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Eamon 'Irish' Hennedy

Possibly the geekiest man in all of Ireland, I have consumed too many television shows, movies, books and comics to know the difference any more between being geeky and not geeky. Very proud of my geekdom, it brought me together with my one true love, and if that's not a great reason to be geeky, I don't know what is. Could also beat anybody in an X Files trivia contest. True scientific fact.

THE ToG MOVIE BUCKET LIST #13: Duel

Do you like this post?Although originally an ABC Movie of the Week on television, Duel did find its way to theatres in the UK and Europe, and as such could be said to be Spielberg’s first theatrical feature, having come from a background directing for television, through segments for the pilot …

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WESTWORLD: 1.10-The Bicameral Mind

Do you like this post?You know that feeling when you watch something and then you have to sit in silence for a moment and take it all in? That’s the first season finale of Westworld in a nutshell. On first viewing I’m not sure I actually have taken in everything …

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WESTWORLD: 1.09-The Well Tempered-Clavier

Do you like this post?Damn, now that was exhausting. Revelation piled on top of revelation is the name of the game here and even still it feels like we’re still a hundred questions away from knowing the complete truth. But what an hour of television this is. Directed with aplomb …

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YOU KNOW MY NAME: A Retrospective on Casino Royale (2006)

Do you like this post?You couldn’t escape the negativity. “Craig Not Bond” cried headlines, and even a website address, when it was announced that blonde haired Daniel Craig would be replacing Pierce Brosnan as the famed British super-spy in the world’s longest running movie franchise. Then the impossible happened. A …

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WESTWORLD: 1.08-Trace Decay

Do you like this post?With much of the story telling going on this week in Westworld, there is a lovely feeling that the show is teasing the audience beautifully, potentially giving us answers, but just pulling away at the last moment, brilliantly leaving us wanting more. As Maeve takes more …

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WESTWORLD: 1.07-Trompe L’Oeil

Do you like this post?Let’s face it, there’s really only one thing that’s going to be talked about with regards to this episode of Westworld, and that is the game changing twist that is its final scene, a brilliantly delivered, yet harrowing realisation, that a character that we’ve come to …

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THE ToG MOVIE BUCKET LIST #10: Jaws

Do you like this post?For a long time I could never watch Jaws. As a kid, the use of a shark, floating body parts, blood in the water and the moment the kid gets eaten, usually left me in floods of tears and with a determination to never watch it. …

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THE X-FILES RE-OPENED: 1.13-Beyond the Sea

Do you like this post?I adore Beyond the Sea and for a long time I would tell anyone who asked me, and even those who hadn’t, that it was my favourite episode of The X-Files. Written by Glen Morgan & James Wong, directed by David Nutter and featuring a mesmerizing …

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WESTWORLD: 1.06-The Adversary

Do you like this post?Let’s get the obvious out-of-the-way first, and I will probably say this at least ten more times before the end of this review; Thandie Newton is brilliant. The Adversary sees Newton give an astonishing performance, at times both emotional and downright scary and is the highlight …

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WESTWORLD: 1.05-Contrapasso

Do you like this post?Like Dissonance Theory last week, there is a pleasing sense throughout Contrapasso of things moving forward at a nicely controlled pace, and this week’s script, courtesy of co-creator Lisa Joy, is, once again, a ferociously entertaining slice of adult television. What is becoming most amazing about …

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THE X-FILES RE-OPENED: 1.11-Eve/1.12-Fire

Do you like this post?Eve, the eleventh episode of The X-Files first season, is an episode I adore. Written by Kenneth Biller & Chris Brancato and directed by Fred Gerber, the only credit for the writers and directors, Eve, brilliantly starts of as one thing, turns into another, and adds a …

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THE ToG MOVIE BUCKET LIST #9:The Matrix

Do you like this post?In 1999 a science fiction movie was released that wowed audiences, pushed visual effects to new limits and left a generation of movie goers stunned as they exited theatres, away from the dark of the big screen and out to the light. The movie we all …

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THE X-FILES RE-OPENED: 1.09-Space/1.10-Fallen Angel

Do you like this post?The past two reviews I’ve written has seen me defend two episodes of The X-Files that have somewhat unpopular reputations. Anyone thinking I’m going to defend Space, another episode with a lower than low reputation, is in for a disappointment. Generally considered one of the worst …

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WESTWORLD: 1.04-Dissonance Theory

Do you like this post?Four episodes in, and whilst there is little sign that a revolt amongst the “hosts” of Westworld is about to happen yet, the seeds are being sown quite attractively for further down the road in another entertaining instalment of HBO’s thoughtful, yet dark science fiction drama. …

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WESTWORLD: 1.03.The Stray

Do you like this post?Revealing more layers and hinting at more secrets, Westworld‘s third episode proves itself and the show to be hugely enjoyable once again, with many questions asked by the time the end credits roll that you will find yourself wanting to get to the next episode quickly …

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THE ToG MOVIE BUCKET LIST #8: Robocop

Do you like this post?“You’re going to be a bad mothercrusher.” “Once I even called him…airhead.” “I’m sick of this…baloney.” “Fwhy me, fwhy me, fwhy me, fwhy me.” The first time I watched Robocop, phrases like this and more awaited me. It was a Saturday night, the movie was premiering …

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WESTWORLD: 1.01 The Original/ 1.02.Chestnut

Do you like this post?Based on the famed 1973 sci-fi western from one of the most brilliant novelists and story tellers of our time, the late great Michael Crichton, and coming to our screens from the home of The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, True Blood and Game of Thrones, not …

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THE X-FILES RE-OPENED: The Jersey Devil/Shadows

Do you like this post?In some respects the first stumbling blocks for the series, The Jersey Devil and Shadows are not by any stretch of the imagination the worst episodes of The X-Files, although in the case of the latter its writers may have you think otherwise. Written by Chris …

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THE ToG MOVIE BUCKET LIST #7: The Truman Show

Do you like this post?There are two genres that can prove to be darkly prophetic. On the one hand you have science fiction. Think of 2001:A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner, or even RoboCop, and how they have seemingly predicted things that have come to pass. The other is satire. RoboCop …

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THE X-FILES RE-OPENED: Squeeze/Conduit

Do you like this post?The words “Written by Glen Morgan & James Wong” were the world to me growing up. It meant something amazing was about to happen, either through The X-Files, Space:Above and Beyond or Millennium, so it’s hard to imagine that there was a time when these two writers …

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THE X-FILES RE-OPENED: Pilot/Deep Throat

Do you like this post?Premiering on the 10th of September 1993, The X-Files arrived quietly and yet, its quiet arrival hid a bang that was to expand ever outward over the course of its first season, cementing itself into the realms of popular culture, one that was to prove influential over …

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COMIC FLASHBACK #10: The Dark Knight Returns

Do you like this post?One of the most famous comic book stories ever published, and one of two medium defining works celebrating a thirtieth anniversary this year, Frank Miler’s The Dark Knight Returns is so celebrated and admired that it almost seems redundant to even contemplate saying anything more about …

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THE ToG MOVIE BUCKET LIST #2-Blade Runner

Do you like this post?I have a confession to make. The first time I watched Blade Runner, I didn’t like it.  I remember the first time I laid eyes on the movie (because nobody forgets the first time they watch Blade Runner) in the summer of 2000. It was a year after …

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COMIC FLASHBACK #9: Green Arrow By Kevin Smith

Do you like this post?Kevin Smith. Filmmaker. Writer. Comedian. Podcaster. Entertainer. Director. Geek. If you were to look any of those words up in the dictionary, chances are a little picture of him would accompany the description. Kevin Smith, you do a lot and you are everywhere. The fact that, …

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THE ToG MOVIE BUCKET LIST #1-2001: A Space Odyssey

Do you like this post?Monkeys. Monkeys growling and screaming and beating each other up. That was my first thought when I first caught a glimpse of Stanley Kubrick’s epic, genre defining and incredibly famous science fiction film, a movie he made in an attempt to make the proverbial “good science …

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COMIC FLASHBACK #8: Batwoman-Elegy

Do you like this post?If there is one thing I adore in a good love story, it’s a “meet cute”. The best movies, television shows and books that dabble in that thing called love, really know how to sell the idea of a soon-to-be-couple meeting under the most adorable circumstances. …

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COMIC FLASHBACK #7: Wytches-Volume 1

Do you like this post?Chit. Chit. Chit. Of course there are no sounds in comic books, you have to use your imagination, but just seeing those words dotted throughout Volume One of Scott Snyder’s Wytches is enough to give you chills every time it appears, just one of many powerful …

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COMIC FLASHBACK #6: Batman:The Killing Joke

Do you like this post?Part of the incredible wave of iconic 80’s comic titles that could be said to have overwhelmingly changed the medium of comic books, a wave that also includes The Dark Knight Returns, Batman:Year One as well as Watchmen, itself written by The Killing Joke‘s very own …

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You NEED To Watch BrainDead!

Do you like this post?Ever looked at a politician, or even politics, and thought to yourself that what you’re watching is some sort of bizarre satire, possibly with a alien/zombie invasion overtone? If you have, and let’s face it, we all must have done so in the last few weeks, …

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