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    SHERLOCK Recap: (S04E02) The Lying Detective

    “The Lying Detective” opens in a therapists office, this time it is for John (Martin Freeman). The recent widow is struggling to deal with the death of his wife, Mary (Amanda Abbington). “I’m letting my daughter down,” John says, barely keeping his emotions in check. However, there is something he’s not telling his therapist. He’s still seeing Mary. He glances back at his dearly departed wife, who stands behind him as he talks. Suddenly, there’s a car-crash \ and a noisy helicopter […]

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  • State Fair

    Classic Film Through a Feminist Lens: STATE FAIR

    The 1962 remake of the Oscar Hammerstein musical State Fair can’t seem to emerge from the shadow of its’ more popular original source material. In fact, the film can only be found in box sets with the original 1945 version of the movie. However, State Fair features an A-list cast for its’ 1962 release, and packs just as much (if not more) vocal talent than the original movie. Interestingly, the remake of State Fair features a number of important elements, which upon further analysis shows a surprising acceptance […]

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    SUPERNATURAL Rewatch: (S01E14) Nightmare

    Previously on Supernatural: Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) battled the spirit of a possessed truck haunting a rural road in Missouri. As “Nightmare” opens, a car pulls into a garage. The driver looks over his shoulder, watching as the garage door closes on its’ own. Suddenly, the car doors lock and the engine starts. His terror escalates as he tries unsuccesfully to get out of the car. However, as the carbon monoxide fills the garage, he is overcome by the fumes. Across the country, Sam wakes up in a cold […]

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  • Conviction

    CONVICTION Recap: (S01E10) Not Okay

    “Not Okay” opens where the winter finale of Conviction ended. After the unsuccessful conclusion of the Earl Slavitt case, a highly emotional DA Connor Wallace (Eddie Cahill) and Hayes Morrison (Hayley Atwell) finally ended up in bed together. However, as the passion of the evening gives way to the reality of the next day, Hayes still has a job to do. And Wallace is still her boss. The next morning, Hayes returns to the CIU Offices. She is ready to tackle a new case, and […]

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  • SHERLOCK Recap: (S04E01) The Six Thatchers

    SHERLOCK Recap: (S04E01) The Six Thatchers

    We last saw Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) as the detective boarded a plane leaving the UK. Suddenly he was called back. Could the evil Moriarty (Andrew Scott) have possibly returned from the dead? “Did you miss me?”. As the “Six Thatchers” opens, our intrepid Detective sits in a government briefing lead by his brother Mycroft (Mark Gatiss). However, as the elder Holmes quickly finds out, his brother is surfing on what he claims is a natural high. Minutes ago, he was on a mission which […]

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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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  • Alexa Davalos in The Man in the High Castle

    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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