Pilot: “Backstrom”

imageSome pilot episodes you know are the ones to just stay away from. Why? For so many reasons. Mainly, you know you have no intentions of seeing it beyond that one episode that, let’s face it, you forced yourself to see, so why see it? A bit curiosity. Mostly, for the masses. To hopefully squash other people’s desires to sit through some new god awful show. Continue reading

At First Glance: “The Dovekeepers”

Historical book adaptations are difficult, but when they’re being made as a four hour mini-series (actually three hours), then that’s another thing altogether. It’s not just having a faithful screen version, but one that’s interesting enough to want to watch in the first place and compelling enough to come back the next day. Continue reading

Recently: “Charlie Wilson’s War”

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/9c1/68294143/files/2015/01/img_49911.jpgNote: This post was originally created for and posted as part of the Resolutions series by Caragale over at Silver Screen Serenade.

As has been shown time and again, film doesn’t serve to just take us to fantastical lands and allow for us to escape the real world. No, it sometimes has a hand in bringing events from long ago, to the forefront of people’s minds. Allowing the masses to be entertained while all at once getting a history lesson more suitable for school. Continue reading

‘Tis the Season: “The Oscars, Nominations”

2015/01/img_04111.jpgToday is the day! That exciting day when you learn which of your favorite films, or soon to be favorite, earned nominations for an Academy Award. Unlike most years, that I can recall, this year was particularly surprising. Both fun and not so fun surprises came out of this early morning announcement. Continue reading