REVIEW: Marvel’s The Defenders – Season 1, Episode 4: “Royal Dragon”

REVIEW: Marvel’s The Defenders – Season 1, Episode 4: “Royal Dragon”

After a stellar and action-packed third episode that delivered our first look at the eponymous team united, this fourth chapter in the first season of Marvel’s The Defenders down-shifts considerably into an exposition-heavy bottle episode. And though it’s a bit of a come down after the thrills of the last episode, “Royal Dragon” has considerable rewards in how it further cements the differences and similarities between the Defenders themselves. This, plus the still witty banter…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s The Defenders – Season 1, Episode 3: “Worst Behavior”

REVIEW: Marvel’s The Defenders – Season 1, Episode 3: “Worst Behavior”

With its third episode, Marvel’s The Defenders brings all of its heroes together, expands on the schemes and philosophies of its main villain, and delivers all the slam-bang, thrilling action its concept promises. The result is the best episode so far, and one that should thrill and satisfy any fans of these characters or super-heroes in general. The episode opens with a suitably spooky and engrossing (and only slightly silly) flashback which sees Alexandra (Sigourney…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s The Defenders – Season 1, Episode 2: “Mean Right Hook”

REVIEW: Marvel’s The Defenders – Season 1, Episode 2: “Mean Right Hook”

The second episode of Marvel’s The Defenders makes a strong argument for the benefits of having a shorter, eight episode season. Its brisk pace and tighter construction means the main plot is continuing to move at a brisk pace, but “Mean Right Hook” manages to move the  story forward but still retain enough of a sense of mystery so that things remain intriguing. The first episode concluded with Manhattan suffering a freak earthquake caused by…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s The Defenders – Season 1, Episode 1: “The H Word”

REVIEW: Marvel’s The Defenders – Season 1, Episode 1: “The H Word”

Marvel’s The Defenders is the culmination of the ambitious partnership between Marvel Studios and Netflix, functioning in a way like “The Avengers” for the small screen. As we look at the first episode in our series of reviews of the first season, the first question is, will this eight episode miniseries be as successful as it’s aiming to be, or is it a continuation of the slide in quality of the Netflix shows seen in…

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“Marvel’s Runaways” Casts Julian McMahon in Mysterious Role

“Marvel’s Runaways” Casts Julian McMahon in Mysterious Role

According to an exclusive article in Variety, Hulu has announced actor Julian McMahon has been cast in their upcoming series Marvel’s Runaways. The series tells the story of a group of teens who discover their parents are in fact members of a powerful and sinister group of super-villains known as The Pride. Forced to go from a loosely connected group of kids who can barely get along into a team fleeing from their evil parents, the kids…

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Marvel Legacy Sees the Return of “Power Pack” by Devin Grayson and Marika Cresta, Plus More!

Marvel Legacy Sees the Return of “Power Pack” by Devin Grayson and Marika Cresta, Plus More!

Back in April, at C2E2, Marvel announced the Marvel Legacy Initiative, which sought to bring the publisher’s focus back to its core classic characters. The previous big theme from Marvel, “Marvel NOW!”, focused on introducing readers to “new’ characters such as Ironheart,  Gwenpool, America Chavez and Moon Girl as well as younger and more diverse versions of Spider-Man, Ms. Marvel, the Hulk, etc. Marvel Legacy, however, seems to bringing back Marvel’s long-time icons to their…

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Deadpool 2 Loses a Stunt Person in Tragic Accident

Deadpool 2 Loses a Stunt Person in Tragic Accident

An apparent accident on the set of Deadpool 2 has caused the death of a Stunt Person. While on the set of Deadpool 2 a tragic accident has occurred, resulting in a death. Stunt person identified as Joi “SJ” Harris died during a motorcycle stunt. They crashed into a glass wall of the Shaw Tower, according to witnesses. Ryan Reynolds, star of the film, released a statement on Twitter: pic.twitter.com/82bD6JOpYH — Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August…

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REVIEW: Generations: Jean Grey/Phoenix is Inoffensive, Not Much Else

REVIEW: Generations: Jean Grey/Phoenix is Inoffensive, Not Much Else

Full disclosure: I haven’t read anything from Marvel besides Iceman in many months.  I have no idea what’s happening with the Generations event, and so I’m going into Generations: Jean Grey/Phoenix basically blind. The one-shot story follows teen Jean Grey as something drags her into the past.  There, she meets her past-future self — the original Jean Grey, during her first time as the Phoenix. I really like this idea, in theory.  However, I thought the Phoenix in…

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Disney Breaks With Netflix: Potential Industry Consequences

Disney Breaks With Netflix: Potential Industry Consequences

As of the company’s recent earnings report, Disney has announced plans to launch a streaming service in 2019. In concert with this, the company will be pulling its Disney and Disney/Pixar branded content off of Netflix. CEO Bob Iger commented to CNBC that “This represents a big strategic shift for the company.” Disney feels that a direct-to-consumer branded service will “give [them] control of their destiny.” That said, as of right now, there are no…

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First Look at Josh Brolin as Cable in “Deadpool 2” Hits the Web!

First Look at Josh Brolin as Cable in “Deadpool 2” Hits the Web!

Just last week, Deadpool 2‘s star and driving creative force Ryan Reynolds blew the doors of the inter webs by tweeting a look at Zazie Beetz as Domino in the upcoming sequel. Today, Reynolds tweeted out the first pictures of another hotly-anticipated Marvel character to be featured in the sequel; the popular time-displaced old soldier Cable, as played by Josh Brolin. And the photos didn’t disappoint.   We all have that one, grumpy, heavily armed Uncle…

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