[Review] Legends Of Tomorrow Episode 2×01: “Out Of Time”

written by Kate Spencer

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Last season on Legends Of Tomorrow reviews…

“Weary, can you write a review of Legends of Tomorrow episode 1?”
“I guess I could maybe come up with–”
“Great! I need it by tomorrow. kthx love you bye!”

“Weary, I need you to review the whole season now.”
“How did you even get this number? I’m in Witness Protec–”
“You rock, bye!”

“Oh beautiful and benevolent review goddess, I humbly request that you review season 2. Grant us your amazing puns and smite the mischaracterization, plot holes, and bad science!”

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[Review] Supergirl Episode 2×01: “The Adventures Of Supergirl”

written by Dayna Abel, Jason Froikin and Cara Russell

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Welcome back to another season of Supergirl reviews on Made Of Fail! Same Super-time, same Super…okay not same Super-channel BUT YOU GET WHAT I MEAN

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[Review] Suicide Squad

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a progressively more drunken review by Jamus

So check this out. Dayna has asked me to do a review of DC’s recent movie Suicide Squad. The trouble is, given my tight schedule and other real-life distractions, she put a twist into the request and asked me to make a vocal recording for her to transcribe/stealth-edit into coherent text later. Plan is, I create this introduction and then stop it, and then proceed to go get trashed. This may take a few…hours, minutes, whatever. It’s going to take some time. But when I have done that, I come back and finish this.

Okay, great.

Here we go.

Don’t try this at home, kids.
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[Review] Ghostbusters (2016)

written by Kate Spencer

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A mildly funny, mediocre, and cynical attempt to cash in on the popularity of the original film.

But enough about Ghostbusters 2, let’s talk about Ghostbusters (2016).

I’ve been both looking forward to and dreading this film’s release for months, mostly because the internet wouldn’t shut up about it. The trailers made it look somewhere between “all right” and “bad” (but that’s not why they got so many dislikes). As a fan of the original film, I was a little concerned with how well this would turn out. Not because I was afraid the new Ghostbusters would somehow tarnish the original – that’s idiotic. I was worried that the new film might be biting off more than it could chew by being a reimagining of a beloved classic. Then the positive score on Rotten Tomatoes gave me hope that maybe at the very least, the film would be an entertaining couple of hours even if it wasn’t great. Some reviewers I respect were calling it “okay”, “meh”, and “mediocre” though, so I lowered my expectations a tiny bit. Then I went to see it.

That was a damn fine movie.

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[Interview] Gotham’s Robin Lord Taylor

written by Emily Whitten, full interview originally published on ComicMix June 11, 2016. Reprinted with permission from the author.

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Fox’s Gotham TV series has been going strong for two seasons and is now renewed for a third. The show began with a focus on (future Commissioner) Jim Gordon’s early career in Gotham, but has quickly expanded to include the early days of many Batman villains as well. One of the most striking of these is The Penguin; a previously cartoonish character (in screen adaptations) who has been masterfully portrayed in Gotham by Robin Lord Taylor as a complex young man who rises from being a minor player in Fish Mooney’s entourage to becoming the self-proclaimed “King of Gotham.” Taylor’s nuanced portrayal of Oswald Cobblepot, The Penguin, has made him a compelling, horrifying, and yet somehow still sympathetic character – one I’m invested in even while I’m despising what he does.

After having had the opportunity to speak with Taylor by phone in the week leading up to Awesome Con in Washington, DC, and to meet him at the Con, I can see where The Penguin’s charm and disarming manner originate; but fortunately for us, and unlike The Penguin, Taylor himself strikes me as a delightful human being; and he has a lot to say about his role in Batman’s Rogues’ Gallery.

Read the full interview here on ComicMix; or listen here for the audio version.