In light of the news that 2013’s post-apocalyptic ice age train-ride Snowpiercer is getting its own spinoff television series, I’ve decided to dedicate this week’s Throwback Thursday to the movie. Starring Chris Evans, this film is Bong Joon-Ho’s first English speaking project. It’s set seventeen years after the earth has been engulfed by another Ice Age, due to humankind’s response to Global Warming.
Shot Caller doesn’t hit the screens until August 18th, but was released on DirecTV on July 20th. Ric Roman Waugh’s latest film was actually completed in 2015, but the release was postponed to 2017 due to Relativity Media filing for bankruptcy in July 2015. Thankfully, everyone gets a chance to see Nikol Coster-Waldau turn from family man to ruthless gang leader this August.
2016 gave us one of Ben Affleck’s best performance in a movie. No, I’m not talking about Batman vs Superman. Starring as Christian Wolff, Affleck was nothing short of superb in 2016’s The Accountant. The action movie revolves around a literal accountant, who keeps less than reputable people as clients and also happens to have a high-functioning form of autism.
We already know Ben Affleck will return for the sequel to the action-packed film. The real question is, will Jon Bernthal? If you haven’t seen The Accountant, there are spoilers up ahead. If you’ve read a few of my articles, you know I’m a big Bernthal fan. And he’s really the reason why I saw this great movie; which I’m glad about, as it’s probably one of the best movies of 2016 and gets so little recognition.
If you’re a Blaine fan like me, you were most likely disappointed with the direction the writers took in late season 2. David Anders is well known for playing the lovable bad guy as Julian Sark in Alias and Dr. Whale/Victor Frankenstein in Once Upon a Time. For me, my introduction to Anders was from iZombie and Blaine quickly became my favorite character in the show.
No, this is not a Throwback Thursday, although the film (or films) I’m writing about are not current. At times, it takes me a while to watch movies or shows, and I am not the biggest fan of horror. Which, is the reason for not having watched any of the three Purge movies. The concept, from trailers; was not something that appealed to me. Not until recently and now, I’ve seen all three. Let’s begin a thought analysis, shall we?
Sweet Virginia was just one of two Jon Bernthal films to premiere at the Tribeca Film festival. Unlike Pilgrimage, Bernthal’s suspense thriller had not yet been picked up by a major film studio. Which, was terrible news considering those who went to the film festival gave the movie rave reviews. Who doesn’t want to see more Jon Bernthal on their screens?
Huzzah! It had been hard being an iZombie fan. Not only did we have to wait a year for the third season, but renewal for a fourth season took longer than some shows such as The Flash and The Arrow. But, today, CW announced that along with The Originals, iZombie would be returning for another season.
No Tomorrow was a CW show that took iZombie’s time slot for most of the year and was the reason we fans had to wait so long. Not to sound any kind of way, but No Tomorrow was canceled and the network executives seem to have come to their senses and renewed iZombie.
This means we’ll be getting more brain eating antics for at least another season. Make sure you tune into CW every Tuesday at 9pm to watch the current season!
The Walking Dead and The Punisher star Jon Bernthal is known for playing badass characters. From Shane Walsh, to Frank Castle and his roles in other films such as Fury and The Accountant, Bernthal usually is the guy with the less than reputable morals. Yesterday, the trailer for his latest project Pilgrimage dropped and Bernthal has gone Medieval.
This review is a little late, but that might be a good thing. Hopefully, everyone has watched season three’s second episode and this won’t ruin too much for anyone. Even though the threat of human findings out about zombies loomed over the episode, the past week returned to the “brain of the week” format we all know and love. Tragically, the brains were those of a father and teenaged daughter. Fortunately for us, Liv and Major eating said brains were hilarious.
If you’ve been on Twitter or Instagram recently, you’ve probably seen a Punisher poster that was so bad-ass it had to be real. The Punisher costars Ben Barnes and Deborah Ann Woll even promoted the bullet-riddled poster, which led many to speculate it was legitimate.
As awesome as that poster is, it’s in fact, fan-made. Giuseppe Spinelli is a digital artist from Italy and is the genius behind this awesome gift. Regardless if it’s real or not, it’s more than appropriate for Frank Castle and definitely hyped up the fan-base. We aren’t sure when The Punisher will exactly be released on Netflix, but at least we know it’s going to premiere in 2017.
In case you haven’t seen it, here’s that awesome poster I keep talking about. Make sure to check out Giuseppe Spinelli’s Twitter page. Hopefully, Marvel/The Punisher sees because it’s definitely the perfect artwork for the show.
It’s been seven minutes since iZombie season 3 episode 1 ‘Heaven Just Got a Little Bit Smoother’ aired and I’m still reeling from excitement. What a jam packed episode! I hope many of you Zoms out there got to watch it. This review will contain spoilers, so if you haven’t watched the episode yet, be forewarned!
In two days, the third season of CW’s iZombie will premiere. If you haven’t heard about it, I would highly suggest binge-watching the first two seasons on Netflix immediately. For diehard iZombie fans, such as myself; it has been a long and agonizing wait. Season 2’s finale aired on April 12, 2016 and in an act of cruelty, we fans were made to wait a year for the next season.
Do not let this deter you from watching iZombie. If the name of the show doesn’t leave much to be desired, it’s okay. The first season of iZombie came and went without me giving it any thought. It was only into the second season that I caught up on Netflix and was instantly hooked. A fun, adventurous crime drama revolving around an undead zombie is not all this show has to offer. Liv Moore is the heroine that we all need and the supporting characters are just as important to the story.
For most of the two seasons, iZombie has had a “brain of the week” format. Due to her need for brains, the main character Liv works in a morgue with her boss Ravi. And not only does eating a victim’s brain help curb her appetite, it also helps local detective Clive Babineaux catch the killer. Liv also has a best friend in Peyton and her on again off again fiance Major Lilywhite (yep, that’s his name). On top of that, iZombie has possibly one of the best frenemy relationship between Liv and the zombie who turned her, Blaine.
Not to spoil too much, the third season will throw in a new dynamic to iZombie. Not only does everyone in Liv’s inner circle know her zombie secret, but there’s apparently an overwhelming amount of zombies in Seattle. And they have every intention of making the whole world know they exist. On top of her personal relationships and solving crimes, Liv will have to decide whose side she wants to be on: humans or zombies.
iZombie Season 3 airs April 4 – this Tuesday on CW at 9 pm. I promise you, it’s a good time.
iZombie stars Rose McIver as Liv Moore, Rahul Kohli as Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti, Malcolm Goodwin as Clive Babineaux, David Anders as Blaine Debeers, Robert Buckley as Major Lilywhite, Aly Michalka as Peyton Charles, and is directed by Rob Thomas (known for Veronica Mars).
Ever since Jon Bernthal premiered as anti-hero Frank Castle in the second season of Daredevil, I’ve been a fan. When I heard there was going to be a series on Netflix for The Punisher, I was even more pumped. Jon Bernthal, Deborah Ann Woll, and others have been spotted in New York City filming for the new show the past few months. Though there is no specific release date, people surmise it will be sometime in the fall of 2017.
Unfortunately, the new pictures are from Getty and due to legality issues, I cannot post them directly to this page. But, please go take a look here for some Frank Castle goodness. If you do click this link, you can see a familiar Frank; that is a beat up Frank. In Daredevil Season 2, the Punisher sported gnarly looking bruises most of the time we saw him. I was getting worried with all previous The Punisher set photos when he wasn’t scuffed up.
Hopefully, we’ll get a release date soon. Since they are still filming, a relate date may not be announced for some time now. Either way, it is definitely my most anticipated Netflix Marvel show. Of course, we have The Defenders coming out this summer and keep your fingers crossed that we get a Frank Castle cameo.
The Punisher series will star Jon Bernthal, Deborah Ann Woll, Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, and many more!
It’s been a couple of weeks since Kong: Skull Island premiered. Almost everyone knows the story of King Kong – it’s about as well known as Godzilla. And after the 2005 remake (featuring Adrian Brody and Jack Black), I wondered if we really needed another redo.
Kong: Skull Island had a great cast. It was a small Marvel Cinematic Universe reunion with Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), and Brie Larson (Captain Marvel). On top of that, the film featured a diverse cast that all showcased their own stories and importance in the film.
Taking place in the 1970s rather than the 1930s, Skull Island showcases a world still fresh after the Vietnam War. We see how each character feels about the conflict and how that affects them in their journey to the dangerous island.
What was refreshing about Kong: Skull Island, was that unlike the past films, the cast never left the island. Rather than taking Kong back to the States to exploit him, the characters stayed on his turf and in many ways, became reliant on him. I don’t want to spoil too much, in case there are those who have not seen it yet. I would give it four out of five stars, just for being a fun experience at the movies. And that ending will make you happy cry.
According to Box Office Mojo, Kong: Skull Island has grossed over $139 million domestically.
A summary of TC Stark’s Reviews
You may be asking yourself, who is TC Stark? She’s me!
As a passionate lover of movies and TV shows, I decided to start this site to share my thoughts and reviews. Here, I hope to give readers honesty and professionalism with each article. I’ll also be keeping up with the latest news stories. Most of what I write will be Marvel or DC related, but I don’t like to limit myself. Since Netflix is my best friend, I find myself watching shows or films that are a few years old and I’ll want to talk about them. So, expect that kind of riveting journalism!
In all seriousness, I have been writing for fourteen years now. I have published several books on Kindle and contributed to several sites such as MCUExchange, The Source by SuperheroStuff, and iZombie Support Group. Click on the links to check out my published pieces!
The good thing is we have a lot of great stuff coming up. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, The Defenders, Baby Driver, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and so much more coming out in 2017. iZombie season 3 premieres on the CW at 9 pm on April 4th, so I surmise that will be my first review. If you’re a fan (which you should be), check it out with me!
Thanks for sticking with me for my first post and I’ll see you at the next review!
In typical Frank Castle style, The Punisher twitter page doesn’t make anything easy for its fans. Having been elusive prior to The Defenders premiere, the twitter page dedicated to Frank Castle’s show has slowly been creeping out from under a rock. While fans anxiously wait for a premiere date to the highly anticipated show, we were given a small gift…we just had to decode it.
Just the other day, The Punisher’s twitter page posted a numerous amount of tweets that seemed to confuse many – including me. Finally, someone figured out that these odds symbols were, in fact, Morse code. Grea! Who knows Morse code? Luckily, these messages were decoded and what we were given, were the titles of all thirteen episodes for The Punisher season one.
- 3 am
- Two Dead Men
- The Judas Goat
- Cold Steel
- Front Toward Enemy
- Virtue of the Vicious
- Danger Close
- Memento Mori
It’s something small, but it’s at least something! Having the episode titles gives us a slight tidbit of what direction The Punisher series/season is going to go in. Officials told us that the Frank Castle centric show would have more of a military feel than the other Netflix Marvel shows. That and the small teaser trailer released this week, we can surmise there’s also going to be a bit of espionage. Which, makes sense, since, towards the end of Daredevil season 2, we found that the slaying of Frank Castle’s family was no random accident. Hopefully, these are questions that will be answered soon.
Pilgrimage recently released in the UK July 3rd, available in select theaters, as well as DVD/Blu-Ray and digital HD. For us US viewers, we will have to wait until August 11th to get our turn to view the Irish film. Admittedly, I streamed this movie online, because I absolutely did not want to wait. Don’t worry though, I fully plan on purchasing Pilgrimage once it becomes available in the Google Play Store in August.