Blair Underwood Joins ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Cast

- 12-11-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Word around the Internet today is that Blair Underwood will join the cast of Marvel‘s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. during the second half of season two when the series returns to ABC in March 2015. What role will he be playing and how will he fit into the combined Marvel Television/Cinematic Universe? (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘Arrow’ S3E9 – “The Climb”

- 12-10-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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After last week’s crossover with The Flash, Arrow might be more than a little amped up and energized, but in the face of the midseason finale the show had a lot of work to do to get back on track. A number of provocative pieces were laid out in the first couple of episodes of the season, and it all seemed to get buried under secret origins, crossovers, DC Comics Easter Egg hunting and turning Laurel Lance into the Black Canary. But what about Sara’s murder? Or the coming vengeance of Ra’s al Ghul? Or the fact that Quentin Lance is in the dark about his youngest daughter’s death? Or the game Malcolm Merlyn is playing, and how much Oliver’s sister Thea knows and/or is a part of it? Most importantly though is just what the heck does all this pointless meandering around Hong Kong have to do with anything?* (*Just kidding, it’s entirely pointless.) (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘The Flash’ – S1E9 – ‘The Man In The Yellow Suit’

- 12-10-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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Mid-season finales really are an interesting concept.  These finales effectively provide networks with two separate seasons within a single season to not only entertain and please audiences but to also draw in viewers for the next season.  As such, many of these not-real-finales generally lead to some big reveal and leave audiences with a cliffhanger that is guaranteed to bring fans back once the snow starts to keep people indoors a bit in late January, early February.  The Flash continues to set itself apart from the pack, as last night’s “finale” wound up tying up more loose ends than were left dangling by the end and even without that cliffhanger, viewers are definitely going to be returning once the new episodes begin airing.  Warning: Spoilers ahead. (more…)

SPOILERS! ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Skye is Really this ‘Secret’ Marvel Character.

- 12-10-14Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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You can read out recap of last night’s monumentous Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. midseason finale here, but before you go there’s at least one detail we must discuss in full. First though, who would have guessed that this time last year S.H.I.E.L.D. would leave us on the edge our seat like that? The fights! The reveals! The potentially game changing consequences! What a rush! Having eight weeks of Agent Carter crammed in between now and more S.H.I.E.L.D. almost seems like a punishment now (no matter how much you may or may not be looking forward to Agent Carter). Haven’t seen the episode yet? Avert your eyes because we’re about to confirm that Skye is indeed the specific Marvel character she was revealed to be last night…. (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ S2E10 – “What We Become”

- 12-10-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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The mid-season finale is finally here and we’re all hoping to get at least a small bit of closure with the whole “mystical alien city” thing before we are forced to endure a 2 ½ month-long break. So did Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. measure up? Well, a little bit. For the most part, however, we’re still left with many questions and an ending that is only partially satisfying. Scroll on if you’re interested in what this Bastard has to say about it. (more…)

SHOCKER!* ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Will Tie in to ‘Age of Ultron’

- 12-09-14Comics, Film, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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*Denotes sarcasm.

In a revelation that surprises only the three most gullible nerds on the planet, the showrunners of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have said that as the show progresses through its second season, it will eventually intersect with the doings of The Avengers in Avengers: Age of Ultron. This, in and of itself, is not a spoiler. S.H.I.E.L.D. has intersected twice before with the big screen Marvel adventures – Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier – so with Age of Ultron hitting theaters May 1, conveniently at the end of the show’s second season, it seemed only natural that Disney would parlay a show they own, on a network they own, to do cross-promotion with the new movie they own based on the characters they own. It all makes sense in the end. (more…)

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Teaser Gets ‘The Family Guy’ Spoofing It Deserves

- 12-09-14Film, Funny Videos, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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It looks like today is the day the Internet overloads on movies and teasers getting spoofed with Honest Trailer and Family Guy treatments. This one was too good not to post. If you haven’t seen Seth MacFarlane‘s Family Guy Blue Harvest Star Wars Trilogy spoof then you need to check it out after watching this new bit of Family Guy Star Wars fun. This time they’ve taken J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser and made it into comedy gold. (more…)

DC’s Go-To-Guy David S. Goyer Bringing Superman Prequel ‘Krypton’ To Syfy Network

- 12-09-14Comics, TV Posted by Derek Robertson

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David S. Goyer is a mixed bag when it comes to his output within the nerd-o-sphere and all things comic book related, having single-handedly ruin the Blade franchise with the godawful Blade: Trinity, and further destroying its legacy with the unwatchable Sticky Fingaz staring vehicle Blade: The Series, the man is still a ticking time bomb when given carte blanche on various projects. Goyer is co-creator of NBC‘s Constantine, which suffered from a shaky pilot and its consequent first few episodes trying to gain some traction, eventually coming into its own; but it is probably too late now as it has been put on hold after 13-Episodes with NBC failing to pick up the back nine. I guess what I’m trying to say here, is that Goyer is rather hit’n’miss and tends to work better when he is co-writing scripts – just look at The Dark Knight trilogy for example (Goyer was working alongside Jonathan Nolan on penmanship duties). Now he is set to take on another project for the network SyFy, and while it is great that SyFy are starting to develop great original shows again instead of repeating The Wrestling all night  (Helix is a prime example of what the network is capable of, although the last few episodes left a lot to be desired. Anyway, I digress, …Goyer is bringing a Superman prequel to the SyFy network simply titled Krypton. (more…)

Teen ‘Titans’ Pilot Shoot Confirmed For Next Year!

- 12-09-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Word hit the Internet a couple of months ago that DC was bringing a live action television show to TNT featuring the Teen Titans with the title Titans. Are you wondering why they lost the “Teen” in the title and when production on the series might start? Now we’ve got some details that might clear everything up. (more…)

The Walking Dead: Just What The Hell Is Morgan Up To?

- 12-09-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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One of the hottest topics in season five of AMC‘s The Walking Dead was the return of Morgan Jones (Leenie James). There’s all kinds of speculation about what he is doing and why. Morgan has been a fan favorite character since the premiere episode and his return in season three was not a happy one. Along comes season five and bam! There’s Morgan, looking like some apocalyptic bad-ass. Did anyone one else get that The Book of Eli feeling when he showed up on-screen? What’s Morgan up to? (more…)