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2019-2020 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 4

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This week there was a big death, true intentions revealed, family at odds, a main character exit, and one of the most emotional moments yet. Crisis still looms large, and it is felt more so now than ever before.

Below is a breakdown of all of the Arrowverse stuff that aired this week. It is part review, part speculation, part analysis, and part rambling. It is organized in the order they aired throughout the week, so feel free to scroll down to whatever ones you watch. If you want to get caught up, you can use my Arrowverse Viewing Order guide to help you navigate!

You can read this season's previous breakdowns here.


Dolemite Is My Name - Review

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Dolemite Is My Name is a true story about comedian Rudy Ray Moore, and his rise to fame. The comedy is elevated by its cast, and brings a cult legend to the forefront with this new Netflix film.

Eddie Murphy is one of the funniest people alive. Unfortunately he hasn't had much to sink his teeth into lately that proves that fact. Luckily that all changes with Dolemite Is My Name. It is a role that showcases every one of Murphy's talents, and it pays off big time.

Dolemite has a cult following from the handful of films that showed the titular character, but this film is a good "in" for people who are unfamiliar. It lays out the story well, and Moore's journey into stardom and fame is entertaining from beginning to end. Playing a real person is always difficult, but Murphy managed to portray Moore with care and heart, while still having some signature "Eddie Murphy" moments.

Even if you aren't familiar with Moore or Dolemite, the film still resonates with…

2019-2020 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 3

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This week we had a ton of returning faces, new costumes, big revelations, and emotional resonance that took us one step closer to Crisis On Infinite Earths.

Below is a breakdown of all of the Arrowverse stuff that aired this week. It is part review, part speculation, part analysis, and part rambling. It is organized in the order they aired throughout the week, so feel free to scroll down to whatever ones you watch. If you want to get caught up, you can use my Arrowverse Viewing Order guide to help you navigate!

You can read this season's previous breakdowns here.

Jay And Silent Bob Reboot - Review

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Kevin Smith made a shared cinematic universe that featured a Stan Lee cameo long before Kevin Feige ever did it with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Smith's "ViewAskewniverse" was a series of screwball stoner comedies, that seemingly ended with Clerks II. But everything that is old is new again, and Smith returned to his roots with the very meta Jay And Silent Bob Reboot.

2019-2020 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 2

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This week we had the start of Arrow's farewell tour, more Crisis preparations, and people being challenged in ways that they aren't used to.

Below is a breakdown of all of the Arrowverse stuff that aired this week. It is part review, part speculation, part analysis, and part rambling. It is organized in the order they aired throughout the week, so feel free to scroll down to whatever ones you watch. If you want to get caught up, you can use my Arrowverse Viewing Order guide to help you navigate!

You can read this season's previous breakdowns here.

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie - Review

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Breaking Bad is one of the greatest television shows of all time. The way it ended was brilliant, and perfect for Walter White's story. But one character never received the closure he deserved, and that was Aaron Paul's Jesse Pinkman. El Camino provides that closure, and serves as the perfect epilogue to Breaking Bad.

2019-2020 Arrowverse Roundup - Week 1

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The Arrowverse is back for its biggest season yet! This week we saw 4 out of the 6 shows premiere, including newcomer Batwoman. There was lots of spectacle, intrigue, mythology and even a Crisis on Infinite Earths tease.

Below is a breakdown of all of the Arrowverse stuff that aired this week. It is part review, part speculation, part analysis, and part rambling. It is organized in the order they aired throughout the week, so feel free to scroll down to whatever ones you watch. If you want to get caught up, you can use my Arrowverse Viewing Order guide to help you navigate!

Joker - Review

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The "comic book movie" genre is vast, providing many different takes and feels to comic book movies. Every now and then a film comes a long to challenge the meaning of the genre, and transcend it completely. The Dark Knight did that. So did Logan and Avengers: Endgame. The latest to do that is Joker and it might be the most severe departure of the genre yet.