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Making a Deal With the Devil: It’s the Elmore Leonard Way

Per Matt Half-way through Season 2 of Get Shorty and I can safely say that Elmore Leonard would totally approve of this adaptation of his source material. Epix has built a great ongoing storyline from the writer’s novels and molded the… Continue Reading →

Season 2 of Luke Cage is One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

There’s a lot about Season 2 of Luke Cage that’s good. All the returning actors play their characters well. Visually, the show looks good. You’ll hear some great music and performances, just like last season. Most importantly, there’s a great… Continue Reading →

The Tick’s Strength of Characters

More superhero shows should be as enjoyable as The Tick. It’s light and funny, without being too goofy. It has some great fights and action scenes, which are always important to a superhero show. Its narrative is tight and compelling,… Continue Reading →

EPIX Attempts to Get Shorty

Per Matt Back in 1994, Quentin Tarantino made a name for himself with the release of Pulp Fiction and John Travolta’s casting felt like an act of genius. But for Travolta’s comeback to be complete, he’d have to follow up… Continue Reading →

Babes in Geekland: Big Daddy Cool and The Bombshell Kittens at Hypericon

I’ve always wanted to see a burlesque show. I’ve tried to make it out to more than a few throughout the years, but every time I get a chance to head out and see an act, I get sidetracked and… Continue Reading →

Wonder Woman and the Definition of the Modern-Day Superhero

Per Matt Throughout the years, different types of heroes have emerged. Those of the 1930s were vastly different from those of the early ’80s, ‘the 90s and even today. Superheroes reveal the story of America, so, what exactly does the… Continue Reading →

Born Again: The Perfect Fit for Season Three of Daredevil

Marvel’s Cinematic Universe has had some ups and downs throughout the last decade, but some of the most memorable scenes have been those pulled straight from the pages of the comics, themselves. They are special nods to the original fans who… Continue Reading →

Daredevil Season 2 Delivers a Kick of Excitement

In the last article I posted, I closed by mentioning that Jon Bernthal could give the greatest portrayal of The Punisher anyone has ever seen. I was right.

Depicting Marvel’s Complicated Character: The Punisher

Last weekend, Netflix released its second season of Daredevil. The nemesis that plagues Hell’s Kitchen this season is the Marvel antihero Frank Castle, better known as The Punisher. The vigilante mercenary, portrayed by Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) isn’t new… Continue Reading →

Chicago Haunted Handbook

The metropolitan area of the Windy City houses almost 10 million people (currently ranking as the third-largest U.S. city) and was incorporated back in 1837. With catastrophic events taking place during the Great Depression and the Great Chicago Fire (not… Continue Reading →

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