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Adam Bellotto is an entertainment writer (that is, film, television, gaming, comics, and anything else) and TV blogger for Starpulse. His work can be read at Film School Rejects and Perihelion Science Fiction, among other places. Find him on Twitter right over here- https://twitter.com/Eat_Sleep_TV

Which A-List Actor Has Played Six Different Comic Book Characters?

October 19th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
Avengers
We've got a guessing game for you.

There are roughly 867,000,000 comic book movies out there, but among them is one actor with quite a few comic notches on his belt.

We'll start with a few clues: this actor is...

A man (which you could probably have guessed from the use of "his" in the previous sentence)

He's been in ten separate comic book films

In those ten films, he's played six different characters

He's got at least two more comic book movies in the pipeline

Give up? Maybe the picture below will help.

Chris Evans!

Despite having never grown up reading comic...
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'Arrow' Season 3 Episode 2 Recap: 10 Insane Moments from 'Sara'

October 16th, 2014 8:03am EDT
Arrow
Boy, that was a depressing hour, huh?

That tends to be the case when a show kills off a major character- you've got to take a little time off and say goodbye. Closure is as important with our fake TV superheroes as it is in real life.

Ok, have we gotten far enough in this recap that the little preview on the front page won't show the MASSIVE spoilers from last week? Yes? Cool.

In that case, "Sara" is one long hour of goodbye for the Canary. So long, Sara. You came back from the dead once, but now you're riddled with arrow holes and buried underground. Probably not coming back from that ...
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'Agents of "S.H.I.E.L.D.' Recap: Dinner, Dancing And The Occasional Face-Swap

October 15th, 2014 9:54am EDT
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
It's a sad but true fact: "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s" greatness is directly dependent on the superheroes/villains contained within each episode.

Absorbing Man? Slam-bang super-terrific hour of TV. Blizzard? Nothing special. Deathlok = awesome; Generic Superscience Device = we'll try again next week.

But last night, "Face My Enemy" changed all that.

This was an hour of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." with nothing new and nothing particularly noteworthy from the comics (the only new introduction was a nifty face/voice modifying mask- and even that was already used once before, by Black Widow in "...
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'The Flash' Season 1 Episode 2 Recap: Three Crucial Flash Facts From 'Fastest Man Alive'

October 15th, 2014 8:58am EDT
The Flash
We're just two episodes into "The Flash," and while everyone watching knows the barest essentials of the Scarlet Speedster (runs fast, red tights, generally positive outlook), there's still so much we have yet to learn about the CW's newest hero.

That's where last night's episode, "Fastest Man Alive" comes in.

While the premiere handled all of the reallllly basic stuff (again: runs fast, red tights, generally positive outlook), the second hour is here to fill in the gaps and give us more detailed look at what the next eleven episodes will feel like (the CW, as is often the case with fledg...
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'Brooklyn Nine Nine' Season Two, Episode Three Recap: Jake and Santiago Get All Jim and Pam-y

October 13th, 2014 9:49am EDT
'Brooklyn Nine Nine' Season Two, Episode Three Recap: Jake and S
Let's just come out and say it: We, here at Starpulse, pray with the entirety of our souls that Jake and Santiago never get together.

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine," despite developing from the same wedges of brain matter that brought us "The Office" and "Parks and Recreation," does NOT need a Jim and Pam.

We don't need a sentimental rainstorm proposal or a touching wedding episode. Ideally, something like "The Jimmy Jab Games" would be the most we ever get, romantically- because why get bogged down in gunky romance when men can grab each other's man-boobies in the throes of deadly combat?

But y...
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'Arrow' Season 3 Premiere Recap: Top 10 Moments From 'The Calm' We Can't Wait To See More Of

October 9th, 2014 8:53am EDT
'Arrow' Season 3 Premiere Recap: Top 10 Moments From 'The Calm'
"Arrow" is not a show that deals in subtleties. If it was, "The Calm" would probably have been titled something else and not "The Calm," a giant neon-red clue that this will be an episode where everyone is happy and serene, but then things go horribly wrong.

Which is exactly what happens in "The Calm."

Although to "Arrow's" credit, at least next week's episode is titled "Sara" and not "The Storm." That'd probably be a bit too much.

But more important than any title was the stuff within "The Calm"- stuff that was tense and exciting and set up all kinds of craziness that'll surely develop ...
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'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Recap: Supervillain Workplace Etiquette

October 8th, 2014 9:45am EDT
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
This week on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," we finally find out where Simmons has been all this time (besides lurking within the depths of Fitz's batter psyche, of course).

She's a part of HYDRA! And that reveal is way more creative (and stylish) than "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." usually permits.

Set to the go-getting "God Help the Girl," Simmons rises, shines and goes about her daily routine- a routine that takes her into the innards of a HYDRA superscience lab. But don't worry, she's not evil.

At least not yet, anyway.

Simmons, you see, is another in New S.H.I.E.L.D.'s long line of dirty trick...
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'The Flash' Series Premiere Recap: Pilot Perfection

October 8th, 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'...
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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 2, Episode 2 Recap: Sperms Of Endearment

October 6th, 2014 11:11am EDT
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Andy Samberg and Terry Crews don't get as much alone time on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" as you might think. On paper, they're the perfect pair- Terry Jeffords is the station's den mother, and Jake Peralta is its loudest, whiniest child.

But other than the odd group appearance (Terry trying to keep Jake in line during Holt's big dinner party) or the rare duo gig (say, "The Ebony Falcon"), extended Jake/Terry time is limited.

That's what makes "Chocolate Milk" so great. Because it's all Jake and Terry, all the time. For the most part, anyway.

Last night, the pair had two missions.

One: find the...
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'The Strain' Season 1 Finale Recap: Beware Of Vampire Cliffhangers

October 6th, 2014 8:59am EDT
The Strain
As a season finale, "The Master" swung a big sack of game-changers all over "The Strain." Gus got a game-changer. Palmer got a game-changer. The Master (and by association, our entire group of hero vampire hunters)- game changer.

This episode was the Oprah WInfrey of plot development.

But what "The Master" delivered in change, it lacked in closure. The hour was divided into three easy-to-follow subheadings- "Good Guys," "Bad Guys" and "Gus, Who Is More of an Outlier Than Ever Before"- and none of those stories ended with anything remotely resembling an ending.

Not even a "well, we won th...
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