I do not normally have high expectations for the NBC network. The promo for their event series (“event series” is a story all in itself), The Slap, did nothing to change this.
Ever since Comedy Central announced that Larry Wilmore would be taking over Stephen Colbert’s timeslot after The Daily Show, I’ve been super excited to see how it would turn out. After all, the other TDS alums who have branched out to do their own shows have done very well; The Colbert Report was freaking hilarious and Last Week Tonight […]
I decided to pay tribute to Robin Williams by watching one of his classics (that happened to be available on Netflix).
Silicon Valley premiered Sunday night on HBO after that other show, with the dragons, boobs, and murder plots.
Hello, Persephoneers! I have a perfect movie for you if you want something light and sentimental with just a dash of substance. It’s the film Albatross, released in 2011, and stars Jessica Brown Findlay, Felicity Jones, Sebastian Koch, and Julia Ormond. The film was directed by Niall MacCormick and the script was written by Tamzin […]
So Netflix screwed up and didn’t send me the Hitchcock version of The Lodger, but something else that was on my queue instead. Garrow’s Law is a 2009-2012 BBC period drama based on the life of real barrister William Garrow. It stars Andrew Buchan, Lyndsey Marshall, Rupert Graves, and Alun Armstrong.
We all have certain types of stories we like to see every movie version of, right? As of right now, my thing is to watch different versions of Alexandre Dumas pÃ¨re’s The Three Musketeers, of which there are countless film versions. Netflix has a whole slew of them, some of which are available on Instant, […]
So Bastille Day occurred this weekend, and with all of the terrible news that came out, I decided to celebrate July 14 with a rewatch of the first few episodes of the anime The Rose of Versailles, which has only recently been released on DVD.
Whenever I’m sick – like I am right now with this ridiculous cold – there are certain shows that I like to watch just because they distract me from how crappy I feel. Yesterday, I chose to watch episodes five and six of series three of ITV’s Whitechapel. Whitechapel, which premiered in 2009, is your typical […]
How I ended up being really interested in a more high-brow variety of crime television, I’m not entirely sure, but both the English-speaking and original Swedish versions of Wallander satisfyingly scratch that itch.
Yesterday, I welcomed Daylight Savings Time with one of my favorite films, “La Princesse de Montpensier,” made in 2010. It was directed by Bernard de Tavernier and stars Melanie Thierry as Marie de MÃ©ziÃ¨res, Gaspard Ulliel as Henri, Duc de Guise, GrÃ©goire Leprince-Ringuet as Philippe de Montpensier, and Lambert Wilson as the Comte de Chabannes.
Your best “king/car park” jokes are welcome after the cut.
Listen up fives, a ten is speaking.
Continuing on with my miniseries kick as of late, over a few nights, I watched the seven installments of the BBC drama The State Within. The story can feel a little convoluted at times, but overall, it’s a good production.
I am such a sucker for a good biopic. My favorite films include Selena and La Bamba, and I even love the fake ones like Velvet Goldmine. I still really want to see Lincoln before it leaves the theater here. Last night, I decided to watch Chaplin because it was about to disappear from Netflix […]