Choosing sides with Marvel Select

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Normally action figures drop just before the Movie in order to get fans hyped up and sell tickets, but sometimes toy makers take their sweet time and release figures months after the movie buzz has died down, for whatever reason. This is the case for Marvel Select’s offerings from the Captain America : Civil War movie. At least they got it in before the DVD came out right? At least the toys are awesome? Well, lets take a look at the new Iron Man and Cap before the DVD becomes old news! Read the rest »

Zendaya = Mary Jane?

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Rumor has it  that Disney star Zendaya will be playing Mary Jane Watson in the new Spider-Man: Homecoming movie. This has the internet in an uproar because Miss Zendaya is not white. I can’t wrap my head around this shit. Not the casting, I’m sure she will do better that that awful Kirsten Dunst if the rumor is even true, I mean the straight-up racism. Why/how does it matter what race MJ is?!  If thats enough to make you boycott this movie then maybe comicbook movies where Good triumphs over Evil are not for you.
On the upside many distinguishable Marvel writers/directors have jumped on board defending the fact that these roles can belong to anyone. Come on people, get your acts together! Welcome to 2016.

DC Movies: Good at being Bad?

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A team made up of bad guys and crazies under the control of the Government? Yea thats something I would watch. Why not? Oh wait its part of the DC Universe? Yea I’ll still watch it, but with lowered expectations. Not eager to let DC hurt me again, but hey, maybe  its actually good?

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Batman: The Killing Joke

Batman: The Killing Joke is DC Animation’s latest movie that comes out on Blu-ray August 2, 2016 but lucky for me, I got to watch it on the big screen! Like Batman V Superman, this movie also seems to be quite divisive with fans and critics. Some people hated it, while others loved it. What did I think? Check out the post to find out.
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Civil War II – Here we go again

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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And if an old idea turns out to be somewhat successful, just dress it up and call it new! This seems to be the approach that the big comicbook houses have when it comes to creating new story arcs. They are pretty committed to this Recycle, Reuse and Reduce mentality. At least Captain Planet would be happy! Well, actually I’m pretty happy about it this time around. Here’s a quick first impression on Marvel’s Civil War II, because the only way to top a big superhero war is to do it all over again. spoiler-free Read the rest »

Network vs Cable TV: Dawn of Quality Shows

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Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, Daredevil, Sherlock Holmes…what do they all have in common? They’re great shows! But let’s face it, they have it a bit easier compared to Network TV shows (Gotham, Agents of Shield, etc.) since their seasons are much shorter. Less episodes = focused stories. Does this mean Network Television is doomed as more and more TV shows are following the easier and better short-seasoned route?
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Defending Voltron’s Legacy

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Netflix is quickly becoming a very serious contender with their ever-growing list of Original Netflix-exclusive programming, one of the most recent additions being a sweeeet reboot of a beloved childhood classic, Voltron – Legacy Defender. I had the pleasure of blasting through all 11 action packed episodes last week when it was released, and now I would like to share my thoughts with you.

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X-Men: How the Franchise Has Fallen

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Some movie studios seem to believe that saving the world from complete destruction is the most bankable movie plot. Having “Apocalypse” in the movie title and an extremely identifiable character of the same name as the movie’s villain will bring audiences in. But is it the best step to take with a new cast of characters that are less experienced for such a threat and new actors to the franchise that don’t have a connection with audiences yet? Is going apocalyptic a healthy sequel decision or a rushed endgame? These are the questions that arise after the previous film, X-Men: Days of Future Past, worked so incredibly hard to reboot the franchise timeline very cleverly with the help of time travel. *Semi-spoiler-free thoughts* Read the rest »

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows – SPOILER FREE Movie Review

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows can be described with one word: Turtlerific! It’s a fun, energetic, hilarious and action packed adventure straight out of a comic book! From the beginning of the film to the end, I was laughing my shell off and enjoyed every moment of it! The film commits to being what it is and that is a fun ride with lovable characters that people of all ages can enjoy. There isn’t going to be any spoilers here, just insights and my opinions! Read the rest »

In Captain America: Civil War, the audience wins.

captainamericacivilwarThe trailers only scratch the service of an incredible action movie with a smart backbone, reminding us how hard it is to deal with personal conflict, loss and remorse.

*Spoiler-free thoughts*

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