BLACK PANTHER MOVIE VLOG

Hello again! Well, I said I’d post my Black Panther vlog on Monday, and lo and behold, it’s Monday, so I’m posting it. Enjoy.

What did you think about the movie? Have you seen it? If so, feel free to comment; I’d like to hear your opinions.

See you soon!

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SUPER BACKLOG MOVIE REVIEW VLOG MEGAPOST

Hey there, folks, guess what? I went and saw Black Panther recently. Yes sir, that movie that everyone’s still talking about, I went and saw it. And I made a vlog about it. And I’m gonna post it – here, for your enjoyment.

Isn’t that nice?

But before I do that, there’s some other stuff I should post first. More specifically, there are more movie vlogs I’ve made – lots more – that haven’t been posted here. I’ve been meaning to for a long time now, and I’ve kept putting it off, and finally I said to myself – ‘Deneb,’ I said sternly, ‘you cannot add even one more video to this backlog. If you ever want to show your face on Mutant Reviewers again, you have got to post those freakin’ vlogs. Stop being so lazy and just do it!’

So I did. And here, in reverse order from most to least recent, they are:

I can make no real excuse for getting so far behind on things – that is, I can; I can make lots of excuses. I could tell you that I was distracted, I could tell you that I was tired and didn’t feel like it, I could tell you that I honestly wasn’t aware that so many videos were piling up – and they’d all be true, but none of them really hold water. Let’s just say that life got in the way, and I’ll do my best to make sure it doesn’t do so to this extent again. Sorry, guys.

Right, so – all’s well that ends well, and this lot should hopefully keep you entertained over the weekend. I’ll post the Black Panther review on Monday. Enjoy!

WEGAF Reviews: Slam Bradley, Parts One and Two

Hey there, everybody! Happy New Year! May this one be a slight improvement over the last!

As a late Christmas present from me, here are the two WEGAF Reviews episodes – or rather, the one two-part episode – that aired during December:

Now, of course these should have actually been posted here during December – they were certainly intended to be – but, well… suffice to say, I bit off a bit more than I could chew this year. My plan had been to post four videos, one per week, in order to take advantage of the legendary holiday video-watching bump – and I did, technically, but only because of an ‘extra’ video that I posted at the beginning of the month, and which would have been my fifth, had everything gone as planned. Alas, due to my old friend Technical Issues, I started December behind schedule, and only barely managed to catch up in time – as it was, a planned Christmas episode which I was going to post as my finale had to be scratched (although not axed entirely; you’ll see it next year), and… well, more tales of YouTube woe. I’m sure you’re all enthralled.

Anyway. What with one thing and another, I was a bit rushed off my feet last month, and didn’t have time for Mutant Reviewer-posting – but the holidays are over now, and it’s time to get back to business. So here we are, another WEGAF two-parter – only this time, it was actually meant to be a two-parter! Yay hooray!

This is a big one, too. It introduces an important new element to the series, one which I’ve been teasing for a while, and is somewhat… well, I’ll let you find out for yourselves, but suffice it to say that it’s a bit less purely comical than some of the other ones I’ve done. Oh, it’s still funny (at least, I like to think it is), but there are some more serious elements here.

One way or another, I hope you enjoy, and you may expect some more videos soon – there’s a backlog of movie vlogs that I have been too busy/distracted to post here, though that will change – or you could just visit my channel, the link to which I shall post here again:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeezda04oUpl1JG-4Y7LayA/videos

Also, while I won’t jinx myself, I honestly do have some more traditional written reviews/articles in the works, and given that my mad video-making frenzy has subsided for the moment, chances are that I’ll be able to post some of them soon. Anyway, hope you all had a great holiday season, and I’ll see you later!

Six Things That Batman ’66 Changed For The Better

[With any long-running, oft-adapted character, there will inevitably be actors who become closely identified with them, who, in effect, ‘become’ them for a generation of fans – and out of all said characters, few have seen more of these than Batman. Just about everyone has ‘their’ Batman.

Michael Keaton is still mine. Kevin Conroy embodies him for many others. For younger generations of fans, he may be Christian Bale, or Ben Affleck.

And yesterday, a Batman died.

For those of you who haven’t heard the news, Adam West has just passed on. He died from leukemia at age 88.

I was greatly saddened to hear of this. My own history with West’s Batman is not particularly extensive – I first saw Batman: The Movie back in college, and watched the actual show only recently – but his uniquely humorous, straight-faced portrayal has still left a deep impression on me. More than that, he himself had always struck me as being a genuinely nice guy in real life, a gentle, funny man who seemed to deeply appreciate having had the chance to portray such a terrific character – he once called himself “the luckiest actor in the world”.

He lived a long life, and died as the patriarch of a large and loving family. He continued being involved in Batman-related projects up until the very end. His was a life well-spent that left a positive impact on millions of people – and though he is no longer with us, I have no doubt that his body of work will continue to affect millions more to come.

As it happened, I had already written this article, which I have been tinkering with and fine-tuning for quite a while now. This seems as appropriate as any a time to post it. I hope you will enjoy it as a tribute to the man’s work, along with that of the many other talented men and women that helped make the ’66 Batman the cultural milestone that it remains even today.

The Bright Knight is gone, but he will never truly leave. Farewell, old chum.]

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WEGAF Reviews: Top Ten Golden Age Western Heroes

Hi, everybodee!

Well, I guess it’s been a while. No, scratch that, I know it’s been a while, and for that, my apologies.

Why so long since a post? Well, you see, there was something causing me, shall we say, a sort of… creative constipation, video-wise. A project which I thought would be short, but wound up ballooning into a monster, a giant, galumphing monster, accompanied by technical failures and creative challenges a-plenty. It was one of those situations where every time I thought I was almost done, some new, unconsidered detail reared its ugly head and sent me hurtling back to the beginning again.

It was, without doubt, the longest, most difficult video I’ve ever made – so long, in fact, that I had to split it into two parts. But I persevered, and here it is at long last! View, ladles and germs, my exhausting but, at last, rewarding behemoth of a project – the Top Ten Golden Age Western Heroes, Parts One and Two!

As I’ve already said, it’s long – very long, over an hour in total. So you may want to space it out a bit. But I hope you’ll watch it, because despite all the sweat and frustration I had to go through to get this thing done, I honestly do think I came up with something worth watching here. There are a few characters that you may have heard of (I’ve mentioned a couple of them before), several that you probably haven’t, and a number of interesting details thrown in along the way.

(Incidentally, hope you like the title cards. I’ve decided I’m going to be making them for all future videos, just to give ’em that professional look – the old ones will get them too, eventually.)

And actually, I did make a few other videos since my last post – I just haven’t posted any of them here because, well, they’re fill-in things that vary in quality. But a few of them are decent, so here’s a link (again) to my YouTube channel if you’d like to check ’em out:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeezda04oUpl1JG-4Y7LayA/videos

Right, that just about does it for now – but rest assured, I shall be posting more videos here, and soonish. I’m already hard at work on a new one, and things are going very nicely so far, so while I won’t jinx myself, stay tuned. In the meantime, enjoy these two!

WEGAF Reviews: Return of The Flag

Another new video for you – and this one’s a special one. Why? Because one year ago today was the show’s first anniversary – and mathematically speaking, that means today is the show’s second anniversary! Two-year anniversary video! Wahoo!

It’s also special because it features the show’s first repeat performance, as it were. Yes, back from my very first episode two long years ago, The Flag is here once again to strut his stuff! Cue more hyper-patriotic nonsense with all the subtlety of a star-spangled brick! It’s not only what he does best, it’s the only thing he does! (So I guess it’s a good thing that it’s what he does best, ’cause, y’know, kinda sad otherwise…)

So, yeah. Hope you enjoy it, and thanks to everyone who’s stuck with me so far. There’ll be a few more videos between this and my next anniversary, I promise. And speaking of videos, because now seems like as appropriate a time as any to re-post it, here’s the link to my channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeezda04oUpl1JG-4Y7LayA/videos

Happy anniversary!

BATMAN V. SUPERMAN VLOG

Hey, ’tis me! And here are my thoughts on the notorious and much-anticipated Batman V. Superman, recorded at a most unseemly hour. What are said thoughts? Well… that’s what the video is for, right?

Stay tuned for more – I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted a video, but there’s one on the way soon; it’s in the works now, and should be completed… well, I won’t say when exactly, but, yeah. Soon.