“Is this real?”
The newest comic book show produced courtesy of the FX Network and Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley is a triumph. A kaleidoscope of amazing wrapped in translucent tin foil. Dare I say it, it’s the best X-Men thing ever… Continue reading Legion Pilot Review
Well, the first one was set (rather haphazardly) to Johnny Cash’s “Hurt”, so scoring the latest to “Amazing Grace” is a logical progression . . .
Oh and another fleeting glimpse of Stephen Merchant’s Caliban.
Logan, directed by James Mangold, opens March 3rd.
Spoilers (but not many)
2016 might have witnessed a fair amount of upheaval, but one thing remained constant: Hollywood’s love of superheroes is as strong as ever. While DC sat out 2015, Marvel saw three of their properties in theaters; this year The Big Two had six combined. Next year that will edge up to seven. In addition, geek-favorite franchises Star Trek and Star Wars continued their multi-year missions through galaxies far, far away. Almost all of them raked the ticket sales (analysists were divided on whether Star Trek Beyond fell short of breaking even or turned a modest profit). Either way, neither profit margins nor quantity of films produced equal quality. 2016 was a very mixed year in terms of artistic merit, as fans could be forgiven for experiencing whiplash when trying to create a double bill for some of these movies. Some films excelled by being able to break new ground, while others entertained with well-executed tried and true formulas. Some were an utter mess (and not simply in their murky CGI sequences). It could have been worse; viewers were denied anything quite as terrible as last year’s Fantastic Four. Then again, that is placing the bar quite low.
Continue reading This Year’s Finest 2016: Film
Finally over on the small screen, FX gave fans their first glimpse of the upcoming mutant drama, Legion. The trailer hints at a fair amount of head games, along with explicit references to mutants.
Legion, developed for TV by Noah Hawley, is slated to premiere on FX sometime early 2017.
With Gotham’s wide net of characters and interpretations, they’ve dug shallow and deep in showing the formative years of the City’s most famous inhabitants. Some of the portrayals have been solid and some started good but became shaky. With all that in mind, here are 10 characters that are perfect for the show’s shotgun approach to the Bat-mythos…
Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten Characters to Bring to “Gotham”
Fox’s Lucifer sinks to new depths for DC live-action television, but not in a good way. Continue reading Lucifer Pilot Review
Spoiler Warning: They’re in this post, especially about Star Wars The Force Awakens Continue reading This Year’s Finest 2015: Comic Convo Film