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Binary System Podcast #67 – Sherlock

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Binary System Podcast #67 – Sherlock

Spoiler warnings ahoy! This week the twins finally discuss the final episode of Sherlock Season 4 (maybe the final episode of Sherlock ever?) Also, this is one of the few times when the twins have completely opposite opinions about something. (Weird trivia fact: one of them also doesn’t like bananas.) (Kathryn – Ew. Bananas.) (Elizabeth – Hey! Good source of potassium!)

After breaking down the episode into little bitty pieces, they also compare notes on Whisky Tango Foxtrot (ah, that accent…) more Oscars coverage, and Harry Potter fan art.

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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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Binary System Podcast #65 – Sherlock and Rogue One

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Binary System Podcast #65 – Sherlock and Rogue One

We know you thought the Binary System Podcast was made up of calm, thoughtful people, capable of discussing things in a composed, professional manner. That is, if you’ve never listened to an episode before. Tune in as the twins lose their $h*t over Sherlock and StarWars: Rogue One. Loudly. With much squeeing.

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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: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

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Review: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Tina Fey’s new movie Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is based on The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the memoir by American international journalist Kim Barker about her experiences in Pakistan and Afghanistan. We follow Kim Barker as she arrives in Kabul, knowing nothing of the world outside of America. We see her stories about Islamic militants and shaky reconstruction efforts, which were soon overshadowed by the bigger news in Iraq. This is a darkly comic, real-life look at the absurdities and tragedies of the “forgotten war,” finding both humor and humanity.

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Movie Issues: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Movie Issues: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

A film series that started in 2001 with Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings series has finally come to end. Our second long journey though middle earth has reached its climax with the new film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. We pick up right where we last left our hobbits. Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the terrifying Smaug from acquiring a kingdom of treasure and obliterating all of Middle-Earth. In this last of three pictures we see action, war, blood, gore, brotherhood and love. Out of the three Hobbit pictures, this is by far the best one.

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Movie Issues: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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Movie Issues: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

We’re back for another round of long walking in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. We pick up right where the first movie ended: Bilbo, along with Gandalf and Thorin Oakenshield and his twelve companions, continue east to the edge of the forest of Mirkwood where they encounter a skin-changer, are attacked by giant spiders, then captured by Wood-elves. Bilbo helps the dwarves escape from the elves, and then they follow the forest river to Lake-town, where they meet Bard, a bowman who is against the dwarves going to the mountain.  After receiving help from the town, the party continues on to the Lonely Mountain, where they eventually find the hidden door into the mountain. Bilbo enters and encounters the dragon Smaug, and after a failed attempt by Bilbo and the dwarves to kill Smaug, the dragon seeks revenge by heading to Lake-town to wreak havoc again. Thus leaving the audience with a cliffhanger and a year of waiting to see the end of our long journey.

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Movie Issues: The World’s End

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Movie Issues: The World’s End

With all good things there is always an end. With that, The Cornetto Trilogy has reached its end. Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, along with director Edgar Wright, the geniuses that brought their genera filled adventures starting with 2004’s horror inspired Shaun of the Dead, seconded by the 2007 action themed Hot Fuzz, finish off with The World’s End. It’s only fitting they would end their series with a science fiction motivated film. Here we find five old friends trying to complete the Golden Mile, an infamous pub-crawl encompassing 12 pubs in their hometown of Newton Haven. The group attempted the crawl as teenagers, but failed to reach the final pub, The World’s End. Now adults, they try again, this time running into more than they bargained for, as the town has been taken over by robots.

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