Category: BLAARGH!

BLAARGH! Online Film "Journalism"

BLAARGH! Online Film “Journalism”

The profession of writing about film on the Internet has taken a significant dive in quality and relevance lately, which could be merely a symptom of what really counts as “news” nowadays.

“Walgreens Exclusive Venom?” Seriously?

“Walgreens Exclusive Venom?” Seriously?

In a move demonstrating the greatest of respect for their customers, Marvel and Hasbro have partnered with renowned toy retailer Walgreens to—oh, f*ck it. This is ridiculous.

BLAARGH! "Avengers World"

BLAARGH! “Avengers World”

It’s a bummer when a comic is bad. It’s even worse when a genuinely great comic bums you out with weird presentation.

BLAARGH! - The Transformers in "Age of Extintion"

BLAARGH! – The Transformers in “Age of Extintion”

Ever since the Bay-helmed Transformers movies series launched, there has been a segment of the fandom that hates the designs. It’s hard to imagine anyone defending the latest batch.

BLAARGH! Zack Snyder's DC Cinematic Universe

BLAARGH! Zack Snyder’s DC Cinematic Universe

Regardless of what everyone thought of MAN OF STEEL, it seems we all would rather see the JUSTICE LEAGUE movie be placed in the hands of a different filmmaker, for several reasons.

BLAARGH! HOUSE OF CARDS Season 2

BLAARGH! HOUSE OF CARDS Season 2

(SPOILERS!!!) What started out as an intriguing political drama has devolved into an unsatisfying and sloppily written mess, but at least we can watch it all in one sitting, right?

BLAARGH! DC's Upcoming Weekly Titles

BLAARGH! DC’s Upcoming Weekly Titles

DC has made a lot of questionable decisions lately, but their latest announcement that they will launch three weekly comic titles this year might be the final straw for many of their current readers.

BLAARGH! Physical Media

BLAARGH! Physical Media

In a counterpoint to Ben Gilbert’s ‘In Defense of…Physical Media’, Jason Knize claims that home video on physical media is taking a turn for the obsolete as streaming is quickly becoming the standard.

BLAARGH! TV’s “Extra Minute.”

BLAARGH! TV’s “Extra Minute.”

The networks want you to watch their shows live, and they’re more than willing to punish you if you don’t. That’s the only reason for a show to run for one hour and one minute.

BLAARGH – Where’s “Darkness Falls?”

BLAARGH – Where’s “Darkness Falls?”

With the delayed launch of Top Cow’s event miniseries, it looks like the Big Two aren’t the only ones bungling up their continuity these days. That’s a damn shame.

BLAARGH! 2014

BLAARGH! 2014

2014 or 2015? Sure, there are a few good movies coming out in 2014, but it feels an awful lot like a placeholder for the truly epic stuff awaiting us in 2015…

BLAARGH! The Day One Update

BLAARGH! The Day One Update

Once upon a time, we didn’t have to wait for vital updates to download from a overtaxed website to make our video games work. Waiting as a progress bar craws slowly across the stream makes you want to go, “BLAARGH!”

BLAARGH! Nightwing in the New 52

BLAARGH! Nightwing in the New 52

DC might like to pretend that Nightwing was left pretty much intact after the New 52 reboot, but that is not the case. Dick Grayson’s core character has been fundamentally altered, whether they want to admit it or not.

BLAARGH! The "Pro-Texting" Movement

BLAARGH! The “Pro-Texting” Movement

A small but growing segment of the moviegoing public has risen to defend their choice to behave like inconsiderate jackasses, and if that isn’t grounds for a BLAARGH!, I don’t know what is.

BLAARGH! Twitter Direct Messages

BLAARGH! Twitter Direct Messages

How is it that Twitter, the site that has revolutionized communication in the past decade, has the absolute worst functionality for private messaging in the history of ever? FIX IT, TWITTER! FIX IT! BLAARGH!!!!!!

BLAARGH! The Gratuitous Use of Rape in Geek Journalism

BLAARGH! The Gratuitous Use of Rape in Geek Journalism

Are certain geeky sites promoting awareness by reporting on the vulgar use of the topic of rape in entertainment and media, or are those sites using the topic as a lightning rod to drive site traffic and sell more adspace?

BLAARGH!: Editorial Influence

BLAARGH!: Editorial Influence

How corporate “synergy”, editorial mandates, and pressure to show an immediate return are ruining mainstream comics. (Un)Luckily, there’s more than one example of just such a thing in recent memory.

BLAARGH! - Age of Ultron

BLAARGH! – Age of Ultron

Marvel’s latest event is in the books and sure, we got us an Angela. What about the rest of it? Was the multiversal shakeup worth the hype, frantic shipping and money? Not so much.

BLAARGH! New Warriors Volume 4

BLAARGH! New Warriors Volume 4

Hey you guys, I have an idea. Let’s take a whole bunch of depowered, no-name mutants, give them a bunch of crappy looking out of date technology, some bad codenames, and call them the New Warriors. Sound like a plan? No? Sounds awful? Let’s do it anyways.

BLAARGH – Marvel Legends’ “Either Or” Waves

BLAARGH – Marvel Legends’ “Either Or” Waves

In 2013, it shouldn’t be unreasonable to be able to find a mass-release toy you’re looking for on a store shelf or at the very least buy it online. The latest trend in Marvel Legends is making us long for the days when we only nerd raged over BAFs.

BLAARGH! The Volatile Video Game Industry

BLAARGH! The Volatile Video Game Industry

Making video games seems like a dream job… until you hear about company closings and mass layoffs. Why is a multi-billion dollar industry so volatile? It’s enough to make you go “BLAARGH!”

BLAARGH! – The “Age of Ultron” Style of Event Comics

BLAARGH! – The “Age of Ultron” Style of Event Comics

Marvel’s newest event is upon us and it’s kind of a mess so far. Age of Ultron is the biggest victim of its own hype in recent memory. Big on both scale and anachronisms, this one can really go either way. Oh, and a Spawn character is coming up!

BLAARGH! Fan Convention Disasters

BLAARGH! Fan Convention Disasters

Sometimes, a seemingly legit fan convention can turn into a nightmare. With stories of deceit, mismanagement, non-payment, and last-minute cancellations, these cons are true horror stories.

BLAARGH! The Death of the Family/Damien

BLAARGH! The Death of the Family/Damien

To our Amish readers: be warned, this story contains what you might call “spoilers.” For the rest of our readers: this story contains references to a now nearly week-old news story.

BLAARGH! - Young Justice Cancelled

BLAARGH! – Young Justice Cancelled

The axe has finally fallen on the DC animated series Young Justice, but it’s cancellation leaves a void that DC Entertainment doesn’t seem to have a plan to fill and points out some things the New 52 could learn from this series.

BLAARGH! AMC

BLAARGH! AMC

The popular basic cable channel features some of the best and most highly-rated shows on TV, but the way it treats many of the talent behind these programs is a serious problem that could lead to their undoing.

BLAARGH! - There's Too Much Marvel NOW!

BLAARGH! – There’s Too Much Marvel NOW!

Sure, they’re topping the sales charts again, but Marvel NOW! is quickly becoming too much of a good thing. They haven’t released an Iron Man comic in over three days. That’s almost a record.

BLAARGH! Welcome to the X-Men, Bendis... Hope They Survive the Experience!

BLAARGH! Welcome to the X-Men, Bendis… Hope They Survive the Experience!

One of Marvel’s top writers on one of their biggest franchises sounds like a slam dunk, but which mutants will pay the price?

BLAARGH! - Point One's Dangling Plot Threads

BLAARGH! – Point One’s Dangling Plot Threads

Boy, Dragonfire and Coldmoon have been great additions to the Marvel universe since their debut in Point One last year! And that Ultron War was pretty amazing, huh? Oh, right. Those things never happened despite being big news for 2012.

BLAARGH! Closing the Doors of Avengers Academy

BLAARGH! Closing the Doors of Avengers Academy

After forty issues, school’s out for the kids of Avengers Academy. It’s time to take a look back at one of Marvel’s best recent series.

BLAARGH - Disney's THE LONE RANGER

BLAARGH – Disney’s THE LONE RANGER

The recently released trailer for next year’s big-screen revival of the legendary Western hero makes it look like just another goofy Johnny Depp vehicle. The masked man deserves better.

BLAARGH! Arbitrary Superhero Teams

BLAARGH! Arbitrary Superhero Teams

Both Marvel and DC seem to want to put all their most popular characters on teams, whether it makes sense or not. Story be damned…they want your dollars!

BLAARGH! Star Trek's New Title

BLAARGH! Star Trek’s New Title

The movie informally known as ‘Star Trek 2′ now has a real name: ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’. Mary, PoP!’s resident Trek geek explains why she doesn’t like the new title, and then gives one reason why the title might actually be awesome in disguise.

BLAARGH! Peter Jackson's HOBBIT Movie Trilogy

BLAARGH! Peter Jackson’s HOBBIT Movie Trilogy

Nearly everyone was looking forward to the beloved filmmaker’s return to Middle Earth until he announced that he is stretching the story of this classic Tolkein novel to three films, which smacks of studio greed and director excess.

BLAARGH! "There's No Time to Explain!"

BLAARGH! “There’s No Time to Explain!”

When in your life have you EVER said this? And yet, how many films, comics, and television shows based entire plots around this single line?