Monday, April 30, 2018

Upcoming May Blog Post Previews

Next month will be my themed month, May of Marvels, with blog posts focused on the comic book and movie empire, including reviews of Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2. Since I have most of my think piece posts written out in advanced as rough drafts, I’ve decided to give you all a sneak preview of what to expect over the coming month.

So here’s a few snippets from my upcoming feature blog posts. Keep in mind that most of these are still rough drafts, and as such, will mostly undergo revisions before their final publication.

To check a preview of what's to come, click READ MORE:

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Countdown To May Of Marvels: The Avengers Is Really That Good


The Avengers created a smash hit in the box office bigger than Hulk's fists ever could, and every subsequent film within the Marvel Cinematic Universe has proven to be a bigger and better hit, especially in light of the recent Avengers: Infinity War.

But was this big superhero crossover movie merely a flash in the pan, a big spark for a fad that will inevitably fade into the darkness of film history, or was The Avengers really that good?

That's the question that film critic Bob "Moviebob" Chipman expected to answer in his Avengers reviews within his "Really That Good" video series, and his answer is exactly what you'd expect it to be.

To learn why The Avengers is really that good, click READ MORE:

Saturday, April 28, 2018

IMPORTANT: Blog Web Address Change

As my blog's name has changed from "The Disney Dudebro" to "The Magic Ears Dudebro", so too has my blog's web address:

Please be sure to edit your bookmarks and web links accordingly. And be sure to keep your eyes and ears out for more of the same great content.

Countdown To May of Marvels: Bewteen The Lines Of The Avengers


If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Better question: if you could have any superpower, how would you use it?

The obvious answer most people would have to that question would be to use their superpower for good. But what is “good”? After all, if you have a superpower that you want to use for good, you should at least know what "good" you’re fighting for.

Kyle Kallgren of Brows Held High posits these questions in his video “Between The Lines: The Avengers”, wherein he takes a philosophical lens to the Marvel movies and examines the ideologies of the various superheroes.

To delve into the philosophy and politics of Marvel, click READ MORE:

Friday, April 27, 2018

Fan Art Friday: Avengers Assemble!

Today is the big premiere of Avengers: Infinity War, the biggest crossover as of yet within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and a cinematic event that has been more than ten years in the making.

The love for the Marvel movies can be seen across the internet, with countless fan art dedicated to the favorite characters of each and every fan. You could almost say that the fan art stretches out to...infinity!

Of course, for this week's Fan Art Friday, we'll only be selecting a handful of the infinite number of Marvel fan art out there, but if Thanos proves anything, it's that a handful can easily give you the power of infinity.

For fan art of the most Marvel-ous crossover ever, click READ MORE:

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Throwback Thursday: The Avengers (1978 Style)


The Avengers successfully brought together “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” on the big screen in 2012, but what if Marvel were to attempt such a crossover more than 30 years earlier on the small screen?

The result would have been something similar to this parody trailer, which shows what The Avengers could have looked like as a made-for-television movie in 1978, which is something quite fitting for a Throwback Thursday.

To check out a groovier version of The Avengers, click READ MORE:

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Countdown To May Of Marvels: How It Should Have Ended

Marvel movies are great. There’s no denying that. (Unless you’re a DC fan, in which case you’re in a perpetual state of denial.)

But there’s also no denying that, as great as these movies are, they still have some plot holes that raise a lot of questions, especially if you’re a nitpicky comic fan.

Fortunately, the good folks at How It Should Have Ended have addressed many of these plot holes in the most comedic way possible by asking…well, how it should have ended.

To find out how some of these movies should have ended, click READ MORE:

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Countdown To May Of Marvels: Marvel Secret Origins


While the Marvel Cinematic Universe is little more than a decade old, the Marvel comics themselves stretch back more than half a century.

So many movie fans would consider it tempting to jump right into the comics, but again, as the comics stretch back to the 1950s, reading everything that you need to know about your favorite comic book characters would be more than time consuming to say the least.

Fortunately, there are plenty of good folks like Linkara to help elucidate the history of these characters, especially when it come to their “secret origins”, which he’s more than happy to divulge with his “secret origins” videos.

Take a look back at the very first comic books in which our favorite Marvel characters made their premiere, all the while having a glib laugh from Atop The Fourth Wall (where bad comics burn!)

To take a look into these secret origins, click READ MORE:

Monday, April 23, 2018

Countdown To May Of Marvels: The MCU Recap

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Here’s a real dilemma: what if you want to watch Avengers: Infinity War, but you haven’t seen all of the other Marvel movies yet?

Chances are, you’re a real Marvel fan and you’ve been watching all of the movies religiously since Iron Man. But let’s just say—for the sake of argument, of course!—that you haven’t. What do you do?

You could, theoretically, binge watch all of the movies beforehand, but doing all of that would take you more than a week (if you also include the television shows and extras).

But ain't nobody got time for that! The movie premieres this Friday and you want your MCU smarts right here and now.

So why not take the Cliff Notes approach towards the MCU by watching a brief recap of all the movies up until Avengers: Infinity War?

To catch up on the rest of the MCU, click READ MORE:

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Countdown To May Of Marvels

With Avengers: Infinity War set to premiere soon, I've decided to celebrate this occasion by giving next month a Marvel theme with a little something I'd like to call "May of Marvels."

All throughout the month of May, my blog's content will be centered around Marvel, with movie reviews of both Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2, as well as Marvel-themed feature posts, Throwback Thursdays, and Fan Art Fridays.

And to gear things up for next month, as a "Countdown To May Of Marvels", starting tomorrow, I'll be sharing something Marvel-related all this week.

So one full week of Marvel content plus a whole month of Marvel content equals something truly spectacular to celebrate a most spectacular movie. Prepare yourselves, true believers. Excelsior!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

10,000 Views + New Name & Facebook Page

Well here's a milestone worth celebrating: The Magic Ears Dudebro blog has received more than 10,000 views!

Did I say Magic Ears Dudebro? Yes, you heard that correctly. From here on out, the name of my blog will be The Magic Ears Dudebro rather than the Disney Dudebro. Why the change? Simply put: trademark. In hindsight, a name like Disney is something that can only be used by the Disney Company; so for legal reasons, I've changed the name.

Also, to reflect the new name, I've created a new Facebook page. Feel free to follow it to receive notifications of my newest blog posts, as well as easily share them with your friends and family. Check it out now and be sure to like and follow.

Also, just a reminder, my blog will continue to remain on hiatus until the end of the month. I have plenty of new blog posts planned, along with an entire themed-month. What's the theme. You'll have to wait and find out.

Until then, just remember: nobody's too old for Disney magic!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Disney Dudebro Update (04/07/2018)

This blog will be going on hiatus for the next month. No new posts until then save for a few episode recaps for SVTFOE and Ducktales. Otherwise, none of my regular weekly features such as Throwback Thursday or Fan Art Friday.

I will resume blogging around April 22 to kick off a weeklong celebration commemorating a certain big event on April 27. What exactly is that? Well, you can probably guess by that date, but otherwise wait and find out.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Throwback Thursday: Go Pog Wild!


Hey dudes! What's happening? Y'all up for a totally awesome game of Pogs? You know what's more radical than throwing down a slammer? How about pulling off some wicked BMX moves on a gnarly half pipe? So how about we take a sweet trip to Disneyland for a most triumphant afternoon? Can you dig it, man?

*coughs* Wow! It has been a while since my thirty-something throat uttered such outdated slang. I. Am. Getting. OLD!

Anyway, back in the 1980s and 1990s, under the administration of Eisner, Disney made many attempts to attract the "younger crowd" to its parks by being "hip" and "with it."

Some of these attempts led to big hits and thrills such as Star Tours and Indiana Jones Adventure. Others led to more odd and short-lived experiments ranging from a teen nightclub in Disneyland to a Barbie live show at Epcot Center.

The less-than-successful attempts were, well, less-than-successful due to them being transparent marketing gimmicks, the equivalent of an old man rolling up on a skateboard to a group of teens and saying, "How do you do, fellow kids?"

But perhaps the most transparent and oddest of these attempts by Disney to be relevant--TO THE EXTREME--has to be the Spring 1994 event, Go Pog Wild and Rollerblade Crazy!

For more about this most triumphant Disneyland event, click READ MORE: