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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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  • Sherlock- courtesy of SpoilerTV.

    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

    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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  • Top 10 Movies

    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

    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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