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: ‘Arrow’ S3E2 – “Sara”

- 10-15-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Before we dive into this week’s Arrow let’s agree about one thing: Laurel kinda sucks. No disrespect to Katie Cassidy, she’s done fine work with what she’s been given, but to be honest, what she’s been given hasn’t been very much. The Arrow team is clearly trying to create a more compelling path for Laurel, one that was hinted at in last season’s finale when Sara gave her big sister her Black Canary jacket. Said jacket made a reappearance in tonight’s episode, a moment of epiphany for Ms. Lance, and the audience, that says “Oh yeah, I have a destiny.” With all subtlety of a bat crash through the library window at Wayne Manor, Laurel now realizes that she must become someone else; she must become something else. And that thing is a hot, blonde, leather-clad crime-fighter with the initials B.C. (more…)

‘Arrow’ Casts Matt Nable To Play Ra’s al Ghul

- 09-04-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Stephen Amell took to the Twitter-verse to announce the latest casting for the CW‘s Arrow. Former professional Rugby player and Australian actor Matt Nable will join the cast and lead the League of Assassins as Ra’s al Ghul. What mischief might Ra’s al Ghul bring to Star City? (more…)

‘Arrow’ to Become Deadliest Game as Manhunter is Added to Season 3

- 08-05-14Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

mark-shaw-manhunterDear Arrow season three. You rock! We haven’t seen a single frame of film yet with the exception of the Comic Con trailer from a couple of weekends ago, but to us, you’re already awesome! Please keep up the good work. Signed comic nerds everywhere.

Today’s love-letter to Arrow is brought to you by the letter “M,” “M” standing for Manhunter. The DC Comics villain is the latest established DC Universe character to appear on the CW series based on Green Arrow. Joining a roster of guest spots that already includes Black Canary, Huntress, China White, Deadshot, Amanda Waller, Nyssa al Ghul, and Bronze Tiger, Manhunter will take his place amongst his comic book brethren in the third episode of Arrow’s upcoming third season. But in what context will he appear, and who will be playing him? Read on… (more…)

Wildcat Is The Latest DC Comics Character To Join the ‘Arrow’ Crew

- 07-29-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Just when you thought season three of CW‘s Arrow would be full enough with the likes of Ras al Ghul, word is making the Internet rounds that Arrow has added a new superhero to its ranks with the casting of J. R. Ramirez (Emily Richards, MD) as Wildcat. What’s this mean for the show? (more…)

Could Two More Major Batman Villains Be Showing up on ‘Arrow’?

- 03-17-14Comics, TV Posted by Brent Cook

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The second half of Arrow looks like it’s going to be packed with all sorts of surprises. We can look forward to the Birds of Prey showing up, Deathstroke unleashing his wrath on Oliver, and even the Suicide Squad making its debut on the show this Wednesday night. Rumor has it, though, we’ve got even more to look forward to, and that two of Batman’s most prolific villains will be dropping in on Starling City before this season is out. (more…)

RECAP/REVIEW: ‘Arrow’ – S02E015 – “The Promise”

- 03-06-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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Arrow is surely hitting its stride. Last night’s episode, “The Promise” was a true pleasure to watch, especially for those who’ve stuck with the series through all its hiccups and growing pains. In the past, Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) and Slade Wilson’s (Manu Bennet) relationship is disintegrating before our eyes, while in the present the two pace around each other like prize fighters–neither too sure who’ll land the first blow. The tension they manage to build in this episode is unlike anything the CW drama could have pulled off a year ago, and it’s all the evidence needed if you’re still wondering if Arrow‘s worth watching.

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Meet the Flash’s Mom: Michelle Harrison Joins CW’s ‘The Flash’ Cast

- 02-25-14Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Word is making the Internet rounds that the Arrow spin-off series The Flash has cast Michelle Harrison to play Nora Allen, the mother of Barry Allen, the Flash (Grant Gustin). Wait, didn’t Barry say she was dead in that episode of Arrow? (more…)

Suicide Squad Revealed! Plus, More ‘Arrow’ Preview Goodness

- 02-21-14Comics, TV Posted by Brent Cook

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We’ve heard that the Suicide Squad would be showing up on Arrow at some point during the second season, and we’ve seen them gradually work toward that goal with the likes of Bronze Tiger and Deadshot. More recently, Amanda Waller was introduced, recruiting Bronze Tiger for her “Squad” at the end of the episode, “Tremors”. Well, that was a sign of things to come, and it looks like we’ll be seeing the super group make it’s debut on the show sooner rather than later! Click on through to see the official first picture of the Suicide Squad, and more details on when they’ll be showing up in Starling City! (more…)

‘Arrow’ Shots Reveal Katrina Law as Nyssa al Ghul

- 01-29-14Comics, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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She’s been a part of Lex Luthor’s Secret Society of Super Villains, she’s tried to assassinate Superman with Kryptonite bullets, and she’s one of the two inheritors of leadership in the League of Assassins, and now, Nyssa al Ghul is ready to make her live-action debut on next Wednesday’s episode of Arrow, and we’ve got the pics of actress Katrina Law playing the part. (more…)