Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Official Teaser Trailer Nov28

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Official Teaser Trailer...

It’s a Thanksgiving miracle! The official teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is up on YouTube. If anyone needs me, I’ll be watching this all weekend. If you would like to see this trailer on the big screen (or in the case of IMAX theaters, a REALLY big screen), AMC is showing it in certain cities around the country this weekend. If you live near one of the following theaters, you may want to head there this weekend. AMC Century City 15 & IMAX & AMC Prime – Los Angeles AMC Lincoln Square 13 & IMAX – New York AMC Metreon 15 & IMAX – San Francisco AMC Boston Common 19 & IMAX – Boston AMC Tyson’s Corner 16 & IMAX – Washington D.C. AMC Westminster Promenade 24 & IMAX – Denver AMC Studio 30 & IMAX – Kansas City AMC Southdale 16 & IMAX –...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 47 – The Multiversity: Pax America In-Depth Discussion!...

Yes, despite Thanksgiving, new comics are coming out Wednesday, November 26, 2014. And we have your previews for you. Listen to the podcast and hear our recommendation on what new issues deserve your attention. Plus a new feature on the podcast: the $20 budget challenge! Find out what we would buy if we were limited to only $20 this week. Are you reading The Multiversity? If so, you are going to want to listen to this episode! We go deep into The Multiversity: Pax Americana #1 by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely. We go a little Pax Americrazy! And we review other comics from last week and talk about the latest comic book news. Happy New Comic Book Day Eve, everyone! http://ia601407.us.archive.org/32/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode47/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2047.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Agents of SHIELD – S2E6 – A Fractured House – Recap...

The episode opens at the UN. Talbot talking about being in New York City during the battle for New York, aka The Avengers movie. In his speech, he stomps SHIELD into a mudhole. The Italian diplomat stands up to him. A squad busts in led by a guy who I thought was Batroc the Leaper (he’s not, pity) and starts hitting diplomats with those discs that obelisk people. Is obelisk a verb? It is now. The discs don’t turn people into obelisks, but it has the same effect that touching it, or you know, drinking champagne laced with the cells of its victims does. Not-Batroc and his people are wearing clothes sporting the SHIELD logo. Not-Batroc announces “SHIELD is done hiding” as tries to kill Talbot with one of those discs. Oh boy. Ward opens his eyes like he’s Jack in the opening of the pilot of Lost. He then goes through the Desmond workout from the opening of the first episode of the second season of Lost. I’m starting to think I know what show the Agents of SHIELD writer like the most. Hint: it rhymes with “LOST.” Ward has an insane workout routine. Skye and Gemma are watching the Ward channel. Gemma admits to watching it every day, but she manages to say it in a wholly scientific and non-sexy way.  May comes in to announce to them that there’s been an attack on the UN. Coulson figures out it’s Hydra immediately. Coulson wants coffee and finds a grumpy cat mug. “Did someone bring this from home?” That’s a good question. How does a Grumpy Cat mug end up in a hidden SHIELD base. I thought everything was only allowed to have the SHIELD logo on it. I kind of wish that...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast – Episode 46 – Dave returns! Multiversity Preview! Wytches 2 Review!...

Dave is back! Fresh from his honeymoon, Dave has returned to the Tuesday Night Comics podcast to talk new comics with Billy. The guys preview new comic books coming out the week of Wednesday, November 19, 2014, including Multiversity: Pax Americana, Batman 66: The Lost Episode and Batman and Robin #36 . They also go into DC’s upcoming Convergence, delve into budgeting your comics buying, and review some recent books, including Scott Snyder and Jock’s excellent Wytches from Image Comics. http://ia801408.us.archive.org/17/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode46/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2046.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 45 – Now With 100% More Alli!...

Dave is on vacation this week for his honeymoon (Congrats Dave and Sarah!), and regular Nick is on vacation in the Pacific Northwest, but fear not! Billy has enlisted Dave’s groomsman and huge comics fan Alli to cohost this week’s episode of the Tuesday Night Comics podcast! Billy and Alli talk about DC’s upcoming Convergence crossover (while also allotting some time to cover Bloodlines #BloodlinesNeverForget). The guys also preview comics coming out Wednesday, 11/12/14, including Scott Snyder’s Batman #36 and Wytches #2 and Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr’s Batgirl #36. And if you love cosplay, this is the episode for you. Alli also talks cosplay, going over some projects his girlfriend Kim and he have made recently. To see some of the designs that Billy and Alli talk about, be sure to follow Kim Bishop Cosplay on Facebook.  Alli is great, and I can’t wait to have him back on the podcast! I think you’ll love this episode! Give it a listen!  #SmellsLikeBloodlines   http://ia601407.us.archive.org/16/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode45/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2045.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Agents of SHIELD – S2E5 – A Hen in the Wolf House – Recap...

The episode opens on a wedding. There’s a lot of guys in uniform at this wedding. The wedding guests, and the TV viewing audience, are being subjected to a terrible best man speech. One lady asks the waiter for something stronger than champagne, but the bartender gives him a stern “No way, Jose” look. That, and the fact that the catering staff is totally jacked has me thinking something is up. At the end of the toast, everyone drinks their champagne…everyone except the booze hound lady looking for something stronger. She made the right call, as the champagne has been poisoned. It looks like they drank liquid obelisk. For some reason, this scene reminds me of the Foo Fighters Learn to Fly video. The catering crew takes off. They’re all Hydra agents reporting to that Hydra dude that works for Dr. Whitehall. At the SHIELD hideout, May, Skye, Trip and Hunter give us some exposition on the dead wedding guests. A bunch of them were in a Navy anti-Hydra unit. When they enter Coulson’s office, he’s scratching his weird alien script into his desk. Skye notices and asks what it is. Coulson covers, and asks Skye if she found any info as to where the obelisk is located. She says that she put some feelers out to her Rising Tide contacts. Hey, remember Rising Tide? They were the group Skye was affiliated with when she was living out of her van at the start of the series. That’s a name we haven’t heard in some time. In some back alley surgery room, Kyle MacLachlan, aka Skye’s dad, is removing a bullet from some dude while the dude’s friends watch. Raina enters. Those guys aren’t cool about it. Apparently, this is Kyle MacLachlan’s job, back alley...

Agents of SHIELD – S2E4 – Face My Enemy – Recap...

Man, compared to last season, this season of Agents of SHIELD is so good! I don’t know if it just takes a season for the writers and actors to really discover the characters, or if it’s the fact that Coulson and his team are the underdogs this season. Maybe it’s a combination of the two. This episode focuses mainly on Coulson and May, as the two most experienced members of the team, crash a very fancy house party in order to retrieve a painting that on its backside has the same weird alien wingdings that Coulson has been drawing. There’s a small, but major complication to this when they show up and see that Talbot is at the same party. Oh, and did I mention that the party is at a Hydra house? And that Talbot seems to be in league with the Hydra guy whose party it is. Oh boy. But the biggest problem really is just Talbot being there, whether or not he’s in league with Hydra. Coulson and May are at the party under assumed identities. If Talbot spots them, their cover is completely blown. Before discovering Talbot is at the party, Coulson and May have one of the coolest scenes in the history of this show. They’re dancing together, but using every turn, dip and spin to scope out the room, taking notes of cameras and guards while reminiscing on past adventures together. Coulson confronts Talbot, telling him that he’s on a mission at this party that could benefit them both. Talbot is surprisingly receptive to the idea. Once the mission gets underway, we get some serious Mission: Impossible action going down. May flirts with a guy and tells Coulson to take their picture. But what Coulson is really doing...

Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show – Review Nov09

Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show – Review...

When I first heard about the documentary Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show, I was understandably intrigued. I mean, you don’t start a movie and TV review site without  a curiosity about the behind the scenes work involved in putting these programs together. Showrunners is excellent. I can see this documentary becoming required viewing at film schools nationwide. If you are someone who wants to write for film and television, you must watch this movie. It’s 90 minutes of advice from the current top showrunners in the industry. JJ Abrams. Joss Whedon. Bill Prady. Michelle and Robert King. Damon Lindelof…among others. Part of what I like about the film is that Director Des Doyle didn’t limit the interviews to just network shows or just cable shows. Some of the showrunners interviewed debunk the notion that having your show on cable is a better. Though it does seem that everyone who runs a show on HBO loves working for HBO. The real beauty of the movie is that it covers the entire job of being a showrunner. It doesn’t just focus on the creative side, and it doesn’t just focus on the business side. A showrunner is more than just a head writer. A showrunner is the one whose vision is guiding the show forward. A showrunner is also the one who answers to the suits at the network. It’s an interesting skill set that is required to being a good showrunner, and it’s discussed in the documentary. One of the showrunners interviewed in the film points out that not all good writers make good showrunners. Sure, you need thick skin to succeed as a writer, but to be a good showrunner, you need to be a good writer, have thick skin, and...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 44...

Billy and Dave are back with another episode of the Tuesday Night Comics podcast. They preview new comics coming out the week of Wednesday, November 5, 2014, including the official start of Spider-Verse. The guys also review recent comics, including James Robinson and Leonard Kirk’s Fantastic Four #12, Scott Snyder and Greg Cappullo’s Batman #35 and Geoff Johns and company’s Justice League #35. Plus, they talk about Marvel’s latest movie announcements. It’s another fun episode. Listen to it now!                   http://ia902606.us.archive.org/2/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode44/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2044.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...