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Westworld: ‘Kiksuya’ Review

Westworld’s largely non-linear plot structure is one of the reasons the series stands out amongst a sea of other high-quality dramas, but it can work to the show’s detriment when not handled effectively.  This leads to the only negative aspect of this week’s episode as it kills almost any momentum that the series built up ...

Westworld: ‘Les Ecorches’ Review

  Westworld’s slow-paced, non-linear methodical storytelling in season 2 has paid off perfectly in last night’s episode  All the various threads that audiences have been following for the previous six weeks have finally begun to converge in an explosive and emotional episode that deepens the show’s overarching mysteries. The most notable element of this episode ...

Westworld: ‘Phase Space’ Review

Last night's episode builds off of 'The Riddle of the Sphinx' cliffhanger after a the series took a brief detour in the previous episode to Shogun World. 'Phase Space' opens with a reversal of the usual dynamic between Bernard and Dolores, as she takes control of their meeting and runs her own tests on her ...

Doomsday Clock #1 Review

Written by: Mathew 'JJ' Simoes Wow... this review is late.  After over a year of build-up, the long running plot thread in DC’s Rebirth line takes it’s first steps in reaching a climactic conclusion in the first issue of Doomsday Clock.  This series was promised to explore Doctor Manhattan’s role in creating the New 52, ...

The Flash Season 4 Premiere Review

Written by: Mathew 'JJ' Simoes The Flash’s third season struggled through most of it’s run, but managed to end on a strong note with an intriguing cliff-hanger.  The season four premiere picks up six months later and begins with the adventures of Team Flash, sans the Flash, but eventually brings Barry back into the fold ...

Preacher: ‘Holes’ Review

Written by: Mathew 'JJ' Simoes This week's Preacher episode focuses on it's core characters while setting up a larger story with the Grail organization. The episode feels like a direct continuation of last week, with 'Holes focusing on the same plot threads as last week... and not much else.  This episode is very light on plot ...

Preacher: ‘Pig’ Review

Written by: Mathew 'JJ' Simoes This week's episode dealt with the fallout of Jesse's deal with the Saint and established the background of the Grail. All hail the Floating Pig! The episode opened with Herr Starr taking a trip to Vietnam on behalf of the Grail to look into a floating pig.   It was ...

The Wild Storm Book One Review

Written by: Mathew 'JJ' Simoes DC Comics released The Wild Storm, which is a relaunch of the Image Comics Imprint they acquired from it's owner, Jim Lee.  Wildstorm flourished under DC Comics with critically acclaimed titles from well known, as well as up-and-coming creators.  However lagging sales led to the end of the first iteration ...

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 ...

Preacher: ‘Viktor’ Review

Written by: Mathew 'JJ' Simoes This week's episode of Preacher continues takes the New Orleans story in interesting directions, but falters with the Eugene centered sub-plot. Eugene’s story in Hell isn't very interesting, and lacks any major connection to the larger narrative at the moment.  His bonding with Hitler was amusing and the depiction of ...

iZombie: ‘Looking For Mr. Goodbrain Part 2’ Review

Written by: Mathew 'JJ' Simoes iZombie’s season finale brought with it unexpected twists and a status quo change that will make for a very different show going into the fourth season. The episode opened with the resolution to last week’s cliff-hanger, and it seems that Natalie did perish in the blast.  Team Z was told ...

Preacher: ‘Mumbai Sky Tower’ Review

Written by: Mathew 'JJ' Simoes Preacher's second episode of the new season picks up exactly where the premiere left off, with Jesse confronting the Saint of Killers outside the motel.  In true Preacher fashion, Jesse was saved at the very last minute by a truck taking the bullet for him which then rammed the Saint, ...

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