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Inhumans Season 1 Episode 7 Review – ‘Havoc In The Hidden Land’

Martin Carr reviews the seventh episode of Marvel’s Inhumans…

As expected things move at a glacial pace and nothing of substance really happens. There is teleportation, regal stand offs and cloak and dagger missions which serve to get us from point A to point B but feel shiny yet flat. Any sense of progression is scuppered by a transparent plot line, lack of resolution and waste of screen time. Once more Black Bolt, Medusa and their immediate family skulk in dark corners, plot within thick walls and inflict stylised damage with no emotional attachment.

Karnak, Medusa and Black Bolt get given the best scenes with a modicum of dramatic content but these actors feel wasted yet again. Having no character development whilst trying to engage in counterterrorism against a mutinous militia proves uninspired and wasteful. Inhumans has clearly had monies lavished on it and everyone looks so polished, tailored
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The Walking Dead Recap: War-Torn

The Walking Dead Recap: War-Torn
Though Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead was the third in a row to feature almost non-stop smackdowns and shoot-’em-ups, battle fatigue and fatalities were beginning to be less of a concern than crises of conscience. In fact, the speed at which sides were forming (with Daryl, Morgan and Tara on Team Kill ’Em All, and Jesus, suddenly Rick and maybe Maggie on Team Live and Let Live) strongly suggested that, before the Saviors were vanquished, the allied forces would be fighting one another. Which characters wouldn’t still be around to see the conflict resolved? Read on…
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“Last Flag Flying” is a mature hang out movie from Richard Linklater

Over the years, no one has quite captured the feeling of just spending time with friends on the big screen like Richard Linklater has. It’s an amazing skill for which he doesn’t quite get the credit he deserves. Yes, he’s feted often and this skill is mentioned, but to be able to do it like he does is really something. This week, and today, actually, audiences can see Linklater once again chronicle individuals just spending time with each other, as Last Flag Flying is being released. This is a terrific movie, among the best of the year. Linklater has done it again. He’s on quite the run lately, between this, Everybody Wants Some, and of course, Boyhood. Once more, a description for those of you not aware what this one is about. The film is a sequel of sorts to The Last Detail, though familiarity with that picture is hardly required.
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‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Rise As Patriots Blow Out Falcons & ‘Twd’ Debuts

Coming off a weekend of more national anthem protests by NFL players and up against the much-hyped Season 8 debut and 100th episode of The Walking Dead, last night's Sunday Night Football went full Super Bowl redux but lacked the drama of the big game– and any on-field drama at all. Once more the New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons, but in a 23-7 victory this Week 7 battle became a near non-event. The Falcons dropped their third game in a row and seem unlikely…
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Comics Corner: Monsters Unleashed #7, Kill The Minotaur #5, Van Helsing Vs. The Werewolf #4, and More

  • DailyDead
Today's Comics Corner has it all. Monsters, Werewolves, Wizords, and so much more! Kicking off things today is Monsters Unleashed from Marvel Comics. Also: Curse Words #9, Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #10, Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It #4, the final issue of Grrl Scouts Magic Socks #6, Kill the Minotaur #4, and Van Helsing Vs The Werewolf #4 from Zenescope.

Monsters Unleashed #7: Published: October 18, 2017

Rating: Rated T

Writer: Cullen Bunn

Penciler: Andrea Broccardo

Cover Artist: R.B. Silva

And Lo There Came…A Poison! Part 1. In a secluded realm hidden amongst the snowy fissures of Antarctica, a dangerous world that time has forgotten continues to thrive -- one where beastly giants of colossal size still roam the Earth and where the lines of man and monster blur. Enter Marvel’s newest hero, Kid Kaiju, with the power to summon an all-new team of monstrous Marvel heroes - Aegis, Slizzik,
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Preview of Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It #4

Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It #4 hits comic book stores this Wednesday, and we’ve got a preview for you here courtesy of Oni Press; check it out…

Captured Once More! Morty is back in Rick’s clutches… but could he be an ally in the fight against the Council of Ricks? Maybe! Or maybe he just wants to see Morty fight a bunch of other Mortys on the way. We’ll find out!

Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It #4 is out on October 18th, priced $3.99.
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Star Trek: Discovery episode 4 review - The Butcher's Knife Cares Not For The Lamb's Cry

James Hunt Oct 11, 2017

Discovery delivers another great modern Star Trek episode in its fourth instalment. Spoilers and geeky spots ahead in our review...

This review contains spoilers.

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1.4 The Butcher's Knife Cares Not For The Lamb's Cry

What a title this episode has. If Discovery has done nothing else, it’s brought back the spirit of the original series’ episode titles, which were essentially “how grandiose and Shakespearean can we be in fewer than 10 words”. Turns out: very.

Of course, it’s not completely without meaning. There are lots of butcher’s knives in this episode, and lots of lambs crying. Metaphorically, of course. The most Star Trek thing about this episode was Burnham’s insistence that science and compassion prevail over, like, randomly shooting stuff in the face.
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‘Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later’ Alternate Intro Is a Hilarious ’90s Throwback — Watch

‘Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later’ Alternate Intro Is a Hilarious ’90s Throwback — Watch
Alternate endings aren’t cool. You know what’s cool? Alternate intros. And since nothing is cooler than Camp Firewood, it only makes sense that Netflix’s “Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later” would have one. Watch it below.

Read More:‘Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later’ Review: New Netflix Season Is Better Than the Prequel

It finds Coop (Michael Showalter) at a diner just before he and the rest of the Camp Firewood gang reunite as promised. Asked by his waitress what he’d like, the aspiring author replies, “An ending to my book would be great.” The awkward back-and-forth that follows is as David Wain-y as these exchanges come, and ends with Coop joking that “there’s only one writer here” to which the waitress responds, “You’re right, I’m never gonna amount to anything.” Awkward silence ensues, followed by those joyous opening credits.
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‘Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later’ Alternate Intro Is a Hilarious ’90s Throwback — Watch

  • Indiewire
‘Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later’ Alternate Intro Is a Hilarious ’90s Throwback — Watch
Alternate endings aren’t cool. You know what’s cool? Alternate intros. And since nothing is cooler than Camp Firewood, it only makes sense that Netflix’s “Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later” would have one. Watch it below.

Read More:‘Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later’ Review: New Netflix Season Is Better Than the Prequel

It finds Coop (Michael Showalter) at a diner just before he and the rest of the Camp Firewood gang reunite as promised. Asked by his waitress what he’d like, the aspiring author replies, “An ending to my book would be great.” The awkward back-and-forth that follows is as David Wain-y as these exchanges come, and ends with Coop joking that “there’s only one writer here” to which the waitress responds, “You’re right, I’m never gonna amount to anything.” Awkward silence ensues, followed by those joyous opening credits.
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Crypt of Curiosities: Peter Cushing as Dr. Who

  • DailyDead
In the realm of quintessentially British pop culture staples, few have quite the sheer amount of content as Doctor Who. For over fifty years, the escapades of the time-traveling Doctor and his many companions have delighted audiences the world over, spanning countless serials, TV episodes, audio dramas, comic books, and novels. Unfortunately, when it comes to cinema, the good Doctor is a lot less prolific.

Despite many, many studio attempts (covered in the wonderful Now on the Big Screen by Charles Norton), only three adaptations of Doctor Who ever made it to film. The Canadian TV movie Doctor Who in the ’90s, starring Paul McGann as the 8th Doctor, is commonly agreed to be a weak oddity, but that’s not what this article is about. Because in the mid-60s, the British horror studio Amicus Pictures got Peter Cushing, one of the greatest horror actors ever, to step in
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Anime Review – Aho Girl: The Season So Far

Jordan Wharton on Aho Girl…

Aho Girl is a currently airing anime that focuses heavily on comedy. The two main characters have vastly different personalities which leads to an exciting and hilarious set of random storylines and events. The main female protagonist is Yoshiko Hanabatake and she is known for being one of the biggest idiots the planet has ever seen. She takes pride in her stupid status, and is more than happy to be carefree about scoring bad marks on every test. Add in her unusual obsession with bananas and you can see why the other protagonist gets annoyed.

The other protagonist is Akuru Akutsu, or as he’s known by others, A-kun. Akuru is Yoshiko’s neighbour, and he never gets a moments rest from the madness that goes on around him. He is forced to endure Yoshiko’s behaviour in every day life, however he certainly doesn
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The Beautiful Lies of Robert J. Flaherty’s "Moana with Sound"

  • MUBI
Close-Up is a feature that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Robert Flaherty's Moana with Sound (1926 / 1980) is playing August 30 - September 29, 2017 on Mubi in most countries around the world.Slowly, slowly, the tufunga taps his comb of bone needles into the young man’s lower back. His movements are practiced and precise, each tap marking the young man for the rest of his days. The young man winces in agony, sweat pouring down his face as his relatives wipe away the blood and excess ink with tapa cloth. A witch-woman stokes a fire and burns candlenut stalks to make more soot for the tufunga’s ink. The infernal tapping continues, now on his upper back, now on his flanks, now on his knees—the most painful part of the ceremony. Outside the hut, a crowd of men dance and sing. “Courage to Moana,” they cry, “Courage to Moana!
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Film News Roundup: Jay Duplass, Edie Falco Drama ‘Outside In’ Gets 2018 Release

Film News Roundup: Jay Duplass, Edie Falco Drama ‘Outside In’ Gets 2018 Release
In today’s film news roundup, the Jay Duplass and Edie Falco drama “Outside In” gets a theatrical release, and “Wonderstruck” actress Millicent Simmonds lands a role in John Krasinski and Emily Blunt’s “A Quiet Place.”

Acquisition

The Orchard has acquired worldwide rights to Lynn Shelton’s drama “Outside In,” starring Jay Duplass and Edie Falco, with plans for a release in early 2018.

Producers are Mel Eslyn and Lacey Leavitt. “Outside In” marks the eighth collaboration between between Duplass Brothers Productions and The Orchard.

Shelton directed “Outside In” from script she co-wrote with Jay Duplass. Falco plays a high school teacher and Duplass portrays her ex-student, as they explore a relationship after his release from a 20-year prison sentence. The film will premiere next month at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Shelton’s directing credits include “Humpday,” “Your Sister’s Sister” and “Laggies.” Duplass is currently starring on the Amazon series “Transparent,” producing
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The Best TV Shows Based on Movies, Ranked

The Best TV Shows Based on Movies, Ranked
In the age of branding and franchises, every existing story has added value. But not every film is fit for TV.

The challenge of adapting movies to a new medium is a tricky one with no clear-cut way to do it. Many new series credit “Fargo” as their benchmark, citing its tone and setting as inspiration for creating a new world around the best parts of what came before. That’s all well and good, but there are as many failed attempts to replicate Noah Hawley’s strategy as successes.

Similarly, some carbon copies — using the same characters and plot points as the preceding movie — are just as good, if not better than their cinematic predecessors. Because any way can work, many various attempts have been made. There’s no right way to do it, but there are a lot of wrong ways; as evidenced by the growing pile of canceled shows based on movies.
See full article at Indiewire Television »

The Best TV Shows Based on Movies, Ranked

  • Indiewire
The Best TV Shows Based on Movies, Ranked
In the age of branding and franchises, every existing story has added value. But not every film is fit for TV.

The challenge of adapting movies to a new medium is a tricky one with no clear-cut way to do it. Many new series credit “Fargo” as their benchmark, citing its tone and setting as inspiration for creating a new world around the best parts of what came before. That’s all well and good, but there are as many failed attempts to replicate Noah Hawley’s strategy as successes.

Similarly, some carbon copies — using the same characters and plot points as the preceding movie — are just as good, if not better than their cinematic predecessors. Because any way can work, many various attempts have been made. There’s no right way to do it, but there are a lot of wrong ways; as evidenced by the growing pile of canceled shows based on movies.
See full article at Indiewire »

7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in August 2017, and The Best Episodes of Each

7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in August 2017, and The Best Episodes of Each
1. “Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later” (available August 4)

Why Should I Watch It? Because you can’t resist. The core cast of “Wet Hot American Summer” is as irresistible as a cast can get, including Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, David Hyde Pierce, Christopher Meloni, Elizabeth Banks, Molly Shannon, H. Jon Benjamin, and Ken Marino. Throw in the new members who joined up for Netflix’s prequel season — Kristen Wiig, Josh Charles, Chris Pine, Lake Bell — and this is a comedy dream team. The only problem facing creators (and actors) David Wain and Michael Showalter is finding enough time to highlight each and every one of their talented team, especially with even more actor additions for “10 Years Later” (like Adam Scott!).

Best Episode: Time proved to be a bit of factor in “First Day of Camp”: There were too many characters, and the script tried too hard to tie
See full article at Indiewire Television »

7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in August 2017, and The Best Episodes of Each

  • Indiewire
7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in August 2017, and The Best Episodes of Each
1. “Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later” (available August 4)

Why Should I Watch It? Because you can’t resist. The core cast of “Wet Hot American Summer” is as irresistible as a cast can get, including Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, David Hyde Pierce, Christopher Meloni, Elizabeth Banks, Molly Shannon, H. Jon Benjamin, and Ken Marino. Throw in the new members who joined up for Netflix’s prequel season — Kristen Wiig, Josh Charles, Chris Pine, Lake Bell — and this is a comedy dream team. The only problem facing creators (and actors) David Wain and Michael Showalter is finding enough time to highlight each and every one of their talented team, especially with even more actor additions for “10 Years Later” (like Adam Scott!).

Best Episode: Time proved to be a bit of factor in “First Day of Camp”: There were too many characters, and the script tried too hard to tie
See full article at Indiewire »
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