Category Archives: Super Heros

Coming to Netflix Canada November 11 – November 17

The highlight of the week for me is The Ballad of Buster Scruggs from the minds of Joel and Ethen Coen. On the kids side the return of She-Ra and the Princess of Power,  reboot of the 80’s cartoon.

Avail. 11/12/18

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Season 8

Avail. 11/13/18

Loudon Wainwright III: Surviving Twin– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Grammy-winning singer Loudon Wainwright III reflects on the close but complicated relationships between fathers and sons in this intimate evening of music and storytelling, from executive producer Judd Apatow, director Christopher Guest and produced by Funny Or Die.

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Oh My Ghost– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
When a skilled but timid chef is possessed by a sassy spirit, her newfound confidence catches the eye of her longtime crush, a culinary hotshot.

Warrior– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A war veteran plagued by guilt over his final mission teams up with his best friend’s widow to infiltrate a dangerous Copenhagen biker gang.

Avail. 11/14/18

The Flash: Season 5

Avail. 11/15/18

May The Devil Take You– NETFLIX FILM
When her estranged father falls into a mysterious coma, a young woman seeks answers at his old villa, where she and her stepsister uncover dark truths.

The Crew– NETFLIX FILM
Work-life balance breaks down for Paris’s most gifted armed robbers when a grave mistake forces them to work for a crime boss in a high-stakes heist.

Avail. 11/16/18

Cam– NETFLIX FILM
Her online life’s been stolen. Her real life’s unraveling. There’s only one way out: beat the impersonator at her own game.

Narcos: Mexico– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
See the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel as an American DEA agent learns the danger of targeting narcos in Mexico.   

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Ponysitters Club: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Skye and the Rescue Ranch gang return for another round of action-packed adventure, incredible friendship and adorable animals.

Prince of Peoria– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
When an easygoing 13-year-old prince goes incognito as a U.S. exchange student, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a fastidious overachiever.

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In this reboot of the ’80s series, a magic sword transforms an orphan girl into warrior She-Ra, who unites a rebellion to fight against evil.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs– NETFLIX FILM
Saddle up for six tales about the American frontier from the unique minds of Joel and Ethan Coen, who wrote and directed this anthology.

Tim Blake Nelson is Buster Scruggs in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, a film by Joel and Ethan Coen.

The Kominsky Method– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Michael Douglas stars as a briefly successful actor turned revered Hollywood acting coach. A Chuck Lorre comedy series also featuring Alan Arkin.

The Princess Switch– NETFLIX FILM
When a down-to-earth Chicago baker and a soon-to-be princess discover they look like twins, they hatch a Christmastime plan to trade places.

Avail. 11/17/18

I Feel Pretty

Coming to Netflix Canada October 21 – October 27

The final full week of what is coming to Netflix Canada October 21 – October 27. The kids and yes some adults , The Secret Life Of Pets is one of the highlights of the week. If you are into British dramas, The Bodyguard is also premiering this week. Plus the re-imagining of Sabrina, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comes this week also.

 

Avail. 10/21/18

Robozuna– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A boy and his homemade robot attempt to free their oppressed nation from an evil empire and its robot centurions in this exciting animated series.

The Cured

Avail. 10/22/18

The Secret Life of Pets

Avail. 10/23/18

ADAM SANDLER 100% FRESH– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Adam Sandler takes his comical musical musings back out on the road, from comedy clubs to concert halls to one very unsuspecting subway station.

Avail. 10/24/18

Batman Ninja

Bodyguard– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
After helping thwart a terrorist attack, a war veteran is assigned to protect a politician who was a major proponent of the conflict he fought in.

Avail. 10/25/18

Great News: Season 2

Hell or High Water

Avail. 10/26/18

Been So Long– NETFLIX FILM
A single mother in London’s Camden Town hears music when she meets a handsome stranger with a past. But she’s not sure she’s ready to open her heart.   

Castlevania: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
As Dracula and his legion of vampires prepare to rid the world of humanity’s stain, an unlikely trio of heroes dares to stand in their way.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic.

Dovlatov– NETFLIX FILM
An intimate portrait that captures six days in the life of influential Russian dissident writer Sergei Dovlatov.

 

Jefe– NETFLIX FILM
The story of a boss that everyone hates: some kiss up to him; nobody tells him the truth. He’s the successful entrepreneur about to fall off the cliff.

Shirkers– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
When she recovers stolen film of a movie she shot 25 years ago, novelist Sandi Tan revisits her time with the enigmatic man who swiped the footage.   

Terrorism Close Calls– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Law enforcement officials look back on attempted terrorist attacks that were thwarted in the nick of time.

Avail. 10/27/18

Girl from Nowhere– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
A mysterious, clever girl named Nanno transfers to different schools, exposing the lies and misdeeds of the students and faculty at every turn.

 

Marvel/ Netflix Daredevil Season 3 Thoughts So Far *May Contain Some Spoilers*

So once again I got the chance to get a sneak peak at the first 6 episodes of Daredevil 3. I talked about it on The Pop Culture Cafe podcast which you can find a link on the column to your left. But here is the audio of just that review/thoughts.

 

 

Captain Marvel – A Few Thoughts By Brian LaBelle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1BCujX3pw8

I don’t normally write long posts with original thoughts for social media much anymore, but I went down a crazy YouTube rabbit hole last night about the footage from Captain Marvel and Avengers 4 that was screened in Europe this past weekend and as the biggest comic geek you know besides possibly yourself, I had to share some thoughts that kept me up until 3AM.

First off – Some definite light spoilers –

The Captain Marvel soundtrack sounds like it might just might be the best of Big Shiny Tunes. Lots of heavy “classic” 90’s rock is going to “permeate the movie”, so it’s going to be a stylized one similar to the 70’s rock in Guardians of the Galaxy. So that’s already going to make it enjoyable for some of you.

It won’t be an origin story. She already has her powers, she’s a former pilot who has been living on the Kree home world.

She returns to Earth with “Star Force”, a team made up of Linda Danvers, Marr-Vel, Minn-Erva, Att-Lass, Shatterax, Korath & Ronan who made their debut in the comics as a team during the Kree/Skrull War. The last 2 members mentioned appeared in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movies, 20 years after this film takes place.

They come to Earth to stop the Secret Invasion of our planet by the Skrulls.

Carol Danvers’ wingman was Maria Rambeau, call sign “Photon”. Her daughter Monica would be around 20 years old in the present MCU. In the conics Monica was an Avenger named “Photon” who had powers similar to Captain Marvel and even went by that name when Linda Danvers lost her powers to Rogue from the X-Men (that won’t be in the movies, but Photon May be in the sequel).

This movie is meant to “expand Marvel’s cosmic presence”. We already have the Chitauri, and other alien races introduced in Guardians. But the Kree and Skrull are massive Empires with many of the alien races introduced falling under the influence of one of those two, or the Shi’ar Empire from X-Men comics which may come later.

Now for some absolutely INSANE theories and actual possible spoilers for Avengers 4, some of which I’ve read and heard online, others I’m just speculating.

It is confirmed that the plot of Avengers 4 will start 10 years in the future. Some of the Avengers who are still around then will travel not through time, but to different realities in the multiverse. They’re going to collect the Infinity Stones of other worlds, in order to make their own gauntlet, to go back in time to stop Thanos’ finger snap. This can’t happen in the comics, but the rules of the MCU multiverse are different.

Hawkeye’s wife and children were killed by the finger snap. He’s going to have his own mission in the present that he adopts the “Ronin” identity and costume to complete.

Pictures were previously released of Tony Stark greying at the temples, Ant-Man, and Captain America in his costume from the attack on New York in the first Avengers movie all talking. That led to speculation about time travel, but that was actually an alternate reality where the same battle takes place and the Avengers lose.

If you saw Ant-Man & the Wasp, then you know the whole thing was about Ghost gaining the ability to access alternate dimensions while still being tethered to this Earth, which was killing her. Ant-Man’s ability to access the Quantum Realm (Microverse) is what will enable Tony, Ant-Man, and Professor Hulk to travel to alternate Earths to collect the stones they need.

The Russo Brothers said the reason that Hulk wouldn’t come out to fight Thanos wasn’t that he was scared, it was that he got to be Hulk for years on Sak’aar and he was sick of Banner only letting him out, to bail everyone else out. 10 years from now, they will have learned how to work together to become “Professor Hulk”. Which if you read the comics, you know is one of the most powerful versions of the Hulk because he has all of Banner’s smarts and Hulk’s strength working together.

They also just said if there was a scene they could have added, it would have been the Red Skull turning his back on Thanos and laughing. Red Skull tells Thanos, “A soul for a soul. That is what the gem requires.” But he also says you must be willing to give up that which you love most, not that you necessarily have to. The soul the gem required was for the release of the Red Skull. He is now free to make his way back to Earth, or make another surprise appearance somewhere else and maybe even pursue another infinity gem.

Odin once collected all 6 gems and realized it was too much power and dispersed them throughout the 9 realms. The gauntlet in his armory was a fake, but that’s because Tony, Bruce & Scott are going to use the time stone to go back in time and switch it with a fake, so that Tony has a gauntlet to harness all of their power at once in.

Marvel has been very deliberate in introducing the concept of a multiverse in earlier movies so that Avengers 4 can feature “numerous variations of every Avenger, from a wide variety of alternate universes.”

Now do you want to read the craziest thing yet?

There’s no turning back after this if it turns out to be true.

This is 100% speculation based on stuff I saw in a YouTube video, but don’t say you weren’t warned…

Tony becomes obsessed with time travel and “fixing things”. Correction, since the first Iron Man film, Tony has been obsessed with “fixing” past mistakes and ensuring tragedies can be avoided. He has PTSD and it affects his health in Iron Man 3. His obsession led to the creation of Ultron in the second Avengers film. He ruins his relationship with Steve Rogers because he can’t see past the fact his brainwashed buddy was forced to kill Tony’s parents against his will in Civil War. He gives Spider-Man some tough love in Homecoming. And he talks about how Thanos has been in his head for 6 years in Infinity War. There has been a trail of bread crumbs laid out in front of us.

Now what if, Tony DID manage to assemble his own gauntlet? Of course he’ll go back in time and stop Thanos finger snap. That’s a Hell of an adventure to go on though the multiverse for a somewhat anti-climatic ending. Isn’t it?

Why stop there?

Tony could also theoretically use the gauntlet to save Thor’s people from Hela. He could stop Ultron from being created. He could prevent Pepper from being subjected to Extremis. He could stop the attack on New York. He could go back and stop Steve’s plane from sinking into the ocean and make sure Peggy Carter teaches him how to dance.

Not only could he do all of those things, he’s shown us in every movie he WOULD do those things if he had a time stone.

Thanos was the bad guy for part 3, but if this is really the end of the “classic” Avengers line-up in movies, then there’s one classic Avengers villain who has potentially been under everyone’s noses all along…

I’m giving you one more chance to stop reading. Here it is!

You know him by many names which is fitting for this multiversal epic.

Iron Lad

Nathaniel Richards

Victor Timely

Immortus

Rama-Tut

The Conquerer

Kang

A time-changing obsessed version of Tony Stark from the far future who now calls himself Kang has been orchestrating all of the events of this MCU over the past 10 years to create this situation where he is able to get his hands on 2 Infinity Gauntlets, ascend to Godhood, and create a perfect universe and it takes all of the Avengers and others from alternate dimensions along with Thanos to stop him.

That’s a definite change from the comic origins, but the movies have never followed everything exactly as in the comics but have still stayed true to the story. Robert Downey Junior, the original MCU hero realizing he just can’t stop himself from going too far and sacrificing himself to save the multiverse and stop Robert Downey Junior, the greatest villain in the MCU might actually be as close to a perfect ending to this 10 year roller coaster as I can imagine?

Or this could be a whole bunch of baloney?

TPCCafe S4 Ep 164 Devon And The Dong

TPCCafe S4 Ep 164 Devon And The Dong

Ep 164 Scott and I give your thoughts of the Edmonton Expo 2018. Also the big Batman Dong scandal that has DC wanting copies of Batman – Damned back.Telltale games massive layoffs. Bethesda making a Wolfenstein 3 game to finish the story. The Chucky reboot and Katherine McNamara joining The Arrow. Plus Shatner news, Disney, Daredevil and more.

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No Reprints Of Batman: Damned #1

According to an article from Bleeding Cool, DC will not be reprinting Batman: Damned #1. If you have not heard where hell have you been? Batman: Damned #1 is now famous for a shadowy but of so clear pictures of Batman’s dick. The comic will not be reprinted at all.

The Joker is dead.

There is no doubt about that. But whether Batman finally snapped his scrawny neck or some other sinister force in Gotham City did the deed is still a mystery.

Problem is, Batman can’t remember…and the more he digs into this labyrinthian case, the more his mind starts to doubt everything he’s uncovering.

So who better to set him straight than…John Constantine? Problem with that is as much as John loves a good mystery, he loves messing with people’s heads even more. So with John’s “help,” the pair will delve into the sordid underbelly of Gotham as they race toward the mind-blowing truth of who murdered The Joker.

So if you were not one of the lucky few ( I got one bitches) it is going to cost you now. If you do have one it be highly recommend that you take that sucker and board and bag it, DO NOT READ.  Go to ComixoIogy and get the digital one.  Keep that sucker in the best condition as possible.

You can find the book selling on Ebay between 400 to 1000 US at the moment. The news that DC will not be reprinting at all will cause the books value to go up. Print runs on books nowadays are nothing like they were like at the time of the 90’s. Finding this book at a good value will be hard.

Also Batman: Damned #2 will be shipping late. It has moved form November 21st to December 5th. Batman: Damned #3 will be a whole two months behind, coming out March 13th 2109.

Source: Bleeding Cool,

Coming And Going On Netflix Canada September 23 – September 30

Avail 9/23

The Walking Dead: Season 8
In the wake of a zombie apocalypse, survivors hold on to the hope of humanity by branding together to wage a fight for their own survival.

Avail 9/25

Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time
After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

Oprah Winfrey is Mrs. Which and Storm Reid is Meg Murry in Disney’s A WRINKLE IN TIME.

Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 2
When an unscrupulous arms maker teams with a rogue Russian physicist, it’s up to Iron Man and his friend Lt. Col. James Rhodes to take them down.

Avail 9/26

Lethal Weapon: Season 2
After losing his wife and unborn child, ex-Navy SEAL Riggs joins the LAPD, where his recklessness creates tensions with seasoned partner Murtaugh.

Norsemen: Season 2 – Netflix Original
The sea road to the west has been found, but Norheim’s villagers must still cope with power struggles and the ever-present threat of Jarl Varg.

This Is Us: Season 2
A couple expecting triplets find themselves with a brood they weren’t anticipating, thanks to a twist of fate that shapes their future as a family.

Avail 9/27

Grey’s Anatomy: Season 14
Intern (and eventual resident) Meredith Grey finds herself caught up in personal and professional passions with fellow doctors at a Seattle hospital.

Avail 9/28

Chef’s Table: Volume 5 – Netflix Original
This season, meet four innovative chefs who are shaking up the food culture in Philadelphia, Istanbul, Bangkok and Barcelona.

Forest of Piano – Netflix Original
Kai grows up playing an old piano discarded in the woods; Shuhei’s father is a famous pianist. Their chance meeting transforms their lives and music.

Hold the Dark –  Netflix Film
Summoned to a remote Alaskan village to search for wolves that took a local boy, a naturalist soon finds himself caught in a harrowing mystery.

Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father: Season 2 – Netflix Original
This season, Jack and his not-so-adventurous dad, Michael, tackle Europe, including the Bavarian Alps, Istanbul, Budapest, Romania, Moldova and Ukraine.

Lessons From A School Shooting: Notes from Dunblane – Netflix Original
Devastated by the school shooting in his town, a priest from Sandy Hook, Connecticut, bonds with a Scottish priest who experienced a similar tragedy.

Lost Song – Netflix Original
War looms over the kingdom of Neunatia, where two young women are both burdened and blessed by the power of song.

Made in Mexico – Netflix Original
Get to know the opulent lifestyles and infamous dynasties of Mexico City’s socialites and the expats vying for a spot in their exclusive social order.

Skylanders Academy: Season 3 – Netflix Original
Season 3 finds Spyro and the Skylanders forging unexpected alliances, taking on new adventures and even straddling the line between good and evil.

The 3rd Eye Netflix Film
After the death of their parents, two sisters move back to their childhood home, where one sibling claims to be able to see a dark presence.

Two Catalonias – Netflix Film
The dark mind of Daniel Sloss is back, and he’s ready to find the funny in some very taboo topics, from the deeply personal to the highly irreverent.

Avail 9/29

The Exorcist: Season 2
Two priests put their lives on the line as they fight to free a possessed girl from a vicious demon that threatens to destroy her family.

Avail 9/30

Annihilation
A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don’t apply.

Sherlock Gnomes
Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.

Last Call

9/30

Jurassic World