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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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    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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