For me the release of The Dark Tower as a major motion picture is a countdown. I’m on the clock, literally, as I want to finish the book series before the film comes out on Friday. I don’t know if I’ll make it. While you wish me hopeless luck, meet me after the jump to find out why I’m doing it, and my re-read thoughts.
A superhero mash-up is how its creators are describing it. “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” has been building throughout the last seasons of both “Arrow” and “The Flash,” and is finally here. Time Master Rip Hunter brings together heroes and villains from the far corners of the DC TV Universe – Hawkman and Hawkgirl, Firestorm, White Canary, Captain Cold and Heat Wave, and the Atom – to fight the forces of the evil immortal Vandal Savage throughout time. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on the two-part pilot for the much-anticipated “Legends of Tomorrow.”
Born: February 22, 1969 in Baltimore, Maryland
Did You Know?
He is the only actor to play the role of Frank Castle/The Punisher twice: In ‘The Punisher (2004)’ and the short film ‘Dirty Laundry (2012)’.
Was Zack Snyder’s first choice for ‘Edward Blake/The Comedian’ in Watchmen, but he had to turn it down because of scheduling conflicts with Dark Country.
Was rumored to be ‘Two Face’ in The Dark Knight, but the role went to Aaron Eckhart.
Time travel is a major recurring theme in the comics for The Flash. Two of his deadliest enemies, and even Iris West herself, come from various points in the far future, he even raised a family there. Able to run at the speed of light, our hero could and did breach the time barrier often, and now with DNA evidence that Barry was present at the murder of his mother, time travel comes to the TV series. Strap yourselves in and meet me after the super speed bump for my thoughts on “Fallout.”
After the last episode of “The Flash” with a wild ride with Captain Cold, filled with all sorts of good Flash-iness, we’re reverting back to Firestorm foes, although Plastique is one of most dangerous of the bunch. Meet me after the super-speed jump for my thoughts on “Plastique.”
The eighth season finale of “Doctor Who” is here, continued from last week. The Master is back, and the dead outnumber the living – which is really bad, because the dead are being turned into Cybermen. Did Danny delete himself? Will Clara ever forgive herself if he did? And how will The Doctor ever stop this evil new regeneration of The Master? Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Death in Heaven.”
When Glenn asked me to guest blog and write a review about The Flash, I thought, what could go wrong? I mean, it’s about a guy who can travel at the speed of light… the show couldn’t be more than 30 seconds long, right? I should be able to hammer out a post in like a minute, then it’s back to obsessively reading 20 year old back issues of X-Men on my Marvel Unlimited app trying to figure out exactly how many times Jean Grey actually died. Find out what I thought about Central City’s Big Red blur after the break.
Before I begin last week’s highlights and this week’s recap, did anyone solve the trivia question that I left on my last post? The question: which four cast members of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” all worked together on a 2007 movie based on a Stephen King story? Answer: The movie was The Mist and the actors Laurie Holden, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey DeMunn worked with producer Frank Darabont. I’m sending a zombie hug to everyone who guessed right.
Last week’s episode, “Clear,” found us on a road trip with Michonne, Rick and Carl. Searching for more weapons before the Big Bad Wolf kicks down the door, they zoom down the highway with little time to spare on either walkers or hitchhikers. When they arrived at Rick and Carl’s home town, they discover two things, an old friend still lives there, and yes, you can build a giant mousetrap. Do you remember Morgan? He is the sole survivor, having lost his son to a shuffling family member, plus he’s a little bit crazy. While Rick tries to convince the unhinged Morgan (Lennie James) to join them at the prison, Carl and Michonne go searching for a crib and more. Carl learns that girls do rule, while fighting with the patrons (walkers) of a café. He and Michonne escape with their lives intact and a keepsake. Morgan stays, they leave, and the hitchhiker bites the dust. Meet me after the jump for this week’s episode.