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Debut: Batman Strange Days IMAGES (Article) - 4/3/2014 11:25:41 AM

 Is this an adaptation of the Batman and the Monster Men story released in 2006, which was itself an update of the classic story from Batman #1, in which Batman first met Hugo Strange?  I ask, because a couple of the elements in the pics above (the Monster in the hat; Batman firing a machine gun from an airplane) sure look like they come from that story.

First Look: Harley Quinn on Arrow (Article) - 4/1/2014 6:29:41 AM

 Maybe I'm wrong, but isn't this just a behind the scene photo taken during the shooting of the Suicide Squad episode that aired recently?  What makes the writer think this indicates that the Harley character is going to be in a future episode?  Unless their including a flashback to when Shrapnel was still alive, his presence in the pic (along with the yellow outfits we saw in Suicide Squad) strongly suggests that this is an old photo. And even if she is, since she wasn't shown on camera from the front, there's no guarantee the show would use the same actress/look in future episodes.   

Mania Review: Divergent (Article) - 3/26/2014 11:46:27 AM

 @ DarthBob:

You said, "... but you can stil make a good movie regardless of the source material; Catching Fire is a good example."  

Further proof of the old adage "Different strokes for different folks" ... Personally, the book Catching Fire is my favorite of the Hunger Games novels.  I found the second book built quite well on the groundwork laid in the first and, as a result, was better able to develop and strengthen the characters while providing a much more interesting experience in the arena.  

I also can't agree with your description of the acting, soundtrack or characters in regards to Divergent.  I read this book a couple of years ago and remember enjoying it a great deal.  However, I didn't remember as many details so, unlike adaptions of other books I've seen recently (Ender's Game, Catching Fire, Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters), I didn't spend a lot of time running down some sort of mental checklist of scenes from the book as they did or didn't occur in the movie.  And for me, this was an enjoyable change of pace.

 

Arrow: Suicide Squad Review (Article) - 3/24/2014 7:40:30 AM

 @ jonniej1072:  While the original plan was to have Barry Allen return to Arrow later in the season (around Episode 20 or so), that is no longer the plan.  In a recent article about/interview with the creators of Arrow, the plan is for Barry to still be in a coma (following the accident in his lab) at the beginning of the Flash pilot.  Therefore, the only way he could be on Arrow is if he was just shown in a hospital bed with no lines.  However, the plan is to have a couple of characters who work for STAR Labs from the Flash show appear in episode 19 of Arrow this season: the woman playing a scientist who has the same name as the woman who becomes Killer Frost in the comics and a mechanical engineer character who has the same name as the guy who becomes Vibe in the comics.

Young Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle Cast (Article) - 3/5/2014 7:29:06 AM

 @ MOJ72:  For the record, Human Target lasted 2 seasons.  I know because I actually really liked the first season, but at the beginning of the 2nd, they brought in a new character who had taken over the company (I don't really remember the details) and, for me at least, it lost some of it's charm, even though I did stick with it through the end.  

Paul Rudd for Ant-Man? (Article) - 12/19/2013 10:14:55 AM

 Each of the controversial casting choices announced/rumored lately (Affleck as Batman, Godot as Wonder Woman) has been accompanied by at least a couple of comments attempting to reassure outraged/dubious fans by reminding them to remember how they felt about RDJ's casting as Tony Stark/Iron Man, and every time it seems SO odd to me because I thought the casting was perfect for the character.  My only concern was whether RDJ could keep clean, not with his performance.  Maybe I just wasn't "plugged in" enough at the time, but was there REALLY that much of fan uproar at the casting?  And if so, who were some of the preferred actors?

Arrow: State V. Queen Review (Article) - 11/22/2013 6:29:49 AM

 @ Iridan:  In regards to Laurel being on the case, there wasn't a conflict of interest ... technically.  Starling City is a made up city in (to my knowledge) some unidentified state, so we can't say for sure what the jurisdiction's Rule of Professional Conduct actually say, but generally, an attorney is only disqualified from a case if they previously represented the opposing party, had some financial stake in the outcome, i.e., a prosecutor who owned stock in a company being prosecuted, or has a personal relationship with the other party.  HOWEVER, conflicts of interest can be waived by the parties assuming that everybody knows the situation and both parties "knowingly and intelligently" waive an claim of conflict.  The judge would only have the right to remove counsel if the opposing party made a motion requesting the court to do so.  Clearly the district attorney (as legal representative of the state) had no problem with Laurel handling the case despite her history with the Queen family.  Presumably, Moira Queen had no objection.  If so, then Laurel can serve as counsel in the case.  Now, by meeting with Moira behind her boss's back and outside the presence of Moira's counsel (whom she knows about) ... well, there was enough wrongdoing there have her disbarred (as she acknowledged).

YOUNG JUSTICE INVASION: COMPLICATIONS Review (Article) - 2/25/2013 5:55:34 AM

In regards to why the Warworld has been allowed to remain in orbit, I would assume that it is because Our Heroes don't have the Key to activate it and thereby pilot it away from Earth.  The Reach (who have it as a result of Blue Beetle's betrayal of the team) won't admit to having it.  Given it's size, it's unlikely any Earth government has the ability to move it, and given the fact that Superman is out in the galaxy somewhere standing trial, it doesn't appear that any hero has the physical power to move a spacestation that is larger than our moon.

YOUNG JUSTICE INVASION: RUNAWAYS Review (Article) - 2/6/2013 11:50:04 AM

Can anybody confirm who the bald headed kid who set off the alarm to keep the Runaways from ... well, running away ... was supposed to be?  I thought maybe Damage, but I don't really know enough about the character to be able to identify any obvious clues. 

Raimi, Maguire off SPIDER-MAN 4! (Article) - 1/11/2010 4:06:14 PM

Darkknight2280:

With all due respect, it is my understanding the Kirby lawsuit would have little to no effect on the contract between Marvel and Sony.  If Marvel wins, its contract with Sony is still valid.  If the Kirby estate wins, it just means that Marvel and the Estate would share the rights to license the characters.  It does not mean that Marvel loses the rights to use or license the characters to others such as film studios for their use.  Thus, theoretically the Kirby family could enter into their own deal with another studio to create a Spider-Man movie.  Now, this may violate some term of the contract between Sony and Marvel; but ultimately it would be up to Sony to claim any breach.

A nice write-up on the legal implications of what's going on can be found at CBR News:

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=23063

 

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