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Heroes and Villains – Reviewing Recent Comics 7-5-2017

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This time on Heroes and Villains, we’ll be looking at a variety of comics out this week and last, from a variety of genres. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on Zodiac Starforce: Cries of the Fire Prince #1, Patriot-1, Wonder Woman #25, The Flash #25, All-New Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #1, Secret Empire #5, and The Rook Archives, Volume 2… be warned, there may be spoilers…

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Doctor Who S10 E09: ‘Empress of Mars’

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Traditionally Doctor Who is considered to be the protector of Earth and mankind against all manner of alien invaders, but what happens when it’s mankind who are the invaders, and the invades are former archenemies of The Doctor? That’s the conundrum when Victorian age explorers land on Mars amongst a hive of Ice Warriors – what will The Doctor do? Meet me after the small time and space jump for my thoughts on “Empress of Mars.”

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Marie Gilbert Reviews Penny Dreadful S03 E06: No Beast So Fierce

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On last week’s episode of “Penny Dreadful” Victor used electricity to control Jekyll’s experiment on Balfour and now prepares to do the same to Lily. Ethan’s father reveals how Ethan’s family was massacred. This week, Vanessa seeks the help of Ferdinand Lyle in her battle against Dracula. There’s a creature hunting our little scorpion, but can Vanessa’s new ally help her? Read the rest of this entry

Orphan Black S02 E08: Variable and Full of Perturbation

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Our little clones may be flexible, but they are also full of agitation. Can you blame them? In Episode 7, Sarah and the Auntie Clones had their hands full with Vic, Leekie and Donnie. Leekie may know artificial wombs, but he didn’t know Rachael. The Queen Bee sided with Bowles after meeting with daddy dear. Vic betrayed Alison, but Sarah and Felix handled him with confetti and sparkles. Cosima is dying and Donnie kills Leekie. Oh yes, he did! If you thought that was a shocker, wait until you meet the newest member to the clone club. Grab your monozygotic twin and follow me. Read the rest of this entry

March Madness – What Would You Do If There Was A War of the Worlds?

If I’m making a list of my top 10 favourite films, there’s one that always nabs an appearance and when mentioned, is received with a bit of shock. For some reason, amongst the company of The Godfather and Apocalypse Now, Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds doesn’t really appear to be a natural fit. But in my mind, it’s one of his best. Great effects, a solid script, a moving performance from Tom Cruise and an absolutely batshit crazy cameo from the one and only Tim Robbins.

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