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Review: FREE BIRDS

The Short: Free Birds goes on a wild turkey chase in search of a story and gets about halfway there, but it’ll make your kids laugh along the way…. more

Review: ENDER’S GAME

The short review: In what could be mistaken for a two-hour video game trailer, Ender’s Game is saved in a multigenerational effort with strong performances from kid wonders and… more

Nerdist Podcast: John de Lancie

The very talented John de Lancie sits down with the guys to talk about his role as Jane’s father on Breaking Bad, starting his career in the theater, his… more
 

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Season 25

After the campy, mawkish, and largely insipid 24th season of Doctor Who, anything would be an improvement. Sylvester McCoy’s Seventh Doctor came out of the gate like a clown… more

Slasher Showdown: Michael Myers vs. Jason Voorhees

Today is Halloween, and I’ve been thinking a lot about my favorite slasher movie franchise, Halloween, as evidenced by the quite-long history of Halloween I wrote the other week. Despite… more

ARROW Recap: Crucible

The word “crucible” refers to a gargantuan and difficult task to complete, a trial by fire, as it were. It also means a bowl used to mix super hot materials…. more
 

Schlock & Awe: CRAWLSPACE

When listing attributes that would make the perfect horror movie villain, there are several ways one could go. Do you want menace, danger, creepiness, psychosis, or just plain terrifying-ness? Let’… more

The Shelf: MONSTERS UNIVERSITY

It’s a pretty light week for DVD and Blu-ray releases, so we’re going to get all monstrous by focusing on Pixar’s latest offering, Monsters University. How’s the movie? Does it… more

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Season 24

Season 23 had been the lowest-rated in Doctor Who’s history as well as being a struggle creatively. Longtime script editor Eric Saward departed in a huff and producer John… more
 

WALKING DEAD Recap: Isolation

This week on The Walking Dead, we get some exposition up in here, Rick gets bullied into trying to solve a murder, and Hershel continues to prove why he’s my… more

Review: 12 YEARS A SLAVE

The short review: Fearlessly tackling one of the ugliest chapters in American history, director Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave is a modern day masterpiece and, frankly, required viewing. The… more

Review: Ridley Scott’s THE COUNSELOR

Love, sex, drugs, money, murder, beheading, philosophy – the building blocks of life. Or, at least they are if we’re to believe Cormac McCarthy. The author has made a career… more
 

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Season 23

1985 was a weird year for Doctor Who. It went back to Saturday evenings, but in a longer, 45-minute version, meaning it had fewer episodes but an equal runtime. Colin… more

ARROW Recap: Broken Dolls

We know the world we’re in; now it’s time to add some intrigue. After last week’s functional second episode, Arrow brought the thunder in Season Two’s third episode, “Broken Dolls.”… more

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: Girl in the Flower Dress

There’s a lot of power in a name. The prospect of an unknown menace is unsettling, but the prospect of a known, named evil is much scarier stuff. Remember Voldemort?… more
 

Schlock & Awe: ANTHROPOPHAGUS a/k/a THE GRIM REAPER

In Britain in the 1980s, horror movies got taken to court. Films that needed to be cut down for theatrical release could be put out on video totally unedited, but… more

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Season 22

Colin Baker swaggered onto screens as the Sixth Doctor in the final four episodes of Season 21. To say that the public’s initial opinions of him were mixed would… more

The Shelf: Vincent Price, Bruce Lee, THE WAY WAY BACK, THE CONJURING

This week, the Shelf has on it two fantastic box sets from two of screendom’s best-loved (and most completely different) stars, a couple of this summer’s indie darlings, some horror,… more
 

THE WALKING DEAD Recap: Infected

After last week’s hailstorm of undead bodies raining down from a grocery store roof, Rick’s walk in the woods with a murderous Irishwoman, and the reveal of a fatal viral… more

Review: ESCAPE PLAN

There’s a Sam Peckinpah movie I love called Ride the High Country. In it, two aging gunfighters in the old west (played by real-life aging cowboy stars Randolph Scott… more

Review: THE FIFTH ESTATE

The short review: While it takes its time to make its point and its eyes are bigger than its stomach, Bill Condon’s The Fifth Estate is a competent chronicle of… more
 

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Season 21

The 20th season of Doctor Who might not have been the slam dunk John Nathan-Turner was hoping for, but the anniversary special, “The Five Doctors,” in November of 1983 sure… more

The Nights HE Came Home: A History of HALLOWEEN

His face is blank and emotionless and yet is one of the most recognizable in all of horror. Never before has an entirely white rubber visage held in it such… more

ARROW Recap: Identity

Now that we’ve established Oliver Queen no longer wants to be a killer, it’s time to hammer that point home. Yes, parts of Arrow’s second episode of its second season, “… more