Review: Season 3 of Blue from WIGS

Season 3 of Blue from WIGS went online on Friday. It’s on Hulu, not on YouTube. It’s also available on WatchWIGS.com. While still free, even on Hulu, it has a different feel from the first two seasons. The story and Blue as a character aren’t different. Blue’s still the same mysterious and guarded mom/escort she … Continue reading “Review: Season 3 of Blue from WIGS”

WIGS: Diana Nyad documentary

The web series WIGS created a documentary about Diana Nyad. It seems a fitting tribute to post it today. Yesterday the 64 year old swimmer achieved her dream of swimming from Cuba to Florida. She did it in 52 hrs, 54 mins and 18.6 sec without the protection of a shark cage. She is the … Continue reading “WIGS: Diana Nyad documentary”

WIGS: Web Series Extraordinaire

Some of the best stories you’ll find anywhere are now playing on your computer on a YouTube channel called WIGS. WIGS offers original series, short films, and documentaries, all starring female leads. There are numerous offerings on WIGS. Some films are one episode, some 3, some 12, some with more than one season. All feature … Continue reading “WIGS: Web Series Extraordinaire”

Review: Babylon Berlin, season 1

Babylon Berlin is a sprawling, big budget, German series set in Berlin in 1929. Amid a period of German history swirling with change, we look at life through the eyes of a few key characters. This is a review of season 1 (episodes 1–8) only.

Watch This: Trailer for The White Orchid

The White Orchid is a popular name for films. The 2017 version you’re seeing the trailer for stars Olivia Thirlby in a dark thriller about a murdered girl.

Review: Ayanda and the Mechanic

Ayanda and the Mechanic, also called simply Ayanda, is about a charming young woman named Ayanda, played by Fulu Moguvhani in her first role ever. Ayanda lost her father 10 years ago and is trying to preserve his memory by keeping his garage going. This review contains very minor spoilers.

Watch This: Sisters Featurettes, Trailers and First Looks

Sisters is coming! December 18! Tina Fey. Amy Poehler. Maya Rudolph. Run, don’t walk to your nearest multiplex to watch this film! You want more funny people? Those three aren’t enough? Cripes. Okay, here they are: John Cena, John Leguizamo, Ike Barinholtz, James Brolin, Kate McKinnon, Madison Davenport, Adrian Martinez, Dianne Wiest, Heather Matarazzo and … Continue reading “Watch This: Sisters Featurettes, Trailers and First Looks”

Lois Smith in The Americans and in Ruth & Erica

Last week in the “Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep” episode of The Americans, Lois Smith was a guest star. It was an important episode of The Americans because it showed the Russian spy, Elizabeth (Keri Russell) as she begins to grasp the horror of what she does as a spy.

Happy Birthday to Me

Old Ain’t Dead is now a little over a year old. The accompanying twitter account @OldAintDead is also a year old. It doesn’t feel like a year has passed, but you know how time seems to fly when you get older. In that year, I’ve published 260+ posts. If you’ve read any of them, if … Continue reading “Happy Birthday to Me”

Watch This: Trailer for Decoding Annie Parker

Decoding Annie Parker stars an Oscar nominee and an Oscar winner right off the top: Samantha Morton and Helen Hunt. They are patient and doctor. It’s sensible to expect fabulous performances from these two. The story is based in fact and tells about the pioneering doctor who first helped science understand the genetic link to … Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Decoding Annie Parker”