On Second Thought: “American Beauty”

IMG_0297.PNGThe American family. Such a mystery at times. This easily explains why films and television love to portray them in various ways. What we see in public, is usually just that, what we see. Continue reading


Recently: “The Fault in Our Stars”

IMG_0298-0.JPGThis year alone there seems to be no shortage of film adaptations of books. Some you may have heard of, others not until the news of the film came about. Either way, nothing is as important as pleasing the fan base, which everyone knows is not something you can always do. However, when a films fan base seems to be driving the majority of love for the film adaptation, before it even comes out, there’s an even higher expectation than usual. Continue reading

Catching Up: “Judgement at Nuremberg”

IMG_0295-0.PNGClassic films aren’t just classics and great because they were made so long ago. No, there’s other aspects to consider. Of course there’s the cast, whether they were bigger names in Hollywood or not, and subject matter. The subject matter makes all the difference for some and even helps them stand out years later. Continue reading

Pilot: “NCIS: New Orleans”

IMG_0306.JPGThe spin-off only exists to branch out an existing series and allow a network to claim status as a great television network. There can’t simply be one long running series for a network to claim credit for, but two or three or even four, it really depends on how far back in history you go. Continue reading