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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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Review: Shin Godzilla / Godzilla Resurgence

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Review: Shin Godzilla / Godzilla Resurgence

It would seem that I’m the target market for Godzilla films. I love old school Sentai (Power Rangers), Kamen Rider and Big Robo Anime. While I’ve tried various films, I’ve just never really been into Godzilla (or Godzooki,) though I’m familiar with the character and his adversaries.

Then I started to hear the rumblings all over the internet – there was a new Godzilla movie. More importantly, it was apparently amazing. With the aftertaste from the most recent American Gozilla movie with Bryan Cranston, and with a skepticism akin to just seeing the 90s Godzilla movie, I sat down for a trailer.

With the first screen I was instantly sold – Directed by: Hideki Anno. SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!

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Review: Stranger Things

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Review: Stranger Things

(SPOILER FREE)

I just finished the Netflix original series Stranger Things. My insides are still shaking from the range of excitement this show delivers in so many different ways. There is a lot of crap on TV these days, but this is far from it. If you don’t have Netflix this show should be the reason you fork over the dough and get it. The creators of this series are Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer, twin brothers in their 30s who were turned down over a dozen times from various studios for this project. I am sure those studios are kicking themselves right now because this show delivers everything you want in a sci-fi thriller.

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SHOUT! Factory Announces THE TRANSFORMERS -THE MOVIE 30th Anniversary Edition

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SHOUT! Factory Announces THE TRANSFORMERS -THE MOVIE  30th Anniversary Edition

THE TRANSFORMERSTHE MOVIE 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Special Two-Disc Blu-ray™ and DVD Arrive in Stores Everywhere

September 13, 2016 From Shout! Factory

Good grief, has it really been thirty years since The Transformers – The Movie came out? I still have vivid memories of watching this for the first time in the theater, crying, laughing, cheering, and practically getting up in the aisle and dancing (have I mentioned how much I love the soundtrack?). If you’ve ever wondered why I feel personally betrayed by the Michael Bay Transformers films, it’s because what I really wanted out of those was a live-action version of this movie.

Now longtime fans can rejoice, because this September Shout! Factory is releasing a newly remastered copy of the film in both DVD and Blu-Ray, with lots of fun extras. Click the jump for the full press release on this 30th Anniversary Edition.

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SDCC 2016 – Nickelodeon’s Double Dare is Back, Hosted by Marc Summers

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SDCC 2016 – Nickelodeon’s Double Dare is Back, Hosted by Marc Summers

Nickelodeon’s The Splat – the network’s programming block dedicated to Nick’s legendary library of hits from the ‘90s and 2000s – will salute the 30th anniversary of Double Dare by bringing back original host Marc Summers for the first time in 16 years for a special live edition of the iconic game show on Friday, July 22, during Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016.

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