MOON KNIGHT SERIES REVIEW
In the latest Disney Plus/Marvel Cinematic Universe show, the action moves to first London and then Egypt. New York’s just got too damn many superheroes in it. Oscar Isaac plays Steven Grant, a man with sleep issues, lots of knowledge of Egyptian lore, but not much self-confidence. He works in the gift shop of a museum instead of what he’s actually qualified for. But he keeps having these strange blackouts. It becomes clear soon that he suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder. His other personality Marc Spector is a total badass who apparently can call upon powers from an Egyptian God and becomes a nigh invulnerable superhero who fights for justice. Unfortunately, there’s a pretty bad dude (Ethan Hawke) leading a cult worshipping this other Egyptian God who wants something Stephen has and doesn’t care who they have to kill to get it. This is understandably more than a little stressful for the quiet Steven to discover and his troubles are only beginning. Chris, Sarah, Marco, and Beau interpreted the hieroglyphs for this new six episode miniseries and give their translation here.
CREATED BY: Jeremy Slater
STARRING: Oscar Isaac, David Jake Rodriguez, May Calamawy, Karim El Hakim, F. Murray Abraham, Ethan Hawke, Ann Akinjirin, David Ganly, Khalid Abdalla, Gaspard Ulliel, Antonia Salib, Fernanda Andrade, Rey Lucas, Sofia Danu, Saba Mubarak, Shaun Scott, Lucy Thackeray, Alexander Cobb, Diana Bermudez, Declan Hannigan, Hayley Konadu, Nagisa Morimoto, Loic Mabanza, Joseph Millson, Bill Bekele, Claudio Fabian Contreras, Usama Soliman
Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas in 1992 where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this community of critics. While Brian eventually followed his heart to a new family, Chris continues on with a cast of colorful folks from all over the country (and a few others). You can also check out Chris in his videocast, along with Martin Thomas and Danni Danger, that One Of Us does with our friends at Bell of Lost Souls: Crossover Event. He also regularly guests on the video game website Rage Select. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.
Sarah Jane (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad)
Sarah Jane was born and raised in Southern California but currently calls Austin, TX her home. She’s seen over 5,700 movies so far with zero plans on stopping. She has a penchant for all things exploitation, and she loves Godzilla with all her heart. Her favorite films are Deep Red, Le Samourai, and Miller’s Crossing. When she isn’t watching movies, she’s busy herding her four cats, her husband, and her 11-year-old kiddo. She’s been a contributor to TalkFilmSociety, Daily Grindhouse, FThisMovie!, Looper, and the Austin Chronicle. You can find her on Twitter and Letterboxd at @fookthis.
Marco Noyola (Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Audio Editor)
By day, Marco is a mild-mannered office worker, but by night he is a mild-mannered movie watcher. He does other mild-mannered stuff too.
“You don’t need to follow me. You don’t need to follow anybody!”
Beau Paul (Highly Suspect Reviews, The Original Gentlemen, Screener Squad)
Beau Paul is an Austin native, an actor, and a writer. Sometimes all at once! Previously he has attempted to be an internet entertainer (the funny ha-ha kind, not the naked moneymaking kind) at Spill.com, and now here on OneOfUs.net. You can read his pithy witticisms and the retweeted material of funnier, cleverer people on Twitter or Facebook, and can buy him stuff on Amazon.
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