A wise DC comics character once noted, "you either die the hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain." In the case of the DCEU, no one quite fits this bill as aptly as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Once described as "franchise Viagra," we've entered an odd place for the action star. … Continue reading Review: ‘Black Adam,’ DC, and the Rock Blockbuster Problem
The passing of Chadwick Boseman was a seismic moment for the entertainment landscape. A few years after he became an icon for his portrayal of King T'Challa, the actor passed away from cancer. Once considered the next great leading man in Hollywood, the loss felt incalculable. For director Ryan Coogler, their friendship and activism went … Continue reading Spoiler-Free Review: ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Delivers the Most Emotional MCU Film to Date
As the Marvel Cinematic Universe grows, its important for the franchise to change up the formula. We need variation with almost thirty films and more than a half-dozen shows in the bank. However, few would have guessed that Michael Giacchino would be the curveball the franchise needed. The composer of Up, Inside Out, and The … Continue reading Review: ‘Werewolf By Night’ Brings Classic Horror to the MCU
In many cultures, the idea of wanting more for yourself is valorized. We want more money, more success, and more awards. Some of us simply want to tell our own stories to differentiate ourselves. In the case of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the want for more has resulted in something of a problem. The film … Continue reading Streaming At Home Review – ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Arrives on Disney+
The promise of Marvel television has mostly been undermined over the past two years. When WandaVision took off, it was due to its willingness to embrace the medium. Meanwhile, other series like Hawkeye and Falcon & The Winter Soldier felt like long movies. None of the shows have been outright failures, but a failure to … Continue reading Review: ‘She-Hulk’ Scores Big Laughs to Stand Out in the MCU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faNwFB03r9E We may only be 11 days away from She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, but Marvel has already kicked the tires on the Daredevil series in the pipeline. The latest trailer gives away way too much, while also showcasing most of what we already know about the show. Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) will defend the super-creature Abomination (Tim … Continue reading Trailer: ‘She-Hulk’ Still Strong, But Did Marvel Turn to Daredevil Too Soon?
Back in 2011, Kenneth Branagh set out to make Shakespeare out of Thor. By 2017, Taika Waititi took over directing duties and understood it’s best not to take the Norse god too seriously. With Thor: Love and Thunder, Taika literally strips Thor of his seriousness and puts his signature brand of humor on full display. … Continue reading Review: Thor: Love and Thunder, it’s hammerin’ time!
There are rare moments in geek culture that create the lightning bolt moment. Ironically, this one wears one on her torso. The Marvel Cinematic Universe's latest series lands on Disney+ today, and for the second straight series, we've been introduced to a brand new character. While Ms. Marvel bears the namesake of Captain Marvel, Kamala Khan and actress Iman … Continue reading Review: Move Aside Peter Parker, ‘Ms. Marvel’ is Taking Over the MCU
To say the Morbius joke has gone on too long is an understatement. After all, the movie was released on April 1st, more than two months ago. It struggled at the box office and became a punchline on the internet. The subject of many memes, Morbius did not find its audience. So it was a surprise when … Continue reading Review: Dear God, Put Us Out of ‘Morbius’ Misery
The Marvel Cinematic Universe returns to theaters for the first time since Spider-Man: No Way Home revived the theatrical box office. The multiverse traversing film returned familiar faces to the franchise, and fans turned out in droves. The final box office crossed $1.8 billion worldwide and over $800 million in the US alone. The financial and … Continue reading Review: ‘Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness’ Falls Short of Considerable Expectations