That’s right, two weeks in a row and two episodes in a row. The boys are on a roll. Amazing.
This week on The Flickcast Chris and Matt discuss all manner of topics including their final take on the post-Oscar controversy, an awesome new Wonder Woman fan trailer, the trials and tribulations of the VFX industry, the upcoming Planet Hulk movie, DC vs. Marvel and what show Tom Welling should be doing.
They also make some picks this week including Matt’s pick of Injustice: Gods Among Us and Chris’ pick of the CW series Arrow.
As always, if you have comments, questions, critiques, offers of sponsorship or whatever, feel free to hit us up in the comments, on Twitter, at Facebook or via email.
If you were a fan of the CW show Smallville you probably already know that the show has continued on in digital comic book form with Smallville Season 11. What you may not know is that, according to DC, once three issues of the digital comic are released, they will be collected in a print version and sold in comic book stores.
That first three-issue printed version is now available. But wait, there’s more. Not only will the printed comic contain the first three issues of Smallville Season 11, it will also include new, bonus content like episode guides and more.
The first print issue is available now with the next digital chapter of Smallville Season 11 coming out on Friday, May 18. Check out the full release schedule after the break.
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The CW’s pilot Arrow, based on DC property The Green Arrow, just released the first image of star Stephen Amell (Private Practice) as the titular character. The suit was designed by three-time Oscar-winning costume designer and frequent Tim Burton collaborator who most recently worked on Snow White and the Huntsman, Colleen Atwood.
The project centers on former billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Amell) who, after being marooned for five years on a remote island, returns with a mysterious agenda and a lethal set of new skills that he uses in a war on crime.
David Nutter, who headed up the pilot for the Superman-themed series Smallville, will also be directing Arrow. “When I directed the pilot for Smallville, I knew that making Clark Kent relate-able would be the key to audiences believing in him as a hero,” Nutter said. “Arrow is a different show — darker and harder-edged — but it’s the same core idea. We’re creating a real, believable world in which Oliver Queen can do incredible things. Colleen Atwood’s great work on the Arrow costume reflects that effort.”
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This video really needs no setup. However, in the interest of helping to spread the word about filmmaker Ben Shelton and his work with actor Tim Daly and his son Sam, here’s a bit of it anyway.
This video is the seventh episode of the occasional series The Daly Show, which features Daly and his son living their lives and having misadventures around Los Angeles. It should not be confused with The Daily Show with John Stewart, although both are funny but one has Time Daly and the other has John . . . well, you get the idea.
In this particular episode, we’re treated to guest appearances by Nathan Fillion and Michael Rosenbabum who, in their own way, try to help the somewhat “troubled” Tim Daly work out some issues. Let’s just say their methods leave a bit to be desired.
Take a look at this video after the break.
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When you’ve spent so much time being a bad guy on TV and then, during a break from your series wearing a dress in a college comedy, what would you want to do next? The answer for actor Michael Rosenbaum who, of course, played the evil and misunderstood Lex Luthor for seven seasons on Smallville, is that he wants to direct.
That’s right, Lex Luthor is now a director and will be helming his first feature film, the drama Old Days. Rosenbaum also wrote and will star in the new project. The lovely and talented Morena Baccarin, who can currently be seen in Homeland on Showtime, has been cast as the female lead.
In the film Rosenbaum plays Jim Owens, a discouraged actor who returns home to Indiana for his 15th high school reunion. Once there he gets into trouble with his friends and rekindles a romance with his high school sweetheart (Baccarin).
The film is scheduled to start shooting on March 5 and will also co-star Sarah Colonna, Harland Williams, Jay Ferguson and Kris Palohu. No word yet on likely distribution for the project but with the names involved and the likelihood of a relatively modest budget, you can bet this one will probably get picked up rather easily.
Following in the fine tradition of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and comic bok adaptations of other great shows like Battlestar Galactica and more, the CW’s television series Smallville will also live on. That’s right Smallville fans, your favorite show will live on in the form of a new comic book series from DC.
According to DC, the new comic will pick up where the TV series ended and continue the adventures of a young Clark Kent as he comes to grips with being the greatest superhero of all time: The Man of Steel.
Here’s all the scoop on Smallville Season 11 directly from DC:
Written by former Smallville show scribe Bryan Q. Miller, the new digital first series will be published digitally on April 13, 2012, with new digital chapters released weekly thereafter. Additionally, the online chapters will be offered in a print periodical, along with an episode guide to the hit television series, with the first print issue released on May 16.
The new comic book series picks-up where the show left off (with Clark officially now as Superman!) and features other fan-favorite characters including Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, Chloe Sullivan-Queen, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, and General Lane. The book features an all-star creative team – in addition to Miller, SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 creators include print cover artist Gary Frank (SUPERMAN SECRET ORIGIN), digital cover artist Cat Staggs and interiors by Pere Perez (BATGIRL).
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Were you a fan of Smallville and do you miss the cast and often wonder what happened to some of your favorites like Erica Durance, who played the awesome Lois Lane in the series? Well don’t worry, Durance is still out there working hard and hasn’t given up her superhero cred either.
How do we know? Well, on this week’s episode of Harry’s Law she picks up the mantle of vigilantie justice and takes to the streets dressed as another pretty famous superhero: Wonder Woman.
Of course, we’ve got video of this momentous event to share with you today, courtesy of NBC and via the folks at TV Line. But before that, here’s some scoop on Durance’s character:
Having suffered abuse in the past, Durance’s character, Annie, takes a violent — and controversial — course of “self-therapy” in order to cope and to prevent the same thing from happening to other women.
“I got to get back into that kind of [fighting] stuff, the punching,” Durance told TVLine when we visited the show’s set in November. And judging from the preview clip below, she throws a mean right hook. But those jabs don’t come without big consequences, which is what leads Annie to seek legal help from her old high school classmate, Adam (Nate Corddry).
“She’s done a couple of things and gone too far in the eyes of society,” explains Durance. “So she’s actually under a lot of fire.”
Take a look at Durance as Wonder Woman after the jump and be sure to watch the entire episode of Harry’s Law this Wednesday at 9/8C on NBC.
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Superheroes are huge now, incase you weren’t up to speed. With films like Dark Knight and Spider-Man making over a billion dollars in the worldwide box office, that means you’re going to see movie and TV studios make bolder decisions that lean towards comic book properties that could bring eyeballs (and dollar signs) to their company.
That’s just what Syfy is looking to do, as they have ordered a script from Greg Berlanti, who wrote Green Lantern, as well as helped shape the story of ABC’s Modern Family, which will focus on DC’s anti-hero from the future, Booster Gold. THR has the report.
The story will center on Booster Gold, a washed-up athlete from the future who travels back to the present in hopes of becoming the greatest super hero of all time. Instead of chasing criminals, however, his main priority is chasing fame and money. But Booster Gold discovers that being a hero takes more than just a megawatt smile, and that the future doesn’t happen without first protecting the present.
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Writer Steven S. DeKnight has got more than enough geek cred to bring any doubtful idea to a new level of excellence even when most other writers would choke under the pressure.
The man has worked with Joss Whedon in the Buffyverse and Angelverse, taken on young Superman in Smallville, and now he’s getting his blood and iron on with Spartacus.
Season 2 is starting up soon and Steven gives us some insight on how exactly they can pick up after the epic season 1 finale, and how difficult it was switching from Andy Whitfield to new star Liam McIntyre.
Another thing DeKnight touched on was a franchise he has yet to work with The Flash. He once proposed a series to WB in which we follow a young Flash in high school, and now Steven thinks this is a perfect time to get the project off the ground.
See what he had to say and more after the jump.
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Now that NBC, CBS, ABC and Fox have announced their Fall schedules, we’re getting the other, smaller, networks and all of their info. This time around its The CW and their slate of new and returning shows.
CW’s fall schedule includes 3 blocks of shows from top producers, with One Tree Hill being held for midseason. There will be a Josh Schwartz/Stephanie Savage block on Monday, with new medical drama Hart of Dixie airing after Gossip Girl.
Kevin Williamson takes over Thursday night with new teen witch drama The Secret Circle following The Vampire Diaries, and McG is the man for Friday with Nikita taking over at 8 PM for Smallville with Supernatural still at 9PM. 90210 is moving from Monday to Tuesday to help launch the new Sarah Michelle Gellar drama Ringer.
As sad as we were to see Smallville go its nice to see Gellar return to TV. Let’s hope her new show does her justice. It won’t be Buffy (obviously) but let’s hope its good.
Here’s the full release from the CW as well as the schedule and descriptions of the new shows:
The CW Network will unveil the schedule for its 2011-2012 season today at its annual upfront presentation for advertisers, affiliates and national media from Jazz at Lincoln Center. Electro hip-hop group LMFAO will stage a rousing flash mob dance and performed their hit song “Party Rock Anthem” to open the show. The announcement was made by Dawn Ostroff, President of Entertainment, and Mark Pedowitz, the new President of The CW.
“We’re thrilled to present the most exciting primetime schedule The CW has ever had, comprised of shows that feature bold concepts, proven TV stars and up-and-coming, breakout talent,” said Ostroff. “In just five years, we’ve built an instantly recognizable brand that resonates with both viewers and advertisers and is known for being smartly provocative, culturally current, emotionally authentic and a leader in digital and social media. This upcoming season will continue to establish The CW as a premier destination for our viewers, especially women.”
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It’s a bittersweet Friday afternoon as we approach the time when the Smallville series finale hits the air. However, even if the series is ending, that doesn’t mean we’re out of time to bring you a preview for tonight’s episode.
This time around, the sneak peeks come in the form of a new promotional image for tonight’s two-hour episode (seen at right), and a video teaser featuring producer Brian Peterson who tells it like it is.
As you can see in the pic it looks like Clark and Lois are actually going to tie the knot after all. Or, are they? If only things go as expected. I would bet Lex Luthor might have something to say about it.
Plus, its not a secret that Clark and Lois do get married in the comics, so perhaps Lois will get her dream wedding after all. Whatever happens, we’ll find out in just a few hours.
In the meantime, check out the video after the jump. The Smallville series finale airs tonight at 8/7C on The CW.
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This Friday marks a pretty big event for both Warner Bros. and DC Comics as their biggest and longest running TV series, Smallville, comes to an end after 10 solid years.
While we have no idea what to expect from the ending between the suit, flight, Darkseid, the Legion of Doom, Lex Luthor and Lois Lane’s cold feet, it should still be one hell of a finish. To help get you ready for Friday’s finale, Warner Bros. is getting you prepped by giving all 10 season premieres of the show…for FREE! That’s right, free.
Here’s the details:
To celebrate Warner Bros, Digital Distribution is giving fans the chance to get FREE Downloads of all 10 season premieres in HD and discounts on seasons 1-9, now for a limited time on iTunes.
So, if you’ve seen every episode of the series and want a refresher or you want to be in on the story of young Superman, pick up every season premiere in iTunes now. Hurry, though, because it’s only going to be around for a limited time.
Catch the 2-hour Smallville series finale this Friday at 8/7C on the CW.
Apparently, the Christian Slater TV curse is starting to affect shows he’s not even on. Although, I guess we can’t really blame him for these latest Fox cancellations.
After all, the writing was pretty much on the wall for Human Target already, what with the eleventh-hour renewal last year. That’s right folks, late yesterday Fox announced the cancellation of Human Target, Breaking In and The Chicago Code.
Even though Human Target had been given a second season, the show had continually struggled in the ratings and I was actually surprised it came back for season two at all. It’s sad, though, as the show was really finding just the right blend of action, drama and humor with a cast that was clicking very well.
Same with Chicago Code. It was an interesting show that really seemed to be finding its way.
Oh well. I though the same thing about Firefly, Dollhouse and a lot of other shows and look where that got me.
As for Slater’s show, even though it started strong with a good lead in from American Idol, it was just a matter of time. Apparently, audiences don’t want to see Slater on TV. Perhaps he should go back to making movies?
With Human Target gone, Smallville ending this week and Chuck currently on the bubble for next year, there’s only a few genre shows left on network TV. What to watch?
At least we still have Fringe — for now.
In case you’ve not been paying attention recently, the ten year run of Smallville is coming to an end next Friday with a two hour blockbuster finale. As much of a bummer as this is for fans of the show, it turns out the cast, led by Tom Welling, is pretty broken up about it too.
Welling, who plays Clark Kent on the show, spoke to Zap2it about the end of Smallville and dropped some clues about what to expect as the series finishes its run.
“I think people will feel fulfilled, but it’s going to be bittersweet,” he said. “If someone has been watching the show for 10 years, it’s coming to an end, and that’s never a fun thing . . .You always want more, but the reality is that it can’t go on forever.”
You do always want more. That’s for sure. Welling went on to explain that they ended up filming the finale in a rather different way than other series.
“We shot the actual finale as our third-to-last episode,” he said. “We shot two more episodes, then shot the first part of the finale last. It gave us the opportunity to take a look at what would be the last image of the show in post-production and make any changes or adaptations to it. It didn’t necessarily take the emotional pressure off us, but the time pressure.”
Speaking about filming the very end, he said, “As we were shooting it, everyone’s senses were heightened. People were flying up from L.A. [to Vancouver, where the show has been made] to supervise and make sure everyone who had to make a decision was there. Everybody was just really excited, and the energy level went up.”
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This week, Chris and Matt tackle the hot-button subject of Nerd Girls and Matt explains his editorial from earlier this week in which he calls out top-level models and actresses for pandering to the ever-loving nerd community.
Click here to see the editorial rant that started it all.
Also, the duo discuss a uninspiring episode of Smallville from last week, get ready for the upcoming finale of next week’s Smallville, and gush about how excited they are for the Paintball finale of Community this week.
As for their picks, the boys went a little more obscure this week. Matt dug deep into his knowledge of Ozploitation films to pick the 1984 Philippe Mora classic The Return of Captain Invincible, a musical comedy starring Alan Arkin and Christopher Lee. Chris also went old school and picked the first season from the original Twilight Zone series, which is currently available on Instant Netflix.
Take a listen to the podcast below, and don’t forget to comment and subscribe on iTunes!