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San Diego Comic Con 2024: Sunday Preview

San Diego Comic Con returns to the San Diego Convention Center and surrounding area. Sunday's programming schedule has been revealed ...
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San Diego Comic-Con 2024 Sunday Programming Highlights

San Diego Comic Con returns to the San Diego Convention Center and surrounding area. Sunday's programming schedule has been revealed ...
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From the Couch Hole: And All My Words Would Just Fall Out of Line

Previously on FTCH, Wolverine and Deadpool were the children of dune and together in electric dreams. It was the night ...
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San Diego Comic-Con 2024 Saturday Programming Highlights

San Diego Comic Con returns to the San Diego Convention Center and surrounding area. Saturday's programming schedule has been revealed ...
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San Diego Comic-Con 2024: Saturday Preview

San Diego Comic Con returns to the San Diego Convention Center and surrounding area. Saturday's programming schedule has been revealed ...
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San Diego Comic-Con 2024: Friday Preview

San Diego Comic Con returns to the San Diego Convention Center and surrounding area. Friday's programming schedule has been revealed ...
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San Diego Comic-Con 2024: Friday Programming Highlights

San Diego Comic Con returns to the San Diego Convention Center and surrounding area. Friday's programming schedule has been revealed ...
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San Diego Comic-Con 2024: Thursday Programming Highlights

San Diego Comic Con returns to the San Diego Convention Center and surrounding area. Thursday’s programming schedule has been revealed ...
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San Diego Comic-Con 2024: Thursday Preview

San Diego Comic Con returns to the San Diego Convention Center and surrounding area. Thursday's programming schedule has been revealed ...
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From the Couch Hole: I’ll Never Find a Better Prize

Previously on FTCH, Deadpool couldn't fight the feeling that he liked the Police and Nashville Hot pretzels. Wolverine's origin came ...
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From the Couch Hole: It’s Time to Bring This Ship Into the Shore

Previously on FTCH, Frankie went to Hollywood in a Ferrari during a purple rain. The crime story was about the ...
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From the Couch Hole: Keep the Vampires from Your Door

Previously on FTCH, Furiosa met with the Idea Man to say, "Please let me get what I want." That included ...
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Doctor Who: The Celestial Toymaker Is the Pick of the Week

It seems completely crazy to me now, but for years the BBC did little to no archiving of their television ...
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From the Couch Hole: Good Times for a Change

Previously on FTCH, I played your song out on Fury Road. I saw the TV glow in a quiet place ...
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CrimeCon 2024 Review: Wrap Up

I have returned from a packed weekend at CrimeCon 2024 in Nashville, Tennessee. Outside of the speakers, creators, and exhibitors, ...
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From the Couch Hole: Or a Man Who Makes Potions in a Travelin’ Show

Previously on FTCH, the ring of terror was beyond Thunderdome over the cheeseburger melts. Madame Web took the sweet child ...
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CrimeCon 2024 Review: Day Two

CrimeCon Day 2 started earlier and felt much busier. Today, the numbers of attendees were evident by the packed Main ...
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CrimeCon 2024 Review: Day One

I’ve just completed Day One of CrimeCon 2024 in Nashville, Tennessee. This is my first year attending this con, but ...
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From the Couch Hole: Where Do We Go Now?

Previously on FTCH, from me to you the Earth Mama makes the best root beer floats. The Road Warrior was ...
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From the Couch Hole: If There’s Anything That You Want

Previously on FTCH, Mad Max said, "One day I'll fly away. So talk to me." The Sympathizer stocked the house ...
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Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998) and Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island (2019) Blu-ray Review: Wallow in the Warmth of a 20-Year Story Arc

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island starts with the gang (Scooby-Doo/Scott Innes, Shaggy Rogers/Billy West, Daphne Blake/Mary Kay Bergman, Fred Jones/Frank Welker, ...
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From the Couch Hole: I Follow the Night

Previously on FTCH, the Eightfold Fence Musical was full of Sprite Chill. It was half a world away when the ...
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From the Couch Hole: I’ll Book Myself Into a Soul Asylum

Previously on FTCH, the 13th apostle was the sympathizer for the war on the Planet of the Apes. There was ...
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From the Couch Hole: All My Little Plans and Schemes

Previously on FTCH, there was a civil war because of the Martian chronicles about the best limited television show of ...
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From the Couch Hole: Sat by the River and It Made Me Complete

Previously on FTCH, there was a zone of interest about the rise of the planet of the apes who said, ...
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From the Couch Hole: The Calendar on Your Wall Was Ticking the Days Off

Previously on FTCH, last week the eclipse was just a jade in the shade in the New Empire. The Baja ...
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From the Couch Hole: Time Can Erase the Things We Said

Previously on FTCH, last week the Ghostbusters were called in by the mysterious stranger. They went to Skull Island and ...
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WonderCon 2024 Review: Day Two

It was raining Saturday morning so not sure how this affected attendance, but surely had to dissuade a few. More ...
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WonderCon 2024 Review: Day One

Not sure if it's an intentional decision, but WonderCon is getting smaller. Whether that's a good or bad thing is ...
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From the Couch Hole: In This Life I’ve Seen Everything I Can See

Previously on FTCH, last week on Star Island, the Shogun smelled old books and sizzlin' cheese burgers. Godzilla and Kong ...
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From the Couch Hole: We Can All Get Together and Ease Up Our Mind

Previously on FTCH, last week Morbius and Monsieur Spade narrated the anatomy of the fall. Venom didn't give the best ...
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From the Couch Hole: Beautiful Faces and Loud, Empty Places

Previously on FTCH, we returned to Dune for chocomania with the Shogun. The blade runner said, "Wish you were here" ...
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From the Couch Hole: Same Old Show, In a Different Town, On Another Time

Previously on FTCH, inside Llewlyn Davis they found Coca-Cola spiced with hot honey. The drive-away dolls have been searchin' such ...
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From the Couch Hole: Good Things in Life Take a Long Time

Previously on FTCH, the Lord of Light arrived in his midnite cruiser with maple syrup grahams. On Dune, the color ...
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From the Couch Hole: So Glad That You’re Here Again

Previously on FTCH, there was a murder at the end of the world on Dune. The messiah asked for black ...
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From the Couch Hole: Looking from a Window Above

Previously on FTCH, Dr. No met Jim Dandy in their past lives in Babylon. From May to December, we had ...
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From the Couch Hole: All the Lights Are Changing Green to Red

Previously on FTCH, the little women were poor things that had to call an exorcist who said "This is a ...
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From the Couch Hole: I’ve Been So Many Places In My Life And Time

Previously on FTCH, the Barbie in the multiverse of madness was the rabbit hunter, so beware of darkness. The Golden ...
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From the Couch Hole: Watch Out, Take Care

Previously on FTCH, we were full of pork belly in 2001 when we met at the Einstein Intersection with Monsieur ...
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From the Couch Hole: Just Like a Song in Days of Yore

Previously on FTCH, we started the year on Dune with a 'Shroom Swiss burger. The heroes used the Iron Claw ...
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American Dharma Movie Review: Duty, Fate, and Destiny

American Dharma is a documentary film in which director Errol Morris interviews Steve Bannon, who, among many other roles, was ...
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From the Couch Hole: We Could Steal Time, Just for One Day

Previously on FTCH, way back in 2023, the boy and the heron went to a castle in the sky for ...
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A Disturbance in the Force: How the Star Wars Holiday Special Happened Blu-ray Review: Bringing Balance and Answers After 45 Years  

Making its sole television appearance on November 17, 1978, the Star Wars Holiday Special is an event that remains forever ...
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From the Couch Hole: Best of the Rest 2023 – You Can Burn The Midnight Oil With Me

From 2005-2013 and 2014-2022, I punctuated each year with an ever increasingly complex Best of List. In 2021 I returned ...
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TV Review: Star Wars Holiday Special

In 1978, Star Wars fans had little content beyond the film to immerse themselves. There was the movie novelization ghost ...
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From the Couch Hole: Best of TV/Streaming 2023 – Every Day Here Is the Freakin’ Super Bowl

From 2005-2013 and 2017-2020, I punctuated each year with an ever increasingly complex Best Of List. In 2021, I returned ...
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From the Couch Hole: Best of Film 2023 – I Still Don’t Understand What the Play Is About

From 2005 through 2013 and then, after a hiatus, from 2017-2021, I have punctuated each year with an ever increasingly ...
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Standard Operating Procedure Movie Review: We Just Did What We Were Told

Errol Morris’ 2008 documentary Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) concerns itself with the photos uncovered at Abu Ghraib prison in 2004 ...
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From the Couch Hole: With a Pretty Girl Dancin’ to Jug Band Music

Previously on FTCH, Godzilla raids again for the cherry game fuel. Godzilla and the Muppets sang, "We're the best of ...
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From the Couch Hole: We’ve Got Good Vibes

Previously on FTCH, Napoleon and the duellists met the boogeyman. The Muppet family and the scientist made a coldplay for ...
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From the Couch Hole: Pulling the Puzzles Apart

Previously on FTCH, Holly was one of the warriors with poems, prayers, and promises. The Muppets were long riders on ...
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From the Couch Hole: How Long It’s Been Since Yesterday

Previously on FTCH, Priscilla told a horse's tale about the bling ring. The lullaby was a cure and it was ...
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The Fog of War Blu-ray Review: Robert McNamara Tells All

Although I’ve never held a role in politics, nor do I intend to, there’s no doubt that they come with ...
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From the Couch Hole: Softly Through the Shadow of the Evening Sun

Previously on FTCH, we found ourselves in Y3000 sitting in the rockin' chair for a time of changes. In Cut ...
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From the Couch Hole: Just Rock Me Away from Here

Previously on FTCH, we were enlightened by Mr. Roboto about holiday stuffing. We spent five nights at Freddy's with Dolores ...
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From the Couch Hole: With Parts Made in Japan

Previously on FTCH, don't look now but there was a photograph of the masque of Red Death that led to ...
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Book Review: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: The Making of the Classic Film by John Tenuto & Maria Jose Tenuto

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: The Making of the Classic Film is sure to satisfy the needs of ...
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From the Couch Hole: ‘Til You Come Home Again to Stay

Previously on FTCH, we entered the crawlspace on a Midnight dreary but we said, "Don't be afraid of the dark." ...
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From the Couch Hole: It Seems I Don’t Get Time Out Anymore

Previously on FTCH, we visited with the Midnight Club and found that suicide is painless. If it isn't, there's always ...
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From the Couch Hole: Through Early Morning Fog I See

Previously on FTCH, we discovered that not a day goes by that the two stagecoaches don't leave with the baby. ...
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From the Couch Hole: I Just Go On Thinking and Sweating

Previously on FTCH, there was a stalker eating street tacos. Henry Sugar told him, "Send in the clowns," and the ...
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A bowl of ice cream sitting on a table.

From the Couch Hole: Don’t You Love the Farce

Previously on FTCH, there was a haunting in Venice and Carmella Creeper is dead again in The Void. In Flavortown, ...
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Scooby-Doo! and Krypto, Too! DVD Review: Plays Cards Across a Vast Spectrum of Fandoms

The 35th entry into the Scooby-Doo! Direct-To-Video Movie series arrives on September 26, 2023. Scooby-Doo! and Krypto, Too! continues a ...
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From the Couch Hole: I’ve Been Out Walking

Previously on FTCH, Archer and Gator were not accused in the killing of a Chinese bookie. I ranked the best ...
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From the Couch Hole: As the Ocean Crawls Onto the Shoreline

Previously on FTCH, the enforcer Josey Wales named the best soda ever. It was in a broken dream that Python ...
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From the Couch Hole: In the Days Between the Hours

Previously on FTCH, the muskrat love between Frances and Margot got the Mayans kicking and screaming at the wedding. The ...
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From the Couch Hole: Doin’ the Town and Doin’ It Right

Previously on FTCH, we were all dressed for the Fall Festival in harmony with the rabbits and the frogs. There ...
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From the Couch Hole: Is This the Only Place You Thought to Go

Previously on FTCH, what we did in the shadows was rad and included some teenage mutant ninja turtles. The Super ...
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From the Couch Hole: Too Long in the Wind, Too Long in the Rain

Previously on FTCH, we let out with a "Chim Chim Cher-ee" even when some Pudd'nheads said, "It's bad for ya." ...
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Book Review: Out There: The Science Behind Sci-Fi Film and TV by Ariel Waldman

Science fiction is a genre that has predicted many current inventions. And yet, at the time of release, certain movies ...
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From the Couch Hole: When The’s ‘Ardly No Day Nor ‘Ardly No Night

Previously on FTCH, we were hanging on the telephone for the Omega Man and Boba Fett. There was Juneberry, Joe ...
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Fast X Blu-ray Review: It’s Still About Family

Fast X, the latest installment in the franchise, is a sequel to Fast Five. I opened my review of the ...
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From the Couch Hole: I’m in the Phone Booth, It’s the One Across the Hall

Previously on FTCH, the biggest part of me was a combination of Oppenheimer and Obi-Wan and a mashup of Twinkies ...
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Midsummer Scream 2023 Review, Part 2: Sunday Spooky Sunday

Throughout the 3-day weekend, the exhibit floor was packed with hundreds of vendors for all one's spooky season needs, from ...
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Midsummer Scream 2023 Review, Part 1: The Things I Saw on Saturday

Debuting in 2016, Midsummer Scream dubs itself “the world’s biggest Horror and Halloween convention.” It certainly is the biggest Horror ...
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Midsummer Scream 2023: Hall of Shadows Review: Each Attraction Showcased an Impressive Amount of Work

The Hall of Shadows is a section of the exhibit floor filled with haunted attractions. CalHaunts, a Southern California group ...
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From the Couch Hole: Try to Stay in the Middle

Previously on FTCH, there was the return of the Killer's Hook and the Pickwick Papers said, "Thank you for smoking." ...
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From the Couch Hole: There’s a New Sun Arisin’

Previously on FTCH, the heat was on Indiana Jones and we were holdin' onto yesterday. We said what we would ...
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From the Couch Hole: My Yesterdays Have All Gone By

Previously on FTCH, the last of Sheila went to Asteroid City for the Ultimate Coca-Cola on a beautiful day. The ...
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From the Couch Hole: Don’t Let It Get Away

Previously on FTCH, the brotherhood celebrated their Independence Day with beef, brownies, and a side of soylent green. The Sandman ...
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San Diego Comic Con 2023 Saturday Programming Highlights

San Diego Comic Con returns again to the San Diego Convention Center. The Saturday's programming schedule has been revealed and ...
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Cinema Sentries

San Diego Comic Con 2023 Friday Programming Highlights

San Diego Comic Con returns again to the San Diego Convention Center. The Friday's programming schedule has been revealed and ...
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San Diego Comic Con 2023 Thursday Programming Highlights

San Diego Comic Con returns again to the San Diego Convention Center. The Thursday's programming schedule has been revealed and ...
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From the Couch Hole: See the Lights Do a Long Slow Fade

Previously on FTCH, Arthur reminded us "The best that you can do is fall in love with Churro Kit Kats." ...
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From the Couch Hole: I Know It’s Crazy but It’s True

Previously on FTCH, we asked, "Do you hear the rain when you're gone?" It's a Gilded Age at the Grindhouse ...
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From the Couch Hole: And in the Day, Everything’s Complex

Previously on FTCH, the 100th episode was brought to you by Dr. Pepper Float, Cuban Sandwich, and Strawberry Lymonade. Mr. Blue ...
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From the Couch Hole: And Today Is the Day We’ve Waited For

Previously on FTCH, there was a sick puppy with a problem of the jugular vein. We had to go slow West ...
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From the Couch Hole: I Fell Asleep Amid the Flowers

Previously on FTCH, in the pitch black we were slip slidin' away down the quicksilver highway with an old pro. The ...
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From the Couch Hole: The Information’s Unavailable to the Mortal Man

Previously on FTCH, it was just you 'n' me once upon a time . . . in Hollywood. We caught a ...
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Fast X Movie Review: Dante Unleashes an Inferno

Fast X opens by taking the audience back to the events of Fast Five when Dom (Vin Diesel), Brian (Paul ...
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From the Couch Hole: Simple and Free

Previously on FTCH, there was a summer freeze and a fire walks with me. We went to the Kazbar and said ...
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From the Couch Hole: While Color Lights Up Your Face

Previously on FTCH, there was a fire witness to the inferno of the honey habanero chips. Beau is afraid that it ...
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From the Couch Hole: To Take the Blues Away

Previously on FTCH, when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, we zoomed in on blackout cake and baby bundts. We had a cam ...
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Pop Tarts Apple Jacks Cheese Box

From the Couch Hole: You Chased the Day Away

Previously on FTCH, we had a beef with the worst ice cream to ever cross paths with the Couch Hole. But ...
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From the Couch Hole: Show Me Where to Look

Previously on FTCH, we were down at the Mendocino County Line pushing daisies and looking for bodies, bodies, bodies. The Peeps ...
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From the Couch Hole: As the Sun Sank West

Previously on FTCH, we were a good person made of stardust who traveled from the meta moon to the Garden State. ...
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Star Trek: The Next Generation 4-Movie Collection 4K UHD Review: First 4K Contact

Following up on last year’s six-movie 4K box set of the original Star Trek movies, Paramount has moved on to ...
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From the Couch Hole: Stare into Space

Previously on FTCH, we had three cheeses in our chips and fruity cereal in our ice cream. It was stormy weather ...
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From the Couch Hole: You’ve Really Made the Grade

Previously on FTCH, we mused about once upon a time in the West with roulette and a poker face. We drove ...
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From the Couch Hole: Well, My Time Went So Quickly

Previously on FTCH, we went under the silver lake to investigate the Dain's Curse with cavemen. There was fast twitch and ...
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From the Couch Hole: Not Really Sure How to Feel About It

Previously on FTCH, it was a thematic whale of a tale about Dicky Moe, Moby Dick, Mobius, the Whale, and we ...
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AlienCon 2023 Review: A Weekend to Discover You Are Not Alone

Courtesy of A+E Networks When people ask those who believe in UFOs, UAPs, and aliens, if we are alone in ...
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From the Couch Hole: Call Me Ahab

Previously on FTCH, the was a killing and a nightmare that was meaner than evil. The strawberries and cream mixed with ...
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From the Couch Hole: I Know Your Eyes in the Morning Sun

Previously on FTCH, we had a red harvest in the pastures of plenty. There was a starry flare that brought a ...
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From the Couch Hole: I Slept on the Ground in the Light of the Moon

Previously on FTCH, we went from Pandora to the High Plains and drifted back to the water. The yellowjackets were breaking ...
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From the Couch Hole: ‘Cause We All Have Wings

Previously on FTCH, I thought that top guns were mad men. I went maverick over tangy Cheetos that take my breath ...
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From the Couch Hole: Watching in Slow Motion

Previously on FTCH, during a rainy night in Georgia, we were turning red like a spicy nacho dip. Or was it ...
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From the Couch Hole: Tryin’ to Find a Warm Place to Spend the Night

Previously on FTCH, further on up the road with the Swiss Miss, things on Pandora were all quiet on the Western ...
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From the Couch Hole: Where the Road Is Dark and the Seed Is Sowed

Previously on FTCH, we kicked off the third year of FTCH with some roadwork with Tar that was so easy even ...
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From the Couch Hole: Take That Look of Worry, I’m an Ordinary Man

Previously on FTCH, way back in 2022 we left you with a cliffhanger as Valdez was coming. There was a Zapp ...
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Book Review: Being Bond: A Daniel Craig Retrospective by Mark Salisbury

Daniel Craig’s final outing as James Bond in No Time to Die reminded us all how much of an impact ...
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From the Couch Hole: Best of the Rest 2022 – Haunted by the Ghost of You

From 2005-2013 and 2014-2021, I punctuated each year with an ever increasingly complex Best of List. In 2020 I returned ...
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From the Couch Hole: Best of TV/Streaming 2022 – Let Justice Be Done Though the Heavens Fall

From 2005-2013 and 2017-2020, I punctuated each year with an ever increasingly complex Best Of List. In 2021, I returned ...
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From the Couch Hole: Best of Film 2022 – Movies Are Dreams, Doll, That You Never Forget

From 2005 through 2013 and then, after a hiatus, from 2017-2021, I have punctuated each year with an ever increasingly ...
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From the Couch Hole: In Our Hearts We’ll Understand

Previously on FTCH, on a Wednesday at four past midnight the lady is waiting. There was a son of flubber and ...
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5-25-77 Blu-ray Review: A Long Time Ago in a Town Far, Far Away

For sci-fi starved ‘70s youth, the arrival of Star Wars was a watershed moment forever etched in our collective memories. ...
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From the Couch Hole: Sharing My Secrets and Wishing My Wishes

Previously on FTCH, we celebrated a love story, a birthday song, and a Christmas list. There were fairy tales and fable ...
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Pulp Fiction 4K UHD Review: Jukeboxer

Joy to the world: Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction—a gritty crime romp set in mid-1990s L.A.—is now out in 4K Ultra ...
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From the Couch Hole: Some Things Are Not Spoken of

Previously on FTCH, we celebrated a perfect day with brownie batter, sriracha chips, and trust. The legend of lobo and the ...
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From the Couch Hole: When It Gets Dark, We Go Home

Previously on FTCH, there was a fruit quake, hot honey, and a rainbow connection. We had hearts in Atlantis, banshees in ...
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From the Couch Hole: And What’s on the Other Side

Previously on FTCH, we had a web of fear because of mayo and chutney. There were two running men, a black ...
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From the Couch Hole: I Was Alone, I Took a Ride

Previously on FTCH, we had a week of love and happiness with waterworks. There was sun on the chips and nutty ...
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From the Couch Hole: The Power of Love

Previously on FTCH, we called the warlords on the black phone from the last house on the left. We had scary ...
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From the Couch Hole: Why Worry When It’s Warm Over Here

Previously on FTCH, Michael was back for Halloween, Ben returned, and Jet Screamer made an appearance. The Hocus Pocus were fruity, ...
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Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! DVD Review: A Love Letter to the Original Series

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided the writer with a free copy of the DVD reviewed in this Blog Post. The ...
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TV Review: Doctor Who: “The Power of the Doctor”

Doctor Who: “The Power of the Doctor” ends Jodie Whittaker's tenure as the Thirteenth Doctor on the ongoing series. Considering ...
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From the Couch Hole: Come Fly with Me

Previously on FTCH, Mr. Harrigan's phone called the Midnight Club at the asylum and they answered. "This must be the place." ...
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From the Couch Hole: Make It Up As We Go Along

Previously on FTCH, we were back with tales from the crypt and back with brookie-o's. We were sailing home as a ...
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From the Couch Hole: Can You Hear Me?

Previously on FTCH, we were on vacation and Midnight Mass comes at night with dream and reality. Home was Ding Dongs ...
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From the Couch Hole: Holy Moly, Me Oh My

Previously on FTCH, we went back to the mid90s for a metamorphosis and some VooDew. There was a Count Chocula who ...
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From the Couch Hole: There’s No Turning Back

Previously on FTCH, we had some Voodew and moonlight to see the hearty dippers. The story from the West Side showed ...
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From the Couch Hole: Got My Good Side On

Previously on FTCH, we had pebbles that were fruity and pretzels that were beer cheese. We had a skeleton crew, four ...
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From the Couch Hole: And Talking Is the Only Way, Then Rap On

Previously on FTCH, we pumped it up with cinnafuego and a fruit mix-up. There was a prince, a pauper, and uncut ...
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture: The Director’s Edition 4K UHD Review: The Starship Ponderosa

Upon its release in 1979, Trekkies greeted Star Trek: The Motion Picture as an Event. Green-lit by Paramount in a ...
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From the Couch Hole: Until You Can Feel It

Previously on FTCH, we were cheeto cheese and peach cobbler. We were pulp and mash in dream world and the dark ...
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From the Couch Hole: Take My Hand, Come Undercover

Previously on FTCH, we lingered over some tangy tamarind, strawberry watermelon, and chili cheese. There was a Spider Island, a swamp ...
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From the Couch Hole: This Is Goodnight and Not Goodbye

Previously on FTCH, there were nightmares, dreamscapes, murders on the midsommar, but we left you with a peaceful easy feeling with ...
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From the Couch Hole: With a Billion Stars All Around

Previously on FTCH, in our house there was a doctor, a lawnmower man, a P.I., and a moonshine war. We were ...
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From the Couch Hole: I’ll Light the Fire, You Place the Flowers in the Vase

Previously on FTCH, we were mellow and looked a life from both sides. We found Forrester, had soft snickerdoodles, hot peppers, ...
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From the Couch Hole: Don’t You Know I’m Feeling Mellow

Previously on FTCH, we spent time at the Amazing Kingdom of Thrills, went to the Moon, and had a fear of ...
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From the Couch Hole: To Brighten up Even Your Darkest Night

Previously on FTCH, we captured love and thunder in a bottle. There were strawberries, apricots and a cuban sandwich to make ...
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From the Couch Hole: If I Had a Box Just for Wishes

Previously on FTCH, there were stranger things afoot, a plan and execution, and a baby cart to Hades. Along with a ...
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From the Couch Hole: If You Get Round to It

Previously on FTCH, a couple weeks ago there was an odd assortment of berry lemonade chips, spicy pickle chips, and elotes ...
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Comic-Con International: San Diego 2022 Friday Program Highlights

Friday's programming schedule has been released. I have less conflicts than yesterday, but looks like the day is going to ...
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Comic-Con International: San Diego 2022 Thursday Program Highlights

Previously when going over convention schedules to create articles like this, my intention is to attend most, if not all, ...
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From the Couch Hole Special Edition: Best of 2006 Redux (You’re Gonna Walk with Me and Talk with Me)

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Book Review: Star Trek: New Visions Volume 5 by John Byrne 

As stated in my previous reviews of this book series, "John Byrne and IDW Publishing are presenting the lost missions ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “The Damned”

In which Shawn and Kim get what they asked for, but not everyone is happy about it. Shawn: How are ...
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Book Review: Star Trek: The Classic UK Comics, Volume Three (1972-1979)

I have no doubt that when he created Star Trek: The Original Series Gene Roddenberry was hoping for a smash ...
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Book Review: The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard, edited by David A. Goodman

Following the success of The Autobiography of James T. Kirk, David A. Goodman explores the background of another well-known and ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Mercy”

In which Kim and Shawn discuss the type of pants one might wear while watching this zombie show. Kim: “I ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract Take on TV 2017 

In which Shawn and Kim take a breath before The Walking Dead starts up again to look at what is ...
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Five Cool Things and The Last Jedi Trailer

Hi, remember me? I'm your local writer who talks about new releases and cool things each week. Except for the ...
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TV Review: Star Trek: Discovery: “The Vulcan Hello”

Set 10 years before The Original Series, which makes no sense in terms of continuity with the technology, aliens, and ...
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Book Review: A Field Guide to the Aliens of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Edited by Zachary Auburn

It's rare these days to get your expectations exceeded. Even rarer is to come upon a treasure that elicits both ...
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Wizard World Chicago 2017 Review: A Pretty Good Show

Written by Chad Derdowski Another summer has come and gone. School buses once again prowl the streets in the early ...
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Star Wars: Rebels: The Complete Season Three Blu-ray Review: An Excellent New Chapter in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

The Star Wars animated series have done a good job of bridging the gap between movies and telling stories the ...
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LEGO Scooby-Doo! Blowout Beach Bash Blu-ray Review: The Mix Here Is a Hot Mess

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided Cinema Sentries with a free copy reviewed in the Blog Post. Shawn's opinions are his ...
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San Diego Comic-Con 2017: Taking a Step Back for a Look 

What if I said that the San Diego Comic-Con International has nothing to do with comics? For anyone that has ...
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Five Cool Things and San Diego Comic-Con 2017

Mat, the normal curator for this column, and his family have gone on vacation, but with San Diego Comic-Con having ...
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Hailing Frequencies Open with Dennis Hanon, IKV Stranglehold 

Stranglehold is a not-for-profit, San-Diego-based fan group that not only puts on the long running Klingon Lifestyles panel at San ...
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The Fate of the Furious Blu-ray Review: The Franchise Gets a Much-Needed Jump Start

The Fate opens with the series returning to its roots. Dom (Vin Diesel) gets involved in a race on the ...
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Wizard World Sacramento 2017 Review: Great Guests and Even Better Panels

Ever since making its way to Sacramento in 2014, I've had the pleasure of covering each Wizard World convention. That ...
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Actor Kevin Sorbo Talks Hercules and More at Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con

I first interviewed Kevin Sorbo back in 2013, when he was doing a promotion for a little film called Storm ...
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Book Review: Star Wars: The Complete Classic Newspaper Comics, Vol. 1

Before The Empire Strikes Back was released in 1980, Star Wars fans who wanted more stories from George Lucas' “galaxy ...
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Blu-ray Review: An Impressive and Immersive High-def Experience

While the Star Wars universe had previously been expanded over the years into multiple mediums, Rogue One was the first ...
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For the Love of Spock DVD Review: Perfect for Both Those Who Love and Those Who Don’t Know Spock

We all know that there are people that don't like or simply don't get Star Trek. Nonetheless, it's hard to ...
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Book Review: James Bond: SPECTRE: The Complete Comic Strip Collection

Having previously collected and released the James Bond newspaper comic-strip adventures that ran in British newspapers, including in Omnibus Volumes ...
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Book Review: Star Trek: The Classic UK Comics, Vol. 2: Where Some Fans May Never Have Gone Before

There are so many branches to the Star Trek universe: novelizations, movies, re-boot film series, animated series, magazines, television series, ...
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Book Review: Star Trek: New Visions Volume 4 by John Byrne

In Star Trek: New Visions, John Byrne tells of the lost missions of the Starship Enterprise under the command of ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “The First Day of the Rest of Your Life”

In which Shawn and Kim react to the Season 7 finale. Shawn: A season full of ups and downs finally ...
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Is the Pick of the Week

I first saw Star Wars…well, I don't actually remember the first time I saw Star Wars. That's A New Hope ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Something They Need”

In which Kim and Shawn find reasons to root for people again. Kim: So, here we are with one episode ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “The Other Side”

In which Shawn and Kim wonder if anything but a bloodbath save this season now? Shawn: I'm not going to ...
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Emerald City Comicon 2017 Review: A Smaller Convention Coming into Its Own

Having been to several comic conventions in California, one of my friends living in the Seattle area told me I ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Bury Me Here”

In which a bad cantaloupe does some irreparable damage. Shawn: As low as the show has gotten the past couple ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Say Yes”

In which Kim and Shawn say no to "Say Yes". Kim: Another week, another character-focused episode that does next to ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Hostiles and Calamities”

In which Shawn and Kim have the same thoughts about the episode where nothing happened. And they aren't positive. Shawn: ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “New Best Friends”

In which Shawn and Kim have some pretty separate takes on the latest twist in the story. Shawn: If I ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Rock In The Road”

In which Rick is Rick again and zombies are dying by the handful. Kim: The Walking Dead has returned and ...
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The Best TV Shows of 2016

In which Shawn and Kim take a look back at the brilliant storytelling shows from 2016. Shawn: If T&A is ...
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Book Review: Star Trek: 50 Artists 50 Years

It's been 50 years since the original Star Trek television show debuted on television. While the original series lasted only ...
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Movie Review: The Rebels Strike Back

Rogue One is the latest entry in the ever-expanding Star Wars cinematic universe. Reminiscent of war movies like The Dirty ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Hearts Still Beating”

In which there is a sense of redemption of the season to this point and a reason for hope. Kim: ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: The Walking Dead: “Sing Me A Song”

In which Kim and Shawn are 50% more bored after being slapped in the face by this episode. Shawn: "Keep ...
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