There was no other Marvel show I looked forward to the most than The Punisher. From season two of Daredevil, I was hooked on Jon Bernthal as the anti-hero Frank Castle. For a “side character”, we got so much from the second season of Daredevil, but it didn’t even scratch the surface. In many ways, we can throw out what we know about The Punisher and rewrite the narrative. You haven’t met the real Frank Castle until you’ve seen The Punisher. Continue reading “My Sorta Spoiler Filled Review of ‘The Punisher’”
Due to being an impulsive person at times, I decided to see Thor: Ragnarok last night instead of waiting until Wednesday when schedule to see it with mom (sorry ma). I am thankful though that I get to see this marvelous film again, but it is an experience that needs to be seen again.
If I am being completely honest with myself, and it’s taken a while for me to be; the previous Thor movies were…subpar. Of course, the first movie was essentially the one that got me into the MCU. There had been Iron Man and that was great, but it was Tom Hiddleston’s performance as Loki that captured me. But, that was it. I always found myself fast forwarding to the Loki parts in the first one and The Dark World was….boring.
Let’s be honest in this article; Iron Fist was not Marvel’s most popular Netflix show. It was certainly not the most anticipated. On a personal level, the ones I looked most forward to were Daredevil and The Defenders. Jessica Jones was highly praised due to its female empowerment and treatment of the sensitive subject of sexual assault. And Luke Cage broke Netflix, so…you probably can guess how well-liked that show was.
Continue reading “Who I Want to See [More of] in Iron Fist Season 2”
It felt like an eternity waiting for the news, but today was finally the day. No more than an hour ago, The Punisher Twitter dropped the latest trailer after a series of small tips and hints as to what was to come in the new show.
November 17th of 2017 will be the day that most Marvel fans will be looking forward to with baited breath. Ever since his debut in Daredevil, many have waited to see Frank Castle get his own series and the small tidbits have made the wait all the longer. The newest trailer gives a deeper look into what made Frank The Punisher and how he plans on bringing down the people that turned him into a personal weapon.
The music is what makes the trailer, as we feel the adrenaline going through the Punisher’s footsteps, holding our breaths as we realize how big the conspiracy with Frank Castle truly has been. Not only the DA, but the American government is involved with bringing down the man. It seems to be that many of Frank Castle’s old friends will be showing their faces too as we are greeted by even more new characters and how their roles will affect Frank.
One more month and we will all be calling in sick to binge-watch The Punisher bringing down something much bigger than himself.
As an update from a previous article, an official trailer for IFC’s dark thriller Sweet Virginia has finally been released! Completely unexpected, the trailer dropped and everyone who has been excited about Jon Bernthal playing Sam Rossi have been rejoicing. The drama starring Bernthal and Christopher Abbott premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year and those who saw it, praised it.
In light of the news that 2013’s post-apocalyptic ice age train-ride Snowpiercer is getting its own spinoff television series, I’ve decided to dedicate this week’s Throwback Thursday to the movie. Starring Chris Evans, this film is Bong Joon-Ho’s first English speaking project. It’s set seventeen years after the earth has been engulfed by another Ice Age, due to humankind’s response to Global Warming.
Shot Caller doesn’t hit the screens until August 18th, but was released on DirecTV on July 20th. Ric Roman Waugh’s latest film was actually completed in 2015, but the release was postponed to 2017 due to Relativity Media filing for bankruptcy in July 2015. Thankfully, everyone gets a chance to see Nikol Coster-Waldau turn from family man to ruthless gang leader this August.
2016 gave us one of Ben Affleck’s best performance in a movie. No, I’m not talking about Batman vs Superman. Starring as Christian Wolff, Affleck was nothing short of superb in 2016’s The Accountant. The action movie revolves around a literal accountant, who keeps less than reputable people as clients and also happens to have a high-functioning form of autism.
We already know Ben Affleck will return for the sequel to the action-packed film. The real question is, will Jon Bernthal? If you haven’t seen The Accountant, there are spoilers up ahead. If you’ve read a few of my articles, you know I’m a big Bernthal fan. And he’s really the reason why I saw this great movie; which I’m glad about, as it’s probably one of the best movies of 2016 and gets so little recognition.
If you’re a Blaine fan like me, you were most likely disappointed with the direction the writers took in late season 2. David Anders is well known for playing the lovable bad guy as Julian Sark in Alias and Dr. Whale/Victor Frankenstein in Once Upon a Time. For me, my introduction to Anders was from iZombie and Blaine quickly became my favorite character in the show.
No, this is not a Throwback Thursday, although the film (or films) I’m writing about are not current. At times, it takes me a while to watch movies or shows, and I am not the biggest fan of horror. Which, is the reason for not having watched any of the three Purge movies. The concept, from trailers; was not something that appealed to me. Not until recently and now, I’ve seen all three. Let’s begin a thought analysis, shall we?
In two days, the third season of CW’s iZombie will premiere. If you haven’t heard about it, I would highly suggest binge-watching the first two seasons on Netflix immediately. For diehard iZombie fans, such as myself; it has been a long and agonizing wait. Season 2’s finale aired on April 12, 2016 and in an act of cruelty, we fans were made to wait a year for the next season.
Do not let this deter you from watching iZombie. If the name of the show doesn’t leave much to be desired, it’s okay. The first season of iZombie came and went without me giving it any thought. It was only into the second season that I caught up on Netflix and was instantly hooked. A fun, adventurous crime drama revolving around an undead zombie is not all this show has to offer. Liv Moore is the heroine that we all need and the supporting characters are just as important to the story.
For most of the two seasons, iZombie has had a “brain of the week” format. Due to her need for brains, the main character Liv works in a morgue with her boss Ravi. And not only does eating a victim’s brain help curb her appetite, it also helps local detective Clive Babineaux catch the killer. Liv also has a best friend in Peyton and her on again off again fiance Major Lilywhite (yep, that’s his name). On top of that, iZombie has possibly one of the best frenemy relationship between Liv and the zombie who turned her, Blaine.
Not to spoil too much, the third season will throw in a new dynamic to iZombie. Not only does everyone in Liv’s inner circle know her zombie secret, but there’s apparently an overwhelming amount of zombies in Seattle. And they have every intention of making the whole world know they exist. On top of her personal relationships and solving crimes, Liv will have to decide whose side she wants to be on: humans or zombies.
iZombie Season 3 airs April 4 – this Tuesday on CW at 9 pm. I promise you, it’s a good time.
iZombie stars Rose McIver as Liv Moore, Rahul Kohli as Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, Malcolm Goodwin as Clive Babineaux, David Anders as Blaine Debeers, Robert Buckley as Major Lilywhite, Aly Michalka as Peyton Charles, and is directed by Rob Thomas (known for Veronica Mars).
It’s been a couple of weeks since Kong: Skull Island premiered. Almost everyone knows the story of King Kong – it’s about as well known as Godzilla. And after the 2005 remake (featuring Adrian Brody and Jack Black), I wondered if we really needed another redo.
Kong: Skull Island had a great cast. It was a small Marvel Cinematic Universe reunion with Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), and Brie Larson (Captain Marvel). On top of that, the film featured a diverse cast that all showcased their own stories and importance in the film.
Taking place in the 1970s rather than the 1930s, Skull Island showcases a world still fresh after the Vietnam War. We see how each character feels about the conflict and how that affects them in their journey to the dangerous island.
What was refreshing about Kong: Skull Island, was that unlike the past films, the cast never left the island. Rather than taking Kong back to the States to exploit him, the characters stayed on his turf and in many ways, became reliant on him. I don’t want to spoil too much, in case there are those who have not seen it yet. I would give it four out of five stars, just for being a fun experience at the movies. And that ending will make you happy cry.
According to Box Office Mojo, Kong: Skull Island has grossed over $139 million domestically.
A summary of TC Stark’s Reviews
You may be asking yourself, who is TC Stark? She’s me!
As a passionate lover of movies and TV shows, I decided to start this site to share my thoughts and reviews. Here, I hope to give readers honesty and professionalism with each article. I’ll also be keeping up with the latest news stories. Most of what I write will be Marvel or DC related, but I don’t like to limit myself. Since Netflix is my best friend, I find myself watching shows or films that are a few years old and I’ll want to talk about them. So, expect that kind of riveting journalism!
In all seriousness, I have been writing for fourteen years now. I have published several books on Kindle and contributed to several sites such as MCUExchange, The Source by SuperheroStuff, and iZombie Support Group. Click on the links to check out my published pieces!
The good thing is we have a lot of great stuff coming up. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, The Defenders, Baby Driver, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and so much more coming out in 2017. iZombie season 3 premieres on the CW at 9 pm on April 4th, so I surmise that will be my first review. If you’re a fan (which you should be), check it out with me!
Thanks for sticking with me for my first post and I’ll see you at the next review!