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'Godless': Why Netflix's Brutal, Timely Western Is a Must-See

'Godless': Why Netflix's Brutal, Timely Western Is a Must-See
"This here's the paradise of the locust, the lizard, the snake. It's the land of the bleeding rifle."

So snarls murderous outlaw Frank Griffin in the monologue that gives Godless, the new seven-episode Netflix miniseries premiering on November 22nd, its title. Leading a pack of marauders out to terrorize and slaughter every man, woman, and child that crosses their path, he’s not merely a creature of the American West in the 1880s. Griffin is some otherworldly manifestation of it, a reminder that anyone who ventures into this borderless, lawless
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The Top Five Della Reese Movie Roles of Her Career

Della Reese was born on July 6, 1931, in Detroit, Michigan. She was an actress, an ordained minister, and a singer who performed in the jazz and gospel genres. She started her career as an entertainer in 1959 when she released the single ‘Don’t You Know?’. She then went on to host her own talk show ‘Della’ during the 1960s. She expanded her career into music and television and was successful in both these industries until she retired as a performer in 2014. Sadly, she passed away peacefully in her California home on November 19, 2017, at the age of

The Top Five Della Reese Movie Roles of Her Career
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About The Punisher Showrunner Steve Lightfoot

Creating a television show is not just difficult because of the creative and technical requirements. It is also a juggling act between delivering a product that is true to its source material while still catering to the people watching the show. For example, comic books often feature excessive violence. Staying true to the comics without alienating audiences can be a difficult task for those making shows based on these books. This is the situation highly acclaimed writer and producer Steve Lightfoot currently finds himself in. He is a decorated producer whose work on Hannibal earned him a significant amount of

Five Things You Didn’t Know About The Punisher Showrunner Steve Lightfoot
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What “Stranger Things” Characters Would Look Like As Toys

It’s always interesting to find out what your favorite characters might look like as toys, this time we get to see how this affects the cast of Stranger Things. Chocotoy has only done these four characters but they’re the core group in the first season so it makes sense. Of course the exaggerated looks of them are kind of odd but it’s all in how each company that’s allowed to put up their idea decides to represent each character. At this point we’ve seen numerous representations that have run the gamut from honest and truthful to just downright disturbing. This

What “Stranger Things” Characters Would Look Like As Toys
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A Brief History of the Old Vic London Theatre

The Old Vic is a well-known and most historically significant venue on the London theatre scene. It is in Lambeth, London, on the corner of Waterloo Road and the Cut close to Waterloo Station. This historic establishment has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons recently after it was revealed that there were 20 separate allegations made against Kevin Spacey who worked in the capacity of artistic director of The Old Vic between 2004 and 2015. Here is a brief overview of the history of this theatre. The Old Vic was originally founded by Daniel Dunn and James King

A Brief History of the Old Vic London Theatre
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What We Know about Netflix Comedy “Super Normal” So Far

So far not much is known about the comedy titled Super-Normal that has been acquired by Netflix other than the fact that it will star three very influential and very popular actors. The subversive film that is based in the superhero genre will be starring Josh Gad, Daisey Ridley, and Luke Evans. By this time all three actors are recognized within their respective countries as well as around their world for their contributions to the film industry. Gad of course is known best for his roles as Olaf and as LeFou in the most recent Beauty and the Beast live-action

What We Know about Netflix Comedy “Super Normal” So Far
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Norm Newberry

The film and television industry is famous for congratulating its own stars with lavish award ceremonies. The Academy Awards, Emmys, and Golden Globes are some of the most prominent. At these ceremonies, much of the attention is paid to the actors. However, the individuals working behind the scenes are just as much – if not more – responsible for the productions that audiences see. It was recently announced that one such individual, a man who has touched the lives of millions of viewers through his work without ever achieving fame, will be recognized at the upcoming Annual Excellence in Production

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Norm Newberry
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Why Al Franken Is Wrong but Not Nearly As Criminal as Everyone Else

There’s a good reason why Democratic Senator Al Franken should still be considered to be in the wrong but also shouldn’t be considered as criminal as everyone else. It has a lot to do with accountability. Franken is yet another name on the growing list of those that have been accused of sexual misconduct as his case was brought to light by his accuser, TV host and sports broadcaster Leeann Tweeden. She alleged that Franken groped and kissed her without consent in 2006, and unlike a few individuals being accused Franken owned up to the act and made a public

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Mr. Robot Recap: The Fall Guy(s)

Mr. Robot Recap: The Fall Guy(s)
Need to catch up? Check out our previous Mr. Robot recap here.

A couple of ghosts from Mr. Robot seasons past reappeared this week, as Elliot and company dealt with the fallout from last week’s tragedy.

Hey, remember Trenton and Mobley? Those two fsociety hackers who ran away to Arizona last season, where Elliot’s old cellmate Leon found them? They’re still alive, but just barely: Leon cuts their roommate’s throat before driving them off to a remote, Breaking Bad-esque spot in the desert, where he has them dig a grave. (They try to escape, but Trenton can’t drive,
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Watch This Creepy Cute Cartoon Entitled “The Summoning”

The Summoning was created by Australian artist Elyse Castro and released by Sony Pictures Animation and Frederator Studios on their Cartoon Hangover YouTube channel. Upon first watching you get the idea that this is going to be something creepy but cute, and possibly highly disturbing. Well, you were right if you thought that. There’s a certain advantage to posting such videos to YouTube, and it’s that kids might have to really search to find them. The chances are good they might find them before their ‘parents do but there’s also a good chance with this one that they either won’t know what they’re watching or that they won’t

Watch This Creepy Cute Cartoon Entitled “The Summoning
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Matt Reeves has an Idea for Ben Affleck’s Replacement as Batman

Rumors have been circulating for a while now that suggest that Ben Affleck has had enough of playing Batman for DC Extended Universe films and wants to walk away. With the recent release of ‘Justice League’, these rumors have started up again and there has also been some talk of potential replacements if Affleck does decide to leave. John Campea recently revealed on his YouTube show that he had been talking to a Hollywood insider and they had given him some very interesting information. According to the source, Batman director Matt Reeves already has his own ideas about a replacement.

Matt Reeves has an Idea for Ben Affleck’s Replacement as Batman
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Prediction: Five Reasons The Aquaman Movie is Doomed to Fail

No one wants a movie to fail no matter how much they might not like it. But Aquaman is kind of destined for failure just because it’s not the most interesting story to ever come out of the Justice League, sorry to say. The character looks cool, he’s got cool powers, and with Jason Momoa as the lead role he could definitely pull it off, if a miracle happened and the writers and director didn’t kill it the way they’ve been doing to most of the other movies. Personally he could be a much cooler hero than the rest of

Prediction: Five Reasons The Aquaman Movie is Doomed to Fail
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The Top Uses of Yes Songs in Movies or TV

Yes has been going strong since the 1960’s with just a brief hiatus in the 80’s. They’ve also had around 19 different members so it’s safe to say that their sound has changed just a little throughout the years in accordance with their shifting roster. They’ve managed to land at least a modest amount of hits within TV show and movies to be fondly remembered however since some of them are pretty well known while others are a little more oriented towards diehard fans and lovers of their music. Just this year the most recent members of the band were

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Advance Review: Bravo’s Stripped – Can You Survive Without Your Things?

What happens when you give up all your belongs including the clothes on your back for 21 days? Every week a new household finds out. Every day each person can take back one item. What would you choose? How will this affect your relationships? Will you be less prone to materialism? The premiere features a married couple. The wife (Ali) is a stylist and very attached to her material possessions. The husband (Justin), an accountant, is too to an extent but seems to adjust a lot better. Throughout the three weeks, seeing the different items they choose to bring back

Advance Review: Bravo’s Stripped – Can You Survive Without Your Things?
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Five Movie Dance Off Scenes That Absolutely Ruled

Movies with dance off scenes just flat out rule because the energy is so rampant and so much fun that you can’t help but get into it. And with a killer soundtrack to spur it on these kind of films are instantly amazing to watch even if the filler material isn’t that great. The dance offs are really the best part of the movie and the skill and precision that’s used in these epic battles is enough to take your breath away at times. In some ways you can’t help but be jealous that you can’t do the same thing

Five Movie Dance Off Scenes That Absolutely Ruled
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Why Jingle Bells Wasn’t Always Rated “G”

Jingle Bells has an Aka. That’s right. It also started life as a Thanksgiving Song. That’s true. The popular song we’ve come to know as a Christmas song had some sexy lyrics for its time. They were substituted for more politically correct ones. Here’s what happened. The song was originally published in Boston as “The One Horse Open Sleigh”. The year was 1857, and it was written for minstrel shows, which were common then. James Lord Pierpont wrote the song. His friends called it Pierpont’s “merry little jingle”. It’s not the chorus that was sexy. It was the original verses.

Why Jingle Bells Wasn’t Always Rated “G”
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‘Godless’ Spoilers Review: Let’s Talk About Jeff Daniels, the Women of La Belle, and That Glorious Gonzo Gunfight

‘Godless’ Spoilers Review: Let’s Talk About Jeff Daniels, the Women of La Belle, and That Glorious Gonzo Gunfight
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for the Netflix limited series, “Godless.” For a spoiler-free review, please click here.]

All in all, “Godless” is a relatively straightforward western — and proud of it. Scott Frank’s limited series wears its emotions on its dirty, tattered sleeve, and the nearly feature-length finale wraps things up in a way that’s satisfying in the specifics more so than any big surprises.

Genre staples are met almost as though they’re being checked off a list. There’s a betrayal. There’s a massacre outside of town. There’s a massive shootout in town. There’s a quickdraw duel between good and evil. There are deaths. There are goodbyes. There’s hope.

In comforting fashion, Frank’s western abides by the formulas and format of the classics and draws to mind the great miniseries of yesteryear (namely, “Lonesome Dove”). But what elevates “Godless” beyond imitation are its subtle yet strong modern touches.

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Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon to Star in Holiday Parade Parody for Amazon

Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon to Star in Holiday Parade Parody for Amazon
Resolving to laugh more in 2018? Amazon is looking to get your new year started off right, then.

The streaming service has tapped former SNL castmates Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon to star in a send-up of local TV coverage of holiday parades: The 2018 Rose Parade Hosted by Cord & Tish, with Ferrell and Shannon playing peppy parade hosts Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan, respectively. The one-off special, produced by Funny or Die, will stream live on Monday, Jan. 1 at 11 am Et/8 am Pt, right alongside the real Rose Parade coverage.

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‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Review: Lots To Be Thankful For In ‘Gilmore Girls’ Creator’s New Amazon Series

With traffic jams and family affairs upon us for Thanksgiving, there are really just two things you need to know about Amazon's November 29-launching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. First, the adjective in the title of the Amy Sherman-Palladino-created series is more than apt, and the Beat Generation-set dramedy starring Rachel Brosnahan is well worth a binge. Second, what was Jeff Bezos’ streaming service thinking scheduling Mrs. Maisel for next week? As I say in my video…
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Dominique McElligott

Dominique McElligott is not what you would call a well-known actress unless you’re a big fan of the independent film scene. Even then she hasn’t starred in a truckload of films or TV roles and has kept a modest amount of fame that allows her to be recognized but not placed on superstar status. This isn’t to say that she’s not worth the title. In each role she gives a great deal of herself and is easily one of the more talented women in Hollywood, though it is tough to find her work at times. She’s played the role of

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Dominique McElligott
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