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Slumberland

By | Nov 25, 2022 | Movies, Reviews

Slumberland, the new, live-action movie take on Winsor McCay’s early 20th century classic “Little Nemo in Slumberland,” starring Jason Momoa and Marlow Barkley, was largely dismissed by critics when it was released on Netflix last week. While the movie is certainly deeply flawed, it’s also a surprisingly touching tale about a child dealing with changes […]

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Black Adam

By | Oct 21, 2022 | Movies, Reviews

In 2006, Dwayne Johnson was first approached about playing Black Adam in a live-action film. For comics-context, this was likely during the time that “52” was appearing in comic shops. This is before “Final Crisis,” before the New 52, before Man of Steel; hell, it was the year that Superman Returns hit theaters. This film […]

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Dredd at 10

By | Sep 21, 2022 | Longform, Movies

“America is an irradiated wasteland,” a voice gravely intones, as the camera swoops over the dystopia of Mega City One. This is the striking opening to Pete Travis and Alex Garland’s vicious, gritty and violently over the top Dredd. Set in a dystopia, fascist future where supercops function as judge, jury, and executioner, and gangs […]

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Samaritan

By | Aug 30, 2022 | Movies, Reviews

Samaritan, the new superhero film starring Sylvester Stallone that was released on Amazon Prime Video last weekend, started life as a screenplay by Bragi F. Schut, before becoming a Mythos Comics series created in collaboration with artist Marc-Oliver Frisch, and colorist Renzo Podesta. The movie, directed by Julius Avery (Overlord), follows Sam (Javon Walton), a […]

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Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero

By | Aug 23, 2022 | Movies, Reviews

The Dragon Ball Super anime, movies, and manga have almost entirely focused on Goku and Vegeta, to the point where they’ve completely left the other characters behind in terms of plot and power level. But now, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero turns the focus to other characters, primarily Gohan and Piccolo, letting us catch up […]

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DC League of Super-Pets

By | Aug 4, 2022 | Movies, Reviews

Right off the bat, you might be asking yourself who is this movie for? Is it like the Krypto the Superdog cartoons and geared towards younger kids? Would it be more like The Lego Batman Movie and be an all ages comedy? I think this question is answered in the very first scene with the […]

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Green Lantern: Beware My Power

By | Jul 26, 2022 | Movies, Reviews

Green Lantern: Beware My Power appears to show a newfound willingness by Warner Bros. Animation to expand outside of ‘Batman’ and ‘Justice League’ branded content, with the previous New 52-inspired continuity primarily built around ‘Batman’, ‘Justice League’, and ‘Teen Titans’ features. While 2/5 of the Tomorrowverse is currently Batman content, those other three feature a […]

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Thor: Love and Thunder

By | Jul 8, 2022 | Movies, Reviews

No spoilers, but there are mid-credits and post-credits scenes, which both do an important job of setting up a possible an inevitable sequel. Believe it or not, my biggest takeaway after watching Thor: Love and Thunder — director and Korg actor Taika Waititi’s sequel to his 2017 hit Thor: Ragnarok — is that Waititi’s favorite […]

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Paris, 13th District

By | Apr 13, 2022 | Movies, Reviews

[Header artwork by Adrian Tomine] Based on several short stories by American cartoonist Adrian Tomine, French auteur Jacques Audiard’s latest film, Paris, 13th District (French: Les Olympiades, Paris 13e) is a black-and-white drama exploring sex and relationships in the current day City of Love. It follows the lives of Émilie (Lucie Zhang), a call center […]

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Morbius

By | Apr 1, 2022 | Movies, Reviews

It’s never a good sign after leaving a movie that one of my first thoughts are “how did this get made?” Followed closely by “on a scale of Suicide Squad (2016) to Justice League (2017), where does this fall?” Those are what rattled around in my head as I walked back from seeing this movie […]

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Jujutsu Kaisen 0

By | Mar 23, 2022 | Movies, Reviews

Based on the manga “Tokyo Metropolitan Curse Technical School”, later known as “Jujutsu Kaisen” Vol. 0, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 is a feature length prequel to the anime series, Jujutsu Kaisen, produced by Studio MAPPA, based on the manga “Jujutsu Kaisen” by Gege Akutami. If that sounds confusing, that’s because it kind of is if you […]

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The Batman

By | Mar 3, 2022 | Movies, Reviews

There is something off about the Batman, a recognition of something darker that underlies the self-deprecating jab in Batman Begins about how “a guy who dresses up like a bat clearly has issues.” That gnawing tension runs through Matt Reeves’s new film, aptly titled, The Batman. It slowly walks out of the shadows in the […]

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Marry Me

By | Feb 15, 2022 | Movies, Reviews

One of the most unlikely comic book movies of the year, She-Hulk director Kat Coiro’s romantic comedy Marry Me — based on the webcomic by Bobby Crosby and (an unfortunately uncredited) Remy “Eisu” Mokhtar — features Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson in the tale of a similarly unexpected pairing: Kat Valdez (Lopez), a pop star, […]

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Catwoman: Hunted

By | Feb 9, 2022 | Movies, Reviews

After nearly 15 years of DC Universe Animated Original Movies, Catwoman finally has her own feature solo film, and it’s an anime movie co-starring Batwoman no less, directed by Shinsuke Terasawa from a script by Young Justice co-creator Greg Weisman. Like many animated DTV DC films, it’s a slightly undercooked, 80-minute affair, but still enough […]

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Lupin III: The First

By | Jan 17, 2022 | Movies, Reviews

Contrary to its title, it is neither an origin story for the gentleman thief nor is it even set particularly far back in his continuity. Instead, it is referring to what the film is i.e. the first of its kind: a fully computer-animated Lupin III film.

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