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6 Best Uses Of Music In Comic Book Movies

Comic book movies utilizing music isn’t new. The scores for comic book movies have become legendary pieces that are instantly recognizable. Superman’s 1979 theme and Batman’s 1989 theme have become iconic. But in recent years, comic book movie makers have begun utilizing contemporary music to accent their movies. When done correctly, these pieces can hype a trailer, amp up a fight scene, or add emotion and depth to an intense series of scenes. Here’s a list of 6 songs that Hollywood used to perfect effect.

 

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The long winter that is Game of Thrones‘ hiatus is upon us, and it’s only getting colder, guys. While there is some comfort in re-watching old episodes — “Battle of the Bastards” is an actual masterpiece — it’s also nice to tune in to something brand new that’s capable of getting you just as hyped as the action in Westeros does. There are quite a few shows out there that are perfect for Game of Thrones fans (think Rome, Vikings, and the early seasons of The Walking Dead), but most of them have been around so long that you’ve probably already seen them.

If you’re looking for a show that’s new and just as intense, brutal, and exciting as Game of Thrones is, then this is the list for you. None of these nine shows are exactly like the hit HBO series, because let’s face it, there’s nothing quite like it on TV. However, each one of these series create intricate and dangerous worlds that viewers can’t look away from.  (more…)

All season long viewers continued to be teased about the “door” and the “valley beyond.”  The final episode of season two finally revealed what they really were.  But those story points are overshadowed by a few other reveals.

This week sees the answer about who won the race to the Forge, gave us a truth about who really was running things behind the scenes, and in a post credits scene answered the question about whether William (Ed Harris) was a host.

The title of this episode is ‘The Passenger’ and that is explained as well, but a better name might have been ‘All Hail Dolores!!!’ (that will make sense later).

Spoilers abound!!!

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‘Timeless’ Cancelled Again….But There Is Hope.

Saved mere days after cancellation last year, the Sony produced time-travel drama Timeless has been cancelled for a second time by NBC.

The drama saw NBC reverse its cancellation after its first year due to public outcry by its loyal and very vocal fan base.  The shows first season had sixteen episodes, while the second season was shortened to only ten episodes.

The second season two part finale that aired on May 13th had over 4 million viewers.  I

t was a cliffhanger where future versions of Wyatt (Matt Lanter) and Lucy (Abigail Spencer) appeared to tell their younger selves it was time to save Rufus (Malcolm Barrett).

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Ever since the smash hit that was IT floated above expectations, every company with Stephen King properties has been itching to jump on the money train. King’s work has always been often adapted, commonly tossed about Hollywood, but the current surge’s quality and impact is impressive, overall. There are at least 28 or more Stephen King tales being considered, be it trapped development hell all the way up to upcoming productions. Today, we look over what the king of horror and prolific work might have in store for us, in theaters and on the small screen.  (more…)

The beginning of May gave us some heart-wrenching news. Some of our favorite shows faced cancellation, some of which had been written into cliffhangers or were going to leave story lines left unresolved. But like winged angels from on-high, three networks swooped in and saved three shows and left fans rejoicing and singing their praises. But that’s only part of the story. Fans and crew alike took to social media to campaign for the survival of their shows. Which shows found their second chance?

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Back when Saturday morning cartoons were the reason for existence, the majority of 80 and early 90’s kids were watching such classic action/adventure cartoons like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Thundercats, He-Man and the Masters of The Universe and so on. In the mean time, there were other more obscure cartoons. Animated series that all but a few can vaguely recall. Some good. Some bad. All with kickass theme songs and intros….. (more…)

Ford (Anthony Hopkins) muses when addressing Maeve that “mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts” in this penultimate episode of the season.  The embodiment of that statement is William (Ed Harris) who gets the bulk of the screen time in this episode that, ironically on father’s day, spent time showing how bad a father William was to Emily.

We finally get a better look at his world outside the park that helped to make his character so interesting.  We see his wife, Juliet (Sela Ward) and daughter Emily (Katja Herbers) when they were still a family but were beginning to unravel.  We also get hints and revelations about what has really been going on in the park.

As per usual, SPOILERS!!!!

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5 Extreme Titles You Could See On Netflix

 Deadpool has taken the movie-going world by storm. Rob Liefeld, the creator of Deadpool, left Marvel to help form Image Comics, and later split from Image with his Extreme Studios to form Awesome Comics. Liefeld recently sold the film rights for more than 50 characters to Netflix for a seven-figure payout. Deadpool is now a household name, but who can we expect to see from Netflix and their Extreme characters? Here are 5 titles we could soon be binge watching.

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7 Sci-fi TV Shows In Need of a Reboot

The big thing in Hollywood of late has been reboots of old shows.  After the success of the many iterations of Star Trek and the Ronald D. Moore update to the venerable Battlestar Galactica in 2004.  There seems to be a predilection toward recreating old series instead of creating something new.

With reboots of well-known and popular shows like The JetsonsLost in Space, and The X-Files all getting updates for the modern era, there are lots of shows that deserve a chance at their own re-imagining.

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