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Earth 2: World’s End #12
Published by DC Comics
After a surprisingly pleasant side step last week, Earth 2: World’s End returns to form with scatter shot story and a ten member art team. It’s quite the loss as last issue was a much better paced and tightly focused read and now once again the audience is subjected to a confused mess of a plot with changing art every two to four pages.
Incidentally, there are some over all improvements. The lesser artists mostly focused on the Flash/Hawkgirl storyline has been replaced with someone far more competent. The pencils and inks all look more like real people instead of melted action figures. However that »
- Grant Raycroft
For those of you who don’t know: the TV show Constantine is based on the long running and brilliant graphic novel series Hellblazer. These comics first saw the light of day way back in 1988, and can credit Alan Moore – he of Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell fame – as one of its original creators.
Like so many comics that gain critical and commercial success, Hellblazer was eventually brought to the big screen as Constantine in 2005. Unfortunately, like so many graphic novel to movie adaptations before it (I’m looking at you, Spawn) this version just didn’t capture the spirit of the source material. Having Keanu “duuuuuude” Reeves playing world-weary Liverpudlian John Constantine wasn’t the best casting choice either. Constantine the movie wasn’t well received by critics, and although some viewers found it to be better than the average supernatural action flick in its own right, »
- Rob Thubron
The Flickering Myth Podcast gets biblical…
In the interview, they discuss the show, the ratings, whether or not the Constantine is heading for a second season – and would Charles like to go to Heaven or Hell…
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Based on the wildly popular comic book series “Hellblazer” from DC Comics, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine specializes in giving hell… hell. Armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and his wickedly naughty wit, he fights the good »
- Luke Owen
NBC has announced a return date for Constantine, with the supernatural DC show set to return for its final five episodes beginning January 16th, and the network has also made the decision to move the series from its 10pm timeslot, with the remaining episodes set to air 8pm Et / 7pm Ct.
See Also: Watch a promo for the next episode of Constantine
Based on the wildly popular comic book series “Hellblazer” from DC Comics, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine specializes in giving hell… hell. Armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and his wickedly naughty wit, he fights the good fight — or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he’s decided to leave his do-gooder life behind, but when demons target Liv (Lucy Griffiths), the daughter of one of Constantine’s oldest friends, he’s reluctantly thrust back »
- Gary Collinson
#Hellblazers, we have some »
This is, to put it plainly, one hell of a time to be a comic book nerd. All my favorite characters(*) are making the leap from the page to either the big or small screen. Marvel can seemingly do no wrong with its film output, turning an obscure and downright goofy property like "Guardians of the Galaxy" into one of the year's biggest and most beloved hits. TV's most popular comedy ("Big Bang Theory") has a comic book shop as one of its primary sets, and a main character often seen in Flash and Green Lantern t-shirts. TV's most popular drama series ("The Walking Dead") is based on a long-running comic book, and there are currently five other comic-based shows airing on the broadcast networks (ABC's "Marvel's Agents of Shield," Fox's "Gotham," NBC's "Constantine" and the CW's "Arrow" and "The Flash"), with more coming fast. (The CW has "iZombie" set for mid-season, »
- Alan Sepinwall
25 Best Horror Films of 2014
We here at Sound On Sight believe horror transcends explicit gore, jump scares or supernatural content, which is why you’ll soon notice our list ranges from independent art films to psychological thrillers to parodies, satire and more. Surprisingly, vampires lead the pack this year, along with found footage flicks, but there are a few comedies, one remake and even some strange love stories as well… read the full article.
The Best Documentaries of 2014
As is usually the case, 2014 held a rich vein of great nonfiction cinema … that went mostly untapped by any wide audiences. But just because documentaries are perpetually under-served by popular (and even critical) attention doesn’t mean that we should neglect these films. This is a celebration of all the best docs to come out this year… read the full article.
30 Best TV Series of 2014
2014 has been yet another fantastic year for television, »
Constantine, Season 1, Episode 8: “The Saint of Last Resorts”
Written by Carly Wray
Directed by T.J. Scott
Airs Fridays at 10 pm Et on NBC
“The Saint of Last Resorts” breaks the mold of a lot of previous Constantine episodes, which partially set up the character of John Constantine (Matt Ryan) as some kind of cynical, occult superhero instead of the hell-bound bastard and con-man from the Hellblazer comics. Instead of having Constantine initiate the case of the week with Zed’s (Angelica Celaya) scrying, this time he gets a call from his magic tutor, old flame, and member of the Newcastle crew Anne-Marie (Claire van der Boom), who has seen a baby snatched by a supernatural force. Because this is personal, John leaves Zed on her own at the House of Mystery, giving her first solo plotline to show how she has grown as a character, along with revealing a »
- Logan Dalton
Based on the wildly popular comic book series "Hellblazer" from DC Comics, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan, "Criminal Minds") is armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and a wickedly naughty wit. He fights the good fight - or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he's decided to abandon his campaign against evil until a series of events thrusts him back into the fray, and he'll do whatever it takes to protect the innocent. With the balance of good and evil on the line, Constantine will use his skills to travel the country, find the supernatural terrors that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows... maybe there's hope for him and his soul after all. »
DC seems to be nailing it where TV is concerned, as evidenced by the dual success of Arrow and The Flash on the CW, Gotham on Fox and Constantine on NBC. Of them, it's the latter, based on the Vertigo Hellblazer comic, that's struggling the most in the ratings. It's season one order has been reduced to 13, although the network insists that the show is a prime candidate for a second season renewal. The irony is that as it's progressed, it's captured the flavor of the comic in many ways and is proving itself to be a highly innovative series. The trick to shore up the opportunities for renewal, of course, is that the fans watch the last batch of episodes and spread the word about the show (which airs on Fridays immediately after Grimm). Starring as John Constantine (exorcist, supernatural detective and dabbler in — formerly self-described as master of »
DC’s giant expansion of its television slate took something of a knock in November, when NBC announced that it would not be ordering season one episodes of Constantine beyond the first 13. Fans of the show, which had its highly anticipated premiere on October 24th 2014, were dismayed – but NBC went to great pains to stress that it was not ruling out a second season. Now, executive producer David S. Goyer has weighed in on the matter.
“It’s not dead, at all – it’s solidly in contention for a second season of NBC, which is still supporting it. Constantine got caught in the midst of a change that is happening at the networks. It gets big numbers on DVR and online views, but it is sort of a tweener that doesn’t fit the traditional viewing box at the big networks. It’s not State Of Affairs, it’s just not that kind of show, »
- Sarah Myles
Constantine, Season 1, Episode 7 : “Blessed Are the Damned”
Written by Sneho Koorse
Directed by Nick Gomez
Airs Fridays at 10 pm Et on NBC
So far, the world of Constantine has mostly been filled with frightening demons, cursed objects, and people working under their thrall. “Blessed Are the Damned” looks at the lighter side of the equation, but this episode might be the scariest one yet. Zachary (Patrick Carroll), the pastor of a struggling church, gets healing powers when he is lethally bitten by a rattlesnake while trying one of his father’s old snake-handling routines. This leads to him becoming a popular cult figure. What seems to be yet another exposé about religious fundamentalism becomes an in-depth look at faith, doubt, and free-will, with many trademark John Constantine wisecracks, written by Sneho Koorse and delivered with aplomb by Matt Ryan, in the funniest episode of Constantine so far. After taking last week off, »
- Logan Dalton
John Constantine battles demons, courts with an angel, but is he religious?Absolutely not. Tonight’s episode “The Blessed Are Damned” perfectly explains why.Deep in the Bible Belt, in a town not too much unlike the upstate Louisiana towns in “True Detective,” there’s a town preacher named Zachary giving one of those lurid snake holding sermons, the kind you would expect batshit zealots to do. Except this time, the venomous snake bites poor Zachary and his fate is sealed. Until it isn’t. He comes back to live with a glowing feather in his hand, he hides it fast and resumes his faith […] »
- Kieran MacIntyre
Defending yourself from demons would be a difficult task in itself, but imagine having to protect the entire population of Manhattan… that’s a pretty tall order. But in Boom! Studios’ limited comic book series, Thomas Alsop, it’s an order that one modern warlock has to fulfill. The seventh issue of Thomas Alsop hits shelves next week and we’ve been provided with an exclusive set of preview pages.
“Why We Love It: Bringing readers great books from new talent has always been close to our hearts here at Boom! Studios. Chris Miskiewicz and Palle Schmidt have created a warlock for these modern times, and we’re delivering them to the best audience in comics!
- Derek Anderson
One in-development film missing from Warner Brothers’ recently-announced DC Comics film slate was Guillermo del Toro’s Justice League Dark. Its absence led many to believe that the film might not be part of the burgeoning DC Cinematic Universe. We know that the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman will be part of a “separate slate of films,” so positioning Justice League Dark in the same way, or even making it a standalone picture, would make sense.
According to del Toro himself, however, that’s not the case. The director was recently interviewed by Collider about his potential involvement in Universal’s future Frankenstein movie, and dropped a hint regarding Jld‘s ties to the rest of the DC slate:
- James Garcia
‘Earth 2: World’s End’ #8
Art by Tyler Kirkham & Joe Weems, Stephen Segovia & Jason Paz, Jorge Jimenez, and Eddy Barrows & Eber Ferreira
Published by DC Comics
It feels that for every step ‘World’s End’ takes forward it takes one back. While this series strives to take on the massive cast of ‘Earth 2’ and streamline the snares in the numerous stories and subplots, it hits serious problems when dealing with inconsistent art, bizarre hang-ups on how parts of ‘Earth 2’s world functions, and unnecessary tie ins.
The plot so far involves the planet Apokolips teleporting into the moon, causing unfathomable destruction across the globe due to gravitational forces on top of the already devastating might of the New God forces. Jimmy Olsen has become merged with a Mother Box and the helm of Dr. Fate and is achieving a state beyond human existence. »
- Grant Raycroft
NBC has found some ratings success with their Grimm TV show on Friday nights. Now, they've introducing another supernatural series -- Constantine. How will this one do in the ratings? Cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.
Constantine revolves around the travels and work of John Constantine (Matt Ryan), an occult detective. He tries to help the innocent though his soul is already damned to hell. Others in the cast are Harold Perrineau, Charles Halford, and Angelica Celaya.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the next day, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.
11/24 update: Cancelled? Production on Constantine is »
A Small Town Preacher Mysteriously Gains The Ability To Perform Miracles - While in art class, Zed (Angélica Celaya) has a bizarre vision of snakes that lead her and John (Matt Ryan) to a small town where a preacher has mysteriously gained the ability to heal his congregation. Harold Perrineau also stars. Christopher Johnson, David A. Gregory, Juliana Harkavy, Megan West and Patrick Carroll guest star. Based on the wildly popular comic book series "Hellblazer" from DC Comics, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine specializes in giving hell... hell. Armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and his wickedly naughty wit, he fights the good fight - or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he's decided to leave his do-gooder life behind. But when demons target Liv, the daughter of one of Constantine's oldest friends, he's reluctantly thrust »
On the NBC drama series Constantine, based on the wildly popular Hellblazer series from DC Comics, actor Charles Halford plays Chas, John Constantine’s (Matt Ryan) closest friend and the silent brawn of the pair. A seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult, Constantine is armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and his wicked wit, but his soul is already damned to hell. While trying to find a loophole out of that, he begrudgingly fights to save the soul of others, with the help of an intuitive with heightened senses named Zed (Angélica Celaya), a morally ambiguous guardian angel known as Manny (Harold Perrineau), and a few others that he picks up, along the way. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, Charles Halford talked about how exciting it is to be involved with a show that is already connecting with viewers and fans of the comic, »
- Christina Radish
Word on Guillermo del Toro’s Justice League Dark has gone err… dark, as of late. Since way back in early 2013, when the director revealed his plans to adapt the DC comic, fans have been grappling for new information. It struck most folks – us included – as unusual when the title wasn’t even mentioned during the Warner Bros./DC future slate reveal last month. After nearly two years of tidbits from del Toro, thrown out into the blogosphere like butcher’s scraps, here comes some big news. The first draft of the script, tentatively titled Dark Universe, is complete and has already been submitted to the studio.
As revealed in a report by Forbes, this weekend, Warner Bros. studio heads will be tucked up in bed with copies of the finished screenplay, which is expected to follow the comic book storylines. For those unfamiliar, the comics revolve around a group »
- Gem Seddon
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