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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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Review – Allied

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Review – Allied

By guest columnist Narrator26.

This week saw Robert Zemeckis’ Allied land to mixed reviews from both critics and audiences alike. Considering the highly impressive and hugely influential CV of the underrated Oscar-winner, this return must be considered a disappointment as I, too, found Allied to be a missed opportunity.

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Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

We thought we said good-bye to Harry Potter in 2011 with the final film installment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. We cried, we laughed and we let go as an entire generation made peace with the end of the adventures of the world famous boy wizard. A few years back rumor and rumblings begin surfacing that author J.K. Rowling was thinking of getting back into the Potter game. Rumor became fact, and fact became the new Harry Potter spin-off series/prequel: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. And with great rejoicing we are welcomed back into the world of Harry Potter once again.

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Review: Doctor Strange

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Review: Doctor Strange

We have seen gods, monsters, robots, superheroes, “mutants” and even a radioactive human-spider. Marvel Studios has shown us everything that makes a good comic book movie, except for one thing: magic. With Marvel Studio’s 14th film the world now meets the universe of magic with The Sorcerer Supreme himself, Doctor Strange.

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Review: Feeding Hannibal – A Connoisseur’s Cookbook

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Review: Feeding Hannibal – A Connoisseur’s Cookbook

Happy Halloween! Last day for the October Scary Book Reviews. You know what’s a really scary topic? Cannibals!

I remember I was partway through Season One of the TV show Hannibal, and I was already hooked on the charismatic killer and dazzled by the gorgeous food he would serve to his unsuspecting guests.

Some of his gourmet dishes were so intriguing, I did extensive research to find out what they were. Well, sort of extensive. Okay, I think it was exactly one google search (“hannibal episode 10 ham with hoof”), but it took me right to “Feeding Hannibal”, a blog by Janice Poon, the food stylist for the show. Setting up beautifully prepared meals for each episode is a complicated job, and Janice’s blog is overflowing with recipes, sketches, behind-the-scenes stories, and of course details about what she used to make it look like Hannibal was cooking someone’s liver. Or lung. Or arm, complete with hand and fingers.

Best of all, Janice reserved some of the tastiest bits of trivia for her latest project, Feeding Hannibal – A Connoisseur’s Cookbook. Two hundred and forty full-color pages with everything you need to make your own Hannibal-themed dishes.

Anybody hungry?

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Doctor Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton Play Jenga!!

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Doctor Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton Play Jenga!!

So Sherlock and the White Witch played a little game of Jenga as part of the press circuit for Doctor Strange. It was twenty-four glorious minutes. Fan questions were written on the tiles (or bricks as Benedict kept calling them). Watching them answer those questions just made me squeal. I personally am always in awe of how intelligent these two are and to have them together talking about French writers and the Theory of Relativity almost made me faint. I am going to go fan myself while you guys watch the youtube video!  Have fun!

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