TV Review: Hannibal (Season 2) (TV Series) (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: Season 2 of the hit TV series “Hannibal” continues with Will Graham now locked up and Hannibal keeping close to what he does best

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Film Review: The Colony (2013)

SYNOPSIS: Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature. REVIEW: I’m starting to notice that my attention span is growing shorter and shorter. I’ve watched several good films recently where I almost lost patience and shut it down. It turns out, if you stick around long enough with some, you may find yourself rewarded. Another thing I’ve noticed … Continue reading

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TV Review: Hannibal (Season 1) (TV Series) (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers. REVIEW: Hannibal, the TV series, is unlike anything on television. Based on the book “Red Dragon” by Thomas Harris and the character franchise of Hannibal Lecter (which grew fame from its “Silence of the Lambs” film), “Hannibal the series can be extremely gruesome at times, and yet … Continue reading

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Film Review: Man Of Steel (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. REVIEW: It’s been seven years since Hollywood attempted to resuscitate Superman and bring him … Continue reading

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TV Review: Hannibal (TV Series) Episode 1

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And so it begins, finally a series with some intellectual motive and diabolical intent. Called a dramatic psychological thriller, “Hannibal” borrows from the “Silence of the Lamb” franchise taking things further with a younger Dr. Hannibal Lecter. I wasn’t sure if I was ready for another serial killer series to take under wing with “Dexter” claiming territory for so long. However, it only took this first episode to fall in love with the series and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hearts Of Darkness – A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse (1991)

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SYNOPSIS: “Documents the sensational events surrounding the making of Apocalypse Now and Francis Ford Coppola’s struggle with nature, governments, actors and self-doubt. Includes footage and sound secretly recorded by Eleanor Coppola, wife of Francis.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Eleanor Coppola taped and filmed her husband, often without his knowledge, on the set of Apocalypse Now (1979) while everything fell apart around him – Martin Sheen‘s heart attack, a devastating typhoon, the unreliable Philippine army, daily threats … Continue reading

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Film Review: Apocalypse Now (1979)

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SYNOPSIS: “It is the height of the war in Vietnam, and US Army Captain Willard is sent by Colonel Lucas and a General to carry out a mission that officially ‘does not exist, nor will it ever exist’. The mission: To seek out a mysterious Green Beret Colonel, Walter Kurtz, whose army has crossed the border into Cambodia and is conducting hit-and-run missions against the Viet Cong and NVA. The army believes Kurtz has gone … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: “The machine army continues to drill towards Zion. Within hours, they will overrun the population of the Zionites and lay extinction to human kind. Meanwhile, Neo is held captive by the Merovingian at the train station. Trinity and Morpheus set out on a journey to release him from a mysterious train operator. Also, Smith resumes his quest to kill ‘Mr. Anderson’ as he reveals his identity into the real world and resumes to replicate … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: “Six months after the events depicted in The Matrix, Neo has proved to be a good omen for the free humans, as more and more humans are being freed from the matrix and brought to Zion, the one and only stronghold of the Resistance. Neo himself has discovered his superpowers including super speed, ability to see the codes of the things inside the matrix and a certain degree of precognition. But a nasty piece … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Matrix (1999)

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SYNOPSIS: “Thomas A. Anderson is a man living two lives. By day he is an average computer programmer and by night a hacker known as Neo. Neo has always questioned his reality, but the truth is far beyond his imagination. Neo finds himself targeted by the police when he is contacted by Morpheus, a legendary computer hacker branded a terrorist by the government. Morpheus awakens Neo to the real world, a ravaged wasteland where most … Continue reading

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Film Review: Contagion (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak. REVIEW: I hate Steven Soderburgh, I really do. Why do I hate him so much you ask? Because after I walked out of the theater where I saw his latest thriller “Contagion”, I went straight to the bathroom & washed my hands twice with very hot water. Because … Continue reading

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Film Review: Predators (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Chosen for their ability to kill without conscience, a group of killers, some trained and some who are not, must endeavor the alien race of predators that have set out to target them as prey. Dropped into the vast jungle of a distant world, these human predators must learn just who, or what, they are up against, and that their ability, knowledge and wits are tested to the limits in the battle of survival … Continue reading

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Film Review: Event Horizon (1997)

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SYNOPSIS: A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned…with someone or something new on-board. REVIEW: It’s quite possible that Event Horizon may be among one of the most chilling films ever created. Then again the backlash from critics and sci fi horror fans complaining of plot holes, fragmented storylines and a genre confusion may beg to differ on my analysis. One thing is for sure, …when you … Continue reading

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