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The Rock for the Green Lantern? (Article) - 2/6/2014 1:17:05 PM

Yes, he's a little big for the part, but he could just stop lifting and ease down a few shirt sizes for the role.  I'm fine with it, honestly.  I mean, it COULD NOT be any worse than Ryan Reynold's take on Hal Jordan!!!!

ALMOST HUMAN: Unbound Review (Article) - 2/5/2014 10:18:55 AM

 Definitely the best episode of the season.  The heightened violence was definitely necessary.  And getting a Muay Thai black belt/MMA champ like Gina Carano to play the role was HUGE.  She showed what a terrifying female bot can really look like and act like, unlike some others that have been forced upon us in the past.  *cough* Kristanna Loken Terminator 3 *cough*  T.V. and movies need real fighters to mix in with the actors to help them improve the fight scenes, not only with their own moves, but by forcing the non-fighter actors to elevate their own performances.

I continue to love this show, and continue to fear the executives at FOX.

Rogue Status - X-Men: Days of Future Past (Article) - 2/4/2014 10:08:17 AM

OMFG!  Just nuke the entire series and start over!  It's the only way to be sure....

Son of Batman - 9 Minute Preview (Article) - 2/3/2014 1:42:07 PM

Can someone explain to me why Kevin Conroy is no longer doing Batman's voice in any of these DC films?

Arrow: Tremors Review (Article) - 2/3/2014 10:23:51 AM

Yeah, this was NOT a great episode, IMHO.  Too many plot threads, all rushed, and none of them done well as a result.  Arrow gets stabbed in the back with blades at least 5-6 inches in length, and barely reacts.  Roy is a powder keg and Oliver acts like he's just having a bad day.  Laurel's plotline is just boring at this point (though the return of Black Canary suggests potential forward movement there).  And, as audioslave pointed out above, had the bad guys just remained acting in secret, nothing would have raised a red flag and they would've likely gotten away with their nefarious plot without so much as a hiccup.  Instead they created a self-fulfilling prophesy of failure by breaking Bronze Tiger out of prison (in a REALLY far-fetched and ridiculous method, too!).

The Flash Casting Update: Danielle Panabaker (Article) - 1/27/2014 9:33:48 AM

 I must've missed an article.  What role is Jesse Martin playing?  

I was a stubbornly late convert to Arrow, but the wife and I both love it now.  I liked the kid that played Barry Allen, so I'm excited to see this spin-off series.  Sucks that we have to wait til 2016 (according to IMDB) to see it.



Gal Gadot Signed 3 Wonder Woman Picture Deal (Article) - 1/23/2014 5:43:05 PM

She needs a cheeseburger, some fries... and about 4 pizzas!!  Holy crap, is she supposed to be the Amazon Princess, or the Anorexian Princess?  <smfh>  Warner Bros., you never cease to fail me.

Superman vs Batman Delayed (Article) - 1/20/2014 10:54:48 AM

Anyone who thinks that DC/Warners is "competing" with Disney/Marvel needs to keep up with current events a little better.  That race is over, boys and girls.  Marvel won.  For years, we all wanted to see a big, superhero team-up film.  We all wanted to see comics brought to film and done RIGHT.  DC made a few efforts that were decent, but were never quite right.  As time has gone on, they still do OKAY, but always end up shooting themselves in the foot (e.g. Superman Returns, Dark Knight Rises, and Man of Steel).  Meanwhile, Marvel bided their time, and then got the cast right, the script right, and, most importantly of all they PLANNED AHEAD.  Iron Man hit, and it was a blow to DC, showing that a film that was original while still remaining loyal to the source material and the heart of the character, and keeping the action level high would do gangbusters,  Then you had IM 2, Thor, Captain America, even The Incredible Hulk - all films that showed what a comic film done right would look like.  But that wasn't enough.  While DC still fiddle-fucked around with Batman villains that used silly voice modulators, looked nothing like the comic versions, a Superman that kills, and sidekicks that show up to skip being a sidekick and take over for the early retirement of the hero - Marvel took it to the next level and OWNED the theaters and our hearts with a team-up film for the ages.  No half-ass X-Men that should've used the words "loosely inspired by the Marvel comics" in the opening credits, "Avengers" dominated in ways that we could have only dreamed of 10 years ago, and not even held such dreams 20 years ago.

So, go ahead and stall longer Warners.  Go ahead and keep working that script DC.  I'm sure that when we see the Manslaughter of Steel and Bat-Daredevil team up (JUST THE TWO OF THEM, MIND YOU!  NOT EVEN A COMPLETE JUSTICE LEAGUE YET!) in 2016, we won't all just nod and smile, watch the film and go, "Meh.  They're getting there.  Another 20 years of this and we might see a forgettable JLA film."  All while Marvel will still be blowing our socks off with Avengers 2 and even Avengers 3, not to mention all of their Phase 3 projects, before we see the JLA.

Hey Marvel, how does DC's lunch taste?




ALMOST HUMAN: You are Here Review (Article) - 1/17/2014 8:09:16 AM

^^^ What he said. ^^^

I do agree that this episode felt way out of place in the chronology and development arc of the characters.  But "Best New Show of the '13-'14 season" might be a bit of a stretch.  Sleepy Hollow and Intelligence are also stand-out shows that could be argued to be better in some aspects.

Arrow: Blast Radius Review (Article) - 1/17/2014 8:05:24 AM

Is it just me, or is Katie Cassidy (Laurel) getting thinner and thinner?  I know she's supposed to be a drug addict on screen, but I'm not sure if that's method acting or type-casting at this point.  I find it ironic that you mentioned her eyes in the article, because it appears to both me and my wife that her eyes are beginning to consume her head.  The woman is starting to look so shot out and emaciated that her eyes are the only remaining part of her head as the rest withers away.  (I realize that in Hollywood it's just as likely that she has an eating disorder as a drug problem, but either way, the woman does not appear to be in good health.  And with a fairly low budget show like this, and the fact that the characters addiction is three levels down on the sub-plot priority list, I don't think it's just great make-up.)

My concerns for the health of the actress notwithstanding, this was a solid episode.  I liked seeing Sean Maher again (huzzah for Firefly actors finding work again! That's two in this show now!), but I agree that his character of Shrapnel was way underplayed and a complete throwaway.  That's too bad, too, because Sean Maher could likely draw the character out to be a real psycho, if he was given the material and the screen time.



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