Avengers: Endgame, while remaining worth a watch, is not Marvel’s best work. It’s not the series’ funniest installment, despite devoting a remarkable fraction of its unnecessary running time to jokes and gags; it’s not the most thought-provoking, with story decisions and contrivances that undermine its “move-on” message on multiple occasions; it’s not even the most […]
Berserk: The Black Swordsman Arc Review
The Black Swordsman Has Come
Berserk Published by: Hakusensha Monthly Animal House , Young Animal US Publisher: Dark Horse Writer/ Artist: Kentarō Miura Translator: Jason DeAngelis Letterer and Art Retouch: Dan Nakrosis The Black Swordsman arc is the opening story to Kentaro Miura’s sweeping comic epic- or manga, if you’re inclined to use Japanese terminology. The story is told across the first […]
“Thank you, Stan.” Captain Marvel’s opening montage, a collection of Stan Lee portraits set against the Marvel Studios logo, is a poignant and meaningful dedication to an iconic personality who was partly responsible for giving popular culture a bevy of iconic characters with abilities as diverse as their backgrounds. They’re joined by Carol Danvers, an […]
Avengers: Infinity War- The Infinity Theory
Or is Infinity War Really a Thanos Quest Adaptation
Marvels Avengers: Infinity War is on the horizon, and with its advent records and (hopefully) expectations will be shattered. The culmination of ten years of franchise building, arc wielding, and the establishing of a multi-film myth arc coming together after an impressive and unprecedented eighteen films. Despite the tremendous hype Marvel has done an excellent job keeping a […]
[Reviews] Movie Review: Spider-Man – Homecoming
A masterclass in teaching a well-known story how to be fun again.
As a tremendously well paced and executed summer blockbuster, Homecoming gives its wall-crawling hero a fresh look, a vivaciously (over)confident personality, and a simple but compelling story that does a great job of fitting within existing Marvel cinema canon.
[Reviews] Movie Review: Wonder Woman
This long-awaited asset to its genre honors a superhero icon.
I used to want to save the world, Diana Prince(ss of Themyscira) utters as her film begins. She hails from the land of the Amazons, an secluded, all-female society with ties to Greek mythology itself; much of her early life consists of training to one day defend that society, even as her people neither celebrate […]
Easter weekend is now over! With that of course Sakura Con 2017 is now over! So of course, Myself and other Sidearc members attended this event. So below is just a small sample of our amazing experience. The Cosplayers- Lets be honest, one of the coolest things about Conventions is the Cosplayers. Sakura Con is of […]
Thanos (2016) # 1 Review And Analysis
Thanos Published by: Marvel Comics Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist:Mike Deodato Jr Colorist and Inker: Frank Martin Letterer: Clayton Cowles Thanos #1 is the first issue in the new ongoing series by Marvel comics. And is a part of Marvel Comics second wave of the Marvel Now! branding/relaunch. Similar to Marvel’s previous All New All […]
[Reviews] Movie Review: Doctor Strange
Cumberbatch and company bring fantastic performances to a surprisingly thoughtful origin story.
Distracted driving is dangerous. After a horrific accident threatens to cut short both Dr. Stephen Strange’s illustrious career and his life, the battered yet proud and determined surgeon’s journey through physical and emotional rehabilitation soon grants him not only the regained use of his finger dexterity but also the power to travel among dimensions and […]
Batman:The Killing Joke Film Review
"I've been thinking lately. About you and me. "
The Killing Joke Based on the 1988 Prestige Format Comic by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland Directed by Sam Liu Produced by Bruce Timm, Alan Burnette, Sam Register Adapted by Brian Azzarello Staring Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy, Tara Strong, Ray Wise and Maury Sterling. Batman:The Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland is a […]