Jason McAnelly

  • Profile: Jason is perhaps best known to everyone as “that one guy who did that thing,” but few people know of his struggles in life. After making a name for himself training zombies to make pasta, he wandered the earth in search of the sacred cheese. Though the cheese eluded him, he discovered a talent for writing and has been working on perfecting his skills ever since. He is currently working on a fantasy novel and tapping keys for the folks at NerdBastards. Eventually, he will be rich and famous and way cooler than you.

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Last week on Hannibal, we finally witnessed the arrival of The Great Red Dragon – a new serial killer for Will Graham and his crew to hunt down. Unfortunately for Will, he didn’t really want to get involved in the FBI’s antics anymore, but a visit from Jack Crawford convinced him that he could do some good. And while all this was taking place in the outside world, Hannibal, safely (?) locked away, was mentally sparring with his captors and awaiting the arrival of his old friend. This week, Will finally pays a visit to Doctor Lecter. Will the old bromance reunite with a fury? Or is Will still as cold as ever to his “friend”? ‘And the Woman Clothed with Sun…’ answers a few questions and raises a few more. (more…)

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Presents – Skye 3.0

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For those of you who managed to make it through the first season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and were treated to the ever-improving second season, you may have noticed now much of a bad-ass Chloe Bennet (AKA Skye) became as the story progressed. She went from a childish hacker to a full-fledged S.H.I.E.L.D. agent to a woman of massive super powers and the character is much more interested for it. Now, with the third season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. coming up in September, Skye’s character will be taking on even more changes, including a new haircut and a new name. Scroll on for the details. (more…)

Mark Hamill Returns for Animated ‘Killing Joke’

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There have been a lot of voices and faces attached to the role of The Joker over the years, some of them good, some of them not-so-much. Everyone has a favorite, however, and Mark Hamill is definitely one of the names that shines the brightest when it comes to bringing life to the animated version of one of Batman’s most infamous of villains. And now it looks like he’ll be returning to give it one more go. What’s more, it’s for an animated adaptation of one of the most-praised story arcs in the Batman world – Batman: The Killing Joke. (more…)

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Last week’s episode of Hannibal ended on a rather shocking note. After escaping from the clutches of Mason Verger (and sending him to an unsavory fate), Will and Hannibal had what seemed to be one last talk. Will was, in effect, breaking up with the doctor; swearing off ever pursuing him. Hannibal was home free, but he decided to do something unusual – he gave himself up to the FBI. Whether this ploy was to ensure that Hannibal was always close to his “friend” or whether the doctor may be seeking some sort of revenge for being rejected, we do not know. All we know is that this week ‘The Great Red Dragon’ will introduce one of the Hannibal mythos’ most infamous of serial killers. And that Will will most certainly have to turn to his friend/nemesis in order to catch his prey. (more…)

‘Logan’s Run’ Reboot Plods Onward

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There are some movies that should just never be remade or rebooted. Each individual has their own opinion concerning which old movie properties are sacred and which ones could do with a modern treatment. But one movie that I think most will agree should be left in its classic incarnation with no updates is Logan’s Run. It’s been nearly 40 years since the first movie graced the big screen and sure the FX might not hold up, but… why? Unfortunately, our questions have no answers, as Simon Kinberg is once again moving forward with the reboot project. Scroll on for all the depressing details. (more…)

Robert Kirkman Talks ‘Walking Dead’ Conclusion

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The Walking Dead is moving into its sixth season this October and, if it stays as popular as it currently is, we may see it moving through six more seasons in the future. In addition, we have a spin-off (Fear the Walking Dead) and the long-running comic book series. But all good things must come to an end, right? As a matter of fact, Robert Kirkman already has an end planned out. Scroll on to hear what he had to say about it.

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Wondering when Guillermo del Toro is going to finally get started on the next chapter of his giant robots versus giant monsters franchise, Pacific Rim? Ever since the first movie came out, people have been waiting for more. Del Toro was pretty adamant about the fact that he was going to continue with a second film and now it seems as if he’s finally getting to it. Scroll on to find out the latest concerning when they’ll begin shooting as well as a rumor about what the possible title will be. (more…)

Hulu May Be Offering Advert-Free Viewing

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The range of options for lovers of movies and television shows is growing. Companies like Netflix started the trend and now you can choose from a variety of online “networks” when you need to get your fix of visual media. One of the bigger companies is, of course, Hulu. The problem with Hulu, however, is that they pay the bills using standard advertising. Which means you have to sit through a bunch of commercials if you want to watch what they have to offer. In the near future, however, that may change, as Hulu is exploring the possibility of offering advert-free viewing. (more…)

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The Ghostbusters reboot has been trickling information our way, providing little looks and teases as to what we can expect from this female-led ghost-smashing flick. People have had mixed reactions concerning things such as the new look of the proton packs or the latest incarnation of Ecto-1, but such is the fate of reboots in our day. The latest bit of information isn’t as exciting as all that, but neither is it likely to be as divisive. We now know the names of the four ladies who shall be busting said titular ghosts. Scroll on to discover exactly who is going to answer when you call the Ghostbusters. (more…)

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So things are getting a bit tense on Hannibal as of late. While Will and Hannibal finally met up to renew their strange and psychotic friendship, the real intent here was to see who would kill who first. Will thought he may have had the jump on Hannibal, but Chiyo stopped the assassination attempt with a bullet. And when Will came to, he was Hannibal’s dinner guest. Jack tried to save the day, but his conflict with the good doctor didn’t turn out to be as successful as it was the first time. In the end, they both looked like they might end up on the menu. Unfortunately for Hannibal (and likely everyone else), Mason Verger finally found a way to get to his enemy. And now everybody looks to be completely fucked. How will Hannibal and his companions escape from certain doom? Scroll on to find the answer to this and many other questions. (more…)