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Luke Cage Season 3: Sweet Christmas

Luke Cage is back and boys and girls I have looked forward to his return. I have not been disappointed. Okay is it perfect, no but showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker  created more than just a super-hero show. Season 3 deals with family, revenge, justice, accepting who you are and relationships.

Luke Cage (Mike Colter) is back and coming to accept that his role as the protector the streets of Harlem. Those streets are about to get crowded as John ‘Bushmaster’ Mclver (Mustafa Shakir)comes to get revenge on Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard). Many years ago the Stokes, Mariah Dillard’s maiden name, took what belong to both the Stokes and Mclver, Bushmaster Rum. Bushmaster seeks revenge and plans to make Mariah Stokes pay for what her family has done.

That folks is the A story but season 2 of Luke Cage has so many other layers. Mercedes “Misty” Knight(Simone Missick) struggles with the loss of her arm and being back on the force. Rosario Dawson returns as Claire Temple and her relationship with Luke is tested.  Luke feels the weight of Harlem on his shoulders and that slowly begins to chip away his and Claire’s relationship. Theo Rossi once again plays Hernan “Shades” Alvarez a character that you hate but love to see on the screen.

Introduced in Season 2 are Gabrielle Dennis as Tilda Johnson daugther of Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard). In what I consider one of the best scenes in the series is Mariah tells Tilda about her real father. Alfre Woodard gives a amazing performance here.  Tilda plays well off Alfre and you can feel both their pain. Also we are introduced to Mustafa Shakir as Bushmaster. I very capable match for Luke Cage and a very good job from Mustafa Shakir. Also the show has the final performance of Reg E. Cathey. If you don’t know the name you will know his face. Reg give a very heartfelt and touching  performance as Luke’s father.

Okay so the above was my attempted at being a reviewer. That was ewwww. Now this is really my review.

I love Season 2 of Luke Cage. I will be honest. I read some other reviews to try and make this article a well written review. But dam they are all over the place. Some critics loved it. Other thought it was poop. Well folks my advice is just watch it. Make up your own minds but damn give this a view. Don’t binge it, well I don’t recommend it. Take you time. Savior it, ingest it and drink it in slowly. There are performances that need to not be rushed through. Lines of dialogue that you will not remember because you need to see it all in one sitting. Mike Colter leads a great cast of actors.

Jessica Henwick(Collen Wing) shows up and her and Misty have some kicking ass fun in a bar. Cool as shit.

Buy far Luke Cage is my favorite superhero series on TV right now. Oh shit the music. Once again the music for the show is brilliant. I enjoyed all of it. Some of the rap lyrics was a little raw but hey I am a fat middle age white guy. But I did Shazam a few of those songs.

I could go on and on about different aspects of the series but shit that be a long ass read. So finally, yeah I know to long a article, but pull up a chair on Friday. You will enjoy Season 2 and if not, talk to the hand.

 

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Comic Review: Saga Volume 1

Saga Volume 1

Written by Brian K. Vaughan

Artist Fiona Staples

Lettering & Design Fonografiks

 

 

 

If you have a social media account then you have probably seen a post or two about Brian K. Vaughan’s book Saga. Over the past few years, I’ve seen the hype but never took the time to read it. Recently, I picked up volume 1 in trade paperback. This book consists of the first six issues. Let me tell you I’m so glad I started reading this book.

Saga is a space version of Romeo and Juliet with many twists. Two soldiers from opposite sides of an interstellar war (Alana and Marko) fall in love, they risk everything after the birth of their daughter, Hazel. Throughout the story they are continually being hunted. The world Brain K. Vaughan has created is simultaneously laughable, wild and emotionally grounded.

One of the main elements I enjoy in this book are the characters. There is a Royal family constructed of humanistic robots with TVs for heads, babysitting ghost, and a lying cat ( a giant cat that serves as a lie detector) and so many more.
The art in this book by Fiona Staples is brilliantly breathtaking. The panels flow so smoothly complementing Vaughan’s writing. Brilliant colors are found throughout this book, as well.
One thing I should mention is this book is not for children. It’s an adult graphic novel. If you can handle a lot of adult topics ( explicit sexual scenes, violence, and language) then I say, pick up this book you will not be disappointed!

By  Fred Etten

Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 2 Official Trailer

“Can one man save a community? And in his struggle to do so, will he find himself consumed by the very darkness he is fighting against? As a new VILLAIN rises, and a QUEEN takes the throne in HARLEM, cracks begin to form in the once unbreakable HERO…”

Marvel’s Luke Cage

The bullet proof man, Luke Cage(Mike Colter)is back and protecting Harlem. Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson), also returns and appears to be acting as an conscience for Luke in this season. Misty Knight (Simone Missick) is back also with prosthetic arm that she has  in the comics. I wonder if any mention that she gets her new arm from Tony Stark????  Mariah (Alfre Woodard) is clearly up to no good once again and tiring to gain more control of Harlem. The premiere episode of the second season is directed by Lucy Liu.

Season 2 of Netflix’s Luke Cage will be hitting your TV screen June 22.

Source: Netflix, Marvel

Coming to Netflix Canada In November

November is just around the corner and Netflix Canada has some very interesting new show and movies. As well as some returning movies you won’t have to pull of the shelf to watch.

For most of us the highlight will be Marvel’s The Punisher.

Avail 11/1
21 Thunder – Season 1
A Cure for Wellness
A United Kingdom
A Walk in the Woods
Ali
Bad Boys
Bad Boys II
Beginners a
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Brojects – Season 3
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Frank & Lola
Greenleaf – Season 2
Hancock
High Anxiety
Hitch
I Am Bolt
In a Valley of Violence
In The Heart of the Sea
Julia
Logan
Men in Black
Men in Black II
Miss Hokusai
Office Christmas Party
Phantom Boy
Rebel Without a Kitchen – Season 2
Romeo is Bleeding
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
Silver Streak
Stranger – Season 1
The Doors: When You’re Strange
The DUFF
The Matrix
The Pursuit of Happyness
The Shawshank Redemption
Under Arrest – Season 7
Waking Life
Wall Street
Where the Day Takes You
Young Frankenstein

Avail 11/2
Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight
Dynasty – Season 1 – Netflix Original – New Episodes Weekly

Avail 11/3
Chelsea – Season 2 – Netflix Original – New Episodes Weekly
The Big Family Cooking Showdown – Season 1 – Netflix Original

Avail 11/4
Band Aid

Avail 11/5
It’s Not Yet Dark
The Dinner
The Veil

Avail 11/7
Fate/Apocrypa: Part 1 – Netflix Original
Project Mc²: Part 6 – Netflix Original

Avail 11/9
Cowboys & Aliens
Jetsons: The Movie
Riverdale – Season 1 – Netflix Original – New Episodes Weekly

Avail 11/10
Blazing Transfer Students – Season 1 – Netflix Original
Dinotrux Supercharged – Season 1 – Netflix Original
Glitter Force Doki Doki – Season 2 – Netflix Original
Gold
Greenberg
Lady Dynamite – Season 2 – Netflix Original
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir – Season 1
Mea Culpa – Netflix Original
Scandal – Season 7 – New Episodes Weekly
The Killer (O Matador) – Netflix Film

Avail 11/13
Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

Avail 11/14
DeRay Davis: How To Act Black – Netflix Original
Hickok

Avail 11/15
Mariah Carey’s Merriest Christmas
Point Break
Star – Season 2 – New Episodes Weekly

Avail 11/16
Green Zone
Midnight Run
The Case for Christ

Avail 11/17
A Christmas Prince – Netflix Film
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton – Netflix Original
Longmire – Final Season – Netflix Original
Luna Petunia – Season 3
Marvel’s The Punisher – Netflix Original
Mudbound – Netflix Film
Shot in the Dark – Season 1 – Netflix Original
Spirit: Riding Free – Season 3 – Netflix Original
Stretch Armstrong & the Flex Fighters – Season 1 – Netflix Original

Avail 11/21
Brian Regan: Nunchucks and Flamethrowers – Netflix Original
Saving Capitalism – Netflix Original

Avail 11/22
Cherry Pop
Godless – Netflix Original

Avail 11/23
Bushwick
Deep
Field of Dreams
Religion of Sports – Season 1
She’s Gotta Have It – Season 1 – Netflix Original
The Dilemma

Avail 11/24
Cuba and the Cameraman – Netflix Original
The Girl from the Song
The Many Faces of Ito – Season 1 – Netflix Original
Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park: USA – Season 1 – Netflix Original

Avail 11/27
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

Avail 11/28
Glitch – Season 2 – Netflix Original
Good Morning Call – Season 2 – Netflix Original
Prison Playbook – Season 1 – Netflix Original

Avail 11/30
State of Play

Last Call – Titles that will be rotating off the service in November, 2017.
11/1
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The Killing – Season 3
The Returned – Season 1
The Sixth Sense
Troy
11/13
Mission: Impossible 5
11/14
The Seven Five
11/17
Bridge of Spies
11/20
Magic Mike XXL

Source: Netflix

 

Black Panther Dom Trailer 2 1080p

Today Marvel released what I hope is the final trailer for the upcoming Black Panther movie. The reason I hope it is the last is simply to much is to much. I love this trailer and it is the right amount to get me excited about this movie.

The music really gets you pumped. We see flying ships, amazing new costumes and T’Challa trying to figure how to become King and leader. T’Challa also has to deal with the return of a old enemy, played by Micheal B. Jordon.

This trailer alone gets me pumped for this movie and for more to come. I have a feeling that we maybe seeing the new leader of The Avengers.

Trailer courtesy of Marvel Studios

“Destiny, NY: Volume Two” Launches on Kickstarter

A few days ago Pat Shand launched a Kickstarter page for “Destiny, NY: Volume Two. “Destiny, NY” is the next chapter in the life of Logan McBride. But why should I tell you about it when a lovely press release was sent to me….so let me share.

New York, NY (August 29, 2017) – Space Between Entertainment is excited to announce that the second volume of flagship title DESTINY, NY has launched on Kickstarter.
 
After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2016, Space Between Entertainment released the first volume of Destiny, NY to positive reviews. The series, which focuses on former magical girl Logan McBride attempting to live a normal life in her late twenties, was described by Comicsverse as “the perfect start to a beautiful, powerful series about two magical ladies in love” and by Word of the Nerd as “the queer magical comic of your wildest dreams.” With this second volume, writer and co-creator Pat Shand (Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers, Vampire Emmy) continues the story of Logan and her girlfriend Lilith, a troubled woman from a broken mystical crime family.
Rosi Kämpe (Extraordinary X-Men, Unknown Lands) joins Destiny, NY as the new series artist, but she isn’t alone. Space Between Entertainment has recruited a list of the industry’s top talents, along with content creators from other media who are entering into the world of comics for the first time. In addition to a 160-page story from Shand and Kämpe, there will be featured short comics by:
 
• JENNY OWEN YOUNGS (singer-songwriter, co-host of Buffering the Vampire Slayer), KRISTIN RUSSO (Everyone is Gay, co-host of Buffering the Vampire Slayer), MEGAN LEVENS (Spell on Wheels, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
• ERICA SCHULTZ (Charmed, Hawkgirl), NATASHA ALTERICI (Heathen)
• VITA AYALA (Batman Beyond, Suicide Squad), FABIAN LELAY (Jade Street Protection Services)
• LAUREN REILLY (actress & vlogger), EVE MAE (The Westwood Witches)
• EMILY REE (Anarchy Dreamers)
• AMY SHAND (Clonsters) and LISA STERLE (Long Lost)
• BRIAN COGAN (The Encyclopedia of Punk) and Eisner-nominated artist CLAUDIA AGUIRRE (Kim & Kim)
• KATIE KUFFEL (singer/songwriter) and original series artist MANUEL PREITANO
• As well as artwork and other content by VERONICA FISH (Archie, Slam), SINA GRACE (Iceman, Self-Obsessed), TAYLOR KRULICKI (Sad Girls Guide), VANESSA CARDINALI (Clonsters), MICHELLE LOCKAMY (Infected by Art, Cred Philly), VALENTINA PINTO (Ghostbusters), and more…
  
The Kickstarter campaign launches today with a goal of $20,000. Space Between Entertainment offers a host of rewards, including:
 
• The graphic novel itself, in both print and digital forms.
• Volume One and Two, for those who missed the first campaign.
• Kickstarter exclusive art prints.
• DESTINY, NY t-shirts.
• An appearance in the comic.
• Art/script portfolio reviews by Shannon Lee and Pat Shand.
• Commissions by Manuel Preitano.
• Much more
Follow Space Between Entertainment online at @SpaceBetweenEnt on all social media platforms. 
 Source: Pat Shand, Space Between Entertainment

Jon Bernthal in The Punisher Skull Armour

Today released a new image of Jon Bernthal as The Punisher.  Also just a simple, Marvel’s The Punisher premieres globally █████ 2017, only on Netflix. So we know it will be this year but not letting us know what month. But with only 4 months left in the year we don’t have long to wait.

In the picture below you can see Frank happy and looking to spread joy to all those who piss him off.

Marvel’s The Punisher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also is you have not watch The Defenders and saw that little trailer of The Punisher I also have that for you.

Source: Netflix, YouTube, Environics Communications