Friday, April 17, 2015

DVD REVIEW: BATMAN VS. ROBIN


Batman vs. Robin is the 23rd animated feature from the DC Universe of original movies. Generally speaking this where DC outshines Marvel. This latest installment is partially based on the Batman: The Court of Owls story arc written by Scott Snyder. It serves as a sequel to 2014's Son of Batman. This 80-minute feature centers around the father-son relationship between Damian as Robin and Bruce as Batman. As you may recall from Son of Batman, Damian was raised by his grandfather, Ra’s Al Ghul. He was raised as an assassin with no mercy for the weak. This is a far cry from the way Batman conducts business. Warning spoilers ahead…

Saturday, April 11, 2015

MARVEL'S DAREDEVIL: SEASON 1 RECAP


Back in October at New York Comic Con I attended a panel and had the pleasure of getting a special look into the new Netflix series Marvel’s Daredevil. It was great to see the actors and actresses that will bring this somewhat underrated Marvel hero to life. I was pleased with what I saw then and couldn’t wait for April to arrive. After binge watching the series as it made its premiere last night, my eagerness was greatly rewarded and then some. Warning spoilers ahead…

Friday, April 3, 2015

FURIOUS 7 - (MOVIE REVIEW)


Who would have thought that 14 years after the first ride, this seventh installment of The Fast & The Furious franchise could still be as fresh and enjoyable as it ever has been? I have to say this latest chapter may be the most satisfying and most emotional one yet. It’s satisfying because it delivers what all popcorn films should, unrelenting action and over the top stunts.  It’s also quite emotional given the real life tragic death of star Paul Walker. In between the bullets and high octane driving, there were moments where you couldn’t help but pause and reflect on the character of Brian O’Connor and the man who portrayed him. Every near death scene for Brian was met with a gasp from the audience. Is this where it happens? Is this where he dies? Warning spoilers ahead…

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

THE WALKING DEAD: CONQUER RECAP


Simply put, the Season 5 finale of The Walking Dead may be the best one yet. There were so many intense moments packed into a 90-minute episode that it makes many big feature films that try to do the same, pale in comparison. Warning spoilers ahead…

Saturday, March 21, 2015

SUPER ZERO: BADASS JOURNEY INTO ZOMBIE AWESOMENESS - SHORT FILM REVIEW


One of my favorite things is being able to review material of up and coming filmmakers. I’ve been given that privilege before and was given that privilege yet again when director Mitch Cohen presented me with Super Zero: Badass Journey into Zombie Awesomeness. This roughly 16 minute short centers around a guy who is a down on his luck “loser” name Josh. He is both awkward and self-doubting. How hasn’t at one time or another felt useless and irrelevant? I know I have and I’m sure most of us have as well. Josh (played by Umberto Celisano) is relatable, he is the everyday man with everyday problems. There’s the girl (Giselle Gilbert) of his dreams that he finds unattainable and unapproachable not because of anything she does but because he doesn’t feel worthy. Been there. Warning spoilers ahead…

Friday, March 20, 2015

THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT - (MOVIE REVIEW)



Where do I begin? It’s not that Insurgent is a bad film; it’s just a bit messy. This second part of the Divergent series based on the novels by Veronica Roth is slightly better than its predecessor but with two films in, I still don’t fully know or understand the “what” or the “why”. To know why the five fractions exist in the first place is to understand what caused the five fractions to begin with. To this point, these questions have yet to be explained. Warning spoilers ahead…

Saturday, February 28, 2015

AGENT CARTER: SEASON FINALE RECAP


Let me begin by saying that I’m a huge fan of Agent Carter. I thought mini-series was overall quite excellent. With that said, the finale could have been better. There was so much building up to Russian agents versus S.S.R. after the events of the previous episode that led to the death of the S.S.R. boss. Those men, who opposed Carter, now stand with her against this threat. Warning spoilers ahead…

Friday, February 13, 2015

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE (MOVIE REVIEW)


What happens when you mix James Bond with Kill Bill? You get, Kingsman: The Secret Service. Based on a comic book by Mark Millar, The Secret Service, veteran director Matthew Vaughn tells us the story of a super spy organization with code names straight out of Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table that fight against global threats. They are first and foremost however, gentlemen. Warning spoilers ahead…

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS - DVD REVIEW


When DC Comics launched its New 52 reboot in 2011, one of the biggest beneficiaries was Aquaman. For years, Aquaman has been much maligned as a mediocre at best comic book superhero. With the reboot of an entire universe, an opportunity to reinvent the King of Atlantis had presented itself. Now, comes his very own origins film, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, inspired by those stories written by Geoff Johns. Warning, spoilers ahead…

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

AGENT CARTER PREMIERE RECAP


There has never been a better time to be a fan of comics when it comes to both the big and small screens. There are currently over a half dozen shows spread out across several networks that cater to comic book related material and if you believe the rumors, there are more to come. Last night we saw the 2-part premiere of Marvel’s Agent Carter starring Hayley Atwell who reprises her role as Peggy Carter from Captain America: The First Avenger. Warning spoilers ahead…