Sunday, May 29, 2016

ARROW: SEASON FINALE RECAP


I had to hit the pause button on my review of the Season 4 finale of Arrow. I was in the middle of my review when the internet seemed to blow up within minutes after the finale faded to black. Did Season 4 take a step back? For some, the answer is clearly a yes. I would not say that it did but I would say that it didn’t advance the show for a next season. I feel like S4 had some excellent highs led by Neal McDonough as the seasons lead villain, Damien Darhk. In a lot of ways he was even better than previous villain Ra’s al Ghul (Nate Nable) but not quite as good as Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett). There were also some emotional lows with the death of Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) at the very top of that list. As a whole, Season 4 was not Arrow’s best. It was good but not necessarily memorable other than losing one of their own. Warning, spoilers ahead…

Saturday, May 28, 2016

MOVIE REVIEW - X-MEN: APOCALYPSE


There was a quote in this latest X-Men film that stated that the third film in the series is also the worst. This was subtle shot at the original X-Men trilogy where X-Men: Last Stand was considered by many to be the worst of the franchise. The irony of that comment is that X-Men: Apocalypse is the third film with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence in the lead roles. And the verdict is not quite Last Stand but definitely not First Class either. Warning, spoilers ahead…

Thursday, May 26, 2016

THE FLASH: SEASON FINALE RECAP


Oh what an ending for the second season of The Flash. Not only do we get to see Barry and Zoom duke it out for one last race, we also get to know who the man behind the iron mask was. Warning, spoilers ahead…

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

GOTHAM: SEASON FINALE RECAP




I’ve been a defender of Gotham and all its quirkiness when you compare it to the other DC related shows that are on the air. I have to say that the Monday’s season two finale, ”Transference” was okay at best. Warning, spoilers ahead…

Saturday, May 21, 2016

DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: SEASON FINALE RECAP




There were times during this first season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow where I wasn’t always a fan. Dealing with time travel is tricky business at best and admittedly, I was growing tired of its central villain, Vandal Savage (Casper Crump). Thursday night’s finale “Legendary” wrapped up many storylines and launched a new and potentially grander one in the final moments. Warning, spoilers ahead…

Thursday, May 19, 2016

MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD: SEASON FINALE RECAP



When you hype that death is coming, more times than not, the result doesn’t live up to the hype. That thankfully wasn’t the case with the Season 3 finale of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. Warning, spoilers ahead…

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

ONCE UPON A TIME: SEASON FINALE RECAP



The fifth season of Once Upon A Time has come and gone and like season’s past, the ending left you with something to savor till it returns in the fall. The two-hour finale was divided into two parts. Warning, spoilers ahead…

Sunday, May 15, 2016

IN DEFENSE OF SUPERGIRL



It’s been an incredible ride for our Kara Zor-El aka Supergirl filled with some highs, some lows and everything in between. This was to be expected for any freshman series. When CBS announced which series was being renewed for new seasons, Supergirl was inexplicably missing from that announcement. Immediately the fan base worried about its future. From a ratings standpoint, Supergirl soared from its premiere episode and held a steady audience for most of the season. It’s that type of response that gave fans like myself some hope that an announcement for a season 2 was on the horizon. But the longer CBS went without making one the more anxious we became. Things got more dicey when it CBS stated that a season 2 was dependent on budget. Reports I’ve seen indicate that Supergirl cost between 2-3 million per episode. That’s a high number for any series. A 20+ episode season could easily cost 60 million to make. To put that in some kind of perspective, the movie Deadpool cost FOX a mere 50 million. There have also been rumors regarding licensing fees and Warner Brothers as well. I understand the trepidation CBS has towards wanting to fork over such a heavy monetary commitment. 

Monday, May 9, 2016

HUDSON VALLEY COMIC CON RECAP


One of the hardest things to pull off is a convention. This is especially true if it doesn’t begin with San Diego or New York in front of its name. To be fair, those big two had humble beginnings as well. This past weekend I partook in a comic con in my backyard, the Hudson Valley Comic Con in Poughkeepsie, New York. Located a good 70+ miles north of Manhattan, this 2-day event started off with some hiccups but by the end of day 2, I think the organizers had some valuable takeaways that will only serve to make future events bigger and better.

Friday, May 6, 2016

MOVIE REVIEW - CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR


Let the War begin! And with it, the Marvel Universe will never be the same again. Loosely based on the very popular comic book event from Marvel, Captain America: Civil War cements the Captain America trilogy of films as some of the very best in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Warning, spoilers ahead…