It doesn’t air until March 29, and we still have a few episodes to get through between now and then, but there’s already been a great deal of talk about the season 5 finale of AMC’s hit zombie drama The Walking Dead. We know that it’s going to be a super-sized episode, clocking in at 90 minutes instead of the standard 60. That’s a lot of space to cram in heartbreaking deaths and stressful cliffhangers, and if star Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl, is to be believed, it’s going to leave some of you traumatized.
The CW’s adaptation of DC Comics classic The Flash has been consistently fun throughout the course of its freshman season. It is, however, in the middle of an extended break, but it will be back just in time for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17. The next episode is titled “Out of Time,” and a slew of new stills from the return have hit the airwaves.
If you’re caught up, you know things are going to get rough for the team from S.T.A.R. Labs. The reality of Dr. Harrison Wells’ (Tom Cavanaugh) intentions, as well as his still-unclear role in the death of Barry Allen’s (Grant Gustin) mother, is getting harder and harder to hide, and it keeps coming closer and closer to the surface. When this truth comes to light, the betrayal is going to be hard for Barry, Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker), and Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes) to deal with, as they all look at him through rose-colored glasses.
Over its run, which his now nine issues deep, Titan Comics’ Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor has been an inconsistent, up and down affair. Every time it appears that it’s headed in the right direction, it takes a step backwards. That said, the last couple of issues have followed a notable upward trajectory, which continues with the latest installment, “Rise and Fall.”
The Doctor’s latest companion, Alice, is still reeling from thinking her mother was back from the dead, a nasty trick played on her by the Talent Scout, part of the nefarious Serve You Inc. that the team have encountered a number of times. In fact, it may be one too many times now, as they’ve finally gone too far. Of all the things we know about the venerable Time Lord, we’re well aware that he doesn’t abide people fucking with his friends or hurting the ones he loves. Now they’re out for a little payback, and to put a stop to Serve You Inc. once and for all.
If you’re like us, you’ve been waiting for this. It wasn’t supposed to show up until tomorrow, during ABC’s premiere of American Crime, but what the hell, we’re glad it arrived early. And without further ado, here is the new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. We can talk about it more in minute.
It’s been a busy couple of days for the Ryan Reynolds-fronted sci-fi thriller Self/less. Focus Features unveiled a viral marketing strategy that includes all kinds of goodies and looks at the film, and today they show up with our first trailer and a new poster. Check it all out below.
Sci-fi may not fare well at the Oscars, outside of a few technical awards now and again, but at this point, do any of us really put much stock in what the Academy thinks? Almost none of my favorite films from 2014 were nominated for much of anything in any of the usual glut of self-congratulatory awards shows, but one that is always more in line with our general aesthetic are the Saturn Awards, and now the nominees for this year have been released.
As the Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy, and Horror Films chooses the nominees and winners, you can imagine they’re a wee bit different than the more mainstream celebrations, and the list for the 41st Annual Saturn Awards is no different. You’ve got big blockbuster comic book movies like Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier right up there along with independent horror, like The Babadook and The Guest. We’re talking about awards that honor movies like Lucy and Snowpiercer and Paddington, you know it’s a different sort of animal.