The Death of The Flash

So comic book nerds might think I’m referring to the famous scene in Issue #8 of Crisis on Infinite Earths from the mid 1980’s, where Barry Allen sacrifices himself to stop the Anti-Monitor from using his anti-matter cannon from destroying the last five parallel universes.

Ah, comics. Continue reading The Death of The Flash

2016 in Review: Some of the Happy Stuff

As I mentioned yesterday, a lot of people have taken to social media and are declaring 2016 to have been the worst year yet.  Sad celebrity deaths and unwelcome election outcomes seem to be the biggest problems.  Be that as it may, I can’t say that I’ve found the year to be an utter disappointment.  There’s been lots of good things that I’ve experienced on a personal level, and then another whole level of good things that I’ve experienced as a fan / media consumer.  As we close out 2016, let’s take a quick look back at some of the positives.

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Movies on a Plane: Teen Dystopias, Super-Heroes, Unsatisfying Sci-Fi, and Surprisingly Good Mark Twain Update

I’ve recently done a trip across the world (and am still recovering from the jet lag), which means it’s time for another edition of Movies on a Plane, where I surf through Emirates @247 channels of television viewing to find the films that I’ve been curious to see, but which I didn’t want to pay for.  (I’m still waiting for GI Joe: Retaliation to show up on one of these trips.) Continue reading Movies on a Plane: Teen Dystopias, Super-Heroes, Unsatisfying Sci-Fi, and Surprisingly Good Mark Twain Update

Closing out the Super-Hero TV Season

Well, we’ve got to the end of another season of superhero television dramas.

(That’s something that you’d never imagine anyone saying a few years ago).

Actually, I don’t know if we’re completely at the end of it or not.  I’m not watching Gotham, so I don’t know if that’s still going, or if there are any other less mainstream shows that are still plugging along.

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What I have been watching is Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Agents of SHIELD.  No Arrow.  I probably would have watched Arrow if I could only have accessed it for free.  But oh well. Continue reading Closing out the Super-Hero TV Season

Supergirl – Bright optimistic fun, if you can stand it

I like super-heroes, I like movies and TV, we live in a day and age where super-heroes are all over movies and TV, so really, I should be pretty happy, right?

Unfortunately, not really.  First because, you know, it turns out having The Flash on TV is not the key to happiness or inner peace.  I mean, that much is obvious.  But more than that, I often get annoyed by the adaptations of favorite super-hero properties that I see because of various Hollywood sensibilities.

Gasp!! A comic book fan who isn’t completely satisfied with TV and film adaptations of popular comic books??!  Will this be the news that breaks the internet?!?!?! Continue reading Supergirl – Bright optimistic fun, if you can stand it