Review: The Hero

The Hero stars Sam Elliott as the aging Western actor Lee Hayden. Sam Elliott is one of the few actors I consider sexy. If you’ve read anything on this blog before, you know that I seldom comment on how sexy some man or other is. But I do with Sam Elliott. Sam Elliott is one of the few actors who could make me watch a movie with a male lead character.  Spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: The Hero”

Watch This: Trailer for Ocean’s 8

The Ocean’s 8 trailer is here! Just in case you don’t know what the Ocean’s films are about, here’s the synopsis for this version: “A criminal mastermind and seven other female thieves try to pull off the heist of the century at New York’s annual Met Gala.” Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Ocean’s 8”

The Animated Feature Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors

Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors will be a full length animated feature. It includes some of the younger superheroes in the Marvel universe and is remarkable for its matter of fact approach to inclusion. The younger generation are going to save us all. Continue reading “The Animated Feature Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors”

Review: Rebecka Martinsson

Rebecka Martinsson is an 8 part Swedish mystery series about a Stockholm lawyer. It’s based on 4 novels by Åsa Larsson. Many of the characters follow from mystery to mystery. Continue reading “Review: Rebecka Martinsson”

Review: My Happy Family (Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi)

My Happy Family (Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi) is a Georgian language film from writer and director Nana Ekvtimishvili about a woman who just wants to be left alone by her family. Continue reading “Review: My Happy Family (Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi)”

Review: The Crown, season 2

The Crown season 2 is as lush and grand as season 1. It provides a view of the world in the late 1950s from inside the vulnerable but unbreakable British monarchy. Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II and the rest of the pitch perfect cast continue the story behind the facade. Peter Morgan, creator of the series, has given us 10 more fascinating episodes to savor. Spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: The Crown, season 2”

A Release Date and a bit of a Teaser for Marvel’s Jessica Jones

Marvel’s Jessica Jones is finally, finally, ready with a release date. Plan for all 13 episodes to drop on Netflix at 12:01 AM on March 8, 2018. Continue reading “A Release Date and a bit of a Teaser for Marvel’s Jessica Jones”

Review: Godless

Godless is a 7 part mini-series Western from Netflix. It’s a sweeping tale of evil power vs. good. The story features misshapen religion and disastrous interference from the press. There are love stories, family stories, and stories about fathers and sons. It takes place in the 1880s.  Beware the spoilers. Continue reading “Review: Godless”

Thoughts on Godless episode 1 “An Incident at Creede”

I started watching Godless last night. I only watched the first episode, “An Incident at Creede.” I intend to keep watching, but I had a few bothersome thoughts about this episode I want to mention. After I finish the season I’ll have more to say. I hope by then I will be less picky and more pleased. Continue reading “Thoughts on Godless episode 1 “An Incident at Creede””

Review: The Big Sick

The Big Sick, with the worst title ever inflicted on a movie, is a sweet and charming love story. One of the characters does get sick in the middle of the story. Beware the spoilers. Continue reading “Review: The Big Sick”