Category Archives: COMIC BOOK MOVIES

Spider-Man Homecoming Review

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Teenage coming-of-age movies are an evergreen subject for Hollywood films, with many classic movies starring the High School teen trying to figure out life within a four year period in two hours or less.  Ferris Buller’s Day OffThe Breakfast Club, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, even the wacky and high concept ones like Encino Man, Weird Science, or Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Wonderful films starring teenage characters and their quest for popularity, love, and not becoming a jaded adult. It’s hard to tire of films like those, even as an burgeoning adult myself, because I remember my high school days vividly. So it is that Spider-Man Homecoming joins the many great high school movies for this generation, and firmly establishes Tom Holland as THE Spider-Man… Continue reading Spider-Man Homecoming Review

Logan Movie Review

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There’s a Deadpool advert that played in my theater just before Logan started, which was short but entertaining. It was just what you expect from a two minute sketch of Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool teasing his next film, but in spite of that, it was enjoyable none the less. Even if the beats are well-known and semi-predictable, there is viewing pleasure to be had in seeing how those beats are played out. Logan is in the same vein as that Deadpool advert, it delivers what you expect and does it well… Continue reading Logan Movie Review

Review of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

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The credits roll on as I sit in my sit, just finishing the latest film adaptation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. A growing headache burdens my mind, either from the film or the overly bombastic speakers. Possibly both; theater speakers are too loud now right? Seriously, hearing loss is a growing concern at the movies.

Not as serious was my desire to see this film. Seeing the Turtles for the first (the 6th time in actuality) and fight the Shredder for the first time (again, the 6th time) didn’t have much appeal to me. I was convinced that this film would basically retell the plot of the 1991 film and bore me. Bore me it did, but it is not like the 1991 film. Continue reading Review of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

STAFF FILM REVIEW! Thor: The Dark World

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Well, that was a vast improvement.

For me, Thor has always been the least successful of Marvel’s Phase 1 movies. This is not to say that it didn’t have any strengths, but, overall it was a disappointment. However, when I first saw the preview for the sequel, I found myself upgrading The Dark World from “possibly theaters, probably video” to “damn, I’m excited.” And having watched the film last night, I am happy to report that I was not let down this time around.

The film opens with a prologue recounting a battle in the ancient past between the Dark Elf army of Malekith versus Asgardian warriors under the command of Bor, father of Odin. Malekith controls a substance called Aether (very loosely defined as similar to anti-matter) with which he wishes to plunge the universe into total darkness (you know, your typical megalomaniac supervillain scheme). Bor defeats the Elves, and takes possession of the Aether, ordering it buried deep away and forgotten. As usually happens, Malekith and his power source fade into the mists of legend.

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Let’s Talk Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

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This is a little last minute, but I (Alex) figured I would open this post for us all to discuss tonight’s premiere episode.

I’m sure another member will write up something longer analyzing this episode, but for now, the comments are open.  Let’s chat!

After the events of The Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson assembles a small team of agents to investigate a mysterious group called the Rising Tide. In doing so, they encounter Mike Peterson (J. August Richards), an ordinary man who has acquired superhuman powers.

HERE THERE BE SPOILERS!

Retrospect: The DC Animated Universe

I am Vengeance. I am the Night. I– Am– Batman!

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Those are some of the first words I remember from my early childhood. Words that are forever cemented in my mind, as well as many others, and the motto of the game-changing animated series that began what later became known as the “DC Animated Universe.”

For those of you who don’t know, that title has been affectionately given by us fans for the universe that spanned 8 TV shows, 6 full-length features, and a wholly separate earth in the comics’ Multiverse. Today, I’ll be guiding you through a (probably not) brief history of the franchise, its legacy and impact, and per usual a lingering question. Continue reading Retrospect: The DC Animated Universe

Beware the Batman!

Hey cartoon fans, even though most of us think this show is poop, its still comic book related and therefore gets its own post. Wake up early tomorrow morning cause…

There’s a new episode of…

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Episode 8: “Allies”

Tobias Whale is the most powerful gangster in Gotham City, and, after years of trying, Batman just got the evidence to put him away. But Whale is not going to be harpooned easily. After his lawyer tells Lieutenant Gordon to free Whale or else, the gangster has James’s daughter Barbara Gordon kidnapped and held in “The Cauldron,” the most dangerous part of Gotham. Even the cops are afraid of this place, but not Batman. With Alfred and Katana’s help, they stage a raid on the Cauldron, which is populated by a frightening group of thugs called themselves “the Ghosts.” As it turns out, the Ghosts aren’t the most fearsome threat. Barbara Gordon is being guarded by a dangerous figure with a flaming head, who calls himself Phosphorous Rex.

Airs on Cartoon Network Sept 14th – check your local listings for times

Have the writers of this show never heard of The Joker? Or the Riddler? Or Scarecrow? Who the fuck cares about Tobias Whale? Use a goddamn classic villain already! Ahhh, anyway, join me in the comments and let’s talk about this like adults.