Is it time to get off Social Media? My constitutional rights say that I have a right to privacy, but I give that up by using Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and any other app that uses data mining and algorithms to target products to consumers — and now, tell them who to vote for, we’ve learned. … More #CindySays: Facebook: Are you in? Or, are you out?
At the risk of dating myself, I think I know a bit about space. I’ve watched them all: Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Dr. Who — I’m talking about originals, as well as the remakes. But, none were so delightful as the Space Family Robinson on Lost In Space, circa 1965. Adventurous Will, stalwart … More #CindySays Review: Lost in Space – Space Family Robinson is Found!
I have long considered Homeland to be one of the pillars of excellence in television. Taut, well-written, and cast with some of the best actors on one screen, it’s been a darling for both viewers and critics alike. It’s a roller coaster of a show. Few are as captivating as Clair Danes’ Carrie. Plagued by … More #CindySays: what is the fate of “Homeland”?
The intent of a pilot is to open a door just enough to give you a peek. If it is a good one, it will set the foundation, establish characters, give you a tantalizing taste of things to come– and leave you wanting more. Oasis does that exactly. Reminiscent of sci-fi stories told before, it reveals … More #CindySays Review – Amazon Original: Oasis (Pilot)
I was looking for something to watch that was suitable for fighting (and losing to) a sore throat on a rainy, gray day. After bouncing around, I landed on STARZ and The Missing, Season 2. Different yet every bit as good as the first, this story has an intricate and interwoven plot that bounces back and … More #CindySays Recommendation: The Missing
Feuding families, sketchy businesses, cutthroat competition … we’ve seen this over and again with mafia films and series. The Godfather, Goodfellas, Bugsy, Magic City, to My Blue Heaven are titles on a very long list as Hollywood has had an ongoing love affair with La Familia. The Sopranos took it to the next level as … More #CindySays: Review of Hulu Original “Shut Eye”
This post has been rolling around in my head for a few months, so I figured it was time to get it off my chest before the inauguration on January 20th. I’ve been thinking a lot about the state of US government following the sensational circus/train-wreck brought to you courtesy of the United States electoral … More Dear President Elect Trump… #CindySays check out these 5 worthy Celluoid Presidents (just in case you need a role model)
Looking for a new Netflix fix? Check out the series Offspring. From Australia, it centers around Nina, an obstetrician who is brilliant at work but sort of a mess otherwise. More of a dramedy, think a lighter version of Grey’s Anatomy times Ally McBeal plus extended family and coworkers that are constantly in each others’ … More #CindySays Netflix Find: Offspring (TV series)
Here’s another Netflix find to tell you about that definitely piqued my interest. Six people, and up from the grave they arose: reason unknown, all ages and years. It centers on those raised of course, and the policeman and doctor trying to help figure it all out. Does this sound familiar to you? It … More #CindySays Netflix Find: Glitch (TV series)
What makes a great film? It’s a simple formula. Really. Yet, it is as easy to achieve as catching lightning in a bottle. It boils down to the trifecta… great story, great talent, and a gifted director who can keep it all together. The Bourne films have that in spades, and Jason Bourne is no … More #CindySays: 5 reasons why Jason Bourne continues to thrill