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]"
I’ve wanted to watch Spider-Man: Homecoming even before it came out in the theaters, back when Spider-Man was just making a cameo appearance in Captain America: Civil War. I almost saw it in the theater, but on the day I intended to see it, my granddaughter Taylee talked me into watching Wonder Woman with […]Read more "Spider-Man: Homecoming – a belated review"
Sometime around April 30, 2002, I saw the future. Clearly. That was over 15 years ago now. And I believe my psychic abilities peak at somewhere near 0%. Nevertheless, I accurately predicted the future on that day (or perhaps a few days later). That was the day the Sam Raimi-directed Spider-Man, […]Read more "Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man (2002): watershed moment in superhero movie history"
I was happy that Agents of SHIELD was picked up for a fifth season. The series has a cast of characters whom I genuinely like, which means I’m willing to watch them doing almost anything. Almost anything. The LMD story line in the middle of Season 4 was a bit on the weak side, […]Read more "Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD: Season 5 Premiere “Orientation, Parts 1 & 2”"
After our favorite S.H.I.E.L.D. characters (minus Mack, initially), came back from the Framework and Aida/Ophelia became a woman scorned and went batshit crazy, with superpowers to boot, things got really good. I even enjoyed that Yo-Yo went into the Framework herself to get Mack to come back, even while everything was shutting down. Even Radcliffe […]Read more "Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Season 4: a review"