the X-men

Bryan Singer and the Mysterious Status of the X-Men Properties

Per Matt With the recent sexual misconduct accusations regarding Bryan Singer and the acquisition of Fox by The Walt Disney Company, the future of The X-Men properties seems cloudy, to say the least. Will the big- and small-screen properties see… Continue Reading →

Elena Satine is a Superhero for the Pop-Culture Crowd

You may recognize her from roles appearing in Smallville, NCIS, 24: Legacy, the recent Twin Peaks reboot or Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. She’s even appeared in a Spider-Man workshop on Broadway and Chris Cornell’s video short, among other formats, but… 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 →

Marvel Mutates Source Material Into a Gifted TV Series

When a television pilot introduces a new series with characters who are, “a couple of freaks, same as you,” I immediately perked up. The Gifted had my full attention. Maybe this wasn’t going to be the generic teeny bopper-outsiders soap opera… Continue Reading →

Marvel’s Runaway Hit on Hulu?

What would you do if you discovered that your parents are supervillains? Well, if you’re a group of teenagers, you run away and call yourselves the Runaways.

Happy Birthday, Joss Whedon!

June 23 marks the birthday of one of pop culture’s most influential artists. Joss Whedon has distinguished himself as a writer, director, producer, filmmaker and pop-culture icon. Born Joseph Hill Whedon on June 23, 1964 in New York City, he… 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 →

The X-Men Meet Apocalypse, One Powerful Adversary

With the installment of X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men has become the Marvel franchise with the most movies in its series. Veteran director Bryan Singer returns in this installment, removed from only X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: First Class and the two… Continue Reading →

Captain America: Civil War — A Comic Crossroads

Well, it’s here. I guess I could sound more enthused about Captain America: Civil War coming out this weekend, but the first trailer for the movie was released late last year and in the months since, I could repeat every… 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 →

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