By Brady Steele / twitter: @mrbradysteele.The latest episode of ‘The Flash’ entitled ‘Crazy for You’ has a lot going on in it. Like a good comic book, subplots are coming to a boil and even more subplots are being planted. Viewers finally see some progression on plot points that have been languishing around since nearly the beginning of this series. Plus, our speedster finally has real difficulty against his adversary of the week: Peek-a-Boo! Who is that? Don’t worry, you’ll find out…
The ladies pretty much take over this episode which is a great contrast to see. Ironically, the one character that normally gets a great deal of screen time, Iris West (Candice Patton), is put on the backburner this time out. Barry (Grant Gustin) has finally stopped pining for her and finds out there’s plenty of fish in the sea after all. No spoilers from me, BUT, it is nice to see them include more people from ALL the Flash’s timelines. One spoiler I will give viewers: there is karaoke in this episode. You’ve been warned.
Major geek points and kudos go out to the writers who definitely know their Flash history. Peek-a-Boo was a character created during producer Geoff Johns’ inspired run on The Flash comic book series that, as we can see here, has potential for so much more than robbing banks for gangsters. She’s got a fantastic power (teleportation) and it’s cool to see the creators use it in a different way than others have before.
As I mentioned earlier, subplots are starting to percolate more and more. This show really feels like a comic book with so many things going on herein. One prime example is the slow and methodical discoveries surrounding Martin Stein and Ronny Raymond’s fates. The hook at the end of this episode in particular unquestionably got me very excited as to which Rogue is coming next. Like The Flash himself, you can feel the momentum building and the storylines picking up the pace.
Between this show and Arrow, DC Comics on the CW definitely are doing a bang-up job at world-building. The producers of these shows are channeling a build up to an early 1980s era Justice League of America vibe (no pun intended) with at least four members already on screen in one capacity or another (Green Arrow, The Flash, The Atom and Firestorm). I hope they take their time and that that pipe dream doesn’t mature for another few seasons. This episode wasn’t too mushy or too comic-book-heavy either so I was pleasantly surprised once again how they balance both so well for a new show.
This morning marks the release of the first trailer for Netflix and Marvel’s first collaboration “Daredevil.” It’s everything you could want in a teaser, it’s short, sweet and to the point and edited beautifully. It exceeds my expectations and has my excitement for the series at an all time high.
Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the Super Hero “Daredevil” in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.
This is a grounded, authentic, suspenseful and edgy action drama featuring a great cast that includes:
o Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock / Daredevil
o Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk
o Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple
o Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page
o Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson
o Vondie Curtis Hall as Ben Ulrich
o Scott Glenn as Stick
o Ayelet Zurer as Vanessa Marianna
o Bob Gunton and Leland Owlsey
o Toby Leonard Moore as Wesley
Marvel’s Daredevil is one of the best known properties of the street level heroes and will be the the first of four epic live-action adventure series (Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Iron Fist, and Marvel’s Luke Cage, all leading up to the teaming of the main characters in Marvel’s The Defenders) that delves into the backstory of how Matt Murdock evolves into Daredevil.
Marvel’s first original series on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus”, “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer”, “Angel”) and Drew Goddard ( “Cabin in the Woods,” “Lost,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”, in addition to writing the first two episodes of Daredevil), along with Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Smallville,” “Heroes”), who also serves as Marvel’s Head of Television. The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.
The tone of the series is noticeably different than the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There’s blood here, and lots of it. I had expectations that the series would be a little darker, but this is something else. From this short teaser it looks like we’re getting an uncompromising look at street level crime from Daredevil, and watching as he pushes into a world he doesn’t really understand. I’m kind of bummed we don’t get to see much Kingpin or the use of Daredevil’s senses but I’m sure we will see more in the weeks to come.
Now the biggest question becomes who will be the first to binge all this episodes come April 10th.
Russian guitarist Igor Presnyakov has been making a solid name for himself on YouTube, uploading fantastic guitar covers of popular rock, metal, and pop tracks. And now he’s taken on one of Metallica‘s most eerie and sinister tracks: “The Call Of Ktulu”.
The track appears on the band’s 1984 thrash classic Ride The Lightning and the name was suggested by then bassist Cliff Burton, who was inspired by the H.P. Lovecraft novel “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”. It is also the last Metallica song to feature writing credit for Dave Mustaine of Megadeth.
Warner Bros. has also shared this awesome one-sheet for Drive star Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, Lost River, which opens April 10, 2015.
Lost River stars Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Eva Mendes, Iain De Caestecker, Matt Smith and Barbara Steele.
“The film is set against the surreal dreamscape of a vanishing city. Billy, a single mother of two, is swept into a macabre and dark fantasy underworld while Bones, her eighteen-year-old son, discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town. Both Billy and Bones must dive deep into the mystery, if their family is to survive.“
Also check out the new trailer below.
The CW is going horror crazy, it’s just too bad they aren’t making anything for me (or so it appears). With that said, I really hope some of you are excited!
Next up is “Cheerleader Death Squad”, from “Desperate Housewives” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” producers Marc Cherry, Neal Baer, Dan Truly and Sabrina Wind, says Variety.
The one-hour pilot follows a former CIA agent-turned-teacher who realizes that his elite students at a Washington, D.C., prep school have high level access through their personal connections — and trains them to be his eyes and ears in the world of international espionage so he can make his way back into the CIA.
Screen Media Films has set March 6, 2015 as the release for Riley Stearns’ psychological thriller Faults, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Leland Orser. A nationwide theatrical release accompanied by a day-and-date VOD platform release.
Winstead portrays a cult member whose family recruits a deprogramming specialist played by Orser.
The Playlist has the theatrical one-sheet for Faults, which premiered at South by Southwest, and also stars Beth Grant, Chris Ellis, Jon Gries and Lance Reddick.
Snoot Entertainment’s Keith and Jessica Calder produced along with Winstead. The film was executive produced by Brian Joe and co-produced by Chris Harding and Roxanne Benjamin.
They’re finally here!
USA Today shared the first ever images from the Gil Keenan-directed Poltergeist, allegedly a pseudo-sequel, that will open in theaters on July 24, 2015.
To be released in 3-D, Jared Harris will play Carrigan, a larger than life TV personality who left the world of academia behind to become the star host of basic cable TV show “Haunted House Cleaners.”
Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino and Jane Adams also star.
Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (producer) reimagines and contemporizes the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her.
Poltergeist has been rated PG-13 for “intense frightening sequences, brief suggestive material, and some language.”
Do you think the new clown is scarier than the one in Tobe Hooper’s original?
Thanks to Bloody reader Michael M. for the heads up.
Today brings another entry into our exclusive weekly series of teasing the upcoming My Enemies & I EP Sick World, which comes out March 10th!
Last week we teased “Victims”, which I labelled, “…one of the heaviest tracks on the album.” If you haven’t heard it, head over here to give it a listen.
For this week’s clip, we’re teasing the track “Wolves Teeth”, which boasts an anthemic chorus before giving us just the briefest taste of a fast-paced verse, complete with pounding drums and raging lyrics.
Tour dates with Arcane Haven and Alaya
Feb 16th | Pittsburgh, PA Keynote Cafe
Feb 17th | Beckley, WV Muncheez Bar & Grill
Feb 18th | Richmond, VA Canal Club
Feb 19th | Fayetteville, NC The Drunk Horse Pub
Feb 20th | Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
Feb 21st | Evansville, IN The Hobo Jungle
Feb 22nd| Sauget, IL @ Pop’s