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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.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Reckoning #1 Review

The finale to the Buffy series (at least in its current form) that began on television in 1997 is finally coming to an end in The Reckoning. Buffy and the Scooby Gang are facing a threat from the future in the form of Harth, Fray’s brother. With all the knowledge of the Slayer’s history, he ...

‘Tony Stark: Iron Man’ #1 Review

After ending his epic Spider-man run this week, Dan Slott has also launched his new Iron Man series and the results were mixed. This issue has a lot going for it, but ultimately feels shallow. The structure of the issue was great, as it is meant to show the daily experiences of Tony Stark and ...

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Film Review

Jurassic World was the sequel in a franchise that began with one of the most beloved films of all time. That movie was underwhelming as the it failed to craft an engaging narrative. Featuring poorly written characters, Colin Trevorrow’s dino-epic brought nothing new to the franchise and was ultimately fueled by nostalgia. The sequel to ...

Amazon Orders ‘Invincible’ Animated TV Series From Robert Kirkman

With his first project at Amazon Studios, The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman is set to adapt his second most popular comic, Invincible. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amazon has given a straight-to-series order to an animated Invincible series, based on the Kirkman and Corey Walkers’s comic series of the same name. The project was previously announced as a feature film at Universal, but ...

Westworld: ‘Vanishing Point’ Review

Westworld basically repeats the same story structure it used last week in ‘Kiksuya’ with some minor alterations, and it makes for an average episode. The bulk of ‘Vanishing Point’ focuses on giving some meaning to the long running subplot in season 2 that is the Man in Black. William’s journey following the host uprising has ...

Legion: ‘Chapter 19’ Review

So, for those of you who were expecting this review on Wednesday, or at all in the last few days, I apologize for the lateness.  Due to some technical issues and other dilemmas this week, I was unable to complete it on time.  Without further delay, the season finale review! No villain ever thinks of ...

‘Luke Cage’ Season 2 Review

*THIS IS A SPOILER FREE REVIEW OF LUKE CAGE SEASON 2* “Hero is your word. Not mine.” Everyone has a past, not just their own but one passed down from ancestors and with it comes an influence that can consume a person. That is the central theme of Luke Cage’s sophomore season, and what makes ...

DC Announces Seven Issue Mini-series ‘Heroes in Crisis’ From Tom King

It seems like Tom King’s Sanctuary project has been given it’s own series.  After teases in both issues of Batman and Deathstroke, King’s superhuman crisis center will now be the focus of a seven issue mini-series, Heroes in Crisis. Founded by Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman; Sanctuary is a a home for superheroes dealing with ...

Westworld: ‘Kiksuya’ Review

Westworld’s largely non-linear plot structure is one of the reasons the series stands out amongst a sea of other high-quality dramas, but it can work to the show’s detriment when not handled effectively.  This leads to the only negative aspect of this week’s episode as it kills almost any momentum that the series built up ...

Geoff Johns Leaves DC Entertainment For Film Production Deal

DC Entertainment’s current President and Chief Creative Officer, Geoff Johns, is taking his leave from executive roles in the company.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Johns has entered an exclusive deal with Warner Bros and DC to write/produce new content for multiple platforms.  This will be done through his new production company, Mad Ghost Productions.  Through ...

Comic Report: 06/06/2018

Justice League #1 Review All the groundwork that Snyder’s done in Dark Nights: Metal and No Justice has paid off as this is the first issue in a very promising new Justice League series.  If someone created a checklist that had every attribute a good Justice League story needs, this issue has that in spades. ...

DC Comics to Relaunch Vertigo Imprint in late 2018

DC Comics has announced that they are relaunching their Vertigo imprint, with the line-wide changes starting in September.  Under the direction of editor Mark Boyle, the imprint will release four titles before 2018 is over, with three more series arriving in early 2019.  In regards to the relaunch Boyle had this to say: “We’re returning ...

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