Rachel Bellwoar

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    The Coldest City review: The Graphic Novel that Atomic Blonde is based on

    By now you’ve probably seen the trailer where Charlize Theron pummels someone with her heel and creates a black umbrella diversion. That movie’s Atomic Blonde and it comes out in theaters this Friday. It’s based on the 2012 graphic novel, The Coldest City, and tells a story of Cold...
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    Midnight, Texas Pilot Review

    No season embraces low budget TV shows more than summer, but that doesn’t mean cheesy doesn’t have standards to meet. Schedule a fantasy show to air in July on network TV, and you have a ballpark idea of what you’re getting but, in the best cases, that’s a B-movie...
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    Valerian: The Complete Collection Volume 1

    This weekend came with the big news that Doctor Who is having its first female doctor! A casting decision fifty-four years in the making, it’s a massive shift for the series and one, minding the usual resistance, by those unhappy when an institution changes genders, that’s being widely celebrated....
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    Review – The Sixth Gun, Book 1: Cold Dead Fingers

    The Sixth Gun is a western written like an epic fantasy. Most of the characters are human but spending time around six guns has left them altered. Like Bilbo passing the One Ring over to Frodo, Becky doesn’t realize what she’s signing up for when she picks up her...
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    Review: Martian Manhunter/Marvin the Martian Special #1: The Last Martian?

    There’s a general understanding among consumers of stories that whenever a character is introduced as the last anything, there’s going to be someone who pops out of the woodwork to claim they’re their lost fellow. Logan Echolls believing he doesn’t have a sibling on Veronica Mars. The Doctor under...
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    DVD Review: The Vampire Diaries – The Eighth and Final Season

    DVD Review: The Vampire Diaries – The Eighth and Final Season   “Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.” The last season of The Vampire Diaries I watched was season...
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    We’re Going Back: Predictions for Timeless Season 2

    Sometimes a new network steps in, or a show comes back years later, but I don’t think there’s been a renewal story quite like Timeless‘. Going by this fall, TV was eager to add a time travel show to their lineup. You had Frequency on The CW, which was...
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    Earthsea-When Not to Read the Book First: An Earthsea Miniseries Review

    by Rachel Bellwoar @Ziggystarlog If the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings movies have occasionally gotten flack for being unfaithful, that’s nothing to the venom readers have voiced for the Sci Fi miniseries, Earthsea, on IMDB. Based on Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea books, the term ‘loosely adapted’...
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    In the Pines: 5 Murder Ballads-Advanced Review

    In the Pines: 5 Murder Ballads-Advanced Review by Rachel Bellwoar @ZiggyStarlog The popularity of murder ballads isn’t contingent on who sings them, but it’s true that many of music’s greats have—Johnny Cash, Nick Cave. America’s strained relationship with true crime continues. Sickened by the statistics, mesmerized by the stories, murder...