Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Confirmed Epic Podcast Bonus Episode: The Dark Knight With Abby Bell





Earlier in the summer The Reel Brad Bell's Wife: Abby sat down to review her all time favorite film: Steven Spielberg's Jaws.  This time the roles are reversed as Brad and Abby sit down to discuss for the first time ever on The Confirmed Epic Podcast Brad's all-time favorite film: Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight.


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Sunday, July 23, 2017

A Seminal Spectacle! - A 'Dunkirk' Review


There is probably nothing more within the entertainment landscape I enjoy more than a Christopher Nolan film.  The filmmaker, claimed by me to be the best of his generation, has yet to make a bad movie either critically or commercially.  As a fan of history, and self proclaimed Nolan follower, it was a no-brainer to put Dunkirk at the top of my most anticipated films of summer 2017.  So could a film about a little known WWII battle live up to legacy of Nolan, and earn it's spot at the top of my list?  Find out in our Dunkirk review after the break...

Minifigure Review: The Joker (DC6) from DC Nano Metalfigs by Jada Toys

   A couple of weeks back I watched the Suicide Squad: Extended Cut and you know what? I think Jared Leto is a pretty good Joker. Jared Leto had both the shadow of a number of previous great Joker performances hanging over his portrayal plus the questionable nature of some of his method acting stunts causing folks to preemptively hate whatever he did. While I'm not completely down with the fashion sense of the DCEU Joker, I do think Leto's performance is pretty impressive. I would love to see this Joker in another film with a slightly different style. While Harley Quinn was the true breakout star of the film, the Joker certainly did receive his fair share of merchandising. Today I'm looking at the die-cast metal minifigure of the character from Jada Toys' new DC Nano Metalfigs line. Let's take a closer look at this interpretation of the Clown Prince of Crime after the break...

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Hail Caesar! - A 'War for the Planet of the Apes' Review


It is a rare instance in Hollywood when a remake of a film or franchise surpasses the original, but that is exactly what happened Rupert Wyatt's Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and Matt Reeve's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014). Perhaps an even rarer occurrence in blockbuster filmmaking is when the end of a trilogy meets the expectations of two epic predecessors, from Return of the Jedi to Back to the Future Part III many iconic franchises and filmmakers have failed to complete a perfect story.  Could Director Matt Reeve defy the typical Trilogy curse with War of the Planet of the Apes or better yet distinguish itself above its two previous near perfect predecessors? Find out in our War for the Planet of the Apes review after the break...

Minifigure Review: Harley Quinn (DC17) from DC Nano Metalfigs by Jada Toys

 I know it's tough to get away from the excitement of SDCC 2017 (even those of us who aren't there are glued to our monitors awaiting new reveals) but I have a shelf filled with these little DC Nano Metalfigs from Jada Toys and I want to talk about them! Today I'm looking at Harley Quinn, a character who I'd argue is without a doubt now in DC's top ten most popular characters, and probably pushing the top five. Harley continues to grow in popularity so it makes perfect sense that Jada Toys would include her not once but twice in this new line. While the Suicide Squad version doesn't seem to be out yet (these are currently exclusive to Wal-Mart through the end of July, I believe, so we might be seeing a more limited early assortment) the classic comic version is available. Let's take a closer look at this die-cast metal Harley after the break, shall we puddins?

Friday, July 21, 2017

Minifigure Review: Green Lantern (DC11) from DC Nano Metafigs by Jada Toys

   Here's another cool minifigure from my most recent toy run: The Green Lantern from Jada Toys' die-cast metal DC Nano Metalfigs! While the package simply calls this Green Lantern, this is clearly Hal Jordan. By the way, is anyone else kind of weirded out that the upcoming Justice League film features a Justice League without a Green Lantern? I mean, I know Martian Manhunter isn't there either, but the current roster needs at least one more member! I'm really hoping that we get a tease of some Green Lantern in this film. While it'd be cool to see Hal Jordan in the DCEU, I'd be fine with one of the newer Lanterns, too. Jessica Cruz and/ or Simon Baz would definitely be cool additions. Heck, how cool would it be to have the trio of Jessica, Simon, and Hal show up? Anyways, I'm not getting sidetracked because instead of multi million dollar Hollywood films, I'm supposed to be talking about a 97 cent metal minifigure. Let's check out the Green Lantern after the break...

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Confirmed Epic Podcast #69: War for the Planet of the Apes





On episode #69 of the Confirmed Epic Podcast The Reel Brad Bell & AKA Andrew Stokes review the end to one of their all time favorite movie franchises: Matt Reeve's War for the Planet of the Apes. As always we get into the epic news items of the week, as well as what we have been checking out.

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