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Binge This! Movie & TV News, In Theaters, Streaming, On TV in September

Games of Thrones may be over [until 2019!?] but we've got plenty of options to fill our screens. From the big movies on the big screen, to what's streaming and premiering on the small screen, here's your guide to what to watch starting in September. Fear the Walking Dead is back to finish its shockingly good third season, Star Trek is back both officially and unofficially, the Droughtlander is over for star-crossed lovers of premium television, and Stephen King will fuel our nightmares now...

Duration: 00:47:25

Binge This! Movie & TV News, In Theaters, Streaming, On TV in August

Game of Thrones may be claiming most of our attention, but there are six nights of the week without new episodes, so let’s fill them with the big movies and TV shows hitting theaters, streaming services, and TV in August. We’re hot off of San Diego Comic Con with plenty of trailers to choose from. Justice League and Thor: Ragnarok will soon battle it out at the box office, while Stranger Things and Westworld give us new footage to obsess over. And then there’s Old Man Rick from The Walking...

Duration: 00:49:06

Pre-Game of Thrones - Season 7 Predictions

Winter is here, and it has been a long wait since Game of Thrones season 6 blew our fragile minds. We discuss where the show left off and what's ahead for our favorite characters. Subscribe, follow, and share:

Duration: 00:50:30

Binge This! Movie & TV News, In Theaters, Streaming, On TV in July

Winter is here! Next week. That's right -- Game of Thrones season 7 is upon us, and we can't wait for our Sundays to be dark a full of terror again. Let's talk about what's in the first three episodes and how we think things are gonna go down in the inevitable Cersei smackdown. On the big screen, we've got Michael Keaton vs. Tom Holland in his first solo Spidey adventure, and Woody Harrelson vs. a damned dirty ape in War for the Planet of the Apes. We've also been enjoying Fear The Walking...

Duration: 00:38:58

Binge This! Movie & TV News, In Theaters, Streaming, On TV in June

It's going to be a Wonder-ful month for movie & TV fanatics! We'll kick things off with Wonder Woman in theaters, end it with Preacher on AMC, and fill the time in between with new episodes of Orange is the New Black and Fear the Walking Dead. Oh yeah, and plenty of 1990s classics are available on streaming services and premium cable this month, so let's revisit the good old days when Arnold Schwarzeneggar, Jim Carrey, and Kevin Costner could do no wrong. It's Binge This! Essential TV's...

Duration: 00:54:05

Alien - Did You Know? Trivia from the Depths of Space and Your Nightmares

With Alien: Covenant exploring the Xenomorph's origins, it's time to revisit this sci-fi/horror film franchise from the beginning, revealing the alternate universe castings that almost happened, the scrapped sequels that could have been, and the stories behind the iconic scenes that have danced across our screens and exploded in our nightmares (and chests) since Ridley Scott's 1979 classic crept up on generations of movie fans. Can you picture Alien starring Harrison Ford and Meryl Streep?...

Duration: 00:55:05

Binge This! Movie & TV News, In Theaters, Streaming, On TV in May

Guardians of the Galaxy owns the month of May, but Wonder Woman will do her best to lasso the box office June 2nd. While the TV premieres are a little light, we've learned that HBO is working on 5 different Game of Thrones spinoff concepts, so that's worth waiting for. Chances are we'll get them sooner than George R.R. Martin's The Winds of Winter. What should you be watching in theaters, on TV, and streaming? We've got recommendations that include newness and classics for all screen...

Duration: 00:27:47

Binge This! Movies & TV in April - Streaming, In Theater, On TV

The Walking Dead might be on a break, but that doesn't mean our TV gets one. Let's talk about the movies and TV shows we're watching this April in theater, streaming, and on old school TV. While Vin Diesel and The Rock duke it out in theaters, Netflix and Hulu duke it out for our bandwidth with some binge worthy shows, including originals like The Handmaid's Tale, Girlboss, and Dimension 404, to revivals like Mystery Science Theater and Bill Nye Saves the World, and shows to catch up on...

Duration: 00:31:03

We Digest The Walking Dead Season 7 Finale - Liars and Tigers and Scares, Oh my!

Did The Walking Dead's season 7 finale live up to your expectations? We talk betrayal, mullets, caskets, Negan's pee-pee pants, and tigers. Oh yeah. It's tiger time. Yep, after 15 mostly-frustrating episodes, TWD unleashed the beast. While the verdict is far from unanimous, most of us enjoyed this season finale. Let's recap the episode's biggest moments, the predictions that came true, and the questions that remain as The Walking Dead shuffles toward season 8. Join us LIVE on Facebook and...

Duration: 01:00:16

We Digest The Walking Dead S7E15 and Complain

The Walking Dead's show runner wants the series to last 20 seasons ... and we're wondering if we'll stick around past this one. Season 7 is almost over and we have a hard time choosing a favorite episode, mostly because none have been very good. In fact, Eugene has been the highlight of the season, which says everything. We recap the penultimate episode and talk about what the show needs to do to keep us on board. On top of that, someone makes the mistake of bringing up Fear The Walking...

Duration: 00:45:59

Reactions to Logan, Kong: Skull Island, and March Movie News!

X-Men began the age of comic book movies and Logan ended it. While Logan benefits from ignoring cinematic universes, Kong: Skull Island has the burden of saving one thanks to the world's most boring giant monster movie -- Godzilla. We review and react to these blockbusters and break down recent announcements about Sony's Venom solo film, the Matrix revival, the Avatar sequels, and more! But seriously, Sony. Do you have to ruin Spider-man for the third time in a row? Essential TV LIVE...

Duration: 01:10:49

We Digest The Walking Dead S7E14 The Jesus and Maggie Chain, Plus What's Left in Season 7

Let's digest S7E14 "The Other Side", aka "The Jesus and Maggie Chain" Jesus is gay, and it ain't no thang. Maggie and Daryl finally have that talk, Simon steals the show (not just the Hilltop's stuff), Rosita and Sasha go on the world's most boring assassination mission, and, hey, Eugene looks like he's having fun! There are two episodes left, so what needs to happen to redeem season 7 and put right what once went wrong? Let's discuss our hopes and demands! We do this show LIVE on Facebook...

Duration: 00:54:17

We Digest The Walking Dead S7E13 That's Using Your Melon, Plus Characters We Miss Most

Let's digest S7E13 "Bury Me Here", aka "That's Using Your Melon!" Morgan is the centerpiece of this episode, featuring the second dumbest idea Richard ever had ... after planning to have Carol killed, naturally. We use the [totally expected] deaths in this episode as an excuse to countdown the 12 characters we miss the most from The Walking Dead's seven-year history. Did your favorite character make the cut? If you answered anyone but "Lori", the answer is probably "yes!" We do this show...

Duration: 01:02:05

Binge This! Movies & TV to watch in March on Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Amazon, Cable, and in Theaters!

From Logan to Better Call Saul -- these are the things you should be watching this month on big and small screens! Whether you prefer to go to the movies or let them come to you on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, or cable, we recommend and roundup the movies and TV shows hitting theaters, streaming services, and television for March 2017, including Kong: Skull Island, Beauty and the Beast, Power Rangers, King Arthur, Twin Peaks, Feud, Iron Fist, Fargo, and so many more! Binge This! is shot LIVE on...

Duration: 00:29:40

We Digest The Walking Dead S7E12 and the Show's Dumbest Decisions

We're conflicted about this one. Was it a fun episode or the worst? One thing we can agree on is that there is a direct correlation between the size of Rick's beard and the quality of his decisions. Rick and Michonne go on a honeymoon and ... hilarity ensues? Really? Their series of increasingly foolish mistakes inspired this week's countdown -- the 14 dumbest decisions made in The Walking Dead. Here are the stupidest, most head-scratchingly illogical, short-sighted, and catastrophic...

Duration: 01:00:53

We Digest The Walking Dead - Eugene's Pickle S7E11 and the Show's Baddest Villains

Eugene got himself into a pickle in The Walking Dead! Is he just surviving, or is there a scheme brewing under that mullet for Negan's demise? Is Dwight growing on you, or nah? We talk about being Negan, and count down the show's baddest villains from season one to today. You definitely forgot some of the baddies from our list. We do this show on LIVE on Facebook and Periscope. Follow Essential TV to join the next one.

Duration: 00:48:39

Reboot This! Highlander, Starship Troopers, and Dune

Love them or hate them, reboots aren't going away. If something made money once, why not again? Today we discuss Highlander, Starship Troopers, and Dune, three very different science fiction franchises that are primed for a return. Are they immortal or should there be only one? If they must come back, what should be done differently? Let's discuss! We also talk about the highly anticipated sequel to Blade Runner.

Duration: 00:54:12

We Digest The Walking Dead's New Best Friends S7E10

We talk about The Walking Dead's New Best Friends, the second episode since the midseason premiere. Let's digest the Scavengers / Garbage Pail Kids / Heapsters, their greasy hair, Etsy crafts, and trying-too-hard language, Winslow the Death Metal Walker, hints at Rick's phantom limb, Daryl's triumphant return to form, his long awaited reunion with Carol, the show's newfound sense of tension and pacing, what's next for the show, and ... oh yeah ... the shared universe with Smokey and the...

Duration: 00:50:35

Batman Bat-tacular! Does Affleck want out? Plus LEGO Batman Review!

Rumor has it Ben Affleck may want to leave Batman behind. There's already a new director for the solo film, but what would that mean for the DC Movie Universe if he gave up the cowl? Should they reboot, recast, or upgrade a different character to the Bat-suit? We also discuss and review LEGO Batman and the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead.

Duration: 00:50:02

Did You Know? Fan Theories for Movies & TV

Was Willy Wonka a serial killer? Does every James Bond co-exist in a shared universe? Did Biff kill Marty McFly in Back to the Future 2? We put a new spin on old favorites by exploring the sometimes plausible, sometimes absurd, but always interesting theories behind well known movies and TV shows, including Star Wars, Mad Max, Signs, Jurassic Park, Grease, The Walking Dead, Star Trek, and many more!

Duration: 01:05:55

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