THOR: RAGNAROK bursts onto screen, effervescent and irreverent, brimming with confidence, flare, panache, and a bunch other adjectives that all add up to a movie that is raucous, rambunctious, and riotously funny. Entertaining as hell is another way to put it. It’s also a little thin, which should be a
In Episode 12 of the Damage Control Podcast we discuss Spider-Man: Homecoming, run through the Geek Media Minute, talk some box office, and do a super epic version of the Damage Control Roundup. We cover a lot of ground in this episode aaaaand it’s awesome. You can always email us at
This week I saw a film about a group of people (one of whom is played by Vin Diesel) who all have different specialties that have to work together to combat an enemy that is more powerful than themselves. Along the way they will reinforce their bond as a non-traditional
With more than a handful of films under their belt (and more in the way), you would think you have seen everything from Marvel Studios, and yet they found a way to cure our superhero-film-numbness with Dr. Strange. Even when following a heroe’s-journey-paint-by-numbers formula, boy, do they know how to
Last night I had the pleasure of seeing episode three of season three of The Avengers. This episode was titled Doctor Strange. It was directed by Scott Derrickson and written by Jon Spaiths, Derrickson, and C. Robert Cargill. I want to make it clear up front that my quasi-facetious comparison
The Marvel Universe will be expanding in November when Doctor Strange hits theaters on the fourth. Benedict Cumberbatch will be making his long awaited debut as the title character, joined on screen by several other stars, including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, and many more. The first trailer came
It’s time once again for nerds around the counrty and the world to congregate to downtown San Diego for another year of Comic Con action. Cosplayers will take over the Gaslamp District to see some of their favorite actors in person, as well as get never before seen sneak peaks
I didn’t like Man of Steel. Zack Snyder’s “down to earth” and “gritty” reboot of Superman was bloated (the entire Krypton sequence was pointless) with a third act that was nothing but destruction porn. Man of Steel refused to concern itself with the consequences of destroying a city and killing thousands of
The new trailer for Doctor Strange looks fantastic. My favorite thing about it (besides Benedict Cumberbatch’s take on the character) is its tone: just like with every other film from the franchise it looks like it belongs with the rest of them while still being its own thing, this time
The excitement is continuing to grow around Marvel’s latest superhero to be turned into a movie. The new superhero on the Hollywood block’s popularity is the highest it’s been since his first comic was launched in the 90s. And who can blame people, the story of a disfigured and mentally
FANTASTIC FOUR: Underwritten characters, underused actors, sub-banal dialogue, and a rushed third act; a complete and utter failure.
ANT-MAN: An over-familiar plot, often shamelessly borrowed from the Iron Man series, gets in the way of non-superficial enjoyment.
This is the list for the top 10 graphic novels and trade paperbacks for March. The list is composed from 1 (top selling) to 10 (least selling) in terms of sales and popularity. The list is composed from information by Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels,
By now we’ve all enjoyed a binging of Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix, seriously go watch it if you haven’t, and we’ve marveled at the awesomeness of Peter Shinkoda.