"Walking Dead" returned this Sunday (February 12) with a hellish trip to "Nebraska." In the wake of "Barnageddon," our survivors find themselves hitting all-new lows. Rick is haunted not just by the act of killing a zombie child, but his fear that Hershel's patience with his group has finally reached its boiling point. Shane, meanwhile, remains fully convinced of his own actions, even if the rest of his travelers aren't as on board. Sophia's death rocks Carol and Daryl in unexpected ways. Glenn continues wrestling with matters of the heart. Lori is stunned to see how this cold and ruthless world has changed young Carl's outlook on life.
Throughout all of this, drinking problems emerge, and we're talking about more than just the booze, thanks to a traveler formerly from Bon Temps, Louisiana. Rick takes matters into his own hands when things look bleak, taking his cues from AMC neighbor Walter White.
Keep reading for all things good, bad and ugly from last night's "Walking Dead."
To date, "Chronicle" is the best superhero movie of 2012. Granted, it's the only superhero movie of 2012 — so far. Plenty of comic book competitors are coming down the pike (some sooner than later, with a vengeance at that), but the bar has been set: director Josh Trank's found-footage superhero flick is a terrific time at the movies, and more than deserving of your time if you have 80+ minutes to spare.
Here are five reasons you should see "Chronicle" this weekend.
Last month, Tami Katzoff gave us an early look at Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin" after she saw it overseas. Now that the film is opening stateside today (December 21), it's definitely worth another look. Spielberg uses performance capture technology to its full potential, and we are left with the director's best effort in years.
There's no question that "The Adventures of Tintin" is worth your time, and here are five more reasons why.
"Superman," the new iOS game, is the best Superman videogame I have ever played. Now, normally, that might sound like a fairly grandiose statement, and you would be correct in that thinking, if it weren't for the fact that every other Superman game in history has sucked – hard. Going all the way back to his first appearance – on the Atari in 1979 – the Man of Steel has found himself licensed into an endless stream of digital garbage.
Thanks to mobile publisher Chillingo and developer Tiger Games, this marks the very first occasion -- with the exception of ensemble games like "DC Universe Online" -- in my three decades of life that I didn't want to throw a Superman game into a black hole.
by Tami Katzoff
Sometimes, a dedicated filmgoer must make sacrifices. For example, to see “The Adventures of Tintin,” I journeyed from New York City all the way to the UK. Alright, confession time: I didn’t fly to the UK just to see “Tintin.” But since the movie won’t hit US theaters until December 21st, I took the opportunity my overseas vacation afforded me and got a head start on my American peers. It was ?11.20 (plus ?1 for 3D glasses) well spent.
Here are five reasons why you should see “The Adventures of Tintin” when it finally washes up on US shores next month.
From the very beginning, "The Walking Dead" has never been shy about making changes and adjustments from the comics penned by Robert Kirkman. Some characters, like Donna and Allen, do not exist in the show at all, while others — Daryl Dixon, for example — are entirely new. Then there are folks like Shane, a man who survives only six issues in the comics but has a huge, prominent role on the show.
It was only a matter of time, then, that someone with some comic book staying power would get killed off early. Major spoilers after the jump.
The long wait is finally over: "The Walking Dead" returned tonight (October 16) for its second season on television. Despite the tremendous attention focused on original showrunner Frank Darabont's departure earlier this summer, it feels safe to say that based on this opening number, "Dead" is just as good as it ever was.
Hit the jump to chew on everything we loved about the season premiere. Spoilers ahead!
Episode Title: "The Impossible Astronaut"
Written By: Steven Moffat
Directed By: Toby Haynes
Story: The Doctor reunites with Amy Pond, Rory, and River Song in a Utah desert, only to have a deadly encounter with a mysterious astronaut. The experience prompts the companions to seek help from — who else? — The Doctor, and begin an adventure that takes them all the way to a 1969 meeting with U.S. President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office. New enemies make their presence known, and then make their presence unknown, too. Read More...
"All-Star Superman," the latest film in DC's line of animated features, had a lot to live up from the very first moment moment the project was announced. Based on Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's award-winning, 12-issue comic book series, "All-Star Superman" faced the super-heroic task of living up to the accolades of its source material while bringing the signature styles of the comic's creators to life on the screen.
In the original series, Superman is pitted against an enemy he can't overcome with a well-timed punch or a blast of heat vision: his own mortality. Diagnosed with a fatal case of radiation poisoning, the Man of Steel has only a short time left to take care of everything he's meant to do in life, and ensure the world is in good hands after he leaves.
Directed by Sam Liu ("Superman/Batman: Public Enemies") and adapted by recently deceased comics and animation writer Dwayne McDuffie ("Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths"), "All-Star Superman" features James Denton ("Desperate Housewives") as Superman, Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men") as Lois Lane, Anthony LaPaglia ("Without A Trace") as Lex Luthor, Ed Asner ("Up") as Perry White, and Matthew Gray Gubler ("Criminal Minds," MTV's 2009 Hump Day Hottie Of The Year) as Jimmy Olsen, among others.
But does it make a successful leap from page to screen? Read More...
Episode Title: "Pilot" & "Tarot"
Written By: Tom Wheeler
Story: Palm City policeman Vince Faraday (David Lyons) is framed by masked crime boss Chess. Left for dead, he's taken in by a group of bank-robbing former carnival performers led by Max Malini (Keith David) and becomes the vigilante known as "The Cape" in order to protect his wife and son. The Cape quickly becomes a thorn in the side of Peter Fleming (James Frain), the head of the corrupt ARK corporation and the alter ego of Chess, who decides to get some help from the vicious, reptilian-looking Scales (Vinnie Jones). Meanwhile, Faraday is assisted by the mysterious blogger Orwell (Summer Glau).
In the second episode, Chess recruits dangerous chemist and knife-wielder Cain, and The Cape's first encounter with the new villain is nearly his last. Forced to temporarily abandon his signature cape, Faraday learns more about the challenge he'll face in bringing down Chess — and earns the attention of the criminal organization known as Tarot. Read More...