Comic Books

Justice League Exceeds All Expectations!

Warning: The following review contains spoilers for Warner Brothers Justice League. Many DC Comics fans were skeptical heading into the premiere of Justice League; after the beating Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice took from critics and fans alike, it’s easy to understand why. While Wonder Woman is widely regarded as one of the better comic book movies in a while, and helped right the Warner Brothers ship, that’s a bad taste to wash our of your mouth. People... Read More

Comic Books

We’re Going to Put a Happy Little Deadpool 2 Teaser Right Here

Why does June have to be so far away? If you’re not asking that question, drop whatever meaningless-by-comparison task preoccupies you and go watch Deadpool, the 2016 dark horse comic book triumph! The 20th Century Fox X-Men project languished in developmental Hell for nearly a decade until someone (we’re all pretty sure Ryan Reynolds) leaked test footage online. Despite its paltry shoestring budget, Reynolds’ enthusiasm for playing the merc with a mouth garnered over $750-million at... Read More

Movies

Thor: Ragnarok Raises the Bar for Fun at the Movies

Warning: The following review contains spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok. The Thor movies have been some of my favorites in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with their remarkable blend of self-awareness and bold choices in terms of pushing the superhero genre into new realms. Did the vibrant color palate of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 dazzle your visual palate? The Dark World laid that groundwork with an early glimpse of bolder colors. Even the franchise’s first film, while still a... Read More

Comic Books

The New Mutants School for Mental Trickery and Sheer Terror

Imagine, if you will, a world where knives force themselves out of a man’s knuckles, a witch levitates above you and instantly turn your body into fire, and a girl can shapeshift into your worst nightmares—sounds kind of like a horror movie, right?  Since the dawn of modern comic book superhero movies beginning with Superman in 1978, none of even touched on horror themes until now. The Blade and   Hellboy series dabbled in the supernatural and occult, but neither had the raw,... Read More

Movies

The Newest Star Wars Trailer is Very Promising

It has been months of waiting, with little news surrounding Star Wars: The Last Jedi other than director shakeups that have been giving fans an uneasy feeling, but fear not: A new trailer for Episode VIII has dropped and I couldn’t be more excited! Disney appears to be applying a different marketing strategy for this movie, which makes sense. By this point in 2015 we’d already been given multiple teasers, at least one longer trailer, and a handful of updates and press releases. In... Read More

Movies

Menendez Mania!

Before there was O.J., there was Menendez. Lyle and Erik Menendez, that is. Their trial was the first to be televised in its entirety on the then fairly new Court TV (which was later relaunched as truTV). The brothers became stars of the original “Trial of the Century” before there was a “Trial of the Century.” The past several years have seen frequent revisits to past crimes, with documentaries and scripted shows about O.J. Simpson and JonBenet Ramsey, among others.... Read More

Animaton

Batman and Harley Quinn Coming to a Theater Near You for One Night

Nostalgia has been all the rage thus far this century, with more reboots and sequels of classic 70s – 90s pop and cult classic entertainment than one could sanely list. We’ve had our peaks and valleys over the course—more valleys, but let’s not dwell on the cringe-worthy. Every once and a while, though, someone’s come along and given us something old and new: Enter Batman and Harley Quinn, coming to theaters nationwide for one night before its digital/home-video release later this... Read More

Comic Books

Thor Ragna-Rocked San Diego Comic Con Like a Hurricane

“So much has happened since I last saw you.”  That’s probably the most on-the-nose observation regarding the Hulk (Mark Ruffallo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), and state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starting off one whammy of a trailer!  It’s been two years since we last saw Dr. Banner and Thor in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and boy could the waters be any more troubled.  Taking inspiration from both the Ragnarok and Planet Hulk comic book story arcs, Thor’s triennial... Read More

Animaton

Warner Bros. is Releasing a DC Animation Box Set

With all the DC/Warner Bros hype focused on their Hall H panel at San Diego Comic Con for Justice League and Aquaman, some fantastic news may have slipped under the radar last week. Having cranked out thirty animated feature films over the last decade, the powers that be have decided to give fans a special treat: a complete 32-disc box set in celebration of the DC Animated Universe 10th anniversary! Whereas it can be argued that Marvel Studios has been dominating the big screen via... Read More

Comic Books

Spider-Man: Homecoming Entertains But Falls Short as a Reboot

Hollywood appears to have truly reached the nexus of superhero films and, depending on how you look at it, that could be either a good or bad thing. If your favorite comic book superhero is some obscure one-off character, then you’re in luck—you may just get a change to see him or her in a feature-length film. However, if you’re starting to see a pattern where all these characters are falling into the same formulaic storylines and suffering fatigue as a result, brace yourself:... Read More