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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.

Pearl #1 Review

Brian Michael Bendis is at his best when writing crime comics and with Michael Gaydos he has produced a promising new mini-series for his Jinxworld imprint. Pearl is about a tattoo artist who unknowingly gets involved with the yakuza, entering a world of crime and murder. This is not the life she has always known ...

‘To All The Boys I Loved Before’ Film Review

Teen Romance films are a very tricky thing to do well. This is largely because there are a series of expected tropes that are frequently used and often lead to a predictable and largely dull movie. They also have to portray what it means to be young, to be a teenager in high-school and devoid ...

Extermination #1 Review

The teases at the end of various X-books showed the future X-Men being systematically destroyed by advanced sentinels in the distant future, one  where the time displaced X-Men are adults. All this death and build-up behind made readers curious as to why Marvel’s greatest mutants were being hunted down. Now the truth is starting to ...

Marvel Reveals ‘Uncanny X-Men’ Roster With New Cover For Issue #1

The X-Men are getting a relaunch in the comics and cover for Uncanny X-Men #1reveals the likely team-roster. Today, Marvel unveiled the first cover for the highly anticipated first issue of the Uncanny X-Men and it, unsurprisingly, showcases some popular and familiar faces. Check out the cover below! Pictured above are famous X-Men such as Jean Grey, Nightcrawler, ...

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Casts Ethan Peck as Spock

CBS All Access has cast its Spock. Ethan Peck has been tapped to take on the iconic role and will play the half-human, half-Vulcan science officer of the USS Enterprise in season two of the subscription video on demand service’s Star Trek: Discovery. Discovery‘s executive producer Alex Kurtzman said of the casting in a press release that, “Through ...

TIFF 2018 Adds New Films from Paul Greengrass, Joel Edgerton, Jonah Hill, and More

TIFF is shaping up to be an all-around fantastic showing for films this year. With the inital announcement increasing anticipation, TIFF officials revealed today another slate of films for their Galas and Special Presentations lineup. Notable additions to their lineup include Peter Farrelly’s first drama Green Book, Paul Greengrass’ terrorism drama 22 July, Joel Edgerton’s Boy Erased, Nick Hamm’s thriller Driven, Jeremy Saulnier’s Hold the ...

Comic Report: 08/08/2018

Fantastic Four #1 Review “This was a good read with great character work, mostly impressive art and an interesting back-up feature. The Fantastic Four are back and this first issue is a sign of good things to come.  A highly recommended read.” Rating: 4/5 Read full review here. Sandman Universe #1 Review “It is essentially ...

Marvel Announces They Are Disassembling The X-Men in new Weekly Series

Marvel is disassembling one of its premier brands, but instead of dealing with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, The Avengers, this time is The X-Men. Marvel has been teasing the return of The Uncanny X-Men, but before that, they have to clear the runway so to speak, and it looks like the X-Men will be Disassembled in a new ...

The Sandman Universe #1 Review

Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman is a classic of the comics medium, a mainstream series that garnered immense critical acclaim and a devoted fan-base. The writer was allowed to end the series, and his creation Dream, on his own terms in 1996, after which elements of the series continued to appear on occasion in the DC ...

Disney Unveils New New Poster, Trailer, & Images For ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’

Today, Disney unveiled a slew of new and exciting things from their upcoming holiday film, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Check out the brand new poster and images below! Disney brings The Nutcracker to life with all the whimsical splendor it can muster in the new trailer for The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. The Mouse House has spared ...

Fantastic Four #1 Review

Dating back to 2015, the Marvel Universe has not felt whole – as if something essential was missing from its publishing line. That feeling of incompleteness has just been repaired because Marvel’s first family has had their long-awaited return, courtesy of Dan Slott and Sara Pichelli. The Fantastic Four are back (sort of, more on ...

‘Disenchantment’ Season 1 Initial Review

*This is a spoiler free review of the first four episodes of Disenchantment’s debut season* From the creator of Futurama and The Simpsons comes a new series exclusively for Netflix, Disenchantment. A young princess named Bean struggles against the expectations of royalty, her overbearing father and the general feeling of aimlessness most young people are ...

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