Brain Dump: New Amsterdam, The Gifted, Manifest

The fall TV season started this week and it’s time for a few short pot shots at new and returning shows. Comments will include New Amsterdam, The Gifted, and Manifest. A couple of really short comments about this and that may get tacked on, too. Continue reading “Brain Dump: New Amsterdam, The Gifted, Manifest”

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Watch This: Trailer for Sadie

Thirteen year old Sadie obsesses over her father’s deployment and dreams and writes about “violent stuff.” This promising film was written and directed by Megan Griffiths. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Sadie”

Review: Quincy, the Quincy Jones Documentary

Quincy, the Netflix original documentary about the extraordinary life of musician Quincy Jones is a must see film. Quincy Jones knows how to tap into the soul of American music and give it back new and improved. He’s led a meaningful, powerful, influential life. Continue reading “Review: Quincy, the Quincy Jones Documentary”

Review: Shut Eye, season 2

Jeffrey Donovan and KaDee Strickland return as Charlie and Linda Haverford in season 2 of Shut Eye. The series about con artists and scammers is a Hulu Original. Continue reading “Review: Shut Eye, season 2”

Review: Nappily Ever After

Nappily Ever After, an effective tale of self-empowerment, stars Sanaa Lathan as Violet. Vi was convinced by her mother and her upbringing that perfect hair was the key to happiness. We all know perfection isn’t possible, don’t we? Continue reading “Review: Nappily Ever After”

Watch This: Trailer for Bodyguard

The BBC’s Bodyguard series has been picked up by Netflix. It will premier on that platform on October 24. If my Twitter feed out of the UK is any indication (and it’s usually quite accurate), Bodyguard is among the most compelling shows to come along in quite a while. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Bodyguard”

Watch This: Trailer for Captain Marvel

I’ve had more than one person accost me to tell me I how ignorant about some superhero or other because I hadn’t read the comic book. I’m confessing that I haven’t read the Captain Marvel comic books either. But I’m here for whatever Brie Larson is bringing forth in March of 2019. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Captain Marvel”

Review: Shut Eye, season 1

Shut Eye, a Hulu original series, is one of the more creative and surprising things I’ve seen in a while. Everything about it is unexpected. Continue reading “Review: Shut Eye, season 1”

Review: The Comedy Lineup

Netflix has all sorts of stand up comedy. The Comedy Lineup is different because it’s short and sweet. It’s a showcase for up and coming stand up comics. There are a lot of them! Continue reading “Review: The Comedy Lineup”

Review: The Light of the Moon

The Light of the Moon is real and powerful and brilliantly acted and written. The film begins when Bonnie (Stephanie Beatriz) is raped on her way home from a night out with friends. The Light of the Moon shows her struggle to cope. Continue reading “Review: The Light of the Moon”