Articles from August 2014 - Present!
Does Death Await Ra's al Ghul?
For the first time since 2005, we saw a new live action Ra's al Ghul, this time played by Matt Nable instead of Liam Neeson. He has been well received by fans of Arrow, Batman, and DC alike. But will he live to the start of Season 4?
Arrow Season 4 - What Needs to Happen
Let me start off by saying Arrow is a great show. It has action, a deep plot, mystery, great characters, etc. But some seasons are better in one aspect than another. For example, the first season had mystery and a great plot. The action sequences were good but not great. Same goes for the characters and their development (Tommy, anyone?). Season 2 brought us great action sequences and a decent plot, but a lot of the mystery was gone and the flashbacks sucked. And now, season 3 brings us awesome villains, a good plot, mystery, and okay flashbacks. But how does one top that? You'd need to mix all the other seasons together.
Marvel's Avengers 3: Civil War or Infinity Gauntlet?
Since mid-Phase 2, Marvel fans were fairly confident that the big bad for the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be the mad titan Thanos. After Guardians of the Galaxy's more-than-a-cameo Thanos, and Josh Brolin's Infinity Gauntlet at Comic-Con, we all imagined Thanos in Avengers 3, battling the Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Until today.
From Femme Fatales to Newspaper Gals: Ranking the Women of the DCEU
Comic book movies don't have the best reputation for female representation. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is currently fourteen movies in and are yet to have a female-led film (until 2019's Captain Marvel, that is). Luckily, the late-blooming #DCEU is learning from their competitor's mistake. #ManofSteel and #BatmanvSuperman gave Lois Lane and Martha Kent significant roles, while also setting up Wonder Woman and her upcoming solo adventure.
Hidden Powers, Mass Deaths, and DCEU Setup: 5 Ways 'Wonder Woman' Can Still Surprise Us
After a lengthy three-year wait (or three decades, depending on who you ask), a Wonder Woman movie is finally hitting theatres. With a week to go until the film's release, it seems the marketing has finally kicked it into high gear, ready to introduce the world to #GalGadot's Diana Prince.
First Look at 'Thor: Ragnarok' Shows a Helmeted Thor Going to War With Hulk
Next year's #ThorRagnarok has to meet a lot of expectations. After Thor: The Dark World failed to impress fans and critics, #Marvel is eager to win back some goodwill towards the Norse Avenger. Since Taika Waititi was announced as director in October 2015, subsequent revelations only seemed to increase fan interest and excitement. The first (and biggest) announcement came in the form of Mark Ruffalo's #Hulk, who has been confirmed to play a supporting role in the film. News only got better after that, from Cate Blanchett's casting, to the inclusion of Valkyrie and the pending tonal shift.
5 Faithfully Adapted Comic Book Costumes That Still Managed to Suck
Adaptations are a tricky thing to tackle. You have to carefully walk the line between a fresh, organic take on the same story, while also properly servicing it — but not being bound to it. Comics are some of the hardest adaptations, especially because they're already visual stories. How do you visualize a scene that's already been fully realized on the page?
Spider-Man Swings Into Feudal Japan With This Bizarre Action Figure
Just like every other major superhero cinematic release, Spider-Man: Homecoming is dominating the toy aisles of every store. Shelves are overflowing with merchandise from the upcoming Marvel movie, ranging from tie-in items to toys based on long-forgotten costumes and villains. Even little-seen variant costumes are getting toys, perhaps hoping for the popularity overflow from their characters.
'Star Wars' Action Figures Are Just As Cool As They Were 40 Years Ago
Warning: Minor spoilers For Rogue One. Since #Disney bought #Lucasfilm back in 2012, it was clear that there would be a renaissance of stories from a galaxy far, far away. Fast forward to today, and we already have two brand new #StarWars movies: #TheForceAwakens and #RogueOne. The former was released in 2015, and served as a reintroduction to the world of the Jedi, while the latter was released a mere two weeks ago and gave us a new look at the Galactic Civil War.
'The Office' Christmas Episodes Ranked by Joy and Awkwardness
Every good sitcom has a few episodes per season that are dedicated to a holiday. Friends is notorious for its Thanksgiving episodes, #HowIMetYourMother has some great moments in their #Halloween episodes, and #Blackish has a field day explaining what each holiday means to black families. Of all the holiday-themed episodes though, #Christmas episodes are the most important. That's because they're usually the last episode before the show's winter hiatus, and have to end the year on a good note.
Your Soon-To-Be Favorite 'Rogue One' Character Gets a Massive Action Figure, Because of Course He Does
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is still a month and a half away, but it's the perfect filler to wedge between two bombastic episodic installments. The smaller scale story is the best way to let audiences recover from space lasers and magic knights, and nothing says smaller-scale like a plot driven by its characters. Speaking of characters, #RogueOne looks to have some of the most interesting humans, aliens, and of course, droids in the #StarWars universe.