After I watched Captain Marvel (great movie: you should check it out), I had completed all of Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In point of fact, I had watched every MCU motion picture released to date. That’s a lot of movies, over a lot of years. 23 movies, in fact, over 11 years. […]Read more "10-List: Firewater’s Top 10 MCU Movies"
Yeah, yeah. I know. Captain Marvel wasn’t the last movie in Phase 3. It was, however, the last one I watched, this morning. To be perfectly honest with you (and I always am), I delayed watching this movie because I didn’t think I would like it. I’ve never been a fan of Captain Marvel in […]Read more "Captain Marvel — a review (and a farewell salute to MCU Phase 3)"
With this movie in my rearview mirror, only Captain Marvel remains as an obstacle to my completion of Phase 3 of the MCU. As of the day I’m typing this post, I’m not sure where we’ve landed with the Sony vs. Marvel negotiations. I thought Spidey was removed from our MCU continuity, but now I’m […]Read more "Spider-Man: Far from Home — a movie review"
I’m a little further along in Phase 3 of the MCU since I wrote my review of Avengers: Infinity War back in April 2019. Since then, I have watched Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, Black Panther, and Ant-Man and the Wasp. And, now, of course, Avengers: Endgame. Since I haven’t watched Captain Marvel or […]Read more "Avengers: Endgame — a movie review"
Jessica Jones goes out on a high note. Netflix cancelled this series (along with the rest of the Marvel Netflix series) even before the third season premiered. The creators and showrunners of the series didn’t pull any punches on the final season, which, in many ways, was even stronger than Season 1. These Marvel shows […]Read more "Jessica Jones: Season 3 — a review and a farewell"
Confession is good for the soul, they say. I’m still not current on Phase 3 of the MCU. I haven’t watched Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (at least, not all of it) or Black Panther yet (ditto). I plan to cross those off the list this month. I also haven’t watched the two MCU […]Read more "Avengers: Infinity War — a movie review"
I’ve sat on this for a few days, to give my thoughts and feelings about the second season of this Netflix series time to marinate. Back when I was required to write performance reviews for people as part of my job responsibilities, managers were warned to watch out for the horns/halo effect. In short, […]Read more "Marvel’s Luke Cage: Season Two — a review"
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Gotham have a lot in common to me. I’ve watched both series from their beginnings. Both had a lot of things that appealed to me from both sides of the Marvel-DC aisle. And, both had strung me along with a lot of unspoken promises that never really managed to pay […]Read more "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 5 — a review"
It really doesn’t seem like two years since the debut of the first season of Netflix’s Jessica Jones. Mostly it’s because I saw Jessica again in last year’s Defenders. I checked my archives to see what I might have said about the first season here on WordPress. The answer? I said nothing. The first […]Read more "Jessica Jones: Season 2 – a review"
I have a confession. I’ve liked all three of the Thor movies, and for three different reasons. I enjoyed the world-building in Thor (2011). The Jack Kirby version of Asgard was brought to life on film, and director Kenneth Branagh treated the subject matter with a seriousness that it might not have even deserved. […]Read more "Thor: Ragnarok — a movie review [Here There Be Spoilers]"