Percy Jackson and the Olympians series review

‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ – Series Review

All Percy Jackson and the Olympians episodes, starring Walker Scobell, Leah Jeffries, and Aryan Simhadri, are now streaming on Disney+. Connor looks at the merits of one-to-one book adaptations and finds that the series lacks some of the books’ magic.  When the Chris Columbus-directed movie Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief was released in 2010, young, avid …

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‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ is getting a sequel with Selena Gomez and David Henrie

Wizards of Waverly Place was on the air for four seasons and helped launch the careers of the Selena Gomez, David Henrie, and Jake Austin. Because of a Deadline exclusive, we now know the Disney Channel fantasy sitcom with millions of fans will be getting a sequel. Alex Russo (played by Gomez) and her brother …

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Review: Heist series ‘Culprits’ brims with action, humor, and heart

Culprits is a new British thriller series on Disney+ that recently captured my attention. Created by J Blakeson, it was released on November 8th last year in the UK, and I’m surprised that I haven’t heard many people talking about this show. The show follows a crew of elite criminals carefully chosen …

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‘Echo’ First Reactions and Social Reviews

Echo, the first release under the new Marvel Studios Spotlight banner, premieres tomorrow, January 9th, with all five episodes dropping at once on Disney+. The Echo reviews have started trickling out from critics and more. The story follows Maya Lopez (played by Alaqua Cox) as she leaves New York with …

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Review: ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ is the best fantasy since Harry Potter

Like a mythical quest, Percy Jackson and the Olympians have taken the long road to get to this series. It may have taken time, but Percy Jackson’s arrival is a thunderous, thrilling triumph. When the first book was released in 2005, it created an entirely new fandom. Unfortunately, the 2010 film Percy Jackson …

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Review: ‘Doctor Who Special 3: The Giggle’ – New Faces, Old Friends, and a Happy Ending

Doctor Who, from the beginning created the perfect element to keep the show going: regeneration. When William Hartnell became too ill to continue playing the Doctor, they introduced the Doctor’s ability to regenerate into an entirely new person upon death. Now, sixty years later, Russell T Davies (previous and current showrunner) has introduced a …

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Review: ‘Doctor Who Special 2’ is the scariest ‘Doctor Who’ in a while

Doctor Who always could turn the ordinary into terrifying: shadows, water, gas masks, even blinking. Though it is still considered a children’s program, it has never shied away from taking the chance to scare its viewers. Doctor Who Special 2: Wild Blue Yonder is no exception when it comes to this risk-taking. Now, …

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Review: Allons-y! The Doctor Returns in Triumph in ‘The Star Beast’

Doctor Who has been around for a long time, much longer than most people realize. It originally premiered on BBC in 1963 and celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. I managed to get into Doctor Who before the 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor. This time around, we get three specials featuring the …

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Review: ‘Dashing Through the Snow’ is a family-friendly delight

Dashing Through the Snow is a heartwarming and cute, family-friendly movie that’s a great addition to family movie night in the Christmas season. With strong themes of family, meaningful diverse representation, and a smart premise tied to familiar Christmas tropes, Dashing Through the Snow is a rare win for the whole family.  …

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‘Daredevil: Born Again’ Set Shut Down as Writers Fight for Fair Pay

The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP)’s refusal to negotiate with writers has left Daredevil: Born Again fans in the lurch. The Daredevil: Born Again shoot at Silvercup East was picketed by striking writers walking for a fair wage and contract terms. After today’s action, Marvel shut down production …

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‘The Little Mermaid’ First Reactions

The world premiere of The Little Mermaid drew a star-studded crowd last night, with celebrities turning out to the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles to celebrate the highly anticipated live-action remake of the beloved Disney classic. The red carpet was awash in blue, the color of the sea, as stars like Halle Bailey (Ariel), Melissa McCarthy (Ursula), Jonah …

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Review: ‘Peter Pan & Wendy’ is both whimsical and sincere

Peter Pan & Wendy is a must-watch for fans of the beloved classic. It’s a heartwarming and whimsical adventure grounded in friendship and fueled by happy thoughts and pixie dust. For families with kids, it’s the perfect movie night pick. The movie is a sincere take on the classic Barrie story and is …

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The Mysterious Benedict Society

Review: The Mysterious Benedict Society on Disney+

The Mysterious Benedict Society is live on Disney+, and the series is peculiar in all the best ways. The show, based on the best-selling book series of the same name by author Trenton Lee Stewart is the latest venture into original programming by the streaming behemoth. The show’s synopsis gives a sense …

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