Comic-to-Film Primer: Iron Fist (Updated with Offi...

Marvel’s partnership with Netflix has created a nice little block within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, one where the heroes are a bit more tormented, the villains are far more complicated, and everyone’s developed a bit of an outsider complex in the face of urban decay. The final corner of this block is easily the strangest of them all, an outsider even among a group of outsiders like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage. He is Danny Rand, the Iron Fist. Doctor Strange introduced us to a world of mystic arts within the MCU, and Iron Fist will take us even further as we witness Danny Rand channel mystical kung fu powers and earn his...

A History of Cinematic Resurrection

Every so often tragedy strikes and an actor passes away during the filming of a movie. When this happens the filmmakers are left with the choice of scrapping the whole movie, as director George Sluzier did when River Phoenix died during the filming of Dark Blood, or trying to find a way around it. The latter was the option Terry Gilliam chose when Heath Ledger died halfway through filming of the The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, instead casting Jude Law, Johnny Depp, and Colin Farrell to each play Ledger’s character when he goes into a fantasy world within the movie. Other times though, the actor will die leaving enough footage for the...

Don’t Watch The Inauguration. Not To Spite T...

It makes me sick to have to say this, but the opinions expressed in this editorial article do not necessarily reflect those of Audiences Everywhere as a brand or team. It makes me sick because I don’t necessarily feel as though what I’m about to say is, by and large, a political statement, and any contention that it is willfully amputates basic morality from politics. That disclosure out of the way, I’ll state this up front: Like a lot of Americans, I dislike Donald Trump as a person and detest his democratically-ish-elected occupation of the office of United States president. I say this not just from a personal perspective, but as the...

The 10 Best Albums We Heard In 2016

We fight sometimes. It is a little difficult for us to find agreement when ranking the best or worst of anything movie-based on a list, but the consensus, eventually, becomes something we cinephiles can calculate to an agreeable degree. The same can not be said for our music tastes. We do not even try to formulate common ground. Instead, we celebrate our diverse, genre-destroying interest in our second favorite media form. As such, we’ve allowed our writers to choose their favorite music of the past year to provide you with a colorful roller-coaster playlist of 2016’s best albums. Blackstar – David Bowie  2016 took several great...

October Was the Scariest Month: How Panic Disorder...

October was the scariest month of my life even though I wasn’t even really watching any horror movies. The reason October was such an unprecedentedly terrifying month and the reason why I avoided horror movies was the same: because in September, I was attacked by a monster. Now, this the second week of November, a new monster is making matters even worse. More about my personal monster momentarily, but first, I think we should measure that damage. For all of my life, I have loved horror. I’ve loved being afraid. October, traditionally, has always been my favorite month largely because I love horror. Anyone paying attention knows that last...

Another 7 Chilling Real Life Stories That Should B...

We are currently in the midst of a glut in terms of wonderful horror and terrifying horror film releases. The unfortunate news (or fortunate, if you’re into this sort of thing), is that the real world keeps turning up terrifying stories as well. This year, we had no trouble finding seven more entries into our continuing Halloween series of seven real life stories that would make great movies. Let’s get started… 1. Japanese Ghost Boat Since October of last year, dozens of wooden boats washed onto the shores of Monzen, a quiet Japanese fishing village, carrying a total of 30 partially skeletized corpses. At least two of the...

Watsky at 30: His 30 Best Songs

“After a person turns 21, most milestone birthdays are ominous reminders of our mortality. 30, 40, 50, 60. Potentially depressing moments in a person’s life.” – George Watsky, How to Ruin Everything It is rare for someone at 30 to be able to say they’ve had an impact on millions of people’s lives. However, that’s not exactly the case for artists and other well-known public figures. An artist’s goal isn’t fame but instead self-expression. With that in mind, seeing as today is George Watsky’s 30th birthday, we thought it best to celebrate the 30 years of existence of one of our...

Sturgill Simpson’s A Sailor’s Guide to...

Sturgill Simpson screws up a lyric in his cover of Nirvana’s In Bloom. In interviews since the release of A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, the album which contains the alt-country singer’s breakthrough re-imagining, Simpson has spoken at length about his admiration for Kurt Cobain and Nirvana and admits the influence the early ‘90s grunge band holds over his approach to music. He has also formally apologized for misinterpreting the line in the chorus. It seems as though it was an honest mistake, and not just that, but an honest mistake that allowed a more honest album. Traditionally, male country western artists are hurt and hurtful people. For...

Penny Dreadful and How the End of Season 3 Broke M...

*Warning: Spoilers for all of Penny Dreadful* The End of Penny Dreadful came out of nowhere. And it was The End with a capital T and E. John Logan’s gothic epic ran for three seasons and then, on Sunday night, ended with a simple title card declaring that the story was over. And no one knew about it. As far as everyone watching knew, the double episode on Sunday was the season finale and viewers would be left waiting for news of renewal or cancellation. Personally, I prayed to whichever god was listening that the show would be renewed but also prepared for cancellation. It felt as though it was too late in the season to have heard nothing...

Game of Thrones Recap: Battle of the Bastards

Episode 9, or in Game of Thrones terms, the episode where shit gets real. Previous episode 9s have been known for showing Starks die and battles be fought. With that in mind, let’s watch the Starks fight a battle. Season 6, Episode 9: Battle of the Bastards Written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Directed by Miguel Sapochnik Recap: In Meereen, the Masters are still bombarding the city as Daenarys looks on. She tells Tyrion that she has a plan that essentially involves wiping the Masters off the face of the world for good. Tyrion warns her of the road she is going down, and how her father had planned to destroy King’s Landing with wildfire...

Game of Thrones: No One Recap

Tonight I want movement, I want violence, and I want Waif to meet her maker at the hands of the Arya Stark via the sharp end of Needle. Season 6, Episode 8: No One Written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Directed by Mark Mylod Recap: We open in Braavos with the mummers and Lady Crane’s revised speech over Joffrey’s corpse. Gone are the tears, replaced with Arya inspired rage. Crane goes backstage and finds Arya, bloodied and hiding and, hopefully not, dying. Crane patches her up, feeds her, and talks about a very stabby past. Crane invites Arya to join the troupe but Arya refuses as the Waif chasing her puts everyone at risk. She tells...

Game of Thrones: The Broken Man Recap

Game of Thrones blah blah blah sex, magic, violence, let’s just get into it! Season 6, Episode 7: The Broken Man Written by Brian Cogman Directed by Mark Mylod Recap: We open on the barn building scene from Witness, or, more accurately, the building of a church. Ian McShane, with a seven pointed star around his neck, directs his followers, including one follower who can lift a log by himself and has a scarred face and is Sandor Clegane aka the Hound, back from the dead! He chops wood and McShane’s character, Brother Ray, asks him how he “died.” Later, Ray, approaches him again and lets the Hound know he scares people. Ray...

Game of Thrones: Blood of My Blood Recap

After last week’s heartache, I craved catharsis from Game of Thrones last night. I need the death of a much-hated character or the return of an absent beloved one. And it doesn’t even need to be Stannis. Season 6, Episode 6: Blood of my Blood Written by Bryan Cogman Directed by Jack Bender Recap: We open at the close and Meera is dragging white-eyed Bran and his sled through the snow. Bran is having one frame visions of past events on the show, events with the Mad King from before the show, and events that seem to predict a White Walker heavy future. Meera collapses, unable to drag him anymore. Bran wakes up as the pursuing wights arrive. A...

Games of Thrones Recap: The Door

Last week’s episode was killer. Can they match the energy, interest, and strong story-telling? Probably. But let’s find out for sure. Season 6, Episode 5: The Door Written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Directed by Jack Bender Recap: Sansa receives a message to meet Littlefinger in Molestown. She arrives, along with Brienne, and is not best pleased to see him. Littlefinger tells her he brought knights to liberate her/The North, but she would rather discuss how he left her in the clutches of the devil, much to his shame. He apologises but she is unmoved, dismissing him and his army. He leaves but not before telling her to seek...

Game of Thrones: Oat...

Another week, another Game of Thrones. Book fans got to see some scenes only spoken about in the books and a fan theory (R+L=J) looks set to be revealed this season. Otherwise, has the show managed to maintain its early good start three episodes in? Read on and find out. Season 6 Episode 3:...

All-New Marvel Comics You Should Be Reading

After the universe-changing comic event that was Secret Wars, the marvel line has shifted and rebooted. Everything is back down to #1 with all-new storylines and creative teams, so it’s a great time to jump into the world of comics – whether it’s your first time or you’ve been out of the game for a while. Before the release of Captain America: Civil War, check out these series, recommended by our avid comic book readers. Black Panther In his Fantastic Four, Avengers, and Secret Wars series’ Jonathon Hickman gave us a taste and a beginning of a vast history and mythology of Wakanda. Ta-Nehisi Coates is taking that...

Civil War Retrospective

Over 2006 and 2007, Marvel comics published the crossover event Civil War. It spanned over 50 tie-in comics, all based around a central seven-issue limited series. Written by Mark Millar and pencilled by Steve McNiven, Civil War is about the collateral damage of superheroics, where the responsibility lies, and questions of security and freedom. When D-Lister group The New Warriors attack the villain Nitro, the battle destroys a large area of a town, including a school. 600 people die. No longer feeling safe with these conflicts threatening innocent bystanders, the government proposes the Superhuman Registration Act, where superheroes must...

Further Reading: Star Wars

For the longest time we assumed we would never see another Star Wars movie. Now, we’re getting one every year. But what do you do during the 364 days that you’re not watching a brand new Star Wars movie? Glad you asked. At Audiences Everywhere we’ve put together a list of cultural methadone to help you get through the Star Wars cravings without having to resort to watching the prequels. Dune Dune is one of those properties that has a weird adaptation cycle. It’s very similar to the way in which the book Starship Troopers inspired the movie Aliens, which in turn inspired the movie of Starship Troopers. In the same way, Dune the book inspired...

Why I Still Watch Girls

After five seasons on the air, Girls has become a bit of joke. Initially praised for its overt ties to that other acclaimed HBO drama about well-to-do young women living in the Big Apple, showrunner/writer/actor/director Lena Dunham’s cast of millennial New Yorkers has become every bit as entitled and odious as Sex and the City. Hannah Horvath as a stand-in for Dunham herself is often dragged through the proverbial mud, as her preening self-aggrandizement often seems to echo that of the actress who portrays her in real life. In 2014, Dunham published her memoir Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned” to...

Togetherness In Memoriam

A couple of weeks ago HBO cancelled the original series Togetherness in the middle of airing its second season, and the entire program ended without ceremony and in the midst of its depicted drama. Written and created by show-runners Mark and Jay Duplass, Togetherness was a bold experiment in dramatic screenwriting for television that upheld much of the subtle understatement characteristic of the two directors larger cinematic oeuvre. Having partially contributed to what is now well known as the Mumblecore sub-genre of independent films from the 2000s, the Duplass Brothers are certainly not hurting for acclaim and attention. With Jay...

iZombie Season 2 is a Triumph of Genre Storytellin...

Overview: Following the aftermath of the Meat Cute massacre, Liv tries to rebuild her life as Max Rager begins hunting Seattle zombies and Blaine takes on the city’s organized crime boss. 2015-2016; CW/Warner Bros; 19 episodes. Already Dead: The freshman season of iZombie was a constant joy that never dwelt too much on unnecessary melodrama or repetition, but this latest season moves the show into the upper echelon of must watch television. The brains led to more interesting personalities, the jokes hit harder, the mysteries were more compelling, and the finale was somehow more explosive than the first season. There are a lot of moving...

The People v. O.J. Simpson Recites And Refutes Ame...

I was born on July 15, 1994, just under a month after O.J. Simpson led the LAPD on a low-speed chase in Al Cowling’s white Ford Bronco. Because of this, there’s an extent to which American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson is not meant for me. The show often relies on the viewer’s knowledge of the trial to provoke reactions; while I recognized a lot of these moments, I didn’t understand all of them. I cringed when Chris Darden (Sterling K. Brown) suggests to Marcia Clark (Sarah Paulson) that they should have Simpson (Cuba Gooding Jr.) try on the killer’s gloves in front of the jury. I had absorbed that imagery from pop culture. I...

Why You Should Be Watching Silicon Valley

With the third season of celebrated filmmaker Mike Judge’s Silicon Valley on the way later this month, there is perhaps no better time than now to get on board with the latest comic creation from the writer-director of such monumental comedic properties as Office Space and Beavis and Butt-Head. Like the formerly mentioned contemporary cult-classic, Judge finds himself once again belittling and mocking, albeit ultimately embracing, the modern tech-savvy business culture of the program’s eponymous Californian locale, while taking the requisite time to indulge in all of the sophomoric excess of the latter animated franchise. Where Extract, his...

Baskets and the Sad Clown

There are several moments of clarity scattered throughout the first ten episodes of the FX original series Baskets that are as resounding with personal insight as they are subversively antagonistic towards viewer understanding and entertainment. As the classically-trained clown Chip Baskets, stand-up comedian-turned-actor-turned-show-runner Zach Galifanakis plays his latest comic creation with all of the snide deception that has become a staple of his on-screen persona. Audiences now are familiar with Galifanakis from the movie theater, from television, or through the always uproarious anti-talk show Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifanakis,...

Daredevil Season 2 Is A Huge Improvement

Overview: Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), blind lawyer-by-day and vigilante-by-night, crosses paths with Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal), better known as The Punisher. While Daredevil tries to operate within the boundaries of the law, his opponent puts criminals down for good. His world is further complicated by the arrival of Elektra Natchios (Elodie Yung), an old flame with dubious morals and a dark secret. 2016; ABC Studios/Marvel Television; TV-MA; 13 Episodes. A Change of Pace: Season one of Daredevil was brutal and occasionally brilliant, setting up the world of Matt Murdock, lawyer-by-day and vigilante-by-night, and a darker side to the...

Supergirl: The Hero We Need

If you have ever wondered what makes Superman such an enduring figure in pop culture, whether that be comic books or television or movies, you need look no further than DV TV’s new show, Supergirl. There hasn’t been a Superman-universe adaptation that understood exactly what makes the character so compelling and beloved since 1978’s Superman: The Movie. It comes down to something that’s simple but completely vital to understanding what makes the character work. It is something that both the movie and the new TV series nail head on, something that so many other adaptations fail to connect with. What matters most is that Superman wants to be...

Our Favorite Batman and Superman Stories

Whether they’re clashing over ideologies, teaming-up for the benefit of humanity, or immersed in their own separate adventures, Batman and Superman have given us over 75 years of comics worthy of our interest and examination. These figures, whether drawn to mythic heights, or sketched as identifiably human-figures have been interpreted and re-interpreted time and time again, making it unlikely for most of us to agree on one single best take on these characters. Lucky for us, AE doesn’t put much stake into agreeing because where’s the fun in that? But whichever take on these characters you prefer, we guarantee that each of...

The 100 Strikes a Blow to its Dystopian Diversity

CAUTION: MAJOR SPOILER ALERT Last week, the loyal legion of fans of The 100 erupted in a fiery flame of pure outrage when Lexa, Commander of the twelve clans, was killed off in a thoroughly rushed, ruthless fashion. Here at AE, we have some seriously enthusiastic fans of this television show, and needless to say, they all had passionate reactions to the events of the episode “Thirteen.” Two of our writers (one female and bisexual and one male and heterosexual because we also love diversity) have offered up their take on this pivotal, tragic moment and what it means for the show and the strides it’s made in blazing a trail...

Prequels and Sequels to TV Shows We Want to See

This year, X-Files fans were treated to a revival of their favourite show and also the announcement of a prequel book series to be released in January of 2017. With the fashion of the moment being to revisit old material, we began thinking about TV shows that would benefit from the sequel or prequel treatment, and here are some of our favourites. Prequels The Shield The Shield was a show that managed to stick its landing so well that the idea of a sequel would only taint its fantastic ending. However, a prequel focusing on a young Vic Mackey would be incredible. The prequel show would follow Mackey as he joins the police force full of vim...

Comic-To-Film Primer: Luke Cage

To conclude our exploration of Blaxploitation, we’re stepping away from the silver screen and turning to the paneled pages of comic books. After Marvel Studios and Netflix’s one-two punch of Daredevil and Jessica Jones, they’re ready to turn their attention to another corner of Marvel’s neighborhood, one where the shades of gray are quite literally defined by black and white. You may think you know Luke Cage already, but we’ve got the info that will have you shouting “Sweet Christmas!” before the series airs. So settle back, crank up the Isaac Hayes, and discover everything you need to know about our favorite hero for hire, Luke Cage. The...

Meaning and Pain on Infinite Jest’s 20th Ann...

In David Foster Wallace’s 2005 commencement speech at Kenyon College, he talks of finding meaning in the “boredom, routine, and petty frustration” of everyday life. He talks of turning “a crowded, hot, slow, consumer-hell type situation” into something not only meaningful but also sacred. Much of life is cramped, crowded, and unimaginably, skull-numbingly boring. The time spent waiting for the bus in the rain seems to far outweigh the time spent being the places where the bus is supposed to take us. In order for one to live a fruitful and (there’s that word again) meaningful life, one has to try and glean some beauty out of those painful,...

Horace and Pete & the Peculiar Appeal of Loui...

A few weeks ago, in the midst of the continuing political unrest brought about by the then-current Iowa Caucus, stand-up comedian and cinematic provocateur Louis C.K. released the first episode of his new series Horace and Pete, entirely unannounced on his personal website. The series has since gone on to feature three episodes so far, each of which has lasted the duration of approximately an hour and a half, and each has surprised audiences with understated clarity, socially aware acuity, and piercing cultural insight. At one point over the course of the premiere episode, Steve Buscemi, who plays Pete of the show’s eponymously named bar,...

When Movie Directors...

For the past decade or so we’ve lived in a golden age of TV. It is now perfectly acceptable for a movie star to headline a TV show, and not a star whose light has dimmed but a big star, and it is also not a huge surprise to see an episode or two of these shoes to be directed by a...

Grease: Live! Recap

What holds Grease together in popular culture, aside from it being the most nostalgic thing of all things, is the music. To this day, most of the songs from the movie are almost irresistibly catchy. Challenge yourself to listen to You’re The One That I Want or Greased Lightning without singing along. It’s nigh impossible. Grease is of course best remembered as a stage show but like so many movie musicals, the source material worked better as a stage show which maintained a more tongue-in-cheek attitude compared to the earnestness of the film adaptation. This makes Grease: Live a bit of a strange beast that attempts to merge...

Five Years of Portlandia

It’s almost hard to believe, but the original IFC sketch comedy show Portlandia has already been on the air for a total of five seasons, and five years since the show’s debut season in 2011, it has quickly become one of my favorite shows. Even when I haven’t kept up with the antics featured by the show’s co-stars, co-writers, and co-creators Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, I have managed to keep the spirit of many of the program’s original cast of characters in mind whenever I have needed a slight pick me up. Starting from the pilot episode, Portlandia has been a show about the cultural misfits whose spontaneity and creativity has made...

Sherlock: The Abomin...

Overview: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson travel back to the late 1800s to solve a perplexing case involving a vengeful bride who just won’t stay dead, while Sherlock attempts to face one of his biggest demons once and for all. Distributed by Fathom Events; 2016; PG-13; 110 minutes. My...

The Legend of Korra: One Year Later

Following in the footsteps of any great franchise establishment is a daunting task. No, I’m not talking about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I’m talking about The Legend of Korra, a sequel series to Avatar: The Last Airbender. Both series suffered from awful updates via the prequels, or a live-action adaptation, but the official follow ups lead the stories in substantial and exciting directions. What happens when one generation finishes their journey? It’s time for a new generation to make their mark in the world. Enter Korra, a character who is not just a person of color, but an independent and headstrong young woman who...

A Very Murray Christmas Offers An Elegiac Experien...

There are plenty of moments sprinkled throughout actor Bill Murray and writer-director Sofia Coppola’s latest creative collaboration that ring with the same spark of ingenuity and charm that made them such an unexpectedly attractive pair in the modern movie masterpiece that was Lost in Translation in 2003. A little over a decade later, A Very Murray Christmas is a bit of a culture shock, offering what is an elegiac, variety show special, with plenty of its featured star’s oddball charisma throughout, and little bit of the spirit of its titular holiday at its thematic center. Add a splash of Coppola’s remarkably subtle hand behind the...

The Best References to Star Wars on TV

Star Wars is a cultural phenomenon. Mention Wookies, Jedi, or the Force to anyone and nine times out of 10, you’ll be understood. It permeates our culture so strongly that long before The Force Awakens was a twinkle in JJ Abrams’ eye and Star Wars became ubiquitous in the mainstream, it was already pretty prevalent in terms of toys, clothes, and references in popular culture. With that view in mind, we’ve compiled a few of our favourite television references to the greatest franchise ever made: … The X-Files – “Small Potatoes” An episode of the show’s fourth season, “Small Potatoes” is a fantastic...

The 15 Best Performa...

The week we have all been waiting for is finally here. After months, if not years, of anticipation, eager fans everywhere will finally know: Who will win Season 9 of The Voice? In all seriousness, at the risk of sounding like a Midwestern housewife, I’ve been a fan of The Voice from...

The Flash/Arrow Mid-...

Overview: The Flash takes on Zoom while Green Arrow takes on Damien Dahrk, as a powerful, immortal enemy builds up in the background. The CW; 2015; TV-14; 18 episodes. Set-Up for Tomorrow: In the fall of 2013, the television series Arrow used the episode before its second mid-season finale to...

Agents of S.H.I.E.L....

Overview: The agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fight off Hydra while facing the threat of the uncanny Terrigen outbreak. ABC; 2015; TV-PG; 10 episodes. Many Heads, One Tale: After a series-defining, comeback, second season, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. had the next task of using the storylines and characters...

Jessica Jones Finds the Heroism in Humanity

Overview: A private investigator with superpowers must find a way to save a girl accused of a murder she didn’t commit by stopping the mind-controlling madman who shattered her world years ago. 2015; ABC Studios/Marvel Television; TV-MA; 13 episodes. The Pulse: The kid gloves are off; Jessica Jones doesn’t go in for bullshit. There’s nothing mild-mannered, emotionally false, or apologetic about Marvel’s latest entry. It’s not a superhero show and it never tries to be one. Instead, Jessica Jones operates as an eerie thriller with one foot in the muddy morality of noir and the other in the bloody pool of horror. As an adaptation, it manages...

Everything I Know About Love I Learned from Spice ...

As if 2000 wasn’t a difficult enough year, with starting a brand new century and recovering from the irrational Y2K fear. While my parents were still looking for all the money they had hidden under their mattresses, I was drying my pubescent tears with my Emma Bunton beach towel over the devastation that was the imminent breakup of The Spice Girls. Although Ginger Spice (Geri Halliwell) abruptly left the group in 1998, it wasn’t until November 20, 2000 when Mel C. announced that she too was going her own way when the group’s destruction seemed inevitable. And inevitable it was, because they didn’t even stick it out...

Master of None is a ...

Overview: An actor tries to become more self-aware and understanding while juggling work, family, and relationships. 2015; Netflix; 10 episodes. The Importance: Art can be powerful. It can evoke specific emotions or memories for people to latch onto. Art is also the vision of its creator,...

Master of None As Aziz Ansari’s Insincere Ap...

Aziz Ansari has always annoyed me. His ultra-sophomoric demeanor and “please don’t hate me” faux-desperation on the stage and in film has always rung false, stale, and meticulously fabricated. Yes, Tom Haverford, the popular character he became well known for on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, is amusing, but only when juxtaposed against the stoic, conservative masculinity exuded by his polar opposite Ron Swanson, played by Nick Offerman, who is by turns a more palatable alternative to those less than amenable to the basic aesthetic playfulness and disingenuous repartee of the millennial milieu. Ansari has worked well in...

Supergirl is a Superhero Show for Girls

There are a million think-pieces floating around the internet on whether or not the current influx of superhero movies and TV shows is a fad. I would argue the opposite, and that the form is forcibly making its way into the commonplace among genre filmmaking and television in general. The truth is that superheroes are important. They might not impact you, a 30-year-old white male sitting behind a desk as you read this, but they influence people, specifically children, now more than ever because of the genre exploding onto all entertainment media. To be honest, this isn’t about the genre impacting adults at all. It’s about the...

A Horror-Comedy Classic Comes to TV in Ash vs. Evi...

Halloween this year brought fans of the Evil Dead franchise some beloved old tricks and a lot of new treats in the premiere of Ash VS Evil Dead on Starz. The cult-classic trilogy from Sam Raimi may not have needed a sequel series, but fans might tell you otherwise, claiming there is simply no more deserving series of films to receive the television revival treatment. Expectations for the series were almost impossibly high, with fans clamoring for something bigger and better but that would not abandon or sacrifice the gritty garishness that made the original films so beloved in the first place. To anyone who isn’t a fan, this new series...

Beginner’s Guide to Arrow

Arrow contains some of the best examples of how to do superhero stories on television. The action gets more cinematic as it gets older, the stories are usually pretty compelling, and it has one of the more likable casts – par for the course when you cast John Barrowman in anything. In honor of the fourth season of the hit show, here are Arrow’s top ten episodes: … 10. “The Man Under the Hood” Slade Wilson is the greatest thing to happen to Arrow until the introduction of Barry Allen. The character brought a tonal weightiness which had only been tapped into previously in small bursts. The character saved the flashback...

Why You Should Watch The Flash

The Flash ended its freshman season with a finale that could only be described as being “Wow,” so please ignore the lack of an actual descriptive adjective. Waiting for new episodes had us all on the edge of our seats. If you’re not on board with the series yet, here are five reasons why you should watch The Flash: The Flash Will Brighten Your Day: We all have bad days. It’s bound to happen sooner or later. Some days we’re just going to be down in the dumps. But when The Flash is on, and Barry Allen and his friends are discovering new things about the speed force, there is no sadness. Sure there are some sad moments in the...