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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When we left off last week on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the fate of S.H.I.E.L.D. and many of its members were in the balance. Skye was living large in some sort of Inhumans luxury resort, complete with Raina as a neighbor and an as-of-yet unknown still alive mommy as one of her guides. Coulson, Hunter and Mike/Deathlok were out on the hunt and trying to find Skye. May was being convinced by Edward James Olmos that helping him bring Coulson in and settle the S.H.I.E.L.D.-on-S.H.I.E.L.D. violence was in her best interest. And Team Fitz-Simmons snuck Fury’s toolbox away from S.H.I.E.L.D. #2, hopefully to have Fitz figure a way to find out what’s inside before anyone else has a chance to. So where will ‘Melinda’ take us? If the previews are any indication, we’ll finally be getting a proper look inside May’s brain. (more…)

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It’s been a while since the last episode of Gotham. About five weeks, in fact. So what exactly happened before the break? Well, little Bruce Wayne had teamed up with little Selina Kyle and they were out on the hunt for the guy that stabbed poor Alfred. Alfred was, of course, laid out in the hospital. Gordon and Bullock managed to get some dirt on Commissioner Loeb and stop a power play (thanks to The Penguin), though at some cost to Gordon’s idealism and morality. And old fish Mooney was now working for The Dollmaker, helping him keep his human organ donors in line. The previews for the last four episode of the season have been promising some big changes. The question is, did ‘Beasts of Prey‘ deliver? (more…)

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By now, everyone knows that the Spider-Man franchise is being rebooted… again. This time Sony has bent over for Disney and given them the opportunity to use Spidey in their own version of the Marvel Universe. This gave rise to a lot of fan outcry that Marvel should give one of the other favorite incarnations of Spider-Man a chance – namely Miles Morales. But according to MCU overlord Kevin Feige, they’ll be sticking with the familiar face of Peter Parker. (more…)

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Last week on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we finally got to see a confrontation between Coulson’s crew and the “real” S.H.I.E.L.D. and even a stare-down between the respective leaders of the different sides of this organization. This led to Coulson being forced to flee and his eventual team-up with his last free ally, Hunter. Skye became a target of the S.H.I.E.L.D.-on-S.H.I.E.L.D. madness as well, resulting in her blowing shit up with her super powers and calling on the blind teleporter guy, Gordon, to come take her away. This week with ‘Afterlife‘, we get more on what happened to Skye and a look at what the two S.H.I.E.L.D.s are doing in their struggle against one another. (more…)

Those Crazy Muppets are Coming Back to TV!

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With the new Muppet films being well-received by both newer and younger audiences, it was only a matter of time before someone decided that perhaps they needed to make a return to the small screen. And now it appears as if that’s exactly what will be happening in the near future. It’s been rumored before, but now the officialness is here – The Muppet Show is returning to television via ABC. (more…)

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Last week on the ever-improving Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., things began to come to a head. Skye’s power still wasn’t under control, so Coulson sent her off to a safe house. Bobbi and Mack’s secret allegiance was finally revealed – a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. organization that claims to be the real deal. Better yet, it’s led by the almighty Edward James Olmos. They don’t like Coulson’s alien blood and think it makes him dangerous. Hunter was captured and they attempted to convert him, but he was having nothing to do with it and ran off to warn Coulson, though The Man and May already have their suspicions. This week, ‘One Door Closes’ offers a little S.H.I.E.L.D.-on-S.H.I.E.L.D. action along with a surprising twist for Skye. Read on for all the S.H.I.E.L.D.-y goodness. (more…)

Not-So-Epic Rap Battles – Hodor vs. Groot?

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I suppose it had to happen eventually. This is, after all, the world of the Internet. With all sorts of historical and fictional characters battling for supremacy via the medium of rap, it was only a matter of time before Groot and Hodor got in on all the fun. Of course, there really isn’t much they have to say other than their catch-phrases, so this rap battle is slightly less than epic. (more…)

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Last week on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we got to see Skye take her powers out for a little test spin. Unfortunately, she’s not up-to-par, so all she could really do is make things shake around a bit. We also saw Skye-daddy with his band of super folks, but that battle didn’t pan out as dramatically as we’d hoped – it was basically a punch-fest without any really power stuff. And finally, poor Hunter got clobbered by Mack when he skirted a little too close to the Bobbi/Mack mysterious story arc. This week, ‘Love in the Time of HYDRA’ promises to answer those nagging questions about what the hell is going on with Bobbi and Mack, while hopefully giving us something new to chew on. And… it’s the arrival of muthafuckin’ Edward James Olmos! So was it worth the 42-minute chunk of our lives? (more…)

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It’s not every day that you see a big star with real draw power getting involved in a reboot of an old children’s show. Okay, so there was that Garfield thing with Bill Murray, but we try to forget that one. But the year of 2015 brings us some rather interesting news. It appears as if Joseph Gordon-Levitt is ready to put his name on the Fraggle Rock franchise in more ways that one. Not only will he produce a movie adaptation, but he’ll also be starring in it. (more…)

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Last week on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we had the chance to watch Skye’s powers go all sorts of crazy. It didn’t take long before everyone in the crew knew that she’d been altered by the Kree temple and that when she gets upset, shit begins to shake and break. But, despite having the chance to hand her off to either a Kree that wanted to kill her or an Asgardian that wanted to lock her away, the S.H.I.E.L.D. team decided to keep her. In the meanwhile, Bobbi and Mack were up to no good. Or so we think. But we don’t know. Cause that whole thing is being kept intentionally vague. This week, ‘One of Us’ brings Skye’s daddy back to give her a kiss – and he has a small army of super-humans with him to help out. (more…)