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All posts by Mathew 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.

Marvel Comics Announces ‘Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Week’

Last August, the Fantastic Four ruled the comic bestseller charts with their critically-acclaimed return to the Marvel Universe, becoming one of the industry’s top-selling books of the year. Fans and critics alike have praised the new adventures of Reed, Sue, Johnny, and Ben, and this January, the celebration continues when FANTASTIC FOUR: WORLD’S GREATEST WEEK ...

Uncanny X-Men #3 Review

Uncanny X-Men #3 is a mixed bag. One the one hand it does have some very enjoyable sequences, but it also suffers from a weak plot structure and a disregard for character development. The action sequences are big and this comic emphasizes the superhero fun one can have reading an X-Men comic; for example, watching the ...

The Green Lantern #1 Review

Following the epic conclusion of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps, the titular character makes his return, now under the stewardship of legendary comics writer Grant Morrison. Working with Liam Sharp, one of the most innovative artists at DC Comics, the Scottish born writer has created a premiere issue that serves as a re-introduction ...

Marvel’s ‘West Coast Avengers’ Join Talk Show Host Jimmy Kimmel for a Variant Cover by David Nakayama

Monster-sized threats are roaming Los Angeles…and the West Coast Avengers will need all the help they can get to save the day. Can Kate Bishop, A.K.A. Hawkeye, keep her newly-formed team together long enough to survive their first big test? And can she do it while the cameras are running? This November, learn the fate ...

‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Season 1 Advanced Review

Netflix will debut its latest supernatural horror series, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, this coming Friday. The series, a darker take on the usually family friendly Archie Comics character, is a mixed bag in its first five episodes with the potential for greatness woven into its DNA. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is about the ...

‘Daredevil’ Season 3 Advanced Review

*This spoiler-free review is based on the first six episodes of Marvel's Daredevil* To be upfront about Daredevil’s third season, it made me happy. It has pacing issues and not every character’s motivations are particularly compelling, but it brings back aspects of the series’ first season that were lacking in its sophomore year. Taking place after ...

‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ Film Review

Bad Times at the El Royale is about a group of individuals, each hiding something under a veil of deception, who meet at the titular Hotel. A singer, a Priest, a Southern criminal and a vacuum salesman are among the sketchy individuals who gravitate to the El Royale. In a story taking place on both ...

‘Wonder Woman Earth One: Volume 2’ Graphic Novel Review

DC’s Earth One line has released the long-awaited second installment of Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette’s Wonder Woman Earth One Trilogy. How Was it? Volume Two does not quite measure up to Morrison’s other character defining work, but makes for an enjoyable read. A quick summary: Following the events of Volume One, Diana finds herself ...

Marvel Studios Working on a Dark Avengers Film

According to That Hashtag Show, Marvel Studios is developing a film based on the Dark Avengers comic book series by Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato Jr. This source states that a draft of the script has been finished for the studio, although there is no information regarding the writer. This is one of several films ...

Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #310 Review

This issue marks the end of writer Chip Zdarsky’s time on the series, and the appropriately titled ‘Finale’ is the perfect cap for his run. 'Finale' is about Spider-Man encountering a budding young criminal and trying to help him become something better. Interspersed between the events of that story is interviews with different people about ...

Return of Wolverine #1 Review

After eighteen issues of prelude comics, a dozen ‘post-credits scenes’ and a presence in Marvel’s latest cosmic event – Wolverine is truly back. The road to this book was unnecessarily long and complex, but this issue should make it a worth all the time and effort, right? Wrong. Opening in a dark cave with an ...

‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Film Review | TIFF 2018

There are times when a film comes along that surprises me, not just in content but by presentation. How it plays with form in an attempt to craft something unique in an industry that makes billions from giving audiences what is expected of them. I am immediately skeptical of the thing when credits role, but ...

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