REVIEW: Mick Rory Gets Some Glory at Last in Legends of Tomorrow 2×11 “Turncoat”

REVIEW: Mick Rory Gets Some Glory at Last in Legends of Tomorrow 2×11 “Turncoat”

This week’s episode of Legends of Tomorrow gave me some really good stuff and some stuff I really don’t think I approve of.  I think it was better-written than last week by a significant margin, but where it goes wrong, I feel it really goes wrong.  First, let’s recap: Rip murdered Washington and gave guns to to the redcoats, basically ruining the American Revolution.  Back on board the Waverider, Mick and Ray have a brief interaction, talking about…

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REVIEW: Midnighter and Apollo #5 — “You answer to ME.”

REVIEW: Midnighter and Apollo #5 — “You answer to ME.”

In what’s becoming a regular monthly trend, Midnighter and Apollo is exactly the comic I need this week, two weeks into the most dangerous administration my country has ever elected. Point blank, Steve Orlando, Fernando Blanco, and Romulo Fajardo Jr. have once again performed an alchemy to create something topical, universal, and somehow utterly informed and made real by the queer experience. In terms of plot, this issue focuses primarily on the fight between Neron…

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RECAP/REVIEW: Legends of Tomorrow 2×10 — “The Legion of Doom”

RECAP/REVIEW: Legends of Tomorrow 2×10 — “The Legion of Doom”

Hey everybody, I’m back with this week’s episode of Legends of Tomorrow, aptly titled “The Legion of Doom.”  While I’m not as excited by this episode in terms of writing as I wish I was, this episode is definitely huge in terms of plot.  Additionally, the emotional subplot of the episode has some genuinely affecting moments, even when the scripting doesn’t do the characters justice. The episode opens with Damien Dahrk and Eobard Thawne recruiting Malcolm Merlyn into…

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REVIEW: Midnighter & Apollo #4 Reminds Us of What We Deserve

REVIEW: Midnighter & Apollo #4 Reminds Us of What We Deserve

Top of the month, and we all know what that means: Midnighter & Apollo time!  This issue picks up where last issue left off — Apollo, trapped by Neron, and Midnighter about to face down the demon that killed him. Neron keeps going on about how Apollo “knows” that his soul’s tainted by pride, lust, anger, and murder.  Apollo keeps trying to tell him he’s wrong.  Midnighter, meanwhile, fights Mawzir with nothing but a single bullet…

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FILM & TV WEEKLY ROUNDUP: RIP Carrie Fisher

FILM & TV WEEKLY ROUNDUP: RIP Carrie Fisher

This week, I reflect on the passing of an icon: Carrie Fisher. Ms. Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia Organa, leaves behind a world that she helped make more beautiful.  As an actress, as a mental health advocate, author, and legendary script doctor, she brought so much meaning to our lives. Personally, Princess Leia in that white hallway is the first clear memory I have. But the woman she became: bitingly witty,…

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LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Midseason Finale Brings Back Old Faces!

LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Midseason Finale Brings Back Old Faces!

All right, we’re officially into the midseason hiatus for the entire Arrowverse! Legends of Tomorrow brought the last midseason finale of last week’s crop, and wow. “The Chicago Way” pretty much knocked it out of the park. First, to get it out of the way: HOLY $#%^, LENNY. For those not aware of my proclivities with this show, Leonard Snart, a.k.a. Captain Cold, (played by Wentworth Miller) was my favorite character, and I was really…

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REVIEW: Midnighter and Apollo #3 and the Mansion of Happiness

REVIEW: Midnighter and Apollo #3 and the Mansion of Happiness

Another month, another Midnighter and Apollo.  Can I just say I needed this?  Because I really, really needed this comic.  I had a rough November, but, to paraphrase a favorite meme, this comic “cleared my skin, watered my crops, opened my pores, and cleansed my soul.” Allow me to explain.  If you’ve just started Midnighter and Apollo with this issue, here’s the plot basics: the guy who created Midnighter and Apollo had Apollo murdered and sent to Hell.  Midnighter…

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DISCOURSE DISH: On the Maintenance of Hope

DISCOURSE DISH: On the Maintenance of Hope

This week, it may feel silly, or trivial, or what have you, to focus on fiction.  The U.S. has elected Donald Trump as our next president, proving a whole multitude of American stereotypes correct.  Bigots countrywide now know that the new establishment stands with them.  People living in fear, too, because of the color of their skin, the nature of their religion, their relationships to others, and the relative strength or ability of their bodies….

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#TBT @ THE MOVIES: Dick Tracy (1990) is a fun, aesthetic noir romp

#TBT @ THE MOVIES: Dick Tracy (1990) is a fun, aesthetic noir romp

So, due to some personal reasons and election anxiety, it took me two weeks to watch Dick Tracy.  That said, I had a great time with the film, which diverges from the usual superhero fare for comics movies.  The titular Dick Tracy works as a detective, hot on the trail of mobsters all over his town. The star-studded cast includes Warren Beatty as Tracy, Madonna as femme fatale Breathless Mahoney, and others such as Al Pacino,…

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SUPERGIRL 2×05: “Crossfire” brings Major Plot Developments

SUPERGIRL 2×05: “Crossfire” brings Major Plot Developments

I don’t know if anyone here really knows just how invested I get in the Luthor family.  But boy oh boy, this episode of Supergirl basically feels as if made specifically with me in time.  Development for Alex and Maggie’s romantic arc!  Lena Luthor being more than she lets on!  Huge, plot-shaking revelations! Honestly, if not for Mon-El, this would rank as my favorite episode of the season so far. Unfortunately, I personally cannot stand Mon-El, and…

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