DC's Legends of Tomorrow: "Doomworld" Review

DC's Legends of Tomorrow: "Doomworld" Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below. The Flash’s third season has been aggravating for a number of reasons, but high on the list is the fact that the Flashpoint reality turned out to be such a dud. Rather than present a drastically different alternate universe where all the rules have changed, “Flashpoint” was content to merely ruffle a few feathers before returning the show to a more familiar status quo. Once again, it falls on Legends of Tomorrow to do what other Arrow-verse shows seem unwilling or unable. “Doomworld” offered the fun yet dramatic alternate universe story we didn’t get all those months ago. “Doomworld” offered viewers a taste of what happens when the bad guys win and gain the power to bend reality to their whim. And what better way to kick things off than a scene where a costumed Felicity Smoak is being hunted down by Sara Lance and Amaya Jiwe? It really seemed like the writers were trying to cater to both the pro- and anti-Felicity camps there. The former got to see her masquerading as a costumed vigilante for a minute or two, and the latter got to watch as Damien Darhk snapped her neck. It’s a shame we didn’t see more familiar faces from The Flash and Arrow (especially with the mention of Tommy Merlyn being alive), but clearly the Legion of Doom have been keeping busy since altering reality. Continue reading…
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Wreck-It Ralph 2 is Called Ralph Breaks the Internet

Wreck-It Ralph 2 is Called Ralph Breaks the Internet

Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph sequel is officially called Ralph Breaks the Internet. Disney revealed the name of the sequel to its 2012 smash hit at this year’s CinemaCon, and said that Jane Lynch (the original’s Sergeant Calhoun) and Jack McBrayer (who played Fix-it Felix) would be returning alongside John C.Reilly as Ralph and Sarah Silverman as Vanellope von Schweetz . The original creatives will also be returning, including directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston, and producer Clark Spencer. “To take these characters we love and have them enter the enormous world of the internet has given us so much to explore,” said Moore in a press release. “Our production team has been hard at work designing a world that takes something we all think we know – the internet – but shows it in a whole new, imaginative way.” Continue reading…
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The Flash: "Abra Kadabra" Review

The Flash: "Abra Kadabra" Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below. It’s always been frustrating how little interest The Flash shows in the actual Flash Rogues compared to Barry Allen’s speedster enemies. So the fact that “Abra Kadabra” introduced the titular villain to the Arrow-verse was a welcome step in the right direction. Sadly, the spectre of Savitar hung over what could have been a really entertaining episode. The Flash crew certainly found the right man for the job. Dave Dastmalchian has practically built a career around playing minor but memorable characters in critically adored superhero movies (including The Dark Knight and Ant-Man). He was a great fit to play a theatrical showman from the 64th Century. He brought a nice energy and whimsical absurdity to the aprt. Yes his performance was pretty hammy, but if any Flash villain should be played over-the-top, it’s Abra Kadabra. You want the sense that a man born 4,000 years in the future is operating on a different wavelength from everyone else. Continue reading…
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Paramount Touts First Footage From George Clooney's 'Suburbicon,' Alexander Payne's 'Downsizing'

Paramount Touts First Footage From George Clooney's 'Suburbicon,' Alexander Payne's 'Downsizing'

Matt Damon took the stage twice during Paramount’s presentation Tuesday at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.read more
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Parks and Recreation Stars Reunite for a New Game Show

Parks and Recreation Stars Reunite for a New Game Show

Comedians Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are teaming up for a new game show about craftsmanship. NBC has ordered 6 episodes of ‘The Handmade Project,’ which will pit contestants’ skills in the art of, well, making things. Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, who starred in NBC’s hit comedy series Parks and Recreation together, are going to be reunited to work on the project. Poehler is looking forward to conquering her fear of paper mache, while Offerman boasts a wealth of knowledge in the woodworking world, owning his own woodshop and holding a spot in the New York Times best-selling list in his field. The Handmade Project invites participants of all ages and creative specialties to apply on their website, which also states the need for availability from August 2017 to December 2017 as a loose production date. Continue reading…
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Take That Singer Gary Barlow Joins Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Take That Singer Gary Barlow Joins Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Gary Barlow, British songwriter and frontman of pop group Take That, has joined Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Barow, who’s a huge Star Wars fan, revealed the news on ITV’s Lorraine show (via BBC), saying he has a role in the new movie. While Barlow did confirm he isn’t playing a stormtrooper, he didn’t give away any details about his mysterious character and just how significant his role might be in the film. The singer also joked about how he’ll be cut out of The Last Jedi now since he spoiled that he’s in the film. Take That singer Gary Barlow.Continue reading…
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Spider-Man's Damage Control Explained

Spider-Man's Damage Control Explained

There have been rumblings about Damage Control making its Marvel Cinematic Universe debut for several years now, with ABC ordering a put pilot for a potential TV series back in October, 2015. Things have gone dormant since then, but there’s new hope for Damage Control’s MCU prospects thanks to Spider-Man: Homecoming and it’s looking like the organization will be appearing in the upcoming Tom Holland-starring film. With that in mind, now is the perfect time for a refresher on what Damage Control is and how it might fit into the increasingly complex tapestry that is the MCU. Some Spider-Man: Homecoming spoilers and speculation follow. Damage Control was conceived in the late 1980s by writer Dwayne McDuffie and artist Ernie Colón as “a sitcom within the Marvel Universe.” Basically, the various Damage Control comics take a more comedic, ground-level approach to the Marvel Universe, focusing on the collateral damage caused by massive battles between heroes and villains. Damage Control are usually the ones tasked with cleaning up after each disaster and keeping New York City in tiptop shape. Needless to say, it’s a full-time job. Continue reading…
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Power Rangers Easter Eggs

Power Rangers Easter Eggs

The Power Rangers reboot is a loving tribute to its source material, full of references and nods to the show’s many seasons. Here’s what we found! Warning: this article contains full spoilers for the Power Rangers movie! Which was your favorite Easter egg? Let us know any we missed in the comments! And be sure to check out our explanation of the ending and that post-credits scene. Joshua is IGN’s Comics Editor. If Pokemon, Green Lantern, or Game of Thrones are frequently used words in your vocabulary, you’ll want to follow him on Twitter @JoshuaYehl and IGN.Continue reading…
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