‘Constantine’ Wrapping Up After 13 Episodes, Not Cancelled (Yet) Though

- 11-24-14Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The Golden Age of comic book shows on TV may have hit an unexpected bump. While shows like Arrow, The Flash and Gotham have been flying high, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been enjoying a much improved second season, we get the sad news today that Constantine, based on the long-running Vertigo book about the exorcist and master of the dark arts John Constantine, will be capped at just 13 episodes for its first season. But unlike the recent NBC’s recent decision to not order anymore episodes of the comedies Bad Judge and A To Z, the network is not framing this as a defacto cancellation. (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘The Walking Dead’ S5E7 – “Crossed”

- 11-24-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Regina Lizik

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We open shortly after the events of “Four Walls and a Roof.” Daryl is back with the group and he and everyone else are tearing apart the church. “Crossed” isn’t an action packed episode, the show is saving that for next week’s mid-season finale. Read on to see how it sets everything in motion for the future of the show.  (more…)

The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus Cried For An Hour Before Filming Mid-Season Finale

- 11-21-14Comics, TV Posted by Derek Robertson

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Those of us who watch The Walking Dead (which will more than likely be most of us then) know the character of Daryl Dixon to be a tough-as-nails, no-holds-barred, crossbow-wielding-badass. As for Norman Reedus – the actor who plays Daryl – maybe not so much. In a recent magazine interview, Reedus opened up about filming the mid-season finale, which has still to air a week on Sunday, and revealed that he cried for an hour in preparation for filming. (more…)

The Crazy ‘Game of Thrones’ Tyrion Theory That Changes Everything

- 11-21-14Books, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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One of the interesting and fun things I love about fandoms is the periods between seasons and episodes when fans gather to discuss the series details, spin and speculate about why things happened, and what might possibly happen next. George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones has loads of fan interaction from both the book readers and the HBO television series watchers, often those fans being one and the same. Now we’d like to present you with one fan’s theory, feel free to insert “crazy” or the adjective of your choice in there, about everyone’s favorite wine drinking and whoring Lannister, Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage). Prepare to have your Game of Thrones mind blown! (more…)

Take a Look at Telltale’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Trailer and 13 Character Pics

- 11-20-14Books, TV, Videogames Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Fans of Game of Thrones likely already know that famed adventure game company Telltale is just about ready to release the first chapter in their GoT story via the medium of video games. They’ve already let us know a bit about what to expect from the game as well as how they plan on improving the mechanics in relation to previous games. But now we’re getting the first real look at Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice with the first trailer and 13 character pics showing off the important folks from or allied with House Forrester. Scroll on for a big, juicy helping of Telltale awesome. (more…)

Merrin Dungey Joins Evil Witch Team-Up on ‘Once Upon a Time’

- 11-20-14TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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There was once an idea about fairy tale characters making a life for themselves in the real world, struggling to get by in a strange and terrifying world that’s far, far different then the one they came from, and that idea was Fables. Kidding aside, it is also the idea behind Once Upon a Time, the weekly adventures of a bunch of fairy tale characters trying to make a life for themselves in a small Maine town called Storybrooke. Granted, the show is a great deal more Disney-oriented than Fables (see the current Frozen story arc), which is understandable given that Disney itself produces the show, so naturally one should expect more Disney characters with every new storyline. To wit, prepare to welcome a certain duplicitous half sea witch, half octopus to town. (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘Arrow’ S3E7 – “Draw Back Your Bow”

- 11-20-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s the same old story: boy meets girl, boy saves girl from super-powered bad guy, girl falls in love with boy, girl becomes a trained archer and kills people to impress boy, boy and his friends try to stop here. This week’s Arrow was all about matters of the heart, and apropos, the bad guy was a woman named Carrie Cutter, AKA: Cupid. Obsession is nothing new for superheroes and their rogues, one might say that The Joker is obsessed with Batman for example, but I’m not quite sure if “Draw Back Your Bow” plays as a superhero Lifetime Movie of the Week, or Fatal Attraction with costumes. Either way it was a big week for our heroes and their romantic issues. (more…)

Sources Say the Top 4 Candidates for ‘Jessica Jones’ Are…

- 11-19-14Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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With Netflix‘s first Marvel Studios series, Daredevil, chugging along like a well-oiled machine in principal photography, it’s interesting to note that we’ve heard rather little about the other three series in development. Along with Luke Cage and Iron Fist, Jessica Jones is being developed as a series by Twilight screenwriter (she wrote for Dexter too! Don’t hold it against her) Melissa Rosenberg. It seems that Jessica Jones will be next series to go before the cameras, and according to one source, the casting contest as to who will play the superhero-turned-private eye is down to one of four actresses. So who are these fantastic four actresses who are rumored to be the contenders to play Jessica? Let’s take a look, and proctor the possibilities of their casting. (more…)

TV Review: ‘The Flash’ – S1E6 – “The Flash Is Born”

- 11-19-14Comics, reviews, TV Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Reviewing every episode of The Flash’s freshman season is a unique opportunity.  Not only do I get to watch one of my favorite television shows and write about it, then call it “work”, but it forces me to remain completely objective about the quality of the series rather than just getting lazy and taking the ride.  For the most part, this objectivity leads me to find flaws in episodes that others may not notice or that they may just accept without a second thought.  For episodes that have several flaws, this objectivity can make my viewing experience less than completely enjoyable (I generally watch an episode twice – once as a critic, once as a fan), but for episodes like last night’s episode, The Flash is Born, watching the episode through the eyes of a critic really drives home the fact that The Flash is really one of the best shows on television right now and one of the best superhero series’ that we have ever been offered.  Warning – spoilers ahead. (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ S2E8 – “The Things We Bury”

- 11-19-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Last time around on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the grand mystery of what the hell is going on with the symbols that Coulson has been carving into the walls was finally solved. As it turns out, all those circles, lines and squares were some sort of architectural schematic for an alien city. So now it’s up to the S.H.I.E.L.D. team to race H.Y.D.R.A. and find the city before they can. To make matters worse, former agent Grant Ward is on the loose again and nobody knows what side he is truly on. This week, ‘The Things We Bury’ begins the race to the city and looks a bit closer at what’s really going on in Ward’s head. (more…)