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PODCAST | Are you excited for Captain Marvel yet? We run down the latest trailer and tell you why you SHOULD be.

PLUS: It’s our fantabulous 2019 Preview Special! We run down the heavy hitters, predict our sleepers, snoozers and more!


Segment 1: CAPTAIN MARVEL Trailer 3 (2019) Reactions

Did we finally get a trailer that gets us excited to see this movie? Hassan and Mike give their reactions.

Segment 2: The Most Anticipated Movies of 2019

We look ahead to 2019: Glass, Avengers: Endgame, Hellboy, Dark Phoenix, MIB and more!

Segment 3: The Sleepers and Snoozers of 2019

Predictions sure to go wrong: The Venom of 2019, The Aquaman of 2019 and more!

Segment #4: Spin The Racks

Does the new Rorschach in the HBO preview confirm a Doomsday Clock inspired plot?

by Rachel Roth

 A preview of HBO’s upcoming series gave a brief sneak peek of Watchmen and revealed a very Rorschach like character, hinting at a possible Doomsday Clock storyline.

During the Golden Globes, HBO released a montage video of all their upcoming shows premiering this year, including Damon Lindelof’s much anticipated TV series based on one of DC’s most famous comic books, Watchmen. Start the countdown to the official trailer because it’s on its way.

Based on the 12-issue graphic novel by Alan Moore, Watchmen is set in a fictionalized world where superheroes are treated like violent criminals, and retired heroes treated like celebrities. Masked heroes, as they’re referred to, are strictly outlawed and anyone engaging in vigilantism will be arrested and tried with breaking the law. It’s not like Captain America: Civil War where the government puts a leash on superheroes for making too many messes; Watchmen is grim without any cheery disposition. The masked heroes are treated no differently than sexual offenders’ police might chase down alleyways.

the most popular graphic novels of all time and inspired a movie directed by Zack Snyder. One character who drastically stood out, particularly in Snyder’s film, was Walter Kovacs/Rorschach. A mentally unstable, borderline sociopathic, vigilante that took saving the world to the level of an extremist.

Compelling, frightening and sympathetic in a strange demented way, Rorschach lives on to be the most favored “Watchmen” character. A favoritism that’s well deserved. Forget Dr. Manhattan and his glowing nakedness or Nite Owl and his puppy dog eyes. Let’s all love Rorschach for killing sadistic pedophiles and driving a compacted prison into a riot in mere minutes; he’s the king.

Honestly, Rorschach was like a homeless, psychotic version of Batman. A guy damaged by past trauma but gifted with an incredible mind and a unique brand of willpower, takes to the streets to inflict his anger on criminals as a type of therapy.

His popularity only increased when non-comic readers saw Jackie Earle Haley’s portrayal in Snyder’s film, bringing him to life-like no other actor could have. In my personal opinion, Haley makes number two on the list of best comic book portrayals, number one being Heath Ledger as The Joker.

Sony’s MIB 23 Crossover is Officially Dead


On paper, a crossover between Men in Black and 21 Jump Street sounded like a crazy idea. News of MIB 23 first broke after the Sony Pictures hack in 2014 leaked emails detailing the studio’s plans to combine two of their biggest franchises. Many scoffed at the notion, but the project garnered enough momentum to hire Muppets Most Wanted director James Bobin. There haven’t been any updates since then, but now we know why. According to producer Walter Parkes, the crossover is no longer happening.

Parkes delivered the verdict in a recent interview with Empire (via Yahoo), and he seemed to echo the view held by many skeptics since they first heard that the film was happening. “We gave it a shot,” said Parkes. “It turned out to be an impossible match-up.” Phil Lord and Chris Miller directed the original 21 Jump Street and its 2014 sequel, 22 Jump Street. The duo were writing the script for MIB 23, which was intended as the third installment in that series. It would have featured Jonah Hill’s Schmidt and Channing Tatum’s Jenko joining the titular alien-policing task force. Bobin signed on to direct the film in May 2016. However, Hill expressed his own doubts that the film would get made just three months later.

It may have been unlikely, but Lord and Miller’s track record indicates that MIB 23 could have been fun. Regardless, the Men in Black series is about to be revived later this year in Men in Black International, starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson. That film will hit theaters on June 14. As for Jump Street, it remains to be seen whether Sony will produce a third installment of that franchise.


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NEXT WEEK: We look ahead to Punisher Season 2 and the most anticipated TV shows and comic books of 2019. Featuring Newsarama’s Chris Arrant and Wailing Blade artist Joe Mulvey.



PODCAST | We review the Avengers: Infinity War Blu Ray: Everything we learned the second time around and everything we know about Avengers 4 so far! And who was the badder villain: Thanos or Heath Ledger’s Joker?

PLUS: We welcome Source Point Press’ Kasey Pierce as she talks about the new her sci-fi book “Norah.”

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Segment 1: 

 Michael and his co-host, Hassan is going to take about Avengers 4: Infinity War Blu Ray. Micahel and Hassan is talking about Avengers 4 and their reaction to the movie. Hassan talks about who was going to be the center focus during the movie. Normally, it would be Iron-Man or Captain America. Blu Ray ignores Avengers 4. Normally Marvel shows footage of any other upcoming Marvel comic, but Avengers 4 footage was nowhere seen in Avengers: Infinity Wars. 

Segment 2: 

Michael and Hassan continues their discussion in Avengers: Infinity War while comparing it to the comic book, Thanos: The Infinity Gauntlet. Hassan come up with the ideas of villains needing to stop blowing up things. “Let me blow up half of the universe while the other half is safe.” The thought and discussion of having your strongest hero go against strongest villain. A quick rundown of a  speculation of Avenger 4.

Kasey Pierce

Segment 3: 

Michael and Hassan are having The Great Debate: Thanos vs Joker, how the Dark Knight is Batman’s POV about the Joker while Avengers: Infinity War was from Thanos’s POV. Special guest, Kasey Pierce called in to join the show to gives a backstory about Source Point Press. She even talks about the new sci-fi, Norah, a girl who can  travel into people’s coma state to retrieve them. A very intense comic book to read. There was also discussion of comic con. Kasey closed out of the different handles where you can find her. 

Segment 4: 

Michael thanking Kasey for calling in. Michael and Hassan continue their talk about Avengers: Infinity War and what could possibly happen in Avengers 4. They even talking about the different celebrity actors and actresses that could be appearing in Avengers 4. In closing, they talks about the celebrities dropping out of the star trek movie.


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NEXT WEEK: Industry legend Paul Levitz joins us IN STUDIO to chat about his 30 year career and latest graphic novel “Brooklyn Blood”

We settle the biggest Geek debates of all time! Joker vs Joker! Nintendo vs Sega! Game of Thrones vs LOTR! Batman v Superman! Join the great Pop Culture debate with special in-studio guest: Adultish star Victoria Cheri Bennett and director Justin Morck!

PLUS: What we think of Josh Brolin’s Cable? Force to be reckoned with or needs more shoulder pads?

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Here’s an excerpt from the Podcast with guest Victoria Cheri Bennett:

Michael Dolce: So we’re going to start with Game of Thrones vs Lord of the Rings

Victoria Cheri Bennett: Lord of the Rings created WETA – this whole motion capture video. They changed cinema. It was unheard of to go to a studio and ask for funding for all three movies in one film.

MD: Hassan who are you going to choose?

Hassan: If we’re going by the books, Lord of the Rings wins out. IT was the second book to the bible. If we’re talking about the show, then Game of Thrones was bigger in depth and sheer enjoyment and comprehension of the story

ABOUT OUR GUEST: Victoria Cheri Bennett

Victoria Cheri Bennett (Bevin/Creator of ADULTish) is a graduate from AMDA, an original founding member of The Orphans, Creator of the SAG Web Series ADULTish and co-creator of the musical group On The Rocks. She has been seen performing at 54 Below and the Duplex and recently can be seen as the on camera host for Den of Geek

ADULTish is going to Seoul! We’ve been nominated for Best Web Series, Best comedy, Best ensemble Cast, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress. ADULTish is working on Season 4 and aims to start shooting in October right after NYCC.

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NEXT WEEK: Marvel’s “Defenders” hits Netflix. But with Disney announcing it’s own streaming service is this the end of the Marvel Netflix Universe?