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  • Agents of SHIELD: 2.19 “The Dirty Half Dozen” Review

    We’re coming up on the season finale in just a few weeks, but more pressing, we have Avengers:  Age of Ultron (A:  AoU) coming out this week, which means that this week’s Agents of SHIELD—and probably much of the rest of the season—are peripherally related to what’s going to...
  • The History of Gods: A Review of Ex Machina

    Trigger Warnings:  dubcon, rape, abuse, and self-harm When the inevitable Robot Apocalypse happens?  It’s going to be because of people like Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac; Show Me a Hero, A Most Violent Year, and The Two Faces of January). I’m not even joking. And, the reason I’m citing Nathan...
  • Game of Thrones: 5.3 “High Sparrow” Review

    Somewhere, Game of Thrones seems to have inherited the “Walk and Talk” episode format from The West Wing, and much of “High Sparrow” is devoted to various characters walking around and discussing their next moves. Without actually doing much to speak of. That being said, another previously long-surviving character...
  • A Balance of Life and Light: Beltane

    Beltane, like Samhain—which is also referred to as Walpurgisnacht in Germanic countries after Saint Walpurga, Calan Mai in Wales, and May Day by English-speaking countries—isn’t so much a celebration of a particular deity despite sacrifices being made to Belenus, “the bright one”, or an astronomical event; rather, Beltane marks...
  • Agents of SHIELD: 2.18 “The Frenemy of My Enemy” Review

    Last week, Agents of SHIELD was all about the women and their stories, and this week, it’s a bit more about the men—but only marginally. Mostly, when this episode is about the men, it’s about Coulson, Mike, Leo, and Hunter and their team-up with Kara (Agent 33) and Ward...
  • Artist Profile: Larissa

    Larissa Eddie, who only began her music career in earnest in 2014, has already generated a tremendous amount of attention, having toured with and guested on stage with Peter Andre as well having supported Lionel Richie during the U.K. leg of his 2015 tour. In the midst of her...
  • Game of Thrones: 5.2 “The House of Black and White” Review

    Along with the first glimpses of Dorne, we also check in with Arya as she arrives in Braavos. There, she will enter The House of Black and White to “become no one”. In the meantime, Dany begins to lose control of Mereen, Sansa rejects Brienne’s protection, Jon Snow becomes...
  • Agents of SHIELD: 2.17 “Melinda” Review

    So, Agents of SHIELD this week? Is all about the women and their stories. I am so here for this. Primarily, though, we have two stories running alongside each other and two actors who were part of the unifying incident: Bahrain. We finally find out what happened in Bahrain....
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: 1.11/1.12/1.13 “Kimmy Rides a Bike!”/“Kimmy Goes to Court!”/“Kimmy Makes Waffles!” Review

    Thing High Atop The Thing—GREAT DAY IN THE MORNING!—we are finally at the end of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 1. Why is there a second season?!?!?!?!?!?! And, really, I’ve kept hoping that something good would come out of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt—and, yeah, there are tiny twinkles here and there...