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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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: 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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Dorking Out – Episode 55: The Spider-Man vs. Glow Edition

Dorking Out Podcast | © 2017 Dorking Out Show

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s podcast, Ben Weddell from Big Ben’s Movie Show joins Chris for a review of SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING. Where’s Sonia? She has a life, you guys, and she didn’t have time for yet another SPIDER-MAN movie. (Narrator’s voice: It was a simple scheduling conflict.) In our second segment, Chris and Sonia review the new Netflix series, GLOW, starring Allison Brie and Marc Maron. And we end our show with what we’re dorking out about this week, including our movie swap. Sonia picked BRING IT ON for Chris, and Chris picked RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES for Sonia. […]Read On »

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Movie Review: DESPICABLE ME 3

DESPICABLE ME 3 movie poster | ©2017 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG Stars (voices): Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker Writers: Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio Directors: Kyle Balda & Pierre Coffin, co-director, Eric Guillon Distributor: Universal Release Date: June 30, 2017  In DESPICABLE ME 3, there’s a moment when Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) mutters, “I miss the Minions.” Well, yes. So likely will most of the audience. Although the little yellow hench-beings are heavily promoted in the DESPICABLE ME 3 trailers, they are largely missing from this third entry in the animated series. In the original 2010 DESPICABLE ME, Gru was a professional super-villain, supported by his mad […]Read On »

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Movie Review: BABY DRIVER

BABY DRIVER movie poster | ©2017 Sony/TriStar

Rating: R Stars: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Hamm, Eiza Gonzalez, Jamie Foxx, CJ Jones, Jon Bernthal Writer: Edgar Wright Director: Edgar Wright Distributor: Sony/TriStar Release Date: June 28, 2017 BABY DRIVER has pretty much wall-to-wall music, and almost that much action to go with it. The tale of a very talented, reluctant young driver (Ansel Elgort) working for a crime boss, BABY DRIVER plays like a friendlier version of a Quentin Tarantino movie with more car chases and fewer words. The driver, who calls himself Baby, almost immediately gets a chance to show his stuff, chauffeuring three […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE BEGUILED

The cast of THE BEGUILED | ©2017 Focus Features

Rating: R Stars: Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Angourie Rice, Addison Riecke, Oona Lawrence, Emma Howard Writer: Sofia Coppola, based on the novel A PAINTED DEVIL by Thomas Cullinan and the screenplay by John B. Sherry and Grimes Grice Director: Sofia Coppola Distributor: Focus Features Release Date: June 23, 2017 The new film THE BEGUILED, directed and written by Sofia Coppola, is not the first film adaptation of Thomas Cullinan’s novel A PAINTED DEVIL. In 1971, Don Siegel directed a screenplay by John B. Sherry (the pen name of Albert Maltz) and Grimes Grice (the pen name […]Read On »

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