Showing posts from April, 2019

Avengers Endgame: "Game over man"! NON SPOILER REVIEW!

After 10 years of witnessing the exploits of Iron Man, Captain America Thor and so many other characters courtesy of Marvel's very own cinematic Universe, it’s time to close the curtain of what was (still is?) the greatest Superhero saga ever! The long-awaited sequel to 2018's Avengers Infinity War brings virtually everything to its inevitable conclusion with the remaining members of Earth's Mightiest heroes, trying to pick up the pieces left after the great snap. Tony Stark finds himself drifting into space with little hope and little oxygen, only to find salvation thanks to a bright light of hope. Sometimes afterwards. the surviving Avengers make a few desperate attempts to retrieve the stones and stop Thanos from starting his mass genocidal attack once more. The film runs practically 3 hours long and at times, I found myself a little fatigued at part of the film’s pacing and in my opinion, some of the scenes weren’t needed or at least it could have b

Sunday Morning Paperback Adam Warlock: The Space Messiah

Welcome to another installment of MMP a series that focuses on highly recommended Comic Trade Paperbacks be it physical or nowadays, digital thanks to Amazon's Kindle store and Comixology. In honor of Easter, this segment is dedicated to an old favorite of mine, who in many ways, symbolic to a cosmic Jesus, but with angst! I give you, Jim Starlin's  Warlock The Complete Collection!  Originally created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Adam Warlock previously known as "Him" was artificially created by a cabal of scientists whose intentions were to create an super godlike being, merely for their own selfish purposes, like say world conquest? Warlock or rather "Him" quickly realizes their misdeeds and destroys the scientists along with their compound known as The Hive.   Fast forward a few years later, the character appears in his very own comic titled Warlock of course. The Roy Thomas and Gil Kane run creative innovative concepts th

SHAZAM! Review (A Superhero tale of Soul, Heart, Action, Zeal, Adventure and just plain Marvelous!)

Directed by David F. Sandberg  Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury! All six attributes from legendary Gods of mythology, are combined in the shell of the World’s Mightiest Mortal-SHAZAM! It's no secret that I happen to be a fan of this underrated and at times, unappreciated DC Superhero, and now after 10 years of sitting in development hell, its finally here! SHAZAM'S cinematic debut, did not disappoint whatsoever.  As soon as the film begins, we are treated to a prologue-providing an in depth character assessment of the main nemesis, Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong of Kick-Ass and Green Lantern.) and his future motives, who by fate, enters the Rock of Eternity, the realm of the ancient wizard known as SHAZAM, who is seeking his successor. But first, one must become worthy and spoiler alert, Thaddy didn’t make the cut!  Fast forward to the present where the mischievous Billy Batson (Asher Angel ) awaits being adopted by potential foster

Deathlok may(finally) make his way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

According to this source , and this one as well, it seems as if the folks at Marvel Studios are planning to produce a movie based on their very first propriety Cyborg, Deathlok! This is more likely to be a complete production from the ground up, meaning, no August Richards' "Laser Tag" vest wearing version as seen from ABC's Agents of SHIELD.  Hopefully the character and setting will be based on the Astonishing Tales version, as in Luther Manning, the OG Deathlok, whose post-apocalyptic storyline included batshit scenarios that in certain ways, were foreshadowing! (Genetic engineering, Virtual Reality, Automation, the Patriot Act and the September 11th Terrorist attacks!) Deathlok was highly influential to the extent of being the inspiration behind DC's character Cyborg and even films like Robocop, The Terminator, Escape from New York and Universal Soldier, just to name a few. Here's a great retrospective for the uninitiated.

Pop Topix: Disney buys Tatsunoko, Black Widow Movie has Two major antagonists, From Software nerfs their games and more cool news!

Welcome to a very exciting segment of news in Pop Culture and film. And with all the recent headlines in entertainment, I have discovered a few interesting tidbits from March 31st. Let’s get to it! "I'll buy them for a dollar"! Disney plans to purchase Japanese Animation studio Tatsunoko! Say it ain't so! It seems that the acquisition of FOX wasn't enough to satisfy the House of Mouse's palette. Now Disney has set their sights on Tatsunoko Productions as a subsidiary animation studio as with Pixar. Could they be planning Anime style series or films based on their Marvel, Star Wars or even FOX Intellectual properties? Can you imagine a series based on, Nova, Killraven, Iron Fist, Adam Warlock in anime style or better yet, crossovers such as Boba Fett vs Casshan, Macross: Star Wars and Gatchaman X? Whichever the case, this is good news for both Comic fans and Anime enthusiasts like me! Tatsunoko is responsible for clas