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Dark Horse Comics Announces ANGEL Season 11!

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (September 26, 2016)—Buffy’s first love will receive a solo series and a “re-vamped” creative team in Angel Season 11. Corinna Bechko (Lara Croft, Star Wars: Legacy II) writes…

Deadpool and Agent Carter exclusive Funko POPs up for pre-order

Amazon has put up for order two new exclusive POP Vinyl figures from Funko. First, to tie into the upcoming film is Deadpool. While there are a multitude of new Deadpool POPs…

Marvel Partners to Bring Statues, Clothes, and Toys for Adults in 2016

Today Marvel announced a new initiative to release products aimed at teen and adult collectors and fans. In 2016 Marvel’s licensing partners will offer apparel, collectibles, action figures, and other…

Frank Oz returns as the voice of Yoda in the all-new Star Wars Rebels episode

​ ​​ Frank Oz returns as the voice of Yoda in the all-new Star Wars Rebels episode, “Path of the Jedi!”     Recognizing it’s time for Ezra to undertake…

Peggy Carter Squares Off Against Hydra in OPERATION S.I.N. #1!

Peggy Carter Squares Off Against Hydra in OPERATION S.I.N. #1!                                                                                                                                                               This January, venture into the dark corners of the Marvel Universe of  the 1950s for an all-new globetrotting adventure…

The 40 Year-Old-Critic: Spider-Man 3 (2007)

In the years since I’ve come to focus on some of the better parts of the movie. The effects are mostly top notch, Topher Grace adds needed energy to the…

40 Year-Old-Critic: Popeye (1980)

In The 40-Year-Old Critic, Venganza Media creator and host Arnie Carvalho recalls a memorable film for each year of his life. This series appears daily on the Venganza Media Gazette. See…

Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man and The Howling Commandos to Make Halloween History on Disney Channel

Special Halloween Event Features the Voice Talents of Disney Channel Star Ross Lynch   Los Angeles, CA—September 20, 2013 – Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man makes its Disney Channel debut in a special one-hour…

Review: Into Pitch Black

Before Pitch Black hit theaters audiences were invited Into Pitch Black–a Sci Fi Channel special promoting the film. But unlike most TV specials promoting new release films with their behind-the-scenes…

TV REVIEW: Hannibal

TV REVIEW: Hannibal

Hannibal Creator: Brian Fuller Starring:  Mads Mikkelson, Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne, Caroline Dhavernas, Lara Jean Chorostecki Network:  NBC Airs: Thursdays, 10pm Eastern /9pm Central Cinema’s most notorious cannibal has returned…

TV REVIEW: HOUSE OF CARDS (Season One)

A pretty good first hand for an aspiring web series network    House of Cards Directors: David Fincher, Joel Schumacher, etc. Writers: Beau Willimon, Andrew Davies, etc. Starring Kevin Spacey,…

Amazing Spider-Man Episodes 2 and 3 – The Deadly Dust

Amazing Spider-Man Episodes 2 and 3 – The Deadly Dust

A group of students steal radioactive materials as a sign of protest, but they learn a lesson in nuclear weapons when an arms dealer takes advantage of the situation. The…

Amazing Spider-Man Series Review Index

Amazing Spider-Man Series Review Index

The Amazing Spider-Man TV Series Seasons: 2 Episodes: 13 Air Dates: 1977 – 1979 Series Creator: Charles W. Fries and Daniel R. Goodman Stars: Nicholas Hammond, Chip Fields, Robert F.…

Incredible Hulk Season 2 Episode 11 – Wildfire

The oil rig on which David is working is set ablaze by a saboteur who soon finds himself face-to-face with the Hulk. Wildfire Season: 2 Episode: 11 Air Date: January…

Incredible Hulk Season 2 Episode 10 – Escape From Los Santos

A recently widowed woman and David find themselves on the wrong side of jail bars when they are framed for the murder of her crime-fighting husband. Escape From Los Santos…

Avengers Assemble on Disney XD Starting April 1 — Watch Trailer Now

Assemble!! Marvel’s The Avengers hits the big screen May 4… But in the meantime, get your hero fix with Marvel TV’s trailer for season 2 of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, premiering April 1…

Incredible Hulk Season 2 Episode 9 – Stop the Presses

The ABCs of tabloid reporting spell trouble when a newspaper story on the Hulk includes a photograph that could expose David. Stop the Presses Season: 2 Episode: 9 Air Date:…

Incredible Hulk Season 2 Episode 8 – Killer Instinct

It’s not all fun and games for David when he becomes an assistant football trainer, because the team’s physician is studying aggressive behavior. Killer Instinct Season: 2 Episode: 8 Air…

Incredible Hulk Season 2 Episode 7 – Alice in Disco Land

David takes a job in a disco, where he meets a troubled dancer and soon realizes that she is a remnant of his past. Alice in Disco Land Season: 2…

Incredible Hulk Season 2 Episode 6 – Another Path

In San Francisco, David meets Li Sung, a Chinese philosopher who suggests that controlling the autonomic nervous system may be a way to subdue the Hulk. Another Path Season: 2…

Marvel Reveals Ultimate Spider-Man Cartoon Trailer

Can’t wait until April 1st to catch your favorite Super Hero in action? Check out Marvel’s new Ultimate Spider-Man trailer debuting on Marvel.com! Watch as Nick Fury offers Spider-Man the…

Incredible Hulk Season 2 Episode 5 – A Child In Need

Taking a break from his search for a cure, David finds refuge in the great outdoors when he works as a school gardener and befriends a 10-year-old who is either…

Incredible Hulk Season 2 Episode 4 – Rainbow’s End

Hoping to tame the Hulk, David works at a racetrack and seeks out a trainer who has successfully used a vitamin formula to calm a troubled horse. Rainbow’s End Season:…

David Banner’s Not-So-Secret Identity

Over the course of the series The Incredible Hulk a standard trope is that someone close to David witnesses his metamorphosis and, thus, is in on his secret.  But how often does it…

Incredible Hulk Season 2 Episode 3 – Ricky

Both David and the Hulk go the distance for a mentally challenged young man who is goaded into driving a defective car in a demolition derby. Ricky Season: 2 Episode:…

Incredible Hulk Season 2 Episode 2 – The Antowuk Horror

After getting a glimpse of the Hulk, the citizens of a struggling resort town invent their own replica Hulk as a way of increasing tourist business. The Antowuk Horror Season:…

Incredible Hulk Season 2 Episode 1 – Married (aka Bride of the Incredible Hulk)

In this gripping two-hour season premiere, David travels to Hawaii, where he meets a beautiful psychiatrist who agrees to take him on as a hypnosis patient–and then as a husband…

Turn Around, White Eyes – How The Incredible Hulk Traumatized Me For Life

Turn Around, White Eyes – How The Incredible Hulk Traumatized Me For Life

On many episodes of Now Playing Stuart has called out my phobia of anything related to eyes. Be it needles in eyes, eye surgeries, eyes popping from heads, any form…

Incredible Hulk Season 1 Episode 12 – The Waterfront Story

After taking a job in a Texas dock tavern, David becomes immersed in a ruthless world of union politics. The Waterfront Story Season: 1 Episode: 12 Air Date: May 31,…

Incredible Hulk Season 1 Episode 11 – Earthquakes Happen

Hoping to access gamma-ray equipment, David poses as a scientist inspecting a nuclear research facility and becomes trapped in the complex when a devastating earthquake strikes. Earthquakes Happen Season: 1…

Incredible Hulk Season 1 Episode 10 – Life and Death Review

David becomes friends with a pregnant woman, and together they uncover a chilling plot to steal infants for use in DNA experimentation. Life and Death Season: 1 Episode: 10 Air…

Incredible Hulk Season 1 Episode 9 – Never Give a Trucker an Even Break Review

It’s full-throttle action when David aids a female trucker on the road for vengeance against the hijackers who took her father’s rig. Never Give a Trucker an Even Break Season:…

Incredible Hulk Season 1 Episode 8 – The Hulk Breaks Las Vegas Review

The stakes are high when David takes a job in a Las Vegas casino and agrees to help a reporter who’s working on a piece about a gambling scandal. The…

Incredible Hulk Season 1 Episode 7 – 747 Review

Terror soars to new heights when David and a young boy must land an airplane after the flight crew is disabled. 747 Season: 1 Episode: 7 Air Date: April 7,…

Incredible Hulk Season 1 Episode 6 – Terror in Times Square

David finds work in a Times Square arcade, but the job is hardly fun and games when he realizes that the owner is being blackmailed, and he also uncovers a…

Incredible Hulk Season 1 Episode 5 – Of Guilt, Models and Murder Review

Incredible Hulk Season 1 Episode 5 – Of Guilt, Models and Murder Review

The picture isn’t pretty when david awakens in a room next to a dead model. Is the Hulk a killer? Loni Anderson guest stars. Of Guilt, Models and Murder Season:…

Incredible Hulk Season 1 Episode 4 – The Beast Within Review

Incredible Hulk Season 1 Episode 4 – The Beast Within Review

A job at a zoo introduces David to a female scientist who is conducting genetis research that may help him gain a better understanding of his own condition. The Beast…

Incredible Hulk Season 1 Episode 3 – Final Round Review

Incredible Hulk Season 1 Episode 3 – Final Round Review

A boxer comes to David’s aid when he is mugged and then finds him work at a gym, but the gloves are off when it’s discovered that the boss is…

The Return of the Incredible Hulk (Death in the Family) Review

While searching for his mysterious condition’s cure, David doesn’t shy away from battling a wealthy and powerful ranching family, a grizzly bear and, most importantly, his own temper in this…

The Incredible Hulk – Pilot TV Movie Review

In this thrilling two-hour movie, Dr. David Banner inadvertently exposes himself to a high amount of gamma radiation and is horrified to discover that in moments of frustration and anger…

Incredible Hulk Series Review Index

The Incredible Hulk TV Series Seasons: 5 Episodes: 82 Air Dates: 1977 – 1982 Series Creator: Kenneth Gilbert Stars: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin In anticipation of The Avengers opening…

Cougar Town Returns Feb 14

This Valentine’s Day, snuggle up on the couch, grab a glass of wine, and turn on ABC at 8:30 EST because Cougar Town is back! I realize you may have other…

How to throw a Cougar Town Party (and why you should)

How to throw a Cougar Town Party (and why you should)

  January 11, 2012 Last Saturday night Chi-town became Cougar Town for an evening at the Racine Plumbing Bar and Grill in Lincoln Park.  No, older women were not out…

Blade: The Series – Post Mortem

As listeners to the Now Playing podcast know, I am a fan of all three Blade films.  Having the vampire hunter’s adventures continue on a weekly basis was an appealing…

Blade: The Series – Season 1, Episode 12: Conclave

Blade: The Series – Season 1, Episode 12: Conclave

Original Air Date: September 13, 2006 Director: Alex Chapple Warning: the following review contains spoilers for this and the previous episodes of Blade: The Series  You can watch this episode free…

Blade: The Series – Season 1, Episode 11: Monsters

Blade: The Series – Season 1, Episode 11: Monsters

Original Air Date: September 6, 2006 Director: Ken Girotti Warning: the following review contains spoilers for this and the previous episodes of Blade: The Series  You can watch this episode free…

Blade: The Series – Season 1, Episode 10: Hunters

Blade: The Series – Season 1, Episode 10: Hunters

Original Air Date: August 30, 2006 Director: Brad Turner Warning: the following review contains spoilers for this and the previous episodes of Blade: The Series  You can watch this episode free…

Blade: The Series – Season 1, Episode 9: Angels and Demons

Blade: The Series – Season 1, Episode 9: Angels and Demons

Original Air Date: August 16, 2006 Director: Norberto Barba Warning: the following review contains spoilers for this and the previous episodes of Blade: The Series  You can watch this episode free…

Blade: The Series – Season 1, Episode 8: Turn of the Screw

Blade: The Series – Season 1, Episode 8: Turn of the Screw

Original Air Date: August 16, 2006 Director: Norberto Barba Warning: the following review contains spoilers for this and the previous episodes of Blade: The Series  You can watch this episode free…

Blade: The Series – Season 1, Episode 7: Sacrifice

Blade: The Series – Season 1, Episode 7: Sacrifice

Original Air Date: August 9, 2006 Director: David Straiton Warning: the following review contains spoilers for this and the previous episodes of Blade: The Series.  You can watch this episode free…

Blade: The Series – Season 1, Episode 6: Delivery

Original Air Date: August 2, 2006 Director: Alex Chapple Warning: the following review contains spoilers for this and the previous episodes of Blade: The Series.  You can watch this episode free…

Blade: The Series – Season 1, Episode 5: The Evil Within

Original Air Date: July 26, 2006 Director: Michael Robison Warning: the following review contains spoilers for this and the previous episodes of Blade: The Series.  You can watch this episode free…

Blade: The Series – Season 1, Episode 4: Bloodlines

Blade: The Series – Season 1, Episode 4: Bloodlines

Original Air Date: July 19, 2006 Director: Felix Enriquez Alcala Warning: the following review contains spoilers for this and the previous episodes of Blade: The Series.  You can watch this episode…

Blade: The Series – Season 1, Episode 3: Descent

Blade: The Series – Season 1, Episode 3: Descent

Original Air Date: July 12, 2006 Director: Jon Fawcett   Warning: the following review contains spoilers for this and the previous episodes of Blade: The Series.  You can watch this episode…

Blade: The Series – Season 1, Episode 2: Death Goes On

Blade: The Series – Season 1, Episode 2: Death Goes On

Original Air Date: July 5, 2006 Director: David Simkins   Warning: the following review contains spoilers for this and the previous episodes of Blade: The Series.  You can watch this episode…

Blade: The Series – Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot (The House of Chthon)

Blade: The Series – Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot (The House of Chthon)

Original Air Date: June 28, 2006 Director: Peter O’Fallon Warning: the following review contains spoilers for this and the previous episodes of Blade: The Series.  You can watch this episode free…

Introduction to the House of Chthon

On Now Playing, the movie review podcast, Jakob, Stuart, and I are reviewing the three theatrical Blade films.  However, several people have expressed interest in the supposed “fourth Blade movie”,…