Game of Thrones S7E1 Recap: Dragonstone

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This week we have a surprise. In honor of GoT’s season premiere, Bridget and Maria get together to celebrate this new beginning and recap the first episode, Dragonstone. From the man in the cell, to Jon and Sansa and… is that Ed Sheeran?

If you need someone to talk to about your obsession with Game of Thrones, we are here for you. We declare our undying love of wolves and dragons and Maria gets a little too mad at Cersei…and Arya… and Ed Sheeran.

Death Predictions: Who do you think will perish in the next episode? Let us know in comment section!

Let us know your thoughts in the comments and Sam will read them next week. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook so you can send us direct messages and get podcast updates.

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Q&A and the Last Episode of Now Conspiring

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This week we have a mega reunion for our final episode of Now Conspiring. The entire group is back to saw farewell and to answer your questions regarding our favorite movies, Jon Negroni’s Pixar Detective and Kayla’s artistic projects.

Don’t worry! we are still going to be around every week but with our new name Part Time Characters. If there is anything you would like us to change or any new segments you would like, please let us know in the comments!

Question of the Week: What would you like for us to talk about or do differently for Part Time Characters? Leave all your suggestions and topics in the comments!

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Does ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ End This Trilogy Well? — Cinemaholics

I’ve never been the biggest fan of the prequel trilogy beginning with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but I do enjoy them as one of the better franchises available on the occasional summer. Joining me to discuss and review the final entry (for now), Will Ashton and Maveryke Hines share their own take on the long, fascinating tale that is most impressive for its motion-capture work featuring Andy Serkis than pretty much anything else.

We also did a feature review for The Big Sick, one of my favorite movies of 2017 so far and a true delight for fans of romantic comedies and really comedies in general. It’s a great discussion that we’ve been patiently waiting to have since last month. Our mini reviews this week include Lady MacbethA Ghost Story, and The Standups.

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Our Favorite Trilogies of All Time

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On this episode of Now Conspiring, Maria takes a week off as Adonis, Bridget, and Sam count down their top 3 favorite film trilogies of all time in celebration of War for the Planet of the Apes. There is a bit of an overlap in their lists, as well as a few surprises, and, as always, plenty of nonsensical tangents.

Later on, we read some of your comments and briefly discuss our excitement for War for the Planet of the Apes.

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Does ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Live Up To The Hype? — Cinemaholics

The original Spider-Man and its sequel Spider-Man 2 essentially molded my taste in superhero movies. So it’s no surprise we spent a longer amount of time than usual dissecting Spider-Man: Homecoming, which has received high ratings from critics and audiences everywhere.

Special guest Mae Abdulbaki joined the discussion between me, Will Ashton, and Maveryke Hines this week. In addition to The Young Folks, Mae writes for Heroic Hollywood, where Will and I used to contribute (myself as DC Editor last year). It was a great to have her on for a reunion, especially when she gave us a brief mini review of The Big Sick. 

Speaking of which, we also talked about Castlevania, a new anime series produced by Netflix which is streaming now. And I finally got a chance to share my love of The Beguiled, a remake of the 1971 Clint Eastwood film starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, and Kirsten Dunst.

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Is Baby Driver Really All That Good? – Cinemaholics

Over July 4th weekend, I got together with the rest of the Cinemaholics crew to chat about Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver at length. For those of you who’ve already read my review, it should come as no surprise that I adored the film. But as always, Will and Maveryke provided some nuance of their own to whether or not this film is as good as the critics are saying.

We started off the show with a spirited discussion about Edgar Wright’s filmography and which ones are our favorites. And of course we spared some time later in the show to talk about some other big movies you might want to check out. We covered Despicable Me 3 and Okja, mainly, while also touching on my (finally) viewing of Captain Underpants and Maveryke’s current obsession with Bojack Horseman.

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Baby Driver and Spider-Man: Homecoming Reviews – Now Conspiring

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This week, Now Conspiring saw a double feature and we tell you everything we thought of Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Sam, Maria and Jenny talk about their thoughts on Baby Driver and its incredible style and rich soundtrack. We gushed too much about this movie, but we’d still love to hear your thoughts on it in the comment section.

Later on, Adonis Gonzalez joins us to discuss his favorite superhero. Warning- more gushing happens and a whole lot of hazing.

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