10 Years: “Serenity”

  
Absence does indeed make the heart grow fonder. Or, in this case, something pretty close to it. It’s a surprising thing when a film that’s been seen only a few times can amaze you as if it were the first time you’ve seen it. You remember it being amazing and entertaining, but for some reason haven’t gotten around to seeing it again. Now you have, and it’s somehow even more incredible and worth your time than before. Continue reading

At First Glance: “Spotlight”

Film’s that are inspired by true events come out every year. Some receive more attention than others, even if it’s believed they deserved more. Then there are those that are riding high waves and don’t seem like that’s going to change any time soon. Is that too much too soon? Is it just getting overhyped for no reason? Your guess is as good as mine. Continue reading

Pilot: “Blood & Oil”

  
When a trailer tries so hard to get you to like it, even though it only looks and sounds like another show that already aired, twice, it might be a good thing to steer clear of it. Of course, if the actual plot and characters and everything else showcased in the trailer look and sound terrible, you may already know the answer to the sole question that matters. Continue reading

Pilot: “The Player”

  
This year is seriously all about the police procedural, or close to it, type shows. It’s almost exhausting keeping track of which one’s which, especially since it doesn’t appear there’s really a compelling reason for more episodes. That’s what pilot’s are for. Weed out those you don’t like or won’t ever grow to like. Continue reading

Pilot: “Blindspot”

  
Shows with complex and growing mythologies are nothing new. Many of the best shows that have come and gone employed this approach. However, it’s this same strength that could easily hurt this show creatively as audiences have seen so much and don’t just want the same recycled thing. Continue reading

Pilot: “Limitless (2015 TV series)”

  
I think at this point in the week, I have nothing to say about television reboots or remakes, mind you I still have other shows to say things about. They’re everywhere and truly, unfortunately, don’t seem like they’ll be going away any time soon. It’s quite sad. Continue reading

Pilot: “The Muppets (2015 TV series)”

  
Revivals and reboots are an unfortunate trend of late. Most, in general, don’t make it, but the majority are just bad ideas. It shows laziness and lack of originality all around. Strangely, there are a few that I annoyingly get excited about, even though I told myself I wouldn’t and was against it. Continue reading