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The Inhumans

Posted: September 19, 2017 by patricksponaugle in Comics, Movie Review, Opinion, TV
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In a few weeks, ABC’s show The Inhumans will air. It will feature characters from the Marvel Comics canon, characters first created by the legendary team of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

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Thoughts on the Hellboy Reboot

Posted: September 16, 2017 by patricksponaugle in Comics, Movie Review, Opinion
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I’ve been meaning to post some of my thoughts on the in-production reboot of the cinematic Hellboy.

For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, Hellboy is the creation of comic book artist/writer Mike Mignola. He’s a big red demon. A heroic one.

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Recently, I took my daughter to see a movie about superhero royalty. No, I didn’t take her to see Wonder Woman (we’ll see it soon, I assume) – instead I took her to see Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

If you’ve not seen King Arthur: LotS, this post will be spoilery, so I’ll just strongly recommend the movie to you and send you on your way. It’s not a typical King Arthur movie though. It’s a very specific genre-mashing of Arthurian legend and Ritchie’s Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels style.

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Alien: Covenant is now out in theaters, but I haven’t seen it yet. (So no worries about me spoiling that movie here.)

I noticed the other day that I was coming up on my blog’s 300th post.  Yay me!

I felt it would be appropriate to recognize that milestone with some thoughts on a movie series (since that’s why I started blogging in the first place) and since there was an Alien franchise movie in theaters, here are some of my observations with those movies.

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Over the weekend, my wife and I decided to attend the local sci-fi convention Farpoint (held just north of lovely Baltimore, Maryland.) Yes, this was Valentine’s Day weekend, don’t judge us. We had a great time as we always do.

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This post will be talking about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so if you’ve not seen the movie… I don’t even know why you’re here.

This is the seventh and final installment in a series of posts where I’ve talked about various elements of the movie (mostly positively, I’m a positive guy) and used a well-known negative review from the Huffington Post as a springboard for my own thoughts.

For a longer explanation, please check out the first post in this series.

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This time, I’ll present a few general criticisms of the movie that I’ve heard, and then I’ll talk about the things I didn’t like. Please understand, I really enjoyed the movie, and I’ve seen it multiple times. I’ll see it again. But I think it’s fair to discuss weaknesses in the movie. I’m completely comfortable with people taking issue with what I say, either in support of the movie or as complaints. It’s all good.

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This post will be talking about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In particular, plot points involving the characters from the previous Star Wars movies.

As the title suggests, this post is the sixth of a series of posts, dealing with a specific source of criticism of the movie.The full explanation can be found here.

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As I explained previously, I’m planning on talking about various elements of Star Wars: The Force Awakens by examining the 40 allegedly unforgivable plot holes that Professor Seth Abramson recently published on the Huffington Post. Although it might seem as if I’m just a fanboy defending a movie I like (which is partly true)  I’m also hoping to explain some insights into the characters/elements that seem to have been wildly misunderstood by some. (By some, I mean Professor Seth Abramson.) (more…)