Part one of the midseason finale, “The Scientist”, ended with Oliver being drugged and badly beaten after a fight with Cyrus Gold, and Felicity decided to turn to Barry Allen for help. As part two opens, Barry, Diggle, and Felicity are working together to save Oliver’s life. Barry comes up with a risky proposal to use rat poison, since it contains the anticoagulant warfarin. Diggle worries that it will kill Oliver, but with little choice available, Felicity makes the call. Barry’s plan works, as Ollie comes to and grabs him by the throat (it was quite amusing to hear Felicity admonishing Ollie for thanking Barry by trying to take his life)...Read More
“The Golem” built off of the information from “Sanctuary” where Crane learned that he had a son. The opening finds him still troubled by this news, not even distracted by Abbie’s attempts for a Christmas discussion (complete with an amusing factoid from Ichabod on the origins of eggnog). Crane wants to contact Katrina to find out more, and contacts Henry Parrish (John Noble reprising his role from the episode “the Sin Eater”) to help him. Abbie is a bit surprised by this, but Crane feels it is completely necessary. “How far would you go for answers?” Crane asks her. Abbie replies simply and confidently: “All the way.”
Henry’s not crazy about the idea, but Ichabod persuades him...Read More
Another short week with the holidays and the end of the year fast approaching. No real big game releases this week, but it is capped off by a little movie called The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug hitting theaters. You may have heard of it. Also, Tom Hanks plays Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks, a film telling the story of how Disney brought Mary Poppins to the big screen. So, without further adieu, here’s our list for the week. Release dates are subject to change.
Tuesday, December 10
Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God- Playstation Vita
Despicable Me 2
Fast & Furious 6
Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: The Day of the Doctor
Mary Poppins: 50th Anniversary Edition
Futurama: Vol. 8
Teen Wolf Season Three Part 1
Bleach Uncut Set 19
Big: 25th Anniversary Edition
The list of films eligible for a nomination for Best Visual Effects has been released by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The films appearing on the list are Elysium, Gravity, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Iron Man 3, The Lone Ranger, Oblivion, Pacific Rim, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Thor: The Dark World, and World War Z. Notably absent is the Zack Snyder/Christopher Nolan superhero film Man of Steel, which was especially effects heavy with its depiction of Superman’s home planet of Krypton and the destruction in Metropolis during the film’s climactic battle. Also missing are the sci-fi epic Ender’s Game and the Keanu Reeves martial arts/fantasy 47 Ronin. It’s a bit curious as to why The Lone Ranger was included here instead of these other titles...Read More
Tonight’s episode of Arrow has the series taking another step into the larger DC Universe. We’ve seen a lot of nods before, the most recent ones dealing with Black Canary and Ra’s Al Ghul. For several weeks, we’ve been hearing about the particle accelerator that’s going to be turned on at S.T.A.R. Labs. And Starling City gets a special visitor from Central City, that visitor being none other than scientist Barry Allen, known better to comics readers as The Flash. Sadly, we don’t get to see that transformation just yet.
The episode, co-written by DC scribe Geoff Johns along with Andrew Kreisberg, starts off interestingly enough...Read More
Following the tragic death of star Paul Walker and his friend, Roger Rodas, in an automobile accident, production of the seventh film in the Fast & Furious franchise has been halted by Universal Studios. It was noted that though re-shoots will not resume in Atlanta as planned, they are only delayed, being on hold according to The Hollywood Reporter. Director James Wan held a conference call with Universal to determine how to proceed with the project while being respectful of the late actor. Time is being granted to the cast and crew to process and grieve, holding off on making any details concerning rewrites in the wake of Walker’s death. The movie was more than halfway completed when the tragedy occurred. Fast & Furious 7 is still currently slated for theatrical release on July 11, 2014.Read More
WARNING: SPOILERS FOR THE EPISODE WILL FOLLOW.Holy hell. For those who felt the Season Three finale fell short of the promise made in the previews for the episode, this one paid off in spades. While not entirely like the Governor’s assault on the prison in the comics, this was the closest the show has been to the books in some time. The final twenty minutes were downright brutal, kicked off by the Governor taking Michonne’s sword and slashing Hershel’s (Scott Wilson) neck. Hershel wasn’t the only main character to meet his demise on tonight’s episode, as there were several notable deaths of both old and new cast members...Read More
According to a TMZ report, lawyers for actress Lindsay Lohan (Mean Girls, The Parent Trap, Machete) are in the process of drafting a lawsuit against Rockstar Games that reportedly asks for “serious money” in damages, saying that her image was used without her permission in the latest title from the developer, Grand Theft Auto V. Since nothing official has been filed yet, it’s not clear which part in the game contained a likeness of her, though TMZ has pointed out the box art features a woman holding a cell phone that may bear a resemblance to the actress. The game also features a mission where players help a Lohan-esque actress escape the paparazzi, though that mission could be said to be a parody of any number of actresses who’ve appeared in tabloid headlines.
If this suit does indeed see...Read More
Not a large week again as we head into the final month of the year. The two biggest releases are Polyphony Digital’s newest entry into their racing sim franchise Gran Turismo and favorite mutie Logan comes to home video in The Wolverine. So here we go.
Tuesday, December 3
Rainbow Moon- PlayStation Vita
Tiny Brains- PS4
Star Wars: The Old Republic- Galactic Starfighter- PC
The Little Mermaid (Diamond Edition)
The Smurfs 2
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
The Simpsons: Season 16
Doctor Who- The Doctors Revisited 9-11
Pokemon the Movie: Genesect & Legend Awakened
Wednesday, December 4
Pinball Arcade- PS4
Thursday, December 5
Assassin’s Creed Pirates- iPhone
Friday, December 6
Gran Turismo 6- PS3
Blitzkrieg: The Complete Anthology- PC
Paul Walker, the actor best known for his portrayal of Brian O’Connor in the Fast & Furious movies, died in a car accident in Santa Clarita, California. The actor had appeared in numerous films, including Pleasantville and Flags of Our Fathers, but it was his role as O’Connor that was his most popular, appearing in six of the Fast & Furious pictures, and was currently filming a seventh. He also stars in the suspense drama Hours, which is set to open in the next few weeks. The death was confirmed both by his Facebook and Twitter accounts, which said that the actor died in an automobile accident while attending a charity event.
His post on Facebook reads, “It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity...Read More