First Impressions: Jessica Jones Season 2 is an Intriguing Slow Burn

First Impressions: Jessica Jones Season 2 is an Intriguing Slow Burn

Review, Television
Tai Freligh reviews the first five episodes of Jessica Jones Season 2… When Netflix offered up the first five episodes of Jessica Jones Season 2 for media review, I jumped on the chance.  I’m a sucker for all the Marvel shows on Netflix and have watched every single one (and yes, that includes the much maligned Iron Fist).  Jessica Jones was not the first superhero show that Marvel aired on Netflix, but it was close (second only to Daredevil).  It was a different beast.  All the Marvel heroes are reluctant to some extent, but Jessica took it to a whole new level of indifference.  Dark and brooding, angry and alcoholic, Jessica Jones tried to stay in the shadows, running her little detective agency, Alias.  The events of the first season and the very public and brutal…
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Review – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Blu-ray Bonus Features

Review – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Blu-ray Bonus Features

Movies, Review
Tai Freligh reviews the bonus features on the Blu-ray release of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle… I thoroughly enjoyed Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, so when the opportunity came up to review the home video bonus features ahead of the film’s release, I jumped at the chance.  I was curious as to how they would address the original film with Robin Williams (hint: there’s a featurette for that!) and I wanted to see the gag reel because having seen a few movies now with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, I knew it should be comedy gold (it wasn’t). Like any home video release with more than just a trailer included on the DVD, the bonus features for Jumanji were hit and miss.  There were several throwaway features, but what saved the…
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Free Comic Book Day Review – Buffy: The High School Years FCBD 2017

Free Comic Book Day Review – Buffy: The High School Years FCBD 2017

Comic Books, Review
Tai Freligh reviews Buffy: The High School Years FCBD 2017… In our 2017 all-ages offering, you’ll thrill to a monster-slaying, citizen-saving adventure with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Sixteen-year-old Buffy is still learning her trade, and sometimes battles with demons and bad luck can erode a girl’s confidence – and her ability to have high-school fun.  #SlayerStruggleIsReal. Then, your favorite plants and zombies will take a time-traveling journey to the past, where they run into a devious sheriff. If they have to work together to rise to the sheriff’s challenges, can they do it? It’s Plants vs. Zombies vs. Sheriff Tarnation! I’m a huge Buffy fan who watched all seven seasons of the show when it originally aired and loved it.  Of course I also watched Dawson’s Creek (and I’m not afraid to…
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Free Comic Book Day Review – Guardians of the Galaxy FCBD 2017

Free Comic Book Day Review – Guardians of the Galaxy FCBD 2017

Comic Books, Review
Tai Freligh reviews Guardians of the Galaxy FCBD 2017… First, blast off with Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon and Groot as they head for the stars and right into an all-new ongoing series! Creators Gerry Duggan, Aaron Kuder and Ive Svorcina bring you over-the-top action and out-of-this-world adventure as the stage is set for May’s highly anticipated All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #1! As this unlikely band of misfits returns to outer space once more, nothing will prepare them for their first run in with the new Nova Corps! Then, head back down to Earth and the mean streets of Hell’s Kitchen as the blockbuster creative team that brought you Civil War II, Invincible Iron Man and Ultimate Spider-Man bring you their next explosive epic in…The Defenders! Superstar creators Brian…
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Free Comic Book Day Review – Underdog FCBD 2017

Free Comic Book Day Review – Underdog FCBD 2017

Comic Books, Review
Tai Freligh reviews Underdog FCBD 2017… There’s no need to fear, Underdog is here! American Mythology is proud to announce our follow-up to the 2016 Pink Panther FCBD special with another beloved kids comic! Underdog is back and aimed at introducing a new generation of readers to all-ages fun! American Mythology specializes in nostalgia, more specifically bringing television shows from our childhoods (mine at least as a Gen-Xer) into the comic book world.  They have created comics for such classics as Caspar the Friendly Ghost, The Pink Panther, and Underdog from another time when the folks at Hannah Barbara ruled Saturday mornings. I admit that I wanted to review this because I fondly recall watching Underdog fight crime and save Polly Purebred from criminals.  I had forgotten about how Underdog…
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Comic Book Review – Riverdale #1

Comic Book Review – Riverdale #1

Comic Books, Review
From Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the writers of the new CW series Riverdale comes the first issue of the MUST-READ, brand new, ongoing comic series. Set in the universe of the TV series, the Riverdale comic tells untold stories that take place between episodes. Riverdale offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, Josie & the Pussycats and their friends, exploring smalltown life and the darkness bubbling beneath the town’s wholesome facade. In this issue, we see Archie, Betty and Veronica all being dragged through hell… and you’ll never believe what challenges they’re about to face! READ MORE: https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2017/03/comic-book-review-riverdale-1/.
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Blu-ray Review – Suicide Squad Extended Cut (2016)

Blu-ray Review – Suicide Squad Extended Cut (2016)

Movies, Review
Suicide Squad Extended Cut, 2016. Written and Directed by David Ayer. Starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Cara Delevingne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jay Hernandez, Adam Beach, Jim Parrack, Ben Affleck, Karen Fukuhara, Common, Ike Barinholtz and Scott Eastwood. SYNOPSIS: It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will…
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Comic Book Review – Reggie And Me #1

Comic Book Review – Reggie And Me #1

Comic Books, Review
Tai Freligh reviews Reggie And Me #1… There is no one more loved, revered, admired and adored in Riverdale than…  Reggie Mantle? Well, at least Reggie doesn’t think there’s anyone as loved and admired as himself. And his best friend can back that idea up—his best friend, of course, being his dog, Vader. The unstoppable duo is known around town for pulling the funniest pranks, getting the hottest dates and throwing the best parties. And if anyone even dares to compete with them, there is going to be hell to pay. Come take a look at the life of your hero, the handsome, hilarious Reggie Mantle. READ MORE: https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2016/11/comic-book-review-reggie-and-me-1/
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Comic Book Review – Geek-Girl #1

Comic Book Review – Geek-Girl #1

Comic Books, Review
Tai Freligh reviews Geek-Girl #1… Trying to be a super-hero, Ruby Kaye stumbles across a mysterious and extremely dangerous new villain taking down her town’s Numero Uno heroine – and is forced to step up and use her powers for more than just accidentally knocking drinks over her friends… Geek-Girl is entering the Super-Hero Big Leagues – whether she’s ready or not! READ MORE: https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2016/11/comic-book-review-geek-girl-1/
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