TV Review: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3!

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Starring: Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch, Jazz Sinclair, Gavin Leatherwood

Sabrina Spellman is back on your TV screens, and she’s wasting no time heading to Hell to save her boyfriend from the clutches of her father, Lucifer. Stronger and more streamlined than ever before, the third part/season/whatever of Netflix and WB’s dark adaptation of Archie Comics’ much delayed Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic series is a fantastic slice of dark fantasy that goes in some very surprising directions. Read the rest of this entry

TV Review: Star Trek: Picard!

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Star Trek: Picard

If there’s one hole in my pop culture knowledge, it’s Star Trek. With the exception of the movies and a handful of episodes of the original series and Next Generation, the franchise has always seemed like it was too daunting to really dive into, which made me a little apprehensive to start the first episode of CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Picard. Despite the major marketing and “new viewer” friendly hype, I felt like there would be no way I could truly appreciate Patrick Stewart’s return to the role that made him famous in the way it was intended.

I was wrong. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Guardians of The Galaxy and Batman!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

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You can’t keep the Guardians of the Galaxy down, and that’s pretty apparent with the comic side of the team, which has another new #1 (their fourth by my count) that has a new creative team, a new roster of heroes, and a new threat. The Al Ewing and Juann Cabal series is intending to be just as grand and epic as the previous run from Donny Cates, but as it stands right now, it’s simply too soon to get all that excited about another crack on the team that will probably be rebooted in about twenty issues. Read the rest of this entry

Joker Goes For Gold

JOKER-MOVIE-REVIEWThe Academy Awards revealed this year’s nominees, and surprisingly, Todd Phillips’ Joker leads the pack with 11 nominations. Of course Joaquin Phoenix was going to be nominated, there was no doubt about that, but the sheer amount of other noms for the film is pretty staggering, including Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Picture. And it begs the question….are they all warranted? Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Iron Man 2020 and Low, Low Woods!

COMIC REVIEWS!!

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We’re officially in the future year of 2020, and that means that the Iron Man of 2020, long thought of a as a far away villain, is now a modern day threat. Or is he? That’s the main crux of Dan Slott, Christos Gage, and Pete Woods’ Iron Man 2020 #1, which finds Arno Stark, not Tony, in the Iron Man armor of the future, taking down the threats that could potentially lead to the destruction of the world around him. Read the rest of this entry

TV Review: Dracula

TV REVIEW!

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Starring: Claes Bang, Dolly Wells, John Heffernan, Sacha Dahwan

As someone who owns about five different versions of Bram Stoker’s famous novel, I approach new adaptations of Dracula with a sense of cautious optimism. For every Universal Studios or Bram Stoker’s Dracula, there’s a Dracula 2000 or Dracula Untold that attempts to update the famous gothic horror novel and fails spectacularly. The latest attempt from Stephen Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the creative minds behind the BBC smash Sherlock, initially made me pretty intrigued, though not without some reservations, as the pair’s track record is fairly spotty as of late. But even with those misguided past few series of Sherlock, everything I’ve seen surrounding the project made it seem like the adaptation I’ve been waiting for.

It wasn’t. But it was still a pretty interesting new spin on the story of the Count. Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Batman and Daphne Byrne!

COMIC REVIEWS!!!

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After a genre defining (and patience testing) run from Tom King, the mainline Batman series is going back to basics in an effort to boost the sales back to their previous numbers. DC made a lot of waves with their controversial decision to cut King’s run short by fifteen issues, but in bringing in writer James Tynion IV and artist Tony S Daniel to usher us into Batman #100, they bring in a sense of familiarity to Bruce Wayne and his allies that is both comforting and little on the safe side. Read the rest of this entry

2020: The Year Ahead

wonder-woman-1984-1199044-1280x0-1200x676It’s the dawn of a new year and a new decade, which means that it’s time to do what we nerds do best: look at the upcoming releases and take a guess as to what we’re looking forward to the most! From Natasha Romanoff getting her own solo film to the debut of Locke and Key on Netflix, there’s a whole host of nerdy goodness coming our way this year, so let’s take a look at what’s coming our way! Read the rest of this entry

Comic Reviews: Thor and Hawkeye: Free Fall!

COMIC REVIEWS!!

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Not content when putting his stamp on Thanos, Venom, and the Guardians of the Galaxy, Donny Cates has set his sights on the God of Thunder next, relaunching Thor with artist Nic Klein. After a career-defining run from Jason Aaron, it would be difficult for any creative team to wield Mjolnir, but like his other series, Cates comes right out of the gate swinging with a debut issue that’s truly something else. Read the rest of this entry

Best of 2019!

The year of our lord 2019 was a bit of a mess in a lot of ways, but when it came to pop culture, you’d never have known it. From finally hearing the words “Avengers Assemble” on the big screen to being acquainted with a little guy we’ve all called “Baby Yoda”, 2019 sure had a lot of fantastic things to distract us from the hell place we currently call “reality”. And as I realize how depressing this all sounds, it probably stands to say that I should move on with this intro and get into the cool stuff from this year! Read the rest of this entry