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‘Little Evil’ Review (Netflix)

5 September 2017 10:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Adam Scott, Evangeline LillyOwen Atlas, Sally Field, Clancy Brown, Tyler Labine, Donald Faison, Bridget Everett | Written and Directed by Eli Craig

Other people’s kids can be the worst, huh? Spare a thought for poor Gary (Adam Scott) whose six-year-old stepson may well be the Antichrist. Otherwise happily married to the lovely Samantha (Evangeline Lilly), Gary is prepared to do anything he can to get little Lucas on side… even if that means risking his own life and those around him. Parenting can be, ahem, Hell.

Little Evil is the latest comedy horror from Tucker and Dale vs Evil writer-and-director Eli Craig, a film beloved by no small portion of the horror community. With seven years between this and Craig’s celebrated debut, can he pull it off again? Or is Little Evil as predictable and lame as its trailer suggested?

Thankfully, no! While the comedy is played »

- Joel Harley

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Netflix’s Defenders: Entertaining but Not Exceptional (Spoilers)

18 August 2017 8:59 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Marvel’s newest Netflix show, the Defenders, debuts this week, uniting the heroes of its previous four entries. The series mostly delivers what you’d want from a super hero team-up show, but it doesn’t present us with anything unexpected or innovative. (Spoilers below)

Trying to do something akin to the Avengers on a television budget without disappointing fans is a tough challenge. The Defenders needs to rely more on story and characterizations than the McU films do. Fortunately, the show has several popular characters to work with. The Netflix show brings back comic book heroes Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones), who have all starred in previous Netflix series of varying quality. While the Defenders is not the best Marvel Netflix show, it’s not the worst either. It’s somewhere in the middle.


The Defenders has »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Game Show Graveyard

11 August 2017 7:55 AM, PDT | The Cultural Post | See recent The Cultural Post news »

They’re a funny old thing, gameshows. Some take the nation by storm, others you wouldn’t watch if you were paid to, with the rest fitting somewhere in between. Those that fall into the first category are ripe for resurrection and slotted back into schedules as if they’d never been away, with varying degrees of success – Channel 4’s recent resurgence of The Crystal Maze has been one of the greatest comebacks in TV history. Yet when it emerged last month that The Weakest Link, complete with Anne Robinson, could be making a return to our screens after a five-year absence, opinion was divided somewhat: do we really want people going round mimicking that God-awful catchphrase all over again? Whilst you’re busy pondering, here are five game shows that, for different reasons should remain exclusive to Challenge TV.

Supermarket Sweep


The one that gave Dale Winton »

- Dan Green

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How to win The Weakest Link, by its reigning champion

23 July 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

As the quiz show returns for a celebrity special, the winner of the ‘last ever’ episode gives his tips for avoiding Anne Robinson’s long goodbye

Farewell, fallback first-date topic; adieu, first line of obituary. I am the last and reigning champion of The Weakest Link: I was brought back by Anne Robinson for the final edition as one of her nine favourite contestants of all time, granted quizzing immortality in the final shootout by the holy trinity of Sebastian Vettel, Pablo Picasso, and the Roman numeral V. I was teatime telly’s own Odysseus, I was vanquisher of Robinson, I was the forever man. But no longer. They’re bringing it back for a bloody celebrity special. There may be a new series to follow. Robinson is on board. I most certainly am not.

Since I can’t stop this from happening, here are some tips for my »

- Archie Bland

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How to appear on your favourite TV gameshow

5 July 2017 7:43 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Dave Lawrie Jul 6, 2017

Using his experience on Robot Wars, Total Wipeout and more, Dave shares some tips for anyone wanting to appear on a TV gameshow...

Have you ever watched a TV show and thought 'I’d quite like a go at that', quickly replaced by the follow-up thought 'but I’m not sure that I could?'

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Me too.

My name is Dave and I have now been involved with five TV productions at various levels. I have auditioned for The Weakest Link, been part of a pilot that never made it to air, and featured as a contestant on Total Wipeout, Ninja Warrior UK and Robot Wars. I suffer from low self esteem and rollercoaster depression and I have found no finer therapy for it than the character-validating world of television production.

My quest today is to try »

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