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  • Murdoch Mysteries

    MURDOCH MYSTERIES Rewatch: (S01E12) The Rebel and the Prince

    “The Rebel and the Prince” opens in Station House 4; Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig) sits in his office with David Jennings (Chris Gascoyne). Toronto is preparing for a visit from Queen Victoria’s favorite grandson, Prince Alfred (Chad Connell). While the British government is concerned about the upcoming visit, Branckenreid is dismissive. This is Canada after all. Plus, he’s assigning his two best men to the case. However, across town a woman (Robyn Thaler Hickey) sprints through the night. A mysterious man follows right […]

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    The Geeky Film Student’s Top 10 Movies of 2016

    With 2016 rapidly coming to a close, and awards season almost upon us, it’s time to take a look at the films released in 2016. What were the best movies of the year? What were our favorites? In fact, 2016 featured a quite a few stellar films. A number of tough decisions needed to be made to narrow the field to just the top 10 movies of the year. 1.) La La Land  La La Land is one of the films dominating the early […]

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  • The Man in the High Castle

    THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE Recap: (S02E10) Fallout

    “Fallout” opens with a caption, December 11, 1945. Judy Garland’s version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” drifts from the background as John (Rufus Sewell) and Helen (Chelah Horsdal) enter a small apartment. It’s a flashback, and Helen’s heavily pregnant with Thomas. Suddenly, there’s a blinding flash of light outside as a mushroom cloud expands over the city. Looking out the window, Helen asks, “What is that?”. John stares wide-eyed at the cloud as he responds, “I think the Nazis’ just hit Washington”. […]

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  • Rebel Without a Cause

    Classic Film Through a Feminist Lens: REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE

    Even if you haven’t watched Rebel Without a Cause, most have seen the iconic image of actor James Dean, wearing his red jacket. Along with Marlon Brando’s performance in The Wild One, this is one of the films to ultimately define the societal rebellion which started to percolate in the 1950s. Rebel Without a Cause is an interesting and layered movie. While it isn’t progressive in terms of gender and sexuality, the film provides a fascinating breakdown of the cultural clash happening after […]

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    THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE Recap: (S02E09) Detonation

    As “Detonation” opens, Childan (Brennan Brown) wanders around his store, seemingly in a daze. Adjusting merchandise in a display case, he catches sight of a reflection in the door. He starts, dropping the glass clasped in his hand. Hearing the noise, Frank (Rupert Evans) emerges from the back of the store. Seeing him, Childan speaks up, “I can’t get it out of my head. The gun in my face at the club”. As the two men talk, Frank finally realizes that […]

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  • BEST OF 2016: The Geeky Film Student’s Cancelled TV Shows We’ll Miss

    BEST OF 2016: The Geeky Film Student’s Cancelled TV Shows We’ll Miss

    Every year, there’s a number of television shows which don’t make the cut once the ratings and budgets are tallied up. Some series move on to live in cult like infamy, while others fade quietly into the obscurity of popular culture. Here is my Best of 2016: Top 6 Cancelled Television Series We’ll Miss the Most. 1.) MANHATTAN Manhattan was a little show that came out of nowhere on a small network. The show was an early hit on WGN, which prior to Manhattan’s 2014 debut, […]

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  • SUPERNATURAL Rewatch: (S01E13) Route 666

    SUPERNATURAL Rewatch: (S01E13) Route 666

    Previously on Supernatural: Sam and Dean scraped with a Faith Healer utilizing a reaper to do his dirty work. A car drives along a rural Missouri road. Martin Robinson looks down at his radio. He flips it off as there’s a sudden burst of static. The tranquility of the moment is broken when a gigantic pick-up truck emerges from the darkness, and almost slams Martin off the road. Almost as suddenly as it appeared, the truck disappears. There’s another moment of peace before Martin turns a corner, […]

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    THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE Recap: (S02E08) Loose Lips

    As “Loose Lips” opens, Helen (Chelah Horsdal) and John (Rufus Sewell) sit in the bedroom; the news of the Führer’s condition has them both on-edge. As he dresses, John tells her, “We’re going to have to be ready for anything”. With a quick peck, he leaves her alone. The worry hangs heavily on her face. Meanwhile, Joe (Luke Kleintank) and Martin (Sebastian Roche) enjoy a pleasant breakfast in Berlin. The two men are finally getting along. As Martin informs Joe of the Reich’s goals, […]

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  • Debbie Reynolds – Actress, Mother of Carrie Fisher, Dies

    Debbie Reynolds – Actress, Mother of Carrie Fisher, Dies

    Hearts around the world are already heavy due to the pre-mature passing of Carrie Fisher. Just after 5:00 on December 28th, TMZ reported that Fisher’s mother and Hollywood legend, Debbie Reynolds passed away at age 84, just a day after the death of her daughter. Few details are confirmed. Sources report that an ambulance arrived at the home of Reynold’s son Todd Fisher. Reynolds was taken to the hospital, due to trouble breathing. While reports speculate the actress had a stroke, at this time, the diagnosis has not been confirmed. Updates coming just after […]

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    THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE Recap: (S02E07) Land O’ Smiles

    As this episode of The Man in The High Castle opens, Frank (Rupert Evans) sits at dinner with his family. We learned in season one, Frank’s family is Jewish. As one of his nephews asks a question about the Pharaoh, there’s a sudden rumbling in the ceiling. A hose drops from the ceiling, and gas spills into the room. Overwhelmed with panic, Frank climbs onto the table, putting himself between the gas and his family. Suddenly, he wakes in a cold sweat. It was all a dream. Putting […]

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  • THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE Recap: (S02E06) Kintsugi

    THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE Recap: (S02E06) Kintsugi

    As this episode of The Man in the High Castle opens, Nobuske Tagomi (Cary-Hiroykui Tagawa) is trapped in a dream. We see Juliana (Alexa Davalos), his daughter (Yukari Komatsu), and his son (Eddie Shin) in rapid succession. Suddenly, the Star Spangled Banner plays in the background. Waking up, he rolls over in bed. Putting on his glasses, he once again looks at a picture. He sees Juliana. She smiles, her arm is wrapped around the smiling baby in her arms. He steps outside, […]

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  • CON MAN Review: (S02E06) Gum Drop

    CON MAN Review: (S02E06) Gum Drop

    In “Gum Drop” Wray Nerely (Alan Tudyk) finally secures his coveted Doctor Cop Lawyer audition; however, he’s still reading for the role of Dr. Dick Trimmings. The episode also features Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dollhouse alum Eliza Dushku in a guest starring role as a casting director. Meanwhile, Castle co-star Jon Huertas returns as Diego Alfonso. The episode is an excellent one for Tudyk. It has been mentioned before that as an actor, Tudyk thrives when faced with self-deprecating narrative material. As the episode plays, […]

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  • CON MAN Review: (S02E05) Dick Lansing

    CON MAN Review: (S02E05) Dick Lansing

    As Con Man continues, Wray Nerely (Alan Tudyk) frantically works his way towards the audition for his dream job, Doctor, Cop, Lawyer. However, despite all of his best efforts, Wray still can’t lock down the audition for the lead role. Instead, he remains in consideration for the role of sidekick Dr. Dick Trimmings. This week’s episode sees Jerry Lansing (Nolan North) return to the Con Man narrative. During the first season, there were a number of opportunities for Jerry and Wray to interact. This […]

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  • THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE Recap: (S02E05) Duck and Cover

    THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE Recap: (S02E05) Duck and Cover

    Once again, the Japanese Trade Minister, Nobuske Tagomi (Cary-Hiroykui Tagawa) finds himself outside the same house. This time, the same woman opens the front door. He says, “Michiko, I’ve dreamed of seeing you again”. The conversation is short however, as she leaves him, saying she has to go to work. On his own, he enters the house, slowly moving through the rooms. He goes through the kitchen, before picking up a dated photograph. He looks at himself, years younger in a military uniform. The same […]

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  • MURDOCH MYSTERIES Rewatch: (S01E11) Bad Medicine

    MURDOCH MYSTERIES Rewatch: (S01E11) Bad Medicine

    A man runs through a Toronto park in blind panic. While calling out for help, he trips and falls, giving his attacker time to catch up. He rolls to look over at his pursuer, seeing a hooded figure standing over him wielding a crossbow. The figure fires three bolts into the man, killing him. The next morning, Team Murdoch appears on the scene. Constable Crabtree (Jonny Harris) and Detective Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) walk and talk. George recounts a statement he’s just taken, calling the killer “Hell’s […]

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