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One Shot – Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the new show by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, takes the shadowy government agency featured in The Avengers and gives them their own superhero-free stories. Clark Gregg and Cobie Smoulders reprise their roles from the film, but the rest of the

Murphy’s Law – One Shot: The Cape

Joel Murphy There is a film studio called The Asylum which makes its money creating cheap knockoffs of popular films like The Day The Earth Stopped, The Da Vinci Treasure and Transmorphers. After watching the two-hour premiere of The Cape on NBC and seeing all of the

Murphy’s Law – One Shot: No Ordinary Family

Joel Murphy On the surface, No Ordinary Family seems tailor made for someone like me. I’m a guy who has made camping out to see every Batman movie on opening night a priority in my life. Growing up, I had debates with friends about which superpower would

Murphy’s Law – One Shot: The Gates

Joel Murphy Vampires and werewolves are a hot commodity these days. Since Hollywood has never been able to stop itself from running a good idea into the ground, there are currently countless TV shows and movies out there featuring these iconic supernatural entities. That means that to

Murphy’s Law – One Shot: Glee

Joel Murphy I’m baffled that we live in a world where Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are given awards for acting (even if they are just meaningless MTV Movie Awards) and I’m still not entirely sure what a Justin Bieber is, but being the editor of a

Murphy’s Law – One Shot: The KFC Double Down

Joel Murphy “Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.” – Henry Miller There are moments in life when average men are called to greatness. David was just another unassuming villager before he

Murphy’s Law – One Shot: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Joel Murphy This was inevitable. As longtime readers have undoubtedly surmised by now, I am not a Jimmy Fallon fan. I’ve taken shots at the guy in every single “Things that piss me off” column I’ve written, I mention the hate I have for him in my

Murphy’s Law – One Shot: Batman: The Brave and The Bold

Joel Murphy It’s a good time to be a Batman fan. After years of suffering through horrible films like Batman Forever and Batman and Robin, Bat-fans were finally rewarded when Christopher Nolan single-handedly saved the franchise with Batman Begins and this summer’s juggernaut The Dark Knight. And