Category: Just Out Of Frame

Game of Thrones: No One Recap

Tonight I want movement, I want violence, and I want Waif to meet her maker at the hands of the Arya Stark via the sharp end of Needle. Season 6, Episode 8: No One Written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Directed by Mark Mylod Recap: We open in Braavos with the mummers and Lady Crane’s revised speech over Joffrey’s corpse. Gone are the tears, replaced with Arya inspired rage. Crane goes backstage and finds Arya, bloodied and hiding and, hopefully not, dying. Crane patches her up, feeds her, and talks about a very stabby past. Crane invites Arya...

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Game of Thrones: The Broken Man Recap

Game of Thrones blah blah blah sex, magic, violence, let’s just get into it! Season 6, Episode 7: The Broken Man Written by Brian Cogman Directed by Mark Mylod Recap: We open on the barn building scene from Witness, or, more accurately, the building of a church. Ian McShane, with a seven pointed star around his neck, directs his followers, including one follower who can lift a log by himself and has a scarred face and is Sandor Clegane aka the Hound, back from the dead! He chops wood and McShane’s character, Brother Ray, asks him how he “died.” Later,...

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Game of Thrones: Blood of My Blood Recap

After last week’s heartache, I craved catharsis from Game of Thrones last night. I need the death of a much-hated character or the return of an absent beloved one. And it doesn’t even need to be Stannis. Season 6, Episode 6: Blood of my Blood Written by Bryan Cogman Directed by Jack Bender Recap: We open at the close and Meera is dragging white-eyed Bran and his sled through the snow. Bran is having one frame visions of past events on the show, events with the Mad King from before the show, and events that seem to predict a White...

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Games of Thrones Recap: The Door

Last week’s episode was killer. Can they match the energy, interest, and strong story-telling? Probably. But let’s find out for sure. Season 6, Episode 5: The Door Written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Directed by Jack Bender Recap: Sansa receives a message to meet Littlefinger in Molestown. She arrives, along with Brienne, and is not best pleased to see him. Littlefinger tells her he brought knights to liberate her/The North, but she would rather discuss how he left her in the clutches of the devil, much to his shame. He apologises but she is unmoved, dismissing him and his army....

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Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker Recap

Another week, another Game of Thrones. Book fans got to see some scenes only spoken about in the books and a fan theory (R+L=J) looks set to be revealed this season. Otherwise, has the show managed to maintain its early good start three episodes in? Read on and find out. Season 6 Episode 3: Oathbreaker Written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Directed by Daniel Sackheim Recap: At the wall Davos sees Jon wake up (and we see a sneaky bit of Snow buns). Jon is a smidge freaked out by his current situation, as is the Red Woman...

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All-New Marvel Comics You Should Be Reading

After the universe-changing comic event that was Secret Wars, the marvel line has shifted and rebooted. Everything is back down to #1 with all-new storylines and creative teams, so it’s a great time to jump into the world of comics – whether it’s your first time or you’ve been out of the game for a while. Before the release of Captain America: Civil War, check out these series, recommended by our avid comic book readers. Black Panther In his Fantastic Four, Avengers, and Secret Wars series’ Jonathon Hickman gave us a taste and a beginning of a vast history and...

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Civil War Retrospective

Over 2006 and 2007, Marvel comics published the crossover event Civil War. It spanned over 50 tie-in comics, all based around a central seven-issue limited series. Written by Mark Millar and pencilled by Steve McNiven, Civil War is about the collateral damage of superheroics, where the responsibility lies, and questions of security and freedom. When D-Lister group The New Warriors attack the villain Nitro, the battle destroys a large area of a town, including a school. 600 people die. No longer feeling safe with these conflicts threatening innocent bystanders, the government proposes the Superhuman Registration Act, where superheroes must register their true identity...

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Further Reading: Star Wars

For the longest time we assumed we would never see another Star Wars movie. Now, we’re getting one every year. But what do you do during the 364 days that you’re not watching a brand new Star Wars movie? Glad you asked. At Audiences Everywhere we’ve put together a list of cultural methadone to help you get through the Star Wars cravings without having to resort to watching the prequels. Dune Dune is one of those properties that has a weird adaptation cycle. It’s very similar to the way in which the book Starship Troopers inspired the movie Aliens,...

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Why I Still Watch Girls

After five seasons on the air, Girls has become a bit of joke. Initially praised for its overt ties to that other acclaimed HBO drama about well-to-do young women living in the Big Apple, showrunner/writer/actor/director Lena Dunham’s cast of millennial New Yorkers has become every bit as entitled and odious as Sex and the City. Hannah Horvath as a stand-in for Dunham herself is often dragged through the proverbial mud, as her preening self-aggrandizement often seems to echo that of the actress who portrays her in real life. In 2014, Dunham published her memoir Not That Kind of Girl:...

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Togetherness In Memoriam

A couple of weeks ago HBO cancelled the original series Togetherness in the middle of airing its second season, and the entire program ended without ceremony and in the midst of its depicted drama. Written and created by show-runners Mark and Jay Duplass, Togetherness was a bold experiment in dramatic screenwriting for television that upheld much of the subtle understatement characteristic of the two directors larger cinematic oeuvre. Having partially contributed to what is now well known as the Mumblecore sub-genre of independent films from the 2000s, the Duplass Brothers are certainly not hurting for acclaim and attention. With...

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The People v. O.J. Simpson Recites And Refutes American History

I was born on July 15, 1994, just under a month after O.J. Simpson led the LAPD on a low-speed chase in Al Cowling’s white Ford Bronco. Because of this, there’s an extent to which American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson is not meant for me. The show often relies on the viewer’s knowledge of the trial to provoke reactions; while I recognized a lot of these moments, I didn’t understand all of them. I cringed when Chris Darden (Sterling K. Brown) suggests to Marcia Clark (Sarah Paulson) that they should have Simpson (Cuba Gooding Jr.) try...

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Why You Should Be Watching Silicon Valley

With the third season of celebrated filmmaker Mike Judge’s Silicon Valley on the way later this month, there is perhaps no better time than now to get on board with the latest comic creation from the writer-director of such monumental comedic properties as Office Space and Beavis and Butt-Head. Like the formerly mentioned contemporary cult-classic, Judge finds himself once again belittling and mocking, albeit ultimately embracing, the modern tech-savvy business culture of the program’s eponymous Californian locale, while taking the requisite time to indulge in all of the sophomoric excess of the latter animated franchise. Where Extract, his last...

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Baskets and the Sad Clown

There are several moments of clarity scattered throughout the first ten episodes of the FX original series Baskets that are as resounding with personal insight as they are subversively antagonistic towards viewer understanding and entertainment. As the classically-trained clown Chip Baskets, stand-up comedian-turned-actor-turned-show-runner Zach Galifanakis plays his latest comic creation with all of the snide deception that has become a staple of his on-screen persona. Audiences now are familiar with Galifanakis from the movie theater, from television, or through the always uproarious anti-talk show Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifanakis, distributed exclusive by the popular web-based production company Funny or Die. Following...

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Daredevil Season 2 Is A Huge Improvement

Overview: Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), blind lawyer-by-day and vigilante-by-night, crosses paths with Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal), better known as The Punisher. While Daredevil tries to operate within the boundaries of the law, his opponent puts criminals down for good. His world is further complicated by the arrival of Elektra Natchios (Elodie Yung), an old flame with dubious morals and a dark secret. 2016; ABC Studios/Marvel Television; TV-MA; 13 Episodes. A Change of Pace: Season one of Daredevil was brutal and occasionally brilliant, setting up the world of Matt Murdock, lawyer-by-day and vigilante-by-night, and a darker side to the Marvel Cinematic...

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