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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REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 1: “Snow Gives Way”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1, Episode 1: “Snow Gives Way”

So far, the Marvel Studios/Netflix partnership has produced some pretty stunning results. “Daredevil” has been a huge success, even if its second season was more uneven than its brilliant first season. “Jessica Jones” is the crown jewel so far, a brilliant and gripping series anchored by a superb central performance. And “Luke Cage”, though it had its faults, wound up overall being perhaps the most aesthetically assured and innovative series Marvel has produced. The streak…

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Sterling K Brown Joins the Cast of Marvel’s “Black Panther”

Sterling K Brown Joins the Cast of Marvel’s “Black Panther”

Marvel’s Black Panther already boasted perhaps the most impressive cast of any film Marvel Studios has released, so people could be forgiven for thinking the film’s group of actors couldn’t get any stronger. But with today’s announcement that Emmy Award-winning actor Sterling K Brown is joining the cast of the film, it’s safe to say the cast has become even more compelling. Brown had an incredible year, beginning with his breakthrough and award-winning performance as…

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First International “Spider-Man: Homecoming” TV Spot Released

First International “Spider-Man: Homecoming” TV Spot Released

Columbia Pictures, Sony, and Marvel Entertainment released their first international TV spot for the hotly anticipated Spider-Man: Homecoming. The film relaunches the Spider-Man film franchise for the second time, this time with Tom Holland playing the web-slinger. The movie already has a huge buzz attached to it, following Holland’s warmly received debut as Peter Parker and his heroic alter-ego in Marvel’s Captain America – Civil War. While this particular spot is made up mostly of…

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Comic News Roundup 12/21/16

Comic News Roundup 12/21/16

Valiant Leads Week’s Early Reviews Marvel Hacked Overwatch Comic Banned in Russia Larson to Appear in Infinity War CBLDF Announced FCBD Title Comic News Roundup is a curated selection of news stories related to comic books, comic book films, and other associated media. Josh EpsteinJosh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer,…

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Marvel Releases Second Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer!

Marvel Releases Second Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer!

Over the weekend, Marvel Studios dropped a second, more detailed, more Baby Groot-filled trailer for their upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. A sequel to their quirky surprise hit, the latest trailer focuses on each of the Guardians in turn, albeit with a definite focus on the franchise’s breakout character, Groot. The first film, focusing on a cosmic-based team of outlaws who boasted a smallish cult following among comic-book fans, was seen as…

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Netflix Announces Marvel’s Luke Cage Will Be Back For Second Season

Netflix Announces Marvel’s Luke Cage Will Be Back For Second Season

In a move that didn’t really surprise anyone, but is still welcome, Netflix announced this past weekend that Marvel’s Luke Cage will be returning for a second season on the streaming service. Always forward. #LukeCage pic.twitter.com/4pnu52KFKr — Luke Cage (@LukeCage) December 4, 2016 The first season, starring Mike Colter as the indestructible and reluctant super-hero, was a buzzy success for Netflix despite some mixed reviews. For the most part, however, critics and audiences responded positively…

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