Last week’s episode of “American Horror Story: Coven” had me reeling a bit. Emma Roberts is one of the strongest elements of the new season, and I really hope they bring her back (I’m betting they will).
In the meantime, there’s a new teaser (shorter than last week’s) for episode 3.04, “Fearful Pranks Ensue”, which airs Oct. 30 at 10 p.m. EST.
In it, “1961: When an African American teenager is lynched, Marie Laveau, who has no faith in the Civil Rights Movement, takes a ghastly revenge. READ MORE
Tonight’s “True Blood” episode, “You’re No Good,” just aired and as a result we have a preview of next week’s episode, “At Last“. Tell me something, how is this season stacking up? I haven’t seen any of the episodes but the clips actually look decent – should I tune back in?
In the upcoming episode written by Alexander Woo and directed by Anthony Hemingway, “Sookie (Anna Paquin) confronts her growing attraction to the mysterious Ben (Rob Kazinsky). Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) counters Burrell’s (Arliss Howard) brutal anti-vampire initiatives by hitting his nemesis where it hurts the most. Growing up all too quickly, Andy’s (Chris Bauer) faerie daughters end up keeping dangerous company. Sam (Sam Trammell) and Nicole (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) make a connection. Bill (Stephen Moyer) tasks Takahashi (Keone Young) to synthesize a new kind of blood.”
Okay, first thing’s first. Episode 1.04 of NBC’s “Hannibal” isn’t “Coquilles”, it’s “Ceuf”. As we reported earlier, it wasn’t even sent out to critics in a mailer containing the first few episodes, so this call was made a while ago (ostensibly by Fuller himself).
I know a lot of you were upset at the potential of “Coquilles” being pulled because of those flayed out human angel sculptures. Well, no worries – you’ll still see those on Thursday! That’s not the episode they’re sitting on. “Ceuf” features “Molly Shannon’s character brainwashing kids, leading them to kill other children.”
As previously reported, that episode is being broken up into bits, with commentary from Fuller, and posted on the web. The idea here is to bridge the continuity between Episodes 3 and 5. And the first one of these is available now.
Head inside to check it out! “Hannibal” airs at 10/9c on Thursdays. READ MORE
You’re going to have to wait a while to see episode 1.04 of NBC’s “Hannibal”, “Coquilles.” Per Variety, the episode – which features “Molly Shannon’s character brainwashing kids, leading them to kill other children” – has been pulled from NBC’s schedule at Fuller’s request.
Fuller explained that he felt the cultural climate in the country just wasn’t right at the time, “I didn’t want to have anyone come to the show and have a negative experience. Whenever you [write] a story and look at the sensational aspects of storytelling, you think, ‘This is interesting metaphorically, and this is interesting as social commentary.’ With this episode, it wasn’t about the graphic imagery or violence. It was the associations that came with the subject matter that I felt would inhibit the enjoyment of the overall episode… It was my own sensitivity.” Another factor here was apparently Sandy Hook’s re-emergence in the news this week (victim’s parents were in the stands at the Boston Marathon and a gun bill inspired by the tragedy was voted down), and it’s important to note that this episode was shot before that tragedy even took place.
Apparently, you’ll still totally be able to follow Episode 5 despite not seeing Episode 4 (it wasn’t sent to critics, but eps 3 and 5 were). Also, NBC and Fuller will help bridge the gap by providing a package of clips from the show online that trace the character aspects of the episode with commentary from Fuller. I imagine we’ll be seeing this one on Blu or DVD (it’s also airing overseas).
“Hannibal” airs at 10/9c on Thursdays. READ MORE
We’ve got an emerging teaser for 1.04 of NBC’s “Hannibal”, entitled “Coquilles.” While I haven’t seen episode 3 yet, I’ve caught up with the first two episodes and really enjoyed them. So I’m going to try not to spoil myself too much here, I’m just hoping the show remains good.
In the episode, “Will tracks a serial killer, but his return to field duty weighs on him heavily. Elsewhere, Hannibal tries to drive Will and Jack apart; Jack’s wife enlists Hannibal as her therapist; and Beverly tries to bond with Will.”
“The series focuses on the fledgling relationship between FBI agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), his mentor.” Other key cast members include Lance Henriksen (Near Dark, roughly 8% of horror movies in general), Gillian Anderson (“X-Files”), Gina Torres (“Firefly”), “Wonderfalls”’ Caroline Dhavernas and Ellen Muth (Dead Like Me).
“Hannibal” airs at 10/9c on Thursdays. Head inside for the spot! READ MORE
I’ve been an avid watcher of the Final Hours Of Tomb Raider video series. Tomb Raider is probably the number 1 game I’m looking forward to, so I’m pretty excited for anything I can watch about it. Well in this latest Final Hours video they show you all about the unexpected multiplayer aspect of the new Tomb Raider. There is an entire team at Eidos Montreal dedicated to the multiplayer so you know it isn’t just a tacked on multiplayer. Check it out past the break!
With so many video games out right now, it’d be understandable if you haven’t yet had the chance to really dig into the fourth episode of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead. With Episode 5 coming next week, time’s running out — fitting, since the fifth episode is dubbed No Time Left — for you to get caught up in time for the big finale. Because I’m madly in love with all of you and I believe in your ability to craft magical stories that whisk me away from this troubled world, I’ve decided to give out two XBLA download codes for the fourth episode. More after the jump.
The fourth episode in Telltale Games’ episodic series based on The Walking Dead is pretty good. It isn’t the strongest episode in the series, but even then, it offers more substance than most 20+ hour retail games. If you have an iPhone or iPad and haven’t checked out this episode, you should definitely jump on it now that it’s available for iOS devices. Just grab The Walking Dead: The Game app for a paltry $4.99 and get yourself the fourth episode in what continues to be one of the best zombie games ever. I also recommend checking out the player stats video I have patiently waiting for you after the break.
Lately, I’ve found myself more excited for a new episode in Telltale Games’ episodic game based on The Walking Dead than I am for most other games. I love a good story, especially when something like that is still so hard to come by in video games. After the intense and emotional roller coaster ride that was Episode 3, I couldn’t imagine it getting any better than that. Long Road Ahead was emotionally draining, and it built off of the terrifying events in the second episode brilliantly. Does Around Every Corner continue this series’ trend of getting better with each new episode? Let’s find out. (Oh, and there will be spoilers for episodes 3 in here. Sorry, this really can’t be helped)
You know what I’ve been doing? I’ve been playing Around Every Corner, the fourth episode of Telltale Games’ game based on The Walking Dead, and guess what? You can too. Available now on PSN, XBLA, and PC, all you have to do is drop the $4.99/500 MSP admission price so you can enjoy another roller coaster ride of drama and horror.
Also, in case you missed them, you should definitely check out our reviews of Episode 1, Episode 2, and Episode 3.
Telltale Game’s episodic series The Walking Dead is one of the few that has managed to get better and better. After the way Episode 3 ended, I can only assume that the next episode, dubbed Around Every Corner, will be the most intense one yet. In the trailer, which you can see after the break, we’re teased with a stranger on the radio, Kenny’s back to drinking (though, really, can you blame him?), and Lee punches a girl. Don’t worry, it’s not Clementine who gets a taste of his mean right hook.
This should come as no surprise since the first three episodes in Telltale Games’ fantastic episodic game The Walking Dead have all released about a month apart from each other, but in case you were worried, Around Every Corner will indeed be releasing next month. This could very well end up being the most intense episode to date, and if you’ve been keeping up with the series, you know that that’s really saying something. In related news, if you like your video games tangible — maybe so you can fondle them a bit? No one’s judging — there will be a retail compilation that will release alongside the fifth and final episode.
In case you missed them, you should definitely check out our reviews of Episode 1, Episode 2, and Episode 3