Superman on Supergirl

The new DC Comics TV series Supergirl had some strong opening ratings when it debuted, making it the most watched new series premiere of the fall. However, ratings have fallen since then, though not drastically enough for it to be canceled, at least not yet. Now Supergirl may spend some time with her Kryptonian cousin in a future episode, but not exactly how you think.

Fans will get to see a teenage Superman on Supergirl in order to show the bond that the two superpowered aliens have. However, there may be some logistical problems with how this scenario will play out on the show. Read More »


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friday night lights musical

We live in the age of reboots and remixes, where everything that someone loves gets the chance to live on forever. This can be frustrating . How many tributes to Firefly can you people cobble together on YouTube? How many times can Spider-Man get recast before we’re simply tired of him?

But we’ll expose a very specific bias on this front: Friday Night Lights is one of the best shows of the past decade and just thinking about it fills us with warm, wonderful feelings of hope and pride and community. If someone has to take a beloved television series and transform it into an “unauthorized” musical, then you can do far worse. The songs write themselves – you just know the big Act One closer will be a rousing rendition of “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose,” which will then have a reprisal in the grand finale.

You can find more information on the Friday Night Lights musical after the jump.

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Tremors TV Series

In the past five or six years, Kevin Bacon has made some pretty interesting choices as an actor. He’s taken on two extremely different kind of superhero movie with X-Men: First Class and James Gunn’s dark indie Super, went back to romantic comedy territory with Crazy Stupid Love, had a misstep with R.I.P.D. (though that wasn’t his fault), starred in the fun indie Cop Car, and led the chilling TV series The Following, which eventually got too crazy for its own good.

But now Bacon is ready to return to his roots as the star and executive producer of a new Tremors TV series that is currently in the works from Universal Cable Productions and Blumhouse Productions. Read More »

legends of tomorrow trailer

While the burgeoning DC movie universe will officially attempt to win the hearts of minds of audiences all over the world with 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, the DC television universe has already moved past its “safe and comfortable” phase and into its “totally batshit can you believe this exists” phase. When Arrow premiered back in 2012, no one imagined that The CW would soon house its own bonkers comic book universe that would win over nerds and norms alike. But here we are – just as The Flash was officially establishing itself as the geekiest show on television, Legends of Tomorrow is here to dethrone it.

Set in the already jam-packed Arrow/Flash universe, Legends of Tomorrow borrows recurring heroes and villains from those two series, introduces a lot more, and sends everyone on a time traveling adventure to take down the immortal DC comics baddie Vandal Savage. It looks insane. And very fun.

Watch the new and totally crazy Legends of Tomorrow trailer after the jump.

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Jimmy Kimmel Star Wars

If you’ve been watching Jimmy Kimmel Live over the past few years, or if you just pay attention whenever there’s a Star Wars-related clip that makes its way online, then you know that Harrison Ford has some serious beef with Chewbacca. The Wookiee seems to have done some nefarious activities with the wife of the man who plays his on-screen pal. Ford is so upset at Chewie that he has called him a “son of a bitch” when he tried to stop by his dressing room in 2011, and a “Wookiee sack of shit” when he popped up again in 2013.

But on last night’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens-themed episode, Ford finally settled the feud as Chewbacca was threatening to end his life on top of Jimmy Kimmel’s studio. Plus, there was plenty of other fun stuff, like a trivia contest between the cast and a seven-year old kid, a hologram from Carrie Fisher and a Star Wars edition of Lie Witness News. Read More »

Fargo season 3

We are more than halfway through the second season of Fargo, and FX has already announced they will be bringing their limited series back for a third season. So far the first two seasons of the dramatic television series have shared very few connections aside from locations and a few characters at very different times in their lives. So what might Fargo season 3 bring? Lets speculate.
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hey arnold tv movie

Sorry, ’80s kids. Your window of importance to the nostalgia-machine is coming to an end. The ’90s are back and they’re bringing all of their movies and shows along for the ride.

The latest splash of ’90s-flavored news (we’ll be fully submerged in pure liquid ’90s by 2018 or so) is that Nickelodeon, the curator of the average Millennial’s childhood television intake, is planning to reach into their back catalog for new content. That means that several of the most popular shows from a very specific era of Nickelodeon may be seeing the light of day once more. First up is Hey Arnold, the animated series that debuted in 1996 and inspired a theatrical film in 2002 before being axed in 2004. Nickelodeon has revealed that a television movie tying up the loose ends from the series is on the way with original series creator Craig Bartlett on board as a writer and executive producer.

Learn more about the Hey Arnold TV movie after the jump.

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HBO has dropped the first Game of Thrones Season 6 poster, and it confirms two things we’ve long suspected. One is that the show will return in April, as it usually does. No big surprise there. The other is that a certain someone will be back, in some way, shape, or form. Feast your eyes on the Game of Thrones Season 6 poster after the jump.  Read More »

jessica jones vs alias

Jessica Jones, Marvel Studios‘ second outing into the world of streaming television, is a triumph. More consistently paced than Daredevil and more confidently produced than Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., it’s easily the best small-screen Marvel story yet. Not bad for a character the average non-geek knows nothing about.

Although she has since become a major player in the larger Marvel comic book universe, the character of Jessica Jones originated in the pages of Alias, a wonderful 28-issue series from writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos. The basic template is the same: Jessica was a superhero, bad stuff happened, and now she’s private investigator. Alias was a Marvel “Max” title, an offshoot that publishes frequently non-canonical stories starring Marvel characters for adult readers, but it has been absorbed into the larger Marvel world. The events of the series are now canon, by and large, and Jessica Jones is one of the best and most vital new Marvel characters of the past two decades.

While Jessica Jones borrows the set-up from Alias, much changed on the road to Netflix. The comic’s climactic arc became the show’s first season. Characters were radically changed, while others were dropped altogether. The differences between the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Marvel comics universe demanded modifications in tone and story. In the interest of pure, geeky curiosity, I spent the week before the premiere of Jessica Jones revisiting Alias, and the weekend of its release watching all 13 episodes for one reason only: to compare the two, and see where they connect and diverge.

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