23rd May2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×05: The Door’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Hodor.” It feels strange to learn something so grave and so terrible in a scene less than a minute long. The Children of the Forest made their own destroyers, sacrificing men on the roots of their heart trees and giving them a new and awful life as the White Walkers, a bitter sword forged to […]

18th May2016

First trailer for TV reboot of ‘Lethal Weapon’

by Phil Wheat

The iconic cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh are back in the all-new FOX series Lethal Weapon, which reboots the hit movie franchise on television, once again following cop duo Riggs and Murtaugh as they work a crime-ridden beat in modern-day Los Angeles. Grief-stricken after the loss of his young wife and unborn child, ex-Navy SEAL-turned-detective […]

16th May2016

WWE: This Week in Review (Raw/Smackdown/NXT)

by Chris Cummings

So, we are heading quickly towards WWE’s second May PPV, Extreme Rules, and there are lots of rematches from Payback likely to happen at that show. I hope this doesn’t mean the product will be stale for the next month or so, but we shall see. RAW (9th May 2016) Results: Baron Corbin defeated Dolph […]

16th May2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×04: Book of the Stranger’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Don’t you wish we could go back to the day we left?” The human desire for catharsis is primal and powerful. Hurt, we want succor and revenge. Slighted, we want justice. ‘Book of the Stranger’ is a complex portrait, sometimes lovely, sometimes gruesome, of what those impulses mean and how they impact our lives. In […]

09th May2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×03: Oathbreaker’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“I fought. I lost. Now I rest.” Alliser Thorne dies steeled with the conviction that, torn between his oath to his Lord Commander and his love and loyalty for the Night’s Watch itself as he sees it, he did the right thing. His dilemma is hardly unique. It’s a permutation, after all, of Jaime’s infamous […]

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08th May2016

WWE: This Week in Review (Raw/Smackdown/NXT)

by Chris Cummings

So, we just had WWE Payback and now we enter a new week of WWE… Let’s go. RAW (2nd May 2016) Results: Cesaro and Kevin Owens wrestled to a no-contest Tyler Breeze pinned Goldust Big Cass & The New Day beat The Dudleys and The Vaudevillains Emma beat Becky Lynch Rusev won a Battle Royale […]

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08th May2016

‘WWE Payback 2016′ Review

by Chris Cummings

So, the post-WrestleMania PPV, Payback, has happened (over a week ago now) and it was a night of good, bad and in-between but it was fresh and had a feel of something new, like WWE are making an effort to build new stars (finally). Results: Kick-Off Show: Kalisto retained his US Title against Ryback Kick-Off […]

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02nd May2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×02: Home’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“I wasn’t drowning, I was home.” Bran Stark stands among the dead. Watching his father, uncle, and aunt at play through the power of his second sight, he is bewitched by the idea of returning to a family lost to him forever. But when he returns unwillingly to the waking world he is confronted at […]

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01st May2016

WWE: This Week in Review (Raw/Smackdown/NXT)

by Chris Cummings

We are quickly approaching WWE Payback, and this week will be the “final sell” before the PPV. Let’s see what WWE can offer to get us to watch their annual May event. RAW (25th April 2016) Results: AJ Styles pinned Sheamus Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows beat The Uso’s in their RAW debut Sami Zayn […]

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26th Apr2016

WWE: This Week in Review (Raw/Smackdown/NXT)

by Chris Cummings

This week we stay on the road to Payback in the aftermath of WrestleMania season. The roster has been shuffled up a little and some new faces are plodding around Raw, Smackdown and NXT. Let’s see what this past week brought us, shall we? RAW (18th April 2016) Results: Chris Jericho beat Sami Zayn via […]

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25th Apr2016

‘Game of Thrones 6×01: The Red Woman’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“All I could think about when she died was what would happen to her now. every day, every night, what does mama look like now? Has she started to bloat? Has her skin turned black? Have her lips peeled back from her teeth?” Cersei’s monologue about her childhood obsession with her mother’s corpse is ‘The Red […]

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20th Apr2016

‘Better Call Saul 2×10: Klick’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“DON’T.” The unknown messenger’s letter to Mike is a road sign as plain as any you could ask for. Passing it means oblivion, the annihilation of the self through the act of murder, and in the end Mike is still, for now, the man who can’t pull the trigger. He has maybe ten lines in […]

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19th Apr2016

‘Vinyl 1×10: Alibi’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Whatever happens tonight, I remain confused.” Vinyl closes its first season by cutting back and forth between Richie and Zak across a crowded room. It’s meant to remind us that the two men share a few too many secrets, and that the burden of guilt on Richie’s shoulders is far from lifted. It’s also almost completely […]

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13th Apr2016

‘Better Call Saul 2×09: Nailed’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Who’s the guy who won’t pull the trigger?” You can’t change the consequences of your actions. You can’t uncrack your brother’s skull or drag a kind-hearted stranger whose face you never saw out of his unmarked desert grave. Whatever joy you had before from the actions that led you to that one un-take-backable moment is tainted […]

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12th Apr2016

‘Vinyl 1×09: Rock And Roll Queen’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Stop covering your cock!” A fistfight in an elevator, a rock ‘n roll threesome, an indoor bat hunt, and some literally balls-out photography gave ‘Rock And Roll Queen,’ this week’s swing-for-the-fences episode of Vinyl, more than its share of lustful life. It’s an episode that bucks blandly traditional band narratives, tossing aside the dull idea of […]

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12th Apr2016

‘Straight Outta Dudleyville: The Legacy of the Dudley Boyz’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

If you are an old school fan of ECW there are certain factions and stars that tend to stand out. For me the Dudley Boyz were one such faction. In ECW, WWE, and beyond they created a pathway to destruction that has made them one of the best tag teams in history. Straight Outta Dudleyville: […]

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11th Apr2016

‘Haven: Season 5 Volume 2 – The Final Episodes’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

If you are going to watch a television show, the worst time to start is in its final episodes. I found myself doing this though for the recent release of Haven: Season 5 Volume 2 – The Final Episodes. What I found though was a show that I really enjoyed and will be investing my […]

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07th Apr2016

‘Doomwatch: Series 1-3 – The Remaining Episodes’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf

If the BBC realised how beloved their old shows would become, they might have taken greater care of them. And while Doomwatch: Series 1-3 – The Remaining Episodes may not feature every episode of the show thanks to the BBC’s archiving issues, it still stands up as a very good boxset. For fans of the […]

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06th Apr2016

‘Better Call Saul 2×08: Fifi’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“Oh, and point me to your best copier.” Better Call Saul is a filmmaker’s delight, a showcase for more cinematic tricks and techniques than most major motion pictures. Director Larysa Kondracki brings us into ‘Fifi’ with a continuous four-minute shot following a smuggler across the Mexican border, through customs, and into the embrace of the […]

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06th Apr2016

‘Vinyl 1×08: E.A.B.’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“That’s a skeleton. Everybody’s got one.” There’s a good show buried somewhere inside the increasingly clunky heap that is Vinyl, a program currently wasting what has to be the steeliest performance of Olivia Wilde’s career in between leaden celebrity lookalikes and unexceptional scenes of rock ‘n roll bravado. ‘E.A.B’ has moments of fun, from a great opening […]

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02nd Apr2016

‘Wynonna Earp: Episodes 1&2′ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Shamier Anderson, Dominique Provost-Chalkley | Created by Emily Andras The Wild West has been a long-held fascination in American culture, with hundreds of movies, books and TV shows produced around the subject. There has even been crossover with science-fiction before, with the beloved (yet short-lived) Joss Whedon show Firefly. Well […]

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30th Mar2016

‘Better Call Saul 2×07: Inflatable’ Review

by Gretchen Felker-Martin

“It’s exactly what I would have done.” So that’s where his suits come from. Jimmy’s odious wardrobe, part of a calculated campaign of self-sabotage meant to force Cliff Main into firing him without cause so that he can keep his fat corporate signing bonus, are a master class in how to connect the dots between […]

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