Physicist Will Porter (Dan Stevens, Downton Abbey, The Guest, Beauty and the Beast) helps create the technology that harnesses unlimited power. When he recognizes that the technology is causing huge problems, he’s sent to investigate The Echo, an alternative planet that mirrors his own. This other Earth is also struggling with its power surges from its… [Read More]
Some serials seem to grow stale with age, especially when they attempt to continue their “ripped from the headlines” approach to issues. Blue Bloods, entering its eighth season in September, is not one of them. While my wife and I discovered the series starring Tom Selleck as N.Y. City Police Commissioner Reagan after it had… [Read More]
It would be an understatement to say that Ryan, Sasha, Lisa, and Dina were as close as friends could get. Calling themselves the Flossy Posse, these women were more of a sisterhood. They formed one of those epic groups of friends that everyone remembers. And then life happens. Friends, although with the best of intentions… [Read More]
From the Canadian writer/director team of Cal Brunker and Bob Barlen (Escape from Planet Earth, upcoming Son of Bigfoot), The Nut Job 2 is the clever sequel to the 2014 animated film starring Will Arnett that wasn’t The Lego Movie … but was just as funny. Starring as Surly, Arnett’s voice drove the story of a group of animals from Liberty Park… [Read More]
The film cherishes the role of those (especially teachers) who show us something more in life than we are able to see. It is that new vision that serves as hope that we can become more than we have imagined.
Leap! is a story of dreams and heart, of overcoming failure, of finding the answers to the questions that matter most. It’s not unlike any number of films, yet sometimes hearing a familiar story in a new setting can bring us joy.
In Snatched, Amy Schumer’s Emily Louise Middleton gets fired from her job (which she’s terrible at) and dumped by her boyfriend (which she tries to play off as her own decision). She returns home, licking her wounds, to the delight of her brother (Ike Barinholtz) and the sorrow of her mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn). With two… [Read More]
“Modernity is killing me.” The 1960s were a time of momentous change. We remember much of the social upheaval, but we often forget what major shifts happened in the church. As a bishop says in The Passion of Augustine, “Everything is moving too fast. Modernism is attacking us on all fronts: Vatican II, loss of… [Read More]
Teenage noir drama? Twin Peaks meets Veronica Mars? Vampire Diaries without vampires? Any of these qualifications would well describe The CW’s Riverdale where the good-natured, amiable world of high school sophomore Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) gets dirtied up as a sexed-up teenager who juggles a teacher and two co-eds in his romantic speed dial, and tackles some murder mystery along the way, too…. [Read More]
Maddy (Amandla Stenberg) can’t go outside. It’s not some kind of violent, Leatherface/Misery mashup. Her mother just won’t let her, because her mother says her extreme immuno-deficiency disease prevents her from exploring the outside world without fear. When Olly Bright (Nick Robinson) moves in next door, a slow-burning relationship begins to build and Maddy’s safety within… [Read More]