9 items from 2016
Let me preface this by saying: Meh.
No, I'm not Meh-ing the rumor I'm about to share with you. I'm not Meh-ing the people involved in this production (cause they're stellar). I'm Meh-ing the project itself.
This new Young Han Solo movie- a spinoff/prequel from the ever-expanding Star Wars Universe- has got me worried. It was never an exciting idea to begin with because prequels, in general, don't really work for me. Unless they're going to explore very new, very fertile ground, and have very little connection to the films that take place after it, they just feel too safe and too restrained.
With the recent news that Lando Calrissian, a role originated Billy Dee Williams in The Empire Strikes Back, was going to appear in the tentatively titled Han Solo: A Star Wars Story I can't help but feel like this film is going to walk all over »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Comic Book Reviews: DC Comics Round Up Week 08-10-2016
Scott Snyder is back on Batman in an "all –star" way! (see what I did there?) as he teams up with two fantastic artist in Veteran John Romita Jr. and upcoming superstar Declan Shalvey. How does it hold up to his previous Batman New 52 run? Well read on to see! Also we get the return of the deadliest man in the world -- Deathstroke -- which was penned by the super talented Christopher Priest.
Action Comics #961
Story: Dan Jurgens Art: Stephen Segovia, Art Thibert
Review: Typically I don’t like it when a series keeps changing artist issue to issue, but honestly each illustrator that’s jumped on to Action Comics with Dan Jurgens has been top notch! I’m a huge fan of Tyler Kirkham and Patrick Bircher, and equally a huge fan of Stephen Segovia! And, to be fair, »
- Jeremy Scully
The Splash remake will see the roles reversed with Tatum playing the merman.
The Splash remake, which is firmly in the works over at Universal, has found its two leads in Channing Tatum and Jillian Bell, so says The Hollywood Reporter. The two actors will play the roles made famous by Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah in the original movie, which was directed by Ron Howard and released back in 1984.
The original movie revolved around a young boy who is saved from drowning by a beautiful mermaid, and then falls in love with her 20 years later when she returns to seek him out. Before he can choose »
- Paul Heath
Mr. Robot's first season taught us all not to take anything at face value, so if you're assuming that what we see in the season two premiere is reality, you should seriously rethink that. As it appears, Elliot is back in Queens living with his mother in the wake of the hack on Evil Corp - or is he? Reddit user Extenso posed a theory that he's not at home at all: he's in prison. Among the points that support this theory are the fact that Elliot's room is small and minimal, he's not using a computer, his "mother" acts suspiciously like a guard, and he has a very strict routine. As another user points out, Ray could be a prison guard, which is why he has a bloodhound (aka a drug-sniffing dog). Remember how Leon gets hyper-aggressive when the basketball goes under his seat on the bleachers? The »
- Maggie Pehanick
Production for Arrow: Season 5 recently began with the series returning to the CW on Wednesday, October 5th at 8 pm. Many individuals, including myself, were disappointed with the Season 4 Finale, let alone the entirety of Season 4. I have always tried to find the best in Arrow, and have continuously watched the series trying to give it the benefit of the doubt. At the conclusion of Season 4 I began to compare all of the seasons. Obviously seasons 1 and 2 were the best, but I began to think what it was that attracted me to the series during those seasons.
Season 1 was great because it was the “origin”. I looked forward to the island scenes wondering how they would escape, and would then be eager to see how the flashback scenes meshed with the current timeline, which they did. There were two story lines, but each one gave the audience pieces to the overall plot. »
- Mark Cook
This review contains spoilers.
Now that we’re thirteen films and over a hundred hours of telly into the Marvel Cinematic Universe uber-franchise, it’s not a huge surprise that it’s gone full circle and started paying homage to itself. That’s certainly what it felt like at the start of Emancipation, in the fan-pleasing scene when Coulson and Talbot met in a bar.
This was pretty much a beat-for-beat reconstruction of The Incredible Hulk’s final moments (which were also glimpsed in One-Shot short The Consultant), from Talbot’s glowing doorway arrival to the line “I’ll talk, you listen.” Add to this The Sokovia Accords being talked about on the telly, Peggy Carter on the front page of a newspaper and a sign reading 'Buck's' behind the bar, »
Warning! This story contains a major spoiler for last night's Game of Thrones episode. So proceed with caution. Now, if you watched last night's episode titled Home, you know that one major revelation was brought to light. Yes, Jon Snow lives. The man has risen from the dead and returned to the land of the living. Kit Harington's murdered fan-favorite character was finally revived in the final moments of this very memorable installment of the HBO fantasy drama. Sorceress Melisandre was able to resurrect the The Lord Commander, giving him God like status amongst those who witnessed this uprising. The big twist came after 10 long months of speculation on whether or not Jon Snow had truly died at the hands of his Night's Watch brothers in last year's Season 5 finale. Now, the man behind the legend is ready to speak.
Kit Harington participated in an in-depth interview with EW, »
The latest Grimm episode is a morality tale about the dangers of being looks-obsessed, and not a particularly gripping one...
This review contains spoilers.
5.15 Skin Deep
So beauty’s just skin-deep? Age is just a number? Yeah, right. This week we were treated to the creepy, Wesen version of Extreme Makeover, where those obsessed with youth and beauty will seemingly pay any price to maintain their looks.
Here, a local photographer scouts young, beautiful and naive victims at the local mall, showering them in flattery and promises of a successful modelling career. Fittingly, his true form shows him to be a Predator-like Wesen that uses its oversized mandibles to pierce the face of its victims and suck the youth out of them.
The creature, a Musasat Alsh-Shabab, then sells the substance called Yanbue on to to a local snake oil salesman of a doctor who specialises in »
Directed by Declan Dale.
A police detective investigates the truth behind his partner’s death. The mysterious case reveals disturbing police corruption and a dangerous secret involving an unlikely young woman.
“The writer/director fought to have his name legally removed from the movie.” – IMDb Trivia
The fun little piece of information stated above is true, and really tells you everything you need to know about Exposed, which is a mystery of sorts attempting to explore police corruption, religion, and sexual assault. The problem is that everything is so incomprehensible and incoherent, that nothing ever makes sense. It’s no wonder why the man behind everything fought the law to replace the credits with a pseudonym. You would too if you were the human being that conjured up this shit.
Apparently, there was a »
- Robert Kojder
9 items from 2016
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