Movie Review: RED SPARROW

RED SPARROW | © 2018 20th Century Fox

Rating: R Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ciaran Hinds, Jeremy Irons, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker, Joely Richardson Writer: Justin Haythe, based on the novel by Jason Matthews Director: Francis Lawrence Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: March 2, 2018 RED SPARROW is a retro spy thriller set in the present day. The retro aspect creates a lot of problems for the drama based on Justin Matthews’s award-winning 2013 novel, the biggest one being the spectacularly awkward timing of the film’s release. Of all the moments in history to tell a straight-faced story about Russia being keen to get […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ASSASSIN’S CREED

ASSASSIN'S CREED | © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Michael K. Williams, Charlotte Rampling, Brendan Gleeson, Essie Davis Writers: Michael Lesslie and Adam Cooper & Bill Collage, based on the Ubisoft game Director: Justin Kurzel Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: December 21, 2016 There are plenty of movies adapted from videogames. What makes ASSASSIN’S CREED notable among these is that it actively tries to look like a videogame, even though it’s got big-name actors and what appears to be impressive practical production value. (The film lists multiple locations, including Malta, Spain and the U.K. – no need to be […]Read On »

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TV Review: DEXTER – Season 8 – “Goodbye Miami”

James Remar and Michael C Hall in DEXTER - Season 8 - "Goodbye Miami" | ©2013 Showtime/Randy Tepper

Rating: TV-MA Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, David Zayas, James Remar, Aimee Garcia, Yvonne Strahovski,  Charlotte Rampling, Geoff Pierson, Sean Patrick Flaherty, Darri Ingolfsson, Jadon Wells Writers: Jace Richdale & Scott Reynolds, series developed for television by James Manos Jr., based on the books by Jeff Lindsay Director: Steve Shill Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: September 8, 2013 In another season of DEXTER, the events of “Goodbye Miami” might not seem so ominous, but two episodes from the series finale, we have to hope that the climax will be built on something […]Read On »

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TV Review: DEXTER – Season 8 – “Are We There Yet?”

Yvonne Strahovski in DEXTER - Season 8 - "Are We There Yet" | ©2013 Showtime/Randy Tepper

Rating: TV-MA Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, David Zayas, James Remar, Aimee Garcia,Yvonne Strahovski,  Charlotte Rampling, Geoff Pierson, Sean Patrick Flaherty, Sam Underwood Writer: Wendy West, series developed for television by James Manos Jr., based on the books by Jeff Lindsay Director: Holly Dale Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: August 18, 2013 As a series, DEXTER is very good with misdirection, getting the audience to focus so intently on one set of looming perils that we forget all about another menace poised to smack the characters (and us) in the head. So […]Read On »

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TV Review: DEXTER – Season 8 – “Scar Tissue”

Aaron McCusker in DEXTER - Season 8 - "Scar Tissue" | ©2013 Showtime/Randy Tepper

Rating: TV-MA Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, David Zayas, James Remar, Aimee Garcia, Charlotte Rampling, Geoff Pierson, Sean Patrick Flaherty, Aaron McCusker Writer: Tim Schlattmann, series developed for television by James Manos Jr., based on the books by Jeff Lindsay Director: Stefan Schwartz Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: July 21, 2013 Every since it happened, most of the DEXTER audience has been wondering about the choice Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) made in the shipping container, when she shot LaGuerta (Lauren Velez) to protect Dexter (Michael C. Hall). In “Scar Tissue,” we and Deb […]Read On »

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TV Review: DEXTER – Season 8 – “What’s Eating Dexter Morgan?”

Michael C. Hall in DEXTER - Season 8 - "What's Eating Dexter Morgan" | ©2013 Showtime/Randy Tepper

Rating: TV-MA Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, David Zayas, James Remar, Aimee Garcia, Charlotte Rampling, Geoff Pierson, Sean Patrick Flaherty Writer: Lauren Gussis, series developed for television by James Manos Jr., based on the books by Jeff Lindsay Director: Ernest Dickerson Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: July 14, 2013 “What’s Eating Dexter Morgan?” shows us a side of Dexter (Michael C. Hall) that we don’t often see – namely, the grossed-out side. Dex is a serial killer, but when he encounters the contents of a refrigerator belonging to a cannibalistic workout equipment […]Read On »

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TV Review: DEXTER – Season 8 – “Every Silver Lining”

C.S. Lee as Vince Masuka, David Zayas as Angel Batista , Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan, Jennifer Carpenter as Debra Morgan, James Remar as Harry Morgan and Desmond Harrington as Joey Quinn in DEXTER (Season 8) | ©2013 Showtime/Jim Fiscus

Rating: TV-MA Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, David Zayas, James Remar, Aimee Garcia, Charlotte Rampling, Geoff Pierson, Sean Patrick Flaherty Writer: Manny Coto, series developed for television by James Manos Jr., based on the books by Jeff Lindsay Director: Michael C. Hall Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: July 7, 2013 Viewers who are invested in DEXTER the series and Dexter (Michael C. Hall) the character are hoping against hope that Dex can somehow reconcile with his adoptive sister Deb (Jennifer Carpenter). In “Every Silver Lining,” it turns out that Deb does need […]Read On »

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TV Review: DEXTER – Season 8 – “A Beautiful Day” – Season Premiere

Michael C. Hall in DEXTER - Season 8 | ©2013 Showtime

Rating: TV-MA Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, David Zayas, James Remar, Aimee Garcia, Charlotte Rampling, Geoff Pierson, Sean Patrick Flaherty, Rhys Coiro Writer: Scott Buck, series developed for television by James Manos Jr., based on the books by Jeff Lindsay Director: Keith Gordon Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: June 30, 2013 In story time, six months have passed since the “Holy !!!!” climax of DEXTER’s seventh season. The eighth and (sob) final season doesn’t start with anything quite so shocking as Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) shooting LaGuerta (Lauren Velez) in order to save […]Read On »

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