A nod to maniacal cartoons

Terror that flaps in the night

Drake Mallard transforms into the superhero Darkwing Duck.
  • Drake Mallard transforms into the superhero Darkwing Duck.

Darkwing Duck gave viewers mild-mannered father Drake Mallard, who transforms into the superhero Darkwing Duck, the terror that flaps in the night. Infused with a Silver Age–era comics’ sensibility as well as a nod to golden-era merrily maniacal cartoons, Darkwing Duck teams the title character with his adopted daughter, Gosalyn, and happy-go-lucky pilot Launchpad McQuack to not only protect the citizens of St. Canard but also to form a family of choice and heart.

  • Darkwing Duck (USA) 1991–’92, Disney
  • Available on Disney Channel and DVD

Atomic Blonde, the Cold War story of MI6 spy Lorraine Broughton, falls into the category of a good film where the story is elevated by a fantastic soundtrack, remarkable cinematography, stellar costuming, and solid keep-viewers-guessing-while-playing-fair script (with a small detraction for violence).

  • Atomic Blonde (USA) 2017, Focus Features
  • Available on YouTube and Google Play

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