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Netflix gives Marvel's Punisher the bullet! (Oh, and Jessica Jones too!)

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In the sarcastic tone of "I never saw this coming" news, According to Deadline, Netflix has made it official that both Marvel based series the Punisher and Jessica Jones have been axed from the steaming service. “Marvel’s The Punisher will not return for a third season on Netflix,” Netflix confirmed to Deadline. “Showrunner Steve Lightfoot, the terrific crew, and exceptional cast including star Jon Bernthal, delivered an acclaimed and compelling series for fans, and we are proud to showcase their work on Netflix for years to come,” Netflix also confirmed; 
“In addition, in reviewing our Marvel programming, we have decided that the upcoming third season will also be the final season for Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” “We are grateful to showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, star Krysten Ritter and the entire cast and crew, for three incredible seasons of this groundbreaking series, which was recognized by the Peabody Awards among many others”. “We are grateful to Marvel for five years of ou…

Retroactivist: G.I.Joe A Real American Hero Issue #24 (The Commander Escapes!)

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Originally published from the now defunct site, Pulp Epic during its 30th Anniversary (February 2014) and now unearthed, rewritten and edited from the ground up and just in time for its 35th anniversary, let's take another RETROspective into Marvel Comics' G.i.joe A Real American Hero Issue #24 titled, The Commander Escapes!


"Is there a prison big enough, strong enough to hold" the most ruthless terrorist determined to rule the world?
Well according to Joe scribe, Larry Hama and special guest illustrator Russ Heath, let's find out! After the events from Issue #23, The Cobra Commander has been detained by the Joes within the plateau of the Rocky Mountains. The Commander, in full bravado disregards how long Duke and the Joes can contain him without any supplies or shelter until he notices the arrival of a C-130 cargo plane, unloading   large crates and while some are marked as parts for a pre-fabricated fortress, the other crate remains a mystery as it is left unm…

Blacula (1973) Not your average Love Story!

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Since today marks Valentine's Day and we're still celebrating Black History Month, what better way to publish a Movie review that is one of the forebears of Black Horror but also a Love Story?!? Everyone, I curse thee with thy name; Blacula!

Synopsis
African Prince Mamuwalde along with his wife Luva was dispatched to Transylvania as ambassadors of the Ubani tribe for the sole purpose of having Dracula put an end to the barbaric slave trade. unfortunately for them, the count himself refused to play ball as demonstrated in his nonchalant manner, believes it has "merit”! Too add insult to injury, he makes a very condescending remark to the African Princess. Mamu (For short) abruptly ends the meeting as he finds Dracula's manners as distasteful as his cognac.  Dracula refuses to allow them to leave and immediately dispatches his henchmen. Despite fighting the good fight, Mamu is knocked unconscious and suddenly cursed with Dracula's bite, while a horrified Luva bears …

Pop Topix: Hulu plans on producing more Marvel based series which may include Daredevil!

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As if the previously mentioned animated Marvel programs wasn't enough, HULU is considering a deal with Marvel to (possibly) resurrect canceled series such as Iron Fist, Luke Cage and of course Daredevil!
In the say it ain't so column, according to  /Film, one of Netflix’s  rivals, Hulu, is hinting at possibly reviving Daredevil and its fellow live-action Marvel shows like Luke Cage and Iron Fist, and in the meantime Daredevil actor Charlie Cox is out signing petitions as a means to bring back the venerable Superhero series since Netflix unexpectedly dropped the show. Craig Erwich, the senior vice president of originals at Hulu, was asked if he was interested in bringing any of the live-action Marvel series back to life for his streaming service and his response was
“Marvel has a ton of titles we’d be interested in. It kind of just depends on when they’re ready, [and] who, most importantly, is going to be behind these things.. We’ve had a relationship with Marvel since Runaway…

The Best of Sky & Ollie: Silly Love Songs!

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Disclaimer:  The views and opinions expressed therein are those of Sky and Ollie and do not necessarily represent official policy or position of Poptic Nerve. (Okay, for the most part. *Wink*)
Originally published on the now defunct site, Supernaughts (Feb 2016)


Sky: Ah, God bless Paul McCarthy. Here's a chap who really knows how to put out good romantic songs.
Hullo again you sorry sods. It's your mates Sky and Ollie back for another round of skullduggery and instead of doing movie reviews like every bloody one else, we are going to focus on music and since its Valentine’s Day, what would be more appropriate than to discuss love songs…? Bad, sappy, sentimental, sorry and silly love songs..!!


Ollie: Hence the name of this topic; Silly Love Songs. Yes, it’s the Holiday where Restaurants raise the Menu prices, Wine, Chocolate, Greeting cards and Condom sales shoot through the roof and meanwhile, all of the Mistresses are left alone. Kinda like the Holiday season dontcha think?
Sky: W…

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (Review)

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In honor of Black History Month, here's my review and opinion of the somewhat long-awaited documentary titled, Horror Noire a retrospective piece based on author Robin Means Coleman's book; Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present. covers various black themed horror films and its hidden metaphors and political allegories. Noire is an uncompromising and unapologetic tribute to Black Horror Cinema courtesy of Shudder's streaming service.


During October of last year, I coincidentally had a similar concept for my Dark Visions channel but never gotten around to it. Call it sloth or not being able to make the Halloween deadline but i'm happy to know that this kind of retrospective was already in the works as I found out via website that a  documentary, like Horror Noire will debut sometime around early 2019.



So now here we are. 
Right off the bat, the commentators ranging from black writers, directors, authors and most notably, actors; Jordan Peele, Ken For…

Hidden Colors: Liam Neeson takes the L!

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So, another day another celebrity scandal.  It appears that tough guy actor Liam Neeson (Darkman, Taken, Batman Begins and Widows) has revealed a dark side of his past via a recorded interview stating that after learning of his female friend being sexually assaulted, his first reaction or rather "questions" was asking about the assailant's "colour".

When said friend told Neeson that he was black, according to his statements, he wanted to provoke a fight with any “Black bastard" while frequenting pubs in England I assume.  Now if it was the rapist he would come after, then there's some merit only if he's 100 percent guilty, but then again, history has proven that "some" women have lied about being attacked and scapegoating Blackmen is of a convenience. 
Black towns that have flourished be it Tulsa Oklahoma, where Black Wall Street was founded, or Rosewood Florida was destroyed as well as its thriving population due to the lies of a White …