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  • Jason Mom and Landon Liboiron in Frontier.

    FRONTIER Recap: (S01E01) A Kingdom Unto Itself

    Frontier opens on a caption: HBC OUTPOST- THE DISPUTED TERRITORY. It is late at night, and three British soldiers kneel on the ground, covered in their own blood. “Have mercy, please,” one of them says. Meanwhile, an imposing figure menacingly circles around them as we see flashes of a blade, “This is your own doing. This is not your land. You shouldn’t be here”. Suddenly, in rapid succession each of the men are killed, we’re talking almost Game of Thrones levels of violence here. As […]

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  • Under the Yum Yum Tree

    Classic Film Through a Feminist Lens: UNDER THE YUM YUM TREE

    Under the Yum Yum Tree is one of many light sex comedies which came out of Hollywood in the early 1960s. The film starts strong; however, half way through it forgets what it is. In fact, the characters find themselves awkwardly shoehorned into the socially acceptable gender roles, and the film meanders into simple “rom com” territory. Under the Yum Yum Tree follows college students Robin (Carol Linley) and Dave (Dean Jones). Very much a serious and long-term couple, Robin won’t give into Dave’s pleas […]

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    SUPERNATURAL Rewatch: (S01E16) Shadow

    Previously on Supernatural: After a brief detour to take on a family of cannibals, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) are back in pursuit of their missing father. The episode opens in Chicago, as a young woman (Melanie Papalia) walks down the street. It’s late at night. As typically happens in a show like this, she turns down a dark alley. The street is dank and creepy, while steam pulsates from a near-by sewer grate. Suddenly, her iPod dies as an icy wind blows over her. Decidedly freaked out, […]

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  • Liam McIntyre in Con Man: Courtesy of Comic Con HQ.

    CON MAN Review: (S02E10) Dawn of Girth

    This episode, entitled the “Dawn of Girth” is very literally that. For much of Con Man, the primary conflict has been between Wray (Alan Tudyk) and his internal demons. However, since episode one there has been the unseen presence of a brood of Hemsworth brothers waiting to come over from Australia and steal American roles. Just as Wray thinks Doctor, Cop, Lawyer is finally his, he learns he’s competing against a long lost Hemsworth brother, Girth (Liam McIntyre) for the part. And it seems, Girth has no […]

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  • Stan Lee in Con Man- Courtesy of Comic Con HQ

    CON MAN Review: (S02E09) Back to the Past

    The entire second season of Con Man has been building towards Shock-a-Con. In this week’s episode, the exciting event is finally here. As he did at the end of season one, Wray (Alan Tudyk) finds himself sitting down with the Spectrum cast… Well, everyone except Jack (Nathan Fillion), that is. Jack is a “V-VIP”. Unfortunately, Wray is only an “IP”. The “V-VIPs” have all the best con perks. Wray usually finds himself at conventions which are a level or two below Shock-a-Con. However, looking at the live, […]

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  • LUCIFER

    LUCIFER Recap: (S02E11) Stewardess Interruptus

      Our episode opens on the Lux’s rooftop. Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and Chloe (Lauren German) sit across from each other, romantic tension hanging in the air. Their faces are inches apart; however, the arrival of a sexy stewardess ruins the moment. It turns out, she had a surprise layover, and she’s dead set on spending the time with Lucifer. The woman eyes the King of Hell hungrily as she unbuttons her shirt. Embarrassed, Chloe quickly leaves. She barely pauses as Lucifer chases after […]

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  • Conviction.

    CONVICTION RECAP: (S01E12) Enemy Combatant

    Our episode opens as armed riot police storm a metropolitan subway station. They surround a young man (Karan Oberoi), who carries a large duffle bag. Despite the frightened man’s plea that he is innocent, they handcuff him. He’s pushed to the ground as officers in hazmat suits rush in. Opening his duffle bag, they quickly disengage a bomb before moving off. Later, Hayes (Hayley Atwell) and Wallace (Eddie Cahill) emerge from the bedroom. They are flushed from a good night’s sleep, and playfully bicker about the […]

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  • Yannick Bisson and Jonny Harris in Murdoch Mysteries

    MURDOCH MYSTERIES Rewatch: (S02E01) Mild, Mild West

    Our episode opens at wild west show, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show to be exact. All the famous names are there, including Annie Oakley (Sarah Strange), and even Buffalo Bill (Nicholas Campbell) himself. It turns out, our investigators are enjoying a well deserved day off. Detective Murdoch (Yannick Bisson), Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig), Constable Crabtree (Jonny Harris) and even Dr. Ogden (Helene Joy) wander through the streets, enjoying the pleasant weather. Later, they sit in the audience, watching as two cowboy […]

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  • Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock.

    SHERLOCK Recap: (S04E03) The Final Problem

    Our episode opens on an airplane. A young girl wakes up, the oxygen masks have dropped. Looking around, everyone around her is unconscious.  Somewhere in the plane, a cell phone rings. She answers it, “Help Me! I’m on a plane, everyone’s asleep”. The voice on the other end is chilling. It’s Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott), “Welcome to the Final Problem”. Meanwhile, Mycroft (Mark Gatiss) sits alone in a screening room. Glee crosses his face as he watches an old detective movie, he […]

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  • Classic Film Through a Feminist Lens: BELL BOOK AND CANDLE

    Classic Film Through a Feminist Lens: BELL BOOK AND CANDLE

    The subject of witchcraft in history is one which is deeply tied to women’s issues and feminism. The depiction of witches in popular culture has evolved from the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz, to Samantha Stevens in Bewitched, and finally to the ladies of American Horror Story: Coven. In analyzing these many examples, the witches are always women, often single and always independent. The 1958 film Bell Book and Candle pulls the witches (this time played by Kim Novak and Elsa Lancaster) out […]

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  • Mindy Sterling- Courtesy of Comic Con HQ.

    CON MAN Review: (S02E08) I’m With Stupid

    Throughout season two, Con Man has established itself as a web series which is unafraid to experiment with new forms. In “I’m with Stupid”, the creative team’s experimentation ratchets to a whole new level. This week’s episode sees the cast and crew not only imagine, but stage a musical. The episode opens as the curtain rises on Lou Ferrigno’s musical remake of the classic novel, Of Mice and Men. The play is comically titled: I’m With Stupid. Since everyone is still locked in a storage room with nothing better to do, the team of science fiction actors have managed to stage […]

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  • Leslie Jordan, Lou Ferrigno and Alan Tudyk. Courtesy of Comic Con HQ.

    CON MAN Review: (S02E07) Pin Cushion

    In “Pin Cushion”, Con Man returns to its’ roots, as Wray Nerely (Alan Tudyk) and company head to a weekend at “Long Con”. The episode features multiple guest stars, including comic convention staple Lou Ferrigno as well as the always delightful Leslie Jordan. “Pin Cushion” also features the return Con Man supporting player Felicia Day as the ever faithful con volunteer, Karen. While the episode is bursting with talent, Lou Ferrigno is a standout this week. The actor is perhaps best known for his portrayl of Bruce Banner’s mean, green […]

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  • SUPERNATURAL Rewatch: (S01E15) The Benders

    SUPERNATURAL Rewatch: (S01E15) The Benders

    Previously on Supernatural: The Brothers learn that Sam’s recently developing abilities are more wide reaching and far more sinister than Sam and Dean previously suspected. “The Benders” opens in Minnesota. A young boy stands by his window, staring out into the darkness. Meanwhile, a man takes out his garbage. The boy starts as he hears a strange noise. He’s can only watch in terror as an unseen entity sucks the man under a nearby car. Luckily, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) are already on the […]

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  • Conviction

    CONVICTION Recap: (S01E11) Black Orchid

    “Black Orchid” opens on a flashback. A woman enters her apartment. Rapid fire shots of a police reports make it clear this is 2006. “The Way You Look Tonight” plays on the radio as a man materializes behind her. She doesn’t realize she’s not alone until he’s right on top of her, beating her savagely. Once she’s dead, the murderer touches up her lipstick before leaving. Returning to the present day, Hayes Morrison (Hayley Atwell) wakes up. She looks over at her phone, which buzzes with texts from […]

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  • Murdoch Mysteries- courtesy of Go.Sky.Com

    MURDOCH MYSTERIES Rewatch: (S01E13) The Annoying Red Planet

    As this episode of Murdoch Mysteries opens, an elderly farmer stands in a field, his eyes fixed upward. His wife hovers near-by, terrified. As they inch closer, it turns out the object of their attention is a body. A man, who the elderly gentleman recognizes as “Henri” (Robert Racki) hangs from a tree, dead. Meanwhile, the action shifts back to Station House 4. Constable Higgins (Lachlan Murdoch) has the men gathered around him as he runs a briefing about Claude Benoit, a confidence artist they need to keep an […]

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