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4 Marvel TV shows coming to Netflix

7 November 2013 12:57 PM, PST

We knew that Marvel had been shopping around a mega-sized TV package to prospective networks but until today the details weren't known. Well, the deal has been struck and it'll be on Netflix where we'll see the next wave of Marvel TV shows. And based on the news that the House of Ideas issued today about their deal, the plan is to build a Television Marvel Universe to serve as a companion to the Cinematic Marvel Universe we've already got.

The four superheroes making their way to television on demand will be Daredevil, Jessica Jones (a.k.a. the original Spider-Woman, now a freelance sleuth for hire), Luke Cage (baby father to Ms. Jones) and Iron Fist. Netflix has agreed to finance and broadcast 13 episodes of each series, with events in all four leading up to a mini-series crossover also to be broadcast on Netflix, The Defenders. In essense, we're »

- Patrick Sauriol

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DVD Review: Monsters University

3 November 2013 8:00 PM, PST

One of my absolute favorite Pixar films is Monsters Inc. When I first watched it back in 2001, the movie's charm and charisma swept me away. I loved how Team Pixar was able to assemble a story that explained (in a childlike fantasy way) how the world of monsters intersected with the world of human children and also include a strong emotional connection between the film's two main characters, Mike and Sully, and their little ward Boo. After Finding Nemo it's my favorite Pixar movie of all-time.

When the Disney/Pixar hybrid entity announced that they were doing a sequel to Monsters Inc, and that it would be a prequel called Monsters University, I was immediately skeptical. Without going into end spoilers for Monsters Inc, we left Mike and Sully's world in a changed place than where the story began. By going backward in time and showing us how Mike and »

- Patrick Sauriol

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