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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.

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 ...

Marvel Announces They Are Disassembling The X-Men in new Weekly Series

Marvel is disassembling one of its premier brands, but instead of dealing with Earth's Mightiest Heroes, The Avengers, this time is The X-Men. Marvel has been teasing the return of The Uncanny X-Men, but before that, they have to clear the runway so to speak, and it looks like the X-Men will be Disassembled in a new ...

The Sandman Universe #1 Review

Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman is a classic of the comics medium, a mainstream series that garnered immense critical acclaim and a devoted fan-base. The writer was allowed to end the series, and his creation Dream, on his own terms in 1996, after which elements of the series continued to appear on occasion in the DC ...

Disney Unveils New New Poster, Trailer, & Images For ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’

Today, Disney unveiled a slew of new and exciting things from their upcoming holiday film, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Check out the brand new poster and images below! Disney brings The Nutcracker to life with all the whimsical splendor it can muster in the new trailer for The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. The Mouse House has spared ...

Fantastic Four #1 Review

Dating back to 2015, the Marvel Universe has not felt whole – as if something essential was missing from its publishing line. That feeling of incompleteness has just been repaired because Marvel’s first family has had their long-awaited return, courtesy of Dan Slott and Sara Pichelli. The Fantastic Four are back (sort of, more on ...

‘Disenchantment’ Season 1 Initial Review

*This is a spoiler free review of the first four episodes of Disenchantment’s debut season* From the creator of Futurama and The Simpsons comes a new series exclusively for Netflix, Disenchantment. A young princess named Bean struggles against the expectations of royalty, her overbearing father and the general feeling of aimlessness most young people are ...

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ Private Beta Preview: Here’s What We Learned

This past weekend Activision released its private beta for the next installment of their Call of Duty game franchise, Black Ops 4. Talkies Network was extended an invitation and code to join the Beta so we could write about our experiences test playing the developer’s new game. How was it? Keep Reading to find out. ...

Jon Favreau’s Live-Action ‘Star Wars’ Series Will Reportedly Cost $100 Million for 10-Episode First Season

Disney's Streaming Service, rumored to be titled DISNEY DIRECT, is slowly but surely coming to fruition and now, we may have our first info regarding Jon Favreau's highly anticipated live-action Star Wars series. The New York Times has some interesting figures for Jon Favreau‘s live-action Star Wars series reporting that the ten episodes will cost Disney/Lucasfilm about $100 million. The ...

Comic Report: 08/01/2018

The Seeds #1 Review This is not a comic everyone will enjoy. It is a dense and slow paced read that delves heavily into contemporary themes. Nocenti’s script is socially conscious, covering subjects such as the poor state of news media and people’s obsession with the small devices in their pockets. The use of the ...

Preacher: ‘Les Enfants du Sang’ Review

So to begin, a brief summary of the episode's events. Eugene has returned and the Saint is gunning for him and Hitler.  Jesse and Tulip work to save the life of his nightmarish Grandmother. Cassidy is learning there’s more to being a vampire than he previously thought – at least superficially – and Herr Starr’s ...

Matt Reeves Gives an Update on His ‘Batman’ Film: Will Be a “Noir-Driven Definitive Batman Story”

FINALLY. Finally, after months and months of rumors and articles found across the web, Matt Reeves has finally given some kind of update on his highly anticipated Batman film. While it is not a lot of info, it sure does ease some tension amongst fans while also creating new questions for people to ponder. Matt Reeves was on ...

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