Constellation Series Review

‘Constellation’ Series Review: A Failed Mission That Never Fully Took Off

Screenwriter Peter Harness enters the world of space in the Apple TV+ original series Constellation. The eight-episode series stars Noomi Rapace in the lead role of Jo, an astronaut who returns to Earth after a failed space mission. James D’Arcy, Jonathan Banks, and twins Rosie and Davina Coleman also star alongside Rapace.  Constellation follows the story of the International Space Station’s troubles after an …

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Sugar Series Review - Apple TV+

‘Sugar’ Series Review: A Bold Swing, A Big Miss

The sun-soaked seediness of LA is immediately apparent in Sugar, Mark Protosevich’s neo-noir crime drama. Sugar follows Colin Farrell’s eponymous private detective hired for one case, which quickly spirals into a wider network of rich girls gone wrong, drugs, questionable law enforcement, polaroids, self-destruction, and other such Hollywood crime and its visual signifiers.   John Sugar: A Golden-Hearted Detective …

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Franklin Series Review

‘Franklin’ Review: Michael Douglas is pitch perfect in middling drama

AppleTV+ seems to be carving out a nice niche for itself in prestige period miniseries that combine the holy trinity of the genre: star-studded casts, rich production design, and a topic of historical importance delivered with a glossy respect. Franklin, created by Kirk Ellis – perhaps previously best known for creating HBO’s magnificent miniseries John Adams – fits the …

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Manhunt Series Review

‘Manhunt’ Series Review: Cast Thrills in Gripping Historical Drama

It is likely that 99% of the audience for Manhunt will push play on the first episode knowing roughly how the events play out. Monica Beletsky’s seven-part adaptation uses James L. Swanson’s book of the same name as a rough starting point to chronicle the 12-day search for John Wilkes Booth and his co-conspirators after the …

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Masters of the Air Series Review

‘Masters of the Air’ Series Review – Spielberg and Hanks’ new WWII story

If there are two people you can trust with World War II, it’s Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks; Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, The Pacific, and even Greyhound are all great films and series depicting land and sea combat during WWII. This time though, Masters of the Air takes viewers on a thrilling and emotional journey through the skies. …

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Monarch Season 1 Review

‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters’ Season One Review

Since 2014, the MonsterVerse has been intertwining iconic monsters with humanity’s struggle for survival. Every project in the franchise has been built upon this rich universe of lore, exploring the breathtaking battles between these gigantic beings while diving deeper into the consequences for mankind. The primary focus of the MonsterVerse …

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‘Welcome Home, Franklin’ Interview with Craig Schulz, Robb Armstrong & Raymond S. Persi

Franklin Armstrong was the first black character in Peanuts. He’s also the character that the newest Snoopy Presents animated special is all about. Welcome Home, Franklin is Franklin’s origin story. First introduced in 1968 after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and at the behest of teacher Harriet Glickman, Franklin was a barrier-breaking character and …

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Argylle Movie Review

‘Argylle’ Movie Review – A Jackson Pollock of fun and familiar spy humor

Argylle sees Matthew Vaughn return with another silly, over-the-top spy movie. Mercifully, it’s not the Kingsman characters for once and a brand new story for the Kick-Ass filmmaker (Well, kind of). The film has a lot of derivative qualities, but for the most part, Argylle excels in its enjoyable casting and sequences, which are willing to go for …

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Killers of the Flower Moon Movie Review.

‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Movie Review

If you were to do a Family Feud-style survey and ask a hundred people who the greatest movie director of all time is, you undoubtedly would get Alfred Hitchcock’s name on the board. Steven Spielberg would be up there, possibly even Stanley Kubrick as well. I cannot say where he would place, but without much doubt, Martin …

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Review: ‘Slow Horses’ on Apple TV+ is fast paced and extraordinary with a sharp wit

Slow Horses, now in a third season on Apple TV+,  is one of my new favorite TV shows. It’s been a long time since I’ve found a show that has grabbed my interest and hasn’t left my mind since I finished it, so this show is exhilarating. Slow Horses is adapted from a book …

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Review: ‘Napoleon’ is Waterloo on the silver screen

Boring, pointless, and uninspired, Ridley Scott’s Napoleon attempts to side-step the traditional biopic pratfalls, but forgets to do anything remotely interesting or captivating. Scott and screenwriter David Scarpa decide to forgo any background information on Napoleon, and focus on his rapid ascension from ambitious soldier to Emperor of Rome. Unfortunately, the forgot …

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Apple TV Dickinson

Dickinson’s pilot episode

I last updated my pilot-a-day project long ago, and today I wanted to revisit that New Year’s Resolution.  I recently watched the first two seasons (and the pilot) of Dickinson and wanted to take a moment to explore the show. Why Dickinson?  Marvel’s TV show Hawkeye is coming out, and I thought …

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