TV Show Review: Legion, Season Two

Details: More information can be found at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5114356/

Score: 6.5/10

Legion is a show that is deliberately trippy. Sometimes, when you try to be trippy you just end up going too far. The story is forsaken for the gimmick of being trippy. That is unfortunately the case for season two of Legion.

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Movie Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp

Details: More information can be found at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5095030/

Score: 7/10

Ant-Man and the Wasp is a fun Marvel movie that takes place just before the events of Infinity War. It really has no connection to the events of Infinity War with the exception being a mid credits scene after the movies over.

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TV Show Review: Luke Cage, Season 2

Details: More information can be found at https://www.netflix.com/title/80002537 and https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3322314/

Score: 7.2/10

Season two of Luke Cage is better than season one. It feels like the show runners fine tuned how they want to handle the tone and feel of the show and of how they wanted this character to develop.

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Movie Review: Deadpool 2

Details: Released in 2018. Stars Ryan ReynoldsJosh BrolinMorena Baccarin. About two hours long. Official site is https://www.foxmovies.com/movies/deadpool-2

Score: 7.4/10

Deadpool 2 does what a sequel should do. It’s Deadpool with a bigger budget, more action, more special effects, more cameos, and about the same amount of jokes.

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Movie Review: Avengers: Infinity War *NO SPOILERS*

Details: Directed by Anthony RussoJoe Russo. Stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo. About two and a half hours long. The imdb site is https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4154756/

I’ve watched every single movie in the Marvel cinematic universe since the first Iron Man movie. In that context, I really enjoyed Avengers: Infinity War. I think that if you have not kept up to date or watched a substantial number of the Marvel superhero movies, then you may still enjoy the film, but not as much as someone who has. No spoilers ahead and no discussion of the plot.

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Comic Book Review: Wonder Woman: Earth One

Details: Released in 2016. Listed price is $22.99. Art by Yanick Paquette. Written by Grant Morrison. Official site is https://www.dccomics.com/graphic-novels/wonder-woman-earth-one-2016/wonder-woman-earth-one-vol-1

Like Marvel’s Ultimate comics line, DC’s Earth One line of books seeks to re-imagine popular superheroes and retell their stories. Unlike Marvel’s Ultimate line, Earth One only seeks to change them, not change them into more realistic or grittier versions of themselves. Wonder Woman: Earth One is a good example of that change. In this book, Morrison retells Wonder Woman’s origin story in a way that glorifies a few of the more progressive elements of the character while also shining a spotlight on the more perverse and embarrassing aspects of the character’s almost seventy year history.

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Comic Book Review: Dark Nights: Metal

Details: Published from 2017 to 2018 by DC Comics. Six issues. Mostly written by Scott Snyder and mostly drawn by Greg Capullo. Official site is https://www.dccomics.com/comics/dark-nights-metal-2017/dark-nights-metal-1

Dark Knights: Metal is bonkers. It is absolutely bat-shit (pun intended) crazy. Metal is DC’s big crossover comic book event from last year and centers mostly on Batman. Drawing from the story lines occurring after Rebirth, Snyder tells a crazy, overstuffed story that could have easily taken thirty issues instead of six.

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TV Show Review: Jessica Jones, Season 2

Details: Aired on Netflix in 2018. Thirteen episodes with each at about fifty minutes long.

You know that feeling you get when you watch a horror movie and the characters keep doing stupid ass shit that is so stupid it kind of yanks you out of the experience. There’s a lot of that in season two of Jessica Jones. Jessica Jones is mostly entertaining. It’s just that the climactic moments can seem kind of ridiculous at times.

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Movie Review: Black Panther

Details: Released in 2018. About two hours and forty minutes long. Directed by Ryan Coogler. Stars Chadwick BosemanMichael B. JordanLupita Nyong’o.

Despite all the glowing reviews I’ve seen all over the place claiming that this film is a cultural phenomenon, this is simply a good movie. It’s not a masterpiece. It’s not even close to being the best Marvel film ever released in my opinion (that goes to Captain America: Winter Soldier).

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