Daredevil (2015) – A World on Fire

Netflix Daredevil promo shot with street lights forming the "DD" logo

In anticipation of season 2 of Netflix’s Daredevil, which comes out on Friday, March 18th, I’ve decided to share some of my thoughts on the first season. If you haven’t read them yet, I’d recommend checking out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4 of my blog series first.

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Daredevil (2015) – Sticking it to pity

Noir comic-style poster for Netflix's Daredevil

In anticipation of season 2 of Netflix’s Daredevil, which comes out on Friday, March 18th, I’ve decided to share some of my thoughts on the first season. If you haven’t read them yet, I’d recommend checking out Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3 of my blog series first.

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Daredevil (2015) – Being a Murdock, not an inspiration

Wallpaper of Daredevil's original all-black costume

In anticipation of season 2 of Netflix’s Daredevil, which comes out on Friday, March 18th, I’ve decided to share some of my thoughts on the first season. If you haven’t read them yet, I’d recommend checking out Part 1 & Part 2 of my blog series first.

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Daredevil (2015)

Cover page for Netflix's Daredevil, featuring Matt Murdock in costume standing in front of a cityscape

It’s an understatement to say I was pumped up for the latest Netflix adaptation of Daredevil. I love Daredevil. Even when I hate it. I’ve always had a complicated relationship with the Marvel hero, largely because of how the series relies on Matt Murdock’s blindness to hide his super alter ego. Despite the utter failure of the 2003 Ben Affleck adaptation monstrosity, I had hope for this series because comic superstars like Bendis and Waid have brought a much needed sophistication to the series in recent years. With season 2 afoot, I felt now was an appropriate time to share my thoughts on the first season over the next few days to help get you hyped up for what’s coming this Friday!  As with most reviews, the following may (read: definitely does) contain spoilers – consider yourself adequately warned.

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Timmy and Jimmy are my squad goals

Jimmy and Timmy fighting

As a disability & culture corespondent on Accessibility Media Inc, I was asked last week to come on their talk show, Live from Studio 5 (the segment begins at the 53:40 minute mark), to discuss my love for South Park and why I believe Timmy and Jimmy may just be the best (physically) disabled characters on television. While I’ve written about this before, I thought now would be a good time to revisit the series in this companion piece. Continue reading “Timmy and Jimmy are my squad goals”

Theory of Everything (2014)

Theory of Everything: the incredible story of Jane and Stephen Hawking

With Oscar season upon us, I felt it was my duty as a disability studies & media scholar to sit through the latest Stephen Hawking bio-pic, Theory of Everything. What follows is my review of a wholly mediocre movie that likely only got nominated because it featured a nondisabled guy pretending to be a disabled guy. As with most reviews, the following may (read: likely does) contain spoilers – consider yourself adequately warned. Continue reading “Theory of Everything (2014)”

The Raid 2 (2014)

The Raid 2 movie poster

A sucker for mindless action films, I was excited to see Gareth Evan’s follow-up to the energetic and gruesome hit The Raid: Redemption (2011). While The Raid 2 (2014) is probably a mediocre film at best, there are enough interesting aspects to this film to make it worth watching. As with most reviews, the following may (read: likely does) contain spoilers – consider yourself adequately warned. Continue reading “The Raid 2 (2014)”

Review: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

The Wolf of Wall Street movie poster

I went into this movie with pretty high expectations, given the pedigree of the production team and the buzz that this film could finally land DiCaprio his much desired Oscar. Although billed as a comedy, this film has been marketed as a satirical look at the opulence and moral bankruptcy of American stockbrokers in the lead-up to the economic crash of 2008. As you can imagine, I was pretty excited to see this one. Continue reading “Review: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)”