Castlevania. It’s long been one of Nintendo‘s marquee game franchise going back to the first Castlevania on the original NES way back in 1986. As the systems have been upgraded, so have the games, and like every other vampire hunter before him, Simon Belmont’s campaign to destroy all vampires has been ongoing and never-ending. The battle will move to Netflix later this year with a new animated series, and we’ve gotten our first piece of art from the show. Nothing flashy, just a poster, but it does set a tone. The moat beneath Castlevania is about to run red with blood. (We presume). (more…)
Nice day for a white funeral… Not quite how the song goes, but that’s the way Jason Blossom’s funeral ended up going thanks to Cheryl in this week’s Riverdale. The intrigue factor was ratcheted up to 11 this week, perhaps in no small part because the setting moved to Thorn Hill, Riverdale’s own house on the hill, and a location ripe for Agatha Christie-like sleuthing and skullduggery. Some big pieces of the mystery were filled in this week as we discover things about secret romances, an ancient blood feud, and and maybe the scariest family this side of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and it kind of centres around our girl next door, Betty. (more…)
Starz has been creeping into the Original Programming territory for quite some time now. With such hits like Spartacus, Da Vinci’s Demons, Power, Black Sails, and Outlander, they have now caught up on the other pay channels in regards to providing quality Original Programming. When it was announced that they would be adapting Neil Gaiman’s celebrated novel American Gods, fans were eagerly awaiting the adaptation. The show will follow Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) as he becomes a bodyguard for Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) and slowly be drawn into the fantasy world of deities and be central in the war between the Old Gods and New Gods.
When your sister is kidnapped by sinister government forces, there’s only one thing for you to do: go deeper in your head to try and root out the cause of your dysfunction and how it affects your super-powers! Legion this week went deeper into David’s mind to help him heal and discover the full extent of his power, but he wasn’t making it easy. Whether he was schizophrenic or not, one thing is certain now and that is David is one seriously screwed up individual. Can he be healed? Can he ever get control of his powers? Can he save his sister? are all questions with great big question marks. (more…)
There once was a show about a guy who downloaded a super computer into his brain. Like in every nerd’s fantasy, this guy used the super computer to learn how to become an elite fighter and super spy all the while maintaining his geek status. Of course, there was a beautiful blonde involved. She was way out of his league, and, as the story would go, just by being himself, was able to win her heart over. That show was called Chuck and the beautiful blonde was actress Yvonne Strahovski. Sadly, the show went off the air in 2012 and Strahovski seemed to disappear. That is until recently when it was announced that she would be part of Shane Black‘s Predator reboot.
Matt Groening and David X.Cohen’s Sci-Fi comedy Masterpiece Futurama has had an interesting ride. One of the first high-profile victims of TV-exec voodoo, it was dropped by FOX (who have a nasty habit of strangling good Science fiction at birth cough–Firefly-cough) before a comedy central resurrection. First as a series of films, before coming back to the small screen. While it might have been starting to show its age towards the end of its 140-odd episode run, it never outstayed its welcome, and It’s loyal (if not rabid) fan base are still clamouring for more, four years later. (more…)
Obviously, there was no chance that Agent Cooper and Sheriff Truman were going to solve the mystery of who killed Laura Palmer in “Episode 1”, but they did hit a surprising number of walls in Twin Peaks‘ first post-pilot hour. Although we learned more about Laura and her last days, the focus of the episode was on the broader landscape of the show’s main characters, or should we say “main suspects.” Yes, the harsh glare of suspicion was cast on many different people in this episode, but did any of them kill Laura, or are we being led down a garden path? (more…)
Welcome to the jungle we got fun and games. Well, it’s all fun and games until the gorillas become sentient and want to take over the world. This week’s episdode of The Flash finally takes fans to Gorilla City. Ever since Grodd was sent to Earth-2 audiences knew it was only a matter of time when Grodd would make his way back into the picture. Fingers and toes were especially crossed in hopes that Gorilla City would somehow get thrown into the mix. That time has finally come. Titled, “Attack On Gorilla City,” sends Barry and friends to Earth-2 in search of it’s version of Wells. What else will they find is a whole other mystery. Warning: There will most likely be spoilers inside.
The ongoing LMD story-line in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is finally coming to an end leaving fans of the show asking what’s next? Well, not wanting to disappoint, ABC’s hit Marvel property teased the return of a fan-favorite original cast member everyone thought would never be seen again! Of course, this being a comic book-based television show, nobody really stays dead or lost in another reality forever. Thanks to Marvel’s use of creative writing, it looks like “you know who” will be making a return to the show when it kicks off its upcoming Agents of Hydra arc. Warning: SPOILERS ahead!
It was a bit of a drag when Marvel removed their Inhumans movie from their Phase Three slot. However, we all breathed a sigh of relief when it was announced that Black Bolt and the Inhuman Royal Family would instead show up on the small screen later on this year. First premiering the first two episodes on Imax screen in a limited release, the show would then be broadcast on ABC this September. Filming is scheduled to begin next month in Hawaii. So far there have been a few casting announcements for a few roles including Arrow’s Elysia Rotaru to play Medusa as well as Owen Harn and Eliana Jones playing Gorgon and Crystal. Many wondered about who would play Maximus, Black Bolt’s brother, and the Loki to his Thor. Maximus has always been power hungry, and a great villain in the comic books. They just announced who will play Maximus, and the casting couldn’t be more perfect!