• Game of Thrones Anime Style Intro

    Oct 09, 2017

    Game of Thrones started as medieval-style drama grounded in political intrigue ... and then came the dragons. The politics never went away, but the show has definitely become more over-the-top as it eased mainstream viewers into the world of ice and fire. It's the over-the-topness that really shines in this incredible anime intro.

    I think it's safe to say that Game of Thrones fans would be way open to an animated spinoff whether they're self-identifying anime fans or not.

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    The Punisher on Netflix Trailer 2

    Oct 19, 2017

    The second trailer for The Punisher series is more Rambo and less Death Wish than we have seen previously. This might not be surprising considering the effect that the recent shooting in Las Vegas had on Marvel and Netflix's plan.

    Leading up to NY Comic Con, a campaign was launched that gave cryptic messages alluding to a secret release date for The Punisher series. A panel was scheduled for the Saturday of New York Comic-con and was one of the convention's most high-profile, and highly anticipated events. The rumor was that Netflix would secretly make the series available during thge panel and it would be announced on stage. In the week before this was to occur, the largest shooting in American history unfolded in Las Vegas and, due to the nature of The Punisher, it was decided to cancel the NY Comic Con panel, along with any plans that may have coincided with it.

    Now we know that The Punisher will hit Netflix on November 17, which does not seem to be a date of any significance beyond the fact that we've long waited for its announcement. The trailer released alongside it also takes on a different angle than previous materials related to the series; it focuses more on Frank Castle's military history and an underlying cover-up than a well-armed vigilante dispatching his own brand of justice, one bullet at a time. Surely, this is a continued reaction to the recent shooting, and an attempt to distance a character who is synonmous with guns and killing from real-life events.

    Regardless of intent or motive, this trailer is a welcomed change that highlights the depth of the character, and it is great to finally know when our binge can begin.

    The Punisher finally launches on Netflix November 17, 2017.

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    Pure Jeff Goldblum in Thor Ragnarok Interview

    Oct 22, 2017

    Jeff Goldblum does a dolphin impression, a duck impression, sings a song about Jurassic Park, and compares Loki to a Tootsie Pop in this interview to promote Thor: Ragnarok.

    This man ... is a national treasure.

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    Springfield of Dreams Teaser - Homer at Back Doc

    Oct 22, 2017

    "Homer at Bat" is one of the best episodes of The Simpsons, and, unsurprisingly it's from 1992, often recognized as one of the show's prime years. Now, 25 years later, the episode is getting a Ken Burns style documentary called Springfield of Dreams. The doc features interviews from characters real and fictional who participated in the classic episode, as well as a wide range of notable faces from the sport of baseball.

    The hour-long documentary commemorates Homer Simpson's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, in Cooperstown, New York, in May 2017. Wait ... That actually happened?! It is directed by Academy Award winning documentarian Morgan Spurlock.

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    Sesame Street Meets The Walking Dead

    Oct 22, 2017

    Cookie Monster faces a nightmare in the Walking Gingerbread, Sesame Street's parody of The Walking Dead. Naturally, Cookie Monster stars as Rick Grimes, but he's joined by Muppet versions of Michonne, Daryl, and the Governor.

  • Carol's Evolution in The Walking Dead

    Oct 03, 2015

    Carol has been a part of The Walking Dead from the very beginning, but she bears little resemblance to the timid, abused house wife we met in season one. She is now one of the strongest, most capable members of the group. Her journey may prove to be the best part of The Walking Dead series, and much of that is due to the exemplary performance of Melissa McBride in the role.

    It's a little known fact, but The Walking Dead's writers originally intended to kill Carol's character in season 3. When Melissa McBride learned of this, she campaigned to save Carol and, fortunately, was successful. You can see the direction of her character change drastically from season 3 onward, and that may be the direct result of having a strong willed, intelligent woman behind the woman who came to showcase those same qualities on screen.

    Enjoy this conversation with Melissa McBride about Carol, and be thankful that we, as viewers, may continue to follow her journey, while the rest of the characters can be thankful they still have her around to protect them.

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