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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‘Resident Evil’ Movie Franchise Coming Back for One Last Go

- 01-21-15Film, Videogames Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Anyone that’s seen enough video game movies knows that this particular genre is fraught with difficulties. Mostly they consist of bad scripts, lousy actors and directors with their heads up their asses. One of the better franchises is the Resident Evil series. They were nothing to write home about, of course, but at least they didn’t suck so bad that you wanted your money back. Unfortunately, even the little bit of goodness that showed up in the first of these films faded quickly as they got progressively worse. Now it looks like the powers-that-be are finally ready to pull the plug on the franchise and they’re going out with one final installment of Resident Evil. Read on for what details we’ve managed to find. (more…)

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TV REVIEW: ‘Gotham’ S1E12 – “What the Little Bird Told Him”

- 01-20-15Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Coming out the mid-season break, Gotham left a little bit to be desired. ‘Rogue’s Gallery’ was on the less spectacular side of things, ranking, in my opinion, near the bottom of the list as far as the series has gone thus far. As it turns out, however, it was really just a set-up. With ‘What the Little Bird Told Him’, Gotham returns in full force. And with Ben Edlund penning the script for this one, it has turned out to be one of the best installments of the show. Read on for all the details. (more…)

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‘Captain America’ Writer Stephen McFeely Talks ‘Civil War’

- 01-15-15Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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The backbone of any successful movie franchise is composed of great writers. Without a decent script to play with, the directors and producers have nothing to turn into cinematic gold (or a giant pile of crap…). Two names that are quickly becoming important in the Marvel camp are the writers of the first Captain America flick, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. In addition to The First Avenger, Markus and McFeely also penned the scripts for The Winter Soldier, Thor 2 and are currently involved in both a writing and production capacity for the new Agent Carter show. Despite all that (and working on the third Captain America movie), McFeely managed to take some time out to talk about all-things Marvel. Scroll on to hear what he had to say about Civil War and the changes it may or may not bring to Marvel’s universe. (more…)

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‘Supergirl’ TV Details – Crimes, Careers and Domestic Problems?

- 01-13-15Comics, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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The world is getting ready as yet one more DC product makes its way to the small screen. This time around it’s Supergirl and, although we still don’t have any word on who will actually be playing the titular character, there is a bit of news coming around that addresses what the show might entail. Read on to see what to expect from Supergirl, the television show. (more…)

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Viola Davis All But Confirms Her Part in ‘Suicide Squad’

- 01-07-15Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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The casting line-up for the upcoming Suicide Squad movie is looking pretty impressive thus far. We’ve got famous faces that range from Will Smith to Tom Hardy to Margot Robbie and some of our favorite villains will be making an appearance. But one name still remains stuck in the void – who shall play the Suicide Squad’s commander, Amanda Waller? Rumors are saying that it shall be Oscar-nominee and multi-award-winning actress Viola Davis. And while that rumor has yet to be confirmed officially, Davis has stepped up and spoken a bit about the potential for the role and what she’s doing to prepare. Read on to hear what she has to say. (more…)

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TV REVIEW: ‘Gotham’ S1E11 – “Rogues’ Gallery”

- 01-06-15Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Although the mid-season episode left a bit to be desired in the way of punch, Gotham is still one of the best (sort of) super hero shows on television right now. The writing is complex enough to keep us intrigued, the characters (or at least most of them) are interesting and played by some talented actors (and one talented actress) and it’s a nice, fresh spin on the world of Batman that doesn’t rely so much on the source material that it becomes a carbon copy of the stories that have already been told. Thus did the first half of the season come to impress audiences everywhere. And now, after a not-too-long break, Gotham is back. But did they live up to the name they made for themselves thus far? Unfortunately, ‘Rogues’ Gallery’ was one of the weakest installments of Gotham’s 11-episode run. (more…)

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Oscar Isaac Shoots Down ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Fan Speculation

- 12-29-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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People have been trying to guess what’s going on with Star War: The Force Awakens ever since Disney first announced that they were making it. From plotlines to character appearances to whether Mickey Mouse will be making a guest showing, rumors and speculations abound. Now one Star Wars actor, Oscar Isaac, is stepping up and setting the record straight by telling fans straight out that they don’t know what they’re talking about. Read on to hear what Isaac had to say. (more…)

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Victory for Democracy! Sony Will Release ‘The Interview’ After All

- 12-23-14Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Who would have thought that a simple movie could cause so much international controversy? But, alas, that is exactly what happened with Sony Pictures’ The Interview. Due to the fact that it features North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meeting a most violent demise, it caused the folks over in the DPRK to get all blustery and uptight (you know, their usual attitude whenever something they don’t like happens anywhere) and make threats. In order to protect people’s safety, Sony opted to pull the movie, but now it looks like we’ll get our chance to see what all this bullshit was about when the movie releases on Christmas Day. (more…)

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Got 30K? Pimp Your DeLorean ‘Back to the Future” Style

- 12-16-14Cool Stuff, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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While you may not be able to own a proper Back to the Future DeLorean that can make trips backwards and forwards through time, any owners of this rare and expensive car can do the next best thing. One customizing shop is offering the chance to have your DeLorean given the full treatment and turned into a kick-ass replica of Doc Brown’s ride. Wanna know more about the Pimp Your DeLorean deal? Then read on for all the info. (more…)

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Annoyed by the New Lightsaber Design? Deal With It, Cause More Designs are Coming

- 12-12-14Film, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Love it or hate it, the writers and concept artists for the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens flick are branching out and pushing beyond the classic lightsaber design that we have grown to know and love. The latest crack at it consisted of the broadsword-saber that we’ve all seen by now in the Force Awakens teaser trailer. And another brand new lightsaber design will be making the rounds via the Star Wars Rebels cartoon. Scroll on to see what the creative heads at Disney have come up with this time around. (more…)

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