In this Golden Age of superhero films, TV networks have cashed in and created their own superhero empires. CW has the Arrowverse, featuring four difference superhero shows from DC. And they are adding a fifth this month. ABC and Netflix both have shows tying in to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And in Fall of 2017, Fox brought a brand, new X-Men spin-off series called, The Gifted. Though this new series takes place in an alternate time-line to Fox’s X-Men films, it is still very much tied to the history and notoriety of those heroes. And while the series has its strong points, it somehow fails to quite live up to the legend of its predecessor.
Rotten Tomatoes has The Greatest Showman at a dismal 55% from the critics, but a 90% from the people. The critics are mad because this movie doesn’t even come close to telling the real story of P.T. Barnum. But then, what “inspired by a true story” movie ever really does? The people have judged this movie on it’s beauty, music, humor, and joy. The 90% rating speaks to the happiness audiences feel after watching this film. If you want history, watch a documentary. If you want a helluva show, watch The Greatest Showman!
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a book written by Mitch Albom. It tells the story of the life and death of a fictional music icon named Frankie Presto. It is the most beautiful love letter to music I’ve ever read. And I cannot recommend it enough.
We three Sister Geeks have all experienced Star Wars: The Last Jedi (some of us twice). Of course, we all have strong feelings about it. But it’s the holiday season and scheduling prevents us from getting together to gush about it in proper fashion. However, we can’t let this week go by without at least sharing some of our feelings about the latest chapter of our favorite space opera. So check out this quick and dirty, spoiler-free share of our TLJ feels.
The Americans: We Take a Sly Look Back and Anxiously Wait for 2018’s Final Season
Shows that take place in the past are always a tricky situation. You have to get the hair right, the clothes right, and tell events in history as if the viewers are truly experiencing it in the moment.
“The Americans” isn’t just a show about spies, it’s so much more. This is a show about family, teamwork, loyalty, betrayal, morality, love, and hate. It encompasses science and religion and questions if secrets really are ever secrets. Continue reading →
I wasn’t looking for it…it just popped up on my Facebook News Feed, but when I saw the promo for Amazon’s new show “Lore” I was immediately curious. The promo showed different stories set in the past. One showed a doctor with an ice pick, another a creepy doll, and yet another a man accusing a woman of not really being his wife. Each story looked interesting, but I didn’t understand what made it different from other TV shows. That is, until I watched it.