Glenn Walker Reviews Civil War II #4

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Marvel Comics’ big crossover event of the summer, Civil War II continues. The emergence of an Inhuman named Ulysses who seems to be able to predict the future has divided the heroes of the Marvel Universe into two factions, those that want to protect the future led by Iron Man, and those who want to change it under the leadership of Captain Marvel. The actions of the latter faction have led indirectly to the deaths of War Machine and Bruce Banner, formerly the Incredible Hulk. Who’s next? Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Civil War II #4, and beware of spoilers.

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Will Jason Bourne top the box office this weekend?

Bourne is back, but will he be able to go beyond the current Star Trek movie in release? Here’s our prediction:

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Matt Damon returns to the title character of the latest Jason Bourne film, which brings with it returning director Paul Greengrass, lofty expectations and some lacklustre reviews. Could we be seeing yet another summer sequel that simply won’t cut it with audiences? All signs are pointing to yes. Look for a first place showing with $49 million.

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The Ten Percent: The Best Man (1964)

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Promotional poster for The Best Man, 1964.

“Ninety percent of everything is crud.” – Theodore Sturgeon

It’s the summer of 2016, which means it’s Convention season in the good ol’ US of A. From Cleveland, OH to Philadelphia, PA, Americans are… looking online the day afterwards to see what happened at last night’s convention. Seriously, who does these things on weeknights? No one’s got time for that. Well, here at the Ten Percent, we thought we’d get into the swing of things by talking about an incredible, thoughtful, and still relevant film called The Best Man (1964). Starring Henry Fonda as Adlai Stevenson-esque William Russell and Cliff Robertson as late-fifties/early-sixties Richard Nixon-wannabe Joe Cantwell, The Best Man takes place during the convention for a thinly disguised Democratic Party.

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“The Dark Stranger” Blurs the Lines Between Art and Reality

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A new Canadian film, The Dark Stranger, focuses on the connection between depression and art. Written and directed by Chris Trebilcock, The Dark Stranger is a psychological thriller that drags you into a young girl’s troubled mind. Who is the stranger and what does he want with Leah? Find out after the jump. Read the rest of this entry

The War for Survival Begins in INHUMANS VS. X-MEN #1!

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Two super-powered races clash as Mutantkind and Inhumanity collide with the fates of their species at stake! Announced this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel is pleased to bring you INHUMANS VS. X-MEN, a six-issue event series coming to you this December!
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Space Is The Place w. “Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #1” On The Wednesday Run

Hal Jordan Green Lantern Corps 1 coverI remember, a number of years ago, lying on a bed in a Chicago hotel room, just back from a long day at the Wizard World Convention, reading the first volume of the Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War hardcover compilation.

My buddy, Denny, was reading the same book, picked up earlier in the day at the con, in the bed next to me, while this website’s Editor-In-Chief, Andy Burns, sat at the corner table, wondering what the hell we were reading that could illicit so many “AW YEAH!” and “OMG!” from our smiling, wide eyed, faces.

Space was the place, you see!

That Green Lantern story might arguably be the best Green Lantern story of them all. At the time, it breathed new life into DC Comics and space-faring comic book stories.

And with the publishing company’s “Rebirth” branded titles a little over a month into their campaign right now, that sense of excitement has got a renewed ground swell.

In many ways, that enthusiasm comes to a head today with the release of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #1!

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Amanda Blue Can Hardly “Finish the Song” in the Latest Episode of Preacher

With one episode left in its first season, Preacher ties up a few loose ends this week, though while answering some big questions it seems to be asking some even bigger ones.

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We learn Cassidy is still as alive as ever, though in rough shape to say the least. His condition seems to have brought out a new side in Emily, who up until now has basically been a useless and annoying character as far as I’m concerned. At least she has good taste in movies and finally DID something. (Sorry Miles, but you were also useless and annoying.) Read the rest of this entry

The Avengers Assemble to Face the “Inhumans Among Us”

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The Inhumans have by and large replaced mutants in the Marvel Universe. From being major plot points in comics events like Infinity and Civil War II to propelling the last two seasons of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the Inhumans are the big new thing, and now the animated Avengers have got them. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Inhumans Among Us.”

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Creations of Chaos: “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind”

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Why be just a Princess, when you could be a bad ass, botanist, insect-whispering, glider-riding Princess? In this edition of Creations of Chaos, I look at the movie that gave birth to Studio Ghibli, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.

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“I Feel the Earth Move” on Guardians Of The Galaxy

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Finally the Guardians of the Galaxy have found the Cosmic Seed, on Earth, where Thanos found them and took it from them like they were children (I could make a Star-Lord joke here, but I’ll refrain). Now Thanos is using the Seed to make the Earth into his own super-weapon, who can stop him? Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “I Feel the Earth Move.”

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