Wednesday, June 26, 2013

James and Neil Interview TMNT Co-Creator Kevin Eastman!

Recently James and Neil had the chance to pester Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Co-Creator Kevin Eastman at the "On the Green Carpet" event (A series of special screenings of "TMNT 2: Secret of the Ooze" Kevin was an all around cool guy who was a pleasure to interview. Be sure and check out the video below for more!

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Monday, June 24, 2013

12-Pack: Priceless Bullshit

In this episode of the 12-Pack:

  • Tony Stark returns and Ryan Reynolds gets decapitated in this week's Casting Roundup.
  • No jackpot for Peter Parker in Amazing Spider-Man 2.
  • BioShock's Kevin Levine is going for a run... Logan's Run.
  • A few Star Wars-y changes at Disney World are coming.
  • Star Wars: Saved by the Bell
  • A Game of Consoles
  • The FBI has authority to use drones to surveil on US soil.  
  • Meet the Taranis
  • Instagram gets Video
  • We now have a new way to vanquish the naked mole rat... WITH CANCER
  • Your ice cream might soon be flavored by Moby Dick.
  • Commander Dave Crunch.  

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Saturday, June 22, 2013


   Having had a bit of time and a few bucks to burn, I decided, today, to catch up with my old friend Neil Gaiman. He's just published a novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, which, according to his wife, Amanda F. Palmer, he wrote in the span of 'a month or so'. Determined to outdo him in all things (I believe I am catching up on hair-frizziness), I sat in my favorite chair and endeavored to finish his novel in a day. All electronic devices that could possibly draw me away from my heroic task were crisply told to shut the hell up, all lights were dimmed and all the doors were shut.

   I did it. I read all of The Ocean at the End of the Lane in the span of just a few hours, page by bloody page, taking breaks only for water. That's right: I only stopped reading for the sake of NOT DYING OF THIRST. And I'm not being hyperbolic when I say that I mean to do it again.

   This is where this book review stops being a book review and starts to become a desperate admonition to read this book.

   Are you new to Gaiman's works? Read this book. You will instantly know if Gaiman is your cup of tea by the time you finish the first chapter. It is not at all a difficult read, nor is it anywhere near as obscure in its elements as other works of his can be. You don't need to be a classics major or, say, a hardcore DC Comics fanatic to derive 100% enjoyment out of the world and narrative he builds. You will find the prose charming and unambiguous, and the characters at once mysterious and instantly relatable. And when you're done reading it, and you're half-glowing and half in tears, be merry! You have nearly 30 years of Gaiman to catch up on!

   Are you a Gaiman devotee? Read this book. It is the essence of Gaiman as a 52-year-old man who is in love with his wife. A clever fan with a canny eye will spot certain similarities and references to other works of his. It's hard to tell if they were intentional or if he simply has a yen for certain tropes, but each time I spotted something familiar I grinned. The Ocean on the End of the Lane is as lean and as solid as Gaiman's storytelling gets, and it's just elusive enough to warrant a second read-through. (And perhaps a third, but, patience, I'm not ready for that yet.)

   Are you one of those people who are like "oh, I don't like to read"? Read this book, stupid. For chrissakes, my edition was only something like 180 pages. You should be able to tackle that. And, hey, if you're inclined, there is a large print edition to make it easier for you to follow along. It will enrich your life with magic and wonder and things of that nature. There's even a naked lady in it, oh boy.

   You can buy The Ocean on the End of the Lane at any respectable bookseller. Notice I said "buy". Do not pirate this book. I am checking the Pirate Bay right now and tracking all of your IPs. I have a very particular set of skills. I will look for you. I will find you. And I will yell at you. Here's the Amazon link:



Wednesday, June 19, 2013

EPISODE 33: Science Fishkin!

In this very special episode of The 3 Drunk Geeks, Grover, James and Neil sit down with their friends from "The Science of Drinking" (Phoenix residents Anthony Fuentes and Brad Walling) to discuss their blog and convention presentations devoted to the nerdiest drinks out there. Along the way 3DG and SOD make some tasty concoctions and some horrendous failures. Neil insists that mixing cream and carbonation is not always bad, James may have drunkenly challenged another podcast, and a SNACKSPLOITATION that sounds like a Jimmy Buffett song. Also... Brad has the coolest "Do Wants"

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Monday, June 17, 2013

12-Pack: STAHP

In this week's 12-Pack:

  • Megan Fox gets NO roles in this week's casting round-up.
  • Baywatch: Ghost Recon
  • DiCaprio to play Rasputin despite not even being slightly Russian.
  • Old Doctor Who episodes getting regenerated!
  • A Big Giant E3 Discussion
  • Oh my, Takei a fake.
  • Leakin' back and forth.
  • iFap
  • Completely new phylum of bacteria has been found in a hospital sink.
  • New body parts too!
  • Now you can't print guns as easily in New York.
  • Laugh it up, fuzzball!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

"Man of Steel"... Fairly Super

     As the temperature rises and the summer months progress, the big budget movie blockbusters keep on coming. Opening June 14th, 2013, Zack Snyder's Man of Steel is sure to draw in hoards of loyal geeks to their local multiplex, dying to see the latest retelling of Kal-El's origin. The question is though... how does it hold up to previous Superman films and incarnations?

    In my opinion, the short answer is... not bad. (Undoubtedly better than the 2006 travesty, Superman Returns.)

  Do a quick search on Rotten Tomatoes and you can see that reviews have been mixed on MOS. As with many super hero movies, some critics are showering it with praise, while others are quick to point out it's obvious flaws. I firmly believe that your final opinion of the movie will greatly depend on the type of geek/film fan you find yourself to be.

  While I have never particularly been Superman's biggest fan, (I was a Batman kid myself)  David Goyer, Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder may have made me reconsider my stance on DC Comics's #1 Boy Scout. While the film had it's flaws, overall I enjoyed the modernized telling of the Superman origin story enough to ignore some slow paced scenes found scattered throughout the movie. (The opening scene depicting the destruction of Krypton and the final battle scenes are what come immediately to mind.) Not to say that Man of Steel wasn't action packed, but it seems that Snyder may have a hard time figuring out when enough is enough, as many special effects laden battle scenes continue on for what seems like an unnecessary amount of time.

   Flaws aside for now, let's take a look at the positives...

  One thing is for certain, the casting was superb! English actor, Henry Cavill, portrays a darker and more brooding Superman/Clark Kent then we have seen in the past, but manages to stay clear of a repeat of Tobey Maguire's emo-Spiderman. Some may say that this darker "Man of Steel" lacks the humor and inspiration that often accompanies the classic American hero, but I feel that as Clark Kent continues to transition into the role in future films, we will see the character grow to become the symbol of hope that he is meant to be. Rounding up my thoughts on Cavill, I am happy to say that he wears the suit, it doesn't wear him!

  A strong lead is important for an iconic character, but the supporting cast cannot be forgotten. As the first lady of superherodom, Amy Adams brings a certain amount of sexiness and moxie that I feel was lacking in previous incarnations of Lois Lane, and I look forward to seeing her reprise the role in the guaranteed sequel. Russell Crowe presents a powerful performance as the Kryptonian Scientist and biological father of Superman, Jor-El. Crowe's Jor-El displays an intense optimism and wisdom as a he guides a struggling Kal-El in an Obi-Wan Kenobi style fashion, and leads his wayward son to his true destiny. As Jor-El's polar opposite, Michael Shannon portrays the over-zealous General Zod, who comes to Earth in hopes of some prime terraforming real estate, and the intent to wipe out the human race, so that the Kryptonians may live once more. Kevin Costner and Diane Lane, round out this all-star cast as Jonathan and Martha Kent (the Smallville, Kansas based adoptive parents of Kal-El). Both Costner and Lane deliver exceptional performances that will warm the cockles of your hearts, and make you wish you were found in a crashed space capsule in rural Kansas.

   As I mentioned briefly earlier in the review, some movie goers/Superman fans may feel that there is a certain amount of familiar lightheartedness and humor absent from Snyder's take on the classic caped super-hero. I personally was too engrossed in the compelling story to notice the lack of outright humor. In fact, I for one, never expected anything with Christopher Nolan's name attached to it, to be lighthearted. We are living in the age of darker and edgier DC films, and it seems unlikely that we will be seeing the comedic undertones of Superman's past feature films anytime soon. Gritty realism worked well in revitalizing a Batman film franchise, and Warner Bros. has plans to keep moving forward with this cinematic overhaul until they have a comic book film catalog to rival that of Marvel.

   Man of Steel, like most most movies of this type, relies heavily on special effects imagery and fast paced cinematography to keep up with the hero who is faster than a speeding bullet. While I normally find this type of camera action/on screen imagery to be annoying/unbearable, I feel that Man of Steel presented it in a manner that I could not only swallow, but enjoy as well. The battle scenes between the Son of Jor-El and Zod and his cronies was reminiscent of Michael Bay's explosion packed "Transformers" franchise, without the usual accompanied nausea.

   Wrapping up my review, I must touch on the fact that, like any adaptation, things were changed for the big screen. However, in the grand scheme of things, it was done so in a manner that was tasteful and as non-disruptive to canon as possible.

I give Man of Steel 5 out of 6 beers!

- James Laird (1/3 of The 3 Drunk Geeks)

Man of Steel comes out Friday June 14th, 2013 in theaters nationwide!

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

12-Pack: Sweet Giant Shut-up!

In this week's 12-Pack:

  • Tom Hardy's dick and MORE in this week's casting roundup!
  • Want a Justice League movie?  Wait until Man of Steel 2 comes out.
  • Archie, with zombies.
  • Orange is the new black.  
  • Batman has died.  Return to page 1.
  • Sutherland is Kojima's New Coke. 
  • A discussion about PRISM leads to Neil going on a rant.
  • Imagine!  A Starbucks of Pot!
  • Hooray for the fishes!
  • Pigeons: They're smart sons of bitches.
  • Brazilian doctors are turning kids into supersoldiers.
  • Spooky action at a distance.

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Episode 32: That's Cowboy Curtis, @$$hat!

Join The 3 Drunk Geeks as they sit down with "Designated" Dan Anderson to recap Phoenix Comicon, chat about the upcoming "Man of Steel" film and bid a sorta heartfelt farewell to Dan, as he leaves the barren Arizona Desert for beautiful Southern California. If you are local, whether you love him or hate him, Dan Anderson or "Jack Sullivan" has made a mark on the Phoenix area geek community through his participation in many different events and will be missed by many. Not us though...

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Monday, June 3, 2013

12-Pack: Superman Unchained

In this week's 12-Pack:

  • Weird Quicksilver shenanigans, weird Whoopi Goldberg shenanigans and other weird shenanigans in our casting roundup!
  • We have a firm maybe for a possible Dredd sequel.
  • Face it, there probably won't be an Unbreakable 2.  
  • Yes!  Blade Runner sequel is go!
  • Reed Hastings wants a 5th season of Arrested Development.  Well, that's a freebie.
  • Springfield, Springfield!
  • EA Online Passes are dead.  Good riddance.
  • The 3 Drunk Geeks lose their jobs as Facebook cracks down on rape jokes.
  • Newsflash: Anorexics think they're fat
  • Tesla Motors taking over America
  • Archaeophlebotomists draw mammoth blood.  I just made up the word 'archaeophebotomists'.
  • They're going to make a fun Grumpy Cat movie and it will be terrible.
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