Monday, October 20, 2014

THE WALKING DEAD RECAP: STRANGERS


Last night’s The Walking Dead episode titled; Strangers was a fairly calm episode with the occasional walker kill here and there until those final scenes. So much of Strangers focused on the reunion of the survivors. Whether it was Rick and Carl with Judith or Tyreese and Sasha, Glenn and Maggie and of course Daryl with Carol. They have all left a destroyed Terminus behind for a still unknown future ahead of them. But anything would be better than what they left behind. Or will it? Warning Spoilers ahead…

Thursday, October 16, 2014

WARNER BROS AND THE DC CINEMATIC UNIVERSE

Yesterday #WarnerBros announced their plans for a DC Cinematic Universe. While it may be exciting to see such a commitment their approach leaves much to be desired by me. The fact that there is no tie in whatsoever to their successful television properties like #Arrow and now #TheFlash, makes no sense. Even Gotham with the right amount of writing could be worked in there and be plausible. You have a built in following with Arrow and the actor who plays him in #StephenAmell. Why not tap into that obvious goldmine? Do the opposite of Marvel by using your TV property as the launching point for the cinematic universe.

Why recast The Flash with someone else when #GrantGustin has already established himself in that role? The fanpage on FB has over 1.4 million likes and Arrow 5.5. Aren’t you undermining your own product by changing things? How cool would it have been if say Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen reads about the destruction of Metropolis and sees a picture of #BenAffleck as Bruce Wayne regarding Wayne Enterprises in that same article and decides to call his friend. It’s subtle yet effective. Or do a name drop that Bruce Wayne is on the line. I guarantee that the public as a whole will be more accepting and equally more excited about this ambitious project that Warner has laid out if they tie it all together. What’s a shame is that you have actors like Amell who want to be part of and be committed to this bigger universe but seem to be shutout. There’s an old saying, if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it. That’s my two cents. Your thoughts? #FixingDCCinematicUniverse

May the Dork be with you,
JPB
The Dork Knight

Monday, October 13, 2014

NYCC 2014 RECAP


The 2014 edition of New York Comic Con has come and gone.  Officially as of this posting, NYCC 2014 was attended by 151,000 people, surpassing San Diego. That is quite the accomplishment. Congratulations to all those involved. Anytime you have an event of this magnitude, there is bound to be some speed bumps along the way. The one speed bump in particular that can be frustrating is the lack of communication at times between the facility security (in this case Jacob Javits Center) and the Comic Con volunteers. Everyone should be on the same page as to where to go, where to line up based on badge type, etc. Failure to do so can and often does cause chaos. It also has a way to set a negative tone to one’s comic con experience. But once you get passed that, the overall experience will end up being one of great enjoyment. I know it was for me.

THE WALKING DEAD RECAP: NO SANCTUARY

 

Warning, spoilers ahead…
Season 5 of The Walking Dead opened with a “then” flashback of the Terminites who were huddled in what appeared to be the same train car that Rick and company currently find themselves in at the end of season 4. As the screams from the outside filter into the room, Gareth tries to maintain some order by stating that they were trying to do the right thing only to be challenged by another who thought that trying to be human was a mistake. What he meant by that, we’ll see as we move along.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

GOTHAM RECAP: SELINA KYLE


As the title would indicate, this episode’s focus is on the future Catwoman, young Selina Kyle. Sadly however she isn’t that prominent in the actual storyline and for that, I was disappointed. Besides the opening scene where a bunch of street kids get abducted by some psycho couple named Patty and Doug, we don’t get to see Selina again until 30 minutes later. Everything she has done through two episodes has been done so in silence. This adds a sense of mystery to her character who’s future we already know. Warning spoilers ahead…

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. RECAP: SHADOWS


The second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. opened with a very familiar face and a tease on what we’ll expect to see this winter when Agent Peggy Carter (Hailey Atwell) and the Howling Commandos led by Dum Dum Duggan (Neal McDonough) storm a Hydra facility in 1945. Here they take possession of a mysterious artifact that would remain dormant till the present day. Warning, spoilers ahead…

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

GOTHAM RECAP: PILOT EPISODE


The much-anticipated Gotham TV series made its debut on FOX last night and for the most part, it hit the ground running. It didn’t take long for this latest interpretation of the Batman mythology to showcase the who’s who of that world. Warning, spoilers ahead…