Archive for the ‘Movie Reviews’ Category

LanternCast Episode #311 – The Cloverfield Paradox!

Chad and Mark take a break from Green Lantern stuff to tackle the straight-to-Netflix release “The Cloverfield Paradox”!  The boys discuss the movie on its own, as well as how it fits in with the previous two films in this unconventional franchise or “shared universe.” There’s also time to review the teaser trailers for both “Solo” and Chad’s favorite: “Venom”! Be sure to email us your thoughts or chime in on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

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LanternCast Episode #306 – 2018 Movie Preview!

That time has come again: Movie Preview time, of course!  Chad and Mark compare what they are looking forward to seeing in 2018, along with the infamous Monkey Crap list of films they hope to avoid! What movies do you want to see in 2018?  Which ones do you hope to never encounter, much like bad shrimp? Be sure to email us your lists or leave them on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

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LanternCast Episode #304 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi!

Chad, Mark and Dan dissect Rian Johnson’s critically acclaimed but still fan base controversial “The Last Jedi” ! And just like Luke says in the film: “This isn’t going to go the way you think!”  Oh yes, there will be SPOILERS!

Be sure to email us your thoughts or chime in on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

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LanternCast Episode #302 – Wizard World Austin 2017: The Inkers Strike Back!

Chad returns to Wizard World Austin and scores interviews with inkers extraordinaire Jonathan Glapion and Sam de la Rosa!  We also discuss the “Infinity War” trailer and have time to announce the winner of our Episode #300 Listener Feedback contest!

Be sure to email us your thoughts or chime in on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

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LanternCast Episode #301 – Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #28-29 Plus Much More!

As we (and you, the loyal listeners) recover from the last two huge episodes, Chad and Mark re-enter the fray as they wrap up the “Fall of the Gods” story line in Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #28-29! Besides that, the boys cover the “Batman: Dawnbreaker” one-shot along with the “Bats Out of Hell” crossover issue: Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #32!  We even have time to discuss the latest WB/DC box office disappointment: “Justice League!”

Be sure to email us your thoughts or chime in on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

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LanternCast Episode #300 – 9th Anniversary Spectacular!

The countdown ends here! Episode #300 is FINALLY here! Jim and Dan return to join Chad and Mark in a discussion of all things Lanterncast and Green Lantern! Myron Rumsey and Corwin Crowl also join the party, and everyone joins in to handle our deluge of listener feedback!  All that and some time to discuss “Thor: Ragnarok” as well (Yes, there will be spoilers)! 

So take a week off and start listening to this over-sized spectacular! Be sure to email us your thoughts or chime in on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

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Jigsaw

 

The thing that strikes you from the very first scene of “Jigsaw” is how different the movie seems from the previous “Saw” films.  It looks and feels different.  Simply put, tonally, something is rotten in the state of Sawville.  While this was clearly done by design, at first, it bothered me.  Having a few days though to think about it, it makes perfect sense based on the story that we’re being given.

 

The basic plot is pretty simple, as more Jigsaw-like killings begin occurring 10 years after the death of John Kramer.  While no one really believes Kramer is the actual killer, certain evidence begins to mount that makes everyone involved in investigating the crimes have some doubt.  On this level, the movie reminds me of “Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning.”  Not just because the movie exists to create a new heir to the previously established killer, but because breadcrumbs are laid out purposely to make you doubt what logic tells you can’t be true. 

 

Following the great “Saw” tradition, we get a few twists along the way even before the grand reveal of how and why everything happened.  There are some hints regarding the actual timeline of the game we’re watching play out and that question, along with many others, get answered when John Kramer does finally take center stage.  I think the original title of this movie, which was “Saw:Legacy”, was more appropriate for this film, though “Becoming Jigsaw” also would have worked for several reasons.  One of those reasons being while we knew why John Kramer became Jigsaw, HOW exactly he became Jigsaw wasn’t really delved into before.  This movie begins to answer that question, and of course, by doing so, raises new ones.

 

The one thing that somewhat disappointed me was that the marketing for the movie played up the concept of the so-called “Cult of Jigsaw” being important to the plot, and other than one Jigsaw groupie, that marketing tactic or ploy didn’t really have much to do with the final product.

 

I would give “Jigsaw” 3.5/5 stars.

 

Mark J. Marble

 

The link to my original audio review is available here.

 

LanternCast Episode #299 – Green Lantern: The New Corps!

Chad and Mark turn back the hands of time to explore Kyle Rayner’s ill-fated attempt to relaunch the Green Lantern Corps in this two part Prestige Format story from 1999!  We also discuss Ragman #1 and the latest “The Last Jedi” trailer!  All that and listener feedback too!  Episode #300 is almost upon us!  Be sure to email us your thoughts or chime in on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

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LanternCast Episode #295 – Alien: Covenant Commentary Track!

And now for something completely different (and hopefully, interesting)! Mark and Corwin Crowl tackle Alien: Covenant in this full-length commentary track!  With any luck, they can determine which crew was stupider: the Prometheus or the Covenant.  There might not be Green Lantern references in this track, but we certainly do have tons of other franchises that get mentioned.  Be sure to email us your thoughts or chime in on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

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LanternCast Episode #287 – Mark and Chad “Go Ape”!

The boys return to discuss all things “Planet of the Apes”!  We finish off the Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern crossover with issues #3-6 before jumping into a lengthy, spoiler-filled, conversation about War for the Planet of the Apes!  There’s even some time left for more spoiler-centric talk about the Games of Thrones season premiere!  Be sure to email us your thoughts or chime in on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

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