The Punisher (TV Series 2017—) Season 1 Review

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Universe: Marvel’s Cinematic Univers
Genre: Action, Conspiracy thriller, Crime drama
Creator: Steve Lightfoot
Release Date: November 17th 2017
Stars: Jon Bernthal, Amber Rose Revah, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ben Barnes and plenty more!
Summary: After the murder of his family, Marine veteran Frank Castle became a vigilante known as “The Punisher” with only one goal in mind, to avenge them.


Following his phenomenal debut in season 2 of Daredevil, Frank Castle gets his own spin-off series in The Punisher. Mysterious yet brutal in his ways, the slightly troubled antihero elevates the violence within the Netflix superhero universe while demanding viewers to reflect on violence and its many forms.

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The Defenders Season 1 Episode 1 First Impressions

Summary: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist team up to fight crime in New York City.

Director: S.J. Clarkson (for this episode)

Writers: Douglas Petrie (creator and writer for this episode) and Marco Ramirez (creator and writer for this episode)

Stars: Charlie Cox, Kristen Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones, and more.

    Marvel’s neighbourhood-level superhero team has finally arrived on Netflix and they aren’t here to mess around. Or are they? Ever since the success of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and the build-up to the ever so successful Avengers, we have been bombarded with superhero movies who end up being connected to other movies only to reunite together for a bigger threat later along the line.  While the Avengers showed us the potential of a connected universe, Netflix has been slowly putting together the pieces to creating it’s very own team of get-down-and-dirty superheroes with their own special skills in order to fight crime and save the one thing they all have in common: New York City. Taking place directly after Daredevil Season 2, Jessica Jones Season 1, Luke Cage Season 1 and Iron Fist Season 1, The Defenders slowly but surely ties things together in order to face a common threat. Fans can now squeal in joy with the arrival of their next superhero TV show binging experience.
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Upcoming Superhero Movies and How to Prepare For Them (Chapter 2)

HELLO WONDERFUL PEOPLE!

I really hope everyone is enjoying their summer to the fullest! Personally it has been pretty hectic with work as free time became quite a luxury! Nothing to worry about though. Come July, the world will still keep on spinning and superhero movies will keep on coming out by the dozen! 😀

Way back in November, I started this feature with the very first chapter and had a feeling that it would be nice to help compile a list of upcoming superhero movies that are soon going to hit the theaters (first trailers are already launched) and get people psyched for all the superhero goodies that both DC Comics and Marvel have in store for us! Continue reading

Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.2 – Cinedote

MY RATING: ★ (3.4) /5

There’s this unspoken myth that the sequels can never top the first movie? But somehow, Marvel succeeds to eradicate that myth because in some of their movies, the sequels were actually better or vice versa. It’s hard to tell for me when I finished watching the vol.2 of the Guardians of The Galaxy. It was better in a way but also less amazing in another way. Let me explain.

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My first thoughts when I come out of the movie:  I LOVE IT. I mean wow, BABY GROOT?! I think this CGI alone can win everyone’s heart. Marvel knew it and even the villains couldn’t get pass his adorable face. It’s a family friendly experience and they did right by their target. I couldn’t stop laughing and giggling about how adorable Baby Groot was, because omg I don’t want to spoil anything but he was so precious in the opening scene. 

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Free Comic Book Day 2017 Haul

Hello beautiful people!

As some of you might know, yesterday was Free Comic Book Day!!! This event occurs on the first Saturday of May and is one that no comic book fan should miss out on! Having attended this event for three years straight, I know that #FCBD2017 is the day where I clean up my wallet and let go of all the green that inhabited it. 😀 Check out the cute and awesome video below to understand how AMAZING this day is. Who would actually say no to a day where you can get your hands on some free comics, introduces them to youngsters and share a passion for an industry that only growing with every year that goes by?!

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Legion Season 1 Episode 1 First Impressions

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Summary: A troubled young man battling mental illness wonders if the visions he experiences are real following a strange encounter with a fellow patient.

Director: Noah Hawley (for this episode)

Writers: Noah Hawley (creator and writer for this episode), Chris Claremont (based on the Marvel comics by) and Bill Sienkiewicz (based on the Marvel comics by)

Stars: Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, and more.

    Mind-bending, unconventional and absolutely stylish, Legion (2017-) is every X-Men fan’s dream come true. For those of you who didn’t know, Legion is the first X-Men live-action TV series aired on FX. Based on David Haller, also known as Legion, and created by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, the show explores the character’s mental struggles as he tries to understand his own mind. While the show isn’t in continuity with the X-Men movies, Legion still shares the same universe, but lives and breaths in a parallel reality. There is but one element that connects these two worlds and it lies in David Haller’s parents, a secret well-kept throughout the show. Finding out who that is is only half the fun. However, the show will brilliantly clue you in to the big revelation, but fans of X-Men will already know the answer and binge this show for its mere masterful story-telling and visual craftiness.
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Batman (Volume 1) I Am Gotham by Tom King (Rebirth)

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“Everyone gets a chance to be brave.”

— Tom King, Batman (Volume 1): I Am Gotham

    What a poor, poor storyarc to start things off. If you didn’t have time to check out my review of DC Universe: Rebirth #1 where I explain the new beginning for DC Comics after New 52, you should definitely do so now. Batman (Volume 1) – I Am Gotham is the very first storyarc to kickstart the Rebirth run for Batman and includes issues 1 to 6. I can’t stress enough how disappointing this was, especially when you’ve got your hands on one of the biggest superhero series to work with. Of course, plenty of fans would easily love to jump at this opportunity to compare this debut to the Scott Snyder era that has blown more minds than we can count. But even without doing so, I still found plenty of reasons to be sadened and remain in awe at how many steps backwards this took the Batman name. Tom King’s first story arc, I Am Gotham, is a pot of random ideas that simply didn’t stir well.
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Cinedote Review – Doctor Strange (2016)

Summary: A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

Director: Scott Derrickson

Writers: John Spaihts, Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill and Steve Ditko (creator of the character of Doctor Strange)

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelson and Tilda Swinton.

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   Marvel brings fans a brand new superhero with Doctor Strange hitting theaters on November 4th.  While the cast of good guys that have shown their colours over the past few years have yet to fully immerse themselves in the realm of magic, Doctor Strange gladly levitates his way in to expand the universe to these realms that have yet to be discovered. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, minus his fantastic British accent, as the great Doctor Strange, this latest installment delivers a psychedelic and mind-bending spectacle of a man who is on a journey to rediscover himself. Assisted with a brilliant array of actors, the movie continues to bring glory to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Brilliantly delivering a unique magic system without stepping on its own shoes, Doctor Strange shows us the many wonders of the mind and spirit through magic.
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Upcoming Superhero Movies and How To Prepare For Them (Chapter 1)

Hello wonderful people!

     I hope everyone is having a magnificent day and that life is smiling at you (better not be a devious smile). Maybe a little bit of Bookidote will do some good! As you might have realized, superheroes are dominating television and cinemas! Any comic book fan would be thoroughly thrilled for all the exciting movies that are thrown at them. Even the non-comic readers can find pleasure in seeing all these wonderful movies hit the big screen and spread like wildfire on television! I mean, anything EPIC is always WELCOME, right? 😀 Continue reading

Captain America: Civil War- Comics VS Movie

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Captain America: Civil War the Movie – 5 stars 

I FREAKING LOVE THIS MOVIE. I may also be biased since I’m a Marvel Fan, but Lashaan (DC biggest fan) also gave it a 90% so that’s something right? 😉

fas  Having watched Captain America The Winter Soldier, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, I can confirm that IT WOULD HELP if you watched these movies before this one haha. I haven’t watched any Iron Man movies but I was still familiar with the characters and storylines in the movie so.. I guess you don’t have to watch them, but it can definitely help.  Continue reading

Batman 101 Comic Book Guide

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 Hello fellow bookworms 😀 ,

I’m tackling on the Batman universe of comics, but don’t be fooled. Comics aren’t only about the Dark Knight. There are zillions of comic series and beautiful graphic novels out there that are not just about superheroes. The medium itself gives writers an amazing new way to tell stories and hook readers. You’d be surprised by the power of images. They say images are worth a thousand words. Believe it. Every detail can make the difference in comics.

On a side note, there’s this idea that comic books are meant for a much, much, MUCH younger audience and that they don’t offer anything for people beyond the age of 18.

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This is wrong. There are graphic novels with less than fifty pages that destroy novels, that eat them for breakfast, lunch and supper. If you do you research right, you will definitely find at least one comic that will blow your mind.

As I’ve mentioned before, there are two…there are three ways to reads comics.  Continue reading