The Good Wife, Ep. 6.05: “Shiny Objects” cleverly rewards longtime viewers

The Good Wife, Ep. 6.05: “Shiny Objects” cleverly rewards longtime viewers

One of the particular strengths of The Good Wife is its uncanny sense of series memory. With well over 100 episodes’ worth of long-standing character relationships, tertiary characters, and running gags to draw…

Boardwalk Empire, Ep. 5.07: “Friendless Child” laments its losses and rhymes like poetry

Boardwalk Empire, Ep. 5.07: “Friendless Child” laments its losses and rhymes like poetry

Three seasons ago Enoch "Nucky" Thompson met his former protege, Jimmy Darmody, in a dusty field and told him that he wasn't seeking redemption. And then he shot him in the head. Twice.…

Destiny: One Month Later

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It has been over a month since the release of Destiny and much has changed since Bungie's latest released. Several events have come and gone, particular weapons have risen to fame and…

Satanic Sunday: Women Vs. the Devil

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Most female characters in film succumb to the Devil. They are used as vessels or conduits for the Anti-Christ, lesser demons or the grandiose ideas of an occult. More often than not- they…


New on Video: ‘My Darling Clementine’

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Ford himself was not a fan of 'My Darling Clementine,' though through the years, many critics have understandably held it up as one of his finest achievements…

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[Continued from Part 2] Take three of why I wanted to write about Bigfoot: Bigfoot is an avatar of extra-human nature. That is to say in the last two parts, I fibbed a…

The Definitive Scary Scenes from Non-Horror Movies: 30-21

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Foreign Horror Fridays: ‘Perfect Blue’ pushes horrific Hitchcockian mind-games

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Teen-sensations-turned-adult-starlets crop up even more often these days, thanks in large part to teen-content-machines Disney and Nickelodeon. As a result, identity crisis has seemingly crept into these hard-working young women’s contracts as they’re…


The Good Wife, Ep. 6.05: “Shiny Objects” cleverly rewards longtime viewers

The Good Wife, Ep. 6.05: “Shiny Objects” cleverly rewards longtime viewers

One of the particular strengths of The Good Wife is its uncanny sense of series memory. With well over 100 episodes’ worth of long-standing character relationships, tertiary characters, and running gags to draw…

Boardwalk Empire, Ep. 5.07: “Friendless Child” laments its losses and rhymes like poetry

Boardwalk Empire, Ep. 5.07: “Friendless Child” laments its losses and rhymes like poetry

Three seasons ago Enoch "Nucky" Thompson met his former protege, Jimmy Darmody, in a dusty field and told him that he wasn't seeking redemption. And then he shot him in the head. Twice.…

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In their reviews of “The Caretaker” and “Mummy on the Orient Express”, the fantastic Tom and Lorenzo postulated that Clara has become addicted to traveling with the Doctor, showing many of the signs…

Video of the Day: Key & Peele’s most vulgar sketch – Georgina and Esther and Satan

Video of the Day: Key & Peele’s most vulgar sketch – Georgina and Esther and Satan

The comedy duo Key & Peele recently took us back to 1997 and behind the scenes of one of the era’s most popular shows, Family Matters. When Comedy Central released the sketch on…


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“Human Capital” is a term used to assign a monetary value to an employee based on their knowledge, habits, personality, and creative and physical qualities. According to an insurance company, our lives have…

CIFF Day 5: ‘The Look of Silence’ and ‘Low Down’

CIFF Day 5: ‘The Look of Silence’ and ‘Low Down’

On this, my last day of the festival, I saw two films that didn’t make me smile but made me glad I was there. Both The Look of Silence and Low Down proved…

CIFF Day 4: ‘The Young Kieslowski’ and ‘In Order of Disappearance’

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You can’t win ‘em all. Sometimes the challenge with a film festival, as opposed to say a music festival, is that not everything you see will be good. Sometimes you may decide it…

LFF 2014: ‘The Tribe’ an original, provocative, brutal, and discombobulating work

LFF 2014: ‘The Tribe’ an original, provocative, brutal, and discombobulating work

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Once every few years a film comes along which immediately feels so original, vital and provocative that your preconceived expectations of the art-form are challenged. Whilst that inspiring instinct is invoked by The…


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We’re back from this years New York Comic Con, the biggest mass media and geek culture conglomeration on the East Coast. We have a lot to talk about, from the Birdman panel with…

Sketchy Episode 141 – ‘Mr. Salad Fingers’

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This week we discuss a truly creepy animated series. It’s Mr. Salad Fingers, and it’s all on YouTube. So, go there and reevaluate your life when you’re done. Enjoy! Listen on iTunes! Song Money Changers…

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This week on The Mid-Season Replacements, Randy and Sean dig into more pilots, and debut their Arrow and Legend of Korra segments.…

Open Source #8: How Important Is Resolution?

Open Source #8: How Important Is Resolution?

Ubisoft are in the spotlight once again this week as the Open Source crew discuss Assassin Creed: Unity in all its 900p, 30-FPS glory. Amid allegations that Microsoft paid them to hold back…


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AVP: Archie versus Predator is happening in 2015

Archie comes have gotten a little weird at times. Like the gang meeting the Punisher, a recent critically acclaimed zombie version, and even the recent death of the title character earlier this year.…

Monster Mashup: X-Men #40

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The Children of the Atom meet Frankenstein's Monster (sort of).

Because the characters exist in the public domain, there have been countless comic book iterations of classic horror icons Dracula and Frankenstein, including "official" versions of both characters which exist within the respective…

Advance Review: Goners #1 is a monster mystery mashup

Advance Review: Goners #1 is a monster mystery mashup

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Goners #1 Written by Jacob Semahn Art by Jorge Corona Colored by Gabriel Cassata Published by Image Comics After a confusing opening page with an inconsistent color scheme of red, grey, and brown, Goners #1 gathers itself with a nice…

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Earth 2: World’s End #2 Written by Mike Johnson, Marguerite Bennett, & Daniel H. Wilson Art by Paulo Siqueira, Tyler Kirkham, & Eddy Barrows Published by DC Comics World’s End continues from its…


Destiny: One Month Later

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It has been over a month since the release of Destiny and much has changed since Bungie's latest released. Several events have come and gone, particular weapons have risen to fame and…

What we know about Telltale’s ‘Game of Thrones’ so far

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Telltale Games has managed to make a pretty big name for itself over the last few years. By focusing heavily on plot and character development in an industry that too often leaves these…

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Resident Evil was the first horror game I ever played. I still remember going into town and picking it up at a video game shop. It was rated as a "15" over here…

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‘Lakeview Cabin’ is flooded with laughs and screams

Digital Creepshow

Lakeview Cabin Hypnohustler PC Private island. Peaceful cabin. Perfect weather. These hardly seem like the elements of a horror game, but Lakeview Cabin manages to turn this scenic vacation spot into the stuff of nightmares.…


Satanic Sunday: Women Vs. the Devil

Satanic Sunday: Women Vs. the Devil

Most female characters in film succumb to the Devil. They are used as vessels or conduits for the Anti-Christ, lesser demons or the grandiose ideas of an occult. More often than not- they…

The Past, Present, and Future of Real-Time Films Part Four

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Acclaimed director David Fincher has unleashed his tenth feature film, an adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s hyper-popular mystery-thriller Gone Girl, starring…

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When Sin City was released, it was a remarkable achievement – a comic book adaptation that didn’t look or feel…

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Hey You Geeks!! Podcast #35: New York Comic Con 2014

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We’re back from this years New York Comic Con, the biggest mass media and geek culture conglomeration on the East…

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The fall season is in full swing, with another handful of premieres and pilots this week giving us plenty to…

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Ubisoft are in the spotlight once again this week as the Open Source crew discuss Assassin Creed: Unity in all…

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Sketchy Episode 141 - 'Mr. Salad Fingers'

This week we discuss a truly creepy animated series. It’s Mr. Salad Fingers, and it’s all on YouTube. So, go…

Game Of Thrones Podcast

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Game of Thrones Podcast #30: "The Children"

  When Game of Thrones show-runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss promised the season four finale would be their finest yet, they…

The Walking Dead Podcast

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 54: “No Sanctuary”

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The highest-rated scripted show on television returned tonight, as The Walking Dead Season 5 kicked off with “No Sanctuary,” written by showrunner…

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True Detective is many things – a beautifully poised, slow and ominous work of a mature, sure-handed director, and a show…