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Haven: Wild Card Review

After a fairly story-light outing in Enter Sandman and some fairly unimportant episodes in the overarching Season 5 narrative to start Season 5B, Haven made a hard turn back into the mythology of the show and the show-long story of curing the Troubles in Wild Card.

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Haven: Enter Sandman Review

So my return to Haven to finish the series and see more John Dunsworth didn’t get off to the best of starts. My Dunsworth mission actually went worse this week since he and Richard Donat weren’t in this week’s reviewed episode of Haven. Instead, Haven tightened its focus to Audrey and Charlotte in Haven and added another character to Duke’s adventures outside of Maine.

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Haven: The Trial of Nathan Wuornos Review

As many of you likely heard, John Dunsworth died earlier this week. While almost all of his obituaries and remembrances mention his stint on Trailer Park Boys, I haven’t actually watched it. I assume that makes me a bad Canadian and a bad citizen of my hometown where the TPB film Swearnet was filmed. However, I knew Dunsworth from his scene-stealing role as Dave Teagues in Haven.

And this brought me to the realization that I hadn’t finished watching (or reviewing) Haven. I just stopped watching back in 2015 with only 11 episodes left in the show’s run. So now is the time that I pick up where I left off and finish Haven.

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Behind the Scenes of Game of Thrones Epic Season Finale Opening Scene

Director Miguel Sapochnik wasn’t tasked with putting together massive scenes for just one episode of Game of Thrones this year. He was also tasked with an instantly memorable opening scene for the trials of Loras and Cersei. Of course, this being Dave, Dan and Miguel, they accomplished that with the most watched and most loved episode in Game of Thrones history.

Once again, to look inside another amazing sequence, HBO put together this seven-minute featurette behind the scenes of the scene’s acting, writing and visual effects. Remember though, the video is dark and full of spoilers.

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The Tetris Movie is Now The Tetris Trilogy to Fit the Story

tetris-mock-trailer-headerJust when you thought that the question was “how do they make a movie out of Tetris,” the folks at Threshold Entertainment has changed it to “how in the blue hell are they going to make a movie trilogy out of Tetris?” The movie’s producer has told Empire that the planned Tetris movie will be a trilogy because the story is too big to be told in just one movie.

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Game of Thrones: The Winds of Winter Review

game-of-thrones-the-winds-of-winter-headerWhat is hype may never die. There were a lot of loose plot threads heading into this season’s finale. Not only were they paid off spectacularly but we are set up for the stretch run of Game of Thrones with a series of mic drops as the episode came to an end.

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Inside Game of Thrones’ Battle of Winterfell

This week’s episode of Game of Thrones was certainly one of the most epic in the show’s history. As amazing as the slaughter of Hardhome was last season, the Battle of Winterfell in the Battle of the Bastards was an even bigger set piece for the series. There were more actors, horses, props and CGI than ever before in one of these battles. The result was some of the best action in the show’s history.

To examine the battle, HBO put together this 11 minute featurette on the making of the battle. Remember though, the video is dark and full of spoilers.

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Game of Thrones: Battle of the Bastards Review

game-of-thrones-battle-of-the-bastards-headerSure, Game of Thrones is at its best when it tells a story and focuses on its characters. However, the show also has this expectation that the ninth episode will wow us. This season’s ninth episode brings us the biggest and most expensive battle in the show’s history as the forces of Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton did battle for control of Winterfell and the North. And, yes, it was pretty epic.

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Game of Thrones: No One Review

game-of-thrones-no-one-headerWith next week being the generally epic and iconic Episode Nine of the season, this week’s episode was tasked with closing up some plots and setting up others for the season finale. Surprisingly, it was the storylines that were building toward episode ten that were more satisfying than the parts of the episode that wrapped up an existing story. Read the rest of this entry

Game of Thrones: The Broken Man Review

game-of-thrones-the-broken-man-headerNow that I’m thinking about it, the title of this episode, The Broken Man, works on a literal level. Each storyline featured a male character that is broken in some role. Jaime is missing a hand. Theon is mentally broken. The Mountain might have lurked in the background but he’s a zombie and you could make the argument that Jon Snow is as well. The title is surprisingly on the nose. Well, at least we got Bronn back.

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