Casting Number 13: Who Will Be The Next Doctor Who?

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Current Doctor Peter Capaldi has confirmed that the upcoming series of Doctor Who will be his last. Which means that for Whovians everywhere it’s time to start making a list of possible replacements. (It’s part of the grieving process. Don’t come at me.) This is the look on millions of Whovians’ faces right about now. […]

Peter Capaldi Stepping Down After Third Season As Doctor Who

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Peter Capaldi has announced that the upcoming series of long-running BBC program ‘Doctor Who’ would be his last. He made the announcement during an interview with Jo Whiley on the the radio program ‘An Evening In‘. “I’ve never done one job for three years,” Capaldi said “and I feel it’s sort of time for me […]

The Actor’s Actor: Sir John Hurt, 1940-2017

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Sir John Hurt, one of the greatest actors of his generation, has passed on following a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 77. In a career that spanned nearly six decades, Hurt assayed every type of role across every type of genre and was brilliant in all of them. It staggers me to consider the […]

Love Saves The Day

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Nestled on the bank of the Delaware River, in the heart of Bucks County in the state of Pennsylvania, is the town of New Hope. New Hope has long been identified as an “artist’s community” – a haven for the counter culture with local artist’s galleries and shops proudly displaying t-shirts emblazoned with Grateful Dead […]

Count Olaf – A Challenge to Act Badly

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Good Actors Play a Bad One Lemony Snicket introduces Count Olaf with the following quote: “The dreadful villainy of this vile fiend has haunted me since I first met him as a young man. And every night, as I continue to work on the Baudelaire case, I find myself weeping, thinking of his utter wickedness […]

Sherlock Hits It’s Highest Point In The Lying Detective

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The hit BBC show Sherlock is wildly inconsistent in quality – but with the second episode of Season 4, it hit its highest note yet. Art imitates life. Or is that the other way around? In any event, I think a massive component of the creepy Sherlock episode The Lying Detective was missed on American […]

Well *I* Liked It! A Defiant Defense of ‘Resident Evil’

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The (allegedly) Final Installment in the absurdly long running ‘Resident Evil’ movie series comes to theaters this week. ModCon takes this as his cue to argue the merits of another in an increasingly long list of Lost Causes… First off, I’m talking about the FIRST of the 33 or so ‘Resident Evil’ movies made so […]

SPLIT: I Had High Hopes And It Delivered

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To say I was excited to see SPLIT would be an understatement. I remember last year when the trailer came out and I watched it twice, in a row, and then showed a few friends. I remember hearing the line, “Kevin has 23 distinct personalities inside his body” reverberate in my head and thinking about how […]

Should We Be Boycotting “A Dog’s Purpose”?

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Amblin’s new movie, A Dog’s Purpose, has been rocked by scandals and allegations of animal abuse. But do those charges hold water? Being British, the only thing guaranteed to make me cry (apart from catching my twig and berries in my zipper) are films about animals. Real life people die? Meh. Movies about cancer and […]

Filled With Secrets: Mark Frost Takes Us Back To ‘Twin Peaks’

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On January 9th, 2017, Showtime ended months of speculation by announcing a date for the return of ‘Twin Peaks’. The groundbreaking TV series created by David Lynch & Mark Frost was at long last getting it’s 3rd season. New episodes will begin airing May 21st, 2017.   ‘Twin Peaks’ originally premiered on April 8th, 1990. […]

A Study of the Star Wars Prequels

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Prequels Are Fascinating In almost every one, we find the hidden history brings a new light and dimension to old established characters. Writers and actors call this “backstory” when they look at an individual character. They are the story before the story. Most of the time, prequels exist to answer questions. Why did he do that? […]

Monster Trucks

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As part of my new year’s resolution not to be a cynical jackass, I took my kids to the new Nickelodeon movie, Monster Trucks, with an open-mind. And I had a much better time as a result. It would be super-easy to be cynical about Monster Trucks, the $125 million blockbuster made by Paramount Pictures […]