In the equivalent of kissing your sister, the ratings for episode 19 of AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. fell to a 1.8 in the 18-49 year old demographic, but rose to 5.69 viewers overall (courtesy of tvbythenumbers) in early overnights. Both numbers will probably both be adjusted upwards in the finals. Continue reading
Apparently good word of mouth over recent events in AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as doing everything possible to promote the show including a special 2-hour block, paid off as Episode 18 posted a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and garnered 5.52 million viewers (courtesy of tvbythenumbers). The 2.1 rating ties the highest since the Winter Olympics, although the 5.52 million viewers is still on the lower end of viewership. I expect younger east coast viewers are going to have to catch the episode on DVR. Continue reading
Just over 5 weeks out from the film’s release, 20th Century Fox has posted the final trailer for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. As trailers go, director Bryan Singer has clearly saved his best for last. Check out the trailer and then a clip from the film before sharing your thoughts with us in the comments section below.
Following up on last week’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Roundtable Review, the Gentlemen return to answer listener questions about the film. Thanks to our insightfully inquisitive listeners, we talk about Marvel’s latest release, CAPTAIN AMERICA 3, and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We also right a wrong by covering a pivotal name drop we missed last week.
Breaking new ground for Modern Myth Media, I’m pleased to present our first theater review. Only about 90 miles from C2E2, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater is staging THE HISTORY OF INVULNERABILITY by playwright David Bar Katz through May 4, 2014. The play is set just prior to Jerry Siegel’s death in 1996 and is set in his mind as he flashes through his (somewhat selective) memories of creating Superman, selling Superman for relative peanuts, the history of Superman, Jerry’s Jewish heritage, the Holocaust, and his failures as a friend and a father. The title could easily be THE HISTORY OF VULNERABILITY as Jerry is nothing like his creation, although he wonders if there must be some Superman in him for it to come out of him. Continue reading
Director James Gunn has been kind enough to share a brand new image from GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. In this week’s Entertainment Weekly, Gunn shed some additional light on the film. GOTG will be connected to AVENGERS 3 and feature Thanos via motion capture. Gunn also provided some key background information on heroes Peter “Star-Lord” Quill and Gamora, as well as the villainous Nebula.
Returning to the Parts Unknown from which he hailed, the Ultimate Warrior (James Hellwig) passed away last night at the age of 54. Tragically, his death was just as sudden and unexpected as his sprinting ring entrances. A generation of Little Warriors, now all grown up, has lost its leader.
It wasn’t supposed to work out like this. Tying in with CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER was supposed to reignite interest in the series and lead to substantially higher ratings. Instead, early overnights has AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. at a series low 1.7 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and 4.91 million viewers overall (courtesy of tvbythenumbers). So what happened? Continue reading
Marvel Studios and Warner Bros. are, for now, digging in and keeping their respective films, CAPTAIN AMERICA 3 and the MAN OF STEEL sequel, scheduled for release on May 6, 2016. It’s still early, however, and the trenches are being dug with sand shovels. No one wants a head on collision.
AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. is back with “Turn, Turn, Turn,” our first look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe after it was forever changed in CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER. Coulson and company must combat unknown enemies posing as friends and allies. You can’t trust anyone or anything, save for the always honest analysis of our panel.