#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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Doctor Strange Scores Big at the Box Office

Doctor Strange Scores Big at the Box Office

  Don’t look now, but the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has some serious legs, thanks to Doctor Strange. The fourteenth installment in the MCU debuted this weekend at #1 in the United States, raking in an estimated $84.9 million domestically. This ranks it as the 10th-highest opening in the franchise, just behind 2013’s Thor: The Dark World. It also makes the film the 3rd-highest debut outing for a Marvel film, beating out the…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Doctor Strange – Stunning Visuals, Familiar Story

REVIEW: Marvel’s Doctor Strange – Stunning Visuals, Familiar Story

With the release of Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Marvel Studios has crafted and woven over a dozen films, from different separate franchises, into a single cohesive cinematic universe. It’s an achievement that has never come close to being duplicated in film before. It’s all the result of an elegant if stunningly simple idea; let’s recreate the world of Marvel Comics on screen. The ease and commonplace interaction between characters is part of what made Marvel Comics…

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Marvel’s “The Defenders” Begins Production

Marvel’s “The Defenders” Begins Production

Production has begun on the latest Marvel Studios television series produced for Netflix, “The Defenders”, and here’s the first photo of the filming, via an article on ComingSoon.net. “The Defenders” is the culmination of Netflix’s first round of Marvel TV series, bringing together the heroes from “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage,” and the upcoming “Iron Fist” as a single super-team. The photo below finds Krysten Ritter‘s Jessica Jones facing off against Simone Missick as NYPD Detective…

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Valiant Promotes Josh Johns to Director of Digital Media & Development

Valiant Promotes Josh Johns to Director of Digital Media & Development

Valiant Comics has, since its relaunch in 2012, quickly become one the best-managed brands in comics. With a keen eye towards tight publishing schedules, print runs which almost inevitably sell out, and a library of intellectual property mined from its previous iteration, the independent publisher has carved out a solid niche for itself in an incredibly crowded comic book market. One of the key figures in making Valiant work since it was resurrected is Josh…

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#TBT @ THE MOVIES: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

#TBT @ THE MOVIES: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

I’ll admit it: I put this one off ’til the last minute.  I don’t know why, but something about the idea of watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles this week felt childish and weird.  But I watched it, and lo and behold!  It’s actually pretty good. The film focuses, obviously, on the four titular turtle mutants.  They, and their mentor, the rat Splinter, all mutated from a chemical spill.  Splinter then proceeded to teach them the…

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RECAP/REVIEW Legends of Tomorrow 2×03 “Shogun”

RECAP/REVIEW Legends of Tomorrow 2×03 “Shogun”

This week’s episode of Legends of Tomorrow, set in feudal Japan and titled “Shogun,” could have been a disaster.  Instead, it has some of the most interesting character drama so far this season, and included an inoffensive heterosexual subplot to boot. The episode opens with Vixen beating up the entire Legends team in order to get to Mick, who she believes murdered Rex Tyler.  Obviously, we know that was Reverse Flash, but she doesn’t know…

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REVIEW/RECAP: Supergirl 2.03 “Welcome to Earth” Brings A-Game

REVIEW/RECAP: Supergirl 2.03 “Welcome to Earth” Brings A-Game

“Welcome to Earth” turns out to be a very apropos title for this week’s episode of Supergirl.  The episode focuses on pretty heavy themes: prejudice, ostracization, and immigration and xenophobia. And man, does it ever do them justice. The episode opens with a direct continuation from last week’s cliffhanger ending.  The mysterious man who fell to Earth strangles Kara before fighting his way out of the DEO and speeding away.  As Kara, J’onn, and Alex discuss…

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DISCOURSE DISH: DCEU v Supergirl – Tale of Two Supermen

DISCOURSE DISH: DCEU v Supergirl – Tale of Two Supermen

This week, true to form, I return to the DC side of the fence to talk a conflict that’s been brewing for months.  I mean, of course, the conflict between fans of the DCEU and fans of Supergirl over whose Superman is superior. Fans of Tyler Hoechlin‘s portrayal claim that Hoechlin’s Superman is ‘the right’ one.  Meanwhile, Henry Cavill fans claim that Hoechlin just does a Reeve impression instead of bringing anything new to the table….

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