My Take On SDCC 12: Marvel Movies - Phase 2

This past weekend was the end all be all of conventions: the San Diego Comic Con. A lot of great stuff was announced this past weekend, and I thought I would take a few posts to talk about the things that stood out to me. These posts will only be a small subset of the TONS of stuff that was announced, so if you want to know what you missed I suggest you head over to a news site like Major Spoilers. First up on the plate: Marvel's Phase 2 of Avengers movies.

To be honest, I really did not see this coming. I should have, seeing as how Phase 1 finished this past May with the release of the Avengers movie. There has been a lot of talk about Iron Man 3, but I was shocked to see what Marvel had up its sleeves. So, lets jump right in:

May 3rd, 2013 - Iron Man 3

The most predictable announcement that was made, it was only a matter of time before we saw Robert Downey Jr. don a new Iron Man armor. Don't get me wrong; I LOVE his portrayal of Tony Stark, I just have some misgivings about the movie given the fact there is a brand new director on board (and the fact that we know that Iron Man 2 was not all it could have been). Not only that, but look at this armor:

Is it just me, or is that a bit too weird? I just hope its a special armor, like the suitcase armor, and won't get much air time.

Bottom line: not looking forward to the armor, but I am curious to see how the villian the Mandarian is portrayed on the big screen.

November 8th, 2013 - Thor: The Dark World

Isn't this really soon? Doesn't it seem like we just got the first Thor movie? Also, what is with the November timeframe? Is Marvel really going to get a crowd to come to the theaters on a random weekend in November? If it was Thanksgiving or Christmas, I would understand (more) what Marvel was thinking. All pessimism aside, I am really excited for this movie. Honestly, I know next to nothing about Thor, so I have NO idea what to expect for this movie.

Bottom line: it seems a bit rushed, but I can't wait to see some trailers later this year/next year.

April 4th, 2014 - Captain America: The Winter Soldier

I KNEW IT! I positively knew while watching the first Captain America movie that Marvel was building towards this in some form. Here is the big question, though: will they follow the comics and set the story in the Cold War, or will this be a challenge for the post-Avengers Steve Rogers. I would love another Cap themed time piece set in the Cold War, but the safe bet is this will be another movie for Chris Evans to shine in.

Bottom line: considering the first Captain America was my favorite movie of last summer, this movie is probably the one I am looking forward to the most.

August 1st, 2014 - Guardians of the Galaxy

Really? Do you know what the Guardians of the Galaxy are? Me neither, but then again I am not a big Marvel fan. This movie is the one I am scratching my head about. It is hard enough to drill up interest in characters that are big with comic readers but not well known outside the comic book store, but now they are investing a lot of time and money into a property that even most comic fans are familiar with.

Bottom line: ????????

Sometime after that - Ant Man

Wasn't this movie supposed to be the next movie after Avengers? The fact that once again Marvel still has not released a date for this movie concerns me.

Bottom line: is anyone really looking forward to this movie? I'm hoping that I am wrong and the movie is worth the wait.

So, looks like we have a very interesting set of movies coming out soon. But what about Avengers 2?? Forget the other movies, I just want more of Joss Whedon making Avengers movies! What do you think? Are you actually looking forward to Ant-Man? Am I completely wrong about Guardians of the Galaxy? Hit me up in the comments below and let me know what you think, or as always email me at


Relative Dimensions #9: "Summer Summarization"

If you've been craving some movie/TV talk, well I'm hear to inform you that Relative Dimensions is back!  There's only the three of us this time, but Cathi, DrQuest, and I spend the time talking about what we've been watching in the break and our thoughts on the summer movie season in general.  Hope you enjoy!Intro (What have we been watching) The Main Event

Summer Movie Roundup / Fall TV Thoughts

Thor Priest X-Men First Class Green Lantern Super 8 Transformers Harry Potter Cowboys & Aliens Captain America

Favorites: Captain America/Super 8 (DrQuest), Captain America (Chris), Captain America/Super 8/Harry Potter (Cathi)

Least Favorites: Priest/Transformers (DrQuest), Transformers (Cathi), Super 8/Cowboys & Aliens (Chris)

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RambleOn Podcast #21: A Wild Krillin appears...for Pizza Hut

Prepare for a discuss of greatness! A bit late but have no fear another episode is here. Topics:

(Movies) Thor, X-men: First Class, Star Wars Blu-rays

(Games) Gears of War 3, Dreamcast Collection, Diablo 3 Beta

(TV) Person of Interest, Survivor, Top Shot



Action Figure Friday - 5/13/11

I know its a few days late, but its worth the wait!  This time, instead of writing up a blog post about our adventures on "Action Figure Friday", Chloe and I decided to sit in front of the camera and show you guys what we got!  Watch us open up our figures and talk about them.  Feel free to post your thoughts and comments below, and if you like the video, head over to YouTube and give us a like!

Relative Dimensions #1: "Thunderstruck by Thor"

Welcome to the first episode of "Relative Dimensions" -- A podcast featuring Chris, Cathi, and Chris (DrQuest) keeping you current on Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies and TV Shows.  Every other week we'll tackle the latest and greatest in these genres that Geeks love so much!
Guest Host this week: Thanks to Erik Fisher from WBR, Social Media Serenity, and Twitter for joining us!

“Tekken” coming to DVD

This July, “Tekken” -- a movie based off of the popular video game series, will be heading straight to DVD.  The movie is set in a dystopian future, where corporations run the world, the largest of which is “Tekken”.  This corporation is responsible for a tournament where the worlds best fighters battle it out to be declared “King of the Iron Fist”.

Stanley Tucci joins “The Hunger Games”

Famous actor Stanley Tucci is set to play Caesar Flickerman, the host of the Hunger Games in the movie of the same name.  “The Hunger Games” is another dystopian future flick based off of the popular book series where children fight to the death on live TV.  This movie is planned to release March 23, 2012

Green Lantern Viral ARG Site

DC comics’ latest issue of Green Lantern has pointed readers to a few websites set up in advance of the Green Lantern movie coming out on June 17th.  The link has all the details on where to go and what people can expect.

"Trailer Park" -- Looking at the latest and greatest trailers to come out

X-Men First Class

Conan the Barbarian

Real Steel

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"Action Figure Friday" - In The Knerd

I had today off, so I decided to treat Chloe (my video game buddy) by picking her up for school and taking her to get milkshakes at Chick-fil-a. While I was there, I got the idea that we could head over to the Target that was in the same parking lot and go shopping. I figured we'd both pick up dolls/action figures, meaning she would pick one and I would get one for myself. I have to admit, this was partly inspired by the episode of the Star Joes podcast I was listening to before picking her up. Read onwards to find out how it went...

As the Star Joes were talking about ToyFair and action figures coming out from Marvel and DC, naturally I went to the Thor section and started looking there. I obviously wanted one of the Thor variants, but I had trouble picking which one to get. There was the Thor with the light up hammer, the one with the sword that turns into the hammer, and then this one--the one I ended up picking. I like it because it has more of a "classic" Thor costume and yet has the additional weaponry.

I took it home and opened it up to put together all the pieces. It could be just me, but I could have sworn that back when I was a kid action figures were made a lot better than they are now. It just seemed like all the "stuff" didn't seem to fit together just right, and if it did once you moved the figure at all, everything fell off of it. Oh well, must be just a sign of the economy/times. Anyways, we had so much fun that I'm thinking about making it a regular thing between the two of us on the alternate Fridays that I have off. So, expect me to post up something on Fridays talking about action figures (I'll come up with something cool for the other weeks that we don't go).

Tell me what you think in the comments below.

Oh by the way, Chloe went to the section with the Disney princesses, and picked 2 out (they were on sale). We were about to walk away when she changed her mind and said "I'll get an action figure, I already have lots of dolls.". Looking through all the movie and other figures, she settled on a two pack that had Green Arrow and Prometheus in it (see below).

I'm so proud.....