TITANS — Just when you thought Hawk and Dove couldn’t look cool

It’s melding the campiness of the characters with a realistic approach to the question, “How would Hank and Dawn look if they were in the real world?”

By RUSSELL BERGER

Last week we got our first official look at Brenton Thwaites as Robin [a.k.a. Dick Grayson] on the upcoming exclusive direct-to-consumer streaming service DC Comics will be launching next year [2018,] TITANS. It came basically unannounced that it would occur, and whenever something like that drops, it spikes interest in whatever it belongs to. Now, while I was a bit disappointed in the choice of stage that Dick would be in his “career” as a hero, I generally liked the costume design. It had a BATMAN V SUPERMAN style vibe to it, and felt– well, real.

Well, we knew that two of DC Comics‘ more underappreciated heroes would be appearing in the show, HAWK and DOVE, as Derek Lawrence of Entertainment Weekly had announced Alan Ritchson (Smallville) and Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) were cast as Hank Hall/Hawk and Dawn Granger/Dove in TITANS. The characters have their own cult following, and any die-hard DC Comics fan is going to at least know of them. I thought [even before the Thwaites reveal as Robin] that the biggest hurdle the show would have is presenting this two to the audience in a non campy way, and costume design would play a definite role in that. Continue reading “TITANS — Just when you thought Hawk and Dove couldn’t look cool”

Review: THE SHAPE OF WATER

In a 1960s research facility, a mute janitor forms a relationship with an aquatic creature.

In a 1960s research facility, a mute janitor forms a relationship with an aquatic creature. Do we really have another film of the year on our hands?!

Find out in my review of THE SHAPE OF WATER! Continue reading “Review: THE SHAPE OF WATER”

DCEU — It appears JUSTICE LEAGUE did NOT spell the end

As a friend of mine once said, “If three billion dollars is a failure, then I want my bank account to be a failure.”

By RUSSELL BERGER

After what seemed like an eternity of hearing a death rattle; from “critics/bloggers” calling for Warner Bros. to “reboot” the DCEU to JUSTICE LEAGUE only reaching $600M globally as of yesterday [December 11th.] The world literally appeared to be crumbling around the DCEU fan base. Almost as if Steppenwolf, himself, had descended and was unleashing an unstoppable assault, but just like in JLhope never dies. Continue reading “DCEU — It appears JUSTICE LEAGUE did NOT spell the end”

Déjà vu — Disney and 21st Century Fox acquisition talks near deal

As we’ve seen, the Trump Administration’s DOJ seems hellbent on upholding antitrust laws…

By RUSSELL BERGER

Roughly a month ago we found out that there were talks between 21st Century Fox and Disney, which would see the latter acquiring [nearly] everything of the former except for its news, sports and broadcast networks. This is huge talks since we’ve seen the rise of AT&T attempting to acquire Time Warner, which [if successful] on both ends would be a colossal shift to the media outlet landscape.

Though, talks on the two acquisitions had come to a screeching halt for both. For Time Warner/AT&T being that the Department of Justice filed suit to block the merger, while 21st Century Fox/Disney talks were reported to have stalled. Continue reading “Déjà vu — Disney and 21st Century Fox acquisition talks near deal”

Review: THE PUNISHER, Season 1

Frank Castle springs back to action to find the true people behind the death of his family.

By DANIEL OMAGNAS STEWART

Frank Castle springs back to action to find the true people behind the death of his family.

What are my thoughts? Tune in and find out! Continue reading “Review: THE PUNISHER, Season 1”

JUSTICE LEAGUE — Internal struggles, corporate greed and contradictions

Perception here speaks for itself, as it appears to be more dirt kicked at JUSTICE LEAGUE after its poor [domestic] opening weekend and the [so-far] failed merger.

By RUSSELL BERGER

It seems like since May [of this year] we’ve been on the longest rollercoaster ride since the invention of rollercoasters, and the twists and turns just keep coming. I thought that when the news of Zack Snyder (director) stepping down from JUSTICE LEAGUE had broke, it was the worst possible scenario. That being because it came with the news of Joss Whedon (director) filling in for Snyder, and finishing the post production that he was unable to since the unfortunate tragedy of his daughter, Autumn’s, death. It was an emotional time for the Snyders, and beyond understandable for them [Zack and Deborah] to take a step back.

Since that point, there’s been an almost incalculable number of twists and turns. We’ve seen the “reshoots” debacle, rewrites to make the movie more “light and hopeful,” and most recently the “Snyder Cut.” Continue reading “JUSTICE LEAGUE — Internal struggles, corporate greed and contradictions”

“Snyder Cut” Petition — Claims of petition signatures being “forged” surface

We find ourselves back to a common theme amongst critics and bloggers in this current time, where there’s no fact checkable sources given.

By RUSSELL BERGER

After JUSTICE LEAGUE‘s release and disappointing opening weekend [domestically,] we saw birth to a fan petition [started by Roberto Mata] on Change.org in hopes to force Warner Bros.’ hand and release the “Snyder Cut” of the movie. The petition has since climbed to a beyond impressive 147,042 [and counting] signatures from fans all showing support of Zack Snyder (director,) and his vision. Continue reading ““Snyder Cut” Petition — Claims of petition signatures being “forged” surface”