“I’m Brick, Bitch!” ‘Arrow’ Series Casts Expected Villain!

- 10-20-14Comics, TV Posted by Aspry Jones

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Now, this is what it looks like to have some concrete casting information. Oliver Queen will once again be dealing with a rogue’s gallery regular, as longtime adversary Brick gets introduced to live action villainy. For those of us who have no idea who this guy is, Danny Brickwell was a gangster who saw prime opportunity in Star City’s temporary void of underworld bosses. While most of the shady characters around town saw chaos, Danny jumped at the chance to showcase his own brand of order, mostly through drug sale. This storyline took shape after the comic storyline ‘Green Arrow: City Walls’ and established Brick as a real problem for Arrow’s ample quiver of solutions. And bringing him to the small screen is an actor who is used to playing hard-to-kill characters. (more…)

TV REVIEWS: ‘Doctor Who’ – S08E08/09 – “Mummy on the Orient Express”/”Flatline”

- 10-20-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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It’s a bit of a cheat, I’ll admit, combining these two episodes into one review. But beyond simply making up for lost time, both episodes come from new-to-Who writer, Jamie Mathieson and center on the constantly evolving relationship between The Doctor and Clara. And while the basic premises of these two episodes don’t necessarily form a link between them, how The Doctor and Clara interact definitely does. (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘The Walking Dead’ S5E2 – “Strangers”

- 10-20-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Regina Lizik

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Last week, our survivors faced the most frightening human foes to date and Eugene finally revealed his knowledge of a potential, viable cure. “Strangers” picks up where the premiere left off, with the group desperate to leave the gruesome events of “No Sanctuary” far behind them, but some horrors you simply cannot outrun.  (more…)

NBC Takes a Second Shot at Remaking ‘The IT Crowd’

- 10-17-14TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Fans of The IT Crowd are somewhat religious in their obsession with the show. It was a wonderful bit of British comedy that spanned just 25 episodes (that’s 4 seasons in Britlandia) and one special. Before it even went off the air, the powers-that-be decided that they wanted to cash in on the show’s popularity, so they tried an American remake. And despite bringing one of the main characters along for the ride, it did not make the grade and was scrapped. Now, NBC is at it again. In typical “we want more money!” fashion, they’ve decided to take another crack at bringing The It Crowd Mark II to the small screen. (more…)

Flashback Alert! ‘Game of Thrones’ Goes There in Season 5

- 10-17-14TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The flashback is a well-worn device in modern TV storytelling. Some series do it well, like most of the first season of Lost, and some series do it poorly, like practically every flashback on Arrow. That may be my opinion, but I think a lot of the appeal of Game of Thrones is that it keeps the storytelling in the here and now. (Of course, here and now is relative when it comes to the fictional world of Westeros.) But according to the two guys that guide the show, that’s all about to change in the next season of the show. Put on your tie-dye and sweatbands because we’re about to go back in time. Although that’s probably not the dress code of the Westeros of the past. (more…)

Nerd Bastards Hits Walker Stalker Con in Atlanta This Weekend

- 10-16-14Comics, Cosplay, Nerd Culture, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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How quickly the year goes by. October is back and so is Walker Stalker Con in Atlanta Ga, this weekend, the 17th through the 19th. This marks the second year for Walker Stalker Con in Atlanta and it looks to be a big one. Walker Stalker has expanded since then with conventions in Boston, New York, San Fransisco, Dallas, Orlando, Chicago, and of course, Atlanta. There’s an incredible list of guests this year that includes just about every major Walking Dead character with only a few exceptions that had to cancel due to scheduling conflicts. We’ll be covering the convention the entire weekend and bringing it to you here. (more…)

‘Constantine’ EP Says More DC Comics Characters Could Appear

- 10-16-14Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The pilot episode of Constantine has aired in a few places, and it’s been making the rounds on torrent sites for a couple of months now. You may even have seen it yourself. Even if you haven’t, you may be aware that the Doctor Fate helmet is fairly prominent Easter Egg in it, thus implying that more than just John Constantine and his cohorts might be appearing on small screens everywhere, a situation akin to how Arrow and The Flash are filled with references to other comics and characters. So is it possible that other occult characters from the DC Comics Universe like Swamp Thing, Zatanna or Deadman might encounter Matt Ryan‘s exorcist/con man? One of the executive producers says the answer is “yes.” (more…)

‘Game Of Thrones’ Star(k) Maisie Williams Said She Might Be In A Superhero Series

- 10-16-14Film, TV, Videogames Posted by Aspry Jones

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Spiderman fanatic Maisie Williams hasn’t been around the site much. Last time we talked about her, she was dissing the hell out of ‘Game Of Thrones’ book readers for being douchebags. It was one of my favorite stories, authored by a fantastic writer. It’s nice to see her return to these pages, even if it’s not GOT-oriented. Yes, it just so happens that the young actress has aspirations to do other things outside of medieval fantasy. For instance, how about a superhero television series? When being interviewed about her upcoming projects, including the gaming world’s ‘The Last Of Us,’ little Arya Stark mentioned being in talks for something more Hit-Girl than sword girl. (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘Arrow’ S3E2 – “Sara”

- 10-15-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Before we dive into this week’s Arrow let’s agree about one thing: Laurel kinda sucks. No disrespect to Katie Cassidy, she’s done fine work with what she’s been given, but to be honest, what she’s been given hasn’t been very much. The Arrow team is clearly trying to create a more compelling path for Laurel, one that was hinted at in last season’s finale when Sara gave her big sister her Black Canary jacket. Said jacket made a reappearance in tonight’s episode, a moment of epiphany for Ms. Lance, and the audience, that says “Oh yeah, I have a destiny.” With all subtlety of a bat crash through the library window at Wayne Manor, Laurel now realizes that she must become someone else; she must become something else. And that thing is a hot, blonde, leather-clad crime-fighter with the initials B.C. (more…)

Is Hollywood Giving Clowns A Bad Name?

- 10-15-14TV, WTF? Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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So, there’s a little show on FX called American Horror Story, and it is wonderfully creepy.  This season’s story, Freak Show, centers around a failing freak show, one of the last, during the 1950’s.  Beyond the “freaks” at the show, the series has also decided to bring in a character named Twisty the Clown, who may be the most terrifying character ever seen outside of your nightmares.  As scary as that character is, however, it appears that there may be something that can add even more fuel to your bad dreams.  What can possibly be more terrifying than a clown? A whole group of angry clowns, and that’s exactly who is attacking the television series by claiming that the series gives clowns a bad name. (more…)