The highlights coming to Netflix in February is Season 1 of Altered Carbon. Mute, starring Alexander Skarsgard and Paul Rudd. Fullmetal Alchemist live action adaption of the hit Japanese Anime series. Also Everything Sucks, Season 1 about high school misfits in 1996 in the AV and drama club.
Coming To Netflix in February
- 42 Grams
- About Time
- American Fable
- Apollo 13
- Being John Malkovich
- Blue Crush
- Damnation – Season 1
- Dynasty – Season 1
- Friday Night Lights
- Ghost in the Shell
- How the Beatles Changed the World
- How to Be Single
- In Good Company
- John Mellencamp: Plan Spoken
- Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution
- Paint it Black
- Powder – Season 1
- Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane
- Secret in Their Eyes
- Serie Norie – Season 1
- Take Me Home Tonight
- The Danish Girl
- The Mermaid
- The Nutty Professor
- The Strange Name Movie
- The Theory of Everything
- The Transporter Refueled
- Under Arrest – Season 8
- Z Nation – Season 4
- Altered Carbon – Season 1
- Coach Snoop
- Kavin Jay: Everybody Calm Down
- Luna Petunia: Return to Amazia – Season 1
- On Body and Soul
- The Mindy Project
- Black Lighting – Season 1 – New Episodes Weekly
- Fred Armisen: Standup For Drummers
- Sharknado 5: Global Swarming
- A Most Violent Year
- Fun with Dick & Jane
- Imposters – Season 1
- Midnight Special
- Queer Eye – Season 1
- First Kill
- My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: George Clooney
- Seeing Allred
- The Ritual
- The Trader (Sovdagari)
- When We First Met
- Greenhouse Academy
- Love Per Square Foot
- 2 Guns
- Deep Undercover Collection – Collection 2
- Django Unchained
- Machine Gun Preacher
- Re:Mind – Season 1
- The Heart of Man
- The Intouchables
- The Vatican Tapes
- The Final Year
- The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale
- FullMetal Alchemist
- Bates Motel – Season 5
- The Frankenstein Chronicles – Season 1-2
- Marseille – Season 2
- Seven Sounds – Season 1
- Ugly Delicious – Season 11
- Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice
- Begin Again
- People You May Know
- The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards
- The Rift: Dark Side of the Moon
- Derren Brown: The Push
- iZombie – Season 4- New Episodes Weekly
- Marlon Wayans: Woke-ish
- Big Bear
- Paw Patrol – Season 4 – New Episodes
Eddie the Eagle
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Saving Private Ryan
Full disclosure. Not familiar with this character at all, other than really enjoying the look of Cover Artist Yanick Paquettes rendering for this title. Really Mythical looking cover that I suspect brought a few people to give this book a try. Another reason for me giving this book a read is , of course, a chance to read the writing of Comic legend Marv Wolfman (Amazing Spider-man, Daredevil, Crisis on Infinite Earths, Nightwing and much , much more).
I enjoyed the book overall, although I was bit lost to some of the references. If you have no background on this character, I would recommend doing a bit of research on her origin before diving right in. Some issue and serie’s references within the comic might have been helpful also. Mr. Wolfmans story was paced pretty well and parts of Raven’s past were illuminated via the storyline itself so some of the questions of the first few pages were answered by the end of the issue. I think it was Stan Lee who once said(correct me if not internet) to create a comic like it was the readers first experience. This book was a good example of that.
There were a few independently running storylines through out this issue that left the reader with questions for the second issue which is a good thing to me. Marv Wolfman did a pretty good job of introducing us to a supporting cast which is always important.I actually think it’s great that they have called this a limited series of 12 issues. We need more of these instead of running “series” that get to 7 issues and then the plug gets pulled(Hi Mickey!!) .”Limited series” are not bad words.
Artist Pop Khan has a nice style of art suited to this book.I can definitely see some Jim Lee influence in his renderings Facial expressions/reactions were done well and the paneling was well laid out for it. It felt a bit like a “70’s book ” in some parts in the vein of Marv’s Tomb of Dracula series. I’m not sure that was anything more than a happy accident but time will tell.
I’m not sure if I’d buy the second book but the art on this one brought me here so you never know. If you’re looking for a book with a supernatural vibe and a strong, though vulnerable, female lead this book may be for you. If you have a history with this character I suspect this would probably also be a series for you as DC seems to be gearing up a nice 12 issue run with Wolfman at the helm.
P.S Pop back by on Monday Jan.29th when I’m going to take a look at “Dissonance ” from the Image line.Until then.Cheers
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After having had a not very good read of the X-Men :Gold Annual, I wasn’t sure where this book was going to take me. Glad they are using this years annual as a story building component. Was pleasantly surprised, as it took me to the first chapter of a cross over between Venom and the squad from X-Men: Blue. It’s 6 parts in total and is called “Poison X”. If you familiar are with the Venomverse series you have probably already met the antagonists of this story arc. Give you a hint…Rhymes with “himbiote”
I enjoyed the prospect of this crossover, as Venom and the time displaced younger X-Men have never met to my knowledge(prove me wrong internet).They cover a lot of ground in this first part as they obviously had more pages to work with. Would love to see this done more often, even if they are debuting a new character which what many annuals tend to be used for. That, and debuting new artists and writers also. I do have a bit of symbiote fatigue after the Venomverse event from last year but this does have a unique look to it so we’ll see how it goes.
I enjoyed seeing how a cool part of X-Men lore in the “The Starjammers” played into the story. A unique position for them to be in as far as where they fit into the narrative. Writer Cullen Bunn paced the story pretty well, and I liked the fact that a few of “wilder’ members of X-Men Blue team got benched for this adventure(and explained away pretty well) to better show the contrast between Venom and the X-Men :Blue team. Also enjoyed the inner monologue interactions between Eddie Brock and the Symbiote as they struggled for a balance. I was a bit disappointed in the hook for next issue as I feel this particular plot device has been done to death.
Enjoyed Artist Edgar Salazars take on Venom. “Toothy but muscular” always suited the character well. Edgar had a 3 issue run in the Uncanny X-Men about 6 months ago that I suspect helped him get this job. His take on the younger X-Men made them seem less “minor leaguer ” in my eyes just from his presentation alone. The variant cover art for this series is pretty cool also. The second part of this cross over lands Feb.14th.
P.S Pop back by on Jan.27th as we take a look at DC’s Raven: Daughter of Darkness #1
I had heard a bit about this title before I read it and really wasn’t sure what to expect going into it. It’s actually a very “down to earth” book. I mean that, in that there is a focus on relationships, and how they are effected by political ideology as opposed to just the ideology by itself. It’s set not too far in the future, and sadly enough you can see seeds being planted in this reality now for this type of timeline, possibly, to come to fruition.
This first chapter takes us to a world that is simmering with the tensions of a societal civil war looming over it. The characters that we are introduced to have the same type of lives in many ways as characters you would see in “the Walking Dead ” now. No black and white answers. Only shades of grey. One of the most pleasant surprises of the book is that it didn’t seem one sided.All the characters you encounter are “humanized ” in some way by writer Ales Kot .They may not be the most savoury of individuals, but you are at least introduced to their point of view even if you don’t agree with it.
Sadly enough, this may very well be where the U.S could be heading in the next 10 years. Many of the source elements in this book already exist within our society now. We have always associated large-scale bombings and targeted assassinations with other parts of the world.This book brings those apparatuses to local problems in the U.S to great effect. Ales Kot puts a very human face on a very violent solution.
Artist Danijel Zezelj compliments the writing with a shady, murky style befitting a shady, murky story. There is a “splash page” at one of the pivotal moments of the book I thought was beautifully done. Lots of “charcoal fingerprint” shading was done around the edges of the art that fit the tone of the book wonderfully.If your a fan of the X-Men books I can see some definite similarities if you are looking to try some “non-superhero” reading with that same “us against the world” vibe.
There were a few comments made about enforcement apparatuses that I believe were a bit harsh, but they are not made COMPLETELY without merit, and this is a future alternative. I enjoyed this first issue and will be putting in my pull list. Next chapter drops Feb.28th/2018
P.S Drop back by on Jan.25th .I’ll be taking a look at X-Men :Blue Annual #1