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Sarah and Jake from The Harold & Maudecast recap and review the Season Finale, Episode 8, of Taboo on FX starring Tom Hardy, created by Hardy, Chips Hardy, Stephen Knight and Executive Produced by Ridley Scott.
It appears the true identity of Keyser Soze has been revealed and he's James Delaney. The season finale was bloody, explosive, and filled with good ol fashioned cursing -- bout time. James Delaney (Hardy) always 100 steps ahead of the audience, and Sir Stuart Strange The Company, orchestrated a brilliant getaway. Bound and awaiting trial in the Tower of London thanks to Sir Stuart Strange (Jonathan Pryce), Delaney played the cards he had be holding all along. But if you think everyone gets out of this episode alive, and they all sail off together on the high seas, think again and be prepared for some sadness. In the end, the season finale of Taboo delivers justice, and ties up all the loose ends in Season 1 with a promise for adventure in Season 2.
Spoilers abound in our recap and review which we are giving an enthusiastic 9.5/10.
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Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe Review the film, Get Out, on Now Playing Reviews on The HMC.
Jordan Peele of Key and Peele makes his directorial debut with Get Out, a thriller about an interracial couple headed to meet the parents for the first time. Chris (Daniel Kuulaya) reluctantly accompanies his white girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) to her parents house in the suburbs and soon finds that his worst fears were nothing compared to the terrifying reality awaiting him.
Get Out is a great first feature debut by Peele. His script is effective and fast moving with sufficient suspense and jump scares that will definitely grab you when you least expect it. Seasoned horror/thriller fans will not be particularly shocked or surprised at the reveal nevertheless its quite fun and scary. The only somewhat sour note is that Williams portrayal of enlightened rich white girl Rose felt like Marnie plays a part in a horror movie. Overall there are some great performances including lead Daniel Kaluuya and veteran supporting cast members Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener.
We are giving this film Justice. It's worth a trip to the theater to see it. 7.5/10
Release date: February 24, 2017 (USA)
Director: Jordan Peele
Screenplay: Jordan Peele
Producers: Jason Blum, Sean McKittrick, Ted Hamm
Production companies: Blumhouse Productions, QC Entertainment
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This week on The Harold & Maudecast's weekly podcast, We Talk Dead, Sarah and Jake review and recap of The Walking Dead episode 711 "Hostiles and Calamities".
Leaving off where Daryl escaped from the Saviors compound, Eugene is welcomed to his new home by Negan and quickly finds a way to utilize his smarty pants. We meet some more of Negan's wives who learn how to play Yar's Revenge -- who knew the zombie apocalypse had Atari! We also dive into Dwight's past and find out that Negan, brutal and handsome he may be, not so smart as he throws away the compounds only healthcare option.
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Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe from The Harold & Maudecast on HMC Networks, review & recap the FX Network drama, Taboo, episode 7.
James Delaney (Tom Hardy) better have a longterm plan up his sleeve cause Solomon Coop (Jason Watkins) is about to get medieval on him in the Tower of London. Our (anti) hero has been arrested for treason, thanks to Madame Helga (Franke Potente) who thinks Delaney killed her daughter Winter (Ruby-May Martinwood). Meanwhile the Company thinks it's sittin pretty now that Delaney is in prison, not so fast Stuart Strange (Jonathan Pryce), George Chichester (Lucian Msamati) has another witness up his sleeve --our cross dressing Company man Godfrey (Edward Hogg). Big revelations about arsenic and old lace from Delaney's Houseman/Butler Brace (David Hayman) and half-sis Zilpha (Oona Chaplin) minus two men.
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Review - The Walking Dead Episode 710 "New Best Friends"
This week on We Talk Dead, a review and recap of The Walking Dead ep 710 "New Best Friends". Is this the Walking Dead or Resident Evil? Is this the Walking Dead or Road Warrior? Yeah, we're asking the same questions. Rick and the gang find themselves in a landfill with some new best friends and Wilson, the spiked up, armored Walker that Rick is forced to fight. Meanwhile back in The Kingdom, Daryl defends Carol, then reunites with his pal, Morgan loses his big stick, and Gabriel finds his balls - who knew he had them!
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In this week's Now Playing Movie reviews on The HMC, John Wick: Chapter 2. Keanu Reeves is back as John Wick in this sequel to the knock out surprise kick ass hit of 2014. This time around he's got a new dog, and some new frenemies.
Strap in tight cause this ride is fast from the jump. After John Wick ties up some loose ends with his Russian pals he quickly finds that living a quiet life in the suburbs with his dog is never to be. Forced to carry out a task that will drag him deeper into the world of Assassins, Wick finds himself with a very large bounty on his head. Wick's got a few returning allies, chop shop man, Aurelio (John Leguizamo), Continental Hotel Manger, Winston (Ian McShane) and some new ones, Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne). He's also got some new adversaries fellow assassins Cassian (Common) and Ares (Ruby Rose).
If you're concerned that the sequel won't live up to the original, never fear. John Wick: Chapter 2 equals, and possibly rivals it's predecessor upping the anti on action whilst keeping its precise, albeit simple storytelling in tact. Director Chad Stahelski aided by Derek Kolstad's script, have built a complex and imaginative universe with the John Wick franchise. With this sequel, it continues to expand and grab you into it, not unlike other (magical) world building stories that have come before it. Thus far, it's the one to beat for 2017. 9/10.
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The Walking Dead is back! So is The HMC with our weekly series, We Talk Dead. This week we review the midseason premiere, Episode 9, Rock in the Road.
Rick and the gang are back and they are recruiting! It's gonna take more than just the gang at Alexandria to take on Negan and the Saviors. Roll call, Alexandria, Hilltop, maybe/hopefully The Kingdom, and it looks like a brand new group based on the "You've got to be effin kidding me" look on Rick's face at the end of this episode when they're surrounded by a new group. No sign of Negan, part from a radio appearance, but buckle up folks, we are in for a rocky and drawn out finale to Season 7.
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This week on The Harold & Maudecast TV Reviews, the FX Series Taboo Episode 6. Things are heating up for James Delaney (literally) as he has to scramble his ragtag crew together to move his newly manufactured gunpowder after his factory is discovered by the Company. As we know, betrayal doesn't sit well from Delaney, tongues and guts are a flyin in this episode. Also, we find out that hat pins are useful weapons for killing abusive husbands, the creepy meaning of Taboo sister/brother style and foreshadowing of more sinister deeds a foot in this dark and brilliant period thriller. Still not sure what to make of Taboo? Don't fret, we're with you but we're lovin it.
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The good folks at The Harold & Maudecast are back with their weekly recap of the FX Network series, Taboo, starring Tom Hardy. This week, Episode 5.
Up for a duel at dawn? James Delaney is, and the result is a surprising twist. Meanwhile a raiding they will go, looking to recover the stolen goods from Delaney masterful heist the Company puts the pressure on his band of thieves. Delaney gives his accomplices a thumbs up on the benefits of loyalty. Half-sis gets an exorcism. Delaney fends of a tail, but finds himself blackmailed by The Doctor who seems to be playing his fellow Americans for fools. Meanwhile at the farm, chemistry lesson 101: How to make gunpowder in a hurry.
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This week on The Harold & Maudecast we review The Good Neighbor starring James Caan and recap FX Network's Taboo, Episode 4, starring Tom Hardy.
The Good Neighbor is a psychological thriller about a pair of mischievous high school kids (Logan Miller, Keir Gilchrist) who create the illusion of a haunting on an unsuspecting neighbor (James Caan). While keeping his every reaction under surveillance, they see much more than they bargained for, and discover that the man they're tormenting is not the easy target they'd expected.
In Taboo episode 4 we find our (anti) hero James Delaney fending of more would be assassins, taking a chemistry lesson, orchestrating heists, saving the not-so-damsel in distress step-mother, and dancing around the tension with his sister. The exciting and sometimes gruesome episode ends with an invitation to duel to the death. Take a listen and stay tuned for Episode 5 recap!
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The HMC Network is a podcast network featuring genre entertainment commentary, movie and TV reviews, video game reviews, lifestyle & travel, event & Con media coverage & more. Featured on the Creative COW is our flagship podcast, The Harold & Maudecast hosted by Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe.
Combining critical analysis with passionate fandom, The Harold & Maudecast offers a fully-informed look at your favorite movies, TV and video games. Commentary and reviews include the latest Walking Dead and Game of Thrones episodes, film festival and Comic Con & fan fest event coverage, technology expos and more.
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