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  • Danny Rand in Iron Fist

    MARVEL’S IRON FIST Recap: (S01E03) Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch

    Iron Fist opens late at night. Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick) wakes from a fitful sleep. It turns out, her timing is perfect, as two men break into her apartment. As they fight, one robber suddenly stops her, “We’re trying to help!”. They plead their case that Danny Rand (Finn Jones) isn’t who he says he is. However, Colleen is not interested in their help. She can take care of herself, and forces them towards the door, “Get out!”. It turns out, Danny […]

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  • Movie Review: THE BELKO EXPERIMENT

    Movie Review: THE BELKO EXPERIMENT

    Every so often a horror movie comes along which takes the often conventional genre, and up’s its’ filmic game. Readers who don’t keep up with the Hollywood “trades” might have not heard about The Belko Experiment. The small budget horror film has been quietly making its’ way through the film festival circuit. It premiered in theaters this week, opening opposite Beauty and the Beast. The Belko Experiment easily tight ropes the often complicated line separating comedy and intense gore horror. It’s a fun, and often cringe inducing watch, […]

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  • MURDOCH MYSTERIES Rewatch: (S2E08) I, Murdoch

    MURDOCH MYSTERIES Rewatch: (S2E08) I, Murdoch

    Murdoch Mysteries opens in Station House 4. Constable Crabtree (Jonny Harris) sits at the desk, flipping through a newspaper. A voice calls out, “Hey, Mister! I’d like to report a crime… down here!”. George sits up. A young boy stands in front of the desk, barely tall enough to see over the counter. This is Alwyn Jones (Dakota Goy0). The boy reports that he saw something while he was fishing down by the river. He excitedly describes seeing a “Giant silver knight” and […]

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  • Danny Rand (Finn Jones) in Iron Fist

    MARVEL’S IRON FIST Recap: (S01E02) Shadow Hawk Takes Flight

    Iron Fist opens where episode one left off. Danny Rand (Finn Jones) is heavily restrained in the hospital, and his drugs are only now starting to wear off. As he stirs, he hears a voice. A grinning man sits at his bedside. It turns out, Danny is at a psychiatric hospital. “I shouldn’t be here,” Danny says, already devising a way out. The man pushes himself to his feet. “You need to kill yourself. It’s really the only solution for any of […]

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  • MARVEL’S IRON FIST Recap: (S01E01) Snow Gives Way

    MARVEL’S IRON FIST Recap: (S01E01) Snow Gives Way

    Iron Fist opens on the streets of Manhattan. A shoeless man wanders down the bustling city block. His beard is overgrown, and a bag is slung over his shoulder. This is Danny Rand (Finn Jones). He stares up at a high-rise, “That’s my building!”. A near-by hot dog vendor smirks, “You should sell it and get some shoes”. Entering the building, Danny looks around with a sense of wide-eyed wonder as he asks to speak with Harold Meachum (David Wenham). Much to […]

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  • SUPERNATURAL Rewatch: (S02E02) Everybody Loves a Clown

    SUPERNATURAL Rewatch: (S02E02) Everybody Loves a Clown

    Supernatural opens in the middle of a carnival. Clowns, acrobats and contortionists mingle with the crowds of people. A father looks to his wife as their daughter waves at a clown, “God, I hate clowns. They creep me out”. While the same family stands in line for a ride, the young girl looks around.  A sad clown waves at her from a distance. It’s not a fun clown. It’s a nightmare inducing clown. These clowns are the reason… some of us… can’t go to the […]

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  • Actor Billy Boyd Has a Band – If You’re Not Listening, You Should Be: Beecake

    Actor Billy Boyd Has a Band – If You’re Not Listening, You Should Be: Beecake

    Scottish actor Billy Boyd initially rose to prominence with his portrayal of Pippin in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. In the almost 17 years since, Boyd has continued to work steadily. Not only does the actor still appear on screen regularly, but he is also a member of the music group Beecake. While the group plays a number of gigs in Europe, their exposure in the United States is more specialized. In fact, unless you’ve been lucky enough to attend one of the conventions they’ve played, […]

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  • MURDOCH MYSTERIES Rewatch: (S02E07) Big Murderer on Campus

    MURDOCH MYSTERIES Rewatch: (S02E07) Big Murderer on Campus

    Murdoch Mysteries opens on a University Quad, where two boys watch a female coed undress. Suddenly, a gunshot cuts through the stillness. A man falls over dead inside a near-by dormitory. Later, Detective Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) plays with a cross-bow in his office. However, his experiment is cut short by the arrival of Inspector Brackenried (Thomas Craig). The team is needed at the University. There has been a murder. It turns out, the victim is Samuel Bennett, a Professor of Physics. As Murdoch scans the […]

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  • Classic Film Through a Feminist Lens: GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES

    Classic Film Through a Feminist Lens: GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES

    The relationship between Marilyn Monroe and feminism can best be described as problematic. Monroe, whose name and glamor have spanned the decades, played a number of iconic roles during her short career. However, a number of these characters are stereotypical “dumb blondes”. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is one of Monroe’s most famous films. Interestingly, the musical is quite complex when viewed through a feminist lens. While the film has its’ share of flaws, this isn’t Marilyn Monroe gold-digging her way to Europe. In fact, there are a number of […]

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  • The Geeky Film Student: Top 6 Podcasts on My Feed

    The Geeky Film Student: Top 6 Podcasts on My Feed

    Every week, there’s another podcast to listen to. There’s a head-spinning amount of new recordings every time you log in to listen. Here are the Top 6 podcasts currently sitting on my iTunes feed.  1.) Because News Because News is a weekly CBC comedy news radio show and podcast. Comedian Gavin Crawford hosts the show. Crawford is an entertaining and charismatic host, who juggles hosting, writing duties, comedy bits, and even the occasional impersonation with apparent ease. The talented comedian cut his teeth […]

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  • SUPERNATURAL Rewatch: (S02E01) In My Time of Dying

    SUPERNATURAL Rewatch: (S02E01) In My Time of Dying

    Season two of Supernatural opens right where season one wrapped. The Impala sits smoking on the side of the road. As the possessed truck driver rips the car’s door from its’ hinges, Sam (Jared Padalecki) opens his eyes and weakly draws the Colt. However, the demon immediately vacates its’ host, leaving the distraught truck driver to see what he has done. There’s a flash as the Winchester’s are loaded into a waiting medical helicopter. However, the shot quickly cuts to the hospital as Dean (Jensen Ackles) […]

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  • The Geeky Film Student Top 5: Feminist Characters in Classic TV (Pre-1970)

    The Geeky Film Student Top 5: Feminist Characters in Classic TV (Pre-1970)

      Television of the post World War II era is typically represented in episodes of Leave it to Beaver and The Donna Reed Show. These shows project a fairly static and stunted image of femininity. However, throughout the 1950s and 1960s, there were in actuality a number of unique and interesting female characters on television. In these years before Mary Tyler Moore, the concept on feminism on tv was starting to simmer. Here are the Top 5 Feminist characters on […]

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  • DEADPOOL 2 Teaser Trailer Drops Online

    DEADPOOL 2 Teaser Trailer Drops Online

    News dropped Friday March 3rd that a teaser for the much anticipated Deadpool 2 would be playing in front of Logan. Luckily, not only is the clip running in front of the newest X-Men movie, but the teaser is also available online, thanks to Ryan Reynolds’ Twitter account. The appearance of the trailer is very much a pleasant surprise, as the movie is still a year away from hitting screens. However, as the creative team on the first film demonstrated, they don’t shy away from […]

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  • Classic Film Through a Feminist Lens: GILDA

    Classic Film Through a Feminist Lens: GILDA

    The sub-genre of film noir is quite complicated, especially when viewed through a gendered lens. Gilda, is iconic within the film movement, often rated alongside classics like: The Maltese Falcon and The Third Man. Gilda also stands as one of the most remembered femmes fatales in film history. However, when watching the film, Gilda is not evil. Rather, the story projects masculine views of femininity on her character. Thus, it is Johnny and Ballin who paint Gilda as a femme fatale. Historically, Gilda falls inside a very […]

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  • Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki in Supernatural

    SUPERNATURAL Rewatch: (S01E22) Devil’s Trap

    Supernatural opens where we last left the Winchester’s. The boys discovered that Meg (Nicki Aycox) is holding a hostage, and it happens to be their father (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). All at once, the brothers’ roles have reversed. While Sam (Jared Padalecki) is ready to burst in and save the day, the jittery Dean (Jensen Ackles) insists they leave. “We need help”. Get ready to get excited, Supernatural faithful. The boys arrive on Bobby Singer’s (Jim Beaver) doorstep. This is the first appearance of the grizzled demon hunter, who […]

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