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Black Lightning TV Review: A Socially Relevant Adventure

Black Lightning TV Review: A Socially Relevant Adventure

January 17th, 2018 | by Jordan Samuel

Black Lightning is set to tackle racial stereotypes while enticing a new audience to the rugged DC-TV lineup. A man who has immense power but face real-life problems in society. But does it work? Our Jordan Samuel goes into the sparky pilot. Black Lightning TV...

Video Game Movie Curse: How Did Jumanji Solve It?

Video Game Movie Curse: How Did Jumanji Solve It?

January 16th, 2018 | by Jordan Samuel

Video Game Movie franchises have had issues translating their source materials on the big screen, with Hollywood taking advantage of their popularity and trends in the industry. Our Jordan Samuel dives into the history and future of these adaptations, with success stricken in Jumanji sequel....

Review: Kong on the Planet of the Apes #3

Review: Kong on the Planet of the Apes #3

January 16th, 2018 | by Darryll Robson

Boom! Studios continue its franchise crossover with the release of Kong on the Planet of the Apes issue 2 this week. Despite having possibly the longest title of any comic released this month our contributor, Darryll Robson, still braves the dangers of Skull Island to...

Self-Inflicted Wounds: Is Warner Brothers Hurting Themselves with the DCEU?

Self-Inflicted Wounds: Is Warner Brothers Hurting Themselves with the DCEU?

January 16th, 2018 | by Joseph Gioeli

It is no secret that the DC Extended Universe has been having some issues at the foundation, which is most likely stemming from Warner Brothers and what seems like a one-sided and tumultuous relationship. Our Joseph Gioeli attempts to decipher if the issue for the...

Proud Mary Film Review

Proud Mary Film Review

January 13th, 2018 | by Jordan Samuel

Dir: Babak Najafi; Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Billy Brown, Danny Glover, Neal McDonough, Xander Berkeley and Margaret Avery. 15 cert, 133 mins Proud Mary Film Review Liam Neeson’s Taken started a boom in action-heavy vehicles with actors down on luck to push away their genre...

The Essentials Of Swamp Thing

The Essentials Of Swamp Thing

January 12th, 2018 | by Abel Loza

Dr. Alec Holland, better known as Swamp Thing, is one of DC Comics’ most underrated and underused characters in the DC Universe. Usually associated with the “darker” or supernatural side of DC, Swamp Thing has one of the most exciting origin stories and has a...

Who is The Black Panther? Road to the Big Screen

Who is The Black Panther? Road to the Big Screen

January 10th, 2018 | by Jordan Samuel

Who is The Black Panther? Road to the Big Screen With the eagerly anticipated Black Panther hitting screens in the next couple weeks, ComiConverse gives you a lesson on his history and impact on pop culture. We discuss how vital his big-screen adaptation is for...

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy #150

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy #150

January 9th, 2018 | by Mitch Nissen

Guardians of the Galaxy #150 has hit comic shops everywhere, hailing the return of a classic Marvel cosmic hero and igniting a new Marvel event series. ComiConverse contributor Mitch Nissen takes a look at this latest cosmic adventure from Marvel Comics. Review: Guardians Of The...

All The Money In The World Film Review

All The Money In The World Film Review

January 7th, 2018 | by Jordan Samuel

Dir: Ridley Scott; Starring: Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Charlie Plummer, Romain Duris, Andrew Buchan. 15 cert, 133 mins All The Money in The World Film Review We start the new year in full Oscar season as various studios fight to release their award...

Best Selling Video Games in 2018 – A Guided Opinion

Best Selling Video Games in 2018 – A Guided Opinion

January 6th, 2018 | by Holly Hickman

So there are a lot of games coming out this year, but which ones will make the video game releases blockbuster list? That’s the real question. I’m going to run through the games I believe will be the best sellers of 2018. So what makes...

DCEU Shakeup: What It Means?

DCEU Shakeup: What It Means?

January 5th, 2018 | by Jordan Samuel

DCEU Shakeup: What It Means? We are merely days into the new year and couple weeks from the Justice League box office disappointment, but all of the dust has settled with Warner Bros. Pictures struggling to steer the ship. I rather enjoyed the film, which...

Video Games Releases Of 2018: A Solid List

Video Games Releases Of 2018: A Solid List

January 3rd, 2018 | by Jordan Samuel

Video Games Releases Of 2018: A Solid List Video Games were outstanding in 2017, but the new year awaits and ComiConverse have noticed various releases from multiple studios. Last year brought us: Legend to Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Horizon: Zero Dawn and NieR: Automata....

Expections vs Reality: A Rotten Tomatoes Problem

Expections vs Reality: A Rotten Tomatoes Problem

December 30th, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel

Expectations vs. Reality: A True Problem The disconnect between fans and film critics predates the internet with various franchises panned at release but gaining cult status. Scarface (1984) for example was despised for the grotesque violence, but later became a landmark in the crime genre:...

Upcoming Comic Book Movies: 2018 And After

Upcoming Comic Book Movies: 2018 And After

December 28th, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel

ComiComverse has noticed that countless Marvel and DC films are in development, for the feasible future. This list is a guided tour into future comic book adaptations, with release dates included. Helping out those who don’t have any idea of the upcoming projects. Hollywood has...

Review: Royals #12

Review: Royals #12

December 26th, 2017 | by Mitch Nissen

The Royals, Marvel’s premiere Inhumans book, has just wrapped with issue #12 this December. And with its end maybe the end of the Inhumans as we know them. ComiConverse contributor Mitch Nissen takes a look at this final issue and a look back at the...

We Wish You A ComiChristmas!

We Wish You A ComiChristmas!

December 25th, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel

Oh, Hello! What are you doing on ComiConverse on the most beautiful time of year, shouldn't you be putting on the calories and reading comics with the family? We have plenty of content to experience including our review on Bright and State of the Modern...

Bright Film Review
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Bright Film Review

December 21st, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel

Bright Film Review Dir: David Ayer; Starring: Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace,Lucy Fry, Édgar Ramírez, Ike Barinholtz, Happy Anderson, Kenneth Choi, Margaret Cho, Andrea Navedo, Brad William Henke, Dawn Olivieri , Brandon Larracuente, Matt Gerald, Enrique Murciano, Jay Hernandez, Veronica Ngo, Nadia Gray 12A cert, 119 min David Ayer is...

The MCU Effect: Do We Need Cinematic Universes?

The MCU Effect: Do We Need Cinematic Universes?

December 20th, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel

Do We Need Shared Universes? Marvel's interlinked superhero franchise has transformed the industry as rival studios fight for dominance, throwing away the need for old-school storytelling. A move which has resulted in film studios including Warner Bros, Paramount, and Universal all pushing for their respected...

We ComiConverse with Stephen Colletti

We ComiConverse with Stephen Colletti

December 20th, 2017 | by Elodie Cure

One Tree Hill has marked the series landscape from 2003 to 2012. This American television drama created by Mark Schwahn was initially based on the lives of two half-brothers, Lucas and Nathan Scott, their evolutions throughout ordeals and time. Five months after the end of...

What The Disney’s FOX Deal, Means for X-Men and Fantastic Four

What The Disney’s FOX Deal, Means for X-Men and Fantastic Four

December 16th, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel

2012 anticipated comic book crossover event "Avengers vs. X-Men" released to mixed reviews, but it brought together Marvel's famous super teams. In efforts to broaden the Marvel brand and even resulted in the long-running universe being undone and rebooted the Marvel Now! Imprint. Fans adored...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Film Review

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Film Review

December 12th, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Film Review Dir: Rian Johnson; Starring: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, and Benicio del Toro 12A cert, 119 min JJ Abram revived Star Wars with fresh...

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Film Review

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Film Review

December 9th, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel

Dir: Jake Kasdan; Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale, Rhys Darby and Purab Kohli 12A cert, 119 min 90’s classic Jumanji was a childhood fantasy brought to life for many audiences, transported us on journeys inside real-life board...

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