REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1 – Episode 6 – “Suckas Need Bodyguards”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1 – Episode 6 – “Suckas Need Bodyguards”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Luke Cage. Check out my earlier reviews below: Episode 1  Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward.   Episode 6: “Suckas Need Bodyguards” Things are picking up speed as the sixth episode opens. While Cornell (Mahershala Ali) deals with his failure to silence a former ally looking to betray him, Mariah finds her association with…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 5: “Just to Get a Rep”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 5: “Just to Get a Rep”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Luke Cage. Check out my earlier reviews below: Episode 1  Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward.   Episode 5: “Just to Get a Rep“ With Luke having announced his presence to the world at the close of last episode, this one features him no longer hiding his abilities or aims from the people of Harlem. As…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 4: “Step in the Arena”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 4: “Step in the Arena”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Luke Cage. Check out my earlier reviews below: Episode 1  Episode 2 Episode 3 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward. Episode 4: “Step in the Arena“ This episode finally answers big questions about Luke’s past, how he got his abilities, and much about his beginnings that we didn’t yet know, albeit with a few very big exceptions. This examination of his past…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 3: “Who’s Gonna Take the Weight?”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 3: “Who’s Gonna Take the Weight?”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Luke Cage. Check out my earlier reviews below: Episode 1  Episode 2 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward. Episode 3: “Who’s Gonna Take the Weight?“ If there’s an indelible image of these early episodes of Marvel’s Luke Cage, an aspect that breaks down what gives this series an impact beyond being a super-hero show, it’s an image that arises most forcefully in…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 1: “Moment of Truth”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 1: “Moment of Truth”

Right out of the gate, Marvel’s Luke Cage feels unlike anything the studio has done to date. The third TV series from Marvel studios produced in partnership with Netflix (after “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones”) shares its gritty noir sensibility with the other Netflix shows, true, but Luke Cage is the first Marvel product to not be set in world where white people dominate the action. That alone makes it feel vibrant, refreshing and compelling, capturing an authentic sense…

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BACK ISSUES: Sweet Christmas – Luke Cage, Hero for Hire

BACK ISSUES: Sweet Christmas – Luke Cage, Hero for Hire

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the weekly column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Today, we look at the history of the Hero for Hire, Luke Cage! Tomorrow the latest Marvel TV series debuts on Netflix. Luke Cage joins Netflix’s line of Marvel series, which include “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones”, both of which have been hits with audiences as well as…

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Chadwick Boseman Talks ‘Anti-Hero’ Black Panther

Chadwick Boseman Talks ‘Anti-Hero’ Black Panther

This past Saturday, Entertainment Weekly released an interview with Chadwick Boseman where he talks about his upcoming Black Panther.  The film, directed by Ryan Coogler (Creed, Fruitvale Station), focuses on Boseman’s King T’Challa of Wakanda.  T’Challa, also known as Black Panther, first appeared in the MCU in this year’s Captain America: Civil War, to widespread excitement and acclaim. In this interview, Boseman describes T’Challa as “an anti-hero, sort of.”  He goes on further clarify, “I…

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Punisher Series Officially Coming To Netflix

Punisher Series Officially Coming To Netflix

  The Punisher, the break out character of the second season of Marvel’s Daredevil has been rumored to be getting his own Netflix series for a while now, but thankfully those rumors can now be put to rest since it appears that a Punisher Netflix series has been officially greenlit. The series will star Jon Bernthal, reprising his role as Frank Castle The Punisher. Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal) will serve as the as the showrunner, writer, and executive…

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Marvel’s Inhumans Pulled From Release Schedule

Marvel’s Inhumans Pulled From Release Schedule

Last year, Marvel unveiled their film lineup for Phase 3.0. One of the films in that lineup was for an Inhumans movie which was orginially slated for 2018. It was later pushed back to 2019 and now it appears to have no set release date whatsoever. Marvel’s Inhumans has been pulled from Disney’s release schedule indefinitely. Since the original announcement for the Inhumans movie in 2014, the Phase 3.0 release schedule has been filled in with Spider-Man: Homecoming (July,…

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Marvel’s Iron Fist Has Started Filming

Marvel’s Iron Fist Has Started Filming

Production has begun on Iron Fist, the latest collaboration between Netflix and Marvel. The first images from the New York set have been released, which reveal a shoeless Finn Jones skipping through the streets. Check them out below, via Tumblr user Delevingned: Judging by the pictures, it appears that this takes place when Danny Rand/Iron Fist returns home to New York City for the first time in years after living in the mystical city of K’un-L’un…

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