Tag: Marvel

The Bachelor Missions by Jes Drew features espionage-fueled story line

I was initially drawn to The Bachelor Missions because of the espionage vibe of its publicity material. What I found was a thriller filled with complex characters and story lines. While the novel definitely has a retro feel, there is also some pretty advanced technology featured in this story, as […]

Outdoor Movie Series resumes May 12 with Star Wars doubleheader

The 2017 Outdoor Friday Family Movie Series will resume May 12 in Arkansas City with a Star Wars doubleheader at the Wilson Park rotunda, 701 N. Summit St. The recent blockbuster hit, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” will play at 7 p.m., preceded by another showing of the Wilson […]

Paxton remembered by storm chasers, fellow actors, longtime fans

My mother and I had a family tradition when I was growing up. Whenever it looked like it was going to storm, we’d pull out our copy of “Twister” and watch the film as the rain rolled in. Bill Paxton — who, along with Helen Hunt, starred in the 1996 […]

“Samurai Jack” to return with limited episodes in March, 13 years after end

Samurai Jack is coming back and I am so excited for his return. Truth be told, I was sad to see him go the first time. But fans should be elated to learn that the new limited series will premiere on March 11. For those who don’t know, “Samurai Jack” […]

DC catching up? ‘Batman v Superman’ disappoints, but ‘Suicide’ delights

I have a confession to make: I don’t like DC. This is difficult, because as a nerd, I know I shouldn’t be disparaging to other nerds. Life is rough enough without us turning against each other. But the last thing DC created that I enjoyed was “Batman: The Animated Series.” […]

Fillion to make blockbuster splash next May in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’

I want to take a moment to talk about Nathan Fillion — another of my favorite actors. Fillion first became a blip on my radar when he joined the ranks of actors and actresses who have worked with Joss Whedon. During the last season of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” along […]

Deadpool does not disappoint despite budget woes

The Merc with the Mouth nearly missed the opportunity to have a self-titled Marvel movie — Fox only gave the film a budget of $58 million after fans begged, pleaded and, I’m sure, tried to bribe the movie into existence. While in theaters, “Deadpool” managed to gross $362,200,563, proving there […]

What the Chewbacca Lady teaches us about simple joys

The Chewbacca Lady has taken the internet by storm. There isn’t anything particularly fascinating about the woman, who is a mother of two kids and shops at Kohl’s. She tells viewers she’s making a return to the store and finds something for herself. After she takes her glasses off and […]

Move over, Iron Man: Ant-Man is here to stay

Tony Stark has served as Marvel’s resident expert in sarcasm for many years, without much competition. True, Chris Pratt’s “Star-Lord” did put up quite a fight for the title in the first “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie. However, Paul Rudd’s “Ant-Man” might exceed Stark’s snark. “Ant-Man” was not a movie […]