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PATRONS ONLY - TRIPLE PREACHER OVERDRIVE

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's adap of Ennis and Dillon's seminal PREACHER begins to wrap up with the start of season four on Monday night. It's been a messy, frustrating ride, spinning its wheels more often than not, but when it's been good it's been pretty fucking excellent.

CRIMSON CATHOLIC HEAD KICKER: DAREDEVIL SEASON 2

And lo, Marvel’s crimson Catholic head-kicker returns to your streaming device* for a highly anticipated second season of angsty, claret-soaked pulp vigilantism.

Setting up shop squarely in The Dark Knight’s thematic bailiwick, season two is an exercise in escalation: melodrama ratcheted right up; bruising, head mashing violence ratcheted right up; meditations on crime and punishment to the fore.

NOTHING MAKES SENSE ANY MORE: DEADPOOL

If Deadpool’s record breaking weekend box office reports are any indication, this low budget, vaguely subversive Marvel adaptation (in many respects a belated apology for 2009’s woeful Wolverine: Origins experiment with the character), is pretty much critic-proof as of this writing.

THE SKY IS FALLING (AGAIN): AGE OF ULTRON

In accepting the responsibility of returning to direct a second Avengers flick, geek prince in chief Joss Whedon must surely have conceded that he was on a hiding to nothing. Directing the sequel to the third highest grossing film of all time, not to mention once more providing the concluding chapter of a so called Marvel phase, brings with it a staggering array of challenges to be met and lofty bars to be cleared.