Category Archives: Reviews

The Anti-Blockbusters: Defendor

By | May 17, 2018

 We are in the midst of Summer Blockbuster season (see our rundown at this link), but in case you would like a respite from the mega-dollar, CGI-overload films, here’s a look at some genre entries from the past decade or so that delivered great movies without relying on a big-budget or excessive special effects. Rating: 5 out of 5… Read More »

Audiobook Review: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

By | May 10, 2018

 Book Rating: 4 ½ out of 5 Stars Audiobook Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars (Highest Rating) Bottom Line: This book delivers a quintessential piece of 19th Century horror / sci fi that presents some challenging moral quandaries. (Spoiler warning for this paragraph, assuming that applies to a work as well known as this one.)  In this classic 19th Century tale,… Read More »

Review: The X-Files Cold Cases and Stolen Lives (Audio Dramas)

By | May 3, 2018

 The X-Files: Cold Cases and The X-Files: Stolen Lives are two audio dramas produced exclusively for Audible that brought back the original cast to voice their roles from the show.  They are adapted from the comic book series The X-Files: Season 10 that was published by IDW and written by Joe Harris (Locke & Key) with an assist… Read More »

Movie Review: Mute

By | March 22, 2018

 Mute Credits: Duncan Jones (Director / Writer), Michael Robert Johnson (Writer) Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux, Seyneb Saleh, Robert Sheehan Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars Mute is the latest film from Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and debuted exclusively on Netflix on February 23rd. It follows an Amish man named Leo (played by True Blood‘s… Read More »

Television Review: Britannia

By | February 12, 2018

 Britannia is a new fantasy series that comes as part of a join venture between Amazon and Sky Atlantic (it debuted on January 26th in the States and on January 18th in Britain).  The series follows the Roman general Aulus Plautius (played by David Morrissey) who arrives in Britain in 43 AD with plans of extending Rome’s influence… Read More »