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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

Nerdist Podcast: William Shatner

The legendary William Shatner chats with Chris and Jonah about his upcoming show Shatner’s World in movie theaters around the country, his love of making people laugh, and his… 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


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


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


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


Everybody loves to pretend they know what wine is supposed to taste like. “Woody” and “nutty” are not things I’d like to hear when describing a beverage, but who… more


What starts out as a slow and kind of silly episode transformed into a slick, surprising and fast-paced tale replete with espionage, conflict and character development. I may sound like… more


This week’s got funny ladies with guns, giant robots fighting monsters, a frontier town of the future, a house with moving walls, an apocalyptic author, a couple of faceless killers,… more

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Season 20

In 1983, a wholly unprecedented thing happened: Doctor Who reached its 20th season. 20 years! That’s insane. A show that premiered the day after Kennedy was killed was now… more

Review: CBGB is More Poseur Than Punk

The short list: While the filmmakers’ hearts were in the right place, CBGB plays out like a scratched CD, a greatest hits compilation that skips and stutters, offering up an… more

Review: CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Sets an Open Course for Action

The short review: Stunningly shot and laden with Oscar-caliber performances from the likes of Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi, Paul Greengrass’ Captain Phillips is a harrowing, tense adaptation of true… more

Review: Go on the World’s Worst Vacation in ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW

The short review: Profoundly discomforting, deeply unsettling and beautifully composed – with a few green screen hiccups in between – Randy Moore’s Escape From Tomorrow is a unique experience but… more

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Season 19

After seven seasons which resulted in him forever being linked to the show, Tom Baker hung up his scarf and left Doctor Who in the hands of new producer John… more

Beta’d Review: THE WOLF AMONG US – ‘FAITH’

Fresh off of their critically acclaimed, Game Of The Year award-winning triumphant outing with The Walking Dead last year, Telltale Games is back with their next episodic adventure, The Wolf… more

ARROW Recap: City of Heroes

Arrow has returned to our screens, and it seems like a whole lot has happened in the story in the interim. I always find it funny when a TV show “… more