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Before SHIELD: “Marvel’s Agent Carter”- Episode 6 “A Sin to Err”

Inspired by the films “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, “Marvel’s Agent Carter” is a series created for ABC based on beloved Agent Peggy Carter. Our writer, DeShawn Blankenship recaps the mini-series each week, updating you with the very latest in his series, Before SHIELD. Advertisements

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Before SHIELD: “Marvel’s Agent Carter”- Episode 5 “The Iron Ceiling”

Inspired by the films “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, “Marvel’s Agent Carter” is a series created for ABC based on beloved Agent Peggy Carter. Our writer, DeShawn Blankenship recaps the mini-series each week, updating you with the very latest in his series, Before SHIELD.

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Before SHIELD: “Marvel’s Agent Carter”- Episode 4 “The Blitzkrieg Button”

Inspired by the films “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, “Marvel’s Agent Carter” is a series created for ABC based on beloved Agent Peggy Carter. Our writer, DeShawn Blankenship recaps the mini-series each week, updating you with the very latest in his series, Before SHIELD.

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Before SHIELD: “Marvel’s Agent Carter”- Episode 3 “Time and Tide”

Inspired by the films “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, “Marvel’s Agent Carter” is a series created for ABC based on beloved Agent Peggy Carter. Our writer, DeShawn Blankenship recaps the mini-series each week, updating you with the very latest in his series, Before SHIELD.

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Before SHIELD: “Marvel’s Agent Carter” – Episode 1 & 2 “Now Is Not The End”/”Bridge and Tunnel”

Inspired by the films “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, “Marvel’s Agent Carter” is a series created for ABC based on beloved Agent Peggy Carter. Our writer, DeShawn Blankenship recaps the mini-series each week, updating you with the very latest in his series, Before SHIELD.

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An Inevitable Ending – “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”

The Lord of the Rings isn’t the first fantasy epic book to grace the big screen, but it is certainly one of the most expansive. Many of the characters have stories upon stories written about their exploits prior to the War of the Ring, the focus of the first trilogy. When that trilogy ended in […]

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Hard Times In Memphis – “Exodus: Gods and Kings”

“Let My People Go.” Those words have inspired spirituals and songs for years. The story behind those songs, that of the freeing of the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt, isn’t as well known in popular culture. This story is the focus of the new movie, Exodus: Gods and Kings released on December 12th, 2014. The […]

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My Movember Moustache Memoir

This month, our male writers took part in Movember—the annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer and other male cancers, and associated charities. By challenging our writers to grow their moustaches in support of raising awareness for men’s health issues, […]

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A Novel Idea: National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is upon us once again! Each year, millions of participants from around the world pledge themselves to the task of writing a 50,000 word novel from November 1st through 30th. While Nicole Drum has covered the history of the event here, I’m going to focus on the process of writing […]

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Finding Love For The Game

I didn’t start life as a baseball fan. My grandfather loves baseball. I love my grandfather but I did not love baseball. Whenever he stopped by, he’d ask what sports I tried out for at school, hoping that baseball made the short list. I disappointed him each time, but he persisted. A baseball glove landed […]

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“Dracula Untold”: Bite On!

Universal Pictures’ Dracula Untold, released this past Friday, retells the legend of Dracula’s turn from Prince of Transylvania to Lord of the Undead. Luke Evans tackles the role of Vlad the Impaler, whom later becomes Dracula.

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Movie Review: “A Walk Among the Tombstones”

I was hooked the moment I saw the first trailer for A Walk Among the Tombstones. Liam Neeson waging a one–man war on criminals in the vein of Taken? Check. Bad guys who need to be taken out in the worst way? Check. Scrappy young sidekick lending a hand? Check.

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Letting the Wrong One In: “No Good Deed”

A home invasion is one of the most terrifying crimes to endure. Returning to a burglarized home after a vacation feels like a violation. The only balm for this kind of wound is the knowledge that your loved ones weren’t home when it happened. A home invasion during a storm while your spouse is away […]

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