Orphan Black S4E1: The Collapse of Nature

Orphan Black season 4 episode 1 is “The Collapse of Nature.” It gives us Beth’s (Tatiana Maslany AKA everyone) story as an extended flashback and then brings us back to the present where Sarah is hanging out in Iceland. Continue reading “Orphan Black S4E1: The Collapse of Nature”

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Not Watching: Empire, Gotham, Fear The Walking Dead, Shadowhunters, Stitchers

There are some shows I started, then stopped watching. I originally found them interesting, but I they lost me somewhere along the way. I try to explain why. Continue reading “Not Watching: Empire, Gotham, Fear The Walking Dead, Shadowhunters, Stitchers”

Watch This: Trailer for A Light Beneath Their Feet

A Light Beneath Their Feet stars Taryn Manning and Madison Davenport as mother and daughter in a coming-of-age drama about a family coping with bipolar disorder. Also featured is Carter Mark Jenkins as young Beth’s love interest. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for A Light Beneath Their Feet”

Review: Hinterland Season 2

Much of what I said about Hinterland in my review of season 1 remains true of season 2. Except in season 2, I desperately wanted to grab DCI Tom Mathias (Richard Harrington) by the collar and give him a good shake while shouting, “Get over your damn self!” in his face. Continue reading “Review: Hinterland Season 2”

Review: Catastrophe Season 2

Catastrophe season 2 is much like season 1. But funnier. Rob (Rob Delaney) and Sharon (Sharon Horgan) now have two kids – one is a newborn. Their first born is almost 3 now. This Amazon-only comedy deals with parenthood and marriage and in-laws in season 2. And sex. Always sex.

Here’s my review of season 1. Mild spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: Catastrophe Season 2”

Review: Forget and Forgive

Forget and Forgive is a 2014 Canadian film about a cop with amnesia. It stars Elisabeth Röhm, Tygh Runyan, Neil Napier, and Vivien Endicott Douglas.

Detective Anne Walker (Elisabeth Röhm) is in the middle of a murder investigation when she is attacked and left for dead because she won’t reveal the location of a witness to the crime. Continue reading “Review: Forget and Forgive”

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert is must reading for any writer. Or any artist of any kind. This book made me feel as if my entire life was given validation. Reading it gave me the sense that I have been right about everything I’ve done, that my creative life wasn’t a mistake or a waste of time but an example of Big Magic.

All those unseen pages in the file cabinet. All those books that only sold a few copies. All those blog posts with 8 views. All part of Big Magic.

Read it.

WhoHaHa Has Funny Women

Elizabeth Banks announced the arrival of WhoHaHa: Spotlight on Funny Women. The site is up and running and ready to make you laugh. Banks has an important announcement for men, “After years of taking 90 percent of lead comedy roles and being forced to appear nightly on stand-up stages around the globe, we are here to relieve you of your obligations.” Continue reading “WhoHaHa Has Funny Women”

Upcoming Trailers: Manhattan Night, Orphan Black, Grace and Frankie, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl

I have too many upcoming trailers in my inbox. I could spend a week letting you see them one by one. Or I could just dump them all in this post. Which is what I did. Continue reading “Upcoming Trailers: Manhattan Night, Orphan Black, Grace and Frankie, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl”

Review: The Lady in the Van

The Lady in the Van is a sweet comedy starring Maggie Smith as the lady in question and Alex Jennings as Alan Bennett and Alan Bennett. Alan Bennett is the real life playwright whose existence was invaded by a mysterious and eccentric lady in a van for 15 years. Alan talked to himself, hence Alex Jennings plays him twice. Continue reading “Review: The Lady in the Van”