Flash Recap: The Fury of Firestorm

My name is Barry Allen and I am the fastest man alive. To the outside world, I’m an ordinary forensic scientist. But secretly with the help of my friends at Star Labs, I use my speed to fight crime and find other metahumans like me. I hunted down the man who killed my mother, but in doing so I opened up our world to new threats. And I am the only one fast enough to stop them. I am The Flash.

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Opinion: Batgirl did not fix DC screwing over Batwoman

Back in 2011, DC’s New52 had just started and, among their launching titles, there was the critically acclaimed title Batwoman. This was a huge deal because it was a book with an openly lesbian character as the lead. The book spent 17 issues building upon the relationship between Kate Kane and Maggie Sawyer to the point that, at the very end of the book’s first over-arching storyline, Kate and Maggie became engaged to the acclaim of the fans.

In 2013 and months after the marriage had been green lighted, all of the sudden DC stepped back, the wedding was vetoed by editorial mandate and the creative team that had created one of the most acclaimed books in the entire New52 quit the project entirely out of anger. What had been a huge step forward for DC had, from day to night, become an example of the lack of commitment from publishers in having diversity in their books. And to make matters worse, DC tried to justify itself saying none of their heroes in the New52 were married with the exception of Animal Man, which was an issue in and of itself.

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Crystal Gems Test: Supergirl

Welcome to the Crystal Gems Test, where we combine three media tests and see how the women in any given work are treated. Today we’ll take a look at the Supergirl Pilot and see how well it does.

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Supergirl: You will believe we are calling her “Girl”

This is a review of the Pilot on it’s own. Recaps for the show proper will start with episode 2.

It is a pretty awesome time to be a comicbook fan: Some of the most succesful adaptaitons of the last few years have been comic books, There are mainstream Tv Show made out of them, the indie market is growing strong, etc.

However, a problem that grows harder to ignore with this adaptations is the obvious lack of women as the leads. Sure, we have Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel confirmed for movies, but they are still a few years away. And even with those movies and counting Jessica Jones, I Zombie and Agent Carter, there are still far more stories crafted for a male audience than a female one.

Having a show like Supergirl has been long overdue, is what i am saying.
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Arrow Recap: Restoration

My name is Oliver Queen. After five years in hell, I returned home with only one goal: to save my city. But my old approach wasn’t enough. I had to become someone else. I had to become something else. I had to become… the Green Arrow.

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Ten movies & TV Specials to see in Halloween With Your Friends

Halloween is coming up soon, and wether you are living in the United States or not (this being my case) that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate it by watching something with your friends! so here are 10 things you can watch in october 31! Continue reading Ten movies & TV Specials to see in Halloween With Your Friends

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The Flash Recap: Family of Rogues

My name is Barry Allen and I am the fastest man alive. To the outside world, I’m an ordinary forensic scientist. But secretly with the help of my friends at Star Labs, I use my speed to fight crime and find other metahumans like me. I hunted down the man who killed my mother, but in doing so I opened up our world to new threats. And I am the only one fast enough to stop them. I am The Flash. Continue reading The Flash Recap: Family of Rogues

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Arrow Recap: The Candidate

My name is Oliver Queen. After five years in hell, I returned home with only one goal: to save my city. But my old approach wasn’t enough. I had to become someone else. I had to become something else. I had to become… the Green Arrow.

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Flash Recap: Flash of Two Worlds

My name is Barry Allen and I am the fastest man alive. To the outside world, I’m an ordinary forensic scientist. But secretly with the help of my friends at Star Labs, I use my speed to fight crime and find other metahumans like me. I hunted down the man who killed my mother, but in doing so I opened up our world to new threats. And I am the only one fast enough to stop them. I am The Flash. Continue reading Flash Recap: Flash of Two Worlds

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The Dark Crystal: A Slow but well-aged Fantasy Tale

The Dark Crystal is a 1982 film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. The Story goes as follows:

In the world of Thra there is a Crystal. During The Great Conjunction a thousand years ago, The Dark Crystal was cracked and two new races were born: The Skeksis, who represent Will and the Desire to act and The Mystics, who represent Wisdom and the understanding of right action. The Skeksis have ruled Thra from their castle ever since and the land has become devoid of the life it once had.

There is, however, a prophecy that dictates a Gelfling shall restore the Dark Crystal to it’s original form during the next great conjunction. Fearing this, the Skeksis killed all Gelfling save for Jen, who was raised by the Mystics so he could fulfill the prophecy and let good rule Thrall once more. And Kira, who will help him in his quest.

The greatest strenght of this movie is no doubt it’s extensive use of Puppetry, no surprising considering this was a Jim Henson movie, which allows this film to have a very distinct look, even when compared to other films created by the Henson Company, including cult classics such as Labyrinth. The world of Thra is a truly Alien world, even the most humanoid of the species, the Gelfling, are still clearly non-human. And that gives the film an identity of it’s own which, for the most part, has allowed it to age pretty well for a movie 30 years old.

The story is simple, there are no big twists and it’s a classic Good Vs. Evil tale. This is, however, not to say the setting itself is simple. This is a movie with a lot of World-building and Lore in it. most of which is only hinted at.

What drags this movie down is the Uncanny Valley that goes down with the main characters, who have one expression in the entire movie. which is particularly noticeable when you see how expressive the Skeksis are.

It is also a slow movie, with a lot of scenery to show, which can be a factor for a lot of people, but it’s still pretty to look at. And the Music does a wonderful job.

Bottom line, The Dark Crystal is a fantasy tale that doesn’t try to tell a complex story, but still sets itself apart from other works of the genre by creating a world it can call it’s own. if you are a Fantasy fan, this movie is for you.

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