Disney, Marvel, Movies

Look who’s back!



I’m late to the game but, I knew Disney and Sony couldn’t stay mad at each other for too long. Spider-Man rejoins the MCU for at least one more movie. After that, I’m sure there will be some more negotiating between the two companies. I really hope that Sony can continue to knock it out of the park with their Spiderverse films to prove to Disney that they are capable of standing on their own two feet.

Comics, Disney, Movies

Spider-Man’s a solo act once more

Depending on the report you read, Sony and Disney have parted ways over money or scheduling. Which means our favorite neighborhood Spider-Man has left the MCU and is working with the little guy once more. Spidey has had success as a solo act before and I think Sony can pull it off again.

I mean, okay. Sony also made some err… interesting choices in the past, but they seem to be on a better path now. There are two more Spider-Man films in the works and Tom Holland is still attached to those, so I’d say we are off to a good start. If you’re still worried about Spider-Man’s future now that Disney removed Kevin Feige, just remember, Sony was able to pull off “Into the Spider-Verse” without Feige.

I’m curious to see what Sony will do, but I’m also disappointed we won’t see Spider-Man team up with any of Disney’s collection of super-heroes…for now. I’ve read hundreds of comic-books. I have a pretty good feeling I know what’s going to happen a few issues down the line in this will they/won’t they storyline.

Disney, Movies

Don’t do it, Disney!

Disney old pal, let’s have a chat. According to an article from Inside the Magic, you are getting ready to make a live-action feature of “Pocahontas.” I know that you have been stepping up your game in terms of diversifying your casting choices and believe me, I appreciate it. I love what you did with your “Aladdin” remake. “Mulan” and “The Little Mermaid” look like solid films as well. I can’t wait to see a Latina actress join the Disney princess line up in the future. However, if you want to enter a new renaissance of storytelling and pay respect to Native American culture, DO NOT remake “Pocahontas.” Just don’t.

We aren’t kids anymore. We know what happened to the real Pocahontas, and rehashing her story is going to upset a lot of people. While past movies required relatively minor changes like having Jasmine become sultan, I don’t see how you could update “Pocahontas” into a palatable story to put on screen for audiences of all ages to enjoy. She was kidnapped, converted to Christianity, and died at the ripe age of 20 due to sickness. I could be wrong. Perhaps you have an unknown piece of history that would get everyone on board with the remake. But honestly, I would feel better if you let this story go.

Here’s a better idea, partner with a tribe and do a live action film about one of their myths or legends. I’m sure they would be more than happy to tell their stories.

That’s all for now champ. I’ll let you get back to figuring out which childhood classic you are going to remake next.

“The Black Caldron” is ripe for the picking.

A Latina princess would be nice too.

Last thing, I promise. What if there was a Latina princess in “The Black Caldron”?

Think about it!


Throwback Thursday-‘Batman: The Movie’ (1966)

Adam West may have portrayed the goofiest version of Batman ever, but he is a crucial part of Batman’s history that shouldn’t be forgotten. When he hit the silver screen in July of 1966, Adam West made history as the first caped crusader to entertain moviegoers.

Levels of campiness were off the charts as actors leaned into their characters with all their might. And although fans of Christopher Nolans Dark Knight trilogy might be embarrassed by this chapter of Batman’s story, I for one am glad that this version of Batman exists in the world.

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Wizards Unite introduces players to a new world–slowly.

Roughly a week into Wizards Unite, I find myself switching back to Pokemon Go and wondering why Niantic and Warner Bros. are holding back. Yes the AR (augmented reality) is more sophisticated than Pokemon, yes we are doing more than tapping the screen to defeat enemies, and yes the skill trees add a nice layer of complication. But why can’t I send my fellow wizards and witches much needed energy? Why are energy caps only increased by ten when they cost 150 precious galleons? Why does this game feel bloated and empty all at once?

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Comics, Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: Detective Comics No. 27


Detective Comics No.27

The Bat-Man: The Case of the Chemical Syndicate

Publication Year: May 1939

Writer: Bill Finger

Artist: Bob Kane

The year, 1939. The place, Commissioner Gordon’s living room. A young Bruce Wayne sits comfortably in an armchair smoking a pipe as he casually asks if there are any exciting developments in town. The Commissioner begins to talk about a puzzling new figure, the Bat-Man, when they are interrupted by a phone call. Continue reading “Throwback Thursday: Detective Comics No. 27”


‘Crowded’ calls out societies reliance on apps

‘Crowded’ #1-6

Story: Christopher Sebela

Art: Ro Stein, Ted Brandt

Publisher: Image Comics


Christopher Sebela and his team imagine a world in which the Purge goes digital. Rather than saving all your pent up rage for one day a year, ‘Crowded’ creates a reality in which you can put out a hit on anyone at any time via the Reapr App. Once the campaign is opened, the target has two options:

1. Contemplate their life choices and await death’s arrival.

2. Hire a bodyguard on the Dfend App and pray they survive the next 30 days.

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‘Fightinator’ aims to be the ultimate 80’s parody

In the neo-future, the year two thousand and nineteen eighty-seven, robot scientist, Blast Fightinator is bitten by a radioactive human and becomes infected with its humanity as well as its deadly fighting and hip hop skills. Fightinator joins a team of cyborg mercenaries (and hip hop supergroup), The L.A. Bandroids, and heads into the jungle to stop a gang of Nazi robots known as the Master Haters and their plan for World Robot Domination through RoboCocaine addiction.
Fightinator will be a hilarious, action-packed, blood-soaked, curse-word-filled, nunchuck-gun-shooting, RoboNazi-punching, Cyborg Karate-kicking, animated movie.

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