Let’s Kick Things Up A Notch
Aliens have landed on Earth-1 with illinetntions. A lot of them. Claiming to come in peace, while wrecking up the place. That’d make a great premise for a movie. Preferably starring Dolph Lundgren, but I digress. The Flash , “Invasion”, properly kicked off the multi-show crossover event on the CW. I know Supergirl was supposed to start the festivities, but Kara’s story was far more self contained, with Barry and Cisco only making an appearance at the tail end to recruit Supergirl. It was back at STAR Labs that things really got going, and Barry had to face up to what Flashpoint has done to others in the Arrow-verse. Continue reading The Flash Review: “Invasion”
Netflix Offline Mode Activated
Imagine yourself, sitting in an airport gate. Waiting for your group to board the metal bird that will take you to visit your family in upstate New York. You’ve finally carved out the time to watch Jessica Jones and Kilgrave has slew of people under his control ready to attack Jess. Tense stuff. But now you’re boarding and the airline is charging coke prices for wi-fi, guess you have to wait a few hours…or do you? Netflix finally made the long rumored “offline mode” official today, with the announcement that select popular titles will be available to download directly to your tablet or smartphone. Continue reading Netflix Officially Announces Downloads For Movies and TV Shows
Refinancing The Demon Mortgage
After about a month away due to debate coverage and the Thanksgiving break, Agents of SHIELD returned to tie up some lose ends from their cliffhanger and connect a few threads to both Doctor Strange and Agent Carter(RIP). “Deals With Our Devils” offered a few twists and turns to go with the typical dramatic espionage that the show offers, and managed to give us a dream combination in Mack transforming into the Ghost Rider. Continue reading Agents of SHIELD Review: “Deals With Our Devils”
Gas Up The Honda!
Boy, things got a little hairy while I was gone. Sorry for the absence, had to put on a tux and stand next to folk I care about while they got married, which timed out perfectly with the UK tour. If we’re being honest, not much of note goes down across the pond, so I didn’t have much to say about it either way. Survivor Series on the other hand had all sorts of events pop off, which then bled over onto RAW and Smackdown Live. See, with The Beast bested, there is now a power vacuum, in addition to bouts of insubordination and rampant hypocrisy. WWE wrasslin’ is fun, some of it by design, and other instances by happenstance. Either way, the map has been partially filled in for a good amount of WrestleMania clashes. Continue reading Wrasslin’ State of Mined: Guess The Road To Wrestlemania Starts Now, Lucha Underground Shatters The Glass Ceiling (11.23.16)
The Beast, Declawed.
In this post modern, super-informed era of wrasslin’, true surprises are harder and harder to produce. That problem has lead to WWE playing things a little too safely, then erratically making changes when it appeared that the audience had “figured things out”. It’s years of that pattern which lead to arguably the most surprising yet totally sensible squash match in recent memory. Goldberg, after 12 years away from the ring, absolutely decimated The Beast, Brock Lesnar in barely two-minutes. Simultaneously ending a long stale story, and opening up the possibility of more down the line. Survivor Series was able to exceed expectations thanks to a creative push to just say “screw it”. Continue reading Wrasslin’ State of Mined: Survivor Series Recap
Kicking Ass During The Great War
The really need to get this one right. That’s all I keep thinking about whenever news for DC’s Wonder Woman drops. This is the same studio that somehow botched what should have been one of the biggest home runs in superhero movie history. With a trainwreck for a lead in, Wonder Woman has some serious odds stacked against it. Luckily, this movie looks like it’s set to kick all kinds of ass. Continue reading Wonder Woman Really Doesn’t Care About Your Puny Bullets in New Trailer
Here’s My Excited Face
It’s November, everybody! Halloween is like the Black Friday of the holiday season, officially kicking off the time when I can listen to “All I Want For Christmas Is You” free of shame. It also means WWE will try to get you all riled up for Survivor Series, the only PPV in November (thank God), and still technically, one of their Big 4 shows. And now, more than any other year, it feels as needless as ever. The brand split, while doing wonders for Smackdown Live, has taken practically all of the stakes out of the event, since nothing that happens there will have any lasting effects on either show. Continue reading Wrasslin’ State of Mined: The Survivor Series Teams Are Set, And Nobody Seems To Care (11.02.16)