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  • MURDOCH MYSTERIES Rewatch: (S02E05) The Green Muse

    MURDOCH MYSTERIES Rewatch: (S02E05) The Green Muse

    Murdoch Mysteries opens inside the “Weston Music Academy”. Despite the name, the building is actually a brothel, and a seemingly raucous party is in progress. Suddenly, a flaming bottle bursts through a window, and fire breaks out. As people hurry from the room, the Madam (Krista Bridges) runs back inside. Someone is missing in the chaos. As she opens a door, she stops in her tracks. Later, Constable Crabtree (Jonny Harris) takes Detective Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) around the house as they discuss the details of the case. It turns […]

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  • Classic Film Through a Feminist Lens: DANCE, GIRL, DANCE

    Classic Film Through a Feminist Lens: DANCE, GIRL, DANCE

    Backstage musicals were all the rage in the 1930s and 1940s. It was impossible to throw a rock without hitting Dick Powell or Mickey Rooney leading a troop of ragtag performers using nothing but their pluck and wit. Dance, Girl, Dance is another musical in this sub genre. While the film hasn’t transcended the decades like some of its’ contemporaries, Dance, Girl, Dance is notably progressive. The movie is a work of Hollywood cinema which is very worthy of discussion, especially when viewed through a feminist […]

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  • SUPERNATURAL Rewatch: (S01E20) Dead Man’s Blood

    SUPERNATURAL Rewatch: (S01E20) Dead Man’s Blood

    Supernatural opens in Colorado. Mr. Elkins (Terence Kelly) sits alone inside a rustic bar, scribbling in his journal. Suddenly, a door opens and three tough customers make their way inside. Quickly, Elkins disappears. Before long, he’s outside attempting to make a quiet escape. However, the tough bar patrons give chase. It doesn’t take long for the group to overpower and kill the elderly man. Meanwhile, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) huddle inside a diner somewhere in the middle of Nebraska. As they talk, […]

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  • LUCIFER: LUCIFER premieres Monday, January 25 on FOX.  Pictured: (L-R) DB Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt,  Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro and Rachael Harris.  ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Brendan Meadows/FOX

    LUCIFER Will Return for Season Three

    Lucifer is one of Fox’s most consistent performers in an often difficult Monday night time slot. In fact, the show holds its’ own after Gotham, its’ highly rated lead in. On February 13th, Fox announced the witty, supernatural crime series was renewed for a third season. Lucifer follows the King of Hell (Tom Ellis) as he teams up with Lieutenant Chloe Decker (Lauren German). Together they solve a crime of the week, while negotiating their growing feelings for each other. This season, the show’s universe grew with the arrival of […]

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  • MURDOCH MYSTERIES Rewatch: (S02E04) Houdini Whodunit

    MURDOCH MYSTERIES Rewatch: (S02E04) Houdini Whodunit

    Our episode opens in Station House 4. The eyes of the Constables are drawn to the center of the room as a young man struggles to escape from a straitjacket. There’s an excited gasp as he finally succeeds. This is Harry Houdini (Joe Dinicol). He stands up with a smile, announcing that “The Houdini Brothers” are performing in Toronto that very night. Under pressure from Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig), Detective Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) agrees to take Dr. Ogden (Helene Joy) to Houdini’s show. […]

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  • The Geeky Film Student: Top 10 Favorite Couples

    The Geeky Film Student: Top 10 Favorite Couples

    With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, it seemed like a fun idea to look back at the great relationships, pairings and “ships” throughout popular culture. So many of us have relationships we have become invested in. Each of us (myself included) may or may not have fan-fiction or fan videos stored in various corners of the internet. Here are my Top 10 Favorite Couples across popular culture. 1.) 10 and Rose- DOCTOR WHO The first is a relationship you either love, or you hate. […]

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"Provenance" (Episode #118)
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Pictured (l-r): Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester, Taylor Cole as Sarah Blake
Photo Credit: © The WB/Sergei Bachlakov

    SUPERNATURAL Rewatch: (S01E19) Provenance

    Supernatural opens on a giggling young couple as they hang a creepy old painting they won at a charity auction. The strange artwork features an early 20th century family. They seemingly stare through the canvas as the couple readies themselves for bed. As the man finally comes upstairs, he stumbles in the dark for a moment as he tries to undress. Finally climbing into bed, there’s a squish. Turning on the lights, he looks down in horror at the body of his wife. Her throat […]

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    MURDOCH MYSTERIES Rewatch: (S02E03) Dinosaur Fever

    As Murdoch Mysteries opens, Dr. Julia Ogden (Helene Joy) and Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) attend the much anticipated Dinosaur Gala. Both grin ear to ear as they are finally able to dance together in public. Suddenly, they hear the clink of a glass, and attention shifts to the front of the room. Mary Ann McConnell (Kerry McPherson) excitedly introduces Barclay Blake (Geordie Johnson), a prominent paleontologist and academic. Reveling in the attention, Blake pulls a sheet, revealing his latest discovery, a dinosaur femur. However, a gasp arises from […]

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    SUPERNATURAL Rewatch: (S01E18) Something Wicked This Way Comes

    This episode of Supernatural opens in suburban Wisconsin. A father watches his young daughter say her prayers before he kisses her goodnight. She looks up at him, “Daddy? Is Mommy coming home?”. He looks up, his eyes staring at a family snapshot for a moment. A pang of emotion flashes across his face as he continues, “No honey, she’s staying the night at the hospital with your sister”. The wind howls outside as he shuts the door and the girl crawls into bed. Terrified, […]

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  • Suzanne Pleshette and Troy Donahue in Rome Adventure

    Classic Film Through a Feminist Lens: ROME ADVENTURE

    It seems Hollywood in the early 1960s couldn’t get enough of Europe, particularly Italy. Films like Light in the Piazza, Come September, and even Gidget went to Rome during this time. Rome Adventure is another movie which fits snugly into this pseudo-genre. While it largely avoids being as heavy handed as other melodramas coming at the same time, it looses focus in the last act chasing a Hollywood happy ending. Rome Adventure follows disgraced librarian Prudence Bell (Suzanne Pleshette). After loosing her […]

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  • Liam McIntyre and Alan Tudyk in Con Man. Courtesy of Comic Con HQ.

    CON MAN Review: (S02E12) A Shock to the System

    As the second season of Con Man ends, the sight of an unconscious Janet Carney (Riki Lindhome) looks familiar to anyone still wandering around a comic convention on the last day. Meanwhile, the competition between Wray Nerely (Alan Tudyk) and Girth Hemsworth (Liam McIntyre) boils to the surface. The deadline has finally comes for Finley Farrow (Laura Vandervoort) to pick her leading man. Who will she choose? First of all, Casper Van Dien deserves a shout-out. The actor gives yet another subtle, but quirkily laugh […]

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  • Laura Vandervoot and Alan Tudyk in Con Man

    CON MAN Review: (S02E11) A Shot With Finley

    The entire second season of Con Man has been building towards Shock-A-Con. Meanwhile, Poor Wray Nerely (Alan Tudyk) can’t escape his sci-fi past. While he has been so close to his dream role for half the season, there’s still one more agonizing hurdle to clear. It turns out, superstar Finley Farrow (Laura Vandervoort) holds the key to Wray’s future. He needs to impress her. However, he still faces competition from the charismatic Aussie, Girth Hemsworth (Liam McIntyre) who also wants to star in […]

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  • Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles in Supernatural

    SUPERNATURAL Rewatch: (S01E17) Hell House

    Previously on Supernatural: Sam and Dean tangled with a shadow demon terrorizing the people of Chicago. As the episode opens, a group of teens stumble on a run-down cabin deep in the woods. As they make their way inside, the reactions range from “I’m not going in there!” to “You wusses!”. Walking through, one of the boys recounts a story about the history of the cabin. Someone strings up women in the root cellar… according to his cousin, at least. The […]

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  • Jason Momoa in Frontier

    FRONTIER Recap: (S01E06) The Gallows

    As the episode opens, Declan Harp (Jason Momoa) wakes up in a daze. He stumbles outside as his vision comes into focus. He musters all his strength, and with a pained wince cauterizes his many open wounds (with the aid of a hot knife). Ouch. Just ouch. Meanwhile, a struggling Chesterfield (Evan Jonigkeit) sits with Grace (Zoe Boyle) in a quiet corner of the Ale House. She tries to get him centered. It’s imperative that Chesterfield arrest Benton now, and soon he will be Governor. Buoyed […]

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  • Alun Armstrong in Frontier

    FRONTIER Recap: (S01E05) The Disciple

    “The Disciple” picks up just after the end of “Wolves”. Lord Benton (Alun Armstrong) has the now captured Declan Harp (Jason Momoa) chained up in a dungeon; however, Michael Smyth (Landon Liboiron) is still at large. Benton tells his soldiers to scour every inch of the territory. They must find Michael. In fact, he isn’t lost! Grace Emberly (Zoe Boyle) has the boy tucked safely into a cellar away from harm. Benton unrolls a package of tools as he shifts his glance to Harp, “We’re going to […]

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