“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…

Iron Fist “Duality of Life”

          By: John D. Pepe       The first time I watched the Iron Fist series I was left with a feeling of disappointment. It just seemed to miss that “something” that the other Netflix Marvel Series had.  I reluctantly decided to give it a second viewing, but watched with…

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…

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….

Kryptonite ain’t a ‘Small’ Issue 

By G.P. Avants It took me some time, but I finally got around to watching the TV series, Smallville. It is a whole different twist on the Superman backstory. We get to understand Clark Kent and his fiery entry into our world and what else followed in his wake. When Smallville opens it does so…

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…

Never Tell God the Odds

by R3 Without a doubt, the lovable and funny Empirical Security droid that was modified by Captain Cassian Andor to assist him on his missions for the Rebel Alliance, was a highlight in the new Rogue One film. K-2SO is completely different than the droids that we are used to in the Star Wars universe….

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…

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…

Spending Time

  Here we are at the end of 2016. Wow, time has flown by. Speaking of time, here is a poem written by one of the characters from my novel, Chronolocity. Elise shares in our main character Levy’s time travel adventures, in time. These are her quick thoughts on what time means to her. Happy…

Surrender, Stephen

  By G.P. Avants   Dr. Stephen Strange was a man who believed in the here and now. He was a hands on guy who was grounded in the material world. In the good doctor’s perspective for things to exist in real time, they had to be tangible and explainable. When his grasp on the…