“The Abominable Bride” was a Sherlock special that aired between Series 3 and Series 4. It is a true treat for those of us who were fans of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories long before Benedict Cumberbatch donned the hat, as the bulk of this episode is set in Victorian London instead of the […]Read more "Sherlock Special (2016): “The Abominable Bride”: a review"
This is truly a great time to be alive. Well, for me, anyway. If you don’t feel the same as I do, I am deeply sorry. I know that everyone’s worldview is affected by their current circumstances. At many points in my life, which has spanned more than five decades now, I could not have […]Read more "Embarrassment of Riches"
2:00:01 – The End Qui-Gon Jinn has just been skewered by Darth Maul’s wicked-looking double lightsaber as we begin this, the final segment of our movie. Obi-Wan remains separated from his master by one of those random red force screens that seem to exist only for dramatic purposes. Qui-Gon didn’t vanish when the Sith […]Read more "Star Wars:The Phantom Menace (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Nine: There Are Always Two: No More; No Less. Well…More or Less."
The novel Mass Effect Andromeda: Nexus Uprising is quite good for what it is. It is, of course, a tie-in to the video game Mass Effect Andromeda. It’s a prequel to the story events of the game, providing some backstory to the arrival of the Nexus in Andromeda and the drama which immediately followed. […]Read more "Mass Effect Andromeda: Nexus Uprising: a book review"
After seeing earlier trailers for Justice League, I was intrigued, even hopeful. After watching Wonder Woman in the theater, I was even cautiously optimistic. Now, after seeing this trailer, I’m genuinely excited for the new movie. Still not thrilled about the Flash, but I’m willing to set aside my personal feelings about this if the […]Read more "Justice League Trailer: I’m Excited"
Netflix would have me believe that there were four episodes in Series 3 of the wonderful BBC program Sherlock. IMDb lists “The Abominable Bride” as episode zero of the fourth series, while Netflix says it’s the fourth episode of the third. The truth is that “Bride” was broadcast two years after the episodes of Series […]Read more "Sherlock: Series 3: a review"
1:45:01 – 2:00:00 The Gungans come out of the fog and march towards battle while one of them blows on a didgeridoo, as if this were a television commercial for Outback restaurant. They surround themselves with some sort of energy shield as they approach the droid army. You see, I wanted to say “force […]Read more "Star Wars:The Phantom Menace (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Eight: Executing A 14-Year-Old Queen’s 3-Pronged Battle Plan"
Uh…yeah, SPOILERS AHEAD. Please don’t read this if you haven’t seen Sons of Anarchy: Season 6 yet, or if you think you might ever want to do so. As I write this little review of the season, I’ve just finished watching the last episode of the season, episode number 13, “A Mother’s Work.” I have […]Read more "Sons of Anarchy: Season 6: a review"
These days, Afterbuzz TV offers both video and audio content online, but I discovered this network in the form of audio podcasts. E! host Maria Menounos and producer Kevin Undergaro originally created the Afterbuzz TV network as a place to discuss AMC’s Breaking Bad, as an aftershow. It has since grown to cover more […]Read more "Afterbuzz TV Network: a podcast review"
1:30:01 – 1:45:00 As this 15-Minute Force segment begins, Anakin is still being tested by the Jedi Council. Master Yoda asks Anakin how he feels and Anakin says he feels cold. At this point, it seems Yoda interprets that as fear, although this is a callback to his earlier conversation with Padmé; he’s cold because […]Read more "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Seven: A Lot More Meetings and General Jar Jar"