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FTMN Update

I know that this site has been dark for quite a while, I have fallen prey to something that has befallen many different bloggers: life. I won’t go into details, and things aren’t exactly better just yet, but I’m trying to make more time doing something that I love, which is writing for this site. But recently I put a call out for someone to join the site to help give me an excuse to watch more movies and write about them. I’ll give him a full introduction before long, but for the moment I’m going to hold off on getting back into the swing of things until after the holidays since the new year tends to be a good time to start or restart things. I haven’t fully fallen off the wagon of superhero movies. I have watched a few of the new ones and a couple old ones, but I never quite made it past writing the first paragraph for Split and Avengers: Infinity War, I didn’t even write anything on Deadpool 2 and completely missed Teen Titans Go to the Movies. But coming into the new year, I’ll be getting back to catching up on this past year’s movies, trying to keep up with next  year’s movies, and continuing to explore the obscurities that I haven’t gotten around do. And I’ll also be revisiting some of the more important movies that I’ve already covered, but I’ll get to more details on that a bit later. For the moment, I do have the first article written in this new series, and I’ve got two movies rented this weekend to hopefully start writing the next two. Look out for the official introduction to this new series soon, and hopefully I can keep up with weekly posts starting in the next year. Until next time, this has been Bubbawheat for Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights.

 

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Bubbawheat guesting

As I haven’t been as active as I should be here lately, I wanted to make a quick post before I finish writing up my long-past-due review of Avengers: Infinity War which I did watch on opening weekend, to share a couple podcasts that I guested on in the past couple weeks. First up is a frequent haunt of mine where I discussed the previously mentioned movie over at the Lambcast, though sadly (not too sadly considering my expectations for the movie) I never did get around to watching Bad Kids of Crestview Academy before having to return it to the library, and a week late at that. But besides that, I also made a guest appearance on a fairly new podcast out there called Men N Tights where we discussed the recent superhero movie news like the Ant Man and the Wasp trailer, Deadpool 2, before getting around to the main discussion where we speculate where the future of the MCU in general is going. Be sure to check it out and subscribe. Meanwhile, I’ll hopefully be back quite soon with my full, written review of Avengers: Infinity War and more movies soon after. Until next time, this has been Bubbawheat for Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights.

Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel

Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel 2018

An interesting thing happened the other day, I had a Facebook memory reminding me that a year ago I was contacted by an indie filmmaker who discovered my site and reached out to me to request a review for their movie. And that actually happened yet again this year. Justin Cook sent me a screener of his superhero spoof sequel, though I originally thought that the whole “Revenge of the Sequel” was part of the whole spoof concept. It also boasts being the first out gay superhero. On top of that, it’s filled with literally dozens of cameoes from superhero and sci-fi history including plenty of Star Trek actors. Not to rain on anyone’s parade, but even though most of the cameoes felt like they were pulled from various convention circuits, it was still a treat for someone like me who recognized plenty of stars from films like the 70’s motorcycle riding Captain America or the unreleased Roger Corman’s Fantastic Four. It felt like a cheesy road trip movie with a gay superhero twist that had some fun moments here and there.
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Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde 2017

Still trying to catch up on some of last year’s superhero and comic book movie offerings I managed to get around to one that I didn’t know much about but I had heard good things. Even when I checked it out from the library, the librarian recommended it as a good movie. I’m a fan of Charlize Theron in general as well as action movies with female leads as there are so few of them, and this movie delivered pretty much everything that I could have expected. Especially considering that the director’s previous effort was John Wick which I have heard nothing but good things about. And in case you didn’t know, this film was based on the graphic novel The Coldest City. The film has a lot of rawness, sex, great action scenes, bright colors, and a decent 80’s vibe but while it was a fun watch, there was just something missing so that it didn’t quite become an absolute favorite of mine immediately.
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Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming 2017

Still finding it difficult to get back into the swing of watching superhero movies and writing on this site, but this past weekend I managed to watch one of the MCU movies that I missed last year even though it took me nearly a week having it from the library before actually watching it. Which is a little odd since I’ve heard almost nothing but good things about the latest Spider-Man even though it’s been such a quick reboot since the last iteration. I did quite enjoy Tom Holland’s full-fledged entry into the MCU but there were a couple things that I noticed while watching the film. First is how often the film side-steps many of the traditional superhero movie tropes. But on the other side of things, while it isn’t an origin story, it actually still manages to hit a lot of the origin story beats that we’re used to, just with a slight adjustment to them.
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Black Panther

Black Panther 2018

I’m still working on getting back into the swing of things here but I did manage to get out to the theaters to see the latest Marvel movie even though I missed the last two. Luckily, this falls in line with the end of the previous phase where Ant-Man came out just before Avengers: Age of Ultron and also had little to do with the overall phase’s arc, instead it’s a mostly stand-alone film with just a few ties to the rest of the movies. Notably Civil War where T’Challa made his debut. Honestly, the movie this reminds me the most of is Wonder Woman as it is very important for its cultural impact in the realm of superhero movies as this does for the Black community what Wonder Woman did for women. The main difference is that where Wonder Woman was weakest in the third act, Black Panther’s weakness lies in its overall lack of strong action set pieces. But what it lacks in action, it more than makes up for with strong characters, themes, and gorgeous visuals. And just for full disclosure, I am a middle aged white guy from the suburbs and I will get into spoilers.
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Vixen: The Movie

Vixen: The Movie 2017

One of the last shows that I actively covered over on my sister site Channel: Superhero was the first season of an animated series set in the Arrowverse and airing on the CW app/website CW Seed. One of my biggest issues in the webseries is that it felt more like a movie/full episode that was chopped up into episodes rather than an actual webseries. And while I didn’t continue in on watching the second season, they were cut together with a few extra scenes into this animated movie that falls right alongside the typical DC Animated movies. I do find that it’s somewhat appropriate that I’ve waited this long to review this film as it is Black History Month and in general, that’s where I’ve reviewed most Black superhero movies. I will also be updating my top Black superhero movies of all time list once I’ve watched Black Panther in just a couple week’s time. But as for the actual quality of this movie, it falls somewhere in the midrange of the average DC Animated movie. Vixen is an interesting character, but the movie itself doesn’t really do anything to make itself stand out as anything other than just another superhero origin story, just with a little African folklore flair to it.
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Tank Girl Comet TV Giveaway

It’s been a little while since I’ve been active here, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to host a giveaway with a prize pack including some Tank Girl goodies. Tank Girl is one of those cult comic book movies that isn’t exactly the best movie, but can be a ton of fun to watch, especially with Lori Petty’s performance in the lead role. Thanks to Comet TV for providing the opportunity to host this giveaway.
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Robocop Prime Directives: Dark Justice

Robocop Prime Directives: Dark Justice 2001

While the two Robocop sequels aren’t that well known at this point, they did at least get a theatrical release. What’s even lesser known is this Canadian miniseries that takes place ten years after the events of the first movie and moves things away from Detroit to Delta City, and yet continues to have multiple flashbacks from Murphy’s time as a police officer in Detroit. This is the first of those movies and while it’s not quite the TV series or cartoon which made Robocop much more family friendly, this returns to the violent and satiric tone of the first film, although with much less talent behind the writing, acting, and special effects. It’s an interesting concept, but very little was done with it to make things more interesting than a low budget, TV movie.

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Superhero Podcast Review: Spider-Man Minute

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these superhero podcast reviews. I had run out of all the ones I regularly listened to, hadn’t had any podcasts contacting me for reviews, and didn’t have much luck when I was randomly searching for new ones. But then Jay Cluitt from Life vs Film clued me in on an upcoming podcast, and now that they just finished their first season, I thought it was high time I gave them some love on my site. And, if you do run your own superhero podcast, or know of one that you would like to see me review here, just leave a comment or e-mail me at Bubbawheat@msn.com and I’ll check it out and give it my ultimate verdict of: Subscribed, Unsubscribed, or Selected Episodes.
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