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

Comic Books

X Marks Where? The Fubared X-Men Film Franchise Timelines

If you’re a fan of Far Cry 3 (or dictionaries) you’ll remember that insanity is the “exact ‘frigging’ thing over and over again expecting ‘stuff’ to change.”  Sometimes I feel like that’s the motto over at the 20th Century Fox development room when referring to their heavy-hitting X-Men comic book franchise. Up until the past decade or so, rebooting old material was something that happened after a respectable amount of time, usually twenty or thirty years (Psycho, Lost... Read More

Comic Books

Bobby Drake Returns This June in Iceman #1

It’s been five years but fans of the original X-Men can rejoice because Iceman is back in a new standalone comic! Yes, this June Bobby Drake himself returns in Marvel Comics’ Iceman #1, an all new solo X-Men series written by Sina Grace (Men Annual, Secret Obsessed) with artwork by Alessandro Vitti (Avengers Arena, Secret Warriors). The series is clearly in goods hands with Grace: “Iceman has one of the most tenured legacies as a Marvel Super Hero and was one of the originators... Read More

Comic Books

Fox is Taking a Mulligan on the Dark Phoenix

Like any good phoenix story, 20th Century Fox plans on raising another from the ashes of defeat.  The film studio recently rolled out some massive upcoming titles, one of which is a sequel to 2016’s cringeworthy X-Men: Apocalypse with the working title “Dark Phoenix”. With the behemoth Marvel Comics Universe  smashing box office records for going on nearly a decade now, every other comic book production company’s been trying to play catch-up despite how... Read More

Comic Books

Legion: A Fresh Psychedelic Take on the Superhero Genre

Warning: The following review contains spoilers for the first season of FX’s Marvel series Legion. With the release of its groundbreaking psychedelic superhero series Legion, FX continues to prove itself to be innovators and one of the best networks on Television. If you haven’t seen it, stop reading this now, go watch, and leave your expectations at the door–you’ll thank me later. Far from your typical superhero saga, this acid trip of a show is less X-Men and more Pink... Read More

Movies

Logan (2017) Movie Review on The Final Cut

Mark the Movieman burns the midnight oil to bring you his thoughts on the final Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) film, Logan. Find out if this is the R-rated Old Man Logan movie fans have been waiting for or just another Origins. Weapon X marks the spot for the trailer,  shnickity slash the official site, and take a stab at the IMDB info. ... Read More

Comic Books

New Pilot Ordered for the Ever Expanding X-Men Universe

“Mutation: It is the key to our evolution.  It has enabled us to evolve from a single-celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. It’s process is slow and normally taking thousands and thousands of years.  But every few hundred millennia, evolution takes a leap forward.” Sixteen years ago Patrick Stewart made the hairs on X-Men fans’ necks stand on end with those words, and began expanding our minds almost as far as Professor X’s own mind can... Read More

Comic Books

nerdslant LIVE! #10: An X-Men Apocalypse Exclusive

For the newest, begrudgingly special edition of nerdslant Live!, we dedicated the entire podcast to talking about all-things X-Men: Apocalypse. We completely breakdown every aspect of the film, and it was literally an apocalypse. There are honestly more rants about how much we liked the last two films than we did this one, but we promise you, it’s entertaining. In addition to listening to the podcast, you can also check it out on our YouTube channel for the full audio-visual... Read More

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Comic Books

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Movie Review – The Final Cut

Well, we began the month with a superhero film, so why not end the month with a superhero film! I put my flip flops on and hit the sand to witness the end of humanity with my review of Bryan Singer’s conclusion to the First Class prequel trilogy:  X-Men: Apocalypse. Bow before the film’s trailer,  official site, and sneak a peek at the IMDB info before everything they built falls! ... Read More

Comic Books

It’s The Final Countdown!

We’re down to the wire with X-Men: Apocalypse, with only a handful of weeks before it hits the big screen in the US.  As promised at CinemaCon, new footage was released to the public featuring the high profile cameo of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman).  Now that we have access to a bit of new content, let’s get down to what exactly we saw.  Will the Mutant-U keep its Deadpool momentum at the box office? Starting out, we can see from the previous trailer that Xavier’s (James McEvoy) mansion... Read More