Get on Up: A 2014 film on the life of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown

March 29th, 2021 by

The 2014 film, Get on Up, takes an autobiographical look at the Godfather of Soul; James Brown starring Chadwick Boseman and directed by Tate Taylor.   Over the course of several years, I have seen documentaries on James Brown and several of his recorded concerts.   As a result, I think Chadwick nails Brown’s voice and his […]

Showtime: Penny Dreadful Entire S1

March 18th, 2021 by

I kept watching Showtime’s Penny Dreadful first season and the finale felt strong and did not disappoint. The major questions get an answer and the one story line left continues into the second and third (last season). Spoiler if you have not seen the show the story line that continues belongs to Vanessa. Sir Malcolm […]

Penny Dreadful: A Showtime Horror Series

March 13th, 2021 by

Penny Dreadful, a Showtime horror series, aired from 2014 to 2016 and now has a home on Netflix. Yesterday I chose to dive into this series. Many of the characters in Penny Dreadful come right out of classic stories including Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, the vampires and...

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The Magicians (Syfi Channel TV Series)

March 4th, 2021 by

The Magicians sets its focus on a group of young adults who know magic and want to hone it. A mysterious school known as Brakebills one by one picks students to test them and if they pass acceptance to the academy. Brakebills also has ties to Fillory a series of fantasy and magic books. For...

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To Wake the Giant by Jeff Shaara

February 25th, 2021 by

In the year 1941, the Japanese and their armies aggressively attack China. At the same time the British stand against Hitler and his armies alone. In the middle of all this President Roosevelt and his administration watch the danger rise around the world. He has Secretary of State Hull keep open diplomatic relations with Japan...

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The Letter for the King: A Netflix Series

February 18th, 2021 by

Tiuri (Amir Wilson), step son of Sir Tiuri the Valiant and son to Darya, reluctantly takes part in kingdom trials to have the honor to train as novice knight. He does not want to but when he wins one battle and his opponent tells him he got paid to lose, Tuiri gets very upset and...

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Lenox Hill: A Medical Series airing on Netflix

February 11th, 2021 by

Lenox Hill is a storied hospital in Manhattan that began in 1857 to meet the medical needs of its population and a growing immigrant community. It has also been one of the pioneers of medicine including in 1907 establishing the first physical therapy department in the U.S. and being the first hospital to perform angiocardiography....

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We Interrupt This Program: WandaVision Ep 4

February 3rd, 2021 by

We Interrupt This Program grabs you in the first few minutes when we see Monica come back from the snap tiny particles by tiny particles at a time until she is whole. Immediately her priority becomes where is her mother, Monica finds her mother’s doctor only to learn her cancer came back and she died...

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Ugly Delicious: A Cooking/History/Travel Show

January 30th, 2021 by

As a kid I could not get enough of cooking shows. I would try to make the delicious food like the Frugal Gourmet (Jeff Smith) would make and I only could do one recipe out of probably hundreds.   The rest of them I would fail at. Still I would keep trying but out of all...

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Marvel TV Series WandaVision on Disney+

January 18th, 2021 by

WandaVision brings back fond memories of tuning into Nick and Nite and TV Land to watch older comedy series like Bewitched and The Dick Van Dyke Show. I also like the opening sequences to each WandaVision episode that pays homage to the shows like these as well as the commercials that honor Marvel history This is...

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Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta? A Netflix Docu Series

November 25th, 2020 by

Carmel, a four part documentary series on Netflix, explores the death of Maria Marta. She and her husband Carlos Carrascosa lived in Carmel, a gated community, in Argentina. It has guards at the gates, cameras, and wire fencing to protect residents. However, one night in 2002 these protections failed. Carlos comes home to find Maria...

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The Three Deaths of Marisela Escobedo

November 5th, 2020 by

The tragic and moving film the Three Deaths of Marisela Escobedo tells the viewer about a mother whose youngest child dies at the hand of an abusive man. He is arrested and confesses to the crime. However, the three judges who run his trial declare him not guilty. The film mentions that a law passed...

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