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Gotham season 4 episode 7 review: A Day In The Narrows

Kayti Burt Nov 3, 2017

Professor Pyg gets the Gcpd to do the impossible: confront its corruption. Spoilers ahead in our review...

This review contains spoilers.

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4.7 A Day In The Narrows

For the first time, potentially in the four-year history of this show, Gotham has made an effective argument for the Gcpd. It only took playing the corrupt cop thing out to some of its darkest conclusions for it to get there.

A Day In The Narrows sees Gotham plagued by Professor Pyg, who continues to go after corrupt cops — i.e. literally every police officer in the Gcpd save for Jim Gordon (who admits openly in this very episode, that he used to be a corrupt cop — my, look how honest with
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DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 Episode 10 Review: The Legion of Doom

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Was it necessary to have a Legion of Doom origin story? Nah.

Although all the bickering between Malcolm Merlyn and Damien Darhk was fun, DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 Episode 10 was otherwise a waste of time.

The trio went from three enemies, to partners and then a trio (for now), the Legends and Lily learned Stein's daughter was a time aberration and the old bugger finally coughed up what he knew about Eobard Thawne. 

An entire hour to achieve those three things wasn't needed. Something tells me, though, that I'll be in the minority.

There were one liners zinging left and right. For a minute there, I thought Darhk's eyeballs would get stuck inside his head his eyerolls were becoming so frequent. Darhk and Merlyn together are like the most succulent ham. 

It may not be in the best condition, but then again, Captain Hunter *is* British.

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This Week on Stage: Hugh Jackman's back!

It seems Hugh Jackman can’t get Broadway out of his system. After the May 23 opening of the supersized Marvel opus X-Men: Days of Future Past, he will preside over the 2014 Tony Awards on CBS June 8 (where we can possibly see a taste of the song-and-dance man of The Boy From Oz and Oklahoma!), and it was just announced that he will return to the NYC stage this fall in a brand-new play by acclaimed playwright Jez Butterworth (Jerusalem) called The River, set in a remote rural cabin and featuring only three actors. And despite the fact that Jackman could
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When Originality is Overrated

There has been a constant war against sequels, prequels, and remakes for a decade now, one draped in the flag of “Originality.” There are no original films anymore, they say, as everything is in someway derivative of something. Indeed, when looking at the top ten films of 2012 thus far, only two (Ted and Brave) can really be called original, while everything else is either a sequel or an adaptation of something else. Taken 2, despite being a bland affair according to Mr. Hunter, opened strongly at the box office pulling in $50m. Then again, the Disney remake of a short, Frankenweenie, stumbled and was seen, undeservingly, by only a small audience. Despite that stumble it’s pretty safe to say that revisiting properties is still strongly in vogue and probably will be for some quite some time – but is that really a bad thing? One can first ask “what makes an original idea anyway?” After
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Director Simon Hunter Talks about Full Moon Fever And The Obituary

Mutant Chronicles director Simon Hunter has several more projects in the works, two of which are Full Moon Fever and The Obituary that he talks about on his website.

He’s working on Full Moon Fever which is an adaptation of Joe Casey's graphic novel series. Hunter describes the film as "...a real high concept fun movie. Think of it as Dog Soldiers in space!"

Set in the not-too-distant future, Full Moon Fever follows a group of blue-collar workers that are sent to repair the deserted first lunar base on the dark side of the moon; they soon discover they're not alone as they fall prey to a pack of ravenous werewolves. Werewolves on the moon? I’m curious Mr. Hunter!

Hunter also has The Obituary in the works, which he’s teamed up with producer Tim Dennison and scribe Andy Brigg. Scope out the rundown for The Obituary.
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31 Days of Horror: The Wicker Man (1973)

When the calendar page turns to October, we Rejects have only one thought: horror. To celebrate this grandest and darkest of months, we’ll cover one excellent horror film a day for the entirety of the month. That’s 31 Days of Horror and 31 Films perfect for viewing on a dark, chilly, October night. If you, like us, love horror and Halloween, give us a Hell Yeah and keep coming every day this month for a new dose of adrenaline. Synopsis: Alerted to the disappearance of a young girl, staunch Catholic Sergeant Howie (Edward Woodward) arrives at Summerisle off the coast of Scotland to investigate. The island is overseen by Lord Summerisle (Christopher Lee), who acts as a shepherd for a flock of citizens that adhere to a system of ancient pagan beliefs that celebrate sexual fertility and mankind’s connection with nature. The progressive attitude of the island not only challenges Howie’s faith in what he
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Man Claims 'Kill Bill' Ripped Off His Script

A man has filed a lawsuit claiming filmmaker Quentin Tarantino stole his movie idea, and is part of a conspiracy that prevented him from landing a Hollywood job.

According to the UK’s Mirror, Dannez Hunter filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging that in 1999, he submitted a screenplay to Miramax featuring a character called "Ren Short". Hunter claims the studio, producer Harvey Weinstein, and Tarantino, ripped off certain elements of his script, such as Ren witnessing her mother’s brutal murder, in his 2003/2004 films Kill Bill, Vol. I and Kill Bill, Vol. II.

The lawsuit also claims that Hunter applied for a position at Miramax, but "was never given a return phone call, as numerous similar-situated, less qualified Jewish and White people were bestowed job after job after job." Hunter is seeking damages of over $1M.

Whether or not Mr. Hunter has a case is unknown at this point,
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[DVD Review] Legend of the Bog

There is a special area occupied by movies neither truly bad nor anywhere near good, a film Purgatory if you will. These films are not misunderstood nor well made but just strangely appealing and leave you stumped when someone asks the simple question “How was it?” Legend of the Bog is one of these films, a film that might be fun in a tongue-in-cheek kind of way if it didn’t take itself so seriously while undercutting its own intentions with some genuinely mind-boggling music, listless acting and a barebones plot built around a relatively novel horror idea.

As you can see from the cover of the DVD release, Vinnie Jones, he of Bullet-Tooth Tony fame (Snatch, for the uninitiated), is front and center. Except he isn’t – this is an ensemble horror piece through and through, with Jones playing the moronically named Mr. Hunter, a (wait for it
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