October 2013

Ender’s Game

by Cap'n Carrot on October 31, 2013 · 0 comments

in Film

Originally written as a short story published in the August 1977 issue of Analog Science Fiction and Fact, author’s Orson Scott Card‘s story of a complicated boy who is humanity’s best chance at survival took another eight years before it was released as the full novel Ender’s Game. I first read the novel more than two decades ago. It’s held-up remarkably well, although given its subject matter I doubted would ever be made into a movie.

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Felicity‘s (Emily Bett Rickards) assumption that the city’s new leather-clad vigilante isn’t so much obsessed with the archer but Laurel (Katie Cassidy) leads to an official rooftop meeting between Green Arrow (Stephen Amell) and Black Canary (Caity Lotz) who is revealed to be Laurel’s presumed dead sister Sara. Sara’s sudden arrival raises several questions for Oliver who knew Laurel’s sister survived the shipwreck but has no idea what to do with her reappearance in Starling City, and from Sara’s conversation with Sin (Bex Taylor-Klaus) we know she’s not so sure either.

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Cybertron is at war as the Autobots fight off both Decepticon forces and Bludgeon and his Warworld. Although the issue doesn’t feature Galvatron (who is certainly conspicuous by his absence) Transformers: Regeneration One #95 features a host of familiar faces including Omega Supreme, Blaster, Soundwave, and Shockwave and Starscream who are still debating what their role in the battle should be. Oh, and Grimlock? He’s back!

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Here’s K-pop duo Trouble Maker with the official video for “There is No Tomorrow (Now)” from their second EP Chemistry.

Trouble Maker – ‘내일은 없어 (Now)’ M/V via videos.antville.org

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Hitting comic shops the same time that Cartoon Network announced they have shelved the cartoon its based on for the rest of the year, the first issue of Beware of the Batman should please fans of the show and give younger audiences a new Batman comic to read.

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While Finch (Michael Emerson) helps an estate investigator (Kirk Acevedo) look into the questionable death of his foster brother (Michael Esper), tries to track down Root (Amy Acker) who has kidnapped Shaw (Sarah Shahi) in order to enlist her help for a mission for The Machine which has come to understand the need for self-preservation and has chosen the two women to help keep it safe against an imminent threat.

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Issue #24 finally ties up the Reverse-Flash storyline (which, since it was teased for months before it ever began, seems like it’s taken nearly a whole year to get through) with Barry Allen taking back the power of the Speed Force Danny West stole from him to travel back into time and murder his father. Although co-writers Francis Manapul and Brian Buccellato underline the moral of the story, and the reverse nature of the New 52 version of the character, he’s a far cry from the far more interesting original villain to use the name.

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With Thor: The Dark World on its way to theaters in just over a week, Honest Trailers takes a crack at the first film.

Honest Trailers – Thor

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Daredevil #32 begins with the anticlimactic result of the Jester‘s trap (which, as expected, is so obviously false it’s dispensed with in only a handful of panels). Mark Waid tries to see the humor in a villain refusing to believe Matt Murdock is truly blind, but the macabre nature of a lynched Foggy Nelson doll simply doesn’t work on any level.

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