Kevin Dillon

(Spoilers Inside)  I realized yesterday during my busy return to work, that I had been remiss in my Arrow re-caps. After three weeks the show slowed down a little, but the one two from weeks one and two were enough to set the groundwork for the shows major arc, the mystery of who killed Sarah. […]

  Kevin Dillon

Welcome to the DC/CW game Barry Allen. For the last two years Arrow has paved the way for bringing a successful small screen adaptation of a super hero. Sure the WB/CW had Smallville, and it was entertaining, but in this new universe creator Greg Berlanti balances the human nature, and the team behind these shows […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

I really wanted to love Fox’s Gotham. It’s about Batman! It stars Ryan Atwood! It takes a unique look at the city that built the man! And there are things to love here. It’s visually stunning. Like… really awesome. In a comic book landscape that runs the gamut from cheesy to realistic to hyper realistic, […]

  Robin Lempel

The second season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. started off with a bang with “Shadows.” Let’s just say our friends in Shield aren’t doing to well. They’re still working in the shadows since everything that happened with Hydra. Ward’s being held by Coulson and the gang and he’s willing to give up information, but only […]

  Marty Chodorek

Generally speaking, modern superheroic interpretations of the maxim “with great power comes great responsibility” are incomplete. There are, naturally, supervillains to thwart, crises to avert, and days to save. But tropes like rescuing a cat that’s stuck in a tree are rarely(if ever) tied back into a superhero’s responsibility. Despite being overqualified for sorting out […]

  Saiya Floyd

The first five minutes of the second season premiere of Agents of SHIELD was a quick reminder of the show’s biggest problem: it’s a Marvel TV show, not a Marvel movie. In the opening, viewers were treated to a cameo of Peggy Carter and the Howling Commandos of the first Captain America movie as they […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

One of the major pluses to Marvel building a complicated, interconnected multiverse (that also happens to be the most profitable thing around right now that’s not called Frozen) is that they can take insane, stupid risks. Like a rogueish space captain who’s not afraid to play with his own safety, they’re free to jump headfirst […]

  Kelly Bedard

I saw 90 movies in 2013 (or shortly thereafter, if we’re being honest- I don’t know how anyone is expected to see all the Christmas releases in one week!). 90 is a lot of movies, or at least it is for me (I head up My Theatre and My TV, My Cinema is Rachael’s problem). […]

  Matt Dodge

It’s dark in the forest, as the thick trees obscure almost every trace of sunlight. The wind blows the leaves together, and the noise drowns out any sign of life. Suddenly, a new sound breaks through the forest canopy, something mechanical, and it’s getting closer. A twig snaps, and from nowhere a figure bolts through […]

  Matt Dodge

I love Batman, and as a result the premiere of a new Batman TV show is always something I get excited about. July 13 saw the debut of Beware the Batman, featuring the first 3D version of Gotham City, which promises to be a whole different take on the Dark Knight legend. Instead of doing […]

  Matt Dodge

Note from the Editor: Two of our My Cinema staffers saw Man of Steel this weekend and they couldn’t disagree more on whether or not it was actually good. So, in keeping with our grand tradition of writer debates, we’re publishing both perspectives.  “You will believe a man can fly” – Superman: The Motion Picture Superman is the first and the greatest superhero. […]

  Matt Dodge

In 1939, the fledgling comic book company Detective Comics released the 27th issue of their self-titled series, and introduced Batman to the world. Seventy-five years later, Batman is still here, with a few changes along the way. If you are a fan of the comic books, you’ve probably heard of DC Comics’ New 52 initiative. If […]

  Kelly Bedard

If you haven’t read Part I of this over-written countdown, you should go do that now (I worked hard on these!). I’ll wait…. … … … … … Are you back? Okay, here’s Part II. It’s got two relatively small films, two massive world-wide blockbusters, and one new release featuring the breakout star of the […]

  Borah Coburn

I’ve touched on this a little before, but it bears repeating. While historically, Comic Cons were mainly a method for learning more about the comic book industry and acquiring rare or vintage editions of things, recently they’ve become more of a vehicle for publicity—particularly sneak peeks at things and grand unveilings. Here’s a little bit […]

  Peter Lowry

When you walk into any movie based on the infamous comic known as Judge Dredd, most movie goers are well aware that they are not going to see academy award winning material here. What you can expect and get plenty of- and then some- is hard hitting action that takes no prisoners, oodles of blood […]

  Borah Coburn

When I walked out of the movie theatre after seeing The Dark Knight Rises, I was conflicted. Certainly, I didn’t hate it. It does all the things a good summer superhero movie should do. It made me want to eat popcorn and fight crime. It’s got great action sequences, punchy dialogue, a sense of the […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

As a film fan, it is one of the great pleasures in life to get to see the intersection of your favorite person producing entertainment and your favorite genre of entertainment. As a reviewer, it’s kind of hell. Fan girl gushing does not make for well reasoned, thoughtful pieces of criticism, and despite my over-reliance […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Goodbye, 2011. Hello apocalypse. This past year in movies has felt a bit like a holding pattern, a space to get all contemplative and whimsical before the terror of 2012. Despite a few exceptions, it wasn’t a year in which tentpole summer films grabbed a majority of the spotlight (in fact, many of these failed, […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Watching Captain America feels a whole lot like watching a so-so pilot episode for a TV show you really want to watch. In there are all the elements that you know you’re one day going to love (more on that later), but the actual substance of the episode seems more about putting the pieces in […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

I’m officially nervous. It was sitting in the back of my brain during the post-credits sequence of Captain America. And as I breathlessly indulged in comic-con coverage on entertainment websites, it just sat back there, percolating, bubbling up into my cerebellum. It brings unbidden images of middling box-office numbers, critical dismissal, and fan eruptions of […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

I have a theory. I like to call it the “panties of justice*” theory. It’s about what separates easily adapted superheroes from the ones who seem to struggle on their way to the multiplex. It’s basically the difference between Batman and Wonder Woman. Both are noble creatures with a complicated, fascinating backstory and great personal […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Kelly recently reviewed the excellent Thor and in her review mentioned that I’m a bit of a superhero nerd. I actually think I’m the perfect amount superhero nerd: knowledgeable enough to enjoy the films and add a bit of depth to moments like Cyclops saying in the first X-Men, “What would you prefer, yellow spandex?” […]

  Kelly Bedard

Rachael is the superhero expert, I freely admit that. When it comes to genre knowledge, franchise history and source material familiarity- I’m not your girl, at least not when we’re talking Marvel vs. DC (or whatever it is we’re talking). But I’ve seen my fair share of hero movies. Like everyone, I’m a Batman fan […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

I am a comic book nerd, and a huge fan of movie adaptations of same, and yet the Thor movie (even with Kenneth Brannagh in the director’s chair and Kirk’s daddy playing the man himself) never really sparked my interest. But even my apathy couldn’t survive this surprisingly intriguing trailer, which manages to even make […]