All posts by Mathew 'JJ' Simoes

Mathew ‘JJ’ Simoes is a human being (?) whose existence is dedicated to movies, TV shows, comic books and other associated items of entertainment. He’s a writer for this fine web establishment and studies at a Canadian University. His dreams are typically in comic book format.

‘Deadpool 2’ Film Review

Deadpool, the 2016 superhero action comedy, was an unexpected hit with audiences.  Due to great performances and hilarious dialogue the film was a critical and commercial success.  The sequel, Deadpool 2, has all the laughs, action and heart of the first film — building off of its predecessor in every way possible. The film has ...

‘Black Lightning’ Season 1 Review

After consistent disappointment from the CW’s offering of superhero shows, Black Lightning served as a breath of fresh air.  A thought-full and well written series with amazing performances, Black Lightning is the type of show that makes the over-saturated genre seem relevant and worth paying attention towards. The basic premise of show is that high-school ...

Guillermo del Toro led Anthology Project Lands at Netflix

Horror anthology fans rejoice, as the director of the Academy Award winning film Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro, is bringing his take on the genre to Netflix.  The episodic web-television series, 10 After Midnight, was given a straight-to-series order from the streaming company according to the  The Hollywood Reporter. Del Toro will curate the series, as ...

What Kamala Khan’s Ms. Marvel Could do for the MCU

In an interview with the BBC, Kevin Feige has mentioned the possible inclusion of the Kamala Khan incarnation of Ms. Marvel once work on the upcoming Captain Marvel film has finished.  Some project related to the character  — Feige never specified if it was film or TV — is apparently in the works at Marvel ...

Comics Report: 09/05/2018

This week in comics brought the launch of new books, and some eventful moments in a few well-known ongoing series.  The two most notable comics for this week brought the return of Hellboy and the beginning of DC’s Justice league relaunch, and over-all it was a pretty good week for comics with a couple exceptions. ...

‘Rick and Morty’ Renewed for 70 Episodes

Fans have been wondering when Rick and Morty would be picked up for a forth season by Adult Swim, and today were gifted with more than they bargained for.  Through Twitter (linked below) and really cool drawing, Justin Roiland has revealed that the critically acclaimed and beloved television series was given a seventy episode order ...

Top Ten Avengers Comic Stories

Avengers Infinity War is the latest film to be released from Marvel and it was a large-scale movie that featured a sprawling cast.  It was everything fans were hoping for when it was initially teased all those years ago in The Avengers’ mid-credits scene.  People around the world have enjoyed the film, which was written ...

‘Isle of Dogs’ Film Review

Wes Anderson’s last stop-motion film, Fantastic Mr. Fox, was really good.  Isle of Dogs is his first since animated film then, and Anderson once again proves that he’s a master of the genre.  This deeply rich movie is relevant, contains great performances and conveys this all with gorgeous animation.  This is a movie worth watching, ...

Comic Report 02/05/2018

This Wednsday’s comics were a good batch, and included some notable Marvel issues, as new runs begin and old ones end. Let’s dive in to this week’s notable comics. East of West #37 An interlude issue that breaks from the events of last issue, it catches readers up on a few characters who haven’t been ...

Avengers: Infinity War, Are There Too Many Avengers?

*Spoilers ahead.  You have been warned.* Avengers Infinity War is a good movie and this article will by no means challenge that.  It has great emotional weight to it’s story, the action sequences are fun to watch and Thanos is an incredibly compelling lead.  The thing that keeps the film from being truly great is ...

The Marvel Cinematic Universe Ranked

Avenger Infinity War comes out today and a decade’s worth of movie are going to culminate in the biggest superhero cross over film ever produced.  It looks to be epic, and I’m incredibly excited to watch it in theatres.  To celebrate this event in pop-culture Talkies Network is proud to present our ranking of the ...

Comic Report: 4/18/2018

  Action comics #1000 Review: Action Comics, the title that premiered the world’s first superhero back in 1938, has hit a major milestone this week with its one thousandth issue.  To celebrate this milestone DC Comics has published the anniversary issue as an eighty-page special and offered A-list talent the opportunity to contribute content.  The ...

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