Articles tagged empire

Empire: Season 2, Episode 8 - “My Bad Parts”

At only halfway through the show’s second season, there is still a lot of space for Empire's writers to surprise us, but the further the show strays into melodramatic cliche, the less likely it seems they will.

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Empire: Season 2, Episodes 5-6 - “A High Hope for a Low Heaven” / “True Love Never”

By introducing new plot lines and dramatic twists and turns without ever really capitalizing on the ones already set up, Empire's offering too many loose ends and half-developed characters about whom it's incredibly difficult to care.

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Empire: Season 2, Episode 5 - “Be True”

This week’s episode was full of the kinds of antics expected in the Empire universe; however, Lee Daniels and company showed with this week’s episode that there are any number of relationship dynamics still left to be explored.

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Empire: Season 2, Episode 4 - “Poor Yorick”

As Lucious' legal troubles are put to bed, things within the family get even more complicated.

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Empire: Season 2, Episode 3 - “Fires of Heaven”

Empire, has always been chess match played in a flamboyant, Machiavellian style, but this episode’s moves were so clearly telegraphed that it’s hard to admire them.

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Empire’s Latest Episode Promises More than Just Gags

The second episode of Empire's second season gives audiences more of what they came for: narrative, character development, and strained relationships.

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25 Sep 2015 // 11:00 AM

“The Devils Are Here”: ‘Empire’ - Season 2, Episode 1

Lee Daniels' hit show Empire returns for its second season, bringing its trademark mix of intrigue, sex, and hip-hop back to the small screen.

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Why ‘Empire’ Rules Network TV and You Should Pay Attention to This Show

Empire is the first one-hour network drama with a predominantly black cast to get a second season order.

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Nadifa Mohamed: Writing the Lives of Somalia’s Women

The complex psychology of pre-war Somalia, and the endurance of its women, is vividly portrayed in The Orchard of Lost Souls.

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Queensryche: 21 April 2013 - San Francisco, CA

Queensryche’s combination of progressive metal and bold political lyrics stood out from the pack in 1988, and still do in much the same way here in 2013.

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2 Dec 2008 // 8:00 PM

Pipe Mania

Pipe Mania features that holy grail of replayability: emergent gameplay.

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4 Nov 2008 // 9:00 PM

Unsolved Crimes

Unsolved Crimes keeps the tradition of point 'n' click adventuring alive on the Nintendo DS.

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5 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

Kasabian: Empire

Although the material here won't get you hooked like "Club Foot", Kasabian are back with a vengeance. That is, a spacey, hippie-tinged, and occasionally horn-laced vengeance.

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21 Feb 2006 // 11:00 PM

AM Syndicate: Empire

Indie collective or rock supergroup, either way, this debut makes a strong bid for early year-end list placement.

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7 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM


Empire can best be summed up as a buddy movie-cum-hero's journey update of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.

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5 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Empire (2002)

Of the many crazy clichés in Empire, Isabella Rossellini's big fat hair has to be the loony-tunesiest.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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