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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teen titans

Once there was a dream – a dream of the much-loved Teen Titans coming to a television channel known as TNT. And then that dream collapsed… TNT decided to dump the idea and those of us who would love to see such iconic DC characters as Nightwing, Starfire and Raven in live-action were left wanting. But there is, just maybe, a light at the end of the tunnel. It appears as if DC hasn’t given up yet. In fact, this turn of events may mean that the Titans end up getting a shot at the big screen instead. Read on to hear what one of the DC gurus has to say on the matter. (more…)

avengers team

Back in the day, fans were excited to see just one of their favorite super heroes up on the big screen. The original Tim Burton Batman flicks started out that way, as did Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. Even today, stand-alone films prefer to use one character as opposed to many, although the trend is shifting to some degree. Captain America: Civil War sounds like it’s going to have more than its fair share of heroes sharing the screen and now, at least according to directors Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War will take it even further with a cast of at least 67 characters. Read on for the details. (more…)

frowny lucas

Sci-fi fans across the world can remember a time, a bleak moment in history, when the Dark Side ruled the Star Wars franchise. It was the Era of the Jar-Jar, the Apocalypse of Council Meetings, the Reign of the Whining Anakin – Also known as the Decade of the Prequels. It was at this point when many Star Wars fans checked out. George Lucas had gotten old and lost the spirit of the original trilogy, producing three at-best mediocre installments of the beloved franchise. Then Disney bought up the rights, produced The Force Awakens and most are back on board again. But some wish for those dark times to return and are actively petitioning to have Lucas return to the fold and direct the final episode. (more…)

rebecca thomas

Like it or not, Universal Pictures is ready to remake The Little Mermaid, although this time around they plan on making it into a live-action flick. None-other-than Sofia Coppola was ready to take on directorial duties for the new movie, which says something. Unfortunately, she changed her mind about six months ago. Some might have thought this the end of the project, but Universal presses on and seeks to replace Coppola with a new director, Rebecca Thomas. (more…)

ID4 sequel

After nearly 20 long years, the planet Earth is being forced to fight for its independence yet again. That’s right, the sequel to 1996’s Independence Day is almost upon us and the folks over at 20th Century Fox have even seen fit to grace us with a first look at the film. Prepare your butts, because the first Independence Day: Resurgence trailer is here! (more…)

Monolith_Planet

Last week on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., HYDRA was ready to bring some sort of nasty Inhuman beast through the alien portal in an effort to fill the world with death and destruction. After losing Rosalind to a bullet from Ward, Coulson went on the rampage, desperate to kill his nemesis once and for all. Meanwhile, team S.H.I.E.L.D. figured out where HYDRA had set up shop and went after them. The bad guys were using Fitz and Simmons to find out a way to get their weird alien “god” back and S.H.I.E.L.D. needed to stop them before it was too late. And while HYDRA did manage to get their team through the portal, it wasn’t too late for Coulson to jump through as well, ensuring that they’d at least have a little competition to deal with. This week, S.H.I.E.L.D. tries to figure out how to rescue their teammates while still stopping HYDRA from executing their doomsday plan. ‘Maveth’ is the big mid-season finale, although it really doesn’t feel too big by the end of 42 minutes. (more…)

ward sniper

It’s been a few weeks since Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. last aired, but it’s finally back, and it’s back with a vengeance. When we last left off, S.H.I.E.L.D. had figured out that HYDRA was not only running the ATCU, but also that they were connected with an ancient order that’s been using the monolith to travel to the alien planet for a very long time. In the meanwhile, Ward was taking the initiative and impressing one of HYDRA’s still-living heads, Gideon Malik. This week, there’s a showdown between S.H.I.E.L.D. and HYDRA and the fate of the world is at stake. Check out my review for ‘Closure’ below. (more…)

sacrificial bruce

Last week on Gotham, Gordon seemed to have lost his battle against the almighty (and all-boring) Theo Galavan. Despite busting his ass to find more evidence, Gordon was unable to stop Galavan from getting out of prison. Not only that, but the baddie nearly killed Gordon and only some friendly help from your neighborhood Penguin saved his butt. The only upside was that Gordon came away knowing that Galavan’s final target was Bruce Wayne. And on Bruce’s side of things, he was busy playing with Silver’s head in an attempt to find out the identity of his parents’ killers. Plus, we saw Alfred getting into a brawl with Galavan’s sister, Tabitha and coming out of it a little worse for wear. This week is the big half-season finale, but does ‘Worse Than a Crime’ take Gotham out with a bang? Unfortunately, not so much… (more…)

bruce

Last week was a rather mediocre episode of Gotham, mainly focusing on character development and doing it in a mostly unexciting way. We saw The Penguin and Nygma making friends and having revelations. We saw Jim Gordon struggling with his dark side and winning…er, losing… or perhaps just coming to no set resolution. We also saw Selina trying to save Bruce from the mechanizations of Galavan’s nasty little niece, Silver St. Cloud. And, of course, Galavan’s monks showed up in town, ready to start causing havoc and murdering boy billionaires. This week steers the story toward Bruce even as Gordon and Galavan face off in the prelude to the ultimate showdown. Scroll on for a recap of ‘The Son of Gotham’. (more…)

coulson and rosalind

Last week on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the truth about Lash came to light. It was Andrew all along and, once the team figured it out, it took everyone in S.H.I.E.L.D. and the ATCU to finally put his ass into cold storage. Meanwhile, Fitz and Simmons were on the trail of a potential new way to get back to the alien world and save Will. It was also revealed that Rosalind Price may be working for HYDRA and that she’s helping them bring Coulson to an untimely end. This week, the two teams go at it as Coulson attempts to decipher the truth regarding exactly which side the ATCU is working for. Scroll on for more info on ‘Many Heads, One Tail’. (more…)