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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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…)

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Last week on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we had a dramatic return from the season break. Dealing with the aftermath of what happened in the alien city and the death of a comrade, the team wasn’t doing so hot. Skye was having issues understanding what she was, Simmons apparently went off the deep end and decided that lethal measures against super-powered beings might be the way to go, H.Y.D.R.A. lost more than one of its heads and Raina got snatched up by some crazy teleporting blind guy that was groomed by Skye’s dead mother. Oh, and Skye’s crazy-ass dad is back and still looking for his daughter’s love, even if he has to force it out of her under threat of death. With a strong start to the season, did ‘Who You Really Are’ measure up? In some ways, yes. In others, not so much. (more…)

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The world is rife with super hero television shows these days. Just turn on pretty much any channel and you have something from Marvel or DC or some indie label that’s being cranked out in the name of ratings and money. Luckily, most of them have been pretty entertaining thus far, so we’re getting some quality shows. But here comes another that may or may not have the chutzpah to survive – Supergirl. And now we’ve got the first look at our heroine, Melissa Benoist, in the costume of the titular character. Scroll on to check it out. (more…)

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Ever since the rights to Spider-Man have been offered up for the Disney/Marvel super-hero powerhouse to use as they see fit, the rumors have been flying about what they’ll do first. Most recently, there have been whispers that Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) might be involved in the newest Spider-Man reboot in both a directing and writing capacity. Now it looks like Marvel veterans Anthony and Joe Russo might also be getting a piece of the Spider-Man pie. Read on for all the details. (more…)

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Last week on Gotham, we saw more of the same, plus a few interesting twists and turns. Gordon and Harvey Bullock were out busting heads as usual. The Penguin was busy trying to live out his life as a low-rent gangster. Fish Mooney was climbing the ladder of her current underworld structure, even to the point of carving her own eye out in hopes of getting that promotion she wants. And poor Alfred was busy getting stabbed by his so-called buddy because $Money$. So where does that leave us with ‘Everyone Has A Cobblepot’? As it turns out, this one happened to be one of the better episodes of Gotham. (more…)

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Last week on Gotham, ‘The Blind Fortune Teller’ saw Jim Gordon still fighting the good fight, Fish Mooney trying to take over the bad side of an organ farm, lil Bruce Wayne giving the board of Wayne Enterprises an ultimatum about getting their act cleaned up, the Penguin receiving a unique gift in the form of a brainwashed Butch and the supposed introduction of The Joker. This week brings yet another classic Batman baddie to the small screen in the form of The Red Hood. The Red Hood has taken many forms in Batman canon, including being part of the origin story for the actual Joker. In ‘The Red Hood’, however, the role is used to demonstrate the essence of crime in Gotham and it’s used to good effect. (more…)

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Last week on Gotham, we saw the final downfall of Dr. Crane (Senior, that is). We also got a glimpse into the evolving relationship between The Penguin and his former boss, Marconi (hint – it wasn’t good). Fish Mooney was in the mysterious prisonland underground, Gordon was working side-by-side with his new girlfriend and lil’ Bruce Wayne was poking his nose into the affairs of Wayne Enterprises. This time around, ‘The Blind Fortune Teller’ has promised a first glimpse at The Joker. Did they give us something that we could write home about? Not quite, but it was pretty good regardless. (more…)