ABC Announces 2016-2017 Fall Schedule

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ABC today announced its offerings for the 2016-2017 TV season, and once again, we have Coming Soon’s in-depth guide and summary of all the new shows.  I watch three shows on ABC: Agents of SHIELD, Modern Family, and Grey’s Anatomy (I grew up in Seattle so it feels homey…..DON’T JUDGE ME!!).  That actually makes it tied with The CW for the most shows I watch on a network.  With cable dramas nabbing better writers and better stars and fewer broadcast restrictions to work around, there may be a day soon when I don’t watch anything on broadcast TV except the Olympics.  ABC’s fall line-up certainly doesn’t make me want to alter my plans or explain why they canceled Agent Carter.  I might give Kiefer Sutherland’s show a try, but how long can they keep that conceit going?  Take a look at the whole shebang and plan your nights this fall accordingly: Continue reading ABC Announces 2016-2017 Fall Schedule

My Favorite Scene: X-Men 2 (2003) “Nightcrawler Crashes The White House”

Until The Dark Knight, X-Men 2 was the gold standard for comic book movies.  It remains my favorite of the series, and though there are tons of great moments, I love it when a film opens with something jaw-dropping.  X-Men 2 opened with a mind-controlled Nightcrawler (Alan Cumming) storming The White House, teleporting, BAMFING, and fulfilling every X-fan’s dream to see the fuzzy elf realized in the comics.

X-Men 2, Alan Cumming, Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler is one of my favorite X-Men, so it was great to see him, but it wasn’t just his appearance.  No one had choreographed a fight for a teleporter before.  His fighting style utilizing his teleportation and his tail is so unique that you were sucked into the movie in the little over two minutes it took Kurt to breach The Oval Office.  Unfortunately, Alan Cumming had a miserable experience working on X2 and never returned, clashing with Brian Singer and chafing at the elaborate make-up necessary for the character.  A younger Kurt Wagner will make his debut in X-Men: Apocalypse played by Kodi Smit-McPhee.  He’s got some large, oddly shaped shoes to fill.  For more of Alan Cumming, check out The Good Wife on CBS (just finishing its seven-year run).  His character is reason enough to binge watch the drama.
Nightcrawler, X-Men 2, Alan Cumming

FOX Announces 2016-2017 Fall Schedule

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FOX unveiled it’s 2016-2017 fall schedule, and their theme seems to be “rebooting”.  They’ve got new shows based on Lethal Weapon, The Exorcist, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a Prison Break event series, and a new 24 series: 24-Legacy.  I don’t know how well any of those are going to go over, but I might check out Making History and Son of Zorn.  Coming Soon’s in-depth analysis of the new shows and new schedules follows below: Continue reading FOX Announces 2016-2017 Fall Schedule