Tag Archives: Daredevil

Critical Condition: Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan | Amazon Prime, from Friday ➢➢ “The origin story of spy guy Jack Ryan, the hero of many a Tom Clancy novel and their numerous screen adaptations, has been told before. But this is a superior version. Instead of playing Ryan as a bland Boy Scout, the likable John Krasinski imbues […]

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Critical Condition: The Punisher

The Punisher | Netflix, from today ➢ “The Punisher transcends what it appears to be. Not completely, and not always; this is still a very violent show, saturated in tortured masculinity. But thanks to Jon Berthal’s seamless performance as the non-superpowered vigilante Frank Castle and showrunner Steve Lightfoot’s sharp, conscious storytelling, The Punisher approaches the high […]

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Critical Condition: The Defenders

THE DEFENDERS| Netflix, from today ➢ “Marvel’s pocket universe of super-powered pulp heroes on Netflix has been trending less marvelous since the first seasons of Daredevil (starring Charlie Cox) and Jessica Jones (starring Krysten Ritter). Luke Cage had muscular performances, led by the commanding Mike Colter, but a thin plot, while Iron Fist, led by […]

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Critical Condition: Luke Cage

Luke Cage (Netflix, from Friday) “Luke Cage is vital and alive and of-the-moment. It sings with the rhythms and swagger of Harlem and it’s a genre show that wears its intellectual curiosities like a badge. It’s so satisfying as badass street poetry and muscular urban renewal parable that after watching the seven episodes made available for […]

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Critical Condition: Heroes Reborn

“Surely there can be no doubt that recommitting to Heroes requires a leap of faith, considering how the show’s original run famously imploded after its first season — losing track of its characters and its story and plummeting through incoherence into irrelevance. Still, the buzz-generating energy of that first 2006 season lingers, enough to cause NBC and creator Tim […]

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New to Blu: June 30-July 6

Forget the faux 3D effects of the theatrical release – owners of HD looking glasses would be mad as a hatter not to buy Alice in Wonderland on Blu-ray. Tim Burton’s take on the Lewis Carroll classic has earned five-star raves for its HD video from such sites as Hi-Def Digest, DVD Authority and Blu-ray.com. […]

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