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Stephanie Cooke

Stephanie is a comic book fan, but she also considers herself an avid gamer, movie watcher, lover of music and Twitter. Stephanie is a purveyor of too many projects and has written for Talking Comics, JoBlo.com, CG Magazine, Dork Shelf and more. She also runs Toronto Geek Trivia in her home city and can be found helping out at other “geek” community things around there.

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Snowpiercer has been a runaway hit this summer and while it probably won’t hit blockbuster status, it definitely struck a major chord with critics and fans around the world. Almost right after it hit theaters, it arrived on VoD as well, which was a bit of a weird decision. A

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There are certain types of movies that require villainous characters. Characters that our protagonists must face and defeat. A villain, by definition is a cruelly malicious person who is involved in or devoted to wickedness or crime; a scoundrel or a character in a play, novel, or the like, who

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Half way through the first season of Arrow, I decided to give the show a shot. I kept hearing great things about it but I had reservation. All kinds of people had loved Smallville but it hadn’t been my cup of tea and all of the people recommending Arrow were

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The Strain is the new series coming to your television screen this Sunday. Here’s a mini list of reasons why you should watch it accompanied with some more non-list words about what makes it great. The Strain is based off of a book series co-written by Chuck Hogan and Guillermo

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Earlier this week I sat down with my review copy of The Witches of East End. After watching less than one episode, I was ready to title my review The Show That Needs To Be Burned At The Stake or something equally witty to make everyone realize just how much

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When I first heard of Fargo, it was hard to imagine a TV series deserving of the name without the Coen Brothers. TV producers so often tries to just capitalize on a name that they don’t care whether it’s true to the original content or not. Fargo manages to forego

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The first thing that we see when the show starts up is a set of snowmobile tracks. The camera follows them briefly before we come across a snowmobile that’s flipped over onto its side. All the while, we’re hearing heavy breathing but no person is being shown. The camera shifts

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We all know how amazing cosplay can be but there are some that go unnoticed for all of the brilliance that they bring into this world. That’s right, I’m talking about the pets of the world. Sure their “masters” probably make or buy the costumes and then force the pets

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Edge of Tomorrow is the new action sci-fi film starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. The movie is helmed by Doug Liman, director of The Bourne Identity is my pick for best movie of the summer (so far and excluding Captain America: The Winter Soldier because May isn’t summer to

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Some chipper country music starts up as the scene opens up in dentist’s office and zooms out from the mouth of a patient currently being worked on. The dentist appointment wraps up and we get our first look at the cheerful, jolly dentist and discover that it’s Malvo in what

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Orphan Black is one of the best TV shows on the air right now. In an age where studios can’t quite seem to get sci-fi right, Orphan Black fills that void in our lives where so many other shows have failed miserably. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it

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The opens to a factory warehouse where machines and people are working on building appliances. As we’re taken through the process of how “it’s” made, “it” becomes a laundry machine that gets shipped off to the home of Lester Nygaard. The delivery man brings in the new appliance and talks

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There are a good many TV shows that have been cancelled well before their time. These are shows that tend to be too smart for the general audiences or too quirky and just don’t bring in the big audience numbers. Or their networks just don’t understand them… I’m looking at

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This is a SPOILER-FREE review of the film. It’s been less than two hours since I left the Toronto premiere of Edge of Tomorrow and it’s been less than 10 minutes since I got home, but I couldn’t wait any longer to get on my computer to talk about this

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In the last episode, Deputy Molly Solverson was shot and her fate wasn’t revealed. A good many people probably suspect that she lived through the ordeal, but the latest episode in FX’s Fargo series answers the question right off the bat as it opens with Gus in the waiting room

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The latest episode of Fargo opens with a close look at a group of fish in a fish tank. We pan out as one of the fish is removed from the tank and prepared as a meal, all with Japanese music playing in the background. Once the fish is ready,

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