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October 30 2017

The Deuce Season Finale, 1.08: “My Name Is Ruby” Episode Review

Take what comes. But show no ambition. Sandra learns that corruption and power are perpetual motion machines. Her source won’t go on the record. He’s taken a deal of his own and...
October 23 2017

The Deuce 1.07: “Au Reservoir” Episode Review

Well, I am a degenerate. I can be a nitpicky viewer, and last time I pointed out the lack of heroin in The Deuce’s fairy tale of New York. And what do you know? We get an overdose this...
October 16 2017

The Deuce 1.06: “Why Me?” Episode Review

After last week’s emotional high point, you have to expect a low, and this is an enjoyable coast toward the inevitable. We learn the why behind the “No Go Zone” of Times Square....
October 9 2017

The Deuce 1.05: “What Kind of Bad?” Episode Review

She was an American Girl, raised on promises… We see a lot of promises broken this episode, ones made to others and to themselves. Maggie Gyllenhaal breaks our hearts as Elaine runs...
October 2 2017

The Deuce 1.04: “I See Money” Episode Review

The last shot of the wonderful opening credits sequence always makes me gag; that barefoot splashing into a filthy Times Square puddle. Walking in sandals in New York City is still a gamble, and...
September 25 2017

The Deuce 1.03: “The Principle Is All” Episode Review

They found the smoke! Abby needs a job. She’s following the want-ads, and the office she interviews at is full of old white men and looks hazier than a dirty fish tank. But I’m getting...
September 18 2017

The Deuce 1.02: “Show and Prove” Episode Review

“There’s not enough smoke.” That’s one criticism I overheard about The Deuce, HBO’s 8-episode series set on 42nd Street in the ‘70s. Everyone lights up, but...
September 7 2017

Back in the New York Groove with The Deuce

As nostalgic as I am for the '70s and ‘80s Times Square, I’m glad that George Pelecanos and David Simon’s new show The Deuce wastes no time getting the first mugging out of...
August 14 2017

Watch the Trailer for HBO’s The Deuce

With only two episodes left of Season 7 of Game of Thrones, people are starting to wonder what their next Sunday night show will be. Well, don’t change the channel because HBO is bringing...
July 25 2017

Vote for Your Favorite San Diego Comic Con Trailer

  Watch our favorite San Diego Comic Con trailers, conveniently compiled in one post! Let us know which movie or TV show you're most excited about in the comments below!
July 24 2017

San Diego Comic Con Trailer Round Up

San Diego Comic Con is one of the biggest events of the year, giving us some of the most highly anticipated trailers for all of the upcoming blockbuster hits and series. So this week, instead of...
July 24 2017

Game of Thrones 7.02: “Stormborn”

“Stormborn” is as close as Game of Thrones will ever come to a full-on clip show. A clip show, for those who didn’t take Intro to Film, is an episode of a television series...
May 30 2017

Vote for Your Favorite True Crime Documentary

  Don't see your favorite? Let us know in the comments which recent true crime documentary you liked better!
May 15 2017

Review: HBO’s True Crime Documentary Mommy Dead and Dearest

If you’re looking for a quick bit of interesting true crime and don’t have time for the long docuseries that have become popular lately, look no further that HBO’s newest, Mommy...
May 9 2017

Vote for Your Favorite Season of The Wire

  Let us know what you chose and why in the comments below!
May 4 2017

Munchausen by Proxy: Exploring HBO’s Upcoming True Crime Documentary, Mommy Dead and Dearest

The latest HBO true crime documentary deals with a very strange and often baffling disorder: Munchausen syndrome by proxy. An offshoot of Munchausen syndrome, Munchausen by proxy sees a caregiver—often...
January 26 2017

The Immense Appeal of HBO’s Mysterious Westworld

Looking for a cool, new-world vacation? Love living a fantasy without any consequences? Need to get away from the same-old, same-old resort vacation? The old Wild West beckons you. Come to the...
January 19 2017

Review: HBO’s Beware the Slenderman (2017)

I want you to go back in time for a moment and try to remember when you were twelve. You would have been in the fifth or sixth grade then, and if your childhood was anything like mine, you'd...
December 30 2016

Best TV Shows of 2016

While the box office had a relatively weak year, the Home Box Office killed it with Season 6 of Game of Thrones and Season 1 of Westworld. Television seems to have surpassed film as the premier...
December 5 2016

Westworld Season Finale, 1.10: “The Bicameral Mind” Episode Review

The Westworld creators have certainly kept their cards close to their vests, keeping us guessing for most of the season while adding plenty of teaser tidbits along the way that, when all put in...
December 1 2016

Watch the Trailer for HBO’s New True Crime Documentary: Beware the Slenderman

What drives two twelve-year-old girls to stab a mutual friend nineteen times and leave her for dead? What could possibly fill young and innocent minds with such cold blood and carnage?  HBO’s...
November 28 2016

Westworld 1.09: “The Well-Tempered Clavier” Episode Review

Lines are starting to intersect with lots of gut-wrenching carnage as we race to the show’s finish, and three big reveals came out of this week’s episode. Maeve (Thandie Newton)...
November 21 2016

Westworld 1.08: “Trace Decay” Episode Review

Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) discovering he’s not flesh and bone last week may not have been a shocker for me, but it was a twist that opened some new avenues for the ongoing conversation of...
November 14 2016

Westworld 1.07: “Trompe L’Oeil” Episode Review

There’s a big reveal in this episode, and some solid direction is taking form. First, let’s catch up with Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and William (Jimmi Simpson), who didn’t appear...
November 11 2016

Can We Finally Admit The Sopranos Wasn’t That Great?

Back when it debuted, HBO’s The Sopranos arguably ushered in the so-called second golden age of television. It was groundbreaking. It was unlike anything ever shown on the small screen. It’s...
November 7 2016

Westworld 1.06: “The Adversary” Episode Review

Things are ratcheting up and growing increasingly sticky. Elsie (Shannon Woodward) and Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) start digging deeper into the satellite device she discovered in the woodcutter’s...
October 31 2016

Westworld 1.05: “Contrapasso” Episode Review

There’s a lot of underhanded business going on in the park that seems to be trickling down from the corporate top. Secrets, deceptions, and inappropriate behaviors are making the rounds....
October 24 2016

Westworld 1.04: “Dissonance Theory” Episode Review

Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) and Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) are having another sit down, talking more about feelings—specifically the loss of her parents. When Bernard offers to take away her...
October 17 2016

Westworld 1.03: “The Stray” Episode Review

I guess if you want to gift a robot a thought-provoking piece of literature, then Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) is a fine choice. “Who in the world am...
October 10 2016

Westworld 1.02: “Chestnut” Episode Review

Dr. Robert Ford.  Somehow this name didn’t quite register while watching the first episode. I mean I heard it, Anthony Hopkins plays Robert Ford, creator, or rather “God,”...