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Pennyworth: A Fun, Yet Unfocused Batman Prequel

Epix’s new series, Pennyworth, tries to be too many things at once and like the title character, doesn’t quite know where fate is leading him.

Deep State’s Second Season Seeks Vengeance

Who are the real people who run the country? Not the ones who give never-ending press conferences and social media posts… it’s the government agents working overseas, acting with our country’s best interests at stake. It’s the government contractors who… Continue Reading →

Deep State Takes a Deep Look at the Politics of Intelligence

Per Matt Headline news inundates us with 24-hour news cycles of violence, government conspiracies and global politics. Such is the backbone of Deep State, which highlights the motivations of global elected officials, the fallout from their actions and all the… Continue Reading →

History’s Mysteries Get Investigated in Project Blue Book

Some have described Project Blue Book as Mad Men meets The X-Files, but I think a more appropriate description would be an old-school version of The X-Files: characters investigating strange phenomena that’s based, in part, on real-life events. That description… Continue Reading →

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 →

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