January 2018

  • Title: Black Lightning – Lawanda: The Book of Hope
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Black Lightning - Lawanda: The Book of Burial television review

Inspired by Black Lightning‘s (Cress Williams) return, a local preacher organizes a march of his congregation through the gang-controlled streets. Apparently the only one who realizes what a dangerous idea this is, as even his wife and daughters join the march, our hero is on the scene to save as many people as possible – although one casualty will hit close to home. Out of costume for most of the episode, the storyline centers mostly around Jefferson Pierce’s family including his younger daughter (China Anne McClain) announcing plans to end her virginity and his older daughter (Nafessa Williams) testing out her new powers and making changes to her personal life as she says farewell to one girlfriend (Shein Mompremier) and meets a potential replacement (Chantal Thuy) with a love of comic books and cosplay.

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  • Title: The Flash – Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash
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The Flash - Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash television review

A new meta-human (Derek Mears) with the ability to shrink objects ties into fate of Barry‘s (Grant Gustin) new prison pal Big Sir (Bill Goldberg). Not only is the super-villain responsible for the murder which Big Sur is serving a life sentence, but he’s also terrorizing Central City by shrinking objects to add to his collection. And when Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Ralph (Devon Graye) get in his way they find themselves a fraction of their former selves. Meanwhile, Cecile‘s (Danielle Nicolet) pregnancy triggers some latent meta-human powers giving Joe‘s (Jesse L. Martin) main squeeze temporary mind-reading abilities which cause some friction between the couple.

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Lessons from the Screenplay continues its examination of the three act structure in film by examining how David Fincher‘s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo breaks those rules.

Wonder Woman #39

by Alan Rapp on January 31, 2018

in Comics

Wonder Woman #39 comic reviewWonder Woman #39 isn’t bad, but it’s certainly far from a must-read. The latest issue is heavy on action featuring Wonder Woman squaring off with the murderous new incarnation of Silver Swan. Every panel of our heroine is in battle with the former friend turned crazy super-villain. Or, to put it more appropriately, playing defense and refusing to fight the tormented girl up until the point that the new villain attacks Diana’s brother Jason.

The rest of the issue catches up with Darkseid and his daughter Grail as they attempt to collect artifacts of power in a move to restore the former leader of Apokolips back to full-strength. This also offers short cameos for the Female Furies and for Steve Trevor and his men (who stand between Darkseid’s minions and their bounty).

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First Look – Ant-Man and the Wasp

by Alan Rapp on January 30, 2018

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: Ant-Man and the Wasp
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Here’s our first look at the sequel to 2015’s fun (if forgettable) Ant-Man. It looks like Scott Lang‘s (Paul Rudd) choice of sides in Captain America: Civil War has caused problems for his friends. Michael Douglas, Michael Peña, and Evangeline Lilly (this time suiting up as the Wasp) all return. Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Pfeiffer, and KilljoysHannah John-Kamen also star. Ant-Man and the Wasp opens in theaters on July 6th.