Friday, April 11, 2014

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. MEGA RECAP


Now that Captain America: The Winter Soldier is out, we can discuss the episode that took place prior the movie and this past Tuesday's Turn, Turn, Turn episode. To say that the world of the Agents of SHIELD has changed would be an understatement. It was always the belief that the events that affect the cinematic universe will trickle down to the TV series and vice versa. Over the course of its freshmen season, SHIELD has at times tried to live up to that belief, but has fallen short. But between the last two episodes and The Winter Soldier in the middle, we as viewers are thrown right into the chaos and for the first time all season, SHIELD has possibly found it's true identity. Which is actually ironic, because given the events of Winter Soldier, SHIELD's identity is anything but true. More on that shortly. 

Spoilers ahead... 

Friday, April 4, 2014

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER (MOVIE REVIEW)


From the moment I learned that the Captain America sequel will feature the Winter Soldier, I couldn't wait. I was able to see an advance Thursday night showing and it didn't disappoint one bit. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

THE WALKING DEAD RECAP: "A"


Well, they arrived and no one died... at least not yet. Sunday's season 4 finale of The Walking Dead was fart more satisfying than most of the episodes that have aired recently. For the past several weeks we've watched our survivors get separated and forced to fend for themselves and at times forge alliances with unlikely people. The one constant was that they all seem to be headed on the same road to a place called Terminus. But before they get there, they'll be tested in ways that even the Governor hadn't dreamed of. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

ARROW RECAP: BIRDS OF PREY


So, the highly anticipated teaming of the Black Canary and The Huntress was far less than advertised. Aside from some very well choreographed sparring, between the two who will make up two-thirds of the famed Birds of Prey, not much more can be said. Which, makes this episode slightly disappointing.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WHO WILL SURVIVE?



This Sunday is the fourth season finale of The Walking Dead. Although. I've been  less than impressed with the overall story of the second half of this season, I'm very much eager to see the finale. For the better part of the season our favorite group of survivors have gone their separate ways. Not because they wanted to but because they were forced to. Now we come to crossroads of sorts. Rick, Michonne, Carl, Carol, Tyreese and baby Judith as well as Daryl all separated from one another but all seemingly headed towards the mysterious community of Terminus and its caretaker Mary (played by Denise Crosby). We've already seen the reunion of Maggie and Glenn. Will it be a happy reunion? We'll just have to wait and see on March 30th. 

May the Dork be with you,
JPB

The Dork Knight

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

THE WALKING DEAD RECAP: THE GROVE


The return of The Walking Dead has been for the most part lackluster at best. Perhaps to be fair, it's because we've been spoiled with its brilliant storytelling and edge of our seat suspense. Sunday night's episode titled "The Grove", brought it back to a level we haven't seen in a long while. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE (MOVIE REVIEW)


In 2006, a young director named Zack Snyder took the works of Frank Miller regarding the fame 300 of Sparta of ancient Greece and turned into a visual spectacle. It was this visual style that helped launch the cable series Spartacus and several clones thereafter. Now after seven years we have a prequel/sequel called 300: Rise of an Empire directed by Noam Murro (Smart People). Warning! Spoilers ahead...