The Super Bowl of comic book movies for the DC Comics universe has finally arrived and it's a major bust. Years of laying down the narrative groundwork, establishing the classic comic book characters in their film forms and finding a way to wrap them all together in one big cinematic tamale has led to an event that isn't so special, after all. At the start of Justice League, … [Read more...] about JUSTICE LEAGUE New Movie Review
[Editor's note: Because of the importance the new movie Wonder Woman holds for women, we decided to publish a second review of the movie, this time written from the female perspective (you can read MauiTime movie critic Barry Wurst II's original review here).] During the Oscars earlier this year, GE ran an ad that imagined what the world would be like if we treated great … [Read more...] about Special Bonus Wonder Woman Review
The first ever comic book convention (or “comic con”) of note took place in California. The year was 1970 and those present said it was like a church bake sale, with burly dudes sitting around card tables, selling stacks of comic books, while a few notable artists were present. It took a few decades but the event would eventually become the annual San Diego Comic Con that it is … [Read more...] about Talking story with Steve Leialoha, Trina Robbins and James Silvani about the first ever Maui Comic Con
Eh, sista! Why are you feeding the cats every day on the side of the road? If you like cats, go catch ‘em and take ‘em home. Instead, you’re attracting them over here so someone else has to deal with their stinky pee and crap. Be a responsible person and do the right thing: stop letting somebody else take care of the mess. It’s gross and dangerous for the keiki. Illustration: … [Read more...] about Eh, Sista! Why do you keep feeding the cats on the roadside?
In the DC Comics movie universe, a world where Superman is dead and Batman is on the prowl, a cluster of incarcerated villains has been sent on a mission. The motley crew of super-powered criminals includes Deadshot (Will Smith) and the disturbed Harley Quinn (Margot Robie), whose romance with The Joker (Jared Leto) is her motivation and downfall. Allegedly written and … [Read more...] about SUICIDE SQUAD New Movie Review