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Movie Review: 'Rabid Dogs' (2015)

Director Eric Hannezo takes viewers on a crimson wave of crime, desperation and psychological warfare in this bombastic thriller. A remake of Mario Bava’s 1974 film ‘Cani Arrabiatti’, ‘Rabid Dogs’ is a peculiar film that breaks away from crime drama convention at every turn. You will not find Hollywood’s Robin Hood-romanticism of bandits here. What you will encounter is an up-close and uncomfortably personal encounter with a group of criminals devoid of a moral creed or any emotional pathos. This is ‘Rabid Dogs’ and there is nothing, docile about it.

Hidden Remote Links: 'Pretty Little Liars' Prep & Season 7 Coverage

‘Pretty Little Liars’ is back and all of the critical coverage you need to read to enjoy it all is available below. In the ensuing articles, you will find in-depth looks at PLL’s core characters, including Alison DiLaurentis (Sasha Pieterse), Aria Montgomery (Lucy Hale), Emily Fields (Shay Mitchel…

Hidden Remote Links: 'Game of Thrones', 'The Blacklist', And 'Bloodline'

As some of you may know, I am now a Staff Writer at (on Twitter @HiddenRemote) – a TV-focused website. In case you have missed any of the content that has been linked to on @EclecticPop’s Twitter or Google+ accounts, here is a chance to catch up. Below you will find the links to all of my pieces for the month of May and the beginning of June.

Top 10 Most-Read Posts of May 2016

Another month has come and gone on Eclectic Pop, which means it is time to look back at May’s most popular content. So what were the top trends among readers? Let's find out. The TV Rundown and movie reviews tied with 3 spots each. The new Q&A-inspired feature Entertainment Inquiry landed on the list twice. The column discussing the movies on Netflix came in at #2, while the Inquiry covering the streaming giant’s TV options landed in the #8 spot.

Entertainment Inquiry #4: Answers to Pop Culture's Big Questions - Including 'A Bigger Splash', 'DWTS' And More

Since there is only so much time in the day to read 750+word reviews, it seemed right to boil down all of the sentiments expressed on Eclectic Pop into a simple question and answer format; getting to the point in a concise and clear manner that transforms those broader analyses into a bite-size read. 

If there is an entertainment topic you want a quick answer to, the Entertainment Inquiry aims to give it to you. These questions have been self-generated by taking into account current hot topics and the entertainment interests you already come to Eclectic Pop for coverage on. From alternatives to recent blockbusters to what is worth watching on Netflix, here are the answers…

TV Rundown: 'Reign' Special Edition | Reviewing Episodes 14 & 15 of Season 3

‘Reign’ returns for its final 3 episodes of the season: Monday, June 6 at 8/7c on The CW. So the TV Rundown is here to catch you up on what happened during the last two episodes, before its brief break with this double feature. 

Season 3, Episode 14: ‘To the Death’ 

Micro Synopsis:

Mary (Adelaide Kane) prepares to make her return to Scotland. Elizabeth (Rachel Skarsten) recruits Lola (Anna Popplewell) for a personal mission of revenge. Greer (Celina Sinden) finally realizes where her only path to happiness, truly lies.

The Rundown: 

While Bash’s sudden profession of love to Mary was certainly surprising, it was Greer who took the spotlight in ‘To the Death’. With time running out for her to figure out how to manage her impending motherhood, it finally dawned on her that her husband, the outstanding Castleroy (Michael Therriault) was the answer to her prayers. Upon hearing this, Mary arranged for the long imprisoned, former nobleman to be set free so he could reunite with her best friend.

For many reasons this particular plot, left a slightly sour taste. First of all, Castleroy should have been set free, eons before Greer’s plea. Secondly, Greer has had no problem being unfaithful to Castleroy, while he has rotted away in prison and then when he did not immediately agree to help her raise a baby that resulted from her philandering, she threw a tantrum.