The Walking Dead - Chokepoint - 9.13 - Review & Recap

The Walking DeadOn the latest episode of The Walking Dead, Daryl and Connie attempt to save Lydia and Henry while the Kingdom meets some new allies.

For as much as I’ve been annoyed by Henry and Lydia, I found this week’s episode to be fairly enjoyable - except for the end, but we’ll get to that.

Lately the Kingdom story hasn’t been as integral to the episodes as the rest, but this week that starts to change as the groups are merging together at the fair. It’s going to be great to see some of them back together again, at least for a while, and we at least get a taste of that.

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Blu-ray Review: Krypton: The Complete First Season - A Unique Vision of the Superman Universe

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-rayTM I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.

Krypton: The Complete First SeasonTwo generations before the planet was destroyed, Krypton tells the story of Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), Superman’s grandfather. After Seg’s own grandfather (Ian McElhinney) is killed for treason for believing in a threat from another world, their family is stripped of their title and rank.

Seg grows up with his parents in the lower class of the planet in Kandor City, with a corrupt government, getting into bar brawls to make extra money. On top of that he’s in love with Lyta-Zod (Georgina Campbell), who is to be bonded to someone else.

When he stops a terrorist and is offered a rise again in rank as part of another family, his parents urge him to accept and make a better life for himself. However, everything changes when he is approached by the time-traveler Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos).

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The Walking Dead - Guardians - 9.12 - Review & Recap

The Walking DeadThe episode did have some good action this week, but most of what sticks out to me is how annoying Henry still is. Everything could have been avoided just by him staying home, but of course, he thinks he’s a hero. He can’t even track without being spotted. The other thing, is that the majority of the episode was super predictable with him. I’m blaming the writers on this one.

I am interested a bit more in Lydia this week, however. It seems, at least to me, that other than telling Daryl and the others there were only a few Whisperers, that she told the truth. I think she really does want out of the situation. I feel like what she told Alpha was pretty much the bare minimum, and she only said anything because she’s scared of her mother. Although, Alpha trying to force her to kill Henry, doesn’t really show her if she has feelings for him. I’m guessing Lydia probably wouldn’t have wanted to kill anyone in cold blood.

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The Magicians - A Timeline and Place - 4.06 - Recap & Review

The MagiciansI really liked this week’s episode. It was interesting to see that Penny and Marina’s timeline jump has caused repercussions. However, although some of the timey-wimey stuff happening with them felt a little unnecessary, I enjoyed it none the less, especially both Pennys interacting with each other. Arjun Gupta was excellent in that scene and looked like he was having a lot of fun. It also serves as a good reminder that although Penny 40 may be fitting in, the original Penny has been dead. At least we got to see what he’s been up to. I’m not sure how Kady will react to his message, but I still hold hope that somehow he’ll get to see her again. With this show, you never know.

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Shadowhunters - Lost Souls - 3.11 - Review & Recap

ShadowhuntersI am really excited for Shadowhunters to be back. The episode after the hiatus was emotional as everyone was mourning Clary (Katherine McNamara), and the use of their memory flashes helped to convey that. Dominic Sherwood especially did a spectacular job in his mourning as Jace, so devastated that he doesn’t even get any hope from Luke (Isaiah Mustafa)’s suggestion that Clary may still be alive.

Obviously, it wasn’t a surprise that Clary was alive, nor that she was with Jonathan, but I did enjoy McNamara’s scenes with Luke Baines, especially the way she held her own. However, I’m not sure her plan to walk out into the middle of the snow in Siberia with assumedly no stele was a very smart one.

The scenes with Magnus (Harry Shum Jr.) and Alec (Matthew Daddario) were sweet, with Alec trying to convince Magnus that losing his magic wasn’t everything. Their interactions with Madzie (Ariana Williams) were also cute, especially Alec reading to her.

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The Walking Dead - Bounty - 9.11 - Review & Recap

The Walking DeadWhile I sometimes struggle with the show each week, this one was a pretty good episode, though a bit slow. Most of the scenes with Ezekiel, Carol, and Jerry were unnecessary, other than the stuff with the charter. They could have just made a comment that they got the bulb. However, I can’t say they weren’t enjoyable. I especially always love seeing Melissa McBride. Jerry of course was also a lot of fun like always, though I’m not sure it was worth risking their life twice for the bulb.

I also worry about Jerry. I love seeing him happy and with a family, but no one has died in a while, and a lot of times once people are settled it spells the end.

As for the storyline with Alpha, I have mixed feelings. Overall, it’s nice for once to see things go as planned for the group, but at the same time, not a whole lot actually happened. As Alpha said, “No conflict.” I am really enjoying Samantha Morton as Alpha though.

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Advance Preview: The Magicians Returns for Season Four Tonight on Syfy

The MagiciansIn the third season of The Magicians, magic is gone, and everyone is left powerless, except for Julia (Julia Maeve). After embarking on the quest for the seven keys, the students get what they need to restore magic to earth, but are stopped by Alice (Olivia Taylor Dudley), who destroys the keys, not wanting magic to return. However, luckily, Julia is able to use her magic to stop Alice and remake the keys.

As they are about to restore magic once and for all, inserting their keys in the fountain, Gavin (Daniel Nemes), the traveling librarian from the Order, Irene McAllister (Jaime Ray Newman), and Dean Fogg (Rick Worthy) show up to stop them. Gavin attaches the siphon on the well spring to divert magic to the Library, so they can control who uses it. Fogg was involved in the deal with the Library and Irene to make it happen, in exchange for the lives of the students, and uses his potion to erase their memories and give them new magic-free identities as protection. However, Alice is not included, as she is arrested by the Library on backing out of her deal.

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Blu-ray Review: First Man - An Impressive Look into Neil Armstrong's Life and Achievements - Out Now

First ManThe film First Man is based on the book First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen. It tells the story of Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) and his work in the space program and the decade leading up to the first manned mission to the moon, the famed Apollo 11.

The film focuses on not only Armstrong’s heroic achievements, but also his life and more private moments that most people don’t know about.

Although the film from Steven Spielberg, directed by Damien Chazelle, looked beautifully done from the trailers, I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect, as this isn’t normally the kind of film I would watch. However, I’m quite glad that I did.

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Advance Preview: A Discovery of Witches Comes to the US

A Discovery of WitchesToday marks the US debut of the series A Discovery of Witches, based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Deborah Harkness.

In a world where witches, vampires, and demons live secretly among humans, the series follows historian Diana Bishop (Teresa Palmer), a witch who denies her magical heritage, refusing to use magic. However, not always in control, when she accidentally uses her magic to retrieve a manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library that has long been lost, her world is turned upside down. She is approached by vampire Matthew Clairmont (Matthew Goode), who has been looking for the book for over a century, as it may contain secrets to his heritage. He tells her that other creatures will be looking for it as well and she is not safe. Witches don’t trust vampires, but can she trust this intriguing man, and can he protect her from not only other creatures, but also others of her own kind and help her separate the truths from the lies?

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Advance Preview: The Passage - A Fresh Take on the Vampire Genre

The PassagePremiering tonight on FOX, is the new series, The Passage, adapted from the best-selling book trilogy by Justin Cronin. The series focuses on Project NOAH, a secret facility where scientists have discovered a virus in the Bolivian jungle that they think is a cure to all human diseases. At the facility they run experiments with the dangerous virus, however learn that it also has the ability to wipe out all of mankind.

The scientists enlist the help of Federal Agent Brad Wolgast (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) to bring in test subjects from prisons and other members of society that no one will miss.

Problems arise when the test subjects start changing, but time is running out when an outbreak of avian flu turns into an epidemic.

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