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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 →

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 →

I Want to Believe The X-Files Will Return to Greatness

Long before The Walking Dead attacked basic cable ratings. Long before the Marvel Cinematic Universe made superheroes super fun. And long before LOST’s flashbacks, flash forwards and sideways storytelling, sci-fi was complicated and cool. The X-Files made conspiracies, science fiction and… Continue Reading →

Infinite Possibilities and Struggles for DC Superheroes in 2016

With the dumpster fire that is 2016 burning down, I can’t wait for the 2017 array of geek media to come out. But for all the loss and anger and frustration that has defined 2016, I have a number of… Continue Reading →

Comparing Batman v Superman: First Meetings

It took Batman and Superman more than 75 years to team up on the silver screen. Finally, with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, fans can watch the iconic superheroes battle together, as well as each other. For all their… Continue Reading →

Comparing Batman v Superman: Two Age-Old Questions

With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hitting theaters March 25, 2016, there is a tremendous amount of fan speculation regarding the film and the direction of the DC Cinematic franchise. But one question on many people’s minds is, “Why… Continue Reading →

Defining Deadpool: A Sarcastic Superhero’s Portrayal

Per Matt A lot of people are already throwing around the words “game changer” in reference to the upcoming FOX movie that breaks the fourth wall, but I wholeheartedly disagree. After attending a media screening for Deadpool last week, I… Continue Reading →

Catching up with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3

Season 3 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has brought new challenges for the spy organization. Picking up where the series left off last year, the Terrigen mist that dissolved in the ocean and was distributed throughout the world via fish… Continue Reading →

Justice League: Gods and Monsters

In an alternate reality, the Justice League is considered a group of terrorists who are not only feared by evildoers, but also the entire population at large. Wonder Woman is a New God who fled to Earth after Darkseid’s entire… Continue Reading →

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