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‘Dark Phoenix’ – The X-Men Franchise Flames Out?

The X-Men franchise has been one of the most inconsistent since its start in 2000. While it may claim to be the grandparent of the modern superhero boon, it has never been able to claim to be the best in the genre. Tonally it’s been all over the place, but interestingly enough it’s one of… Continue reading ‘Dark Phoenix’ – The X-Men Franchise Flames Out?

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‘Alien: Covenant’ – What Makes Ridley Scott and his Xenomorphs Tick?

  The ‘Alien’ franchise may have been shepherded by director Ridley Scott way back in 1979, but it certainly has taken on a life of its’ own, complete with a complex fictional xeno-biological mythology.  Scott explored the universe of his original film through 2012’s prequel ‘Prometheus,’ prompting a decidedly divisive response from fans who weren’t… Continue reading ‘Alien: Covenant’ – What Makes Ridley Scott and his Xenomorphs Tick?

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‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ – Has a Resurgent Series Lost its’ Way?

There is a prescient line in an otherwise humdrum script halfway through new franchise outing, ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ that goes something like, ‘the third one is always the worst.’  Unfortunately, when comparing this film to its’ two stellar predecessors, ‘First Class’ and ‘Days of Future Past,’ ‘Apocalypse’ falls far short.  It’s truly a shame as those… Continue reading ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ – Has a Resurgent Series Lost its’ Way?