Friday, April 17, 2015

Official Trailer Released for 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'

Earlier, I watched the pirated version of the first trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and felt a little dirty and unsatisfied. Well damn it, we can't be taken down by a pirate! Director Zack Snyder wouldn't stand for that crap and released the official trailer soon after. With voiceovers from Holly Hunter, Jeremy Irons and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, we see that Superman is now considered a 'False God' and devil and we really don't want him here.

Cue the angry Batman and that classic Batmanny voice that sounds like he's been gargling gravel...“Tell me, do you bleed? You will.”  The film hits theaters on March 25, 2016 so hang in there, kids.

-Larissa Mrykalo

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

'Face Off' Recap: 'The Dream Team'

Hey, hey the gang's all here - all photos courtesy Syfy.

Woo hoo! We did it! The Season Eight finale! Through whimsy and mold and fabrication challenges we've whittled our way to the final three: Darla, Emily, and Logan. The big twist? The final challenge will be so huge, so immense, so breakdown-inducing, that all of the eliminated contestants have been brought back to assist (loser gets Gregory.) Who will take home the grand prize and renown until next season? Which coach will earn the title of 'Most Supreme "Face Off" Artist of All Time?' Everyone ready? Let's do this.

No rest for the creative as the final three are thrown right into the final challenge. But first, pick your teams!

Darla - Rob, Anthony, Stephanie, Daniel
Emily - Adam, Jamie, Kelly, Regina
Logan - Julian. Ben, Alan, Gregory 

Darla picked her team based on specific skill sets, Emily went for her friends and Logan is clearly afraid of working with women. We'll find out which strategy works the best, won't we?

Sunday, April 12, 2015

'Game of Thrones' Recap: 'The Wars to Come'

Courtesy HBO

After months of waiting, Game of Thrones is back with a vengeance and we're presented with pretty much immediate continuation of what when on when the fourth season ended.

Tyrion is out of the box; Cersei is super pissed that Tyrion has made her an orphan; Jon Snow tries to reason with a king; Sansa Stark and Lord Petyr Baelish are on a road trip; and, Daenerys is losing control over her children.

Witchy Woman

The show begins with a flashback to a curious and persuasive little Cersei and her frightened friend. They venture into the woods to a notorious witch's home and Cersei demands to know her future. The 'boring' witch wants a taste of her blood and if we didn't know it was Cersei in the first place, when the witch gives her regal predictions, we realize with whom we're dealing.

Cersei is recalling this prophesy as she arrives to attend her father's funeral. She wants the citizens to wait until she gets a personal farewell and Cersei always gets what she wants. At least she tries. Her brother, Jaime, stands by Tywin's side and damn those painted stones over his eyes make him look creepy as hell. Cersei belittles her brother for standing guard and then for freeing Tyrion since he ultimately murdered him. She makes him ponder the consequences of his actions and then adds the coup de grĂ¢ce that 'daddy loved you best and your stupidity caused his death.' Something like that.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

'Helix' Recap: 'O Brave New World'

All photos courtesy Syfy.

Season finale time folks! As of this writing, no word yet on a Season Three and more shenanigans of the CDC versus those pesky Immortals. Will we find out what's going on with Caleb? Is Amy really dead? Will Peter ever really get to be in charge? What has Alan been doing at the abbey this whole time? It's time to get some answers and ask some new questions. Let's do this.

The cliffhanger from last episode is solved right away: Julia shot Alan and is now patching him up. I don't think you quite get how this works Julia. Kyle, Sarah, Soren, and Sarah's baby go to Plan 9 to get off the island but they're out of options. Only one route is left and Sarah leaves to make a 'deal with the devil.' Amy's not dead, just hideously deformed and really isn't taking it very well but does spectacular at taking it out on Landry. One thing that hasn't been deformed is her supreme selfishness so she goes all-in on revenge. Peter/Eli whom we will now just call 'Peli' for ease, debate their next steps. Anne suggests taking Mother to Ilaria and reaping the benefits. Anne, you don't know Peli very well; he made that leap eons ago. While Sarah looks for the devil, Kyle and Soren make more of the mycosis cure and Kyle plans for their future which features pizza, Playstation, and lots and lots of sleep. No one is in charge of the power anymore so it goes out, giving Soren the opportunity he needs to exact a little revenge of his own in the form of a knife in Peli's leg. Thrust and twist, Soren. Thrust and twist.

Friday, April 10, 2015

'Believe' in the New Acoustic Guitar Cover of 'The X-Files' Theme

We don't do a lot with music on here, so today when Igor Presnyakov released an acoustic guitar cover of "The X-Files" theme, I couldn't resist sharing. He does an excellent interpretation of the Mark Snow-theme that even folks who didn't watch the show, will recognize.

Cue it up and use it as eerie good background music for when you're pondering the existence of aliens or just chilling out. It's good stuff.

-Larissa Mrykalo