Top 10 Superhero Movies On DemandMay 10, 2011


Top 10 Superhero Movies On Demand

Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

With THOR hitting theaters and the summer superhero season upon us, On Demand Weekly is celebrating the top 10 Superhero summer movies available via Movies On Demand. These top 10 films are available by visiting the Comic Book Heroes category located on the Movies On Demand channel on Time Warner Cable.

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10. TRON: LEGACY
9. X-MEN 3: THE LAST STAND
8. THE INCREDIBLE HULK
7. TRON – THE ORIGINAL CLASSIC (1985)
6. SUPERMAN RETURNS

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Seth Meyers’ THE AWESOMES - A Hulu Original SeriesNovember 21, 2013


Seth Meyers’ THE AWESOMES - A Hulu Original Series

The Awesomes (Hulu)

On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of hot movies on demand and from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: "The Awesomes" (Hulu).


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THE AWESOMES
By Joe Charnitski

 

What did you think of this year’s summer superhero movies?

Iron-Man came back for the third time (not including his appearance in THE AVENGERS) and Superman was reinvented, for at least the third time (not including his TV work). Wolverine broke away from the X-Men to release a solo adventure, and even The Lone Ranger (ok, he doesn’t have super powers, but I think the premise still applies) galloped across cinema screens once again. As long as we keep paying, and IRON MAN 3 made north of $400 million, Hollywood will keep playing the super hero card, as they have for decades.

The creators of Hulu’s new animated series “The Awesomes” are hoping that all of this experience with heroes, villains, civilizations in peril and all that will make us appreciate their comedic, but not fully satiric, take on the genre. The series follows the adventures of Prock (voiced by series creator SETH MEYERS) a low grade hero who has inherited a Justice League-type band of superfriends from his father, Mr. Awesome, after his recent retirement. Mr. Awesome’s team doesn’t believe the young professor and doctor (thus, Prock) has the right stuff, so they quit the team. A federal government bureaucrat alerts Prock that he will lose his funding from Uncle Sam if he doesn’t put together a band of formidable super crime fighters.

Over the course of the first episodes Prock does build a team, and they have some impressive strengths, but also some wacky weaknesses. Can this team of misfits save the world from the evil likes of Doctor Malocchio (voiced by SNL alum Bill Hader)? Can Prock ever live up to his father’s legend, or even to the competition from everyone’s favorite big hero on campus, Perfect Man? 

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