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Face Off Season 9 episode 11 is Syfy’s cross-promotion with their new show The Expanse, coming in December. The focus challenge is show a human that has survived a selected catastrophic event & evolved from that. Apparently The Expanse is about humans that have evolved with less gravity, so we’ve elongated & gotten bigger heads or something. Time to pick our disasters! This week it’s Nora’s turn to have a freak out. She has a moment where she just can’t sculpt. Normally in this situation, she’d just rip the clay off her face & start over. For some reason this … Continue reading
Face Off Season 9 episode 10 starts with 7 models with 7 weapons. This Foundation Challenge asks the artists to create tribal makeups and scarification on the model’s face & torso inspired by the model’s weapon. We get a guest judge for this foundation challenge – Oscar-winning makeup artist Robin Mathews. Meg and Scott are the top 2. Scott smartly thinks of tribes that paint their bodies with mud & recreates that kind of look on his model. Meg gets praise for her detail in her simple design. Robin also says her makeup is camera-ready. But Scott ends up taking … Continue reading
Do you ever sit around & think about The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? Me neither. But that’s all we think about in Face Off Season 9 episode 9. We’ve got your War. We’ve got your Pestilence. We’ve got your Famine. We’ve even got the big kahuna: Death. And, for a limited time, since we’ve got 8 artists left, you’ll get two, Two, TWO of each horseman for the price of one! It’s a steal! Call Now! So, yeah, four horsemen + eight artists = 2 sets of the horsemen on the Face Off stage. And while there will be … Continue reading
To sum up Face Off Season 9 episode 8, let’s quote Nora: “If it’s a fight to the death they want, it’s a fight to the death they’ll get. Let’s go, thunderdome.” This episode puts the artist into The Gauntlet. The Gauntlet is a series of 3 challenges, each one harder than the last. The artists will be ranked on each challenge. The person on top of the leaderboard at the end will win. The person on the bottom will be eliminated. For the first gauntlet challenge, the artists pick a model. Each model is dressed to indicate if they … Continue reading
So for those of you that read my other recaps, you know that I love me some drag queens. While Face Off Season 9 episode 7 isn’t TECHNICALLY a drag challenge as there are no queens in sight (no, no more Vivienne Pinay appearances), the artists do have to make men over into women in their second focus challenge. They’re taking a page from history when women weren’t allowed to perform in the theater, so men played the women’s roles. Naturally, all of the characters the artists have to create are from Shakespearean plays. The artists get advice from Ve … Continue reading
WWE superstar Dean Ambrose makes the leap from the pro wrestling ring to the movie screen in “12 Rounds 3: Lockdown.” The popular fan favorite transitions from the “Lunatic Fringe” he is known for to John Shaw, a detective who returns to active duty after the death of his partner. When he uncovers evidence linking his fellow officers to a murder, they frame him for a homicide he didn’t commit. That’s when the fun begins with Shaw trapped in his own precinct, on a mission to expose the dirty cops and clear his name. The WWE Studios/Lionsgate action thriller is … Continue reading
Face Off Season 9 Episode 6, yes is about aliens, but it’s mostly about evolution. The evolution of the alien over time. Not real-life millennia-by-millennia type evolution, but the evolution of alien characters from a 60s kitschy beginning to a more modern interpretation. Think Star Trek – characters from the original 60s TV show vs the characters from the J.J. Abrams reboot. You still know it’s a Klingon, but the look changes from TV show to movie and from movie to movie. So to have evolution, we’ve got to start somewhere. That somewhere is a Foundation challenge. The artists have … Continue reading
In the season finale of Dark Matter, we discover Two’s origins and the Raza crew goes from unified team to betrayal by the last person you’d suspect: Six. It’s a two-hour rollercoaster ride. Ready? Five dreams about her discovery as a stowaway on the Raza – before all of them lost their memories. Three has her in an airlock, terrified she’s about to be spaced. Six intervenes, and she’s taken to the mess hall where the crew decides her fate. One wants her off the ship; Six says she’s an asset with technical skill and One agrees. Three wants her off, … Continue reading
Face Off Season 9 Episode 5 finally gives us a Foundation challenge. Ben thinks the workroom looks like they’ve entered McKenzie’s therapy session. The artists must create something based off a Rorschach test. They’ve got 2 hours and the winner will get immunity for the Spotlight challenge. Each artist gets a different inkblot on their tablet. There’s a ton of different ideas, all of them really cool. The artists seem to be doing better work with less time to overthink things. Face Off decides not to give us a good look at Jason’s makeup, which doesn’t bode well for his … Continue reading
If you’re up for wall-to-wall action, Dark Matter Episode 11 won’t disappoint, as double crosses and gun fights end with the stolen device disintegrating a planet. Episode 10 ended on a cliffhanger: Wexler had Two in the airlock; his team had the rest of the crew restrained and held at gunpoint. He threatened to eject Two if someone didn’t give him the passcode to the vault before he counted to five. Three gave up the information, and Kane confirmed its accuracy. Wexler’s team secured the device. Two asks why Wexler is doing this, since they successfully did the job … Continue reading