RECAP/REVIEW: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ – Episode 17 – “Turn, Turn, Turn”

- 04-08-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Brent Cook

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“Boo-yah.”

This week’s episode is a continuation of the show’s “Uprising” television event, as well as a continuation from the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. As S.H.I.E.L.D. threatens to crumble beneath the feet of Coulson and his team, who can be trusted, and who is working for the enemy? (more…)

RECAP/REVIEW: ‘Lost Girl’ #4.13 – “Dark Horse”

- 04-08-14reviews, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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As the fourth season of Lost Girl comes to a close, we try to unravel once and for all who’s who, what’s what and how it all fits together. As I’ve noted, the last couple of episodes there’s a lot of loose ends to tie up, and a lot of them don’t tie so easily together, so it will be interesting to see how the show handles them. Whether its Bo’s father the ancient evil, or the druid with severe to excessive mommy issues, let’s just say there’s a lot at stake for just one episode of Lost Girl. (more…)

RECAP/REVIEW – Game of Thrones – Season 4, Episode 1: ‘Two Swords’

- 04-07-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Jacob Knight

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***Warning: Spoilers Be Nigh…***

All men must die.

The tag line for Game of Thrones’ fourth season doesn’t read like a warning so much as it does a maxim of inevitability. Last season saw the end of Robb Stark, along with his mother, Catelyn, his wife, Talisa, and an army of Stark banner-men, as they were slaughtered by Walder Frey and Roose Bolton (with a nice tactical assist from the Lannisters) at the now infamous “Red Wedding” (the second event, after the beheading of Ned Stark, that launched a thousand hilarious YouTube “reaction videos”). The Stark rebellion has been crushed, it seems, and there are no more imminent threats to the Iron Throne (unless you count that pesky “Mother of Dragons”, who still needs to cross a vast ocean in order to make a serious play). For once, the characters in the show (as well as the folks who root for them from their couches) can finally sit back and relax — nobody’s going to die anytime soon, it seems. The Lannisters are all in King’s Landing, settling into their domestic roles and midlife crises as their sneering boy king plans for his wedding.

But all men must die. And all peace, as well as the comfort that goes along with it, is only temporary. 

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RECAP/REVIEW: ‘Hannibal’–S02, E06–”Futamono”

- 04-05-14reviews, TV Posted by James Daniels

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 When last we left Hannibal ‘n Pals, poor Beverly Katz (Hetienne Park) was sliced up by the Ripper, opening the door for non-canon character death, and throwing a monkeywrench into the expectations of Thomas Harris fans like myself. And the good Doctor (Mads Mikkelsen) was nearly exsanguinated by an orderly from the Chesapeake Hospital for the Criminally Insane at the behest of Will Graham (Hugh Dancy).

Tim Hunter‘s “Futamono” finds Hannibal oddly contemplative and plagued by nightmares from his attack–nightmares he attempts to exorcise by composing a piece on his trusty harpsichord (above). AND by sharing his anxieties with Dr. Alana Bloom (Caroline Dhavernas). Last week’s teaser gave us a look at just how far that “sharing” progressed–but one thing at a time.

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MOVIE REVIEW – ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’: the Trials of Steve Rogers

- 04-05-14Featured, Film, reviews Posted by Jacob Knight

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The best thing about Captain America is that he’s a human being, protected by nothing more than a thin layer of spandex. Where Bruce Banner turns into the impenetrable beast that is the Incredible Hulk, Tony Stark is shielded by his iron suit and Thor is an otherworldly god here on Earth, Steve Rogers is just a man, driven by a relentless need to serve and protect his country. This simple fact is what ultimately helps The Winter Soldier work so well, both as a part of The Avengers series and as a stand-alone piece of cinema. Joe & Anthony Russo’s first foray into the Marvel Universe never loses sight of the fact that beneath the red, white and blue exterior is bona fide flesh and blood, with a pulsing heart that can be wounded. In many ways, The Winter Soldier is a catalogue of the lacerations that Rogers has endured, both as a solider and as a man completely out of his own time.

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RECAP/REVIEW: ‘Arrow’ – S02E18 – “Deathstroke”

- 04-03-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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Let’s be honest, last night’s episode of Arrow was about as near perfect an episode as they’ve had yet. And this season, as I’ve mentioned over and over, is already a vast improvement over its first. “Deathstroke” is the icing on the cake (which is saying something considering there’s still four more episodes to go). It’s thrilling, tense, and keeps you guessing at where its heading the whole time; an impressive achievement for the often heavy handed show. (more…)

RECAP/REVIEW: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ – Episode 16 – “End of The Beginning”

- 04-02-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Brent Cook

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Review- 16- End of The Beginning

We’re now on the last run of episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., with no more scheduled breaks, and a story that will most definitely coincide with Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Was it worth tuning in to see how the beginning of this so-so story ends? (more…)

RECAP/REVIEW: ‘Lost Girl’ #4.12 – “Origin”

- 04-01-14reviews, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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So to recap: Hale’s dead and Massimo’s alive. One would think that after such a significant episode that Lost Girl might take the week to cool off and let the viewer catch their breath, but nope. “Origin,” was not only the penultimate episode of the fourth season, but it was another info dump as we unravel the details of the nature of Bo’s connection with Rainer, the real identity of her father, and the stakes going into next week’s season finale. (more…)

Recap/Review – ‘The Walking Dead’ – S04E16 – “A”

- 03-31-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Regina Lizik

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The season finale of season 4 opens and closes with hope and in between the search for hope, Rick finds peace with his inner demons.  (more…)

RECAP/REVIEW: ‘Hannibal’–S02, E05–”Mukozuke”

- 03-29-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by James Daniels

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GIDEON: He’s the Devil, Mr. Graham. He’s smoke. You can’t “catch” the Ripper–he won’t be caught…if you want him, you’re going to have to kill him.

GRAHAM: Fair enough.

WARNING! BIG DAMN SPOILERS AHEAD!

In all seriousness–if you haven’t seen this episode, but plan to in the near future (on the web, on TiVo, on OnDemand, etc…), I STRONGLY suggest you postpone reading this review until after you do.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you…

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