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TV Review: American Gods - Season 1 Episode 5 "Lemon Scented You"

EPISODE 5: "Lemon Scented You" SYNOPSIS:  Trying to work things out with his dead and unfaithful wife, Shadow’s emotional reunion is interrupted when he and Mr. Wednesday are kidnapped by the New Gods. REVIEW:  My biggest complaint regarding the first half of American Gods' debut run was the lack of clarity as to just what the hell...

Top 10 Pirate Movies of All Time

Johnny Depp reprises his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in the latest PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN film, DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES, which is the only pirate-themed franchise currently making waves these days. But, swashbucklers have long been staples of Hollywood and have a history of adventure and action. Here is our ranking of the ten best pirate movies of all time. If you disagree or have...

TV Review: American Gods - Season 1 Episode 4 "Git Gone"

EPISODE 4: "Git Gone" SYNOPSIS: Alternating between the past and the present, Laura’s life and death are explored—how she met Shadow, how she died, and how exactly she came to be sitting on the edge of his motel room bed. REVIEW:  Ever since the premiere of American Gods, I have disliked Laura Moon. We don't really get to see her...

Top 10 Biggest Box Office Bombs of All Time

Guy Ritchie's KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD opened to an awful $14.7 million this past weekend and set up the $175 million budget to be wholly out of reach at the domestic box office. While the worldwide totals may balance things out a bit, KING ARTHUR is on track to be one of the biggest bombs of 2017. Looking at movie history, there have been some pretty hefty bombs at the box office....

The UnPopular Opinion: Spider-man 3

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** There are lots of movies that have become eternal...

TV Review: American Gods - Season 1 Episode 3 "Head Full of Snow"

EPISODE 3: "Head Full of Snow" SYNOPSIS: Shadow questions the terms of his employment when Mr. Wednesday informs him of his plan to rob a bank (because, naturally, every army needs a source of funding). And just when Shadow thought his life couldn’t get any more complicated, he returns to his motel room to a surprising discovery. REVIEW:  As...

Top 10 John Williams Scores of All Time

There are few film composers as recognizable as John Williams. His sweeping and epic musical accompaniments are legendary in Hollywood. Williams' music is so iconic that you likely could recognize his work from mere seconds of audio. The 85-year-old has composed scores for almost 150 films and television shows with several more slated over the next few years. Looking back over his career, we...

TV Review: American Gods - Season 1 Episode 2 "The Secret of Spoons"

EPISODE 2: "The Secret of Spoons" SYNOPSIS: As Mr. Wednesday begins recruitment for the coming battle, Shadow Moon travels with him to Chicago, and agrees to a very high stakes game of checkers with the old Slavic god, Czernobog. REVIEW:  By now, you have watched the premiere episode of American Gods and you know what I meant when I raved about...

Top 10 Reasons You Should Be Excited for The Dark Tower

Stephen King's THE DARK TOWER is a massive epic series of novels that has been translated into different forms of media but is only now making it's way to the big screen after a long stint in development hell. Fans of the adventures of Roland Deschain, The Last Gunslinger of Gilead know how exciting it is that the trailer for Nicholas Arcel's film has finally debuted but many of the uninitiated...

The UnPopular Opinion: Hook

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** Nostalgia can be a powerful thing. There are...

Top 10 Movie Soundtracks of All Time

This weekend heralds the international release of James Gunn's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2. Like the first film, this Marvel Studios effort is anchored by a retro soundtrack of songs that tell a tale without needing any visual assistance. Like many great soundtracks, Gunn has assembled a perfect supporting mixtape for his film. With that in mind, here is our ranking of the ten best...

Top 10 Questions We Have After Seeing the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser

Last week saw the debut of the first teaser for STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. Much like the first footage of THE FORCE AWAKENS, this teaser has led to many more questions than answers. Fans around the world are now smacking their lips in anticipation for Rian Johnson's film and theorizing wildly about what this two minutes of footage will actually mean. Here is our ranking of the ten biggest...

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