Tally-ho, Dead Heads! We’re about five weeks away from season five of The Walking Dead. I just binge watched season four so I’m all caught up. I thought the second half of season four was as strong as the show’s been since the first season. Really enjoyed the individual character episodes leading to Terminus. AMC today has released the official poster for The Walking Dead Season Five: Hunt or Be Hunted. Given where we left Rick & Co., I think the folks in Terminus are going to seriously regret the welcoming they gave them. The Walking Dead returns on October 12, 2014.
I’m really looking forward to SHIELD coming back. The show really found its legs in the back half of season one and the integration with the cinematic MCU really has an anything can happen feel. Only a few weeks until season 2!
The “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” cast includes Clark Gregg as fan favorite Phil Coulson, along with Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz and Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons.
The series is executive produced by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb. Season 2 of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” will premiere on September 23
I would read the phone book if Aaron Sorkin wrote it. In fact, I’m sure the phone book could be improved with snappy dialogue best consumed when walking quickly from one place to another. No one uses the phone book anymore anyway, so why ISN’T Sorkin writing it is the real question.
I’m not sure why The Newsroom never found favor with the critics that past Sorkin series (The West Wing, SportsNight) have. I think the first cold open of the series is one of the best scenes I’ve ever seen on TV, and maybe that the rest of the series never got to that level consistently ended up sandbagging it. I’m glad it’s getting a third and final season though. Sorkin has said that he feels like he’s just figured out how to write the show, so while it’s sad that’s happening in a final season, it should be one to remember. The Newsroom returns to HBO this November.
While I loved the first film, How to Train Your Dragon 2 didn’t really have the joy of the original. That being said, obviously others disagree because it made over half a billion globally, and I still thought it was fun and absolutely stunning animation. Dreamworks is loading the Blu Ray with tons of extras to sate your dragon-riding needs until the third film is released in 2017. How to Train Your Dragon 2 releases on Blu Ray and DVD on November 11th. The full press release and details on the extras are below. Continue reading
Note: Due to an attempt to keep this column PG-13 (at least by MPAA standards), the word “f*ck” will be replaced by the word “woodchuck”.
This is a rant that’s been long in coming, probably since John Malkovich dropped an F-bomb in the third Transformers movie (classy). The MPAA, in its infinite wisdom, has decided that you can still maintain a PG-13 rating with one, possibly two, “woodchucks”. It used to be sporadic (and in a Michael Bay film not even in the top 25 of most appalling things), but this summer X-Men: Days of Future Past, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Edge of Tomorrow and even Hercules (really?) have used their allotted “woodchuck”. Just because you CAN, doesn’t mean you SHOULD, you woodchucking idiots. Continue reading