In the cosplay world, people who dress up as Deadpool are annoying. That aside, I do like the character of Deadpool, but more as a character that is fun when he’s around a lot of other establisehd Marvel Comic characters. By himself, I feel like he’s a decent character, but nothing that I would go out of my way to read. That being said, I love Ryan Reynolds and he has actually gotten me excited to see Deadpool. And he did it, without even show his real trailer. He showed a trailer for his trailer. That takes talent. I am now totally stoked for this.

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I just reviewed issue number 2 of Jem and the Holograms from IDW Comics. There’s a lot of critics against this book, but it also has a big fan following too. I do like the series and I’m liking the direction that they’re taking with the characters. Here’s my thoughts on this issue.

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There was a second trailer shown at Comic Con for the upcoming Jem movie. It looks slightly better. But it’s still not going to get too many more fans on board. I do not think this is going to go well when this hits theaters, but I could be wrong. This hasn’t been officially released yet, so this was filmed on a handicam, but you can see it pretty well in this video. Thanks Pete Bottiglieri for informing me about this!

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Hercules is getting his own comic book series in November from Marvel Comics. This is pretty cool being that Marvel is lacking in the bisexual male department for headliners. They exist, many are women, but we have a couple males here and there. The only problem is that Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso has stated that despite Hercules’ origins and past speculations, Hercules will not be bisexual. That seems a bit disheartening as I feel like Hercules would be the PERFECT bisexual character to be given his own title. He is literally Hercules from mythology, which all Greek heroes/gods were seemingly bisexual if you read up on them.

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Let’s forget that Iolaus (who you probably remember as Hercules’ sidekick in – Hercules The Legendary Journeys) was his lover at one point. Although if you tell straight guys that liked this show about the real Iolaus, they totally freak out on you. No kidding, it happened to me when I told my friend who was a Xena/Hercules fanatic. He cursed me out and called me a liar and that I was just trying to ruin the series for him.

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And we have had an alternate version of Hercules that was in a relationship with Wolverine in X-Treme X-Men. That cause huge waves among some comic book fans. Others saw it as something that would make total sense for their characters and what they had experienced together. Interesting, if their gender roles were reversed and it was two women that had become lovers, no one would care. Which has happened before when a lesbian Mary Jane Watson as Spider-Woman was introduced in Exiles. Not a single angry person was found anywhere. Hypocrisy at its best.

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And if you’re not aware, Hercules in the ‘regular’ Marvel Universe (Universe 616) has been hinted at. In fact, Marvel’s most notable gay character, Northstar, has been hinted at having a thing with the Greek god. It was probably meant more as a joke, but still it counts!

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It’s unfortunate that Marvel couldn’t just allow Hercules to be a bisexual character openly. The stories could be very similar to other bisexual characters where their sexuality is not a big issue but is something that could come into play depending on their needs for the progressing of the story. Look at Daken’s (Wolverine’s bisexual son) character. He used his sexuality both ways. He used men and women to get what he wanted. Granted, his pheromones made his victims feel what he wanted them to feel, including them wanting him sexually.

Anyways, what do you think? Is Marvel playing it too safe or you think they should be taking the dive and just out Hercules as a bisexual Greek god? I have a feeling that we will still see lots of innuendos and sexual suggestions that he is in fact a bisexual man.

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In the near future, we will not be forced by Google to have a Google Plus account. FINALLY! In an unexpected turn, it looks like Google has finally admitted that they were wrong to force themselves into everyone’s lives. And this will be changing very soon. I am actually very happy about this. Bradley Horowitz, VP of Streams, Photos, and Sharing for Google stated on his blog at Googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/,that “we’ve also heard that it doesn’t make sense for your Google+ profile to be your identity in all the other Google products you use.” The first product to be affected, is YouTube. It does not mean that Google Plus is going away, yet. I am sure you already know this, but if you post on YouTube, you must have a Google Plus Account and Profile. Despite not wanting to use a Google Plus account, despite having no use for it, Google forced all of us to have one. Being that I have 3 YouTube Channels (GayComicGeek, GayGeekyVlogs, and GayGeekUncuts), I had to have 3 Google Plus accounts. I could not integrate them into one account. Again, no big deal. I’ve literally just ignored those social platforms for the past year because I did not see any real benefit from them.


Even though I have kept quiet about my hate over Google Plus, other people however, have been much more vocal about their hate towards Google and them forcing the consumer to obtain a Google Plus profile. However, most of these people were upset because Google was making not just YouTube users to make a Google Plus account but they were forcing others to make a Google Plus account for anyone that used any Google service. Well any Google service other than it’s basic search feature. Which I am sure they would have forced that too, if they could.

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Do you use Google Plus? I’m curious, cause I knew a lot of people that used it at the beginning and now I hear nothing about it. I have 2 friends that work for Google, and it almost sounds like they’re both brainwashed into saying Google Plus is incredible and worthwhile experience and that it offers much higher social contacts than any other social platform. It’s very weird talking to them about it.

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I finally got around to reading the Jem and the Holograms comic book. It was pretty good. Much better than that god awful movie trailer that came out. Let’s pretend that trailer is something else completely and that it has nothing to do with Jem. Check out my thoughts on issue #1 below!

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BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, 2005, ©Focus Films

Brokeback Mountain came out in 2005 and is known as one of the few mainstream gay themed movies that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award. In fact, it was nominated for 10 awards. It only won 3 out of those awards, including best director, but still, for a gay movie, that’s very memorable. The Advocate recently released an interview with the movie’s Producers- Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, both of whom won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar.

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The interview is really interesting and it points out how Hollywood is still afraid to produce a gay themed mainstream movie. Since Brokeback, there have been very few that are memorable. The independent film market is filled with gay lead characters and new movies are made on a regular basis. I even commented on this topic recently, pondering, why do we not have any mainstream gay romantic comedies? For that matter, why do we not have Sci-Fi movies with a leading gay character? Or Action Adventure? Anything? In the latest James Bond movie, he alluded to having bisexual encounters. That was something. We have lots of bisexual women in all of these genres but a leading gay male, not so many.


I have seen Brokeback Mountain several times myself and I completely respect this movie to the highest degree. I have had many people ask if I would ever review it, which I would, but I do not think there is a need for me to state my opinions on it. I do think it is wonderfully done but it also has a very cliche depressing ending to it as well. I won’t go into that now, but even though the movie did have a horrific ending to it, at least it was out there for everyone to see.


That Gif above was pretty much my reaction to watching Brokeback. Anyways, Brokeback was not a movie that was secretly released. In fact, it was shoved in everyone’s faces. I remember having friends that were tired of seeing the previews for it and tired of hearing about how many awards nominations that it received. And besides winning multiple awards and opening the public’s eye to homosexual storytelling in mainstream movies, it also showcased two well known actors who delivered incredible performances. Unfortunately, not too many gay themed movies have come out since this flick.

Why do you think that movie studios are still afraid to release gay themed movies with a gay character in the lead role? With Marriage Equality becoming legal within the U.S, I am hoping that this will change in the coming years. It’s not very likely to happen overnight, but it could change a bit more noticeably now. Right? What do you think?

If a movie studio prevents advanced reviews on upcoming films, usually that means that the studio knows that the movie is going to fail. In this case, 20th Century Fox has refused to allow reviews of the upcoming Fantastic Four movie until August 7, 2015. Which is the release date of the movie. Meaning, that no one can give their opinions of the movie until the movie has actually been released.

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Some films do this as a way to keep the element of surprise or to allow fairness in other reviewers so that everyone can post up their own coverage more or less at the same time. But waiting to the last minute to allow anyone to review the movie is generally a sure sign that the movie is going to fail. This generally means that the viewer cannot warn other viewers to not see a horrible movie until it is too late because the other consumers have already purchased tickets. It’s the only way for some studios to make at least some profit on the movie.


I hope that I am wrong and I will give the movie a completely fair chance to impress me. I have low expectations, so it should not be hard to surpass my original thoughts being that I never cared for the previous two installments. This could be awesome or it could be so horribly bad.


But hey, if it bombs, maybe Disney/Marvel could buy back the rights and make the Fantastic Four part of the Marvel Universe?

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There’s always a lot of controversy over castings in movies, and never will there be a time when everyone is satisfied with an actor who is placed in any iconic role. I will admit, I do question a lot of castings that are unusual, like when Nicholas Cage was cast as Superman in the ill fated Superman Lives movie that never saw production…that’s a different post, I’ll go into that another time. But one of the big deals that a lot many comic geek fans have been questioning is Micheal B Jordan’s (don’t ever forget to put the ‘B’ in his name, or you’ll get a completely different person pop up) casting as Johnny Storm.
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I never had problem with the casting of Johnny Storm. I have many other issues that stem from so many other elements. Like why is the rock creature from the Never Ending Story playing the Thing?
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And why is the human version of the Thing (Ben Grimm) played by Jamie Bell, who admittedly is very hot, but looks tiny in comparison to how Ben actually looks and isn’t a brawler from Brooklyn? And why is the Thing fucking naked?! Blue shorts, that’s all they need. Seriously, his junk is destroyed when he becomes the Thing?
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But recently, Stan Lee actually gave his opinion on this matter. He spoke with Entertainment Weekly:
“I thought it was a great idea!” Lee said, regarding Jordan’s role. “They [the critical fans] are outraged not because of any personal prejudice… They’re outraged because they hate to see any change made on a series and characters they had gotten familiar with. In ‘Spider-Man,’ when they got a new actor, that bothered them, even though it was a white actor. I don’t think it had to do with racial prejudice as much as they don’t like things changed…I think they’re gonna get to love this character,” he continued, “So I’m not the least bit worried about it. I always tried to pepper these groups with as much racial diversity as possible because that’s the way the world is.”
 

So what do you think? Is this a big deal? I hope the movie is well done, but I have a lot of fears and think that it may not do too well. But that is more because of the story and the direction that it looks like it is heading. I hope I am wrong though. Although I think that 20th Century Fox wussed out and should have cast Susan Storm as a black woman as well. In fact they should have. Fox is saying that Susan is ‘adopted,’ which is total B.S. They did not want the lead female to be a black woman, which is so sad that they would do that. To me, that is what more people should be upset about.

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Did you watch Rugrats? I watched Rugrats. In fact, I loved Nick toons in the 90s and 2000s. Rugrats was about little babies and the adventures that they would get into. It was very much for kids but I know a lot of adults loved it too because of the complexities of the story and there was enough of a story to keep people of all ages entertained. There was a Rugrats movie that came out and later the sequel series All Grown Up, which I admit I never got into. But did you know that Tommy nearly killed his baby brother in the movie?

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How did I not realize think that this was all kinds of fucked up back then? I was totally unphased by this when I first saw it and now rewatching the movie today, I can’t believe that I didn’t get upset. The whole scene was based on jealousy, but still. Damn. Here’s the full scene if you’re interested in seeing it. It’s only about one minute long.