Monday, October 20, 2014

Bi-Monthly Movie Review: The Maze Runner

It's that time again! This month: Maze Runner.

This is a difficult one to review because the ending really messes up the rest of the movie. Now once I did finish watching it, I did a little research to find out that it is part 3 of a series of books. Knowing that changes how I would have viewed the movie.

So part three opens up with an interesting premise: Some guy who has no memory of anything but his name is joined by a groups of boys (some older than others) who are in the same predicament. They are all trapped together in a open gated community of sorts surrounded by a giant maze. They have been there for a looooong time.

The maze changes every day and there are some creatures that prowl the outer portions during the night, so it makes it impossible to escape.

So far so good. Characters are interesting, acting is believable, plot alittle thin, but still watchable.

Of course there is more to this guy as the story unfolds and a female (the only one in the story) arrives to further complicate matters. Seems they "know" each other, and are part of a greater mystery all the while things are set in motion for them to make an escape.

Then we get to the end. Keeping in mind this is part three, not only does it end on a cliffhanger, they also pull the "everything you knew up till this point is wrong" move. This move would work if you had read (or in this case watched) the other two movies, but instead it falls under the "WTF" category as the credits roll.

"So, should I watch it?" you ask once again.

I say no. This is one of those things that you have to watch as part of a whole, but the whole doesn't exist (unless you read the books).

Sunday, October 19, 2014

10/19/14 show

Today (LIVE) on "It Came From The Radio"-The Official radio show of The Big Apple con, we discuss the NYCC. 4pm EST. #NYCC #NYCBM #radioshow #comicbooks #scootagoose2369

Monday, October 13, 2014

Exclusive Mike Carbanaro Interview

Hey all,
    At this week's NYCC, I had the pleasure of interviewing the head of the Big Apple Con Mike Carbanaro. Click on the link to listen!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

10/12/14 show

Today (LIVE!) 4pm EST. we have another experimental show where Charlie Holds down the fort at the station while Mark calls in from the NYCC! mini-interviews with Loaded Barrel Studios, Alitha Martinez, Michael Kingston, 8-bit bakery and a (pre-recorded) interview with Amber Benson. ‪#‎NYCC‬ ‪#‎headlockedcomic‬ ‪#‎amber_benson‬ ‪#‎buffy‬ ‪#‎radioshow‬ ‪#‎scootagoose2369‬ ‪#‎toxicfoxx‬

Sunday, October 5, 2014

10/5/14 show

Today (LIVE) on "It Came From The Radio" We have Dominic Sparano ( sitting in with us as we present to you our annual pre-con guide to the NYCC. 4pm EST #prontocomics #NYCC #radioshow #scootagoose2369

Archives are up!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

9/28/14 show

Today (LIVE) on "It Came From The Radio" we have Comic Artists' Guild President Chris Buchner as our special guest. 4pm EST #CAG #FREE #RADIOSHOW #SCOOTAGOOSE2369

Archives are up! click here to listen

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bi-Monthly Movie Review: As Above , So Below

It's that time again! This time the horror movie "As Above, So Below."

This one is pretty easy. There are two different types of horror movies, the ones where you should pay attention to the beginning and the ones where you don't need to know what's going on beyond "guess which of these people will die". Usually, In this sub-genre of horror movies (the shakey, hand-held camera kind), with the exception of the original "Blair Witch Project", you don't need to pay attention for the first 20 minutes or so of movie (which is usually a lot of talking with no rhyme or reason beyond trying to establish why this is a shakey-cam movie in the first place).

All that being said, (much like the Blair Witch), a lot of relevant information is being given out during the first part of the movie that comes into play at the end of the movie.  So if you (like I did) weren't paying attention the only thing you can think of when unexplained things happen at the end of the movie is either "WTF?" or "man, I really should have been paying attention from the beginning.".

There were 4 (which is a lot for me) parts of the movie where I actually jumped, and I think it had to do with the characters being in a real creepy relatable situation (being lost in a maze of underground caverns trying to get out) and then some well timed "shock moments".

So, "Should I see it?" you ask. I say go see "The Decent" instead. this is. It has an even creepier feel, with some good action and interesting characters. Plus, it is about some people getting lost in caverns trying to escape, so really the same movie, only better.