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    ‘At Middleton’ a mawkish stab at a middle-age romantic drama

    At Middleton Written by Glenn German and Adam Rodgers Directed by Adam Rodgers USA, 2013 The new drama At Middleton appears to be both for and created by the stereotypical teenager’s worst nightmare, their stereotypically embarrassing parents. Andy Garcia (who co-produced) and Vera Farmiga, in their best moments, have a decent enough chemistry, but for […] More

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    ‘Bates Motel’ releases two new teasers for Season 2

    Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho has stood the test of time to become a classic, with the character of Norman Bates joining the ranks of iconic movie individuals. The success of the movie has led many individuals, including Gus Van Sant and Psycho actor Anthony Perkins, to revisit the character from a different perspective, with varying degrees […] More

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    ‘The Conjuring’ a relentlessly scary, exhausting haunted-house experience

    A door slowly creaks open, nudged from its closed position by a slight gust of wind. The wooden structure of an old farmhouse settles at inopportune moments, expanding and retracting minutely with unexpected knocks echoing through its halls. A shadow crosses through the moonlight that shines onto a bedroom floor, nestling itself just underneath the mattress, waiting to leap out and terrorize the bed’s resident, a helpless child. More

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    Bates Motel Ep 1.09: “Underwater” is the most entertaining episode yet

    “Underwater,” the penultimate episode in Bates Motel’s first season, may well be the most entertaining episode yet, by introducing some much needed dark humour to the series. Between Norma and Dylan’s reactions to Norman’s new pet Juno and Emma getting high; “Underwater” is terrifically funny in and throughout. Unlike last weeks episode, the wacky comic relief here is purely intentional. More

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    Bates Motel Podcast Episode 8: “A Boy and His Dog”

    On this week’s episode of the Bates Motel Podcast, Editor in Chief Ricky D and SOS contributor Randy of Processed Media  sit down with SOS Staff Editor Deepayan Sengupta  to discuss the eighth episode of the A&E show Bates Motel, titled “A Boy and His Dog”. Among the topics discussed are the characterisation of Norma […] More

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    Bates Motel Podcast Episode 7: “The Man in Number 9”

    On this week’s episode of the Bates Motel Podcast, Editor in Chief Ricky D and SOS contributor Randy of Processed Media  sit down with SOS Staff Editor Deepayan Sengupta  to discuss the seventh episode of the A&E show Bates Motel, titled “The Man in Number 9”. Among the topics discussed are the relationship between Norman […] More

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    Bates Motel Ep 1.07: ‘The Man in Number 9’ is the best episode yet

    How about we start with the stray dog. Lately, we’ve been getting more glimpses of Norman’s darker side and while watching Norman crouched down, hammer-in-hand and calling for the pup, I’m pretty sure most viewers were fearing for the dog’s life. It isn’t a big secret that the victims of serial killers are usually animals at first, but would the show be pushing Norman on the “textbook” serial killer course so early on? Story lines seem so quickly resolved in Bates Motel, and in what is already a short season, that possibility was left open. More

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    Bates Motel Podcast Episode 6: “The Truth”

    On this week’s episode of the Bates Motel Podcast, Editor in Chief Ricky D and SOS Staff Editor Deepayan Sengupta sit down with SOS contributor Randy of Processed Media to discuss the sixth episode of the A&E show Bates Motel, titled “The Truth”. Among the topics discussed are the questionable acting choices of Vera Farmiga, […] More

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    Bates Motel Podcast Episode 5: “Ocean View”

    On this week’s episode of the Bates Motel Podcast, Editor in Chief Ricky D and SOS Staff Editor Deepayan Sengupta sit down with SOS contributor Randy of Processed Media to discuss the fifth episode of the A&E show Bates Motel, titled “Ocean View”. Among the topics discussed are concerns about the lack of characterisation of the […] More

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    Bates Motel, Ep. 1.05: “Ocean View” another solid episode powered by great performances

    Bates Motel, Season 1, Episode 5: “Ocean View” Written by Jeff Wadlow Directed by David Straiton Airs Mondays at 10pm ET on A&E Bates Motel, which has now aired five episodes, tells the story of Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore), a smart but troubled17-year-old, and his over-controlling mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga). In this week’s episode, “Ocean […] More

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