With lines such as “I’ll take my Science over your magic anyday,” and “you do not know the power of the dark side,” the 14th Episode of Super Power Beat Down is an uber treat for nerd enthusiasts the world over. Pitting Batman against Darth Vader in this epic web-series has made it a candidate for the “one” to beat hitherto. The production quality of the Super Power Beat Down’s are always top-notch, but this episode is a tour de force. (more…)
Gotham‘s last episode before the midseason break didn’t quite have the impact you want to leave viewers with who are going to spend nearly 2 months waiting for the next installment.
Still, it had its moments, and did a decent job of setting up the next semester of the show’s freshman year. Problem was they “closed for the holidays” with a follow-up episode. “LoveCraft” is in every way the sequel to the events of “Harvey Dent”. When you’re closing shop for several weeks, it’s much better to leave the fans with something that stands on its own. (more…)
Gotham‘s ninth installment is a charming, feel-good romantic comedy about what happens when a streetwise young pickpocket (Camren Bicondova) comes to live with a traumatized preteen billionaire (David Mazouz).
So sit back and enjoy Episode 9: “Harvey Dent”….
No disrespect to the man as he is a fantastic actor, but Donal Logue is probably someone most people will probably refer to as “that guy from that movie,” or “I know that dudes face …he was in… errrrr?!,” (there is an actual list of ‘those guys’ on imdb btw). Ultimately, most will be unable to put a face to the name. That is – of course – until now, due to his big break in DC’s bonafide hit Gotham (which airs on Fox TV). In a co-starring role playing Detective Harvey Bullock, Logue excels in his role and you can tell he is relishing in the part of the corrupt, morally ambivalent anti-hero; a character that is stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to his loyalty to the force. Great performance. (more…)
Many people had a deep feeling of trepidation when they heard DC were producing a show about the early years of Bruce Wayne’s life as a child. Furthermore, this setting was to be used as the hub for the origins of all the classic villains of Gotham City; how they came to be. Watching Gotham, some of the characters trademarks – which will eventually become their raison détre – are done in such an in-your-face manner and with as much subtlety as a blacksmith with a ten tonne hammer (slightly exaggerating, …but you get the idea), that it becomes slightly irritating. The Riddler riddles a lot, Catwoman has the agility to swing and climb from rooftop to rooftop, the Penguin walks like he has webbed feet. We get it! (we also actually like Gotham, … and this is just for fun) (more…)
With his mounting action movie credentials and dedication to staying in top shape, it makes sense that Jai Courtney is being considered for a superhero movie. “Being considered” could mean that Warner Bros. is talking to his agents. It could mean that he auditioned for the part. It could mean that he and writer/director David Ayer had lunch the other day. Either way, if DC doesn’t make this guy a deal, Marvel probably will. Not that he’s hurting for work because the dude has 4 movies in 2014 alone. But the studio is moving forward on their projects at breakneck speed, so if it turns out JC is on board, we’ll probably hear about it soon. (more…)
I don’t usually like to let the cat out of the bag in the headline, but this is incredible news. Crack investigation of the ‘Batman V Superman’ set have revealed photos concerning a tragic event in Batman’s life. It seems from the pics that Gotham City billionaire philanthropists Thomas and Martha Wayne will meet untimely ends, perhaps in flashback, during a scene in the upcoming film ‘BvS: Dawn Of Justice.’ It’s slated to be the sequel to the Superman reboot ‘Man Of Steel’ but seems to have a lot more Batman in it than anyone expected. For instance, this shocking news about the death of Bruce Wayne’s parents foreshadows the young man’s broken psyche. Clearly we’re getting a deeper insight into what would make a man snap, put on a batsuit, and consistently avenge his mom and dad against crime. Check out the photos that allude to this surprise event! (more…)
I’ve come to expect a particular quirk from shows like this–it happened quite a bit back when I was reviewing Hannibal for this site and its lovely fans: An excellent episode is ALWAYS followed by a mediocre at best episode. That being said, Gotham‘s eighth ep is no “Penguin’s Umbrella”–but for a back to business as usual-type episode–it’s not terrible. So let’s take a peek behind “The Mask”–AKA “The Apprentice Meets Thunderdome”: (more…)
The cliffhanger ending to episode six: “Spirit of the Goat” lead viewers to believe that the follow-up would be Jim Gordon’s (Ben McKenzie) show. The MCU (Victoria Cartagena, Andrew Stuart-Jones) was in the process of arresting Jim for the murder of Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor), when the junior Penguin waddled right into the police station. Now everybody who had been breathing a sigh of relief that Cobblepot was dead and Gordon was willing to play in the muck with the rest of the GCPD is PISSED.
However, episode seven is wholly and entirely Oswald’s jam–follow me after the jump, and find out just how much of Gotham is under “Penguin’s Umbrella”.
Fox Television’s ‘Gotham’ has a nice scam going. During its heavy and rather effective marketing promotions, the show was touted as a pre-Batman exploration of a doomed city. With detective James Gordon presiding as the lone voice of justice and truth, we’d get to see his struggles against the bad things that preceded familiar horrors. Instead, what we’ve been getting is a reverse where are they now? filled with younger versions of Batman’s rogue’s gallery. And it’s not going to stop, but rather pick up speed with the introductions of Harvey Dent, Hugo Strange, and today’s announcement: Jonathan Crane. Are we leaning too heavily toward the kitsch of character origins at the expense of meaty storytelling? Judge away. (more…)