Luke Cage: The Complete First Season

Luke Cage is the first Marvel Netflix series I’ve had the chance to see, thanks to them sending me a copy of the Blu-ray release of the Complete First Season. As we meet him, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) is an ex-con reduced to working menial under-the-table jobs for cash. He’s clearly capable of a lot more, but he makes the best he can of the life he has, and I love seeing how mature and responsible he is. It’s great […]

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Steven Universe Getting a Full Season 1 DVD Set

Now maybe I will understand all the gem-related fan art I see on Twitter! Steven Universe, created by Rebecca Sugar, is about a little boy who lives with three magical aliens, the Crystal Gems — Pearl, Garnet, and Amethyst. Steven’s mother was Rose Quartz, who left him her gem. There have been five seasons so far since the show debuted on Cartoon Network in 2013, and finally, the first season is coming to DVD. The four-disc set of Steven Universe: […]

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Freedom Fighters: The Ray Now Available on CW Seed

The animated series Freedom Fighters: The Ray now has six episodes (most only six minutes) available on the CW Seed digital network. It opens in a post-apocalyptic-looking Nazi-controlled city, a prequel to the recent superhero TV show crossover Crisis on Earth-X. (Similar to the way Vixen was a cartoon that explained that hero’s origin.) The first episode sets the stage and shows the team of heroes — the light-powered Ray (Russell Tovey), the dark-casting and sometimes invisible Phantom Lady (Dilshad […]

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WarGames to Return as Interactive Series

I adore the WarGames movie. It’s still one of the best-ever portraits of what hacking is really about (research, social engineering, and grunt work). I didn’t see the direct-to-video sequel WarGames: The Dead Code that came out ten years ago because why would I? (Did anyone? But everyone was trying to wring additional value out of intellectual property then.) Now I find out that they’re rebooting as an “interactive series” based on this trailer. The pictures of “hackers” look ridiculously […]

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Sabrina Show Moves From CW to Netflix

Ah, Netflix. What would we do without your apparently bottomless pile of cash to save TV shows and pilots? A couple of months ago, the CW was looking to make The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, a horror-based take on the Sabrina the Teenage Witch concept from Archie Comics (source of the increasingly popular Riverdale TV adaptation). Now comes word that the CW has passed, but Netflix has so much faith in the concept that they have ordered two seasons of […]

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Comet TV – Great for Remembering Fan Favorites

Comet TV has just begun promoting their schedule for December, which means I get to see if Earth Girls Are Easy is as much colorful fun as I remember. Jeff Goldblum (currently on-screen as a different kind of oddly colored alien in Thor: Ragnarok), Geena Davis, Charles Rocket, Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans, and Julie Brown star in this sci-fi musical directed by Julien Temple and based on Brown’s song. Earth Girls Are Easy airs on Comet Friday, December 15, at […]

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The Deep Gets a Second Season and a Reprint Collection

The Deep is a cartoon based on a comic, a joint Australian/Canadian production that can be seen on Netflix (both seasons so far, a total of 39 episodes) or the cable/satellite Universal Kids Network (formerly PBS Kids Sprout), which is now airing the first season on weekdays. Season 1 is also available for rent on Amazon. The show is about the Nekton family — dad Will (Michael Dobson), mom Kaiko (Kathleen Barr), daughter Fontaine (Ashleigh Ball), and son Ant (Vincent […]

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Goldie Vance in Development for Movie

The charming girl detective comic by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams is now in development at Fox (who has a minority stake in publisher Boom! Studios) as a potential “family film franchise”. The talent involved is impressive. Kerry Washington is producing, while Rashida Jones will adapt and direct. Jones, who co-wrote Celeste and Jesse Forever and stars in Angie Tribeca, calls Goldie “exactly the kind of fearless, curious, and funny heroine we need right now.” Goldie’s adventures are set in […]

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