CW’s Invasion! hits the highs and lows of the Arrowverse

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know The CW’s programming is about 50% shows based on characters and stories pulled from DC comics. The “Arrowverse” stems from 2012’s Arrow, initially a gritty Nolan-esque take on street-level vigilante Green Arrow (Stephen Amell), and now includes a young adult Read More …

Black Snow: Reindeer Games (2000)

In Black Snow, the Deadshirt crew takes a look at some darker entries in the yuletide cinematic canon.  When I think of cynical Christmas films, two films generally come to mind: The 1996 Arnold Schwarzenegger family flick Jingle All the Way and the criminally underrated Read More …

Deadshirt is Reading: Superman and Doctor Aphra!

Deadshirt Is Reading… is a weekly feature in which Deadshirt’s staff, contributing writers, and friends-of-the-site offer their thoughts on Big Two cape titles, creator-owned books, webcomics and more. David Uzumeri is reading… Superman #12 Written by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason Penciled by Doug Mahnke Read More …

Deadshirt is Watching…This is Us and Westworld

Deadshirt Is Watching… is a weekly feature in which Deadshirt staff, contributors, and guests sound off on the television shows we’re tuned into, from intense dramas to clever sitcoms to the most insane reality shows. This week: This is Us and the finale of Westworld! Andrew Niemann Read More …

A Place on Earth: On Black Mirror‘s Standout Episode, “San Junipero”

In this world we’re just beginning To understand the miracle of living Baby I was afraid before But I’m not afraid anymore -Belinda Carlisle, “Heaven is a Place on Earth” The less you know going into “San Junipero” the better, even if you suspect Black Mirror Read More …

The High Speech: Wizard and Glass

In anticipation of Nikolaj Arcel’s upcoming screen adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series (starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey), the Deadshirt ka-tet of Max Robinson, Dom Griffin and David Uzumeri are taking a trip through the unique and sprawling fantasy/western novel series that inspired it. Max: Before we get started, Read More …

Aw C’mon Gotham: Season 3, Episode 11 “Beware the Green-Eyed Monster”

Fox’s “Batman-without-Batman” soap opera is the most amazingly weird show on television. For every episode this season, Deadshirt’s own Sarah Register, Kayleigh Hearn and Max Robinson discuss the good, the bad…the beginning? of little Bruce Wayne, skinny Oswald Cobblepot, and Jim Gordon sans ‘stache as they try to find their Read More …

Deadshirt is Reading: Batman Annual and New Avengers!

Deadshirt Is Reading… is a weekly feature in which Deadshirt’s staff, contributing writers, and friends-of-the-site offer their thoughts on Big Two cape titles, creator-owned books, webcomics and more. Max Robinson is reading… Batman Annual #1 Written by Tom King, Paul Dini, Scott Snyder, Ray Fawkes, Steve Read More …

Deadshirt is Watching… Our Devils, Ourselves

Deadshirt Is Watching…is a weekly feature in which Deadshirt staff, contributors, and guests sound off on the television shows we’re tuned into, from intense dramas to clever sitcoms to the most insane reality shows. This week: Lucifer and Westworld! Major spoilers follow for both shows. Chuck Read More …

Buddy Cops: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

Each week in November, the Deadshirt crew is partnering up for a look at cinema’s defining Buddy Cop movies. This week: David Uzumeri and Kayleigh Hearn face off against the noir-infused Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. David: While I really enjoyed this summer’s The Nice Guys Read More …