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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.

The Punisher #1 Review

A new era has begun for the Punisher -- one that comes after the unique period where Frank Castle was briefly a murderous Iron-Man knock-off. But now Marvel’s favorite mass-murderer is back in a new series to exterminate crime the old-fashioned way. A dark, politically conscious crime thriller is what Rosenberg’s script delivers and it ...

Transference Stand Alone Demo Now Available

Though gamers will have to wait until September 18th to purchase Transference, those interested in Ubisoft's upcoming videogame can now play a free, stand-alone demo. It is currently available exclusively for the PlayStation VR and PlayStation 4 systems. SAN FRANCISCO — August 20, 2018 — Today, Ubisoft announced that a free stand-alone demo for the psychological thriller Transference™ ...

Comic Report: 15/08/18

Extermination #1 Review "While initially opening with a great story structure, the issue fails to make a case for why this time travel story should stand out among the many in X-Men canon. It needs to prove why people should pay attention to it, beyond finally solving a nearly decade old time paradox." Rating: 3/5 ...

Unnatural #2 Returning For a Second Printing

It seems like Mirka Andolfo’s and Milo Manara's series Unnatural for Image Comics has struck a chord with fans because issue two has gotten a second printing. Good to see an indie comic doing so well. Warms my heart. While Leslie’s life begins to unravel after the fateful birthday message from the Reproduction Office, Trish sets off ...

Weatherman #4 Limited Variant Cover Revealed

If you weren't already excited for the fourth issue of Weatherman, Image Comics has unveiled a limited variant cover by Bengal, the artist of their hit series Death or Glory. Bengal is a a terrific artist and this beautiful cover is further proof of that fact. The retailer cut off date for this issue and ...

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 ...

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