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Trial & Error: The Schurest Non-Schur Show

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The golden age of television is winding down. Part of it isn’t necessarily due to a lack of quality but an overabundance of quantity. Every channel is in the prestige drama business, and… Continue reading

Casting Call: The Baby-Sitter’s Club

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In a not particularly surprising development, it has been announced that the ever-popular Baby-Sitter’s Club will be getting a new and improved television show. The books, and presumably the show, deal with issues… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Samurai Cop’

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The Los Angeles Police Department is under siege by a gang known as the Katana and their leader Fuji Fujiyama. At their wits end they turned to an officer from outside of their… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Robot Monster’

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Those who believe that 3D was a recent development utilized by theaters I have some news which may shake your beliefs to their very core…..or just kind of surprise you. During the 1950’s… Continue reading

Marvel: Fear Father’s Ambition

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POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR THE WHOLE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE In a deleted scene from Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor submerges himself in a hot spring to commune with the Norn, cosmic beings who rule… Continue reading

IFFBoston Movie Review: ‘First Reformed’

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Directed by: Paul Schrader Starring: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, and Cedric Kyles (aka Cedric the Entertainer) Plot: A priest questions his faith after a traumatic run in with an environmental activist. Review: In a Q&A after… Continue reading

When a Failed Kickstarter Becomes a Scam

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Earlier in the week I vented some frustration about a Kickstarter campaign I’d backed which had gone south. Communication between creator and backer had broken down, the state of the project was dubious… Continue reading

Black Eyed Children at the Door

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Night had fallen on Abilene, Texas in 1996 and noted local journalist, Brian Bethel was sitting in his car as he squared away his bill payments in an otherwise empty parking lot. As… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Verónica’ (2017)

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Directed by: Paco Plaza (known for the REC film series) Starring: Sandra Escacena as Verónica, Bruna González as Lucía, Claudia Placer as Irene, Iván Chavero as Antoñito and Ana Torrent as Ana. Plot:… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Mute’

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Directed by: Duncan Jones Starring: Alexander Skarsgard, Paul Rudd, and Justin Theroux Plot: A mute bartender’s search for his missing girlfriend takes him into a criminal underworld full of sex trafficking and backroom surgeries. Review: Mute… Continue reading