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The Power of the Dog Review 'Benedict Cumberbatch is one of the great actors working today'

Ryan Murphy's The Politician Trailer

Payton Hobart ( Ben Platt ), a wealthy student from Santa Barbara, California, has known since age seven that he's going to be the President of the United States. But first he'll have to navigate the most treacherous political landscape of all: Saint Sebastian High School. To get elected Student Body President, secure a spot at Harvard, and stay on his singular path to success, Payton will have to outsmart his ruthless classmates without sacrificing his own morality and carefully crafted image. Full of dark comedy and sly satire, Ryan Murphy's The Politician offers a rare glimpse into just what it takes to make a politician. The Politician is a Netflix original comedy series from Creators/Executive Producers/Writers/Directors Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan. It stars Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Julia Schlaepfer, Laura Dreyfuss, Rahne Jones, Theo Germaine, David Corenswet, Bob Balaban and Benjamin Barrett . The fir

"Feud" Starring Susan Sarandon & Jessica Lange Heading To FX

The first installment of  Feud  stars  Jessica Lange  and  Susan Sarandon  and tells the story of the legendary rivalry between two of the greatest movie stars of all time—Joan Crawford ( Lange ) and Bette Davis ( Sarandon ), and how they came together in 1962 to collaborate on a picture each hoped would revive their careers. The result, the critically acclaimed and box office smash What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? ultimately received five Academy Awards nominations and became a cult classic. But for its leads, Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, the real horror was working together. The pilot is based in part on the script “Best Actress” by Jaffe Cohen and Michael Zam which Murphy purchased. Murphy will direct several episodes of the series. Ryan Murphy, the prolific, Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winning producer who pioneered the modern limited series form with the award-winning anthology American Horror Story and whose American Crime Story has been a critical and ratings triu

The Gambler Review: Wahlberg Elevates His Game, But Does the Script?

Does The Gambler achieve Oscar glory, or it does it make the 2014 'great acting/poor scripts' trash pile? Review by Matt Cummings Unfortunately, The Gambler 's stellar performances are lost on a script that doesn't seem to know how the real world works. For trust funder Jim Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), life is a pretty dull affair. A well-reviewed writer who gained all of $7,000 for his work, the only excitement Jim can find is through illegal gambling, and playing with big sums of money. He's soon up beyond his ears in debt, and his bankroller Mr. Lee refuses to play along. It's here that Jim enlists a collection of ruthless loan sharks including the gangster Neville (Michael Kenneth Williams) and the scary bald guy Frank (a mostly unclothed John Goodman). But it's the love from one of Jim's students (Brie Larson) who represents the last chance he has to bring himself back from the brink of a perceived failed life, while another promises t

TV Recap: AMERICAN HORROR STORY "BLOOD BATH"

TV Recap: AMERICAN HORROR STORY "BLOOD BATH" By: Suepafly Gloria smokes her cigarette, fearing that she'll lose her precious baby she tells her therapist. Her Dandy was a perfectly cruel aristocratic boy she thought when he tortured and cut Dora's daughter's hair. She didn't think much of it. No didn't have the meaning that it should have as Dandy grew up. No, was a battlecry to him. And when he was told no, he killed the cat. He was rarely out of her sight after that. She did allow him to be socialized with other children, she knew she needed to. He took a liking to the gardener's son, which made her happy until he disappeared never to be seen from again. The Dr. suggests that he see Dandy, but Gloria doesn't think that he'll go for that. He asks if a recent event has caused her sudden anxiety about her son. She says no, but the memories of him killing Dora and being covered in her blood haunt her. The freaks search for Ma Petite. She&#

TV Recap: AMERICAN HORROR STORY FREAK SHOW "PINK CUPCAKES"

TV Recap: AMERICAN HORROR STORY FREAK SHOW "PINK CUPCAKES" By: Suepafly We got plenty of backstories with the emergence of Edward Mordrake, but with his freak claimed (goodbye Twisty, scared the crap out of us and you will be missed) Mordrake is gone, and there are still back stories to be had. This week we get some insight into Dell and Desiree, and Dandy continues his dark path with Murder Club. But first, The American Morbidity museum has a night of discovery. Stanley and Maggie are in attendance. Mr. Martow is recognized, though Stanley thinks that he and Maggie should be the ones who are recognized, but they are well paid. The Seal boy is dead and on display. It's a nice fantasy for Stanley, but Maggie points out that they don't have the tanks yet. He has a source for them lined up. The bodies will be stored out of town until they can be sold. Maggie won't be a part of the murder, Stanley will just have to find a way to preserve the bodies, and k

TV Recap: AMERICAN HORROR STORY FREAK SHOW "EDWARD MORDRAKE PT. 2"

TV Recap: AMERICAN HORROR STORY FREAK SHOW "EDWARD MORDRAKE PT. 2" By: Suepafly The Freak Show remains quiet on Halloween, with Edward Mordrake's eerie green fog accompanies his ghost around as he questions other freaks looking for the one to add to his troupe. So far he has not found the one pure freak to add to his group. He makes them all confess their sin, telling him how they came to be a part of the show. He wants their darkest moments. The woman with no legs stabbed a man she was jealous of, though he had inspired to perform. The microcephalics, Pepper and Salty, dance around innocently, not a care in the world or even notice that Mordrake is watching them. Paul sought solace in the dark, he came during the depression though. People hated his deformity, and he hated them, wanted to make them fear him, so he tattooed his body, but not his handsome face. He could have ruled the world with a different body. None of them are the one he's looking for. Mordrake

TV Recap: AMERICAN HORROR STORY FREAK SHOW "EDWARD MORDRAKE PT 1"

TV Recap: AMERICAN HORROR STORY FREAK SHOW "EDWARD MORDRAKE PT 1" By: Suepafly The medical community has always been fascinated by freak shows. At the morbidity museum they not only embrace the differences, but celebrate them. Dr. Sylvestor Mansfield introduces his bright new assistant Maggie Esmerelda. She looks at one specimen in pity. Dr. Mansfield believes that the the specimen was a loser in life, and at least in death they have value. One of his specimens are brought into questions, as are his medical credentials. The curator tells him that they're obviously creative people, and if they bring her some truly authentic specimens then she would happily take them. She use to get calls from actual freak shows when one of their passed, selling the bodies to her museum, but there are few freak shows left in the country. The liver of a pair of conjoined twins alone brought in $5000.00. Mansfield and Esmerelda plot to head to Florida where one of the few freak shows rem

TV Recap: AMERICAN HORROR STORY FREAK SHOW "MASSACRES AND MATINEES"

TV Recap: AMERICAN HORROR STORY FREAK SHOW "MASSACRES AND MATINEES" By: Suepafly The sun rises over the quiet freak show. The crew is already sitting at breakfast. Jimmy turns the news on the radio. The town is on lockdown after the recent murders, and kidnapping. Most people are choosing to stay in doors. Even a detective is missing, and the police are out for blood. A pair of detectives arrive with questions. Jimmy sends them to see Elsa. The detectives are free to look around with an escort. Elsa tells them that they can see the monsters if they buy a ticket to the show, but there won’t be a show, they’re about to impose a curfew. Dot and Bette arrive, and the detectives remark about their missing hospital patient, but they were no longer ill, so there was no reason to stay. They had given their statement to the missing detective whom they say reeked of booze, and he concluded that their mother’s death matched the others. Mr. Henley’s shop worker returns, and finds

TV Recap: AMERICAN HORROR STORY FREAKSHOW "MONSTERS AMONG US"

TV Recap: AMERICAN HORROR STORY FREAKSHOW "MONSTERS AMONG US" By: Suepafly American Horror Story is back with its scariest premise yet. They’re headed to their take on a Freak Show, with a killer clown and all! September 3 changes everything for Dot, as she prepares to enter the gates of hell. Jupiter, Florida 1952 The milk is delivered as usual to a quiet home. The milkman notices that last week’s delivery hasn’t been brought in, the milk sits on the doorstep rotten. The milkman heads into the home, calling for Mrs. Tattler. The house is quiet, there’s a spoiled dinner on the table, and a murdered Mrs. Tattler on the floor. The milkman drops his delivery and goes to check the upstairs with a rolling pin in hand, and makes an unexpected discovery. A woman is rushed into surgery. The sight disgusts a few of the attendants, causing them to toss their cookies. In the X-rays the doctor finds multiple organs and a shared circulatory system. This monsterous creature was