Archive for the ‘Steven D’arcangelo’ Category


Now that the Super Bowl is over and your favorite team has won (or lost), the real game can begin — the 90th annual Academy Awards. Specifically wagering on the Academy Awards, which will be broadcast in a few short weeks. The Oscars are just as popular as football when it comes to home and office betting pools. […]


“Whenever you gamble, my friend, eventually you’ll lose.” So said Liam Neeson’s wizened Jedi knight, Qui-Gon Jinn, in Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Gambling runs rampant in the galaxy far far away. And never more so it seems than in the film franchise’s newest installment — Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Trailers for […]


  Released this week from WaterTower Music is The Music of DC Comics: Volume 2 on CD and digital formats, with a double vinyl album coming soon for all you Jack Whites out there. This follow-up to 2010’s The Music of DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Collection celebrates the ongoing musical heritage of DC Comics in […]

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Episodes 2.11 – 2.14 (T.V. review)

After devoting a double-length critique to Agent Carter‘s final episode (hopefully final only for now), I’ll now go the opposite direction by devoting one critique to four — count ‘em, FOUR! — full episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Consider it my attempt to break the world record for number of shows recounted in a single […]

MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER: Valediction (television mini-series critique)

The grand finale of Agent Carter is both grand and final. The grandness comes in the form of feature film quality special effects, most evident in a climatic flight over Manhattan. Just as grand is the top-notch production design showcased in an art-deco movie palace and a hanger full of classic airplanes. As for the […]

MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER: Snafu (television mini-series critique)

“You think you know me, but I’ve never been more than what each of you have created. To you I’m a stray kitten left on your doorstep to be protected. Those are Peggy Carter’s words after self-confessing everything to fellow S.S.R. agents Dooley, Daniel, and Thompson who, despite a triple interrogation, were unable to grill […]

MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER: A Sin to Err (television mini-series critique)

In A Sin to Err, a Russian scientist is asked why his country’s Black Widow spy program is comprised solely of women. His reply: “Women are often overlooked. Taken for granted.” This statement not only explains how the Widows are so successful at espionage (No one pays attention to the so-called weaker sex.), it also […]

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