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REVIEW: Sherlock S4 Ep2 Various Observations and Fangirling (Contains Spoilers)

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REVIEW: Sherlock S4 Ep2 Various Observations and Fangirling (Contains Spoilers)

Not a minute by minute review, but does contain spoilers, a little profanity and a ton of jumping to conclusions.

Welcome back to the crazy world of Sherlock. I survived Episode 1, barely. I tried not to get on social media and read any speculations for episode 2. I did okay, but here I am talking about the second episode and all my thoughts wander to what in the hell is going to happen next? But before we talk about the future let’s talk about episode 2.

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Review – A Monster Calls

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Review – A Monster Calls

By guest columnist Narrator26.

It’s very rare that I opt to view a film that is being promoted through its ability to make you cry, but A Monster Calls‘ buzz through word of mouth made for top priority viewing following a seemingly endless stream of excellent reviews. Having not seen so much as a synopsis or trailer, I went in completely cold.

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Disney Pixar’s “Cars 3” Filmmakers Announce Key Cast and New Characters

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Disney Pixar’s “Cars 3” Filmmakers Announce Key Cast and New Characters

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OWEN WILSON, CRISTELA ALONZO & ARMIE HAMMER BUCKLE UP FOR “CARS 3”

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BURBANK, Calif. (Jan. 5, 2017) — Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” filmmakers revealed key cast members and new characters in the upcoming faster-than-fast film. Joining Owen Wilson in the all-new story that tests the heart of a champion in a high-tech world are Cristela Alonzo and Armie Hammer as unconventional trainer Cruz Ramirez and next-gen racer Jackson Storm, respectively.

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Review – Silence

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Review – Silence

By guest columnist Ben Zuk.

So here we are, a new year, with new movies to be watched in the church we like to call a cinema. One of its greatest priests Martin Scorsese releases the passion project he’s laboured hard to get on the screen for longer than I’ve been alive. A sense of anticipation and awe permeates the theatre, a feeling that remains throughout the majority of the movie.

Until it just doesn’t for the last 20 minutes or so.

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Review – Sherlock Season 4 Episode 1 (Contains SPOILERS)

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Review – Sherlock Season 4 Episode 1 (Contains SPOILERS)

This post does contains major spoilers, but is not a minute by minute review. Also contains foul language. Just a little.

Well, I finally quit repeating, ‘Oh, my God!’, long enough to type this review. I imagine if you already watched the episode you understand. Before the episode even started my heart was racing and I was wishing that Alan Cummings would quit talking. He is a very lovely man, PBS, but he isn’t the man that I was tuned in for.

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Review – Passengers

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Review – Passengers

By guest columnist David Leninhawk.

“Passengers” has an interesting concept for a story. In the future, Earth has become overpopulated and too expensive to live on. A corporation has developed a new revenue stream out of colonizing distant planets, recruiting people to move there for free in exchange for paying 20% of their future earnings to that corporation for life, and sending cruise spaceships to and from those planets by putting people into “hypersleep”, where they can be preserved without aging for the duration of the journey.

In this film, a ship moving at half the speed of light takes 120 years to get to the colony. The film begins with a malfunction causing one passenger aboard the ship to wake up out of hypersleep 90 years before the ship will reach the colony, meaning he’ll grow old and die alone on the ship before it reaches the destination since he’s somewhere in his 30s.

Click the jump for a spoileriffic review of director Morten Tyldum’s space-age action(sort of) romance(?).

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Review – The OA

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Review – The OA

Netflix’s newest supernatural drama “The OA” has jumped into our queues, and on a whim I called it up. And then blew through it way faster than I expected. And I honestly don’t know if I can recommend it or not.

(No spoilers, but I do talk around the edges of several scenes, so if you’d rather watch the show first and then head back here to tell me what you think, I’m totally okay with that.)

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Review: Rogue One

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Review: Rogue One

Last year when The Force Awakens came out Star Wars fans felt like they had been given a gift from the nerd gods and also an apology for the prequels. Hate it or love it, The Force Awakens brought back Star Wars in a big way. Giving us a new, yet familiar story, for all generations to enjoy. If Force Awakens was the movie you waited for to remind you of the joy you can have in the Star Wars universe, then Rogue One is the movie you have been waiting 30 years for. Because it’s one of the best Star Wars films made, ranking right next to Empire.

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