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Smallville: Absolute Justice

Posted in A+ Review, Television News, Television Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2010 by xymarla

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Guys, how bad-ass was Smallville: Absolute Justice?! INSANELY BAD-ASS, is what I’m saying.

Stargirl, Hawkman, Dr. Fate, Icicle and Amanda Waller all dropped in to pay our beloved Metropolis residents a little visit. And then…shit got awesome!

Geoff Johns did a brilliant job of writing a standalone ep for DC Comics lovers while advancing the plot of several Smallville threads. I am loath to spoil any reveals of this spectacular 2-hour episode, so let me just say: the advances in respects to Martian Manhunter, Watchtower and the Justice League family, the fates of Clark, Chloe and Lois, and the little bomb Dr. Fate dropped on Clark regarding a certain nemesis were all mind-blowing! Continue reading

Smallville Season 9 Report Card

Posted in Television Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2009 by xymarla

(Update! This is the mid-season report card. You can find the final report card for all of Season 9 here!)


Hello Smallville fans! This post is for you today–that’s right, every single one of you!

As previously posted on DIH, producers are marveling that the typical death knell that is the Friday Night Move is proving to not be as lethal as expected for our resilient little show. Smallville’s pretty much kicking ass and taking names in the Friday night department (hardly a juggernaut evening, but still), and producers and other PTB are already talking about a 10th season.

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Batman: Gotham Knight

Posted in Comic Book Movie Review, Film Review with tags , , , , , , , on April 17, 2009 by xymarla

I watched the last of the currently released DC Universe animated movies this week, the 2008 anime Batman: Gotham Knight.

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(Voice work by Kevin Conroy as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Jason Marsden, Scott Menville, George Newbern, Cory Burton, Gary Dourdan, Jim Meskimen, Ana Ortiz, Rob Paulsen, Kevin Michael Richardson, and Parminder Nagra).

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Wonder Woman

Posted in Comic Book Movie Review, Film Review with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2009 by xymarla

You guys. Holy smokes. YOU HAVE GOT TO START WATCHING THESE DC UNIVERSE MOVIES! They are AMAZING! Lauren Montgomery’s Wonder Woman (2009) is so far definitely my favorite, but that may have something to do with the fact that, being the only true female superhero, Wonder Woman has always been my favorite. Mostly? BECAUSE SHE’S AWESOME.

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Like many of you, I long anticipated the Joss Whedon-helmed Wonder Woman live action movie that would presumably melt my face and will almost definitely never happen. Naturally, even the most obscure male superheroes get huge summer blockbuster releases and multiple sequels, but one of the most important comic book superheroes of all time, a woman, can’t get her name up on a single marquee. Still and all, this itty bitty hour-plus cartoon makes for quite a satisfying substitution, let me tell you. It’s fantastic!

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Justice League: The New Frontier

Posted in Comic Book Movie Review, Film Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 3, 2009 by xymarla

Wow. This Movie! Is So! Awesome!!!

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Okay, so! Justice League: The New Frontier is based on the comic book series DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke, who served as story and visual consultant here. AND IT’S SO GOOD! It’s spirited and gritty and fierce and funny and just utterly delicious. It’s got about a hundred different storylines so I’m going to try to be as brief as possible with the recapping before getting to the awesome. Which, granted, is everything.

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The Haunting in Connecticut

Posted in Film Review, Horror Movie Review with tags , , , , , on April 1, 2009 by xymarla

Maybe you’ve seen the trailer for Friday’s release The Haunting in Connecticut? Possibly? Since they’ve been peddling the pants off this baby? If so, then you’ve probably heard that the advertisements tout this film as “based on true events.”  The husky-voiced fella says it in the trailer, it’s painted on all of the bus-side ads, and they printed it on the poster.

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The opening title card for the film goes a step further: “Based on the true story.” Not just events, or even on the more ambiguous “a true story.”

Guys, let’s get this out of the way right off the bat, shall we? This is not a true story. This is looooooosely based on a book that claims to be a true story, but whose author even maintains was almost entirely fabricated. So none of the outlandish events that I’m about to recap below happened, okay? They were either borrowed from that made-up book or written by the screenwriter who wrote all four of the Revenge of the Nerds movies. Not that that isn’t a heady claim to fame.

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