TV REVIEW: ‘Arrow’ S3,E4 – “The Magician”

- 10-29-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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And you thought Captain Cold appearing on The Flash last night was a huge deal. Tonight’s Arrow follows up last week’s adventure in Corto Matese, and while that one was notable for bringing Thea back into the fold, this week’s entry, “The Magician,” is notable for so much, much more. From important returns, to important reunions to important introductions, if you missed this week’s episode of Arrow (like Felicity, who was too busy teaching team work and smooching in Central City this week), then you picked a less than ideal time to drop out for the week. “The Magician” seems to set up this season’s battle lines, or to put it another way, the show is courting war. (more…)

The New Agent Carter Teaser Delivers On The “Tease”

- 10-29-14Comics, TV Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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My god, what a great time to be a geek!  Between Marvel and DC, comic book adaptations that many of us have been waiting for since we were children are finally being made reality, and considering DC’s recently released slate of upcoming movies and the epic Marvel announcements yesterday, things don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.  Hot on the heels of their announcements and the release of their bonus clip from Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Marvel  (no doubt feeling drunk with power and fandom glory), has released the first teaser for their newest television series, Agent Carter.  If the teaser is a true preview of things to come, oh man, sign me up! (more…)

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Z Nation’ Co-Creator & Showrunner Craig Engler Launches ‘Lovecraft’ Comic Kickstarter

- 10-29-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to meet Craig Engler, co-creator of SyFy‘s Z Nation. If you haven’t checked out Z Nation yet, you should. The mixture of, “Horror, Humor, and Heart” in Z Nation, as described by Engler’s creative Z Nation partner Karl Schaefer, is a hell of a lot of fun to watch. Now that Z Nation has gotten the green light for a second season, Engler is turning his attention to another of his interests, a comic book Kickstarter that takes a deeper look at H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, Lovecraft: The Blasphemously Large First Issue. (more…)

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Bonus ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Clip: Is Anyone Worthy?

- 10-29-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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When the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer scheduled to premiere last night on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was leaked a week early, Marvel decided to just go with it. Releasing the Official trailer later that day and blaming the leak on Hydra. That left fans to wonder what Marvel would do for that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spot. Now we know they tagged the SDCC 2014 Marvel Panel footage to the new trailer. (more…)

Do Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch Tie Into Marvel’s Other Phase 3 Films?

- 10-29-14Comics, Film Posted by Jed Harris-Keith

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Since the announcement that the character Quicksilver and his sister, mutant children of X-Men villain Magneto, would appear in both X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Avengers: Age of Ultron, there’s been a question as to how Ultron director Joss Whedon would deal with the matter of the twins’ genetic heritage. At issue is the fact that X-Men and the Avengers do not inhabit the same movie universes: 20th Century Fox owns the film rights to the X-folks while Marvel Studios hold the movie rights to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. However, Quicksilver and his sister Scarlett Witch are characters that exist in a grey area as far film rights are concerned, which gives both studios the chance to use them in their stories. Still, Fox owns the movie rights to the term “mutant.” So, if they can’t be called mutants, how will Whedon explain Quicksilver and his sister the Scarlet Witch’s origins in Ultron? Comments by Marvel Studios suggests that the explanation will still be not quite human. (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ S2E6 – “A Fractured House”

- 10-29-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Last week on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Simmons finally made it back from her undercover operation. She also happened to have a little help from Bobbi Morse, AKA Mockingbird. Now, with one returning and one new addition to the team, Coulson sets out to fight H.Y.D.R.A. once again. This time, however, H.Y.D.R.A.’s main plan of attack is a PR move that could have the world hunting after Coulson’s team with a vengeance. Scroll on for a review of ‘A Fractured House‘. (more…)

Feige Takes Spider-Man Question During Marvel Mega Event

- 10-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The speculation was running rampant before Marvel Studios‘ big info bomb earlier today that one of the details to be revealed concerned the movie rights to one of Marvel Comics‘ biggest characters. On the one hand, Marvel is proving that they can make an event out of anything, even little heard of titles like Guardians of the Galaxy, or Black Panther, or The Inhumans, but on the other hand the studio bigwigs and Disney shareholders would probably love to get a piece back of some of those marquee characters. Spider-Man has been association with Marvel since the web-slinger’s inception in 1962, but the movie rights remain buttoned up with Sony where they are, for all intents and purposes, trying to make a silk purse from a sow’s ear (not that Spider-Man is a sow’s ear). But might that be changing… (more…)

Listen To Kevin Feige Talk Marvels Mighty Movie Line-Up

- 10-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

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In case you missed it (I don’t think anyone except the Amish missed this), Marvel took the Internet by storm today when they announced their movie slate from 2015 going into 2018. Amongst the expected releases – such as Captain America: Civil War, Thor: Ragnarok, and Guardians of Galaxy 2 – Marvel threw a burning fastball special when they announced Black Panther, Captain Marvel, the Inhumans, and Avengers 3 & 4 Infinity War movies. Heads exploded around the Internet. Now we’ve got the Kevin Feige Q& A session held after the big presentation. One warning, there are spoilers in there. (more…)

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Teaser Footage From Marvel’s Big Phase 3 Announcement & MOAR!!!

- 10-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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It didn’t take too long for some of the video from Marvel‘s big live streaming Phase 3 announcement event earlier today. They may tell no one to film anything, but you know someone is going to do it anyways. Now we’ve got three clips for you. (more…)

The Evolution of The Hulk: Mark Ruffalo Discusses Banner’s Need to Belong

- 10-28-14Comics, Film Posted by Jed Harris-Keith

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In the first Avengers film, director Joss Whedon brought a version of the Incredible Hulk that had heretofore not been seen on either the big or small screen. True, actor Mark Ruffalo’s portrayal of the green goliath had the jittery-nervousness that has always been an important factor for the character that actors such as Ed Norton, Eric Bana, and Bill Bixby all included in their performances. However, the combination of his performance and Whedon’s direction and writing also highlighted a side of Banner that was a bit more self-assured and somewhat in control of the monster within. This inner transformation doesn’t look to be stopping in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, according to Ruffalo. (more…)