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TV Review: 'The Assignment' Is A Win On Amazon Prime Video

First things first, do not believe the (one) review currently supplying “The Assignment” (aka “The Artist”) with a one-star rating on Amazon Prime Video for this excellent miniseries. It is worthy of a near-five. Thee one-star-view is not based on the show but the user’s inability to turn on the …

TV Review: 'Absentia' Season 3 Premiere Packs A Strong Punch

Stana Katic’s loveably prickly heroine, Emily Byrne, is back! “Absentia” picks up Season 3 a while after the events of last season’s ending. In doing so, the Amazon original presses reset yet again, as Emily and her family are in an entirely new phase of life with Cal (Matthew Le Nevez), Crown (Chr…

Is 'Knives Out' Worthy Of All The Hype? It's Now On Amazon Prime

To say I had measured expectations headings into “Knives Out” would be an understatement. I did not head into it with claws out or anything. However, the idea that this movie with an all-star cast could possibly rise to the occasion of being decent, let alone above average, seemed to be a pipe drea…

'Game Of Thrones' And More I'm Thankful For From 2019

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Yes, another year is about over, which means it is time to reflect and give thanks for shows like “Game of Thrones.” As a person in constant pursuit of hearing, seeing, and overall experiencing the next great creative endeavor, 2019 has provided an excessive trove of riches. Albeit, not where they were once so abundant (movies I am looking at you).

Movie Review: 'Flight Crew' ('The Crew') Lands Thrilling Results

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“Flight Crew” (“The Crew,” aka “Ekipazh”) is a disaster thriller that is anything but a catastrophe. Set in modern-day Russia, the movie follows military pilot, Alexey Gushchin (Danila Kozlovsky). After taking matters into his own hands during a mission, Alexey finds himself trying to get a job as a pilot on a passenger airline.

Movie Review: 'Attraction' ('Prityazhenie') Is Alluring Alien Drama

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“Attraction” (“Prityazhenie”) is an alluring alien thriller that is seemingly a recent addition to Amazon Prime Video. Set in modern-day Moscow, the film begins with high school student, Yulia (Irina Starshenbaum), going about life as a usual teen. There is an added bit of excitement around her as a historic meteor shower has got everyone abuzz.

Review: 'Goliath' Season 3 Premiere Introduces Twisty Mystery

Amazon’s “Goliath” returns with a Season 3 premiere that introduces a twisty new mystery. The Billy Bob Thornton led neo-noir slash legal drama is back with another personal case for Thornton’s Billy McBride. This time, it has to do with a massive sinkhole that tragically kills his dear friend’s wife (Sherilyn Fenn) on the couple's farm.

Movie Review: 'I Still See You' Is A Supernatural Thriller Worth Seeing

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Proving that there are still intriguing stories to tell in the supernatural thriller sub-genre is the Bella Thorne starrer “I Still See You.” The movie is set in the aftermath of an event that has caused ghostly replays of deceased people to become visible to the living. More on that in a sec.

'Absentia' Season 2 Finale Explained: That Ending, Alice, And Everything Else

The ending of “Absentia” Season 2 finale ensures the Amazon series going out with a vengeance. Ten episodes of thrills all culminate in a conclusion that is impossible to imagine when Season 2 begins. Throughout it all, Emily Byrne (Stana Katic) struggles for clarity in the aftermath of the harrow…

Movie Review: 'Trading Paint' Gives John Travolta An Entertaining Vehicle

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“Trading Paint” is a movie that requires one to settle in, let go, and enjoy the ride. John Travolta leads this entertaining family drama with the world of stock car racing as its backdrop. Starting on the track, “Trading Paint” soon switches gears to what really drives the film. The boiling over of long-standing tension directed from a son towards his father.

TV Review: 'Absentia' Season 2 Puts Stana Katic Thriller In Exciting New Territory

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The second season of “Absentia” gets off to an unexpected start. Picking up in the haze of Season 1’s aftermath, Emily (Stana Katic) and company find themselves on an emotionally fraught rollercoaster. It is not the follow-up that this viewer expected. That said, Season 2 is what “Absentia” needs as a series.

'Sneaky Pete' Cancelled: Did Season 3's Ending Provide A Proper Series Finale?

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“Sneaky Pete” thrilled this viewer for three seasons. After two entertainingly different installments, the Amazon series turned out a particularly sensational third season. All of its various parts snapping into place in a fantastic way that boded well for the series’ creative future. For all intents and purposes, Season 3 ended on a high note.

Summer Movie Suggestions: Head To France With The Dramas 'UV' And 'Little White Lies'

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If you are like me, you probably want to keep those summer vibes going when you watch a movie. Because let’s face it. It can be a little weird to watch a film set in the frozen tundra when it is 90+ degrees outside. Even if they are incredibly entertaining.

TV Review: 'Sneaky Pete' Season 3 Continues Amazon Series' Sensational Streak

“Sneaky Pete” has always been a sensational show. It has somehow managed to ride a fine line between dark humor and drama with seemingly effortless ease. After two terrific seasons, “Sneaky Pete” delivers one of its biggest surprises to date with Season 3. Maintaining its streak of high quality wi…

TV Review: 'The Smile of a Mockingbird' (2014)

The best way to describe “The Smile of a Mockingbird” is as a female-led version of "The Count of Monte Cristo.” Its story chronicles the trials and tribulations of Vika, whose decision to leave her small coastal town with a smooth-talking man of mystery has life-altering implications.

Movie Review: Is 'The Strangers: Prey At Night' A Worthy Sequel?

When your predecessor is the scariest movie of all-time, there are bound to be expectations. No one could have reasonably thought “The Strangers” would or could go back-to-back with two equally unnerving installments. Enter “The Strangers: Prey at Night” into the fray.
In fact, the idea of a sequel…

TV Review: 'Black Spot' Season 1

Weird events are happening in the small fictional town of Villefranche. The murder rate has been escalating, eclipsing the national average. Determined to get to the bottom of that and other mysteries is a prosecutor with a firm grip on justice.

TV Review: 'Sneaky Pete' Season 2 Brings The Heat On Amazon Prime

Caution: Mild spoilers for Season 1 of "Sneaky Pete" lie ahead.

Hilarious moments of deception-based comedy, underscore a dark and thrilling drama about the con game. “Sneaky Pete” Season 2 picks up where Season 1 left off with Marius trying to convince two heavies that he isn’t Pete. Be…

TV Review: 'Sneaky Pete' Season 1 Sneaks Into The Head And Heart

Amazon’s con-man series offers a delightful blend of situational comedy and high stakes drama. “Sneaky Pete” follows Marius Josipović (Giovanni Ribisi), an ex-con fresh out of prison, who needs to lay low for a while. He owes money to a ruthless mob boss (the excellent Bryan Cranston), who wants to…

TV Review: 'Ekaterina: The Rise Of Catherine The Great' Season 2

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All hail the Empress! “Ekaterina: The Rise of Catherine the Great” returns for a second season of ferocious finagling. Picking up six years after the tumultuous events that led to her ascension. Season 2 finds Ekaterina (Marina Aleksandrova) trying to maintain her power as an Empress, and establish her authority as the mother to the future Emperor. All the while, blazing her own legacy, as a Great.