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Starz ‘Power’ Whacks A Major Character – See Recap

8/8/2015 10:00pm EDT
Power
Did you really think the season would come to a close without a major character getting whacked? Think again.

Last chance to avert your eyes if “Power’s” penultimate episode—“Time’s Up”—is untouched on your DVR.

Shawn’s plan to take care of Tasha and the kids is halted by Kanan’s bullet. After two failed attempts to put Ghost in a body bag, Kanan believed his sappy son belonged in one. So, he pumped two bullets in Shawn and called Dre to clean up the mess.

It’s a new form of evil even for Kanan. If he’s capable of taking out his own son there’s no telling what he’ll do to get Ghost.

Let...
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Michelle Yeoh Is 'Strike Back's' Killer Woman

8/8/2015 12:08pm EDT
Michelle Yeoh Is 'Strike Back's' Killer Woman
Strike Back notched a big one in the win column when it signed Michelle Yeoh for one of the major roles in its final season. From being a Bond girl in Tomorrow Never Dies to kicking butt in any number of films including Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and its upcoming sequel, Michelle is one of the great actresses of her generation - and she has been a fantastic addition to the series.

Before last night's jaw-dropping second episode, Starpulse sat down with Michelle to talk with her about making her first-ever appearance on television with the role of Mei Foster, and what her thoughts were ...
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'Strike Back' Recap: Hope You Weren't Acrophobic

8/8/2015 9:04am EDT
'Strike Back' Recap And Review: 'Episode 32' - Hope You Weren't
After last week's literally last-second rescue, Damien Scott and Michael Stonebridge have a lot of pieces to pick up in the second episode of Strike Back. "Episode 32" wastes no time in giving us some important details regarding the who and why of the most recent plot, mixes in some great performances by Max Beesley and Michelle Yeoh, and really puts an early jolt into the final season.

Naturally, we open in the immediate aftermath of the embassy bomb. Locke is alive, but a lot of other people aren't so lucky. He makes his way into the wreckage to find an unconscious but alive Robin Foster...
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'Strike Back: Cinemax Season Three' Slams Into Blu-Ray And DVD

8/4/2015 12:01pm EDT
'Strike Back: Cinemax Season Three' Slams Into Blu-Ray And DVD
Getting a TV show to DVD isn't as easy as you'd think. So many great shows get underwhelming releases that don't do justice to the product they're preserving. That's never been the case with Cinemax's Strike Back, which has always had a home video release comparable to the high quality of the show. It's one of the best TV on DVD releases ever pressed, and that trend continues with Strike Back: Cinemax Season Three, which hits shelves today.

If you haven't seen Strike Back (which you should), you can jump into Cinemax season three without much difficulty. There are callbacks to events of pr...
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Stephen Amell And Jared Padalecki Share Some Bro Time

8/3/2015 10:45am EDT
Stephen Amell and Jared Padalecki
If seemed hotter than usual this weekend, it was probably a side-effect from "Supernatural's" Jared Padalecki and "Arrow's" Stephen Amell's Texas bro time. Thankfully, the CW stars are not shy about sharing their wine-soaked shenanigans on social media. Amell began by tweeting, "The bromance will be real this weekend," on Friday. Amell was in Austin, where Padalecki lives, to film his wine and travel web series, "Dudes Being Dudes In Wine Country," according to the show's official Facebook page.

Amell and Padalecki followed up that tweet with some strong encouragement for UFC fighter Ron...
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'The Strain' Recap: Vampires Vs. Lucha Libre

8/3/2015 6:35am EDT
The Strain
The Strain isn't becoming The Walking Dead, is it? Last week, the show was struck with a sudden case of Crappy Kid Syndrome. And this week, with "The Silver Angel," we're introduced to a new, nasty human element- bands of curfew-enforcing cops patrolling Red Hook at night, and beating the hell out of Fet for the sole crime of being a lovable rogue.

And for blowing up a subway station.

And for being out past curfew. But still.

It's very reminiscent of The Walking Dead's whole "zombies are scary, but it's humans that are the real evil" schtick. Here's a hint: humans are not the real enemy....
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'Strike Back' Recap: Kidnap And Rescue

8/1/2015 9:05am EDT
'Strike Back' Recap And Review: 'Episode 31' - Kidnap And Rescue
Strike Back has been just about everywhere and tackled just about everything in its intense, in-your-face adventure to end all adventures. But now the clock is striking eleven, so it's time to take things as far as they will ever go. Enter "Episode 31," which sees Michael Stonebridge and Damien Scott tasked with recovering an ambassador's daughter - a seemingly straightforward mission with global consequences. Because it wouldn't be Strike Back if there weren't global consequences.

In Southern Thailand, Chloe Foster (Eliza Hope Bennett) wanders off from a beach party with a friend of hers,...
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Meet 'Strike Back's' Hard Working Producer Michael J. Bassett

7/31/2015 12:01pm EDT
Michael J. Bassett: Meet 'Strike Back's' Master Of Action
On Cinemax's Strike Back, everyone knows that Michael Stonebridge and Damien Scott are the dynamic duo who save the world. But you might not be able to name the third man who is the master behind the scenes: series co-executive producer, director and writer Michael J. Bassett. While the characters are being heroes on-screen, he's doing the heavy lifting off it.

We spoke with Michael earlier this month to discuss the development of Strike Back's final season, which premieres tonight, as well as talk about what it was like for him to let go of the series that he helped shape into one of the ...
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'Strike Back' Fans Won’t Be Disappointed By New Season

7/28/2015 12:01pm EDT
TV Review: 'Strike Back' Cinemax Season 4
Cinemax's Strike Back has set the bar interminably high for not just action series, but the whole of television. Therefore, expectations are deservedly ambitious when it comes to the show's fourth and final season on Cinemax (fifth overall), which premieres this Friday night. When you've been the best for years, you should be going out on a high note.

Fans won't be disappointed by the new season, which sends Sgts. Michael Stonebridge (Philip Winchester) and Damien Scott (Sullivan Stapleton) to yet another new part of the world, setting its initial action in Asia. That's where Col. Locke (R...
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'True Detective' Continues Its Hot Streak

7/27/2015 9:28am EDT
'True Detective' Review: The Incredible Improvement Of 'Church I
If you ignore every Vince Vaughn scene that’s not with Colin Farrell, this season of True Detective isn’t actually that bad. His acting is beyond terrible, shooting for some sort of brooding but really getting a sort of monotone acting that’s usually reserved for community theater. The other characters have gotten more and more interesting, especially as they delve into the case and get closer to each other. But Frank’s issues, such as whether or not he’ll adopt a child, are boring, poorly written, and badly acted. Every time he’s on screen, the tension dissipates.

It’s really too bad, bec...
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