Misguided Truth – Review of “The Sandman” Episode Five “24/7”

There’s a term I learned while studying story craft that is purely a function of television series called the “bottle episode” (TVtropes.org). Over the course of a given season, a TV show typically spends the majority of its budget on the opening episode and the closing episodes. A bottle episode is normally somewhere in the … Continue reading Misguided Truth – Review of “The Sandman” Episode Five “24/7”

The Sands Run Out – Review of “The Sandman” Episode Three “Dream a Little Dream of Me”

Within the first six minutes of the third episode of Netflix’s The Sandman, I absolutely fell in love with Jenna Coleman all over again. The episode, titled “Dream a Little Dream of Me”, was heartbreaking in more than one way but also set in motion events that will unfold in future episodes. Morpheus recovers the … Continue reading The Sands Run Out – Review of “The Sandman” Episode Three “Dream a Little Dream of Me”

The Quest Begins – Review of “The Sandman” Episode Two “Imperfect Hosts”

When your world has crumbled around you, the decisions you make can be both necessary and heartbreaking. That is the place Dream finds himself in during the events of the second episode of Netflix’s The Sandman, titled “Imperfect Hosts”. The Dreaming has been torn asunder by the absence of its master and Dream must consult … Continue reading The Quest Begins – Review of “The Sandman” Episode Two “Imperfect Hosts”

An Endless Nightmare – Review of “The Sandman” Episode One “Sleep of the Just”

To say that I’ve been waiting impatiently for Netflix’s The Sandman to drop would be an understatement. Back in the early 1990s, when I was still obsessively reading comic books, I came across Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, which was my first exposure to the often dark, often whimsical, but never dull storytelling abilities of Gaiman. … Continue reading An Endless Nightmare – Review of “The Sandman” Episode One “Sleep of the Just”

A Total Waste – Review of “Resident Evil (2022)”

Source: IMDB When I heard that Netflix was producing a live-action series for the Resident Evil franchise, my hope was that it would turn out better than the last property to come out of that franchise, the animated miniseries Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness. Sadly, Resident Evil (2022) is an unmitigated disaster with a single bright … Continue reading A Total Waste – Review of “Resident Evil (2022)”

A Collection of Horrors – Review of “Love, Death + Robots” Volume Three

Love, Death + Robots Vol. 3 Poster Art. Source The new volume for Netflix’s Love, Death + Robots is out and it’s definitely a marked improvement over Volume 2. While not all of the animated shorts in this volume are up to snuff, the majority of them are interesting enough on their own to merit … Continue reading A Collection of Horrors – Review of “Love, Death + Robots” Volume Three

Predictable But Fun – Review of Red Notice

Post Art for Red Notice. Source There’s something to be said for a film that runs by a certain playbook but is still enjoyable enough to not mind the predictability of it. Netflix’s film “Red Notice”, starring Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds, is a fairly by-the-numbers action/comedy but it still manages to be … Continue reading Predictable But Fun – Review of Red Notice

Time Travel Shenanigans with a Heart – Review of The Adam Project

Poster Art for The Adam Project. Source Ryan Reynolds has certainly been a busy man over the last few years. With The Adam Project, his second collaboration with director Shawn Levy, we get a fun time travel yarn that wears its heart on its sleeve. Reynolds excels at these types of movies (when he isn’t … Continue reading Time Travel Shenanigans with a Heart – Review of The Adam Project

24 Hours to Kill – Review of “Kate”

Movie Poster for "Kate". Source If you enjoy this post, consider signing up for my Buy Me A Coffee site (button to the right) to show your support. Supporters and Members get early access to posts like this, as well as exclusives only available through that site. I love a big, dumb action movie as … Continue reading 24 Hours to Kill – Review of “Kate”

The Underworld of Manila – Review of “Trese”

Poster Art for "Trese". Source It’s not often that I get to see non-European inspired horror and fantasy stories. Thanks to Netflix’s desire to create as much original content as possible, I got to enjoy their most recent new exclusive, Trese. Based on a Filipino comic that first debuted in 2005, Trese follows Alexandra Trese, … Continue reading The Underworld of Manila – Review of “Trese”