Jason McAnelly

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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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A ‘Wonder Woman’ Director Has Officially Been Signed

- 11-24-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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The Internet has been busy at work trying to figure out who shall be the person to take on what is one of the biggest-deal super hero projects ever made – Wonder Woman. As it happens to be the first big-screen adaptation of this character and the first female-centric flick of the new generation of super hero film fandom, Warner Bros. it taking great care to make sure they do everything just right. And the beginning of said journey is, of course, finding the right person to direct it. Many names have been tossed about, but now an official announcement has confirmed exactly who we shall see sitting in the director’s chair – Michelle MacLaren. (more…)

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‘Star Wars’ Rumormill – First Spin-Off a Bounty Hunter Heist Movie?

- 11-24-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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With the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer looming on the horizon, we’re all anticipating what we’re going to see with the first look. But just because the beginning of the new trilogy is getting closer and closer doesn’t mean that the rest of the Star Wars franchise isn’t plowing forward. The latest rumor regarding non-trilogy movie plans is something that might interest you or might just leave you rolling your eyes. For, if the mystic people known as “sources” are correct, 2016 is going to bring us a Star Wars heist flick. (more…)

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Take a Look at Telltale’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Trailer and 13 Character Pics

- 11-20-14Books, TV, Videogames Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Fans of Game of Thrones likely already know that famed adventure game company Telltale is just about ready to release the first chapter in their GoT story via the medium of video games. They’ve already let us know a bit about what to expect from the game as well as how they plan on improving the mechanics in relation to previous games. But now we’re getting the first real look at Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice with the first trailer and 13 character pics showing off the important folks from or allied with House Forrester. Scroll on for a big, juicy helping of Telltale awesome. (more…)

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TV REVIEW: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ S2E8 – “The Things We Bury”

- 11-19-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Last time around on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the grand mystery of what the hell is going on with the symbols that Coulson has been carving into the walls was finally solved. As it turns out, all those circles, lines and squares were some sort of architectural schematic for an alien city. So now it’s up to the S.H.I.E.L.D. team to race H.Y.D.R.A. and find the city before they can. To make matters worse, former agent Grant Ward is on the loose again and nobody knows what side he is truly on. This week, ‘The Things We Bury’ begins the race to the city and looks a bit closer at what’s really going on in Ward’s head. (more…)

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Take a Gander at the Teaser for Branagh’s ‘Cinderella’

- 11-17-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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The tale of Cinderella is a classic one. It’s been adapted and recycled a countless number of times and even for those that don’t enjoy one incarnation, there’s another waiting just around the bend. The latest is a live-action version being put together by Kenneth Branagh (Thor) and starring such familiar faces as Richard Madden (Game of Thrones), Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter and more. It’s a PG-rated family movie that’s sure to bring Cinderella’s story to a whole new audience. And now Disney has released a teaser trailer for the flick, so you can at least get a few-seconds-long look at what Branagh has put together. Scroll on for the teaser. (more…)

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TV REVIEW: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ S2E6 – “The Writing on the Wall”

- 11-12-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Last time on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Coulson and the crew barely managed to thwart a H.Y.D.R.A. plan to ruin their already not-so-good name. By impersonating S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, the bad guys starting murdering important people and brought down the wrath of politics upon their rivals. Luckily, S.H.I.E.L.D. figured out what was going on and stopped H.Y.D.R.A. before things got too out of hand. In the process, (former) Agent Grant Ward was bartered off to his older brother as a show of good faith. Unfortunately, Ward the Younger managed to escape en route and is now on the loose. But what are his true motives? This week, ‘The Writing on the Wall’ not only unravels some of the mystery surrounding Ward, but it takes us to the next level as far as Coulson’s strange alien symbols are concerned. (more…)

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Juicy Details About Telltale’s Upcoming ‘Game of Thrones’ Vidya Game

- 11-11-14Books, TV, Videogames Posted by Jason McAnelly

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If you’ve ever played a Telltale game, you know that this company has quite a knack for being able to take a complex story world and create an enjoyable video game experience. In their time, they’ve made amazing games out of franchises such as Back to the Future, The Walking Dead and Fables. Now, they have the chance to bring us yet another mind-blowing interactive experience with A Game of Thrones. And, finally, we’re getting some details as to what we might expect when the game finally releases. Read on for all the info. (more…)

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Blizzcon Drops List of ‘Warcraft’ Movie Characters

- 11-07-14Film, Videogames Posted by Jason McAnelly

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The upcoming Warcraft flick is looking pretty cool thus far. We haven’t really had the chance to see or hear much about it, but just knowing that Duncan Jones (Moon) is acting as director and that Blizzard is going deep into its lore to create the story is pretty reassuring. Now, the powers-that-be decided it was time to release a full casting list so that we all know who we’ll be seeing come 2016. Scroll on to check out the character breakdown, complete with some pics from Blizzcon. (more…)

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A Most Miserable Development – ‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ TV Show Coming to Netflix

- 11-05-14Books, Film, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Back in the year 2004, Paramount adapted a much-loved series of children’s books to the big screen. Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events starred Jim Carrey and several other well-known faces and brought to life a remix of the first three books in what is a 13-book series. And while the movie was brilliant and has become a classic among those who enjoy more sinister children’s movies, it was not in the cards that the franchise should continue and bring the rest of the books to life. Now, Netflix looks to be remedying this situation. In the near future, we can expect to see A Series of Unfortunate Events coming to television. (more…)

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Chadwick Boseman Speaks Up About ‘Black Panther’

- 11-04-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Anyone and everyone that hasn’t been living in a cave knows about all the announcements that Disney/Marvel has been making regarding the futures of their super hero franchises. One bit of news involved the arrival of their first black super hero solo movie, Black Panther. They let us know when the character would be arriving (during Captain America: Civil War) as well as when Panther’s solo flick would be hitting the big screen. It’s a movie that everyone has been expecting and now we know exactly how long we’ll have to wait to see it. Now, the actor that will be taking on the role, Chadwick Boseman, has stepped up to talk a bit more about his entry into the Marvel Universe. (more…)

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