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Arrow Re-Nocked: Human Target (5×05)

Arrow Re-Nocked: Human Target (5×05)

“Human Target” (5x05) is probably among the best directed Arrow episodes to date.  Between the dutch angle close-ups, and turnaround shots, the cinematography builds tension in an episode that contains few action scenes.  Following the events in “Penance” (5x04), we...

Watch Super Short Film Sidekick

Watch Super Short Film Sidekick

The short film Sidekick is a simplistic family drama, told through the lens of classic superhero storytelling.  In an interview with IGN director Jeff Cassidy explains, “It was the real world story that attracted me to these characters and how they deal with the...

SNN Flarrow Episode 1: “Here We Go Again!”

SNN Flarrow Episode 1: “Here We Go Again!”

Both The Flash and Arrow return to the CW with all new episodes for our TV nerd crew to discuss.  Scene N' Nerd host Sarah Belmont (@sjbelmont) gives her best Matt impression, while guest host Everett Harn (@theEverwritten) and Kerri Gillette (@KerrBearKru) provide...

Arrow Re-Nocked: Lost in the Flood (4×22)

Arrow Re-Nocked: Lost in the Flood (4×22)

The Arrow Season Four penultimate episode “Lost in the Flood” sets viewers up for both the beginning of the end and some season five beginnings. After learning that Thea (Willa Holland) is under HIVE’s control, Dig (David Ramsey) and Oliver (Stephen Amell) track her...

Arrow Re-Nocked: Beacon of Hope (4×17)

Arrow Re-Nocked: Beacon of Hope (4×17)

Arrow, “Beacon of Hope,” is a refreshing reminder that this is still a show about superheroes above all else. These heroes may fall, break, and lose hope, but at the end of the day it’s still quite a rush to save the city. Guest star Emily Kinney returns as Felicity...

Arrow Re-Nocked: Broken Hearts (4×16)

Arrow Re-Nocked: Broken Hearts (4×16)

Arrow returns from hiatus with “Broken Hearts,” an episode that comes fully equipped with it’s own drinking game; take a shot every time a character says the word “love.” Overall the episode is heavy on the romantic overtures, light on the action, and uneven on plot...

Arrow 4B: The Remaining Eight & Speculation

Arrow 4B: The Remaining Eight & Speculation

Warning: the post below contains both some serious Arrow 4B spoilers, speculation, & theories. According to a report from TVLine, CW boss Marc Pedowtiz has renewed Arrow for an epic fifth season! This is a pivotal renewal for the series, because it should include...

Arrow Re-Nocked: A.W.O.L. (4×11)

Arrow Re-Nocked: A.W.O.L. (4×11)

“Hey, I’ve seen that symbol before,” says Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), after Lyla (Audrey Marie Anderson) debriefs the team on Shadowspire, an elite criminal organization with ties to the U.S. army; and the Diggle family. Arrow, episode eleven “A.W.O.L.”, finally...

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