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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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clayface gordon

Last week on Gotham, things were coming to a head. Bruce and Lucius had been kidnapped by Hugo Strange and left at the mercy of Edward Nygma. Selina was setting herself up as Firefly’s sidekick. Fish Mooney was brought back from the dead and filled with the power to make people obey her. And Hugo Strange was evacuating his experiments and getting ready to blow Arkham Asylum sky-high. This week is the season finale, so the writers have to wrap all that up in a nice, neat package. But did ‘Transference’ deliver? Not as well as it could have, that’s for sure. Read on for more. (more…)

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Well, it’s finally here. Preacher has been in the works, for good or for evil, for a while now and tonight we had the opportunity, courtesy of AMC, to see the first episode. I was, like many others, pretty damned skeptical about this one. I loved the Preacher books back when I read them (many years ago) and I didn’t want to see them turn Garth Ennis’s work into a piece of shit only fit to flushed down the toiler and forgotten about. After sitting through the hour-long ‘Pilot‘, however, I feel I may be soon changing my tune. Preacher turned out to be highly entertaining, despite all the obvious changes to the storyline. Scroll on for a short recap and review.

* Warning! Contains SPOILERS and language inappropriate for most humans. * (more…)

MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - "Absolution/"Ascension" - It's a showdown a season in the making as S.H.I.E.L.D. takes on Hive, and when his master plan is finally revealed, the team must spring into action. Who will live, and who will die? Things heat up in the exciting two-hour season finale of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," TUESDAY, MAY 17 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Richard Cartwright) LUKE MITCHELL, NATALIA CORDOVA BUCKLEY, HENRY SIMMONS, JOHN HANNAH, MING-NA WEN

Here it is, folks – the grand finale to season 3 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. They’ve come a long way since the show first aired and now they’ll be wrapping up the Hive storyline and moving on to something else. What will happen to everyone? How will the team defeat Hive and stop his plan to turn a big chunk of humanity into semi-mindless, sort-of-Inhuman, thug-slaves? And which character will they be knocking off? Scroll on to find out. (more…)

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Last week on Gotham, it was Team Good Guys (and a few bad guys) vs. Azrael as the resurrected lunatic went ape-shit trying to kill little Bruce Wayne. As it turns out, all it takes to kill an immortal is a good shot from a rocket launcher. And so, minus one super villain. Also, we saw Nygma trying to break out of Arkham while Selina was trying to break in. Only the latter was successful… sort of. This week, ‘A Legion of Horribles‘ sees the return of Fish Mooney and Firefly along with plenty of good guys vs. Hugo Strange action. Scroll on for the details. (more…)

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Just when you thought things couldn’t get any stranger in Hollywood, the folks over at Atari have decided that they want to bring two classic video games to the big screen. But these games will not be the story-driven franchises that we’ve seen make the big time over the last decade or so. Nope. The games in question are in fact lacking in any story whatsoever. So which games are they talking about, you ask? The bug-murdering Centipede and the roll-and-click explosion game Missile Command. (more…)

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Last week on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the team was busy running around in circles desperately trying to find a way to cure the Hive infection so that they could bring their precious Daisy back to the good guys’ team and prevent other Inhumans from joining the dark side. In a dangerous attempt to get some DNA for his experiments, Hive summoned a couple of Kree assassins to his town. And even though S.H.I.E.L.D. thwarted that particular plan, they were left with zero progress by episode’s end. This week, ‘Emancipation’ spends 42 minutes FINALLY rescuing Daisy. Scroll on for all the details. (more…)

GOTHAM: L-R: Sean Pertwee and James Frain in the "Wrath of the Villains: Unleashed" episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, May 2 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX

Last week on Gotham, Huge Strange had taken the liberty of raising Theo Galavan from the dead and reprogramming him as Azrael. He then sent his zealot minion out to kill Gordon. That didn’t quite work out, however, and now everyone in town knows that Galavan is alive and kicking and wearing a silly costume. Also, Edward Nygma plunged deeper into the mysteries of Arkham and stumbled upon something that he might prefer to forget. This week, ‘Unleashed’ pits Azrael against pretty much everyone who has ever had a beef with him. Scroll on for the full review. (more…)

kree assassins

Last week on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the team was out trying to get something done and failing on every front. They wanted to find a way to cure Daisy of Hive’s influence – Nope. They needed the help of a geneticist in order to possibly kill Hive – Nope. They even tried to track Hive down and give him an ass-whoopin’ – Sorry, no deal. This week, it’s another showdown between the teams, this one involving some Kree warriors, straight from space. Scroll on to read the review for ‘Failed Experiments’ below. (more…)

TV RECAP: ‘Gotham’ – S02E19 – “Azrael”

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Last week on Gotham, Gordon and the team were out looking for clues as to who might have employed the assassin who killed Bruce’s parents. In the process, they learned all about Pinewood Farms, a series of genetic experiments initiated by Bruce’s father. They also, with the help of one of those experiments, managed to uncover the fact that Hugo Strange was the brain behind the mad science. This week, Strange gets annoyed with all those people digging into his past and strikes back via the power of a newly resurrected Theo Galavan, AKA Azrael. Scroll on to see what ‘Azrael’ brought to the table. (more…)

MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - "The Singularity" - The S.H.I.E.L.D. team is left reeling and decimated as Hive continues to sway Inhumans to his side. But there is a sliver of hope as Agents Fitz and Simmons follow a lead that may be able to stop the maniacal Inhuman once and for all, on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," TUESDAY, APRIL 26 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless) CHLOE BENNET, BRETT DALTON

Last week on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daisy, Lincoln and a small team of Inhumans gathered together to rescue the other half of the team. After briefly kicking some butt, they returned home only to find out that Hive had corrupted one of them with his brain-control powers. One internal struggle later, it was discovered that Daisy was the victim. She busted up S.H.I.E.L.D. HQ a bit, stole some Kree artifacts and then ran off to be with her new bff. This week, ‘The Singularity’ presents the aftermath of all that. Scroll on for a play-by-play. (more…)