Thursday, April 30, 2015

Happy Birthday with Dianna

Arrow - Ah Sah-Him

After three weeks of training and brainwashing at the hands of the League of Assassins Ah Sah-Him (Stephen Amell) gets his first assignment from Ra's al Ghul (Matt Nable). Ordered to return home to Starling City, Ollie's mission is to find and neutralize the only rival to his ascension to becoming the next Ra's al Ghul. Although it takes more than a little convincing, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) finally rallies the remnants of Team Arrow to protect Nyssa (Katrina Law) from the death sentence handed down from her father at the hands of his new protege.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Dirty Half Dozen

The final episode leading up the Avengers: Age of Ultron is only peripherally connected to opening scenes of the film but it does (finally) wind down the S.H.I.E.L.D. vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. storyline (hopefully for good), and, if only for a single episode, reunites Coulson's (Clark Gregg) entire team for a suicide mission against HYDRA. Exchanging Fury's box of secrets to Gonzales (Edward James Olmos) for the chance to lead his team to rescue Deathlok (J. August Richards) and cripple HYDRA's enhanced soldier program, Coulson gathers together his former team including Grant Ward (Brett Dalton) and Skye (Chloe Bennet) who shows up to help save Lincoln (Luke Mitchell) based on the intelligence offered by Raina's (Ruth Negga) visions.

iZombie - Maternity Liv

Eating the brain of the mother of a newborn baby kicks Liv's (Rose McIver) maternal instincts into overdrive while helping Detective Babineaux (Malcolm Goodwin) solve the woman's kidnapping and murder (and several others which have ties to at least one other zombie). Thanks to Major (Robert Buckley) enlisting the help of reporter to look into the high number of disappearances Babineaux earns no love from the rest of the department when he's quoted in an article calling out the department for their lack of interest in the dozens of poor people who have disappeared off the streets in recent weeks.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Flash - The Trap

With The Flash racing to its First Season finale in three weeks "The Trap" brings the battle between the Flash (Grant Gustin) and the Reverse-Flash front-and-center beginning with the discovery of Harrison Wells' (Tom Cavanagh) secret room within S.T.A.R. Labs, confirmation that he's a time-traveler, and glimpses into various aspects of Barry's future (not all of which he's able to properly process). Comparing Cisco's (Carlos Valdes) dream to the reality Barry rewrote during his short jump backwards in time the group decides to set a trap for Wells hoping to recreate his confession of the murder of Barry's mother before the group takes him down.

Powerpuff Girls: Super Smash-Up! #4

The Powerpuff Girls' search for a mutated dimension-hopping DeeDee leads them to Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends where Bubbles is delighted to meet Mac and his menagerie of odd friends. The search for DeeDee is complicated by Bloo who, along with the rest of the creatures and DeeDee, is currently participating in a game of Hide-and-Seek and doesn't wish to be found.

Stalker - The Woods

After more than two months off the air Stalker returns to conclude the Ray (Eion Bailey) story arc with Beth (Maggie Q) at the mercy of her insane ex-boyfriend who has taken her off the grid in hopes of rekindling a love that died long, long ago. "The Woods" splits time between Beth's time with Ray in a cabin far off the beaten path and the search by Jack (Dylan McDermott) and Janice (Mariana Klaveno) to find their missing friend.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Castle - In Plane Sight

While "In Plane Sight" is admittedly a bit of a gimmick episode, there's quite a bit to enjoy as Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Alexis (Molly C. Quinn) find themselves 30,000 feet in the air aboard a plane with a killer whose ultimate agenda remains unclear. Aboard a transatlantic flight Castle's help in enlisted by the flight crew after the search for a missing air marshal leads to the discovery of the man's body in the plane's cargo hold.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten #14

To find Spike's connection with the vampire whose recent kills Spike has been witnessing in his dreams Buffy takes a tour of her lover's subconscious. Although I expected the answer to Spike's memories of the killings to be a callback to "Somnambulist," the truth is the exact opposite. In this case Spike isn't viewing the killings of someone he sired but the vampire who sired his entire line beginning with The Master.

Battle Creek - Old Wounds

Picking up on themes laid in "Old Flames," Commander Guziewicz's (Janet McTeer) adopted son (Rotimi) enlists the help of Milt (Tad Hamilton) to look into the deaths of his biological parents after coming to the conclusion that the man convicted of the double-murder may not actually be guilty. Neither Guziewicz nor Russ (Dean Winters) are pleased with with Milt's decision to reopen the case, although Russ does get some peverse pleasure in attempting to prove his old boss (Michael O'Neill) may have convicted an innocent man of a crime.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Once Upon a Time - Lily

Road trip! The aptly-named episode introduces us to the adult version of Lily (Agnes Bruckner) for the first time as Maleficent (Kristin Bauer van Straten) hires Emma (Jennifer Morrison) to find her long lost daughter. Needing Emma's help dealing with Zelena (Rebecca Mader) and reclaiming Robin (Sean Maguire), Regina (Lana Parrilla) tags along as Emma's old friend proves less than excited at the reunion (and knows far more about her past than Emma suspects). In an episode that also explains more of the girls' troubled history together, Emma is tempted by Lily's rage to take drastic action to protect her family but narrowly sidesteps a rash action hasting her journey into darkness thanks in large part to Regina's intervention.

Convergence: Batman and the Outsiders #1

By throwing together various past and present versions of DC charaters together Convergence continues to be a bizarre mix of intriguing to truly awful. Convergence: Batman and the Outsiders #1, which gives us Batman's team of heroes from the 80s, is the first issue of Convergence to show us all the heroes still in costume. Despite most of the team being without their powers that hasn't stopped the Outsiders from following Batman's example and continuing to suit-up to do what they can for a city trapped under a dome for a full year. It's also the first issue to really deal with the reality of diminishing resources of a city completely cut-off from the rest of the world for month.

Scandal - First Lady Sings the Blues

The war between Olivia (Kerry Washington) and Rowan (Joe Morton) begins with the discovery of Jake's (Scott Foley) in the offices of Olivia Pope & Associates. Walking back one of the biggest moments of the series, and undercutting last week's cliffhanger, Jake still lives as half of the episode is spent with Olivia trying to keep him alive. To do so Olivia will have to do a favor for a former KGB assassin, compromise her ethics, and even go so far as to trade Jake's life for that of her father. She won't completely succeed.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Elementary - Under My Skin

While helping Watson (Lucy Liu) and the NYPD investigate the murder of a woman who, without her knowledge, was turned into a drug mule during her surgery south of the border, Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) also discovers that his sponsor Alfredo (Ato Essandoh) has been taking out some aggression against a former client in a way that could land him in hot water with the NYPD.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Velvet #10

For only the second time since the series' opening issue Velvet Tempelton gets played, and it almost costs the secret agent turned secretary turned fugitive on on the run her life. Betrayed by Damian Lake who, as he admitted to her, is playing his own far more dangerous game, Velvet is forced to jump from a moving train and try and avoid an entire unit of Arc-7 agents in the French countryside who were tipped-off to take her down (although not for the reasons she initially suspects).

Backstrom - Corkscrewed

It seems family is going to be a big theme of the final two episodes of Backstrom's First Season. When the criminal who Backstrom (Rainn Wilson) threatened to stay away from Valentine (Thomas Dekker) shows up dead on the docks just outside their houseboat the unit quickly searches for other suspects besides the most obvious one. Discovering the victim and Valentine were working together on a wine-smuggling scam, Backstrom's attention is pointed towards those hurt (especially once he learns that all the vintage wines being smuggled are forgeries).

Friday, April 24, 2015

Star Wars Rebels Season Two trailer

This year's Star Wars Celebration gave fans a trailer for the upcoming second season of Star Wars Rebels.

The Blacklist - Leonard Caul

Picking up immediately following the events of the last episode with Reddington (James Spader) bleeding out in the middle of the street, the latest episode of The Blacklist will finally reveal the Fulcrum and motivate Lizzie (Megan Boone) to finding out more about Red and her connect to him. Her actions over the course of the episode will help save the life of her mysterious benefactor but also lead to the FBI agent into making some powerful enemies likely to seek some revenge.

Raven by Juliana Nasome

The Age of Adaline

The Age of Adaline takes an intriguing premise about a woman who has lived for more than a century, through the rise of women's rights, technological booms, two world wars, and the rise of an Information Age all of which it effectively turns into a Nicholas Sparks trashy romance novel. Blake Lively stars as Adaline Bowman who, through a ridiculous premise of laughable pseudo-science a narrator (Hugh Ross) is needed to help explain, stopped aging and looks the same today as she did in 1929. Hiding for most of her life with only a daughter (Ellen Burstyn) who knows her secret, Adaline sheds her identity every ten years to hide her condition. Preparing for just such a move, Adaline encounters a wealthy artist (Michiel Huisman) and, for the second time in her life, falls in love.

Despite the film's sci-fi set-up neither director Lee Toland Krieger nor screenwriters J. Mills Goodloe and Salvador Paskowitz are interested in exploring the various times and lives Adaline has lived except in the most superficial of ways. It's sad because the film casts an actress that looks at home in a variety of styles and the period set direction (what little we see) is competently done.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Arrow - The Fallen

Finding Thea (Willa Holland) near death with no hope of recovery other than a dip in the Lazarus Pit, Oliver (Stephen Amell) leads his team back to Nanda Parbat where he chooses to trade his life for that of his sister. Teased a few episodes back, the full introduction of the Lazarus Pit opens the door the the mystical and magical side of the DCU which (other than Constantine) the TV universe has been slow to develop. Keeping with the comics, the Pit renews life but also introduces a temporary madness within those it saves (a madness which has become more permanent for Ra's given the number of dips he's taken over the years). "The Fallen" refuses to give us an exact age of Ra's al Ghul (Matt Nable), but based on various conversations it's obvious he's looking forward to retiring after leading the League of Assassins for a very long time.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Frenemy of My Enemy

"The Frenemy of My Enemy" is an odd episode all around. While everyone involved in the Inhuman storyline tries to unintentionally sabotage Skye's (Chloe Bennet) new life among "her people" Other S.H.I.E.L.D. attempts to track down Coulson (Clark Gregg) through Deathlok (J. August Richards) in a Three's Company plot device designed to kick-in at the exact wrong moment, view a sequence of perplexing events completely out of context, and lead to a misunderstanding.

iZombie - Virtual Reality Bites

Liv's (Rose McIver) latest case has the zombie medical examiner chomping down on the brains of infamous Internet troll (Chris Gauthier) who no one seems to be all that sad to see dead. While making use of the hacker's computer skills, and dealing with his agoraphobia, Liv also manages to reconnect with musician turned zombie Lowell Tracy (Bradley James) who we can now start officially calling her zombie boyfriend.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Flash - Who Is Harrison Wells?

"Who Is Harrison Wells?" offers fans of both The Flash and Arrow another crossover episode as Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) head to Starling City to examine the night of Harrison Wells' (Tom Cavanagh) accident while Barry (Grant Gustin), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker), Wells, and Eddie (Rick Cosnett) are left in the city dealing with a new metahuman capable of changing his physical appearance to that of anyone he comes into contact with. The search for the human chameleon isn't helped when Everyman frames Eddie for the shooting of two other police offers while escaping capture.

Sharky's Machine

A product of its times Sharky's Machine feels every bit the early 80s cop drama it is. Adapted from William Diehl's novel of the same name Burt Reynolds stars as Police Sergeant Tom Sharky. In the movie's opening scene the reckless hero cop is demoted from Homicide to Vice after a drug bust goes bad. Stuck in the lowest rungs of the department, Sharky begins investigating a string of high-priced call girls one of whom (Rachel Ward) he falls for while surveilling for weeks.

Slow-moving with much of the plot centered around surveillance of a prostitute's apartment where not much actually happens, Sharky's Machine is an R-rated film that could probably be shown today on prime-time network television today except for language and a dark final act involving the torture of our hero. It's also filled with bizarre WTF? moments (such as when a police informant is killed by ninjas). And it features some old school Bond-style romancing of damsels in distress by slapping them around a bit when necessary.

Fantastic 4 trailer

The first full-length trailer for the new Fantastic 4 does nothing but expand my concerns after viewing the initial teaser. The film stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, and Toby Kebbell. Fantastic 4 opens in theaters on August 7th.

Scorpion - Postcards from the Edge

The first season of Scorpion comes to an end with the crumbling group of geniuses being pulled back together to save the life of Walter (Elyes Gabel) whose survival depends on the team putting their individual issues aside and working together. Picking up from the end of last week's cliffhanger, the search for the missing genius begins with Happy (Jadyn Wong), Toby (Eddie Kaye Thomas), and Sylvester (Ari Stidham) putting their bickering aside long enough to find Walter's sports car precariously placed halfway down a cliff-face with their boss inside.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Castle - Sleeper

Haunted by dreams he believes are tied to his missing two months Castle (Nathan Fillion) enlists the help of Beckett's (Stana Katic) old psychiatrist Carver Burke (Michael Dorn) to help make sense of the images involving jungle warfare, chase sequences, and a heroic hero bearing a resemblance to one of the author's favorite action stars (Mark Sivertsen). With Castle chasing breadcrumbs down the rabbit hole, Alexis (Molly C. Quinn), Martha (Susan Sullivan), Beckett, Ryan (Seamus Dever), and Esposito (Jon Huertas) all become concerned on their friend's growing obsession - especially when more reasonable explanations for some of the imagery of his dreams come to light.

Jurassic World trailer

The new trailer for Jurassic World gives us a few more dinosaurs, more glimpses of the film's new genetically-modified big band, lots and lots of screaming (and dying) park customers, and stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong. Jake Johnson, Judy Greer, and Vincent D'Onofrio also star. Jurassic World opens in theaters on June 12th.

Rihanna - American Oxygen

Here's Rihanna with the official video for "American Oxygen," the second single from the singer's upcoming eighth studio album.

Eddie and the Cruisers Double Feature

Released in 1983 Eddie and the Cruisers was a box office bomb despite a hit soundtrack that got the film a second theatrical release the following year. A rock and roll mystery, the film told the story of frontman Eddie Wilson (Michael Paré) through flashbacks and interviews with the other members of the band (primarily the keyboard player played by Tom Berenger) by a reporter (Ellen Barkin) hot on the story of the band's missing second album and questions as to what really happened to Eddie Wilson. Despite it's lack of response from both theatrical audiences and critics the movie has become a cult hit that even spawned a sequel in 1989.

Where the first film focused on the fallout of Eddie's disapperance to those he left behind, Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! picks up the threads of the first film finding Eddie Wilson alive in Canada pushed to give music a second chance thanks to the release of the Cruisers lost "A Season in Hell" and an Eddie Lives! campaign by the studio that ruined his life.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Once Upon a Time - Sympathy for the De Vil

The last of the three new mid-season villains gets her own episode as "Sympathy for the De Vil" explores the past of Cruella De Vil (Victoria Smurfit) and her past with the Author (Patrick Fischler) which helps Rumpelstiltskin (Robert Carlyle) move one step closer to seeing his plan come to fruition. By the end of the episode one character will be saved, one will be dead, and Emma (Jennifer Morrison, who from the looks of things spent her time between takes sniffing large amounts of glue) will have taken a large step on a dark path the season has been teasing us about for several episodes.

Astro City #22

The latest issue of Astro City offers readers a brief look back at the life of the cosmic hero Starfighter near the end of his career. Touching more on his life outside of the tights than inside (as is the comic's long-running custom) Astro City #22 offers a beautiful character study of a man who found love on an alien world and a purpose through the use of scrolling mysterious symbols unlocking knowledge and power to allow him to play the hero on Earth and throughout space for decades.

Batman V. Superman teaser trailer

Leaked online last week, we now have an official clean-up version of the first teaser for next year's court case, I mean super-hero flick, Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck star as the Man of Steel and Dark Knight Detective who will be pitted against each other in the upcoming film. Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, and Gal Gadot also star. Zack Snyder's film opens in theaters on March 25, 2016.

Scandal - I'm Just a Bill

Rowan's (Joe Morton) return sets up the season's final three episodes as Olivia's (Kerry Washington) father gives the D.C. fixer 48 hours to stop her friends from dragging the secrets of B613 to light... or else. Choosing justice over loyalty, to her estranged father or to the man she loves (who will be implicated should the secret organization be revealed), Olivia chooses truth which will cost one supporting cast member their life and reveal the season's worst kept secret about which new recurring character is actually one of Rowan's men.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

WonderCon Cosplay Music Video 2015

Some of the cosplay on display at this year's WonderCon courtesy of Nicole Marie Jean. Some of my favorites include Wonder Woman and the Flash (0:17), Spider-Man and Spider-Gwen by Maid of Might Cosplay (0:29), Wheeljack (0:49), Red Hood (1:22), and the Joker (1:56).

Olympus - Ring of the Magi

The Mercenary (Tom York), the Oracle (Sonya Cassidy), and Daedalus (Matt Frewer) continue their search for the ring of the Magi which is stalled both by Daedalus' betrayal and by the travelers being captured by Queen Medea's (Sonita Henry) minions. The episode also introduces the true purpose of the ring, the secrets locked within the Mercenary's genetic code, and a new group of characters known as the Magi might not to be walk with the gods in Olympus but destroy them forever.

Darth Vader #4

Aphra begins her work for Darth Vader by leading the Dark Lord of the Sith back to Geonosis to find Vader the droid army he needs to rebuild the power base lost to him after the destruction of the Death Star. The mission is a little more dangerous than the pair expect finding the remaining queen of the exterminated Geonosians has turned to robotics to rebuild her lost race.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Big Bang Theory - The Communication Deterioration

While Penny (Kaley Cuoco) balances the possibility of renewing her acting career and weighing it against her new successful job Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Raj (Kunal Nayyar) work together on a NASA project which they decide both Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Howard (Simon Helberg) are too controlling to be a part of. The final nail in the coffin of Penny's acting career is satisfying allowing her to realize the toxicity of her former profession and compare it to her current job. Given the tease of a possible role in an upcoming movie I half-expected the show to steer her back to a potential career-making role but I'm glad to see the show has continued to take a more realistic view towards her acting career.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Anna Kendrick's Booty vs. John Krasinski's Proud Mary (Lip Sync Battle)

The latest episode of Lip Sync Battle pitted Anna Kenrick vs. John Krasinski. I love you Anna, but your surprise guest-cameo didn't do enough to beat John Krasinski who despite obviously winning both rounds with inspired choices of "Bye Bye Bye" and "Proud Mary" somehow lost the night.

Backstrom - I Like to Watch

The death of a performance artist leads Backstrom (Rainn Wilson) into a world of suspects he's even more dismissive of than usual. The leading suspects in the case turn out to be the victim's ex-girlfriend (Ever Carradine) who Backstrom nearly mounts during her web-televised life in a plastic box, after surprisingly finding common ground and a mutual attraction, and Valentine's (Thomas Dekker) former lover (Ray Santiago) making closing the case a little trickier than usual.

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens second teaser

We now have our second teaser for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens which will open in theaters December 18, 2015. The new teaser offers us some Mark Hamill narration to go along with a longer look at the new-look Stormtroopers (including John Boyega) and Daisy Ridley, a sneak peak of the film's Sith villain, the Millennium Falcon, TIE Fighters, and a glimpse of Han Solo and Chewbacca.

Arrow - Broken Arrow

Against his wishes Oliver (Stephen Amell) is forced to watch as his Team Arrow teammates work together to help Roy (Colton Haynes) take the fall as the city's vigilante. With Green Arrow in prison and Oliver still being targeted in random searches and sweeps by an obsessed Captain Lance (Paul Blackthorne) and the Starling City Police Department our hero is forced to sit on the bench and allow Ray (Brandon Routh) to step-up when Starling City gets its first metahuman visitor in Deathbolt (Doug Jones).

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Person of Interest - Terra Incognita

Taking place completely outside of recent events, "Terra Incognita" is memorable for the return of Taraji P. Henson as Detective Joss Carter for a single episode. As Reese (Jim Caviezel) investigates an old cold case Carter originally handled years before, Henson appears in flashbacks as well as a hallucinatory sequence where the show puts the life of its leading character in serious jeopardy. One of the most interesting ideas "Terra Incognita" deals with is the fact that both the show and Reese have over-romanticised his relationship with Carter since her death. This episode strips down those delusions forcing the former assassin to take a hard look at himself as he slowly dies in the cold alone with no one but a hallucinatory friend for company.

Arrow Season 2.5 #7

The current "Blood" storyline continues with Felicity captured by the new Brother Blood, and Green Arrow and Arsenal unable to find her, Oliver agrees to turn himself over to Blood in exchange for her safety. Not trusting the madman, Oliver keeps Arsenal in reserve with a back-up plan should things go wrong by sending his protege to A.R.G.U.S. for some unexpected back-up.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Melinda

Let's get this out of the way first, "Melinda" is a great episode for actress Ming-Na Wen but not for her character Melinda May. For two years the show has teased us about the legendary status of Coulson's (Clark Gregg) most bad-ass agent. And, even when the writing has struggled, May has continued to be one of the best parts of the show. Not learning the lesson of X-Men Origins: Wolverine (or the famous quote from The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance), the latest episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. chooses to show us not only how May earned the nickname The Cavalry but how her career and personal life both took a nosedive after a single traumatic event.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

iZombie - Flight of the Living Dead

The murder of an old college acquaintance not only leads to Liv (Rose McIver) helping track down another killer through her brain-eating visions but also rekindles the possibility of love within the undead medical examiner when one of the suspects in the case turns out to be another zombie passing for human.

Nothing to Report - Racism, Partners, and Shootout

In the final three episodes of Comedy Central's new web series Nothing to Report partners Chance Blackstreet (Chris Jericho) and Moses Packard (Nick Mundy) bicker in their squad car while dealing with racism, another pair of partners, and a shootout.

The Flash - All Star Team Up

Things are looking up for Central City. Crime rates have fallen as appearances of the Flash (Grant Gustin) have risen with the city's new hero helping Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and Eddie (Rick Cosnett), who is struggling with keeping Barry's secret from his girlfriend, with several recent collars. With Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) needing a little help on his A.T.O.M. suit, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and her new boyfriend make a trip to Central City to see her friends at S.T.A.R. Labs. The guest-appearance by both Felicity and Ray allows for her to coax the truth from Barry about what is bothering him about his team while Ray's first appearance on the show allows both he and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) to go into full geek mode and an instant bromance while working on the suit.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Scorpion - Cliffhanger

In an episode with big ramifications going forward, including setting up next week's season finale, Team Scorpion is called in to help when a scientist with an old grudge takes control of a Los Angeles laboratory and begins killing others inside. Given that the man wants to draw attention to the bombings in Baghdad tied to Walter's (Elyes Gabel) work for the U.S. Government the situation hits close to home for everyone, especially once Cabe (Robert Patrick) finally admits to further culpability in the attacks which he kept from Walter for years.

Convergence: Speed Force #1

Now that's more like it. After being horribly disappointed with Convergence: Batgirl #1 I was feeling less and less sure about DC's new big event centering on battles between previous versions of characters not found in the current New 52 DCU. Convergence: Speed Force #1 gives us Wally West back in action as the Flash and his kids Jai and Iris.

Battle Creek - Mama's Boy

Candice Bergen guest-stars on the latest episode of Battle Creek as Russ' (Dean Winters) convict mother who is temporarily released from prison into the custody of Russ and Milt (Tad Hamilton) to help solve a murder tied to the world of counterfeiting which the woman knows all too well. Of course the fact that Russ can't trust a word the woman says, including her unwillingness to admit to having $1,000,000 in cash conned from a murderer with ties to organized crime, makes solving the case harder than usual.

Nothing to Report - Moses is Fat, Captain Ed, and Emotional Scars

In the first three episodes of Comedy Central's new web series Nothing to Report partners Chance Blackstreet (Chris Jericho) and Moses Packard (Nick Mundy) bicker in their squad car while dealing with Moses' weight effecting his job, a drunk childhood icon humping their car, and their own emotional issues.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Ant-Man trailer

The first full-length trailer for Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas offers a bit more of the plot of the upcoming film along with the first look at the movie's villain Yellowjacket (Corey Stoll) including a fight between the pair inside a Thomas the Train playset. Hayley Atwell, Evangeline Lilly, and Judy Greer also star. Ant-Man opens in theaters on July 17th.

Once Upon a Time - Heart of Gold

The storyline of the Author (Patrick Fischler) and Emma's (Jennifer Morrison) disagreement with her parents over what they did to ensure her role as Savior are put on hold as "Heart of Gold" focuses mainly on Robin Hood (Sean Maguire) and Marian (Christie Laing), the hero's trip to Oz, and what he and his family have been up to in New York since leaving Storybrooke. The storyline includes a major plot twist allowing for the return of a villain as well as foreshadowing the possibility of a happy ending for Robin and Regina (Lana Parrilla) who learns the truth about her sister Zelena's (Rebecca Mader) twisted plan.

Hawaii Five-0 - Ua Helele'i Ka Hoku

The murder of an Elvis impersonator at a convention Max (Masi Oka) attended leads Five-0 to the discovery of diamond smuggling tied to a former case. With most of the other suspects also being Elvis impersonators at the convention where the victim was poisoned, Danny (Scott Caan) and the rest of the unit question the other Elvis-clad competitors quickly wrapping up the murder but not why the victim's body was stolen from the morgue or how his costume is related to one of Five-0's former cases.

Rocket Raccoon #10

Rocket Raccoon #10 interrupts Rocket Raccoon's attempt to pay the money owed to all his ex-girlfriend princesses when Rocket is approached by his old frenemy Klep who informs our hero about a chance to find the missing Book of Halfworld... for the right price.

Olympus - The Temple of Gaia / Daedalus

Olympus is the latest live-action mythological fantasy to find its way to the Syfy Channel. The show's first two episodes introduce us to an unnamed Mercenary (Tom York) whose name has the power to kill if spoken aloud, an Oracle (Sonya Cassidy) on the run, and the inner circle of the royal family of Athens to which both characters' destinies are linked. When we first meet our Mercenary he's taken a job to return the missing Oracle to the temple. Saving the woman from a cyclops and marauders (who are attempting to save her from him), the Mercenary's payment is nothing but betrayal as he learns the secret to his parentage and why priests and queens will kill to get the knowledge locked in his genes.