Recap/Review – ‘The Walking Dead’ – S04E16 – “A”

- 03-31-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Regina Lizik

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The season finale of season 4 opens and closes with hope and in between the search for hope, Rick finds peace with his inner demons.  (more…)

RECAP/REVIEW: ‘Hannibal’–S02, E05–”Mukozuke”

- 03-29-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by James Daniels

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GIDEON: He’s the Devil, Mr. Graham. He’s smoke. You can’t “catch” the Ripper–he won’t be caught…if you want him, you’re going to have to kill him.

GRAHAM: Fair enough.

WARNING! BIG DAMN SPOILERS AHEAD!

In all seriousness–if you haven’t seen this episode, but plan to in the near future (on the web, on TiVo, on OnDemand, etc…), I STRONGLY suggest you postpone reading this review until after you do.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you…

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RECAP/REVIEW: ‘Arrow’ – S02E17 – “Birds of Prey”

- 03-27-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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Based on the title alone my expectations were high for “Birds of Prey“. Maybe that’s why this episode left me feeling a little underwhelmed. It wasn’t that “Birds of Prey” was completely unenjoyable, but it was an almost total deviation from this series’ overarching and more compelling plot line for the sake of bringing back The Huntress only to turn her into little more than a mustache twirling villain (that is until the episodes final moments, but still). (more…)

Thoughts on SyFy’s Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge

- 03-26-14reviews, TV Posted by Luke Gallagher

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When you think of some of the iconic muppets, monsters and otherworldly creatures that have graced the big and small screen, chances are they were created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop – the legendary makers of movie magic. Founded in 1979 by the late Jim Henson, carried on by his son Brian Henson, the shop has earned its esteemed reputation with its creations appearing in such classics as Labyrinth, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dinosaurs (the TV show) and, of course, The Muppets. So what are the venerable fabricators of fiction up to nowadays? When they’re not actively involved with FX and Fabrication, they are making aspiring creature designers duke it out for a job in SyFy’s new show Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge. (more…)

Recap/Review – ‘The Walking Dead’ – S04E15 – “Us”

- 03-24-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Regina Lizik

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The penultimate episode of the fourth season connects storylines, reunites our characters and finally takes us to Terminus.  (more…)

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Muppets Most Wanted’

- 03-21-14Featured, Film, reviews Posted by Sarah Moran

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[This review has been cross-posted with permission from Kabooooom!]

When The Muppets released in 2011 it was a celebrated return to the movies for Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the whole gang. That film was a nostalgia-laden trip through Muppet history and brought them back to relevance after years away. Their follow-up film, Muppets Most Wanted, is an enjoyable caper but as The Muppets themselves sing early on, “everybody knows that the sequel’s never quite as good.”  (more…)

MOVIE REVIEW: Divergent – The Unbearable Rejection of Self-Definition

- 03-21-14Featured, Film, reviews Posted by Jacob Knight

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Some time ago, I applied for a management position at Staples (I was broke, unemployed and needed to pay rent — sue me). Following my interview, I was asked to take what was known as a “personality test”. Computer generated, the assessment was mostly comprised of statements like “I often cry in public” and asked me to answer either True or False. I never got a call back for that job, which irked me to no end. My resume was loaded with experience, my interview had gone great and I had even worn my best To Boot NYs, so all that was left to disqualify me was that stupid box, which apparently decided through some kind of complex algorithm that I did not contain multitudes. The post-apocalyptic society in Divergent operates on the same basic principal, placing each of its members into one of five shoddily defined groups using a combination of that same character exam and the Project MKUltra tests conducted by the CIA in the late 50s and 60s. It’s a central conceit so lunkheaded, I honestly am struggling with fathoming it being based on a popular, pre-existing Young Adult text.

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RECAP/REVIEW: ‘Arrow’ – S02E16 – “Suicide Squad”

- 03-20-14Comics, Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Sarah Moran

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It shouldn’t come as surprise that a major issue I’ve had with Arrow are their piss poor villains. This season they’ve thankfully moved away from the terrible ‘villain of the week’ trope for more interesting and varied episodes, but often villains with potential are still wasted in forgettable, one-off appearances. Knowing that, I was a little worried about an episode centered are returning villains working as team, but honestly, I was genuinely surprised by how much I enjoyed “Suicide Squad.” (more…)

Recap/Review: ‘The Walking Dead’ – S04E13 “The Grove”

- 03-17-14Comics, Featured, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly
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“I hear dead people…”

Hello, Nerd Readers. Due to an unexpected error within the fabric of time and space, your normal Walking Dead reviewer can not be here today. Therefore, I am taking over. And given the sheer madness of tonight’s episode, I seem to have come at an apt time. For I can honestly say that ‘The Grove’ is one of the best, if not the best episode this series has put out thus far. (more…)

RECAP/REVIEW: ‘Hannibal’–S02, E03–”Hassun”

- 03-15-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by James Daniels

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“I don’t know what anyone is capable of anymore, least of all myself…” Will Graham

I will admit from the start: I love me some courtroom drama, so it’s gonna be tough to bring the old objectivity to this one. (more…)