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'The Flash' Recap: 'Rogue Time'

3/25/2015 9:44am EDT
'The Flash' Recap: 'Rogue Time' Plays It Too Safe With Time Trav
Coming off of last week's "Out of Time," there was no way this week's "Rogue Time" could compare. Sorry, "Rogue Time." Last week's hour was about smashing "The Flash's" established rules to tiny little fragments. This week's hour is about retconning them all back into place. It was a losing battle from the start.

Also, it doesn't help that all the retcons seemed so... easy.

Example: Dr. Wells advises Barry not to fiddle with time travel and to play out his day exactly as he did before. Barry takes that advice into consideration, then starts screwing with the time stream like a minute lat...

'The Flash' Recap: Ronnie Comes Home In 'The Nuclear Man'

2/11/2015 9:13am EST
'The Flash' Season 1 Episode 12 Recap: Ronnie Comes Home In 'The
"The Flash" has been taking a break from the heavy stuff for the last two weeks.

Last time, it was "Crazy for You," which was all about love and drunken karaoke.

This time, it was "The Nuclear Man," which went a little heavier (it did end with Ronnie exploding into a mushroom cloud, after all) but still kept things low-key.

No supervillains and no major action sequences, outside of a quickie fight where Firestorm beats the tar out of Barry. Barry might have taken a while to adjust to his powers, but Firestorm's figured out the whole flying/fireblasting thing real quick.

Instead, this h...

'The Flash' Recap: All Hail Heat Wave, The Greatest Crazy-Person Villain Of Our Time

1/21/2015 8:59am EST
'The Flash' Recap: All Hail Heat Wave, The Greatest Crazy-Person
"Revenge of the Rogues," as the title suggests, pits Barry Allen against his long-time comic nemeses, the Rogues- a group of semi-unionized supervillains content to steal stuff but not overturn the hero/villain balance of power in Central City.

But "Revenge's" Rogues aren't fully formed. They're still what you'd call a supervillain startup- two dudes, Leonard Snart, aka Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) and Mick Rory, aka Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell), both intent on stealing priceless googaws and carving out a permanent position in Central City.

In last night's case, that means filching a ve...

'The Flash': Christmas With The Reverse-Flash

12/10/2014 8:30am EST
'The Flash' Recap: Christmas With The Reverse-Flash
"The Man in the Yellow Suit" gave us everything we could ever want in "The Flash's" mid-season finale. Namely, a man in a yellow suit.

The Reverse-Flash has had almost zero screen time this season (up until last night, that is), only talked about in whispers or blurs of yellow that no one's really capable enough to describe. And now he's here, in the flesh and taunting Barry outright.

Though he spent a fair chunk of time onscreen, the mustard-colored speedster only popped off lines like “Your destiny is to lose to me, just as your mother's destiny was to die that night." Or, "if you want...

'The Flash' And 'Arrow' Swap Punches, Superhero Wisdom

12/3/2014 8:25am EST
'Flash vs. Arrow' Recap: The Flash And Arrow Swap Punches, Super
In theory, "Arrow" and "The Flash" should be the perfect pairing. One's relentlessly dark and grim, the other's a cheery comic book come to life. Also, the CW's been hyping this thing like no tomorrow. Does "Flash vs. Arrow" live up to the hype?

Good heavens, yes.

As per usual with "The Flash," there's a metahuman loose in Central City. This time, it's Roy G. Bivolo. Oliver Queen might not be a fan of giving menacing villains kooky names, but in this case, it's kind of necessary. Because Roy G. Bivolo. So instead, let's call him Chroma.

Chroma's running amok, using his glowing red eyes t...

'The Flash' Review: Flash No More?

11/26/2014 7:38am EST
The Flash
"Power Outage" could have lived and died as an entirely forgettable outing for the Scarlet Speedster. Oh look, another metahuman, bent on wreaking some kind of particle-accelerator-adjacent havoc? Big whoop. That happens every week.

But "Power Outage" will live on- because it's not just one standalone "Flash" episode. It's three episodes, gleefully mushed together into a tangle of crazy that was kind of incredible.

Barry, you see, has gotten cocky. He's using his powers in broad daylight, in front of crowds of people, stopping muggers willy-nilly and crossing boundaries man was not meant ...

'The Flash' Recap: The Flash Makes An Exploding Friend

11/12/2014 9:07am EST
The Flash
Where are all the honest, decent people in Central City? Ever since that particle accelerator blew, everyone crawling out of the woodwork with gas powers or tornado powers or a gun that makes things real cold has been unequivocally on the side of evil.

We need a few metahumans (who aren't Barry Allen) who can fight on the side of good.

And that's what Plastique (Kelly Frye) is here to do... even if she's far too troubled to actually be Barry's super-buddy (also, sorry, Oliver Queen, but you're just a dude in a hood with above-average bow skills. Call us when you can turn your fingers int...

'The Flash' Series Premiere Recap: Pilot Perfection

10/8/2014 8:47am EDT
The Flash
"The Flash" has some serious balls. Is it OK to say balls? Screw it- we're saying it anyway. "Balls."

Because this is a series premiere with some major cojones.

Remember how long it took for "Arrow" to lighten up and embrace the comic book silliness that bore it?

How Oliver Queen started off a dark and brooding vigilante who's name wasn't Green Arrow and who didn't wear Green Arrow's signature domino mask or employ Green Arrow's signature trick arrows?

"Arrow's" in a better place now (a more colorful, comic-book place), but it was a long and arduous road getting there.

Barry Allen isn'...

Jesse L. Martin To Replace Lenny Kravitz In Marvin Gaye Biopic

3/5/2013 8:23am EST
Jessie L. Martin
Jesse L. Martin has stepped up to replace Lenny Kravitz in a Marvin Gaye biopic five years after initially signing up for the role himself.
The former Law & Order star became attached to the project, titled Sexual Healing, in 2008, but production stalled and rocker Kravitz was subsequently drafted in to fill the lead role.

However, the project has now undergone another cast change and Martin has stepped in to take over. The movie, directed by Julien Temple, also stars Irish actor Brendan Gleeson and is due to begin filming later this month.

Martin previously voiced doubts the movie w...

'Lost's' Terry O'Quinn Plots Return To ABC For 'Hallelujah'

3/10/2011 11:25am EST
Terry O'Quinn | Photo Credits: James Devaney/
Lost's Terry O'Quinn is coming back to ABC for the hourlong drama pilot Hallelujah, a network rep confirms.

From Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, the project centers on a small Tennessee town that is being torn apart by the forces of good and evil. However, things change when a...

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Jesse L. Martin Has No Regrets About Quitting 'Law & Order'

11/6/2010 5:30pm EDT
Jesse L Martin
Jesse L. Martin has no regrets about hanging up his shield and leaving "Law & Order," insisting he would have been "dimming" himself as an actor if he had stayed on the show.

Martin quit the crime drama in 2008 after a nine-year run playing Detective Ed Green. He has gone on to shoot independent TV and film projects, as well as returning to the stage in a New York production of "The Merchant of Venice."

And he is adamant he doesn't miss the stability of a well-paid TV job, because his craft would have suffered if he continued as the same character.

Martin tells the Associated Press, "As ...

30 Days Of Christmas: Week One

11/30/2009 1:55pm EST
Home Alone
One holiday. One month. One woman. Thirty individual movies. Readers, ready? Go!

Day One: Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2009 - Home Alone

When I was a kid, the magic of "Home Alone" was in what Kevin McAllister (Macaulay Culkin) was able to accomplish on his own. I was younger than his character when the film was first released, and watching him rig his house full of booby traps to catch the bad guys was almost inspirational. I found myself digging through my Playskool toy bins after returning home from the theater to see if I, too, could pull something like that off if situation cal...

'X-Files' 10 Best Episodes

7/25/2008 11:34am EDT
The X-Files: I Want to Believe
After six long years, we may finally discover the ultimate truth. Today, the second "X-Files" movie hits theaters a decade after the first movie and six years after the series went off the air. All that time apart from Mulder and Scully has inevitably left fans feeling disconnected from the characters and casual viewers forgetting the show altogether.

This will probably result in the film being a massive financial failure (the first movie barely cracked $80 million at a time when 20 million people tuned in every week), but for the true X-Philes out there "The X-Files: I Want to Believ...

Celebrity Birthdays, January 18

1/18/2007 3:00am EST
Winnie the Pooh
Happy Birthday to actress/singer Samantha Mumba (1983), guitarist Quinn Allman and vocalist Bert McCracken of The Used (1982), KoRn singer Jonathan Davis (1971), rapper DJ Quik (1970), "Law & Order" actor Jesse L. Martin (1969), WWE wrestler Batista (1966), late night comedian Dave Attell (1965), legendary Canadian hockey star Mark Messier (1961), "Open Range" star Kevin Costner (1955), Temptations singer David Ruffin (1941; d. 1991), actor Danny Kaye (1913; d. 1987), silver screen star Cary Grant (1904; d. 1986), comedic actor Oliver Hardy (1892; d. 1957), and "Winnie the Pooh" author A.A....

Michael Imperioli's Character Hits Hard Times in 'Law & Order'

5/8/2006 1:45pm EDT
Michael Imperioli
The Sopranos star Michael Imperioli reprises his role as Detective Nick Falco on NBC's Law & Order on Wed., May 10. This time the detective, who has an immense passion for making the world safe, is the one feeling the heat when he finds himself under investigation for murder.

"He's in a bit of trouble," said Imperioli. "The last time we saw this character he was going to night school, which he's still doing, but he was married and had kids. In the interim his wife left him and took the kids. He's kind of hit hard times."

In "Hindsight," the tables are turned on Detective Falc...

This Wednesday NBC's 'Heist' Debuts, 'Law & Order' Changes Time Slot

3/21/2006 10:58am EST
Steve Harris stars in Heist
The premiere of NBC's new drama Heist kicks off on Wed., Mar. 22, at 10-11 p.m., following an all-new episode of Law & Order debuting in its new time slot at 9-10 p.m. "Heist" is a fast-paced, serialized drama that follows a team of expert career criminals as they attempt to pull off one of the biggest heists in history.

Dougray Scott, Steve Harris, Seymour Cassel, Marika Dominczyk and David Walton star as the burglars hell-bent on pulling off the impossible to simultaneously rob three of the most renowned jewelry stores on Beverly Hills' famed Rodeo Drive during Academy Awards week. ...

Kathleen Turner To Play an Attorney on 'Law & Order' Episode

2/6/2006 1:36pm EST
Kathleen Turner
Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner guest stars on NBC's Law & Order Wed., Feb. 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The veteran actress will reunite with her Serial Mom co-star Sam Waterston when she plays high-powered defense attorney Rebecca Shane, representing a privileged student accused of murder.

In the "Law and Order" episode titled "Magnet," Shane faces off against A.D.A. Jack McCoy pitting a showy designer defense against old-fashioned legal maneuvering, generating sparks in and potentially out of the courtroom.

When Detectives Fontana (Dennis Farina) and Gree...

Celebrity Birthdays, January 18

1/18/2006 3:00am EST
Happy Birthday to actress/singer Samantha Mumba (1983), guitarist Quinn Allman and vocalist Bert McCracken of The Used (1982), KoRn singer Jonathan Davis (1971), rapper DJ Quik (1970), "Law & Order" actor Jesse L. Martin (1969), WWE wrestler Batista (1966), late night comedian Dave Attell (1965), legendary Canadian hockey star Mark Messier (1961), "Open Range" star Kevin Costner (1955), Temptations singer David Ruffin (1941; d. 1991), actor Danny Kaye (1913; d. 1987), silver screen star Cary Grant (1904; d. 1986), comedic actor Oliver Hardy (1892; d. 1957), and "Winnie the Pooh" author A.A....

New Films Hit the Big Screen, Nov. 23

11/23/2005 7:00am EST
Just Friends
Just Friends tells the tale of a likeable guy (Ryan Reynolds) who is rejected by his first true love (Amy Smart), who says she'd rather be "just friends." He winds up moving across the country and transforms into a selfish womanizer. However, he unexpectedly returns to his past persona when he reconnects with the girl who broke his heart. Anna Faris and Chris Klein also star.

Other releases this week:

In The Ice Harvest, Charlie (John Cusack), an attorney for the sleazy businesses of Wichita, and his unsavory associate Vic Cavanaugh (Billy Bob Thornton) have just successfully embe...