Weekly Recap – May 4, 2013

Hobo Stu

Hobo Stu

Hello everyone,

May the 4th be with you!

I know you guys probably thought I didn’t know about that holiday because I’m a hobo. Well, I’ll have you know that I’m one of the biggest Star Trek fans out there! I’ll never forget that epic battle between the Cylons and the Browncoats that happened on that planet full of apes. Just absolutely amazing.

Here’s what’s new on HoboTrashcan.com this week:

Review – Iron Man 3
After saving the world from an extraterrestrial threat in The Avengers, Tony Stark must once again put on his armor to save the day in Iron Man 3. Still shaken by the events in New York, Stark must take on a new villain named The Mandarin, who has a flare for taking out populated areas with vicious explosions. It’s the first film in the franchise not directed by Jon Favreau and it’s following what turned out to be a great team up superhero film. Find out if Iron Man 3 is worth your hard-earned money in our review.

Doctor Who – “Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS”: Salvage of a lifetime
As we all know by now, the TARDIS is a time machine that is bigger on the inside. It contains an infinite amount of rooms (and corridors), though typically we only ever see the control room. However, this week the TARDIS crash lands and its engine begins to leak, all while Clara is trapped inside. So The Doctor must recruit the salvage crew that crash landed the TARDIS to help save her. As a result, we see more of The Doctor’s ship than we ever have before – including the library, the swimming pool and the Eye of Harmony. If you dug the episode, make sure to check out our review of “Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS,” which includes a theory about Clara’s mysterious doppelgangers.

Murphy’s Law – A world full of Stan Lees
By merging Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and The Incredible Hulk into one massive cinematic universe, Marvel was able to give us the incredibly entertaining blockbuster film The Avengers. But each one of those films featured a cameo by Stan Lee. And all of those versions of Stan Lee lived in different cities and had different jobs and backstories. So if all of those films really are connected, then why is there a seemingly infinite number of Stan Lees running around in it? Joel Murphy investigates in this week’s column.

Positive Cynicism – I don’t understand what people are offended by anymore
Last week, People declared Gwyneth Paltrow the Most Beautiful Woman in the World. This sent certain Internet commenters into a tizzy. They couldn’t believe that People could get it so incredibly wrong. This week, Aaron R. Davis takes a look at the Paltrow hate – and the calculated reasons behind People’s decision to name Paltrow number one (which may just have something to do with a certain superhero movie debuting later this week). He explains how those who angrily talk about the list are playing right into Hollywood’s hand.

– Hobo Stu

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