Film, Review, Star Wars

Now That’s How You Make A Trailer

13 Aug , 2016  

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The worldwide premiere of the second trailer for “Star Wars: Rogue One” has debuted.  It’s a glorious and dramatic thing, as a Star Wars trailer should be.  But through that music, it becomes so much more.

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Comics, DC Comics, Film, Review

The Ultimate Sin: A “Suicide Squad” Review

7 Aug , 2016  

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Way back in 1987, I walked into a tiny newsstand in a tiny town and made my way back to the comic book section.  Sitting there, huddling amidst the typically color-saturated and dynamic covers of the other books, was this image of eight morally-ambiguous characters emerging from inky blackness, surrounding a promise writ in yellow caps […]

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DC Comics, Review

Green Arrow: Rebirth #1

12 Jun , 2016  

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Not everything’s going well for Oliver Queen. Sure, he’s got his billions.  And he’s back in Seattle.  But his highly conservative date at a fine dining establishment has just walked out on him, coldly muttering, “Fascist pig” under her breath.  And he has a terrible beard. Even in the face of those first-world problems, he’s […]

DC Comics, Review

Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1

11 Jun , 2016  

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Of the Rebirth one-shots to be released by DC thus far, Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1 is arguably the most succinct. The entire issue focuses upon Wonder Woman’s notion that something is wrong.  She has conflicting memories.  Two origins, one laid atop another, entertained to such an extent that she has no real understanding of which history […]

DC Comics, Review

Green Lanterns: Rebirth #1

7 Jun , 2016  

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Opening the functional cover of this book reveals a splash page of a multi-hued cosmos overlaid with some lengthy narration.  The narrative is bound in boxes trimmed in an angry red, which will look familiar to GL fans, particularly those who walked with the rest of us through Blackest Night and Brightest Day.  But more on […]