Jess Archer Vs. S:01 Ep:07

Jess Archer Vs 3After Jess Archer(Emily Williams) sets a trap for football captain Jason(Carmen Carfagna) and he was caught trying to steal answers instead of Lacrosse Team Captain Troy(Michael Fraser).  Things, have been bothering our teen hero and it’s more than she’s a little put off by everyone giving her praise between classes.  Or that both Chase(Stefan Kumor) and Troy are now visiting her in the bathroom and are giving her the huggies.  It’s just that something feels not quite right for her.  How did Jason get those answers into Troy’s locker in the first place?  He does end up revealing the name Casey or was it Kacy, maybe it’s K.C.  I don’t know but I do know that this is a perfect opportunity for Jess and Chase to have a montage and get more facts. Continue reading Jess Archer Vs. S:01 Ep:07

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Jess Archer Vs. S:01 Ep:06

Jess Archer Vs 3Before I tell you about the latest adventure of Hudson High’s great teen detective Jess Archer.  I want to express just how important it is to support independent media.  Weather it’s a musical artist you find on SoundCloud, or a filmmaker who is promoting their project via Indigogo.  We should all do our part to like and share these talented people with the rest of the world.  I’m not saying you haft to give every single project your hard earned cash, although it’s great  that you do.  It just would be cool if more people took an interest in seeing original content, instead of reboots and remakes.  TV now is starting to turn old movies into TV shows.  Do we really want a Lethal Weapon or The Exorcist as a series.  I know I don’t, so let’s get out there and help support original content. Continue reading Jess Archer Vs. S:01 Ep:06

Jess Archer Vs. S:01 Ep:05

 

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Being captain of the Hudson Hawks football team has gotta be pretty sweet.  First off, you’re named after the Bruce Willis cult classic(Hudson Hawk) and second. You’re named after the same flick that was directed and co written by Michael Lehman and Daniel Waters.  The same duo behind the 80’s dark comedy classic Heathers.  Team captain Jason(Carmen Carfagna) is pretty happy that his team is able to regain popularity,now that the captain of the Lacrosse team is involved in a scandal.  But wait,who is this girl coming to talk to him with the long pony tail and t-shirt whose reference I don’t get.  Well it’s our own Nancy Drew, this generation’s Jessica Fletcher, and Veronica Mars’ next replacement.  Yup it’s the one and only Jess Archer(Emily Williams). Continue reading Jess Archer Vs. S:01 Ep:05

Jess Archer Vs S:01 Ep:04

 

Jess Archer Vs 3The students at Hudson High are very eager to seek out Jess Archer(Emily Williams) when they need her help.  Some are just less embarrassed about thanking her than others.  When  Lacrosse team captain Troy’s girlfriend Kayden(Claire Autran) discovered that he was busted for selling answers to the mid terms.  She was shocked and upset, but when she found out that Tess, oops I mean Jess was helping out.  She was happy that someone was at least trying to help prove her man’s innocence.  There was just no way she could fully admit how grateful she was and not have the whole student body find out about it.  Kayden is after all the captain of the cheerleader squad and if word got around that she was nice to a comic loving geek.  She might never hear the end of it, especially from those in her very small social circle.  Since one of her teammates Melinda(Linsey Summers) used to date Jess’s sidekick Chase Pollard(Stefan Kumor).  She would ask her to bring both sleuths to a private location so that she could properly thank them. Continue reading Jess Archer Vs S:01 Ep:04

Jess Archer Vs S:01 Ep: 03

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As you can tell from the last few episodes, Jess Archer(Emily Williams) and Officer Turner(Joel Stigliano) are not big fans of each other.  Turner is upset because Archer doesn’t give him the proper respect an officer like him should receive.  While, Jess sees this man abusing his powers and knows the only authoritative job he’ll ever achieve is that of security at a retirement home.   Jess and Turner are easily continuing that same hero /villain dynamic that made other great characters such household names.  Bugs Bunny vs Elmer Fudd, Doctor Who vs The Darlecks, and Yakko, Wakko,& Dot Warner vs that security guy who keeps locking them away in the tower. Continue reading Jess Archer Vs S:01 Ep: 03

Jess Archer Vs S:01 Ep:02

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Hooray; we are back with another exciting episode of Jess Archer Vs.  When we last left our dynamic duo of Jess(Emily Williams) and Chase(Stefan Kumor).  They were being hired by Troy the captain of the lacrosse team who claims he was being framed for giving away the answers to the mid terms.  I mean, he wasn’t just giving them away.  He was accused of selling them at a reasonable price.  At least I’m guessing they were reasonable.  I know nothing about the market of test answers for high school academic tests.  Wait a minute,why am I making any accusations on this person whom I barely have any knowledge of.  Let’s leave the interrogation to our two gumshoes, shall we. Continue reading Jess Archer Vs S:01 Ep:02

Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462

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After Fear the Walking Dead wrapped its first season at the end of September, AMC aired a sixteen-part related short titled Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462 during commercial breaks of The Walking Dead’s Season 6. They somehow thought it was a good idea to drag out a fifteen-minute short from October 2015 to April 2016. It wasn’t. Caring what happened to characters we saw for a minute a week didn’t seem possible, so it was far more practical to just wait for the whole thing to finish and watch as a whole online.

Flight 462 follows passengers of a red eye flight to Phoenix at the beginning of the apocalypse. Teenager Jake is talking to his mom on the phone, who didn’t make it onto the plane due to being on standby. Jake hears screaming in the background, but his mother reassures him everything is okay, just before the line goes dead and the flight takes off. Meanwhile, fellow passenger Marcus isn’t feeling too well, but his wife claims it’s a stomach issue, though another passenger, Charlie, seems very skeptical.

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Marcus ends up in the bathroom, but is there so long the flight attendant must intervene. Marcus’s unresponsive body falls out, and when the flight crew tears open his shirt to shock his chest, Charlie sees the bite. She warns them to tie him down immediately, but after a couple of shocks he opens his undead eyes and starts attacking, brutally biting his wife and scratching a flight attendant. The air marshal on board attempts to shoot him, but misses and runs out of bullets. Jake grabs a knitting needle of the woman sitting next to him and Charlie puts it through the back of Marcus’s head, then through his wife’s eye.

Unfortunately, when the air marshal was shooting at Marcus, his arm was knocked sideways and one of his bullets went through the plane’s window. Also during the kerfuffle, Jake noticed the lights going out all over Phoenix, and the pilot reports they will reroute to LAX. The scratched flight attendant confessed to Charlie that it’s not just Phoenix but everywhere, and they have no place to land. Soon the hole in the window turns into a massive crack and breaks away completely. As the plane begins to land (crash?), Charlie confesses to Jake that she got the last seat instead of his mom, who should be there with him instead of her. On the ground, Nick sees the plane overhead losing altitude.

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Overall, it’s not a bad way to spend fifteen minutes, but there isn’t a lot to say about it either.In just a short span of time, I find myself really liking Charlie and want to see more of her. She clearly has some kind of interesting backstory since she is the only one onboard who seems to know anything about the infected and impending apocalypse. Jake’s a bit whiny, but he did save the day by grabbing the knitting needle to kill Marcus, so he’s already been far more useful in a short fifteen minutes than any of the teens on Fear the Walking Dead have been in eight episodes. Thankfully, we will supposedly learn their fate on tonight’s episode of FTWD, so it all ties together.

You can watch the short in its uninterrupted entirety here:

http://player.theplatform.com/p/M_UwQC/MMOjZwvNwhNj/embed/select/media/Q19CF0tRqiVc?form=html

Webseries: DC Superhero Girls S:01 E:01 – 05

Welcome back to another Webseries Wednesday where I take a look at a webseries out there whether it’s pro or amateur, even though I’ve been off my game for a few weeks. This time around I’m taking a look at the new DC Superhero Girls which is supposedly DC’s attempt at broadening their horizons to make superheroes appeal to girls as well as boys. But the real question is: don’t superheroes already appeal to girls, there just aren’t enough superhero girls to relate to? I watched the first five episodes which are available on YouTube and you can watch the first full episode right below.
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Webseries: Vixen S:01 E:06 & Season:01

Episode Title: Episode 6
Original Airdate: 9-29-15

As I suspected (though I could have easily just Googled it to find out as well), this was the last episode of this webseries to wrap things up before the CW shows proper start their new fall season next week, this finally rounds out Mari’s origin story to end with her being a fully fledged Vixen, in costume, in Detroit. As this is a very short webseries, I’ll also share my thoughts on the “season” as a whole right after I take a look at the episode. And as usual, since CW Seed doesn’t have any embedding feature, you will have to click the link to watch it on their site, or you can watch it if you have the CW Seed app.
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Webseries: Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters

Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters Season 1
Original Airdate: 8-10-15

I’m a little bit behind on this, but before the premier of Heroes Reborn I wanted to talk a little bit about this webseries that intends to bridge the gap between the original run of Heroes and the new series. I did watch it a couple weeks back but hadn’t gotten around to writing about it until now. The series mainly focuses on a single character Phoebe and her journey of exploring her powers before getting caught up in some of the conspiracy that will likely be explored in more detail in the series proper. I did enjoy it, especially since it does take a look at a couple more normal characters, and when I say normal I mean that they aren’t movie star level attractive, the actors in the two main roles are much more like average people. It’s just that one of them happens to be able to control light and shadow. This was a six episode webseries and while it has been uploaded on YouTube, I will just be embedding the first episode in this review, the rest can be watched on YouTube or on NBC.com.
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