The Walking Dead’s second episode after winter break gives us a lot of answers, but it also failed to give some of the characters their due. Keep reading to find out what answers we got, who deserved more story time and which character turned out to be a surprise villain. (more…)
Don’t hate RoboCop because it’s a remake of a beloved sci-fi classic, hate it because it’s a tepid and blandish spin on the original film that thinks the best way to re-energize the concept it to go all the places that first one didn’t. Sometimes you do get it right the first time, and sometimes doing things because you can isn’t really a good enough reason for you to go through with it. Having said that, there are some interesting ideas in the new 2014 RoboCop, and some very interesting actors who try to realize them, but essentially this new Cop is a B-effort for a C-movie. (more…)
Yup, Bo is dark, and her reaction is predictable. “Bull$#!%” she tells the Una mens. “You think I’d remember betraying everything I stand for.” The short answer is that yes she did, and no she doesn’t. After last week’s sort of middling outing, Lost Girl found its mojo again as Bo dealt with the repercussions of her supposed allegiance, Lauren has a surprising return to town, Vex suffers a shocking loss, and Kenzi takes in another stray. (more…)
“Everything is awesome!” chirps the theme song of the lively-yet-formulaic The LEGO Movie, which doubles as the motto of the film’s protagonist, a naive construction worker named Emmet (Chris Pratt). Like the rest of his fellow citizens in Bricksburg, he lives according to a set of instructions that enforce a cheerful conformity in everything from dress to architecture to sitcom viewing habits. Emmet’s pursuit of homogeneity extends to his occupation, where it’s his responsibility to demolish “weird stuff” that threatens the sanctity of the instructions. Everything changes when Emmet finds an unusual Lego piece with special significance to a secret society of creative freethinkers called the Master Builders. Or, more accurately, some things change. Though the Master Builders immediately hail his discovery of their sought-after “piece of resistance” as proof that he is the Special, a savior prophesied by the wizard Vitruvius (Morgan Freeman), it never really occurs to Emmet – or the makers of The Lego Movie, for that matter - that if everything is awesome, then nothing truly is.
Not sure if it’s been the string of so-so episodes since the series returned from hiatus or that “Heir to the Demon” really is Arrow‘s strongest offering to date, but last night’s episode rocked! It hit all the notes – action-oriented and dramatically – and did so superbly. Where do I even start? (more…)
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ABOVE: LEGO Cuusoo user DarthKy, the same builder on the Attack on Wayne Manor project, has shown the X-Men possibilities by building Xavier’s Institute for Higher Learning. If the project gets the necessary 10,000 votes it will be reviewed by LEGO. I’d prefer Wayne manor personally. [NerdApproved] (more…)
This week’s Lost Girl recap comes in really, really late. The truth is that work’s been backed up since the weekend, but really, I’ll just pretend that “Turn to Stone” was a standard exercise in the old TV series trope where the writers take a breather from doing anything too daring as they walk back all their characters from the cliff they were left hanging on at the start of the season. No big deal, it’s part of what makes TV as warm and familiar as an old blanket, but that doesn’t mean you have to do something so dull. And if there’s one word you don’t want to associate with Lost Girl, it’s dull. (more…)
So, after another, seemingly random hiatus, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is back, and looking to maintain it’s run of actually somewhat meeting expectations! Did the break kill all of the momentum that they were finally starting to build, or is the show finally turning into something worth watching? (more…)
After last week’s Arrow review was published I was genuinely surprised by the response. Most out there on the interwebz loved last week’s episode, where I was less impressed. My biggest problem was its complete reversal of the recent developments about Brother Blood, basically halting any progress The Arrow (Stephen Amell) made into that investigation. Blood doesn’t appear in “Tremors“, confirming my concern over any recent payoff on that front.
Yet unlike last week’s tiresome episode, I found “Tremors” to be more enjoyable–shocking, I know, considering how much it focused on angry, angsty Roy (Colton Haynes). (more…)