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Castlevania Review: Season One

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castlevania_netflixSeason 1, Episodes 1-4 – After a long time in development hell, finally gets a flesh and blood adaptation on Netflix as a mini-series. Although it tops off at four episodes, the first season introduces a vengeful curse set upon by Vlad Dracula within the country of Wallachia.

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For Those About to Strike, We Salute You

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Writers-Strike ExcerptWe are less than a week away from the Writers’ Guild of America potentially going on strike if they cannot reach a deal with the studios by the time the clock strikes midnight on May 2. Neil Turitz looks back at the last strike to make a prediction about how he thinks the next few days will play out.

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Does Warner Bros. Really Need New Line Anymore?

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New Line ExcerptWith Warner Bros. spending most of its time focusing on its larger films, its subsidiary New Line Cinema has fallen by the wayside. Neil Turitz takes the opportunity to figure out what should be done with this company that is consistently producing underwelming content.

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Marvel Makes a Big Directing Decision, But Was It the Right One?

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BodenFleck ExcerptSince the inception of the Cinematic Universe, Marvel has been hiring character-driven directors to ensure that its films are lead by its characters and not its plot. This trend was continued as Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck signed on to co-direct Captain Marvel. Neil Turitz evaluates Marvel’s decision in contrast with previous ones along with comparing this hire to many of DC’s hires.

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SCYTHE (Sales)

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Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMIn the near future, humanity has eliminated disease, so people called scythes must kill others to control the population – and two teens are apprenticed against their will to scythes.

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I FEEL PRETTY (SALES)

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Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMRenee is an average woman in a genetically blessed world, but when a blow to the head leaves her believing she’s the most beautiful, capable woman on the planet, her newfound confidence inspires her to live life fearlessly and flawlessly.

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ANTHEM (Sales)

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Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA teen boy has premonitions of his friends’ deaths that come true. As he struggles to maintain his own sanity, he has one last chance to save his closest friend.

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You Want to Maximize Your TV Impact? Make a Miniseries

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Feud 16 ExcerptIn recent years, we’ve seen more and more miniseries and anthologies on TV and many of them have been incredibly successful. Neil Turitz takes a look at the efficacy of these eight or six-hour stories and all their exploits that give them a leg up on the traditional 22 episode, season-to-season model.

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