“Spider-Man: Homecoming” Trailer Released, Gives Us More of Tony and the Vulture

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” Trailer Released, Gives Us More of Tony and the Vulture

Today, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios released the second trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, the latest attempt to relaunch the Spider-Man franchise following Tom Holland‘s scene-stealing debut as the Wall-Crawler in last year’s “Captain America – Civil War.” This trailer gives us a greater sense of the structure of the film, and emphasizing  Sony and Marvel’s arrangement to have this new series of films integrated with the Marvel Cinematic Universe by leaning heavily on the bond between…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episodes 10 & 11

REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episodes 10 & 11

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Iron Fist. You can check out my reviews of previous episodes by clicking the links below: Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8 Episode 9    Episodes 10 (“Black Tiger Steals Heart”) & 11 (Lead Horse Back to Stable”) At this point, as we start to move into what ostensibly should be the climax of…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 9: “The Mistress of All Agonies”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 9: “The Mistress of All Agonies”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Iron Fist. You can check out my reviews of previous episodes by clicking the links below: Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8   Episode 9: “The Mistress of All Agonies” With its ninth episode, Marvel’s Iron Fist wholeheartedly embraces the ridiculous plot contrivances and silly coincidences that, in a more enjoyably over-the-top adventure, a…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 8: “The Blessing of Many Fractures”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 8: “The Blessing of Many Fractures”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Iron Fist. You can check out my reviews of previous episodes by clicking the links below: Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7   Episode 8: “The Blessing of Many Fractures” Hoo boy. I don’t mind telling you, faithful readers, this was a tough one to get through. I feel like I’ve talked a lot about the…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 7: “Felling Tree With Roots”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 7: “Felling Tree With Roots”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Iron Fist. You can check out my reviews of previous episodes by clicking the links below: Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6   Episode 7: “Felling Tree With Roots” One step forward, two steps back as Marvel’s Iron Fist returns to a middling episode following the burst of energy that was episode six. One of the things that…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 6: “Immortal Emerges From Cave”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 6: “Immortal Emerges From Cave”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Iron Fist. You can check out my reviews of previous episodes by clicking the links below: Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Before we dive in, it occurs to me that in my last review, I mentioned Danny’s driving of a car. I just now realized that actually happened in this episode, not in Episode 5, so apologies for that,…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 5: “Under Leaf Pluck Lotus”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 5: “Under Leaf Pluck Lotus”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Iron Fist. You can check out my reviews of previous episodes by clicking the links below: Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4   Episode 5: “Under Leaf Pluck Lotus” After some improvement in the previous episode, it was disheartening to see Marvel’s Iron Fist to slip back into another episode of frankly boring character interactions and a narrative that still lurches along…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 4: “Eight Diagram Dragon Palm”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 4: “Eight Diagram Dragon Palm”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Iron Fist. You can check out my reviews of previous episodes by clicking the links below: Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3   Episode 4: “Eight Diagram Dragon Palm” So far, Marvel’s Iron Fist has been kind of a mess, and not a hot one. Bogged down in unconvincing dialogue, inconsistent characterization and a narrative stuck in neutral, the series also hasn’t taken advantage…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 3: “Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 3: “Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Iron Fist. You can check out my reviews of previous episodes by clicking the links below: Episode 1 Episode 2   Episode 3: “Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch” The third episode of Marvel’s Iron Fist immediately benefits from a change in director and writer, resulting in an episode with stronger and slightly more nuanced dialogue and action that actually delivers. Though some of the same problems of…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 2: “Shadow Hawk Takes Flight”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 2: “Shadow Hawk Takes Flight”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Iron Fist. You can check out my review of the first episode here.   In my last review, I talked about how the premiere episode failed to deliver the thrills and well-executed action that Marvel’s Kung Fu showcase series should specialize in, and that its lack of suspense and excitement failed to cover up its more formulaic qualities. So, do things improve in the second…

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