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    From Dusk till Dawn: The Series, Ep. 1.03, “Mistress”: Paradise

    The thing about grindhouse is you never really know what you’re going to get. Yes, these productions are never brilliant masterpieces but they are frequently fun and usually entertaining. They also work the best when they aren’t taking themselves too seriously. So far, From Dusk till Dawn: The Series has managed to be all of these things. More

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    From Dusk till Dawn: The Series, Ep. 1.02, “Blood Runs Thick”: Strong episode continues show’s momentum

    The first episode of From Dusk till Dawn: The Series was a surprising success. Spry, funny, and campy, its pilot was a great introduction to the show. The series’ biggest challenge moving forward will be keeping up the momentum of the premiere and keeping the audience interested in characters we’re already familiar with from the movie. More

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    The Televerse #133- Family Tree with Sean Colletti

    Several of our favorite TV shows came to play this week, giving us plenty to discuss on the podcast. We kick things off with The Amazing Race: All Stars before diving into the comedies, then move on to talk some genre, including the pilot of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series and a preview of […] More

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    The Televerse #133- Family Tree with Sean Colletti

    Several of our favorite TV shows came to play this week, giving us plenty to discuss on the podcast. We kick things off with The Amazing Race: All Stars before diving into the comedies, then move on to talk some genre, including the pilot of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series and a preview of […] More

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    Previewing March TV

    Television at the minute is continuing to grow stronger. In fact, the levels of quality that television programmes now strive to achieve often eclipse those of film. Every month we are treated not only to popular shows returning to our screens but also with innovative new series, and March looks set to be no different. […] More

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    From Dusk till Dawn: The Series, Ep. 1.01, “Pilot”: Bad Roads

    Robert Rodriquez’s 1996 cult classic From Dusk till Dawn is a flawed but ultimately surprising, fun, and witty gore-fest sendup of vampire movies. Surprisingly the TV adaptation, for Rodriquez’s channel the El Rey Network, is just as much fun as its source material.

    From Dusk till Dawn: The Series, much like the movie, knows exactly what it is. This is not highbrow entertainment. This is pulpy cult gore at its best. One of the most enjoyable things about the movie was the surprising genre changeup halfway through the film. The show makes up for this lack of surprise by expanding on what we didn’t see in the movie, such as the Gecko brothers’ botched bank robbery, which we see flashes of here. All that being said, half the fun of the pilot comes from the execution. It’s an incredibly confident and tightly wound series opener. More

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    Top 5 Genre-Defying Films

    Marketing plays an enormous part in our preconceptions of a film. Posters, trailers, merchandise and most of all, word-of-mouth, can create a distorted idea in our minds about a production we’ve never even seen, and in some cases alter our decisions regarding whether to watch it or not. We rely on the actors we see […] More

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    Greatest Scenes From Quentin Tarantino Movies (part two)

    December is Tarantino Month here at SOS, and in the weeks leading up to the Christmas release of Django Unchained, we’ll be tackling the man’s entire career. Love him or hate him, the American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor has created some of the most iconic and memorable movie moments since he burst into […] More

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    Tarantino the Actor

    Tarantino is a great director and not a great actor. So, why is it that he has consistently tried his hand at performance? There doesn’t seem to be an acknowledgement of his limited talents and the consistency in which he employs himself within his films leads me (and I am sure I am not alone) […] More

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