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Blu-ray Review: 'The Walking Dead - The Complete Season Four'

August 28th, 2014 11:10am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'The Walking Dead - The Complete Season Four'
Walkers here, there and everywhere – must be dead time! We’re checking out the new Blu-ray edition of "The Walking Dead – The Complete Season Four" out now from Anchor Bay Home Entertainment. Is four times a charm? We review it below!

Title: "The Walking Dead - The Complete Season Four"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira

Director: Various

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 696 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay Home Entertainment


Show Overview: This season feels more like two different stories – one still dealing with The Go...

The 10 Most Annoying TV Kids Of All Time!

July 24th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
The 10 Most Annoying TV Kids Of All Time!
Character-driven storylines are the life breath of any avid television watcher. The more interesting, the better. Still, in order to flesh out a main character, several sub characters need to be added. Often times, they are younger. Unless there are substantial reasons why a particular child character is added to a new or existing show, they fall by the wayside, not pushing the plot forward and often, holding it back. These television kids all have one thing in common, their presence on their shows is ultimately annoying.

1. Joffrey Baratheon, Game of Thrones

Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) mi...

The Walking Dead Escape Is A Definite Must-Do For Fans Of The Show

June 30th, 2014 1:43pm EDT
The Walking Dead Escape Is A Definite Must-Do For Fans Of The Sh
Have you heard of the Walking Dead Escape? A guest writer for Starpulse attended the interactive zombie run experience in Hartford, Conn., over the weekend and watched thousands of fans get caught up in the action, inspired by the hit AMC series.

The make-up was "awesome," according to our field reporter Christine Donaldson, who watched one of the show's make-up artists turn regular people into terrifying, bleeding, zombies.

"Walkers" and "Survivors" were released onto the obstacle course, which included school buses, a maze of cars, a field and hospital. Starting at 6 p.m., fans were enc...

Rick Grimes And Walter White Trade Lyrical Blows In The Newest 'Epic Rap Battles Of History'

May 5th, 2014 1:42pm EDT
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Pretty much every college student I know is familiar with Epic Rap Battles of History. For those of you who either A) live under a rock, B) are not college students or C) don't know how the internet works, we will enlighten you.

Epic Rap Battles of History (henceforth known as ERB) pits two historical/semihistorical/fictional characters from pop culture against each other in a fictitious 'rap battle' where the two (and sometimes more) parties verbally abuse each other to a meter. The crowd decides informally in the comments whose rhymes are stronger, and everyone with a decent sense of hum...

Questions Fans Have From 'The Walking Dead' Season 4 Finale

March 31st, 2014 9:33pm EDT
Questions Fans Have From 'The Walking Dead' Season 4 Finale
"The Walking Dead" returned on Sunday night for its season finale, titled "A". The episode didn't provide as much of a shock and awe factor as the episode that showed Carol taking out Lizzie, but it still left fans of the zombie apocalypse show with several questions.

Firstly, Terminus wasn't exactly what everyone thought it would be. As fans, we knew that "all who arrive survive" was kind of a hoax in order to herd people into the clutches of the cannibals. Last week, when we met Denise Crosby's character Mary, we knew something just wasn't right with her or her tribe of weirdos.


'The Walking Dead' Season 4 Finale: From The Gunfire To The Frying Pan

March 31st, 2014 7:42pm EDT
'The Walking Dead' Season 4 Finale: From The Gunfire To The Fryi
Well, it could never be that anyone on The Walking Dead could have a happy ending, and certainly not a major couple like Glenn and Maggie. So when they finally were reunited last week, everyone and their grandmother had to know that their joy would have to be short-lived.

In The Walking Dead Season 4 finale, we quickly, at the end of the episode - but with clues throughout the episode - find out why.

The series-wide context: Safe havens can never be safe in this post-apocalyptic world. Hershel's farm seemed safe enough, certainly about nursing back Carl. But at the end of that respite, w...

'The Walking Dead' Recap: Rick’s Thrilling Rampage Highlights Season 4 Finale

March 31st, 2014 12:11pm EDT
'The Walking Dead' Recap: Rick’s Thrilling Rampage Highlights Se
The second half of the fourth season of The Walking Dead has been a mixed bag. On one hand, our core characters have been heading towards a goal (the Terminus promise land) with interesting groupings and jaw dropping reveals. Michonne, Carl, and Rick’s scenes have been particularly enjoyable, as their dynamic is refreshing and fun. The scenes with Carol, Tyrese, and their psychotic band of kids were filled with nail-biting anticipation. However, other groups were more of the same. Was anybody enjoying Daryl and Beth’s quest for hope? Did anybody think Maggie and Glenn weren’t going to meet ...

'The Walking Dead': The Grove (4x14)

March 20th, 2014 1:41pm EDT
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Holy... Shhhhh.... iiii.... Oh my God. I'm trying to remember if I've ever been more shocked and horrified by anything this show has ever done, and I'm having trouble. I mean, I was pretty surprised when Sophia walked out of the barn, when Hershel died, when Andrea died... but this one is just... worse.

We check in with Carol, Tyreese, baby Judith, Lizzie, and Mika. They are continuing along the railroad tracks, heading towards Terminus. Carol expresses worry that Mika is too soft to survive in this new world, and Lizzie is confused about the Walkers. She thinks they're just different, and...

'The Walking Dead' 4.14: Too Far

March 17th, 2014 3:29pm EDT
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Everyone has their limits. Years ago, I recommended The Sopranos to a well-known science fiction author. She told me that from what she had seen and heard of the series, the violence went too far for her. I understood that, even though the violence in The Sopranos - and in many other television shows - doesn't bother me.

But everyone has their limits. And The Walking Dead reached mine in the brutally powerful episode - 4.14 - Sunday night. There's something about killing of children - whether by a psycho, or as the result of a cold-blooded irrefutable logic - that I just can't abide. I...

Recap: 'The Walking Dead' Season 4 Episode 14 'The Grove'

March 17th, 2014 8:33am EDT
Recap: 'The Walking Dead' Season 4 Episode 14 'The Grove'
Ready for one of the most horrifying and depressing episode in The Walking Dead history? If you thought the theme of loneliness in the last episode was heartbreaking, you definitely weren’t prepared for what The Grove had to bring. The episode focused solely on Carol, Tyreese, and the three young girls, Lizzie, Mika, and Judith, under their wings.

Where We Begin

The group continues their quest towards the mythic Terminus. It’s been a troubling while since they saw a map and sign leading them, so they take shelter in a rustic home, set with a wire fence and plenty of pecans to eat. They ha...

The Walking Dead S4 E13 Recap: Alone

March 14th, 2014 3:33pm EDT
The Walking Dead S4 E13 Recap: Alone
Another great episode. That makes two in a row that I thoroughly enjoyed. This time, we checked in with a lot of our characters, although we didn't see Rick at all. I'm guessing we've got to check in with him next week, right? This week, however, we followed two of our main groups. Let's take each in turn.

In flashback, we see Bob on his own. Glenn and Daryl find him, ask him the three questions, and invite him back to the prison with them. In present day, Maggie, Bob, and Sasha are traveling around, searching for Glenn. Bob has a close call with a Walker, but he only gets bit on his banda...

Recap: 'The Walking Dead' Season 4 Episode 13 'Alone'

March 10th, 2014 9:03am EDT
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Would the writer who decided that Beth and Daryl together were an interesting pairing please step forward? I have a strongly worded letter to hand you. This is the third episode where they’ve been heavily featured. Yet, nothing of significance has really happened before tonight. I’m all about the character development but it needs to be dispersed with some plot as well.

“Alone” is following last week’s episode that was declared by many, namely me, to be the most boring episode the show has ever produced. That’s why it was so disappointing to see the duo pop up again in the very next episod...

5 Reasons Why We're Missing Norman Reedus on The Walking Dead

March 2nd, 2014 3:00pm EST
5 Reasons Why We're Missing Norman Reedus on The Walking Dead
If you've been watching after the mid-season premiere of "The Walking Dead", then chances are you or someone you know has likely mentioned the absence of Daryl Dixon as played by Norman Reedus. Fear not, we're missing him, too. If the brief preview of the next episode of the show is any indication, we're about to get our fix. Until then, here's our take on why we're missing the great Norman Reedus on "The Walking Dead".

1. Daryl is Rick's right-hand man and if anyone can help them adequately get the prison team back together, it's him. They all got separated when the Governor and his...

'The Walking Dead' Season 4 Episode 11 Review: 'Claimed'

February 24th, 2014 10:05am EST
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Who knew Michonne could be so funny? “Claimed” proves that the intense sadness and suspense of the end of the world can also have its fair share of levity. Michonne, who recently reconnected with Carl and Rick, has lifted a huge weight off her shoulders after letting go of the pain and guilt she was carrying about her deceased toddler son, Andre. As a result she’s become the sort of person who stuffs cheese wiz in her face in one scene and is able to talk about her past in the next. If only the show could solely be about the adventures of Michonne and the Grimes boys.

The chemistry between...

'The Walking Dead' Season 4 Episode 10: 'Inmates' Raises Many Questions

February 17th, 2014 9:23am EST
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“Inmates” raises a lot of questions.

Is Beth anybody’s favorite character? I like her more than a majority of the viewing public. She’s sweet, with strong ties to characters I also like, with her sister being Maggie and her strange friendship with Daryl. Beth also has more character development than most of the characters on this show. She’s gone from naive to suicidal to cold-hearted (remember when her friend died and she barely cared?) to the caretaker of the group.

The biggest problem with her character is how little her presence is felt. She’s seemingly pivotal at times, such as her r...

'The Walking Dead' Mid-Season Premiere: Rick And Carl Find Dream Safe House

February 10th, 2014 11:42am EST
The Walking Dead works best when the universe is small. This might be a controversial statement but I believe it completely. By small, I don’t mean the show shouldn’t explore more settings, including different states and campgrounds. It’s always great to discover how other people are living in light of the zombie apocalypse. However, the best episodes of the show always involve a small group of survivors focusing on a singular task.

For instance, the episode “Clear” had Rick, Carl, and Michonne looking for weapons and ammunition. It was a simple enough mission, with a minor group, that lea...

'The Walking Dead' 4.9: A Nightmare On Walking Dead Street

February 10th, 2014 7:32am EST
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A really different but no less harrowing - in some ways, more so - return of The Walking Dead in 4.9, in which we're treated to one nightmare for sure, and another which only becomes clear is not a nightmare near the very end.

The almost nightmare is Carl's and Chandler Riggs gives his best performance in the entire series so far. Angry at Rick for what happened and didn't happen at the end of the prison story in 4.8 last year - but just a few minutes in the past as 4.9 begins - Carl at first pulls away from his father, thinking and even wishing him dead in an oedipal story come to fruit...

Zombies Attack NYC In Viral Promo For 'The Walking Dead,' Which Returns This Sunday

February 7th, 2014 7:01pm EST
Zombies Attack NYC In Viral Promo For 'The Walking Dead,' Which
The Walking Dead returns to television Sunday night, and what better way to get fans excited for the show than staging a zombie attack in the middle of New York City.

The show's promoters staged a prank in NYC's Union Square to scare the life out of passers by when zombies reached up from a sewer grate and grabbed at unsuspecting victims.

Several actors were made up to look like the show's zombies and a special grate was brought in to allow them to reach through at people and the result is hilarious.

It's not the first time a viral stunt has been used as a promotion. Last month a very re...

'The Walking Dead' Recap: Too Far Gone (4x08)

December 5th, 2013 10:18am EST
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Now we're talking. Wow. Stuff happened in this episode. Like woah. Let's go through the plot, and then I'll squeal about the awesomeness that was this episode. Of course, I wouldn't be me if I didn't have a few complaints as well, but to be honest, this episode kicked some major ass. Here we go!

So, the Governor has captured Michonne and Hershel. He talks to the rest of the people in his group, and discusses his plan to take the prison. Most everybody agrees, although Lilly is nervous about it. The Governor tells Lilly that he doesn't care about anyone in the prison, and that he'll do what...

'The Walking Dead' Season 4 Episode 8: Vintage Fall Finale

December 2nd, 2013 2:48pm EST
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A fabulously harrowing mid-season finale - 4.8 - of The Walking Dead, with some scenes that will become celebrated vintage, including:

The girl that Carole trained firing decisive bullets in the epic battle for the prison (including killing that stupid girl who took part in the Governor's attack).

Michonne putting the knife through the Governor (though I wish she had killed him right there).

Daryl killing the Governor's new sidekick (I liked the actor Kirk Acevedo in Fringe, but I was glad to see his character go in The Walking Dead).

Carl, in every scene he was in (and Daryl should h...

'The Walking Dead' Recap - 'Too Far Gone': Who Survives The Midseason Finale

December 2nd, 2013 8:36am EST
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The past two episodes of The Walking Dead have been hit or miss for most fans of the show. For me, seeing what the Governor has been up to since we last saw him was illuminating. It didn’t bother me that we didn’t get to see the characters we’ve grown attached to for two weeks. Or that Daryl’s reaction to Carol’s exile was delayed a bit longer. It didn’t even bug me that most of the characters would either die or prove to be as dumb as the Woodbury group. I love seeing the slice of life of different people in this messed up world. Most of all I liked the slow building anticipation of a madm...

'The Walking Dead' Review 4.7: The Governor's Other Foot

November 27th, 2013 9:45am EST
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Well, I was a fool to think, even for a minute, that the Governor's brave and compassionate performance on The Walking Dead last week meant he had turned over a new leaf.  As we  found out till it hurt in episode 4.7, he's as psycho a killer as ever he was.

As was the case last season, what trips him off is mostly male competition, or anyone getting in the way, now or potentially tomorrow, of his real or projected position of power.  So in episode 4.7, we see the Governor killing off one by anyone who could be an obstacle to his building a new power base in the group he and his family adop...

'The Walking Dead' Recap: Live Bait (4x06)

November 20th, 2013 3:09am EST
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This is an extended flashback episode that deals with the character of the Governor. I've gotta be honest, I liked the Governor okay as a villain, and as a complex villain at that. But since I was waiting to see what would happen next at the prison, I'll admit that this episode was a bit of a letdown for me. Let's take a look at the plot.

The Governor has fled, along with two of his men, after his slaughter of the people from Woodbury. Martinez and Shumpert, the two men, eventually abandon him and leave him to fend for himself. He goes back to Woodbury and burns it, and then just wanders a...

'The Walking Dead' Reveiw 4.6: The Good Governor

November 19th, 2013 9:49am EST
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A good standalone episode 4.6 of The Walking Dead  in which we saw what happened to the Governor after the end of last season.

The story is a satisfying tale of finding some happiness in the walker ridden world.  The Governor not only adopts and is adopted by a family, but it's a family with a girl. The girls name is Megan and is pretty much his own daughter's age. The hugs they exchange, the new daughter in his arms, ripple back to the Governor's life before the walkers took it all away.

The Governor also finds comfort with the woman of the house, Megan's young mother Lilly; reminiscent ...

'The Walking Dead': Internment (4x05)

November 12th, 2013 6:36pm EST
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Wow, what an episode. Stuff is happening. Like majorly. I sort of wish we had a list of all the dead people somewhere in the prison so we could keep track of what percentage of their group has been killed off this season. We're only five episodes in, and we've had quite a lot of people die. Somehow this doesn't seem very sustainable. Anyways, let's take a look at the plot.

In the isolated cell block, things are getting way worse. People are hanging on by a thread. Hershel is keeping up a good attitude, but the situation is looking desperate. Meanwhile, the outer fence is in serious danger ...

'The Walking Dead' 3.5: Hershel, Carl, And Maggie

November 11th, 2013 8:20pm EST
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A great Hershel episode of The Walking Dead - 3.5 - and for that matter, the best Carl episode we've seen in a while, and a pretty good Maggie episode, too.

Hershel's role as the moral compass of the show and our people is put to the ultimate test.  We learn that he's never point-blank stabbed a walker in the head before. Killing is close to being against his religion.   But the loss of people he truly loves is even less acceptable.  So he does what needs to be done to give Glenn every possible chance, and the combination of the killing, with Maggie's help, and his knowledge about how to k...

'The Walking Dead' Recap: Fans Treated To Lots Of Action In Episode 'Internment'

November 11th, 2013 8:45am EST
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Well those who complain about too much talking on The Walking Dead were certainly in for a treat tonight. Personally, I’ve never really understood the complaint that there was too much dialogue and character interaction as opposed to constant violence. If you want to just see zombies on top of zombies on top of more zombies, you might as well just play a video game. But “Internment” was certainly something that both action lovers and those who enjoy character development could appreciate, at least a little bit.

The biggest part of the episode concerns Hershel’s quest to keep his charges in...

'The Walking Dead' Review: Season 4 Episode 4 'Indifference'

November 4th, 2013 8:27am EST
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It’s easy to pick apart everything The Walking Dead survivors do and proclaim that it’s the dumb thing. Far too often we’ve watched the protagonists make head scratching decisions, whether it’s driving without looking at the road, walking in a secluded wooded area without paying attention to the telltale sign the approaching dead, and trusting people who had "evil bastard" written all over their faces. It’s far too simple to forget that every stupid decision has its reasoning. After all, these characters are survivors for a reason.

“Indifference” is, in part, a deeper discussion of the mot...

AMC Renews 'The Walking Dead' For 5th Season

October 30th, 2013 6:37am EDT
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AMC issued a press release on Tuesday announcing that it's renewing hit zombie series The Walking Dead for a fifth season.

"We are very happy to make what has to be one of the most anti-climactic renewal announcements ever: The Walking Dead is renewed for a fifth season," said AMC president Charlie Collier. "This is a show that has erased traditional distinctions between cable and broadcast. Its expanding base of passionate fans has grown every season, most recently – and most notably – with the season four premiere earlier this month, which broke viewership records for the series and beca...

'The Walking Dead' 4.3: Death In Every Corner

October 28th, 2013 8:51pm EDT
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There was death in every corner of The Walking Dead 4.3 last night - I can't think of a single major character who didn't have a close encounter with death, whether zombie or flu-plague or whatever. This heightened in-your-face peril is making this the best season of The Walking Dead since its debut  a few years ago.

But Hershel provided one of the real profiles in courage, with his decision to go in and treat the flu-ridden patients even though the risk is real that he'll contract it.  Of course, as I've pointed out in previous reviews, and as Herschel mentions himself, people have differ...