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Classic Movie Review: Le Samouraï (1967)
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Le Samouraï Criterion

Le Samouraï
Blu-ray
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville
Written by Jean-Pierre Melville
Starring: Alain Delon, Francois Perier, Nathalie Delon, Cathy Rosier, Michel Boisrond
Release Date: October 25, 1967
Criterion Blu-Ray Release Date: November 14, 2017

– Why, Jef?
– I was paid to.

A simple line of dialogue like this has a tremendous amount of substance behind it. The hitman’s ruthless, taciturn response here embraces the rigid mentality of almost all of French director Jean-Pierre Melville’s characters. In essence, they all remain true to their word. His characters are obsessively dedicated to their particular craft or talent, rendering them masters at what they do.

Just like some of his most memorable ones, such as the priest in Leon Morin, Priest, the gangsters in Le Circle Rouge, the resistance fighters in Army of Shadows, and the Nazi officer in Silence de la Mer, the hitman in Le Samouraï is governed through an austere, lonely landscape by an inexorable code they must adhere to. His code and his talent as a scrupulous assassin are everything he owns.

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Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2018: Music
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Holiday Music Gift Guide 2018

Another year of hectic times is upon us and another Black Friday looms as consumers go on a annual frenzy to find the best gifts for the best people in their life at the best prices. As always, music acts as so much more than an easy go-to gift, it’s also such a healing agent for the soul, a celebratory agent for the emotional, a fun agent for mindless loose times, and a true passionate art manifested for all, those creating it and those absorbing it. Here are some bright musical spots on the holiday radar this year, a bakers dozen to choose from.

Check out our 2018 Holiday Geek Gift Guide for Music

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Blu-ray Review: Candyman (Collector’s Edition)
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Blu-ray Review: Candyman (Collector’s Edition)

Candyman (Collector’s Edition)
Blu-ray
Director: Bernard Rose
Screenwriter: Bernard Rose
Cast: Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Xander Berkeley, Kasi Lemmons
Distributor: Scream Factory
Unrated | 99 Minutes
Release Date: November 20, 2018

“The pain, I can assure you, will be exquisite. As for our deaths, there is nothing to fear. Our names will be written on a thousand walls. Our crimes told and retold by our faithful believers. We shall die together in front of their very eyes and give them something to be haunted by. Come with me and be immortal.”

Based on author Clive Barker’s short story, The Forbidden, 1992’s Candyman is the definitive horror film of the 1990s. Written and directed by British filmmaker Bernard Rose (Immortal Beloved), the film stars Virginia Madsen (Dune, Sideways) as Helen Lyle, a Chicago graduate student who is researching urban legends. She stumbles upon a local legend, the Candyman (Tony Todd), a hook-wielding phantom who haunts the city’s notorious Cabrini-Green housing project.

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New Trailer For ‘The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part’ Released
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The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

A second official trailer has been released for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, a sequel to the 2014 animated hit.

The voice cast features returning stars Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, and Alison Brie, while Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, and Arturo Castro join them for the sequel.

Continue below for much more info on The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part and to check out the latest trailer.

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Tech Preview: Rethinking The New MacBook Air (2018)
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Macbook Air (2018)

Keyboard shot of the MacBook Air 2018.

A mere fortnight ago, GoD’s The Drill Down podcast dug deeply into the toys that Apple showed off during its Fall hardware event. The long-awaited MacBook Air and the surprising new form factor and functionality of new iPad Pro were the showstoppers; and while both have received generally favorable reviews, something doesn’t quite sit right about the new laptop.

Perhaps it’s the form factor, which is only moderately refreshed. Or perhaps it’s the fact that since 2015 we’ve seen the  MacBook 12” as a successor, or “heir to the old Air,” so to speak, with its improved slender wedge shape, its extreme battery life, and its incredible portability. The new MacBook Air ups its direct predecessor in the categories — it’s clearly a better computer than the previous version — and people have been waiting for the Air to come back with Retina display, TouchID, and the larger track pad — all necessary standards on modern MacBook computers.

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‘The Secret Life Of Pets 2′ Trailer: How Domesticated Animals Get Their Owners’ Attention
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The Secret Life Of Pets Chloe trailer header image

The Secret Life Of Pets may follow the same premise as Toy Story, but it still makes way for a lucrative franchise. And now there’s a sequel. The new film isn’t due out in theaters for a while, but Universal and Illumination have been releasing character trailers to promote the sequel. Check out The Secret Life Of Pets 2 trailer for Chloe here below.

The trailer sees Chloe (Lake Bell) trying to get her owner’s attention by any means necessary. Whether it’s tapping her face, or shaking it. Nothing seems to work. That is until Chloe coughs up a hairball. And we get to see the side effects of catnip.

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‘Once Upon A Deadpool’ Trailer: It’s Like A Marvel Movie But Licensed By Fox
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Once Upon A Deadpool

A PG-13 Deadpool 2 may sound like a quick cash grab, but star Ryan Reynolds assures that it’s being made for very good reasons. And after all of the hype building up to its release, we now have our first look at Once Upon A Deadpool, starring Reynolds reading to a much older Fred Savage who is reprising his character from The Princess Bride. What happens next will have Deadpool question if his movies are truly Marvel movies. Check out the trailer here below.

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Metalhead’s Holiday Gift Guide 2018
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Holiday Metalhead Gift Guide 2018

Hey all you leather-jacket wearing, denim-jean ripping, pit-circle moshing, long-hair whipping, tattoo-covered mother effers…..it’s Christmas time! And you know what that means, it’s time to show those mangy metalheads in your life some appreciation by buying them gifts and stuff.

Now I know you probably don’t know nothing about no gift giving, which is why I’m here. That’s right, your good old metal mama is going to recommend some great gifts that you can give your metalhead friends without even having to get up from the computer. Okay, ready? Here goes…

… the 2018 Metalhead’s Holiday Gift Guide

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‘Aquaman’ Trailer: See The Legendary Protector Of The Deep 5 Days Early
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Aquaman

Sure, Aquaman may have had a terrible introduction in Justice League, but the character’s standalone film promises to be the kind of epic that befits a king. And a king would not be king if he didn’t give to the people, if you are an Amazon Prime member that is. So Amazon Prime members will get to see Aquaman five days before its theatrical release. Additionally, there is a brand new trailer that will prove this will be something worth watching. More on the early release plus the trailer here below.

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TV Review: Outlander 4.3 “The False Bride”
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Outlander-403

Outlander
Season 4 Episode 3: “The False Bride”
Directed by Ben Bolt
Written by Jennifer Yale
Created by Ronald D. Moore
Based on the books by Diana Gabaldon
Starring Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Ed Speleers, César Domboy, John Bell, Lauren Lyle, Richard Rankin, Sophie Skelton, Steven Cree, Laura Donnelly, Keith Fleming, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Colin McFarlane, Natalie Simpson, Kyle Rees, Iona Claire
Starz
Air Date: Sunday, November 18, 2018, 8:00pm

Warning! Spoilers below for Sunday night’s episode of Outlander!

Last week on Outlander, Jocasta (Maria Doyle Kennedy) named Jamie (Sam Heughan) her heir, but Claire (Caitriona Balfe) had a problem owning slaves to the detriment of their own lives. Predictably, a white man in the wrong caused a slave to touch him and now wanted the slave to die by hanging the slave via meat hook. Claire begged Jamie, as the man of the house, to save the slave. Jamie did and Claire performed surgery on him in the house. All of the plantation owners demanded the head of the slave or threatened to burn down the house. In an impossible situation, Claire allowed the slave to die with dignity.

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