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Review: Under the Skin

Review: Under the Skin

About: Under the Skin is a 2013 British-American science fiction film directed by Jonathan Glazer. Produced by James Wilson and Nick Wechsler, it was written by Glazer and Walter Campbell as an adaptation of Michel Faber’s 2000 novel of the same name. The film stars Scarlett Johansson who preys on men in Scotland. Plot: In Scotland, an attractive young...

TV Review – American Idol: Season 13

TV Review – American Idol: Season 13

  ABOUT: American Idol, subtitled The Search for a Superstar for the first season, is a reality television singing competition created by Simon Fuller and produced by 19 Entertainment, and distributed by FremantleMedia North America. It began airing on Fox on June 11, 2002, as an addition to the Idol franchise based on the UK show Pop Idol, and has since become...

Only Lovers Left Alive – Review

Only Lovers Left Alive – Review

  About: Only Lovers Left Alive is a 2013 British-German romantic drama vampire film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, starring Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, and Jeffrey Wright. It was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Hmmm. I have seen pretty much every vampire-themed film and television show, My...

Review – Divergent

Review – Divergent

About: Divergent is a 2014 American science fiction action film directed by Neil Burger, based on the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth. The film is the first installment in the Divergent film series and was produced by Lucy Fisher, Pouya Shabazian, and Douglas Wick, with a screenplay by Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor. It stars Shailene Woodley, Theo...

Review: Enemy

Review:  Enemy

    [Spoilers, potentially] ABOUT: Enemy is a 2013 erotic thriller film directed by Denis Villeneuve adapted by Javier Gullón based on José Saramago’s 2002 novel The Double. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal in a dual role, Mélanie Laurent, Isabella Rossellini, Sarah Gadon, Stephen R. Hart, and Jane Moffat. This film appears to be homage to certain...

Review: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Review: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

About: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is an American romantic adventure fantasy comedy-drama film directed by, co-produced, and starring Ben Stiller. This is the second film adaptation of James Thurber’s 1939 short story of the same name. The 1947 version was produced by Samuel Goldwyn and directed by Norman Z. McLeod, with Danny Kaye playing the role...

Review – Delivery Man

Review – Delivery Man

    About: Delivery Man is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Ken Scott, produced by DreamWorks Pictures, and starring Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, and Cobie Smulders. The film was released by Touchstone Pictures on November 22, 2013. It is a remake of Scott’s 2011 French-Canadian film Starbuck. This is hardly a cinematic masterpiece, right? I...

Review: The Fifth Estate

Review: The Fifth Estate

    ABOUT: The Fifth Estate is a 2013 American thriller film directed by Bill Condon, about the news-leaking website WikiLeaks starring Benedict Cumberbatch as its editor-in-chief and founder Julian Assange, and Daniel Brühl as its former spokesperson Daniel Domscheit-Berg. Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Alicia Vikander, Stanley Tucci, and Laura...

Dexter -The Dark-Side: A Sneak-Peek

Dexter -The Dark-Side: A Sneak-Peek

About: Dexter is an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), a blood spatter pattern analyst for a fictional Miami Metro Police Department (based on the real life Miami-Dade Police Department) who also leads a secret life as a serial killer. Set in Miami, the show’s first season was largely based on the...

True Blood: Season 6

True Blood: Season 6

  About: True Blood is an American television drama series created and produced by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional, small town in northwestern Louisiana. The series centers on the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse (Anna...