TV Review: Marvel's Jessica Jones S01E01 - S01E03

While DC comics basically owns network tv adaptations of comic book characters, Marvel Comics has been setting out to do something radically different with its Netflix series. Daredevil set a very high bar giving is a dark exploration of  a street level vigilante. Marvel's Jessica Jones  is even darker and quite possibly better. I say that having only watched the first three episodes of the series so far, but the quality is immediately apparent. While Daredevil showed us the blood and… Continue reading...

DC Comics Fan Art - Supergirl

With a Supergirl tv series on air and doing rather well in the ratings so far I thought it would be nice to post some DC Comics Supergirl fan art. Turns out finding good Supergirl fan art is actually quite a challenge. This one, which is directly inspired by the new show, does a good job of capturing both the actress and character I think. There's a certain impishness shining through. Source: DeviantArt - Supergirl. by JGiampietro    . Continue reading...

TV Review: Marvel's Daredevil S01E05 - S01E08

So in my initial review of Marvel's Daredevil (because all Marvel tv shows apparently must be called Marvel's xxx) I think I made it pretty clear that I was really enjoying the show. If you're looking for a synopsis of this review it would be: Still enjoying it! But the show is evolving and I think I have some additional thoughts to offer on it, so this won't simply be a recap of the episode nor a repeat of my last review.

What Happened to the Lawyering?

In the first couple of episodes… Continue reading...

TV Review: Daredevil S01E01 through S01E04

My plan was to watch and review the first three episodes of Netflix' new original show, and the first fruits of their partnership with Marvel,  Daredevil.  When I finished the third episode though I immediately started watching the fourth and that should tell you how much I'm enjoying the series. The show is very good but it isn't perfect. However, Netflix and Marvel are doing so much right here that most of my criticisms feel like nitpicks. Daredevil isn't nearly as well known to the general… Continue reading...

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Well this was just plain fun. I had a smile on my face through almost the entire movie. And if you want a TLDR for this review, then fun pretty much sums it all up. Certainly this isn't an intellectually challenging movie but I think I can safely say that you'll enjoy every moment of it. When Marvel Studios announced they were making a Guardians of the Galaxy movie there was a lot of doubt online (where everyone thinks they are an expert) about the viability of taking a bunch of characters… Continue reading...