Orphan Black – A Whole ‘Nother Level of Complexity!

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The first two seasons of Orphan Black (BBC America, Saturdays, 9/8C) have followed the four members of what has come to be known as the Clone Club as they sought to find out a) who was trying to kill them off and why, and b) how did they come to exist in the first place.

Along the way the series explored concepts like identity, sibling rivalry, nature vs. nurture and more. Series co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett have expected their audience to pay attention and think. Millions of them have. Then, at the end of season two, they dropped an even bigger bombshell – there’s another series of clones; male ones!

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Tatau – Two Blokes From England and a Supernatural Murder Mystery!

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Kyle and Budgie are two guys from England vacationing in the Cook Islands when they try a local beverage held sacred by the locals – and have an out of this world experience. In Kyle’s case, that may have included a murder.

Tatau (BBC America, Saturdays, 10/9C) is a fascinating new series that shows a lot of promise.

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Dark Night Of Superheroes Trailer: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!


After someone in Mexico posted a pirated copy of the Batman v Superman trailer, DC and Zack Snyder responded by making it available online in its full, in focus, deeply dark entirety. Check it out after the jump.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens wide – very wide – on May 25, 2016.

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Unfriended: The Ultimate Cyberstalker!


On the anniversary of Laura Barns’ suicide, several of her friends are skyping online when they notice a curious, anonymous participant logged into their call. One of them receives a text – allegedly from Laura – and things get real weird, real quick.

If you’re not comfortable with texting, Facebook and Skype – and not too sure about email – then this is not the movie for you. If you are conversant with all things internet and cyberspace, you are Unfriended’s audience and you will probably really enjoy it.

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First Look: The Last Kingdom!

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BBC America’s The Last Kingdom – a historical drama set in the Kingdom of Wessex, the last kingdom to resist the invading Vikings – will be sneak previewed during the third season premiere of Orphan Black on Saturday.

The series is based on The Saxon Novels of Bernard Cornwell and has been adapted for television by Stephen Butchard. It’s international cast includes Alexander Dreymon, Rutger Hauer, Matthew Macfayden, David Dawson, Emily Cox, Ian Hart and Rune Temte.

Follow the jump first photo released in promotion of the series.

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Movie Review: Big Eyes

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On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of Big Eyesa the true story of a painter, Margaret Keane played by Amy Adams, whose works of art become a beloved cultural phenomenon, but her husband steals the credit for them over the course of many years.

What to Watch This Weekend is a weekly podcast from GeekScholars Movie News. Each Friday, the GeekScholars present a spoiler-free review of a highly-acclaimed film that has just become available in the past week to watch by renting, streaming, or purchasing.

Movie Review: Black Souls

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Italian film Director Francesco Munzi takes on the topic of systematic and familiar violence in his latest film Black Souls; A story that shows that one small act of rebellion and criminal behavior can have far ranging consequences that go beyond it’s original act. The film is also quietly contemplative, as you know things are going to escalate, but he takes his time getting there. It’s akin to the much buzzed about award contender A Most Violent Year.

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True Story: A Distillation of Evil From A Slight Remove!

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True Story is, oddly enough, based on a true story – Christian Longo murdered his family and disappeared. When he was captured, in Mexico, he was posing as a journalist named Mike Finkel. Mike Finkel was a New York Times reporter who was fired for fabricating the subject of an important story – and became the only person Longo would talk to.

Finkel’s book, True Story, detailed those conversations and was a bestseller. The film adapted from the book is intriguing, occasionally compelling but creates a distance between itself and its audience that it almost but not quite earns back.

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The 74th Annual Peabody Entertainment Awards Announced!


The 74th George Foster Peabody Entertainment Awards were announced today.

Quality entertainment comes in all shapes and sizes and this year’s winners include Jane the Virgin, a unique telenovela from The CW; The Americans, a series about KGB spies in 1980’s America and Black Mirror, a British series that could be described as the dark side of The Twilight Zone.

For a complete list of winners, follow the jump.

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Showtime’s Fans Can Be HAPPYish Too!

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Showtime’s HAPPYish features a lead character who may not quite be happy, but is willing to settle for happy-ish.

To celebrate the series premiere of HAPPYish (Sunday, April 26th, 9:30/8:30C), Showtime is setting up life-sized snow globes in New York City and Los Angeles – where fans can find themselves engulfed in confetti like it’s their own personal parade in their own private happy-ish place.

Series guest star Carrie Preston (above, True Blood, Person of Interest) will be on hand at the New York location for photo ops and interviews.

For those who cannot be there in person, there will be a companion microsite – www.myHAPPYishPlace.com – that will allow fans to create their own photos of their happy-ish place. For more, follow the jump.

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SundanceTV’s Deutschland 83 Premieres In June!

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SundanceTV’s Deutschland 83 has been set to premiere on Wednesday, June 17th (11/10C).

The first German language series to be broadcast on a US network, it’s a coming-of-age spy story set at the tensest point in the Cold War, as 24-year old Martin Rauch is taken from the world he knows and sent to the West as an undercover operative for the East German clandestine service, the Stasi.

For more, follow the jump.

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