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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REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episodes 12 & 13

REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episodes 12 & 13

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 & 11 Our long national nightmare is finally over as we limp into the final two hours of the first season of Marvel’s Iron Fist.   Episodes 12…

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“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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