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‘Downton Abbey’ (film review, 2019) at Forces Of Geek

‘Downton Abbey’ (film review, 2019) at Forces Of Geek

The film expansion of Downton Abbey starts nearly after we left the Crawleys in July of 1927. Rarely does a series, British or American, jump from the small screen to the big and the challenges of storytelling in both mediums are quite different. Without the luxury of an episodic return, the film must resolve itself by the end, and I am pleased to say that this one does.

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LEGO DC: Batman – Family Matters (movie review) at Forces of Geek

LEGO DC: Batman – Family Matters (movie review) at Forces of Geek

LEGO DC: Batman – Family Matters is the latest in the direct to video DC Comics and Lego line of films, starring Troy Baker as Batman in a tale that looks at the Jason Todd origin story with a gentle temper, suitable for kids.

‘Batman: Hush’ (movie review, DCAU) at Forces of Geek

‘Batman: Hush’ (movie review, DCAU) at Forces of Geek

Batman takes on Superman who has, like Catwoman, succumbed to Poison Ivy’s charms.

For those familiar with the comic, we’re introduced to all star surgeon and childhood friend of Bruce Wayne, Tommy Elliot. Read The Review: https://www.forcesofgeek.com/2019/08/batman-hush-review.html?fbclid=IwAR3MVNDNSybR2b7-nA_g3za5nGnNwTEHTs447A3OLqBcjLOfHcB8RCMQyfI

‘Dark Phoenix’ (review) at Forces Of Geek - Spoilers!

‘Dark Phoenix’ (review) at Forces Of Geek - Spoilers!

…there is an extended train fight, daresay, ‘train battle’ that of course perked me right up! Lots of metal for Magneto to play with in a train fight!

Justice League vs. The Fatal Five (review) at Forces of Geek

Justice League vs. The Fatal Five (review) at Forces of Geek

Justice League Vs. the Fatal Five, DC Animation’s 34th feature film, shines a spotlight on The Fatal Five (comprised of Tharok, Emerald Empress, Validus, Mano and the Persuader), traditionally utilized as villains of the Legion of Super-Heroes.

‘Reign of The Supermen’ (Animated Movie Review) at Forces of Geek

‘Reign of The Supermen’ (Animated Movie Review) at Forces of Geek

It has been six months since the events of The Death of Superman and four new Supermen are in town to pick up the slack in Reign of the Supermen.

Both films are to replace 2007s Superman: Doomsday, an earlier adaptation of the 90s comics.

‘Constantine: City of Demons – The Movie’ (review) at Forces of Geek

‘Constantine: City of Demons – The Movie’ (review) at Forces of Geek

Bonfires are burning bright in the latest from DC and CW Animation.

‘The Death of Superman’ (review) at Forces Of Geek

‘The Death of Superman’ (review) at Forces Of Geek

The first part of DC’s The Death of Superman takes you to the titular moment in a way that will almost make you forget the more pallid versions we’ve been given from the live action universe.

FOG! Chats With ‘Deadpool 2’s’ Colossus, Stefan Kapicic! at FORCES OF GEEK

FOG! Chats With ‘Deadpool 2’s’ Colossus, Stefan Kapicic! at FORCES OF GEEK

Actor Stefan Kapicic has had a pretty big week. Monday, The Hollywood Reporter revealed he has been cast In a recurring role on AMC’s Better Call Saul. Monday was also the New York premiere of Deadpool 2. The Hollywood elite were there, including but not limited to co-stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, Lewis Tan, Morena Baccarin, Terry Crews, director David Leitch and Deadpool co-creator Rob Liefeld among others.

‘Deadpool 2’ (review) at Forces of Geek

‘Deadpool 2’ (review) at Forces of Geek

Deadpool is back with Cable and X-Force in the fourth-wall breaking Deadpool 2!  Stuntman and director of Atomic Blonde, David Leitch, directs Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin in the sequel to Tim Miller’s 2016 X-Men solo film.  That’s right, don’t forget this is the eleventh film in the Fox franchise though this sequel owes more to its own preceding film than any of the Bryan Singer movies.

'Batman Ninja’ (review) - at Forces of Geek

'Batman Ninja’ (review) - at Forces of Geek

Batman Ninja is the latest DC Animated Movie and this one takes Batman to a completely stylized anime universe.

I Kill Giants Movie Review at Forces Of Geek

I Kill Giants Movie Review at Forces Of Geek

Anders Walter directs an adaptation of one of my favorite and most touching original graphic novels, I Kill Giants written by Man Of Action’s Joe Kelly and exquisitely drawn by J. M. Ken Niimura. Kelly also adapts the screenplay to the film, bridging a gap between page and screen that sometimes gets lost in translation.

‘LEGO DC Super Heroes: The Flash!’ (review)

‘LEGO DC Super Heroes: The Flash!’ (review)

It’s Grodd-hog’s Day for The Flash as Barry is caught living the same day over and over again in LEGO DC Super Heroes: The Flash!

Actually you won’t find any rodents or gorillas in this movie but the movie starts out the same. While introducing The Atom to the Hall of Justice, Superman and Batman are alerted that Joker is on the loose and calls out for the Justice League to Assemble. When Barry’s alarm hits 8:00, this is the flashpoint for the start of his day that he will live out in different variations until he realizes that Reverse Flash is behind this time caper.

‘Batman: Gotham By Gaslight’ (review)

 

One of my favorite and universally beloved Batman Elseworlds stories, Gotham By Gaslight, has been adapted in the latest DC Animated Original Movie.

While there is now a call for DC to reach into the Elseworlds catalog for the live action movies to re-right the ship, using the imprint to make successful animated movies is working well.

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‘Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave And The Bold’ (review) at Forces of Geek

Zoinks! Boy, am I glad one of my favorite iterations of The Bat is back on my TV screen, even if he’s caught up with some meddling kids! That’s right, Batman: Brave and The Bold has been revived for a crossover with Scooby-Doo. Who out there can forget our childhood team-ups in The New Scooby-Doo Movies: “The Dynamic Scooby Doo Affair” and “The Caped Crusader Caper”?

Batman: The Brave and The Bold welcomed the Mystery Inc. gang on to his show as well back in 2011 with the chaotic “Bat-Mite Presents: Batman’s Strangest Cases”! But enough of the history lesson, there are cameos here galore, Bat-Easter Eggs and more in store for you on the latest movie!

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‘Phantom Thread’ (movie review) at Forces of Geek

 

“Whatever you do, do it carefully”.

Paul Thomas Anderson directs Daniel Day-Lewis in his final acting role in Phantom Thread opposite Vicky Krieps and Lesley Manville.

The film focuses on The House of Woodcock, a fashion house in England run by Reynolds Woodcock (Day-Lewis). Woodcock is a talented, depressed and genius designer of dresses and couture.

While taking breakfast one day he plays a flirty game with waitress Alma Elson (Krieps) and asks her out to dinner.

 

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‘Justice League’ (review) at Forces Of Geek

 

Have we broken through? Have the rough drafts been scrapped and the iterations of the Batmobile reached a point where it won’t loose a wheel?

Folks, I think we’re there, and Justice League and the DC cinematic universe has figured itself out. Is it perfect?

Far from it, but my prep for the film came in the form of watching Avengers: Age of Ultron and Wonder Woman.

My logic being, let’s take what we have to build on and look forward from there. Zack Snyder’s Justice Leaguehad the advantage (through very shitty circumstances) of being punched up by Joss Whedon and also the distinct pleasure of being the next chapter to Gal Gadot’s and Patty Jenkins’s incredible Wonder Womanmovie from earlier this year.

Sure, I’ve been a Man of Steel apologist, and perhaps you might judge me for going against the grain by also championing Suicide Squad so take my ringing Justice League endorsement with a grain of salt, certainly. I can’t blame you for that. I’ve also spent a few Sunday afternoons with Batman v Superman: Ultimate Edition because I wanted to. You aren’t the boss of me!

 

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