REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 3: “Thin Ice”

REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 3: “Thin Ice”

“Thin Ice” continues the trend of this 10th season of New Doctor Who embracing the best qualities of what makes the show such effervescent fun when it’s at its best, even as Sarah Dollard‘s script improves upon the first two episodes of the season in how it manages to weave in some weightier themes and character moments along with the fun. I really enjoyed the first two episodes of this season, but “Thin Ice” might be…

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Wonder Woman’s Marketing Scheme: Brilliance in Disguise?

Wonder Woman’s Marketing Scheme: Brilliance in Disguise?

Over the last few days, people have asked if the Wonder Woman marketing undersells the picture. Considering the history of studios not standing by or hyping female-led CBMs, this worry has some legitimacy. That said, I’m not sure it’s a valid worry in this case. Looking at Wonder Woman in the context of her cultural heft, the dominant narratives surrounding the movie, and the previous entries into the DCEU, I think that the marketing team…

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REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 2: “Smile”

REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 2: “Smile”

“Smile”, like “The Pilot” before it, represents a return to a classic approach to this season of Doctor Who, and just like the premiere episode, this instalment is refreshingly fun, engaging and tremendously enjoyable. Its structure in many ways is a modern interpretation of the archetypal Doctor Who story; the Doctor and his companion arrive at a  otherworldly locale, wander around for a bit, then get sucked into a conflict due either to the Doctor’s…

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Marvel and Freeform Release Trailer for “Cloak & Dagger”

Marvel and Freeform Release Trailer for “Cloak & Dagger”

Marvel Studios and Freeform have just released the first trailer for their upcoming young adult series Cloak & Dagger, based on the cult favorite Marvel comic. The comic followed Tandy Bowen and Tyrone  Johnson, two teenagers who acquire super-powers and form an unlikely but deep partnership as the urban vigilantes Cloak & Dagger. The characters were created in 1982 by writer Bill Mantlo and artist Ed Hannigan, and were designed to reflect some of the…

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REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 1 – “The Pilot”

REVIEW: Doctor Who – Series 10, Episode 1 – “The Pilot”

Doctor Who returns for its first full season of adventures in over a year. True, we got a solid Christmas Special and the spin-off show “Class,” but in actuality it’s been far too long since the Doctor graced our screens for a run of stories through all of time and space. The first episode of the 10th series, the last series to star Peter Capaldi in the title role, is a fun and engaging story…

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DCEU AQUAMAN Adds Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus

DCEU AQUAMAN Adds Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus

With the Wonder Woman hype machine about to go into gear and Justice League not far behind, news is beginning to trickle out about the forthcoming Aquaman film. The Jason Momoa led cast has added Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, according to THR. Lundgren, who portrayed such iconic villains as Ivan Drago in the Rocky franchise, will bring his talents to a role little known to all but the few die-hard Aquaman fans. Lundgren is no…

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Josh Brolin Cast as Cable in DEADPOOL Sequel

Josh Brolin Cast as Cable in DEADPOOL Sequel

After a long search, the Deadpool sequel has found its Cable. THR is reporting that the Josh Brolin has beat out a shortlist of contenders for the opportunity to play alongside Ryan Reynolds. The followup production to 2016’s irreverent hit has been on the hunt for an actor to fill the role, but Brolin comes as a bit of a surprise. Brolin also plays Thanos in Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe. Despite possible confusion, the Oscar-nominated actor beat…

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Brace Yourself for the Teaser for “Thor: Ragnarok”

Brace Yourself for the Teaser for “Thor: Ragnarok”

Of all the first phase Marvel Studios franchises, the Thor series has had the bumpiest road. Even with the considerable charisma of both Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston as leads Thor and Loki, each instalment has struggled to come alive and thrill audiences. Part of that may be its uneasy melding of fantasy elements and more straight forward super heroics. It wasn’t confident enough to try for lofty, and possibly alienating, high fantasy, but neither…

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Marvel and Netflix Reveal “The Punisher” Coming in 2017

Marvel and Netflix Reveal “The Punisher” Coming in 2017

With the release of an evocative poster, Marvel and Netflix have confirmed what until now had been mostly rumour, that “The Defenders” isn’t the only Marvel/Netflix show to look forward to later in 2017. The poster confirms that The Punisher will drop on Netflix later this year, after this summer’s super-team spectacular “The Defenders” sees its 8 episodes released on the streaming service. A series starring the Punisher was a no-brainer following Jon Bernthal’s acclaimed…

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Rogen and Goldberg to Produce INVINCIBLE Film

Rogen and Goldberg to Produce INVINCIBLE Film

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg may soon be the powerful, or Invincible names in comics cinema. The duo has already seen success in bringing Preacher to screen for AMC. They now turn their sights back to the silver screen. THR is reporting that Rogen and Goldberg are set to produce a live-action adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s Invincible for Universal.  Kirkman, the creative mind behind AMC’s The Walking Dead and Cinemax’s Outkast, first created Invincible at…

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