This weekend–after taking advantage of a free month of Hulu–I caught Guillermo Del Toro’s The Strain and it was pretty good which only fell short of remarkable because the fourth season felt truncated (According to shorrunner/director Carlton Cuse Del Toro actually had plans for a fifth season, which would have given what ended up being […]
2016’s The OA was a pretty pleasant surprise for me. It was idiosyncratic and definitely should not have worked. And yet somehow it did. Really, really well. The sequel premieres on Netflix the 22nd of this month, and I for one can’t wait.
Movies about AI going bonkers–like 2001: A Space Odyssey or 2018’s Tau–are hardly uncommon but AMI hits a little bit closer to home with a digital assistant that’s remarkably similar to Apple’s Siri. And speaking of digital assistants, check out Marti, an episode from the Netflix series Creeped Out. I suspect it’s a lot like […]
I have to admit that when I first heard of Happy Death Day I wasn’t expecting much…and after finally having seen it, I was right. It’s too disposable by far and you know that that’s going to be the case when you realize the idea of a person reliving the same day seemingly infinitely is […]
I honestly don’t think there’s a such thing as an ‘unfilmable’ novel–not any more, at any rate–especially with so many ways to present a work. You could choose network television–which brings certain advantages–or maybe HBO or Starz, or streaming options like Amazon or Netflix. You have to match the material to the venue. This is […]
Universal Pictures dropped a trailer for their Fast and Furious spin-off, Shaw & Hobbs and…it’s interesting because while it continues the car fetishization typical for the series it’s a spin-off from–if the trailer is at all accurate it’s become a superhero film. For instance, Idris Elba’s Brixton IS Power Man (essentially)–which is interesting because Netflix […]
‘Coming out’ stories can be particularly difficult to do well because they’re often a study in contrasts and conflicting sensibilities that don’t benefit from leaning too hard in any particularly direction. Which isn’t to say that there aren’t movies out there that do just that. Urbania (2001-Dir. Jon Shear) and Parallel Sons (1995-Dir. John G. […]