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DVD Review - Citadel (2012)

Citadel, 2012

Written and directed by Ciaran Foy

Starring Aneurin Barnard, James Cosmo, Ian Hanmore, Amy Shiels, Wunmi Mosaku

Synopsis:

An agoraphobic father teams up with a renegade priest to save his daughter from the clutches of a gang of twisted feral children who committed an act of violence against his family years earlier.

Citadel is the sort of movie that thinks it's saying a lot when really it's not saying anything at all. It's a paint-by-numbers Hoddie Horror with delusions of grandeur that at least boasts a great central performance. Messages are attempted and questions are raised to appear to be thought provoking, but the whole experience doesn't quite work.

The story centres around agoraphobic father Tommy (Aneurin Barnard) who is left to raise his baby daughter on his own when his wife is senselessly murdered by a group of hooded teens. As his condition worsens, he starts to be
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Recap: 'Game Of Thrones' Thrillingly Closes Out Season 2 With Songs Of Ice & Fire

While the series has kept the "Game Of Thrones" title from the first novel, George R. R. Martin's book series is collectively known as "A Song Of Ice & Fire," and while hints of the relevance of that have been contained throughout the show so far, that title has never been so front and center than in "Valar Morghulis," the superb season two finale, which managed to give satisfying climaxes to most of the ongoing stories that have run throughout the last nine episodes, including those that have been rather less developed.

Fire was prevalent throughout, starting with Stannis Baratheon, crushed by his defeat at the hands of the Lannisters. Losing what faith he had in the fire god brought to him by sorceress Melisandre, he's mourning the death of his men, and even that of the brother he conspired to kill, and attempts to throttle his enigmatic mistress. But
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'Game Of Thrones' Has No Honor

Burning kids, breaking vows and snapping necks are the topics of conversation on this week's 'Thrones.'

By Josh Wigler

Alfie Allen in "Game of Thrones"

Photo: HBO

Is there such a thing as going too far on "Game of Thrones"? Just ask the charred toddler hanging on the walls of Winterfell — he'll have an answer, I'm sure.

Season two has already seen no fewer than four of its currently aired seven episodes conclude with the death of a child in increasingly brutal fashion. And "A Man Without Honor" — the 17th hour of the series — was perhaps the cruelest of the bunch, thanks to Theon Greyjoy. Not quite the boy-monster that Joffrey is, Theon is definitely giving him competition for the show's Most Loathsome Villain award. Even though the golden-haired demon child sat out of this week's outing entirely (ironic, given the title of the episode), Joffrey's presence hung heavily through Sansa and Cersei,
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'Game Of Thrones' Has No Honor

Burning kids, breaking vows and snapping necks are the topics of conversation on this week's 'Thrones.'

By Josh Wigler

Alfie Allen in "Game of Thrones"

Photo: HBO

Is there such a thing as going too far on "Game of Thrones"? Just ask the charred toddler hanging on the walls of Winterfell — he'll have an answer, I'm sure.

Season two has already seen no fewer than four of its currently aired seven episodes conclude with the death of a child in increasingly brutal fashion. And "A Man Without Honor" — the 17th hour of the series — was perhaps the cruelest of the bunch, thanks to Theon Greyjoy. Not quite the boy-monster that Joffrey is, Theon is definitely giving him competition for the show's Most Loathsome Villain award. Even though the golden-haired demon child sat out of this week's outing entirely (ironic, given the title of the episode), Joffrey's presence hung heavily through Sansa and Cersei,
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Game of Thrones Season 2: Who’s Who & New Characters

We’re nearly half way through the second season of HBO’s Game of Thrones and the new characters are starting to pile up! As if the monstrous cast of Season 1 wasn’t enough to wrap our minds around, there are a whopping 22 new characters (worth mentioning) introduced over the first four episodes of Season 2. The following list gives some brief background information about each new character, who they are and how they fit into the story.

Hopefully this will help to eliminate any confusion you might have when you yell at your TV: “Wait! Who the hell was that guy again?”

At Dragonstone:

King Stannis Baratheon

Played by: Stephen Dillane

Stannis is the late King Robert’s younger brother and the rightful heir to the Iron Throne and Westeros. Since Robert’s Rebellion, he has held the island fortress of Dragonstone, which lies northeast of King’s Landing. Stannis is a hard,
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First ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2 Teaser Reveals Pretty Much Nothing, But We’re Excited Anyway

First ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2 Teaser Reveals Pretty Much Nothing, But We’re Excited Anyway
[1] HBO's epic fantasy series Game of Thrones was such a big hit when it premiered this past spring that the network renewed [2] it for a second season just days after the first episode aired. But it's been a long three months since the first season ended, and with the advent of the fall TV season, even the most diehard fans probably haven't thought about the series in quite some time. In an effort to remind you of just how much you're looking forward to Season 2, HBO has released a very short new teaser. The video reveals pretty much nothing, aside from what seems to be the marketing slogan for the new season, but I welcome the reminder all the same. Watch it after the jump. The 17-second teaser not only has no new footage, there's actually no footage at all, despite the fact that the series has been shooting since earlier this summer.
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Eerie new movie trailer for ghost story 'The Awakening'

We have added the new UK trailer for BBC Films and Studio Canel's upcoming supernatural period thriller, "The Awakening." 1921 England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she knew in unravels as the 'missing' begin to show themselves. "The Awakening" is directed by Nick Murphy and stars Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Lucy Cohu, John Shrapnel, Diana Kent, Richard Durden, Alfie Field, Tilly Vosburgh, Ian Hanmore, Cal Macaninch and Isaac Hempstead Wright.Watch the trailer below;"The Awakening" is released across the UK from November 11th. A Us release date has yet to be announced.
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Game of Thrones Season 2: Pyat Pree and Podrick Payne Cast

Following Wednesday's announcement that Patrick Malahide had been cast in the role of Balon Greyjoy, it's being reported that two more roles have been filled for Game of Thrones' second season. These two are that of Pyat Pree and Podrick Payne. As WinterIsComing.net noted, that's a neat bit of alliteration.

Pyat Pree, a warlock who Daenerys meets in her travels, will be played by Ian Hanmore, according to Westeros.org. Hanmore has appeared in such British shows as Shameless, Life on Mars, Doctor Who, and Outlaws

Podrick Payne, a much younger addition to the cast, will be played by Daniel Portman, Access Hollywood is reporting. In the books, Payne is a young boy who becomes Tyrion Lannister's (Peter Dinklage) squire. Portman is older than Payne was in the books, but this makes since considering most of the show's characters are a few years older than their book counterparts.
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Doctor Who complete reviews: Tooth And Claw

When Doctor Who returned to TV screens in the mid 2000s, the official BBC website ran a recurring feature called The Fear Factor. What happened was that a family of kiddywinks would preview the upcoming adventure and rate it from one to five as to how terrifying it was (1 = Harmless; 5 = Shit Your Pants). When it came to Tooth And Claw, the kids were suitably quaking at an episode that was touted as the scariest to date for the 21st century revival.

Now the scare factor in the reboot of Doctor Who has been a bit of a bone of contention. Some will argue that it's nowhere near as scary as what had gone before: The late '60s stories paraded scary monsters week in week out; The early '70s went close to the knuckle with blank-faced dummies, killer dolls and suffocating chairs; The mid-70s stories contained regular haunted
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