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SoS PODCAST Ep 16: ‘Captain America: Civil War’: How Marvel Got The Politics All Wrong

Captain America: Civil War is upon us! Are you #teamcap? Or #teamironman? Did you know you're probably on the wrong side no matter what? That's because Marvel royally screwed up the politics in the original Civil War. We dove into all of that, described how the movie universe got it right and gave our predictions for what is sure to be the movie event of the summer with the gang from BadCoyoteFunky And that's not all! Join Secrets of the [...]

May 9th, 2016|

‘Captain America: Civil War’: How Marvel Got The Politics All Wrong

Captain America: Civil War is upon us! Are you #teamcap? Or #teamironman? Did you know you're probably on the wrong side no matter what? That's because Marvel royally screwed up the politics in the original Civil War. Would Tony Stark, a businessman be FOR government registration? Would Captain America, a 40s patriot be AGAINST it? That would be like Donald Trump supporting Bernie Sanders' policies or Hillary calling for more tax cuts for businesses. We dive into all of that, [...]

May 5th, 2016|

SoS PODCAST Ep 15: ‘Civil War’ v DC Movie Universe: Whose Side Are You On?

Is the DC Movie Universe as far away from competing with Marvel as some people think? Or will Suicide Squad lead DC out of the rear view and into the forefront. We discussed Civil War V DC Universe, the new Tomb Raider and we introduced the new "Spinning The Racks" segment in our latest episode of Secrets of the Sire. And that's not all! In preparation for Civil War I'll be joining the gang from Bad Coyote Funky Thursday 9:30pm [...]

May 1st, 2016|

‘Civil War’ vs The DC Movie Universe: Whose Side Are You On?

With Civil War less than a week away we pose the question: Is it fair to compare The DC movie universe to the Marvel movie universe? Granted, Batman V Superman was a critical and fan disappointment for the most part, but it did accelerate the process. Is DC as far away from competing with Marvel as some people think? Or will Suicide Squad lead DC out of the rear view and into the forefront. Join the conversation 11am on TalkingAlternative.com [...]

April 28th, 2016|

SoS PODCAST Ep 14: Talking Prince’s Death & The Print Vs Digital Debate With Stela Comics’ Jim Gibbons

In our latest episode of Secrets of the Sire we discussed Prince's death and the impact artists have on the world. Then we opened up the Print Vs. Digital comics debate to the floor. How long until Digital Comics completely overtakes the market and comic book stores are a thing of the past? We welcome Jim Gibbons, part of Stela Comics, an all-digital comic book company with original creations made for your phone to chat about the long standing print [...]

April 25th, 2016|

Comic Books 2016: Is it Worth Making Print Comics These Days?

When we asked our loyal listeners if movies like Batman v Superman and Guardians of the Galaxy actually impacted comic book stores the response was tepid (not the response from our Facebook fans, but that they didn't think there was much). Which of course leads me to the ever popular Digital vs Print debate I carried on our sister site mikebooks.com a few months back. Below is an excerpt from that popular blog: Sire fan and newfound Facebook friend Luis [...]

April 20th, 2016|

SoS PODCAST Ep 13: MIB 23? 4 Avatar Sequels?? Seriously???

What a wacky movie world we live in! MIB 23, the rumored Men In Black, 21 Jump Street crossover is official. Yeah, it's one thing to have something like say Civil War crossing their characters but has every studio gone mad?? Sigh...is this even more ramifications from DC's movie strategy that includes Batman V Superman, Justice League and Suicide Squad? Or is this something cool? We welcome our Transmedia guru Jeff Gomez, whose company Starlight Runner helped craft the MIB [...]

April 16th, 2016|

MIB 23, Civil War and More Movie Crossover Madness!

What a wacky movie world we live in! MIB 23, the rumored Men In Black, 21 Jump Street crossover, as reported by Comic Book Dot Com, is official! WTF?? "Little information has been made available yet, although it's assumed that Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum will return to reprise their roles from 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street. Whether the Men in Black will be recast or whether they'll bring back actors from previous films is, at this point, [...]

April 14th, 2016|

SoS PODCAST Ep 12: Do You Have Faith In The DC Movie Universe?

After the poor reception from critics and fans alike for Batman v Superman do you have any faith left in the DC Movie Universe? That simple question launched a heated debate from both sides of the coin! As always you can listen above or download us on iTunes or any podcasting app on your iOS or Android phone. Just search "Secrets of the Sire" or "Host Michael Dolce" to find us. Or you can head to our Soundcloud page and [...]

April 11th, 2016|

The Summer Movie Countdown Is On!

Batman v Superman kicked off the summer movie blockbuster countdown. With Civil War on tap and X-Men: Apocalypse on deck we breakdown the summer films were dying to see! Image via Screen Rant Here's a breakdown on what's to come this summer in the Pop Culture realm: Criminal - Friday, April 15 The Huntsman Winter’s War - Friday, April 22 Captain America: Civil War - Friday, May 6 The Angry Birds Movie - Friday, May 20 Alice Through [...]

April 6th, 2016|

SoS PODCAST Ep 11: ‘Batman v Superman’: Box Office Success Equals Fans?

Batman v Superman steamrolled into theaters this past weekend to record breaking Easter sales. But does it translate to into sales for comic book stores and other distribution platforms? And more importantly, does it equal more fans of comic books - the source material for these films? Plus, we announce the winner of the Comic Book Movie Film Franchise bracket in our March Madness Franchise Final Four! Click here to listen to Secrets of the Sire: Episode Eleven

April 5th, 2016|

Batman v Superman: Does Box Office Success Equal More Comic Book Fans?

Batman v Superman steamrolled into theaters this past weekend to record breaking Easter sales. And while fan and critic reaction was divided to say the least (see my article on Inquisitr for more on that), one thing is for certain: the comic book movie train continues to roll on! But does it translate to into sales for comic book stores and other distribution platforms? And more importantly, does it equal more fans of comic books - the source material for [...]

March 31st, 2016|

SoS PODCAST Ep 10: Batman V Superman With Bad Coyote Funky

We talk ‪#‎BatmanVSuperman‬ with the gang from @BadCoyoteFunky and the dreaded trend of movie trailers giving away the whole dang movie! Plus, we announce the winner of the Superman Film Franchise bracket in our March Madness Franchise Final Four. next up? Vote in our X-Men Bracket as we countdown to our final four! https://twitter.com/Michael_Dolce/status/713763554843836417 Click here to listen to Secrets of the Sire: Episode Ten

March 29th, 2016|

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Another Movie Giving Too Much Away In The Trailer

Man that Batman V Superman was great wasn't it? Between Wonder Woman's surprise appearance and Doomsday catapulting out of a giant meteor thanks to Lex Luthor manipulating our heroes into that massive slugfest, this movie had it all! What's that? Shouldn't I have labeled this post SPOILERS? Well, sure I would have...had the trailer for the film not already spoiled the movie for everyone already. https://twitter.com/Michael_Dolce/status/710936735199457281 So, no, I haven't actually SEEN Dawn of Justice yet, so I'm not [...]

March 24th, 2016|

SoS PODCAST Ep 9: Shared Universes With Transmedia Guru Jeff Gomez

Spider-Man has arrived! ...in the Marvel Universe that is. So what better way to break down the deal than with Transmedia guru Jeff Gomez of Starlight Runner Entertainment? He chats Spider-Man in the Civil War trailer, his work on the Amazing Spider-Man and Men In Black films and the concept of shared universes in TV and film in use today. Plus, we announce the winner of the Spider-Man Film Franchise bracket in our March Madness Franchise Final Four. Next up? [...]

March 21st, 2016|

Spider-Man In The Civil War Trailer: Is There Hope For A Faithful Wall-Crawler Adaption?

By now, all us fanboys have experienced the giggle inducing cameo that was Spider-Man in the Civil War trailer (and if you haven't you really picked the wrong blog to read). https://twitter.com/Michael_Dolce/status/708412205423837184 And despite several nit-picky comments concerning his costume (too shiny! too traditional! what's up with those armbands?) the one emotion Spider-Man's appearance does evoke is hope. Hope that the Marvel Universe will one day merge completely. That we'll see Wolverine pop his claws against the Hulk whose [...]

March 17th, 2016|

SoS PODCAST Ep 8: Comics To Film With Ralph Tedesco Of Zenescope

We welcome Zenescope's Ralph Tedesco as he gives us the inside scoop on what it takes to bring a comic book creation to the big (and small) screen. Plus we debate which Batman director performed best under pressure: Christopher Nolan or Tim Burton as we reveal the winner of the Batman bracket in our March Madness Comic Book Movie Franchise Final Four! Vote Now in our Spider-Man bracket and tune in this Friday at 11am as we welcome Transmedia specialist [...]

March 14th, 2016|

Tim Burton Vs Christopher Nolan: Which Batman Director Delivered Under More Pressure?

Christopher Nolan or Tim Burton? Omitting Joel Schumacher altogether for his entries in the Batman movie canon and Zack Snyder who will partially make his debut in Batman movie lore with Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, the consensus among fans is that these two directors best represent Bruce Wayne's transition from comics to screen. But how do you evaluate two, totally different, but equally impressive interpretations of the character, not to mention the time periods in which they were [...]

March 9th, 2016|

SoS PODCAST Ep 7: Comic Book Movie Franchise Final Four

We introduce the Comic Book Movie March Madness bracket. Each week we'll pit the 4 most popular/best versions of each Batman, Spider-Man, Superman, and X-Men franchises against each other in a weekly poll on our Twitter feed (@Michael_Dolce) starting with the Batman bracket - and leave it in your hands to see which film emerges as the best in that franchise. We also hear from Atlas Genius’ Keith Jeffrey on the new Creative Economy: What jobs exist today in the [...]

March 7th, 2016|

Vote For Your Favorite Batman Movies In Our Comic Book Movie Franchise Final Four

Vote For Your Favorite Batman Film And Decide Which Movie Advances To The Next Round in our #comicbookmovie Franchise Final Four Bracket! https://twitter.com/Michael_Dolce/status/705803512408612864 Each week after we'll pit the 4 most popular/best versions of each movie franchise against each other in a weekly poll on our Twitter feed (@Michael_Dolce) starting with the Batman bracket - and leave it in your hands to see which film emerges as the best in that franchise. Don't agree with our choices? Simply Reply [...]

March 4th, 2016|

The New Creative Economy With Atlas Genius’ Keith Jeffrey And The Gang From Bad Coyote Funky

This week on Secrets of the Sire we welcome Bad Coyote Funky podcaster Sergio Renwick and hear from Atlas Genius’ Keith Jeffrey on the new Creative Economy. What jobs exist today in the creative field that never existed at any time before - and how do you score those gigs? Video Game analyst, Blogger, Professional live streamer, YouTube Sensation – we give you the insight and history of how the Internet (for the umpteenth time) has changed EVERYTHING. "Obviously, it [...]

March 3rd, 2016|

Comic Book Movie March Madness: The Franchise Final Four

It's March Madness time and nobody loves posting his bracket more than yours truly. So in the spirit of the season, Secrets of the Sire is launching its first ever Comic Book Movie Franchise Final Four! What does that entail? Glad you asked! First, we took the biggest comic book movie heavyweights we could think of - and by that we mean the franchises with the most "total" number of films. Next we added a little wrinkle: each of these [...]

March 3rd, 2016|

Q&A: The Walkmen’s Walter Martin On His New Solo Record ‘Arts & Leisure’

Check out my interview with the Walkmen's @WaltRMartin for @amNewYork. Walter and I chatted about his new solo record Arts & Leisure, his songwriting process and the status of his more famous outfit the Walkmen. "Walter Martin likes to be funny ... it just doesn’t always turn out that way in the end. Such was the case when the Walkmen bassist set out to write “Arts & Leisure,” a follow-up to his commercially successful debut “We’re All Young Together.” “I [...]

February 28th, 2016|

SoS PODCAST Ep 6: Oscars 2016, X-Files & More!

Mad Max Is An Oscars 2016 Anomaly...And It Just Might Win We break down the favorites to win the gold statue and are we even allowed to root for any of them because their white? Plus, I have a bone to pick with X-Files creator Chris Carter about the reboot. Click here to listen to Secrets of the Sire: Episode Five

February 27th, 2016|

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