The Strain: Season 3 Finale Review

The Strain: Season 3 Finale Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below. Last week’s episode of The Strain could almost have functioned as a season finale, what with it bringing about the deaths of several major characters and significantly changing the show’s status quo. But the show still had one week left to go. And as dark and dramatic as this season has been at times, “The Fall” proved that things can and will become much worse for our heroes. Things were looking up for our heroes this week, at least relatively speaking. Palmer finally made his stand against the Master last week, mortally wounding Eichorst and appropriating the Master’s other suitcase nuke. Now all Eph and his allies needed to do was hold it together long enough to spring their trap and seal the Master away in a silver-lined coffin for all eternity. No pressure, guys. Continue reading…
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TWD: How Ezekiel's Introduction Compares to the Comics

TWD: How Ezekiel's Introduction Compares to the Comics

Full spoilers for The Walking Dead’s latest episode, “The Well,” and for the comics continue below. Welcome to the court of King Ezekiel, ruler of the Kingdom! It was with much pomp and circumstance that viewers — and Carol — were introduced to the, ahem, flamboyant leader of the horseback-riding warriors seen in the back half of Season 6. Though the context and characters differed in several big, notable ways, the show actually did a fairly accurate job introducing Ezekiel the same way he was introduced in the comics. Click through the below gallery by using the arrows to see how Ezekiel’s introduction in the TV show compares to Robert Kirkman’s comics. Continue reading…
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The Walking Dead: "The Well" Review

The Walking Dead: "The Well" Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below. “The Well,” while not devoid of drama, was certainly the most upbeat Walking Dead episode to date – and yes, I am considering Season 6’s “The Next World,” which featured a time jump, a new romance, and the introduction of Jesus. But that now stands as the second most playful episode. When we’re presented with a tonally different Walking Dead episode, it’s hard not to feel a certain amount of whiplash. The show is naturally grim so it’s difficult to be prepared for an episode with intentionally silly elements to it. “The Next World” worked because of that leap forward in time that helped distance us from the trauma of “No Way Out.” Here though, given the weighty atrocities of the Season 7 premiere — which was way too manipulative, full of itself, and gimmicky to be effective — “The Well” operates on a much more disjointed level. It was a solid episode, and a fun breather, though the fact that it’s taking place at the same time as the Lucille ordeal creates a weird vibe. Continue reading…
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'Walking Dead' Star Opens Up About Ezekiel's Message of Hope (and Sparks With Carol)

'Walking Dead' Star Opens Up About Ezekiel's Message of Hope (and Sparks With Carol)

Khary Payton, the zombie drama’s newest cast member, talks with THR about his version of the George Clinton-like leader of the Kingdom.read more
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'Westworld': Evan Rachel Wood Talks Dolores' 'Terminator' Mode and That Orgy Scene

'Westworld': Evan Rachel Wood Talks Dolores' 'Terminator' Mode and That Orgy Scene

“She’s suddenly asking different questions about her reality, and she’s also making sense of it very quickly, and in an evolved way,” Wood tells THR about her character’s developments in the latest episode.read more
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Westworld: "Contrapasso" Review

Westworld: "Contrapasso" Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.   Interestingly, if I’m recalling correctly, this was the first episode of Westworld that didn’t begin with a close-up of Dolores – but that certainly didn’t indicate nothing of note was occurring with her this episode, as Westworld’s original Host was rapidly evolving in exciting (though, of course, potentially dangerous) ways. Seeing her shoot and kill all those men coming for her and William was thrilling, no doubt – and there’s a wonderful feeling of empowerment hearing her say, “I imagined a story where I didn’t have to be the damsel,” explaining how she actively was able to make the choice to subvert her programming and intended purpose. Of course, underneath this is the question of what this means for Westworld as a whole and if all of the Hosts could do the same – and if so, the danger they could pose if Dolores or the others were to suddenly be able to kill guests, not only other Hosts. But for now, as far as Dolores’ specific journey, this is a huge new turn that – happening at the halfway point of the season – seems to be leading towards an even bigger transformation. The excellent “Contrapasso” also paralleled Dolores’ evolution with William’s, as both of them drew blood here in particularly efficient, ruthless ways – all while becoming more bonded to one another. Continue reading…
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'Life' Trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds Encounter Alien Life Form in Space-Set Thriller

'Life' Trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds Encounter Alien Life Form in Space-Set Thriller

The space-set thriller hits theaters May 24, 2017.read more
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