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Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham

By | Apr 4, 2023 | Movies, Reviews

Something evil lurks in the shadows, a greater horror than any Batman has ever faced. After decades of facing a plethora of horrors on screen, Batman finally finds himself locked in battle against H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. Christopher Berkley and Sam Liu direct this adaptation of Mike Mignola, Richard Pace and Troy Nixey’s comic, with […]

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Shazam! Fury of the Gods

By | Mar 17, 2023 | Movies, Reviews

After the surprising success of the first Shazam! film, the prospect of more adventures of the former Marvel Family (now I guess Shazamily), from director David F. Sandberg, was something to hold onto with pandemic delays, VFX-related delays, and several regime changes at all levels of the corporate ladder. So now, finally, Shazam! Fury of […]

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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

By | Feb 20, 2023 | Movies, Reviews

The first two Ant-Man films were sweet, very family-friendly films that happened to be utterly pivotal to Avengers: Endgame. For the third installment, director Peyton Reed decided to raise the stakes, to make Scott Lang and the Pym-Van Dyne family’s next outing an epic Quantum Realm adventure, that would introduce one of Marvel’s most exciting […]

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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 Panther: Wakanda Forever

By | Nov 11, 2022 | Movies, Reviews

I have been trying to think about how to start this review for months. I mean, I just saw the movie yesterday but, there’s a lot of weight on this movie’s shoulders. The 30th film “has” to be a proper closing to phase four of the MCU which was partially seen as “underwhelming” just because […]

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One Piece Film: Red

By | Nov 9, 2022 | Movies, Reviews

The 25th anniversary of “One Piece” has been a spectacular ride for fans of the series. The manga has entered its final saga, the anime has been firing on all cylinders, and now we cap the year off with the long-awaited release of One Piece Film: Red. I recently saw the film in IMAX with […]

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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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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 […]

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 […]

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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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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