Posts by Mike Kerns

A Spoiler-Free Review of Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’

Out of  all of the legions of horror fans out there, I have found that those who grew up in the 1980’s the toughest to please with the modern state of the genre. I’m not sure if it is because Jason and Freddy dominated the decade and horror was considered “cool,” or what. But these types are usually the first to turn their nose up at anything modern and say that it was predictable and “not scary at all.” I know this because I cut my teeth on horror and cinema during that decade and was raised by the two
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Stephen King’s Dark Tower Has it’s Series Leads for Amazon Adaptation

By now, I’ve made it clear that I am a Stephen King superfan and a Constant Reader. That’s why I’m hoping no one is coming into this story thinking it is a continuation of the nightmare that was Sony Pictures attempt at adapting King’s magnum opus The Dark Tower. There is no Idris Elba as Roland, Matthew McConaughey as the laughably bad Man in Black, nor the inexplicable decision to make Jake the main character. At least not yet. When the movie adaptation bombed worse than Stephen King’s Sleepwalkers, I was certain that they had poisoned the well enough that
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Can Amazon’s Wheel of Time be the Successor to Game of Thrones?

I realize that fans of Robert Jordan’s epic fantasy tale of The Wheel of Time read that headline and probably got really annoyed. This is completely understandable as before George R.R. Martin’s now famous series was adapted by HBO, no one except hardcore fantasy book nerds (I’m raising my hand, by the way) had even heard of the series. Whereas Wheel of Time is constantly listed right next to, and sometimes above, the gold standard of epic fantasy in Lord of the Rings. Therefore, a title like that is talking exclusively about the upcoming Amazon original series adapting the Robert
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Castle Rock Returns to Hulu with Kingly Additions

The first season of Castle Rock on Hulu was a fun treat for Constant Readers of Stephen King. Even though the series had Easter eggs galore of his properties, including the fictional Maine town of the series namesake, there was only one real character from one of his works. With the return of Sheriff Alan Pangborn, the protagonist in two of his previous works, the first season felt left the unofficial sequel to Needful Things as the story was completely original with no consultation from the man himself. If the news today is any indication of where the second season
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It’s Miyagi-Do or No Mercy in Cobra Kai Season 2

One of the most pleasant surprises of 2018 was the first YouTube Red original series Cobra Kai actually being quite good. As someone who grew up in the 80’s and has hated the bastardization of many movies and TV series from the time that have been made for a quick cash grab, this was a welcome surprise. When the first season of Cobra Kai was released, I went into it not expecting much and my wife and I ran through all 10 episodes in a single sitting. With a cliffhanger ending that had fans of the original Karate Kid movie
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New Cyberpunk 2077 Development Video Hints That the Wait Will be Long

CD Projekt Red, the now legendary studio behind the creation of The Wither franchise, have released a development video chronicling the early story of creating the much-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077. The feature shows the pressure the creators are under and how nervous they were to unveil the game at last year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. Narrated by Doug Cockle, the familiar voice of Geralt of Rivia, the video shows no new gameplay or real tidbits of information not already known but it provides a fun peak behind the curtain of the dedication being put into the game. The biggest information of note
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Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Series Being Forged in the Second Age

Ever since Amazon paid a hefty fee to acquire the TV rights to the J.R.R. Tolkien universe, fans have wondered how they will avoid the inevitable comparisons with the two film trilogies. The official Twitter account for the future series has been giving away hints all week and this morning seemingly announced that the series would be taking place during The Second Age. For those who don’t speak Tolkien, I will attempt to explain. Welcome to the Second Age: https://t.co/Tamd0oRgTw — The Lord of the Rings on Prime (@LOTRonPrime) March 7, 2019 The famous Hobbit and Lord of the Rings
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First Teaser for AMC’s NOS4A2 Miniseries Warns Someone Bad is Coming

As the resident Stephen King fanboy of Geek Vibes Nation, it is my duty to pass that interest on to as many of you as possible. Just as it is King’s duty to have terrible nightmares and pass them all on to us. Obviously, one person he did this well with is his own son, Joseph King. Never heard of him? That’s probably because he didn’t want to use his father’s success to get a step ahead in the writing business and goes by the pen name of Joe Hill. As I am currently making my way through Hill’s universally
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Geek Media Corps Issue #110 – Thrones & Lightning

Each week, Mike and Danny co-host Geek Media Corps to cover the week that was in geek pop culture and media. From movies and TV to comics and video games, there is no fandom off limits to talk about. The show is broadcast on YouTube Live and later podcasted and available on iTunes, Google Play, Soundcloud, and Stitcher. This week, the guys talk about the long awaited trailers for Shazam and Game of Thrones, Steven Spielberg vs Netflix, Oscar Isaac wanting to play Solid Snake, Rami Malek as the next James Bond villain, Hellboy, X-Men Dark Phoenix, RIP Luke Perry
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New Brightburn Trailer Shows James Gunn’s Terrifying Twist on the Superhero Genre

Imagine if Superman had come to Earth and decided not to use his powers for good but use them to seek revenge on everyone who treated him poorly growing up. That’s the vision behind Brightburn, a science-fiction horror film based on the superhero genre. The film is produced by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) and written by his brother, Brian, and cousin, Mark. Helming the director’s seat is David Yarovesky (The Hive). The plot synopsis is as follows: What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to
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