‘Hell Of A Cruise’ Takes Us On A Yoyage Of Covid’s Early Days

Peacock’s Hell of a Cruise is an eye-opener as well as a reminder of what Covid-19 was like during the winter of 2020 when no one was aware of what would happen next. At just 78 minutes with credits, it keeps the main focus in their early days in which it just seemed another virusContinue reading “‘Hell Of A Cruise’ Takes Us On A Yoyage Of Covid’s Early Days”

‘The Princess’ Spotlights Diana’s Public Life

Twenty-five years have passed since Diana Spencer, the former Princess of Whales, died from injuries she sustained in a car accident in Paris, France. For many the media fascination with Diana was almost instantaneous the moment the young woman, barely 20, was married to then Prince Charles. If you’ve been living under a rock onContinue reading “‘The Princess’ Spotlights Diana’s Public Life”

‘Pinocchio’ Is Eye-Dazzling But Wooden

Robert Zemeckis is one of the few directors who’s able to do the best with special effects as well as the regular story. His movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit set the standard in its form. There has been a mixture of live-action and animation before but you could always tell it was actors in aContinue reading “‘Pinocchio’ Is Eye-Dazzling But Wooden”

Fandom Breeds Prejudices

The irony of people upset over casting of characters in movies and TVs by women and/or BIPIOC is that many of the works are supposed to be about the minorities prevailing over oppressive forces. The controversy has hit streaming series The Lord of the Rings: The Ring of Power in which Ismael Cruz Cordova, ofContinue reading “Fandom Breeds Prejudices”

‘Mazes And Monsters’ Throws Young Tom Hanks Into RPG/Satanic Panic Era

There was once a time in which Tom Hanks was a young starving actor like many others. As one of the producers would recall during the filming of the 1980 movie He Knows You’re Alone, Hanks appeared on set early while he was trying to have lunch and they both shared a sandwhich and chatted.Continue reading “‘Mazes And Monsters’ Throws Young Tom Hanks Into RPG/Satanic Panic Era”

‘Only Murders In The Building’ Leaves More Questions Than Answers

NOTE: This post contains spoilers for Season 2. Please be advised. I like Only Murders in the Building. The notion of Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez playing three occupants of an affluent Manhattan apartment building who find themselves embroiled in a murder investigation while making their own true-crime podcast could have failed. ButContinue reading “‘Only Murders In The Building’ Leaves More Questions Than Answers”

‘Beavis and Butt-head’ Are Back And Better Than Ever

Thirty years have passed since the world was introduced to Beavis and Butt-head in the short segment “Frog Baseball” on the MTV anthology series, Liguid Television. In the short segment, they come off as some crazy pscyhopathic delinquents who use a frog to play baseball. The images of animal abuse wouldn’t fly today and I’mContinue reading “‘Beavis and Butt-head’ Are Back And Better Than Ever”

The Emmys Got It Right Snubbing ‘Reservation Dogs’

The marketing for Reservation Dogs‘ second season seem to showcase what every minute of every episode is like. We see the four characters sitting around looking up at the sky. Then one of them throws a rock or something up in the air. Why? We don’t know. Then she high-fives the person next to her.Continue reading “The Emmys Got It Right Snubbing ‘Reservation Dogs’”

‘The Old Man’ Ends First Season Leaving Us Wanting More

This past weekend, I turned into Hulu to see the latest episode of The Old Man only to find out that there were just seven and there wouldn’t be anymore for a while. The series aired on FX and next day on Hulu, which typically runs eight episodes for a series. Disney-Plus does six. NetflixContinue reading “‘The Old Man’ Ends First Season Leaving Us Wanting More”