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Game of Thrones S07 E01: Dragonstone

Arya’s revenge spree kicks into high gear, the first cracks appear in an old alliance just as a dangerous new one is forged, and Sam makes a lot of new discoveries, not all of them to his liking.  Game of Thrones‘ seventh season kicks off with its foot squarely on the gas and doesn’t let up the entire episode.  Find out what what flying in this whirlwind of action right after the break. (and yes, the spoiler warning is in full effect)

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Jim Knipp Reviews X-Men: Apocalypse

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I tend to use the phrase “greater than the sum of its parts” a lot.  It’s a perfect way to describe a baseball team that finds a way to beat a superior unit, or a novel that just doesn’t seem to catch fire but you find yourself thinking about it days or even years later, or a movie that is full of faults, but somehow pulls together disparate pieces so that, by the end, you’re overjoyed and thrumming with excitement.  Bryan Singer has made a career out of such movies, and in X-Men:Apocalypse, he may have found his masterpiece.  Spoilers Ahead!

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Game of Thrones S05 E06: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

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The second half of season five of “Game of Thrones” has hit the airwaves, and I can’t shake this sick, hollow feeling from the pit of my stomach. A slow burning affair, that very slowly ratcheted up the tension and ended on a heart-breaking note that will change many characters lives and may impact my ability to enjoy the show going forward. Find out more after the break.

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Game of Thrones Season 4 Recap

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Sunday, April 12th will be a busy day in the KnippKnopp household, as birthday celebrations  will be capped by the much-anticipated opening of season five of the GREATEST SHOW EVER!

...chill with the hyperbole, dude.  Have some Milk of the Poppy or something...

…chill with the hyperbole, dude. Have some Milk of the Poppy or something…

We’re  going to be hard pressed to top last season. Can’t remember last season? Let’s take a quick walk through all that occurred, right after the break.

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Game of Thrones S04 E07: Mockingbird

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Lessons abound in Episode seven, as Tyrion continues to learn who his friends are, Brienne and Podrick discover a new path, Arya and Daeny both learn some anatomy (each of a completely different sort), and an important character receives flying lessons.  More after the break.

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Game of Thrones S04 E05: First of His Name

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A contrite Cersei? A doubtful Dany?  Broke Lannisters and neck-snapping Hodors?  It was like Opposite Day in Westeros this week on “Game of Thrones.”  More after the break!

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Game of Thrones S04 E03: Breaker of Chains

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How do you follow up an episode in which a major (and hated) character is killed and the deck of cards that is Westeros is unexpectedly reshuffled?  Well, if you’re “Game of Thrones,” you pick up right where you left off and pull in some of the other dozen or so plot lines.  And do they succeed in keeping the ever-present taut story-telling, character development, and neck-stiffening levels of tension?  Come on, this is “Game of Thrones,” the show that’s led to a world-wide boom in therapy – both massage and mental.  More after the break… and yes, as always, there are spoilers here.

 

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Game of Thrones S04 E01: Two Swords

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Season four of Game of Thrones started as many of us knew it would, Filled with complex dissertations on the subject of morality in a monarchic society, and what it means to wield absolute power… Wait, who am I kidding? We got what we always want. Blood, incest, enough sword plunging sound effects to keep the Foley artists in melons for years, and of course… Boobs. More after the break.

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