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Writer/Director Kevin Smith is known for wearing many hats. Smith gained notoriety for such indie films as Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, and introducing fan favorite stoners Jay and Silent Bob through his “View Askewniverse.” While his films have had some success, Smith’s passions lie in the world of comic books. In addition to owning a comic book store, Smith has actually written for various comic books including Daredevil, Green Arrow, Batman, Green Hornet, and Batman ’66. Smith was able to combine his film-making with his love of comic books and direct for the latest episode of CW’s The Flash. You can see Nerd Bastards review of the episode ‘The Runaway Dinosaur’ right here. The episode was downright beautiful, and it’s no surprise that Smith will be directing more episodes of The Flash, but it appears that Smith also wants to do more for the ‘Berlantiverse:” do some writing. (more…)

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Fans of TV’s CW‘s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (damn it, I am out of apostrophes already) are about to be treated to Patrick J. Adams being (briefly) added to the cast. EW is reporting that the Suits star will debut in a mystery role in “Legendary,” the season one finale, and stick around for the season 2 premiere. Though the identity of the character was not revealed he was described as a “fun character the fans will love.”

Now come, join me in the chamber of wild speculation… (more…)

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While this new cobbled together series of misfit CW Arrow & The Flash heroes and villains looks like a hell of a lot of fun, the new trailer should leave one with some important questions like, “How will the time-line survive these heroes?” Seriously, there are two criminals with ray guns who have killed before, a reformed assassin that was resurrected using a method that inflicts the need to kill on those that use it, along with the remaining team made up of neophyte heroes that are more likely to get others killed right before getting themselves killed. Sounds like a perfect timeline affecting storm if you ask me. (more…)

Arsenal Set To Return in ‘Arrow’ Season 4

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The Green Arrow’s buddy is coming back, folks! That’s right, it’s been rumored, but we are indeed headed for the return of Arsenal.

In the interim since his last appearance, the DC TV universe has started to swell the ranks with the likes of the excellent Supergirl, not to mention a really juicy crossover event between Arrow and the Flash (with appearances by Hawkman and Hawkgirl). We don’t know about you, but we’re so excited for the pre-Justice League crossover that we’re almost ready to break our Super Powers action figures back out and make Superman needlessly destroy tons of shit and have Batman yell at him for destroying said shit.

For more Arrow goodness, hit the jump. (more…)

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“Why do we fall, sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.” If it isn’t, it should be one of the most iconic lines ever. The idea that failing is okay because it can help strengthen ourselves as long as we allow it to. And that was the big idea for this week’s episode of The Flash. Sure, we’ve seen Barry unsure of himself, but that’s when he’s had to deal with the unknown such as a new power or if he can defeat a meta-human. In this week’s episode, entitled, “Gorilla Warfare,” we watch as Barry struggles with something worse, something he knows – that Zoom beat him…bad. To add insult to injury, Zoom took him on a tour around Central City to show off his prize. The hero of Central City…defeated. Now the question is, can Barry overcome his problems? If not, is there someone out there who can help? Keep reading for more!

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CW’s DC spinoff show Legends of Tomorrow isn’t set to air until 2016, which gives us plenty of time to get acquainted with several of the lesser-known DC characters that will be spotlighted. Among them will be Caity Lotz playing White Canary, and Ciara Renee as Hawkgirl. Both ladies have been dishing out lots of information on the show, and details about their characters’ roles in it. (more…)

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Do you love CW’s Arrow? Do you adore its star Stephen Amell? Of course you do! He’s a great guy who is constantly doing lovely things for his fans. Take this story for example…

Amell couldn’t make it out of Vancouver to surprise a young Arrow fan at her birthday party, so he did the next best thing: created a special video message to be played for the children in attendance. (more…)

Review

Another week, another entertaining episode of The Flash.  At this point, it is pretty much a guarantee that The Flash will deliver an entertaining episode and all of the naysayers who were sure the series wouldn’t make it past the first few episodes are now claiming that they knew the series would succeed all along.  That’s when you know you have made it and The Flash has certainly made it big.  No one will claim that last night’s episode, Fallout, was the best episode of the season, but it was certainly entertaining and gave its audience a few laughs along with the action.  Spoilers ahead. (more…)

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I am a cynic by nature.  I am always waiting for the other shoe to drop; for the pieces of the puzzle to fall away; for the cloud to burn out the silver lining; pick your cliché.  This is generally a trait that serves me well as a critic, since I rarely watch/read/play anything while wearing rose-tinted glasses.  Since the Flash has started, I have been waiting for the freshman series to run out of steam.  After all, every single episode of the series has been more than just a little bit fantastic.  In fact, the Flash’s successful streak makes it seem impossible to stay ahead of the inevitable misstep.  As viewers are often reminded in its opening moments, however, The Flash is all about believing the impossible and after yet another very successful episode, The Sound and the Fury will finally have people believing that The Flash may be a show that manages to produce nothing but successful stories, again and again.  Spoilers ahead. (more…)