Category Archives: TV

TV Review: Iron Fist!

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Starring: Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, Jessica Stroup, Tom Pelphrey, David Wenham

SPOILERS

Now that Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage have had their time in the Netflix spotlight, it’s time for Danny Rand, the Iron Fist, to get his chance to grace the streaming service. While the early reviews for the latest Marvel Netflix series haven’t been great (to put it mildly), I was still pretty intrigued by the show. After all, how would Marvel Studios go about adapting Iron Fist, a character that has a more mystical background than any of the other members of the Defenders? Read the rest of this entry

Let’s Talk About X, Baby

legionYes, this is another column about Logan. But more specifically, it’s about the impact that Logan, Deadpool, and FX’s Legion show have had on the X-Men franchise at Fox. All three of these properties are wildly different, but they share three things: they’re entertaining, have a very clear vision, and are completely different from any other X-Men product Fox has produced.  In an entertainment world that has valued the idea of “shared universes”, you would think that this strategy would work counter for the studio, but I honestly thing it’s emboldened them to try new things, and maybe even show Fox that there’s no need for the X-Men movies to try and copy what Marvel and Warner Bros are doing.  Read the rest of this entry

Looking Ahead To 2017!

27046534534059ff73a97ojpg-bf6797_765wWell, we made it. 2016 is now in the rearview mirror, and it’s full steam ahead to 2017. While this year will still feature some trying times for some of us, at least there will be plenty of things to distract us from reality. In fact, you might think that there’s TOO much stuff to distract us coming in 2017. Luckily for you, I’ve got my most anticipated things coming our way in 2017 to help you figure what you should really get excited for! Read the rest of this entry

Best of 2016!

deadpool-best-movies-2016.jpgWell, we’ve slogged through the worst of the year, and now it’s on to the best. These are the comics, movies, TV shows, and other assorted media that helped take the sting of our darkest timeline off my mind for a little while. Perhaps they helped you, or you can discover them for yourself if you need them. Read the rest of this entry

Oh The (In)Humani(TV)!

inhumansPoor, poor Inhumans, you never really had a chance, did you?

With the recent news that Marvel’s Inhumans movie will no longer be a movie and instead move to ABC as an 8 episode TV show, it’s hard to feel anything but a “shrug” over Marvel’s Royal Family. The last thing I’ll admit about Inhumans is being surprised. Okay, actually I take that back: I’m surprised that it’s going to be a TV show, but I’m not surprised that it’s not going to be a movie, even though this new IMAX deal for the first two episodes doesn’t “take the place of the previously unscheduled Inhumans movie” (confused? ME TOO!). Read the rest of this entry

TV Review: Westworld

1274080_mkt_pa_westworld-s1_po_v1_pTV REVIEW:

Westworld, Season 1, Episode 1

Holy Crap.

That’s all I can really say after watching Westworld, the latest HBO series that’s most likely the heir to Game of Thrones. Based on the 1973 Michael Crichton movie of the same name, Westworld is far more than just “Jurassic Park with robots”. The Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy series is a sharp, beautiful, and shocking look into the nature of man and machine that will blow away any and all expectations. Read the rest of this entry

TV Review: Daredevil Season 2!

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Starring: Charlie Cox, Jon Bernthal, Elodie Yung, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson

MINOR SPOILERS

Daredevil made quite the splash last year as the first of Marvel Studios’ projects with Netflix, and many were surprised that a second season would hit before Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Defenders, the Avengers-esque team up with the Marvel Netflix properties (which also includes Jessica Jones, which premiered back in November). If Daredevil season one was Marvel’s Batman Begins, then this is their Dark Knight or Empire Strikes Back, expanding the scope of the series to include new characters, enemies, and more for Matt Murdock and his supporting cast to do. Read the rest of this entry

2016 Nerd Preview!

maxresdefault2015 is in the rearview, and now it’s full steam ahead to 2016. If you thought 2015 had a ton of crazy nerd stuff heading your way, just wait till you see what 2016 has up its sleeve. With so much stuff coming out, it’s a little overwhelming. What’s that? You want my help? Well, I’m glad you asked! Without further ado, here’s the stuff I’m most looking forward to in 2016! Read the rest of this entry

TV Review: Jessica Jones

downloadThe second series to come from Marvel Studios and Netflix, Jessica Jones doesn’t have as much hype surrounding it like Daredevil did. Jessica Jones is a relatively new character when it comes to the Marvel line, and unlike the Man Without Fear, she didn’t have a movie in the early 2000’s to boost her profile with “normies”. Despite this, Jessica Jones not only stands toe to toe with Matt Murdock’s series from earlier in the year, it completely stands on it’s on. Read the rest of this entry

The Read Pile: Alias

download (1)Confession time, folks: until a month or two ago, I had never read Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos’ Alias series. It slipped through the cracks, mainly because it was at it’s height when I was in high school and college, where the only books I was reading were ­Spider-Man and Batman comics. I’ve long heard of how incredible the series is, and with the upcoming Jessica Jones series hitting Netflix, I decided it was high time that I splurged on the omnibus edition. Now that I’ve finished it, I figured I’d dust off the ol’ “Read Pile” and give it a new installment. Read the rest of this entry