Monday, July 31, 2017

Dark Matter - Isn't That a Paradox?


While not as amusing as the time-loop episode from earlier this season, "Isn't That a Paradox?" is a goofy episode. The (often malfunctioning) Blink Drive has proved to be an intriguing plot element used to allow the show to do some more unusual stories. This time the malfunctioning device sends the crew of the Raza back in time to 2017 where they attempt to fit into suburban life while seeking out a second Blink Drive whose connection to theirs caused their unexpected journey in time. It's an interesting idea that feels a little rushed (think of how much fun it would have been for them to be stranded in the past for multiple episodes).

Lucifer SDCC 2017 Panel


Here's the Lucifer panel from this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

Hooten & the Lady - Egypt


The third episode of Hooten & the Lady is a little more Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade as Lady Alex Lindo-Parker (Ophelia Lovibond) and Ulysses Hooten (Michael Landes) work together in Egypt to find the long-lost tomb of Alexander the Great. Opposing them is a secret sect of Greek warriors with their own plans for the remains of Alexander. There's tombs to be unearthed, centuries-old puzzles to solve, and once again a choice for Hooten and Alex about whether or not to allow such potentially-dangerous artifacts into the world.

MCM London Comic Con May 2017 - Part 3

Friday, July 28, 2017

Atomic Blonde


It's easy to compare Atomic Blonde to John Wick. Charlize Theron stars as a talented killer who will leave a wide swath of bodies in her wake through a series of well-executed stunt sequences. Director David Leitch (who was un-credited for directing some scenes in the previously-mentioned Keanu Reeves action flick) takes the helm and brings the same energy and feel to this project. However, the comparison only goes so far.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok SDCC 2017 Panel


Here's the Thor: Ragnarok panel from this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

Supergirl SDCC 2017 Panel


Check out the Supergirl panel from this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Preacher - Sokosha


The Saint of Killers (Graham McTavish) finally tracks Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) down. However, thanks to the show's inconsistencies on how easy and well the cowboy can track it does allow Jesse, Tulip (Ruth Negga), and Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) plenty of time to do a little research (in the public library no less) and discover just who the killer is and what he is after. While there are certainly goofy and highly-coincidental aspects to the episode (the public library sure has lots of resources about a mythological murdering cowboy, and Jesse suddenly knows how to get souls), "Sokosha" is a tense episode which works by finally putting Jesse up against the Saint of Killers and finding a way to beat the cowboy... at least for now.

Shadowhunters - A Dark Reflection


Realizing Valentine's (Alan Van Sprang) plan, Clary (Katherine McNamara) and Jace (Dominic Sherwood) search for the Mortal Mirror with the help of Dot (Vanessa Matsui) who has become its protector following the death of its last guardian. It turns out the item is way easier to find than the other Mortal Instruments Clary has searched for since joining the Shadowhunters. Clary is conflicted by the mission. Despite seeing what her brother is capable of, but still unaware he's walking around as Sebastian (Will Tudor), she hopes to save him and resents Jace for seeing the need to put him down.

Anime Expo 2017 Cosplay Showcase 2

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Killjoys - The Lion, the Witch & the Warlord


The celebration of Johnny (Aaron Ashmore) reaching Level 5 soon turns sour when other RAC agents appear to take the Killjoy in on a warrant for his arrest for the murder of Delle Seyah Kendry (Mayko Nguyen). While needing a place to hide and allies to fight the Hullen, Pree (Thom Allison) escorts Johnny and Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen) to the world of Ferran (who aren't as glad to see the former leader as he hoped), leaving D'Avin (Luke Macfarlane) and new girl to track down the breadcrumbs that Kendry is still alive and a member of the Hullen.

Josie and the Pussycats #8


There's a full cast of characters when both Josie and the Pussycats and the Archies travel to Tokyo for a concert with the other band from Riverdale set to be the Pussycats' opening act. Although it's a bit of a struggle to find room for everyone, there are some fun moments here including Val and Veronica bonding over clothes. The trouble starts, however, when the comic begins to fracture that hard-won peace between Josie and Alexandra.

Game of Thrones - The Complete Second Season

Given the ending of Season One in which Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) is literally reborn in fire while returning dragons to the world, I had high hopes for Season Two of Game of Thrones to raise its game. Sadly, this isn't the case. Daenerys has become my favorite character, but due to circumstances beyond her control mean she spends nearly all of the show's Second Season begging and whining ("Where are my dragons!"). Thankfully, by the end of the season, she seems to throw off her belligerent tantrums and take another step forward in her goal.

It's the season's penultimate episode which is the most memorable. While previously skirting around the larger battles around control for the Seven Kingdoms, the attack on King's Landing provides the most action we've seen in the series so far. The episode also offers a big hero moment for Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage). I can't say the same for the boring Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) whose goal to lay siege to the city ends in disaster thanks to Tyrion's cunning and bravery.

Dark Matter - Hot Chocolate


Negotiations between the representatives of independent worlds turn out to be just the distraction Ryo (Alex Mallari Jr.) needs to put his plan into action. First, using his new programmer, he hacks into the Android's (Zoie Palmer) programming giving his team control of the ship and a way on-board using the Transfer Transit pods. The crew's former teammate is a little less murderous than we've seen him recently, choosing not to harm his former friends. However, his inability to capture Five (Jodelle Ferland) proves to be his undoing as the girl hides aboard the ship and works to take back control of the Raza.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok trailer


Here's the extended trailer for the upcoming sequel with Thor Chris Hemsworth enlisting the help of the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Loki Tom Hiddleston, and Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) to stop the goddess of death Hela (Cate Blanchett) from destroying Asgard. Jaimie Alexander, Idris Elba, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Karl Urban also star. Thor: Ragnarok opens in theaters on November 3rd.

Batman #27


"The War of Riddles and Jokes" continues, although without the flashback narration from Batman. This time the central character is not Batman, nor the Joker, nor the Riddler, but an inventor and mechanic of sorts who gets trapped in the games between the other three parties. The ridiculously-named Charles Brown is used as a pawn by the Dark Knight Detective and the Riddler both to draw out the Joker. The plan blows up in everyone's faces, and costs the low-rent thug what he prizes above all else.

Stranger Things Season Two trailer


This extended trailer form San Diego Comic-Con gives us a look at what's in store for the inhabitants of Hawkins, Indiana when the show returns to Netflix with new episodes on October 27th.

Hooten & the Lady - Rome


British Museum curator Lady Alex Lindo-Parker (Ophelia Lovibond) crosses paths with treasure hunter Ulysses Hooten (Michael Landes) in Rome where she is attempting to excavate a site for the museum and spend some pre-wedding time with her mother (Jane Seymour) but soon becomes wrapped up in Hooten's search for the prophetic long-lost Sibylline Book. As with the series first adventure, "Rome" is another B-movie adventure (although this time more of a knock-off of National Treasure or The DaVinci Code than Romancing the Stone). Finding the book will mean defacing the Sistine Chapel, fighting the Italian Mob, and very little wedding planning or working on the job Alex was sent to Rome to accomplish. Still, as with the first episode of the series, there is some fun to be had.

New Justice League trailer


The new trailer for Justice League is here giving us a bit more of the interactions between Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and the Flash (Ezra Miller). CiarĂ¡n Hinds, Amber Heard, Amy Adams, Henry Cavill, and J.K. Simmons also star. The movie opens in theaters on November 17, 2017.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets


Whether you are an optimist and view a glass of water as half-full or a pessimist and view it as half-empty, the fact is that there's only water in half the glass. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a lot like that. Sure, half the glass is filled with terrific imagery and an impressively designed world. There are creatures, gadgets, and CGI aplenty. And even when the sci-fi plot gets a bit dicey it still has a cohesive plot (which is more than I can say for all films released this week). It would be easy to praise Valerian for only the things it does right and just as easy to slam it for all it gets wrong. The truth is somewhere in the middle.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Dunkirk


Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk is surprisingly bad for such an accomplished director. Set during the Dunkirk evacuation of mostly British troops surrounded by Axis forces during World War II, Nolan brings his talents to bear in crafting a visually impressive film. However it's three-part story, amateurishly cut together in confusing fashion, featuring a migraine-inducing overbearing score (which the director has been infatuated with ever since Inception), without a single trace of emotional resonance, left me detached from both characters and events for most of its running time.

Detective Comics #960


Detective Comics #960 continues the arc's dual storylines. Batman reconnects with Zatanna and attempts to convince her to let him use a powerful and dangerous artifact known as the Gnosis Sphere which can answer any question posed to it. Once again we're give flashbacks to Bruce and Zatanna's past and the first time Zatanna offered to show her young friend the device. Now she does all she can to dissuade him from using it.

Castlevania - Necropolis


Okay, I'm rooting for the vampire. The first episode of Netflix's Castlevania introduced us to Dracula (Graham McTavish), his wife (Emily Swallow), and the series of events which would lead the vampire to declare war on all humanity. "Necropolis" introduces us to our reluctant hero Trevor Belmont (Richard Armitage) who spends most of the season's second episode fighting in bars and alleyways. Forced out of his drunken stupor first to defend himself and later to protect an old man from murderous priests, Belmont hardly earns any sympathy from us and really only looks somewhat heroic when compared to Dracula's murderous army and the religious zealots which directly caused them to be unleashed on the world. I'm sure glad this season is only four episodes long as I don't think I could stand spending much more time with Trevor Belmont. And, yeah, I'm rooting for the vampire.

Wizard World Philadelphia 2017 Cosplay Showcase

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Red Hood and the Outlaws #12


After arcs centering on Jason Todd and Artemis, the current run of Red Hood and the Outlaws shifts focus to their companion Bizarro whose clone body has begun to break down. Understanding his condition, but unwilling to allow his friends to fight a rampaging Solomon Grundy alone, Bizarro chooses to join the fray.

Preacher - Dallas


After a pair of mediocre episodes, Preacher gets back to basics with an episode that fills in a bit of Jesse (Dominic Cooper) and Tulip's (Ruth Negga) past as the flashbacks are set against our protagonist's plans to murder his girl's husband (Paul Ben-Victor). On the plus side "Dallas" is well-structured with the use of montage to explain the monotony the pair found themselves in between the loss of their unborn child and their reunion in Texas. On more of a mixed note, the episode also reminds us that Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) are all pretty much awful human beings (or vampires, in Cassidy's case).

Darth Vader #3


In order to serve his master and earn his new lightsaber, Darth Vader's journey leads him to the Mid Rim and the River Moon of Al'doleem in search of a former Jedi in exile. Not simply waiting to be cut down by the Sith, Master Kirak Infil'a puts obstacles in Vader's path making the journey to the top of his mountain a treacherous one.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Killjoys - The Hullen Have Eyes


"The Hullen Have Eyes" picks up the thread of the ships discovered by the RAC agents in the season premiere and explains what D'Avin (Luke Macfarlane) was doing we he piloted one of the ships (but not why no one noticed he was gone) as he, Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen), Johnny (Aaron Ashmore), and "new nerd" Zeph (Kelly McCormack) take the ship on a trip to a Hullen planet and meet their blinded worshipers.

Anime Expo 2017 Cosplay Music Video

Dark Matter - Wish I Could Believe You


After a chemical attack Six (Roger Cross) awakes aboard the Raza among his friends but can't help shake the feeling something is wrong and begins to suspect that nothing is real. Eventually Six manages to break out of the simulation, or does he? "Wish I Could Believe You" works as a classic sci-fi story where nothing can be trusted, even offering a twist or two once Six thinks he's made it out of the simulation.

Wonder Woman #26


Whoa, where has this been? Wonder Woman #26 starts a new arc for Wonder Woman from writer Shea Fontana. Focused on the mental toll of being Wonder Woman, the latest issue offers us flashbacks to the first time Diana was forced to give something up to be the Amazon that Themyscira needed. We also get a day in the life of Wonder Woman and the strain she feels unable to share with her friends and co-workers while putting out fires around the world and shielding as many as possible from harm.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Will - The Play's the Thing


It may be unfair to criticize TNT's new drama Will for not being Shakespeare in Love, but since the show was obviously inspired by the Oscar-winning film it's not something you can easily dismiss either (even if it sorely lacks the wit of the film). Set during the beginning of William Shakespeare's (Laurie Davidson) days as a struggling playwright, the show's first episode brings the writer to London where his first play is presented to a starved audience looking for something new.

Game of Thrones - The Complete First Season

Going back and watching a show for the first time well after it's become popular is always going to give the view a different perspective than those who watched from the beginning. Game of Thrones has become of phenomenon over it's six seasons (and counting), but examining the beginning of its run it's hard not to feel somewhat mixed about the results (especially compared to the undying fervor of its fans).

Over ten-episodes we are told repeatedly that Winter is coming. As foreshadowing goes it's not exactly subtle. By the end of the season Sean Bean has performed his perfunctory role (which fans of his know all too well), we finally get some dragons (pathetic that they might be), and things are just starting to get interesting. Winter, however, still feels far off. If Winter is coming, it's taking the long road. The lack of a central protagonist also makes it hard at times to invest in events our their outcomes. Who should I be rooting for? The Starks? Jon Snow? The Targaryens? It seems only the Lannisters are hard-set as villains, although at least one of their member breaks that mold.

Hooten & the Lady - The Amazon


Where do you go after finding, and loosing, the Lost City of Gold? The first episode of Hooten & the Lady introduces us to British Museum curator Lady Alex Lindo-Parker (Ophelia Lovibond) whose run in with a treasure hunter named Hooten (Michael Landes) while searching for the lost camp of Victorian explorer Percy Fawcett will lead the mismatched pair on an adventure culminating in the discovery of the Lost City of Gold, having their lives threatened, and loosing the biggest archeological (and monetary) find of their lifetimes.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Jessica Jones #10


The life of Jessica Jones isn't getting any less complicated. After being released from prison, finally putting her family back together, run-ins with S.H.I.E.L.D., Hydra, or whoever is actually calling the shots now, and cases which have ended badly for everyone, Jessica sits in her office and stews waiting for her client to show up. She doesn't have to wait long, although the arrival of Maria Hill doesn't help the super-powered private eye make sense of the shit-show she's somehow landed herself in.

Super-Heroes Card Trader - Spidey Awesome Pack


For more super-heroes check out Super-Hero Pack 1, Pack 2, Pack 3, Pack 4, Wonder Woman Pack 1, Black Cat Pack 1, Lara Croft Pack 1, and Harley Quinn Pack 1, Pack 2, Pack 3, Pack 4, Birds of Prey Pack 1, Memorial Day Pack 1, X-Men Pack 1, and the X-Mas Mega Pack.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - Back in Black


"Back in Black" is notable for introducing Sam Alexander (Logan Miller) to the Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. Reprising the Nova helmet seen in earlier episodes (which turns out to have belonged to Sam's father), the Guardians go in search of the missing weapon only to discover the young teen has become Earth's new Nova. The first-half of the episode is pretty straightforward as the heroes clash before the Guardians attempt to both train and dissuade Sam from life as a cosmic super-hero. The former is more successful than the later.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Alamo City 2017 Comic Con - Memorial Day (Part 2)

Green Arrow #26


Framed for murder by the Ninth Circle, Oliver Queen hits the road to prove his innocence. This leaves Seattle in the capable hands of Ollie's friends. Taking its name from Dennis O'Neil and Neal Adams' famous run (minus the social commentary), part one of "Hard Traveling Hero" catches up to Green Arrow on the road where his investigation crosses paths with another member of the Justice League: the Flash.

Comic Con Germany Stuttgart 2017 Cosplay Music Video

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #23


When a prisoner makes a damning allegation and a startling threat against the Green Lantern Corps, John Stewart is forced to take it seriously sending Guy Gardner and his partner Arkillo into the villain's stronghold to take down the rest of his collaborators and find this "proof" he threatens to expose if the Corps doesn't release him.

Preacher - Damsels / Viktor


After starting off the season with a strong pair of episodes Preacher crashes back to Earth. Well, they can't all be winners. Believing their troubles to be over, but still in need of tracking down God, Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), Tulip (Ruth Negga), and Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) arrive in New Orleans. While Jesse fails to find much of use, Tulip's past comes back to haunt her as she's taken by Viktor's (Paul Ben-Victor) men. The pair of episodes offers quite a bit of wandering and extended sequences of not much actually happening up until the end of "Viktor" where a distracted Jesse goes looking for his missing girl leading to an all-too-obvious American Pscyho rip-off action sequence and a revelation of just who Viktor is to Tulip.

The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed #5


The five-issue mini-series concludes with The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed #5 as the alien visitor struggles with loneliness following his wife's death. Offered the opportunity to rejoin his people in space, after stopping the latest threat to the Earth, the Visitor chooses a different path. Seizing the opportunity to go out on his own terms, the alien's final actions will finally lead to the Visitor coming face-to-face with the creature he was initially sent to Earth to kill.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Shadowhunters - A Problem of Memory


After discovering Clary (Katherine McNamara) still has feelings for Jace (Dominic Sherwood), Simon (Alberto Rosende) goes on a bender ending with a hangover, hazy memories, and everyone suspecting he is responsible for the death of a young woman drained by a vampire. The uncertainty doesn't last all that long, and the storyline would have worked a bit better had events been drawn out rather over multiple weeks rather than immediately solved. Despite loosing control, and being a bloodthirsty creature of the night, Simon is no killer... at least not yet. In a related plot, Magnus (Harry Shum Jr.) also struggles with recent events and the reawakening of his most painful memory.

Blood Brothers #1


The first issue of Dynamite Entertainment's Blood Brothers: Hermanos de Sangre is unexpected. Issue #1 of the four-issue mini-series introduces us to Diego and Gabriel Soliz, a pair of mismatched brothers who nevertheless make effective detectives. Writer Fabian Rangel, Jr. and artist Javier Martin Caba create a fantastical world filled with creatures of all shapes and sizes. While our protagonists are both human, each brings an unique skill-set to their partnership.

Anime Expo 2017 Cosplay Showcase

Killjoys - A Skinner, Darkly


"A Skinner, Darkly" offers two separate stories before bringing Johnny (Aaron Ashmore) home. Before he can get there, however, Johnny will learn the (disappointing) truth about both his missing friend and Clara (Stephanie Leonidas) and the young woman (Tommie-Amber Pirie) wearing her weaponized arm when he uncovers the facts about a re-skinning operation which is using the Hullen ooze to allow others to take on the appearance of the doctor's (Viktoria Modesta) victims. The audience isn't the only one disappointed in the outcome, as Johnny (thankfully) heads home calling an end to his solo travels.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Castlevania - Witchbottle


Based on the third video game in the series, Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, Netflix's new four-part Castlevania animated series introduces us to Dracula (Graham McTavish) and the events which would wake the retiring vampire out of his seclusion to declare war on humanity. Set prior to the events of the game, the first episode introduces us to both Dracula and the human woman (Emily Swallow), a scientist mistaken for a witch in the Fifteenth Century, whose love would bring Dracula out into the world and whose death at the hands of an angry church-fearing mob would lead to the vampire's thirst for vengeance.

Detective Comics #959


On one hand Detective Comics #959 is a middle issue of an Azrael arc. I'll be honest, that's not going to grab my attention or keep it, by itself, for that long. It appears the Order of St. Dumas, who programmed Azrael and sent him out in the world as their agent of change and vengeance, got tired of him choosing his own path and put together something even more fearsome in their new acolyte Ascalon. While the latest issue doesn't offer much more information about the new threat, it does foreshadow a possible issue with Azrael looming in the very near future.

Dark Matter - One More Card to Play


"One More Card to Play" picks up the thread of the Rasa's missing doppelgangers from the parallel universe when the alternate versions of Portia (Melissa O'Neil) and Boone (Anthony Lemke) steal a Zairon transport ship, betray one the crew's few remaining allies, and attempt to steal the Rasa. While the plan ulimately fails due to extra contingency plans by Five (Jodelle Ferland) and the Android (Zoie Palmer), the entire series of events ends in a stalemate with the other crew still at large (and now in possession of their own ship).

Friday, July 7, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming


Spider-Man: Homecoming presents a problem that Marvel and it's tightly-connected Marvel Cinematic Universe has been able to avoid... until now. Having not yet relaunched any of the Marvel Cinenamatic characters, Marvel hasn't had to deal with recasting and repackaging the same old stories. Working with Sony, there's no doubt this is a MCU movie, and not only because of the appearances of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau), and a cameo so good I wouldn't think of ruining it here. For the most part, writer-director Jon Watts and his five (FIVE!?) other screenwriters succeed in building on the character's small role in Captain America: Civil War.

The Big Sick

Well, here's an unique love story. Adapted from the true events of his own life, and co-written by his wife, The Big Sick stars Kumail Nanjiani as comedian and Uber driver Kumail whose relationship with Emily (Zoe Kazan) goes into a rough patch just prior to her being put into a medically-induced coma for an illness doctors struggle to properly diagnose. With Emily hospitalized, Kumail finds himself in the uncomfortable position of dealing with her parents (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano), and the expectations of his own parents (Anupam Kher and Zenobia Shroff) concerning his future.

Not as dark (or unconventional) as it sounds, The Big Sick fits pretty easily in the dramedy category with pieces of the real events exaggerated for either comedic or dramatic effect (or sometimes both). While it certainly has some romantic comedy leanings, the best parts of the movie come not from the conflict but the building of relationships, first between Kumail and Emily and later between Kumail and her parents. If you've seen the trailer you've seen almost all the film's best jokes, but there's still an enjoyable (if predictable) story to watch unfold.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Astro City #45


After a series of single-issue tales, the current run of Astro City brings back the Broken Man to continue his story. Interrupted previously in telling us his tale, this time the strange figure begins by telling us of a hero known as Glamorax. Connected to the history of heroes and villains the Broken Man has already shared with us, this issue introduces us to the strange hero, and introduces Glamorax to the past lives tied to the character.

Infamous Iron Man #9


Following Doom's bizarre vision, the former super-villain turned would-be hero is arrested by S.H.I.E.L.D. If that wasn't enough, a few agents decide it's better that the tranquilized prisoner never wake up at all.

Anime Expo 2017 Cosplay Music Video

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The Top Ten Movies of 2017 (so far)


Is the year really half over? You know what that means! It's time to look back on the year to find the best movies released so far this year. This year's list includes a pair of animated movies, monsters, sequels, heroes, talking cars and appliances, a remake, mutants, a heist film, and more. Here's a look at The Top Ten Movies of 2017 (so far).

Monday, July 3, 2017

Killjoys - Boondoggie


The days of serving warrants may be over for Lucy's crew. Killjoys opens its Third Season with Johnny (Aaron Ashmore) separated from Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen) and D'Avin (Luke Macfarlane) while the pair kidnap a black market arms dealer (Atticus Mitchell) in an attempt to draw out the Hullen. Meanwhile, Johnny's search for the missing Clara (Stephanie Leonidas) leads him into the underground world of Hackmods and an encounter with a stranger (Tommie-Amber Pirie) wearing his friend's arm.

It's A-Kon 2017 (Part 2)

Preacher - Mumbai Sky Tower


"Mumbai Sky Tower" offers the return of, and sadly also the final farewell to, Fiore (Tom Brooke). With questions about the mysterious cowboy who continues to track the threesome, Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), Tulip (Ruth Negga), and Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) head to Las Vegas to find the former angel now using his abilities as the magician of a Las Vegas casino. While I'm sad to see Fiore exit stage left, the episode is a terrific send-off for the character who in his depression commits suicide every single night to the delight of vacationers and Vegas locals. It's also a nice change-of-pace to see Cassidy in an useful way for a change. The scenes between the pair work well, but also help reinforce to Fiore just what he has lost. Given another opportunity, I'm betting Jesse would like to rephrase the words he leaves him with.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

iZombie - Looking for Mr. Goodbrain


The two-part season finale of iZombie's Third Season means some big revelations, big changes, and the arrival of D-Day as Seattle will discover the truth about the zombies in their midst. In "Part 1" Liv (Rose McIver) consumes the brains of an amorous murder victim which leads her to sleep with Chase Graves (Jason Dohring) and then question whether or not he killed the woman whose brains have loosened her libido and whether or not he is also behind a conspiracy to infect the entire city with a deadly disease. Major's (Robert Buckley) life gets no easier. The fate of several of his former comrades, killed during the suicide bombing of his friends and fellow zombie soldiers, leads him to make a drastic decision about his future