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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.

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

Avengers: Infinity War comes out today and a decade’s worth of movies are going to culminate in the biggest superhero crossover 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 nineteen ...

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 ...

‘Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay’ Film Review

It seems that the Suicide Squad can only be done justice in the field of animation, and if the rumors of Black Adam appearing as the antagonist in the live-action sequel prove correct, this will still be the case.  This was proved true once with Batman Assault on Arkham, and while it isn’t quite as ...

‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Film Review

Written by: Mathew 'JJ' Simoes In Pacific Rim Uprising, Jake Pentecost (John Boyega) returns to the Pan-Pacific Defense Force after a long absence under uncomfortable circumstances.  He returns as a simple instructor but gets drawn into the secret plot to disrupt the peace experienced in the ten years since the franchise’s previous installment.  Along for ...

‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Film Review

The aptly titled, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, is one of the most heart wrenching and powerful films I’ve seen all year (that year being 2017).  That being said it is not a perfect film as it struggles to engage with political aspects it uses to help define character relationships. Three Billboards is about Mildred ...

Blade Runner 2049 Review

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos & Mathew ‘JJ’ Simoes 1982’s Blade Runner is a sci-fi cult classic. A film that, upon premiering, received mixed reviews and was quickly dismissed by moviegoers. Fast forward several years, and it is now looked at as a landmark in filmmaking thanks to its incredible visuals, existential themes and a phenomenal ...

First Trailer For Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle Of Dogs’ Will Debut This Week

Written By: Mathew 'JJ' Simoes Get ready Wes Anderson fans. Today, we can confirm that (thanks to Trailer Track) the first trailer for Anderson's Isle of Dogs will debut this week with The Lego Ninjago Movie and will also appear online not long after. The film comes four years after Anderson's critically acclaimed The Grand Budapest Hotel and will be set in ...

It Review

The latest adaption of Stephen King's novel It has arrived, and the film was truly terrifying and in keeping with the spirit of the novel.  One thing of note, when I refer to the film's antagonist I will alternate between Pennywise and It. It tells the story of Derry, a small town in America which is ...

6 Comic Books That Should be Turned into TV Shows

Written by: Mathew 'JJ' Simoes Live action comic-book adaptations are all the rage these days, with the most notable of adaptations being superhero works.  However there are many comics that have yet to be adapted or had adaptations fall flat.  Here are six comic books that should be adapted into televisions series. Nailbiter Joshua William's ...

9 Comic Guests to See at Fan Expo

Written by: Mathew 'JJ' Simoes Fan Expo Toronto starts tomorrow at 4 pm.  It's one of the largest pop-culture conventions in the world and features a number of high profile comic guests.  I love this part of Fan Expo as it allows me to interact with the creators of some of my favorite comic book ...

On the Petition Against AMC’s Preacher

Written by: Mathew 'JJ' Simoes One million moms, a conservative christian organization, recently made a petition asking that AMC cancel it's series Preacher. This was due to last week's episode, which featured a virgin Jesus having sexual relations with a married woman. The show also ended with the mentally handicapped descendant of Jesus Christ, who ...

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