The 100 Creator on the Season Finale's Big Reveals

The 100 Creator on the Season Finale's Big Reveals

Warning: Full spoilers The 100: Season 4 finale follow. The 100 closed out Season 4 with some huge reveals, as a time jump found Clarke (Eliza Taylor) alive and well on Earth six years after the death wave hit, accompanied by a young girl we’d never met – only for a prison transport ship to arrive, singling to Clarke that her friends were still gone, but a potential new threat had arrived. I spoke to The 100 executive producer/ showrunner Jason Rothenberg about these developments and what they mean for the show in Season 5 next year. IGN: The assumption with that prisoner ship is we’re about to meet an entirely new group. Jason Rothenberg: They’re a totally new group of people. But there are Easter eggs in Season 4 that point to long duration mining space missions and a group of prisoners that went missing. So that’s there in the background of a few different scenes in an early episode and a middle-season episode. I was trying to plant some scenes for that story. But no question it’s a total left turn that brings the thing back full circle. Obviously The 100, in the pilot, were prisoners coming to an earth they thought was uninhabited. Now here comes this group of prisoners coming to an Earth that may or may not be inhabited, and now Clarke is the Grounder. So it really shifts perspective in a cool way, putting Clarke in the position of the person that threw the spear at Jasper in the pilot. That was what was most exciting to me about that idea, is the full circle nature of it and the perspective shift. Continue reading…
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The 100: Season 4 Finale Review

The 100: Season 4 Finale Review

Warning: Full spoilers for The 100: Season 4 finale follow. The 100 season finale was terrifically entertaining, putting our characters in a scenario with a huge ticking clock element that added to the tension throughout. So let me get my complaining out of the way! And honestly, it’s more about what the finale was lacking than what we did get, since what we got was so good. But still, it felt like a couple of missed opportunities here for strong drama away from the central scenario. First off, the only focus in the scenes at the bunker were on Octavia and her doubt about being a leader. A compelling situation for her, to be sure, but it still felt odd to skip over everyone else at this particular point. Abby’s absence felt especially strange, given how much was going on with her. She’d specifically asked Kane to give her spot to someone else, and he’d disobeyed her. But we never saw her wake up, nor anyone else, to see how they reacted to Kane and Jaha’s decision to use Clarke’s list after all. Continue reading…
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Captain America: Steve Rogers #17 Review

Captain America: Steve Rogers #17 Review

It used to be tradition for Marvel to accompany their major event comics with a book like Civil War: Frontline – something tasked with exploring how these massive conflicts impact the ordinary man on the street in the Marvel Universe. There’s no Secret Empire: Frontline, but apparently this event doesn’t need one. Captain America: Steve Rogers #17 does the trick on its own. This issue is actually framed as a very direct continuation of Civil War: Frontline, with hotheaded reporter Sally Floyd returning to the forefront to interview Captain America for the third time in her career. Needless to say, things have changed quite a bit since that time Sally infamously harangued Cap for not knowing about MySpace (writer Nick Spencer wisely updates that exchange to involve twitter instead). Essentially, this issue presents a televised interview where Supreme Hydra Steve Rogers attempts to win over the highly skeptical Sally as he extols the virtues of Hydra’s America. Continue reading…
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Spider-Man: Homecoming – New Trailer Secrets Revealed

Spider-Man: Homecoming – New Trailer Secrets Revealed

The third domestic trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming hit today, so let’s break down all the finer points and reveals in the piece. Right off the bat we see another new element of Tom Holland’s Spidey suit. The tech-based costume of course was designed for Peter Parker by Tony Stark, and each trailer has revealed a bit more of its capabilities. Here we see that it has a JARVIS-like AI interface, though one with a female voice. Also, 576 possible webshooter combinations! And you thought web balls were fancy… It’s also notable that Peter has an internal display not unlike that of the Iron Man suit. Makes sense. The trailer also gives us our best look yet at how saggy the suit is before it vacuum-fits to Peter’s body… at the touch of a spider-symbol. We even get to see a couple of the aforementioned 576 webshooter combos when Spidey webs a thief to another web and leaves him dangling in the air. Continue reading…
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Analyzing Red Dead Redemption 2's Delay

Analyzing Red Dead Redemption 2's Delay

DOWNLOAD UNLOCKED 297 (Audio version) On this week’s Xbox show, we discuss who wins and who loses in the wake of Red Dead Redemption 2’s delay. Plus: Destiny 2, Scorpio, and the potential scourge of the exclusive marketing deal; BioWare’s future is clearer, Far Cry 5 gets teased, South Park: The Fractured But Whole’s final-final (?) release date, and more! Continue reading…
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Arrow: Season 5 Finale Review

Arrow: Season 5 Finale Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below. It’s impossible not to approach each Arrow season finale with trepidation. The Season 1 and 2 finales were both great, ranking among the show’s overall best. But the Season 3 and 4 finales were the exact opposite. Arrow has developed a nasty habit of falling apart at the finish line in recent years, and even with all the improvements the show has undergone this year, there’s always going to be that fear that the show will blow it in the end. Thankfully, that’s not the case with Season 5. “Lian Yu” isn’t just a great season finale, it’s quite possible the show’s best episode ever. The series truly came full circle this week, wrapping up Oliver Queen’s five-year flashback saga and dragging him back to the island where it all started. In the process, pretty much every surviving character of note (and one dearly departed favorite) returned to help the show celebrate this important milestone. This was a jam-packed episode that managed to never lose sight of Ollie’s very personal mission. It’s funny to note that this is the first time the writers cooked up a finale that didn’t involve Team Arrow racing against the clock to save Star city from destruction. Despite that, this episode felt as epic and eventful as any of them. Continue reading…
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Every Secret Hidden in Game of Thrones' Season 7 Trailer

Every Secret Hidden in Game of Thrones' Season 7 Trailer

The Great War is coming in Game of Thrones, and the Season 7 trailer gave us a preview of some of the epic battles and political showdowns we can expect this year. The biggest fight showcased is a clash between Daenerys’ Dothraki and Unsullied army with Queen Cersei’s Lannister forces. Even Drogon gets into the fight in the coolest moment of the trailer. There seem to be two elements of this massive battle: first, the showdown between the Dothraki and Lannister army in an open field, and second, the Unsullied overtaking a Lannister keep. While there is a chance this keep is King’s Landing, it’s more likely that it’s the Lannister home of Casterly Rock. Continue reading…
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Star Wars: Joseph Fiennes Almost Played Obi-Wan Kenobi

Star Wars: Joseph Fiennes Almost Played Obi-Wan Kenobi

George Lucas’ daughter cost The Handmaid’s Tale star Joseph Fiennes the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace. In an interview with TheWrap, Fiennes revealed that, after a number of auditions for the role, it was whittled down to two candidates: Fiennes and Ewan McGregor, whom Fiennes attended drama school with. After moving forward to the next level in the audition process and impressing both George Lucas and casting director Robin Gurland, Fiennes had to then meet with Lucas’ young daughter. Joseph Fiennes in Risen.Continue reading…
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