I’m wrapping up my “British Invasion” segment (because, sadly, this is the only other BBC show I’ve seen) with Being Human. Now, fellow Americans, let me clarify: this is not the show of the same title you may have seen on the Syfy channel. I’m talking about the original show, which first aired in the U.K. in 2008. From what I understand, the American version Continue reading
Monthly Archives: July 2013
The Conjuring: everything horror should be
Since this is my first horror film review, I’m going to take a minute to vent by saying that I hate a solid 50 to 75 percent of recent horror films out there. Horror has become synonymous with gore, and I absolutely cannot stand an abundance of grossness. Why would I want to pay for a movie that I can’t even watch because it’s so disgusting? If I’m dishing out money for a pricey movie ticket Continue reading
Merlin: a bromantic take on Camelot
Another “British Invasion” TV review for a show that, sadly, finished up last year for U.K. fans and earlier this year for U.S. fans: Merlin. I don’t know if it gained a lot of traction across the pond, but in the States Merlin seemed to remain a hidden gem on the Syfy channel. Although it’s hard to draw attention Continue reading
Red 2: same old agents, but enough new tricks?
Generally, I’m not drawn to FBI/CIA/police action films. So many of them come out each year, yet so few of them have truly memorable plots or characters. I usually forget the details of these cookie cutter films within a few days of seeing them. But Red sticks out to me as a cut above the rest. Continue reading
How to Train Your Dragon 2!!
I was just talking about the first of these movies in my review of Despicable Me 2! The trailer doesn’t reveal much…but still, who’s excited?!
Doctor Who: the weird and the wonderful
My “British Invasion” TV reviews continue! Time to cover a classic—a show that has been a staple of British television for nearly 50 years (in fact, the show has a 50th anniversary special coming up in November). I am talking, of course, about Doctor Who. While this show has always been steadily popular across the pond, it’s taken a while for the U.S. to catch on. In fact Continue reading
Sherlock: classic sleuth, modern twist
While there’s a lull in my movie-going schedule, I thought I’d take some time to address the other half of my little blogging endeavor: TV reviews! I’m going to try to stick to a series of themes for my TV reviews. Why themes? Because themes are fun! I’d like to start with a “British Invasion” theme because lately, I just can’t get enough of the BBC. Continue reading
Despicable Me 2: the return of the minions
You know what? I love kids’ movies. No shame. Pixar’s Up and DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon are easily among my all-time favorite movies, closely followed by the likes of Toy Story 3, Kung Fu Panda, and The Emperor’s New Groove. And I think I’ve finally figured out why I love them Continue reading
Now You See Me: the clever crime of Ocean’s Eleven plus the magic of David Copperfield
Is it just me, or has this movie kind of flown under the radar? Surrounded by big, much-advertised summer films, Now You See Me seems to have gotten lost in the fray. But I distinctly remember getting excited about the trailer when I first saw it. With names like Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, and Mark Ruffalo Continue reading