Friday, May 15, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015
This week's episode picks up right where last week's left us hanging - in the elevator. There were a lot of feelz in this one, and I gotta say - I hate just being left hanging when I know something isn't as simple as it seems. There was a lot more work done on the relationship between Liv and Lowell, and I was just starting to feel like maybe it had a chance - and then BAM. Maybe not.
The whole vibe for the episode this week was depressing, but in a good way. That touched me. I mean, the usual energy between her and Clive was there. It was a little weird between Liv and Ravi, but it was downright sad between her and Lowell. Major makes a mistake that nearly costs him his life, and still might - but he's closer to the truth than he realizes. The problem is, I don't think he can handle the truth! Meanwhile, Ravi is so far not a zombie after being bitten by the zombie rat - yet.
There wasn't a whole lot of focus put on the actual crime this week - a dead soldier, and a murderous computer geek. There was a lot of focus on Liv's new sniper skills. Passengers on the good ship Livwell are probably wondering what now, especially since something rather permanent seems to have happened with a fan favorite. But I've learned that things aren't always what they seem with this show, so I'm holding out for the hero to come riding back in on his steed later on - perhaps in season two.
Is Lowell gone for good? Will he rise again from the dead? Hit the jump for the recap, and tell us what you think in the comments!
Asa Butterfield, who burst onto the scene a few years ago with a starring role in Ender's Game, has reportedly been cast as the Spider-man for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel had been reported to be looking for a much younger actor this go around, and Butterfield certainly fits. It will be interesting to see an actor who actually looks high school aged facing off with Steve Rogers and Tony Start, and will definitely add a dynamic the original story, with its thirty year old Peter Parker, did not have.
The only question now is how seriously audiences will take this new Spider-man. Hit the jump to see the Instagram post from the usually-reliable Umberto Gonzalez reporting this rumor.
Excitement has been building for the newest spinoff in the Arrow/Flash universe ever since it was first announced. And now that the team-up show, Legends of Tomorrow, has gotten a mid-season premiere set, DC and the CW are starting to tease us even more. Above, you can see the first full photo of the cast, which reveals some interesting details. And today, we got our first confirmation on what villain the team would be facing. Hit the jump for all the details.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Nintendo of America announced their plans for this year's E3, and it's a lot of the usual. They're letting us play their newly announced games (this year it's Mario Maker) at Best Buy the week of the convention, they'll be holding a digital event to announce lots of good things, the Treehouse will be live on the floor the whole time...oh, and they're bringing back the Nintendo World Championships.
First of all, I know, this is a CBS show (you can see it in the logo!) But it bears all the hallmarks of the typical CW teen-aimed superhero drama - the sort of thing Arrow struggled to overcome and Flash survived because of. But man, that did not for a moment keep a big goofy grin off of my face. The trailer (which you can see below the jump, but be warned, it basically spoils the entire pilot for you) is full of fun and fantasy and looks like the same kind of formula that made the Flash work really well. Brooding when necessary, but fun in spades and full of memorable characters. I'm really, really interested to see where this show goes now.
Before Generation X, or the New X-men, or the All New X-men, there was the original team of kickass teenage mutants. Called simply "The New Mutants," this team was the first group of second generation X-men, and they blazed a trail through the 80s that ultimately ended in them becoming the first X-force. Now, Variety is reporting that Fox has decided to launch the New Mutants to the big screen, with Josh Boone at the helm. Haven't heard of Boone? The biggest film he's known for is teen drama The Fault in Our Stars...which is actually a pretty good pedigree for something like the New Mutants, who were always known for their teenage drama.
We'll give you more news as we know more.