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The Flash S04 E07: ‘Therefore I Am’

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What happens when The Flash gets outthought by the Thinker?  Team Flash thinks they have the goods on the master criminal but he succeeds in turning the tables on our heroes by using the law against them.  Proof is a valuable weapon, see it thwart the Flash at every turn, after the super speed jump to conclusions with my review of “Therefore I Am.”

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Just Fine: A Justice League Review

JusticeLeagueEarlier this week I had typed up a piece pre-viewing Justice League that chronicled my concerns heading in to the launch of the long awaited feature film that would unite the DC comic universes big guns on screen for the first time. The piece made its way through issues like my feelings on Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (I didn’t like it). The lack of involvement of the crew that made Wonder Woman. The lacklustre trailers. And, most crucially, the question of wether or not I could bring my kids.

You see, I have waited a long time for the League to come to life and sharing it with my kids should be a dream come true.  But, after Batman V Superman, a movie barely watchable as an adult, I needed to know there was a different tone to this movie if I was going to bring my small people.

Batman not committing mass murder every time he suited up was also a must, as was knowing that the rest of the League didn’t have mothers named “Martha”.

To make sure I gave Bruce, Diana and the gang the best opportunity to present themselves, I headed to see Justice League on a massive IMAX screen with an equally massive bag of popcorn on my lap. I crossed my fingers, sat through the 25 minutes of ads and prepared myself as the DC pantheon spread across the screen in the opening credits. It was time…

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Audiences reject ‘Justice League’ at the box office

When is a good debut not a good debut? When a film can’t meet even tempered expectations, as this week’s number one film demonstrated. Here’s what went down:

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Justice League debut on top of the box office this weekend, as expected, but DC’s version of Marvel’s Avengers could only deliver an estimated $96 million. The first Avengers film meanwhile debut with over $200 million for its opening weekend! There is simply nothing good about this number for Warner Brothers. Justice League was designed to bring all of DC’s heroes together for an epic story and big box office money. Well, the movie isn’t particularly epic (thanks to a lacklustre villain) and the box office return just wasn’t there. None of this is the fault of the cast, all of whom do strong work in a weak film. Instead, this poor performance is a rejection from the majority mainstream audience of the storytelling style of previous Zack Snyder DC films, Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (and once again, I liked that film). Hopefully, the strength of the characters and new creative blood will bode well for upcoming films with Aquaman and The Flash, but for now, this weekend can be seen as nothing but a disappointment.

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‘Justice League’ finally arrives in theaters this weekend

It’s a big weekend for super hero fans, as one of the greatest teams in comic book history comes to life on the big screen. If there’s any justice, it will be a decent film. How will it perform? Here’s our prediction:

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At long last, Justice League arrives in theaters. Our own JP Fallavollita did an exceptional job tracing all the twists and turns it took to get Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg and Flash together in a live action environment. Now that we’re here – what happens next? Well, reviews are underwhelming for the Zack Snyder directed film (with a helping hand from Joss Whedon), though reactions are not as terrible as Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Justice League is definitely going to be the number one film of the weekend, and it will likely have a strong showing, regardless of what the critics are saying. Look for it to debut with $115 million.

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Road To Justice League: Long & Winding & Obstacle Filled

The road to the about-to-be-released Justice League film has been a long and winding one.

Long and winding and fraught with bumps and pitfalls and massive industry, cultural, commercial and familial obstacles.

Resiliently plowing through these numerous impediments, Warner Brothers has finally made good on a long-standing promise to showcase the greatest heroes of pop culture on the silver screen – the comic book visages of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg, the Justice League, together for the first time.

Sort of.

It’s actually not technically the first time the Justice League has been together on screen. There have actually been numerous iterations of the group over the years. But the road taken for this particular Justice League, is an interesting one indeed.

To get to here, let’s take a quick look back at there, and all the previously mentioned hazards that nearly conquered the world’s greatest superheroes.

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The Flash S04 E06: ‘When Harry Met Harry…’

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Following in the footsteps of Kang the Conqueror, Jonathan Hickman’s Reed Richards, and Rick Sanchez of Rick and Morty, this episode of The Flash features a multiversal meeting of multiple Harrison Welles. There’s also a new dark matter metahuman called the Black Bison and a ridiculous superhero costume for Ralph Dibny. Meet me after the extradimensional and extra-stretchable super speed jump for my thoughts on “When Harry Met Harry…”

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The Flash S04 E05: ‘Girls Night Out’

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As Barry and Iris’ wedding looms closer on The Flash, it’s time for the bachelorette and bachelor parties to happen. Felicity Smoak visits from Arrow, and so do a few super-villains, including Blacksmith, and no Flash action. Who knows what else what might happen? Meet me after the prenuptial jump for my thoughts on “Girls Night Out!”

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The Flash S04 E04: ‘Elongated Journey Into Night’

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Seems like old home week here on The Flash, as we’re introduced to not only the Elongated Man from the comics, but also Machete himself, Danny Trejo, as Breacher, Gypsy’s father. This should certainly be an interesting episode, especially after last week‘s seeming descent into jump-the-shark territory. Meet me after the stretch and the super speed jump for my thoughts on “Elongated Journey Into Night!”

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The Flash S04 E03: ‘Luck Be A Lady’

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As might be assumed by the title of this episode, we’re going to be dealing with luck and gambling here, especially with the live-action debut of a Golden Age Comics legacy, Hazard. Can The Flash get past her metahuman luck powers and stop her? Find out after the super speed jump for my thoughts on “Luck Be A Lady!”

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The Flash S04 E02: ‘Mixed Signals’

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As implied by the title of this episode, this one is all about mixed signals, whether literal, or emotional and romantic. As The Flash battles Kilg%re, here a dangerous metahuman who can control technology, Barry struggles to reignite his six-months-gone relationship with Iris, and we see an interesting reversal in Cisco and Gypsy’s relationship as well. Join me after the super-speed techno-organic jump for my thoughts on “Mixed Signals!”

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