The Televerse #164- Transparent, Outlander, and New Representations of Sexuality on TV with Mo Ryan

The Televerse #164- Transparent, Outlander, and New Representations of Sexuality on TV with Mo Ryan

There’s a lot of interesting new TV kicking around, but this week we roll back our regular podcast coverage a bit to make room for a special segment. First we look at a…

Video of the Day: The Simpsons Halloween Tribute To Stanley Kubrick

Video of the Day: The Simpsons Halloween Tribute To Stanley Kubrick

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Cinematic Universes, the Latest Hollywood Trend

Cinematic Universes, the Latest Hollywood Trend

At the end of Dracula Untold, the setting shifts from the fantasy plains of Transylvania to the streets of modern day society with the main character, Vlad, dressed to the nines in a…

The Mid-Season Replacements Podcast Episode 3 – Look At You, NBC!

The Mid-Season Replacements Podcast Episode 3 – Look At You, NBC!

In this episode, Randy and Sean lament the downfalls of social media, gush about Arrow and The Walking Dead, and dig into some talk about video games and the upcoming NBA season. Come…


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31 Days of Horror: Polanski Mondays

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New on Video: ‘My Darling Clementine’

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Director Paolo Virzi on ‘Human Capital’ and people who make you suffer

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CIFF Day 5: ‘The Look of Silence’ and ‘Low Down’

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On this, my last day of the festival, I saw two films that didn’t make me smile but made me glad I was there. Both The Look of Silence and Low Down proved…

CIFF Day 4: ‘The Young Kieslowski’ and ‘In Order of Disappearance’

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The Televerse #164- Transparent, Outlander, and New Representations of Sexuality on TV with Mo Ryan

The Televerse #164- Transparent, Outlander, and New Representations of Sexuality on TV with Mo Ryan

There’s a lot of interesting new TV kicking around, but this week we roll back our regular podcast coverage a bit to make room for a special segment. First we look at a…

The Mid-Season Replacements Podcast Episode 3 – Look At You, NBC!

The Mid-Season Replacements Podcast Episode 3 – Look At You, NBC!

In this episode, Randy and Sean lament the downfalls of social media, gush about Arrow and The Walking Dead, and dig into some talk about video games and the upcoming NBA season. Come…

Sound On Sight Podcast, Episode 395: ‘Frank’ and ‘We Are The Best’

Sound On Sight Podcast, Episode 395: ‘Frank’ and ‘We Are The Best’

+ The Leftovers, The Knick, Bojack Horseman, American Horror Story, The Flash, Gotham

This week on Sound On Sight, Simon and Ricky discuss Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, a film with a striking performance from Michael Fassbender, who has to generate emotion without using the actor’s most visible…

The Televerse #164- Transparent, Outlander, and New Representations of Sexuality on TV with Mo Ryan

The Televerse #164- Transparent, Outlander, and New Representations of Sexuality on TV with Mo Ryan

There’s a lot of interesting new TV kicking around, but this week we roll back our regular podcast coverage a bit to make room for a special segment. First we look at a…


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Dungeons and Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate #1 Written by Jim Zub Art by Max Dunbar Colors by John-Paul Bove Published by IDW Jim Zub and Max Dunbar introduce readers new and old to the sword…

Too many creators onboard in ‘Earth 2: World’s End’ #3

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Drifter Breathes New Life Into the Sci-Fi/Western Genre

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Prepare for Cross-Over Fun with ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters’ #1

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The Past, Present, and Future of Real-Time Films Part Four

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Sound On Sight Podcast, Episode 395: ‘Frank’ and ‘We Are The Best’

Sound On Sight Podcast, Episode 395: 'Frank' and 'We Are The Best'

This week on Sound On Sight, Simon and Ricky discuss Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, a film with a striking performance from…

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When Sin City was released, it was a remarkable achievement – a comic book adaptation that didn’t look or feel…

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The Televerse #164- Transparent, Outlander, and New Representations of Sexuality on TV with Mo Ryan

The Televerse #164- Transparent, Outlander, and New Representations of Sexuality on TV with Mo Ryan

There’s a lot of interesting new TV kicking around, but this week we roll back our regular podcast coverage a…

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