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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)

I'm taking a break on the First Anniversary of FTCH. I love my usual format because it allows me to ...
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True Romance Blu-ray Review: Entertaining, Relentless, and Fearless

I wouldn't exactly call the 1990s the greatest decade, but I will say that the movies that came out of ...
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Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Blu-ray Review: It’s No Secret, This Movie Stinks

If David Yates and J.K. Rowling are serious about their plan to make the Fantastic Beasts series into five movies, ...
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True Romance 4K UHD Review: Sick Love, Slick Film

True Romance isn't a Quentin Tarantino movie. His name is on the screenplay. It has many scenes which no other ...
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From the Couch Hole: Ooh, He’s Here Again

Previously on FTCH, it was a week with nutty ice cream, spicy almonds, and corny potatoes. Suzanne led us through butterflies ...
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From the Couch Hole: You Can Hear the Boats Go By

Previously on FTCH, it was a week of sweet almonds, sweeter pastries, and the sweetest dew. Love grew for the Northman ...
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From the Couch Hole: And Nobody Knows Like Me

Previously on FTCH, it was a COVID-delayed episode that featured purple thunder and a machine that can create rainstorms. There were ...
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From the Couch Hole: And You’re Just in Reach

Previously on FTCH, it was another flamin' hot episode. It was a solid 8 1/2 of night fliers, eclipse deaths, and ...
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From the Couch Hole: I Have a Picture Pinned to My Wall

Previously on FTCH, it was a flamin' hot episode with old bay seasoning. There was lawn mowing and fire starting and ...
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Trekkies: 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review: It’s Logical to Them

Released in 1997, Trekkies is a documentary about Star Trek fandom, particularly as it was in the mid-'90s when the ...
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From the Couch Hole: No Talking, Just Looking

Previously on FTCH, there was a lone wolf for vengeance and a doctor for sleep. Mr. Uggs watched over caramel cookies ...
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From the Couch Hole: I’ll Be the Ticket If You’re My Collector

Previously on FTCH, there was a striptease with a divorce at a funeral. We mixed cinnamon toast with charms and for ...
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The Wit and Wisdom of James Bond Book Giveaway

Cinema Sentries has teamed up with Titan Books to award one lucky reader The Wit and Wisdom of James Bond by ...
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From the Couch Hole: Of Nothing in Particular

Previously on FTCH, there was Billy Summers trying not to be caught and Columbo trying to catch them if he can. ...
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From the Couch Hole: Do You Know What You Want

Previously on FTCH, Tom Sawyer was a detective and the Bunnymen were under a killing moon. There was a witch, bad ...
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From The Couch Hole: Under Blue Moon, I Saw You

Previously on FTCH, Tom Sawyer was abroad and everything was everywhere. At the same time, the city was on fire, ...
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From the Couch Hole: Inside You the Time Moves

Previously on FTCH, we had a week dedicated to the Nineties. There were Langoliers and Violent Femmes. There was Armageddon ...
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From the Couch Hole: It Reminds Me of You (Nineties Edition)

Previously on FTCH, there was a case of dead poets for the Batman, Columbo, and the girl u want for ...
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From the Couch Hole: It Drips on Down in a Mist From Above

Previously on FTCH, there was Blondie in the flesh, and Bardot was created by God. There was an Outsider, an ...
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From the Couch Hole: I Can’t Wait To See You

Previously on FTCH, there were thin Kit Kats and Twinkies in your creamer. We visited Berlin, French Connection, and Batwoman ...
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From the Couch Hole: Step Inside, The Lights Are Down, Let the Show Begin

Previously on FTCH, there was flamin' hot Fritos and jalapeno hot popcorn that were cooled down with Dunkin' beans. There ...
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From the Couch Hole: Just Afloat On The Sea

Previously on FTCH, there was a Stargirl and a Sugar Free Space cola. I included an hombre, a prophet, and ...
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From the Couch Hole: The Sky Above Won’t Fall Down

Previously on FTCH, there was Coke from Space and no one Leggo'd our Pop-Tarts. There was soft skin, ghosts, and ...
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From the Couch Hole: Gold and Silver Shine

Previously on FTCH, there was cheese in the crackers, rabbits on the run, and a death on the Nile. We ...
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From the Couch Hole: Seven Horses Seem to Be on the Mark

Previously on FTCH, there was a Fantastic Planet, fantastic birthday cookies, and two fantastic detectives. We asked you to hold ...
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From The Couch Hole: You’re Gonna Make the Flight

Previously on FTCH, there was adventureful imagination with one hoot, two Cheerios. and three cheeses. We elevated with King, got ...
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From The Couch Hole: We’ll Begin with a Spin

Previously on FTCH, there was a chili cheese keg, fudgy cream, and layers of Lay's. We sat in the sunshine ...
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From the Couch Hole: Turn All the Lights up to Ten

Previously on FTCH, we had a flamin' hot time with Yellowstone, chocolate Oreos and we adored Prince at his best. ...
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From the Couch Hole: I’m Just Trying to Say

Previously on FTCH, we welcomed some clusters of the Reese's and Oreo Toffee variety. There was a ride along with ...
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From the Couch Hole: When the Little Things You’re Doing Don’t Turn Out Right

Previously on FTCH, we started the new season with King, Mountain Dew (your constant writer's weaknesses) and we spiced up ...
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From the Couch Hole: It’s Only a Heartbeat Away

Previously on FTCH, your last regular episode featured a doggy named Bobby and cookies with a doggy named Snoopy on ...
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From the Couch Hole: Best of the Rest 2021 – No Need to Worry, No Need to Cry

From 2005 through 2013, my Sunday Morning Tuneage blog punctuated each year with an ever increasingly complex Best Of List. ...
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From The Couch Hole: Best of TV/Streaming 2021 – Like a Rainbow Crafted by a Drunken Leprechaun

From 2005 through 2013, my Sunday Morning Tuneage blog punctuated each year with an ever increasingly complex Best Of List. ...
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From the Couch Hole: Best of Film 2021: Don’t Cry in My Office

From 2005 through 2013, my Sunday Morning Tuneage blog punctuated each year with an ever increasingly complex Best Of List. ...
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From the Couch Hole: Keep On Keeping On

Previously on FTCH, we walked with Hendrix, Who, and Woo. There were hot almonds, sour corns, and gingerbread candy bars. ...
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From the Couch Hole: So Now You’ve Caught On

Previously on FTCH, we dove into sad ads with Apple and cheesy wings at Applebee's. With King, we went through ...
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Los Angeles Comic Con 2021 Panels I’d Like to See

After skipping the past two years due to Covid, the folks at Los Angeles Comic Con are holding their tenth ...
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From the Couch Hole: Put a Smile on Your Face

Previously on FTCH, we pursued amusement parks, big drivers, and presidential assassinations with Stephen King, and along the way sampled ...
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San Diego Comic-Con Special Edition 2021 Panels I’d Like to See

After cancelling their traditional summer conventions of the past two years due to Covid, the folks who run San Diego ...
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From the Couch Hole: Sunshine in Our Eyes

Previously on FTCH, we talked about things we can't explain like being John Malkovich and our blind spots. The week ...
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From the Couch Hole: Dizzy In The Head

Previously on FTCH, we talked of beginnings and read from the French Dispatch. We had Apple Toast and Pumpkin Creme. ...
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From The Couch Hole: Try and Think of the Right Words to Say

Previously on FTCH, we we waltzed to the pumpkin patch with Linus, thought about life with Ray Bradbury, and looked ...
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From The Couch Hole: Nothing but Sincerity As Far As the Eye Can See

Previously on FTCH, we got in the Halloween mood with a Stone IPA, Stephen King, and the aliens that abducted ...
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From the Couch Hole: And Bluebirds Singing

Previously on FTCH, we appreciated King, WootStout, and Mama Cass but had some troubles with new fall releases of popcorn ...
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From the Couch Hole: Birds Singing in the Sycamore Tree

Previously on FTCH, we drank liquid Starbursts, went back in time to save Kennedy, and forward in time to when ...
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From the Couch Hole: Big Friendly Polar Bear

Previously on FTCH, we had monsters in our cereal, on our cookies, and in the blood that dripped from our ...
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From the Couch Hole: Whisky Bottles Piled High

Previously on FTCH, we had some good Mountain Dew and some terrible Doritos. It was a week for peace, Pop-Tarts ...
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From the Couch Hole: Come and Join the Living

Previously on FTCH, we doubled up on Vaughn and King, and we went lime, chocolate, strawberry, blueberry, and frosted sugar ...
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From the Couch Hole: Got to Pay Your Dues

Previously on FTCH, we went into Cream and KrispyKreme. The previous episode was pretty funyan and we talked about Love/Hate ...
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Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection 4K Ultra HD Review: 4K, The Final Frontier

In celebration of the 55th anniversary of the debut of the Star Trek TV series this month, Paramount has released ...
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From the Couch Hole: When the Stars Start Falling

Previously on FTCH, we went under the dome, shrieked about Skittles, and mused on murders in the building. This week, ...
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From the Couch Hole: Dreaming My Life Away

Previously on FTCH, we spoke about sassy spirits, snakes in the spice aisle, and spicy sweet Dew. This week continued ...
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From the Couch Hole: Shameless and Tameless

Previously on FTCH, we discussed not Apple Jacks and not the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. We solved a caper ...
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From the Couch Hole: Feel Sunshine Sparkle Pink and Blue

Previously on FTCH, we talked twins, made a bargain, and wondered how Wendy's fit a spicy chicken into a Pringle. ...
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From the Couch Hole: I’d Call That a Bargain

Previously on FTCH, we talked trash, discussed the merits of the Kit Kat, fretted about expensive french fries, and reviewed ...
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From the Couch Hole: We’ve Seen the Rain and the Sunshine Together

Previously on FTCW, we solved mysteries with the Drew Crew but we couldn't solve the Case of the Grey Skittles. ...
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From the Couch Hole: Life Is Filled with Confusion

Previously on FTCH we mused upon summer jobs, we caught some blues with the Allman Brothers and the signature potato chip ...
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From the Couch Hole: Turn Your Lamp Down Low

Previously on FTCH we rocked with the Ramones, lamented the failings of The Flash, and we kept King's Kingdom Hospital ...
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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Announces Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Magical Movie Mode

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that the 2001 beloved family film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone will be ...
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From the Couch Hole: Fell in Love by the Soda Machine

Season One, Episode One was well received. We're moving on to Episode Two and I'm starting to get more into ...
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From the Couch Hole: Maybe We Can Stay in Touch

There was once a blog named "Sunday Morning Tuneage".  From 2006 - 2013 on MySpace, I wrote a weekly dispatch ...
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Book Review: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Crusader’s Curse by Stuart Douglas

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Crusader’s Curse (2020) by Stuart Douglas is the thirty-second entry in The Further Adventures of ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Watching TV While the Band Plays On

Kim and Shawn reflect on five positives from a weird year of entertainment. Five Shows Kim Watched Since March You ...
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Book Review: The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway, edited by Una McCormack

The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway, by Una McCormack, is the third book in a series of planned Star Trek “autobiographies” ...
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Book Review: Star Trek: The Artistry of Dan Curry by Dan Curry and Ben Robinson

In Star Trek: The Artistry of Dan Curry by Dan Curry and Ben Robinson, the reader is constantly reminded that ...
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The Captains Collection Blu-ray Review: Exploring Star Trek with William Shatner

The Captains Collection is a four-disc set from Shout Factory! that presents four Star Trek-related documentaries written and directed by William Shatner ...
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Murder by Decree (Special Edition) Blu-ray Review: Fogbound

Murder by Decree is one of the better Sherlock Holmes movies. Directed by Bob Clark, it features an all-star cast. Christopher ...
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Phenomenacon 2020 Review: The First Online Paranormal and Occult Convention

As spring moves towards summer, for many of us these seasons are usually full of conventions. Conventions that celebrate our ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: A Good Opinion Is Hard to Find

It's been a minute since we put forth some of our Grade A, doctor-recommended, mother-approved opinions on pop culture and ...
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The 2020 NAMM Show Review: There’s More to the Music Business Than Music

The NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show traces its roots back to the NAPDA (National Association of Piano Dealers ...
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Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Blu-ray Review: A High-Quality, High-Definition Experience

The folks behind the Fast & Furious franchise took two of their most bankable actors, Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham to lead ...
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The Toys That Made Us: Seasons 1 & 2 Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Review: This Is About Nostalgia

Ever have that experience of pulling a box out of the closet and finding a bunch of your old toys? ...
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Wizard World Tulsa 2019 Review: My Last Con, This Time I Mean It

Several years ago while chaperoning a group of college students through Europe as part of a study-abroad program my wife ...
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Wizard World Chicago 2019 Review: It’s a Family Affair

Written by Chad Derdowski Another year has come and gone and as summer threatens to fade into the distance, and ...
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What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Blu-ray Review

What We Left Behind, a riff on the title of the series finale "What You Leave Behind," finds Deep Space Nine showrunner ...
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Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Movie Review: Keeping It in the Family

Considering the Fast & Furious franchise has generated over $5 billion at the worldwide box office, it's not a surprise ...
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Book Review: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Through the Mirror by Tipton, Tipton, et. al.

In the Star Trek franchise, there is a parallel universe dubbed the "Mirror Universe" where the evil Terran Empire, which rules through ...
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The Toys That Made Us: Season 1 & 2 DVD Review: An Informative, Entertaining TV Series

The Toys That Made Us is a Netflix documentary series that looks at the histories of famous toy lines. The seasons ...
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Star Wars Celebration 2019 Review: One Man’s Journey to Find Kindness

If I were a gambling man, I'd bet dollars to donuts that Star Wars Celebration is on your bucket list. ...
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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Blu-ray Review: A Crime Itself

Maybe five films is a bit too much to look at everything in the pre-Harry Potter universe. Or, maybe it's ...
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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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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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SPECTRE Blu-ray Review: Ghosts of Bond’s Past

After the nearly universal acclaim and gigantic box office for the previous Bond outing, Skyfall, any follow-up was likely to ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: DC TV

In which Shawn and Kim discuss the weekly DC Comics-based shows and shirtless heroes. Shawn: I've caught up on most ...
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SPECTRE Movie Review: The Story That Baffled Me

SPECTRE is Eon Productions' 24th James Bond film and the fourth starring Daniel Craig.  The title is the name of ...
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Star Wars Celebration 2015 Review: The Biggest Star Wars Convention in the Galaxy

The biennial Star Wars Celebration took place over the weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center, an occasionally frustrating experience in ...
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Book Review: Star Trek: Gold Key Archives, Volume 2

On its way to becoming a multimedia franchise, Star Trek first entered the world of comics by way of Gold Key, ...
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Book Review: Star Trek: New Visions Volume 1 & Issue #3 by John Byrne

John Byrne and IDW Publishing are presenting the lost missions of the Original Series Enterprise crew in the form of ...
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Book Review: The James Bond Omnibus Volume 005 by Jim Lawrence & Yaroslav Horak

Continuing their release of the James Bond comic strips in an oversized omnibus format, Titan Books has released James Bond ...
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Fast & Furious 6 Movie Review: Flashy & Fantastic

It may have been easy to dismiss the first few installments, especially after Tokyo Drift nearly sank the franchise, but ...
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Fast Five Review: Between the Rock and a Heist Movie

Although the previous movie, Fast & Furious, showed the least amount of creativity in its title by removing "the" and ...
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Fast & Furious Movie Review: Figuring Out the Four-mula

After the disappointment of Tokyo Drift, I am very surprised director Justin Lin and screenwriter Chris Morgan returned for this ...
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Star Trek: Into Darkness Never Should Have Seen the Light of Day

After J.J. Abrams established a new timeline with Star Trek (2009) that would allow new stories to be told with ...
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Star Trek: Into Darkness Movie Review: Leads Into Dopiness and Damnableness

Spoilers are revealed throughout about Into Darkness because they need to be addressed in order to illustrate how truly terrible ...
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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Movie Review: Crashes and Burns

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift was the third installment in the franchise though its placement in the FF ...
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Star Trek (2009) Movie Review: A Weak Story with Plenty of Action

In 1994, Paramount transitioned the Star Trek movie franchise from the the Original Series cast to the Next Generation cast ...
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Star Trek: Nemesis Movie Review: The Wrath of Bad Moviemaking

At this point in the Trek film franchise, the makers of Star Trek had obviously given up on trying to ...
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Doctor Who: The Visitation Special Edition Review: Rubber Reptiles and Disco Androids Bring the Plague

The Visitation is the fourth serial of the 19th season of Doctor Who. Though it was fourth one aired, it ...
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Star Trek: Insurrection Movie Review: New Aliens, Age-old Problems

Star Trek: Insurrection was the third mission of the Next Generation crew on the silver screen. The movie found them ...
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2 Fast 2 Furious Movie Review: 2 Dumb 4 Me

With the overwhelming box-office success of The Fast and the Furious, there was no surprise the sequel 2 Fast 2 ...
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Star Trek: First Contact Movie Review: Meeting New Friends and Killing Old Enemies

Being the second film for the Next Generation crew and the eighth film in the entire Star Trek franchise, things ...
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Star Trek: Generations Movie Review: Passing of the Torch

Written by Greg Barbrick “Kirk or Picard?” was one of the first questions Dr. Sheldon Cooper asked Dr. Leonard Hofsteder ...
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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Review: Retirement is Truly the Final Frontier

After the abysmal critical and fan reception of Star Trek V, they had originally planned for the next film in ...
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Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Movie Review: A Good Idea with No Payoff

In the opening of the fifth installment of the Star Trek franchise we find the Enterprise-A and her crew engaged ...
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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Movie Review: Like, Totally Awesome

Written by Michael Nazarewycz Like most folks my age, I was introduced to the original Star Trek series when I ...
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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Movie Review: You Can’t Keep a Good Vulcan Down

As a life-long Star Trek fan it's almost impossible to say there has ever been a bad Star Trek film. ...
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Fathom Events Presents Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds

For those non-Star Trek fans; "The Best of Both Worlds," a two-part cliffhanger that ended season three and opened season ...
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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Movie Review: Classic Storytelling

Written by Greg Barbrick For this fan, the greatest Star Trek movie of all time is Star Trek II: The ...
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture Review: Boldly Going Where They’ve Gone Before

As the May 17 release date for Star Trek Into Darkness approaches, it seemed like the perfect time for the ...
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The Fast and the Furious (2001) Movie Review: Start Your Franchise Engines

With the sixth movie in the series, the creatively titled Fast & Furious 6, about to hit theaters on May 24, 2013 ...
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Book Review: Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow by Tommy Donbavand

"PC Reg Cranfield turned the corner into Totter's Lane, the beam of his torch slicing through the fog. It was ...
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Book Review: Doctor Who: The Dalek Generation by Nicholas Briggs

Written by Greg Barbrick Of all the creatures the Doctor has met in the universe, none are more evil than ...
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WonderCon 2013 Review: WonderWow

Written by Mike Bruno If it can be imagined, it can come to life, and what better place to hold ...
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Skyfall Movie Review: Good but Not Particularly Special

Written by Chris Morgan The James Bond movie series has existed through 23 films and 50 years, but it's only ...
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Heavenly Shades of Delight: Twilight Time’s Blu-ray Releases, Volume Two

What do classic musicals, aerial races, William Faulkner, and flesh-eating zombies have in common? Not much, really - apart from ...
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Doctor Who: The Ark in Space (Special Edition) DVD Review: Wheel in the Sky Keeps on Turnin’

Written by Greg Barbrick The "wheel in space" was the New Frontier-era notion of what space stations of the future ...
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Heavenly Shades of Delight: Twilight Time’s Blu-ray Releases, Volume One

I know it's one of those things that we all hate hearing about, but nevertheless, it's true: the economy in ...
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Doctor Who: The Aztecs (Special Edition) DVD Review: The First Doctor Can’t Change History

The Aztecs is the sixth serial of Doctor Who and was first broadcast from May 23 - June 13 1964. ...
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Skyfall Blu-ray Review: Nobody’s Done It Better

Director Sam Mendes and his team deliver such a satisfying film in so many areas, Skyfall may well be my ...
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Doctor Who: The Reign of Terror DVD Review: Re-Animating the Doctor

Written by Greg Barbrick When it comes to resurrecting lost Doctor Who episodes, the people at BBC Home Video have ...
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Doctor Who: Shada DVD Review: The Doctor Goes to Cambridge to Save the Universe

Written by Greg Barbrick The story behind Shada is one of the strangest in the long history of Doctor Who. ...
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Inglourious Basterds Movie Review: Liquid Modernity and Alternate History

Written by Mule Inglourious Basterds (2009) directed by Quantin Tarantino stars Mélanie Laurent (Shosanna Dreyfus), Christoph Waltz (Col. Hans Landa), ...
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Book Review: If You Like Quentin Tarantino… by Katherine Rife

Written by Michael Nazarewycz After opening to great reviews on Christmas Day (and presently flaunting an 80 on Metacritic after ...
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Grindhouse Movie Review: Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, and Friends Recreate the Experience

The word "grindhouse" used to refer to the old, run-down theaters that showed double bills of B-movies. Back before there ...
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Jackie Brown Movie Review: Yes, This is Quentin Tarantino’s Best Movie

A new Quentin Tarantino movie is generally a cause for excitement, even if the filmmaker is often his own worst ...
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Kill Bill Volume 1 & 2: An Artful Bloodbath

Written by Mary K. Williams Back during the filming of Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman cooked up a ...
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From Dusk Till Dawn Movie Review: Genre-hopping and Gore

Written by Mule There is no reason to expect anything other than a hyperawareness of the very artificiality of the ...
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Four Rooms: The Man From Hollywood Movie Review: Tarantino Doesn’t Do Much with It

Written by Michael Nazarewycz A look at Quentin Tarantino's body of work wouldn't be complete without a lesser-known writing/directing effort ...
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From Dusk Till Dawn Movie Review: Half Action Movie, Half Vampire Movie. Guess Which Half Sucks?

Written by Michael Nazarewycz It was the best of films; it was the worst of films. Okay. So it isn't ...
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Fathom Events Presents Star Trek: The Next Generation: A Season Two Celebration

It's hard to believe that it's been 25 years since Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) and the crew of the Enterprise-D ...
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Pulp Fiction: The Five Things I Love About It

Written by Kristen Lopez What can be said about Pulp Fiction that hasn't been written since the film's release in ...
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True Romance (1993) Movie Review: The Tarantino Touch: Violence, Gore, and Humor

Written by Mule True Romance (1993) directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino has all the hallmarks of ...
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Doctor Who Series Seven, Part One Blu-ray Review: A Confusing Mess

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Doctor Who: The Claws of Axos Special Edition DVD Review: Earthbound Doctor Saves the Day Again

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Review: If You Like Quentin Tarantino… by Katherine Rife

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Quantum of Solace Movie Review: A Rebooted James Bond Takes Two Steps Backward

The second Daniel Craig Bond film is a good reminder that despite a new actor, new visual aesthetic, and new ...
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The Raven (2012) Blu-ray Review: Quoth the Reviewer, Worth Watching

I love murder mysteries; given my choice of any genre, this is what I will pick every time. To get ...
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Casino Royale (2006) Movie Review: James Bond Gets a Reboot in a Remake and It’s Remarkable

We were very big Remington Steele fans, my family and I. So much so that we still tell this story ...
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Best of Bond…James Bond: 50 Years – 50 Tracks Review: An Outstanding Collection

Bond. James Bond. For some, it's the man itself that makes them jump up and down with delight -- personal ...
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Die Another Day Movie Review: The Epitome of 007’s Descent into Dumb Action Tropes

The final outing for Pierce Brosnan as James Bond, Die Another Day doesn't seem totally execrable -- but that might ...
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The World Is Not Enough Movie Review: This Bond Is Not Enough

Written by Jordan Richardson As the 19th entry in the James Bond film series, The World Is Not Enough is ...
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Tomorrow Never Dies Movie Review: Enter The Dragon

I've seen all of the Bond movies. I've read all of the original Fleming novels. And yet, this DVD is ...
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GoldenEye Movie Review: The Best, Though Most Conservative, Modern James Bond Film

Written by Ben Platko I am far too young to remember most Bond movies opening, and GoldenEye is no exception. ...
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Licence to Kill Movie Review: Reconsidering the Revoking

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The Living Daylights Movie Review: It’s Not Easy Being the New Guy, Especially When You’re the New Guy’s Substitute

As anyone who ever found themselves making that awkward transition from one school to another during their years spent in ...
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A View to a Kill Movie Review: I Want My MTV

Written by Michael Nazarewycz Okay.  Confession time. I specifically chose to review A View to a Kill (1985), the fourteenth ...
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Never Say Never Again Collector’s Edition DVD Review: Sean Connery Plays His Most Famous Role One Last Time

The year 1983 was strange, but interesting for James Bond fans. It saw the release of Octopussy, starring the then ...
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Octopussy Movie Review: Can’t Live Up To Its Name

When I was a kid, my family and I would spend a couple of weeks with my dad's clan in ...
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For Your Eyes Only Movie Review: At Least the Title Track is Good

Written by Michael Nazarewycz For Your Eyes Only (1981) marks the twelfth installment in the James Bond franchise, and the ...
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The Lieutenant: The Complete Series Part One DVD Review: Gene Roddenberry’s First TV Series

The Lieutenant, the first TV series written and produced by Gene Roddenberry, aired on NBC during the 1963-64 TV season. ...
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Moonraker Movie Review: Even an Established Film Franchise Can Bow to a New Trend

After 33 years, what is honestly left to be said about Moonraker that hasn't already been touched upon? I certainly ...
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The Spy Who Loved Me Movie Review: One of the Franchise’s Best

In the prologue to The Spy Who Loved Me, author Ian Fleming claimed it was a manuscript by a Canadian ...
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The Man with the Golden Gun Movie Review: All That’s Gold Does Not Glitter

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Live and Let Die Movie Review: Do You Ever Really Forget Your First (Bond)?

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Diamonds Are Forever Movie Review: All Flash and Little Substance

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On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Movie Review: The Name’s Lazenby, George Lazenby

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You Only Live Twice Movie Review: All of the Charm, Action, and Womanizing You Expect

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Thunderball DVD Review: James Bond in High-Stakes Action at Sea

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Goldfinger Movie Review: The Series Swings into Full Throttle

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From Russia with Love Movie Review: Checkmate on the Orient Express

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Dr. No Movie Review: Introducing James Bond

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Sherlock Holmes (2009) Movie Review: A Smart Blockbuster

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Cast Reunites at Calgary Expo 2012

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Doctor Who: The Three Doctors Special Edition DVD Review: Are Three Doctors Better Than One?

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Doctor Who: The Tomb of the Cybermen Special Edition DVD Review: A Great Time Piece with a Fun Story

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Doctor Who: The Robots of Death Special Edition DVD Review: Highly Recommended

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Doctor Who: The Face of Evil DVD Review: Immensely Satisfying

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes Blu-ray Review: As Good at Home as it was in Theaters

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Battle for the Planet of the Apes Movie Review: Time to Sell More Coloring Books!

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Escape from the Planet of the Apes Movie Review: A Cinematic Course Correction for the Franchise

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Conquest of the Planet of the Apes Movie Review: Witness the First Rise of the Apes

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Beneath the Planet of the Apes Movie Review: An Extreme Guilty Pleasure

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Planet of the Apes (1968) Blu-ray Review: A Franchise Started with a “Smile”

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie Review: The Empire Strikes Back of the Harry Potter Series

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Ultimate Edition Blu-ray Review

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Movie Review: Why So Sirius?

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Movie Review: Mysteries and a Riddle

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Movie Review: Darker Times for the Boy Wizard

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Movie Review: The Magic Begins

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