TV REVIEW: ‘Gotham’ – S01E10 – “LoveCraft”

- 11-25-14Comics, Featured, reviews Posted by James Daniels

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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…)

‘Constantine’ Wrapping Up After 13 Episodes, Not Cancelled (Yet) Though

- 11-24-14Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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The Golden Age of comic book shows on TV may have hit an unexpected bump. While shows like Arrow, The Flash and Gotham have been flying high, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been enjoying a much improved second season, we get the sad news today that Constantine, based on the long-running Vertigo book about the exorcist and master of the dark arts John Constantine, will be capped at just 13 episodes for its first season. But unlike the recent NBC’s recent decision to not order anymore episodes of the comedies Bad Judge and A To Z, the network is not framing this as a defacto cancellation. (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘Gotham’–S01E09–“Harvey Dent”

- 11-18-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by James Daniels

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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”….

Wait, WHAT???

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Jai Courtney Is Being Considered For The Role Of Deadshot In ‘Suicide Squad’

- 11-13-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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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…)

Will ‘Breaking Bad’ Director Michelle MacLaren Helm ‘Wonder Woman’ Flick?

- 11-13-14Comics, Film Posted by Aspry Jones

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The search for someone to direct the ‘Wonder Woman’ movie seems feverish for something that was just recently announced and isn’t set for release until 2017. I appreciate that kind of prep work, but it just seems like an obsessive chase to me. Warner Bros. has no comment about their search for a woman to captain the Amazon’s movie ship. In my opinion, there are perfectly good ladies in the movie industry capable of flying this thing, but reports say that the studio is looking hard at Emmy winner and television workhorse Michelle MacLaren. MacLaren’s people also don’t want to talk about it. But we’re gonna talk about it. Right after the jump. (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘Gotham’ – S01E08 – “The Mask”

- 11-11-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by James Daniels

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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…)

TV REVIEW: ‘Gotham’ -S01E07 – “Penguin’s Umbrella”

- 11-04-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by James Daniels

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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”.

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DC Comics Announces its Most “Meta” Crossover Yet with ‘Convergence’

- 11-03-14Comics Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Convergence. Sweet name for a crossover, right? Especially when you’re bringing various universes together. Well done, DC Comics. Yes, DC has announced their next, great, universe-altering comic book crossover, and it is called Convergence. The events of Convergence will be spun out of the events being currently portrayed in the final issues of The New 52: Future’s End and Earth 2: World’s End, so if you read those you might have a better understanding where all this is going, but for the rest of you, you’re going to have to muddle through the complexities of multiverses and timelines it order to get a handle on the situation. Good thing this series isn’t starting till April because you may be required to do some homework on this one. (more…)

TV REVIEW: ‘Arrow’ S3,E4 – “The Magician”

- 10-29-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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And you thought Captain Cold appearing on The Flash last night was a huge deal. Tonight’s Arrow follows up last week’s adventure in Corto Matese, and while that one was notable for bringing Thea back into the fold, this week’s entry, “The Magician,” is notable for so much, much more. From important returns, to important reunions to important introductions, if you missed this week’s episode of Arrow (like Felicity, who was too busy teaching team work and smooching in Central City this week), then you picked a less than ideal time to drop out for the week. “The Magician” seems to set up this season’s battle lines, or to put it another way, the show is courting war. (more…)

TV Review: ‘Gotham’ S01E06 -“Spirit of the Goat”

- 10-28-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by James Daniels

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Last week, in my review of Gotham‘s fifth episode, the somewhat schizophrenic “Viper”, I made the comment that Gotham, as a totally different kind of comic book inspired tv series, needs to do one of two things to be successful: It has to either show us something we’ve never seen before, or show us something we’ve seen before in a new way.

The best part of “Viper” was when it explored Gotham‘s fresh new take on the classic Mob War premise….this week, we get to see how the series handles another oldie but goodie: The serial killer.

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