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The sophomore season of Fox's The Gifted has started off strong. The show picks up 6 months after the end of last season and we quickly learn how things have changed for everyone involved. Jace Turner is no longer with Sentinel Services but he's still obsessed over the Mutant Underground. Lorna and Andy are with the Inner Circle while Marcos and Kate are desperately trying to find them. Reed's own mutant powers start to manifest and that's just the tip of the iceberg. There's so much going on and we're only 3 episodes into this season.

Kriss, Dpalm, Shanna and Jeff discuss the first three episodes and why this show is one of the best comic book shows on TV:

  • Time to let go of Jace...he's going full villain
  • Marcos drunk dials Lorna
  • Lorna's vision of the future is probably more like Inception but Lauren & Andy's might actually happen
  • Reeva is the new Head Mutant in Charge and she's not playing
  • Will Esme's time with the Mutant Underground infect the hive mind and make them all more sympathetic or will she break from them?
  • How the show subtly reminds us that Reed and Kate used to be ain't shit (and in some cases...still are)
  • Morlocks? They really gave us the Morlocks...amazing

For more check out this interview with Emma Dumont (Lorna) and Grace Byers (Reeva) from NYCC.


 
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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 8:11pm EDT

First Man is extremely boring. There's no other way to put it. It's like watching one of those movies IMAX museums put together that are like 2 hours of watching the Hubble Telescope. Yes the IMAX shot scenes look great but did the audience really need to be bored out of their minds for 2+ hours to get to that point. 

Phenom breaks down how many sleeps he got in while trying to sit through this movie. 

 


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:17pm EDT

Bad Times at the El Royale is what The Hateful Eight wanted to be without all of Tarantino's problematic issues. It has an ensemble cast that cover the entire spectrum and work extremely well together. You have Jon Hamm and Jeff Bridges being assholes and at their best. You have Cynthia Erivo putting in one hell of a performance both acting and singing wise. She's quietly the star of this movie. Dakota Johnson makes you forget she was in those terrible 50 Shades of Grey films. And finally, Chris Hemsworth is reunited with Drew Goddard who he worked with on one of his first films (Cabin in the Woods was released in 2012 but film back in 2009). 

Everything works for this film. The storytelling, the cast, the way it's shot...everything. This is a mystery/thriller done right and you won't want to miss it.

Listen as we break down why we loved this film so much.

 


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:16pm EDT

We're Back! The Super Tuesday Recap Podcast is about to kick back into full swing again starting with the season premiere of The Flash season 5. Now we've had our issues with the last couple of seasons and even wrote about what we wanted to see from this season to get it back on track. But this first episode back really put us at ease. Doesn't mean that everything is fixed and we definitely have our things we'll be looking for. However, it's hard to find fault with this show when it puts out an episode like this that focuses on the most important thing in Flash lore: Family. 

What worked:

  • Getting back to basics and focusing on family
  • Giving Ralph something to do other than being an asshole
  • Grant Gustin and Candice Patton are great together
  • Handling Wally's departure
  • The new suit is in the ring
  • Tying back into season one with Crisis & Wells teaching Barry how to phase
  • All the Easter Eggs

What we have our eyes on:

  • Can the show maintain such a large cast without anyone getting short changed?
  • Time travel is always going to be part of The Flash. The question is: Will this be more like season 1 or season 3?

We also wonder what's going on with the promotion for Titans and who is the show supposed to be aiming for? And how good is The Gifted? Make sure you're subscribed to hear our review of the first 3 episodes of season 2 coming this weekend.

Season 5 Episode 1
Title:  Nora
Synopsis: After an unexpected guest from the future appears at their home, Barry and Iris must figure out how to get her back to the future without disrupting the timeline.

 

 

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 10:36pm EDT

Believe the hype. A Star is Born has no right to be as good as it is. Bradley Cooper upsets us at how talented he is. The accent he uses in this movie sounds like the voice that enslaved our ancestors and yet we were emotionally invested in his character. Lady Gaga is not only spectacular in her musical performance in this movie but her acting performance is also going to get her an Oscar Nomination (and maybe win). Cooper and Gaga also performed the music in this film live which only adds to the powerful scenes.

This movie is emotional, gripping and just flat out good.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:45pm EDT

It's that time again. The whole Super Tuesday Recap team is here (Kriss, Dpalm, Shanna & The Doctor) to preview the upcoming Fall line up of Super Tuesday Shows. Basically it's the entire Arrowverse plus The Gifted. We cover what worked for each show last season and what we're looking forward to this season.

  • Will we see any more of the Bat family (or even Batman himself) in the Arrowverse?
  • The Gifted is already back and they're already hitting it out the park
  • What does The Flash need to do to get back on top?
  • What was the biggest surprise about Black Lightning last season and what do we look forward to seeing this season?
  • The Doctor is really excited about Supergirl returning. How this show went from mediocre on CBS to great on CW
  • What Arrow needs to do to keep pace with the other shows
  • Legends of Tomorrow is the best show in the Arrowverse and everyone should be watching. Matt Ryan's Constantine fits in perfectly

Oh and we sprinkle in some Supernatural slander throughout the show.

Agents of Shield, Star Trek Discovery and Cloak & Dagger come back next year so we didn't include them in this preview but we're still reviewing them when they come back so make sure you subscribe so you don't miss an episode. 

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 8:41am EDT

It's the end of September so it's time for another Mailbag episode. Kriss and Dpalm go through listener emails, hot topics and discuss their Pull-List for the month. This month we're doing something special. Because the Super Tuesday shows (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Black Lightning, etc) are coming back next month, we're doing a big preview show this upcoming Sunday. So send in emails for those. This month, we're focusing mostly on news and the big question is: What is the plan over at Warner Brothers/DC?

Okay we lied, the first question really is how much did the Bumblebee trailer get Dpalm? It's an extra long Mailbag episode that you're not gonna want to miss.

Topics:

  • Emails
    • Did the Bumblebee trailer get Dpalm?
  • News
  • Pull-List (Not the complete list)
    • DC
      • Batman #55 & #56
      • The Flash #55
      • Detective Comics 
      • Red Hood: The Lost Years
      • Titans #26
    • Marvel
      • Fantastic Four #2
      • Captain America #3
      • Domino Annual #1
      • X-Men Gold
      • X-Men Blue
      • X-Men Red
      • The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1
      • Thor #5
      • Darth Vader #21
    • Other
      • Lost Light #24

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 7:56am EDT

You already know what this is. If you were thinking that Malcolm D Lee's Girls Trip would maybe make Night School, that includes Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart, would be a good follow up...you'd be wrong. This film is a mess and easily forgettable. It is also without a complete story. There are so many characters in this film and most of them have no character development. Characters are just there with no dialogue and no real purpose. The film just has no idea what it wants to be.

Listen as Brandon and Ashley break down where this film went wrong.

A group of troublemakers are forced to attend night school in hope that they'll pass the GED exam to finish high school.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 7:08am EDT

Kriss is joined by Joi to review, The Hate U Give which is based off of a young adult novel by the same name written by Angie Thomas. The film is directed by George Tillman Jr and stars Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall and Russell Hornsby.

Now films based off of young adult novels don't have the best track record. Matter of fact, most are lazy and just downright awful. The Hate U Give isn't one of those films. It tackles some serious issues in the age of protests against police violence and Black Lives Matters and doesn't shy away from treating its target audiences as mature young adults. Add in an absolutely outstanding performance by Russell Hornsby and this is a film you're definitely going to want to check out.

Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right.


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 10:53pm EDT

The Doctor and Shanna are joined by Moji from the TV Movie Mistress podcast to discuss Netflix Original Switched. This Japanese drama follows Ayumi and Zenko, two teen girls with drastically different lives who switch bodies. With the help of her friend Kaga, Ayumi tries to get her body back from Zenko who doesn't want to give up the popular girl's life or her boyfriend, Mizumoto. It's a twisted, teen drama that we think you'll enjoy.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 9:27pm EDT

A Simple Favor is yet another great movie featuring women from Director Paul Feig. Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively are great individually and amazing together. The film blends the comedy elements with the more serious thriller aspect extremely well without sacrificing the tone or being distracting. This is a film that will have you both laughing and paranoid about how well you actually know your "best friend".

Kriss and Phenom break down what makes this film work so well.

 


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:44pm EDT

Shane Black's The Predator is a massive disappointment for the franchise. The film is all over the place and both adds too much and not enough at the same time. It's such a shame because what works particularly well for this film is the cast. The "Loonies" (Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key, Thomas Jane, Alfie Aleen and Augusto Aguilera) work well together and would make for one hilarious Expendables/Bad Company movie. Sterling K Brown shines as a villain (almost too well).

But outside of that, the film tries so hard to not be a Predator film is frustrating. It's not until almost the end of the film when a Predator actually does what Predators do, hunt. And even then it's almost as if it's an afterthought. Oh and the use of Jacob Tremblay to portray an autistic child is downright offensive. 

Listen to Kriss and Phenom break down just how bad this film is.

 


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:42pm EDT

Peppermint is what happens when someone sees the backlash that Bruce Willis' Death Wish remake got and says "Maybe if we just make the main character a white woman, it won't be so problematic." Thing is...it's still problematic. This film could have been different. Trailers for it suggest that Jennifer Garner's character will not just be going after the Latino gang members that killed her husband and daughter but the corrupt system of judges, cops and lawyers. But that's mostly a head fake. The majority of Riley North's rage and violence is aimed at Latino men who are made to look especially savage. It's problematic and also tiring to see the same concept over and over again in a Hollywood that claims to want to support diversity.

Listen as Kriss & Brandon break down why this movie is so bad.

 


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 5:08am EDT

It's the end of August so it's time for another Mailbag episode. Kriss and Dpalm go through listener emails, hot topics and discuss their Pull-List for the month. 

Topics:

  • Emails
    • Favorite non-Arkham video game based off comic book characters
    • Can Venom be successful financially?
    • Who is the Gary of the X-Men/Avengers?
  • Topic of the Show:
  • Quick Hits
  • Pull-List 
    • DC
      • The Flash #52 & #53
      • Batman 
      • Justice League 
      • Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps
      • Green Lanterns
    • Marvel
      • Venom
      • Web of Venom
      • Amazing Spider-Man
      • Fantastic Four
      • Darth Vader
      • Captain America #2 (Coates)
      • Thor
      • Avengers
      • Infinity Wars
    • Other
      • Transformers: Unicron
      • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
      • Uber Invasion

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 5:50am EDT

Supergirl hosts, Shanna and The Doctor, are here for a Spoiler Review of this weekend's hit movies, Crazy Rich Asians and To All The Boys I've Loved Before. Based on the book by Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians debuted in theaters to a $34M opening weekend and it is only the second Hollywood film featuring an all-Asian cast (the last was The Joy Club). To All The Boys I've Loved Before features an Asian leading lady played by Lana Condor (X-Men: Apocalypse) and is based on the YA novel by Jenny Han.


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 7:50pm EDT

Phenom & Ashley review Crazy Rich Asians.

This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 5:31pm EDT

Kriss and Phenom tackle what went wrong with Fox's The Darkest Minds. The movie had potential. Yes, it's based off of a Young Adult Novel series but the entire story is basically jacked right from the pages of a X-Men comic. It could have finally given us the Fox X-Men movie we've deserved. Instead it was an uninspiring mess of a film. From changing Ruby from a dark skinned black girl to a light skinned black girl with mixed parents to just painful dialogue and nothing make sense. And that ending? Oh boy. 

Sit back as Kriss and Phenom rip this film apart with spoilers.

Imprisoned by an adult world that now fears everyone under 18, a group of teens form a resistance group to fight back and reclaim control of their future.


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 12:01pm EDT

Phenom, Ashley and Kriss review The Spy Who Dumped Me. Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon play off of each other pretty well in this film. McKinnon is just downright funny and makes every movie better. Her scenes with Gillian Anderson are gold and worth the price of a movie ticket. 

Audrey and Morgan are best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 7:17am EDT

Kriss, Phenom and Ashley review Disney's Christopher Robin. This film works pretty well considering it could have gone way too dark and depressing. It does a good job juggling a depressing theme and story with the fun characters of 100 Acre Wood so that it's still enjoyable for kids. 

A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

 


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 6:57am EDT

Shanna, The Doctor and Parrish discuss Marvel's Cloak & Dagger episodes 1x06 - 1x09. 

Tandy forges a relationship with Mina Hess that brings up old hurt and new revelations about her father. Ty struggles to bring Connors to justice and redeem Billy's name. And O'Reilly is forced to choose what side of the law she's going to be on. Everything is leading up to the season finale and our heroes are stumbling back into bad habits before a (hopefully) triumphant ending.


 
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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 4:07pm EDT

Phenom, Ashley and Kriss review Eighth Grade. This is a great movie that is an early award season contender. This film is great not only for adults but for kids as well.

An introverted teenage girl tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth grade year before leaving to start high school.

 


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:37am EDT

Blindspotting continues a trend we've seen this year of relevant black films set in Oakland. This is a film you're going to need to see at least twice. There are things dropped at the beginning of the film that get tied back in at the end. Like Sorry to Bother You and Get Out, Blindspotting is going to lead to some good discussions and is a film everyone should see.

Phenom & Kriss discuss the movie as well as the Q&A Phenom sat in on after the film.

 


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 8:23am EDT

For a show that so many people complain about, Teen Titans Go seems to keep winning. The cartoon does fine and now, they've gone big time and are hitting theaters. Does it work? Of course it does. Find out what's so great about Teen Titans Go To The Movies and ask yourself why DC Animation understands these comic book characters but their live action side struggles.


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:26pm EDT

The Equalizer 2 is a perfect example of how Antoine Fuqua is king of the "B Movie". This isn't a knock against him as there need to be more quality B movie action films. To me a B Movie is a film that is good enough to keep your attention for 1 or 2 viewings but you eventually forget about it. While you watch it, you enjoy it but soon after, you've forgotten it. That explains The Equalizer 2. It knows that audiences are just here to see Denzel kicking ass and that as long as they get that, they won't care about the weak main story or uninteresting side plots. 

I'll take more Equalizer 2 movies over things like The Commuter and ever other Liam Neeson film where he phones it in for 99.9% of the film.

 


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 8:56am EDT

Kriss, Phenom and Shanna review Boots Riley's Sorry to Bother You. This film is getting great reviews and for good reason. There is so much commentary and little messages sprinkled throughout this film. From the obvious in your face messages of corporate greed and the lack of worker rights to the smaller visual nods and messages in the background. Sorry to Bother You packs in a lot unpack and you're going to want to see it multiple times to get it all in. The film progressively gets weirder and weirder all the way up to the end but it feels natural because recent real life events have shown us how easy the "new normal" can become.

We attempt to tackle some of the topics and themes we saw in this film but there's so much more. Run, do not walk to see this film.

Oh and Tessa Thompson is a Goddess and we will watch anything she's in.

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe. Directed by Boots Riley and starring stars Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Danny Glover, Steven Yeun and Armie Hammer

 


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:25pm EDT

Phenom and Kriss are back to review the latest try hard movie from Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Skyscraper. Phenom (wrongly) blames Kriss for having to see and review this movie which is utterly stupid and ridiculous. The Rock has one leg in the film and plays a non-bad ass, bad ass. It's just another paint by number dumb action film starring The Rock that isn't looking to make money domestically but rather capitalize on his fame in China.

If you wanted to see this film you were already going to see it no matter what the reviews said. And if you thought the whole concept was dumb and not worth your time then...you were right.

A father goes to great lengths to save his family from a burning skyscraper.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:25pm EDT

Phenom and Kriss review the latest film to join the MCU ranks, Ant-Man and the Wasp. Evangeline Lilly finally gets to suit up as the Wasp and shows why she's a badass. The film is fun and has carved out a nice spot in the MCU as being a film perfect for families and young kids. While the after credit scenes (there are 2) do address where this film falls in with Infinity War, on its own, this film requires very little investment in the other films. 

As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.


 

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 5:04am EDT

Kriss is joined by Tim (@Peoplescrtic) to review the latest Purge film, The First Purge. This film is a prequel that shows how the Purge came about. Full disclosure, we're huge fans of this series as it's a lot more than the trailers have made it out to be. The First Purge drops the act and comes right out and reveals what we've always known: The Purge was about the government manipulating citizens in order to wipe out poor black and brown people. With the last two movies The Purge franchise has turned into a black survival horror series and it's been great.

We break down this film and the entire series and why we love it so much.

 


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 8:20am EDT

It's the end of June so it's time for another Mailbag episode. Kriss and Dpalm go through listener emails, hot topics and discuss their Pull-List for the month. This was a fun episode. We talk the changes at WB & DC and we have a real good conversation about what WB might need to do to turn their movies around (Hint: One-off movies isn't a bad idea), Brie Larson is a bad ass (That's My Captain Marvel) and Todd McFarlane is apparently desperate for Sony to distribute his Spawn movie. 

Note, this was recorded before the DC Universe announcement. While DC Universe does seem to be bringing some good things (Titans, Young Justice Outsiders, etc) and will have some comics...it still doesn't seem to be bringing a DC Unlimited feature unfortunately. You can look at the announcement here.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 4:57am EDT

Phenom and Kriss review Uncle Drew, starring Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery, Shaquille O'Neal, Tiffany Haddish and Nick Kroll. This film is based off the Uncle Drew character Kyrie played for the Pepsi Max commercials a few years back. So how was it? Well...your mileage may vary. There are a couple of moments early on in the film that will let you know if you're either in or you're out. Some of the story is just really bad and doesn't make sense, but the moments with Irving dealing with the other players are just like the commercials that got this movie green lit in the first place. 

Considering that most comedies that come out in a given year don't get good reviews, this film isn't that bad. It's certainly better than some of the other films we've seen this year.

 


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 10:28pm EDT

They stuck the landing!  We got amazing Black Fatherhood, a satisfying conclusion to the Mon-El/Kara romance, a happy ending for Ruby and Sam, the departure of Winn, and a completely changed landscape in the Supergirl Universe.  And they have seeded Red Daughter of Krypton for season 4!  

We encourage everyone starting this show to go ahead and watch season 1.  Although it's a struggle, we think it's important to see how the show has grown better with each season.


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 8:24am EDT

It's been 14 years since the first Incredibles film. Has it been worth the wait? Absolutely.

Kriss, Phenom and Ashley discuss what works for this film and what might be at the bottom of the handful of negative reviews (Hint: It's cause the film centers women). This is a great film, continuing Pixar's tradition of having enough here for both adults and kids. Truth be told, there might be more here for adults than the kids.

Oh and the short film that airs before is designed specifically to punch you in the guts and give you all the feels.

 


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 6:43am EDT

Luke Cage Season 2 is bigger, more emotionally dark and better than Season 1. Season 2 really feels like it takes all the issues with the first season and addresses them to make this more of a black family crime drama than super hero show. And that's a good thing.

A lot of things work for this season:

  • A villain that challenges Luke both physically and mentally
  • The Family First theme of the season
  • Alfre Woodard's transformation with Mariah
  • The comic book teamups (Daughters of the Dragon, Powerman and Iron Fist)
  • The way the music is integrated into season and is important to understanding the themes and scenes
  • Not making Luke the central piece but leaving his character in a really interesting place
  • and more

Check out Kriss' video review as well as the audio review with Kriss & Phenom. We'll be back later with more in depth discussions of this season after it drops on the 22nd of June.

 


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

THEY KILLED DEMOS!  YOU BASTARDS!

The Doctor is furious that they killed one of our two favorite agents.  It's a great and action packed episode but did they have to kill our boy?  We watch as Papa J'onzz transfers his life experiences to J'onn in preparation for his passing, Alura arrives on Earth, and that dummy Coleville helps the Dark Priestesses resurrect Reign.  The finale promises to be heartbreaking.  Killing a major side character hit hard, and we get a feeling not everyone is going to make it out of the finale alive.  The only drawback-this was a great opportunity to give Reign a truly iconic look in her rebirth.  They didn't take it, but it definitely doesn't take away from the story.


 

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 5:57am EDT

What happens when the crazy white girl and the altar boy meet? Sparks ignite ... literally. Shanna, The Doctor and Parrish discuss the two-hour premiere of Marvel's Cloak & Dagger as well as everything from police brutality, The Talk and how this version of Ty and Tandy differs from their comic counterparts.

We can't wait to see what happens on this season of Cloak & Dagger and if these heroes will go from damaged teens to whole and healthy crime-fighters.

 


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 12:33pm EDT

In another spectacular episode, we get the gun episode Arrow wish it would have done, J'onn preparing to say goodbye to his father, and the Dark Priestesses and their crew gaslighting Kara on her new home world.  We discuss the need for killing that is sometimes necessary, Mon El coming clean about his reason for staying, and guess at potential season deaths.  Lena is always prepared, and we wonder if that is going to be our lead in to season 4 because she could become the Big Bad, but, let's be honest, is she really wrong? 


 

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 4:30pm EDT

Kriss and Phenom review Hotel Artemis. If you go in expecting John Wick and to make that comparison, you're going to leave disappointed. There's been a lot of comparisons to John Wick because of the concept of criminals paying for membership to gain access to the Artemis which is a medical facility for bad guys. While there does seem to be some overlap in the idea of The Continental in John Wick and the Artemis, the comparisons between the films stops there. John Wick is clearly an action film while Hotel Artemis is less about action and more about the interactions of the characters. All the actors in this film play well off of each other and that offers for some really funny moments. Dave Bautista continues to be a stand out in every role he plays. Sofia Boutella is finally given a role where she can show how much of a badass she can be. 

We also take a short detour in this review to talk about the upcoming movies for Dwayne Johnson (spoiler alert: they all sound terrible). How the hell are they making a San Andreas 2?

 


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Kriss and Phenom review Ocean's 8, a spin-off film in the Ocean's 11/12/13 franchise. Sandra Bullock plays Debbie Ocean, Danny Ocean's sister, who is fresh out of jail with a scheme to pull off a huge heist. Debbie, along with her best friend Lou (Cate Blanchett) put together a team of ladies to help pull of the job at the Met Gala.

This film manages to pull of the same feel of Ocean's Eleven with the multi-layered heist, ulterior motives and inevitable road blocks, while still having it's own distinct feel and vibe. The film pays homage while not burdening the characters with "filling the shoes of men". It's a fun film that's going to leave audiences wanting more films. 

 


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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 10:20pm EDT

In two powerful episodes that keep up the fantastic pacing this season, we have a well handled Black Lives Matter episode when James is revealed to be Guardian to the cult headed by guest star Chad Lowe.  We got some delicious shade from Lena towards Supergirl, who was acting in typical 53% fashion expecting folks to forgive and forget on her terms.  We also got an episode that reveals not only is Kara's mom still alive, many other Kryptonians including the Dark Kryptonian that was guiding Reign is on Argo City, an experimental enclave designed by Kara's father as a last ditch attempt to save some of this planet.    The planet contains an element that they believe can rewrite Sam's DNA so that Reign is completely obliterated, but her people have become isolationists and want no part of Earth's issues.  The show just continues to get better and better and it's exciting to see what the end of the season will bring.  


 

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

It's the end of May so it's time for another Mailbag episode. Kriss and Dpalm go through listener emails, hot topics and discuss their Pull-List for the month. This episode we're joined by Justin (@LJay90) from ThreeFifsPodcast.  

Topics:

  • Emails
    • Artists and Authors whose work we enjoy
    • Watchmen Series
    • New upcoming comics we're exited for
    • Should WB just do a Batman TV show
  • News
  • Topic of the Show:
  • Pull-List (Not the complete list)
    • DC
      • No Justice 
      • Injustice 2 #60
      • Daredevil #603
      • Green Arrow
      • Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps
      • Green Lanterns
      • Batman #47
      • Detective Comics
      • Flash War
    • Marvel
      • Hickman's Fantastic Four Run
      • SHIELD #5
      • Mighty Thor Gates of Valhalla #1
      • Darth Vader #16
      • Domino #2
      • Invincible Iron Man #600
      • Amazing Spider-Man #800
      • X-Men Blue #28
    • Other
      • Lost Light
      • Optimus Prime #19
      • Uber #13

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 6:34am EDT

It's no shock that this season of The Flash has been a bit of a disappointment and the finale was never going to change that. The main story in this episode leaves a lot to be desired but there was some good things. This entire season has done a good job of developing characters and setting them up for season 5. It's been clunky but still the development is there. It also seems like they've been doing a lot of setting up for Season 5 (From Dawn...I mean "Nora" to the mysterious writing Barry/Nora/Wells have all done). While it might not have saved this season, it's possible that Season 5 will be 100% on the right track because of this kind of setup. Also, we have to admit, this season with all of it's problems is still way better than last.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 6:09am EDT

The end of season 5 is here for Agents of Shield and it doesn't go the way we thought it would but it was still great. What makes Agents of Shield so good is the way they always punch us in the gut. The inter-team relationships and conflicts always pay off. And that's on top of the super hero fight we get between Daisy and Graviton.

While the show is coming back for Season 6, this season ends in a way that could have been a series finale. Coulson and May end up on a beach in Tahiti waiting out Coulson's last days while the rest of the team goes to find the Fitz that's sitting in stasis in space (Always keep a spare Fitz). This is just such a great show

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 5:54pm EDT

Season 6 comes to a close with Oliver sacrificing his freedom to save a team and a city that doesn't deserve him. Seriously, Agent Watson is the worst. How is it that Oliver does all the hard work but you still need to put him in jail? We're hoping this is a larger plot for the next season to get Oliver to root out corruption elsewhere. But overall, we enjoyed this finale. We got a good send off for Paul Blackthorne and Diaz is still around so we should get more of Kirk Acevedo in Season 7.

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This show just won't stop being good-and we will not complain about that fact.  This week we get the DEO making a series of unfortunately stupid decisions leading to an epic two part dragging from Lena about Supergirl and her shortcomings, Alex being stupid and failing to be honest with Ruby, which leads to Ruby getting herself square in Reign's sights, Mon El deciding to stay not only to help his ex triumph but to figure out his feelings, and Carl Lumbly giving an excellent performance as we watch J'onzz's father slip further away.  The elevator scene was worth the price of admission as Lena tells Kara and the audience everything that is wrong with Supergirl-shortcomings we here on this podcast have been pointing out for 3 years by the way.  Lena is the hero we need but not the one we deserve.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 10:04am EDT

We've reached the penultimate episode of The Flash and we have to say, we enjoyed it pretty much. The episode opens up pretty strong with Devoe taking over an ARGUS facility using all of his powers and it was a pretty good sequence. While this season has been all over the place, they've at least established Devoe as real threat and his arc has at least been consistent enough that we care (unlike what's happened with Diaz on Arrow). 

We also love that Cisco finally calls out Barry on his self loathing and inability to accept help. Barry's had to go through this with everyone else on the team and so hopefully this will be the last of it. And Cisco was absolutely right to call Barry out.

Overall this was a good episode. We could nitpick but this show needed more episodes like this one this season and it wouldn't have felt like such a drag.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 6:40am EDT

Kriss & Jax review Solo: A Star Wars Story. For all the worry and talk about this film, it's so much better than anyone could imagine. The cast works extremely well together. Most people are coming for Donald Glover’s Lando, but they’ll stay for everyone else. Contrary to the rumors, Alden Ehrenreich nails a young, cocky, arrogant and ideological Han Solo. This film basically gives us a Han who hasn’t become completely jaded but also shows us that no matter how much of an outlaw he tries to pretend to be, he’s still a good guy underneath it all.

Woody Harrelson continues to be underrated and Emilia Clarke and Paul Bettany pull in great performances as well. But the real standout is Phoebe Waller-Bridge voicing the radical droid, L3-37.  If audiences thought K-2SO was a scene stealer in Rogue One, wait until they see L3. Without looking at the screen it would be easy to confuse her dialogue for that of a normal human. It’s that good.

What Solo brings to the table is something that a lot of fans might not have expected: Possibilities for other stories. This is a film that has no mention of Jedi or Sith and barely has the Empire in it. Solo shows that the Star Wars universe, even in prequel form, is pretty vast with a lot of stories to tell. Also, it’s very clear that things that happened in the Clone Wars animated series, Star Wars Rebels animated series and the new line of Marvel comic books, are all part of the same canon that the movies are using. There’s a special surprise in this film that is tied to something that happens in Clone Wars (the animated cartoon). It’s clear that Disney is building something special here.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is going to surprise a lot of people. It’s fun, expands the Star Wars lore and at the same time, feels like Star Wars. You’re not going to want to miss this one.

During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Deadpool 2 suffers from what a lot of sequels do when it comes to it's story being a bit of a mess. But Ryan Reynold's is great as the Merc with a Mouth, the comedy hits and the action is great. Throw in Deadpool once again being the only Fox super hero movie that gets what the X-Men are supposed to be and this is a film fans will definitely enjoy. Kriss and Phenom break down what didn't work and worked for this sequel. 

Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy of supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling mutant, Cable.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 10:49pm EDT

If you would have told us halfway through season 1 of Supergirl that it would grow to be the second best show in the CW Superhero Universe behind Legends of Tomorrow, with Legends being the best, we would have called you bold face liars.  Yet here we are!  This week we see the World Killers start their plan to destroy the world, the fallout of Lena's secret, Mon El being a trash ass husband, Lena calling Kara out on her hypocrisy, and James making a choice.  The reveal that Lena can create Kryptonite is going to really cause a conflict...the question is will James keep the secret?

 

Also, can we talk about all these cancellations?  Thanos' finger snap has had effects beyond the MCU!

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 5:10am EDT

When Agents of Shield Season 5 showed us a cracked earth in episode 1, we immediately wondered how it would tie in Infinity War. We never thought it would tie-in with the events of Infinity War happening right along side the last 3 episodes of the season. This show is amazing. We think we know how this season ends and while we don't know if it's coming back for Season 6, we're rooting for it.

Daisy's future as the destroyer of worlds could take a critical change.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 12:09pm EDT

Brandon, Ashley and Kriss review Breaking In, starring Gabrielle Union and directed by James McTeigue. The film just isn't very good. First sign should have been that writer Ryan Engle has written such AMAZING films as Non-Stop, The Commuter and Rampage. In a post Black Panther world, half-assed low budget attempts to capitalize off of "diversity" by just throwing in a black woman aren't going to cut it. Everyone deserves better.

A woman fights to protect her family during a home invasion.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 5:11am EDT

Kriss, Phenom and Ashley review the latest from Melissa McCarthy, Life of they Party. The movie comes off as if McCarthy and Ben Falcone have never been to a college campus. Add on top of that dead end characters that start arcs that don't get finished and just a bunch of logistics that don't make sense (Why is a late 40 to mid-50's former house wife moving into the dorms for 1 class?). McCarthy has done a lot better work and this film just feels lazy and extremely bad. 

After her husband abruptly asks for a divorce, a middle-aged mother returns to college in order to complete her degree.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 5:10am EDT

Kriss and Dpalm are irrationally excited about the upcoming Flash War in the Flash comic. The Flash #46 came out today and oh boy...we're ready. Now is the perfect time to catch up on our Wally West Character Corner.

Oh yeah...and then there's episode 21 of The Flash. Not a bad episode. Katee Sackhoff is over-the-top as Amunet but we love it. We definitely wouldn't mind seeing her start the Rogues next season. Also, can we get a little more consistency with Iris and her writing? Does she have a Blog? Is it that Popular? Does she only post like once a month? Come on folks, this is easy to fix. But overall we did like this episode (minus the Council of Harrisons and lack of DeVoe). Can this show land the final two episodes? We hope so.

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We've wondered how Agents of Shield would connect to Infinity War and we get some answers this episode and it opens up a lot of possibilities. And that doesn't even address Talbot...or rather...Graviton's power trip that's probably gonna lead to the earth cracking. There's only two more episodes left and we're excited about how this all comes to an end.

Also, Infinity War is slaughtering records like Lebron is doing to Raptor fans. Dpalm and Kriss talk some theories and possibilities.

A newly determined Talbot takes Coulson to meet the enemy and attempts to avert Earth's destruction.

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Oliver finally goes on trial and while we always knew he was walking out of that courtroom, the way he does it is probably the greatest moment in white privilege ever seen on a fictional television show. Oh and Rene is still stupid (as is Dinah) but at least Oliver doesn't really have to apologize. This season better end with everyone telling Oliver he was right.

The pressure mounts for Oliver who begins to wonder if he will lose everything in his battle to save Star City. A familiar face returns.

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We double up to talk about two episodes in which Imra tries to tell people that Pestilence has to die because, you know, she's from the FUTURE.  Of course no one listens cause they haven't figured out that the power of love can't save everything.  Lena has a lot of explaining to do when the information about her secret "guest" is out, and we get our Black Act Off with David Harewood and Carl Lumbly.  While Shanna didn't need the Kara/Mon El showdown, The Doctor appreciated the growth and maturity it took for Kara to recognize the toxicity of their relationship and call him out on it.  This show is moving full steam ahead, and the acting is rising to the occasion, along with the storylines.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 4:15pm EDT

This week's episode of The Flash feels like it's placed right where it needs to be. We finally find out what Devoe is up to and the use of flashbacks to the early days of his relationship with Marlize helps. The title and theme also ties into episode 7 from earlier in the season which also gave us background on Devoe. Clearly the theme here is that while Devoe is gaining everything he wants, he's losing his humanity while Team Flash is losing things but are leaning on their humanity to survive.  We can see where this is going but that doesn't mean its bad.

We also talk about DC Universe, DC's new streaming service (that for some reason doesn't include an Unlimited service yet), Infinity War making $800 million in a week and the Ant-Man and the Wasp  trailer.

Barry and Team Flash team up with Gypsy to try to thwart Thinker's plan. Meanwhile, Cisco and Gypsy have a heart to heart talk about their relationship.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 9:42pm EDT

This show. Makes us care about Talbot then turns him into Graviton. Between this and Infinity War, Marvel is clearly set on ripping our hearts out. We also see the fractures in the team start to happen but its because they're all happening at once. Also, they're all "betraying" each other but for the greater good of the team. Add in Fitz still hating Deke, the tone turning into a horror movie and Daisy digging up the grave of her dead mother...yeah, we're not read for the final three episodes.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 3:21pm EDT

Arrow is coming up on it's end and despite some small problems, it's coming in strong. The development of Oliver this season has been pretty good. Oliver going back to Anatoly kinda brings this show full circle and showed that Oliver does still have a plan. Even the Laurel and Quentin stuff was pretty good. The only real drag is the old team but that can be fixed as long as in the end, everyone but Oliver admits they were wrong. 

Oliver turns to an old friend to help battle Diaz. Meanwhile, Rene is out of the hospital but has a hard time re-adjusting to life as Wild Dog. Also, Lance discovers something shocking about Black Siren.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 2:36pm EDT

It's the end of April so it's time for another Mailbag episode. Kriss and Dpalm go through listener emails, hot topics and discuss their Pull-List for the month. The big topic for this episode: Action Comics #1000. Bendis seems to hint at going back to Krypton to redefine Superman's origins. Can he pull it off and why it makes us nervous. 

We recorded the Mailbag a bit early this time so we didn't get to see the BEAUTIFUL artwork in The Flash #45 which after discussing how the art in the previous books was a turnoff, is a welcomed surprise. 

Topics:

  • Emails
    • What got us into comics?
    • Favorite comic henchmen and mini-bosses
    • Bringing the Bat-Family to the DCEU
  • News
    • Harley Quinn movie gets writer
    • Is Dark Phoenix the last X-Men movie at Fox?
    • Coates doubles down on the Black Panther/Storm relationship
  • Topic of the Show:
    • Action Comics #1000
  • Pull-List (Not the complete list)
    • DC
      • The Flash #44
      • Batman #45
      • Grant Morrison Batman
      • Green Arrow vol 1
    • Marvel
      • X-Men Red/Gold/Blue (basically all of them)
      • Rogue & Gambit #4
      • Domino #1
      • Thanos Rising (Jason Aaron)
      • Thanos #18
      • Mighty Thor #704 - #706
    • Other
      • The Wicked + The Divine
      • Superb
      • Noble

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All roads lead to this! Avengers Infinity War is finally here and trust us, you're not ready for it. 

The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

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Did we really need yet another Laurel Lance? Ugh. Anyway, Fury Rogue isn't a bad episode. Matter of fact, the emotional parts of this episode were pretty good. Earth-X Snart (Leo) has become a bit of a therapist on these shows. He did for Barry and the team what he did for the Legends: Helping them work through some of their emotional scars. It was also nice seeing Caitlyn dealing with losing Killer Frost and Barry breaking down do the feeling that Ralph's death was his fault (it was). The problem is: We just don't care what Devoe is up to anymore. Is he building a bomb? Who cares?

We also talk about the latest issue of The Flash (#45) and the beautiful artwork in it and how excited we are for Flash War. Oh and there's a trailer for Venom. Yeah...that happened.

When Barry needs help transporting a dangerous meta, he calls on an old friend for help - Leo Snart AKA Citizen Cold. Meanwhile, Cisco becomes suspicious of Harry.

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Jefferson goes on a trip to the Ancestral Plane, LaLa goes boom, Proctor channels his inner Trump, Lynne packs heat, Jennifer lights everybody up, Tobias continues to provide bars, and Henderson...continues to be as mediocre as he is.  The Doctor is going on record as saying Pain Killer is the weakest villain alive, both in name and ability.  Proctor got all that hot lead from Gangsta Gambi and it was lovely in ways that cannot be explained here.  Anissa certainly approved of that message. It seems like the show did a tidy wrap up on the off chance that it didn't get a season 2.  They forgot that this was the year of Black Panther and Beychella.

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This show.

Make us think Ruby is the Destroyer of Worlds only to kill her (graphically). Since the agents have made it back to their time they've been running from one crisis to another and it's keeping us off guard for what really brings about the end of the world.

There's a lot to like in this episode:

  • Two bad ass Asian women taking on the role using reserved for men
  • The men dealing wtih their emotions by talking while the women deal with it by beating up bad guys
  • Coulson & Mack setting Deke up (lemons)
  • Daisy trying to connect with Ruby; Yo-Yo having none of it
  • Damn it...they're really making us care about Talbot
  • Fitz & Simmons are the first to finally get it: in order to break the cycle they could have just died...

The team must find a way to stop Ruby before the prophesied chain reaction that can destroy the earth is put into motion.

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This week's episode of Arrow isn't a bad episode but the problem is, because of the weird way this season has been laid out, we just don't care. Look, this episode digs into what motivates and drives Diaz and in that context is good. We see why he's a good villain to go up again Oliver. The problem is, the Cayden James distraction from earlier in the season really burned up good real estate and took away from time to really care about Diaz. However, outside of that, there are good things to like about this episode and we break those down.

Looking to expand his empire, Diaz meets with a group The Quadrant, a coalition of mafia families; after Oliver's recent decision, Felicity and Curtis double their efforts to build Helix Dynamics.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 2:49pm EDT

Winn's mom comes to town in the wake of his father's death.

Mon El reveals that the third World Killer Pestilence evolves into Blight, who destroyed his future.

Papa J'onzz is still working to adapt to life on Earth while suffering from Martian Alzheimer's.

So here's the deal...the Toyman show was interesting...until it came out that the copycat was just the maintenance woman.  It would have been more interesting if it had been a lost family member like a daughter or a mistress.   I think this episode probably should have been moved elsewhere in the season-coming back off a near three month hiatus made this feel less lackluster for it's first run back.

This was a solid episode, but we are just worried that the CW chose this episode to come back off of hiatus for.  It is no fault of the show-they probably didn't realize when filming they needed to plan for a hiatus.  However, the network probably should have aired this one prior to the hiatus, and then brought us back with the World Killers episode we appear to be getting next week.

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Fine, we can be convinced that Ralph & Barry, two cops, were under the influence of bad luck powers and so they didn't know how the meta-cuffs worked. Fine. But what we can't accept is having most of the episode with Barry telling Ralph "killing is wrong" with no sense of self reflection when the last 3 seasons the solution has been to kill the villain. Ralph will take a lot of blame for this episode and where this season went wrong but it's not his fault.

  • They shouldn't have put the character in this position by giving Wally's arc to him. People liked Wally and Wally deserved better. To bring in another character and give them the story Wally should have had makes it hard to like Ralph
  • Even more important, Ralph wasn't wrong this episode. Barry & Iris keep coming up with the same plan and that plan has led to 7 (actually 8) Metas dying. If Ralph had killed Devoe, this would have been over and the show offers no real counterpoint.

We wish this show was written smarter. We wish Barry got back to being smart and a detective and figuring things out. This show still has some great moments, we wish it was just more consistent and felt like the show we loved in Season 1.

Barry and the team find a way into the Thinker's lair; Ralph considers crossing a dangerous line to defeat him; Joe is concerned by Harry's recent behavior.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 6:34am EDT

Gotta love this show. They handle their ensemble cast better than anyone else. This season makes it even better by doing really good callbacks to previous seasons. There's a lot to cover this episode:

  • Fitz & Simmons growth as characters 
  • May confronting Coulson and telling him she loves him
  • They made us care about Talbot only to use that to hurt us more
  • Daisy vs Ruby Round 1
  • Ruby confronting Hale and Hale realizing too late she's made a mistake
  • Coulson's reckless behavior
  • and more

While this show could end this season just fine, we're really hoping it gets a season 6 because its just so damn good.

When an agents life hangs in the balance, Fitz, Simmons and Yo-Yo attempt to neutralise a weapon that could play a role in Earth's destruction.

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This week we discuss Lynn's spider problem, Lala being shooketh and Khalil's back with a new attitude and a new 'do.  It was a mixed reaction an overall enjoyable episode.

 

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Rampage is exactly what the trailers looked like. There are no surprises here. Is it a good movie? Of course not. Will there be an audience who is satisfied watching it? Yes. You already know if you want to spend money on this or not. Even those who go see it and enjoy it will forget it after a week. It'll blend into the Dwayne Johnson's catalog of bland, easily forgettable and similarly looking films.

We spend a lot of this review talking about the problem with Dwayne Johnson's solo movies and why certain movies of his just aren't good. We also talk about film criticism in general and why film critics need to evolve to also take into account the audiences a film is made for. There's the technical side of film making but there's also the side where a film should be made with the audience in mind. Films should be able to do both but for films like Rampage, there are some that can get away with it (for a weekend at least). 

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You know why we're here. Legends of Tomorrow goes out with a bang with a ridiculous (but very enjoyable) season finale. This show gets it. Its found a way to perfectly balance serious concepts and themes but also doesn't forget to have fun. This episode also brings back a lot of elements from earlier in the season, completes Damien Darhk's arc with him finally doing something selfless (ala Malcolm Merlyn) and ends with a giant Beebo fighting a giant demon.

This show is awesome.

Rip is forced to improvise when the Legends' plan to vanquish Mallus with the totems doesn't work.

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The Flash returns from break with an episode that probably didn't please a lot of fans. Ralph's jokes, even with the explanation at the end, probably just didn't land for a lot of people. After discussing it, we think the problem comes from two places:

  • A weird order for some of the character growth moments throughout this season. When you think about it, the two episodes before barely showed us Ralph and so to come back to Ralph cracking jokes and being out in the field felt really weird
  • The breaks are killing this show. The show isn't written with the breaks in mind and so the momentum from previous episodes gets abruptly halted and it's jarring.

When you focus on just this episode on its own, this episode isn't that bad. Devoe finally becomes truly scary with the repeated drugging of Marlize and erasing her memory. The stuff with Breacher was just one hour long erectile dysfunction joke. And even the Ralph stuff has an explanation. It's the breaks though. The breaks are killing the flow of this show. Listen to get our full discussion.

Barry and Ralph try to find the remaining bus metas before DeVoe gets them. However, Ralph's attitude frustrates Barry and they clash over what it means to be a hero. Meanwhile, Breacher returns to ask Cisco for a favor.

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Let's get this out of the way: This episode was bullshit because the logic behind Diggle being mad at Oliver is bullshit. But it was entertaining watching Diggle dig himself into a hole and then watch Oliver smack him into it (along with his dead brother). While we get what the show is trying to do, it hasn't set it up very well because...well...Oliver's right. And not only is he right but the new Oliver has been doing the right thing for 2 years now while Diggle, Felicity and everyone else messes up. And so what should be an emotionally powerful moment comes off as Diggle whining like a 2 year old.

Oh and Kriss apologizes for ever backing Dinah. She's the worst. 

Oliver and Diggle face their biggest challenge yet; Curtis is disappointed to find out his new boyfriend has a firm anti-vigilante stance.

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This week we double up to discuss Gambi's road back into Jeff's heart, Anissa continuing to be team too much, LaLa being LaLa, Vice Principal Thotty working for an avowed racist and giving up babies, and Henderson continuing to be trash.  We also chat about some of the information that came out of Shanna's trip to Wonder Con and interviews with the Black Lightning crew, as well as certify that we aren't shit as we laugh uncontrollably at Penelope Disick.  If you want to know why-click here.

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A Quiet Place is what It Comes At Night wanted to be. John Krasinski directed a horror film that is so good you’ll be surprised it’s PG-13. The intensity and fear generated by moments in this are damn near unmatched by any other horror film in recent memory. From the opening of the film, the tone is set. The film doesn’t spend time trying to explain where these creatures came from or giving much explanation. It focuses on this family trying to survive the best they can, as silently as they can.

Because of the nature of the story, there’s very little spoken dialogue in this film. For most of the movie, communication with other characters is done through sign language. Despite the lack of spoken dialogue, there is solid character development as well as great acting between characters.

This is a film that deserves all the praise it’s getting and you should definitely check it out. Listen to our full, spoiler-free review to find out why we loved it so much. We also talk about the lack of condom use in apocalyptic movies. Seems like it would be the time you’d be most concerned about not bringing a child into the world.

A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.

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Damien Darhk was right. Not even trying to be all "villain agenda" here but he probably ended up saving the lives of the Legends by betraying them. They were going to lose spectacularly. Neal McDonough has always been great as Darhk but he's been really great this season. The mini-speech he gives Sara about the darkness inside of both of them and love was great. Everyone knew that Darhk was going to betray the team but even the reason why he does it this time shows growth for the character. 

This was another excellent episode. We start off with Grodd going after a young Barry Obama then the focus shifts to Amaya trying to save her village (and breaking time, thus freeing Mallus). And then there's the whole meta John Noble playing John Noble being asked to read a script to sound like a character...voiced by John Noble. Legends of Tomorrow is great.

The Legends must fix two anachronisms at the same time to keep Mallus at bay and form an uneasy alliance with one of their enemies.

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Hail...excuse me...Hale...Hydra

How do you follow up an incredible Fitz episode which reveals the dark side of Fitz? With Hydra Hogwarts of course. We get the backstory on General Hale and it ties everything together. We find out how Hydra trained young kids to grow up to infiltrate not only SHIELD but all other parts of government. We find out the terrible choice Hale was given (I mean its still Hydra) and why she wants Coulson to help her join Hydra and SHIELD. We even get to find out what happened to Talbot (damn it, they made me start to care about him).

And this is all before we get Daisy confronting Fitz and Fitz not apologizing for a damn thing (and dropping his own heat). THIS SHOW IS SO DAMN GOOD!

Coulson uncovers General Hale's real agenda and it could be the end of the world if S.H.I.E.L.D. can't stop her.

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On it's own, this episode is a great send off for Willa Holland's Thea Queen. We get Roy & Thea suiting up (the former wearing a baseball cap that sets Dpalm off) and the return of Katrina Law's Nyssa al Ghul. This completes Thea's arc and also sets us up for a return in later seasons (along with maybe a return of one Malcolm Merlyn). But there were some small annoyances with other aspects of the episode:

  • Roy's hat (it's small but a hilarious thing)
  • Dragging out Diggle & Oliver talking about Oliver being back in the hood (ITS CAUSE YOU'RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH DIGGLE!)
  • The whole "is the Captain dirty or is she not?" thing. We already knew she was, stop treating the viewers like we're kids

Overall though, we enjoyed the episode for what it was: A goodbye to a character with a great arc.

Nyssa al Ghul returns to Star City to let Thea know that a group of renegade League of Assassins members are planning to attack her.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:21am EDT

It's the end of March (Is it just us or is 2018 flying by?) so that means, it's Mailbag Time. Kriss & Dpalm take listener emails, discuss topics in the news and go over their comic Pull List for the month. Normally, the episodes starts right off the top with emails, but this time, Kriss talks about the idiotic "ComicsGate" fools and the misconception that "The comic book industry isn't selling anymore". 

Also, Kriss & Dpalm have some fun by casting their own Justice League movie and giving their high level pitch of what the film would be. You're not going to want to miss this episode.

Topics:

  • Emails
    • Pick a X-Men team for a story set in space
    • Black Panther breaks records
    • Are we done with Marvel's Netflix shows?
  • News
    • Fox delays New Mutants & X-Men: Dark Phoenix
    • Captain Marvel starts production
    • Should Disney launch Secret Warriors on their streaming service?
  • Topic of the Show:
    • Who would we cast for a Justice League film? What team would we pick? What's the story?
  • Pull-List (What we were reading this month)

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 9:02am EDT

Didn't see that coming. Five season in and Agents of Shield is still keeping us on our toes. I mean sure we knew that Fitz was struggling to come to terms with the darkness inside of him but to see him finally give in? Man...it kinda hurts. But it also makes sense when we think of all the stress and hardships that Fitz has been through. But will Daisy and Mack forgive him? That remains to be seen. Oh and Coulson gets even more reckless and goes off with General Hale and somehow that's not the biggest story here. 

Kriss and Dpalm break down this excellent episode that might be one of the best of the series.

Fitz and Simmons are faced with one of their greatest fears as they search for a way to seal the rift.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 12:33pm EDT

In this episode Jennifer confronts her family for their lies of omission (Yes Lynne, omitting something is still a form of lying), Lynne goes full Black mom on her when she tries to catch an attitude, and Gambi runs a parallel investigation to Jefferson and Anissa.  Henderson finally gets out of his feelings and does some decent detective work (well...decent for him anyway).

This is an episode that was a bit of a drag for us.  The family dynamic is off for some reason compared to the beginning of the season.  Their angst doesn't feel earnest and we are found ourselves viewing the arguments/discussions as forced and written for television instead of organic the way they were at the beginning of the season.

 

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 4:22pm EDT

Pacific Rim Uprising had one job: Follow up the 2013 film with a bit more action and a more dynamic lead. That's it. And on the surface, it does that. On the surface, the action in Pacific Rim Uprising is better than the original. And John Boyega can act circles around Charlie Hunnam. Yet this film then decides to add in a bunch of character it never develops and a convoluted plot that drags everything down.

Listen as Kriss & Phenom break down what went wrong (spoiler-free).

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 6:01am EDT

Legends of Tomorrow continues to be the best show in the Arrowverse. This episode brings back Matt Ryan's Constantine (who is rumored to be a show regular next season) and does a great job of mixing seriousness with humor. We discuss what works really well this episode and why this show handles its large cast so much better than other shows.

When Mallus' power over Sara resurfaces, she unwittingly becomes the bearer of one of the Totems. Rory must conquer his dark side in order to wield his own Totem power to help save the crew. Meanwhile, Agent Sharpe notices that something is wrong and recruits someone unorthodox to help.

Marvel and Stitcher Premium have released a 10-episode scripted series called Wolverine: The Long Night.  It’s Marvel’s first serious foray into podcasting. Just go to Stitcher.com/Premium and use the code 'TUESDAY' to get a free month of Stitcher Premium to enjoy not only Wolverine: The Long Night but also ad-free listening and bonus episodes from other podcasts. 


Kriss & Dpalm review this week's episode of Agents of SHIELD, Principia. The last two episodes have made us want to go back and watch the previous seasons, particularly Season 3. We had to go back and remind ourselves just what happened with Werner von Strucker in that third season because he's been brought in Season 5. This is all adding fuel to the fire of our Franklin Hall (Graviton) theory. It also makes us wonder who else might show up. What if Daisy never gets her powers back but everyone just thinks she does? Could we get Eden? What is General Hale really up to and is she Leviathan? So many questions and we still have a lot of episodes to give us answers. Oh and Deke realizing Fitz & Simmons are his grandparents is hilarious.

The team goes in search of Gravitonium in order to save the world.

Marvel and Stitcher Premium have released a 10-episode scripted series called Wolverine: The Long Night.  It’s Marvel’s first serious foray into podcasting. Just go to Stitcher.com/Premium and use the code 'TUESDAY' to get a free month of Stitcher Premium to enjoy not only Wolverine: The Long Night but also ad-free listening and bonus episodes from other podcasts. 

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 2:50pm EDT

This week we learn that Freeland is basically what happens when the government doesn't get checked about the Tuskegee Experiments.  Jefferson and Gambi break up, Anissa trains and saves her father, and Jennifer's powers finally manifest in the lamest way imaginable.

Gambi tells a believable story, but we aren't sure if it is true or revisionist history.  Also, Latavius comes back and gives us the refresh to the series we needed with his conversations with LaWanda and the hilarious reactions of the people around him to those conversations.   We also discuss the DCEU's most recent announcement...although we don't hedge bets on how long that news will be accurate cause...well, it IS the DCEU (where are we with that Flash movie again?)

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 7:55pm EDT

Kriss & Phenom review the movie adaptation of a video game, Tomb Raider. Before we get into the meat of the review of this movie, we discuss the current state of films based off video games and just how terrible they are. It's really really bad. Thankfully, Tomb Raider is a huge step in the right direction. Yes it's flawed and has issues. It takes way too long to get into actual Tomb Raider-type things but it's clearly an origin film that's trying to reintroduce the character of Lara Croft to the general audiences.

We also end with a discussion on why its important for film critics to take into account the audience of the film and why sometimes it's okay to not review a film. Also why discussions about films can give a better view of how good a film is versus just reading a quickly put together written review.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 5:29am EDT

Two great episodes in a row for The Flash. It looks as if going into the final stretch, this show will be back on track. Before watching it, Run, Iris, Run, seemed like an episode that was going to be a step backwards and slow down the show. But instead, it was great all around. We get some much needed development of Iris’s character, we see why Ralph has regressed a bit and we even get some really great Harry & Cisco moments. This was a great episode that solidified Iris’s place on the team as not only team leader but as a support system for Barry.

Iris is given Barry's speed when the team fights a bus meta who has the ability to swap people's DNA.

Marvel and Stitcher Premium have released a 10-episode scripted series called Wolverine: The Long Night.  It’s Marvel’s first serious foray into podcasting. Just go to Stitcher.com/Premium and use the code 'TUESDAY' to get a free month of Stitcher Premium to enjoy not only Wolverine: The Long Night but also ad-free listening and bonus episodes from other podcasts. 

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 6:16am EDT

On this week’s episode of Legends of Tomorrow, we find out yet another interesting fact about Mick: He’s keeping the rat that terrorized mini-Ray as a pet. Unfortunately Axl doesn’t survive showing that Legends of Tomorrow isn’t afraid to kill anyone…even a beloved pet rat we only recently found out about. But we at least got a makeshift rat funeral with a touching eulogy by Ray.

Oh and the Legends find out that Elvis is in possession of the Death totem and they have to stop him before he unwittingly turns Memphis into a ghost town.

This show is great.

Marvel and Stitcher Premium have released a 10-episode scripted series called Wolverine: The Long Night.  It’s Marvel’s first serious foray into podcasting. Just go to Stitcher.com/Premium and use the code 'TUESDAY' to get a free month of Stitcher Premium to enjoy not only Wolverine: The Long Night but also ad-free listening and bonus episodes from other podcasts. 


It's here! The 100th episode of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. We thought they would go super big with this episode but instead, it's a more narrow focus but still packs a huge emotional punch. We find out the truth about Coulson and why he's dying. It brings us full circle with his death, his resurrection and what he's become since then. Mike Peterson/Deathlok also makes his long awaited return right as Coulson is faced with his greatest fear: That he doesn't improve the lives of those he meets but dooms them. 

Oh and Fitz & Simmons get married and Deke is their grandson. Yeah. That's the "oh yeah that also happened" part of this episode so that should tell you how good it is.

Coulson finally reveals the mysterious deal he made with Ghost Rider, which will impact everyone on the team.

On March 12th, Marvel and Stitcher Premium are releasing a 10-episode scripted series called Wolverine: The Long Night.  It’s Marvel’s first serious foray into podcasting. Just go to Stitcher.com/Premium and use the code 'TUESDAY' to get a free month of Stitcher Premium to enjoy not only Wolverine: The Long Night but also ad-free listening and bonus episodes from other podcasts. 

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 3:40pm EDT

 

This week on Arrow, Thea Queen dons the hood (and sword) again as Speedy and instantly everything is right in the world again. Willa Holland's Thea Queen is one of my favorite characters in the Arrowverse. She's grown so much and this episode, plus the return of Colton Haynes as Roy Harper really set up for what feels like a good bye for both characters. If that's the route being taken, then we're happy to see Thea go out as Speedy one last time.

This week felt like a step up from a lot of stumbles and we only have a few nitpicks. First, how did the Swat Team know Team Arrow was trying to rescue Roy? Also, while having Black Siren pretend to be this Earth's Laurel Lance is a good twist, we really need the writers to stop being so heavy handed and obvious that we shouldn't trust her. We get it. We didn't need that last scene with the text message.

Overall, this was a good episode and next week Nyssa returns so the hits just keep coming.

Roy Harper returns to Star City and Oliver and Thea take action to save him when they discover the reason why he's come back.

On March 12th, Marvel and Stitcher Premium are releasing a 10-episode scripted series called Wolverine: The Long Night.  It’s Marvel’s first serious foray into podcasting. Just go to Stitcher.com/Premium and use the code 'TUESDAY' to get a free month of Stitcher Premium to enjoy not only Wolverine: The Long Night but also ad-free listening and bonus episodes from other podcasts. 

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 11:51am EDT

WHAT WAS THIS?

The most interesting part of this show this was the side characters.  We are growing weary with the portrayal of the Pierce family, but appreciate the draw between Lady Eve and Tobias-who both lost out in the end.  Gambi gets his Zack Snyder Murderverse on, but it works this episode.  We are curious as to which person in the writing room thought it was a good idea to replace the n-word with the word ninjas and we provide a PSA for our White fans-never ever use that word in that context.  Ever.  We love you and want you to stay safe.   The show seems to be in a bit of a CW DC dive, and we hope it can pull out before the end of the season.

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There it is. There’s The Flash episode we’ve been waiting for all season. Enter Flashtime is proof that this show can be great when it wants to. This bottle episode hit all the notes. While it doesn’t focus on Devoe, there are subtle hints that it could tie to him. It addresses the new power we saw Barry use in the courtroom with Iris before the break and even gets a good explanation as to why he can’t just do it all the time. We get character development for Jesse & Harry. We get mention of another female speedster at some point. Even Killer Frost and Caitlyn get a bit of development. This episode had it all. It makes us wonder why this show can’t be like this all the time.

Anyway, we’ll just enjoy this moment and hope that the rest of the season is more like this.

Barry, Jessie Quick and Jay Garrick slow down time when a nuclear bomb detonates in downtown Central City.

On March 12th, Marvel and Stitcher Premium are releasing a 10-episode scripted series called Wolverine: The Long Night.  It’s Marvel’s first serious foray into podcasting. Just go to Stitcher.com/Premium and use the code 'TUESDAY' to get a free month of Stitcher Premium to enjoy not only Wolverine: The Long Night but also ad-free listening and bonus episodes from other podcasts. 

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 12:19am EDT

Legends of Tomorrow continues to be an awesome show. This show finds a way to balance being fun and silly and also giving us some serious, emotional moments. In this episode, we find out why the Legends have been having to go around fixing time and how it relates to Mallus. One simple explanation and now all the previous episodes that didn't seem to have a connection to the big bad, do now. It's been brilliant storytelling and just makes the show fun. 

Other things of note:

  • Damien Darhk in a terrible wig that we can only assume is the show acknowledging Oliver's terrible flashback wigs
  • The Wally West we deserve
  • Addressing the tension between Damien and Nora since Damien served her up to be the host to a demon
  • What's going on with Ava? Is she a robot?

 

Focuses on time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter, who has to recruit a rag-tag team of heroes and villains to help prevent an apocalypse that could impact not only Earth, but all of time.

On March 12th, Marvel and Stitcher Premium are releasing a 10-episode scripted series called Wolverine: The Long Night.  It’s Marvel’s first serious foray into podcasting. Just go to Stitcher.com/Premium and use the code 'TUESDAY' to get a free month of Stitcher Premium to enjoy not only Wolverine: The Long Night but also ad-free listening and bonus episodes from other podcasts. 


It's been way too long but we're finally here to wrap up Season 1 of Star Trek Discovery with the last 3 episodes (What's Past is Prologue, The War Without, The War Within and Will You Take My Hand).  We discuss what we thought of these three episodes and our thoughts on the series as a whole (as well as how fast we will drop CBS All Access while we wait for Season 2)

  • Kriss trolls The Doctor over her Burnham-Ash ship crashing and burning
  • Michelle Yeoh Kicks
  • The action pakced episode 13
  • Is Lorca really dead?
  • Tilly & Saru really grew on us
  • Star Fleet almost giving up
  • How the show begins and ends with the journey of Burnham
  • Discovery meets Enterpise? yes please.
  • What we want to see in Season 2

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 6:29am EDT

The Black Lightning crew gets together for another #ThirstCast. This time we love up on the beautiful cast of Black Panther and leave the hot takes at the door.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

After a month break, Agents of SHIELD is back and it's all hands on deck.Gotta hand it to them, no show comes out of break better than Agents of SHIELD. This show doesn't pull any punches and just because the Agents are back in the present doesn't make them safer. Ok seriously I'll stop with hand/arm puns now.

We finally get more on General Hill and it seems that she's putting together her own team. YoYo gets closer to her comic book counterpart and Coulson isn't going to make it out of this season alive. Oh and Deke's still alive and now in this time period too because...why not.

We have no idea what's going to happen next. Episode 100 is next and we know it's going to throw us for a loop. Also, time to pick up Secret Warriors again cause with YoYo's arms gone, Creel coming back and the way this whole thing is going, there might be some clues in that series.

Coulson and his team are out to rewrite the fate of humanity but they are unaware how the changes will affect one S.H.I.E.L.D. agent's life.


So this episode of Arrow (Collision Course) isn't the greatest but we'll continue to watch it over and over again just to what Rene get what he's had coming him. Look, the new team is stupid. Real stupid. We get that the writers are trying to show that this new team is going through the same learning process Oliver did but, they're so damn dumb. They keep trying to have a moral high ground but every reason they use is just wrong. 

But hey, we got to see Oliver kick Rene into a tree and put him out of commission, so it's not all bad.

Oliver, Diggle and Felicity disagree with Dinah, Curtis and Rene on how to handle Black Siren. The two teams face off and a fight ensues.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

The last of our Oscar Awards shows before the actual Oscars. We’re discussing the top dog awards (Best Director and Best Picture). But before we get to all that, we have to discuss what we’ve been hinting at the last 2 shows and has become a reality: The Oscar Voters are full of shit.

We discuss the articles that have come out about anonymous voters admitting to things like not even watching Get Out and the bias that we’ve seen since before OscarsSoWhite. It also explains a lot of the strange nominations we’ve seen (Mary J Blige got nominated but Jason Mitchell didn’t? Why is Denzel nominated?).
 
So who do we think will take Best Director and Best Picture? We talk about who we are rooting for and why we know it just won’t happen. Maybe we’ll be surprised.
 
We’ll be back after the Oscars to discuss the winners and also the films that didn’t make the cut but we still want to discuss (And we’ll finally have that Three Billboards discussion as well).
 
Best Director
  • Christopher Nolan -Dunkirk 
  • Get Out - Jordan Peele
  • Lady Bird - Greta Gerwig
  • Phantom Thread - Paul Thomas Anderson
  • The Shape of Water - Guillermo del Toro
Best Picture
  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Darkest Hour
  • Dunkirk
  • Get Out
  • Lady Bird
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Post
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 9:05am EDT

We are back to discuss the weakest episode of the season.  It was a little message heavy, a little problematic, and not as well acted as it could have been. However, Gambi has a lot of explaining to do-first Tobias and now Lady E?  Hmmm.

In this episode Lynn and Jefferson discover Anissa has powers as she and Jefferson go toe to toe during a rescue mission, Jennifer is betrayed by Khalil, who has jumped on the villain agenda a little too smoothly, and Tobias is not impressed by people bleeding on his floor. Also, a showdown with Lady E has to be on the horizon.

 

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 12:40pm EDT

The Flash is back from break and Kriss & Dpalm disagree on this episode, Subject 9. Both have valid points and it honestly comes down to how seriously the audience is taking The Flash right now. They just haven't lived up to their first two seasons and so if you adjust expectations then the show can still be fun.

The Good:

  • Thank you for addressing how ridiculous it is that the judge didn't question if that was really Devoe
  • While we know Ralph is the last Meta to help Devoe contain all these other powers, it's not like last season where we all knew pretty much how this ends
  • The tone and fun of the episode makes the show better than when its dark
  • Hey...we got The Fiddler on TV

The Bad

  • That southern accent was terrible
  • How did Barry not remember he had a conversation with himself from the future about the cerebral inhibitor?
  • This is a team of scientists, why is everyone so dumb?

What did you think about this episode? Did you like it or did you hate it? If you hated it, what do you think is wrong with the show and how can they fix it? Leave your answers in the comments.

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Category:TV & Film -- posted at: 7:54am EDT

Kriss & Dpalm are back to review this week's episode of Legends of Tomorrow. Legends of Tomorrow has been head and shoulders above Arrow and The Flash for a while but nothing makes that more obvious than Wally's appearance in The Curse of the Earth Totem. It felt natural, it was funny and it gave us a side of the character we've been missing ever since he was introduced on The Flash. At this point, CW is missing an opportunity if they don't give us short 5 minute web episodes of Wally & Rip doing funny things throughout history. I mean who didn't love Wally & Rip singing Careless Whisper in 1992 Tokyo? 

And that's not even touching the rest of the episode that gives us a first date between Ava & Sara, the team "stealing" the timeship to go find the earth totem, Blackbeard being a coward, Damien Darkh continuing to be a better villain on this show than Arrow and Ray making a dumb decision that we all understand because they set up him wanting to save Norah episodes ago. This show is just good. Period. It's fun, its consistent and always keeps us guessing full of surprises. 

While Sara takes some private time, the Legends follow a lead on the whereabouts of the Earth Totem and find themselves in 1717 on the hunt for Blackbeard's treasure.