Marvel Update

Well… If you’re like me, there were a couple of bits of disappointing news in the world of the MCU this week. I’ll be brief, or as brief as a verbose Kittenn such as myself can be. So here we go. First, my heartfelt dream of seeing Katee Sackhoff don the red, blue and gold of Captain Marvel was pretty much dashed at the announcement at SDCC that Brie Larson had indeed been cast in the role. Who knows? Maybe I’m wrong. She might be perfect for the role. And…

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SDCC Special: Welcome to the Trailer Park

As is usual during San Diego Comic Con, every studio and their grandmothers puts out trailers for movies and television shows. This year is no exception. And there are about a million of them. Or two. I’m not sure. But there’s a lot. But I thought it’d be nice – and maybe the start of an annual tradition – to showcase some of these trailers and give my impressions of what we should expect to see in the coming twelve months or so. To start, I’m going to admit that this…

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False Dawn: The Ultimate Sin

Brace yourselves. Go eat, take a shower, get comfy. You’re in for a long, sad ride. You have been warned. First, please note that aside from the image next to these words, there will be no other pictures with pithy captions. Also, there will be no tags at the bottom of this piece.  I know that’s the way we usually do it around here, and there’s a possibility RTK himself might woodshed me about this. But I have my reasons. We’re going to have a nice, long talk about Zack…

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Can I say “squeeeee” here? Because I really want to.

By the time you read this, the news has already broken, but just when my utter, complete, rapturous joy at the news that Supergirl is getting a second season on The CW has barely subsided, they announce that the Big Kahuna himself, Kal-El of Krypton will be appearing in the first two episodes of the new season! Now, in my previous article, I mentioned about how coyly they inserted Supes into scenes where you didn’t really see him, but it was obvious that it was him, whether it be a silhouette, a familiar red…

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When Titans Clashed: The Greatest Fight of All Time and Space!

By the time you read this, you will have already heard the news about Muhammad Ali. I won’t go into the details of his long and storied career. I’ll leave that to people who know his whole story better than I. But, even though he was an international icon, known the world over simply as “Ali”, to me, he was still one of our own. A hometown boy made good. I was, and still am, proud to say I came from the same town as he did. And growing up,…

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Who Would You Rather Marvel At?

Well, the news broke that Brie Larson is in early talks to play Captain Marvel in the upcoming movie. I’m going to go on at length as to what the actual reason is for this seemingly out-of-the-depths-of-space choice, why this is probably a mistake, and why another – fan-favorite – actress should be given the nod. Oh, man… where to begin… Okay, let’s talk physicality to start with. When I was thumb-wrestling RTK to see who’d get to write this, we discussed the idea that fit, healthy (or, as Hollywood…

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I just fell in love with Hayley Atwell… again

As I mentioned before in another post, ABC cancelled Agent Carter.   However, if the fans… AND the stars of the show, get their way, there just might be a Season Three. Recently, there was a petition circulating that at last count had over 115K signatures. And Hayley Atwell, who’s already committed to her new series Conviction, recently told attendees at MegaCon in Orlando that she would do “whatever it takes” to bring Agent Margaret Carter back for another season, stating she might even “shoot on the weekends” during production of Conviction.   Dominic Cooper…

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DC Comics: Stillbirth

So DC comics is again relaunching their entire line this month with another “universe-wide” change that “will affect every character” in their stable.   Speaking of stable. DC Comics’ books, stories and all that haven’t been “stable” for years. They promise one thing, and deliver something else, and it’s either late, not what was promised or just… plain… bad. Ten years of this.  Ten. Years. And people still ask me, “did you see this-thing happen with Superman” or “did you read the latest–” NO I DID NOT. I have a ton…

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