TV Review: The Wheel of Time (S1) | Streamlined to Near Perfection

The Wheel of Time is a high fantasy series inspired by the bestselling book series by Robert Jordan, with three of the 15 novels written by Brandon Sanderson after Jordan's death. Writer producer Rafe Judkins (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hemlock Grove) is at the helm of the show and in the cast we have familiar names and faces … Continue reading TV Review: The Wheel of Time (S1) | Streamlined to Near Perfection

SAS: Red Notice | When Putting Your Stamp On It Was Not Needed

If you're going to make an action movie, this cast is well picked. I mean you have Sam Heughan (Outlander, Bloodshot), Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp), Andy Serkis (The Letter, Journey), Ruby Rose (John Wick 2) Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy), Noel Clarke (I kill Giant) and my guy Owain Yeoman (The Mentalist). It's … Continue reading SAS: Red Notice | When Putting Your Stamp On It Was Not Needed

Enola Holmes | A Great Synergy of Writing, Acting, Directing and Everything in Between

It was only when the movie was annouced that I became aware of Enola Holmes. Although a newer character in the Sherlock Holmes mythology, I wasn't phased by it because I've been pleasantly surprised by many versions of Sherlock, Watson, and Mycroft. Directed by Harry Bradbeer (Fleabag, Dickensian) and adapted by Jack Thorne (His Dark … Continue reading Enola Holmes | A Great Synergy of Writing, Acting, Directing and Everything in Between

TV Review: Perry Mason (Pilot) | Familiar but New, and Exciting at the Same Time

Pilot review: This new HBO drama lead by Matthew Rhys (The Americans) is based on author's Erle Stanley Gardner 1930s detective novels. Except here Perry Mason is not a criminal defense lawyer but more a private eye. It works wonders with the film noir vibe of this show, the era (1932) and the Los Angeles … Continue reading TV Review: Perry Mason (Pilot) | Familiar but New, and Exciting at the Same Time

Christopher and His kind | A mix of sexuality, socio-economic backgrounds, and a dash politics

Christopher Isherwood is not an unfamiliar name to me but contrary to most / some, it was not synonymous with famous inspirational and / or influential homosexual author, no. It was the name of the guy that wrote the book A Single Man was based on. Prior familiarity with the name existed in a semi-conscious … Continue reading Christopher and His kind | A mix of sexuality, socio-economic backgrounds, and a dash politics

Bloodshot | When visuals supersedes story

Inspired by a comic book by Bob Layton, Don Perlin, and Kevin VanHook, Bloodshot was helmed by first time feature film director Dave Wilson and stars Vin diesel (Guardian of the Galaxy) in lead, co-starring Guy Pearce (Iron Man 3), Sam Heughan (Outlander), Eiza Gonzáles (Alita: Battle Angel), and Toby Kebbel (Fant4tic). Premise: After he … Continue reading Bloodshot | When visuals supersedes story