The Umbrella Academy – Season 1

For awhile I was worried about Netflix cancelling Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Daredevil (more than likely to be followed by The Punisher and Jessica Jones) but after seeing the first season of The Umbrella Academy, a new series based on the Dark Horse comic of the same name, I’m a bit more comfortable because […]

Russian Doll – Review

I missed Happy Death Day because I thought it was, essentially, Groundhog Day with added violence: clever concept, weak execution. And the former was right, though the latter, apparently not so much because if reviews are anything to go by I apparently missed a pretty fun movie. So, eventually learning from my oversights, I got […]

Marvel Television Begins Recovery From Netflix Cancellations

After the cancellation of Marvel’s Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Daredevil (likely soon to be followed by Marvel’s The Punisher and Jessica Jones there may have been reason to be concerned about the future of the network. And there were reasons for concern. After all, their deal with Netflix seems to be imploding, and their flagship series on ABC, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is likely […]

Enter Jupiter’s Legacy

Remember a few months ago when I discussed that Netflix was dumping its Marvel Television properties (for reasons that were supposedly due to low ratings–and while that may be true I believe it to be a simplification)? If I recall I also paraphrased Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) from 2013’s Pacific Rim ‘In order to fight […]

The Twilight Zone – Super Bowl Promo

The Twilight Zone is a tricky franchise to revisit. There’ve been numerous versions since the original, which ran in 1959-1964, but none have captured the spirit of the zeitgeist quite like it. The most recent version is being spearheaded by Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us) though I suspect that it won’t be able to escape […]

Marvel’s The Punisher: Season Two – Trailer

I’ve stated my concerns about Marvel Television’s The Punisher recently in reference to the teaser trailer released just a day or so ago and my feelings haven’t at all changed with the release of the full trailer. In other words Jon Bernthal is a great Punisher though I get the feeling this series is not […]

The Bandersnatch Dilemma

That’s perhaps a bit hyperbolic, though not by much because the Bandersnatch episode of Black Mirror a particularly perplexing one from the perspective of reviews because it’s supposedly ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ movie. Which, as I understand it, means that no matter how many times you watch the episode, it will not always proceed the […]