Review: X-Files Season 10 – My Struggle… a different kind of bomb

[There are spoilers below, so if you’ve not seen it, please read at your own risk.] Hi I’m Cindy, and I am an X-Phile. In 1993, I told everyone I knew to watch. I went to an X Files convention before it was cool. My heart went pitter pat for AD Skinner Mitch Pileggi, and … More Review: X-Files Season 10 – My Struggle… a different kind of bomb

Review in Brief: Beasts of No Nation (2015 – Netflix)

Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga Starring:  Idris Elba, Abraham Attah Beasts of No Nations is a stirring film. It follows Agu, a youngster living in the turmoil of what is assumingly war-torn Africa. We are shown how his world instantly changes with a revolutionary occupation. The country is not named and the warring groups are … More Review in Brief: Beasts of No Nation (2015 – Netflix)

REVIEW: Spectre… This time it’s personal… I mean, again. It’s personal, again.

Directed by:  Sam Mendes Starring:  Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Andrew Scott, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ben Whishaw, Naomi Harris, Dave Bautista Trailer:  Spectre – Official Trailer Let’s face it.  The “Daniel Craig as Bond” franchise changed things. It elevated Bond and expelled the winks and kitsch to make room for serious spy business.  … More REVIEW: Spectre… This time it’s personal… I mean, again. It’s personal, again.

REVIEW/COMMENTARY: HBO’s Project Greenlight (S4) – The Leisure Class … Effie Brown, I want to be your BFF!

What is it about reality television?! For me, especially with a show like Project Greenlight, I just love to be privy to the inner-workings of a film, albeit at 10,000 feet.   Coming from the position of corporate America I know how projects are typically managed, so to see how the end-to-end process is wrangled in … More REVIEW/COMMENTARY: HBO’s Project Greenlight (S4) – The Leisure Class … Effie Brown, I want to be your BFF!

REVIEW: Steve Jobs … or third time is the charm.

Directed by: Danny Boyle Written by: Aaron Sorkin (Screenplay), and Walter Isaacson (Book) Starring: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels, Seth Rogen, Michael Stuhlbarg Steve Jobs, the person, is an icon. If you want to know who Steve Jobs is, you should look a lot further than this film. This one is intended to be … More REVIEW: Steve Jobs … or third time is the charm.

REVIEW: The Martian… Kids? Study Botany!!!

Directed by:  Ridley Scott Starring:  Matt Damon, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Jessica Chastain…. and a whole gaggle of other people! There is much excitement and anticipation surrounding The Martian.  This is a non-sequel and non-superhero film, and while I have enjoyed (some of) my superheroes and sequels this summer, finally there is something “fresh” … More REVIEW: The Martian… Kids? Study Botany!!!

TV Season 2015 – Television Premieres for the week of September 27th

Yes, I’m back!  Here is the rundown of the upcoming TV series premieres, new shows and the heads up on returning shows. Here are this week’s offerings.  You ready? Sunday – 9/27  Debuting shows It’s a blood moon, lunar eclipse and a big night for debuting shows – both new and returning. Blood and Oil (ABC) – What … More TV Season 2015 – Television Premieres for the week of September 27th