ICYMI, it’s your Saturday content recap. Here’s to better days.
Blogging the Next Generation: Downshifted to one per week as the Season Six release is still in the wind, but here’s “The First Duty" and "Cause and Effect." Kudos to anyone who caught my repetitive time loop tweeting about the latter, btw.
Column: I totally fucked it up this week but last week I fucked up the internet with my talk of girls and The Lego Movie
Guardians of the Galaxy: Brief snippet on the trailer.
Podcast: Mamo 340 is dead. Long live Mamo 341!
All this and more can be found at tederick.com!
Mamo tries to get back on belated track as the Oscar ceremony roars toward us… we give you our Oscar picks, in case you still haven’t entered your office Oscar pool; talk Guardians of the Galaxy and general awesomeness; and hold a brief memorial for the brave, beautiful Mamo 340. And then Price nearly dies. It’s great! It’s Mamo.
From “I’m not sure about this” to “must-see event of the year” in one week. Out of the park, Marvel. Out of the park.
By way of thin-slicing the GOTG trailer here’s bald blue Karen Gillan as Nebula.
Remember how I said a couple days ago that the stinger on THOR 2 had sapped my enthusiasm for this movie? (Because honestly, those 30 seconds are so badly directed and visually limp that they don’t even pass muster as credible, professional work by an experienced filmmaker.)
Well the good news is I’ve watched the GOTG trailer sixteen times in the last two days and I’ve got “Hooked On A Feeling” stuck in my head forever.
Literally the only thing I don’t like about that trailer is the topless shot of Zoe Saldana. Which sounds counterintuitive perhaps but after the STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS debacle I don’t need any more cheap fanboy porn, thanks.
KRA-KOOOM! Thor returns to wreak Asgardian justice on the mortal world of the box office, and Team Mamo takes a time-out to consider the state of the Marvel empire: Phase 2, Agents of SHIELD, Guardians of the Galaxy, and the NetFlix original series announcement, all suggest a franchise in its prime. So what’s going wrong?
"It’s liberating. I think everyone here should shave their heads."
Bald Karen Gillan. The part of me that is enraged and terrified is SO MAD at the part of me that is jubilant and extremely turned on.
This page of guardians of the galaxy by Sara has become a sexual inkblot test for comic book readers.
you should see what people think they see when they see these images.
Well, this was the best.
Actually, the whole issue (Guardians of the Galaxy #4, on stands now!) was one of my favourite things I read this year. Liked the first three issues and all the ancillary stuff, but I loved this one. Sara Pichelli owns.
Guardians of the Galaxy #6 cover by
Badass concept art from CAP 2 and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is badass
We look a three recent releases: Lincoln, which is doing better than expected, and Life of Pi and Rise of the Guardians, which are doing worse. Plus, we inadvertently delve deep into this week’s James Gunn fiasco, and do a bit of plugging for our new podcast, Very Important!