Messages From The Aether

Impressions and reviews on a wide variety of G33kD0m

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In this episode we review KONG SKULL ISLAND!!!!

****SPOILER ALERT****

This review may contain spoilers from the film.  If you have not seen the film yet, it is recommended that you skip past it.  Otherwise, proceed at your own peril!!

In this episode join AJ and Anthony as they journey to the Long Beach Comic Expo.

While there AJ gets a chance to interview Dan Mendoza about his book Zombie Tramp and his newest book, Dollface.

AJ and Anthony also review Legion.

Finally, Richard Duron stops by to talk about his latest podcast, Shoot The Mark.

All of this plus some other stuff!!!

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In this episode join AJ and Anthony as they review John Wick chapter 2.  They also discuss how they were able to watch the original Ghost in the Shell on the big screen.

All of this, plus the news!!!

I haven’t ventured into this kind of thing before, but after my latest acquisition, I decided that I needed to attempt it to share my thoughts and impressions of it with you. I recently got my statue of Deathstroke from Batman: Arkham Origins produced by Sideshow Collectibles and Prime 1 Studio.

I pre-ordered the piece last year when it was first advertised, despite all of my attempts to talk myself out of it (thanks Richard), and made monthly payments until it was ready for shipping. In all honesty, after the first couple of months of payments, I completely forgot about it until I got the email from Sideshow saying that the last payment was coming up to coincide with the shipping date. It is interesting that a statue running $929.99 before taxes and shipping and everything can become something you forget that you have paid for until it arrives, but that was the reality of having pre-ordered and signed up for a lengthy monthly payment plan.

As far as the statue itself, I am overjoyed with it. The level of detail on found throughout each of the pieces is simply stunning. There are the overarching things like getting the look of the costume, mask, and face right, but I would expect nothing less from a collectible statue. The surprise, for me, comes from all of the small details. Each of the pouches on the tactical belt are detailed to such a degree that you would expect the clips to be able to open and to look inside of them. The finer details of all of the weapons and accoutrements all over his body make each piece look like nothing less than a scaled down version of the real thing. And when I say scaled down, I don’t mean by all that much. The overall size of the statue is approximately 30”.

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As far as my overall impressions go, I couldn’t be more pleased with this purchase. I have yet to find a permanent home for it, given the size and my lack of planning, but I crack a smile every time I walk by it. And the fun really doesn’t end for quite some time. The statue came with several interchangeable pieces so that the look can be changed at a whim. His right arm can be empty handed, holding his ballistic staff, or toting his assault rifle. His left hand can be wielding his ninjato, empty handed, or, in the case of my version, clutching a battered and damaged Caped Crusader cowl. It even came with a couple of interchangeable heads so that I can decide if I want to gaze upon the weathered and battle hardened face of Slade Wilson or simply stare into the unfeeling mask of Deathstroke, the Terminator. Striking a fearless pose atop a buttress adorned by the Grim Reaper, this piece will please me each time I see it for years to come.

In this episode we welcome back Anthony and review both

Assassin’s Creed

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Star Wars Rogue One.

WARNING!!! AS IS OFTEN THE CASE WITH OUR REVIEWS, SPOILERS ARE ABOUND.  DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN EITHER MOVIE.

PanelCastIconNewIn this episode join Anthony and AJ as they journey to the movies to see Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them!!  And don’t worry this is a SPOILER FREE review!!

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In this episode join AJ and Anthony as they get to discover the joy that is Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con.  AJ gets the opportunity to interview David Mack (Kabuki, Fight Club 2), Dan Mendoza (Zombie Tramp), Alfred Velasquez (Wondercomics), Rafael Navarro (Guns A Blazin), and many many more!!

 

 

 

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In this overstuffed episode, join AJ as he sits down with Janelle Vendeville and they dive deep into the motivations behind her month long column, Horror Film Countdown – Movies Anxious Parents Should Avoid.

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AJ and Anthony review Batman: The Return of the Caped Crusaders.

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Finally, journey with AJ as he gives you a valid excuse for why he was hiding in his office for 4 days as he reviews Uncharted 4.

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All of this and more on this special overstuffed episode.

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EDIT

AJ would like to apologize.  During the news segment AJ mistakenly described Dakon’s claws for X-23.  X-23 does not have 3 claws in her hand.  The claws described were Dakon’s.

In this episode AJ and Anthony review Luke Cage!!! mv5bmtcymzc1mji5mf5bml5banbnxkftztgwmze4ody2ote-_v1_uy268_cr30182268_al_
Then, AJ discusses his trip to Nerdbot Con.  Finally, AJ reviews Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

download All of that, plus the news!!

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In this episode AJ and Anthony discuss the latest news bits as well as review Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

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