If you haven’t noticed, Avengers: Endgame came out last week. If anyone who’s stepped on the internet regularly didn’t notice, it’d be wild. It’s all people talk about. However, nobody is actually talking about it, at the same time. Why?
Ever since Endgame was released, people have been tight-lipped about the entire thing. This is a far cry from The Force Awakens premiere in 2015, where internet trolls gleefully were dropping plot points in completely unrelated posts (looking at you, guy who said Han Solo died in my Doctor Who thread).
While this is a welcome change from ruining others’ fresh experiences, the current “Anti-Spoilers Culture” is almost too excessive.
You don’t really need to find a way to get people more interested in Star Wars, but if you want to ratchet up the hype, you attach an A-list actor like Tom Hardy. Hardy’s come a long way since playing a Picard clone in Star Trek: Nemesis, so long that he’s now lined up a gig in the new Star Wars trilogy, but like the many big name cameos that appeared in The Force Awakens, Hardy’s role won’t involve counting script pages. Still, thanks to some reliable Star Wars spies, we have the spoilery details about the who and how Hardy will be appearing in Rian Johnson‘s middle chapter of the sequel trilogy. (more…)
Did you see last night’s Arrow? We hope so because it was kind of, to use a word, “huge.” Since the beginning of the season, the show has teased the viewer with a big death that would change Team Arrow in the process; a big enough death that it would bring Barry Allen to town even in the midst of the intensifying fight with Zoom. Well the death certainly was big, and it certainly will change the nature of Arrow going forward, but what does the executive producer of the show have to say? Or the actor playing the now deceased character on the show? Obviously, they have some words, and spoilers definitely follow. (more…)
Initially, not even Arrow insiders were sure who would be in the ominous “Mystery Grave” glimpsed at the end of the Season 4 premiere. With the tell-tale episode “Eleven Fifty-Nine,” written by executive producer Marc Guggenheim and Keto Shimizu mere hours from airing, it’s safe to say they know who’s in the ground by now. Unfortunately, thanks to some paparazzi snaps, fans might already know who it is as well. We’ll give you the full story- but none of the spoiler pictures! You can choose what you do with the info. We trust you. Kind of. (more…)
The pending arrival of Negan, to be played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, has all fans of The Walking Dead on edge. The character casts a big shadow, and even those unfamiliar with the comic book source material know that Negan is a Big Bad that registers a 11 on the villain scale, and with just three more episodes left in season six, the dead pool for our cast of post-apocalyptic survivors is at a fever pitch. So who’s going to die? A fan’s speculation has zeroed in on one of two possibilities, and it’s all thanks to the song selection for the coming Walking Dead season finale. Potential spoilers ahead! (more…)
Long seen as the “Bill Murray” of the Independence Day sequel, the filmmakers eventually had to decide to proceed without bringing back Will Smith for more alien fighting. It surely must have been a surprise for both director Roland Emmerich and Smith himself that they couldn’t get back together for part 2. After all, Independence Day was the film that firmly established Smith as a box office magnate, and earned him the kick name “Mr. July” for his summer successes. But the show, as they say, must go on, and fans already know what the fate of Smith’s Independence Day character is so far as the upcoming sequel’s concerned. Smith also knows, and he has some very non-mixed feelings about it. (more…)
During the height of Star Wars: The Force Awakens theatrical release, there was one unified request across the internet. That request being “don’t spoil the movie”. As matter of respect and common courtesy, fans shouldn’t be coming out of the theater and discussing the movie in front of a line going into the next showing, work water coolers (in shot of co-workers), or should fans be sharing their thoughts/views in social media feeds and comment sections that aren’t clearly labeled with a spoiler warning. Sadly, this is a courtesy that is lost on some people. Leaving fans to post reminders across the web, having to tell viewers to not be dicks. Some people, however, have been real jerks showing no regard to courtesy; with some threatening to, or purposely, spoil the movie as a means of getting a sick sense of satisfaction in getting a rise out people. (more…)
All indications seem to be just about everyone in the world for the chance to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens over the weekend, it made that much bank at the box office. But in case you didn’t, you’re advised once again to avert your eyes to what’s about to be revealed because it concerns your favorite Droid and his not-insignificant role in the film. R2-D2 doesn’t get a lot of screen time in The Force Awakens, but since he’s literally been there since the beginning, R2 once again plays his traditional part in the Star Wars series: having the right information at the right time to save the day. (more…)
If you’ve been anywhere near social media over the past few days you are most likely very aware of two things, that Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens tomorrow in wide release (many advance screenings have already happened globally) and that apparently, a select group of (for lack of a better term) people out there, a particular pivotal scene/event/plot point should be spoiled, publicly, for those yet to see the film.
There has been a deluge of spoilers* hitting the internet over the past few hours, from official Star Wars fan pages to IMDB and Wiki pages, heck even our own Facebook fan page (which, if you have not joined, you totally should… unless of course you want to post spoilers,) has been hit with links, clips, and… well, jerks.
People, seriously, calm down. For whatever reasoning you have to take the internet and spoil* the movie for the masses (and there are numerous theories and reasonings for those actions out there that I won’t bother entertaining here,) well, maybe you just shouldn’t. But hey, why listen to some chubby dude behind a keyboard, right? (you chubby dude behind a keyboard.) How about letting Han Solo, Indiana Jones, and a very well regarded Henry tell you himself. (more…)
Another multi-part story arc comes at us in full swing this week, and this one breaks out some big guns. “The Zygon Invasion” hearkens us back to Doctor Who’s past, both semi-distant and relatively-recent, to bring us a story that feels fairly sweeping in its nature. The series, as always, does a pretty damned good job of referencing its rich history while working within the confines of already-established canon.
WARNING: What you’re about to read contains spoilers about this episode and possibly other episodes/seasons of Doctor Who. Proceed at your own risk/reward!