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    The Returned: the case for a thinking person’s supernatural story

    Satisfying the hunger of movie and television consumers in dire need of original content grows more difficult with each and every passing year. Not only do the people who produce content want to release more of the same but the very fact of the matter is that nearly every story has already been told. What bold, creative new ideas can emerge in this early 21st century in which the quantity of the content grows exponentially at a dizzying rate? Making a television show that looks, sounds and most importantly feels like no other is no small order. One option is to genre mash, that is, splicing two or more disparate genres together to make something that, while familiar, at least tries to take old material in a fresh direction. Easier said than done however. More

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    Bruno Dumont’s P’tit Quinquin and the Future of Foreign Language Television

    Last May with the announcement of Bruno Dumont’s television debut, I wrote an article outlining accessibility issues when it comes to International television. With television becoming as increasingly artistically rich medium, demands for accessibility to international content is in greater demand. Certain shows have broken the threshold, most obviously those from the UK that found […] More

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    Sordid Cinema Podcast #71: ‘The Battery’ and ‘The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh’

      On episode #71 of Sordid Cinema, Rick, Simon and Edgar review two independent horror gems from 2013. First up is The Battery – the $6000 first-time feature film by director Jeremy Gardner that breathes new life into the over-saturated zombie genre. Next up is the independent Canadian feature, The Last Will and Testament of […] More

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    The Televerse #118- Freakazoid! with Kyle Anderson

    With Thanksgiving giving some of our favorites an episode off, it’s a lighter TV show list this week on the podcast. First we take a look at some of the comedies, including the pilot of Rick and Morty, and talk The Amazing Race. Then it’s over to the dramas, including the premiere of Treme, before we go to the genre series, including the midseason finale of The Walking Dead, the season one finale of Black Mirror, and the remainder of Les Revenants season one. Afterward, we welcome Kyle Anderson from WTF Are You Watching? and Nerdist.com to the DVD Shelf to help us look at the short-lived cult ’90s animated series Freakazoid!. More

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    The Televerse #118- Freakazoid! with Kyle Anderson

    With Thanksgiving giving some of our favorites an episode off, it’s a lighter TV show list this week on the podcast. First we take a look at some of the comedies, including the pilot of Rick and Morty, and talk The Amazing Race. Then it’s over to the dramas, including the premiere of Treme, before we go to the genre series, including the midseason finale of The Walking Dead, the season one finale of Black Mirror, and the remainder of Les Revenants season one. Afterward, we welcome Kyle Anderson from WTF Are You Watching? and Nerdist.com to the DVD Shelf to help us look at the short-lived cult ’90s animated series Freakazoid!. More

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    The Televerse #115- The Tick (1994) with Tyler Smith

    After taking last week off, the network series are back, giving us plenty of TV to discuss on the podcast. First we take a look at the comedies, including the season finale of It’s Always Sunny…, then we talk a little reality, and then we focus on the genre series before finishing our week in […] More

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    The Televerse #115- The Tick (1994) with Tyler Smith

    After taking last week off, the network series are back, giving us plenty of TV to discuss on the podcast. First we take a look at the comedies, including the season finale of It’s Always Sunny…, then we talk a little reality, and then we focus on the genre series before finishing our week in […] More