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The Problem of the Franchise

I remember seeing First Blood for the first time, as a kid. I remember thinking at the time that the movie was titled Rambo: First Blood. It wasn’t until much later in life that I realized Rambo’s name wasn’t in the title. Speaking… Continue Reading →

The Defenders are Coming

If you were a part of the audience who contributed to the $145 million for the opening weekend of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, then there is a good chance you saw the trailer for Netflix’s The Defenders. The… Continue Reading →

Alien: The Perfect Organism

Ash: You still don’t understand what you’re dealing with, do you? The perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility. Lambert: You admire it. Ash: I admire its purity. A survivor… unclouded by conscience, remorse or delusions… Continue Reading →

LEGO Batman: The Better Bat-Story We Deserve

It would be an oversimplification to say that the Lego Batman Movie delivered a more creative story than Batman v Superman. But it did. It would be unfair to say that fans will find more Batman culture and nostalgia in… Continue Reading →

Disney Set for 2017 Box Office Domination

There is no media company, or entertainment company in general, quite as big as The Walt Disney Company. The company, which owns ABC, ESPN and a number of other networks, studios and theme parks, made a net income of $9.39… Continue Reading →

Nerd Party! – The Diverse Array of DC Characters On Fall TV

We’ve now hit our full stride, ladies and gents, in the fall television lineup from DC Comics’ offerings on Fox and The CW. If Monday Night Football is just not your thing, you’re in luck: Gotham and Supergirl to the… Continue Reading →

The Journey So Far: Mapping The Walking Dead’s Past

“There is no hope and we’re on the road to nowhere.” As if the anticipation couldn’t be higher for the return of The Walking Dead, an AMC TV special takes a look back at the pop-culture phenomenon’s beginning through The… Continue Reading →

What’s Next for Marvel’s Agent Carter?

Now that the dust has settled and the fallout of ABC cancelling Agent Carter has lessened, to a degree, what’s next for Agent Carter?

Redbox Rental: Prometheus

I’ve been looking forward to watching this flick for a very long time, now. It is a treat to see a good movie via Redbox, once in a while, instead of my usual direct-to-video nonsense. And it’s been a very… Continue Reading →

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