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Sleepy Hollow S02 E14: Kali Yuga

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Possessed portraits, serial killers and dating 101 were the topics on last week’s episode of “Sleepy Hollow.” Poor Ichabod, he’ll need to put more fizz into his romancing techniques if he’s going to win Katrina away from the very passionate and dashing Abraham. We’ve learned the backstory of all the characters, except one. What’s Nick’s worst nightmare. Meet Nick’s childhood caretaker.

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12 Monkeys S01 E02: Mentally Divergent

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Cassandra is having man troubles. On last week’s first episode of “12 Monkeys,” we witnessed the time jumping Cole causing all kinds of grief for our young Dr. Railly. Cole and Cassandra need to learn more about the group called 12 Monkeys, but they may have to wait until visiting hours begins at the mental hospital. If you’re ready for some time travel boogie woogie, then follow me. Read the rest of this entry

American Horror Story: Freak Show S04 E13: Curtain Call

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Last week’s episode Of “American Horror Story: Freak Show” had us all reeling with plot twists full of revenge and lunacy. It was almost like watching Congress at work. What the freaks finally did to Stanley was a brilliant tribute to Tod Browning and his film, but I never expected Maggie to die. Elsa’s on the way to Hollywood, Chester’s in jail and Dandy’s the new owner. It’s the last performance of the season and the show must go on. Your ticket for tonight comes with a warning, “He who enters is doomed.” Read the rest of this entry

Sleepy Hollow S02 E13: Pittura Infamante

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Ichabod Crane, our colonial stud muffin, has had to deal with demons, Moloch, an ungrateful son, headless horsemen, purgatory and, on the last episode of “Sleepy Hollow,” an angel named Orion. But, tonight Ichabod will handle his most dangerous quest; a date with his wife. Can Ichabod save his marriage Maybe Abbie will have some suggestions. Let’s hope it doesn’t involve the founding fathers. Read the rest of this entry

12 Monkeys S01 E01: Splinter

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What would you do if a stranger told you that he was from the future? What if he needed your help to change that future? Would you? Could you? Last night’s premiere of the “12 Monkeys” series on Showcase and Syfy, inspired by Terry Gilliam‘s 1995 blockbuster film, asks that question as James Cole and Dr. Cassandra Railly race against time itself to stop a deadly plague. Grab your decontamination suit and follow me. Read the rest of this entry

Steampunk Granny Interviews Amanda Schull of 12 Monkeys

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Showcase has a new series premiering on Showcase and Syfy on January 16, 2015.. The anticipated series is called “12 Monkeys,” which is based on the film of the same name, but that is where the similarities end. Amanda Schull, who is not only an accomplished actress but also a professional dancer, has been featured in “One Tree Hill”, “Pretty Little Liars,” and “Suits.” I asked Amanda, who will play the role of Cassandra Railly on “12 Monkeys,” what to expect. Check out her reply after the jump. Read the rest of this entry

American Horror Story: Freak Show S04 E12: Show Stoppers

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Holy Split Personalities! Dandy thinks he’s the reincarnation of Twisty and Chester thinks his dummy is alive, but I think last week’s episode of “American Horror Story: Freak Show” should have been called, “Another One Bites the Dust.” Elsa was packing for Hollywood, but she was also ‘packing’ as in gun; as in goodbye Dell. Will Marjorie convince Chester to use the twins in his act? Will Dandy stop him? Does anyone know where Jimmy is? Enter the sideshow tent to find out… if you dare. Read the rest of this entry

Marie Gilbert On… Alien

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Each week, one of Biff Bam Pop’s illustrious writers will delve into one of their favorite things.  Perhaps it’s a movie or album they’ve carried with them for years.  Maybe it’s something new that moved them and they think might move you too.  Each week, a new subject, a new voice writing on… something they love.

Biff Bam Pop!’s fearless leader, Andy Burns, once asked me what movie scared me the most. I would have to say it was Alien and the sequels that followed. Why aliens? I grew up during the Cold War and nuclear testing. Coincidentally there was also an increase in UFO sightings. Everyone was afraid of atomic warfare or getting probed by little green men. This fear was carried over in film. To find out why I feel that Alien is a great film, you need to step back in time. Read the rest of this entry

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