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

Review: Happy Together – Pilot

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS, READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.

The 2018 Fall TV season is officially underway and two more new CBS sitcoms hit the airwaves tonight. Happy Together being the latter of the two.

A new sitcom is almost a rarity on a network stuffed with reboots and revivals, and while maybe not wholly original in the sense that we’ve certainly seen this premise before, I found it a lively debut and a breath of fresh air as far as CBS sitcoms go.

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Book Reviews

Review: Believe Me

  • Author: J.P. Delaney
  • Edition: Kindle Edition
  • Publishing: July 24, 2018
  • Genres: Thriller, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense
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A struggling actor, a Brit in America without a green card, Claire needs work and money to survive. Then she gets both. But nothing like she expected.

Claire agrees to become a decoy for a firm of divorce lawyers. Hired to entrap straying husbands, she must catch them on tape with their seductive propositions. The rules? Never hit on the mark directly. Make it clear you’re available, but he has to proposition you, not the other way around. The firm is after evidence, not coercion. The innocent have nothing to hide.

Then the game changes.

When the wife of one of Claire’s targets is violently murdered, the cops are sure the husband is to blame. Desperate to catch him before he kills again, they enlist Claire to lure him into a confession.

Claire can do this. She’s brilliant at assuming a voice and an identity. For a woman who’s mastered the art of manipulation, how difficult could it be to tempt a killer into a trap? But who is the decoy . . . and who is the prey?

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