American Horror Story S6Ep7: Chapter 7 Review/Recap

  • Starring: Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Cuba Gooding Jr., Andre Holland, Angela Bassett, Adina Porter, Kathy Bates, Cheyenne Jackson
  • Network: FX
  • Genre: Horror, Fiction

Fully consumed, and believing that she is truly The Butcher, Agnes (Kathy Bates) kills Sidney (Cheyenne Jackson) and his two production team members.

Back at the house, a fight still burrows between Shelby (Lily Rabe), Matt (Andre Holland), and Dominic (Cuba Gooding Jr.). No one seems to take it too seriously when Matt shows them that the word ‘MURDER’ has appeared on the wall, with the missing ‘R’ now filled in. And according to Matt, “The ‘R’ is for Rory” who was murdered in the previous episode.

But chaos starts to erupt when Agnes attacks Shelby by slicing her shoulder with her butchers knife. When Sideny fails to call for an ambulance (because he’s dead) Lee (Adina Porter), Monet (Angela Bassett), and Audrey (Sarah Paulson) go into the woods to find the production trailer. Shelby, Matt, and Dominic stay behind at the house, and Matt, and Shelby seems to be headed towards civil terms. But when Matt goes into the basement in the middle of the night, Dominic awakes Shelby, and leads her to Matt who is having sex with Scathach. When Matt admits that she is the whole reason heaven came back to the house, Shelby beats him to death with a metal rod.

When Lee, Monet, and Audrey encounter the gruesome scene of Sidney, and his dead crew, the trio are sent into a frenzie trying to find a cell phone, when the Polk family finds, and kidnaps them. Separating Lee, from Monet, and Audrey, she is tormented, and slowly has her leg cut into strips, which Audrey and Monet then forced to eat.

Dominic tries to calm Shelby after the realization of what she’s done hits her, he encourages her that when they leave, the best thing for her to do is to turn herself in to the police. But the shouts of Agnes draws them in, and they see her standing outside the house. As Agnes is calling for satisfaction, and claiming to be the Butcher, the real Butcher nad her colony show up. Agnes tries to explain her reasoning her impersonating her, the Butcher kills Agnes by putting her knife through Agnes’ head.


Catch American Horror Story Wednesday night’s at 7PM on FX

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Gotham S3Ep6: Mad City: Follow The White Rabbit Review/Recap

  • Starring: Ben McKenzie, Morena Baccarin, Robin Lord Taylor, Cory Michael Smith, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Don Logue, Michael Chiklis, Erin Richardson, Sean Pertwee, Jessica Lucas, Benedict Samuel, Jamie Chung, 
  • Network: FOX
  • Genre: Drama-crime, based on DC Comic characters

 
SPOILERS AHEAD from last nights episode.

Jim (Ben McKenzie) finds himself back in Jervis Tetch’s cross hairs, but this time around, Jim must play a cruel game of choices. The first, choosing to save a boy from being run over by a truck, or the newly weds from jumping off the building. Choosing the former, Jim must watch, and live with the notion that he has started a round of, ‘Life or Death’ with The Mad Hatter (Benedict Samuel).

Jim isn’t the only one battling hard decisions. Oswald (Robin Lord Taylor) is forced to make a choice of his own, however his aren’t life threatening to others. At least not yet. The choice he has to make, to confess, or not to confess his feelings to Ed Nygma, who has a lineup of Mayorly duties. The first, visiting schools, and talking to children. But perhaps Ed (Cory Michael Smith) should have thought more carefully about engagements that may require Oswald giving advise after he encourages a new student to make friends with the other kids, and if they don’t like him, to push them down the stairs when they’re not looking. Perhaps any engagement that doesn’t involve children would be best left to non-criminals. But one thing Oswald doesn’t need help with is courage, after failing the first time to tell Ed his feelings, he invites him to have dinner with him, to which Ed replies, “I’ll bring the wine”. Squeals of delight could be heard from every corner of the global as the time grew near for Oswald to confess his love. And while Oswald does express his feels out loud, it is too an empty chair, as a result of very late Ed.

Of course Ed has a good reason, he’s busy trying to find the perfect wine to go with dinner. Until a stunner of a blond, named Isabella strikes up a conversation, and stuns the world out of Ed,  as she strikes an uncanny appearance to Kristin Kringle. What makes any chance Oswald might have for Ed more difficult, is that Isabella is a fan of riddles, and presents one to Ed. Oh, poor Oswald, he never even had a chance.
Jervis is determined to make Jim play his little game, so after he leads Jim to his next location, and is repeatedly hung up on by Jim, Jervis encourages Jim to look through the telescope labelled, ‘Through the Looking Glass’ and watched on as Jervis’ men carry away a struggling Valerie (Jamie Chung).

Jim is forced to play round two of three, choose between the journalist, or pediatrician. But when Jim fails/refuses to make a choice, and shoot one of them, even when GCP showed up for backup, neither is quick enough to save the men from being electrocuted to death. But the whole purpose have these games was for Jim to realizes who he really was, and when the time came to make the ultimate choice came, it would be easy. But then the invitation arrives for him to go the Lee’s, where he will have to choose; Lee or Valerie. Which one will he choose?

 Believing he has a plan in motion to save both women, Mario was suppose to sneak in from behind and killed Jervis, but as a truce villain, Jervis is a step ahead. Having previously emptied the magazine, Mario is carried away while Jim is given the new proposal, “On the count of three, I want you to tell me who to shoot”. It was shocking none the less when Lee’s name came out of Jim’s mouth, and Lee must have thought the same. But lucky for her, Jervis took it as Jim loving Valerie more, and shooting her instead. Which I suspect Jim knew he’d do all along. You could argue that Jim knew Jervis would do the opposite of what he said, and that’s why he said Lee’s name, but until Jim gets the chance to explain himself, wel’ll never know. Even Lee (Morena Baccarin) turns him off with, “Not now Jim”.

Catch Gotham Monday nights at 8PM on FOX.

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Westworld S1Ep4: Dissonance Theory Review/Recap

  • Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsten, Ben Barnes, Clifton Collins Jr., Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Luke Hemsworth, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Simon Quarterman, Rodrigo Santoro, Angela Sarafyan, Jimmi Simpson, Shannon Woodward, Ed Harris, Anthony Hopkins.
  • Network: HBO
  • Genre: Sci-fi, drama

SPOILERS AHEAD from last nights episode.

After a traumatized Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) stumbles upon William, he convinces Logan (Ben Barnes) to bring her along while they continue their bounty hunt. Along the way, Logan repeated encourages William (Jimmi Simpson) to make a move on Dolores, and if he doesn’t, Logan will. But soon the trio find their bounty, and enter a blaze of gunfire, in which Logan turns his back, and frees him, and kills innocent Hosts. Sick of Logan’s cruel nature, William parts ways with his ‘friend’.

The Man in Black is the mystery that everyone is trying to solve, and this episode just adds to the mystery. Tracking down the ‘Snake’, MiB and Lawrence find Armistice (Ingrid Bolso Berdal), and questions her about her tattoo, because MiB believes she is the next clue into finding the Maze, and in exchange for information on the tattoo, MiB agrees to help her break Hector out of jail. A longer time ago a group of men came and killed her family, and ever since she’s been on the hunt for them, and each time she kills one of them she fills in her tattoo with their blood. The only person she has left: Wyatt. The Man in Black (Ed Harris) reveals to Armistice that he knows about Arnold. Together, MiB, Armistice, and Lawrence break Hector out of prison, who later returns to Sweetwater, in the same manner seen in a previous episode.

Maeve’s (Thandie Newton) past memories are coming through stronger, and more quickly. Under her bedroom floorboards, Maeve has drawn pictures of the same people who she had seen cleaning the Hosts. Remembering the time when she was shot, and needing answers, when Hector (Rodrgio Santoro), and his group come knocking, she leads him upstairs believing he is the only one who can assure her, she is not crazy. In exchange for the safe combination, Maeve demands to know who the figure is she’s drawn, to which he tells her that they are a type of deity known as ‘The Shade’, who visit people when they die. When asking her why she wants to know, she confesses that she was shot once, but has no trace of a scar, and she saw them. Taking Hector’s knife, and cuts open her stomach, and pulls out a bullet, confirming what she’s been hoping. That she’s not crazy.

Ford (Anthony Hopkins) does not like people messing around in his business, as Theresa (Sidse Babett Knudsen) has now learned. When Ford invites her up for lunch, Theresa learns the extent of his power over the Hosts, who he operates, and manipulates like an army. In the background a large machine is ripping up the ground in preparation her Ford’s new project. When Theresa requests that he ease back in his plans, that seem to be causing confusion among the Hosts, Ford gives her a stern warning to back off, commanding the Hosts in what seems to be like a telepathic command to freeze in the tracks, and later leave without so much as moving a muscle. Is is possible that Ford can connect to the Hosts on a deeper level, entering commands into their heads without the help of a computer? And if so, could he be the one putting thoughts into their heads to bring up past memories, and steer them off script?

Catch Westworld Sunday nights at 8PM on HBO.

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Shameless S7Ep4: I Am a Storm Review/Recap

  • Starring: Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Jeremy Allen White, Cameron Monaghan, Emma Kennedy, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Isidora Goreshter.
  • Network: Showtime
  • Genre: Drama-Comedy

Lip can’t stop being a prick, Debbie continues to believe the world is unfair, and Kev, and V are worried Svetlana’s father is trying to sell their babies for future sex workers.
First months rent is due, and everyone managed to pull in their share, except for Debbie (Emma Kennedy). Explaining that if she doesn’t have her share by the end of the week, Fiona threatens that she’ll have to start renting out her room, and hands Debbie a job application. But when Debbie is telling the boss that her schedule is free, and there’s nothing to hold her back from working anytime, Fiona shows up with Harry, who Debbie left with Fiona. But an unsuspecting trouble happened at work that calls Fiona back, leaving Debbie to have to watch her own child, and screaming in frustration.

Turning to someone who isn’t exactly qualified to be giving a young girl life advise, Svetlana tells Debbie to quit looking for a job, and to find an idiot husband, who’s rich, and who she can manipulate. Taking an assortment of pictures, and posting them around the neighbourhood, Debbie is on the hunt for a life partner.

Fiona (Emmy Russom) is trying to make something of her life, and keep Patsy’s afloat, and all Lip can do is continuously throw it in her face that her job is nothing compared to what his non-paying internship will lead to. Walking away, Fiona packs up her stuff, and moves into her office. As a way to draw more business Fiona plans a old gangsters themed night, and renames alcoholic drinks as a way to bypass not having a liquor license.

Though it’s not like Lip (Jeremy Allen White) has any room to be judging on who’s making the right choices or not. Considering Fiona is the only one, aside from Ian, who is making a steady pay check that the rest of the family lives off of. Lip finds out the internship he’s working for is stealing money from people, and makes a break for it when the FBI shows up, and arrests everyone. But when he confronts his old professor about it, turns out he already knew, and an encourages Lip to stick with the internship, and learn the ropes.

Ian (Cameron Monaghan) meets a potential new partner, who is transgender, and is introduced to a span of transgender people with different sexuality types, and Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) is bonding with Dominique’s dad, and is considering going to military school.

Frank (William H. Macy) is fighting the neighbourhood for the request to have to homeless shelter taken down, and turns to the media to help his case. Chaining himself, and his new family to the house, Frank goes on tv to pleads his case.

Kev (Steve Howey), and V (Shanola Hampton) are getting weird vibes from Svetlana’s father, as he begins feeding them with knives, and measuring their heads. And when they find a recite for pictures, the call the cops, worrying that he is trying to sell them on the black market. As it turns out, all he was trying to do was be a good grandfather, and took them to get a family portrait, as a thank you gift for Kev, and V. Later as punishment for nearly getting her father deported, Svetlana (Isidora Goreshter) makes Kev, and V dress up as horse, and rider for a night of…kinky seems like too much of a tame word for what Svetlana has planned.

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How To Get Away With Murder S3Ep5 – It’s About Frank Review/Recap

  • Starring: Viola Davis, Karla Souza, Aja Naomi King, Jack Falahee, Matt McGorry, Alfred Enoch, Liza Weil, Conrad Ricamore, Charlie Weber
  • Network: ABC
  • Genre: Crime-Drama

SPOILER AHEAD from Thursday nights episode.

It’s all about Frank this epsiode. Flashbacks to when Annalise (Viola Davis), and Sam rescued him from prison, to now, holing up in a motel room with Bonnie.

It seems there is no one Annalise can trust. Frank (Charlie Weber) being the reason she lost her son, killing Mr.Mahoney, leaving Wes (Alfred Enoch) as a suspect, all the while Bonnie (Liza Weil) is secretly cozying up to Frank in his motel room. The two seemed to have bonded after the abuse they both received from their fathers. But after a shared night together, Bonnie returns from getting coffee to find Frank packed up, and gone.

Even some of her own students Annalise can’t trust. Laurel keeping the secret that Frank is Coalport, which Wes later ends up making her confess to Annalise. And now after a sneaking play by Michaela (Aja Naomi King) they’ve figured out who put up all those flyers. After stealing, and getting Oliver (Conrad Ricamore) to hack into the stolen laptop, it was revealed that Simon Drake (Behzad Dabu) was the one who made the Killer flyers.

After one AA meeting Annalise made the effort to try and follow the rules, however she forgot one really big one. Pour the bottles down the drain. There was no use in throwing the bottles in the garbage, because mere hours with bad memories, and no drink, Annalise falls off the wagon. But after Wes finds her in her drunken stouper, maybe the time has come that Anmalise gives up the sauce. Not only that, but once she learns Simon is the one the made the flyers, Annalise demands to be reinstated, with her lisence suspension revoked, or else the President of the school will wake up to a $50 million lawsuit.

Fast forward three weeks, and everyone is learning that Laurel is pregnant, as well as the body they found in Annalise’s house was male. There are a number of males for who it could be, but when Oliver tries calling Connor’s (Jack Falagee) phone, it’s Michaela who answers, and Connor is nowhere to be found.

The likely male suspects: Connor, Wes, Asher, Frank, Nate, or Simon.

Catch How To Get Away With Murder Thursday nights at 10PM on ABC.

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The Girl on the Train (Movie) Review (Spoiler Free)

  • Starring: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennet, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow, Laura Prepon
  • Director: Tate Taylor
  • Based on: Paula Hawkins, The Girl On The Train
  • Distributed by: Universal Pictures
  • Running Time: 112 minutes
  • Genre: Drama-Thriller, Mystery, Fiction
  • Release Date: October 7, 2016

Key Points of the film:

  1. Books will always be better.
  2. Slight changes
  3. Leaving out a key suspenseful moment
  4. The Best and Worst moments

As they say, “The book is way better”. That will always be the case with any book to movie adaptation, but at least The Girl On The Train didn’t hit too far from the mark. There were a few moments that differentiated from the novel, but for the most part, the movie was quite faithful. Except for a few hiccups.

Instead of the story taking place in the UK, the storyline is moved to New York, and all of the characters are American except for Rachel (Emily Blunt), and Kamal Abdic (Edgar Ramirez). And while Kamal was still kept as a foreign character, instead of him being a P.O.C, they changed him to a white character.

Obviously with all movie adaptations, not everything can be kept just like the book. Things must be taken out to allow for an appropriate time frame, but unfortunately some suspenseful moments were taking out that would have added more mystery to the movie. While it was still a mystery as to who the killer was, the book had more twists, and turns than the movie did, as to figuring out who the murderer was. In particular an altercation between two characters would have been a great addition to the film, to really give the audience more choices as to who the killer could be.

There wasn’t much that I didn’t like about the film. Between the film, and the book, they were quite similar which I appreciated as someone who read, and quite enjoyed the novel. The best moments, in the film were Emily Blunt as the alcoholic, and divorcee Rachel, and the wild, untameable Megan played by Haley Bennet. Blunt had you convinced that she was a drunk, while Haley made you believe her grief over her devastating secret. The movie did a great job at building up the suspense until the killer was revealed. However due to one particular altercation being kept out, it missed an opportunity to add to the mystery. Another unfortunate miss was Rebecca Ferguson’s portrayal as Anna, the new wife of Tom Watson (Justin Theroux). While in the book I strongly disliked her, it was because she was a great antagonist to the character Rachel, making her an excellent character to hate. Where as in the movie, Anna just didn’t measure up to that. I feel her portrayal took a step in the wrong direction, and couldn’t find its way make to the other performances. And while I enjoyed Blunt’s portrayal of Rachel, I didn’t like that they didn’t intensify her downfall after loosing memory of that night. But that negative falls on the writers, and director, not Emily Blunt herself.

Overall rating: 4/5 stars.

Would I Recommend: Yes, but I feel you should read the book first so you can get the full experience of the twists and turns that lead to the great reveal, and then watch the movie. Otherwise, if you do it in reverse you won’t get the same impact.

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American Horror Story S6Ep6: Chapter 6 Review/Recap

  • Starring: Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Cuba Gooding Jr., Andre Holland, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Denis O’Hare, Wes Bentley, Evan Peters, Cheyenne Jackson
  • Network: FX
  • Genre: Horror, Fiction

Big Brother,  Paranormal Serial Killer edition.

Taking a role too seriously drives a person mad, and another to alcoholism. The show Return to Roanoke hits two snags before filming even begins, and two deaths before the first night of filming is even done. What’s worse is that it is a blood moon. Would you stay in the same house that caused you so much torment just to fix your name and image?

SPOILERS AHEAD from Wednesday nights episode.

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Scream Queens S2Ep4: Halloween Blues Review/Recap

  • Starring: Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Stamos, Abigail Breslin, Taylor Lautner, Billie Lourd, Lea Michele, James Earl, Neicy Nash, Drew Powell
  • Network: City
  • Genre: Horror-Comedy

Brokeback Mountain, Ivanka Trump, Isis (not what you think), Death, Khalessi, and more on tonight’s episode of Scream Queens.
SPOILERS AHEAD from tonight’s episode of Scream Queens.

Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts) is taking the death of Chad Radwell hard. Never have I seen hysterics reach such an all time high. And they only continued when it was revealed that Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) was to recieve the entire inheritance of the Radwell family, since they all just died in the plane crash, hurrying to stop Chad from marrying Chanel. Though Munsch seemed too clam when learning that she had inherited the goods, which can only mean some shady business went down.

A deal is made between Hester, and Denise to catch the killer. In exchange for wearing a monitored ankle bracelet, Hester (Lea Michele) is allowed to attended the Halloween party, which she suggested that everyone attend as to draw out the killer. A brilliant idea. Not. Not two minutes after Hester is released she tried to kill Chanel, dressed Ivanka Trump, who Chanel #5 confused for Ivana Trump, which is who Chanel #5 had planned to be.

Due to stress, Chanel was prescribed a silver infused antidote to cure her rash, that unfortunately fell into the wrong hands, and was tampered with. Waking up the next morning with blue skin, and possibly no cure, Chanel is forced to go to the Halloween party has smurfette.

Denise (Neicy Nash) and Chanel compete for dead Chad’s affections, while the patients are poisoned, and the staff work to find the cause.

Chanel #5 (Abigail Breslin) is sent alone to the storage floor to retrieve IV drips, when she is stopped by Hester in costume, and stabbed in the back by the Green Horned Demon. Denise finds Chanel #5, and faces off with the Green Horned Demon, to have punch thrown on her, and fried to death by the demon.

Who will be next to die on next weeks episode?

Catch Scream Queens Tuesday night’s st 9PM on City.

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Gotham S3Ep5: Anything For You Review/Recap

  • Starring: Ben Mckenzie, David Mazouz, Robin Lord Taylor, Cory Michael Smith, Sean Pertwee, Camren Bicondova, Donal Logue, Erin Richarson, Michael Chiklis, Morena Baccarin,
  • Network: FOX
  • Genre: Drama, Fiction. Based on DC characters.

SPOILERS AHEAD from tonight’s episode of Gotham.

A vital lesson to take from tonight’s episode? Don’t mess with Ed Nygma.

Mayorhood isn’t quite working out the way Oswald (Robin Lord Taylor) thought it’d be. The Redhood gang is on the rise, and their leader, Butch (Drew Powell). Turns Butch is jealous of Ed Nygma’s (Cory Michael Smith) new role has Oswald’s second-in-command. His way of getting his old position back, creating a fake Redhood gang, to demolish Oswald’s hard work as Mayor, and setup the gang to kill him at his party, only for Butch to kill them all single-handedly to earn back Oswald’s affection. But things don’t go according to plan, and why would they when Oswald has Nygma by his side.

Ed’s back on the case, and quickly discovers what Butch has done, and backs Butch into a corner, causing him to murder his men ahead of schedule. The act seems to get Bucth back in Oswald’s good grace, but Ed has his own plans. Ed persuades Butch to turn on Oswald and kill him, or he’ll have Victor Zsasz (Anthony Carrigan) kill Tabitha. Still holding a torch for Tabitha (Jessica Lucas) Butch agrees to kill Oswald.

Unfortunately Butch couldn’t see past Ed’s trick, and is caught attempting to kill Oswald with blanks, and is revealed to everyone has the leader of the Redhood gang. Feeling hurt and betrayed, Butch tries to kill Ed, before Oswald steps in and saves Ed from being strangled to death, and Butch is later taken away by ambulance.

Tabitha breaks free from her captures, and hunts down the ambulance that took Butch. Seems like Tabitha is still holding on to the same torch.
Jim (Ben McKenzie) and Bruce (David Mazouz) take a step forward in their love life. Bruce finally tells Selina (Camren Bicondova) how he feels, and even gets a kiss, while Jim takes over, and relieves Valerie’s date. Ivy (Maggie Geha) reemerges herself in Gotham, but keeps her identity a secret, even from Selina. And it seems like she might have a bit resentment towards Selina. Maybe because she couldn’t save Ivy?

Jervis Tetch (Benedict Samuel) is no where near gone, and is all ready on the hunt for his new Alice, but so far no such luck. Especially for the poor girl who didn’t make the cut at the end. Vowing to make those who killed her pay, Jerivs leaves a note for Jim, writing ‘James Gordon‘ in blood on an invitation card.
Catch Gotham Monday nights on FOX at 8PM.

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Westworld S1Epp3: The Stray Review/Recap

  • Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Anthony Hopkins, Jimmi Simpson, Ben Barnes, Thandie Newton, Angela Sarafyn, James Marsten, Cliffton Collins Jr., Luke Hemsworht, Shannon Woodward, Ed Harris, Rodrigo Santoro, Simon Quarterman, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ingrid Bolso Berdal
  • Network: HBO
  • Genre: Sci-Fi

One by one the Hosts are falling. First it was Peter Abernathy, and the Sheriff, then Maeve, now the stray Host found in the dead of night digging for an escape in the rocks. Westworld has a new villain, Wyatt, and a new badass, shotgun shooting heroine, who acts as Teddy’s right hand man.

SPOLIERS AHEAD from last nights episode.

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