the punisher season 2 clip

The Punisher season 1 ended with Frank Castle, aka the Punisher, beating his old war-buddy-turned-enemy Billy Russo by smashing Billy’s face into some glass (ouch). Now Billy is coming back for season 2 as Jigsaw, and he’s got a creepy new mask. The Punisher season 2 clip below has Billy engaging in some therapy, and clearly not taking it very well.

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the punisher season 2

Frank Castle is back, and yeah, he’s not done killing. Jon Bernthal reprises the role of the vengeance-driven ex-soldier in The Punisher season 2, which Netflix confirmed will be returning later this month. Prepare to start the new year with extra bloodshed and a new look at Ben Barnes as the Punisher’s nemesis, Jigsaw.

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Westworld Kiksuya Review

Welcome to our weekly recaps of HBO’s Westworld. This Westworld review takes a look at the eighth episode of season 2, “Kiksuya”. Be warned: spoilers follow.

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The Punisher Spoiler Review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: the second season Netflix’s latest Marvel series, The Punisher.)

Why is The Punisher so hard to get right? First appearing in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man in 1974, Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, was birthed from the same two-fisted pulp sensibilities that created angry, well-armed lone nuts like Charles Bronson’s Paul Kersey in Death Wish and Clint Eastwood’s Harry Callahan in Dirty Harry. He was less a human being and more of a walking armory; an emotionally stunted anti-hero brandishing killer phallic symbols, living and dying by his own morally compromised code. There’s plenty of entertainment there, but there’s not a lot of substance.

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punisher trailer

After months of playing the waiting game, fans of The Punisher can finally discover the Marvel-Netflix series’ release date thanks to a new trailer that has been dropped.

The new The Punisher trailer is much more comprehensive than past promotional materials have been — this was perhaps the preview that was going to be revealed at the New York Comic-Con before the panel was cancelled in the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting. While there were rumblings that the unofficial premiere of The Punisher — which was reported to be in October — was delayed in the aftermath of the shooting, Marvel did promise that the anticipated superhero series starring Jon Bernthal as the antihero vigilante would be released this year. And you only had to wait one more month.

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The Punisher Casting

Frank Castle is getting some company. As shooting gets underway in New York, Netflix’s The Punisher has added a few more names to its roster. Ebon Moss-Bachrach (HBO’s Girls) and Amber Rose Revah (Son of God) have joined Jon Bernthal the Marvel spinoff series, while new details have emerged on the character played by Ben Barnes (HBO’s Westworld). In addition, set photos reveal a certain Daredevil character will return for The Punisher.

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the punisher villain

The villains have often been the highlight of Marvel’s Netflix series, with Vincent D’Onofrio’s Walter Fisk emerging as the standout character of Daredevil and David Tennant leaving quite an impression as the psychic sociopath Kilgrave on Jessica Jones. Luke Cage looks to be following suit with a baddie played by House of Cards star, Mahershala Ali. So when an antagonist is cast in a new Marvel/Netflix series, you stand up and pay attention. 

And that brings us to today’s news: Ben Barnes has been reportedly cast as a villain in the upcoming The Punisher, which will give Jon Bernthal’s vengeful vigilante his own series after stealing so many scenes in Daredevil season 2.

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HBO Westworld

HBO presented a panel for Westworld to the Television Critics Association where producers/writers Jonah Nolan and Lisa Joy spoke to reporters along with cast members Jeffrey Wright, Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton and Ed Harris. We sat down to discuss the show based on the Michael Crichton screenplay of the same name from 1973 with Jonah Nolan where he revealed the one thing he was allowed to do on the HBO Westworld remake that his filmmaker brother Christopher Nolan never let him do.

In addition, Nolan and Lisa Joy discussed the rules of Westworld, the themes brought about by today’s advanced technology in the story, the guest stars we can expect and much more. Plus, we learn about a very intriguing character played by Ed Harris, straight from the actor himself. Read More »

Seventh Son

It’s been four year since we first reported on Seventh Son (then called The Last Apprentice), three years since the film went into production, and two years since its originally scheduled release date. But the movie somehow still hasn’t hit theaters, so today we have a new Seventh Son trailer to share with you.

Jeff Bridges leads the production as Master Gregory, the last member of a mystical order. He takes a prophesied hero named Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) under his wing, and together they two battle an evil witch queen (Julianne Moore) from unleashing hell. Hit the jump to watch the new Seventh Son trailer.

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The Seventh Son - Jeff Bridges and Ben Barnes

Seventh Son has been coming for so long at this point, it’s almost surprising to realize it hasn’t actually arrived yet. But it will be here soon. Universal and Legendary have the fantasy adventure slated for release early next year, and today the first Seventh Son trailer has finally surfaced.

Directed by Sergey BodrovSeventh Son chronicles an ancient battle between mankind and supernatural forces. On one side are Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges) and his new apprentice Tom Ward (Ben Barnes), on the other is the powerful witch Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore). Watch the Seventh Son trailer after the jump.

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