Why I’m Excited: Blade Runner: Black Lotus

Harrison Ford was largely known for three genre roles in the 70s and 80s: Han Solo, Indiana Jones, and Rick Deckard. While I grew up with the former two, I wasn’t really introduced to Deckard until college. Oh sure, I heard the name and understood the influence that Blade Runner had had for the last… Continue reading Why I’m Excited: Blade Runner: Black Lotus

Shaft Trailer is a Bad Mother… Shut Your Mouth!

The cat that won’t cop out when there’s danger all about is back – or, rather, both of them are. Warner Bros. has released the trailer for Shaft, the sequel to Shaft, which was itself a sequel to Shaft (not to mention Shaft’s Big Score and Shaft in Africa). The story – which is difficult… Continue reading Shaft Trailer is a Bad Mother… Shut Your Mouth!

Seventh Season of Elementary Will be its Last

*SPOILERS AHEAD*  Sherlock Holmes has solved his last case. Deadline exclusively reports that season 7 of veteran procedural drama Elementary will be its last. Insiders are saying that season 7 was initially envisioned as the final season after showrunner Robert Doherty hedged his bets and crafted the season 6 finale as a series finale, bringing Holmes back… Continue reading Seventh Season of Elementary Will be its Last

Rian Johnson Announces Start of Knives Out Production

Rian Johnson is trading in lightsabers for knives. Johnson announced on his social media that production had officially begun on his new murder mystery film Knives Out, where James Bond Daniel Craig will play a Poirot-inspired detective. While I will admit to a bit of “phantom menacing” where Star Wars: The Last  Jedi was concerned, I’ve… Continue reading Rian Johnson Announces Start of Knives Out Production

Veronica Mars Revival May Be Coming to Hulu

Mars Investigations may be opening its doors once again as Entertainment Weekly reports that Hulu is working on a deal to revive Rob Thomas’ teen sleuth series Veronica Mars. The show, which ran for three seasons from 2004 to 2007, featured Kristen Bell as the title character, a high-school-aged detective who, in between using her… Continue reading Veronica Mars Revival May Be Coming to Hulu

REVIEW: Jessica Jones Season 1

Jessica Jones, the second of Marvel’s Netflix series to explore the darker street-level corridors of the MCU, is a surprisingly adult-themed endeavor, using the gritty world established in Daredevil as a springboard to tell a story of victimization and how different people survive it in different ways. The first half is a very strong psychological… Continue reading REVIEW: Jessica Jones Season 1