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Trailer Time: DC’s Heroes of Tomorrow Trailer #1 (2015 – The CW) *Plus Series Synopsis*

The CW has been the standard bearer for quality comic book TV shows, first launching Arrow, then this season upping the ante with The Flash.  Next year, they’re spinning a third show out of both previous installments with DC’s Heroes of Tomorrow.  It started with Brandon Routh’s The Atom and the buzz around his run this season on Arrow, but soon we were hearing other heroes and villains in the mix: Hawkgirl, Heatwave, Capt. Cold, and the time-travelling Rip Hunter.  The CW has today released the first trailer and the synopsis for the series, and I’m a little skeptical, but they’ve yet to be anything but stellar.  If DC’s films were run like their TV series, I’d be a whole lot more optimistic about their properties headed to the big screen.  DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will premiere this fall on The CW.

When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat – one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known? 

“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” stars Victor Garber (“The Flash,” “Alias”), Brandon Routh (“Arrow,” Superman Returns), Arthur Darvill (“Doctor Who”), Caity Lotz (“Arrow”), Ciarra Renee (“Pippin”), and Franz Drameh (Edge of Tomorrow), with Dominic Purcell (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”) and Wentworth Miller (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”).

Based on the characters from DC Comics, the new series hails from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “Arrow”) serves as executive producer alongside Marc Guggenheim (Eli StonePercy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), Andrew Kreisberg (“The Flash,” “Warehouse 13″) and Sarah Schechter (“The Flash,” Pan).

Trailer Time: Arrow Season 3 Comic Con Trailer (The CW – 2014)

The Comic Con news is flying fast and furious.  DC has released the first trailer for season 3 of Arrow and if you aren’t watching this show…well then you’re just not trying very hard.  Black Canary’s return, The Atom, Amanda Waller, Red Arrow and big shake-ups on Ollie’s team look in store for our return to Starling City.  Arrow returns October 8, 2014 on The CW.
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Brandon Routh is Cast as The Atom/Ray Palmer and Joins the Cast of Arrow


My favorite Superman movie is Superman Returns.  I’ve never understood the hate for the film, and I think it’s a freaking shame Brandon Routh is the George Lazenby of Supermans (obscure Bond joke check).  I’m excited to see him joining my favorite broadcast show, Arrow, and expanding this wonderful TV DC Universe they’ve been building.  Ray Palmer/The Atom is a very cool character that I’m sure Routh will make his own just as he did Superman….and the Vegan Boyfriend in Scott Pilgrim.  More on the casting below from Coming Soon. Continue reading Brandon Routh is Cast as The Atom/Ray Palmer and Joins the Cast of Arrow

Movie Review: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)

I walked out of Scott Pilgrim thinking, “I wonder what someone just wandering in cold with no knowledge of the graphic novels would make of this movie?” From a box office standpoint, I was wondering who exactly was going to go see this and as of week 2….pretty much nobody. Director Edgar Wright’s first two movies, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, were not box office hits either and developed a strong following on DVD, but I doubt they cost a fraction of what Scott Pilgrim did. To recap, Scott Pilgrim is the story of a bass playing slacker who falls in love with a girl he meets at a party, but must defeat in battle her seven evil exes before they can be together. That’s really about a succinctly as you can sum up a story that combines music, manga, comics, rapid-fire witticisms, and aracde-style video game boss fights in a way that made the six Scott Pilgrim graphic novels unlike anything on the stands. The movie captures that sprit perfectly. I have some issues with it, but if you liked the graphic novels, you’ll love the movie.

Scott Pilgrim is it’s own movie, it is telling its story the way it wants to, and if you don’t have the geek cred to follow along, you will probably get lost in the dust. My pockets sag with geek cred, but I got a little exhausted by the movie. Not in a wholly bad way, but if you’ve seen Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz, you’ll know that Edgar Wright-he shoots a frenetic movie. Cuts every three or four seconds, scene changes slam back and forth, quick lines, quick transitions, and when this meets source material that was frenetic to begin with…you could develop ADD from watching the film. That might be a criticism or not…I’m not sure. My mind is still pinballing around act 3.

What’s good? It’s funny. Scott Pilgrim brings the funny. The battles with the evil exes are just fantastic. They got amazing actors to commit to come in to do a few days of shooting for the fights and among the evil exes you will see Chris Evans (Capt. America) and Brandon Routh (Superman) and a brief cameo by Tom Jane (Punisher). Scott runs a superhero gauntlet here. Chris Evans in particular was hysterical and his boss fight was my favorite. Evans was so good I would say he stole the movie, but Kieran Culkin beat him to it playing Scott’s roommate Wallace. Everytime he was on sceen he just dropped gold. Wallace’s involvement in the story fades as it goes onwards and you miss him.

What’s not so good? I found the main two characters unsympathetic in the graphic novels and that translates over to the movie. Maybe that’s just me, but I don’t particularly like Scott or Ramona so I don’t care what happens to them. I think Michael Cera is great, and I have loved him since Arrested Development, but this time he was miscast. I spent the whole movie just being taken out of it by thinking, “Hey, that’s Michael Cera!” instead of buying him as the character.

If I sound torn, it’s because I am. Technically, it’s outstanding. It’s well-made, well-directed, the cast is fantastic, and it’s completely in tune with its source material. On the other hand, I never felt invested with the main characters and-again-FRENETIC. It certainly deserves attention and to do better at the box office than some of the movies that are beating it, so give it a try and tell me what you think.