Movie Review: The Girl on the Train (2016)

Girl on Train poster Who knew commuting on a train every day could lead to so much excitement

Stars: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans
Director: 
Tate Taylor

Synopsis: Rachel (Emily Blunt) is an alcoholic who is still struggling from the breakdown of her marriage. Every day she catches the train too and from New York City all the while drinking to drown her sorrows and observing the lives of two households along the route. On one such occasion she randomly leaves the train and then wakes up in her apartment, covered in blood and with no memory of the previous day until a missing person report on the news has her questioning her involvement and determined to figure out the truth of what happened. Continue reading Movie Review: The Girl on the Train (2016)

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TV Review: Dark: Season 1 (2017)

Dark poster “The end is the beginning, and the beginning is the end”

Stars: Karoline Eichhorn, Tamar Pelzig, Louis Hofmann 
Creators:
Baran bo Odar, Jantje Friese

Synopsis: After two children go missing, the small town of Winden is thrown into disarray and secrets and history of 4 families begin to come to light. As things unravel, it starts to become obvious that it’s not just the current events that are intertwined but it is also other events that stretch over years and somehow defy the logic of time. Continue reading TV Review: Dark: Season 1 (2017)

TV Review: Chernobyl: Mini-Series (2019)

Chernobyl poster Horrifyingly tragic, visually stunning, incredible!

Stars: Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Jessie Buckley, Emily Watson
Creator: 
Craig Mazin

Synopsis: Based on events of the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 and the people who essentially sacrificed their lives trying to figure out what happened and how to contain the damage of the biggest man-made disaster in history. Continue reading TV Review: Chernobyl: Mini-Series (2019)

Movie Review: Rocketman (2019)

Rocketman poster 🎵 Oh no no no, I’m a rocketman! 🎵

Stars: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard
Director: 
Dexter Fletcher

Synopsis: A magical and musical look a the life of Elton John from tough childhood to breakout star….with all the glitz, glamour, drugs, alcohol and music in between. Continue reading Movie Review: Rocketman (2019)

TV Review: Game of Thrones: Season 8 (2019)

GoT Season 8 poster This is it, this is the end…so many emotions, so many tears.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillen, Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie
Creators: 
David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

This will contain spoilers to previous seasons, you have been warned, so you’re encouraged to have watched them before proceeding or at least read my reviews for ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX  and SEVEN first.

Synopsis: The Night King has broken through the wall and is heading straight for Winterfell. All forces are headed to the North in order to help protect the realms of men….all except Cersei’s of course. She is playing her own game and refusing to send aid, instead letting them all kill themselves so she can keep the throne and rule over what is left. Only Jaime has deserted her and heads north to help because as we know he is an honourable man and always keeps his word. So all players have gathered, all teams are about to meet and the world as we know it is about to battle until the enemies from the North are beaten and then move to the south until someone worthy sits on that Iron Throne and rightly rules over Westeros. Continue reading TV Review: Game of Thrones: Season 8 (2019)

Movie Review: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile (2019)

Wicked Vile posterThe title of the movie is a direct quote from the prosecuting judge

Stars: Lily Collins, Zac Efron, Angela Sarafyan, Haley Joel Osment
Director: 
Joe Berlinger

Synopsis: Based on the true story of the capture and conviction of serial killer Ted Bundy (Zac Efron) and the affects he had on those around him including his innocent and long suffering ex-fiancé Liz (Lily Collins). Continue reading Movie Review: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile (2019)

Movie Review: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)

Wind posterBased on a true story

Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Maxwell Simba, Felix Lemburo
Director: 
Chiwetel Ejiofor

Synopsis: Based on the true story of 13-year-old Wiliam Kamkwamba (Maxwell Simba) who was from a small village in Malawi which In 2001 was thrust into famine when global, political and environmental events all begin to collide.  After reading a science book in his school library, William figured out how to build and use a windmill to create power and help save the crops and his village. Continue reading Movie Review: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019)