Joker (2019) Review

Everyone has an opinion on ‘Joker’ – especially those who haven’t seen it. But it’s not the dangerous incel fantasy that some have hailed it as – though it will surely still find an audience with that crowd.

‘Joker’ is gorgeous in it’s own disgusting sort of way. And, going into it, if you consider it as an alternate universe spinoff, or Elseworlds retelling, you’ll have a great time – even if you’ll need a shower afterwards.

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The Walking Dead – ‘Lines We Cross’ Review

After what feels like a very short hiatus, The Walking Dead is back for its first completely Rick-free season. The second half of the last season proved dropping the main character from the show was something it could survive, but as we move into seasonal double digits, is the loss of Rick still something we can live with?

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100 Words or Less – Prospect (2018)

Title – Prospect Released – 2018 Director – Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell Starring – Pedro Pascal, Sophie Thatcher, and Jay Duplass Review – Based on the director’s short film of the same name, Prospect is a sci-fi/western that leaves an impact. It follows father and daughter scavengers (Duplass and Thatcher), who drop onto toxic wasteland planets in search of valuable gems. After […]

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What I’m Reading – ‘Batman: Damned’ by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo

In 2008, Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo released Joker – which went on to be a massive hit. Now, and as part of the newly created ‘DC Black Label’ (an imprint for more mature readers), they’ve released Batman: Damned. This is a pseudo-sequel to Joker and continues the tone and world-building the pair had established – through Bermejo’s luscious art and Azzarello’s (potentially Marmite) edgy writing. I adored every page.

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The Boys – Comic and TV Show Comparison

After finding success with ‘Preacher’, executive producers Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg turn their talents to the second most popular Garth Ennis series – The Boys. Now the comic is notorious for depicting more or less any heinous act you can think of, so this was always going to be a tricky adaptation.

Luckily, the comic also had some great ideas – with some really great characters, comedy, and moments of satire. And those things shine through in this super adaptation. With just enough of the trademark Ennis edginess left in.

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