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LATE FLASH REVIEW: Marvel’s Jessica Jones Official Trailer

Howdy people of the internet, with Marvel’s Jessica Jones coming out in just under three weeks time I thought I should give my super quick thoughts on the official trailer that came out a few weeks ago. I would have done it sooner but I’ve been super lazy haha. 😛

Anyway here’s the trailer:

So what do I think after seeing this trailer? I’m ready for this show, bring it on!

I’ve been wanting to see footage from this show for AGES since all those set photos started getting released, and while the small teasers recently have been good leading up to this trailer, it wasn’t enough for me, but this trailer finally scratches my itch for visual footage on Jessica Jones and it is looking pretty cool.

This trailer gives us a pretty good idea as to who Jessica is by showing us:

  1. She has superpowers as you can see from her jumping real high, hitting real hard when it comes to beating up guys or making a dent a subway train window and stopping the moving car.
  2. She’s a private investigator.
  3. She likes to drink.
  4. And she’s got a troubled past involving a mysterious man who messed her up psychologically (Killgrave, aka the Purple Man).

What I got from this trailer is that Jessica is someone who operates just under the radar so she doesn’t get noticed, however, things change when Luke Cage comes into play and but more so when the main villain Killgrave shows up and causes havoc which requires her to come out oft he shadows and take him out.

Like Daredevil, Jessica Jones seems to be taking the same dark and slightly more mature approach with its tone and stories, and while there hasn’t been as much visual violence on display so far, there are pretty disturbing imagery of people holding guns to their heads and some people hanging themselves in nooses. I’m really liking how intense and dramatic the tone is for this show, it looks like a lot of crazy stuff will go down not only with Jessica but also with Luke, her other associates.

What I liked about this trailer the most was David Tennant’s Killgrave character. He seems like a formidable character who is all sorts of dangerous and has mind-controlling abilities as demonstrated by that one guy who Killgrave convinces to let him into his house. But its the fact that throughout the trailer you hear about the pain he’s caused mentally to several people especially Jessica and that moment with all of the people with the guns to their heads in the police station, I believe that’s his doing and if so that’s a lot of mental power. I just can’t wait to see how this plays out.

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In conclusion the official trailer for Marvel’s Jessica Jones looks pretty cool. I’ve been interesting in this show for the longest time, but having actual footage to work with increases the hype levels a fair amount. Jessica’s adventures in Hell’s Kitchen look like they will be aggressive, dark and messed up, and I’m hoping that those stories will be as captivating as I’m hoping they’ll be.

So have you seen the official trailer for Marvel’s Jessica Jones and if so so what do you think of it? Please leave your comments below and I’ll see ya on the next blog post, laters. 🙂

 
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Posted by on November 2, 2015 in Media, Reviews, Television

 

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Elodie Yung To Play Elektra In Daredevil Season 2!

Howdy people of the internet, time for some TV news and it is relating to the second season of Marvel’s Daredevil, we already got confirmation that Punisher was entering the fray and now we’ve got even bigger news. The following information comes from superherohype:

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Once he loved her… Now she is his most deadly enemy! Elektra is coming to Netflix’s Daredevil season two!

Mentioned by Elden Henson’s Foggy Nelson in the first season, Elektra will be making her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in the upcoming second season of the hit Netflix series, “Marvel’s Daredevil.” Marvel just announced that the iconic assassin will be played by G.I. Joe: Retaliation and District 13: Ultimatum star Elodie Yung!

Elektra Natchios was created by Frank Miller and her made her comic book debut in Daredevil #168. Marvel‘s announcement today describes the part as being that of “a mysterious woman from Matt Murdock’s past whose dangerous and exotic ways may be more than he can handle.”

After a worldwide search, we found in Elodie the perfect actress to embody both Elektra’s impressive and deadly physicality, as well as her psychological complexity,” says Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “Paired with Charlie as Matt Murdock, the two will bring one of the most beloved and tumultuous comic book relationships to life with all the accompanying sparks and spectacular action sequences the show is known for.”

Elektra isn’t the only deadly character joining the Daredevil season two lineup. It was recently announced that “The Walking Dead” and Fury star Jon Bernthal will play Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, when the series returns in 2016.

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So yeah I’m down with this. While I don’t remember her in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) or G.I. Joe: Retaliation (though I’ve forgotten a lot of things from that film for a reason), from what I’m reading she’s a capable actress with martial arts experience so that’s good news already. I may have to check out some more of her material to get a better idea of how she acts but again it seems like Jeph Loeb knows what’s going on with her and I believe that she’s gotta have something special to take on this role. I just wonder how big of a role she’ll play and how she’ll factor into the main cast, will she be hanging around with Matt, Karen and Foggy or just Matt or Daredevil or with the enemy? I have predictions but won’t say anything until more details come out.

I’ve seen a few people online complaining about her being too skinny or being a French actress instead of being Greek, but these are trivial nitpicks at best, if the actress can do the job then shut up and get over it. When it comes to casting everyone has an opinion and a lot of the time their opinions aren’t always the right ones, though one person did suggest Eliza Dushku, and I’d be down with that 100%, maybe it’s because I’m biased towards her, but hell in my eyes she’s amazing. But anyways, it seems like the people behind the show have confidence in her so I’m gonna give her and chance and I hope that he’ll be just as great as the cast we’ve been given so far. 🙂

So what do you think of Yung playing Elektra? Are you down with the casting or not and are you hyped to see both Elektra and Punisher in Daredevil season 2? Please comment below and let me know. Laters! 😀

 
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Posted by on July 8, 2015 in Media, Television

 

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Marvel’s Daredevil Season 1 Review (NO SPOILERS)

Howdy ladies and gents, today I come to you with my review of Marvel’s Daredevil. You know the show’s only been out since Friday, but I just had to binge it as best I could while having to go to work on Friday and Saturday night haha. Since I already did an impressions blog post on the show, I don’t want to repeat myself for those who have read it, so I’ll try to focus on points that I didn’t mention before and abbreviate previous topics. So how has the first season of Daredevil fared? Well read on and find out!

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So what this show about? Well, the show involved Matt Murdock, a man who at a young age was blinded by chemicals and because of that incident his other senses were raised to superhuman levels. So by day he is a lawyer but at night he fights crime and tries to improve the state of Hell’s Kitchen as costumed vigilante, Daredevil.

This show’s structure has been described by the actors and producers as a 13-hour movie and rightly so, this show has a sequence of episodes that all connect to each other, whether it is from episode to episode or if there are elements in earlier episodes that come to pass in the latter half of the season. Everything is connected and it gives off a great sense of continuity and cohesion. I also like how some episodes bleed into each other, like say how certain events that take place at the end of one episode will be picked up immediately in the next, it again makes things feel connected.

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The show feels like a crime drama but also mixes it together with a lot of the cool superhero codes and conventions and references we’ve come to expect, there is an origin story but it is handled in a brief and smart way through flashbacks that relate to the action at hand (like Arrow). What this show does well with the stories is that there is a lot of mystery, intrigue, humour and drama, it is all mixed together in a very natural and fulfilling manner. The consistency for the most part is great, from the first episode you a given a very gripping near hour of TV and that quality continues as the season advances, and that in turn makes the show very addictive. I also like the pacing of the show, this show moves fairly quick, a lot of story and character elements are set up and established, but it never feels like things are moving too fast as there is enough time delegated for all of the events in the episodes.

Episode highlights include:

  • Into the Ring (personal favourite)
  • Cut Man (personal favourite)
  • In the Blood (personal favourite)
  • World on Fire
  • Condemned (personal favourite)
  • Stick (personal favourite)
  • Shadow in the Glass
  • Speak of the Devil (personal favourite)
  • Nelson v. Murdock
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When it comes to the cast, the cast do a really good job at establishing these characters and give such wonderful performances. Firstly there’s Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, he is great, he rides the line between good and evil very well, Murdock is as a person who wants to do the best for his city and protect the people he cares for, but goes to very extreme measures to get what he wants. Cox is very charming and convincing in this role and I love what he’s done with this character. Equally or more impressive is Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk, wow, what a beast! This version of Fisk is a little socially awkward and is a little more vulnerable than what we’ve seen before, that being said, when he’s angry, he’s like a bloody force of nature and the stuff he does in this series is nothing short of insanely brutal. D’Onofrio was perfect for this role, he has the right level of subtly, mystery and anger and I loved his scenes when he was delivering the pain, but also when he learnt more about his backstory.

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Elden Henson as Franklin “Foggy” Nelson is another strong character. He could have been a one-note character because of his comic relief nature, however he gets into the thick of the action, is a very charismatic and resourceful person who has an importance to the story. Together Henson and Cox have great chemistry and you really by the friendship that Foggy and Murdock have. Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page is great too, she is a valuable person in this show as she brings a lot of fun and emotion to this show, she’s surprisingly tenacious and stronger than she appears. She has some great chemistry with both Murdock and Nelson too. Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple is lovely, I appreciated that she approached her situations with a calm, yet firm and realistic manner, and Dawson acts with such care and beauty, whenever she was gone I wanted to see more of her. Toby Leonard Moore is awesome as James Wesley, he was Fisk’s right hand man and I liked how confident, suave and efficient he was. Moore was so good as being such a reserved man, but on occasions showed just how smart and dangerous he could be. Then there’s Vondie Curtis-Hall who did a great job as Ben Urich, Bob Gunton as Leland Owlsley offered a lot of interesting and tactical flair and Ayelet Zurer was very beautiful and impressive as Vanessa Marianna. And finally Scott Glenn as Stick, what a legend. The played the gruff, emotionless teacher that trained Matt in his early days and has a mysterious connection to other mysterious parties beyond America. Glenn was so slick, cool and funny in this role and his contribution to this show was one of my favourite parts.

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As for the presentation, it is gorgeous! This show looks incredible, so much attention has gone into the visual style of the show with the great cinematography, use of colour and lighting and the crisp detail of the picture quality. Oh and the action, OH MY GOD! I love fight scenes in film and TV and this is some of the best work that’s been produced in the MCU, fights are ferocious, aggressive, rough and wonderfully choreographed. Beyond the cutscenes the stunt work is incredible, all of the running, jumping and flipping for Daredevil and some of the enemies he fights is SO good, the stunt work is lovely. Also the soundtrack by John Paesano is pretty good, at times it feels like he is tapping into The Dark Knight Trilogy style of music, but for the most part this music is dramatic, energetic and badass.

So are there any problems with the show, yes, unfortunately there is. I would say that there are moments where some of the characters and story elements aren’t quite as compelling as others and certain decisions made towards the end of the series I would not have agreed with. In addition to that, as I stated before the level of consistency for the quality of this show for the most part is excellent, however, the two episodes prior to the season finale were not nearly as compelling as the episodes that had come before.

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In the end the first season of Marvel’s Daredevil is awesome, I had so much hope for this show and luckily it delivered the goods. This show is violent, action-packed, dramatic and just a lot of fun to watch especially if you are binge watching it. While it is not perfect, when it comes to TV-based superhero adaptations, it doesn’t get better than this and I cannot recommend it enough. This has given me much hope for Marvel’s other upcoming Netflix shows, and I can’t wait for season 2, I’m ready for more! Woo! 😀

Rating: 9/10 (Solid, exciting and brutal fun)

So have you seen Marvel’s Daredevil and is so what do you think of it? As a fan of the source material are you impressed with it or think that more could be done? Please leave your comments below and I’ll see ya on the next review, laters. 🙂

 
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Posted by on April 13, 2015 in Media, Reviews, Television, TV Reviews

 

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QUICK IMPRESSIONS: Marvel’s Daredevil (NO SPOILERS)

Howdy ladies and gents, today I wanted to come and do a quick impressions blog post on Marvel’s Daredevil, the new superhero TV show that hit Netflix yesterday. While I do have a review on the way, my thoughts honestly couldn’t be contained, so I just HAD to give you impressions on the show so far. The reason I say so far is because I’ve only seen 7 episodes so far. But I can easily say, without a doubt that this is easily the best comic book TV show right now and is one of the most awesome comic book adaptations that’s existed. Fact.

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So what makes this show so good? Well, how about EVERYTHING! Okay, so that’s not a proper answer, but it is hard to fault a show that’s done so much right so far. Daredevil from the trailers promised a lot, it was said to be a gritty, adult crime drama set in the roughest area in New York which would be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but would be a very different from what we’ve seen so far… And it is. This show is everything I hoped it would be and then some, it dark, violent, action-packed and full of drama and at the center of it all you have characters that you care about, that you are engaged with and you want to see what happens next.

I think the show’s biggest strength lies in its consistency, to keep giving you episodes that are engaging, fun, dramatic and add more layers to the stories, characters and overall world. From the start the kicks things off with and bang and it just keeps going, the episodes move at a swift pace, but not too quickly, there is plenty of time for character building, story and action. What it comes down to is pacing, it is good and it never feels too slow or fast, and with each episode things get more and more interesting. The first two episodes are especially impressive as it establishes the world, tone and characters and it does so in such a fantastic way, I was hooked after the first 15 or so minutes, that’s how good this show is.

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It also helps that the visual presentation is excellent with such beautiful cinematography and wonderfully choreographed fight sequences that are cool, slick but not over-the-top for the characters involved. Oh and the violence it is delightfully vivid and on display in a wonderful way, there is blood, breaking bones and other gruesome stuff I cannot get into because of spoilers but suffice to say it is some of the most aggressive stuff you’ll ever see in the MCU. And then there’s the characters who are great too. Charlie Cox does a really good job as the title character, he’s very charming, funny and understandable, but also aggressive and badass. Oh and Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin, bloody hell, I knew he’d be great, but this was much better than I had ever anticipated. D’Onofrio brings a level class, style, imposing menace to the proceedings, but he is also very different and human than what we’ve seen other adaptations, and D’Onofrio is such a beast! All I have to say is episode 4, those who have seen know what I’m talking about. Deborah Ann Woll brings a lot of fun and emotion as Karen Page, Rosario Dawson is also very good as Claire Temple, Elden Henson is also very funny and interesting as Foggy Nelson and Scott Glenn is such a badass and brutal man as Stick.

So is the show perfect? Well that remains to be seen, I haven’t really come across anything I didn’t like or hated so far. I will admit that episode 3 was not as interesting when compared to the first two episodes, but that isn’t because the episode was bad, it was still very good, it was just because some of the character and story elements weren’t as interesting for me personally. But that’s the only nitpick I have.

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In the end Marvel’s Daredevil is pretty badass so far, it has surpassed so many of expectations and proves that when you have the right team together and want to make a badass TV show, dreams do come true. The show is just so fun, aggressive, violent and dramatic and I’m addicted, I just can’t wait to see the rest. The show has really shown me just how far we’ve come in the world of comic book adaptations and really makes me excited for where TV could take other superheroes that might not make it to the big screen. Oh and this show so far has proved that Punisher needs his own TV show, MARVEL, MAKE IT HAPPEN!

So have you seen Marvel’s Daredevil and is so what do you think of it? Please leave your comments below and I’ll see ya on the next blog post, laters. 🙂

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2015 in Media, Reviews, Television, TV Reviews

 

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Marvel’s Daredevil Trailer #2 Review

Howdy people of the internet, how are you all doing? With Marvel’s Daredevil bring around a month away now it seems like the advertising is definitely on the increase as we have a new trailer that dropped today. I really liked the first trailer so I was really interested in seeing more footage for sure. So is it good? Read on and find out!

Here’s the trailer:

So what do I think after seeing this teaser? I’m already down for this, give it to me now.

This show is looking better which each new image and video released. I’m not even the biggest Daredevil fan, however, I know enough about the character and it’s fan base to understand how much of a big deal this show is. The show seems a little darker, mature and edgier than what’s come before in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and sure, those descriptive terms have been used for this show for AGES, but it is hard to describe the look and feel of this footage without using them.

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Now this trailer shows us a fair amount of what we’ve seen before in terms of seeing Matt Murdock in and out of the suit, seeing him fight at night and look mashed up in the rain. However there is a greater emphasis on the characters (especially Kingpin) and story, there is also some additional footage that gives us a better look into the world and how certain events will play out.

This trailer seems to confirm what we’ve come to learn about this series from the producers and actors behind the show like:

  • Matt Murdock will not be invincible, he will get better as a superhero but will get beaten up a lot along the way
  • The black suit will be the primary suit until the classic red costume comes along later on
  • Hell’s Kitchen is full of crime and danger
  • Kingpin will be a force to be reckoned with

What I appreciated about this trailer is how much emphasis there was on Daredevil and Kingpin when it comes to their ideals, how they take the law into their own hands and how they plan to change New York into a better place. Matt Murdock becomes a hero because he believes with his abilities that he’ll be able to save the place he grew up in, whereas Kingpin seems like a straight up criminal but perceives his actions as moral. I’m loving what I’m seeing from Charlie Cox as the main character, he’s really cool, aggressive and has a good screen presence. But then there’s Vincent D’Onofrio who is looking more and more like he’ll be the most badass version of Kingpin ever. D’Onofrio has this menacing aura and looks rough as heck from the way he speaks and beats the crap out of people. It looks like Daredevil and Kingpin are two sides of the same coin and it looks like they will work their way to up in popularity until they have to fight each other. Seeing more of Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson and Scott Glenn as Stick is nice too.

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I also really like the way this show looks. I am  person who appreciates good visual presentation in film and television and in the last five years shows have really stepped up. I have to say that the cinematography in this show looks very strong, it is sharp and detailed, striking with its colour and looks especially good at night with lovely lighting. And you can’t talk about the visual presentation without talking about the action and it looks pretty slick so far. The action looks great with varying degrees of violence ranging from people jumping through windows, explosions, firefights and of course hand-to-hand combat with people being punched, kicked and knocked to ground. And of course there’s blood which may not sound like a big deal but with the MCU being the way that it is these days, a bit of extra violence is welcomed.

But of the best parts of the trailer was at the end with the one guy who says “Maybe if he had an iron suit or a magic hammer, that would explain why you keep having your asses handed to you.” Some could see that as referencing that’s unnecessary or too on-the-nose, but I think it is nice that with one sentence, hardcore and casual fans get a confirmation that this is linked to the films and is part of the MCU as a whole. As a fan you can’t help but smile or get a little giddy to know all of these characters inhabit the same world.

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In the end the second trailer for Marvel’s Daredevil is looking very promising. The more footage I see of this show, the more I’m starting to fall in love with it. It looks rough, adult-oriented, action-heavy and character driven. I honestly think this is the most hype I’ve felt for a comic book TV show for a while, and if it delivers then I can see this show making some big waves for not only other Marvel shows but the films as well.

So have you seen the second trailer for Marvel’s Daredevil and is so what do you think of it? Please leave your comments below and I’ll see ya on the next blog post, laters. 🙂

 
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Posted by on March 10, 2015 in Media, Reviews, Television

 

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Constantine’s Nearly Over, Who Should Pick It Up For Future Seasons?

Howdy ladies and gents, welcome to today’s blog post. So the first season of Constantine is almost over with this coming Friday being the final episode in the set of 13 and it has been a rough time for this show it terms of ratings and finding its footing, that being said, the show’s definitely found its footing and has become a fairly entertaining show (I’ve liked it from fairly early on). However with the show currently not picked up for a second season, the future is not clear for Constantine. So in this blog post today I’m just going to suggest possibilities for the where the show could be renewed and what it could do draw in more audiences.

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NBC Renews The Show

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So this would be the most logical choice. The show started out on this network and it would be great for the higher-ups in the company gave this show another chance. To be fair it is partly NBC’s fault that Constantine‘s in the position that it is. The show doesn’t get the same kind of promotion that other shows like Grimm does and you feel since it is a DC comic book property they may try to highlight that since we’re in the superhero/comic book era of film and TV. All NBC need to do is bring attention to this show to the forefront and advertise the hell out of it, plus give it a better time slot.

Move It To HBO

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This is a bit of a long shot, probably impossible actually, but if HBO were to pick up Constantine it could turn into the show that some fans have wanted from the beginning. Some have complained that the current TV adaptation is too tame and avoids the more adult, dark and violent elements which make the comics so much better and most of that is down to NBC being more of a family friendly network. If this show moved to HBO it would be on the same level as Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones or The Wire, those shows don’t hold back, there’s profanity, violence sex, nudity and high production values, and those key aspects would do wonders for Constantine.

Netflix Pick It Up

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This is a little more feasible. Netflix has been going to strength to strength and it is pretty much the most used streamed service for films and TV shows, plus it has it has renewed a few TV shows and is home to successful original shows like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. It has even gotten four lesser known Marvel properties (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist) off of the ground. And since Netflix is free of the boundaries of network TV, it can be edgier and doesn’t have to be restricted to time slots. The only complication I see is that since Marvel are collaborating with Netflix to produce their new comic book shows, it would seem either rude or questionable for both Marvel and DC shows to occupy the same space (maybe, I’m not sure, I’m just speculating).

Possibly Picked Up By Amazon Studios or Yahoo! Screen

4368956351280x720jpg-56e5da_1280w yahoo-studiosThese two choices are less likely than the ones suggested above, that being said they are options that should be considered. Amazon is good because like Netflix they have been delivering their own original series’ in recent times and they’ve been successful with more of them on the horizon. Clearly Amazon must be doing something right. And since Amazon Instant Video stream Constantine already I feel like it would be a nice fit. I’m not sure how many people would see it if it were exclusive to Amazon, but at least the show would still be going. And then there’s Yahoo. The only reason I’ve brought them into the argument is because they were able to save Community and allow it be renewed for a sixth season so I have to believe that they could probably do the same for Constantine. The only problem is, Yahoo compared to everyone else is pretty small as a streaming service (to my knowledge) and I’m not too sure many people would see it.

Well that’s my thoughts on Constantine and where it could go for its renewal. What do you think of these suggestions and how do you think the show should proceed to be renewed? Please comment below and let me know. Laters. 🙂

 
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Posted by on February 10, 2015 in Media, Television

 

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QUICK REVIEW: Marvel’s Daredevil Teaser Trailer

Howdy people of the internet, looks like the time has finally come for us Marvel fans to get a decent look at the upcoming Netflix show, Marvel’s Daredevil. I won’t be going super analytical for this review, instead I’ll be providing my super quick impressions on the trailer. Alrighty then, with that in mind let’s talk about this thing.

Here’s the trailer:

So what do I think after seeing this teaser? Great, I like it a lot, sign me up!

This trailer did exactly what a good teaser trailer should do (much like the recent Fantastic Four teaser), it provides you with a glimpse of things to come, showing off the tone and style, the characters and the type of escapades Matt Murdock will be getting up to.

There’s been a lot of talk about this series for a while now about its gritty, dark and realistic tone and the fact that the show will be very much a less grand adventure and more of an enclosed one, operating within the streets of New York. And in this trailer we finally get an idea of what the people behind the show were talking about. It seems like all their interviews about the show are certainly coming across in this trailer.

A lot of things going on in the various clips we see in this teaser trailer like a shot of the Kingpin, Murdock going to confession, people doing dodgy deals in the street, drugs, people in interrogation, a dead body covered in blood, fighting in the streets, explosions and more. Seems like shit is going down in a very familiar way for anyone who has seen a police TV show, but this is surprisingly more edgy and unfamiliar territory for Marvel Studios who so far have yet to produce anything that comes across like this. Seeing shots of Murdock on top of that rooftop in his black costumer to the moments where he is doing acrobatics or standing behind the door before rushing in, it all screams of coolness, realism and badassery. Also the look of this show from the trailer looks great, a very clean look, good lighting and a lot of shots at night too. And that final shot of Daredevil, in the rain, pulling himself up (possibly after a tough fight) with the blood dripping from his mouth, SO cool. I’m just theorizing here but it looks like Matt Murdoch is going to have some dangerous and touch time ahead here he’ll be battered and bruised and we’ll be able to see it in a more graphic and brutal manner than we’re used to in the Marvel Cinematic Universe which is great.

I hear a lot of people complaining about the lack of the classic red costume and to them I say “Shut up already!” Granted the classic costume is nowhere in sight, however, this show is clearly the origin of how Murdock becomes “the Man Without Fear”, plus the black suit and this show’s story is based on the Frank Miller run of the character from the 1980’s, so there is a reason for it being here. Plus I’m sure its been stated that the costume will eventually make its appearance, so just keep your wigs on and relax.

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Overall I’m liking the look of Marvel’s Daredevil, it is looking rough, serious and realistic and I want to see this show sooner rather than later, however April is taking too long. Let’s hope the overall show is what fans have been waiting for.

So have you seen the teaser trailer for Marvel’s Daredevil and is so what do you think of it? Please leave your comments below and I’ll see ya on the next blog post, laters. 🙂

 
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Posted by on February 4, 2015 in Media, Reviews, Television

 

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Premiere Date & New Posters Revealed For Marvel’s Daredevil!

Howdy people of the internet, time for small yet important piece of news surrounding the upcoming TV adaptation of Daredevil. The following info and images comes from superherohype:

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With production having officially wrapped two weeks ago, Netflix has announced a series premiere date for “Marvel’s Daredevil” of April 10, while Marvel itself has debuted both a standard and motion poster, both of which you can check out below!

Produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios, with executive producers Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus”), Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) and Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods), the full 13-episode season will be made available globally upon release in all territories where Netflix is available.

So we have a release date, a new poster and a motion poster too and while none of this compares to having an actual trailer, for now it’ll do. At least we have a confirmed date for when the series will start and it is April, nice. So when this show airs it’ll be in between Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and just before Avengers 2 so there’ll be plenty of Marvel material to go around. As for the new poster, I like it, has a nice style and choice of colours. As for the motion trailer? Looks alright, I would have prefered to have an actual trailer, but hey that’s just me.

Hopefully we’ll get a trailer soon, because footage is something that fans require at this point. Sure we’ve been getting a few images here and there but to truly get a good idea of what a TV show will be like, you need a trailer.

 
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Posted by on January 7, 2015 in Media, Television

 

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LATE NEWS: Krysten Ritter To Play Jessica Jones & New Story Details Emerge!

Howdy people of the internet, I’m back again to blog about some news. It seems like the comic book news isn’t stopping any time soon as we now have some casting news relating to the upcoming Jessica Jones TV series. The following information comes from superherohype:

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Just yesterday, word broke that Marvel Studios’ upcoming Netflix series “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones” has selected “Breaking Bad” and “Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23″ star Krysten Ritter to play the title role. Today, Marvel has officially confirmed the news and has also revealed that the series will follow “Marvel’s Daredevil” in 2015 with a 13-episode season.

The Jones character debuted in Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos’ 2001 comic book series “Alias,” which also marked the debut of Marvel’s Max imprint, a line designed to embrace R-rated storytelling. In the book, Jones was retconned to have been a former Avenger. The official TV show description of Jones reads as follows:

After a tragic ending to her short-lived Super Hero stint, Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.

“Krysten brings both the hard edge and the vulnerability the role demands,” says Executive Producer/Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg. “We can’t wait for fans to see her in action, coming to Netflix in 2015.”

“Krysten Ritter has the type of range, spanning the comic to the tragic, that makes for the stuff of the best Marvel heroes,” adds Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television. “As Jessica Jones, Krysten will bring one of the most beloved new characters of the past decade to life in a way we know will delight her longtime fans and introduce her to many more.”

Well this is certainly interesting. The more I’m hearing about these upcoming Netflix shows, the more intrigued I’m getting. Daredevil already sounds like it will be awesome, but it is the other characters that I’m more curious about. they’re nowhere near as mainstream as the current selection of big screen superheroes, but it seems like Marvel are pushing for them to be just as important, just on a smaller scale. This Jessica Jones character, I have no idea who she is or what her significance is in the comics, but the people at Marvel Studios seem to think she is important and are laying out the groundwork for these characters pretty quickly. The plot doesn’t sound overly orignal or enticing, but it’s a Marvel property so there is bound to be something I’ll actually like about it.

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So how do I feel about the casting? I’m down with it, like I’ve said before, I’ve only seen Ritter in Breaking Bad and she was fine there, however if the people at Marvel are giving her praise then she must have some right? Also according to what I’ve read on ComicBookMovie, Mike Colter looks set to play Luke Cage in the upcoming show as well before appearing in his ow show later down the line. I’m okay with the casting at the moment, until we see them in action we can’t really pass judgement, and I’m seeing a lot of hate online about Ritter’s involvement and loads of people say that Alexandra Daddario should have gotten the role because she was prettier on the eyes. Really? It is a sad time we live in when all that some people look for in casting is how pretty the person is, what about the talent? You that still counts for something right? And then there’s Colter, I have seen him in anything so I can’t form an opinion, but he looks the part so there is that. Either way Marvel Studios have done well with their casting so far in terms of their films so I can only hope that it translates to their new TV shows as well.

So what do you think of this news? Please leave your thoughts below, laters! 🙂

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2014 in Media, Television

 

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The Actresses & Actors Up for Marvel’s Jessica Jones & Luke Cage

Howdy ladies and gents, time for some film news and once again it is Marvel-related. So with Daredevil well in the works now, it seems like Marvel Studios are finally moving ahead with the next set of Netflix characters with actors and actresses potentially up for the roles of Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. The following information comes from superherohype:

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Deadline brings word this afternooon that Marvel has begun testing actresses for the lead role in their Netflix series “Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” and among those names are Krysten Ritter (“Breaking Bad”), Alexandra Daddario (“True Detective”), Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies) and Jessica De Gouw (“Arrow”).

The outlet also reports that two names have emerged as the front runners for the Luke Cage role: Lance Gross (“Crisis”) and Halo: Nightfall‘s Mike Colter. Cage will reportedly appear in seven of the 13 episodes in the “Jessica Jones” series before going on to appear in his own 13-episode series.

“Dexter” and Twilight scribe Melissa Rosenberg is set to executive produce the “Jessica Jones” series, which focuses on retired superhero Jessica Jones hanging up her tights and opening her own detective agency. Rosenberg is no stranger to female superhero shows either, having worked on the short-lived “Birds of Prey” series on The WB.

“Jessica Jones” is the second of five Netflix shows Marvel will roll out starting next year with “Marvel’s Daredevil.” Following the two will be both “Luke Cage” and “Iron Fist,” with all four leading into a “Defenders” mini-series.

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UPDATE:Deadline has learned that Marin Ireland (“The Divide”) and Cleo Anthony (“Transparent”) are also up for the roles of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, respectively.

So what do I think of these choices? Very interesting. I’m not fully familar with all of these people and their work but I am curious about the what each other could potentially bring to the table.

Jessica Jones Potential Actresses

So let’s start with the actresses up for Jessica Jones. Krysten Ritter is someone I liked in Breaking Bad, however I haven’t seen any of her other work to be able to judge whether she would be a good fit for the character. Ritter has been in a good few films and TV shows so I guess she most be good for her to be considered for the role. As for Alexandra Daddario, she’s a lady I’ve heard much about but have never seen her in anything, besides a small role in The Squid and the Whale (but I barely remember that film). She’s apparently worth watching in True Detective but until I see more from her, I can’t pass judgement. Teresa Palmer was good in Warm Bodies) she’s been in a good few films, whether she would be a good fit for this character remains to be seen. Jessica De Gouw, yes. I loved this woman in Arrow, she was both gorgeous and deadly as Helena Bertinelli/The Huntress and definitely had the acting chops to back up the action side of things. And finally there’s Marin Ireland, who was in Side Effects, but I don’t recall her in that film and the rest of her filmography is completely alien to me, however the amount of awards and experience she’s had in film, TV and theatre is pretty impressive.

Luke Cage Potential Actors

And then there’s the actors who don’t have a filmography nearly as impressive as the women. Firstly there’s Lance Gross who’s just been in Tyler Perry films, that just doesn’t bode well for me at all. Mike Colter is a little better with a more expansive filmography in film and TV, but nothing that’s really too notable for me besides his appearance in Men in Black 3 which I recalled from 2012. And finally there’s Cleo Anthony, this man has been in a few big things here and there but nothing too notable.

Conclusion

In the end these are some interesting choices. If I had to pick out of the actresses then I would pick either De Gouw because of her work in Arrow or Palmer because she’s pretty or possibly Ireland because of her wide experience. As for the men I would go with Mike Colter, he seems like he has the most acting experience, simple as.

So what do you think of these choices? Are they up your ally or do you think that they’re miscast? Whatever your thoughts are be sure to leave them in the comments below.

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2014 in Films, Media

 

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