4 items from 2016
This week’s episode of Pure Genius on CBS sees James, Walter and Talaikha look after Amelia (Laura Seay), a young lady who desperately needs a liver transplant. However, she puts up a fight when they tell her the donor is her estranged father, Simon (Doug Savant). But who is Laura Seay? She is an up-and-coming actress from Seattle who has had several big and small-screen roles. One of her first roles was as the character Shirley in 2007’s Superbad, starring Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. She has also had guest roles in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and NCIS: New Orleans. Laura is also the writer, director and producer...read more »
- David Inglis
I’ll confess. I have a real mushy soft spot for Heavy Metal music. Back in the ‘80s, in my teen years, my buddy Nick and I would crank the latest from Kiss, Scorpions, Judas Priest, Cinderella, etc. And there’s something specifically about Metal tailored to teenagers – that heightened sense of drama we feel at that age, the hormonal urges, and the need to push back against ‘society’. (Right – but please give us our allowances to consume products, okay?)
But Metal also equated with power, which was aligned with evil, and before long, many parents came up with the notion that Metal was Satan’s music. (Is the Pmrc still a thing? Brr.) Well, marketing is marketing, and few Metal bands fought the label (hell, some even embraced it). So it seemed the timing was right for that satanic safe haven, the Horror Film, to meet up with the »
- Scott Drebit
Review of The X-Files, Season 10, Episode 2 by Dan Bullock, February 2016.
While the opening episode re-established who everyone was, what happened in the past, and who these new people were in The X-Files universe, we kick off ‘Founder’s Mutation’ with a classic-style beginning where something extreme and mysterious is unquestionably occurring. Following Scientist Dr Sanjay’s (Christopher Logan) unusual behaviour in a boardroom meeting, we learn he’s been hearing high-pitched noises and before we really know why, he locks himself in a secure room and stabs himself through the head with a letter opener. Nice. Cue title sequence.
Initially the investigation continues the vibe of the first chapter, where our leads appear a little too self-aware. It’s coupled with a reminder of their relationship, explaining that their son that was given up for adoption and although visually impressed with a change through time sequence, it’s all revealed »
- Dan Bullock
Even if Sunday’s revival premiere was the first X-Files episode you ever saw, you’ve likely already picked up on one of the sci-fi series’ central tenets:
People wearing lab coats are usually up to no good.
VideosX-Files Revival Premiere Recap: The Blind Leading the Resigned
So when Mulder and Scully meet medical genius Augustus Goldman (played by Desperate Housewives‘ Doug Savant) in this exclusive clip from the second half of the two-part kickoff (Monday, 8/7c), it’s no stretch to suspect that the doc isn’t quite as on the up-and-up as he claims.
In the episode, titled “Founder’s Mutation, »
4 items from 2016
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