Author: Chris T. Rex

The Flyby 9/19/18 – The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

The Flyby returns this week with a review of a movie that normally would be outside of our purview.  After all, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is about Cold War spy shenanigans, and spies don’t usually wear capes.  So, why the change of pace? Well, in short, because Superman is in it. At least, he was Superman. While our intrepid hosts Cranky T-Rex and Sarjex were recovering from their ordeal with Catwoman, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Henry Cavill has been shoved into a red sun radiation chamber and depowered.  He’s out as the Man of Steel and WB will shift its focus towards a...

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The Flyby 9/5/18 – Catwoman Is Awful

On this week’s episode of The Flyby, we make the very poor decision to follow through with the last of the live-action black superhero films by reviewing…Catwoman.  Yes, that’s the one that stars Halle Berry in some kind of BDSM outfit.  Yes, that’s the one where Catwoman has supernatural cat powers thanks to an Egyptian goddess. Yes, that’s the one that has been universally agreed upon to be one of the worst superhero films ever made. But it can’t be that bad…can it? Actually yes, yes it can.  So for as long as they can stomach thinking about it, Cranky T-Rex...

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The Flyby 8/29/18 – Hancock Is 10 Years Old, Psychos

On the last episode of The Flyby, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of Blade, and in the process we were reminded about another black comic book hero who had an anniversary this year:  Hancock.  Assuming he stuck with the program, this alcoholic superman-wannabe would be 10 years sober as of July, which means he too had been superheroing long before Black Panther sent a thrill up people’s legs. It’s a little more understandable why people might have forgotten about Hancock in their rush to declare T’Challa the first of everything though, because unlike Blade, Hancock never got a sequel.  Despite having...

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The Flyby 8/22/18 – Blade Turns 20

This week on The Flyby, we stop trying to ice skate uphill and instead choose to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Wesley Snipes donning a pair of black sunglasses and kicking some vampire ass.  That’s right fellow daywalkers, Blade turns 20 years old this week, even if certain bloggers would very much like you to think that Black Panther is the first and only black superhero movie to ever grace this world. In fact, while much ado was made about Wakanda this year, not only did Blade beat T’Challa to the punch by a couple decades, he got to the silver screen before almost...

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The Flyby 8/15/18 – A Look Back at Supergirl (1984)

This week on The Flyby, we’re taking a trip in the Wayback Machine to 1984 to revisit Supergirl, the movie that attempted to do for the Girl of Steel what Richard Donner and Christopher Reeve did for Superman.  It was a fun campy adventure featuring Helen Slater as Supes’ older cousin, or at least that seems to be how Sarjex remembered it.  Cranky T-Rex on the other hand wasn’t even sure he had seen it at all, and while he was perfectly ok with that, it can never hurt to go check out a classic 80s movie, can it?...

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