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Movie Review: ‘Logan Lucky’

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Director: Steven Soderbergh Cast: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, Dwight Yoakam, Katherine Waterson, Hilary Swank, Daniel Craig, Sebastian Stan, Seth MacFarlane Plot: Three siblings, rumoured to have carry a family… Continue reading

TV Review: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Episode 4: ‘The Spoils of War’

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WARNING!!!!  BELOW THERE BE: Synopsis:  Arya returns to Winterfell while Bran grows more distant.  Littlefinger returns a special dagger to Bran.  Jon and Dany explore the dragonglass on Dragonstone.  Jamie transports the Highgarden… Continue reading

Spotlight On: Karyn Kusama

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Karyn Kusama’s career started out with two films that mostly flew under the radar. While neither Aeon Flux (2005) nor Girl Fight (2000) is lauded with much praise, they’re both solid entertaining pieces.… Continue reading

Book Review: ‘The Essex Serpent’

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I remember once hearing an interview with a literary agent on NPR, where he discussed regularly receiving manuscripts where the writer made no attempt at hiding the influence Victorian-era authors had on them.… Continue reading

Who Are the New Mutants? A Handy Guide

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We’ve got a cast, the production is greenlit…the official New Mutants movie is under way and the cinematic ‘X-Men’ universe is about to get bigger. But who are they? The New Mutants, whilst popular… Continue reading

Top 10 TV Show Intros (Part V)

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  There’s something pure about how a TV show introduction is constructed, and yes, saying that does make me feel like an arty wanker. But there’s few other places that creative types can… Continue reading

Top 10 Humphrey Bogart Movies

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Hollywood icon Humphrey Bogart is an actor who has risen past being a great entertainer and has become a certified cultural icon. Even those who have never seen one of his movies recognize… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘The Big Sick’

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Director: Michael Showalter Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Adeel Akhtar, Anupam Kher Plot: Stand up comedian Kumail meets Emily following on of his performances. The two hit it off… Continue reading

TV Review: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Episode 3: ‘The Queen’s Justice’

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WARNING!  BELOW THERE BE: Synopsis:  Jon and Davos arrive at Dragonstone.  Euron presents his “gift” to Cersei.  Cersei enacts revenge for her daughter’s death.  Melisandre decides to leave for Volantis.  The Iron Bank… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘White Heat’

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Moviegoers in the early days of gangster movies became familiar with seeing actors who were staples of the genre. Movie legends like; Humphrey Bogart, George Raft, Pat O’Brien, and Edward G. Robinson became… Continue reading