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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Last week on Arrow, we saw Oliver trying to get a decent team up and running so that he’d stop having to do everything solo. He managed to pick up some promising recruits, including a dude with mystical powers, but none of them were up to par when it came to working as a unit. Meanwhile, Diggle was getting framed by his own men and the bad guys were out doing bad guys things. The season is starting up strong, though where it takes the conflict still remains to be seen. This week, ‘A Matter of Trust’ presents a villain-of-the-week scenario while developing events and relationships that will likely become important throughout the rest of the season. (more…)

Arrow -- "The Recruits" -- Image AR502a_0051b.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Echo Kellum as Curtis Holt, Rick Gonzales as Rene Ramirez/Wild Dog, Madison McLaughlin as Evelyn Sharp, Stephen Amell as Green Arrow and Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak -- Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Last week on Arrow, our hero was still fighting the good fight, though he didn’t have much of a team to work with anymore. Though reluctant, it seemed as if Oliver was going to have to find some new blood to fill out the ranks. Meanwhile, a new gangster by the name of Tobias Church came into town and was looking to take over the city. And, to make matters even worse, another angry archer showed up and started putting arrows into people. This week, ‘The Recruits’ has Ollie finally settling in on some amateur vigilantes to join up with Team Arrow. (more…)

TV RECAP: ‘Arrow’ – S05E01 – “Legacy”


Last season on Arrow, the almighty Oliver Queen managed to defeat the creepy-eyed, bad-haired magician, Damien Darhk and save the city once again. Add to that a load of Felicity and Oliver drama and we witnessed what may be (aside from a few exceptional episodes) the worst season of Arrow thus far. In the end, Ollie became mayor and Team Arrow mostly disbanded. Is this a way for the writers to press the reset button so they can bring us something a bit more compelling? ‘Legacy’ certainly suggests that this may be the path they’re taking this season, though only time will tell. (more…)

Westworld Season 1, Episode 3 Air Date 10/23/16 Pictured: Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Robert Ford

Back in 1973 (a year some of our readers may even be old enough to remember), there was a movie by the name of Westworld that was destined to become a cult classic. Now, some 40+ years later, Hollywood has finally decided it’s time for another crack at it. The marketing has been hitting the Internets for weeks thus far and now, shortly before the release is scheduled, HBO is sending us yet another look at their creation. Scroll on to check out the newest Westworld trailer, ‘Dreams’. (more…)

jesus header

Fans of the The Big Lebowski (which should include anyone with good taste) may remember a character by the name of ‘The Jesus’. He was a bowling rival to the titular character and just happened to be played by John Turturro. Now, if the rumors are correct, The Jesus may be making his way back to the big screen via a spin-off centered around his character. (more…)

batman villains

One of the chief complaints that even fans of Gotham have about the show is the seeming desperation of its writers to cram in as many iconic Batman villains as possible. While we’ve seen certain villains work out rather exceptionally (Riddler and Penguin in particular), others have been less-than-stellar. Still, the need to keep bringing in more baddies is not something that will be subsiding anytime soon. In fact, according to producers of the show, we’ll be getting the chance to see at least three incredibly familiar faces as the show goes on – Harley, Killer Croc and Solomon Grundy. (more…)

SPOOOOOOOON!!! More Mighty Images from ‘The Tick’


The time is fast approaching when fans of The Tick will have their squishy vengeance against the TV networks what refused to continue telling his epic story. He’s been limited to 3 seasons in cartoony format and just one season in the live-action format. Now, The Tick is back and he’s looking for that thing he’s always looking for – JUSTICE! But before we can see him in all his bright blue glory, we have to settle for some pics from the set. Scroll on, o’ lover of costumed shenanigans, for there are Tick pics aplenty! (more…)

killing jokee

The long-awaited release of one of the most memorable Batman stories ever – Batman: The Killing Joke – is almost upon us. In just a few short weeks some lucky folks will be able to check it out on the big screen. The rest of us, however, will likely just be picking up a hard copy when they’re released a week later. But, to whet our appetites, the folks at DC are giving us a small taste. Check out a short video and a few minutes of The Killing Joke in the video below. (more…)

lost in space

Netflix has been pretty damned good about bringing viewers some quality “television” shows over the past few years. Their foray into producing their own series has brought us such amazing programs as House of Cards, Daredevil and more. Now they’ll be jumping on the reboot bandwagon, though the property they’ve chosen to bring back is one that just might be ripe for a new interpretation. What show is that, you ask? The 1960s sci-fi classic Lost in Space. (more…)

Kellan Lutz

A lot of folks out there grew up with The Masters of the Universe as one of their staple cartoons. And though it was originally conceived as little more than a way to sell some toys, the franchise has taken on a life of its own and continues to adapt and adopt into the present day. The latest attempt at bringing the muscle-bound He-Man back into the limelight involves a second attempt at the big screen. Now, it seems as if Sony Pictures may have their eyes on the guy they wish to play the lead – Kellan Lutz. (more…)