The Walking Dead

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Telltale Games, the developers behind classic franchises like Sam & Max and Tales of Monkey Island  are going to be producing a game for MARVEL in the not-too-distant future. Details at the moment are scarce, but one assumes it will be in Telltale’s signature point-and-click adventure style, and the question is…will that work for a big-budget release?

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It’s time to haul out the lanyards and dust off those comfy easy walking shoes because comic convention season is officially in full swing and just this past weekend one of the premiere events in Canada celebrated a milestone. The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo celebrated its 10th anniversary with an amazing line-up of guests and exhibitors for a record shattering 102,000 faithful fans.

First up, since many of you do not reside in the great white north, if you’ve never attended a Canadian con, you are really missing out. Just remember most of your favorite TV shows and movies are made north of the wall, and once again the Calgary Expo proved to be a fantastic place to celebrate this whole nerd/geek/pop-culture universe that we all live in and love.

What follows is a whirlwind overview of an amazing weekend. (more…)

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Surprise! It’s an all-new episode with your favorite podcast personalities that aren’t actually famous or Chris Hardwick. Since last we left our plump buddies, Jeremy has become a totally hairless karate master and Jason has watched Double Dragon and subsisted on beard leavings. Enough foreplay, here’s what you’re getting yourself into: (more…)

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Even in our seemingly normal first world lives, we seek escapism. Whether it’s in material things or the mental denial of our situations, we often separate ourselves from reality as much as possible. It’s obvious then, that in the throes of a dystopian society you would shelter yourself in the illusion of peace or guard your mind against believing that the safety of a home was ever possible.

That’s what this entire season of The Walking Dead has been about. Everyone on this show has had their emotional walls beaten down until they can accept the current reality of the world. Some of them came to it sooner than others, like Glenn, Maggie, Michonne and even Carl, others like Sasha and Rick needed to have mental breakdowns before they came to terms with their lives. (more…)

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During last night’s incredible season five finale of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman and AMC premiered the first footage from the new spinoff series Fear the Walking Dead that should hit our television screens this summer. That’s right, no more hiatus and waiting for Walker lovers. Once one series season ends, the other will start right back up. (more…)

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I remember my first reaction to hearing that Arnold Schwarzenegger was starring in a new Zombie movie was best summed up as, “Meah?” I was expecting the standard zombie action flick with lots of guns, guts, and standard Arnold action film one liners. What I didn’t know at the time was that Maggie was on the 2011 Blacklist for screen-plays submitted, but un-produced that year. That changes everything, and you can absolutely see it in this new trailer. (more…)

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Deanna and her family sit in a darkened room mourning Aidan’s loss. She puts on one of his mixed cds and Nine Inch Nails’ “Somewhat Damaged” beings to play.

The opening is intercut with shots of Carol making a tuna casserole for the grieving family. In one of these shots, we see that Sam has come to visit her again. We also see Sasha in the lookout tower. Carol leaves the casserole on Deanna’s front porch.  Deanna finds it, reads the note and goes inside without the dish. She burns the note.  (more…)

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There is so much to unpack in this episode. That’s true of most episodes of The Walking Dead, but this one is particularly coded meaning. However, “Spend” starts off with in a very straightforward way.

We see Father Gabriel in the town’s abandoned church looking at the bible. As he stands there, reading it with what we think is reverence, he begins to tear out the pages. First the pages come out one by one in jagged strips, but then he rips out a quarter of the book all at once.  (more…)

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Considering that there’s so much uncertainty in the TV business in these days, it’s nice to see that there’s still such a thing as patience. Of course, when you’re the spin-off series to one of the biggest hits on cable, it could be argued that you’ve earned a little good will, which means good news for The Walking Dead‘s as-yet-untitled spin-off. The series will likely feed America’s insatiable appetite for zombie material, and like its mothership series, it will get at least two seasons to convince viewers that there’s a still a lot of fun and adventures to be had in the dessicated remains of the Earth filled with carnivorous cadavers. (more…)