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 […]

Marvel’s Luke Cage – Trailer #1

To be honest, I’m not entirely sure why the Marvel series being produced for Netflix are so successful.  After all, they’re working with characters that I wouldn’t exactly call ‘first-stringers.’ Though that’s not by any means to imply that they aren’t beloved to many people, only that they’re plenty of more popular superheroes that have […]

Marvel’s Daredevil – Official Season Two Trailer

The first season of Marvel’s Daredevil had a huge hurdle to overcome. When Fox released the 2003 movie based on the character, he was treated pretty much as a red-suited Spider-Man, which anyone familiar to the character could tell you isn’t the way to go. In any case, the movie didn’t do badly from a financial standpoint, […]

Review – Sense8

I have to admit that based on the first episode of Netflix’s Sense8 that things weren’t going to go to well.  Reason being, while it managed to avoid the problem endemic to the Wachowskis’s Matrix sequels–which because of their tendency to ‘tell, not show’ came off a bit pretentious–it also came off a bit scattershot. Then again, it should […]

The (Un)necessary Remake Dept – Fame

Fame (1980) Generally speaking, for me watching a musical is like going to the dentist:  I just know at some point it’s going to hurt.  I may not know when, or in some instances even how, but pain is pretty much a given. Which is why I tend to avoid musicals (and dentists), though in reference […]

Lucifer- Trailer

Overall I think the movement of superheroes from the comic shop to the television has been a good one, though that doesn’t necessarily mean that everything that’s made the transition is necessarily that good. I have noticed a variance in quality, which I think happens for three reasons.  The first is that the line that separates a series […]