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TheDuke TheDuke Sep 08, 2018.

Media invades elected official's privacy by printing relevant facts

Media invades elected official's privacy by printing relevant facts

We all know what it's like to try to be an elected official beholden to our constituents, only to pick up the paper notice an article posted on Facebook and find out that some annoying reporter had the audacity to print your name without your permission! Those god-damned liberal media pigs...
I think we all agree that so-called "journalists" should always have to get the permission of...

TheDuke TheDuke Feb 22, 2017.

UPDATED: How Warner Bros/DC Films Can Move Past Ben Affleck

UPDATED: How Warner Bros/DC Films Can Move Past Ben Affleck

UPDATE (Feb. 23, 2017): Whelp. I guess I spoke too soon.

The Lego Batman Movie Director Will Bring Nightwing to the Big Screen

ORIGINAL POST (Feb. 22, 2017): There are rampant rumors of turmoil behind the scenes of Warner Bros’ efforts to give Ben Affleck’s Batman a solo film. What started with leaks about stumbling script problems morphed in “Batfleck” renouncing his role as director...

TheDuke TheDuke Oct 27, 2016.

Which Wolverine Comics Really Influenced "Logan" Film

Which Wolverine Comics Really Influenced "Logan" Film

When the acclaimed first trailer for the third solo Wolverine film, simply titled “Logan,” was released, it was generally well-received, with critics and fans alike praising the trailer’s musical choice and depiction of a bleak and emotional end to both the on-screen character of Logan and Hugh Jackman’s nearly 20-year portrayal of the character.

Many have focused on how this film is the...

TheDuke TheDuke Oct 06, 2016.

Marvel's Phase 4 is Perfect for Thunderbolts/Dark Avengers Adaptation

Marvel's Phase 4 is Perfect for Thunderbolts/Dark Avengers Adaptation

With industry forecasts calling for Marvel’s Phase 4 movies lacking some of its biggest names, the time could be perfect for the adaptation of a fan-favorite ‘90s comic about villains posing as heroes filling the void of missing Avengers.

This comes as the future of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) mainstays, such as Chris Evan’s Captain America, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor and, perhaps, even Robert...

TheDuke TheDuke Jan 29, 2016.

Why fans cringe when Batman uses a gun

Why fans cringe when Batman uses a gun

I know almost every writer’s incarnation of Batman has used a gun or gun-shaped instrument in some capacity at one time or another, but fans’ disappointment doesn’t stem from the fact that Batman has sworn to never kill or use a gun because his parent’s were murdered by one. To me, I view Batman as having dedicated his life so much to turning his body into the weapon that he doesn’t even...

TheDuke TheDuke Sep 20, 2015. 2 comments

Enough with the Hoodies Already, Geez

Enough with the Hoodies Already, Geez

Here is a suggestion for character designers: Stop giving everyone a hoodie. Just stop it.

(UPDATE(S): At the end of the end of the original text.)

Hoodies have become something akin to what I imagine leather jackets signified in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Need a visual shorthand to clue the audience in that a character is a badass or a loner? Give them a leather jacket hoodie! (It makes for better...

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TheDuke TheDuke Jul 22, 2015.

Will Inhumans be in "Capt. America: Civil War"?

Will Inhumans be in "Capt. America: Civil War"?

While much of nerd-dom speculates about how Captain America: Civil War will take place

without the prevalence of your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (who was crucial to the plot in the comic from which the film draws its name), I am going to return to the original speculation that was spurred by the film’s announcement, before Marvel and Sony reached their deal and show-horned ol’ webhead...
TheDuke TheDuke Jul 21, 2015.

5 Reasons Why "Skyfall" Makes Bond Fans Nervous for "SPECTRE"

5 Reasons Why "Skyfall" Makes Bond Fans Nervous for "SPECTRE"

With a teaser trailer for the next James Bond movie “SPECTRE” out, fan speculation has increased, with much of it centered on whether Christopher Waltz will portray classic nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld or not. But, with “Skyfall” director Sam Mendes returning to Daniel Craig’s Bond, SPECTRE has also provided a renewed opportunity for the simmering debate among fans about whether the preceding...

TheDuke TheDuke Jul 09, 2015.

How "Capt. America: Civil War" could inspire Spider-Man to wear a mask

How "Capt. America: Civil War" could inspire Spider-Man to wear a mask

Much of the fan speculation about the movie Avengers 3 Captain America: Civil War has centered around how Spider-Man will fit in, because in the comic book story from which Civil War draws its name, Spider-Man was seminal to plot. In fact, he was basically the vehicle that the writers told the story through, as everybody’s friendly neighborhood wrestled with which side of the war he fought...

TheDuke TheDuke Jan 20, 2015.

How neck-snapping Superman could save us from DC's dark, gritty heroes

How neck-snapping Superman could save us from DC's dark, gritty heroes

Are you tired of seeing too many of your favorite super heroes reinterpreted as darker-and-grittier in film today? Fear not disheartened fans, there is a way that DC’s upcoming Justice League-related films could be saved from this exponentially grim road WB seems to be venturing down — and the savior could be none other than director Zach Snyder’s neck-snapping Superman.

I know, I know. Sounds...

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