Gotham – S1E7 – Penguin’s Umbrella – Recap...

Ok, ok, where the crap have I been? I apologize that I’ve fallen behind on these recaps – I was out of town for work, then the holidays happened, then I decided I wanted to watch some better shows in my free time (have you guys seen The Flash? Holy cow you guys, it’s great! You should definitely watch that instead!) but all good things must come to and end: I promise that before next week’s episode airs we will be all caught up; we’re in this together, and I’m never letting you down again. When we last left Detectives Gordon and Bullock, the Penguin had shown up in the precinct, alive, just as Bullock and Gordon were about to become best friends forever! The episode starts with Penguin waddling down the street, smirking while his goons prevent regular people from getting in his way. We jump cut to Fish Mooney’s bar, where she is flipping out over the fact that Gordon did not in fact kill Penguin the way everyone had thought. She orders that he be brought to her alive. We find Gordon in the locker room at the precinct, leaving a voice mail for Barbara ordering her to run. As he shuts the door, Bullock straight-up pops him in the jaw and pulls a gun on him! Gordon pleads with him to let him live and to help him do…something. At the perfect moment, two Gotham City cops wander into the room, and Bullock tells them to “walk away,” which they do, because all of the cops here are horrible (except for one, maybe two, duh!) but Gordon takes that opportunity to grab Bullock’s gun and knock him to the ground. Gordon asks for his help again, and Bullock tells him “you...

Gotham – S1E4 – Arkham – Recap...

Hi! So, Fox just upped Gotham to a full season! I don’t know about you, but I’m “celebrating” by getting blind drunk! This week’s episode picks up right where last week’s ended, with Penguin showing up at Gordon’s apartment, being a total creep. They go down to the street, and Penguin tells him that he may just be “the last good man in Gotham” while Gordon does a pretty decent Christian Bale Batman voice. I like how Gordon is viewed (by almost everyone!) as being a really amazing guy, even though he’s an awful detective and hasn’t really accomplished anything. I guess everyone in town got a copy of Year One when the GCPD hired him.   We cut to a parking deck, where a city councilman is approached by a stranger, who, after some idle chit chat, pulls out a sonic screwdriver and kills both the councilman and his aide by stabbing them both in the eye! Gross! After the opening title, Captain Essen brings the case to Gordon and Bullock, telling them that the “smart money” says the killing was just “wrong place wrong time” – seriously? They were stabbed in the eyeballs! That’s really weird and not at all how people are normally killed (as far as I know!) Gordon finds that a box of evidence has been left on his desk, which includes a map of the “Arkham district,” just as the mayor is holding a press conference talking about the area, talking about how it’s the last undeveloped district in the whole city (although I feel like they should have spent a little more time developing the rest of the city, it’s kind of gross.) The mayor explains that he’s going to implement the plan that the Waynes had for developing the area...

Gotham – S1E3 – The Balloonman – Recap...

Hi everyone! This week’s episode of Gotham was pretty boring! Let’s get to it! We open on Penguin getting off a bus, wearing the clothes that belonged to one of the bros he killed in last week’s episode. Looking around, he sees the following: some kids taking a guy’s wallet, a cop taking a bribe, a guy stealing a lady’s purse, and another lady (?) propositioning a stranger in a car for sex. All on the same block. In daylight. Within like a one minute time span. I know that we’re being force fed the line that Gotham is a horrible place and needs a savior (a “knight,” if you will) to come clean it up, but geez Louise, why does anyone live here? Anyway, Penguin sees all of this, smirks, and says “home.” As he walks away, we see a newscast talking about a guy who stole people’s money via a pyramid scheme – we cut to the thief yelling at his lawyer, basically showing the audience that he’s a real bad guy. He walks out onto the street, where he’s confronted by a stranger in a pig mask (for a second I thought it was going to be Professor. Pyg from Grant Morrison’s Batman run) who attaches a large balloon to him, carrying him high above the city. Yeah. This is happening. Buckle up. After the opening title, we see Gordon and Bullock at the crime scene, where Bullock tells Gordon that the thief deserved what he got, just in case viewers at home were not aware that everyone in Gotham City is awful. Back at the police station, we’re introduced to Lt. Cranston, whose sole purpose is to talk about beating up suspects to remind us that Gotham’s police force is...

NYCC 2014 Sunday Panel Guide...

Well, you did it. You made it all the way to Sunday at NYCC. Congratulations. But don’t get too restful. There’s still a full day of panels available for you to enjoy! Here are our picks for the best of them! 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM – The Karate Kid 30th Anniversary Cast Reunion – 1A10 Oh man, Ralph Macchio, Billy Zabka and Martin Kove are all going to be here for this! That’s Daniel, Johnny and Sensei Kreese! This panel is the best around! 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM – Marvel Unlimited + Member Event – 1A21 You have to be a Marvel Unlimited + member to attend this panel, but you can sign up for Marvel Unlimited + at the Marvel booth. As someone who regularly uses Marvel Unlimited and is a + member, I highly recommend it. As a + member, you receive an exclusive Marvel Legends action figure, an exclusive variant comic, swag mailed to you throughout the year, and access to panels like this at NYCC, SDCC, C2E2 and SE:NYC. I went to this panel last year and loved it. 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM – Stormtroopers vs. Red Shirts – 1A18 Is the question here, which is better, Star Wars or Star Trek? Because that’s easy. It’s Star Wars. 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – NY Minute Dating – 1E03 Two of us here at Tuesday Night Movies were almost trampled to death by single fanboys and fangirls trying to get into this event a couple of NYCCs ago. Please don’t trample us this year. But please do have fun, and hopefully meet a cute fanboy and fangirl to accompany you to one of the panels we recommend later in the day. 11:15...

Gotham – S1E2 – Selina Kyle – Recap...

Last week, on Gotham, we were introduced to Detective Jim Gordon and his good-for-nothing-but-will-probably-end-up-having-a-heart-of-gold partner Harvey Bullock, along with nearly every single Batman Villain that’s ever existed. I think they’re saving Calendar Man for season two. Also, we met Bruce Wayne but he’s barely out of pre-school, so we’ve got a looooooong series ahead of us. This week’s episode opens with Bruce alone in Wayne Manor, holding his hand over a lit candle. He keeps putting his hand closer to the flame, I guess in an attempt to see how much of the pain he can withstand. Alfred comes in, gets really angry, then hugs him, telling him it will be all right. Spoiler alert: it won’t be. We cut to one of Gotham City’s many dark and scary alleys, where we find Catgirl batting a locket with her hand. Y’know, like a cat. There is a group of kids standing by a trashcan fire, which is the telltale sign of homeless people and/or hobos. A food truck pulls into the alley, and two overly-chipper people pop out to offer the kids some food. (One of the other kids yells to Catgirl, telling her she should come eat. He calls her “Cat.” Because the writers of this show want to make sure that there is no ambiguity about who this person is.) One of the food truck people, out of nowhere, starts jabbing the kids with a pen, immediately knocking them out. Catgirl runs away, as does another one of the homeless kids. Food Truck Guy gives chase, but is stopped by an older homeless person who comes out nowhere – Food Truck Guy shoots him and continues his chase. He catches up to the kid in front of a restaurant, and for a...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 39...

In this episode of the Tuesday Night Comics podcast, Billy and Dave preview new comics coming out on Wednesday, 10/1/14. The guys give their opinions of the Gotham pilot. Billy reviews Batman: Zero Year – Secret City by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. Plus, the countdown to NYCC is on! http://ia902305.us.archive.org/5/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode39/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2039.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

Gotham – S1E1 – Pilot – Recap...

Monday night marked the premiere of Gotham, Fox’s entry in the “hey comics are ‘in’ right now so let’s make a TV show” sweepstakes – and boy, was it a TV show that came on TV! The premise of the show is simple: it’s a cop drama focusing on James Gordon before he became police commissioner, before there was a Batman, before Gotham City became a haven for lunatic clowns and Two-Faced ex-lawyers. Only…it isn’t, really? Based on the pilot episode, it looks like the only thing that’s not going to show up on this show is Batman.     This becomes apparent right from the start, as the show opens on a young lady jumping around on rooftops and stopping occasionally to pose and look serious. She steals a carton of milk from an old lady and a wallet from a random guy. She ends up in an alley, and we see learn why she stole the milk: so she can feed a stray cat. HEY, YOU THERE, WATCHING THE TV SHOW, DO YOU KNOW WHO THIS IS?!? SHE’S A “WOMAN” WITH AN AFFINITY FOR “CATS.” This cat…girl…is spooked by a family as they enter the alley, all laughing and having a grand old time, talking about the movie they just saw. Then, out of nowhere, a guy in a mask comes up to them, demanding the mother’s necklace and the father’s wallet. Even though he gets both without any protest, he still decides to shoot both of them, leaving the young boy alone to kneel by their bodies and screech into the night. The catlady watches and poses. You’d think we’d cut to the credits after this, but you’d be wrong! Cut to a police station where a cop is leading a mumbly...

Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode 38 – Multiversity, New Comics & Gotham...

Are you reading Multiversity? Billy and Dave go in depth in their review of Multiversity: Society of Superheroes on this episode of the Tuesday Night Comics podcast! Dave reveals a slew of Easter Eggs in the issue, and explains who’s who. The guys also preview new comics coming out Wednesday, September 24th, Billy gives his first impression of Gotham, and the guys give their picks of a few comics on sale for only $0.99 on Comixology right now! Give it a listen! http://ia601401.us.archive.org/22/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode38/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2038.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...