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    THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE Recap (S02E04): Escalation

    The Man in the High Castle opens as Nobusuke Tagomi (Cary- Hiroyuki Tagawa) sits in an office, staring at a picture of his daughter. Suddenly, reality shifts. As he seemingly comes out of a meditation, he’s far away from his San Francisco office. He’s in a nice, quaint apartment. Out the window, it’s green and picturesque. He hides as a car pulls up. A girl emerges and enters the house. As she turns to face him, suddenly he’s back in his […]

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  • MURDOCH MYSTERIES Rewatch (S01E10): Child’s Play

    MURDOCH MYSTERIES Rewatch (S01E10): Child’s Play

    This episode of Murdoch Mysteries opens in a high-society, fundraising gala. Howard Rockwood (Robert Dodds) stands at the front of the room, pleading for donations to Baker House, an organization supporting English orphans in Canada. Howard quickly leaves the fundraiser, returning to his office to finish some work. Later that night, a hooded figure confronts him. Rockwood asks, “What are you doing here?”. The figure smashes Rockwood on the back of the head as he attempts to run. The next day, our intrepid investigators crouch behind a […]

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    THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE Recap (S02E03): The Travelers

    The Man in the High Castle begins as Obergruppenführer John Smith (Rufus Sewell) opens the door to his house, where Doctor Gerald Adler (Kevin McNulty) waits for him. The subject of Thomas Smith’s (Quinn Lord) illness is once again rearing its’ ugly head. While the two men have been hiding the boy’s illness from the state, there are reporting regulations. The Doctor looks saddened as he says, “The Boy is defective.”. Unfortunately, Doctor Adler has reached the end of his rope. If John won’t handle the reporting […]

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    THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE Recap (S02E02): The Road Less Traveled

    The Man in the High Castle’s second episode, “The Road Less Traveled” opens in a fancy nightclub. Inspector Kido (Joel de la Fuente) and General Omada (Tzi Ma) spend a comfortable night with their dates, sharing stories. The moment quickly ends with the arrival of a waiter. There has been a murder. A beaten and bruised Juliana (Alexa Davalos) stumbles down the road. She hitches a ride on a truck, telling the driver she’s escaping after a fight with her boyfriend. Her shoulder is dislocated, […]

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  • THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE Recap (S02E01): The Tiger’s Cave

    THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE Recap (S02E01): The Tiger’s Cave

    A school bus pulls into shot. Sugary 1960s pop music plays as a young boy in a full Nazi uniform exits the bus. A title card comes across the screen: Fritz Julius Kuhn High School in Long Island New York. Inside, the boy enters a classroom. Another student stops him, frantically preparing for a test. This is high school as we remember it. Once the bell rings, the students recite the pledge. The tension in the moment escalates as the class turns to the the […]

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  • Classic Film Through a Feminist Lens: PILLOW TALK

    Classic Film Through a Feminist Lens: PILLOW TALK

    The on-screen partnership of Doris Day and Rock Hudson is a fondly remembered one in Hollywood history. The actors made three movies together: Pillow Talk, Lover Come Back, and Send Me No Flowers. Of these films, Pillow Talk has been the most successful finding staying power in the collective memory of popular culture. However, the film is problematic when examined through a gendered lens. Pillow Talk follows interior designer Jan Morrow (Day). Unable to get her own phone line, Morrow must share a […]

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    CON MAN (S02E04): A Small Step for Manly

    “A Small Step for Manly” follows Wray Nerely (Alan Tudyk) on the commercial set for Astro Puffs cereal. While the actor has been fighting against doing a commercial, Wray’s finally given in. The tv ad seems to be the only thing standing between Wray and his project of choice: Doctor, Cop, Lawyer. Episode 4 of Con Man features a lot of strong character development. “A Small Step for Manly” is yet another solid entry into Con Man season two. The episode has […]

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    CON MAN (S02E03): Them’s The Breaks

    So far, every episode of the Comic Con HQ web series Con Man seems to be getting better and better. The series follows Wray Nerely’s (Alan Tudyk) ongoing battle with his old career as the star of a popular sci fi series. At the end of Con Man‘s first season, the show shifted its’ narrative, showing courage for the young web series. In this episode, the ongoing plot of season two is starting to become clear, and we can see where we’ll follow Wray and company. […]

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  • SUPERNATURAL Rewatch (S01E12): Faith

    SUPERNATURAL Rewatch (S01E12): Faith

    Previously on Supernatural: Sam and Dean fought against a scarecrow terrorizing travelers in a small Indiana town. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) pull into a deserted lot. They rummage through their trunk, producing their weapons of choice. The boys are in mid-hunt, and the situation is tense. They work through a the barn before stumbling onto two children. Unfortunately, the unseen monster is still there. As Sam rushes the children to safety, Dean takes the creature on alone. The monster […]

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  • CON MAN Season 2: An Interview

    CON MAN Season 2: An Interview

    Con Man came into the world as a ground-breaking crowd-funding campaign, and then developed into a web series on the brand new streaming website, Comic Con HQ. After a successful first season, season two premiered on the site Thursday December 8th. Prior to the start of the second season, series co-stars: Nolan North, Mindy Sterling, Felicia Day, Alison Haislip, Laura Vandervoort as well as producer PJ Haarsma joined reporters to talk about the upcoming season. Do you have any con stories that season two […]

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  • MURDOCH MYSTERIES Rewatch (S01E09): Belly Speaker

    MURDOCH MYSTERIES Rewatch (S01E09): Belly Speaker

    “Belly Speaker” opens in a rundown apartment building. Stanley Paulk (Stephen Jackson) breaks down a door. Walking inside, it’s the scene of a murder. A man lies dead on the floor, his face buried in a pile of his own vomit. As our intrepid investigators arrive, Dr. Julia Ogden (Helene Joy) kneels over the body. The man’s tongue is swollen and burned. Despite the fact that the man appears to be alcoholic who drank himself to death, Julia informs Detective Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) that it’s […]

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  • CON MAN (S02E02) Review: New Deal, No Deal

    CON MAN (S02E02) Review: New Deal, No Deal

    When we last left Con Man, Jack Moore (Nathan Fillion) was ready shoot a movie version of Spectrum. He has the rights. He has the cast. And, much to his surprise, his schedule is suddenly wide open. So far, season 2 of Con Man has done a fascinating job depicting the other side of Wray Nerely’s (Alan Tudyk) life. While season one was set in fan conventions, the second season has shown what a convention guest’s life is like the rest of the week. This episode of Con Man presents the face […]

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  • Classic Film Through a Feminist Lens: BEACH BLANKET BINGO

    Classic Film Through a Feminist Lens: BEACH BLANKET BINGO

      “Just think of me as your Father,” Bullets (Paul Lynde) tells Sugar Kane (Linda Evans) as he helps her slip out of her wet sky-diving suit, revealing the bikini she wears underneath. This line demonstrates where Beach Blanket Bingo sits when viewed through a contemporary lens. It’s problematic. While the teen film has some interesting elements, these are largely overshadowed by the movie’s numerous problems. Beach Blanket Bingo opened April 14, 1965, and is the fifth film in American International Pictures’ Beach Party franchise. The […]

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    CON MAN Review: (S02E01) What Goes Up

    In 2015 Con Man took the brand new world of crowd funding by storm. When actors and Whedon Universe superstars Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion announced that they were starting an Indiegogo campaign in order to fund a new television series, fans came out in droves. The proposal for Con Man was a rousing success, ultimately making 735% of it’s initial goal on the crowd funding website. Con Man follows Wray Nerely (Alan Tudyk) an actor from Spectrum, a prematurely cancelled, but fondly remembered science fiction […]

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"Scarecrow" (Episode #111)
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Pictured (l-r): Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester, Nicki Aycox as Meg, Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester
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    SUPERNATURAL Rewatch: (S01E11) Scarecrow

    Previously on Supernatural: Sam and Dean scuffled with the spirits haunting an abandoned asylum. “Scarecrow” opens in rural Indiana. A young couple stumbles into a small town, they’re lost. Things seem fine; however, as the apparently friendly locals direct them towards civilization. As the couple follows the directions, their vehicle suddenly breaks down. Getting out of their car, they trudge through a nearby orchard back towards town. But, they are stopped in their tracks when they come face to face with a horrifying scarecrow. The […]

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