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TV Review: The Haunting of Hill House (Season 1) (2018)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it. REVIEW: The Haunting of Hill House (2018), a 10-episode Netflix series directed by Mike Flanagan; starring Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, Timothy Hutton, Michiel Huisman, Elizabeth Reaser, Kate Siegel, Victoria Pedretti and Oliver …

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TV Review: The Alienist (Season 1) (2018)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: “The Alienist” is a limited series based on a Caleb Carr novel of the same name. The story centers around criminal psychologist (once known as an “alienist”) Dr. Laszlo Kreizler and his work on a horrific case of child prostitute murders in 1896 New York. With companions – newspaper illustrator John Moore, police secretary Sarah Howard …

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TV Review: Captain Nice (1967)

Rate This Movie The 1909 edition of the Oxford English Dictionary gave the first definition of ‘camp’ humour as, “Ostentatious, exaggerated, affected, theatrical, effeminate or homosexual.” This interpretation was probably derived from the French term ‘se camper’ meaning ‘to pose in an exaggerated fashion’. The term became commonly used after Susan Sontag published a landmark 1964 essay on the subject …

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TV Review: ReBoot (1994-1996)

Rate This Movie By the mid-nineties, Saturday morning cartoons were a blur of occasionally brilliant animated comedy mixed in with a lot of trash made to sell toys and merchandise, but one show rose above the rest for sheer novelty – ReBoot was the first show to be completely computer-generated, and it was set within a computer, turning programs and …

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TV Review: The Greatest American Hero (1981-1983)

Rate This Movie After starting his career as a television scriptwriter in 1968, Stephen J. Cannell created several dozen successful crime dramas from the seventies to the nineties, including The Rockford Files, Chase, Black Sheep Squadron, Baretta, City Of Angels, The A-Team, Hardcastle & McCormick, Wiseguy, 21 Jump Street, Silk Stalkings and The Commish. He was the cheapest writer on …

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