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The Conjuring: Halloween Must Watch Movie

IN THE October 27 ISSUE

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by Chris Lovato



This week, it’s a Special Edition of the Halloween Must Watch Movie List!
The search for scary movies to watch this Friday is a tough one, but here’s a gem you’ll want to catch if you haven’t seen it already. From James Wan, the man who brought us Saw and Insidious, comes: The Conjuring.

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Halloween Must-Watch Movie List! Mama

IN THE October 14 ISSUE

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It’s October, and that means another Halloween Must-Watch Movie List!
With all the horror movies out there, it can be extremely hard to find something good and scary to watch. Well, if you’re looking for something good, and scary, it might be a good idea to kick off your Halloween movie binge with a particularly creepy gem by Guillermo del Toro: Mama.

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Forever TV Review

IN THE October 11 ISSUE

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by Chris Lovato



Immortality has been a dream shared by many, and realized by no one. Well, almost no one. Tales throughout history whisper of ways to cheat death, but often, those rumored to live forever don’t want to. Such is the case of Henry Morgan, the protagonist of ABC and creator Matt Miller’s new venture: Forever.

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Z Nation TV Review

IN THE September 27 ISSUE

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by Chris Lovato



Zombies are one of humanity’s greatest fears and there are hundreds of stories that speculate what would happen if a zombie apocalypse occurred. 28 Days Later, World War Z, and I am Legend have all explored this possibility, and SyFy takes a crack at it by teaming up with Karl Schaefer to bring us: Z Nation.

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Streamy Awards Preview

IN THE September 3 ISSUE

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This Sunday is the fourth annual Streamy Awards for online video. KRL has previously reviewed some of the web series nominated this year and we are reposting here our reviews of those nominated series: Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Chosen, and Bravest Warriors. A review of Emma Approved, also nominated, will be up this Saturday morning!

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Doctor Who: TV Review

IN THE August 16 ISSUE

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by Chris Lovato



We can start in 1963, when Doctor Who first graced British televisions until 1983, when it was cancelled. Resurrected by Russell T. Davies in 2005, it’s captured the hearts of American audiences quite recently, and it has only grown in popularity since then.

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Supernatural Recap and Review

IN THE July 19 ISSUE

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by Chris Lovato




Finished with nine seasons and headed for a 10th in the fall, Supernatural is a show that’s proven a fan favorite. It’s not hard to see why, but let’s take a look at…

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When Ian Mitchell gets a wood box on his doorstep containing a photograph and a gun, he’s drawn into a game of, quite literally, life and death in the Crackle web series, Chosen.

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The Originals Season 1 Recap & Review

IN THE May 31 ISSUE

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by Chris Lovato



It’s been a wild ride on The Originals so far, and what was really 21 episodes seemed like much more than that; the writers really managed to cram a lot into the first season, so here we go!

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The Black Box: TV Review

IN THE May 10 ISSUE

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Humans have explored the depths of the oceans and the vast reaches of outer space, but one of the toughest puzzles we’ve been faced for centuries is one very close to home: the human brain and mind. Although neuroscience and psychology have come a long way in the last century, doctors still deal with stymieing neural cases every day and sometimes, even have to deal with it themselves. ABC gives us a peek into the world of one such doctor in its midseason venture, Black Box.

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Resurection: TV Review

IN THE May 3 ISSUE

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by Chris Lovato




Although people differ in their beliefs on what happens after we die, there’s a common thread that unites quite a few lines of thinking: resurrection. The idea of people coming back from the grave has persisted for centuries, but what if it happened in this day and age? That’s the question Aaron Zellman and ABC are trying to answer with a new series for the spring premiere season, Resurrection.

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Star-Crossed: TV Review

IN THE April 5 ISSUE

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by Chris Lovato



All in all, Star-Crossed is a valiant effort on The CW’s part to give its viewers something good to watch while Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, and The Originals draw to a close for the season; however, it remains to be seen whether this series will make it past Season 1. If love stories between human women and non-human males is your thing, then definitely check it out!

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Believe: TV Review

IN THE March 29 ISSUE

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by Chris Lovato



In a society with doomsday prophecies, fortune tellers, and alien abduction, one might find it hard to think that there’s something else out there, but in the world of Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity), that’s all about to change. Cuarón has teamed up with renowned producer J.J. Abrams and NBC to bring us the mid-season premiere of Believe.

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Bitten: TV Review

IN THE March 15 ISSUE

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by Chris Lovato



In a world populated by shows like The Vampire Diaries, Teen Wolf, and Being Human, SyFy continues their foray into one of the more up-and-coming traditions of supernatural shows: werewolves. This time, they’re drawing off of Kelly Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series and bringing the world Bitten.

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With the rising popularity of Adventure Time, cartoons have become mainstream among the people they were popular with 20-something years ago. Since those people are “all grown up,” it’s become necessary to cater them toward adults and that is exactly what Pendleton Ward, the creator of Adventure Time seeks to do with his newest and quite popular, series: The Bravest Warriors.

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Chozen: TV Review

IN THE January 18 ISSUE

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When you hear the words “white” and “rapper” together, you probably think of Eminem, but the producers of Archer are looking to change all that with their new series, Chozen. When I first read FX’s official description, they said Chozen’s “music and lyrics take aim at the stereotypes of machismo misogyny that [are] synonymous with rap music,” so naturally, it piqued my interest.

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