Game of Thrones Season 4 Preview

Although Game of Thrones doesn’t return until April 6th, HBO is still giving us a nice preview of what’s to come. Take a look at what some of your favorite cast members have to say about their characters, the new season, and their favorite parts of the show.

 

So Season Four will definitely be epic. The latter half of A Storm of Swords after the Red Wedding has even bigger battles and character conflicts. I think everyone agreed upon that! Lets go through some of the notable highlights of the preview.

 

The Wall

Jon Snow is back at Castle Black as Mance Rayder and the Wildling army look to continue their path south. ASOS had a very detailed account of the battle and the show looks like it will depict the standoff well. Sam and Jon’s relationship seems to have change a little as well.  That may be on account of their paths after they separated at the Fist. Winter is coming and Jon Snow will become the unlikely leader to save the North.

 

Tyrion

Dead Man Walking?

One of my favorite characters in Game of Thrones is the little Lannister with a big mouth. His wit and humor are always enjoyable but his wit may not get him out of this trouble. Will Tyrion prove his innocence in the trial or will he be proven guilty and killed? I also saw an unlikely alliance forming as the Red Viper of Dorne seeks vengeance for crimes of the past.

 

Mother of Dragons 

Daenarys Targaryen is gaining her strength and forces across the sea but there is trouble with such large numbers. Her followers grow weary as the Mother of Dragons must figure out what type of leader she shall be.

 

This is my favorite show on television right now because of how it continues to excel, sticking close to the source material while making changes here and there for it to stand out. Be sure to watch the premiere of Season Four on April 6th.

“Valar Morghullis”

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Best Moments From Walking Dead Season 4

The first half of Walking Dead Season Four had a lot of pivotal game changing moments. There was a lot of homage to the comics and some more light shed on characters like the Governor. With the second half of Season Four picking up on February 9th, let’s look back on some of the most memorable moments of the first half. (If you haven’t seen the First half of Season Four, you’re warned. SPOILERS ensue)

 

Carol’s Exile

After an illness broke out,  there was someone in the prison who killed two infected members, Karen and David, brutally. After a short period, it becomes clear that Carol was the one responsible and she eventually just admits it to Rick after being asked. As a result, Rick decided to exile Carol, although her inhumane efforts had good intentions. Daryl lost his friend/companion but will she return in the second half tomorrow?

Hershel Losing His Head

Death Scene Here

Hershel was definitely the group’s moral center point after the death of Dale during Season Two. He was also the group’s doctor and a main member of the council. After the Governor captures Michonne and Hershel, he attempts to bargain their lives to Rick but to no avail. In the comics, it is Tyrese who is beheaded by the Governor but I’m assuming since he was more recently added to the show, the writers allowed him to live. Ultimately Hershel’s death was a heart wrenching moment for the group, especially his children Maggie and Beth.

 

The Death of the Governor

After seeing how horrible the Governor truly was, Lily decides he needs to die. His death was pretty identical to the comics since in both versions the Governor is killed by a lesser character. Who knows if he will appear in the second half of the season although he is dead. (Maybe appear in visions like Lori did)

 

Classic Governor Reemerges

There were many instances where the Governor showed promise of change. When he was with Lily and her family, for a moment, you could actually see the Governor being a good family man. But no. He quickly reverts to his true self and desires power or who knows what. He murders Martinez and his second in command to ascend as the leader of the group but the way he killed Martinez was brutal.

 

Attack on the Prison

After the Governor convinces his camp that they need  the Prison and Rick is bad news, they plan to assault their enemies. When the deal goes south, the battle begins and there are heavy loses on both sides. The use of the tank was a nice connect to the comics! Ultimately, the prison takes heavy damage during the fighting and won’t be safe haven for anyone.

 

Tyrese vs. Rick and Daryl

Here’s the Link

After his main squeeze Karen is found burned, Tyrese essentially loses it and lashes out at anyone in his path. Rick and Daryl try to get him to calm down but things escalate. The beat down was intense as the allies collide. Tyrese is not someone to be tested and it takes the two of them to stop him.

Walking Dead returns Sunday February 9th at 9pm on AMC. Be sure to watch the return as Rick’s crew is scattered and on the move once again.

Walking Dead #120 Review

All Out War looks to gain some momentum with Issue 120 as Rick’s camp is put on the defensive against Negan’s surprise attack.

The Walking Dead 120-000

The issue continues directly from 119 after the release of Holly, who immediately bites Denise. I’m sure this will have serious repercussions for the group since she is the town doctor. After Negan’s attack began, many grenades started flying into the houses causing chaos everywhere. Heath loses a leg to one of said grenades and a lot of the houses surrounding the perimeter are aflame. I like that the Saviors are on the offensive but blindly tossing grenades over a big wall won’t commit damage to people really.

The Walking Dead 120-007

As Ezekiel and Michonne flee a burning house, we still see that he is still a shell of himself. The men he lost at one of the Savior’s outposts really hit deep and he still wants to just roll over. Hopefully Michonne can get him to snap out of it or someone kills him. This version of his character can only cause harm in a war zone environment.Although Rick & Crew are trying to save their own and wait out the grenades, there is help outside the wall. Inside man Dwight is still showing signs of loyalty to Rick and takes out some of the Saviors. Side note: Jesus continues to show how bad ass he is by tossing a grenade back over the wall!

Just Great.

Just Great.

On the opposite of the wall, Negan is gives us some of his best dialogue BY FAR. This guy is really twisted. He legitimately enjoys what he does. He’s definitely my favorite villain thus far because of his dialogue and complex relationship with Rick.

The Walking Dead 120-013

When all hope is lost and many injured, a surprise hero emerges to aid the cause. Maggie returns with much of the Hilltop squad to force the Saviors to retreat. While I was happy the new leader Maggie is returning to help Rick, I was also annoyed that Rick gets bailed out. Side note: Rick passes out for some reason shortly after the coast is clear. What was the plan if Maggie didn’t show up? What were they going to do besides wait out the grenades and hope that not every building burned down. I understand there was chaos and confusion but hiding and not being the least bit proactive isn’t going to stop the fight.

The Walking Dead 120-018

Negan’s Attack on Rick’s camps intensified the war and will bring Walkers because of the explosions, smoke, and burning buildings. The attack was actually very similar to Rick’s attack against the Saviors; take out some of the enemy and cause a lot of noise to attack Walkers. The issue is definitely filled with action and continues to gain momentum for the arc, which by the way is 12 issues long. Hopefully the length doesn’t drag out the storyline. Issue 121 releases this Tuesday so be on the look out for that review.

8/10

New Superhero Movie Trailers Released

If the Superbowl did anything to entertain most people, it was during the commercials. We saw a new Marvel Phase 2 movie trailer, Amazing Spiderman, and a short Transformers spot as well. Take a look below!

 Captain America: The Winter Soldier

 

 

The film looks pretty good! Marvel continues to reel out top notch films for the Marvel Universe.

 

 

The Amazing Spiderman 2

 

A pretty lengthy trailer with what appears to be a great performance from Jamie Foxx.

 

Transformers: Age of Extinction

 

 

Mark Walhberg stars in the fourth installment of the Transformers series.

 

Eisenberg Cast as Lex Luthor in MOS Sequel

When I first got word that Lex Luthor had been casted in the upcoming MOS sequel I hoped I misread the text. While many were hoping for Heisenberg (Bryan Cranston) the news came as a shocker when Jesse Eisenberg was reported to have the role. Talk about odd casting. 

Eisenberg, 30, is known for playing Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, roles in Adventureland, and Now You See Me. Director Zack Snyder definitely has pitted a young Lex Luthor to play opposite of Henry Cavill’s inexperienced Superman.

Zack Snyder had this to say about the casting:

“Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s rivals, his unsavory reputation preceding him since 1940. What’s great about Lex is that he exists beyond the confines of the stereotypical nefarious villain. He’s a complicated and sophisticated character whose intellect, wealth and prominence position him as one of the few mortals able to challenge the incredible might of Superman. Having Jesse in the role allows us to explore that interesting dynamic, and also take the character in some new and unexpected directions.”

The Next Lex Luthor

The internet is raging once again as the casting options for Batman vs. Superman become stranger and stranger. Of course, there is an expected initial backlash but Eisenberg, really? While he has played “devilish geniuses with god complexes” before, I don’t think that’s what Lex Luthor ultimately is. Luthor is egotistical, highly intelligent, and xenophobic but he does also want the success of mankind by mankind. (He being the savior of mankind by ridding the world of Superman) Lex is a complicated character who isn’t the typical villain and I hope Eisenberg can handle the complexities of the character and the relationship he holds with Superman.

Jeremy Irons has been cast as Bruce Wayne’s butler, Alfred Pennyworth. Irons, 65, is an Oscar Winner and is remembered for such roles in Reversal of Fortune, Die Hard: With a Vengeance, and Dead Ringers. I can picture Irons portraying a seasoned Alfred. He may in fact live up to Michael Caine’s portrayal of the butler in Nolan’s Bat Trilogy.

Batman vs. Superman is slated to release May 6, 2016 and has already begun production. Check back for more updates on the film and casting news!