TV Review: The Umbrella Academy – Season 1 (2019)

umbrella posterSuperheros with dysfunctional family issues out to save the world, what could possible go wrong….everything.

Stars: Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Robert Sheehan, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Ellen Page, Mary J. Blige
Creator:
Jeremy Slater

Synopsis: 43 babies are born on the same day, all to mothers who weren’t pregnant 10 minutes prior to birth. One man, Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore), seeks out and adopts 7 of the children who discovers, as they grow, that they have powers causing him to start a special school called the Umbrella Academy. On the day of his death, the children (now dysfunctional adults) return home for the funeral. While there, they witness the return of their brother who went missing years prior and learn he’s been stuck in the future the whole time trying to find a way back….in order to stop the end of the world. Continue reading TV Review: The Umbrella Academy – Season 1 (2019)

Movie Review: The Cured (2017)

the cured posterZombie virus horror without zombies…for the most part.

Stars: Ellen Page, Sam Keeley, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
Director: 
David Freyne

Synopsis: The Maze virus, a zombie like infection, has had a cure developed with one draw back being that people remember everything they did while being infected. As they re-join society, the uninfected citizens start protesting and rioting and demanding that it not happen for fear of re-infection which in turn causes rebel groups of cured to rise against them. Following the paths of recently cured Senen (Sam Keely), who goes to live with his sister-in-law (Ellen Page) and her son, and Conor (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) we see that while they may be cured, the impact on what has happed affects them each in very different ways. Continue reading Movie Review: The Cured (2017)