This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast: Axe Cop, and The Venture Brothers, and Plants vs. Zombies, too (and also 2)! Plus 100 Bullets just for you.

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SHOW NOTES

NEWS
Ewan McGregor wants to return as Obi-Wan in next Star Wars movie
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REVIEWS
STEPHEN
Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Games)
The sequel to the hit action-strategy adventure with over 30 Game of the Year awards is here. Join Crazy Dave on a crazy adventure where you’ll meet, greet and defeat legions of zombies from the dawn of time to the end of days. Amass an army of powerful new plants, supercharge them with Plant Food and power up your defenses with amazing new ways to protect your brain.

Rating: ★★★½☆

MATTHEW
Season 5 of Venture Bros. (animation)
The fifth season of The Venture Bros. picks up moments after the stunning climax of season 4 and hits the ground running for a season of globe-trotting adventure and stay-at-home suspense. But no matter where it runs—from the steamy jungles of Central America, to the sparkling sands of the Greek Islands, to the seedy back alleys of Tangier, to the jagged cliffs of By-Golly Gulch—the Venture family can’t escape the treachery of enemies old, new, and within.

Rating: ★★★★☆

RODRIGO
Elysium (Movies)
Elysium is a 2013 American science fiction action thriller film written, co-produced and directed by Neill Blomkamp and starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. It was released on August 9, 2013 in both conventional and IMAX Digital theaters. Elysium is a co-production of Media Rights Capital and TriStar Pictures.
The film takes place on both a ravaged Earth and a luxurious space habitat called Elysium. It explores political and sociological themes such as immigration, health care and class issues.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

ZACH
Axe Cop (Television)
Axe Cop is an animated series based on the webcomic of the same name. It premiered on Fox on July 21, 2013, as a part of the channel’s new Animation Domination HD programming block. The series will air 6 11-minute episodes in its first season, which will later expand to half-hour episodes should the show be renewed for a second season.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
To live forever – is it a blessing, or a curse?  No, that’s not the question this week, but it may be going through the minds of our two combatants, both having lived a long, long time.
Two immortals enter, only one can leave!

Which character would rather LOSE a fight to the (permanent) death?

Which character would rather LOSE a fight to the (permanent) death?

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Discussion:
100 Bullets

Writer: Brian Azzarello

Artists: Dave Johnson and Eduardo Risso

Publisher: Vertigo
In this dark and intriguing trade paperback, the mysterious Agent Graves approaches ordinary citizens and gives them an opportunity to exact revenge on a person that has wronged them. Offering his clients an attaché case containing proof of the deed and a gun, he guarantees his “clients” full immunity for all of their actions, including murder. In these opening chapters, Dizzy Cordova, a Latina gangbanger who has just finished a prison sentence, is given the chance to avenge her family’s murders, and a downtrodden bartender receives the opportunity to exact revenge against the woman that ruined his life.

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Stephen Schleicher

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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4 Comments

  1. August 21, 2013 at 1:11 am — Reply

    Beanie? Is that your strange American word for touque?

    Beanie: http://i.imgur.com/yWUBmZh.jpg

    Touque: http://i.imgur.com/hym5fxf.jpg

  2. August 21, 2013 at 1:11 pm — Reply

    That review of “Axe Cop” makes me really not want to watch “Axe Cop.” I can’t stand “Adventure Time” because it’s so puerile and nonsensical, but “Axe Cop” makes it sound Homeric.

    • BRZA
      August 23, 2013 at 5:05 am — Reply

      If you get past the fart jokes, Adventure Time actually has a very philosophical bent. Especially after the second season, Ward examines a lot of deep questions about puberty, death, and love as projected by the adolescent imagination. Maybe the humor is a generational thing, but in terms of depth I think Adventure Time is the millennial Calvin & Hobbes.

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