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…make it reign

black-panther-hr-posterIt’s no secret that this Marvel universe has pulled together quite a cast of characters—a genius billionaire, Norse god, a gifted surgeon, a brilliant scientist/hulk, and a super soldier (to name a few). Now, with “Black Panther,” they’ve found a king, and so much more.

To start, we get Wakanda, a (fictitious…unfortunately) East African nation, that hides its true self from the outside world. Centuries ago, an enormous amount of vibranium (here’s a link for the non-nerds) landed there and given this small nation enormous technological advancements, something they decided long ago they must keep hidden from the outside world, for their own protection. This true Wakandan nation is led by its king, the Black Panther. Read the rest of this entry

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…take note

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Crusaders, we made it! It’s Thursday (aka Friday Eve)! I think we can all agree that it’s been a rough couple of days here…without getting into details because I just can’t.

So today I thought it’d be nice to take a moment to breathe away from the news cycle and catch up on some of the more delightful highlights of the week. Because believe it or not, good things have happened this week. Let’s take a moment to remember and cherish them… Read the rest of this entry

…hammer away

At this point it should come as no surprise that the Marvel Universe has pulled together another great story, yet “Thor: Ragnarok” still seems to be blowing everyone’s minds. Not that I blame them. It is incredibly well told and continues to do a great job of interweaving the ever-growing list of franchises.

Of course, it’s been a good long while since we had a standalone “Thor” movie, which may be hard to believe, mostly because we had “The Avengers,” to get us through, not to mention the constant parade of the (excellent…mostly) Marvel movies in the meantime (eight total…but who’s counting?). Read the rest of this entry

…have fun with it

comic-con-2016-tv-panelsThere are those out there who shake their heads at the mere mention of Comic-Con, rolling their eyes at the mere mention of a fandom, let alone the unbridled joy of cosplay and teaser trailers. If you are one of those people, I trust that you’ve already navigated away from this page.

Because this Sunday, Funday brings with it a wealth of teaser trailers fresh off the Comic-Con presses, so I’ll go ahead and get right to it, and let you get right to the rest of your day of rest (however you choose to spend it). Read the rest of this entry

…Show Your Claws

Official SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen “Logan,” proceed with caution.

“Logan,” the final film in the Wolverine trilogy, has been a long time coming. Nearly two decades after his first appearance in 2000’s “X-Men,” Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine has appeared in nine X-Men films to date. There have been highs and lows, with the first two Wolverine films unfortunately falling into the latter category.

Throughout all the films the human and the animal side of this beloved X-Men character have been in constant conflict. On one side, there’s Logan who’s haunted by his past and struggles with his role as hero or antihero. On the other, there’s Wolverine who acts on pure instinct and seems unaware of the body count that’s piling up around him.

With “Logan,” director James Mangold shows us a Wolverine who is finally facing his own demons. Slowly poisoned by the Adamantium used to enhance his powers, he faces his own mortality. Read the rest of this entry