It’s a small week, but some of these are genuinely pretty great.
The second round of voting takes place here.
This weekend falls between the big ape and SF hopeful Life, so we’ve got another flashback Weekend Review. This time, we’re traveling all the way to 1941, and a film not seen much anymore (it has been plagued by legal disputes). Never mind. Hellzapoppin influenced (and in many cases was referenced by) Mad magazine, the Monty Pythons and every fourth-wall breaking comedians in TV history, Animaniacs, and the Zucker Brothers, among others. It includes a comic vision of hell, a non-Stooge role for Shemp, and a cameo by Universal’s Frankenstein Monster.
It also spoilers the end of Citizen Kane.
Mar 18, 2017
The protomolecule still exists, Fred Jones is losing control, and a new character joins the team. His dark past we see beginning with his first appearance.
We’ve upgraded to two more reviews of the continuity-heavy series, one next week and another at season’s end.
The Marvelous Land of Oz: Chapter 20: The Scarecrow Appeals to Glinda the Good (Bedtime in the Public Domain)
The latest entry in Bedtime in the Public Domain is from The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Today sees the release of Chapter 20: The Scarecrow Appeals to Glinda the Good. The series can also be found on Stitcher, on iTunes, or in a direct RSS feed.
CW DCU Discussion: The Flash, “Into the Speed Force,” Legends of Tomorrow, “Moonshot,” and Arrow, “Checkmate”
The Flash, “Into the Speed Force:” The Flash heads into the Speed Force to save Wally, as he and the rest of the team confront seemingly arbitrary rules of reality designed to force drama, and H.R. continues to be annoying.
Legends of Tomorrow, “Moonshot:” Houston, we have a problem.
Arrow, “Checkmate”: Ollie learns more about Prometheus and, rock-star-like, he trashes the Arrowcave. The ep also features a shoot-out at a hockey arena, but of the deadly variety.