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"
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"
My brother and sister-in-law gave me a Kudo TV box contraption for my birthday. It is a type of media software that, according to its own literature, allows the user to “watch and stream online and offline content.” When my brother Mike showed his own Kudo to me (just moments before my sister-in-law fell down […]Read more "Doctor Strange Days"