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Review: The Umbrella Academy

Imagine this: one day, you’re a person who’s totally not pregnant, not even a drop, minding your own biz-ness, enjoying some beach weather, and then, wham-o, the next and you’re full-term about to burst, like Jesus or...

 
 
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The first final trailer for Game of Thrones is here

As if the itch for Game of Thrones wasn’t bad enough, HBO (finally) dropped the first trailer for the final season. In all honesty, the premium cable channel probably wouldn’t have needed to release anything given the show&rsquo...

 
 
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BBC and ITV set to launch 'Netflix rival' BritBox in the UK

I’m not sure whether it's been the case for US readers, but certainly in the UK the news of the expansion of BritBox, a streaming service reportedly set up to rival Netflix, has prompted a collective sharp and uncertain intake of br...

 
 
 
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Russian Doll is well worth your time

Russian Doll presents a tricky proposition for review. The series is loaded with themes, symbolism and constant mind games, but a lot of the enjoyment hinges on the mystery of it all. Even explaining simple details from the second or third ...

 
 
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Review: Les Miserables, Episode Six (Part 2)

(This review is a continuation of my analysis of Les Miserables, Episode Six, Part 1.) The real turning point of episode six, for me, came about midway through. Although I emphasize that I know and love the plot of Les Mis, I genuinely di...

 
 
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Review: Les Miserables, Episode Six (Part 1)

Readers, for the sixth and final(ish) time, welcome back to my review of BBC’s miniseries, Les Miserables - episode 6, part 1. I have so much to say that we're just going to have to slice this up across two posts...all the more ...

 
 
 
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Review: Les Miserables, Episode Five

Readers, you are welcomed to the fifth week of Victor Hugo-inspired raving! What's eerily prescient about this episode is the way in which it echoes the ongoing real-life protests by the gilet jaunes, a French grassroots activist group ...

 
 
 
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Hulu lowers its base subscription price to $5.99

As Netflix hikes its base price to $13, Hulu has decided to make a keen business move and slash their own. Starting February 26, Hulu's lowest-tier ad-supported service will drop from $7.99 to $5.99. This won't affect their ad-free subscrip...

 
 
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Review: Les Miserables, Episode Three

To say that I was in shock after this week's episode would be a monumental understatement. Aside from the fact that I have been completely awestruck by Dominic West’s performance throughout the first and second episodes, there ha...

 
 
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The new Game of Thrones teaser is oh so chilly

In a matter of four (hopefully short) months, the new season of Game of Thrones will premiere. To help sate the hungry appetites, HBO has released a new teaser for fans and theorists to drool over.  In the past, the crypts of Win...

 
 
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Review: Les Miserables, Episode Two

Welcome back! After last week’s pilot, I’m really glad to say that the BBC adaptation of Les Misérables is soaring. Thanks to the enduring patience of Flixist’s US writers, who have given me free reign to cover wh...

 
 
 
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Review: Les Miserables, Episode One

While I don’t often review individual shows, this is a unique and rare instance where the worlds of film, musical theatre, literature and TV come together in glorious harmony, or at least like competing relatives forced to be civil ...

 
 
 
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The Good Place has been renewed for season 4

Perhaps it will never reach the popularity of say, Friends, but The Good Place is an excellent and unique sitcom in its own right. Luckily for fans of the Michael Schur-created show, the light-hearted, philosophy and ethics-driven comedy wi...

 
 
 
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Disney+ adds a show about Cassian Andor to its future lineup

Disney is wasting no time with announcing shows for their streaming service that is slated to launch next year. While confirming the rumors that a show based around everyone's favorite bad boy Loki were indeed true, Disney CEO Bob Iger an...

 
 
 
 
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Naomi Watts joins one-fifth of the Game of Thrones Prequels

We know for sure that there is one Game of Thrones prequel in pilot mode, with four (4!) others in the works (none of which include Dunk and Egg or Robert’s Rebellion for reasons known only to George himself, but that’s neithe...

 
 
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Netflix is making Diablo into a level 99 animated series

Is the world ready for a Netflix Diablo animated series? Hasn’t Diablo stolen enough of our lives already, keeping us running levels and bosses all hours of night and day for those super unique magic items and rune...

 
 
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Daredevil season 3 teaser trailer is holier than thou

Fair warning, this is literally the definition of teaser. It's short, doesn't really show much, and says a lot less. Except, well, Matt Murdoch, attorney at law, has finally decided he likes his latex-suited friend better than himself. Yip...

 
 
 
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Breaking down the new Always Sunny trailer

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is coming back to the small screen for its thirteenth (13th!) season next week, and FX just dropped a new trailer teasing the gang’s upcoming antics. There’s a lot going on in this trailer, so b...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Jerry Springer Show is over

In a quiet cancellation, NBC has officially stopped production on The Jerry Springer Show. This marks the end of an empire for a show that spanned 27 seasons and more than 4,000 episodes. Starting in 1991 (the year I was born, so it's weird...

 
 
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Andrew 'Rick Grimes' Lincoln leaving The Walking Dead

Citing an irreconcilable urge to shoot AMC in the head, Andrew Lincoln, aka Rick Grimes, star and lead of The Walking Dead is departing from the series. It's not clear why Lincoln is leaving the show, but what is known is that Lin...

 
 
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Watchmen HBO series to be 'New Testament' version

In a bizarrely written statement, Damon Lindelof, show runner for the upcoming HBO Watchmen series, stated that this isn't going to be the Watchmen we're used to. On why he won't cover the beats of the original, Lindelof explained that, "...

 
 
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Amazon's Lord of the Rings series will focus on young Aragorn

A tweet from the trusted and fan vetted @TheOneRingNet yesterday revealed that they had discovered through multiple sources that the upcoming Amazon Lord of the Rings series first season would focus on Aragorn before the events of the Fello...

 
 
 
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Prepare yourselves for Harvey Birdman, Attorney General

In these fraught TV times, where your favorite shows are murdered and reanimated with reckless abandon, it's understandable to feel like great shows are never bound to live long. And that's exactly how fans of Harvey Birdman, Attorney at La...

 
 
 
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Arrested Development remixed season 4 dropping on Friday

On this Friday, Cinco de Quatro, the much anticipated remixed fourth season of Arrested Development, dutifully subtitled Fateful Consequences, will hit Netflix. Not only will this new version intertwine all of the Bluths' narratives togethe...

 
 




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Book of Monsters"Horror by committee"

 

SXSW Tread"Too true crime"

 

SXSW Strange Negotiations"One man's search for meaning"

 

SXSW Mr. Jimmy"When the music strikes a chord "

 

SXSW Olympic Dreams"I wish I could watch it again every day "

 

SXSW Red Dog"Lives from the rowdiest, most infamous strip club in Oklahoma"

 

SXSW Bluebird""It will help you find where your soul is located""

 

SXSW Pig Hag"The film I wish I'd made"

 

SXSW Museum Town"Behind the museum"

 

Triple Threat"They brought guns to a fist fight"

 

SXSW Adopt a Highway"Some laws are just ridiculous"

 

SXSW La Mala Noche"Compelling subject matter, promising direction"

 

SXSW Frances Ferguson"A bored wife finds a boring affair"

 

Who Let the Dogs Out"Art creation through popular music"

 

SXSW Them That Follow"Subtle, tense, and lasting"

 

SXSW South Mountain"An affair to remember"

 

SXSW The River and the Wall"Gonna make lemonade from these weather-lemons!"

 

SXSW Red 11"Lab rats and reality perception"

 

SXSW For Sama"Why aren't we all talking about Syria?"

 

SXSW Aleksi"Just get a pizza and move on! "

 

Woodsrider"Exercise in apathy"

 

SXSW I Love You, Now Die"How texts led to one man's suicide"

 
 
 
 
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