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What a great time to be a grandparent (or so I’m told). There are now plenty of books, games, clothing, and video to encourage girls to be strong and independent. DC Comics offers up their Super Hero Girls line and this week they have released their second animated feature, DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games, a 77-minute romp.
Writer Shea Fontana improves on the first offering with a story set at the Intergalactic Games where Earth’s powered women take on the vile challengers from Korugar Academy. To prepare for the competition Academy teacher Doc Magnus (Phil Lamarr) is building battlebots and supervising Batgirl (Mae Whitman) and Bumblebee (Teala Dunn) as they build their own. Principal Waller (Yvette Nicole Brown) is not amused nor is she happy that Magnus’ bots seem to have free will but were not programmed with any morality, a theme that plays out across the 77-minute fast-paced story. »
- Robert Greenberger
3 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Superheroes like Iron Man and Batman may have an edge to them, but not quite like these guys.
The action-comedy short Special Forces takes place in a world in which supervillains have become so much of a problem that law enforcement has incorporated super-powered vigilantes into their ranks.
But the two Special Forces members at the center of this story, Eugene (Mort Burke) and Genesis (Tania Gunadi), aren't actually that great at the whole superhero thing. As the quirky trailer shows, their growing powers lead to some surprises along the way.
“As a kid I grew up during the golden age of »
- Aaron Couch
2 items from 2017
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