Posted in January 2017

On The Beales of Grey Gardens

On The Beales of Grey Gardens

A follow-up 31 years later to Grey Gardens, The Beales of Grey Gardens, which is composed entirely of footage not used in the original documentary, was released in 2006. According to the CineHouse review: This documentary film is the follow-up to the remarkable movie Grey Gardens (1975) that first brought the two Beale women to the attention of … Continue reading

On Gravity

On Gravity

Featuring Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side, Miss Congeniality, Speed, Forces of Nature), and George Clooney (Batman & Robin, Good Night and Good Luck),  Gravity is not necessarily a SciFi film produced and directed by Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men), but more of a “drama of a woman in space.” For this reason, it gets a lot … Continue reading

The Best and Worst of Sherlock: Series 3

The Best and Worst of Sherlock: Series 3

Continuing from a previous post is Sherlock Series 3. One of the more notable aspects of the show is Sherlock’s depiction of mental illness, as according to the Health Guidance article, “A Psychological Assessment of Sherlock Holmes“: ‘It’s true what they say about you: you’re a psychopath!’ ‘High-functioning sociopath. With your address.’ That’s a quote from … Continue reading

The Best and Worst of Star Trek VOY: Season 1

The Best and Worst of Star Trek VOY: Season 1

For previous installments of Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 7 Season 6 Season 5 Season 4 Season 3 Season 2 Season 1 For previous installments of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 7 Season 6 Season 5 Season 4 Season 3 Season 2 Season 1 For previous installments of Star Trek: Voyager: Season 7 … Continue reading

On Lost in Space

On Lost in Space

Featruing Gary Oldman (The Fifth Element, Nolan Batman film series), William Hurt ( Captain America: Civil War), and written and produced by Akiva Goldsman (Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, Constantine, The Da Vinci Code, I Am Legend, Jonah Hex, Fringe), Lost in Space is a dim-witted, poorly done, film remake of the 1965–1968 CBS television series … Continue reading

On The Man in the Iron Mask

On The Man in the Iron Mask

Featuring Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic, Inception, Catch Me If You Can), Edward Atterton (Atherton Wing in the Firefly episode, Shindig), The Man in the Iron Mask is a film that uses characters from Alexandre Dumas’ D’Artagnan Romances, and is very loosely adapted from some plot elements of The Vicomte de Bragelonne. The film centers on the aging four musketeers (Athos, … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The Angels Take Manhattan

A Special Look at: The Angels Take Manhattan

The Angels Take Manhattan, seemingly getting it’s title from The Muppets Take Manhattan, is yet another great example of a Moffat mess. Think The Time of the Doctor, A Good Man Goes to War, Let’s Kill Hitler, and Sherlock‘s The Final Problem for other examples of Moffat incoherent storytelling. Sure, it’s dramatic storytelling, with a … Continue reading

The Best and Worst of Sherlock: Series 4

The Best and Worst of Sherlock: Series 4

Sherlock, based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective stories, is what one would consider a modern revamp of the classic tales. Created by Doctor Who‘s Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Homes, and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson. The series can be noted for helping usher both Cumberbatch … Continue reading

A Special Look at: The War Machines

A Special Look at: The War Machines

This post begins a series based upon classic Doctor Who serials, and what better way to begin than with one of my favorite of the earliest serials: The First Doctor’s story, The War Machines. It’s a wonderful story with a classic science fiction trope: Computers taking over the world, which, though seems silly now, was … Continue reading