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Tea & Review: Logan

The only unfortunate thing about the film Logan it is the last movie showcasing Hugh Jackman as everyone’s favorite mutant.

Overall, Logan is a big departure from what’s been expected of Marvel’s X-Men franchise.

Apocalypse was a bad movie. Sure, you could try to look for good moments (i.e. Michael Fassbender) but you’ll be hard-pressed to find a lot.

The movie Deadpool really opened up a lot for Logan. For a long time now superheroes have been good and shiny the way superheroes are “meant to be”.

But when Deadpool dropped Hollywood took a breath and stepped back. It was almost like they forgot what made certain superheroes so popular. Deadpool, for one, isn’t exactly a character that holds up the shiny, gloss like template like the many movies before.

With that in mind, the idea of a gritty, broken down superhero seemed like an obvious choice. Enter old man Logan.

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Tea & Review: Legion – Chapter 7

FX‘s Legion: Season 1, Episode 7, Chapter 7 spells it out for the audience on a drawing board, in the most literal way possible.

The past six chapters have been an abstract, creative buildup. Chapter 7, however, gives a literal breakdown of details of events that have transpired from before David Haller’s (Dan Stevens) birth.

Surprisingly, Oliver Bird (Jermaine Clement) is the one to figure it out. Oliver doesn’t have the best grasp of reality. But I suppose it takes one to know one in this universe.

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Tea & Review: Legion – Chapter 6

This story originally appeared on www.Film-Book.com

FX’s Legion: Season 1, Episode 6, Chapter 6 starts at the beginning of where it all began, with one small exception: it is definitely not real.

At the end of Chapter 5, we found our characters trapped in a memory. A re-creation of David Haller (Dan Stevens) and Syd Barret’s (Rachel Keller) time in the mental hospital. Unfortunately, no one seems to possess a memory of what happened prior.

This definitely has something to do with what Carry said previously. He suspected the being riding around inside David is also able to manipulate his memories. The creature is probably also able to change the memories of everyone else. At this point, everyone seems synced up together. Continue reading Tea & Review: Legion – Chapter 6

Tea & Review: Legion – Chapter 5

The review originally appeared on Film-Book.com

FX‘s Legion: Season 1, Episode 5, Chapter 5 once again proves that we know even less about David Haller (Dan Stevens) than we thought we did.

Ladies, if a man ever creepily whispers that he’s the magic man and that he’s found a way for you to be together: run, run screaming into the night.

Unfortunately for Syd Barret (Rachel Keller), it isn’t that surprisingly how someone so closed off for so long would ultimately be so accepting of this abrupt change in behavior.

Love is blind, just as sex is addicting. For Syd, the idea of sexual interaction blinds her to how oddly calm and collected David is. For the past four episodes, David has been an unstable wreck, held together with tape. It is a little hard to believe Syd would be fine with the “new David”. But you have to take into consideration this is the first time Syd has had a prolonged sexual experience. A sexual experience that didn’t result in her swapping bodies. Syd is finally able to experience physical joy without consequences. Like many that have come before her, that’s more than enough to make her look the other way on other things.

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Liberating The Astronauts Book Release

For some time now, Tea & Fiction have been releasing abridged portions of the poems from the collection of poetry by Christina Rau.

We are very excited to announce that the collection has finally been released and ready for your consumption!

In case you forgot! Here are a few of the excerpts that we posted not too long ago.

Astro-bite: Microsampling Mission

Astro-bite: The Remains Of The

Astro-bite: Neutron Dance

Astro-bite: Sounds of Privacy 

You have the option of purchasing a digital or physical copy here.

Tea & Review: Fiasco Theater Presents – Into the Woods

Into the Woods is what I would consider my first introduction into broadway musicals.

I’m a big fan of fairy tales. The fusion of old school fairy tales tangled together under a series of darker themes was intriguing to me as I rewound it again on again on my grandparents VCR.

Much like when Hollywood remakes things a certain magic is absent in the finished product.

Sometimes the most magic lives in the simple.

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Tea & Fiction: Legion – Chapter 3

This article originally appeared on www.Film-Book.com

FX‘s Legion: Season 1, Episode 3: Chapter 3 sends David Haller (Dan Stevens) and company on an internal quest inside his own mind.

The best thing Legion has going for itself is the slew of unanswered questions. Chapters 1 and 2 provided us with a very ‘in your face’ introduction. In those episodes, Legion cleverly used the building blocks of uncertainty to forge the show’s foundation. It used David’s own point of view to create a false sense of on-going reality.

Chapter 3 is a more flushed out, follow-up. Instead of continuing the tackle the very specific things happening in David’s mind we fall back into the role of the audience. Spectators with a slightly less intimate view as Dr. Melaine Bird (Jean Smart), and Ptonomy Wallace (Jeremie Harris) continue to probe into David’s memories in order to heal his mind.

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Tea & Review: Legion – Chapter Two

This review originally appeared on www.Film-Book.com

FX‘s Legion: Season 1, Episode 2: Chapter 2 continues to explore the fractured mental state of the reluctant mutant David Haller (Dan Stevens).

In Chapter One, we were emersed in a rich visual landscape of David’s psyche. But in Chapter Two we get a peek into David’s childhood. That pulls up some serious questions about why David is the way he is.

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Tea & Review: Legion – Chapter 1

This review originally appeared on www.Film-Book.com

FX‘s Legion: Season 1, Episode 1: Chapter 1 is the best kind of weird. It is a lot like a student art film with a hefty production budget. And that is a good thing.

Legion uses the mental state of our lead character David Haller (Dan Stevens) as a key visual element. It makes the viewers’ experience equally as unstable.

Legion is also vastly different from any Marvel product we’ve seen cinematic or television related. Our hero, who isn’t much of a hero at this point, is teetering on the edge of sanity. The many years of dealing with his “condition” have left him isolated and alone.

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