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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode 5 recap – Girl In The Flower Dress

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I apologize for missing last week, but let’s discuss this week’s episode.

The team heads back to L.A. when one of the super-humans that they’ve been monitoring goes missing. Turns out, Chan Ho Yin, a.k.a. Scorch, has been enticed by an offer to boost his powers by Raina, a.k.a. the girl in the flower dress.

Raina is working with the same doctor who we saw in the pilot episode. They are looking for something that will counteract the explosive effects from the EXTREMIS part of their project Centipede and they think that Scortch’s pyrokinetic abilities will be the answer.

While this is the case, neither Chan nor the doctor live long enough to see their efforts come to fruition. Chan is injected with the EXTREMIS serum by May and explodes while the doctor is killed by Raina who, it turns out is working for someone else. We meet him at the end of the episode when he and Raina discuss bringing in the “Clairvoyant.”

So, what is the team up to besides trying to stop Scorch and Raina?  Well, Skye’s continuing relationship with the Rising Tide comes to a head and almost costs her her position on the team. It does cost her the trust that she had earned from her teammates, but she finally opens up to Coulson and reveals her true intentions.

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Featurette #1

We’re now less than two weeks before the premier of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and we’re getting our first look at a featurette that takes us behind the scenes with the cast and creators of the highly-anticipated new series. Anyone else really looking forward to… Read More »Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Featurette #1

Joss Whedon takes a break from Big Budget…why can’t Disney do the same?

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“Much Ado About Nothing”, directed, adapted and produced by Joss Whedon (director of “The Avengers” and now the unofficial Marvel God) was released last week (in a limited release and will be gaining theaters as its run progresses) to the tune of an 82% on Rotten Tomatoes. The film is a re-imagining of the classic Shakespeare romantic comedy set in modern times, though utilizing the same exact script, and was filmed in black and white, in Whedon’s home within a 12 day shooting period.

I had the opportunity to catch a screening of the film last night and I enjoyed it immensely. I am not a huge fan of Shakespeare, but I have always enjoyed Much Ado, though the last time I viewed the play was 4 years ago. The first scene of the film appeared and I was incredibly confused. To jump right into Shakespearean speak is always a daunting task, but by the 3rd scene, I was enthralled. The film had multiple laugh out loud moments and an incredible score that needs an Oscar nomination. It is a must-see film in my book.

This was a passion project of Whedon’s, a nice palate cleanser between huge superhero films. While watching, I couldn’t help but think, why can’t Disney do this anymore? Last year they released “The Odd Life of Timothy Green”, which was JUST what I wanted. Was the summer release date a good choice for a movie of that nature? Heck no, but it was a refreshing change of pace for Disney and I loved it.Read More »Joss Whedon takes a break from Big Budget…why can’t Disney do the same?

Extended Trailer for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

In today’s ABC Primetime schedule announcement we found out that Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Tuesdays, 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT. The early hour probably indicates it will be aimed at the whole family. They also released a longer trailer with more details from the show: We also… Read More »Extended Trailer for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Lost Captain America Scene from Marvel’s The Avengers

Yet another lost scene from Marvel’s The Avengers has surfaced. This one a came from an earlier cut of the movie where Steve Rogers (aka Captain America) was the emotional core of the movie. So naturally there were some long brooding scenes where he came… Read More »Lost Captain America Scene from Marvel’s The Avengers