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Watching last night’s episode of Arrow unfold, one has to appreciate the re-emergence of the series narrative gusto, a quality that’s been sorely lacking in much of the season so far. A great many ongoing elements of the show came together to push the story and the characters forward, capitalizing on the somewhat meticulous maneuvering of deck chairs that characterized much of the last 12 episodes. In the wake of Oliver’s return to Starling is the realization that things have changed pretty profoundly for Team Arrow, and in the shadow of Vertigo’s return – the man and the drug – some awful truths are revealed, and even accepted. (more…)

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Like an RPG blowing up your favorite romantic dinner spot, the third season of Arrow began with more plot, exposition and character development than a skid full of C4. Following quickly on the heels of last night’s very well-received premiere of The Flash, it was Arrow’s turn to assert itself. The gold standard of comic book-based series, there were a lot of expectations for this first new episode of the season, but did it deliver? Mostly yes, but a little bit no. This premiere episode has packed from beginning to end with some slick action, interesting new characters, interesting twists for old favorites, and a gut punch in the end that will have reverberations all season long. (more…)

You do not screw with the Governator on his day off. The new red band trailer for Kim Jee-woon’s badass action flick, The Last Stand, is out with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Johnny Knoxville teaming up to stop a madman who is speeding toward the US/Mexican border on the run from the law.

Written by Andrew Knauer and Jeffrey Nachmanoff, this new trailer features a ton of fresh car chases, Arnold scowls, and the beginning of a tense fight seen on a bridge. Who will triumph? Probably Arnold, but I for one can’t wait to see how he, Knoxville, Siff (Thor‘s Jamie Alexander), and Greendale Community College alumnus Luis Guzman take out the trash.

Check out the official synopsis for The Last Stand and the red band trailer (assuming you’re of age, junior) after the jump.

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Watch The First 5 Minutes of ‘Lockout’

Lockout, directed by James Mather and Stephen St. Leger, and produced by Luc Besson, is the space prison/action movie we’ve been missing these past few years.

Starring PrometheusGuy Pearce, the first 5 minutes of the science-fiction thriller was released early for us all to see. Introducing us to wise-cracking Snow (Pearce), these first five minutes could determine whether it will be a heavy hitter or a total stinker. Anyhow, let the judging begin!

A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president’s daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.

Starring Lost’s Maggie Grace, Peter Stormare and Misfits actor Joe Gilgun, Lockout hits theaters April 20th.

Special thanks to Comic Book Movie.

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As fans of the television show Buffy The Vampire Slayer know, in every television show, video game or movie, there must be a “big bad.” Some nemesis that is so powerful and so outweighs the characters, that you simply must watch/read/play to find out how good can triumph.

Frankly, and I’m sure I am not the only one, but good tends to win a hell of a lot more than evil.  And there is only one bad guy who is the biggest and the baddest.  He is the ruler of the underworld – Satan.

So, this top ten list will be devoted to depictions of Satan in movies, television shows, and video games. The beauty of these lists are that they are subjective. My #1 may not be yours, so feel free to chime in through the comments section below and let me know what your list would be.

Let’s start the countdown, shall we?

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