Posts Tagged ‘Movie Reviews’

LanternCast Episode #328 – Green Lantern: What Might Have Been!

In this change of pace episode, Chad and Mark discuss Cullen Bunn’s plans for the end of “Lost Army” and beyond before a lengthy breakdown/review of the original 2008 draft of the “Green Lantern” movie script!  There’s even time for some other surprises along the way, so take a listen! Be sure to email us your thoughts or chime in on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

Download the Script draft HERE!

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LanternCast Episode #323 – Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #42-44!

Chad and Mark start their coverage of Robert Venditti’s farewell arc as “Darkstars Rising” begins in Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #42-44!  We also give our thoughts on Deadpool 2 and the box office failure that is Solo: A Star Wars Story!

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

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LanternCast Episode #312 – Black Panther!

Chad and Mark go on an expedition to Wakanda to discuss and embrace the latest Marvel cinematic success: “Black Panther”!  They talk about what they liked (most of it) and a few things they didn’t, besides delving into its cultural significance and how it ranks in the MCU!  There’s even a Green Lantern conversation included for good measure! Be sure to email us your thoughts or chime in on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

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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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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 #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 #270 – 2017 Movie Preview!

This is the big one as Chad and Mark record their 100th official episode! They came in with a list and celebrate with one, as they discuss their must see movies of 2017, along with the movies they are lukewarm about, and of course, the 5 pounds of monkey crap list!  Throw in some overdue “Rogue One” talk and you’ll be entertained.  We guarandamntee it!  What films are you most excited about?  Let us know your must-see and must-avoid lists are at lanterncast@gmail.com or on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

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LanternCast Episode #249 – Captain America: Civil War!

Chad and Mark take on Captain America: Civil War! The guys breakdown the movie, discussing pretty much everything, including character arcs and plot. So, of course, this is definitely not a SPOILER free episode!  Take a listen and share your thoughts about Civil War and the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Be sure to email us or chime in on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

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LanternCast Episode #246 – Batman v Superman!

The first movie review episode of 2016 arrives as Chad and Mark discuss the good and the bad from Batman v Superman! The guys discuss the future of the DC Cinematic Universe, as well as how the fans and critics reacted to this divisive film. Be sure to email us or chime in on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

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LanternCast Episode #238 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

Mark and Chad are joined by friend and fellow podcaster Ryan Daly to talk about the latest silver screen entry into the Star Wars saga, ‘The Force Awakens’! The guys have all seen it three or more times and they’re primed to spend TWO HOURS discussing and speculating! So settle in and start the replay in your minds eye because spoilers abound in the FIRST episode of 2016! Be sure to chime in on our voice-mail at 708-LANTERN!

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