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The Forgotten and Undying Ones: The Most Compelling Dr. Strange Stories You Probably Missed
In anticipation of the movie version of Dr. Strange, my favorite character since I started reading comics, I attempted to reread all the Dr. Strange comics in my possession and often such a massive reread leads to out-of-body, who-did-I-used-to-be? shame and terror, especially since the decade I started reading was the 1990s, a decade notoriously prone to such why-did-we-ever-think-that-was-cool? experiences: the Gambits of our youth simply have dumb gloves and headgear with the wisdom of age, and that all the Avengers are wearing matching leather jackets seems less cutting edge and more like the forced cool of ill-conceived family photos. Plus, Dr. Strange was always an exponentially nerdier and niche-ier comic than the X-Mens and the Avengerses of that era, which makes a comprehensive retrospective a little easier; a singular character with a stuttering start-and-stop publishing history makes the full publishing history easier (and cheaper) to cover, but the lack of central editorial focus makes quality a total gamble.
Review of 'Logan' (Spoilers)
Today I sat down with my parents to watch Logan. I’m going to tell you here what I thought about it. They were both surprised by the amount of swearing and violence. This is not your typical superhero movie, that’s for sure. My father was unhappy to see this darker interpretation of Wolverine. Personally, I loved it. I thought that this was exactly the film that needed to happen. I’ve heard that Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart aren’t going to be doing any more X-Men films after this one, which I’m happy to hear because this is a perfect send-off. The film ends with Wolverine dying and it is one of the most emotional death scenes ever.
The Black Panther Trailer Dropped
To say that I await Black Panther with immeasurable anticipation and bated breath is an understatement. I have been admittedly overly dramatic and annoying in my social circles with talk of this project for well over a year. My excitement has been brimming since Marvel announced a Black Panther film back in 2014 among its list of upcoming projects, and the closer that we inch to the release of the film, the more unbearable the waiting becomes.
The Wacky World Drive-In Podcast
The Whacky World Drive-In podcast is hosted by musician/writer Robert S. Gray and by Dick Vincent of the Oak Drive-In Theater. These podcasters just started last year and have recorded 9 shows so far with plans for more in the future, currently they are on hiatus now. The hosts discuss topics such as collectables, exploitation movies, sci-fi and horror movies as well. The episodes consist of a conversation between the two hosts and are about one hour in length. Rob also has a blog site where he discusses a variety of topics; everything from music to movies, and comics. While Dick can be found on the Oak Drive-In. The blog site talks about horror, grindhouse, cult and film noir movies.
Wonder Woman Was A Success, But What's Next For DC?
Wonder Woman opened this past weekend with a weekend gross of $103 Million and a worldwide gross of $228 Million. The first female-lead superhero movie to accomplish this feat. It is also the first DCEU movie to receive positive reviews. Let's face it, the start of the DCEU has had its critics and Wonder Woman is the soft reboot it needed to survive because if this movie failed the DCEU would be dead in the water. Now that Wonder Woman was a box office and critical success, DC and Warner Bros. need to keep the momentum going with Justice League coming out in November. But does DC or Warner Bros. have a clear cut plan going forward?
Wonder Woman Renews Interest In a Long Underused Character (Spoiler-Free Review)
With a universe of popular characters as large as D.C.'s, it's strange how they've only recycled Batman and Superman over the last 50 decades at the forefront of their big budget material and reboots. Every character outside of these two hero's universes has either been used for a short-lived Saturday morning cartoon show or short-lived tv series. But thanks to the 2013 film Man of Steel (yet another Superman reboot), D.C. has sought to catch up with Marvel's blueprint of bringing lesser-used heroes to the big screen. Man of Steel served as a test pilot for its sequel Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which hinted at building the Justice League and was also a big-screen debut for the heroine of the hour, Wonder Woman. This is a big deal, considering the character has had little use over the decades since her tv show of the mid-70's.
Most Offensive Marvel Comics Stories
Comic book fans tend to get offended by a lot of things – when Spider-Man sold his marriage to Mephisto, for example – but there's a special place in the Marvel family for the most offensive Marvel Comics stories. Some stories just hit a nerve with fans or tick off a certain subset of people.
The Literal Social Justice Warrior
DC's recently released film Wonder Woman has sparked a lot of controversy. First there are complaints about bringing in more female superheroes, then issues when there was a female-only screening of the movie, and most recently conversation about whether or not the film is actually as feminist as is perpetuated.
Wonder Woman Review
More reviews at www.TheChairport.com While watching the first battle scene in Wonder Woman, it was the first time I caught myself not missing a single bit of the action. I wasn’t bored for a start, and the choreography was so well orchestrated along with a perfect use of slow motion where you see everything rather than it being a mess, which I have found with a lot of action scenes in other films recently. This interest kept me going throughout the entire film.
GEEKS Celebrates Wonder Woman
For the first time in her fabled 75 years of existence, the Amazon Princess known as Wonder Woman will have a solo adventure on the Silver Screen.
Old Man 'Logan'
There is the old saying that tells us that “all good things must end.” For Hugh Jackman, the actor who has played Marvel's comic book character Wolverine since 2000, now would seem a good time to say goodbye to the character. Thus Logan, released earlier this year, was announced to be his last time in the role. Not only that but the film looked to be quiet different from any of the previous X-Men films or even the solo Wolverine outings. The resulting film is an interesting piece of work to say the least.
Everything You Need to Know About 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets'
Whether you're new to sci-fi, or space opera, or esoteric French comics, or are just not deeply knowledgeable on the genre -- I've got you covered! Being thrown into a new world or setting can sometimes be daunting and off putting, especially when the viewer has no connection or basis to be drawn into the story. I shall remedy this by providing succinct packets of information that you can download directly into your inquisitive brain as a primer to prepare you for Luc Besson's spectacle Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.