Movie Review: EMPEROR

EMPEROR Movie Poster | ©2020 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Dayo Okeniyi, Ben Robson, James Cromwell, Bruce Dern, Kat Graham, Naturi Naughton, M.C. Gainey, Mykelti Williamson, Keean Johnson, Patrick Roper, Harry Lennix Writers: Mark Amin & Pat Charles, story by Mark Amin Director: Mark Amin Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: August 18, 2020 EMPEROR is based on the life of real-life pre-Civil War figure Shields Green, played here by Dayo Okeniyi. Green was one of the men who fought beside abolitionist John Brown (James Cromwell) in the 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry in Virginia. While the raid itself did not get the desired result – enslaved Black […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 9 – “The Turn in the Urn”

Brennan (Emily Deschanel, L) and Booth (David Boreanaz, R) in BONES - Season 9 - "The Turn in the Urn" | ©2014 Fox/Patrick McElhenney

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, TJ Thyne, John Francis Daley, Luke Kleintank, Tiffany Hines, John Sloan, Joanna Pacula, Christine Ann Burson, Anjali Bhimani Writer: Pat Charles, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Tim Southam Network: Fox, Mondays @ 8 PM Airdate: March 31, 2014 BONES is in its ninth season, and by now, most of its episodes tend to focus on the characters, with the case of the week functioning as back story and sounding board for whatever is going on with the people. However, “The Turn […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 9 – “The Lady on the List”

Former Ultimate Fighting Champion Chuck Liddel in BONES - Season 8 - "The Lady on the List" | ©2013 Fox/Ray Mickshaw

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, TJ Thyne, John Francis Daley, Bryan Klugman, Rebecca McFarland, Patrick Heusinger, Chuck Liddell Writer: Pat Charles, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Chad Lowe Network: Fox, Mondays @ 8 PM Airdate: October 14, 2013 In “The Lady on the List,” BONES presents us with a scenario that is not so much ripped from the headlines as teased from yesterday’s papers. The episode centers on the murder of a Randy Pausch-like teacher, a man dying of cancer who has created a series of […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 8 – “The Blood from the Stones”

Curtis Armstrong in BONES - Season 8 - 'The Blood From the Stones' | ©2013 Fox/Patrick McElhenney

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, TJ Thyne, John Francis Daley, Patricia Belcher, Eugene Byrd, Dave Thomas, Sherman Augustus, Erin Cardillo, Khleo Thomas, Abbie Cobb, Curtis Armstrong Writer: Pat Charles, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Francois Velle Network: Fox, Mondays @ 8 PM Airdate: March 25, 2013 The BONES episode “The Blood from the Stones” contains something almost as rare on TV – a non-svelte middle-aged woman, in this case the show’s very own Deputy District Attorney Caroline Julian (Patricia Belcher), engaging in a serious sexual flirtation […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 7 – “The Family in the Feud”

Booth (David Boreanaz) takes an unexpected fall in BONES The Family in the Feud | (c) 2012 Patrick McElhenney/Fox

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Francis Daley, Ryan O’Neal, Carla Gallo, Patricia Belcher, William Sanderson, Rebecca Tilley, Joe Adler, Ezra Buzzington, MacKenzie Mauzy, Tico Wells, J.P. Manoux Writers: Pat Charles & Janet Lin, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Dwight Little Network: Fox, Mondays @ 8 PM Original Telecast: April 30, 2012 Given that BONES tends to divide its episodes between the arc story where something important happens to the characters and the procedural story where they solve a crime (usually never to be […]Read On »

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TCA News: BONES creator says it will likely return for Season 8

Emily Descanel and David Boreanaz in BONES - Season 7 - "The Memories in The Shallow Grave" | ©2011 Fox/Beth Dubber

If you’re wondering whether BONES will return for an eighth season, creator Hart Hanson confirmed today that he’s confident the show has more life in it. “Hell yeah,” says Hanson via Skype at Fox’s TCA press tour today while talking about his the BONES spin-off THE FINDER. “I’m very confident we will come to an agreement and have an eighth season of BONES. We’re excited about it and have story ideas. Putting Booth and Brenann together, raising a child, as far as we’re concerned, reinvigorated our series. I wouldn’t want to figure out who to do another year of them […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 7 – “The Male in the Mail”

Emily Deschanel in BONES - Season 7 - "The Male in the Mail" | ©2011 Fox/Richard Foreman

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Francis Daley, Ralph Waite, Eugene Byrd, Tina Majorino Writer: Pat Charles, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Kevin Hooks Network: Fox, Thursdays @ 9 PM Airdate: December 1, 2011 “Dead letter office” gets new meaning in the BONES episode “The Male in the Mail,” with human remains discovered in a postal facility for undeliverable packages. This is intriguing, as is the realization that a great way to dispose of a body is to mail it to a nonexistent address […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 6 – “The Feet on the Beach”

Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz in BONES - Season 6 - "The Feet on the Beach" | ©2011 Fox/Ray Mickshaw

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Francis Daley, Scott Lowell Writer: Pat Charles Director: Emile Levisetti Network: Fox, Thursdays @ 9 PM Original Telecast: April 7, 2011 As regular viewers of BONES know, Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) is brilliant in many areas, but she’s largely unskilled in the art of apology, or even recognizing when she’s behaved in appropriately. In “The Feet on the Beach,” this issue comes to the fore when eight sets of disembodied feet wash up along the U.S./Canadian border. The Canadian scientist, Dr. Filmore (Scott Lowell), on the case […]Read On »

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