Gods And Monsters!

Honestly, I wanted to call this article Thor, Motherfuckers!!!  This goddamn movie makes me want to smack a troll in the chops with a war hammer.  I want to tear a hole in the sky with my fanboy hard-on.  I’m practically sitting here in a puddle of my own drool after watching Thor:  Ragnarok.  I shit you not, I could fucking cry I am so delighted with this film. I have to admit, though, that I walked into the theater today with more than a little trepidation.  Taika Waititi has…

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Hollywood Buzz

Absolutely nothing to add except these set photos from Ant-Man and The Wasp.  I can only assume that is the lovely Evangeline Lilly sporting Hope van Dyne’s costume.         Marvel comics may currently be a flaming gut wagon of offal but I can still get excited about the upcoming movies.    

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This Woman’s Work

I was prepared, after all the hype and good reviews my friends (including RT) had given the new Wonder Woman movie, to expect it to be on par – or close to it – with a Marvel movie. Or at least better than the dreck being churned out by DC and Warners so far. We don’t quite get there. It’s a better movie – by miles and miles – than the other examples of the DCEU thus far, and I’m convinced Diana, in the guise of Gal Gadot, is going to…

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Merciful Hera, Wonder Woman Is A Triumph

In less than an hour, I’m heading out the door for a much-needed trip to Norway, via Copenhagen.  Soon, I will be foundering on crabs in the Land of The Ice and Snow, assuming I don’t fall off of a fjord.  But before I leave, let me exhort you, each and every one, to rush out to see Wonder Woman.*  Do it now, catch the matinée!  Take a friend!  Take three!   Seriously, I don’t have time to review the film but director Patty Jenkins has given us pretty much…

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Only God Can Save You Now

I’ve said a lot of vicious things about Zack Snyder in the past but that’s only because I despise him for taking several very loud, monochrome dumps on characters that I hold very dear.  Despite my antipathy for the man and his “vision”, I would never have wished the sort of personal tragedy he is going through to have been visited upon him.  Losing a child is a horror most of us cannot even fathom.  All biting sarcasm and shit talking aside.  Seriously, we feel for the guy. Principal photography…

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Show Us Your Muscles

A lady friend of mine who is an even bigger geek than I (yes that is possible) has aired a major beef with Marvel Studios.  It’s not something that I had given much thought to but now that she has made me aware of it, I can’t get it out of my head.  Although their films are generally well cast they do have one glaring problem.  All of the so-called “superheroines” are lacking in the muscle department.  They are, in fact, kinda scrawny. Yeah, yeah, I know.  Scarlett Johansson is…

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World Enough and Time

If I could turn back time If I could find a way — Cher   This is something that’s been bothering me for longer than a lot of you have even been alive. Superman did not reverse time to go back and save Lois in the first movie. What he did was travel backward in time to before everything happened and prevent it, knowing what disasters would happen because of, and despite, his prior actions. The whole “earth spinning backward”, “Hoover Dam un-disintegrating” bit was a visual shortcut to illustrate…

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Nostrodumbass

2016 sucked. Apropos of nothing, here are my predictions for 2017. Misty Knight will be the new Captain America. By July, DC will be making noises about rebooting one of their major characters yet again. Bruce Banner will come back from the dead…again. Thanos will continue to be overused. Amadeus Cho will continue to be a tool. Moon Knight will continue to be brilliant…and then be cancelled. Doctor Strange will be cancelled by October. Kamala Khan will experience violent prejudice first hand.  My money says her brother gets attacked or…

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Too Dark Dark

Yay. Another R-rated movie from the DC Animated Universe. And this one is a sequel to Justice League: War. Before we get into this, I want to say something about Justice League: War. I actually have hope that Zack Snyder’s movie will be better than this piece of shit. I bought the DVD, watched half of it, then pulled the disc out of the player, placed it carefully inside its protective case, then threw it across the room. My living room wall still has a little divot where it impacted.…

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