the terror a mercy review

Welcome to our weekly recaps of AMC’s historical horror show The Terror. This The Terror review takes a look at the sixth fiery episode, “A Mercy.” Spoilers follow.

In this week’s episode:

  • The men have a carnival!
  • The carnival goes very, very wrong!
  • Lead poisoning!
  • Tongue’s removed!
  • A fiery blaze!

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sharp objects trailer

Amy Adams is coming for that Emmy Award, so watch out. The first Sharp Objects trailer is here, featuring Adams in an adaptation of a novel from Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn.

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duck butter review

Duck Butter is not a film about a whirlwind lesbian romance — rather, it’s a slow-moving train crash about a relationship that appears doomed from the start. But it’s one that you can’t look away from.

Alia Shawkat stars in and co-writes the Miguel Arteta-directed dramedy about two women who embark on a 24-hour experiment that puts the fast-forward button on their relationship. But the experiment — which involves them having sex every hour — takes a dramatic turn as emotions and unresolved issues come to a head. Duck Butter is a slow-burning drama whose every story movement is deliberate, every long silence is dense with meaning, and every emotion feels explosive. But there’s an unease to watching the film and knowing the inevitable outcome of this romantic experiment: the penny will drop, the love will fail, and the shit will (literally) come out.

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Westworld Journey Into Night Review

Welcome to our weekly recaps of HBO’s Westworld. This Westworld review takes a look at the first episode of season 2, “Journey Into Night.” Be warned: spoilers follow.

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Anon trailer

Gather around, movie fans! Come one, come all, to this collection of three new trailers all in one place. Step right up and watch trailers for Anon, Puzzle, and Director’s Cut, and find out which of those is a futuristic sci-fi mystery that poses the question “Who can hack a human being?” with a deadly serious tone. Read More »

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Safe trailer

After getting used to hearing actor Michael C. Hall speak with such a distinctly low voice as a serial killer who hunts serial killers on Showtime’s Dexter, it’s slightly jarring to hear him try on an English accent in Safe, a new crime series for Netflix. The streaming service has just unveiled a first-look trailer for the new show, which follows a man’s quest to find his missing daughter. Check out the Safe trailer below. Read More »

hostiles clip

In anticipation of the Blu-ray and digital release of Scott Cooper‘s brutal Western Hostiles, we have an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip that looks at the film’s harsh landscapes. See the Hostiles clip below.

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lost in space trailer

In this edition of TV bits:

  • ABC Orders The Goldbergs Spinoff
  • Netflix is already planning Lost In Space season 2
  • Ian Somerhalder will star in Netflix’s vampire drama Series
  • Mr. Mercedes season 2 coming in August
  • A Little Help with Carol Burnett has a premiere date
  • HBO will make a documentary about John McCain
  • Showtime and Bad Robot are producing a James Corden pilot
  • The trailer for Dear White People season 2

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Blindspotting Trailer

One of the breakout films from this year’s Sundance Film Festival is the sharp, electric and vital Blindspotting. An impressive blend of stylish comedy and powerful drama makes this a remarkable directorial debut for filmmaker Carlos López Estrada, but it’s the presence of Hamilton star Daveed Diggs giving a breakthrough performance that really drives this movie home. But don’t take our word for it. Take a look at the first Blindspotting trailer below. Read More »

How Hard Can It Be

In this edition of TV bits:

  • That Bad Boys spin-off series now has a title
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda is about to make his DuckTales debut
  • Watch the first 3 minutes of the Fear the Walking Dead season premiere
  • Antonique Smith joins Luke Cage season 2
  • A trailer for FX’s Pose
  • Allison Pearson’s How Hard Can It Be? will be adapted for TV
  • BET Orders Finding Justice docuseries from Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia
  • Warren Ellis‘ Injection comic being adapted for TV

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