Author: Catherine Rose

5 Predictions for the Remainder of GOTHAM’s Fourth Season

Worried about not getting your Gotham fix this week? With such a roller-coaster season, who could blame you? While we wait until its return on May 3, here are five predictions for the final three episodes. Possible spoilers ahead. 1) We will not be seeing a fully actualized Joker. When we last left Jeremiah Valeska, he’d been dosed with a specially formulated laughing gas. This doesn’t mean he’ll be hitting the streets of Gotham as the Crown Prince of Crime any time soon. Gotham is, after all, an origin story and Jeremiah’s is just beginning. 2) The catastrophe that Ra’s Al...

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GOTHAM Recap: (S04E19) To Our Deaths and Beyond

This week’s Gotham, in which we see Bruce take his first Batmobile for a test run and betrayal is the word of the day. Barbara (Erin Richards) is yet again admiring the old painting of herself in Ra’s Al Ghul’s office. She is attacked by the League of Shadows women. They explain that they were trying to trigger the Demon’s Head powers that she has. She tells them they need to try harder. Bruce (David Mazouz) is showing his new car off to Selina (Camren Bicondova) . They are meeting up with Tabitha (Jessica Lucas) who has told them that Barbara...

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GOTHAM’s No Man’s Land Finale Will ‘Reboot’ Season 5

Gotham hasn’t officially been renewed for season 5, but executive producer Danny Cannon is promising major changes to the series. In fact, it he calls it “almost a reboot”. The title of the season 4 finale, “No Man’s Land” may give us a few hints at the changes. In the DC comic of the same name, an earthquake hits Gotham. The government evacuates the city and closes its borders. Gotham’s most prominent villains take advantage of the chaos and claim the city for themselves. After 4 seasons, Gotham is losing its prequel vibe. The characters are either fully actualized...

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GOTHAM Recap: (S04E18) That’s Entertainment

This week on Gotham, Jerome (Cameron Monaghan) crashes the mayor’s meeting and kidnaps everyone. At this point, why do Gotham’s elite even go to meetings and parties? He tells the mayor that everyone is “so serious” and demonstrates his laughing gas on one of the hostages. Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) says he’s with Jerome but sneaks off to warn Gordon (Ben McKenzie). Jerome takes over an outdoor concert. Wait. As Gordon pulls up, is that the theme song from the 60’s tv show? Yes, yes it was. Jerome has the prisoners rigged with explosives and threatens to blow them up unless...

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Review: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT

There is a widely held belief that the best Batman movies are animated. Gotham by Gaslight is no exception. Based on a graphic novel of the same name, it was the first of the Elseworlds imprint. The story is set in a Victorian Gotham plagued by Jack the Ripper. Bruce Wayne has returned from Europe, just in time to sponsor a Gotham World’s Fair. The grisly murders of several ladies of the evening threatens to cast a shadow over the festivities. Batman must use all of his detective skills to find the madman and stop him. He is aided...

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GOTHAM Recap: (S04E17) Mandatory Brunch Meeting

~Catherine Rose Last week Gotham felt like a race, this week’s episode was simply a series of revelations. The following recap contains spoilers, you won’t even need to solve a riddle to find. This episode starts where last week ended. Bruce (David Mazouz) arrives at St Ignatius looking for Jerome. He finds the headmaster, who’s been hypnotized and holding the detonator to a bomb. He reveals that Jerome is looking for a former student named Zander Wilde. Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Bullock (Donal Logue) get there in time for the explosion. They turn Bruce over to Alfred (Sean Pertwee),...

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GOTHAM Recap: (S04E16) One of My Three Soups

~Catherine Rose This recap is full of such villainous spoilers, Jerome would laugh himself silly. Well, they have been teasing and taunting Joker’s origin since season one and we are finally getting it. This episode, directed by Ben McKenzie himself, promises a twisted and bloody path to get there. After, Jerome Valeska (Cameron Monaghan), Jervis Tetch (Benedict Samuel) and Scarecrow (David W. Thompson) break out of Arkahm. Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Bullock (Donal Logue) arrive on the scene. Gordon is fresh from the hospital and full of guilt for his involvement with Sophia. Bullock tells him to let it...

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Tween Science and Spycraft Mix on Netflix’s Project Mc2

“Smart is the new cool.” That’s the motto for the girls on the Netflix show, Project MC2. High schoolers by day and secret agents by night, they use math and science to save the day. Led by former child star turned mathematician Danica McKellar as The Quail. Each girl has a specialty. From culinary chemistry to environmental science, the show does a good job giving equal importance to each one. The science is easy to understand and some of the experiments, like how to make lipstick from a melted crayon, came be easily recreated. The show also features other...

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Lois Lane Takes Center Stage in Books by Author Gwenda Bond

Lois Lane doesn’t top most lists of comic book heroines. Described as smart, dedicated, and ambitious, she often winds up in the role of sidekick or damsel in distress. This contradiction makes it difficult to pull her from Superman’s shadow. Author Gwenda Bond has accomplished the task in her books, Lois Lane: Fallout and Lois Lane: Double Down. Both feature Lois as a teen in pre-Superman Metropolis. In Fallout, sixteen-year-old Lois has just moved to Metropolis with her family. Her army general father has promised this will be a last move. Lois is determined to stay out of trouble...

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New Geeky Book Releases for This Week

Need to expand your reading list! Here are three geeky books that have just been released. 1) Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis by Anne Rice He’s been to hell and back, tangled with the queen of vampires, and became a rock star. Now the undead bad boy is heading to the past. His body has been once again taken over. This time by a spirit from the fabled lost city of Atlantis. To regain himself, Lestat must uncover the mysteries surrounding its disappearance once and for all. 2) Vampire Academy 10th Anniversary Edition by Richelle Mead Originally...

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