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‘SNL’ Reunites James Franco and Seth Rogen to Talk About the Sony Hacks

by Jacob Hall December 7, 2014 @ 8:40 AM
Since James Franco was around to host this week’s ‘SNL’ as part of promoting his upcoming comedy ‘The Interview,’ it was inevitable that his frequent collaborator and co-star and director, Seth Rogen, would pop in to say hello. And they couldn’t have picked a better way to bring him into things. Since ‘The Interview’ is causing all kinds of real-world mayhem, they did what any self-respecting funny people would do: they made fun of it.

‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Review: “Blood Bath”

by Britt Hayes December 4, 2014 @ 12:28 AM
There is a figurative line, somewhere on television, between tedious melodrama and soap opera theatrics, and yet another line exists over which you can cross into the blissful, Lynchian territory of self-awareness and not-quite-rightness. In that surreal place, soapy theatrics and camp are embraced satirically and knowingly because this is a place that looks like somewhere you know but feels like an unsettling dream. I don’t think ‘American Horror Story’ is on the same level as David Lynch, but I’m starting to convince (delude) myself into thinking that maybe after tonight’s “Blood Bath,” it’s attempting to play with the same tones.

‘Arrow’ Review: “The Brave and the Bold”

by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 3, 2014 @ 9:12 PM
The CW
‘Arrow’ season 3 lets loose its eighth installment of the year with “The Brave and the Bold,” as ‘The Flash’ comes to town to aid Oliver in pursuit of a boomerang-throwing killer, only to find the spree has deeper ties to A.R.G.U.S. and Diggle’s wife Lyla.

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Review: “Ye Who Enter Here”

by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 2, 2014 @ 10:26 PM
Marvel / ABC
Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ assembles its ninth season 2 installment in “Ye Who Enter Here,” as Coulson and the team attempt to reach the mysterious hidden city before Hydra, while Skye attempts to protect Raina from a vengeful Agent 33.

‘The Flash’ Review: “Flash vs. Arrow”

by Ryan McGee December 2, 2014 @ 7:55 PM
The CW
Well that was a LOT of fun. There are times to get super serious in the world of episodic reviews, and there are times to pass around a few beverages and raise a glass. I don’t know if this was the “best” episode of ‘The Flash,’ whatever that word really means, but it was almost certainly the most entertaining. As light on its feet as The Flash (and ‘The Flash’) has ever been, ‘Flash Versus Arrow’ delivered on the promise of its title and provided some pulpy thrills while also providing conflict for future installments.

‘The Legend of Korra’ Book 4 Review: “Beyond the Wilds”

by Matt Patches November 28, 2014 @ 11:30 AM
“Beyond the Wild” opens with a scene that would make John Carpenter giggle. Reacting to Kuvira's harvesting of the Banyan-grove tree, the vines in Republic City's Spirit Wilds are out of control. Leading a tour through the entanglement, Jon Heder's Ryu is the first to stumble upon the aggressive growth. Vines attack with velocity, wrapping around the tour group and leaving only Ryu's broken camera as evidence of the attack. It's 'Legend of Korra's' horror movie moment.