REVIEW: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is the long-awaited third installment in the Marvel Ultimate Alliance franchise. This time around, it’s been developed by Team Ninja, the developers behind Nioh, Dead or Alive, and Ninja Gaiden, and published by Nintendo exclusively on Nintendo Switch. The story follows your favorite Marvel heroes (and even some …

Awesome Cheese: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

As I wrote in last month’s Awesome Cheese, comic book films expanded in major ways in the last decade. However, it wasn’t just The Losers that missed a step sometimes; even established franchises go down the wrong path. Such is the case for X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Initially envisioned as the first in a new line …

Why I’m Excited: X-Men: Dark Phoenix

When I was nine years old, I was very excited to see the Pokémon movie. My sister and I loved it; my mom didn’t (a fact that she reminds us of. All. The. Time). With my mom out of the Pokémon game, there wasn’t much of a chance I was going to get to see the …

Logan vs. the DCEU

“Someone will come along.” “Someone has come along.” After a stellar marketing campaign and the promise of seeing the final appearance of a now legendary actor/character pairing, Logan is finally out in theaters. I saw it opening night (and thank god I did, or I’d have had lots of surprises spoiled just by looking at …

Give and Take in Superhero Cinema

The other day I was talking to a friend and he brought up the idea that there’s no such thing as a perfect movie, arguing that the best films have flaws that enhance them rather than sully them. In principle, I disagree with this (a Hitchens quote comes to mind: “It’s only true if you …