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Star Trek: Discovery episode 4 review - The Butcher's Knife Cares Not For The Lamb's Cry

James Hunt Oct 11, 2017

Discovery delivers another great modern Star Trek episode in its fourth instalment. Spoilers and geeky spots ahead in our review...

This review contains spoilers.

See related Arrow season 6: UK air date announced Arrow season 6: Rick Gonzalez interview Arrow season 5 episode 23 review: Lian Yu

1.4 The Butcher's Knife Cares Not For The Lamb's Cry

What a title this episode has. If Discovery has done nothing else, it’s brought back the spirit of the original series’ episode titles, which were essentially “how grandiose and Shakespearean can we be in fewer than 10 words”. Turns out: very.

Of course, it’s not completely without meaning. There are lots of butcher’s knives in this episode, and lots of lambs crying. Metaphorically, of course. The most Star Trek thing about this episode was Burnham’s insistence that science and compassion prevail over, like, randomly shooting stuff in the face.
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TVLine Items: Hell's Kitchen Renewed, Pll Vet to Hunt Supernatural and More

TVLine Items: Hell's Kitchen Renewed, Pll Vet to Hunt Supernatural and More
Hell’s Kitchen‘s renewal news just came in a double portion.

Fox has renewed Gordon Ramsay’s cooking competition series for Seasons 17 and 18, it was announced Friday.

Related 2016 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Season 16, meanwhile, premieres in two weeks — on Friday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Supernatural is keeping its promise to put the focus on hunters in Season 12. Kara Royster (Pretty Little Liars) will guest-star in Episode 6 as Alicia, a monster-killer who was raised by a witch, our sister site Variety reports.
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Fargo Season 2 Finale: Patrick Wilson Weighs In on Surprise Returns, Betsy's Fate and the Twist He Loved Most

Fargo Season 2 Finale: Patrick Wilson Weighs In on Surprise Returns, Betsy's Fate and the Twist He Loved Most
FX’s Fargo this Monday night put a tidy-ish bow on its stellar second season — no small feat, given that when last we tuned in a bona fide UFO had descended upon the site of an epically bloody melee.

RelatedFargo‘s Season 3 Time Period Is Revealed

Having yet again dodged death, Peggy and Ed Blumquist (played by Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons) sought safe harbor from Hanzee (Zahn McClarnon) in a supermarket, with Minnesota trooper Lou Solverson (Patrick Wilson) close on their heels. Alas, “The Indian” had put a bullet in Ed during the preceding foot chase, leaving “The Butcher
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Review: 'Fargo' Season 2 Episode 5 'The Gift of the Magi' Watches the American Dream Go Up in Flames

Review: 'Fargo' Season 2 Episode 5 'The Gift of the Magi' Watches the American Dream Go Up in Flames
"This is a true story."And the first casualty of the great war of '79 between the North and South was... a zoning commissioner? Joe Bulo's (Brad Garrett) bow-and-arrow-wielding contact took a shot to the head with a good ol' fashioned rifle before the rest of the hunting party met their maker — including Joe himself, who was later delivered in a gift box to Mike Milligan (Bokeem Woodbine). Things went quiet for a bit after that as both families plotted their next move, but the bloodshed wasn't over. Ed "The Butcher" Blomquist (Jesse Plemons) was Charlie Gerhardt's (Allan Dobrescu) first target; a fine choice for a gunshy kid unsure of what he himself is capable of, but one that went awry when the surprisingly spry big man killed one more of the Gerhardt clan before "saving" Charlie (who's also wounded). Now the cops are coming for the indecisive Peggy (Kirsten Dunst) and her more-than-capable husband,
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Review: 'Fargo' Season 2 Episode 5 'The Gift of the Magi' Watches the American Dream Go Up in Flames

Review: 'Fargo' Season 2 Episode 5 'The Gift of the Magi' Watches the American Dream Go Up in Flames
"This is a true story."And the first casualty of the great war of '79 between the North and South was... a zoning commissioner? Joe Bulo's (Brad Garrett) bow-and-arrow-wielding contact took a shot to the head with a good ol' fashioned rifle before the rest of the hunting party met their maker — including Joe himself, who was later delivered in a gift box to Mike Milligan (Bokeem Woodbine). Things went quiet for a bit after that as both families plotted their next move, but the bloodshed wasn't over. Ed "The Butcher" Blomquist (Jesse Plemons) was Charlie Gerhardt's (Allan Dobrescu) first target; a fine choice for a gunshy kid unsure of what he himself is capable of, but one that went awry when the surprisingly spry big man killed one more of the Gerhardt clan before "saving" Charlie (who's also wounded). Now the cops are coming for the indecisive Peggy (Kirsten Dunst) and her more-than-capable husband,
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Community: six seasons and... now what?

Is that the last we'll see of Community or will the hashtag become a reality when six seasons are joined by a movie?

Warning: contains spoilers for Community season 6.

For the first time since 2009, Community just got through a season without the threat of cancellation looming over it at any given moment. NBC finally pulled the plug on Dan Harmon's weird and wonderful series in 2014 after five seasons, but like Arrested Development before it and The Mindy Project since, it got another season by moving online, to the Yahoo! Screen streaming service.

Given how Harmon was fired in 2012, following a harried production schedule on season three and a very public dispute with Chevy Chase over filming, it seems kind of impossible that the show ever got to the six seasons for which the fans campaigned ceaselessly. #SixSeasonsAndAMovie became the rallying cry for Greendale's Human Beings and the lifespan of
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Community season 6 episodes 1 & 2 review: Ladders & Lawnmower Maintenance/Postnatal Care

Community is back in a new home for its much-discussed sixth season, but is it still the same show?

This review contains spoilers.

“We'll definitely be back next year. If not, it'll be because an asteroid has destroyed all human civilization. And that's canon.”

Quick, to the internet! After NBC finally dropped the axe on Community, its “six seasons and a movie” mantra appeared to be in jeopardy. At the eleventh hour, the series found a second life on the Yahoo! Screen streaming service and we've got 13 new episodes before Dan Harmon and company have to start thinking about a movie.

The first two episodes arrived online on Tuesday - if you're in the UK it's also broadcast on Wednesdays at 10pm on the Sony Entertainment Channel. Greendale Community College has never been more accessible, but is the new season trying to keep everyone happy?

These first two episodes, Ladders and Lawnmower Maintenance & Postnatal Care,
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The Dusty VHS Corner: “Pop it Tommy!” – Eric Roberts the Video Maestro

Tom Jolliffe digs deep into The Dusty VHS Corner for a trio of Eric Roberts movies…

There have been a few stars over the years who started brightly only to see their career fade and sometimes even plummet. Perhaps one of the best examples of someone looking set to become a regular face at Award shows, particularly during the nominations montage, before falling from grace, was Eric Roberts. In fact one of his earlier films, The Pope of Greenwich Village, saw Roberts star with Mickey Rourke, whose career followed the same trajectory. An early run of solid films with critical acclaim, followed by a lengthy spell largely spent in B-movies, with the occasional more high profile bit part thrown in. Whilst Rourke had a second coming with The Wrestler recently, Roberts is still waiting for such an opportunity, and it’s an opportunity that would be fully deserved.

Before becoming something of a sitcom gag,
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Indie Spotlight

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s massive feature includes a review for Nobody Can Cool, first details on The Night Crew, Heir, and a Doctor Who documentary called Who’s Changing: An Adventure In Time With Fans, a new clip from Muck, trailers for Blood Shed, NightBeasts, and Virginia Obscura, and much more:

[Editor's Note: We want to give a big thanks to our Indie Spotlight manager, Tamika Jones, for her constant work on this weekly feature and putting together our largest Indie Spotlight to date this weekend!]

Indie Spotlight Review: Nobody Can Cool

by Heather Wixson

Nobody Can Cool is the rather impressive directorial debut from up-and-coming filmmaking duo Dpyx, Marcy Boyle and Rachel Holzman, who crafted a blisteringly taut and thoughtful indie crime thriller with a palpable sense of tension from start to finish. A gritty and engaging tale of deceit, violence and desperation, Nobody Can Cool is anchored by a breakout performance by Nick Principe (best known from his work in the Laid to Rest series, Madison County and
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QuickClick: Unofficial Wonder Woman Trailer May Be the Closest Fans Get to the Real Thing

It can't have been easy for Warner Bros. and their subsidiary DC Entertainment to sit and watch Marvel release The Avengers to huge box office success last year while Christopher Nolan was simultaneously closing the doors on his massively successful Batman trilogy with The Dark Knight Rises. While The Avengers is clearly open to have more sequels, Nolan never tried to expand his movies' scope to DC's other characters. In response to the success of The Avengers, Warners did hire Gangster Squad screenwriter Will Beall to script a Justice League movie, which would potentially team Batman with other legendary DC characters such as Superman, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman, however, the movie is already rumored to be slated for a complete overhaul, with the safe money betting that the studio will wait and see if Superman's next outing, Man of Steel, will provide the box office boost necessary to move
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Wonder Woman proof of concept trailer

If you’ve been waiting with baited breath for the long gestating Wonder Woman movie, then Jesse V. Johnson has a temporary fix for you with this pitch reel, a faux trailer for a Wonder Woman film which - judging by the trailer - I for one would really want to see. Not just because the tone is very interesting, not just because it’s got Peter Stormare in it, and not because B-movie God Matthias Hues also appears, but because it looks a damn sight better than most of the rumours over the last 10 years (including Megan Fox) would promise to deliver.

I’m no stranger to Johnson’s work. One might assume from the pitch reel that he’s yet to dip his toes into the directing waters. However the stuntman turned director has done a string of low budget films over the years. One thing has proved
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Cool Videos: Check out this incredibly bad ass concept trailer and poster for Wonder Woman!

  • JoBlo
Now this is impressive. Latino-Review has an exclusive promotional trailer for Wonder Woman up, and it's a doozie. First though, some background information: Jesse V. Johnson has been a stuntman or stunt coordinator for such films as The Amazing Spider-man, Thor, and Beowulf. He's also directed a few films like The Package and The Butcher. Johnson is interested in working with bigger studios so he decided to shoot a concept trailer to show off his talents. The idea to do a trailer for Wonder...
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Watch Fourth Wall Studios’ Newest Horror Confection: “6:14″

If you’re late to the Fourth Wall Studios games, it’s not too late to hop onboard. The studio is all about an interactive fan experience with its horror anthology, releasing free movies online that immerse you in the experience. The newest such film is 6:14, starring Ethan Embry and the immortal Michael Ironside (Starship Troopers! Total Recall!). Check out the press release and trailer below, or just go watch the movie on Rides.TV, or check out some of their other projects, where you’ll get horror in your ear (or cell phone, at least).

Los Angeles, CA – Emmy Award-winning Fourth Wall Studios has released the fourth installment of their Dark Wall horror anthology, “6:14,” the story of a man caught in an endless nightmare. The transmedia short is available to view for free now on Fourth Wall Studios’ platform, Rides.tv.

Directed and co-written by acclaimed horror filmmaker Toby Wilkins (Splinter,
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Fourth Wall Studios' New Interactive Horror Short 6:14 Stars Ethan Embry and Michael Ironside

If a film is being featured on Rides.tv, you know two things…it's going to kick ass and you're going to be involved in it somehow. The Dark Wall film series, presented by Emmy Award-winning Fourth Wall Studios, featured at Rides.tv has released their newest nightmare, 6:14.

Check this film out, and be sure to sign in with your information to get the most thorough experience. 6:14 was directed by Toby Wilkins, who co-wrote the script with Zach Schiff-Abrams. The cast is Ethan Embry, Michael Ironside, Tim Powell and Brian Robinson. That's a pretty stellar team for a horror short, and they do an excellent job. The F/X are very nice as well. We can't ever remember seeing a nail gun used as effectively…but shhh, don't let us spoil the surprise. Check out 6:14 on Rides.tv.

For more visit the official Dark Wall page on Rides.
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New poster for M. Night Shyamalan's "Devil"

Here's a new poster for John Dowdle's "Devil", from the mind of M. Night Shyamalan. Logan Marshall-Green ("Across The Universe"), Jenny O'Hara ("Big Love", "Drop Dead Diva"), Jacob Vargas ("Death Race", "The Hills Have Eyes II"), Matt Craven ("Disturbia", "Crimson Tide"), Chris Messina, Bojana Novakovic ("Edge Of Darkness", "Drag Me To Hell"), Bokeem Woodbine ("The Poker House", "The Butcher"), Geoffrey Arend ("Trust Me", "The Ringer") and Caroline Dhavernas ("Wrecked") are starring....
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Safe House to Offer Violence in 2011: An Early Look

Safe House Movie PosterProduction began on the thriller Safe House in March of this year and director Simon Hunter (Mutant Chronicles) will lead the project (Deadline). Hunter is describing the film as Assault on Precinct 13 meets The Thing and this project will be shot in South Africa. The only cast announced thus far are Lena Headey ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles") and Michael Ironside (The Butcher). Have a very early look at a film poster for the project and the film's full synopsis.

The synopsis for Safe House here:

"Safe House follows a team of Us Marshals charged with protecting a mob-trial witness and her teenage daughter, Alice. Mother and daughter are relocated to an isolated compound high in the Californian Rockies. The location appears secure -- outfitted specifically for witness protection -- yet its past is steeped in mystery and violence..." (Deadline).

Release Date: 2011.

Director: Simon Hunter.

Writer: Andy Briggs.
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Someone's Knocking at the Door and the Bizarre: A Movie Review

Director: Chad Ferrin.

Writers: Chad Ferrin and Roham Ghodsi.

Chad Ferrin and Crappy World Films produced Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill! for release this year and their latest film is Someone's Knocking at the Door. This feature will release on DVD and Blu-Ray May 25th via Vicious Circle Films and the film stars a number of recognizable independent actors. A giant step up from Easter Bunny, Ferrin gets the right amount of excitement in the film, while creating a unique, horrifying movie watching experience through the use of sexual deviancy and shocking imagery.

The plot is a lot more complex than Easter Bunny; from a reductionist viewpoint the film involves perception and secondarily illicit drug use, hallucinations, and near death experiences. A group of young medical students set out to investigate a pair of deceased serial killers in the hospital's basement only to succumb to an ancient vial of experimental drugs.
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Full Cast Details for M. Night Shyamalan's "Devil"

Logan Marshall-Green ("Across The Universe"), Jenny O'Hara ("Big Love", "Drop Dead Diva"), Jacob Vargas ("Death Race", "The Hills Have Eyes II") and Matt Craven ("Disturbia", "Crimson Tide") are to dance with John Dowdle's "Devil" movie shoot in Toronto, part of M. Night Shyamalan's three-film slate with Media Rights Capital. Also rounding out the ensemble cast ahead of an Oct. 24 production start are Chris Messina, Bojana Novakovic ("Edge Of Darkness", "Drag Me To Hell"), Bokeem Woodbine ("The Poker House", "The Butcher"), Geoffrey Arend ("Trust Me", "The Ringer") and Caroline Dhavernas ("Wrecked"). Universal will distribute "Devil", the first project from Shyamalan's "The Night Chronicles" financing/production partnership with Mrc. Drew Dowdle and Trish Hofmann will executive...
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DVD Playhouse--October 2009

DVD Playhouse—October 2009

By

Allen Gardner

The Wizard Of Oz 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’S Edition (Warner Bros.) A true highlight in digital restoration technology, Warner Bros. restoration of the 1939 classic is cause for celebration. The Technicolor of the late ‘30s looks as though it was shot yesterday, and is especially stunning on Blu-ray, which was produced by scanning each of the film’s original Technicolor camera negatives using 8K resolution. From this scan, a final “capture” master was created in 4K, yielding twice the resolution seen in the master utilized for the film’s previous DVD release. Judy Garland’s Dorothy is charming as ever, and the entire cast: Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley and Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch, are all stellar. Four disc set bonuses include: Sing-along track; Documentaries and featurettes; Two 1914 silent films produced by Oz author L. Frank Baum, based on his stories
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The Butcher Comes to DVD July 14th

The Butcher is coming to DVD July 14th from Vivendi and we have the details. Every dog has his day ... The Butcher will have his. Academy Award®- and Golden Globe®-nominated Eric Roberts (Best Supporting Actor, Runaway Train, 1985) is Merle “The Butcher” Hench, a hit man with 20 years of bad luck and gambling debts he can’t repay. Now he’s an ageing loser with nothing to show for himself but a lifetime of bad decisions and a nickname he’s tried to shed for all those years. So when Merle is setup as a fall guy by those he trusts, he decides to start making ...
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