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LanternCast Episode #308 – Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #33-36!

The “Twilight of the Guardians” is upon us as Chad and Mark share their thoughts on this arc from Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #33-36! We finally find out what happened to the Templar Guardians, revisit some ancient enemies and even have some natural way to talk about Ric Flair in the Green Lantern mythos! WHAT?!

We also have some big news regarding our first true podcasting crossover and we want YOU to help with it!  Intrigued?  Just listen to the episode:  It’s pretty good!

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

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LanternCast Episode #307 – Green Lanterns #35-36!

Chad and Mark jump back into regular issue reviews as they breakdown the “Oh, Bolphunga, Where Art Thou?” arc from Green Lanterns #35-36! Can Simon find enough time between hook ups to help Jessica take on Bolphunga the Unrelenting? And if you think Bolphunga is annoying, wait until you meet his dad!  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 #305 – Green Lanterns #32-34!

Appropriately as New Year’s approaches, we ring out the old and ring in the new, as we cover the last Sam Humphries issue and the first arc of Tim Seeley in Green Lanterns 32-34!  We also spend a few minutes revisiting “The Last Jedi” as we close out the final episode of 2017! Be sure to email us your thoughts or chime in 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 #303 – Hal Jordan and Superman Unite!

Chad and Mark return to cover Superman #29-30, Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #30-31, and Action Comics #992!  What do they all have in common? Superman!  Superman tangles with Sinestro, Parallax and even Hal Jordan before traveling to Mogo to seek help from the Green Lantern Corps in the fallout from the “Oz Effect” story arc.  There’s some last minute “Last Jedi” talk along with an odd tangent on the Rocky franchise.  We know, but listen, it sorta makes sense.

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.

 

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