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Jack Ryan Gets a Modern-Day Makeover

The Jack Ryan series on Amazon is a good, modern interpretation of the character from the Tom Clancy books. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty good. As a fan of the Tom Clancy books and having watched all the Jack… Continue Reading →

Is The Gifted FOX’s Answer to ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

In geek film and television media, specifically live-action programs based on graphic novels or superhero comic books, if you prefer, we are living in a Platinum Age. With extraordinary special effects and A-list acting talent, not to mention great writing,… Continue Reading →

Kingsman 2: I’d Like to See a Statesman Spin-Off

Remember that moment in the red band trailer for Kingsman: The Golden Circle, where an American flag parachute is pulled, and the scene cuts to Taron Egerton, who says, “It’s very American,” and Channing Tatum replies, “Hehe, f*** yeah!”

Charlize Theron Out Cools James Bond in Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde is based on The Coldest City, a graphic novel written by Antony Johnston. The film is pulpy and retro, basically exactly what you would expect from a graphic novel adaption. It opens with a clip of Reagan, neon lighting… Continue Reading →

24: Legacy — Same Shit, Different Day

I knew Jack Bauer, and you, sir, are no Jack Bauer.

Where Season 4 Stands With Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has had an interesting road. Season 1 was practically hobbled out of the gate by having to wait for the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Season 2 was a big step up, slowly unraveling… 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?

Superheroes on TV — Marvel vs. DC: An Overview

For a complete version of this article with photos, see TV Superheroes — Marvel vs DC: The Whole Story. Superheroes are the hottest commodity in pop culture. The current state of live broadcast television projects has eight Marvel and DC… Continue Reading →

TV Superheroes — Marvel vs. DC: The Whole Story

We are living in a Golden Age of the Superhero, especially on television. Superheroes are the hottest commodity in pop culture, in both film and TV, as well as the “mainstream” commercial spheres of things like clothing, school supplies, cosplay… Continue Reading →

The Americans: Heating up the Cold War

Out of the numerous TV shows I watch every year, the one I most often recommend to others and which tops my list for the greatest show on television, now, is FX’s The Americans. To anyone unfamiliar, The Americans takes… Continue Reading →

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