Review: IRON FIST (Season 1)

I almost feel disingenuous putting “Season 1” up there, since it feels really unlikely (to say nothing of a bad idea) that Marvel’s first genuine full-blown misfire gets a second season – especially now that they’ve added PUNISHER to the docket.

As ever, remember that the full text review is over on – the print version, for purposes of presentation, does in fact differ from the video version, which is not just a strict live-read.


Trying something a little different here: Testing out the prospects for a podcast featuring me and my brother. Threw it up on YouTube to see what folks think in terms of numbers, feedback, etc – a “real” version (assuming it gets to that) would be an audio-only thing most likely.

Pretty free-form, we mainly end up discussing BATMAN V SUPERMAN, SPLIT, Disney movies, the 2017 Academy Awards and local Boston-area pseudo-celebrities. Like I said, a rough “pilot,” but hopefully it’ll give you an idea of what the dynamic would be like on a “regular” podcast. Had fun recording, hope it makes for a good listen – if you’d like to hear more, share this around and (if you haven’t already) please consider contributing to The MovieBob Patreon. Enjoy!

“I empathize, but I will not sympathize.”

Absolute barn-burner of a piece today over on Esquire from Charles Pierce, on the subject of coddling so-called “regretful” Trump voters. I’ve been on this particular train for awhile now (to be perfectly frank: I already disliked these people when they were “only” stupid – why should I become more sympathetic when they¬†add racist/fascist or supportive ofthe same to the mix?) but it’s nourishing to hear it presented with so much genuine perspective and (yes) appropriate empathy. Continue reading