Arrow: Colton Haynes to Return in Season 6

Arrow: Colton Haynes to Return in Season 6

Roy Harper/Arsenal is returning to Arrow in Season 6. Deadline reports Colton Haynes will reprise his role as Arsenal for a short arc in the current sixth season of The CW show. Haynes joined Arrow as a recurring character in the second half of Season 1 and became a regular at the start of Season 2. Arsenal last appeared on the show at the end of Season 3. However, it’s not yet known when exactly Roy will make an appearance in Season 6. Colton Haynes as Arsenal on Arrow.Continue reading…
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South Park: Season 21 Review

South Park: Season 21 Review

Warning: Full spoilers for South Park’s 21st Season below. South Park has increasingly focused on building and maintaining a season-long continuity in recent years. Season 20 was basically the culmination of that shift, delivering ten episodes that basically fit together as one long, rambling movie that lampooned the 2016 election. We saw the drawback of that approach, particularly when Donald Trump’s election victory forced a major, last-minute rewrite. Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone seem to have decided that they took the continuity-driven approach about as far as it could go last year. Season 21 shifted gears by returning the show to its roots, and the series became better for it. Continue reading…
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Movies That Have Opened Up Against Every Star Wars

Movies That Have Opened Up Against Every Star Wars

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters this Friday, December 15, but it won’t be the only wide release of the weekend. Fox’s animated film Ferdinand will also debut, and it’s not the first film to serve as counter-programming to a Star Wars films, despite the franchise’s continued box office dominance. There’s a long history of films offering moviegoers who can’t get into Star Wars screenings an opportunity to watch something else. While those movies have varied in genre throughout the decades, there’s almost always been some other alternative offering. Check out what those films have been, as well as how their box office openings compare to their related Star Wars releases, in the gallery below (numbers via BoxOfficeMojo: Continue reading…
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Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock Review

Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock Review

Despite all its acclaim, the reimagined Battlestar Galactica series that ran from 2004 to 2009 has been severely underrepresented when it comes to quality games. Similarly, recent choices for space-based strategy games have been limited too, especially if you aren’t looking for a 4X experience. But Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock solves all of these issues single-handedly, with tactical-strategy gameplay featuring Cylons, Vipers, and Battlestars. The best surprise, though, is that it’s all of that and a good game. Deadlock is a cleverly designed space combat game layered on top of a challenging resource-management simulation. In this regard, Deadlock echos what makes games like XCOM so addictive: the ships you manage from a strategic perspective are the same ones you command in combat, so decisions made in one phase have significant impacts on the other. For instance, spending resources on a fleet officer might enhance a ship’s firepower in combat, but lose that ship and you will have a harder time tackling future missions. It’s a formula that’s worked in other games, and works just as well here. Continue reading…
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Super Mario Build-a-Bear Collection Now Available

Super Mario Build-a-Bear Collection Now Available

The wild and free nature of building your own bear is getting a host of options designed to please the bear-loving Nintendo fan in your life. Build-a-Bear Workshop’s new Super Mario collection features characters and costumes from the beloved franchise, including a Mario bear, as well as Yoshi, Bowser, and Toad plushies. There are also costume accessories, full costumes, like Peach and Luigi, as well as sounds you can implant inside your bear friend. Since Build-a-Bear is a chill company, you can mix and match as long as everything fits. For example, throw the Superman 6-in-1 sound pack into Yoshi and then dress him like Elf from the movie Elf. Sounds like anarchy, and it is. In fact, Build-a-Bear may be the freest possible free-market, giving consumers an infinite combination of choices and never judging people for making them. Continue reading…
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Wrestling Wrap Up: Daniel Bryan as a Heel Could Be Great

Wrestling Wrap Up: Daniel Bryan as a Heel Could Be Great

Greetings, awesome loyal Wrap Up readers who are awesome. It’s time to turn a pile of blerf into a succulent bowl of crawfish etouffee. Yup, we’re still in the WWE holiday season dead zone right now and hot headlines are hard to come by. (heads up: those who don’t normally make it to Page 2 might want to take a peek today) First off, foremost on my mind, Sami Zayn is a marvelous, miraculous heel. Kevin Owens is amazing, but we already knew he was when he landed in WWE. Sami is a revelation. He’s so vile and annoying on so many levels – even levels you weren’t aware existed. He’s the perfect storm of obnoxious. He’s like an airhorn with a cozy cap. What a gift. Continue reading…
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The Amazing Spider-Man #792 Review

The Amazing Spider-Man #792 Review

After so many years of writing Amazing Spider-Man, you’d think Dan Slott would have completely run out of new angles on Peter Parker by now. But somehow, that never seems to be the case. Even in a crossover that’s geared heavily toward overhauling Venom’s status quo in Marvel Legacy, the most fascinating element in “Venom Inc.” is how Slott and co-writer Mike Costa are handling Spider-Man himself. This second chapter of the crossover devotes most of its attention to the Spidey/Flash Thompson dynamic, one that’s just been changed in a big way now that Flash has become the new Anti-Venom. At this point, it’s nice just to see Flash back in action after he was unceremoniously demoted from the Venom role in 2016. But Slott does some great work here in exploring the complicated three-way relationship between Peter, Flash and the symbiote itself. Where Spider-Man is normally among the most compassionate and selfless heroes in the Marvel U., his hatred for the symbiote and all the damage it’s caused over the years clouds his judgment. At one point, Flash accuses Peter of being a bully, which is a terrific subversion of the old-school Peter/Flash relationship. Continue reading…
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Marvel Comics Announces Infinity Countdown Prime

Marvel Comics Announces Infinity Countdown Prime

Marvel Comics has shed more light on Infinity Countdown, the mysterious project that will pave the way for the publisher’s next epic cosmic crossover in spring 2018. As revealed by Newsarama, the road to that story begins in February with a one-shot special called Infinity Countdown Prime. Infinity Countdown Prime art by Mike Deodato, Jr. (Marvel Comics)Continue reading…
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