle MacLaren to direct Wonder Woman film, Alan Moore’s From Hell coming to TV, Constantine to stop production at 13 episodes, Global Frequency gets another shot at TV and Orphan Black adds new cast members. Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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Comic News Insider Episode 581 – Resurrecting Fred Van Lente

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Comic News Insider: Episode 581 is now available for free download! Click on the link or get it through iTunes! Sponsored by Dynamic Forces.

Reviews: Bigger Bang #1, Django/Zorro #1, The Kitchen #1

Jon Hoche returns to join Jimmy in studio to fill the rotating co-host chair. Jimmy shares his cameo appearance in his pal Grace Helbig’s recent video and they wish a big happy 86th anniversary to Mickey and Minnie Mouse! Special guest Fred Van Lente also joins the guys to chat about his extensive writing career in comics. We cover much including his early work to his massive Marvel comics up to his current new Dark Horse series Resurrectionists.  Fred also has great tips on writing for all of you budding writers out there. And we bring back the old CNI questionnaire to find out some of Fred’s favorite superhero onomatopoeia and catch phrases. It’s a lengthy episode but chock full of FVL goodness! Apologies for rushing at the end though. Jon and Jimmy had to bust out to go see an advanced screening of Kingsman: The Secret Service (Thanks Mark Millar!). Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!

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