I’ve reported on Hayley Atwell’s upcoming series ‘Agent Carter’ a few times, always with glowing expectations. I figure if I say enough nice things about her show, she’ll be my girlfriend. I’m not saying I’m dumping Sanaa Lathan, but maybe they’ll be open to a kind of 3-way thing. I’d better handle it delicately. Which seems to be the modus operandi these days when dealing with a sensitive situation. Take this Howard Stark deal, for instance. No actor was ever confirmed to co-star alongside Atwell, but the series was always touted as a Carter/Stark partnership. That means, no matter who was playing him, Stark was going to be in this project. Whether it was John Slattery, Dominic Cooper, or someone from out of left field, Carter would get her man. And she did, too. (more…)
Coming off an exhilarating bank heist it’s back to the daily grind of Coal Hill School for Clara and… The Doctor? Yes, this week’s episode sees The Doctor again trying to blend in with humans, going deep undercover in “The Caretaker” from returning writer Gareth Edwards (“The Lodger”, “Closing Time”) and Steven Moffat. What is it that brings The Doctor to Coal Hill? Aliens? Robots? Alien robots? (more…)
When Ben Affleck was cast as the new Batman in Zack Snyder‘s Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice the Internet went balls to the walls bananas. There was virtual pulling of hair and gnashing of teeth that almost jumped right off the computer screen. Funny thing is, rather than being excited that their dad is going to be the frackin’ Batman, Ben Affleck’s kids couldn’t care less. (more…)
Gotham‘s pilot began with the genesis of every version of the Batman backstory: The murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne–Bruce’s parents. As the killing was investigated, we were introduced to the series’ main characters (check out Brandon Marcus‘ superlative review of the Gotham Pilot if you need a refresher).
Episode 2 of the show’s freshman season is entitled, “Selina Kyle”, and–as one would expect–offers further insight into the girl who would be Catwoman (Camren Bicondova). Ms. Kyle didn’t have much to do in the Pilot save for perching on statues and fire escapes–watching the goings on in Gotham almost as though she too was a member of the show’s audience. (more…)
Game of Thrones has long made fans understand that no character is safe. George R. R. Martin seemingly kills any character which he sees, doing away with what’s expected and instead putting the characters through a meat grinder as we make our way to the eventual conclusion of the tale. There’s always lots of speculation about who’ll make it to end of each book and even who’ll still be alive by the time we see the end of book 7. It’s all just been theories on internet message boards with nothing to back it up beyond obscure clues and references within the various books themselves. (more…)
We know that a companion series to ‘The Walking Dead’ has been ordered and is in development. We also know that it’s moving along gradually because with its 2015 release, there’s just no hurry. With TWD season 5 just around the corner, we’re all gonna be getting our zombie fixes soon enough anyway. Thankfully, the new show will take place in a completely different part of America. It might even be a prequel to the current project. We kinda knew that too. What we didn’t know before was that the tentative characters in the show have been blueprinted and announced. And some of them look like the old characters. (more…)
“I miss when SNL was funny” is a statement you often hear around the water cooler, but not today. SNL and Chris Pratt nailed it last night with this parody that isn’t too far from the truth.
There’s a new group of blockbusters coming down the pipe from Marvel, including Bus People, Fancy Ghosts and Some Shopping Carts. (more…)
[Pardon the tardiness of this review, and instead enjoy an extra helping of Doctor Who critique and discussion this weekend!]
Switching gears – yet again, like only Doctor Who can – Series 8 transitions from a spooky inspection of fear to a bank heist, or in this case, a “Time Heist.” Written by Steven Moffat and Stephen Thompson, it’s a less profound episode than last week’s but that doesn’t it make it any less interesting. (more…)
It’s been a big news week for True Detective fans as information about the second season of the critically-acclaimed HBO show has been coming in fast and furiously. (You’ll get that later.) Following up on the recent casting announcement of Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn for two of the series’ four main roles comes word that Rachel McAdams is circling the third. Nothing’s confirmed just yet, but sources say that McAdams is very close to taking on the role. In the meantime, you can tell that True Detective has fully entered the zeitgeist because now it has its very own parody courtesy of Funny or Die! Get your full load of True Detective news below. (more…)
While we all wait for AMC’s The Walking Dead to return to our TV’s for a fifth season, it’s nice to know that the fine folks over at Bad Lip Reading (the geniuses behind Game of Thrones/Medieval Land Fun-Time World) are on hand give us a (slightly re-dubbed) recap of last season. The following 5 minute video will help refresh your memory on plot lines such as Daryl’s turtle Anthony, extra polite zombies, the dolphin/apple based tension between Rick and Tyreese, and let’s not forget the musical numbers. Oh the musical numbers.
I’m going to be honest, I don’t remember last season of The Walking Dead being like this, but they couldn’t put this recap up on YouTube if it wasn’t true, right? Check it out after the jump (more…)