Some people are still working through the newest season of 12 Monkeys but for those of us who have made it through, let’s discuss the stuff that happened. It wasn’t all a Jennifer Goines musical number. Things got pretty dark. Spoilers for the whole season (unless the timeline is changed).
It’s a struggle to think about any other TV show after Twin Peaks but I guess the new episode of American Gods on Sunday was pretty good too. It’s not its fault Twin Peaks casts such an enormous shadow over it. “Git Gone” (named for the Fiona Apple song?) felt much more like Bryan Fuller than Neil Gaiman, in fact it…
Its being reported the former Saint and James Bond has died. More details later when I return home.
Where do I begin? I’m still in afterglow. It’s not often you have your expectations not only met but exceeded but the new Twin Peaks has so far given me what I wanted and surprised me, too. Well, I wanted that surprise but there were things about these first four episodes I was only dimly conscious of having missed.…
It won’t be long now before we get to see a new episode of Twin Peaks. It’s still not soon enough for me—”I want it now” has been repeating in my brain for over a year now; that and, “Why is it taking so long?” I’ve been getting ready over the past few days by watching INLAND EMPIRE, David Lynch’s last feature film,…
I saw today a dvd of Things To Come.
This week’s exceptionally existential new Doctor Who, “Extremis”, tackled the meaning of individual endeavour in a potentially meaningless world. Last week, the show tackled capitalism and this week has gone on to religion, using the Catholic Church as a context but addressing the more universal function of belief. It…
If you didn’t watch this year’s Eurovision you missed the Ukrainian musicians performing in it.
for the last three years, as expressed by artistic means of 2Cellos:
And I would do anything for tax-cuts
I’d run right to Russia and back
I would do anything for tax-cuts
I would lie to you and that’s a fact
And I’ll never forget the way it feels right now
Oh no, no way
And I would do anything for tax-cuts
Oh I would do anything for tax-cut
I would do anything for tax-cuts, and I’d even do…
Is anyone here watching the new season? Am I alone with my obsession with this show?
One thing’s for sure, the Guardians of the Galaxy movies aren’t among the many modern films that use a dull, blue and amber colour palette. In 2017's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, director James Gunn uses every colour in the rainbow, and then some, but manages to keep the riot of colour, characters, and effects in a…
The new trailer for Star Trek: Discovery is out.
We are now 3 episodes—3 hours—into “American Gods”. That’s the equivalent of 4 episodes of a network TV show, one and a half feature movies, or 80% of the Fellowship of the Ring. And we have zero plot.
Part 5/6 of a timeline of pioneering female scientists and mathematicians, juxtaposed with a timeline of human rights. This part contains women born from 1919-1943 including Rosalind Franklin, Marie Maynard Daly, Valentina Tereshkova, and Lynn Conway.
Last night’s new American Gods was an improvement from last week’s. It featured two vignettes unrelated to the main plot, both of which were better than the vignette from last week, and a less suspenseful but more satisfying development in the main plot.
Except for a few scenes setting up the next season, the sixth season finale of Once Upon a Time played out as about as good a series finale as the show will ever be able to do. Which raises the question of why keep the series going. (The answer is probably money, of course.)
He was so fantastic as Jim Jones. He had this incredible intensity when watching him in anything. He was also in Agents of ShIELD.
Who ordered the gangster King Arthur who knows Kung Fu? Well that’s what Guy Ritchie’s delivered with 2017's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, featuring the fresh faced Charlie Hunnam as the famous rough and tumble brothel raised cockney of yore. I must admit, this ridiculous, perplexing creation is a lot of fun. At…
I can think of few worthier targets for evisceration nowadays than capitalism. So to-day’s new episode of Doctor Who, “Oxygen”, filled me with much more glee than it might have in happier times. Written by Jamie Mathieson, who’s quickly become one of the show’s strongest writers since his first script for the show in…