Let’s have a look at another one of Amazon’s questionably expensive follies within the streaming world. Daisy Jones and the Six a mini-series adaptation of the popular Taylor Jenkins Read novel via Reese Witherspoon‘s Hello Sunshine brand It’s effectively what would happen if one attempted to pair the added grit and attempted to ground aestheticContinue reading “Daisy Jones and the Six. (Amazon) Review.”
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Swarm. (Amazon.) Miniseries Review. (Spoilers)
Amazon has a history of handing out some bizarre blank checks. That said they clearly think there is enough of the audience for the somewhat niche products produced by the creative teams to see something of a return on their investment. The latest in this category is Swarm. On paper, an offbeat horror thriller co-createdContinue reading “Swarm. (Amazon.) Miniseries Review. (Spoilers)”
Citadel. Series Premiere (Episode 1-2) Review
In terms of their big-ticket projects, Prime Video has effectively two specialities. A brand of action show targeted squarely at red-state America in a distinct throwback vein. In the other category, you have shows Bezos and friends think we’ll be enormous by birthright but aren’t willing to put any creative muscle behind beyond a bigContinue reading “Citadel. Series Premiere (Episode 1-2) Review”
Paper Girls (Amazon) Review.
With any piece of visual media one question, one should always be asked. Does the budget fit the scope of the story we are telling? In decades and generations past plenty of shows, (some of which went on to be genre classics) have produced great material on an absolute shoestring. If you want a strongContinue reading “Paper Girls (Amazon) Review.”
Deep Water. Quick Review.
Ben Affleck is the serial killer to his promiscuous wife (Ana de Armas) lovers in this incredibly po-faced attempt at “elevated trash.” A Fox cast off this thing has been relegated to streaming for very good reason. Judd Apatow’s The Bubble might be the worst film of the year but this is certainly the mostContinue reading “Deep Water. Quick Review.”
Infinite. Quick Review.
Mark Wahlberg is a generation-spanning being who can recall all his past lives. He gets embroiled in a fight against a nihilistic organisation with a similar power set in this slice of stogey sci-fi. The film has been slowly passed out as a former studio film cast-off to streaming over the past year. It’s notContinue reading “Infinite. Quick Review.”
Cinderella (Kay Cannon 2021) Review.
The week this new incarnation of Cinderella was Released on Amazon a video went viral on Twitter. Co-star James Corden was doing one of his manufactured flash mobs for The Late Late Show with fellow cast members. That’s not the important bit. There is a site everyone who has been unfortunate enough to see thisContinue reading “Cinderella (Kay Cannon 2021) Review.”
Nine Perfect Strangers. Episodes 1-3 Review.
This viewer will admit to not being overly familiar with David E Kelly’s pre-Big Little Lies creative CV. It comes from an era before this watcher was viewing a lot of prestigious TV. Having covered a lot of his post-Big Little Lies work Kelly’s MO in 2021 has become staggeringly obvious. Take a basic airportContinue reading “Nine Perfect Strangers. Episodes 1-3 Review.”
Masters of the Universe. Revelation. Part 1 Expectation VS Subversiveness. (FULL SPOILERS)
This critic has no particular emotional attachment to either He-Man or Kevin Smith. The main reason he knows about the latter( aside from some broad cultural osmosis) is the ubiquity of the He-Man/4 Non-Blondes meme on the early internet. So why did he watch the new sequel series that crosses over two creative forces heContinue reading “Masters of the Universe. Revelation. Part 1 Expectation VS Subversiveness. (FULL SPOILERS)”
Tom and Jerry. (2021) Quick Review.
Tom and Jerry is one of those timeless properties where a creative team only need to get a few things right to be successful. The protagonists have to be silent. That needs to be some solid slapstick set pieces that homage the character’s roots. You’d think that in 2020 these would be easier to pullContinue reading “Tom and Jerry. (2021) Quick Review.”