Arrow – Season 6 Episode 13

“The Devil’s Greatest Trick” Arrow ups the tension as Cayden James threatens to reduce the city to rubble with the bomb he has been holding onto for some time. This season has spent a lot of time focusing on parental relationships. Oliver learning how to be a father to William has been a running narrative,…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 12

“All For Nothing” Arrow explores the question of Vince’s loyalty as Cayden James’ stranglehold on Star City makes the overall situation more urgent for the two vigilante teams. Last week treated Vince as a risk. Trusting him to deliver accurate information and not lead either team into a trap had a lot of danger attached…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 11

“We Fall” Arrow starts to explore the dynamic created by having two distinct crime fighting teams in Star City as Cayden James steps up his criminal activities. I praised the previous episode for approaching the schism between the original members of Team Arrow and the new recruits in a really adult way. Emotions ran high…

Arrow – Season 6 Episode 10

“Divided” Arrow¬†returns from winter hiatus with a divided team, growing tensions and a group of villains working together towards a common goal. The previous episode ended on a really pessimistic note with Team Arrow split down the middle between the original members and the new members and a group of villains uniting in common cause….

On the D/L – Agents of SHIELD

Season 2 Episode 14 – “Love in the Time of HYDRA” Ward finally returns to¬†Agents of SHIELD and for once he’s not trying to give Coulson and the others a hard time. He has been conspicuously absent since he convinced Agent 33 to join him in whatever it is he has planned but the break…

On the Silver Screen – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

apes on horsedMatt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the eagerly anticipated sequel to Rupert Wyatt’s 2011 prequel/reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes and chronicles the continuation of the society of hyper intelligent apes asserting their dominance over planet Earth following the near extinction of humanity. Picking up several years…