Film/Television

The Gifted – afterMath – Review: There’s Always a Bit of Light

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS.

We open to a flashback, Jace’s early days a rookie on the police force. He’s dealing with a cop who doesn’t abide by protocol and is quick with the taser when he see’s a “mutie” loitering outside of a storefront. Jace doesn’t understand the reckless usage of force. His training officer tells a sob story from his past where his partner was killed on the job due to mutant violence, as if that gives him permission to react violently to any mutant he sees in the present.

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Film/Television

Happy Together – Like Father, Like Son – Review

WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS.

When Claire’s away the boys will play I guess. This week Jake’s father, Mike, is in town, played by Damon Wayans Jr’s real dad, Damon Wayans. Claire is out of town redesigning a sports bar and she’s sad to miss out. Actually, after she remembers how weirdly in sync Jake and his dad are, she’s not that cut up about it. But she is sad to miss out on her and Jake’s Saturday night ritual… aka a little sex and a lot of Ben & Jerry’s.

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The Romanoffs – High and Bright Circle – Advance Preview

We’re already on episode five of The Romanoffs and tonight’s episode is a difficult one to describe. One of the main components of the episode I cannot reveal as it would spoil the entirety of the episode’s premise, but I’ll reveal what I can.

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Into the Dark – Flesh & Blood – Advance Preview: Gobble Gobble

Halloween has nearly wrapped up and we’re moving onwards towards the next big holiday: Thanksgiving, the holiday this episode of Into the Dark, titled “Flesh & Blood” is based around. Although, unlike the first episode, which felt very connected to Halloween, turkey day feels like a background player more than a main component. The story told here could have occurred at any time of year. I wish it had been more Thanksgiving-centric, but I digress.

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The Gifted – afterMath – Advance Preview: Chaos Reigns

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS.

TITLE: “afterMath” – It’s a fairly straightforward one this week. Every character is grappling with the aftermath of the events at Lynnwood. Some are better off for it, but most are dealing with guilt, blaming themselves for things not in their control. For some, the aftermath was more positive but each character is directly affected.

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Why the time is right to restart the Piranha franchise

The Piranha franchise has been dormant for six years. Is it finally time to add another film to the popular horror-comedy killer fish film series?

The Piranha franchise is to B movies what Jaws is to blockbusters. Jaws (1975) is largely considered to be, not only one of the greatest films ever made, but the progenitor of the summer blockbuster. It certainly put Steven Spielberg on the map and paved the way for a new era of monster movies. The influences of Jaws are far-reaching, it inspired numerous copies, a plethora of shark attack films, and allowed Spielberg the opportunity to make films like E.T. and Jurassic Park. 

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Film Reviews, Film/Television

Movie Review: Primal Fear (1996)

  • Director: Gregory Hoblit
  • Starring: Richard Gere, Edward Norton, Laura Linney, John Mahoney, Alfre Woodard, and Frances McDormand
  • Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
  • Star Rating: ★★★★☆

So I’ve begun the journey of watching Laura Linney’s filmography since she’s one of those actresses that I’ve always enjoyed and inspired to emulate in my own acting journey and I finally got around to watching Primal Fear.

I realize the film is a popular one, garnering numerous awards, most notoriously for Edward Norton who got a supporting actor nomination for his first ever feature film role. But for some reason or other, I had never really heard about it or knew what it was about.

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Release Day: Slender Man

Slender Man officially released this past Monday, October 23rd! It’s the perfect book to read this time of year and a novel I truly believe finally gets the Slender Man story right, especially if you were as disappointed as I was in the recent film version!

The book is available for purchase in trade paperback, ebook, and audio formats!

If you’d like to check out my full review you can read it here.

PURCHASE: AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

Film/Television

Advance Preview: The Purge – The Giving Time Is Here

WARNING: THIS PREVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR THE PREVIOUS EPISODES.

Last week the masked man rescued Jane and she got her revenge on David (finally). Rick, Jenna, and Lila faced a disgruntled neighbor apparently pissed about them… parking in front of his house sometimes? The three of them are able to kill him and we last see them sitting together on a couch. Awkward silence ensues. Miguel and Penelope were finally reunited and then left stranded as they attempt to seek sanctuary for the rest of the night after escaping from the Carnival.

Well we’re barreling along into the final stretch of the season and tonight’s episode has no shortages of shocks and surprises.

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