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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 7 – “Eastwatch”

Conleth Hill in GAME OF THRONES - Season 7 - "Eastwatch" | ©2017 HBO/Helen Sloan

Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Aiden Gillen, Liam Cunningham, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Conleth Hill, Rory McCann, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Jerome Flynn, John Bradley, Hannah Murray, Kristofer Hivju, Joe Dempsie, Iain Glen, James Faulkner, Tom Hopper, Richard Dormer, Paul Kaye Writer: Dave Hill, series created by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: Matt Shakman Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: August 13, 2017 Fans of Jaime Lannister (Nicolaj Coster-Waldau) can rest easy for now – despite his dire underwater predicament in […]Read On »

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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 7 – “The Spoils of War”

Sophie Turner in GAME OF THRONES - Season 7 - "The Spoils of War" | ©2017 HBO/Helen Sloan

Stars: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Aiden Gillen, Liam Cunningham, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Ellie Kendrick, Gwendoline Christine, Conleth Hill, Jerome Flynn, Mark Gatiss, Nathalie Emmanuel, Alfie Allen, Daniel Portman, James Faulkner, Tom Hopper Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, series created by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: Matt Shakman Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: August 6, 2017  The GAME OF THRONES Season 7 episode “The Spoils of War” shows up what happens when the forces of […]Read On »

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Movie Review: DAVE MADE A MAZE

DAVE MADE A MAZE movie poster | ©2017 Gravitas Ventures

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Nick Thune, Meera Rohit Kumbhani, Adam Busch, James Urbaniak, Frank Caeti, Scott Narver, Scott Krinsky, John Hennigan, Stephanie Allynne, Kristen Vangsness, Rick Overton Writers: Bill Watterson & Steven Sears, story by Steven Sears Director: Bill Watterson Distributor: Gravitas Ventures Release Date (theatrical and VOD): August 18, 2017  DAVE MADE A MAZE has the production aesthetics of PRIMER or CUBE, matched with the attitude of JOHN DIES AT THE END and perhaps STORY THEATRE. If you recognize these references, you are enough of an indie film/TV fan to be part of the target audience. It is trippy […]Read On »

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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 7 – “The Queen’s Justice”

GAME OF THRONES - Season 7 key art | ©2017 HBO

Stars: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Aiden Gillen, Liam Cunningham, Carice Van Houten, Sophie Turner, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Ellie Kendrick, Indira Varma, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christine, Conleth Hill, Jerome Flynn, Iain Glen, Diana Rigg, Mark Gatiss, Jim Broadbent, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jacob Anderson, Gemma Whelan, Alfie Allen, Bella Ramsey, Anton Lesser, Pilou Asbaek, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, Hafpor Julius Bjornsson Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, series created by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: Mark Mylod Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: July […]Read On »

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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 7 – “Stormborn”

GAME OF THRONES - Season 7 key art | ©2017 HBO

Stars: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Liam Cunningham, Sophie Turner, Aiden Gillen, Maisie Williams, Carice Van Houten, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christine, Conleth Hill, Iain Glen, Jim Broadbent, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jacob Anderson, Hannah Murray, Gemma Whelan, Alfie Allen, Indira Varma, Bella Ramsey, Anton Lesser, Pilou Asbaek, James Faulkner, Ben Hawkey, Keisha Castle Hughes, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, Jessica Henwick Writer: Bryan Cogman, series created by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: Mark Mylod Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: July 23, 2017 The GAME […]Read On »

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Movie Review: DETROIT

DETROIT movie poster | © 2017 Annapurna Pictures

Rating: R Stars: John Boyega, Algee Smith, Will Poulter, Anthony Mackie, Jason Mitchell, Jacob Lattimore, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever Writer: Mark Boal Director: Kathryn Bigelow Distributor: Annapurna Pictures Release Date: July 28, 2017 DETROIT for much of its running time plays as a fact-based horror movie. Although it is set against the backdrop of the conflagration that occurred in the title city during July 1967, DETROIT is actually about one specific incident. At least in the film, written by Mark Boal and directed by Kathryn Bigelow (the same team from THE HURT LOCKER and ZERO DARK THIRTY), the initial breaking […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ATOMIC BLONDE

ATOMIC BLONDE | © 2017 Focus Features

Rating: R Stars: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella, Toby Jones, James Faulkner, Bill Skarsgard Writer: Kurt Johnstad, based on the Oni Press graphic novel series THE COLDEST CITY by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart Director: David Leitch Distributor: Focus Features Release Date: July 28, 2017 ATOMIC BLONDE looks absolutely amazing. Director David Leitch, who comes from a stunt background and did some sequences on JOHN WICK (and is scheduled to do DEADPOOL 2) knows how to make his actors, his settings, his colors and his shapes all breathtaking from one shot to the next. There […]Read On »

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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 7 – “Dragonstone” – SEASON PREMIERE

A scene from GAME OF THRONES "Dragonstone." | © 2017 HBO

Stars: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Liam Cunningham, Sophie Turner, Aiden Gillen, Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christine, Iain Glen, Jim Broadbent, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kristofer Hivju, Jacob Anderson, Hannah Murray, David Bradley, Ellie Kendrick, Bella Ramsey, Anton Lesser, Hafpor Julius Bjornsson, Pilou Asbaek, Richard Dormer, Paul Kaye, Daniel Portman Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, series created by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: Jeremy Podeswa Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: July 16, 2016 Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), disguised […]Read On »

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Movie Review: WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES movie poster | © 2017 20th Century Fox

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Karin Konoval, Steve Zahn, Terry Notary, Amiah Miller, Michael Adamthwaite Writers: Mark Bomback and Matt Reeves, based on characters created by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, based on the novel by Pierre Boulle Director: Matt Reeves Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: July 14, 2017 WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES is the third film in the series begun with 2011’s RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and continued in 2014’s DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. Andy Serkis stars for the third time as the intelligent chimpanzee Caesar, and […]Read On »

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THE HANDMAID’S TALE: Actress Yvonne Strahovski – exclusive interview

Yvonne Strahovski in THE HANDMAIDS TALE | © 2017 Hulu

In THE HANDMAID’S TALE, now streaming its first ten-episode season on Hulu and renewed for a second, marriages have become very complicated. Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood and developed for Hulu by Bruce Miller, THE HANDMAID’S TALE tells of a near-future when women are completely subjugated. None are allowed to read or write. Because much of humanity is no longer able to reproduce, fertile women are forced to be handmaids, who bear children for powerful married couples. Yvonne Strahovski plays Serena Joy Waterford, wife of Commander Waterford (played by Joseph Fiennes). She has more freedom than most other […]Read On »

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