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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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Interview with Sinopia Comics

At this year’s Calgary Expo 2018 we got a chance to meet up with Giovanni Smith and Mike Gaughran of Sinopia Comics. Sinopia Comics is an donation-based publishing company that fans can read the books for free and then if you enjoy the books you can make a donation. The books available now are Days of Dark Fire Issues 1,2 and 3. I hope you enjoy the interview and click on the link at the side of the home page to check out their books.

The guy with the microphone needs to work on his interviewing skills.

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

Black Panther Heading for Larger Opening Weekend Then Expected

Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” is gaining momentum with forecasts estimating as much as $170 million in North America during the four-day President’s Day weekend, updated tracking shows. That’s significantly above the first tracking on Jan. 25 for the tentpole, which initially placed the debut in the $100 million to $120 million range for the Feb. 16-19…

via ‘Black Panther’ Heading Toward Massive $170 Million-Plus Opening — Variety

Coming To Netflix Canada In December

One of the highlights coming to Netflix Canada in December is Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.  The Power Rangers starring Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks. Also the Netflix exclusive Bright starring Will Smith.

Also coming Netflix.

Avail 12/1

  • A StoryBots Christmas
  • All Hail King Julien – Season 5
  • Before I Fall
  • Chelsea – Season 2
  • Dark
  • Diana: In Her Own Words
  • Dreamworks Home: For The Holidays
  • Easy – Season 2
  • Enemy Mine
  • Exodus: Gods and Kings
  • Gods or Men (aka Born Strong)
  • Forbidden Games: The Justin Fashanu Story
  • Hired Gun
  • Monster Island
  • My Happy Family
  • Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
  • Our Man Flint
  • Sinister 2
  • Slap Shot
  • Sleeping with the Enemy
  • Table 19
  • TURN: Washington’s Spies – Season 4
  • Under the Moon
  • Voyeur
  • Wild
  • Wilson
Avail 12/2
  • Temple
  • The Survivalist

Avail 12/3

  • Lost & Found Music Studios – Season 2

Avail 12/4

  • Paris Can Wait
  • The Best of Me

Avail 12/5

  • 7 Sisters
  • Craig Fergusson: Tickle Fight
  • Marvel’s Guardian of the Galaxy Vol 2

Avail 12/6

  • Born in China
  • Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
  • Power Rangers
  • Trolls Holiday Special

Avail 12/7

  • Dynasty
  • Riverdale – Season 1
  • The Red Tent – Season 1

Avail 12/8

  • El Camiino Christmans
  • The Crown – Season 2
  • The Oath

Avail 12/10

  • The Little Hours

Avail 12/12

  • It Comes at Night
  • Judd Apatow: The Return
  • Lego: Justice League: Gotham City Breakout
  • Manhunt: Unabomber

Avail 21/14

  • Concussion
  • Go Back to Where You Came From – Season 1-3
  • Halt and Catch Fire – Season 4
  • Murderous Affairs – Season 2
  • Murderous Affairs – Season 2

Avail 12/15

  • Christmas Inheritance
  • Discovering Bigfoot
  • Erased – Season 1
  • Freeway: Crack in The System
  • PAW Patrol – Season 4
  • Reggie Yates Outside Man: Volume 2
  • The Ranch – Part 4
  • Trollhunters – Part 2
  • Ultimate Beastmaster
  • Wormwood

Avail 12/16

  • Remember

Avail 12/17

  • Shot Caller

Avail 12/17

  • Shot Caller

Avail 12/18

  • Hello, My Twenties – Season 2

Avail 12/19

  • Miss Me This Christmas
  • You Can’t Fight Christmas

Avail 12/20

  • La Casa de Papel – Season 1

Avail 12/21

  • Peaky Blinders – Season 4

Avail 12/22

  • 72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America – Season 1
  • Bright
  • Dope – Season 1
  • Fuller House
  • Inconceivable
  • The Toys That Made Us – Season 1

Avail 12/23

  • Bright: The Music Videos
  • Creep 2
  • Myths & Monsters – Season 1

Avail 12/25

  • Fallen
  • Cable Girls – Season 2

Avail 12/26

  • El Vato – Season 2
  • NYE Countdown
  • Todd Barry: Spicy Honey

Avail 12/27

  • Chronically Metropolitan
  • Correspondence
  • McLaren
  • My Life as a Zucchini
  • The Ottoman Lieutenant

Avail 12/29

  • Bill Nye Saves The World – Season 2: Part 1
  • La Mante – Season 1
  • Sicario
  • The Climb

Avail 12/30

  • All Roads Lead to Rome

Avail 12/31

  • Aliens: Zone of Silence
  • Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World
  • Dave Chappelle: Equanimity
  • Dead Draw
  • Fun Mom Dinner
  • Haze
  • Standing Tall

Last Call – Titles that will be rotating off the service in December 2017

Dragaon’s Den- Season 9-10
Glee – Season 1-2
Runner Runner
Sherlock Holmes
The Revenant
The Wolverine
The Good Dinosaur
No Reservations
Pitch Perfect

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