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The Flash 1.5 Blog: Plastique Review [Contains Spoilers]

25 November 2014 12:30 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Dermott Downs

Writers: Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing & Brooke Eikmeier

Cast: Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Tom Cavanagh, Carlos Valdes, Rick Cosnett and Jesse L. Martin, with guest stars Kelly Frye and Clancy Brown

Synopsis: After a bomb goes off downtown, the army and General Eiling roll in and take over the case, much to Joe’s surprise. Suspicious, Joe tells Barry that he and his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs should look into the army’s involvement. Wells informs the team that Eiling was experimenting on his men to turn them into super soldiers. 

Verdict:

After last weeks incredibly fan-pleasing hour of television, Barry Allen and his merry band of brilliant brainiac’s continue to please and shower the geek community in ‘Plastique’. With Felicity Smoak and Captain Cold enjoying some truly mesmerizing moments in the shows fourth episode, this week’s adventure attempts to match »

- Ben Read

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Shawshank Redemption celebrates 20th anniversary: The cast then and now

21 November 2014 6:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.

The Shawshank Redemption celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion stars Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman and director Frank Darabont reunited for a special Academy screening of the film this week.

Digital Spy goes then and now with the cast of the beloved drama to find out what happened to them in the years since Shawshank's original release.

Tim Robbins (Andy Dufresne)

Already a well-established and respected actor by the time he won the role of Andy Dufresne, Tim Robbins saw his career surge in the wake of Shawshank. He bagged the role after Kevin Costner, Tom Hanks and Brad Pitt turned it down, but their loss was his gain.

Post-Shawshank he starred in films ranging from Mission to Mars, to High Fidelity and Green Lantern. His biggest career success »

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"Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" - The Quality Of 'Mercy'

17 November 2014 6:08 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Japanese actress Tao Okamoto ("The Wolverine") plays DC Comics' character character 'Mercedes "Mercy" Graves' in director Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice":

Mercy Graves originally appeared in "Superman: The Animated Series" (1996) as the bodyguard/personal assistant of Superman's archenemy, 'Lex Luthor'.

Originally the leader of a gang of female thieves, Luthor was impressed by her mixture of ruthlessness and street savvy.

He offered her a job, taking her in, cleaning her up and entrusting her with personal security and dirty work.

A proficient martial artist, Mercy uses a rough, street-form of kickboxing as her preferred form of attack. 

She is also an expert with most forms of handheld weapons.

Her preferred dress is a chauffeur's uniform with short skirt, chauffeur's cap, nylons and high heeled boots.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek 'Mercy Graves'...

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- Michael Stevens

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Review: Batman: The Complete Series

15 November 2014 9:53 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Opening Batman: The Complete Series, I said, “This is my childhood in a box.” When the ABC series debuted in January 1966, I was seven, the exact perfect age to be utterly captivated by seeing a comic book faithfully adapted to the small screen. Without fail, I was glued to the television set on Wednesday and Thursday evenings right until the final episode aired in March 1968, leaving indelible images in my mind. These were reinforced just a few years later when local syndicated reruns burned the stories, sounds, and characters deeper into my psyche.

I was too young to understand the context of the show and its impact on popular culture, DC Comics, or the world of licensing. I didn’t get the wry jokes, it’s knowing pop camp approach to storytelling, or how it cleverly worked on multiple levels (a rare occurrence on prime time back then). Instead, »

- Robert Greenberger

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6 Must-See DC Animated Movies

13 November 2014 10:04 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

DC comic book fans have plenty to be excited about, as Warner Bros. recently unveiled plans for their very own cinematic universe, which could even rival the phenomenal success of Marvel if handled right. Everyone knows that the internet is full of trolls though, so many are already deriding the future of the company’s silver screen ventures on the basis of just one release to date. Whether you love or hate Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel is ultimately irrelevant though. Even Madame Xanadu would struggle to predict the quality of the upcoming releases before they’ve been made, so fans will just have to wait patiently and pass judgement when the time comes.

In the meantime, while audiences have been griping about how long it took DC to throw their hat into the ring, fans in the know have been enjoying the incredible animation released as part of »

- David Opie

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Review: 'The Flash' - 'Plastique'

11 November 2014 7:58 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A quick review of tonight's "The Flash" coming up just as soon as blogging about supernatural events doesn't really pay well... For the most part, "Plastique" continued to demonstrate all the things "The Flash" has learned to do well in such a short span of time. We got cool demonstrations of super-speed, with Barry running up walls and across water for the first time. We got a welcome twist on the Freak of the Week format by having Plastique turn out to be a good guy who couldn't control her powers. (Though how it hadn't occurred to her to wear gloves until Caitlin suggested it didn't speak well of her brains.) Clancy Brown was impeccable casting as General Eiling, a longtime DC Comics heavy(*) who should have uses on both this show and "Arrow" if need be, and the initial teases of Gorilla Grodd have me excited, even if we »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Batman: The Complete TV Series Blu-ray Review

11 November 2014 6:57 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Christian Bale, most would say, made an incredible Batman.  Long-time fans of the character also champion Kevin Conroy, who voiced the Caped Crusader through numerous animated incarnations.  Michael Keaton’s turn is deeply underrated, that kid on Gotham is doing yeoman’s work, and though I have my fears about Batman v Superman, I think Ben Affleck is going to rock the doors off the thing.  They’re all great performers, they all do justice to the character… and yet whenever I see them, some small part of my brain whispers a simple reminder: none of them are Adam West.  Without him, none of them would have had their shot at the cape and cowl, and for all the derision foisted on his campy take on the Dark Knight, his version has endured for almost half a century.  We’ve waited decades to see his Batman anywhere outside of a bootleg DVD; this week, »

- Rob Vaux

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Jared Leto Eyed as the Joker in DC's 'Suicide Squad' Movie

10 November 2014 1:59 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

From Jack Nicholson to Heath Ledger to... Jared Leto? According to The Wrap, Warner Bros is in negotiations to have Leto join the cast of their forthcoming "Suicide Squad" movie, to be written and directed by "Fury" filmmaker David Ayer, as the iconic Batman villain The Joker. Why so serious Jordan Catalano?

The film concerns a group of super-villains who the government grants amnesty by sending them on a top-secret mission that will likely get them all killed. The studio is also after Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Tom Hardy (reprising his Bane role? Or a new role? How many comic book bad guys can he essay?), according to the same Wrap report. It's thought that Jesse Eisenberg will be reprising his role as Lex Luthor (from the forthcoming "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice") in some capacity in the film.

Warner Bros. had initially wanted Ryan Gosling for the role, »

- Drew Taylor

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Justice League: Origin, the Worst Way to Introduce the Justice League

7 November 2014 5:15 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Justice League #1-6

Written by Geoff Johns

Pencils by Jim Lee; Inks by Scott Williams; Colors by Alex Sinclair

Published by DC Comics

Created as the flagship title of the New 52 and the opening arc for this new era of comics, Justice League “Origin” is a cringe-worthy retelling of the League’s beginnings. Despite having the talented Geoff Johns handling story and drawn by Jim Lee, Justice League “Origin” is a boring and underwhelming tale.

The story follows the expected Leaguers: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, and new regular Cyborg as they join together to form the Justice League. Unfortunately, all of these heroes present have been reduced to early to mid-twenty somethings in an effort to make them younger and more relatable. But this only serves to make the world’s greatest heroes a bunch of bickering idiots. Superman is a short-sighted brute, Batman talks down to everyone, »

- Grant Raycroft

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Superhero Bits: Shazam, Batman v Superman, Secret Wars, Jack Kirby, Agent Carter, Batman, Hulk

6 November 2014 5:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

So what was the deal with all those epic Marvel Comics teases? Has Batman v Superman set construction begun in Chicago? What’s The Rock saying about Shazam? Why did it take so long for Batman: The Complete Series to hit Blu-ray? When does Agent Carter start airing? Is there a way to simultaneously cosplay and […]

The post Superhero Bits: Shazam, Batman v Superman, Secret Wars, Jack Kirby, Agent Carter, Batman, Hulk appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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TV Review: ‘Marvel, 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop!’

4 November 2014 6:45 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

For anyone who has seen more than one Marvel movie but would shrug perplexedly at the mention of Jack Kirby or Steve Ditko, “Marvel, 75 Years: From Pulp To Pop!” — an ABC special, giving “Agents of Shield” the week off — should probably be required viewing. Fun, fast-paced and encompassing many of the company’s highlights along with a few lowlights, it’s a solid primer on Marvel’s history, while weaving in inevitable self-promotion and synergistic plugs. Frankly, an hour doesn’t do the topic justice, but it’s still a timely recognition of the outfit that started out 75 years ago as, yes, Timely Comics.

Hosted by Emily VanCamp — who not only stars in ABC’s “Revenge” and appeared in the last “Captain America” movie, but also looks like a stereotypical comicbook fan’s imaginary girlfriend — the special races through those early years, when editor Martin Goodman began churning out superhero »

- Brian Lowry

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"Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" - 'Mercy Graves'

30 October 2014 11:17 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek Japanese actress Tao Okamoto ("The Wolverine") as DC Comics' 'Mercy Graves' in director Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice":

Mercy Graves originally appeared in "Superman: The Animated Series" (1996) as the bodyguard/personal assistant of 'Superman' archenemy, 'Lex Luthor'.

Originally the leader of a gang of female thieves...

...Luthor was impressed by her mixture of ruthlessness and street savvy.

He offered her a job, taking her in...

"...making her his 'right-hand', entrusting her with his personal security and dirty work.

A proficient martial artist, Mercy uses a rough, street-form of kickboxing as her preferred form of attack. She is also an expert with most forms of handheld weapons. Her habitual dress is a chauffeur's uniform with a very short skirt, a chauffeur's cap, nylons and high heeled boots.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek 'Mercy Graves'...

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- Michael Stevens

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'Cyborg' Star Talks 'Justice League' and 'Batman v Superman'

21 October 2014 4:08 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When Warner Bros. announced in April that Broadway star Ray Fisher will make his feature film debut as Victor Stone, a.k.a. Cyborg in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it was believed to be a smaller role that would expand in Justice League. Little did we know that Warner Bros. planned on making this 27-year-old actor a major part of their DC Comics movie universe, after last week's announcement that he will have his own Cyborg movie in 2020. During a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actor also confirmed that he will star in both Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2, along with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and his stand-alone Cyborg movie.

The actor revealed that he was just as surprised as the fans, since he was told only a few hours before last week's huge announcement that he will be getting his own Cyborg movie. »

- MovieWeb

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'Justice League' and 'Mortal Kombat' Digital Series Ordered at WB

21 October 2014 3:21 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. announced today that all of its short-form media will now be produced through a new company entitled Blue Ribbon Content, with the company issuing series orders for a new Mortal Kombat web series, along with the previously-announced Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles and the Veronica Mars spin-off Play It Again, Dick. All of the studio's web series' will be produced under the Blue Ribbon Content banner, which is being lead by Sam Register.

Take a look at the descriptions for these new programs below.

Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles (Machinima)

This animated shortform series from Bruce W. Timm and Alan Burnett (producers of the legendary Batman: The Animated Series) will debut on Machinima in 2015. The series is based on Justice League: Gods and Monsters, an original animated film executive produced by Timm and co-produced by Burnett that will be released by Warner Bros. »

- MovieWeb

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Critters Digital Series In Development at Warner Bros.

21 October 2014 3:13 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

They first came to the big screen two years after Gremlins, but they didn’t need to be fed after midnight in order to become evil. The ferocious alien furballs of 1986’s Critters and its three sequels look to pay Earth another visit in an upcoming series from Warner Bros.’ Blue Ribbon Content, a new label that focuses on creating live action programs for digital platforms.

Blue Ribbon Content is wasting no time herding shows towards production. Today, the recently launched label announced three series orders—Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles, an Untitled Mortal Kombat Series, and Play It Again, Dick—as well as a slew of in-development programs, including a live action Critters series:

“Critters — Blue Ribbon revisits the world of the legendary New Line Cinema cult classic movie franchise, as a new batch of alien pests descends upon the planet in this new digital series written »

- Derek Anderson

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Ray Fisher On Batman v Superman And Cyborg; Didn't Know He Was Getting A Solo Movie

21 October 2014 2:48 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Ray Fisher will be making his DC cinematic debut in the Man of Steel follow up, Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. Although he will only play a minor role in Zack Snyder's sequel, Fisher's character Cyborg/ Victor Stone will then be receiving a spin off movie in 2020. EW spoke to the actor recently in the wake up Warner Brothers and DCs upcoming film slate announcement. 'I didn't know the extent to which DC and WB had planned on taking my character," he recalls,  'When I signed on, I just wanted to be part of this world. But that specific in formation, I found out then and there. I didn't think I'd be getting my own stand alone film.'  Funnily enough, the actor only found out from producers he was getting his own solo movie a few hours before the line up was publicly released. In typical fashion, »

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Ray Fisher didn’t know about Cyborg solo movie until the official announcement from Warner Bros.

21 October 2014 2:29 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ray Fisher – who is set to portray Victor Stone, a.k.a. Cyborg in the DC movie universe – was just as surprised as fans when it was announced there would be a Cyborg standalone film in 2020. The actor found out at the same time the fans when Warner Bros. and DC announced their film line up last week.

Fisher told Entertainment Weekly: “I didn’t know the extent to which DC and WB had planned on taking my character, when I signed on, I just wanted to be part of this world. But that specific information, I found out then and there. I didn’t think I’d be getting my own stand-alone film.”

Newcomer Fisher will first be seen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and will likely appear in both Justice League movies before taking the lead of his own movie in 2020.

So look out for Fisher »

- Thomas Roach

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Comics: DC Celebrates The Flash's 75th Anniversary With Variant Month This January

17 October 2014 4:29 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

January 2015 will see the continuation of DC's themed variant months, and to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Scarlet Speedster, the Flash will be making his way onto 22 one-sheets. The publisher has gathered some great talent to create homages of famous DC covers, so check out the unveiled variants so far below, with more updates soon to come. (Source: Comic Vine) Action Comics #38 by Dave Johnson. The Flash #39 by Howard Porter. Harley Quinn #14 by Bruce Timm. Teen Titans #6 by Mike Allred. (Source: HitFix) Batman #38 by Tony S. Daniel. Green Lantern #38 by Doug Mahnke. Sinestro #9 by Ethan Van Sciver. Wonder Woman #38 by Terry Dodson. (Source: Comic Book Resources) Batman and Robin #38 by Dave Bullock. Catwoman #38 by Ty Templeton. Green Lantern Corps #38 by Bill Sienkiewicz. Justice League #38 by Tony Harris. (Source: Newsarama) Grayson #6 by Jock. Justice League United #8 by Karl Kerschl. Supergirl #38 by Michael Oeming. Superman #38 by Kevin Nowlan. (Source: IGN) Aquaman #38 by Steve Rude. »

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New Lego DC Comics Special To Air On Cartoon Network

17 October 2014 8:18 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If you’re anything like me, you can’t wait to feast your eyes on the newly-announced Lego Batman movie, which will spin off this year’s incredibly successful The Lego Movie. While that particular project may not assemble its way to theaters until 2017, DC Comics and Cartoon Network are making the wait more bearable and airing a Lego DC Comics special later this month.

Titled Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered, the project isn’t nearly as polished as what we saw from The Lego Movie and is more akin to some of the straight-to-dvd films that spun-off of the Lego Batman games, but it still looks like a fun DC special made more enjoyable by its Lego makeover.

Batman Be-Leagured will tie into the upcoming Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham videogame and will air on Cartoon Network on October 7th, 2014 at 6:00 Pm. It was written by Jim Krieg »

- James Garcia

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Blu-ray cover art and special features for Justice League: Throne of Atlantis

16 October 2014 10:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from the first clip which arrived online earlier this week [watch it here], Warner Bros. has now officially released the Blu-ray cover art for its latest DC Universe Animated Original Movies direct-to-video feature Justice League: Throne of Atlantis. Take a look…

And here’s a rundown of the special features…

Special Features:

-Villains of the Deep – From Ocean Master, to Black Manta, to King Shark, each villain operates from his own deep sense of conviction presenting an incredible challenge for the hero in Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman. This documentary goes into the biographical detail of the villains.

-Throne of Atlantis: 2014 NY Comic-Con Panel – Panel with James Tucker, Heath Corson, Andrea Romano, Phil Bourassa and Matt Lanter

-”Robin and Nightwing” Bonus Sequence – Producer James Tucker provides video commentary for this exciting bonus sequence where Robin and Nightwing join forces.

-Scoring Atlantis: The Sound of the Deep – Every great film needs a great musical score. »

- Gary Collinson

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