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faithful adaptation

Treadstone is a Rush

As a fan of author Robert Ludlum, I was very excited to learn about a spin-off TV series that takes place within his Bourne Universe. Having read the first of his Bourne book series and enjoyed the first three feature-film… Continue Reading →

Ghost Drives the Backstory for AMC’s NOS4A2

Long before today’s self-driving cars were developed by VW and Google, Nos4A2 had a fully autonomous 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith, which drives a killer backstory in the digital short, Ghost.

Good Omens Makes the Apocalypse Fun

Good Omens, the televised comedy from the novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, nails the Apocalypse without it feeling like Armageddon.

Aladdin Creates A Whole New World

When Matt asked me if I wanted to go see a screening of the new Aladdin, I screamed inside. Aladdin was my absolute favorite Disney movie growing up, next to James and the Giant Peach, so I was more than… Continue Reading →

School’s a Killer in Deadly Class

High-school drama with the added stakes of being surrounded by trained killers, Deadly Class is a faithful adaptation of the comic book and makes for good television.

Shorty’s Sentence: Second Season’s Strong

If the first season of Get Shorty on Epix was a slight detour from the original source material, then Season 2 is a straight-up exit from Elmore Leonard’s roadmap (that’s not a bad thing). And as the season finale wraps,… Continue Reading →

Purging a TV Series Out of a Film Franchise

As a film franchise broken down into two-hour increments, The Purge seems to fit nicely into a tight narrative. But as a “10 episode television event,” the storyline gets stretched to its limits, even if there are more than a few… Continue Reading →

Once Again, Preacher Defies Definition as a TV Show

Jesse just wants his soul back. Tulip just wants to escape Gran’ma. Cass just wants to be with Tulip. A cult of wannabe vampires just wants everlasting life. Herr Starr just wants Jesse as his Messiah for a new world…. Continue Reading →

Fireteam Raven Takes Halo Out of the Home Console

Per Matt Fans of sci-fi shooters, rejoice! For the first time ever, there’s a Halo video game available to play within a fully immersible arcade pod that includes a 130-inch panoramic 4K screen with 5.1 surround sound. The dimensions are… Continue Reading →

Jack Ryan Gets a Modern-Day Makeover

The Jack Ryan series on Amazon is a good, modern interpretation of the character from the Tom Clancy books. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty good. As a fan of the Tom Clancy books and having watched all the Jack… Continue Reading →

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