Mortal Engines – Official Trailer #2

I really want to see this movie despite the subject matter not being as novel as the producers seem to think. I recall reading many years ago an Inhumans comic that revolved around massive cities that moved around and occasionally fought each other. Then there was Clive Barker’s In The Hills, The Cities from Volume […]

Of Inhuman Arrogance

‘Hindsight is always 20-20’ which means it’s easy to say how something would have been successful after the fact. I mention it because prognosticators at The Hollywood Reporter have decided that Marvel Studios had dodged a bullet by abandoning plans for a feature film based on the Inhumans. And that’s entirely possible, though the reasons […]

What Cloak & Dagger Needs (To Do) To Succeed

Marvel Television, unlike their stablemates at Marvel Studios are very hit and miss as far as translating their characters goes. So far–when they’ve dealt with ‘street-level’ characters like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, they’ve been relatively successful. The problems arise when they try to tackle characters that exist is a more […]

Marvel Television’s Problem (And How to Fix It)

While Marvel Studios’ Black Panther literally tears through box office records Marvel Television–the arm of Marvel Entertainment that handles television projects–is doing…okay. They’ve got four shows on Netflix (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage and the The Defenders), one on Hulu (Runaways), one coming up on Freeform (Cloak and Dagger) and another on ABC (Agents […]

The Falcon Quandary

That title sounds like a Robert Ludlum novel.  “The Falcon Quandary.” Marvel Studios, I think, has run into a minor speed bump.  Since they have no right to use characters that are referred to as mutants–because of a licensing deal with Twentieth Century Fox, made when the company was flirting with bankruptcy–there are no super-powered […]