• Big Emmy Nods for ‘Watchmen’, ‘Ozark’ and ‘The Mandalorian’…

    HBO‘s Watchmen mini-series has received a lot of attention in a year when some of its central themes have resonated more than ever. Now it’s received 26 nominations as part of this year’s Emmy Awards. Of the plentiful nominations the production received, categories included: Outstanding Limited Series,  Outstanding Writing for a...
  • Eye Wide Shut: SDCC finally announces 2020 cancellation…

    In the melee regarding events being pulled across the summer calendar and beyond there were two notable hold-outs. The Cannes Film Festival and the San Diego Comic Con were resolutely waiting to make any announcements and looking for a way to go forward with their prestigious annual events.  Cannes...
  • The Art of the Good Sheppard – Remembering ‘W. Morgan’…

    Veteran actor William Morgan Sheppard, who passed away this week at the age of 86, was one of those people you don’t easily forget. Visually and temperamentally, he was somehow an impossible cross between Popeye and Father Christmas, a young mischievous soul inside a savvy, dry-witted veteran’s body and...
  • Reverie: Virtually strong but realistically gone…

    News came this week that NBC‘s summertime drama, Reverie had gone to that great Matrix in the sky, cancelled without a second season. Reverie‘s main problem was that after it’s one-line pitch of ‘Ex-cop helps people stuck in virtual reality simulations‘, the potential was there to take it in...
  • What the Fudge? Deadpool goes PG-13 for X-Mas…

    If there’s one ‘superhero’ decidedly NOT built for a younger audience it’s the profane Marvel Comics character Deadpool. Ryan Reynolds championed an ‘adults-only’ big-screen adaptation for nearly a decade and finally got it made. Fox was rewarded with excellent box-office for both the Deadpool films to date, despite usually...
  • Queen’s royal ‘Rhapsody’ will rock everything but the boat…

    It’s the 1970s and a million bands are created with their members hoping for stardom, but those dreams are about to come true for Brian May (Gwilym Lee) and Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy) when their band ‘Smile’ loses its lead singer and a fan named Freddie Mercury introduces himself...
  • OVERVIEW: ‘Bodyguard’ -To protect and swerve….

    David Budd (Richard Madden) is on the train back to London, ready to deliver his children back to his estranged wife when he becomes aware of suspicious activity in the carriage. As a decorated soldier and trained as a protection officer he’s learned to spot the signs and he...
  • SERIES OVERVIEW: How complex ‘Condor’ took off…

    A computer program designed by CIA analyst Joe Turner (Max Irons) to identify unknown terrorist threats in foreign countries appears to be validated when a team halt and kill a man near a sports-stadium in the US and it is claimed he was going to set off a dirty...
  • Jack Bauer returns as… the 24 Prequelizer?

    24 was a flagship show for FOX for nearly a decade. It featured the central character of Jack Bauer, an anti-terrorism task-force leader who found himself plunged into a terrorist conspiracy and for which he only had the titular amount of hours to unravel the plot. Each of the...