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Hannibal finale recap: It’s a beautiful bloodbath

The most-awaited season finale of NBC’s Hannibal has already aired and after seeing it, I can safely declare it as one of the best I’ve seen in recent television history.

Just like most Hannibal episodes, the finale entitled “Mizumono” started quite slowly. A lot of intimate moments were played with Will Graham at the center. We learned that he pledged his allegiance to both Dr. Hannibal Lecter and Special Agent Jack Crawford.

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Sci-fi is for women too: A consolidated review of the Alien series*

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This March, it’s all about girls girls girls, as MNL Film Club celebrates films with femme fatales, and not just of the noir variety. They are sassy and smart, and they will punch you in the face it will feel awesome. Above all, they’re females who laugh and cry, who may be vindictive, or insecure or shy, sword-wielding and ass-kicking or just downright crazy: they’re realistic portrayals of women in an art form where women are fetishized and highly objectified.

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A science-fiction movie with a female actress in the lead role did not seem possible at all until Alien was released back in 1979 and its sequel, Aliens, in 1986.

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The movies narrate the story of Warrant Officer Ellen Ripley as she flies in outer space and kills the extra-terrestrial beings that invade her spaceship. In the Ridley Scott-directed movie Alien, Ripley had to face unidentified creatures which accidentally got into her ship and slaughtered her other crew members, one of which by the way, is an android posing as a human being. Ripley and her crew learned that the aliens need human bodies in order for them to reproduce. The crew members scrambled to their feet to save themselves, but unfortunately for them, the situation went from bad to worse. To cut the long story short, after all her comrades have perished, Ripley activated the ship’s self-destruct feature which killed all aliens in the ship but one, and narrowly escaped via a small space shuttle where she will stay for 57 long years.

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