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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.

‘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 ...

Top 7 Punisher Comics to Read

Written by: Mathew 'JJ' Simoes After watching The Punisher trailer that comes after the credits role in The Defenders' final episode, I found myself craving some Punisher, so I went through my collection to find my favorite stories. After reading them, I decided to make a brief list of Punisher comics that any fan should ...

Five Things to Look Forward to in Telltale’s Batman Season 2

Written by: Mathew 'JJ' Simoes Telltale has announced new seasons for many of it's comic book inspired franchises, and this includes a new season of their Batman title.  I, having thoroughly enjoyed the first season of the game, was very excited for the announcement.  Though the teaser was brief, and the following behind the scenes ...

Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

I grew up with the Raimi verse Spider-Man, so I had an incredible bias against the Marc Webb led reboot of the franchise.  So, when they announced a new Spider-Man, I became skeptical again, but Tom Holland amazed me in Civil War, and he amazed me again in this time around.  Spider-Man: Homecoming was the ...

7 things to Look Forward to in Preacher’s Second Season

Written By: Mathew 'JJ' Simoes Preacher's season two premiere is tomorrow night, and frankly I'm amiss that I haven't written anything in regards to what the second season may hold.  I will be writing a review of the second season's premiere, but until then here are five things to look forward to in the show's ...

Transformers: The Last Knight Review

In Michael Bay’s final entry in the Transformers Franchise (now cinematic universe) Optimus Prime has left earth, and the remaining Autobots must work with their human allies to discover a long-buried secret to save the earth from Quintessa, the transformers Creator.  Also, they have to battle the Decepticons and the Transformers Reaction Force, an anti-transformer ...

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