Ask anyone who has watched the Marvel Netflix shows and they’ll tell you Iron Fist Season 1 is the bad one. Every other series has been outstanding on one level or another, but there were a lot of issues that plagued the introduction of Iron Fist. The character grew a bit more with Defenders, and when used in the second season of Luke Cage, we finally saw the Danny Rand fans know and love. The new season is without a doubt a step up from the first season, but it does still have some flaws.
Last year Netflix debuted the dark drama Ozark to little fanfare. The series stars Jason Bateman as Marty Byrde, a Chicago financial advisor who has secretly been laundering money for a Mexican drug cartel. When their deal goes south, he proposes a new venture to save the lives of him and his family: laundering $500 million in 5 years through small businesses in the Ozarks. The cartel gives him three months to come up with the $8 million his partner stole as a test. If he succeeds, they move forward with the five year plan; if he fails, they kill him and his family.
The latest entry in the Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, is currently in theaters. The film picks up after the events of Jurassic World and sees the return of Bryce Dallas Howard’s Claire Dearing and Chris Pratt’s Owen Grady, who reunite to help save the dinosaurs on Isla Nubar when the volcano on the island threatens their existence. As always with the Jurassic Park films, things don’t exactly go as planned, and the cast turns into prey for various dinosaurs including the new, genetically manufactured Indoraptor. Be warned: we’re going to get into some spoilers here.
Disney and Pixar’s long awaited sequel, The Incredibles 2, is officially in theaters. Director Brad Bird and company brings us back into the world of the Parr family with a sequel that picks up where the original leaves off.
*Please note there are some sequences in the film that may cause an epileptic seizure. Just know that going in.
(Today we’re bringing you a second look at Solo: A Star Wars Story. A spoiler free review from Eric Brockett.)
Last week Netflix released the second season of the highly controversial show 13 Reasons Why. The first season of the High School Drama faced some severe backlash for it’s brutally realistic portrayal of rape and suicide. Many viewed that a second season would potentially be in bad taste, but the streaming giant advised that they were going to continue on with the show. A warning video featuring the cast of the show is displayed at the start of the first episode of season 2. Multiple episodes begin with a warning card about the subject matter of the following episode. And at the end of each episode, there is information about a site created by Netflix for resources for those facing crisis’ brought up in the show.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is officially in theaters. After a long and difficult road to the big screen, many have wondered how the film would turn out. We’re going to dive into our thoughts on the film, and if the gamble by Lucasfilm paid off.