“Perfect Teeth”- Captain America: Civil War

  Perfection, Jealousy, Grace Captain America: Civil War By: John D. Pepe Excerpt from the movie: Tony- “I’m a handful.” (speaking about his relationship with Pepper)…dad was a pain in the ass, but he and mom seemed to make it work.” Cap- “I’m glad Howard got married. I only knew him when he was young…

Daredevil: “Violence, Is It Ever Justified?”

  By: John D. Pepe I had a near fisticuffs about six weeks ago and it made me think of the series Daredevil and our nation’s willingness to embrace violence.  It has been a while since I finished the series but remembering the second season, and the contrast between Daredevil and Punisher’s philosophy of meting…

Comics? Ha! 

  By G.P. Avants   Why do we love comic book heroes? Maybe it’s because their character and spirit have things we can emulate and affect real life. Who wouldn’t want to fly like Superman, shoot webs like Spider-man, or spike up like Wolverine and route out the enemy? Anyone who is reading this blog…

Speciation 

  By G.P. Avants   The reality of any hero movie is they have a story to tell with a defined origin story, a series of adventures, and for many a heroic end. Logan AKA Wolverine has lived a life that has ironically began not too long after the birth of America. He has participated…

Worn & Torn 

  By G.P. Avants   From my first impression of Logan I observed a tired and weary world. Things have progressed since the last time we have seen Dr. Xavier, Wolverine and the world where humans and mutants co-habitate. Technology has progressed, but the mutants are all but extinct. Oddly, humans have become a distant colder species….

The Fast Track of Destiny

  By G.P. Avants   I finally got into the second season of the Flash. It’s taking me time to get up to speed, but we have now learned along with Barry Allen, what the Speed Force is. His journey has taken him places that he could never imagine and has affected all us in…

We’ll Keep the Light on for You

  By G. P. Avants   Have you heard of Kyber crystals? Rogue One introduced us to the unique power source used by the Jedi to power their light sabers. We finally learn about the planet Jehda, one of the main holy places the Jedi once called home. What was once a place of light…

Rogue One: Man in a Machine

  By G. P. Avants   One of the major themes that George Lucas brought up in his Star Wars universe was  two opposing forces who have to coexist in time and space.  These two entities are polar opposites that are excepted by Jedi and Sith, Empire and Rebels, Humans and every other species alike….

Rogue One: Must We Fear the Man from Mustafar?

  By G. P. Avants   We all saw it coming. His unmistakable shadow was cast across the big screen. In the murky air of a volatile planet, Darth Vader loomed larger than life, though he was a harbinger of death. Rogue One took us to his castle on the fiery planet of Mustafa, where…

Rogue One: Walking Blind

  By G.P. Avants   In Rogue One we come to a dark chapter in galactic history. The Jedi are all but extinct, while the Empire breathes a sigh of relief. What is left behind, in their eyes, are blind fools clinging to an antiquated religion whose time has passed. They have even gone so…

Kubo and the Two Sides

By R3 I recently watched and thoroughly enjoyed the film Kubo and the Two Strings and all it’s visual glory. Like any LAIKA film, it’s a mind explosion of both story and motion-capture art, but keeping with the LAIKA tradition of making you reflect as you walk away from the movie. Kubo and the Two…

A Powerful Ally: The Living Force Part VI

  “That’s not how the Force works.” – Han Solo   You can’t make the Force Serve your own whim, Follow your lead, Or Do your bidding; It will make your head swim. That’s not how the Force works.     Taking great power To build up yourself Is something very selfish, So “Sithful”, And…