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Film Review: Justice League

Film Review: Justice League

November 20 / 17

Hey everyone! Internet acting a fool today, but the devil’s a lie! Anyway, I went to see Justice League over the weekend. Loved it, but I do have a few things to gripe about.

Yes, I loved Justice League. I grew up watching the cartoon as a kid and now seeing Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and the rest of the crew brought a happy smile to my face. I wasn’t sure if DC was going to bring Justice League to the big screen at all.

A few things to gripe about. Why in the world would DC cut some scenes that were in the trailer, but not in the film? Why? We don’t want to linger on each of the character’s origins, but at least give us a small glimpse as to how The Flash and Cyborg got their powers. I can only hope that when the film comes out on Blue-ray/DVD and digital, we can get an uncut look at the movie.

The villain, Steppenwolf was just weak. Ciaran Hinds did the character the justice (haha), but I wish they could’ve done more.

Seeing Gal Gadot back as Wonder Woman was pure joy. You could not have the Justice League without Wonder Woman. She’s pretty much the glue, the heartbeat of the team. She’s just as better in BVS and has the surefire spunk she brought to her own standalone film Wonder Woman. So there was no disappointment with that.

Ben, Ben, Ben….I think you may need to hang up the Batcape. I don’t know about y’all, but I feel Ben Affleck is not into Batman anymore. He’s trying to bless his heart. Just like Bruce, Ben doesn’t know how much longer he has until the time comes to walk away from it all.

Jason Momoa brings a really cool vibe as Aquaman and he’s not bad to look at either. He holds his own against the crew as the legendary Atlantian. You get the feeling you can hang out with this dude while drinking a few beers.

Ray Fisher is a newbie to the world of superheroes. Here is a man who is trying to navigate between being human while most of the time is just a machine. Meanwhile, Fisher is navigating on how to best represent this character. With a somewhat weak script, he is proving his own against the seasoned veterans. Hopefully, he can really stretch his acting chops when Cyborg gets his standalone film.

Henry Cavill, good to see you again. Did you think Superman was gonna stay dead? Really? Back as the red cape wonder, Cavill is not left out on the fun, but what’s going on with his face?

Ezra Miller‘s The Flash is a breath of comic air. Not only can he be serious, but he brings the funny in this most of the time dead serious superhero film. This hottie is just ready to join the group, ready to do good in his life, all the while making sure he’s proving his father innocence in the murder of his mother.

I’m disappointed, but not too disappointed. I expected an action-packed superhero film and I got it. So yes, I’m happy!

In the meantime, hope you enjoy this little video of clips and things!

Justice League: ****

Enjoy your Monday, be blessed!

 

image source: syfy.com

 

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Wednesday Scene: DC Fan Art & A Workshop

Wednesday Scene: DC Fan Art & A Workshop

Jan. 18 / 17

Hey! Wednesday is here. I was on Shadowbox’s Twitter feed when these events caught my eye. As we know DC’s Wonder Woman will be in theaters this summer. If you’re a fan of the infamous Amazon and have an artistic hand, you could win a trip to the film’s premiere.  Also on the horizon……DC Talent Development Workshop.

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#WWFANART

Submit your original fan art for a chance to win a trip to the world premiere screening of Wonder Woman film in May 2017 and the opportunity for the winner’s artwork to be displayed at an upcoming Wonder Woman event. 

For more information go to artofwonderwoman.com/#/ 

Submissions close on February 4, 2017. You have time so get crackin’!

 


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DC Talent Development Workshop

 

DC is holding a talent development workshop for artists and writers.

Artists:
  • 2-Week Workshop & Master Classes

How to apply

  • Current Resume
  • Short Composition
  • Art Portfolio
  • Submission Agreement

ARTISTS WORKSHOP: APPLY FEB 1 – MAR 1, 2017

 

Writers:
  • Writer’s Room & Portfolio Building

How to apply

  • Current Resume
  • Short Composition
  • Published Writing Samples
  • Submission Agreement

WRITERS WORKSHOP APPLY MAR 1 – MAR 31, 2017

To apply and find more information go to www.dccomicstalentworkshop.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured images: www.screenpunk.net, GameSpot, WallpaperMad.com

 

Returning to Work…..With a Few Things From Comic-Con….

Returning to Work…..With a Few Things From Comic-Con….

July 25 / 16

Well, I’m back….well Shadowbox is back. The vacay was nice, but it’s time to get back to the grind. I promised a lot of action about Comic-Con International in San Diego 2016 and did I get some. If you haven’t been looking at our Twitter feed, then you need to do so.

Lots of great things from Marvel and DC. The DC Extended Universe is getting ready with three films: Suicide Squad, Justice League, and Wonder Woman.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe is continuing Phase 3: Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor:Ragnarök, Black Panther, and many others. Other news in the Marvel Universe is that Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, and Danai Gurira have been added to the cast for Black Panther. Brie Larson is confirmed to play Carol Danvers….yes Captain Marvel.

No posters, but here’s something to get you excited….

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The official trailer for Doctor Strange…..

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May 5, 2017

 

marvelcinimaticuniverse.wikia.com

July 7, 2017

 

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collider.com

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Other trailers shown at SDCC are King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Kong: Skull Island.

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There were many more things going at at SDCC. Can’t wait till next year, hopefully I can go and experience it myself!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shadowbox Review of Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Shadowbox Review of Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice

April 4 / 16

Afternoon! Trust that the weekend has been kind to everyone. Of course you guys know that this is a film review, but don’t hold your breath too much. There won’t be a film review post all the time. I would need help with that department. I’m only doing films that interests me and DC and Marvel have whipped up films for a long while….mostly Marvel. DC has put Superman and Batman on the big screen, but there are doing some catching up in the DC Extended Universe. I finally saw Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Hero or threat?

 

Like a few or maybe more comic book die hards, I’ve been waiting to see this for quite some time. As most of you know, the critics have been pretty harsh with the film, but the box office numbers really did the talking.

Ok….the film starts off two years after Superman’s (Henry Cavill) battle with General Zod, which almost left the city of Metropolis in shambles. People were left hurt, angry, even helpless. Billionaire Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck)….who has fought crime in Gotham as Batman….feels Superman is a threat to humanity and Superman feels pretty much the same about Batman.

Affleck as Batman? Cool…..

 

Superman has become a controversial figure among the public….is he the protector of Earth or something worse? Enter Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg), ceo of LexCorp, who has plans of his own. Finally we have Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, (Gal Gadot) an antiques dealer added to the mix.

Batman vs Superman has ticked the boxes for me, but why have them fighting among each other and did the whole thing make even a bit of sense? In a way no, but who didn’t want to see DC’s heavy weights fighting it out? What really got me hyped was Wonder Woman. After reading that she may or may not be on the big screen, she’s finally here and is a kick ass character on the screen. Gadot did a respectable job as Wonder Woman, even though people still think she’s wrong to play the iconic Amazon princess.

Finally!

 

When I heard that Affleck was cast as Batman, I thought ok…..did he have what it took to play the Dark Knight? My answer: yes. Cavill in my opinion is the perfect Superman and not because he has the body for it either. He may not be the Superman that we grew up with, but Cavill gives his unique spin and it fits well. Eisenberg’s psychotic, but smart take on Luther was whole another level. Two of great performances from Holly Hunter as Kentucky Senator June Finch and Jeremy Iron as Alfred were a welcome addition.

The plot was a bit topsy-turvy, but again the film didn’t fail me being a great comic book superhero movie.

 

 

Three against one…..

 

Enjoy the rest of your Monday and be always blessed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured & other photo cred: comingsoon.net, techtimes.com, gratistoto.com, movies.mostersandcritics.com, and designtaxi.com

ART SCENE NEWSLETTER: HIGHLIGHTS FROM COMIC-CON 2014

July 30, 2014

Hello peeps! Comic-Con 2014 has come and gone, but today I’ve decided to put some highlights from what happened in San Diego. For those who couldn’t, wish they could’ve…..take a look at these!

I’m sure you guys saw the new Wonder Woman, if not: New Wonder Woman draws Mixed Reaction.

                                                                                                                                                                            Here is a small video clip of Cutter Hays at Artists Alley at Comic-Con:

It’s sucks I can’t find anything else with Artists ‘ Alley, but hopefully it will be easier.

Those are just some of the highlights from Comic-Con. Just too many to put up on this post! I did want to get Marvel and DC in there because their awesome.

Hope you like it, enjoy your Wednesday, and be blessed!

Goodbye July….Hello August!