REVIEW: Marvel’s The Defenders – Season 1, Episodes 7 & 8

REVIEW: Marvel’s The Defenders – Season 1, Episodes 7 & 8

And so, Marvel’s The Defenders reaches its climax. We’re going to look at the final two episodes via a single review, being as they are basically one big episode that serves to tie up the loose ends of the miniseries. Or, rather, they should do that. Unfortunately, while there are some pleasures to the finale of The Defenders, ultimately this culmination of the first era of Marvel‘s Netflix shows is too uneven, and at its…

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REVIEW: Marvel’s The Defenders, Season 1, Episode 5: “Take Shelter”

REVIEW: Marvel’s The Defenders,  Season 1, Episode 5: “Take Shelter”

The fifth episode of Marvel’s The Defenders tries gamely to recapture the high-energy action after the more restrained previous episode, but unfortunately winds up being an uneven affair that seesaws between solid action moments and lacklustre drama. It’s about time to finally admit that, for the most part, the Marvel/Netflix shows don’t really understand what makes the Hand interesting. They first popped up in the 1980s during Frank Miller’s time as an artist on “Daredevil”…

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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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REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episodes 12 & 13

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episodes 12 & 13

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 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8 Episode 9 Episode 10 Episode 11 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward.   Episodes 12 (“Soliloquy of Chaos“) & 13 (“You Know My Steez“) With these two episodes, the first season of Marvel’s Luke Cage comes to a…

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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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Marvel Releases LUKE CAGE SDCC Trailer Online

Marvel Releases LUKE CAGE SDCC Trailer Online

Get ready for a bulletproof black man strolling the streets of Harlem. Luke Cage is coming. After teasing the forthcoming release of the trailer yesterday, today Marvel dropped the official trailer for the series. The footage was originally shown only to attendees of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, but with the release just over a month away, Marvel is ramping up the promotional apparatus.     Luke Cage is Marvel’s third Netflix original series, following…

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Marvel’s Luke Cage to Debut on Netflix on September 30th

Marvel’s Luke Cage to Debut on Netflix on September 30th

At the Daredevil season two premiere red carpet event, Jessica Jones star Mike Colter revealed that Marvel’s Luke Cage will debut on Netflix on September 30th. “Its going to be action packed from the beginning to the very end. Trust me,” Colter said. “Daredevil premieres March 18, and I will see the fans on September 30.” Luke Cage is the third of Marvel’s Defenders series and will see Colter’s ex-con hero, who debuted in Marvel’s Jessica Jones, move to…

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Justice League vs. Teen Titans Animated Movie Announced

Justice League vs. Teen Titans Animated Movie Announced

Even though TNT’s Teen Titans series may be dead, DC still has other plans for the team as they are about to make their debut appearance in DC’s animated movie-verse. TV Insider has provided the first official image of DC’s upcoming original animated feature film Justice League vs. Teen Titans along with the voice cast attached to the project. The voice cast includes Jon Bernthal as Trigon, Taissa Farmiga as Raven, Jake T. Austin as Blue Beetle, Brandon Soo Hoo…

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Three New Members Added to the Cast of Marvel’s Luke Cage

Three New Members Added to the Cast of Marvel’s Luke Cage

With filming underway for the first season of Marvel’s Luke Cage, we are now starting to see the cast fill out a little bit more. According to Deadline, Theo Rossi has been cast as a villain on the series, Rosario Dawson will reprise her role as Claire Temple, and Simone Missick has been cast as Misty Knight who will appear as a police detective that reluctantly teams-up with Luke Cage. Claire Temple who first appeared in season one of Daredevil, is also…

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