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    To Better Know a Hero: The Punisher

    Since then, Punisher has remained a viable character and maintained a consistent publishing presence, though his heyday of carrying multiple books and making routine guest appearances in all corners of the Marvel Universe are long behind him. And, really, that’s for the best: on his own, the Punisher is a compelling character. A shattered soldier, driven to extremes by the death of his family. He’s a Batman who eschews the theatricality of a costume and has no qualms about killing bad guys, and that type of character can be engaging and entertaining. But Punisher works less well as a protagonist in a shared superhero universe. Put him side-by-side next to guys like Daredevil or Captain America, and everyone gets watered down: the Punisher doesn’t kill anyone (because the heroes won’t let him), and the heroes look like idiots for not capturing this guy who willingly operates so far outside their usual “no killing” code. More

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    ‘Hush’ Trailer Puts a New Twist on a Horror Staple

    You don’t get much more basic and straightforward than a good old fashioned slasher flick. There’s one or more normal people, a crazy git with a knife and a chip on his (sadly it’s almost never her) shoulder, and you put them together and watch the magic happen. Watching directors and writers find new spins to […] More

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    ‘Daredevil’ Season 2 Motion-Poster Roundup

    Not to date myself, but back when I was a lad we didn’t bother with any of this motion-poster malarky. We had trailers and regular posters and that was all we needed. But with the rise of the internet and .gifs, vines, youtube and a host of other modern conveniences, the idea of a short […] More

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    First ‘Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday’ Trailer – The Netflix Revival Craze Continues

    It seems like there isn’t a single older property these days that isn’t getting a revival, usually one on Netflix. The streaming provider is already prepping a Full House revival for imminent release, as well as a Gilmore Girls revival. Everything old is new again, as the saying goes, and the latest example of Netflix’s nostalgia craze […] More

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    ‘Daredevil’ Season 2 Trailer – Welcome Back, Frank

    While the fate of Agent Carter might be in jeopardy, potentially knocking Marvel’s network TV empire down a show, the Netflix endeavor is still going strong. Jessica Jones was a smash hit with audiences and critics, cementing Marvel’s Netflix project after the similar success of Daredevil, and production seems to be going strong on both Luke Cage and Iron […] More

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    Jessica Jones, Season 1 is Jessica and Kilgrave’s story

    The relationship between Jessica (Krysten Ritter) and Kilgrave (David Tennant) is at the heart of Jessica Jones’ first season. Her fear of, and desire to get revenge on, Kilgrave make for compelling character motivations, propelling Jessica through her various crises without ever suggesting that he is the only noteworthy aspect of her life. More

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