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The Parish is Shook over Bliss

It's time to get down to business, and that is the business of talking all-things entertainment on the mighty Radio NL 610 AM Kamloops. Which means it's time once again for a broadcast... From The Basement!

What have Jason and Shawn cooked up for you this week? No fewer than a half-dozen reviews of the latest movies and TV shows to better guide you through your weekend viewing. 

This week's feature review is The Parish, a new horror flick from director David Hogan and stars Angela DiMarco and Bill Oberst Jr. This one finds a single mother and her daughter threatened by supernatural evil, including a creepy nun. Does it deliver the spooky goods? Stick with us!

And stay tuned, true believer, As Shawn (finally) catches up with WandaVision, and takes on Owen Wilson and Selma Hayek in the trippy morality tale Bliss. Meanwhile, Jason takes on Shudder's latest original, the social-media themed Shook, plus the creepy indie shocker Sator. Oh, and he's got a few thoughts on CBS's Silence of the Lambs follow up, Clarice.

The Dynamic Duo also provide the entertainment rundown for the week ahead, and the latest movie news for comic-book nerds. Yup; movie news for comic-book nerds.

The fun begins at 6:05 tonight, and only on Radio NL! Note: this episode repeats Saturday at 7 P.M. and Sunday morning at 6. The podcast drops on Monday.


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