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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.

Rumor: Loki and Scarlet Witch To Get Their own Shows on Disney Play

With the exception of Netflix corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it seemed like the franchise had given up on expanding into serialized storytelling. Marvel's Most Wanted was never picked up to series, Agent Carter was canceled after two seasons and other television series concepts have gone nowhere in their development. All is, however, not lost. ...

‘Widows’ Film Review | TIFF 2018

Steve McQueen’s first feature in 5 years, co-written with Gillian Flynn, is a tense and psychologically complex heist thriller. A first for the acclaimed director, Widows balances elements the genre with a complex, in depth look at its cast of characters. Widows has action, violence and harrowing twists – but all at the core of ...

‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Film Review | TIFF 2018

Ever since the 2016 Presidential elections the media, at least in America, has made Donald Trump priority number one. Everything he says, does and tweets is reported with nothing slipping through the cracks. Even his diet was covered extensively and later parodied in YouTube videos. But with all those news reports, editorial pieces and videos… ...

‘The Nun’ Film Review

The Nun, a prequel to the Conjuring series of films, is about a priest who, with the aid of a young nun, visit a castle to battle the evil that lurks within. The duo, along with a guide, find terror lurking inside and they must confront a demon that typically takes the form of an ...

Bully Wars #1 Review

Bullies are a kid’s worst nightmare… beyond horrible teachers, school work and cleaning your messes. They make your life miserable and turn what should be a rewarding experience (an education) feel like the eighth circle of hell.  The classic set up is the bully and the victim, with the victim working to overcome the bully. ...

Asgardians of the Galaxy #1 Review

In the absence of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Angela has formed the Asgardians of the Galaxy – defending the known realms until the popular franchise is relaunched next year. Tying into the events of Infinity Wars where the usual suspects are being killed or turned evil left and right, Bunn and Lolli tell an ...

Isola #5 Review

One of Image’s most beautiful comics has brought an end to its first chapter, and it was a satisfying conclusion. Fletcher follows up the cliff-hanger from last month with a worthy follow-up filled with suspense and heart. The basic premise is that with the Queen injured Rook must do what she can to save the ...

Hunt for Wolverine: Dead Ends #1 Review

This comic is barely a story. It is an epilogue that summarizes the outcome of each Hunt for Wolverine mini-series and ends with a tease for what’s to come in Return of Wolverine. Reading this comic -- up until the end where something actually happens -- felt like scrolling through a Wikipedia article about Wolverine’s return ...

Comic Report: 22/08/18

Punisher #1 Review "Despite any problems I may have with the art, this is a good comic book. With a promising story and a script that perfectly balances action with intrigue, Rosenberg seems to be moving in the right direction for the next Punisher classic." Rating: 4/5 Read the full review here. Royal City #14 Review "The ...

Two Bitter Root #1 Covers revealed

Image Comics has released images of two variant cover for BITTER ROOT #1 by David F. Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Greene.  The main cover is by Green and the variant is  drawn by industry legend Mike Mignola.   BITTER ROOT takes place in 1920s with the Harlem Renaissance in full swing. The new series will ...

The Big Bang Theory to End Long Run in 2019

It seems The Big Bang Theory will finally reach an endpoint, with Warner Bros. Television announcing in a press release today that the series will conclude with its twelfth season. The Chuck Lorre created sitcom will end with 297 episodes in total, making it the longest running multi-camera series on television. Fans can expect The ...

Royal City #14 Review

What is the perfect antidote to the past? To all the mistakes you made that continue to haunt your present and the lies that have begun to define you? Jeff Lemire doesn’t have that fix all cure, but Royal City’s finale does point readers in the right direction. The Pike family saga has been brought ...

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