Baby Driver - Movie Review
Baby Driver - Edgar Wright's heist thriller drives to a unique beat of its own precise making. As I sat down to watch Baby Driver, I had a moment of fear. What if this film disappoints me, if it doesn't meet my unnecessarily high expectations. I only have myself to blame, I've followed the entire progress of this film, since it was announced. I clamoured for every poster, every trailer, because everything about it excited me! I need not have …
Wonder Woman – Movie Review
As the world makes progress and gets increased awareness in the liberal fields and feminism it’s no wonder, pun intended, that Wonder Woman got to hit the big screens. Being the ultimate feminist icon for superheroes it was a very wise move to launch this franchise in this day and age. And they did it very well. After “Batman vs Superman” everyone was expecting Wonder Woman to be the next DC-inspired film to fill the theatres. With BvS receiving mostly …
Cable aka Soldier X
Nathan Christopher Charles Summers' destiny was planned before his parents even met. Geneticist Mr. Sinister found that a union between the X-Men Scott Summers (Cyclops) and Jean Grey (Marvel Girl) would produce a powerful genetically superior mutant. Sinister hoped he could control such a mutant and use it to defeat his immortal adversary, Apocalypse. Around this time Jean's form and consciousness was replaced by the reckless cosmic Phoenix Force while she healed from radiation poison in a cocoon at the …
Logan - Movie Review
The Logan I've been waiting for! It's been a a while since I've been moved by a movie, even longer since one made me well up at the end. We'll get to that in a moment. Logan shouldn't be put in a category or genre of a comic book film even though its main characters are comic book icons. It's a drama that will make you laugh, cry and think about your whole life and what's its purpose and meaning are. …
Robin: What's In A Name?
In years gone by it seems as though every superhero used to have a sidekick - Green Arrow had Speedy (also known as Red Arrow & Arsenal), Captain America had Bucky, Aquaman had Aqualad and Aquagirl, The Flash had Kid Flash but no sidekick is more famous or more revered than The Boy Wonder himself, Robin. Throughout DC's continuity there have been SIX iterations of Robin and what I want to do today is focus on the four most well-known of these …
X-23: Wolverine's "Daughter"
I haven't been this excited for a film in a long time. Wolverine is a huge favorite of mine and with the plot line seemingly having his “daughter” X-23 in it I thought I would provide background info on her origins, how she became the new Wolverine etc. With Hugh Jackman hanging up the claws after this movie he very well may die, as he does in the comic books. Having Dafne Keen, who plays Laura Kinney aka X-23 in …
Legion: Professor X's Powerhouse
I started watching the new FX series "Legion" and with that in mind I'd thought I share some info on who Legion aka David Charles Haller really is. I have high hopes for this show and I wanted to share some of his background and how he got his powers. I don't know if the show will follow his comic book exploits but I'm sure there will be examples pulled from them. So sit back and enjoy reading about this …
The Green Lanterns of Sector 2814
My love of the Green Lantern(s) is no secret (partly because I think I mention it on every single podcast that we do) and it's a franchise which has had a bit of a rough time over the last few years. We don't need to speak about the 2011 film which caused so much hate and arguably derailed Warner Bros plans for a DC Extended Universe before it even got off the ground but the comics also featured a Rebirth …
The Hulk: Monstrous Origins
Since his inception The Incredible Hulk has been held up as an analogy for many things; the 60’s counter culture urge to rise up against repression – a reaction to the frustrations of war and the fear of nuclear side effects/ mutations and even a study on anger and justified violence. Stan Lee called the character ‘a golem’ in line with Jewish myth, and recalled Hulk as the Atomic Age Jekyll and Hyde. With so many dissonant personalities emerging over …
Sanity Among Craziness: My Take on "The Killing Joke"
“It's all a joke! Everything anybody ever valued or struggled for..it's all a monstrous, demented gag! So why can't you see the funny side?Why aren't you laughing?” - JokerMy next Alan Moore piece will be on The Killing Joke - maybe the greatest comic book story ever told. Most comic book fans know the story behind it and the events that took place. I'm going to try to explain the book a bit, so sit back, relax and …
The On The Box Podcast: Game of Thrones S07E06 Review
The On The Box Podcast starts a special Game of Thrones series reviewing each episode once it has been aired! Gags welcomes Nina Kauser and DJ Jesal once again to discuss what was an epic 6th episode of Series 7 - Beyond The Wall. They review the episode from the penultimate season of this record breaking television series!
AI Comic Pod: Episode 46 - Reviewing Spider-Man: Homecoming
Rory and Stu are joined by their resident arachnid expert Marco Lopes, to review Spider-Man: Homecoming. They discuss Tom Holland's excellent first full feature film as Peter Parker, in this rebooted new adventure and how it stacks up to its predecessors. The importance of Micheal Keaton's menacing Vulture and the experience that Jon Favreau's, Happy and Robert Downey Jr, Tony Stark bring to the film.
The On The Box Podcast: Game of Thrones S07E05 Review
The On The Box Podcast starts a special Game of Thrones series reviewing each episode once it has been aired! Gags welcomes Stuart Bridson and Kam Brainch once again to discuss episode 5 of Series 7 - Eastwatch. They review the episode from the penultimate season of this record breaking television series!
AI Comic Pod: Episode 45 - Ant-Man
How did Marvel manage to make such a huge film from such a tiny character? Comic Pod newbie, Ally Thompson, joins Rory and Stu to discuss one of 2015's most surprising successes - Ant-Man! While work has begun on the much-anticipated sequel we take a trip back in time to investigate the world of Scott Lang, his mentor Hank Pym and his misfit band of criminal sidekicks.
The On The Box Podcast: Game of Thrones S07E04 Review
The On The Box Podcast starts a special Game of Thrones series reviewing each episode once it has been aired! Gags welcomes Joey Connors and Joe Simpson once again to discuss the The Spoils Of War. They review the fourth episode from the penultimate season of this record breaking television series!
AI Comic Pod: Episode 44 - All About Batman
Stu and Joey Connors are here to give you an overview of The Dark Knight, Gotham's Protector - the Batman! You may want to pop on your rtights and cowl as we cover the origins and history, allies, villains and give some reading recommendations of everyone's favourite vigilante.
The On The Box Podcast: Game of Thrones S07E03 Review
The On The Box Podcast starts a special Game of Thrones series reviewing each episode once it has been aired! Gags welcomes Nina Kauser once again to discuss the Queen's Justice. They review the third episode from the penultimate season of this record breaking television series!
AI Comic Pod: Episode 43 - Comic Con Special
Fresh from this years San Diego Comic Con, Stu and Rory are joined by On The Box host Hans Tandon, to discuss the highlights and major talking points from this years event. With the focus on the epic Stranger Thing's Series 2 trailer, Marvel's highly anticipated Thor: Ragnarok and soon to be released Defenders, which brings together Hell's Kitchen's finest heroes. Plus a heated debate on DC's Justice League, The Walking Dead, The Flash and all of the other comic highlights that await your viewing in the near future.
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