Is is March 6th yet?
This upcoming Netflix original is produced by one of our she-heroes of comedy, Tina Fey. That is enough to get us to watch, but this trailer - wow. So. Funny.
Is is March 6th yet?
With all the hullabaloo about the director on this project - some of you (and me) may be worried that Star Trek 3 is in big trouble.
BUT we learned last night that the amazing, hilarious, self-proclaimed geek, Simon Pegg (Scotty) has been tapped to co-write the script for the new film... So hope remains.
Chris Pratt and Chris Evans have taken to twitter to challenge each other for charity. Pratt, who grew up outside Seattle, is a Seahawks fan, and Evans, born in Boston, favors the Patriots.
Each has bet the other to show up at a children's hospital dressed as their respective heroes in the others' hometown as penance - frankly I think in this arrangement, everyone wins!
See their awesome twitter banter below!
by Jen (aka The New Geek in Town)
I apologize for the delay in posting this review - having recently moved from Atlanta to Phoenix, I didn't realize that Gotham airs at 7pm here and so I inadvertently missed last night's episode and had to watch it online today.
Just when I think I can't possibly love Gotham any more than I already do, it gets under my skin again by opening the episode with a kick ass song by the late great Johnny Cash. You go, Bruno Heller!
The show opens with the Electrocutioner, the villain who escaped from Arkham in the last episode, going after his former acquaintances. It seems this case has gotten the attention of Gotham's ruling class, because the Police Commissioner makes a personal visit to GCPD to make sure everyone is on top of their game - and he's not pleased to find Jim Gordon there, trying valiantly to solve the city's latest problem.
Gordon states he has important information on the case, but won't fully commit helping until he's reinstated as Detective; in return, the Commissioner gives him 24 hours to solve the case, or he and Bullock will be spending the rest of their careers guarding Arkham. (You can imagine Bullock's enthusiasm at this prospect.)
Falcone makes a call to Penguin, who is dining with Don Maroni and excuses himself, purportedly to check on his ailing mother - when who should come to call but the Electrocutioner himself, who has it out for this don. Poor Penguin is caught in the crossfire, and both Maroni and Gordon hear him mutter about his important meeting with Falcone while he's fighting to regain consciousness.
Meanwhile, Fish Mooney "kidnaps" Don Falcone's love interest in the hopes of getting the don to step down peacefully - but of course, things rarely go according to plan when dealing with a mob boss, even one who appears to be ready to be put out to pasture.
Falcone calls Penguin, who is dining with Don Maroni but excuses himself, purportedly to check on his ailing mother; but before he exits the restaurant, one of the Electocutioner's minions comes to call, as that villain has it out for this don. Penguin is caught in the crossfire, and generates sparks of his own when both Maroni and Gordon hear him mumble about an important meeting with Falcone while he's fighting to regain consciousness.
This week's denouement is on two fronts: the first is Falcone's meeting with Fish, which takes an unexpected and very hands-on twist, and the second is the Electrocutioner's visit to GCPD, where Maroni is in "protective custody" (really a trap laid by Gordon).
In the end, the Commissioner gives Gordon his badge back for defeating the Electrocutioner (though I question why no one else thought of such a simple solution - apparently common sense is not, in fact, "common" in Gotham), and Gordon tells him the next person who tries to take away said badge will be eating it.
I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of havoc Gordon can wreak in Gotham now that he's not being careful!
Yes, it's true - the coolest thing on the internet today is Exploding Kittens!
Matthew Inman (creator of The Oatmeal) has conspired with Elan Lee and Shane Small to create a game that might possibly be more amazing than Cards Against Humanity. Well, realistically, I'm not sure anything can be that cool, but this game looks like CAH meets Munchkin - with not just the aforementioned Exploding Kittens, but also palindromes and weaponized back hair!
The Kickstarter for this project was launched today, with amazing results:
Even though the project is more than 1000% funded, it's not too late to make a donation and get your very own Exploding Kittens deck this summer! I donated at the second tier ($35) because although I want to play the basic version with my kids, I must get my hands on the NSFW cards for adult game nights.
Click here to see the Kickstarter in all its glory - I dare you to watch the video and not scream, "Shut up and take my money!"
Netflix has been working on its contract with the BBC this month and announced what titles are being renewed and staying on Netflix. They also released a list of which shows are rotating off the streaming service in February. Fan favorites such as Doctor Who and Luther have been renewed.
A Netflix representative tells The Hollywood Reporter that reports that all BBC titles were up for renewal were inaccurate. Sherlock, The Honorable Woman, Call the Midwife and Happy Valley were not a part of this renewal deal and will continue to be available on Netflix.
Carry-on, Benedict Cumberbatch binge-watchers.
Here are the BBC shows getting renewed:
Classic Doctor Who, 18 Collections
Copper, Seasons 1-2
Doctor Who, Seasons 1-7
House of Cards Trilogy
Keeping Up Appearances, Season 1
Luther, Seasons 1-3
Monarch of the Glen, Seasons 1-6
North & South
The Office (U.K.), Seasons 1-2
Torchwood, Seasons 1-4
Wallander, Seasons 1-3
Here are the shows fans should watch before they expire in February:
SyFy announces Sharknado 3!
Yup, this summer, Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will be back hacking flying sharks (in Washington DC this time) on our TV screens!
Twitter, you have been warned.
In his previous collaboration with Represent, Amell and his fans raised over $1.3 million dollars for the charity Fuck Cancer.
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