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After Episode 3, “The Dog,” took major leaps in the right direction for the overall storyline of Fear the Walking Dead, the fourth episode, “Not Fade Away,” may give viewers a “one step forward, two steps back” vibe with its haphazard construction and sluggish pace.

 

WARNING: What you’re about to read contains spoilers about this episode and possibly this season of Fear the Walking Dead.  Proceed at your own risk/reward!

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Before the term “Commando” became a slang word for brazenly – and perhaps riskily –  donning a pair of pants sans any skivvies (underoos, boxers…whatever you wanna call them), there was a not so little era called the 1980’s where the urban dictionary hadn’t been invented yet. Back in that day in age, going Commando meant seeing the one of the manliest movies ever made – in Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s aptly named Commando (1985). If this movie didn’t make you want to throw saw blades at people after swinging from balloons to escape police, then your balls never dropped as a child…or maybe you just weren’t alive when this came out.

For the uninitiated, imagine the movie Taken but with a million machine guns and an evil, bad-ass version of Freddie Mercury (yes, I am referring to Vernon Well’s character, Bennett. A villain so hard he wears chain mail and feeds off electric shocks). What other action movie opens with the hero and his daughter feeding a deer and licking ice cream? What other movie has lines like “I eat green berets for breakfast. And right now I’m very hungry”? Over the top action, action movie clichés, and an onslaught of Arnie quotes – it’s an 80’s masterpiece of epic proportions!

Speaking of things that are of epic proportions (hows that for a segue?), our friends at Sideshow Collectibles (via Hot Toys) have sent us a 1/6th scale John Matrix figure. Yes, the one-man army, with biceps the size of a cement truck, has been immortalized as a high-end, collectible figurine. If you thought the movie was a hit, wait until you feast your eyes on this.

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Anyone who watched the new episode of this ninth series (more commonly referred to as “season” by folks who don’t know/understand much about the overall Doctor Who TV saga) knows full well that it didn’t take very long for showrunner Steven Moffatt and his crew to plant their flag in the “OMG” ground.  The opening title of the show hadn’t even hit yet, and viewers were already treated to a major bomb being dropped and the promise of a wacky and wild ride to kick off the new slate of episodes.  Read on to learn more!

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As the first season of Fear the Walking Dead progresses, it inevitably moves further away from the “talking about the zombie apocalypse” stage and progresses into the “in the thick of the sh!tstorm of the zombie apocalypse” stage, where – let’s face it – most fans want the show to be.  Last night’s episode, “The Dog,” took a major leap in that direction… so let’s talk all about it!

WARNING: What you’re about to read contains spoilers about this episode and possibly this season of Fear the Walking Dead.  Proceed at your own risk/reward!

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Last week, Fear the Walking Dead had its series premiere, and the show broke cable-TV records for both first-episode viewership of total viewers (10.1 million) and the coveted adult 18-49 demographic (6.3 million).  AMC has already picked the series up for a second season.  The big question now, of course, is: how does the show fare from here?

WARNING: What you’re about to read contains spoilers about this episode and possibly this season of Fear the Walking Dead.  Proceed at your own risk/reward!

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Last week on Hannibal, the former victims of our favorite cannibal doctor were forming their own little teams. Alana and Mason Verger were working together with the intent of trapping Hannibal and feeding him to the pigs. Will and his mysterious sidekick, Chiyo were on their way to find Hannibal and exact their own vengeance. Doctor Chilton was working in the background, manipulating events, Jack was searching for Will and Inspector Pazzi was still on the lookout for the one that got away. So what will our “heroes” be doing this week? And does Hannibal even care that they’re coming for him? ‘Contorno’ answers these questions and does it with one of the best episodes we’ve seen this season. (more…)

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Every month, Power-Up Box sends you a mystery box filled with geek essentials: collectibles, t-shirts, treats and more. From price, to quick shipping, to geek approved contents, Power-Up Box will have you singing swiggity swooty I’m coming for that booty (as in pirate’s booty, aka loot, aka treasure).

We’ve been telling you about this service for a few months now (See April and May boxes), and here we are again. Power-Up Box was kind another to send us their June box. Head on after the jump to get a reveal at what mystery items lay hidden enclosed, and decide on whether this monthly subscription service is for you.  (more…)

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The ninth episode of Game of Thrones season five goes there. It goes there so hard that it eclipses almost every other atrocity thus far. This show might just be about how brutal Weiss and Benioff can be to the HBO audience, but rumor has it that it was actually G.R.R. Martin himself that sealed the fate of this latest victim in a long line of screaming-at-your-TV-moments. There is nothing but spoilers after the jump, so please unless you have seen the episode, and for a more in depth discussion have read the books, click wisely.   (more…)

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You already know that Sideshow Collectibles are the premier purveyors of collectible display pieces and other high end desirables; praised for their extreme attention to detail throughout the entire production process, as well as their outstanding products. Sideshow is as synonymous to collectibles as Bose is to sound and fat kids to cake. From Star Wars to Marvel, DC and many other brands, Sideshow are the master makers. Their ever growing assortment of statues and figurines is the stuff nerd dreams are made of.

What you may not know, however, is what Sideshows creative process is, what their inner sanctum (their offices) looks like, and what it’s like to work for such a creative outlet.

Well, wonder no more! A new book titled Inside The Sideshow Studio has come out and gives fans an in-depth look. We were fortunate to receive a copy for review. The world of Sideshow is more fascinating than you ever imagined… (more…)

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It’s been a long while since Hannibal was gracing the small(er) screens of our television sets and computer monitors, but at long last it is back. The first two seasons were masterpieces of writing, filled with a cast of top-notch actors. The actors have returned, as have the writers and series executive producer, Bryan Fuller. And when last we left off, things were all sorts of bat-shit crazy. Hannibal had escaped from the clutches of the law (who had finally figured out what he really was) and pretty much all the good guys were about to bleed to death, leaving him home free. Obviously that can’t be the case, as there would have been no third season. So what does Hannibal have in store for us this time around? Read on to find out. (more…)