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J.C. Macek III
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J.C. Maçek III is the creator of WorldsGreatestCritic.com, has acted in film, television and on stage and holds a degree in English Literature from LSU. Follow him on Twitter @Kneumsi.


Features

Thursday, September 19 2013

The Changing Face of Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

On September 24th, 2013, the great creator of Buffy, Angel and Firefly, Joss Whedon, will unveil his newest show on the ABC Network: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..


Tuesday, July 9 2013

Reboot to the Head: A Comicbook-based Analysis of Zack Snyder's Man of Steel

A solid film, but a solid Superman? A comparison between the latest version and the collective and popular history of Superman is most certainly warranted, especially with some of the more surprising aspects of Zack Snyder's “reboot to the head" that is The Man of Steel.


Wednesday, June 19 2013

Supremium: Image Comic's Less "Awesome” Superman

Every superhero owes Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's incredible creation a debt of gratitude for their very existence. And at the time of this writing, the hands-down runaway box-office hit is none other than The Man of Steel, just in time for the first Superman's 75th birthday. Time for a pastiche, don't you think?


Sunday, May 12 2013

From Thinking Steaks to TITANic Mistakes: The 'Star Trek' Films They Almost Made

If not for “The Guardian of Forever” and other unworldly phenomenon, our next Star Trek film, starring Eddie Murphy, might have been a cross between Police Academy and The Jetsons.


Thursday, February 21 2013

Abandoned 'Star Wars' Plot Points Episode II: The Force Behind the Scenes

With Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm already changing Star Wars, let's look at the prior behind the scene changes in the saga.


Columns

Sunday, August 10 2014

Origin of the Species: 'Planet of the Apes' from Laughing Stock to Box Office Gold

After the best-selling novel La Planète des Singes and the hit film Planet of the Apes, the series found itself in hairy times. How did the saga regain its glory?


Sunday, August 3 2014

Origin of the Species: 'Planet of the Apes' from Page to Screen

Humankind once laughed at The Planet of the Apes -- until it became a critically acclaimed artistic endeavor and had an Academy Award category created for it. Now who amongst us is laughing?


Sunday, June 15 2014

The Rise Fall and Rise of Marvel Comics on Film Part 3: Our Universe(s) at War

Suddenly, movies from all walks of the Marvel Universe began to rage against the big screen with three distinct universes vying for control of box office gold.


Sunday, June 8 2014

The Rise Fall and Rise of Marvel Comics on Film Part 2: The Road Out of Development Hell

The story is far from over for The Fantastic Four and Spider-Man, but what of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? What of the incredible saga of all of those also-ran comic book films?


Sunday, June 1 2014

The Rise Fall and Rise of Marvel Comics on Film Part 1: Origins and Eternities

Marvel Comics rules the box office today (three films based on Marvel Comics occupied the top 10 in May 2014 alone), but getting there was a long, hard, slow road.


Reviews

Wednesday, July 9 2014

In 'A Hard Day's Night', Trifle Becomes Transcendent

Silly plot aside, the real attraction to A Hard Day’s Night is the music and the way it is presented.


Tuesday, July 8 2014

'Quadrophenia: Live In London' Proves That the Four Sides of the Who Are Still Alive and Well

For any a fan of The Who’s “Maximum R&B” music, this is as close to being there as you can possibly get without a time machine and a hefty ticket charge.


Thursday, June 26 2014

Soundgarden: Superunknown (20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition)

One incredibly long and worthy exploration into the inventive Soundgarden's biggest (and arguably most consistently satisfying) release.


Sunday, June 22 2014

'The Nutty Professor', or, The Strange Case of Dr. Kelp and Mr. Love

Jerry Lewis' update of the Jekyll and Hyde story into the case of a nerd and his stallion alter-ego is still excellent after 50 years.


Tuesday, June 17 2014

Wes Anderson and His Weird Ways Are Quite Apparent in 'The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou'

Wes Anderson's strange and surreal film, now in a Criterion Blu-ray, has never looked or sounded better. But is this just another Anderson weird?


To a Cemetery Go! [30.Dec.13]
SQÜRL: EP #2 [5.Dec.13]
SQÜRL:EP #1 [29.Jul.13]
Anthrax: Anthems [27.May.13]

Blogs

Friday, January 17 2014

Reign of the Adequate Man... Part 1: When no other hero will “do”.

"To Be Continued..." has covered “all things comics” from the big heroes at Marvel and DC to the lesser known heroes at the big and small companies. This time out, JC figures that going “Ultra Indie” would be... adequate.


Monday, December 16 2013

A Day One Look at the Xbox One

To Be Continued...” recently covered the controversy and backlash of Ben Affleck’s casting as Batman. The only 2013 reception this bad has been that of Microsoft’s Xbox One gaming console. How is it?


Friday, November 15 2013

How to Replace Iron Man (Without Really Trying)...

In our last two installments “To Be Continued...” has covered the first guy to wield Captain America's shield since the original and the first guy to pick up Mjolnir besides Thor. This time... will the real Iron Man please stand up?


Friday, November 8 2013

Thor WHO? It's Beta Ray Bill!

Last time “To Be Continued...” Captain America's first replacement was explored... But nobody can replace Thor, the god in Marvel's Avengers pantheon, because nobody can pick up that hammer right? Right?


Wednesday, October 16 2013

The Captain America That Wasn't…

“To Be Continued...” has yet to cover Marvel Comics in any significant way. That changes today as we take on one of Marvel's biggest icons... well... sort of.


To Be Continued... On Affleck Being Batman (Graphic Novelties) [27.Aug.13]
The Lost in Space Family Robinson Part II (Graphic Novelties) [26.Jun.13]
The Lost In Space Family Robinson (Graphic Novelties) [4.Jun.13]
The Daredevil You Don't Know: The Original (Graphic Novelties) [30.Apr.13]
The Name of the Rose: The Journey of Grendel (Graphic Novelties) [29.Mar.13]
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