Articles tagged sci-fi, tv, drama, comedy, stargate

11 Nov 2015 // 8:00 AM

‘Sunset Edge’ Presents a New Kind of Ghost Town

Set in and around an empty American trailer park, Sunset Edge is an effective thriller, focused on four teenagers who have no idea what haunting awaits them.

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The Good Wife: Season 7, Episode 6 - “Lies”

Sure, you might have to endanger the patient to stop the cancer, but what happens if the cancer can't be stopped?

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Ian McKellen Unravels the Mystery of the Literary Icon in ‘Mr. Holmes’

In Mr. Holmes, Ian McKellen presents three different Sherlocks: the brilliant detective he once was, the 93-year-old man in mental decline, and the inescapable character created by John Watson.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 6 - “Among Us Hide”

The episode's uneasy alliances and heartbreaking twists highlight the similarities and differences between organizations, individuals, and even mediums.

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‘Lost Girl’ and ‘Phantom’ Got Those Silent Upgrade Blu’s

Two silent classics travel from nitrate to VHS to HD Blu-rays, regaining something of their forgotten glory.

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Doctor Who: Series 9, Episode 8 - “The Zygon Inversion”

In an episode big on dramatic revelations, the biggest was Jenna Coleman’s extraordinary performance as Clara Oswald.

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Gotham: Season 2 Episode 7 - “Mommy’s Little Monster”

Upheaval seems imminent as Gotham’s proto-villains reach their emotional and psychological breaking points.

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American Horror Story - Hotel: Season 5, Episode 5 - “Room Service”

While this episode contains a few gleeful moments, like the hipster-killing huzzah and Liz Taylor's origin story, the plot barely moves at all and relies on the tired trope of vampires to keep audiences interested.

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9 Nov 2015 // 9:00 AM

Double Take: Sons of the Desert (1933)

Double Take has gotten themselves into another fine mess: If one Steve is going to discuss Laurel and Hardy's Sons of the Desert alone, the other Steve is going to do it with him.

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iZombie: Season 2, Episode 5 - “Love and Basketball”

There’s much still to be explored in the season, but iZombie is easily keeping the audience guessing and engaged.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 5 - “Thin Lizzie”

"Thin Lizzie" goes through the motions, with a mixed bag of false leads, soul searching, and a lot of Darkness.

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Both Old Fashioned and New Fangled, ‘The Peanuts Movie’ Is a Throwback Delight

A movie which combines the best of the late Charles Schulz's legacy with the technological tweaks of today.

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Blindspot: Season 1, Episode 7 - “Sent on Tour”

Trying to find character among caricature; with so much time spent on the two leads, does the supporting cast matter?

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Exploring the Morality of Romance within ‘Brief Encounter’, 60 Years On

If rom-coms are the easiest way to zippily engage with the caprices of love and still find a happy ending, then romantic tragedies show the extent to which love can be ruinous, challenging, and largely unfulfilling.

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New Dinosaurs, Old Plot

Jurrasic World is big, loud movie with a smaller, quieter movie inside of it, peeking out at unexpected moments.

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Jekyll and Hyde: Series 1, Episode 2 - “Mr Hyde”

"Mr Hyde" adds more violence and a dash of cultural insensitivity to this strange brew of a series.

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The Flash: Season 2, Episode 5 - “The Darkness and the Light”

Once again, this episode of The Flash offers a nice balance of super heroic science fiction mixed with just the right amounts of humor and drama.

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Revisiting ‘Girlfriends’: A Forgotten Film of Second-Wave Feminism

Stanley Kubrick was right. Girlfriends is one of the finest American films of the ‘70s.

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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 2 - “Stronger Together”

After two episodes of Supergirl it is clear that the best and strongest thing about this series is Supergirl herself; Melissa Benoist steals every scene that she is in.

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‘Brooklyn’ and the Relentless Presence of Absence

The sisters' relationship is film's most vibrant, the most colorfully conveyed and most vivacious story. As absent as each is in her sister's life, she is also convincingly present.

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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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