Calling For Help And Other Thoughts On Twin Peaks Parts 3&4

Twin Peaks continues to confound in its second two-episode installment. As Bad Cooper’s plan to evade the Black Lodge comes to fruition, the FBI catches wind of his presence. But is Bad Cooper’s plan merely survival? Spoilers, of course, follow. The Case As Coop continued his journey through the various levels of the Black Lodge, […]

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New Trailer for ‘Logan Lucky’ is Either Brilliant or Just Bizarre

The official trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s latest has just dropped, and the only word that truly describes the feel for it is ‘bizarre’. Channing Tatum reunites with the Magic Mike director to revisit the Ocean’s 11 concept, but with a sort of Dumb and Dumber-esque twist. Adam Driver joins Tatum as his brother, and who would have ever thought this […]

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Emotional Torment Exposed On ‘Attack On Titan’

SPOILER ALERT It’s hard to talk about this episode without finally giving big spoilers for what’s been happening this season. The last few reviews have danced around this issue but this one has to put all cards on the table to effectively talk about what happened in the episode. Keep this in mind before you […]

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Sofia Coppola Makes History At Cannes 2017 With ‘The Beguiled’

Sofia Coppola Is The Second Women In History To Win Best Director At Cannes As the results pour in from the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, history is made. Sofia Coppola took home the Best Director award for her film ‘The Beguiled‘. This makes her the second women to win Best Director at Cannes, the first being Russia’s […]

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Soundtrack List Released

The official soundtrack list for Marvel Studios’ upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming has been released. Check it out below. Disclaimer: Although the definition of spoilers is highly debated, some might find these song titles to be filled with information that ruins key scenes in the movie. 1. Spider-Man Television Theme 2. The World is Changing 3. Academic Decommitment […]

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Creators Talk Candidly About Image Comics And “The Big Two”

MegaCon 2017 in Orlando held an ‘Image Comics at 25’ panel Friday afternoon with Greg Rucka, Jason Aaron, Howard Chaykin, Scott Young, Gail Simone, and Cat Staggs. The creators gave their honest opinions about some of the big differences working with Image Comics as opposed to Marvel and DC. Twenty years ago, the dream if […]

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Joss Whedon Was Already Working on ‘Justice League’ Before Taking Over

News of The Avengers director Joss Whedon taking over for Zack Snyder for Justice League was shocking to many, but there’s more to the decision than originally thought. Following the announcement of Snyder’s departure to deal with personal matters, Whedon was already working on some additional scenes for the additional photography for the film. Snyder […]

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‘The Six Swords’ #1-2 Review: Irreverent Fun in the Not-So Old West

The charm of the spaghetti western has never quite faded from pop culture. The iconic soundtracks of Ennio Moriconi, the imposing figure of Clint Eastwood’s nameless gunslinger and the “against all odds” endeavors of the Magnificent Seven have ingrained themselves in our psyche. In recent times, the sensibilities of the spaghetti western have bled into […]

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‘Ant-Man’ Director Peyton Reed Mocks ‘Wonder Woman’ Backlash

Peyton Reed, the director of Ant-Man and the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is chiming on a rival DC Cinematic Universe film, Wonder Woman. The issue he’s taken to task with doesn’t have anything to do with the quality of the film or the direction of the universe. It’s all […]

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Review: Fairy Tail chapter 537

Fairy Tail Fairy Tail is finally ending! Only 9 chapters remain. FT started off strong but after the Tenrou Island arc, its quality sharply dropped. If you’ve read anything else I’ve written you know that I think it’s one of the worst manga out there right now. The only reason I still read it is […]

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Ottawa Comiccon 2017: Winding Down on Sunday

Ottawa Comiccon 2017 ran from May 12th-14th, and Sunday the 14th marked the final day of OCC. While many of the cosplayers had cleared out and the crowds had settled down, there were still plenty of people there to see such high-profile guests as Alex Kingston (Doctor Who), Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter), Phil LaMarr (Futurama) […]

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Jason Aaron Talks ‘Star Wars’ And His Love For Ben Kenobi

At MegaCon on Friday, Monkeys Fighting Robots had the chance to ask Star Wars writer Jason Aaron about the old Ben Kenobi stories he’s incorporated into the title. For those not up-to-date on Marvel’s main Star Wars title, Luke has discovered the journal that Obi-Wan/Ben kept while in exile on Tatooine. Aaron has used this as a device to […]

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Review ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Fails To Capture The Series Past Magic

The 5th installment of Pirates of the Caribbean is derailed by substandard performances and a weak narrative. Summary The film begins with an engaging prologue centered around our new male lead played by Brenton Thwaites. We quickly find out that he’s playing Henry, the son of Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) who was cursed to spend the rest […]

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Five Great DC Comics Events Perfect For The Next CW ‘Arrowverse’ Crossover

Now that Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow have all ended their respective seasons, we have nothing to do but wait and anticipate what kind of DC inspired fun the CW will bring the Arrowverse in the fall. Of course, each show will have their own stories, but as promised to us […]

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Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Turns Fifty

It was fifty years ago today when Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play. Yes, the Beatles’ famous album is now half a century. Released on May 26, 1967, Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band broke new ground as a record. It combines rock, pop, music hall, and psychedelia. Nor does it feel like a Beatles album, […]

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‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins Crushes Rumors of Bad Early Edits

Seems Like Patty Jenkins Didn’t Even Need To Cut A Single Scene At times, it feels like most of the press concerning any film from the DC Extended Universe is plagued with negative headlines. Even the upcoming ‘Wonder Woman‘ faced some online rumors about the production; which is silly now with the critical praise. The […]

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Still Worth Your Time: The Pirates of the Caribbean and Immortality Narratives

Fourteen years ago, Disney took a relatively massive gamble. They decided to adapt a 40-year-old theme park ride into a blockbuster film, with the producer of Top Gun and the director of The Ring. Today, Dead Men Tell No Tales, the next installment in the $4 billion franchise that is Pirates of the Caribbean (PotC), releases. It’s safe to say that […]

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Take A Trip To Hope County, Montana, In First ‘Far Cry 5’ Trailer

The first trailer for Far Cry 5 is here, giving fans a look at the new western-themed installment in the series. “Welcome to Hope County, Montana. When your arrival incites the cult to violently seize control of the region, you must rise up and spark the fires of resistance to liberate a besieged community. Freely […]

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Batman’s Scott Snyder Talks Nerd Rage And ‘Secret Empire’ Controversy

Monkeys Fighting Robots caught up with writer Scott Snyder at MegaCon in Orlando on Thursday to talk about “nerd rage,” and specifically the controversy surrounding Nick Spencer’s ‘Secret Empire’. Snyder provided a well thought out and respectful answer, which you can watch in full here: The Batman writer acknowledged that no one side of the argument is “right,” […]

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Our 10 Favorite Issues From ‘DC: Rebirth’

If you haven’t been able to tell, the comic review team at Monkeys Fighting Robots has been enjoying the results of DC Comic’s Rebirth very much. In celebration of this event we have decided to give (in no particular order) our favorite issues from the new direction DC Comics took. Nightwing #16 Writer Tim Seeley […]

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